• Funk,  Rock,  Soul

    Chicago Falcon

    They bill themselves as “the unheralded emperors of Instrumental Staten Island Afro-Soul”. They are white, they are bearded, and they know how to get down in that old school “Dirty Harry” kinda way (this could fit right into ‘The Enforcer‘).…

  • Funk

    Sly’s Fillmore Funk

    It is time. It is time to be funked. Here we have Sly and the Family Stone, live at the Fillmore East, October of 1968. The quality is great, and the funk is flyin’. So wake the neighbors, eat a…

  • Funk,  Hip Hop

    Ohmega’s Platypus Strut

    Ohmega Watts is a hip-hop producer / MC from Brooklyn. Nestled within his impressive most recent release, Watts Happening, is this funky, old-school, afrobeat-licious instrumental groove called “The Platypus Strut”. Everyone should have a personal theme song or two to…

  • Funk,  Rock

    The Heavy: Funk from the Land of Noid

    Here’s a nice one that came through the inbox recently. The Heavy hails from a small town outside Bath, England called Noid. Their U.S. debut, Great Vengeance and Furious Fire, will be released on April 8th. In the meantime, you…

  • Funk

    KC Funk with KLT

    Funk. Kansas City Funk. Kenny Carter is a KC-area musician very much influenced by Uncle Geroge and the P-Funk Universe. One of Kenny’s projects in recent years was KLT – a sort of KC area funk collective. In 2003, they…

  • Funk

    Funkcronomicon

    The list of people involved in producer Bill Laswell’s 1995 Axiom Funk project is almost laugh-out-loud ridiculous, it’s so good: George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, Herbie Hancock, Sly & Robbie, Sly Stone, Buckethead, Eddie Hazel, Maceo Parker, and a…

  • Funk

    Remembering Rick James

    When Rick James died unexpectedly on August 6th, 2004, he was writing an autobiography, and working on a new album. Luckily, he had enough completed tracks to put together the posthumous and final studio album, Deeper Still, which was released…