Articles tagged funk

18 Nov 2015 // 2:15 AM

CeeLo Green: Heart Blanche

A decent album of pop-soul is dragged down by its three worst tracks, which also happen to be the record's biggest and boldest.

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JJ Rosa - “Tonight” (audio) (premiere)

It's not every day you come across a young musician who can evoke Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, and Nile Rodgers all at once.

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2 Nov 2015 // 1:20 AM

Chic: An Evening With Chic

This works more as a reminder of how great Chic's music is, rather than how integral this live document is to their legacy.

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Dr. John: The Atco/Atlantic Singles, 1968-1974

A new singles compilation captures a key era in Dr. John's six-decade career.

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Stick Against Stone - “Grace” (audio) (premiere)

The cult faves have finished their debut album, which has been only 30 years in the making.

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Rufus and Chaka Khan: Live Stompin’ at the Savoy

Re-mastered re-release of Rufus and Chaka Khan album Live: Stompin’ at the Savoy takes us back to the ‘80s and further.

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Various Artists: Daptone Gold II

Daptone has made soul music not only popular, but cool. Not retro, but alive and kicking.

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4 Sep 2015 // 1:20 AM

Dâm-Funk: Invite the Light

Modern-day funk prophet Dâm-Funk returns with another massive collection of synthetic retro-futurist funk.

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Walsher Clemons - ‘Dancing & Praying’ (album stream) (premiere)

The young Chicago band add some welcome funk to their jam band music.

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Ashford and Simpson: Is it Still Good to Ya / Stay Free

There are spaces where one can imagine audiences finding the groove in the disco rap suggested by these recordings.

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The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)

This boxed set reveals the full scope of the Ohio-born group's genius across 23 discs and hours of pure joy.

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Golden Rules: Golden Ticket

Golden Rules is the unlikely brainchild of Paul White, a South London producer, and Eric Biddines, a Floridian rapper

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Damn the Witch Siren - “Nasty” (audio) (premiere)

Feminism and flat-out-fun coalesce on this vibrant, insanely catchy new track.

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The Souljazz Orchestra - “Bull’s Eye” (audio) (premiere)

Lively jazz/funk and biting social commentary coalesce wonderfully on the Canadian band's new track.

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Nation Beat - “Liza Jane” (audio) (premiere)

The multinational band serve up a lively performance of a traditional New Orleans tune.

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Sly and the Family Stone: Live at the Fillmore East

On these two days in 1968, Sly and the Family Stone sounded like a perpetual motion machine far too powerful to ever break down.

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15 Jul 2015 // 1:20 AM

Galactic: Into the Deep

When Galactic explores the deep, it's the places we all found before, explored, had a little fun with, left, and sort of forgot about for a while.

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The Benjees - ‘Alright Alright Alright’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Brooklyn foursome blend punk, funk, blues, and soul into one crazy little gumbo on their debut album.

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Various Artists: Nu Yorica! Culture Clash In New York City: Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77

A newly-reissued compilation from the Latin music explosion of the 1970s with names familiar and obscure.

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Digisaurus - ‘No More Room For Love’ (EP stream)

The Columbus, Ohio band mixes classic disco and funk with more modern sounds to offer a contemporary take on classic pop.

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