20 Jul

Sudden Impact feat Jessica Lauren – Clear Space

Ooh its just going to be a quick one tonight and i am taking it back to the early nineties, just at the death of Acid Jazz and the beginnings of big beat/break beat.   I was working from home today and so was checking out some music. Then my son stole my tablet for a while so i went to vinyl for the first time in quite a while and started playing through some...

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23 Jun

Parisian Soul – Keep On Dancing

It's been a while since I posted, mainly because I've been flogged at work, and stuck traveling a lot. I literally only got back yesterday form two weeks away so today being my first day off in similar time I decided to catch up on some new music and was promptly gob smacked by the new Parisian Soul 12, and the track Keep on Dancing.   It's about as simple a track as you'll get, a thumping...

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27 Mar

TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio – Put Your Hands Up For Detroit

Absolute blast from the past here in TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio funked up cover version of Put Your Hands Up For Detroit by Fedde Le Grand and it's pretty much exactly what you think, a super funk version performed by a life band.   I was always a fan of TM Juke ever since i heard "Life, Rainfall" many years ago. That was a very sample heavy track, and it's nice to see how he's...

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15 Feb

Baby Charles – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

Look, I am going to make this really easy for you. This came on this morning and made me remember how good it is. New funk and funk covers became/are quite common/popular. Some miss, but this just works brilliantly.   obviously it helps that the arctic monkeys original is a truly immense track but it suits funk so well, plus it is done so well. The drums/percussion just fire it along and the vocal is...

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29 Nov

Booker T & The MG’s – Soul Limbo

They don't create them tunes like this anymore. So, the other day I was driving to work just randomly playing through stuff on the USB stick in my car when todays track came on and it got me thinking.   Maybe it's because I'm older, maybe it's because the internet has demystified finding out what the name of a track is or who it's by, but I can't think of many theme tunes these days where I...

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13 Sep

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – P.I.M.P.

Just a quick one tonight, but i wanted to share a track from one of the albums i have been slaughtering over the summer (i am still on leave by the way so still on the freebie express).    The album 55 by the Bacao Rhythmn & Steel Band has soundtracked a number of BBQs and afternoons by the pool. Its perfect for it considering its an album of funk covers driven by some excellent steel drum...

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30 Mar

The Meters – It Ain’t No Use

It's not been a very productive few days, and music hasn't been top  of my to do list, but I grabbed my Nexus this morning and decided it was a day perfect for listening to some funk.   In all honesty we don't really delve into classic funk any where near often enough, but both of us are big fans of groups like the HeadHunters, The JB's, BT Express, Rare Earth, Cameo and today’s choice...

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10 Mar

Plantlife – When She Smiles She Lights The Sky (4Hero Remix)

Just a quick one tonight, but when this track came on this morning, it had to go up. It's one of my favourite tracks of all time and one of my favourite remixes.   I have to be honest, I really don't like the original, but 4Hero keep the bare minimum and turn it into a broken beat, jazz house, barnstormer. Honestly, I don't know where to start, it is so awesome from top to...

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11 Feb

United Future Organisation – Doopsylalolic

I have to say that I'm a bit all over the place at the moment, when it comes to music. Things have been a bit crazy and so I have a huge backlog of stuff to check out and it's been hard to find the time to blog.   Anyway, call for sympathy over, I didn't really play much on a pretty harassed journey into work (I had to be on time this morning and so...

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11 Dec

Merry Clayton – Southern Man (Scrimshire Edit)

I do love a cheeky cover version, especially when someone takes a version of a classic and absolutely owns it, as is the case with this awesome Merry Clayton version of the Neil Young favourite Southern Man.   The story behind Southern Man should be well known, briefly it's a commentary on the racism of the US’s Southern States. As Neil young tracks go it's pretty darn funky, but the Merry Clayton version turns the...

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