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Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: DJ Rocca “Do U Luv Me” (Italo Funk Compilation)

Italo and Funk! A long standing relationship that stems from American R&B artists appealing to Italian audiences in the 60’s. At that time, the Italian music market was still globally influential, and you could find an artist like Wilson Pickett singing in Italian at the Sanremo Festival in 1968 (with …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Worldwide Sounds

Zohra “Badala Zamana” (1977)

Late 70’s Arabic language Folk/Disco from France. I first became aware of this one via my pals at Beach Freaks. At the time, I couldn’t afford to cop the OG and wondered when I’d find an affordable copy. Alas! It’s been reissued and is a 10th of the price of …

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Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: FRNT BZNZZ “Separation Anxiety” (Aloha Got Soul Records)

Producer and multi-instrumentalist FRNT BZNZZ returns with the second installment in a six-part series of 45s from the Aloha State. Just like the first 45, the A-side “Separation Anxiety” takes to the same raw electro boogie feel, this time with more layers. The 4-minute ride into the artist’s complex, often …

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Interviews
Modern Funk

XL Middleton Invites You To Enjoy The Ride

The Modern Funk “world community” is always thirsty for new releases, and the new XL Middleton LP “Things Are Happening” is ready to quench that thirst. The Los Angeles native delivers his most complete project so far, following-up his “Tap Water”, “In The Middle Of The Night” EP and a …

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The Raw House SupremeTribute Mixes
House / Techno Soul & Funk

Tribute to Paul “Trouble” Anderson (Part 1) – Mixed & Selected by The Rawsoul

A very special and personal tribute mix dedicated to the memory of Paul “Trouble” Anderson. He was one of the most influential British DJ when it came down to break the Soulful House and Garage sound coming from NYC / New Jersey in the late 80’s and early 90’s. His …

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Modern Funk

Voyage Funkastique – Show #173 – 2018 Modern Funk Recap (Hosted by Walla P)

Last show of the year, happy holidays/new year, I decided to do the annual Modern Funk Recap, and 2018 was a very fruitful year. I could’ve played another 40/50 songs, but due to time limitation, I included some of my most memorable tracks of the year. Recorded & broadcasted live …

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Soul

Video Premiere: Pho Queue “SOS” (Tokyo Dawn Records)

Munich’s new disco sensation Pho Queue drop their long awaited debut record “Sweet”. Synth boogie, funky to Carribbean sounding guitar riffs, Vietnamese pho flavors and superbad vocals define their signature sound. This tasty collection of the band’s highlight tracks boils up a sweet and spicy meal with some known ingredients …

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New Releases
Electronic Soul

Legendary Producter / Vocalist Steve Spacek Releases “Natural Sci-Fi”

Eglo Records are proud to present the second official solo album by the forward facing producer and vocalist Steve Spacek. The album, entitled ‘Natural Sci-Fi’ originally began production in 2005, shortly after the release of the now classic ‘Spaceshift’ album (which included the J-Dilla collaboration ‘Dollar’), but was never completed. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Tim Lawrence presents “Life & Death On A New York Dancefloor” (Compilation)

Tim Lawrence follows-up his book of the same name with a two-part double disc vinyl compilation series – ‘Life & Death On A New York Dance Floor’ Parts 1 and 2. Disco-Not-Disco is the name of the game here, a sound originated and made famous in New York City. ‘Life …

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Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #172 (Hosted by Walla P)

Comin’ at ya with the second-to-last show of the year! This week’s episode features new material from Mofak, The Kount, Zapp, Ed Mount, Koolade and a load of ’80s Funk/Boogie. Recorded & broadcasted live at CHOQ.ca TRACKLIST Flytones – It Is What It Is The Kount – Bramen with Middle …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

V/A “Soul of a Nation 2: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher” (Soul Jazz Records)

Soul Jazz Records releases volume two of their critically acclaimed Soul of a Nation compilation series. The first volume of the series coincided with the exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” that debuted at London’s Tate Modern museum in 2017. Titled “Soul of a …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Professor Brian Oblivion “Autumn Skies”

Armed with turntables, an MPC, one mighty library of soundtracks and Funk, Soul, Psych Rock, and anything else with bump and grit from across the globe, Professor Brian Oblivion is that hungry audiophile producer who consistently reaps a groove from any source. His boom-bap influenced Hip Hop production style, which …

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