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Funk / Reissue Recommendations June 2011

Juno Recommends Funk

Juno Recommends Funk

Funk/Reissue Recommendations June 2011
27 May 2011
Cat: RES 019. Rel: 02 Jul 12
  1. Silver Flame
  2. Feel Alright
out of stock $7.98
Cat: GAMM 070. Rel: 23 May 11
  1. Angela Bofill - "People Make The World Go Round"
  2. Ben Sidran - "About Love"
  3. Sly Stone - "Family Affair"
Review: GAMM welcome a new face into the fold in the shape of Stockholm's Seegweed, who aptly demonstrates his panache for the edit on some classic jams. Spread across the A Side, Seegweed drops a subtle take on Angela Bofill's Stylistics cover, clearly not wanting to mess with a classic like "People Make The World Go Round". Deft percussive touches and some bottom end embellishment are added to the core which takes full effect on the midpoint break. On the flip the jazz funk break delight of Ben Sidran's "About Love" gets the subtle Seegweed treatment, and he does a neat job of extending out the sweetness that is Sly & The Family Stone's "Family Affair".
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out of stock $9.11
Cat: FRY 012. Rel: 16 May 11
  1. Hollerin' & Screamin'
  2. Turn The Lamps Down Low
out of stock $7.98
Cat: TR 1025. Rel: 16 May 11
  1. Mosquito Eater
  2. Jalapeno Pep (part 2)
out of stock $11.40
Cat: MUTO 017. Rel: 09 May 11
  1. Mr Confuse - "Hurricane Jane" (Daytoner remix)
  2. Daytoner & DJ Benz - "Benz Bargain Bin Bossa"
out of stock $7.98
Cat: COS 006. Rel: 24 Dec 12
  1. Third Eye
  2. Back Home Together
out of stock $12.83
Cat: JM 083. Rel: 30 May 11
  1. Chakan
  2. Modalite Pour Mimi
  3. Jef's Blues
  4. Hectorologie
out of stock $19.37
Cat: DAP 1059/DUN 110. Rel: 09 May 11
  1. Heart Of Gold
  2. In You (I Found A Love)
 in stock $6.83
Cat: PC 34259. Rel: 30 May 11
  1. Get It Up For Love
  2. If You Should Fall
  3. Each Time You Pray
  4. When Love Hangs In The Balance
  5. A Love Of Your Own
  6. I've Got Your Number
  7. On The Swingswift
  8. Sing To Me
  9. Valentine (I Was Wrong About You )
out of stock $12.53
  1. Magnetite - "Don't Close The Door"
  2. Pats People - "December Sequel"
  3. Round Robin - "Our Love Is So True"
out of stock $11.40
Cat: LOVE 007/62329 LTD. Rel: 23 May 11
  1. Koosh - "Shit Becomes A Job"
  2. Eddie C - "November 30"
out of stock $15.95
Cat: UR 292. Rel: 30 May 11
  1. Tujunga
  2. No Name Bar
out of stock $7.98
  1. Swingy Boogaloo
  2. Swingy Boogaloo (Ian Toole Tropical edit)
Review: Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Ray Lugo was raised on the lower east side of Manhattan and grew up attending gigs featuring Fania Records superstars. Ray is also a member of afro-centric outfit Kokolo, but this latest project with the Boogaloo Destroyers is dedicated to spreading the unifying spirit of classic boogaloo, the fusion of influences that fermented into a heady brew that forever changed the future of Latin and soul music in the mid 60s. "Swingy Boogaloo", a teaser for the forthcoming album entitled Mi Watusi, is an infectious Latin summer mover and shaker - essential!
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out of stock $5.69
  1. It's Not What You Know (It's Who You Know)
  2. These Lonely Nights
out of stock $6.55
Cat: GSF 501. Rel: 16 May 11
  1. It's A New Day
  2. I Turn My Back On Love
Review: In the pantheon of most sampled drum breaks, the opening bars of Skull Snaps' "It's A New Day" must surely rank highly - being the break of choice during the 90s for everyone from ODB (RIP) to Das EFX and The Prodigy. A certified classic, you are afforded another chance to grab it on dinky seven courtesy of Get On Down, who even extend to pressing it up on murky purple marble vinyl! It's backed with the soulful strut of "I Turn My Back on Love". One for the budding funk collectors.
out of stock $10.25
Cat: JBJ 1017. Rel: 16 May 11
  1. Shrinking Up Fast
  2. Please Don't Stay Away So Long
out of stock $7.98
  1. Soul To The People (part 1)
  2. Soul To The People (part 2)
out of stock $11.40
Cat: GROOVECOSMIQUE 13. Rel: 30 May 11
  1. Oh, Flute Alors !
  2. Cat Mandoo
out of stock $10.25
Cat: VPA 5200. Rel: 23 May 11
  1. Block Party (feat DJ Kool - vocal)
  2. Block Party (feat DJ Kool - TV track)
  3. Funky Get Down (vocal)
  4. Funky Get Down (instrumental)
out of stock $11.40
  1. Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel - "Better Living" (feat Stuart Lisbie)
  2. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - "Brass In Africa"
Review: Serious funk vibes abound on this repress from 2011. London duo Juan Laya and Jorge Montiel lay down a stripped-back bass n' breakbeat combo allowing full emphasis on the tightly plucked bass, tight horn noodles and chanty Jay Kay flavoured singing. Think Kraak & Smaak circa Boogie Angst with just a bit more trad JBs style funk. Flip for an equally funky adventure courtesy of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Giving the Hot 8 Brass Band a run for their money, it's a sweeping series of dreamy horns that can't help but suck you deep into the mix.
out of stock $5.99
  1. Patsy Gallant - "Te Caliente"
  2. Jon Hendricks - "I Bet You Thought I'd Never Find You"
out of stock $5.99
Cat: SL 45011. Rel: 16 May 11
  1. Gritweed
  2. Afrolatino
Review: Super limited dinked 45 from The Delicious All Stars on UK nu-funk label Skyline with two brand new instrumentals. Great horns are offset by a shuffling beat and walking bass on "Gritweed", whilst on the flip "Afro Latino" drops with a melodic clavinet rhythm and super funky horns which definitely hits the spot if you're searching for something with a little longevity.
out of stock $6.27
Cat: AVRB 002. Rel: 16 May 11
  1. Tambou8.2
  2. Do The Funky Duck
  3. Thou Shalt Not Skank
  4. Give It More
Review: Anyone who spent the early part of this century cutting their DJ teeth in bars up and down the country will be familiar with the AV8 label that Aldo Vanucci pays homage to on "Tambou8.2". The veteran beatsmith fully demonstrates his adeptness at slicing and splicing samples together in a dizzying procession of house party favourites - perfectly poised for that drunken moment in the night when everyone around you is your best friend. Joining this on the A Side is "Do The Funky Duck" which will be familiar to either fans of early 80s disco funk or perhaps more likely A Trak and Van Helden. On the flip thou shalt enjoy a two tone skank reimagination and a think break infused take on KC & The Sunshine Band.
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out of stock $6.83
Cat: VPA 5100. Rel: 23 May 11
  1. The Party Roll (vocal)
  2. The Party Roll (instrumental)
  3. Chuck Baby (feat KK - vocal)
  4. Chuck Baby (feat KK - instrumental)
  5. Love Theme From 'The Godfather'
out of stock $9.11
Cat: SONICWAX 017. Rel: 23 May 11
  1. I'm In Debt To You (Lee Jefferies & Naim Cortazzi re-edit)
  2. Let Me Love Yuh (Lee Jefferies & Naim Cortazzi re-edit)
out of stock $8.55
Cat: STRUT 079LP. Rel: 16 May 11
  1. Moneyman & The Super 5 International - "Life"
  2. Ali Chukwumah & His Peace Makers International - "Henrietta"
  3. Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats - "E Ma S'eka"
  4. Dr Victor Olaiya's International All-Stars - "Kinrinjingbin"
  5. Zeal Onyia & His Music - "Idegbani"
  6. Sina Bakare - "Inu Mimo"
  7. Eji Oyewole - "Unity Of Africa"
  8. Tunde Mabadu - "Viva Disco" (instrumental)
  9. The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination - "Ire"
  10. Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes - "Ama Mbre Ewa"
  11. Soki Ohale's Uzzi - "Bisi's Beat"
  12. Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers - "Ajoyio"
out of stock $14.54
  1. The Fresh One
  2. Steamed Greens (part 1)
  3. Steamed Greens (part 2)
  4. Scatterbrain
  5. Still Listening
  6. Jesse's Party
  7. She's A Hard Workin' Woman
  8. Space Dream
out of stock $17.09
Cat: UBR 11284. Rel: 09 May 11
  1. Esclavo Y Amo (feat Natalia Clavier)
  2. Electric Travels
out of stock $6.83
I Believe In Miracles (1 per customer)
Cat: LMNKV 67. Rel: 26 Oct 20
  1. I Believe In Miracles (3:30)
  2. No Nos Pararan (3:45)
  3. Ain't No Stopping Us Now (3:03)
Review: Second time around for Banda Achilifunk and Original Jazz Orquestra's sought-after 2011 cover of disco classic "I Believe in Miracles", original copies of which now change hands for serious sums online. The expansive Spanish crew's baggy, sun-kissed and rumba-soaked Latin disco cover of the Jackson Sisters' classic is perfectly pitched, adding layers of crunchy Clavinets and punchy horns to a sumptuously summery groove. Over on the flip we get two different takes on McFadden & Whitehead classic "Ain't No Stopping Us Now": a decidedly Balearic Spanish language cover ("No Nos Pararas"), and an instrumental cover full to bursting with superb grooves and even more scintillating horn solos.
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out of stock $9.41
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