Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Rupa Biswas “Disco Jazz” (1982, Ovular Records)

via Piccadilly: After adding a heaped teaspoon of spice to the Piccadilly Records pot with two volumes of “Early Pakistani Dance Music”, Ovular return to the shelves with a red hot reissue of THE Indian disco holy grail. Engineered at Calgary’s Living Room Studios in 1982, “Disco Jazz” was the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Various Artists “Southwest Side Story: Vol. 19”

There are hundreds of bootlegs out there to sate the ravenous soulero set, and so often they incorporate songs in the vast Numero catalog. Rather than beat them, Numbero joins them with our answer to the iconic East Side Story series. Eschewing our classic look and standard-bearing copious notes for …

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Voyage Funktastique
Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #142 (Hosted by Walla P)

Tune in to your bi-weekly dose of the Funk! This week’s show features new material from B.Bravo, Buscrates, Diamond Ortiz, Sky Tony, Hidden Groove, and a heavy load of 80’s Funk / Boogie. Recorded & Broadcasted live at CHOQ.ca TRACKLIST B. Bav – Groove ft. Rojai Five O’Clock – When …

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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

El Michels Affair “Return To The 37th Chamber” (Big Crown Records)

The wait is over, “Return To The 37th Chamber” is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009’s underground cult classic “Enter the 37th Chamber”. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it’s clear that EMA’s signature …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

B. Bravo “Paradise LP” (Bastard Jazz Recordings)

Los Angeles-based Adam Mori aka B. Bravo adds a touch of love to every soulful groove he gets his hands on. A tasteful producer, sought after remixer, party rocking DJ and alumni of the Red Bull Music Academy, his signature sound, connecting cosmic G-Funk, R&B, and dance music has made …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats “Let’s Have A Party” (1974, Presch Media GmbH)

It’s no exaggeration to say that Geraldo Pino and his band the Heartbeats kickstarted the whole soul/funk/afrobeat scene in West Africa. Mixing highlife, funk and jazz, and using the latest equipment, they laid waste to all before them. In 1966 Fela Kuti was a jobbing musician, eeking out a living …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Janko Nilovic (Mad Unity) “Funky Tramway” (1975, Underdog Records)

via Phonica: Funky Tramway is often considered to be one of the rarest and most well developed of Janko Nilovic’s records, easily rivaling his famous cult album Rythmes Contemporains! Yet, apart from a few already compiled tracks and enthused descriptions on the web from lucky record hunters here and there, …

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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

Lord Echo “Harmonies” (Soundway Records)

The third instalment to Lord Echo’s trilogy. via Soundway Records: Harmonies is the new long player from underground super-producer Lord Echo. The new album solidifies his already distinctive mutations of reggae and rock steady with disco, African soul, techno and spiritual jazz. In other words, the Lord has returned from …

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Voyage Funktastique
Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #141 (Hosted by Walla P)

120 minutes of Funk, hope you dig it! This week’s show features new material from Tuxedo, Buscrates, Donnel Pitman & Wings Of Sunshine, B.Bravo, SaiR, Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler, Moniquea and much more Modern Funk goodies + a load of ’80s Boogie jams. TRACKLIST BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble – Even …

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Tribute Mixes
Soul & Funk

FUNKY JIMI (Tribute to JIMI HENDRIX) – Mixed & Selected by Kobal

I think we can all agree that he was way too young to die. Jimi Hendrix was the king of electric guitar and he played with too many people to list, and even though he passed at the young age of 27, he left a legacy that has inspired so …

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Future Classics
Soul

Pacific Shore “Wild Times”

Written between Montreal, Madeira, and Paris, this 6 tracks EP sign the return of the Pacific Shore trio with their most imaginative project to date: “Wild Times”. After an introspective moment, Pacific Shore shares their colourful and independent 6 track EP entitled “Wild Times”, which is chock-full of raw emotion, psychedelia, …

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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

Bastien Keb “22.02.85” (First Word Records)

via First Word: Initially conceived as a concept album about a stripper lost in the city (like a straight-to-video follow up to Showgirls), “22.02.85” has a distinctly nocturnal edge to it. The city at night, lost in a crowd, abandoned petrol stations, empty kebab shops, broken florescent lights. Like a …

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