Donald Byrd’s Places and Spaces album just reminds me of spring (which has finally arrived here in DC).
Here’s “Southern Freeez,” my favorite track off of the Freeez album Southern Freeez that came out on Beggars Banquet in 1980.
The funky vibes of “Daylight” by RAMP (sampled on “Bonita Applebaum” by A Tribe Called Quest) gets a fine edit by SMQ.
Classic bossa nova on Discos Elenco, my favorite Sea and Cake album, and one jazz-funk raer courtesy Som Records.
DJ D-Mac once again digs deep into the Christmas snow to unearth a stack of lost and not-so-lost holiday vinyl classics. Get ready for a funky funky Christmas!
Recently uncovered treasures include this selection of fine vintage LPs fresh from the field. 1. Funkadelic – Funkadelic’s Greatest Hits [Westbound] Standing on the Verge of Getting It On, Hit It and Quit It, Can You Get to That, etc. 2. Bohannon – Stop & Go [Dakar Records] The solo debut! Before delving deep into disco, Hamilton […]
Another nice stack of wax courtesy Som Records. 1. Jazzy Jay – Cold Chillin’ in the Spot [Def Jam Recordings] An early Def Jam hip-hop classic, the label’s third release. 2. UMC’s – One to Grow On [Wild Pitch Records] A golden-era dancefloor burner. Soulful & uptempo, the way I like it. 3. Main Source – Fakin’ the […]
Another batch of dancefloor bangers sure to rock the s**t out of that upcoming Black Cat gig (and beyond). 1. Mark Ronson – Oh My God – The Super Busdown Remix [Columbia] The Kaiser Chiefs get covered properly with Ms. Lily Allen on vocals. Busta Rhymes adds a choice golden era rap. Oh my Gawd, indeed! […]
A short mid-winter selection of cool cuts. 1. various – Atlantiquity [Atlantic] Killer collection of classic soul, jazz & funk cuts remixed by Quantic, Nu-Mark, and King Britt, among others. 2. Beck – Bad Cartridge (E-Pro) [Interscope] Space Invaders remix treatment of E-Pro. Trying to get caught up on my Beck classics. 3. Amy Winehouse – You Know […]
Picked up a few gems from a street vendor in Williamsburg. 1. Planet Patrol – Cheap Thrills [Tommy Boy] Electro boogie business. 2. Hot Butter – Popcorn [SR International] German pressing of the Moog classic. 3. Mantronix – Music Madness [Sleeping Bag Records] Serious electro. 4. Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus [WMOT Records] Classic b-boy break! 5. End of […]