Its been a while since I’ve put up a chart. But I most definitely have been shopping! Feeling these as of late.

1.  Dunkelbunt – The Chocolate Butterfly [Chat Chapeau]
Balkan horns meet ragga toasting over some broken beats. Dope!

2.  The Broken Keys – The Witch [Tru Thoughts]
The Music Machine’s classic “Talk Talk” gets chopped up into a funky mess.

3.  Nostalgia 77 – Lifetime Search [Tru Thoughts white label promo]
Quantic & Alice Russell meet the Talking Heads. Whoa.

4.  A-KO – Soul ’69 [Melting Pot Music]
A-KO kills it with this cut’n’paste funk number. MPM is quickly becoming the label to beat.

5.  Coldcut – Everything is Under Control [Ninja Tune]
Jon Spencer does his hipster growling blues vocal approximation over some appropriately aggro/electro Coldcut beats. The Solid Groove Dub is where it is at.

6.  All Good Funk Alliance – Super Jam (Flow Dynamics Remix) [Funk Weapons]
Surefire dancefloor jam from DC’s own AGFA.

7.  DJ Regal – Rock the Funky Beat [Funk Weapons]
Disco-flavored funk from DJ Regal. Another nice one from Funk Weapons.

8.  Elemental – Grand Tour [Cookshop]
Jazzy UK hip-hop from the Taster 3 EP on Cookshop. Such nice folks over there in Brighton.

9.  Lost Idol – Firmly Rooted (Hint Remix) [Cookshop]
Another nice EP from label-head Lost Idol. Very organic, smooth jazzy feel. A jumpy bassline keeps it moving along nicely.

10.  Alice Russell – Fly in the Hand [Tru Thoughts]
Ms. Russell simply runs things. Her DC appearance from November is still fresh in the memory. So much soul…

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