Posts Tagged ‘afro-funk’

Song of the Day: William Onyeabor “Fantastic Man”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
Dec 03, 2014

Luaka Bop has just released a limited two-volume box set of William Onyeabor’s entire discography. Check the unique electro funk sound of “Fantastic Man.”

Song of the Day: Monomono “Give the Beggar a Chance”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
Jun 04, 2014

Here’s a rare Afro rock-psych bomb from Nigeria’s Monomono. I was lucky enough to find a copy of this LP in Kano, Nigeria in 2009. Out of the whole stack of records I took home with me, this is probably my favorite, front to back. Rock solid Afro rock from the first track to the last.

Sol Power All-Stars at U Street Music Hall

Posted by: Deep Sang
Apr 25, 2012

This Friday, April 27th the SOL POWER ALLSTARS bring their house-influenced samba, salsa, Afrobeat and cumbia sounda to Red Fridays with opening support from Joe L!

Song of the Day – Kabbala “Ashewo Ara (Meistro’s Sol Power Stomp)”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
Feb 02, 2012

Here’s a bit of shameless self promotion. I’ve been sitting on this little edit I did of Kabbala’s Afro disco classic “Ashewo Ara” for a minute. Figured it was time to share. Can’t wait to test this one at Sol Power this weekend, along with a few other fresh Sol Power edits we’ve been cooking up.

Sol Power Tonight at ESL

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Dec 03, 2011

Tonight DJ Stylus, Meistro, and Deep Sang continue their bi-monthly residency as the Sol Power All Stars at the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge. Get ready for another incredible night of the sounds of the African diaspora: samba, salsa, afrobeat, cumbia, merengue, afro-latin deep house and more.

Call It An Addiction

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Apr 30, 2008

Can’t stop, won’t stop buying records. 1.  MRR-ADM feat Malcolm Catto – [untitled] track 01 [MRR] Breaks-heavy, tripped-out, analog-synth psychedelic madness. An instant Soul Strut classic! 2.  African Music Machine – Black Water Gold [Paul Winley Records] Afro-funk disco excellence from the Super Disco Brakes Vol. 8 EP. 3.  Lito Barrientos y su Orquesta – Cumbia en Do […]

Brush With Crateness

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
May 17, 2007

More records. Always more records… 1.  Greenskeepers – Polo Club [Om Records] Greenskeepers strap on indie guitars for all the girls at the polo club. 2.  shante – Big Mama [Livin’ Large] The disses fly fast and furious on this classic hip-hop banger from 1992. 3.  Justin Timberlake – My Love (remix) [Money Studies] From the Money Lotion […]

Warm It Up

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Apr 22, 2007

Feels like summer. Time for new records! 1.  Jonathan Krisp – 52nd Street [Cookshop] Ridiculously catchy new single from Mr. Krisp. Inna soulful drum’n’bass stylee I can get behind. 2.  Cedar Walton – Low Rider [white label] As hyped by the Idjut Boys on their Press Play mix, this is a great electrofunkified cover of the War […]

Spring in the Dancestep

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Mar 11, 2007

More crate essentials courtesy Turntable Lab, DJ Hut, Soul Strut and eBay.. 1.  Boz Scaggs – Lowdown [white label] The smooth blue-eyed R&B classic on a nice loud 12″. 2.  Nelly Furtado & Boz Scaggs – Promiscuous Lowdown [n/a] Nelly Furtado nestles up nicely with Boz Scaggs in this tasty MP3-only mash-up, courtesy Soul Strut. 3.  Soothsayers – […]

Summer [Break] Madness

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Aug 15, 2006

Heretofore uncharted territory, now to be meticulously recorded for posterity. 1.  various – REBTUZ Presents (EP 5) [Tru Thoughts] copyright-defying fun featuring Kinny & Horne vocals 2.  Dr. Rubberfunk – Riding With the Ratman [GPS] slick street-wise funk, great vocal sample 3.  Skeewiff – Wet Your Beak EP [Jalapeno] Cheeky, funky, breaky goodness. 4.  Nuyorican Soul – Runaway [Giant […]