Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Maryn E. Coote “Maskeraade” (PPU)

via PPU: Our debut compilation from our favourite femme, Maryn E. Coote. This compilation features previously released material featured on PPU-061 with her son Uku Kuut. Suggestive gave us access to the endless trove of studio recordings, out-takes, demos, and new material from the Estonian-Swedish singer/songwriter. Maskeraad by Maryn E. Coote …

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Future Classics
Disco Electronic

Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda “Expectations” (Clarity Recordings)

After creating a space where loft-jazz purists and contemporary house/electronic music enthusiasts could meet with last year’s explosive declaration, “Priestess”, Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda return with their début six song EP, “Expectations”. Mike Katz, who plays keys and synths under the alias of Harvey Sutherland, along with his live Jazz …

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Playlists
Modern Funk

Modern Funk Selects by Walla P

The latest releases in Modern Funk hand-picked by Walla P! Streaming on your desired platform, this playlist is updated regularly so check back often. Also, be sure to catch Walla P for his bi-weekly radio show Voyage Funktastique.

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Voyage Funktastique
Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #140 (Hosted by Walla P w/ guest Professor Groove)

120 minutes of the Funk comin’ at ya! For this week’s show, I had the almighty Professor Groove, 1/2 of Wefunk Radio, dropping an eclectic funk set, and doing what he does best. There’s also some new material courtesy of XL Middleton, Kei-Li, Kay-Bee, Ivan Makvel and SaiR. Hope you …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae Soul

The Techniques & Friends “Winston Riley’s Rock Steady & Early Reggae” (1968​-​1969, Dub Store Japan)

via Dub Store: Winston Riley started his production career as a singer with an enviable track record, having formed the Techniques in 1962 and hitting the top of the charts two years later with the splendid ‘Little Did You Know’ for Duke Reid’s esteemed Treasure Isle label. When the frantic …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

Voyage Funktastique “Split Series #4”

Voyage Funktastique is back with another one of their split-series releases and this time the classiness has gone up a notch. With German veterans First Touch dropping a gem “Drop It”, the burgeoning label is starting to establish some solid foundations. Meanwhile, Karlsruhe funkateer Bybo Funk‘s track may be one …

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Tribute Mixes
Soul & Funk

Tribute to JIMMY JAM & TERRY LEWIS – Selected & Mixed by Danilo (Part 2 – Slow Jams)

Danilo: “Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis form part of the holy trinity of R&B producers that defined my musical tastes during my formative years. The other two being L.A. Reid & Babyface (LaFace) and Teddy Riley. Of course there were plenty of other music makers out there that played (Prince, Quincy Jones, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Livy Ekemezie “Friday Night” (1983, Odion Livingston)

via SOTU: Reissue of this incredibly rare and incredibly funky Nigerian Disco album! Originally released in 1983 and pressed at William Onyeabor’s vinyl plant (the blue vinyl replicates the original vinyl pressing) and features the in-demand cut, “Delectation” which saw an edit by Motor City Drum Ensemble. This new issue …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Oluko Imo “Praise Jah” (1979, Invisible City)

Invisible City Editions is proud to officially re-release the sublime extended 12” version of “Praise Jah” with soaring vocals and wild electronics. Big tip! Oluko Imo was a Trinidadian born multi-instrumentalist, founder of the legendary spiritual afro jazz groups Mansa Musa and the Black Truth Rhythm Band. He moved to …

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Voyage Funktastique
Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #139 (Hosted by Walla P)

The funk is fully taking over the world, and it couldn’t be a better time to be alive to witness it! Another show loaded with new material, courtesy of Jimetta Rose, Dj Battlecat, B.Bravo, First Touch & Bybo (preview of Split Series #4), KEI-LI, Ivan Makvel, XL Middleton, Diamond Ortiz, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Various Artists “La Super Onda – Vol. 2” (1977, Repsychled Records)

The second instalment of Repsychled Records’ “La Super Onda” series. This one features tracks from El Gran Grupo, Jaime Delgado Aparicio y Orquesta, and Grupo X. Jaime Delgado Aparicio y Orquesta was a great combo with the master of Peruvian Jazz Jaime Delgado Aparicio on piano, a big orchestra with …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

Born To Shine “Funk’n’Shine LP” (Born To Shine Records)

Born To Shine Records are back with another high-quality vinyl release, this one as a 6 track compilation, with some of the brightest Modern Funk producers. 6 different flavours of Funk from around the world. via Born To Shine: We love and live for the funk. That is what has …

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