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Show Archive 750-799

November 14, 2014
Passion Play: Big Jacks is back for a soul-ed out session of jams by Billy Griffin, Starpoint, Marcus Valle, Sass, Father's Children, Sugarhill Gang and many more. Temu pays tribute to the mighty P-Funk in "Funkadophilus & the Brass Operator", Detroit mic slayers ride out for the Motor City, Sa-Roc takes aim at all fakers on "Maximum Frequency", and Bohannon's "Save Their Souls" gives a celestial backdrop to Jay-Z's "Cashmere Thoughts".
November 7, 2014
Fresh Rhythm: Zattar jumps back on the set with speaker-shaking breakbeats from Quantic, Afro percussion grooves by Orlando Julius and Marijata, and big boogie basslines from Aurra, Vin Zee and Sure Thing. Hip-hop royalty Nas and Dilla connect on "The Season", Brownout sparks fiery latin funk, DeRobert & The Half-Truths and Cleveland Freckleton unleash soul-funk scorchers, and Raekwon spits over the old school classic "I'll Be Good".
October 31, 2014
We're back for our second funding drive special featuring in-studio live rhymes by Jai Nitai Lotus, more Freak Motif advance grooves via DJ Ilya, an Ebonee Webb vs Prince funk showdown, and lots of beats to get your head moving by Keith Murray, Armenta, BDP, Ray Charles, Organized Konfusion, Black Milk, and Sugar Bear Johnson.
October 24, 2014
Digging deep... into our pockets for CKUT's annual funding drive, with a listener-fueled funding frenzy and lots of big grooves and heavy hitters in the mix from Grand Puba, Osaka Monaurail, El Da Sensei, Khemistry, Statik Selectah, Freak Motif, One Way, Saukrates and many more.
October 17, 2014
Funky Thang: DJ Kobal rocks feel good grooves from Bobby Kool, Funkadelic, The Rimshots, Black Ice, Peaches & Herb and more. Plus a digital soul ode by DeRobert & The Half Truths, verbal fury from Wildelux on his menacing "T'Challa Champ", Johnny Hammond's grooved-out stand against the "system", and effortless flows from Q-Tip on the Dilla-assisted "All In".
September 26, 2014
DJ Killajewel gets crafty on the crossfader with lots of jazzy downtempo beats and hip hop joints from The Wiseguys, DJ Krush, London Funk Allstars, Beatnuts, Pretty Lights, Kanye and plenty more. Plus hypnotic street narrative by Slimkid and Nu-mark, recent funk roughness from Cooking on 3 Burners and the Third Coast Kings, a poetic groover by the legendary Roots crew, buttery soul from Gene Washington & The Ironsides, and Opolopo's funked out twist on Mtume's classic "Juicy".
September 19, 2014
DJ Ephiks mines the crates for treats and surprises, mixing from headnod beats by Souleance and Snakehips to raw Somali funk from the Dur-Dur Band, boogie heat by Delegation and Francois Feldman & Yellowhand, and Fulgeance's chopped-up twist on hometown icon Robert Charlebois. Plus a lyrical call to arms by Plash and Blabbermouf, Kendrick Lamar channeling the spirit of Wu-Tang with Ab-Soul and Punch, and two slabs of funk-face production by Copenhagen producer Kriswontwo.
September 12, 2014
Bain Magique discovers soul in all the best places, from Eldridge Holmes' full throated rawness to Ivory Forest's oddly macabre boogie, vocoder phunk from Shock, and catchy canine singsong from Mo Kolours. Plus unadulterated New York rap from Skyzoo & Torae's "Barrel Brothers" LP, fat bottom beats by Sam Sparro and Robert Strauss, a double dose from Montreal songstress Sam I Am, and the jazz-tinged "Green Tomato Coupe" by Brazil transplant Niko Is.
September 5, 2014
Blue Funk: Static's back in Montreal for another live session featuring mellow madness from France's DJ Jean Maron (featuring NY veterans Mobb Deep and Big Noyd), a fat Moog freakout from Poland's legendary SBB, stripped down rawness by Fun Company and Los Africanos, a stretched-out Reflex recut of MJ's classic "P.Y.T.", and delicious B-side remixes of 90s classics by Black Moon, The Roots, Outkast, Big L and more.
August 29, 2014
From Benin to Trinidad to Colombia, Andy Williams gets deep into the rhythms of the African diaspora with selections by Sir Victor Uwaifo, Lizandro Meza, Andre Tanker, Blue Rhythm Combo and more. Plus a masterful blend of Fela x James Brown x Jeru by Amerigo Gazaway, Kweli and Styles P joining forces on Statik Selektah's jazz-infused "The Thrill is Back", and uptempo soul rawness from Myles Sanko, AJ & The Jiggawatts and Flomega & The Ruffcats.
August 22, 2014
Hed Musick: DJ Lexis goes back to the moment when hip hop, jazz and psychotropic grooves mutated into Trip Hop with lots of hazy downtempo beats by Coldcut, DJ Smash, DJ Cam, Portishead, DJ Shadow and more. Plus hard edged funk hype from The Dynamites and Sir Joe Quarterman, Biggie's newly unearthed duet with Erick Sermon, a sweet modern disco stepper from Myron & E, and the unfinished gem "Filthy" from the vaults of Dilla Dawg.
August 15, 2014
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid highlights drum legend Idris Muhammad's influence on jazz, funk & soul — from hitmaking rhythm on songs with Fats Domino and Roberta Flack to his boiling groove with jazz giants Lonnie Smith and Grant Green. Bilal laments a life defined by "The Dollar" over a hypnotic Black Milk beat, and Montreal's Full Course drops their modern vintage cut "Reality Check". Plus nasty funk production on Georgia Anne Muldrow's "Personal", a deft Steely Dan/Patrice Rushen matchup by DJ Day, and pure sultry sweetness from Orgone's "Anticipating".
August 8, 2014
Respect the architect: Afrika Bambaataa breaks down the birth of hip hop and the Zulu Nation, the early days of record digging, and hip hop's power for positivity and progress. Lords of the Underground celebrate 20 years in the game with the imperious "Bumpin Loud", and M.anifest and Smif-N-Wessun take turns riding Osibisa's bass-heavy groove. Plus a classic Tribe x Gary Bartz sample moment, Zackey Force Funk's cosmic synth session "Press Play", Curtis and Stevie's delicious soul, and underground super-clique EMC's beastly "Charlie Murphie".
August 1, 2014
Get ta steppin': Rawsoul joins us for a salute to the golden vocals of Vinia Mojica, with classic jams and collabos with Tribe, Mos Def, Pete Rock, Jungle Brothers, Spinna, De La, Alliance Ethnique and more. Plus Biggie's one verse ode to his clothing line Brooklyn Mint, an epic rebuild of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" by Mr. Beatnik, compelling street narrative off Common's latest LP "Nobody's Smiling", and the watershed seismic funk of Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce".
July 25, 2014
Nothin' to it: Scott C bobs, weaves and strikes with a killer edit of Jacob Collier's "Don't You Worry About a Thing" plus beatmaker gold by Slakah the Beatchild, psychedelic thump from Crunch, and turn of the 80s jams by Gayle Adams, Dayton and Leroy Hutson. Waahli and Sam I Am revive the Native Tongues spirit on "Soul Baby", BE.water spits earnest reflections over soul-soaked beats on "Enigma", Tryezz gets the subs rattling on a fat synth instrumental, and Renee Geyer brings a sublime slice of mellow soul.
July 18, 2014
DJ Akalepse paints in deep shades of soul, from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band's cover of Hi-Tek's "Round and Round" to late night soul by the Isleys, street level beats from Step Brothers & Styles P, stripped-down sweetness by The James Hunter Six and legend-level lyricism by the mighty Pharoahe Monch. Plus hard-hitting drums & precision rhymes on Dilated Peoples' "Good As Gone", recent funk roughness from Diazpora and DJ Moar, big brass bounce by the Frank Pleyer Big Band, and West Coast classics from Xzibit, Tash and Jurassic 5.
July 11, 2014
Static and Groove reunite in the CKUT studios for a live session packed with hip hop jewels by Masta Ace & Common, raw break-driven funk from Orgone & The Nairobi Afro Band, and live cyphers featuring members of Nomadic Massive along with Loe Pesci, Nox and Fredy V.
July 4, 2014
Featuring a salute to "The Preacher" Bobby Womack, a hard grooving Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth re-work by Brazil's DJ Soares, fresh European funk kinetics from Mr President and Diazpora, Sandro Brugnolini's psych funk workout "Polyphony", a newly unearthed 90's hip hop rarity by Canada's Mod'rn World Thang, and NY street bangers from Onyx, Shabaam Sahdeeq, N.O.R.E. and Statik Selectah.
June 27, 2014
Midas touch: Walla P stacks sonic gold new & old, from hazy headnod cuts by REdefinition & rxn to smooth vibes from Lillo Thomas & Proh Mic, jazz flavors from Dr.MaD, and searing synths from Frankfurt Funk & Brian Ellis. Plus gritty street reporting on Common's "Kingdom", psychedelic soul from Horace Silver, new soul by Lee Fields, laidback disco grooves from Little Beaver, and earthshaking synth bass on Mister Bibal's "Defaillance 3.5".
May 23, 2014
Make Noise: Featuring Kweli & Raekwon volleying verses over stomping drums on "Violations", Vaitea's horn-driven feel-good anthem "Lovesongs", the funky freestyle classic "Lookout Weekend" by Debbie Deb, timeless essentials from Parliament and James Brown, a rambunctious Busta Rhymes collabo with Lenny Kravitz, and a 3rd Bass sample moment with Gary Wright's "Love is Alive".
May 16, 2014
Soulville: Ruby Jane takes it back to feel-good soul and 60s R&B with gems from Aretha, Deon Jackson, The Velvelettes, The Ikettes, Martha & The Vandellas and more. Plus Opolopo's delicate and powerful rework of Sandy Barber's "I Think I'll Do Some Stepping On My Own", a special Static blend of Das EFX over a dusty Redman beat, and throwback bangers from Lost Boyz, Black Sheep and the Alkaholiks.
May 9, 2014
To the beat y'all: Haitian Star brings on the raw & rugged golden age sound with Kool Moe Dee, Raw Dope Posse & Grandmaster Caz, German bangers by Flo Mega & Torch, and funk breaks from Rufus Thomas & The Mighty Mocambos. Plus new cuts from rap luminaries Mobb Deep, Pharoahe Monch & The Roots, bright sunny grooves by Lord Echo & Average White Band, a Game of Thrones-inspired rhyme from Common, and bawdy X-rated soul by Jackie Wilson & LaVern Baker.
April 25, 2014
Evo goes straight to the groove with big tunes and heavy remixes from Sylvia Striplin, William Devaughn, Bill Withers, Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, Minnie Riperton and more. Plus Nappy DJ Needles' Biggie transformation from his "Notorious Exchange" mashup project, two synthed-out Potatohead People productions, and tasty original samples from ZZ Hill, Roy Porter and Ray Bryant.
April 18, 2014
DJ Bliss gets the mix moving with early Gang Starr, break-heavy bangers from the Diaz Brothers & Richie Rich and Native Tongues classics by De La Soul & the Jungle Brothers. Static kicks off a blazing 90s hiphop set with the newly released Nas demo "I'm a Villain", and Groove gets into solid meat & potatoes funk by Bobby Patterson & Lee Fields plus recent roughness from The Getup, Brassroots, and AJ & The Jiggawatts.
April 11, 2014
Toast Dawg melts hip hop into a fiery funk alloy with remixes & groove mutations from the Payz Play Supa DJs (Toast & Ephiks), Platinum Pied Pipers, 7D, Cosmo Baker, and plenty of neck snapping Toast Dawg productions. Plus a newly unearthed Common track from the vaults of No ID, future funk prodigy Temu's synth sure-shot "Strut", headnoddic cuts from Guerilla Godz (UK) & Joe Kickass (Netherlands), and Camp Lo, Juju & Tragedy rocking over disco breaks.
April 4, 2014
The One Tash jumps in the mix with heaps of soul & rhythm from Quantic, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Magic Drum Orchestra, Suzy Q and Flying Lotus. Plus laid-back grooves from the latest Foreign Exchange & Slakah The Beatchild LPs, Brassroots' blazing horn rendition of Luther's "Never Too Much", and Pharrell meets Fela Kuti on dj100proof's "Happy Mentality" blend.
March 28, 2014
DJ Hudge connects the beats from UK to France, Sweden and plenty of New Zealand in the mix c/o Team Dynamite, P Money & Gappy Ranks, King Kapisi, Charles Lloyd Quartet, and sample originators The Honeydrippers and Caesar Frazier. Plus a haunting Gravediggaz remake by soulstress Kendra Morris, hype Afro-Caribbean disco with King Errison & Frank Beeyong, and underground rough cuts by Step Brothers, Doppelgangaz and Verbal Kent.
March 21, 2014
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid shines light on recent releases across the funk spectrum, from Kendra Morris' Stones cover "Miss You" to driving grooves from Lena & The Deep Soul and Trevor & Lisa, sunny soul from Aloe Blacc and thick 808 bass by Indian Summer. Plus G-noF's fat funk synths on "You Can Do It", soul-jazz journeys with Stan Getz and Roland Kirk, and Busta and his Flipmode Squad flipping the Black Moon classic "I Got Cha Opin".
March 14, 2014
Simahlak goes heavy on raw funk, fat 80s synths, Dilla-fied beats and trademark Simahlak production on joints by Fela Kuti, The Vibrettes, Billy Ray, Step Brothers, Biggie, House Shoes and many more. Plus remixes & re-edits by Kon, Alkalino & J-ski, a popping classic on P-Funk's "Pumpin' It Up", and 90s jeep beats from King Tee, Trends of Culture and Lords of the Underground.
March 7, 2014
DJ Calkuta crisscrosses funk, hip hop & soul with plenty of sample moments, funked-out disco and boombap bangers by the Beatnuts, Ghostface, Foster Sylvers, D.O.C., Koko Taylor, Phreek and more. Plus Los Africanos channeling James Brown on the latin burner "Pamoja Watu", Prince Po & Oh No flipping apocalyptic verses on "Toxic", and an exquisite blend of Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey by Amerigo Gazaway.
February 28, 2014
Handclaps & lasers: Zattar packs the mix with boogie goodness from General Caine, George Clinton, Evelyn King, Michael Boothman, Carol Sylvan and more. Halifax's best kept secret Jorun lets breaks run wild on his collabo "Can't Won't Don't Stop" with Phill Most Chill, NY giants Busta and NORE get busy over a classic Joe Cocker riff, and slowmo grooves hit hard from Change, Dam-Funk and Patrice Rushen.
February 21, 2014
Slyde runs the mix with funk instrumentals by the Daktaris & Floyd Lawson, jazzy cuts from Guy Pedersen & Alan Hawkshaw, and some local flavor from the Morph-tet & Soul Motivators. Plus a "b-boy lullaby" from Manu Dibango, beat-driven retouches of Stevie Wonder and Lee Fields, and vintage joints from Kid Capri, Jungle Brothers and the underrated Dred Scott.
February 7, 2014
Bain Magique sets the tone with Ghostface & Slick Rick's rapturous ode to "The Sun", bumpin' funk by LJ Reynolds and Lou Courtney, and connoisseur cuts from Marché Noir and White Limousine. Plus a dream collaboration between Yasiin Bey & Marvin Gaye on "Inner City Travellin' Man", a Patrice Rushen classic re-grooved by Danny!, and Fatback's funk dystopia "Is This the Future?".
January 31, 2014
Ray Barretto brings latin funk fire on his live jam "Slo Flow", Beast Coast lyricism meets timeless production on the Underachievers' "Mahdi", and Onyx's Fredro Starr keep it street level on the brand new "What U Goin Thru". Plus sample moments from Talib/AM-FM and Biggie/Ronnie Laws, a promising debut from Montreal's Big Bricc, and two slick slabs of Ohio funk by Slave and Dayton.
January 24, 2014
Rawsoul keeps the mix bumping with early 90s hip hop B-sides & soulful 80s boogie from Dredknotz, Intelligent Hoodlum, Jocelyn Brown, Donna McGhee, Herley Johnson Jr. and more. Plus an obscure jazzy gem from Dead Presidents, hiphop-reggae crossover tracks by Zhigge and Doug E Fresh featuring Vicious, another soul sure-shot from Sharon Jones' latest LP, and ferocious feral breaks by Funkadelic and Liquid Liquid.
January 17, 2014
Soul Travelin': Sweet Daddy Luv heads out on a crosscountry roadtrip through the local funk sounds of Detroit, Indianapolis, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, DC, Philly and more. Eddie Henderson and Weather Report venture into noodly jazz-funk breakbeats, Alchemist assembles a full platoon for the synth-driven "1010 Wins", and KA pays homage to the greatest hip-hop albums on "Off the Record".
January 10, 2014
DJ Lean Rock (Floor Lords/Boogie Brats/Horsepower) blazes through b-boy breaks and beats from Paten Locke, Freqnik & WDRE, Action Bronson, Dee Edwards, Nico Gomez, and a stack of rough & tough obscurities. Plus a cut from legendary lyricists Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes' new "The Abstract & The Dragon" mixtape, new twists on 90s Nas and Alkaholiks by Black Thought and DJ Iron, and big boogie beats from Conquest, Joey Negro, and Chewy Rubs & Fingerman.
December 20, 2013
Ruby Jane brings the brash brass and joyful soul of New Orleans with picks from Dirty Dozen, Hot 8, Soul Rebels, Trombone Shorty and lots more. Plus waacking disco by Alma Faye Brooks and Nineteen Fourty-Five, sweet spaced-out syncopation from Lost Midas and Lord Echo, a Rakim track celebrating political icon Nelson Mandela, and Mozambique duo Simbaand Milton Gulli's tribute to the seminal ATCQ song "Scenario".
December 13, 2013
DJ Camero's back with bass-heavy grooves from René & Angela, sample originals by Grant Green and Leroy Hutson, a pair of Todd Terje edits, and lots of laid-back beats & rhymes from Kendrick Lamar, Petty, Quasimoto and more. Plus heavy future funk from Julian Dyne, raw funk burners from Lee Fields and Billy Byrds, and an ode to Saturday morning cartoons by Z-Trip, Murs and Supernat.
December 6, 2013
Mega Brain heats it up with early hip hop jams by Busy Bee and Jimmy Spicer, classic 90s R&B remixes from Mariah and SWV, and a touch of new jack swing with Basic Black and Johnny Gill. Plus bass-rattling future funk from Amalia and Reggie B, heavy vibes on Phoniks' remix of the Tribe Called Quest classic "1nce Again", and bare-knuckle raps from Roc Marciano, Sean Armstrong, Lil Fame and Ill Bill.
November 22, 2013
Sweeter than candy: DJ Sagewondah showcases the synths & soul of 80s funk jams by Unlimited Touch, Cherrelle, Amra, Dynasty, The Gap Band and more. Plus a double shot of Dam-Funk collabos with legends Steve Arrington and Snoop, King Push and Kendrick vying for lyrical knockout on "Nosetalgia", and Pharoahe and Prince Po reunited as Organized Konfusion on the Marco Polo-produced "3-O-Clock".
November 15, 2013
Universal soul: Big Jacks finesses the mix with silky grooves from RAMP and Tommy McGee, sweet boogie by Phreek and Rene & Angela, and buttery blends & remixes of Danny Brown, Kanye and Memphis Bleek. Plus another sure-shot from Lady with "Good Lovin", eclectic breaks from Vietnam's Carol Kim, Thailand's Onuma Singsiri and Turkey's Beyaz Kelebekler, and gold standard boombap from Dooley-O, Dynasty and Toronto collective Freedom Writers.
November 8, 2013
DJ Ilya keeps the funk bubbling with tasty treats from The Commodores, Class Action, Rose Royce, Chaka Khan, James Brown, Della Reese and more. Plus Lady of Rage and Charli Baltimore getting nice over Premo beats, Craig Mack and Biggie classics blended to perfection, and uptempo funk heat from Temu, Lee Fields and Kon & The Gang.
November 1, 2013
More Funds for the Funk: It's our final 2013 funding drive show, featuring sample classics from Ann Peebles and Brenda Russell, a blazing new track from DJ Format featuring Phill Most Chill with Oxygen & Emski, an Erykah Badu Brazilian regroove by Captain Planet, new soulful sounds from Aloe Blacc, and a gang of funk & soul reinterpretations by Roy Ayers, Hot City Bump Band and Sunlightsquare.
October 25, 2013
Funds for the Funk: WEFUNK kicks off our first 2013 funding drive show with feel good favorites from De La Soul and Mark Ronson, rough bangers by Jakk Frost and Steve Arrington (+ Dam Funk), international choice cuts by Carolina Soares and Alphamama, some Canadian flavour from Kenlo and Nomadic Massive, and much more.
October 18, 2013
Catch a groove! The Wizard K-Jee a.k.a. Keith Shocklee (Bomb Squad/Public Enemy) rocks the block party breaks with an OG's touch, featuring cuts from The New York Community Choir, Disco Dub Band, Isley Brothers, Choice Four, Soul Searchers and many more. Plus a perfect flip of Extra P's "Rap Professionals" by UK's own Aidan Orange, sweet soulful grooves from Mother's Finest and Sheela Gathright & Palma Groove Project, eclectic breaks from Eugene Daniels and Harold Alexander, and a West coast remix of Biggie's classic "Juicy".
October 11, 2013
DJ Andy Williams takes us deep into the headnod zone with beats & rhymes by Voice, J-88, Paper Tiger, Micranots, Georgia Anne Muldrow and more. Plus a new joint from Smif-N-Wessun featuring reggae luminary Junior Reid, The Electric Peanut Butter Company's psychfunk freakout "The Rain", Lady of Rage & Charli Baltimore spitting raw rhymes over Primo beats, and a triple-play of rough Nigerian funk.
October 4, 2013
Funk soul sensation: Walla P weaves future-funk fatness with jazz-rooted beats & verses from Jonwayne, Mr. Roam, Spinnerty, Buscrates, Amin Payne, Lord Finesse and many more. Temu slathers another layer of funk on Kraftwerk's "Tour de France", Miles Davis concocts Doo-bop sounds with Easy Mo Bee, and Shabba Ranks puts his twist on DJ Premier's "Come Clean" production.
September 27, 2013
"Got to learn how to dance": WEFUNK rediscovers the famous and forgotten funk dances, from the '67 hit "Funky Broadway" all the way to Morris Day's "Oak Tree", with a special nod to the prolific Rufus Thomas, Willie Henderson, and New Orleans cats like Lee Dorsey, The Meters, Eddie Bo and Eldridge Holmes. Plus foundational ol skool classics by Malcolm McLaren and Jazzy Jay, a Gladys Knight mainstay "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" retouched by Mr Carmack, and Roy Ayers' strangely erotic "Programmed for Love".
September 20, 2013
Scott C sets the vibe with Quelle Chris' smoked out rhymes, VHS funk fast-forwarded by KenLo and K-Maxx, and homegrown joints from Full Course, Soke and Slakah the Beatchild. Plus electronic soul by Flume and Star Slinger, Wildelux's metaphoric ode to hip-hop on "My Addiction", and fresh funk cuts from The Fontanelles, Charles Bradley, and DeRobert & The Half Truths.