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Make it “Funky” – FREE MIX TO DL

May 7, 2009

DJ Q & MC Bones video shoot

This is what happens when you play funky house at your club night instead of grime… hahaha and you wonder why the so-called UK Funky movement has been gathering speed (and press coverage) at such a ridiculous rate! (Big ups Gig Knight on the funky flex!) Yes, a lot of Funky tracks sound like second-rate Dennis Ferrer / Karizma / old Masters At Work joints (to my ears anyway) but don’t dismiss it out of hand ‘cos there are some killer trax to be got.

Geeneus’s Rinse FM show is a good a place to start (his recent compilation ‘Rinse 01’ included a couple of bangers – ‘In To The Future’ and ‘Yellowtail’) if you wanna get more familiar with the sound. Also check for Roska, D Malice, Paleface (of Crazy Cousinz fame), Sticky (‘Jumeirah Riddim’ is a straight HEATER!) and not forgetting Cooly G at the deep, tribal end of the spectrum. She has a 12” forthcoming on Kode9’s Hyperdub imprint. Oh and Donaeo – DONAAAEEEEOOOO!!! – who has provided a handful of the scene’s biggest roof-raisers, namely ‘African Warrior’, ‘Devil In A Blue Dress’ and ‘Party Hard’. Dave ‘Zed Bias’ Jones is taking an interest too, popping up with a Funky rerub of his 2-step classic – ‘Neighbourhood’ – which has PUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLL UUUPPPPPP written all over it! HA!

Anyways, to get to the point of this post, the whole Funky thing inspired me to dust off and revisit a bunch of old-ish nujazz/broken records on a vaguely “funky” flex. Props to West Of Centre and the Inspirit fam who used to sell me all this shizzle back in the day!



1. Joseph Malik – ‘Futuristica’ (Grand Unified House Not House Remix)
2. Garsaaidi – ‘Frank Zaffa’ (Sequel’s 131 Mix)
3. Seiji – ‘3dom’
4. Gotan Project – ‘Santa Maria’ (Tom Middleton’s Cosmos Mix)
5. Wahoo feat. Capital A – ‘Make ‘Em Shake It’
6. Misa Negra – ‘The Way It Used To Be’
7. Mr Oizo – ‘Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog’
8. Boozoo Bajou Feat. Joe Dukie & U-Brown – ‘Take It Slow’ (Seiji Remix)
9. Trevor Loveys – ‘U Know It’ (Solid Groove Remix)
10. Franck Roger – ‘Mascarade’