funky house sceptics, let me draw your attention to this

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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:

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

into this:

Crackle Box, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:43 (six years ago) Permalink

xp warrior is esp banging, also love this

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 - Keeps Turning
L Phonix & Yllavation - I Like The Way
Reverie 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 Domingo
L Phonix & Yllavation - Sun Shower (Feat. Evader)

r|t|c, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 21:39 (six years ago) Permalink

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:

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 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


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

"a fluttering handclap drum pattern like a moth beating its wings at your ears" actually.

I had to check because describing a track as sounding like being chased by a massive moth would have been surprising even for me.

Tim F, Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Had a listen to the first of these earlier and yeah, this is a vibe. Feels like a totally different era of the music even though it's less than 4 years ago. Prob the only disappointment for me was that there was less material that was totally new to me than I was expecting/hoping for. Loving all the remixes and VIP-sounding versions of big tunes from that period they play though. Now grabbing the 25th November one.

Mr Andy M, Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:01 (six years ago) Permalink

had a listen to that lphonix & yllavation mix i posted for the 67th time and it is still really really really really great fuiud

this is why ilm can't have anything nice

r|t|c, Saturday, 14 April 2012 19:58 (six years ago) Permalink

now on soundcloud

r|t|c, Saturday, 14 April 2012 19:59 (six years ago) Permalink

this mix is indeed awesome, omg at this pair: "the bacardi song" & No Sugar

moullet, Sunday, 15 April 2012 04:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Rock Your Body feat. Evader = "the bacardi song"

moullet, Sunday, 15 April 2012 04:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Beyoncé - End Of Time (L Phonix Theme Bootleg)
L Phonix & Yllavation - Soca Rumba (Feat. Slarta John)

the whole thing achieves such liftoff here

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 15 April 2012 20:40 (six years ago) Permalink

tsk and now i have to listen to it again damn it

another noble digging sesh aborted for a half hour

r|t|c, Sunday, 15 April 2012 21:07 (six years ago) Permalink

it's not really uk funky though is it? (not that i'm even sure what that means any more)

but whatever it is it is epochal, life-changing (etc)

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 11:07 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, like you say uk funky is an antiquarian pursuit at this point and has been for a while. a great majority of the tracks in the mix would have gotten play in funky sets - but i can see how the mix as a whole might not scan immediately as such (and they themselves wouldn't call themselves that either). think of the fives, fuzzy logik, pioneer, andy jay & s-tee in their less ruffer moments etc

r|t|c, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 11:36 (six years ago) Permalink


r|t|c, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 02:06 (six years ago) Permalink

01. SIGNAL 3rd June 2012 Advert
02. Raw Vybes – D.P.M.O (Don’t P*ss Me Off)
03. Champion – Lighter
04. Addictive – Bad Girl (Champion Remix)
05. The Fives ft. Vanya Taylor – It’s What You Do
06. Bass Boy – Shitta
07. Funky Twinz ft. Angel J – Smile
08. Undisputed – Sunglasses
09. Geeneus ft. Ms Dynamite – Get Low
10. Fuzzy Logik – The Way You Move
11. Jazmine Sullivan – Need You Bad (Crazy Cousinz Mix)
12. Donaeo – I’m Fly
13. FunkyStepz – Leave With You
14. Perempay & Dee ft. Cleo Sol – Addicted
15. Andriah – Love Me Not (Digital Dubstar Mix)
16. Screama – Funky Gangsta
17. Doom Man – Don’t Talk To Me
18. DJ Zinc – Nexx
19. El-B – I Feel ft. Natasha
20. Meleka – Go (Crazy Cousinz Mix)
21. Funkystepz – Mr Bandicoot
22. Ny – Fallin
23. Mad One – House Girls 1
24. Perempay & Dee ft. Katie Pearl – In The Air
25. Perempay & Dee – Buss It
26. Ms Dynamite – Wile Out
27. FunkyStepz ft. Lily McKenzie – For U
28. Crazy Cousinz – Inflation
29. Jeremih – Birthday Sex Vs. Chants
30. Egypt – In The Morning
31. Roska ft. Jamie George – Wonderful Day
32. Kyla – Do You Mind (Crazy Cousinz Mix)
33. Natalie May – Sexy Sexy
34. Rudimental – Feet Have Souls
35. DVA ft. Alahna – I’m Leaving (DJ MA1 Remix)
36. Black Coffee – Turn Me On

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r|t|c, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 17:52 (six years ago) Permalink

01. SIGNAL 3rd June 2012 Advert
02. R1 Ryders ft. Carly Bond – Ain’t Wastin’ No Time
03. Burkie – Go
04. FunkyStepz – Warrior
05. DJ Eastwood ft. Jae Elle – Beautiful
06. Champion – War Dance
07. Princess Nyah – Crazy (Champion Mix)
08. DJ Pantha – Snakes & Ladders
09. Sophia Ellahee – Emotions
10. Tazer – Mortal Kombat
11. Princess Nyah ft. Wiley – Soldier (Filthy Fiction Remix)
12. Donaeo – Big Ben
13. Marcus Nasty & Funk Butcher – Yardies Revenge
14. DJ Cubzy ft. MNT – That’s Who
15. Mr. Solo – Tek Time
16. Mistaken Identity ft. B.Dett – Everything (DJ Spookz UK Funky Remix)
17. Formula – Devilish
18. Dumplin & Champion ft. Laura Lexus – Falling Down
19. DJ Mystery ft. Sophia – Take It Slow
20. DJ Whitecoat ft. Jae Elle – Riddim (Stay Over) (Extended Mix)
21. Mr. Solo – Drop That Synth
22. Hannah Liston – The Middle (Dumplin Remix)
23. Andy Jae & S-Tee Vs. J. Funkz – Rittle Rattle
24. O.B. ft. Channy Angelina – E.R. (Fingaprint Congo Mix)
25. Lobster Boy (Redlight) – Mosquito
26. Naughty Raver ft. Natalie May – Sunshine
27. Andy Jay & S-Tee ft. Charlene – Spiralling
28. Shay & Sinista – The Murdz Riddim
29. Pestman ft. Tanesha – My Body (Vocal Mix)
30. Pirate Soundsystem – Jericho
31. MixKidMuzik Vs. Adina Howard – T-Shirt & Panties
32. Sunday Roast – Trembles
33. Fuzzy Logik ft. MyShy – Pose
34. Mr. Solo – Go Hard
35. Major Not£$ ft. Koni – S.A.Y (Something About You)
36. Meleka – Love You Baby
37. Star One ft. Sarah Lillie – Bagz

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new Wookie!

Remix from Ray Foxx:

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 31 May 2012 10:10 (six years ago) Permalink

looooove the overflowing florid cut-up orchestral sounds of the very todd edwards remix of keith & superbeatz the most beautiful thing. i think there's some oboe in there! out in a week or so but this gives a whiff:

ogmor, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 16:19 (six years ago) Permalink

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