Archive for the Funk Category
Reissue of Nigerian psychedelic rock/funk album, originally released by Amba in 1974. This version comes with the French girlie cover. It was released under the title ‘Afro Funk Music’ by the Soul Posters label, also in 1974. A balls-to-the wall Afro funk-psych-rock monster that placed The Funkees, without question, on […]
NU YORK GROOVE SESSIONS drops a hot collection of 10 rare boogie funk, disco and classics taking it back to essence of the Sound of New York. There’s a definitive cross section of flavors giving you a look into the late 70’s and early 80’s NY club scene. Repressed and […]
NU YORK GROOVE SESSIONS drops another hot LP of rare boogie, disco dub & holy grail cuts! Followers of LARRY LEVAN’s Paradise Garage, crate diggin’ fanatics & trainspotters alike should jump for joy when they hear this.
11 track album from Germany’s FIRST TOUCH, one of the originals of the modern funk scene with a true to form analog boogie sound. Remastered for 2018 and includes never before released bonus cuts. Seriously groovy. Out on TUGBOAT spin-off STAR CREATURE. Full colour sleeve double album.
Their legendary 1970 debut album was a sign of things to come for GEORGE CLINTON and his psychedelic funk band. This 10-track album, released the same year as their debut FUNKADELIC record, easily captures the druggy haze of the era.
The first ever official reissue of the 1981 gospel disco monster “HOLDING ON” from the short-lived NYC group is highly sought after. Includes the R&B gospel song “JESUS IS THE LIGHT”. Features full liner notes and an unreleased photo of the band.
Jon Bap‘s latest full-length album, “Yesterday’s Homily”, is a sonic exploration of free jazz, jazz fusion, funk, and more, as Bap looks at the duality of life with a fearless optimism.
In early 2017, CSC Funk Band deliver their most ambitious undertaking yet with “Above The Starrs,” an all-instrumental homage to the seminal East Coast hip-hop duo, Gang Starr, that consisted of MC Guru and the DJ/producer DJ Premier. In the three years since their last full-length “Funkincense,” was selected for […]
Groove Dis Exclusive. One of the funkiest drummers of all time, SOUL BROTHER reissues this 1977 jazz-funk classic on wax once again. Seven crucial tracks that have been sampled by DRAKE, JAMIROQUAI, LUPE FIASCO, 2 PAC, NOTORIOUS BIG, EMINEM, NAS, MOODYMANN & more. An influential work for generations to come!
Groove Dis Exclusive. Limited repress. SOUL BROTHER reissues the band’s second album from 1974, a funky soul classic that has become one of the most sampled albums of all time. “ASHLEY’S ROACHCLIP” was used by ERIC B & RAKIM, LL COOL J, RUN DMC, and LIL WAYNE, other songs sampled […]
Mule Musiq announce their new label, Studio Mule. Midnight In Tokyo Vol. 1 is a compilation of Japanese disco, boogie, and soul music. The compilation starts off with the Afro disco classic “Mi Mi Africa” by harmonica player Nobuo Yagi. “Silver Spot” is a jazzy fusion disco track taken from […]
Cache Cache present a reissue of Madfilth, originally released in 1980. From the pumping heart of the Magnetic System comes the “dirtiest” Da-Da-dancefloor anti-jams with this lost 1979 blueprint of Italian conceptual cosmic disco played by the cream of the Goblin studio band. Carving its own grubby niche as an […]
Luiz Mendes Jr or “Junior Mendes” was a ubiquitous figure in the Brazilian Soul / Funk scene of the 70s and early 80s, contributing to compositions for bands such as Banda Black Rio , Tim Maia, Sandra de Sá and many more. This, his only solo album has remained off […]
This album is one of the reasons that Idris Muhammad is regarded as the drumming king of groove. Featuring the arrangements and keyboards of Bob James, the saxophone punch of Grover Washington, Jr., guitarist Joe Beck, trumpeter Randy Brecker, percussionist Ralph MacDonald, and the knife-edge slick production of Creed Taylor, this 1974 issue is a burning piece of […]
Seaquence was a short-lived disco-funk and soul outfit from San Diego who only ever released one album via private press. That album, Mix Fade, has long been considered something of a slept-on classic amongst record collectors, so it’s little surprise to see it finally get the reissue treatment. The set […]
For the next official reissue Isle Of Jura goes back to 1976 to resurrect ‘Anambra’, the jewel in the crown of Dub, Soul & Funk outfit Ozo. ‘Anambra’ is something of a classic, a unique song that’s slow, ritualistic and spiritual, mixing African & Nyabinghi drumming with a Buddhist Sanskrit […]
As a group, Herman Kelly & Life had a relatively short life span. Releasing only a single album, Percussion Explosion!, in 1978, the Miami-based band didn’t have as much immediate success as some of their contemporaries. But with a single, inescapable song, they managed to forever become a part of […]
Betty Davis was riding high in the 70s. A new record label, a series of high profile relationships, and intensely sexualized live performances made her a rising star. It seemed like everything was aligned to take the music world by storm. So Betty and band got back into the studio […]
“Force” is probably the most accessible of all A Certain Ratio’s Factory releases. “Force” precedes both Madchester and acid house by at least a couple of years and yet you can hear the embryonic forms of both in this record.
PPU’s debut compilation from our favorite femme, Maryn E. Coote. 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.
Straight from the northwest 1980, Freeway was the band you could catch any weekend playing gigs in Portland and Seattle.. Their coveted AOR boogie debut 7″ on Nebula Circle “Get The Feelin” is what originally started this project with PPU records, Mark J (keyboardist/songwriter/vocalist) had some original copies in the […]
Moon B’s next mini-LP offering to PPU, entitled III, is a varied affair. The a side offers up the older taped track “Realms”, a semi-muted yet chuggy number for the dance floor overwrought with moon-roasted synth progressions that coat the ears. “Neither Here Nor Where” is an ode to forgotten […]
Time for another dirty south rider, going deep south back to the A. It’s been two years since his landmark debut on peoples potential unlimited, now B is back with his latest long play entitled “II”. Eight previously unreleased selections from Hotlanta producer Wes Gray, recorded over the past couple […]