Constantly inspiring, these talented folks are killin’ it.
1. Quantic – [visit site]
Will Holland is the Man. His energy and musical imagination are boundless. I play his records with shameless frequency.
2. Boca 45 – [visit site]
UK DJ/producer. Seven inches of freedom!
3. Dr. Rubberfunk – [visit site]
Nice site from this prolific producer!
4. Dublex, Inc. – [visit site]
Funky German producers go all Swiss on this great informational site.
5. Flevans – [visit site]
Cheeky, jazzy breaks and downtempo. Always with a sublime sense of humor. Easily one of my all-time favorites.
6. Beatfanatic – [visit site]
Prolific Swedish producer. Jazzy breaks and funk.
7. Dynamo Productions – [visit site]
Dancefloor breaks & hip-hop.
8. Skeewiff – [visit site]
Heavy 60s go-go breaks and funk.
9. Lily Allen – [visit site]
Go ahead and fall in love. Resistance is futile.
10. James Brown – [visit site]
Its JB’s world. We just live in it.
11. Kraak & Smaak – [visit site]
Slick Flash site from these very funky cats from the Netherlands.
12. Beatonic – [visit site]
Prolific and creative with his mixes, this UK DJ is tearing it up.
13. Basement Jaxx – [visit site]
The rhythm, the tracks, the Basement, the Jaxx.
14. Bugz in the Attic – [visit site]
Great electrofunk and so much more than the Booty La La.
15. My Morning Jacket – [visit site]
The most epic live rock’n’roll band happening right now.
16. Cut Chemist – [visit site]
Mr. McFadden keeps pushing the boundaries of underground hip-hop. Check the new album for all the proof you need.
17. Mstrkrft – [visit site]
The Daft Punk-loving alter ego of Death from Above 1979’s Jesse F. Keeler along with producer Al-P. The handclaps on their remix of Wolfmother’s “Woman” kill it.
18. Alice Russell – [visit site]
The UK Queen of Soul! A huge, soulful voice in front of all manner of organic grooves by TM Juke on her solo recordings. But she’s sung for a lot of other greats, including Quantic and the Quantic Soul Orchestra, Bah Samba, Nostalgia 77, Dublex, Inc., and the Bamboos. Track down all her appearances on record, buy them, and be very very happy.
19. Benjy Ferree – [visit site]
DC native Benjy Ferree’s music sounds like Jack White jamming with Ray
Davies in John Lennon’s back yard, everyone drunk on Iron & Wine.
Recently signed to Domino Records, he’ll be very popular soon.
20. Amy Winehouse – [visit site]
Amy is an amazing UK soul powerhouse. If she gets off the drugs and booze, her third album should be something to look forward to.
21. The Bees – [visit site]
One of my favorite bands since I first heard ‘Sunshine Hit Me.’ The new single crackles!!
22. Lyrics Born – [visit site]
One of my all-time favorite MCs.
23. The Rub – [visit site]
Brooklyn’s s**t-hot hip-hop DJ crew.
24. Million Dollar Disco – [visit site]
The way forward for disco. Tomorrow’s sound today!
25. Dalindeo – [visit site]
Fantastic live jazz-dance sextet from Finland. Antonio Carlos Jobim meets John Barry.
26. Flow Dynamics – [visit site]
Awesome funk work from boogie wunderkind Dave McKinney. And he’s a marine biologist…!
27. Architecture in Helsinki – [visit site]
Funky, quirky Australians make dance music that rocks like vintage Tom Tom Club. Love it.
28. Fernanda Abreu – [visit site]
Deep, kaleidoscopic flash site for the original Brazilian electronic funk pioneer Fernanda Abreu. [She was the first Brazilian artist to make extensive use of a sampler]. Rich with info (in Portugese, of course), the site contains a full discography complete with song and video samples.
29. DJ Format – [visit site]
Tough beats from Matt Ford, aka DJ Format, who describes his sound as “soulful, funk fuelled hip hop.”
30. Ebony Cuts – [visit site]
Disco, soul, funk & old school from talented producers/crate-diggers Gloria & DJ Cuebism. Super-fresh site design wrapped around disco mixes galore to get the party started.
31. Boards of Canada – [visit site]
Some of the most beautifully sublime electronica ever made.
32. DJ Moneyshot – [visit site]
Cardiff’s Mixtape King (that’s in Wales, in case you weren’t aware). Moneyshot’s got breaks, skills, and imagination to spare. Download a mix or two and you’ll agree.
33. TM Juke – [visit site]
Very talented multi-instrumentalist and producer, making Alice Russell sound really good.
34. Kariboo Krew – [visit site]
French DJ crew mixes it up crazy-style, with no regard for trends or sanity. [Down]loads of fun.
35. DJ Jazzy Jeff – [visit site]
One of the originators of the form still rocks the decks like nobody’s business.