1. Funk 45 – [visit site]
Deep resource for funk collectors. Includes sound samples and info.
2. All Music – [visit site]
Exhaustive informational site about all kinds of music.
3. Boogieburg – [visit site]
Nice site from this music-obsessed DJ collective in Blacksburg, VA. Great mixes available here.
4. Blaxploitation – [visit site]
Dope site devoted to that venerable genre. The soundtracks section is especially tasty.
5. Not Coming – [visit site]
Movies you didn’t see the first time around.
6. Wax Poetics – [visit site]
Magazine dedicated to hip-hop, jazz, funk & soul.
7. Daily Candy – [visit site]
Mostly for the ladies, this city-by-city web guide tells you where to go and what to do. Something different every day.
8. D-Mac Industries – [visit site]
Nothing but metal. So necessary.
9. Soul Strut – [visit site]
Crate digging and hip-hop culture. All sorts of knowledge dropped. Superstar DJs are known to lurk here, scouting for rare record titles.
10. Rocketboom – [visit site]
Amanda Congdon was the web’s It Girl, now fielding TV offers. So I’ve been warming up to Joanne Colan and her ever-so-sophisticated accent.
11. Disco Music – [visit site]
12. Waxidermy – [visit site]
For folks who love old records.
13. A/K/A Tommy Chong – [visit site]
A film that needs to be seen.
14. Solid Steel Radio – [visit site]
Weekly podcasts of top-notch mixes from international DJs.
15. The Modernist – [visit site]
Sex, culture, travel and the new internationalism.
16. Jelly Jazz – [visit site]
Funky, jazzy club night in southwest England. Check out their killer downloadable mixes and enviable galleries of rare 45s and LPs.
17. Engrish – [visit site]
18. Blentwell – [visit site]
Mixes, mixes & more mixes! Download to your heart’s content.
19. Russel Peters – [visit site]
Dude is too funny. Here’s a video of his now-legendary comedy special.
20. Show and Tell Music – [visit site]
Lovingly maintained archive of lost and long-forgotten LPs from the 1950s, 60s & 70s. A personal favorite is the G-Stringers, a folk group from Vassar College. Incredible eye candy and a growing catalog of reissue CDs.
21. Essential Mix – [visit site]
Awesome subscription-only mix site with dope mixes from the likes of Mark Ronson, Optimo, Coldcut, Francois K., Krafty Kuts, Tom Middleton and many, many more.
22. At the Funhouse – [visit site]
Social blog to keep you up to date on what’s happening in the DC nightlife scene.
23. Essential Mix Archive – [visit site]
Tired of trying to collect broadcasts one-by-one? Get ’em all here on DVD for one low price.
24. Tru Thoughts Obsession – [visit site]
Super-informative (and obviously obsessive) site all about the mighty Tru Thoughts label, home to Alice Russell, Belleruche, Diesler, Freddie Cruger, Hint, Jumbonics, Kinny & Horne, Lanu, Me & You, Nostalgia 77, Quantic, Rob Luis, The Bamboos, The Broken Keys, and TM Juke.
25. Wallpaper Music – [visit site]
Loads of groovy album covers with MP3-quality sound samples on this very raers-friendly site by fellow Soul Strutters.
26. Disco Break – [visit site]
Nice collection of downloadable mixes and DJ-friendly disco edits of classic rock and funk cuts by ZZ Top, Nazareth, the Blackbyrds, Sugarloaf, Yes, etc. by Canadian DJ Brad Slyde.
27. Waxing Deep – [visit site]
Soul Strutter Dan Zacks’ stellar radio show & record label. Check out the site for downloadable show archives and be sure to drop some coin on Dan’s truly amazing Cuban funk compilation, Si, Para Usted.
28. Soul Bounce – [visit site]
Nice blog site about all matter of soul and r’n’b. Fresh design, refreshing perspective. Love it.
29. Pearson Towers – [visit site]
Really nice source for downloadable mixes, linked by a community of users. In the words of the founder/administrator: “pearsontowers is all about man’s beautiful love affair with DJs and mix tapes.”