Tribute Mixes
Hip-Hop Soul

Tribute to Raphael Saadiq – Selected by Russ Ryan

“Raphael Saadiq is the Neo Soul and R&B producer, arranger and songwriter of a generation, yet criminally unsung. I simply wanted to shine a light on known, and some unknown, involvement of his in music over the years, from uptempo Soul of his own to his signature Two Step sound. …

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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

Album Of The Week: Brandon Coleman “Resistance” (Brainfeeder)

Chalk another one up for the Brainfeeder camp! Honestly, listen to this album and try not to smile, I dare ya! Twelve off-the-cuff jams that aim to spread positivity and an overall good time. Like most of Brainfeeder’s releases there’s usually a little bit of a quirkiness to a lot …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Reissue Of The Week: Dur-Dur Band of Somalia “Volume 1 & Volume 2” (Analog Africa)

This is the first of a three-part release from Analog Africa dedicated to the multi-generational Somalian Funk group the Dur-Dur Band. This triple LP features the band’s first two albums, which were originally released on cassette tapes back in the mid-eighties. Dur Dur of Somalia – Volume 1, Volume 2 …

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Interviews
Disco House / Techno

Marcel Vogel’s Lumberjacks In Hell Continues Upwards

In eight years, DJ, producer and label boss, Marcel Vogel has curated the Lumberjacks in Hell imprint into a highly respected portal of how the essence of Paradise Garage, Detroit Techno, and Chicago House can be tastefully brought into the contemporary dance music zeitgeist. When pressed about his sound, the …

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Voyage Funktastique
Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #169 (Hosted by Walla P w/ Aaron DRM & Daryle)

This week’s Voyage Funktastique features 2 special Guest Sets! The first is from Aaron DRM of Bastard Jazz (NYC), with Daryle of TMBT (Atlanta) stepping in the for the second half of the show. Enjoy! Recorded & broadcasted live from CHOQ.ca TRACKLIST – Aaron’s Guest Set (Tracklist Coming Soon) – …

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Exclusive Preview
Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: SunPalace “Love, Love, Love”

You may know of ‘Rude Movements’, an early dance music classic produced by SunPalace (Mike Collins and Keith O’Connell) back in 1983 that brought together Proto-House, Balearic beats and Funky vibes. In 1984, the tune quickly became an anthem that could regularly be heard at David Mancuso’s The Loft or …

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Exclusive Preview
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Abd al-Rahman al-Khamissi “Hind” (Radio Martiko)

Dark Tango, mysterious Twist and psychedelic Cha-cha-cha aren’t the first styles you’d expect from a ’60s Egyptian Soundtrack. Romanticist and artistic all-rounder Abd al-Rahman al-Khamissi stands out with this absolute timeless musical production for his 1969 movie “Respectable Families”. Here on ‘Hind (cha-cha-cha)’, listeners are placed in a time machine …

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Voyage Funktastique
Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #168 (Hosted by Walla P)

Lock in for the next two hours! This week’s show features new material from Ourra, Lee Funksta, G-noF, Polyester The Saint, Zackey Force Funk, Temu, and a load of ’80s Boogie Funk / Jazz-Funk. Recorded and broadcasted live at CHOQ.ca TRACKLIST Junie Morrison – Rappin’ About Rappin’ (Uh-Uh-Uh) Sun – …

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Future Classics
Electronic Soul

Album Of The Week: Tirzah “Devotion” (Domino)

A lot of people hate the hyper classification of music, arguing about which sub-sub genre box a record fits. Personally, as a music nerd and omnivore, I love it. I love contextualizing the record by trying to imagine in my head where I would file it in my collection – …

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Guest Mixes
Brazil Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

MIMS Guest Mix: Balako (Greco-Roman Records, Rio de Janeiro)

Known for blending a vast array of styles from House to Salsa to Carimbo to ’70s Disco and Funk, Brazilian duo Balako (an ’80s slang word meaning ‘a good type of mess’) deliver a superb mix of summer grooves! Inspired by their vibrant city and its unique inhabitants named Cariocas, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Reissue Of The Week: Monk Higgins “Extra Soul Perception” (1968, Real Gone Music)

Don’t choke on or spit out the Kombucha and Kale chip combo you’re working on when the opening bars from “Code Of The Streets” by Gang Starr waft out in front of the Monk Higgins 1969 cover of “Little Green Apples”. Calmly rewind your mind to the fact that Milton …

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Exclusive Preview
Modern Funk

Video Premiere: Zackey Force Funk “Bodyrock Shotgun (Prod. by XL Middleton)”

Zackey Force Funk takes us on a psychedelic G-ride in the video for “Bodyrock Shotgun”. Familiar images of Nike Cortez, Raiders jackets, and lowriders abound while ZFF’s acid-trip vocal style adds a new dimension to this depiction of the west coast lifestyle. To learn more about the creation of his latest …

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