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Kyla - "Do you mind" (Crazy Cousinz mix)

Fuck this is awesome.

J@cob, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 01:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

OK, I listened to this crap. Can I have the last eight minutes of my life back?

Display Name, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 02:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Please list reasons for crapness with citations and sources.

J@cob, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 03:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that was pretty awful. Something the DJ would spin VERY early in the evening while s/he's sorting through records and no one really wants to dance just yet. Polite house over martinis. And there are no dynamics to it; nothing slams into place. The vocals are bland. The lyrics are banal. And finally, it's not all that funky!

Now go record something good please.

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 07:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

needs a DJ Gregory dub

blueski, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 09:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yes but the loli-sex vocals and the socafied beats, you don't find that kind of different and kind of essentially london-ish somehow? I don't see how anyone could think this sounded like Hed Kandi or Naked or whatever...

J@cob, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 09:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

i quite like the double-tap piano hook on this 'awful gay terrible house music'

blueski, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 09:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's more attenuated than the Hed Kandi norm. But I bet it wouldn't prick up my ears if it was thrown on one of their comps. And I don't live in London so I can't comment on how different-yet-same it is.

I mean, I guess it's okaaaaaaaaaaay on a second listen. But definitely nothing to write home (or start a thread) about.

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that piano hook is my favorite element. I'm trying to place the 1980s video game where I first heard it.

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

Right you know how people have started talking about a revitalised funky house scene in London, how exactly does this differ from the funky house scene that's been all over London for the last few years?

Matt DC, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

who's been saying it's revitalised?

blueski, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

it's whats upfront that counts

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 16:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

Why people gotta hate on Hed Kandi and Naked???

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 16:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

I like this quite a bit, though it's not the best funky house (in the strict london '08 sense) tune I've heard. I like that the genre is increasingly coalescing around that post "Cure & The Cause" sound but with a stronger Carribean influence - I'm hoping it becomes even more syncopated. Funny how bassline and funky house have so cleanly split speed garage influences between them.

Secret prescient and lost funky house tune before the fact: Mis-Teeq's "Eye Candy".

Tim F, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 13:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

Pleasant enough but I agree the lyrics and vocal hooks could be stronger, although the singing itself is fine. The worst thing for me is I don't like the piano and snare sounds they've used, especially the piano (something about its tone grates with me).

dubmill, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 15:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

Why people gotta hate on Hed Kandi and Naked???

-- Spencer Chow, Tuesday, April 22, 2008 11:48 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Link

spencer otm

i still think kjb opinions4u are the worst

deej, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 15:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh and what do u know hes wrong, this is dope

deej, Thursday, 1 May 2008 00:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

also is "lol this is polite house" the lamest critique or what. how could that not describe 90% of that dixon mix he loves??

deej, Thursday, 1 May 2008 01:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

One thing that's important to note is that UK equivalents of vocal house, esp. in the post-speed garage tradition, have never been interested in lyrical profundity or vocal power in the way that the US tradition has been. There's very few stirring diva performances - most of it is more focused on how very simple vocal phrases are situated in the mix. So people looking for good "songs" from this genre will inevitably be disappointed. But, you know, Dem 2's "Destiny" didn't need to be a "good song" to be fabulous, and nor does this stuff.

Blackdown had a great little bit on the lyrics to this track on his blog.

Tim F, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

But Dem 2's "Destiny" was indeed fabulous whereas this...just isn't.

Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

"good" point

deej, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

El Tomboto, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm hoping it becomes even more syncopated

and in addition to that overly obnoxious gear snob post I just made can I just throw in another old jackoff opinion that if this track is what counts for "syncopated" in dance music in 2008 then I would also LOVE to hear what "more syncopated" means

perhaps it will include a BASS DURMP on the OFFBEATIES

El Tomboto, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

Tombot did you want a serious answer?

Tim F, Thursday, 1 May 2008 06:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm honestly a little surprised the snare on the offbeat of 2 still counts for anything, I guess. I've always thought it was just obnoxious outside of jungle/dnb

El Tomboto, Thursday, 1 May 2008 06:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

I would go into my usual spiel about that particular rhythm, but even I'm bored of it.

Anyway, fuck the hataz, this is hot.

The Reverend, Thursday, 1 May 2008 07:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Well it's not like "wow this is the most syncopated music ever", but it's more syncopated than mainstream house, speed garage or bassline, let's put it that way. Given the hyper-stiffness of bassline in particular, it's interesting to see the syncopation/carribean vibe of this stuff emerging as its point of distinction from "funky house" in the broad sense.

When I say "more syncopated" I'm thinking of 2001-era soca-beat 2-step basically - see stuff like TJ Cases's "One By One", or Bump & Flex dub mixes from that period.

Not so much this track, but other Crazy Cousinz tracks strike me as verging on broken beat - esp. the broken beat-like vocal housey tracks Zed Bias was making circa 2002.

Actually there's a kind of back-to-early-2002 feel across the whole post-UK Garage spectrum, e.g.

- "Wearing My Rolex" sounds a bit like "Rush The DJ", "Standard Flow" etc.

- Tectonic/Punch Drunk dubstep reviving the first Horsepower Productions album, 2562 reviving Zed Bias (in a different, "deeper", and more substantially syncopated way than funky house does).

- Bassline sounding like "Dutty", and also like El-Tuff remixes.

Of course early 2002 (as 2-step was losing its grip as the reigning sound, but before the fully-fledged emergence of grime) was the last time this cluster of styles was really not quite clear as to where it was going, so a return to this temporary impasse makes sense.

Tim F, Thursday, 1 May 2008 07:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

you don't find that kind of different and kind of essentially london-ish somehow?

Apart from the vocals this tune sound more like something coming out of the Spanish scene. Like this maybe.

Siegbran, Thursday, 1 May 2008 10:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

you guys know a lot of stuff.

the next grozart, Thursday, 1 May 2008 11:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Marcus Nasty funky house DJ set on DejaVu FM that Martin Clark talks about and links to here is sick.

There's a track in the first section that actually sounds 95% of the way to my dreams for the genre, halfway between TJ Cases' "One By One" and Davinche's old 'R&G' productions ("Leave Me Alone", "Mr. DJ" etc.). But the whole thing is really exciting and vibey feeling.

Martin's right as well when he says that this stuff sounds more exciting with MCs chatting over the top.

Tim F, Saturday, 3 May 2008 13:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

I cannot stop listening to this Marcus Nasty set. If you've wondering how on earth "funky house" can form it's own distinct genre you've gotta check it, I've never heard a house set that captures this specific vibe. It's really making me flash back to 2-step in the best possible way (i.e. the feel rather than the specific sound).

Tim F, Sunday, 4 May 2008 06:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

this is great but is there a reason it starts with track 2 instead of track 1? why was the mix divided into trax anyway?

deej, Sunday, 4 May 2008 19:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

also can anyone find this kyla rmx on vinyl??

deej, Sunday, 4 May 2008 19:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

Finding any of this stuff for love or money seems impossible.

I guess the best way to get the tracks would to be get at the producer's individual Myspace accounts.

I really wish Apple would get something out I could buy.

Siah Alan, Sunday, 4 May 2008 21:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Bongo Jam" - song of the year???

"SOMETIMES I WAKE UP EARLY IN THE MORNING, TO PLAY MY CON-CON-CONGO!"

Tim F, Monday, 5 May 2008 08:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

BTW Deej I think Marcus Nasty just uploaded enough of his set to fit onto a CD, hence the missing part one and the way it cuts off suddenly. No idea why it's split into parts.

Tim F, Monday, 5 May 2008 08:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

I got to say that I think I prefer the kyla to "bongo jam" but anyways...

Re: buying records - Rinse are putting out a Supa D mix CD and the blurb that comes with it says this is the first time any of these are getting a release of any sort. The Kyla original (prod by paleface) is getting a rerelease on Ministry this year so they might put the Crazy Cousinz mix on that...

J@cob, Monday, 5 May 2008 09:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jacob "Bongo Jam" sounds fairly pasty on myspace, on marcus nasty's mix it sounds awesome. Mind you the Kyra track improves from myspace to mix by roughly the same margin.

Tim F, Monday, 5 May 2008 10:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I heard both on his mix too - and I completely agree. I just like the sexualness of the Kyla track which makes it the kind of song people will really get into in that leather shoes and designer shirts garage type environment. Every time I hear it I can really picture that scene, although the picture in my head probably has way too much moschino for it to be relevant to 2008. Bongo Jam straddles a line between goofiness, seriousness and Manu Chao that makes it totally dependent on mix context to work. No bad thing that, but I can see it sounding horribly cheesy 90% of the time, especially on radio.

J@cob, Monday, 5 May 2008 10:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ha that's true but, y'know, go goofiness!

I'm hoping to start seeing proper Caribbean crossover stuff soon. I wonder if the ragga-ish version of "Calabria" is big in this scene.

Tim F, Monday, 5 May 2008 10:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

stelfox tipped me to "bongo man," and it's currently blowing my mind. i do think it's hilarious how close it comes in sound and feel to villalobos' remix of the horrorist's "one night in nyc"!

pshrbrn, Monday, 5 May 2008 17:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Two more recommendations:

1) Sticky - How Very Dare You
Yes, that Sticky! And this isn't too far from what he was doing circa 2002, great ridiculous diva vocals, huge bass drop, clattering breakbeaty rhythms. Not 4X4 at all but definitely "funky house". Love it.

1) Seany B - Stomper
This reminds me a bit of my beloved "Are You Really From The Ends (VIP Remix)" - stomping and insatiable as the title suggests. Very big 4X4 kick but with all these awesome bongo flutters and counter-rhythms.

Tim F, Saturday, 10 May 2008 14:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

myspace rip of 'bongo jam', if anyone's interested. produced by flukes of wifey riddim fame btw!

not really relevant to this thread but i'm liking sticky's 'i'm in love'. first song on his myspace. 'mr dj' was another one of his tunes more in the funky vein.

dbs, Saturday, 10 May 2008 18:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

whoa "whole night" w/ shantie = A+++++++++++++++++++

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 10 May 2008 19:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

oops i think it's called "do you mind"

moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 10 May 2008 19:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Who's gonna be that dancing king???"

Shantie is pretty amazing. He's so nimble and prissy!

"Too much war/Everywhere you go what you fightin' for?/I don't know/Back in the day man raves fi look wife/nowadays man a come rave fi take life/can't deal with it, the trouble and strife/formation that, left to the right!"

I would totally start using "formation that" myself if I didn't know I would sound ridiculous.

Tim F, Sunday, 11 May 2008 08:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

STICKY????????!!!!!!!!!!!
fucking finally!

pshrbrn, Sunday, 11 May 2008 16:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

now jamming: bongo jam

The Reverend, Monday, 12 May 2008 02:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

This flukes kid = big things

J@cob, Monday, 12 May 2008 07:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think the last time an area of music so suddenly and completely emotionally/intellectually monopolized me was dancehall in 2003 and before that 2-step in 1999. (grime not so much only because it was harder to find totally hypnotic DJ sets etc.)

Tim F, Thursday, 15 May 2008 09:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

Tim, if you're out there: Any chance of a mid 2012 Funky Skykicking roundup?

btw, re this, my engagement has diminished to the point where I don't think I could really do this :-(

I still hear some good stuff but not enough to make a proper round-up and the whole tone would be a bit depressing.

Given my favourite "funky" tune of the year is Nick Hannam & Tom Garnett's "You Want Me", perhaps we need a "jacking house sceptics, let me draw your attention to this" thread...

Tim F, Thursday, 28 June 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tim, I would be all for that.

I feel roughly the same though. I've heard a number of great things but there just doesn't seem to be near as much out there these days. I was hoping I was wrong!

matt damon & the jb's (the anephric project), Friday, 29 June 2012 00:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think there are some great Funky tunes coming out!

You guys know about Tickles previously known as Mr. Tickles on Roska Kicks and Snares label? You should check out his SoundCloud, LOADED with quality Funky tracks http://soundcloud.com/mrtickle
He also got up a free EP, Higher Stakes!

This tune by Tickles is absolutely LARGE! Called 'Wot U Do'

Fuzzy Logik got a new track with MyShy called 'Pose' but I can't find a link to that :S

Meleka dropped her song 'Love You Baby' which is cool has that Funky vibe but it doesn't touch 'Go (Crazy Cousins Mix)'

I Killed Kenny dropped a track called 'Let's Go' which is pretty large http://soundcloud.com/jamiegeorge/i-killed-kenny-feat-jamie

Greenmoney dropped a track also called 'Feels Good' BIG BIG BIG http://soundcloud.com/greenmoney/greenmoney-feels-good-feat

Yep, that's new funky I could get that grabbed my attention. What you guys think?

Rick, Monday, 2 July 2012 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Given my favourite "funky" tune of the year is Nick Hannam & Tom Garnett's "You Want Me", perhaps we need a "jacking house sceptics, let me draw your attention to this" thread...
Here's the thread (sort of):
Jackin' House partisans, convince a skeptic

Not The Other One (Mr Andy M), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Funky house enthusiasts, please direct me to stuff that sounds like this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGL9yINzJx8

formerly EDB (ed.b), Saturday, 10 November 2012 05:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll never figure how the embedding works here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGL9yINzJx8

formerly EDB (ed.b), Saturday, 10 November 2012 05:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://dummymag.com/new-music/2012/11/21/premiere-shy-one-bedknobs-and-boomkicks-lp-stream/

^^really impressive little album, this

#YOLO ONO (lex pretend), Thursday, 22 November 2012 11:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

my uk funky manifesto:

http://getphysical.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/last-year-i-had-privilege-to-contribute.html

Tim F, Friday, 15 February 2013 10:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/elite_gz/status/302407852398620673

Gukbe, Friday, 15 February 2013 13:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

9 months pass...

DJ at the club I just left dropped "Inflation" wayyy slowed down with some dancehall vocals (not the Aidonia version) over it and I went o_O_O_o

old homophobic boom bap rap traditionalist (The Reverend), Friday, 22 November 2013 09:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

hi, i'm looking for some dark uk funky, without vocals, something like lil silva, cooly g, emvee, ill blu, etc. where should I look? apparently this style is too obscure for google to be able to help me.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 31 January 2014 03:49 (11 months ago) Permalink

for anyone that still cares, andy jay & s-tee put some remixes on soundcloud for d/l a few months ago:

https://soundcloud.com/andy-jay/digital-dubstar-ft-miss-fire
https://soundcloud.com/andy-jay/daniel-james-take-my-hand-andy
https://soundcloud.com/andy-jay/jasmin-knight-fee-the-heat

the digital dubstar/miss fire one was always a fave and 'take my hand' fit nicely in the radio raving mix, winding it all down.

dbs, Friday, 31 January 2014 09:51 (11 months ago) Permalink

not found :(

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 31 January 2014 10:55 (11 months ago) Permalink

oh sorry, i have soundcloud blocked here so i just googled the links. i can up them later

dbs, Friday, 31 January 2014 11:06 (11 months ago) Permalink

:)

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 31 January 2014 11:10 (11 months ago) Permalink

here

dbs, Monday, 3 February 2014 10:33 (11 months ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

https://soundcloud.com/djnate/younihousefunky
DJ Nate B2B Dundeal ft Ramzee, Riskgo, Mr Silva & C Don - Youni House Funky Mix 2010 #ThrowbackMix

idk whether this actually applies to anyone else but if seeing all the rinse 20 funky takeover hype has aroused a mild itch - one that ur not ready to fully go in on but the podcasts havent quite scratched either - then this just appeared the other day and i can confirm does the job very nicely indeed

(also let's pretend i crossposted this to the afrobeats thread the other week)

r|t|c, Sunday, 28 September 2014 19:30 (3 months ago) Permalink

funny (ha-ha/sad) revisiting how much the initial ritual grousing that kicked this thread off echoes the shuffle deep tech one now

hardly surprising in some ways really how it became the fashion magazines that ultimately inherited the critical earth... like if we were all posting on the parallel universe messageboard "i love hats and/or shoes" u would never be reading all this "but trainers are footwear worn by sportspersons" or "havent humans been wearing pelts and stuff on their heads since cavemen times in pangaea" that u get every fucking time a new music trend comes round, u would just have an immediate no-brainer apprehension that localised (not necessarily closed) subcultures will flip a look/vibe by selective appropriation and recontextualisation and that there is flux sometimes in form sometimes in function sometimes in both

blah

r|t|c, Sunday, 28 September 2014 20:08 (3 months ago) Permalink

on the subj of deep tech tho it's minorly interesting seeing which (relatively few) funky characters are reappearing and what their adaptation says about both genres... guys like x5 dubs and mr solo sucked at the former, or more accurately already represented a shift away from funky vibes at the time, oris jay would have been rubbish at it.... funkystepz otoh can't seem to get it at all... not too much trickle-down really

i also like how shay & sinista really properly (imo) cracked the deep tech vibe only just now that they've fully inhabited their new "saint and sinner" personae... ties into panta's metamorphosis into the pseudo-cosmopolitan-but-still-p-rugged arun verone (and other noms de guerre like calle lebraun and ivee mercutio) i guess

r|t|c, Sunday, 28 September 2014 20:23 (3 months ago) Permalink

I don't post but I still read you (when I can). glad you still post! (you're not pissing in the wind). some day I'll just have to jump back in. when me kids are grown and telling me wots good...?

Paul, Sunday, 28 September 2014 21:07 (3 months ago) Permalink

seems cthulu keeps sending me back here soz

https://soundcloud.com/djsupad/whore-4-house-reunion-sat-29th-nov-dj-supa-d

this just come up today, i checked it fiending for some moar shuffle smack as per but instead it turns out to be no less than a promo mix FOR THE MATURE RAVER advertising an old skool nostalgia night for the 2006-08 ldn house scene ("wine bar revival!" says spidey g)

it is perhaps not an enthralling essential thing in itself BUT i do also reckon it to be pretty unique and important as being the most representative audio document/chronology there's yet been or is ever likely to appear of how funky came about and what it mutated from

the recording seems to have been cut off before supa could drop 'giggle riddim' unfortunately but it's v educational nonetheless

r|t|c, Saturday, 4 October 2014 01:00 (3 months ago) Permalink

hi paul btw, always a pleasure 2 c u! rest easy soldier you've done your bit

r|t|c, Saturday, 4 October 2014 01:08 (3 months ago) Permalink

(ready for the wheelbarrow)

Paul, Saturday, 4 October 2014 01:52 (3 months ago) Permalink

FOR THE MATURE RAVER

<3

lex pretend, Saturday, 4 October 2014 09:43 (3 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

lollllll @ marcus nasty getting into fights with all the oldtimers.

Tim F, Friday, 9 January 2015 20:44 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yes this is excellent

Tim F, Friday, 9 January 2015 20:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

ma1: favourite moment? maybe making my first tune, recording it in my yard, giving it out, getting feedback-

marcus: you pussy

r|t|c, Friday, 9 January 2015 21:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I was sad when Marcus called Footloose a cunt though :-(

Tim F, Friday, 9 January 2015 22:10 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

That was fun. You can tell they've had variations of that conversation a lot over the years.

Thought Donaeo's I'm Fly would have got more grief as a prominent corny crossover track that failed to get traction and while I understand in principle why Head Shoulders Knees and Toes might be worthy of derision, it was undeniably a funky track.

tsrobodo, Friday, 9 January 2015 22:30 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"I'm Fly" was a great tune though. What is corny about that beat.

In any event it came out in mid-2010 so was too late to contribute to the "death of funky" narrative (which was well in train by that point).

Tim F, Friday, 9 January 2015 22:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Corniness applies more the lyrics and the video than the beat which was perfectly fine, but just that. Lacking the mystique of "Party Hard" or the urgency of "Devil in a New Dress". Working in the same vein but adding nothing new.

May not be a reflection of what was actually happening in the scene but for me that was the death knell.

Was it really 2010? I remember hearing it earlier than that.

tsrobodo, Friday, 9 January 2015 23:21 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Whoops that's probably "Devil in a Blue Dress"

tsrobodo, Friday, 9 January 2015 23:22 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

what was nasty's beef with roska about again?

Benny B, Friday, 9 January 2015 23:46 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Well Marcus was probably playing "I'm Fly" earlier but the video was mid-2010.

I think the roundtable is interesting in that it goes beyond "bad corny MC tunes killed funky" and unpacks what that means. The issue wasn't "Head Shoulders Knees & Toes" or "Are You Gonna Bang Doe" per se - few if any of the key DJs even played those tunes - so much as how they:

1. created a sense of easy mainstream crossover which - when it wasn't really fulfilled - made funky seem like a commercial failure in a way that limited people's capacity to sell their work as "funky"; and

2. pushed away the older audience who started identifying with "house" again.

Tim F, Saturday, 10 January 2015 00:44 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah those points were put across really well and I'm probably being too facile. I guess what it boils down to is that I really don't like "I'm Fly".

tsrobodo, Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:22 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"Head Shoulders Knees & Toes" is still the absolute shit tho. Every genre gotta have its ringtone rap.

The Reverend, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:36 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

RIP my hard drive from the late 00s I had all this shit on ;_;

The Reverend, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

two things from me:

first, a youtube playlist of 500 UK Funky songs I made

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhv5FL0vpzUmZVNeDwOv3p0x6iBvPhU9t

...and a mix to go with it

http://soundcloud.com/benny-brassic/uk-funky-oldskool-session-2015-benny-brassic

1. Casanova (Fuzzy Logik remix) - Monique Lawrence
2. Lost in your house - Miss Fire
3. Addicted - Peremapay & Dee ft. Cleo Sol
4. Track 2 - Wiley
5. House Girls 7 (No war inside) - Mad One
6. Holograph - Roska
7. Friend of mine - Major Note$
8. Dejavoodoo (Geeneus remix) - Beezy
9. Touch my (Mr Majika mix) - Mos Wanted Mega ft. Janee
10. Get up - Jook 10
11. Get off the wall (Delio D Cruz remix) - Kcat
12. I want it all (Ed Case UK Funky mix) - Trak D
13. Nitro - Lil Silva
14. Learn your ABC - Maddison
15. Report to the dancefloor - Rapid
16. Stompa - Seany B
17. Motherboard - Champion
18. Cooking - Enrique Benitez
19. Bongo Jam instrumental - Crazy Cousinz
20. Creeper - Unknown dub
21. Hurricane riddim - Funkystepz
22. Smile - Funky Twinz ft. Angel J
23. Unfinished business - Aphrodisiax
24. People keep dancing - Maddison ft. Murdz 86
25. Get a hit - Scottie D
26. Signed and sealed - Courtney Dennie
27. Preacher's daughter - Mr Mathz

Benny B, Saturday, 24 January 2015 17:36 (2 days ago) Permalink

!!!

The Reverend, Saturday, 24 January 2015 19:44 (2 days ago) Permalink

I've been trying to rebuild my UK funky selection cause my hard drive from that era died without backup and it's some of my favorite music ever. This will be super helpful!

The Reverend, Saturday, 24 January 2015 19:45 (2 days ago) Permalink

glad to be of use! it took quite a while to put together, theres still plenty of great tunes i wanted to include that aren't on youtube, but its as comprehensive a list as you you're likely to find i reckon.

btw anyone know who made that creeper bootleg thats on the mix?

Benny B, Saturday, 24 January 2015 21:31 (2 days ago) Permalink

Pretty sure it's Maxwell D & Bean Funky Creeper.

It's one of the only ones I remember anyway.

Mix looks ace.

jimitheexploder, Saturday, 24 January 2015 21:43 (2 days ago) Permalink

thats it! thanks its been bugging me for ages. never would have guessed!

Benny B, Saturday, 24 January 2015 22:30 (2 days ago) Permalink

Mix looks excellent Benny, will check shortly.

Tim F, Saturday, 24 January 2015 22:35 (2 days ago) Permalink

lol i am loving this imaginary uk funky revival tbh... all the other aggro uk urban music gets nostalgia and hugs round the campfire but mention fucking soca tribal bongo jams and it's goon armshouse within minutes

r|t|c, Sunday, 25 January 2015 12:55 (Yesterday) Permalink

I will never understand Makeda's taste in funky tunes, it always seemed so random esp. when it would be combined with these boilerplate "state of the nation" pronouncements about funky as a scene which would make you expect more rote opinions, but no, she always followed her own oddball muse.

"The Funky Anthem" @ number 3???

Tim F, Sunday, 25 January 2015 13:03 (Yesterday) Permalink

ha I like how after all of Geeneus' aggro, Marcus Nasty jumps in there being completely reasonable

The Reverend, Sunday, 25 January 2015 18:35 (Yesterday) Permalink

v interested to see how the uk makes out with complex or complex makes out in the uk or ... whatever

deej loaf (D-40), Monday, 26 January 2015 01:00 (3 hours ago) Permalink


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