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…