Last Friday marked the release of the highly anticipated 2nd full length project by Modern Funk’s #1 ambassador DâM-FunK, “Invite The Light”. DâM’s been granting us with his musical generosity since his release of ToEachIzOwn, back in 2008, with a load of unreleased tracks via his Soundcloud, and also with his other projects with Steve Arrington & Snoopzilla, so let’s just say cats were ready for this one to drop. Read more.
This week’s Voyage Funktastique Show was blessed with a guest set by Professor Groove, of WeFunk Radio, and it was 55 minutes of pure contagious Funk vibes; I always dig his sets and enjoy seeing him explore & dive into his favourite spectrums of Funk. Read more.
The night before the show, I was truly headed to a “Future Funk” vortex, and reminded myself that I needed to include some Modern Funk and some classics, such as Don Blackman’s Heart Desire. Read more.
It’s always an hard task to pick “one track’ for this weekly review, especially when one of your top labels, Omega Supreme Records, releases 2 projects in the same week; Is This The Future Vol.2, a limited edition cassette and Open Labs, this 1st project of Midnight Runners on OSR (which I’ll cover next week). Read more.
Back at it from a long hiatus, I’ve noticed that I haven’t wrote an article since the show was blessed by a new intro, custom made by my homie Temu. It’s an ode to Lakeside’s fabulous “Fantastic Voyage” with Temu’s special spices sprinkled all over. Read more.
Versatility is a must in nowadays musical landscape, and producer extraordinaire, Flamingosis, has definitely live up to that statement. The New Jersey native has mastered the art of sampling to a level where he is praised both by Future Funk & Hip Hop heads. His latest project, Kahunastyle, via Keats Collective, is a true example of how Flamingosis flips samples with his own signature; switching from boom-bap, to disco, boogie, soul, funk and chill wave. Read more.
It’s been a fruitful week concerning modern funk releases, and I could have done 3 or 4 articles regarding the selections in the latest Voyage Funktastique show; I cannot overlook the monstrous release by newcomer MXXWLL, and his banger 4 U (link), which has received solid reviews from many heads, such as Prof.Logik, M-Phazes & Neguim. Read more.
For this week’s write-up, I want to feature a compilation from the label Slightly Transformed, based in London, and curated by my homie Ash Reynolds. I’ve played a few tracks in the previous shows, and I wanted to introduce you to Wasted Nights, a producer hailing from Italy, and his tracks “She’s Got It”. Read more.
Another great week regarding Modern Funk releases – the new Social Lovers LP via Cherries Records in which I featured “Lover’s Theme” and also, the monstrous EP by Sven Atterton, The Cove, via Omega Supreme Records. Read more.
Back with the 1st Voyage Funktastique Show of 2015, and I had a good 5 weeks of compiling new material for the show; first, I have to thank my homie Temu (which I featured his latest track Temu’s Talkbox Groove to start the show) for his amazing performance at the VF monthly night at Bar Le Bleury, and special mention of honour to Professor Groove (WEFUNK) for handling the logistics and making it happen so fast. Read more.
Every week, it’s the same dilemma; which track should I write about, and for this week’s show, it was the same story, although Temu made it a little easier on me, with his latest release, Funkadophilus, featuring the Brass Operator. Read more.
I’m back, after a little (too) long break, with some new modern funk heat by Sven Atterton, Last Of The Mullets, off his Vapor EP that came out a few weeks ago, via Upper Cuts, based in London. Read more.
In the past few days, there has been a ton of great new material, including the latest EP by Dabeull and also a new cassette, Is This The Future Vol.1, released by Omega Supreme Records, in collaboration with Mo Funk Records.
<a href="http://omegasupremerecords.com/album/is-this-the-future-vol-1">IS THIS THE FUTURE? VOL.1 by featuring MOFUNK RECORDS. Read more.
Lots of new interesting releases in the upcoming week, including the latest DOC Mastermind project, Uyuni, which will be released in 2 parts; Part 1 on October 20th via Laroche Records (Link), and Part 2 via Expansions Collective (Link). Read more.
In this week’s show, I had the privilege to present a guest mix by Sean Rowlands (FlavorSavor); full of funk nuggets and heaters…45 minutes of pure funk. On my part, I just received the latest First Touch joint, Sure Feels Good To Me, released on June 30th via Hot Shots Sounds, a label operated by Inkswel and Benny Badge. Read more.
Back from L.A., where I had the chance to play an all 45’s set at the world famous Funkmosphere night at The Virgil, assist to the Beat Swap Meet, and meet some of my favourite artists. This week’s show marked the 1st year anniversary of Voyage Funktastique, and the best way to celebrate this milestone was to play the newest release on Omega Supreme Records, The Spectrum by Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble. Read more.
There’s a lot of reasons why I look forward for my weekly show, and one of them is to showcase guest mixes from Dj’s that I look up to; in this week’s episode, it was Hotthobo’s turn to provide the modern funk vibes, and he didn’t disappoint with a few exclusives; on my part, I wanted to shed some light on this new album that just came out on Expansions Collective: ASA by Dagmxy (a trio composed by DOC Mastermind, Axion 117 & Go YaMa). Read more.