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Show Archive 700-749

September 13, 2013
Soul Supreme: The Cheeba Cheeba Kid puts the spotlight on Willie Hutch's exquisite songwriting & production on tracks by The Sisters Love, Marvin Gaye, Choo Choo Montgomery, Jackson 5, Gwen McCrae and many more. Plus hip hop takes on Willie Hutch from UGK, Outkast and Japan's Toshinobu Kubota, as well as a lost Dilla beat found and perfected by the Yancey Boys & Common, and fiery West African funk by Moussa Dumbia.
September 6, 2013
Heat rising: Bain Magique's got lots of hazy soul and moody grooves from Flying Lotus, Light of the World, Theo Parrish, Junei, Ohio Players and more. Plus the infectious boogie of Karen Silver retouched by Fingerman, lyrical calisthenics from Blackalicious' debut EP, and toasting meets jeep beats on Kenny Dope & Shaggy's classic "Gunshot".
August 16, 2013 steps on the set with blends blazing and cuts razor sharp as he throws down bangers from Joell Ortiz, Non Phixion and Too Short alongside trademark mashups and lots of Canadian joints by King Reign, Saukrates, Rascalz, Kardinal and more. Plus a R.I.P. tribute to spaced-out jazz funk alchemist George Duke, conscious lyrics from Chi-town representatives F. Stokes and Stark, and power combo Ruste Juxx, Rock & Vinny Paz flowing over brooding beats by Kyo Itachi.
August 2, 2013
DJ Lexis leans heavy on the jazz - from John Klemmer's wild "Free Soul" sax romp to Leon Thomas' cosmic "Shape Your Mind to Die" and lots more from Sun Palace, Placebo, Cortex and Jon Lucien. Plus Elvis Costello's soulful connection with the inimitable Roots crew, some instrumental magic by Evil Needle, and tasty soul-jazz cuts from Ramsey Lewis, Brother Jack McDuff and Cannonball Adderley.
July 26, 2013
Featuring jazz drenched hip-hop by Japan's DJ Muro and the legendary Quincy Jones, nu boogie grooves from Kon's new album "On My Way", and homegrown heat by Canadian artists Maestro Fresh Wes, Chris Quotes and Loe Pesci. Plus fresh NYC soul sounds from Lady and Charles Bradley, new wave breaks by The Bloods, and old school funk favorites from Suzy Q, The Time, and early Earth Wind & Fire.
July 19, 2013
Santiago unlocks the boogie vaults for 80s gems by Slave, Charles Earland, Fresh Band, Cash, Vaughan Mason, and a long-lost cut from Aurra. Plus blazing Venezuelan funk by Phirpo y Sus Caribes, 9th Creation's sample classic "Bubble Gum", an uptempo burner from J. Cole's sophomore release "Born Sinner", and a double shot of Nomadic Massive and family.
July 12, 2013
Simahlak tears into rough funk breaks and gritty bangers by Cyril Neville, Soul Machine, Action Bronson, Jai Nitai Lotus, Company Flow and more. Plus raw lyrical flows from Bumpy Knuckles with Nas & Premo, a banging Gang Starr remix by France's DJ Duke, Bay Area to Finland soul connection from Myron & E with The Soul Investigators, and feel good grooves by Jocelyn Brown and Tuxedo.
June 28, 2013
Rawsoul brings on laidback reggae riddims from Jamalski, Welton Irie & Michigan and dubby beats by Tappa Zuckie and Ranking Dread. Plus lush Brazilian sounds from Arthur Verocai, a smoothed out A.Z. sure-shot off his upcoming "Doe or Die 2" LP, latin flute breaks from Ricardo Marrero, boogie steppers by Strike One and Vance & Suzzanne, and the jazz-infused Organized Konfusion "3-2-1" back to back with the original Blue Mitchell.
June 21, 2013
Featuring a double shot of Nas (custom Static blend plus original "It Ain't Hard to Tell" demo), raw Russian funk heat from The Soul Searchers, lazy afternoon grooves by the Riot Jazz Brass Band and Minnie Riperton, a "Party & Bullshit" '71 vs '93 sample moment, dancefloor cuts from Bell & James and Pleasure, and dusty 90s hiphop gems by Blacksheep, LONS, and Troubleneck Bros.
June 14, 2013
The Connection: Lord Jazz from legendary crew Lords of the Underground blesses WEFUNK with grimy selections from Bumpy Knuckles, Prince AK, and Action Bronson f/ Kool G Rap, along with plenty of underground bangers from the LOTUG family (Doitall, Lord Jazz, and daughter DJ Glo). Plus a cut from Sharon Jones' new LP, a Sugarhill Gang summertime anthem recut by Theo Parrish, and rest in peace to Bay-area funk icon Darondo.
June 7, 2013
DJ Kobal sweetens the pot with Prelude jams from Jeanette "Lady" Day & Unlimited Touch, Eastbound Expressway's fuzz-boogie dancer "Never Let Go", and lots of 90s French hip hop from K-Rhyme le Roi, MC Solaar, the X.Men, and Quebec's Atach Tatuq. Plus some West Indian flavors on Wio-K's track "Foot Loose", a cut-heavy remix of A-Trak's "Disco Nap" by the inimitable DJ Q-Bert, and soulful slo-mo grooves emanating from Leon Ware, Daft Punk & Charles Bradley.
May 31, 2013
Everything good to you: DJ F.U.N.K. dabbles in eclectic funk from Mandrill's wild fusion to Alan Parsons' future groove, Mr. Scruff's wonky breaks, and Sly & Robbie and Prince Blackman's dubbed-out doppelgangers. Plus new soul from Sky Hi's "Reality Check" EP, a C.R.E.A.M. re-interpretation by IV the Polymath, and brooding new joints from Durag Dynasty, Pusha T and Malik B.
May 24, 2013
Premium blend: DJ Platurn & DJ Enki mix & match Raekwon, Volume 10, Too Short, DJ Quik, Mobb Deep and more on "Blendapella" Vol 2. Plus the psychedelic soul of Michael Leonhart and Didier's Sound Spectrum, solid funk from the Dynamites and Bobby Byrd, hip-hop in its purest form on De La Soul's "Get Away", and jeep beats from Action Bronson, Styles P and Marco Polo.
May 17, 2013
DJ Calkuta brings it rough & tough with raw funk breaks by the Sadistic Mika Band, Willie Henderson and the Chambers Brothers, then kicks up the groove with rollerboogie favorites from Skyy, Sharon Redd, Slave, The Fantastic Aleems and more. Plus funked up dancefloor remixes of Stetsasonic and De La Soul, timeless blue eyed soul from Boz Scaggs, Italo synths by Gino Soccio, and the Netherlands' Propo'88 & Blabbermouf bringing that boombap straight from '93.
May 10, 2013
Mother Beautiful: The Cheeba Cheeba Kid pays tribute to the mothers of the world with songs from Bohannon, Aleke Kanonu, Funkadelic, Bukky Leo and Sly & The Family Stone. Plus a retrospective of Willie Hutch's incomparable soul from '73 to '77, a groove-heavy remix of Gang Starr's DWYCK by Steely Chan, smoothed out stepping disco from Arthur Adams & Leprechaun, and jazz infused rhymes from long-time collaborators Blu & Exile.
April 26, 2013
The Ultimate: DJ Hudge cooks up a beat buffet spanning from Omar's new "The Man" to NZ flavors from Home Brew, French Moog heat by Marc Moulin, summer vibes from Linda Williams, Nas & Premo remixes by Funky DL and K-Def, a double shot from Soundsci, and sample moment classics with A Tribe Called Quest and Pete Rock & CL Smooth. Plus heavy boogie bass by Harlem Nights & D-Train, soul vibrations from Al Green & Gil Scott-Heron, and frenetic disco scorchers by High Fidelity and Eddie & The Movement.
April 19, 2013
Brad Slyde is back on the set with extendo-funk vamps from Vulfpeck, Marvin Gaye, Vincent Montana Jr, and Lettuce featuring JBs legends Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis. Plus new underground bangers from Sean Price and Demigodz, alternate-version breaks by Cookin' on 3 Burners and Erlon Chaves, and a DJ Clue throwback with lyrical heavyweights Method Man, Eminem and Royce da 5'9".
April 12, 2013
Ruby Jane celebrates the iconic voice and piano of Nina Simone with remixes and hip hop treatments from Talib, Brother Ali, Mary J. Blige, RocknRolla Soundsystem and more. Plus we pay tribute to funk/jazz heavyweight Don Blackman, Spectac & Shakim spit truth over a gritty James Brown beat, and RH Factor & D'Angelo combine for a soulful double-dose.
April 5, 2013
Aloe Blacc & Charles Bradley share the stage on Nu-Mark's soul burner "Don't Play Around", the Commodores get existential on their epic "Assembly Line", and the Beastie Boys and Mixmaster Mike tear it down with just 2 turntables and a microphone. Plus an indie hiphop classic by Copenhagen's Boulevard Connection, sample moments from Midnight Star and Claudja Barry, and smiling soul grooves by Pure Pleasure, Eddie Robinson & 9th Creation.
March 29, 2013
Hard Hitter: Sweet Daddy Luv revisits Mo' Wax's leftfield beats & hip hop eclecticism with tracks by DJ Krush, Dr. Octagon and Atmos, then digs on some soundtrack and library gems from Nick Ingram, Rose Royce and Bernard Purdie. Plus heavy Afro-funk breaks from M'bamina, Pete Rock's driving rework of Robert Glasper's "Black Radio", and a laid back reinterpretation of Jill Scott's "Golden" by Montreal's Kaytranada.
March 22, 2013
Walla P pops the cork on some jazzed-out beats by Darryl Reeves & Moods, head nod raps from Chi-Ali & Organized Konfusion and the future-funk production of XL Middleton & Tall Black Guy. Plus funky flute from Groove Collective and the John Danser Octet, nasty rock breaks by Elephant's Memory & Sarolta Zalatnay, and hiphop-reggae boom tunes from Shabba, KRS-One and Vicious.
March 15, 2013
Rawsoul breaks out a bunch of lost 90s hip hop B-sides and remixes including the YG'z, Spearhead and Quinton, as well as dusty boogie from Enchantment and P-Funk family funk from the Sweat Band, Junie and Prince Charles. Plus some fat analog bass from Baby Oliver and K.I.D., transatlantic collabos by Moka Only/Chief and SoundSci, a sunny reggaefied Jacksons cover from Ruddy Thomas & Welton Irie, and a choice cut from producer Ayentee's remix project "Frankensteined".
March 8, 2013
Featuring two massive posse cuts from veterans Kool G Rap & Ras Kass and up-and-comers Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$, a Truth & Soul sure shot with Lady's "Get Ready", Balance & The Traveling Sounds's lively new take on Aretha's "Jump to It", a couple heavenly breaks by The Violinaires and Bill Moss & The Celestials, and a WEFUNK sample moment featuring EPMD vs the indelible soul of Faze-O's "Riding High".
March 1, 2013
DJ Ilya joins us as we get into loads of disco heat by Skyy, Teddy Pendergrass, Loose Change, Leon Haywood and more. Plus early disco raps from Jocko and Crown Heights Affair, and 80s electro with Dr Dre's original group the World Class Wreckin' Cru.
February 22, 2013
Andy Williams is back with breakup/makeup soul by the Chi-Lites, frenetic fiddle funk from Michael White, sample fodder by Rene Costy and hard-pushing instrumentals from the Nite Liters and Hot Butter. Plus jazz-fueled funk from Marius Cultier and Gregory Porter, and sample moments by Kool G Rap + Fania All Stars and Diamond D + Kleeer.
February 15, 2013
Dilla Day: Scott C dives into the depths of James Yancey's beatmaking brilliance, including collabos, posthumous releases, beattape demos and much more. Plus a dreamy soundscape by Nujabes (RIP) and blatant "funk fakes" from Ebonee Webb, Kwick and James Brown.
February 8, 2013
Triple Tribute: WEFUNK salutes the jazz funk inspiration of Donald Byrd's "Places and Space" and "Love's So Far Away", the silky voice and guitar of the Ohio Players' Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, and Dilla's treats from the vault all the way from soulful to pure rawness.
February 1, 2013
Zattar gets into grease soaked disco and fat 80s funk sounds from Gary Davis, Checker Kabb, JP's Force, Sumy and Mixed Grill. Plus "Drivin' Round" by New York powerhouse Wu Block (Wu-Tang x D-Block), a cut from Talib Kweli and Z-Trip's free mixtape "Attack the Block", Roger Troutman's Zapp side-projects with Dick Smith and Bobby Glover, and G-Funk era jams by Snoop, Dogg Pound and N.W.A..
January 25, 2013
Bain Magique brings on the sunshine with soul sweetness by The Stuyvesants and Promise, feel good grooves from the Dazz Band and Aurra, and boogie by LJ Reynolds and Kinky Foxx. Jai Nitai Lotus and Public Enemy manifest truth through music on their latest offerings, Patrice Rushen and Deniece Williams lay down luscious slow jams, and Georgia Soul Council revisit a Gil Scott-Heron classic.
January 18, 2013
DJ Devious rocks the set with 80s funk jams from Cameo, Mtume and Ozone, then some raw golden age rap by J Rock, Supreme Nyborn, Kool G Rap and many more. Plus fat funk synths for the poppers with Jerry Knight and Frankfurt Funk/Kreamcicle, and raw beats and rhymes by Queens representatives Noreaga and Prodigy.
January 11, 2013
15 nations under a groove: Static and Groove follow up on our latest European tour with a journey through hip hop & funk from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
January 4, 2013
DJ Camero pulls us deep into smokey beats by Evil Needle, the Poets of Thought and Oddisee, then heats it up with (nu)boogie flavors from Neighbour, the Universal Robot Band and Phonat. Plus we pay tribute to the bold funk of "Soul Sister #1" Marva Whitney, and BX heavyweights unite on the posse cut "Cross Bronx Expressway".
December 21, 2012
Three piece dinner: The Cheeba Cheeba Kid dishes up favorite recent cuts, including throwback funk & soul from The Bamboos and Kylie Auldist, electro boogie by Breakbot and Kill Paris, and "high weirdness" from THEESatisfaction and Birdy Nam Nam. Plus: Bo Diddley talks some funky smack to Jerome, Zed Bias puts a twist on classic Eddie Kendricks, and Theophilus London and The Dap-Kings team up for a funky Nat King Cole remake.
December 14, 2012
Featuring soaring soulful sounds from Lady, Universe City and Marvin Gaye, rough disco by The Brothers, and paisley-painted soul jazz from Rotary Connection and Weldon Irvine. Plus Montreal beatsmiths Toast Dawg and Kaytranada flex their production prowess, and Abdominal moves to an acoustic phase with his new band The Obliques.
November 23, 2012
Future-retro: Ruby Jane gets into electroswing inspired tracks from Brenda Boykin, Esthero, and Common with Jill Scott. Plus bass-heavy East Coast funk by EPMD and Hit Squad associates, rough grooves from The Inmates and Ikebe Shakedown, jazz breaks & samples by Keith Mansfield and Al Hirt, and demos & cover versions from Michael Jackson, Jack McDuff and Momodelic.
November 16, 2012
DJ F.U.N.K. strips down to his "dangles & indescribables" including Lalo Schifrin, Marvin Gaye vs Outkast, Aretha vs Mos Def, Prison Garde, RJD2 and more. Plus funk edits from Final Edition and I-Level, a blazing new track from Montreal's own Lotus Jai Nitai, a live BBC one version of the Roots' classic "The Seed", and MF DOOM and Jneiro Jarel team up as JJ DOOM.
November 9, 2012
DJ Simahlak serves up a full spectrum of funk & soul, from a classic Soul Searchers drumbreak to disco by the Brothers Johnson, sweet soul from Marvin Gaye, funk rawness by Larry Ellis, popping grooves from Zapp & One Way and much more. DJ Static marks the 1 year anniversary of the Heavster's passing with choice rare & classic cuts, and Groove gets into funky reggae including legendary Studio One versions and a Nautilus cover by Blundetto & Shawn Lee.
November 2, 2012
Funding drive 2012 part 2: Busy Bee's "Making Cash Money" and Rick James' "Money Talks" set the tone as we raise needed cash for CKUT, featuring pure soul sounds from The Delfonics and The Third Wave, 80s funk favorites by The Time and Bernard Wright, breakbeat fury from Rasheed Chapell with DJ Scratch, and certified classics from Pharoahe Monch, MC Lyte and Afrika Bambaataa.
October 26, 2012
Funding drive 2012 part 1: We entice you to donate to our parent station CKUT with lots of raw funk from Alvin Cash and Hebrew Rogers, soulful grooves by Freddie Scott and Leon Ware, ruff-n-rugged beats from Stones Throw's Willie Evans Jr., plus a visit from our favorite funkologist Duke Eatmon.
October 19, 2012
Ten tons of drums: Frank BLVD gives the drummer some with funk breaks by Wilbur "Bad" Bascomb, Andre Ceccarelli, Charly Antolini, George Semper, Can, Big John Hamilton and more. Plus grimy 90s selections from Al'Tariq and Grav, new & old funk flips by Osaka Monaurail and Erlon Chaves, a P-Funk double shot, and hydraulicized trunk beats from X Clan, Xzibit and edIT.
October 12, 2012
Walla P invokes smokey headnod beats by The Visioneers, Mitsu the Beats, Godfather Don and Oddisee, and synthed-out new funk from Wayne Tweed, Vanilla and East Liberty Quarters. Plus some dusty soul by Eddie & Ernie, lots of African/Brazilian/Cuban funk, and Steely Chan's Rawkus-vs-Shawn Lee rework of Reflection Eternal's "On Mission".
October 5, 2012
Steeped in Soul: Rawsoul's in residence as we weave through decades of soulful grooves, from 70s magic by Willie Hutch & Minnie Riperton, to R&B remixes by SWV & Xscape, to Brazilian sounds from Jorge Ben & Som Tres and more. Plus poetic musings from Brownsville veteran KA and instrumental magic from MPC beatsmith B.Durazzo.
September 28, 2012
Extended Play: Brad Slyde's got those stretched out jams from Antibalas, Lettuce, DC funksters E.U. and Osiris, and bass all-stars S.M.V. (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten). Plus some fat bass 80's funk from One Way and Change, a block shaking remix of Lord Jazz's "Say Yea", and a laid back collabo between Tribe Called Quest and Erykah Badu.
September 14, 2012
Rainy day funk: Sweet Daddy Luv has the remedy with grooves by Bobby Womack, The Skull Snaps, Betty Davis, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Buddy Miles and more. Plus Cubano flavors by Los Papines, Stevie Wonder reinterpretations from Edgar Winter and Hugo Montenegro, beautiful late-disco from Bobbi Humphrey, and slamming new joints from Large Professor, Public Enemy, J Dilla and Freestyle Fellowship.
August 31, 2012
Go for broke: Cheeba Cheeba Kid brings on the blues with grimy 12-bar funk by Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, Koko Taylor, Little Sonny and more. Plus new funk releases from Dr. John, Brand New Heavies and The Blackbyrds, a tribute in memory of Native Tongue affiliate "Baby" Chris Lighty, and an all-star NY rap mashup by DJ Clafrica.
August 24, 2012
DJ Pump dives into the classic sounds of '90-94 hip hop with an epic all-vinyl mix including Organized Konfusion, Digable Planets, KRS-One, Poor Righteous Teachers, Yaggfu Front and much more. Plus big drums & breaks by Mr. Scruff and James Taylor, and funked-out fusion and post-disco from Crown Heights, Mikka and Tyrone Brunson.
August 17, 2012
DJ Majess takes us back to the 80s old school with lots of classic funk, boogie and deeper cuts from Carol Williams, Jeanette "Lady" Day, Fatback, Komiko, The Little Dabs and more. Plus some fat vocoder funk from Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble, back-to-back classics from Ice Cube and Das EFX, and the return of Necro with "Rough Jew" tactics from his latest LP.
August 10, 2012
B-boy stance: Ilya busts out breaks & beats by Johnny Pate and Dennis Coffey, a dusty find from Brookyn People and funky soul scorchers by Etta James, Gladys Kight and Nina Simone. Plus fresh cuts from Pete Marriott and France's Omaz & Choko, Biggie meets Dilla on a "Big Poppa" blend, and hard funky instrumentals from Lack of Afro, Funkshone and Willie Mitchell.
August 3, 2012
WEFUNK continues celebrating 700 shows with an in-depth feature on Bboy Buddha from one of Canada's original crews, Canadian Floor Masters, with lots of stories, history and music. Plus a switched-places session from Professor Groove & DJ Static including hip hop by Rhymester & Ultramagnetic MCs, pumped up beats from Chauffeur & Groove Armada, disco by Touch & Crown Heights, and boogaloo funk rawness from Joe Bataan.
July 27, 2012
In Soul Veritas: DJ Akalepse treats us to new Truth & Soul releases from Liam Bailey and Lady, rare soul by Brighter Side of Darkness and Friday, Saturday & Sunday, and underground joints from SPOX PhD, Ka and Oddisee. Plus: Nine rap luminaries light up the posse cut "Wake Up Show Anthem", Manu Dibango doles out tough Cameroonian funk on "Moni", and Frank Ocean returns to classic soul on his Stevie-influenced "Sweet Life".