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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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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EditorialInterviews
Modern Funk Soul & Funk

After Impacting Vinyl & DJ Culture, Sweater Funk Glides Out

After ten strong years of being San Francisco’s weekly Sunday night Boogie haven, Sweater Funk is scaling back knowing they impacted DJ culture in a major way. If you’ve been to one of San Francisco’s most-attended, highest low-key high credibility DJ music functions, that’s Sweater Funk. This dedicated weekly gig …

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Voyage Funktastique
Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #167 (Hosted by Walla P w/ Pepe of Born To Shine)

Loads and loads of brand new Funk coming at you in this episode! This week’s show features an exclusive premiere of B.Morgan & The Family (Buscrates Remix), new material from Zackey Force Funk, Munir, Nickee B & Sven Atterton, and a guest mix from Born To Shine Records head honcho Pepe …

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Future Classics
Soul

Album of the Week: The Internet “Hive Mind”

With all of the attention and massive hype generated by 2015’s Grammy-nominated “Ego Death”, it would have been natural for The Internet’s new album – their first for major label Columbia / Sony – to seek new audiences and to try and “crossover” for lack of a better word. On …

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Modern Funk

Zackey Force Funk: Rocket Builder By Day, Modern Funkster By Night

For some, tales of street escapades, drugs, and fast women are essentially tales of fantasy. For Zackey Force Funk, these tales were at one point his reality. The Tuscon, Arizona native has been living in the Los Angeles area for several years now, and the lyrical content of his forthcoming …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

Album of the Week: Children of Zeus “Travel Light”

The Manchester duo of Konny Kon and Tyler Daley known as Children of Zeus have finally dropped their hotly tipped debut album titled “Travel Light”. They built up quite a buzz on the soulful streets following three sell-out singles on First Word and a compilation EP comprised of tracks made by …

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Voyage Funktastique
Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #166 (Hosted by Walla P w/ Grandhuit)

Lots of new Modern Funk in this week’s show! This episode holds tracks courtesy of The Kount, Nickee B, Pho-Queue, Sven Atterton and Donell Pittman. Also, Grandhuit from Tour De Manège provided us with an eclectic all-vinyl set in the 2nd half of the show. Recorded & broadcasted live at …

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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

Magic In Threes “Return Of…” (KingUnderground Records)

Magic In Threes release “Return Of…” for the first time on vinyl with KingUnderground, which until now was only available on cassette through G.E.D. Soul Records. via KU: The album is a collection of delightfully smoked out, library music inspired instrumentals following in the footsteps of their highly enjoyable 2011 …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Kamal Keila “Muslims and Christians” (1992, Habibi Funk)

For their eighth project, Germany’s Habibi Funk Records have directed their attention to the musical archives of Kamal Keila. How the label and Kamal Keila connected is a spectacular story, and the when’s and the why’s of how these recordings came to exist make this compilation of tracks even more …

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Hip-Hop Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Alistair Blu “Hey Lady”

Hailing from the West Coast of Canada and now residing in Montreal, Canada, producer and vocalist Alistair Blu shares his latest offering of Funk, Soul and R&B flavours. ‘Hey Lady’ is the first half of a two-track release which includes a more downtempo cut ‘Sob Song’ on the flip side. Amidst his …

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