funky house sceptics, let me draw your attention to this

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you wonder if...? hmm, i was sure enough to stop listening to marcus altogether a few months ago.

r|t|c, Sunday, 9 October 2011 12:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok i have put on 5th october. nice 2009 selection so far, can't wait til LOL SPECIAL GUESTS sunday roast & jook 10 spit in its wrinkled face.

r|t|c, Sunday, 9 October 2011 12:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

well yeah you could put it rather more strongly - I meant to say "I wonder if ...x... kinda ruins his sound."

Tim F, Sunday, 9 October 2011 14:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

natalie may's put a free ep up, inc "clothes off" (def one of my tunes of the year)

http://soundcloud.com/natalie-may-xx/sets/natalie-may-mayday-ep

lex pretend, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 10:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

can this biche say ZIP FILE? jesus.

r|t|c, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 11:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

don't say you didn't find something endearingly teedra-like about that

lex pretend, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 12:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

at least she can say 320kpbs

lex pretend, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 12:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

What apart from "Clothes Off" and "Sexy Sexy" is really good? I have zero hard drive space at the moment.

Tim F, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 12:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

in my recent funky torpor i was inexplicably drawn to listen to that rebekka france mix again (and again) this morning actually

^^ where can i listen to this?

(i saw it on the tracklist for that pioneer/fuzzy logik/etc show, but can't recall it, tbh)

rusty_allen, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 13:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

nevermind, it's on the andy j & s-tee 1xtra mix. yeah, it's great.

rusty_allen, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 13:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

What apart from "Clothes Off" and "Sexy Sexy" is really good? I have zero hard drive space at the moment.

^^ nothing really stands out, imo. 3 of the tracks are dubstep-y with ravey synths ('closer' is akin to 'katy on a mission', for example). and the last 2 tracks are somewhat forgettable piano driven ballads.

rusty_allen, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Rather in two minds about MC Versatile on this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1d92Pc7uHbU#!

Tim F, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 10:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm having difficulty believing MC Versatile could be anything other than a joy to listen to on anything.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 10:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sometimes to amuse myself I just read him tweeting about Eastenders and imagine it in his high pitched whoop.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 10:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

If you don't focus on what he's saying he's still a joy to listen to here.

Tim F, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 10:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Great free Andy J and S-T tune for free download:

http://soundcloud.com/andy-jay/andy-jay-s-tee-feat-tasha-2

Tim F, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 11:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

i forget, did the old funkystepz remix of that ever crop up for download? much the better.

r|t|c, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 12:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think it could be bought as an individual track due to being on the Supa Dupa comp?

Tim F, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 15:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^ nothing really stands out, imo. 3 of the tracks are dubstep-y with ravey synths ('closer' is akin to 'katy on a mission', for example). and the last 2 tracks are somewhat forgettable piano driven ballads.

"forgettable"? for one thing "trophy girl" doesn't actually have any piano in it, it's more in the promise/devotion vein (and it's great, too). the whole ep is worthwhile imo

lex pretend, Thursday, 27 October 2011 09:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Beneath showcase mix: http://blackdownsoundboy.blogspot.com/2011/10/beneath.html

Don't think this will be for everyone, esp those that aren't into Youngsta and 04/5 dubstep but to me presents an interesting complimentary strand to other parts of uk funky.

Martinclark, Tuesday, 1 November 2011 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thought it was worth a thread bump for this one, should be up the streets of a few people here. Mellow Bee ft Jada Pearl and Fatz - Under The Covers:
http://soundcloud.com/mellowbeeuk/mellow-bee-under-the-covers
New Fuzzy Logic and Myshy tunes is even better, might upload a radio clip of it in a bit if I can be bothered.

Mr Andy M, Monday, 7 November 2011 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

^That Beneath mix is well worth a listen btw.

Mr Andy M, Monday, 7 November 2011 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Fuzzy Logic and Myshy tunes is even better, might upload a radio clip of it in a bit if I can be bothered.

^^ please do. thx in advance.

rusty_allen, Monday, 7 November 2011 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

OK here goes:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/o5r8lx

Mr Andy M, Monday, 7 November 2011 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

that fuzzy logic/myshy is great, as expected

on a nostalgia tip...where is royal p nowadays? sincerely missed...

rusty_allen, Tuesday, 8 November 2011 13:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Marcus Nasty 4 November 2011 set is great, based I've heard in 6 months maybe. Still some overdriven post-Redlight bam bam bam stuff but the good tunes are great and Shantie & Rankin's energy is top notch.

Also like the kind of boppy stiff-jointed femme electro-house vibe that seems to be doing the rounds, like the new Fuzzy/Myshy tune but also that fantastic DJ Pantha "Satisfaction Guaranteed" number.

Tim F, Monday, 14 November 2011 11:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://soundcloud.com/dj-pantha/dj-pantha-feat-queen-t-dirty

Tim F, Monday, 14 November 2011 11:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

MikoMcha, Thursday, 17 November 2011 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes love this one.

Tim F, Thursday, 17 November 2011 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

'landscapes' is also quite appealling in that 'love dub' sort of way, but 'it's seriou's' is just incredible...

rusty_allen, Friday, 18 November 2011 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Lol I finally got myself geared up to register for the sandbox and now we're back here. What I was planning to say over the other side - I agree with Tim and others that although there were good tunes scattered here and there, Funky overall did take a bit of a nosedive in 2011, and therefore I'm not sure I have great hopes for it in 2012.
One positive story from last year I though worth mentioning though - Jae Elle. Possibly the strongest vocalist in the scene over 2011, certainly the most consistent I'd say.
First there was Feel Good, Feel Right, which was discussed here quite a bit (this might have started sneaking on to radio in late 2010 actually, I get muddled with things).
More recently Beautiful, her tune with Eastwood, has been doing the round a lot, and it's ace:
http://soundcloud.com/djeastwood/beautiful-radio-rip
(Hope this one doesn't take too much of an age to come out).
And towards the slightly housier end of things there's been her tunes with DJ Whitecoat, first How Does It Feel:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/how-does-it-feel/id442728861
and now Riddim (Stay Over):
http://www.junodownload.com/products/riddim-stay-over/1874738-02/
which has been a real grower for me.

Mr Andy M, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Think at first I was more impressed by her talent for picking good beats to sing on than I was particularly excited about her actual singing, but her voice has kind of wormed its way under my skin.
I'm hopeless at describing vocal styles, but I guess I'd say that to me her way of singing sounds very controlled, distanced even - a lot less warm-blooded than the norm for the scene - but in a way that really works well.

Mr Andy M, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

so can anybody identify this tune?

rrrivero, Monday, 16 January 2012 02:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Fans of the BBC TV soap Eastenders will no doubt have noticed the atrocious youth identification character 'Fatboy' has dropped not one but two old-school UK funky references in as many episodes - one being Heads Shoulders Knees & Toes and other being Donaeo's Bounce, which surely only three people in the entire country picked up on.

Matt DC, Monday, 30 January 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost

lisa c 'i don't care', it's on that marcus ladies special that rtc posted the tracklist to

dbs, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

New one from Champion featuring Princess Nyah! Terror Danjah / D.O.K. Remix as well!

Mercer Finn, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha I didn't even know the vocalist on "Crazy" was Princess Nyah.

I find the narrative of the song really distracting every time I hear it? The details are so odd:

- she hooks up with him because he guesses she's 25 years old? I had assumed Nyah was younger than that.

- if she didn't know he was seeing someone else, why did she tell him to keep it on the low?

- were they actually seeing each other through the six months that rolled by?

- is she actually obsessed with him or pissed off about being yelled at by his girlfriend?

Tim F, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 11:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hard House Banton gives away free tune called Capoira:
http://www.factmag.com/2012/01/29/hardhouse-banton-capoira-el-general/
Extremely enjoyable cheesy latin vibes on this one.

Mr Andy M, Friday, 3 February 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Why haven’t you released anything yet?

Mad One: We stay away from the leakage department.

Murdz: That’s why there’s such a mystery. People say they hear our tracks but they don’t see us or know how they can hear our stuff.

Do you like that? The fact people know little about you but know your music?

Mad One: To be honest, before I get myself in a situation where I’m just handing my tunes to anyone and it’s getting leaked all over the place, I’d rather know who’s got my stuff. We’re just protecting ourselves. Look at House Girls Part One, it’s done well, and I’m grateful ‘cos that got us on the map, but it’s been leaked.

moullet, Friday, 17 February 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really love devine recordings

moullet, Sunday, 19 February 2012 15:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast/2012/02/champion

^^ champion mix for xlr8r. haven't heard it, but from the tracklist there are some tracks i never heard (at least knowingly).

rusty_allen, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

ladies and gentleman the champion of the world has arrived

moullet, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Errr....

Preditah - Circles
MA1 - Circles feat. Sophia
Funkystepz - Circles

MikoMcha, Monday, 5 March 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

surprised no one's posted this rudimental single, it's gorgeous

"deep in the valley" from last year got overlooked too, absolute banger

lex pretend, Friday, 16 March 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure there's talk about "Deep In The Valley" somewhere upthread, "banger" is right.

"Spoons" is very lovely though, yes, hadn't heard it before now.

Rudimental seemed to be threatening to switch to dubstep for a moment there, it wasn't a very good look for them. I hope this means they've come to their senses.

The fact that funky these days often seems to sound either like EBTG's Temperamental or Darqwan circa 2002 is kinda indicative. It's like, the faultline that ran along the genre for its entire golden era finally split apart.

Tim F, Friday, 16 March 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lex I think you would really like this Gorgon City EP:

All three tracks are insane and utterly different from one another.

Tim F, Friday, 16 March 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

(the Kidnap Kid EP also on Black Butter is amazing also, but I probably wouldn't describe it as uk funky - more of a post Joy Orbison shuffly house kind of thing I guess)

Tim F, Friday, 16 March 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

^Thanks for the heads-up on Spoons and the Gorgon City EP folks. Rubi Dan & Navigator over The Crypt sound great.

Mr Andy M, Friday, 16 March 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fairly confident that it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but Spray That by DJ Tazer is a bit of a personal fave at the momement - 3rd track on the Avalanche EP, here:
http://www.junodownload.com/products/avalanche-ep/1912951-02/

Mr Andy M, Sunday, 18 March 2012 12:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

new funkystepz is v hard, sounded huge last week

ogmor, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink


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