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/id442728861and 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 (six 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 (six years ago) Permalink
so can anybody identify this tune?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_TeeojliiY
― rrrivero, Monday, 16 January 2012 02:13 (six years ago) Permalink
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 (six years ago) Permalink
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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) Permalink
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 (six years ago) Permalink
i really love devine recordings
― moullet, Sunday, 19 February 2012 15:10 (six years ago) Permalink
^^ 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 (six years ago) Permalink
ladies and gentleman the champion of the world has arrived
― moullet, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:04 (six years ago) Permalink
Preditah - CirclesMA1 - Circles feat. SophiaFunkystepz - Circles
― MikoMcha, Monday, 5 March 2012 20:50 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) Permalink
new funkystepz is v hard, sounded huge last week
― ogmor, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:01 (six years ago) Permalink
Do you mean the Royal Rumble EP?
Coz yeah "Royal Rumble" and "Warrior" are respectively the hardest and hugest tunes ever.
― Tim F, Monday, 19 March 2012 20:09 (six years ago) Permalink
― Crackle Box, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:43 (six years ago) Permalink
xp warrior is esp banging, also love this http://soundcloud.com/funkystepzuk/funkystepz-x-rihanna-birthday
― ogmor, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:52 (six years ago) Permalink
One of the saddest things for me is being Facebook friends with Scotty D, whose work was so hard to follow in his crucial 2008 - 2009 period, and now he posts a DJ mix every couple of days it seems and releases EPs and the like and it's all deep house or tech-house tunes that are fine enough but could come from anyone.
― Tim F, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:04 (six years ago) Permalink
This from the guy who did "Liberty" and "Dream"! And (I suspect) heaps of other tunes that I only ever heard in the mix, doomed to be forgotten by everyone except me.
― Tim F, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:05 (six years ago) Permalink
oh go on then.
― r|t|c, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 21:39 (six years ago) Permalink
L PHONIX & YLLAVATION 1XTRA DJ Q GUEST MIX 28/03/12
L Phonix & Yllavation - Keeps TurningL Phonix & Yllavation - I Like The WayReverie Soul - Do You Remember (Feat. Carla Foster) (L Phonix & Yllavation Remix)L Phonix & Yllavation - Rock Your Body (Feat. Evader)Beyoncé - End Of Time (L Phonix Theme Bootleg)L Phonix & Yllavation - Soca Rumba (Feat. Slarta John)Joey Negro & Gramophonedzie - No Sugar (Feat. Shea Soul) (L Phonix & Yllavation Bootleg)L Phonix & Yllavation - You Don't Let Me (Feat. Calvin Lynch)Aisha - Can You Feel It (L Phonix & Yllavation Remix)Yllavation - How Do You Like It (Feat. Colin Mills)Grimm Pro - Vs Grimm (Yllavation Remix)L Phonix & Yllavation - The Way I Feel (Feat. Kavina)L Phonix & Yllavation - Tapas Por DomingoL Phonix & Yllavation - Sun Shower (Feat. Evader)
nb. funky still died whenever it was i said it did (the church of rtc officially rebukes all heresiarchs posting since then) but while it doesnt identify as such this is obv the best place for the thing nevertheless - think a more herbiverous andy jay & s-tee
anyway i think we all know anything that has the phrase "SOCA RUMBA FEATURING SLARTA JOHN" needs no further introduction so happy summertime already bitches
― r|t|c, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 21:40 (six years ago) Permalink
― Tim F, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 21:44 (six years ago) Permalink
― r|t|c, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 21:45 (six years ago) Permalink
erm rereading that i should probably add the producer nb funky is most likely alive and well just ftr
― r|t|c, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 21:47 (six years ago) Permalink
yep... that's that ilm feeling alright
― r|t|c, Friday, 30 March 2012 12:32 (six years ago) Permalink
This sounds fantastic!
― Tim F, Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:15 (six years ago) Permalink
^Feeling that Kidnap Kid EP on Black Butter, esp Vehl. Tim I agree with you about the Joy Orbison thing also think Deadboy might be an even closer point of comparison.The L Phonix & Yllavation was an enjoyable summery listen for me yesterday, wouldn't quite say it was changing my life but yeah, nice. Great to see you back r/t/c obvs.
― Mr Andy M, Monday, 2 April 2012 20:33 (six years ago) Permalink
.. there should be an and in that 2nd sentence.
― Mr Andy M, Monday, 2 April 2012 20:34 (six years ago) Permalink
funky house on Britains Got Talent, bizarre
― boxedjoy, Saturday, 7 April 2012 21:05 (six years ago) Permalink
I had cause (for secret, exciting purposes) to re-upload an MP3 of Mak 10 and Shantie's epochal 26 March 2009 set - so if you don't have it, get on it:
― Tim F, Sunday, 8 April 2012 09:02 (six years ago) Permalink
^So big that one.
― Mr Andy M, Monday, 9 April 2012 22:23 (six years ago) Permalink
There's a slight chance I've posted this one before so apologies if so, but feel this will be relevant to the interests of people who post in here. Whole Sick - Voodoo (Murlo remix), the 2nd tune on this:http://www.junodownload.com/products/a-little-louder-remixes-ep/1776836-02/
Also Tim, on the subject of Deja sets do you still have any of those old Hard House Banton/Dubplate Wonder shows you talked about on skykicking ages back? Never managed to catch any of them but have always been intriqued.
― Mr Andy M, Monday, 9 April 2012 22:27 (six years ago) Permalink
Hi Andy, I have a couple, will upload from home.
Do you have Dubplate Wonder's Wonderland 2009 set?
― Tim F, Monday, 9 April 2012 22:42 (six years ago) Permalink
Nice one :D . Yeah I'm pretty sure I have Wonderland 2009 on the harddrive somewhere, remember listening to it a lot at the time anyway.
― Mr Andy M, Monday, 9 April 2012 22:48 (six years ago) Permalink
would love to hear a DW set too, missed out on them.
What did he actually release before he disappeared? Obviously there was My Love/Pain 12" and I bought the (excellent) Dubplate Wonderful EP off ukfunky.com before it went down. But I've got a feeling there was more material on that website that I didn't get. Would be up for trades if anyone bagged anything tasty.
A mate sent me some tracks that he bought directly from him a couple of years ago. Turned out to be 160kbps and sound quite shitty but the tunes are good though. They are called '1 drop' 'Waisting time' 'Jump up' and 'mash house'.
Chinatown off the Dubplate Wonderful EP happens to be a lost sino-funky classic btw
― Benny B, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 22:04 (six years ago) Permalink
TURN IT AROUND
― rusty_allen, Thursday, 12 April 2012 05:50 (six years ago) Permalink
^^ nevermind...these last few posts made me go back and listen to wonderland 2009 again - utter brilliance, obv - and think about the DW relations with Hard House Banton. in the end, it all goes back at how insanely great 'turn it around' is.
― rusty_allen, Thursday, 12 April 2012 05:59 (six years ago) Permalink
i know it is the way of the scenius but for someone of wonder's talent (and so fully-formed!) just to apparently vanish actually is upsetting. it would suffice just to know he's alright at this point!
― r|t|c, Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:55 (six years ago) Permalink
Hard House Banton & Dubplate Wonder 4 November 2008 Deja Vu FM:
― Tim F, Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:44 (six years ago) Permalink
Ahhh thanks you're a legend, downloading now.
― Mr Andy M, Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:49 (six years ago) Permalink
Hard House Banton & Dubplate Wonder 25 November 2008 Deja Vu FM:
― Tim F, Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:12 (six years ago) Permalink
for some reason i always remember that thing you said about wonder's 'riddim box' refix sounding like being chased by a massive moth
("always remember" meaning "have misremembered" most probably)
― r|t|c, Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:29 (six years ago) Permalink
'sirens' refix, sorry
― r|t|c, Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:30 (six years ago) Permalink