Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Tuxedo - Watch The Dance (2015 • Stones Throw)

A slow burning but unmistakably heavy modern funk jam from Tuxedo's debut album which I'll certainly have in rotation over the summer.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Rollergirl! - luv u so (Secret Selection)

Haunting vocals and a solid groove in this fresh spin on a Patrice Rushen gem from USA-based producer, Rollergirl! Absolutely loving this one.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015

Featured mix: Optimus Funk - F L A S H B A C K

Here's a recent mix from myself showcasing some heavy grooves from 1980-1984, as well as a few recent releases which embrace a similar sound.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Mai Yamane - Tasogare (1980 • Continental / Teichiku)

Let's continue our tour of Japan's hidden gems with this killer tune from Mai Yamane's debut LP.

A long time collaborator of Japanese composer Yoko Kanno, Yamane has featured on the soundtracks for several award winning anime series including Macross Plus, Darker Than Black, and Cowboy Bebop; Most notably being the voice behind Kanno's The Real Folk Blues.

Keen listeners may notice the strong similarity between this and Earth Wind & Fire's massive hit, Can't Hide Love; by which Tasogare must have have been inspired. Regardless, this is a song that certainly stands well in it's own right.