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Show Archive 1050-1099

December 10, 2021
Break DJ Jan-Kit launches off into worldwide breaks lunacy with Los York's, Akiko Wada, The Soul Searchers, Skorpió and Peter Frampton. Plus beatbox mayhem on Rahzel's Wu interlude, subterranean tactics from Musalini and Marlon Craft, latenight soul from Willie Hutch and a touch of sun from Kendra Morris.
December 3, 2021
B Bad goes full tilt with boombap bangers, rare bootlegs and original samples from Paula Perry, Jay Dee, Floetry, Showbiz & A.G. and Art Blakey. Plus heavy breaks from The Heliocentrics & DJ Roughneck, Kiefer's deep dive into a Crusaders classic, and a fresh drop from Chitown statesman Common.
November 26, 2021
WEFUNK 25th Anniversary Part 2! Kenny Dope goes on a tear through explosive deep funk and holy grails. DJ Format raises the flag on an all-Canadian digging spree through psychedelic rock and soul breaks. And Professor Groove closes the show with a handpicked selection of bass heavy funk favorites and inspirations.
November 19, 2021
WEFUNK 25th Anniversary Part 1! Skratch Bastid educates and elevates as he blasts through our favorite eras, samples and inspirations with signature finesse. Supreme La Rock holds court with an incredible hour of funk & soul breaks from his endless crates. And DJ Static delivers the perfect finale revisiting his favorite joints from our 25 years on the air.
November 12, 2021
Zattar goes on a version excursion through an alternate universe of reggae funk covers by Derrick Harriott, Jean & Trevor, One Blood, Carol Cool and Christine Lewin. Plus Alex Malheiros' sunny "Alto Verão", a love explosion from Transport, and yin yang perfection with Busta and Mary J Blige.
November 5, 2021
Eyesha hits all corners of the groove with thunderclap funk from Sany-G and 20 Dolla Julio, disco edits by Hallex M and Discogram, latin fire with Pablo Ruiz and OG samples from Love Unlimited and The Sylvers. Plus a raucous Pharcyde revamp by DJ Bacon, deep electric soul from Colonel Red and a sweet Belgian dubbel from Placebo and Open Sky Unit.
October 29, 2021
DJ Nyack lays down relentless funk grooves from São Paulo to NYC with Ney Matogrosso, Aláfia, Luther Vandross, Gilberto Gil, Chaka Khan and more. Plus a juicy cut from Mofak & Sally Green, reloaded thumps from Nick Bike and The Deli, and the disco dimensions of Lonnie Liston Smith and Edwards Generation.
October 22, 2021
Sugarface works her magic on Brazilian grooves from Vhoor, Thurzzz and Zulu Kamarão, and worldwide hip-hop from Bu Kolthoum, Yugen Blakrok and Umse. Plus an exultant gospel cover by Sunday Service, Ghanaian gold from the Ogyatanaa Show Band and interstellar synth sensations from XL Middleton and I, Ced.
October 15, 2021
DJ Leecy T seamlessly weaves raw funk from Annie Adams and Speedometer with sureshot hip-hop from C.L. Smooth, Andy Cooper, The Good People and more. Plus a fresh 45 from funk O.G. Rickey Calloway, Orgone's explosive "Strike", and serious street heat from Bronze Nazareth, Rasheed Chappell and Napoleon da Legend.
October 8, 2021
Dr. MaD takes flight with universal grooves and soulful surprises from Guy Cuevas, Anomalie, Seba Kaapstad, Oddisee and Aminé. Plus righteous funk from Hawaii's Seawind, introspective musings from Rejjie Snow and a sendoff to soul jazz voyager Lonnie Smith.
October 1, 2021
Ruby Jane spins tales of love and heartache from the Isley Brothers, Joe Hicks and Marie "Queenie" Lyons alongside early disco gems from Sir Mack Rice, Ann Sexton and more. Plus essential cuts from James Brown right-hand-man Pee Wee Ellis and cinematic trailblazer Melvin Van Peebles, an afrofunk rocket from Common and Seun Kuti, and a salute to the enduring jazz vibes of The Low End Theory.
September 17, 2021
DJ Personify unleashes dusty grooves by Raphael Munnings and Dynamic Walter B, Latin rhythms from Fred Ramirez and Monguito Santamaria, and forgotten hiphop heat by Zion I and Ugly Duckling. Plus jazz break mayhem from Ebi Soda, a homage to graffiti OGs from Kool Taj the Gr8, and radiant R&B remixes from Grooveman Spot and Flipout.
September 10, 2021
DJ Green Giant takes us on a cosmic journey through breaks, soundtracks and hiphop classics featuring Yuji Ohno, Léon Francioli, Jimmy McGriff, EPMD, Craig G and more. Plus Eddie Drennon's soaring "Do What You Gotta Do", masterful flips from King Most and Luciano Sola, and timeless grooves from the mighty P-Funk family.
September 3, 2021
DJ Help goes on a wild groove chase with jazz loops by Bruks Production and Blendcrafters, turbocharged funk by Soopasoul and new jack swing by Michael Jeffries and East Coast Family. Plus a Nicaraguan psych funk inferno from Bwana, untouchable jazz funk from Freddie Hubbard and explosive barwork from Denzel Curry and Lloyd Banks.
August 27, 2021
DJ Cosm goes straight to the heart of the golden era with indelible cuts from Black Moon, Digable Planets, Boogiemonsters, Mathematik and more. Plus mind-melting grooves by Ramsey Lewis and Eugene McDaniels, fresh funk flavor from The Bamboos and the return of the elusive Lauryn Hill on Nas' "Nobody".
August 6, 2021
Senz presses play on underground hip-hop gems including a special spotlight on fellow beatsmiths Coby Ashpis, Lo-Tek, Nicholas Craven, Dr. MaD and more. Plus a mellow meditation by Brainstory, supreme lyrical flex from Tru Trilla and Apathy, and shameless funk swagger from The Time.
July 30, 2021
Skamrok lets the drums pound with golden era joints by Doug E Fresh, MC Lyte, Busy Bee, Demon Boyz, Hardnoise and many more. Plus a front row seat into the diabolical mind and larger-than-life antics of Biz Markie featuring classics, rarities, remixes and his trademark beatbox sounds.
July 23, 2021
DJ Dmoe serves up a rich spread of Colombian boombap, upbeat salsa and Latin funk from Da Steez Brothaz, Ruzto, Charlie Palmieri, Jose Areas and Pearly Queen. Plus a lyrical knockout by Benny Starr, a breakup-makeup cliffhanger from Mononeon & Ledisi, and Freddie Scott's singalong classic "You Got What I Need".
July 16, 2021
Dennis Infante steps up to the plate with firecracker funk from Zone Identity, Lettuce and the Blassics, and next level bumps from Dilla, Max Kane and Seoul Avenger. Plus a righteous groove from H.E.R. and Thundercat, a double dose of Stevie Wonder's magic and soul drenched reworks from Lil Fame and Mumu Fresh.
July 9, 2021
DJ Beaubien brings the sunshine with certified classics from Grace Jones and Frankie Smith, homegrown Vancouver heat from Kristin Fung, and house anthems retouched by Curtis McClain and Dr Packer. Plus big disco smiles from Norman Connors and Ashford & Simpson, irrepressible future soul from Hiatus Kaiyote and a surprisingly perfect blend of Doom and Tatsuro Yamashita.
July 2, 2021
Eric Brwn takes aim at raw hip-hop from Edo G, Original Flavor and the Roots, then lets the groove flow with Jitwam, the Stuyvesants and more. Plus a strong kick in the brass from the Soul Rebels, Joe Tex's essential break "Papa Was Too", and more truth on wax from London collective SAULT.
June 18, 2021
Kwite Sane goes in on the golden era with a full clip of 90s flavors from Main Source, K-Solo, Pharcyde, Cypress Hill and many more. Plus Nina Hagen's delirious ode to "New York, New York", DMX's triumphant last act featuring Griselda, and Kiefer and Frank Reynolds channeling the genius of Roy Ayers.
June 4, 2021
Durand Jones & The Indications hit the summer jam sweetspot, Tall Black Guy invokes a higher consciousness on "We Got to Do Better" and Paul Jackson shows off his bass finesse with Herbie Hancock. Plus boogaloo jazz from Jimmy Sabater and Ramsey Lewis, necksnapping boombap from Black Moon and De La Soul, and a red hot 2-stepper from the Isley Brothers.
May 28, 2021
DJ AmazeMe brings that overproof ouzo with raw joints by Fat Joe, DMX, Afezz, Soul Professa, Emapea and more. Plus heavyweight soul by Darrow Fletcher and Donny Hathaway, O.G. Dilla inspiration by the Isley Brothers, and a paean to Montreal’s fly ladies by Phife Dawg and Illa J.
May 14, 2021
Cidtronyck blasts off on a psychotropic joyride with Suff Daddy, Kan Sano, Kiefer, Bronko Yotte, Evelyn King and more. Plus a boogie essential from Brandi Wells, modern funk powerplays by Frankfurt Funk and Westcoast Stone, and scorched earth penwork from Styles P and Grafh.
May 7, 2021
DJ Cutnice slides effortlessly from soul classics by Marvin Gaye and Inell Young to raw hiphop by KRS-One and world grooves by Sivuca and Quantic. Plus Skyzoo's brassy lament for Brooklyn, a mighty slab of Persian funk from Ziad Rahbani, and blasts of Lagos heat from Aktion and Ofo The Black Company.
April 30, 2021
Emskee lays down rough breaks from Joe Bataan, Warm Excursion and Coconut '74, then grabs the mic to rep his crew The Good People with that hip-hop from the soul. Plus cosmic disco delights by Str4ta and Lonnie Liston Smith, a perfect slice of modern soul by Flashback, and our salute to Digital Underground mastermind Shock G.
April 23, 2021
Shane 2Sweet steps straight out the jungles of Southeast Asia with rare grooves and future knocks by Carefree, Junainah, Kribo Brothers, Ilohshix and Tuantigabelas. Plus fuzzed out breaks from the Gripsweats, a brilliant rework of Fairuz's sultry soul, and a deep-space ride with Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra.
April 16, 2021
Rawsoul rules the nation with a double salute to Jamaica's original natty rebel U-Roy and westcoast stalwart Double K from People Under The Stairs. Plus a boombap bombshell from Busta Rhymes and Premo, serpentine grooves from Mental Abstrato, and Cornbread's heartfelt salute to the late great Guru.
April 2, 2021
Deheb serves up a lush soundscape featuring next wave breakouts MXXWLL, KinKai, Rae Khalil, Pivot Gang and (Liv).e. Plus a majestic MJ x Ummah teamup, instrumental bliss from Pete Rock and falcxne, and a psychedelic ride on the wings of Cymande's "Dove".
March 26, 2021
WEFUNK is back to fuel the funk! Join us on our second funding drive show as we spark off unstoppable grooves from Two Tons and Marvin Gaye, turbocharged remixes from BlaaqGold and AbJo, hometown MTL flavor from The Brooks and an epic mashup featuring ATCQ x Flako.
March 19, 2021
Microphone cheque: WEFUNK launches into another funding drive in support of our parent station CKUT, featuring uplifting grooves by George Benson x Young Pulse, interplanetary funk from Pleasure, an inspired MJ refix by Salaam Remi, and bona fide old school classics from Doug E Fresh, The Fat Boys and more.
March 12, 2021
DJ Suspect returns to the early 2000s with subterranean bangers from Pacewon, Rasco, Truth Enola, K-otix, M-Boogie and more. Plus gorgeous polyphony from Zap Mama, vibrant Afro-Latin grooves from Lekan Babalola and 8-bit arcade wins from Breakpoint and Rhonda Heath.
March 5, 2021
DJ Whut comes correct with rugged hip-hop from Akhenaton, Armani Caesar, Cambatta and Denmark's own Machacha, Swab and Phase 5. Plus perfect poetics from Kooley High, glorious soul from Aaron Frazer, and echoes of C.R.E.A.M. from the Emotions.
February 26, 2021
King GNS delves into the infinite richness of black music as we round out another Black History Month, bringing together gems from Parliament, Nas, Koffee and many more. Plus revolutionary musings from Rich Medina, Minneapolis B-side heat from The Time and luscious modern funk from Ivan Makvel & Maya Killtron.
February 19, 2021
Haitian Star reflects on our wild times with an epic COVID-themed mix featuring songs by Kurtis Blow, Grand Puba, Dark Sun Riders and departed legends Doom, Double K, Ecstasy and Duke Bootee. Plus timeless grooves from Society of Soul, a raised fist anthem by H.E.R. and soulful steps forward from Lonnie Jordan and Brass Construction.
February 12, 2021
DJ Soulbuck takes it back to the essence with golden era anthems and exclusive blends from the SB vault featuring Public Enemy, Tha Alkaholiks, 2Pac and many more. Plus a celebration of Black vitality by the Tribe collective, otherworldly funk from Edwin Birdsong, and our annual salute to the genius of J Dilla.
February 5, 2021
Pro-V dives into the dungeons of rap with street heat from Sans Pression, Daniel Son, Thrust, Gang Starr and more. Plus cosmic travels with the Yussef Dayes Trio, psychedelic Persian funk from Parva and unfadable flows from Smif-N-Wessun and Pharoahe Monch.
January 29, 2021
DJ One Up brings the headnod with Madlib, J-Zen and Dillon Cooper, then fires up the breaks from DJ Dash, MGbility, Bosq and more. Plus tenacious Nigerian funk from Harry Mosco, caramel grooves by the Soul Powers and supercharged hip-hop from Aasim and K'naan.
January 22, 2021
DJ Nobunaga leaves no stone unturned with a wide open mix through crisp covers, Pan-American breaks, James Brown side projects, hard grooving new jack swing and a touch of Purple alchemy. Plus spirited soul from Wayne Davis, fantastic flips by DJ Muro and Soul Supreme, and champagne and caviar dreams from JayKin.
January 15, 2021
DJ Soo brews a kaleidoscopic blend of R&B, soul and afrobeats with Jarreau Vandal, Debarge, Thundercat, Mura Masa and more. Plus vault gold from Tuxedo, soaring future jazz by Natalie Slade and souled-out flips from J.Robb and Daniel Crawford.
January 8, 2021
Gil Masuda returns to his roots with undeniable grooves from the Soul Searchers, Betty Davis, Bernard Wright, Liberty Silver and Gonzalez. Plus an all out tribute to everyone's favorite masked villain MF Doom and a heartfelt salute to modern funk icon K-Maxx.
December 11, 2020
Freddy Jay steps back in the ring with cunning combos and surprise jabs from Busta, Kardinal, MJ, Sam Cooke and Procol Harum. Plus a soulful sleigh ride with Kelly Finnigan, braggadocious flow from Billy Danze and gutbucket funk from Sly & the Family Stone.
December 4, 2020
DJ Ice-B goes down memory lane with prime cuts from France's golden era by IAM, Ärsenik, Le 3ème Oeil, Rocca and more. Plus sizzling scorchers from Boca 45 and No Panty, sunny Afro-Caribbean vibes from Waahli, and Raquel Rodriguez's tender and sublime "Don't Be Afraid".
November 27, 2020
O.S.U.M. hits all the sweet spots with sumptuous soul samples, booming hiphop and exquisite jazz cuts from Bobbi Humphrey, Diana Ross, Evidence, 45 King, Yusef Lateef and more. Plus gritty street heat from the Lox, Rance Allen's ferocious "Talk That Talk", and a revamped "Tramp" by Tijuana legends Los Rockin Devil's.
November 20, 2020
Kutcorners keeps the groove tight with a fat stack of his own productions, collabs with Big Jacks and Amalia, and dancefloor gems from Pat Lok and Ron Trent. Plus breezy bangers from Sly5thAve and Potatohead People, modern soul magic by Ivan Neville, and lush second takes from Alex Isley and Platinum Pied Pipers.
November 13, 2020
Benny Lava brings the heat with rambunctious breaks from Funky Bijou and Ray Camacho, unsung Montreal cuts by Side C and City on the Talkbox, and cool-out beats from Nujabes and Hazel. Plus a latenight Loft classic from Sun Palace, Mofak's monster groove "Do Better" and a thumping Cincinnati tribute by hometown hero Main Flow.
November 6, 2020
Rob Manga fires up his 45s for a soulful cookout with Leroy Hutson, Emilio Santiago, Rokk, Osmar Milito and Womack & Womack. Plus addictive grooves from The Brooks and Neal Francis, a steely salvo from Common and Black Thought, and Snips' wicked retcon of a New Edition classic.
October 30, 2020
Gones takes the wheel for a wild ride through heavy jazz grooves from Pharoah Sanders and Donald Byrd, Brazilian gems from Cassiano and Marcos Valle, and killer covers from La Famille and Jiro Inagaki. Plus pure P-Funk brilliance from Junie Morrison, a dreamteam alliance with Mos Def and DJ Honda, and Pieces of a Man's fresh take on a Gil Scott-Heron classic.
October 23, 2020
JNR surprises with B-side sleepers and underground heat from Heltah Skeltah, Singapore Kane, Sean Hines, Cookin Soul and many more. Plus the Monophonics' defiant "Last One Standing", spaced-out breaks from Pigalle Connection and a fly family affair with Lou Phelps and Kaytranada.