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Show Archive 850-899

March 10, 2017
Groove and Static take a journey through Biggie's celebrated catalog 20 years after his passing, from his legendary Madison Square Garden freestyle all the way up to new releases by Faith Evans and Kazakhstani beatsmith iRon J. Plus breezy poetics from Noname, hazy B-side disco from Lord Echo, Seven Davis Jr.'s dancefloor manifesto "Soul Music", and another impeccable cut off Oddisee's "Iceberg" LP.
March 3, 2017
DJ Lord Jazz unloads a full clip with underground bangers and exclusives from Mr Cheeks, Treach, Krazy Drayz and the LOTUG fam. Plus another Staten Island staple from Raekwon, transcendent soul from queen Aretha, and smooth modern funk from MadD3E and G-noF.
February 24, 2017
Zattar delivers a superb mix of disco and soul, including cuts from the vault by Mystic Pleasure and Joe Cruz, gritty instrumentals by El Michels Affair and Leroy & The Drivers, and classy modern grooves by E. Live and Solar Shield. Plus sultry soul from Erykah Badu and Ravyn Lenae, rambunctious posse cut "All Barz", and a tribute to the original funky drummer Clyde Stubblefield with live gems, interview insights and classic JB heat like "Say It Loud" and "Mother Popcorn".
February 17, 2017
Rawsoul digs deep into the jazzy side of 90s hip-hop then touches a full spectrum of acid jazz from frenetic grooves by Sunship to laidback vibes from Cutee B. Plus Carneyval & Jackson Breit’s soulful “It Ain’t Love”, a jazz twist on Common by Indigo Jam Unit, and a celebration of Junie Morrison’s singular spirit from his beginnings with Ohio Players through primetime P-Funk jams.
February 10, 2017
DJ Soares reps the streets of Brazil with straight ahead hip-hop from Zudizilla, reggae fire from Rael and Sombra, and future beats from Cesrv and Lay. Plus soulful sweetness from Honey Sauce Band and Omar, a sample salute to David Axelrod by way of De La Soul, and Neighbour & GSD's monster rework of "The Walk" by The Time.
February 3, 2017
Ohmega Watts in soul control! Featuring an all-school hip-hop set from Fat Boys to Damu the Fudgemunk followed by a blast of heavy grooves from Ruby Andrews, Trio Esperança, Tarantula and Gene Faith. Plus a rousing call to action from Soul Scratch, lyrical alchemy on Jean Grae's "Crux", and jams from modern funk torchbearers K-Maxx, G-noF and Diamond Ortiz.
January 27, 2017
Rob Swift breathes new life into breakbeat classics with a megamix featuring Octopus Breaks staples from Esther Williams, Rhythm Heritage, Johnny Hammond, Tom Jones and Dexter Wansel. Plus a seismic G-Funk Anderson .Paak remix, rough Chinese zither breaks from Bei Bei & Shawn Lee, and an exquisite sample pairing between Ugly Duckling and Brazil's Marcos Valle.
January 20, 2017
Bain Magique indulges the sweeter side of soul with ballads by Smokey Robinson and Sweet Charles, then fires up the boogie with killer grooves by Twilight, Free Russell and Love Unlimited Orchestra. Plus an infectious necksnapper from the Lytics, The Pendletons' ode to the everyday struggle "Gotta Get Out", and freewheeling jazz-meets-broken beat on Sekoya's "My Will".
January 13, 2017
Soul Koffi gives a masterclass in soul-slinging with rough and tough cuts by Southside Movement and Billy Garner, women-in-charge burners by Loleatta Holloway and Su Kramer, and deep African sounds from Burkina Faso to Kenya. Plus forward-looking scat/trap fusion by Masego, stripped down synth fonk from Temu, and a 90s treasure from Phill Most Chill's alter ego Baritone Tiplove.
December 2, 2016
Mdeck goes sample-chasing with big beats by Blackrock and Sofia Rotaru, then dives into a straight set of dusty digs from Brothers of Soul, Nico Gomez, Okko Bekker and more. Plus pure unvarnished soul on Lady Wray's "In Love", echoes of Marlena Shaw on Sacha Vee's sensual "Ging", and new Tribe Called Quest featuring the inimitable Andre 3000.
December 16, 2016
Chris Read crafts the ultimate compendium of samples behind 1989 hip-hop, with countless originals from The Meters to Charlie Parker to Desmond Dekker all artfully blended to mixtape perfection. Plus standout old-school cuts by Stetsasonic and T La Rock, sanctified funk by Spirit of Love, flawless Outkast reworks by Sam Gellaitry and Ian Ewing, and sweet simmering grooves from Terry Reid, Childish Gambino and NxWorries.
November 25, 2016
DJ A-L goes hard with a grip of blazing breakbeat remixes, then smooths it out with vintage golden era joints retouched with a jazz vibe. Plus a heartfelt salute to Sharon Jones and her reign over the funk & soul revival, from early Desco cuts to lush ballads and her trademark frenetic funk with the mighty Dap-Kings.
November 4, 2016
Vancity O.G. Vinyl Ritchie throws down a wild 45 mix of golden era classics, fiery funk flips, bass-heavy instrumentals, and jetset vibes from Turkey to Colombia to Bollywood. Plus The Olympians take a psych-soul odyssey, Letta Mbulu soars sky high on "Kilimanjaro", Funky DL delivers sandpaper-rough boombap, and Tona spits fire on the Slakah-produced "Red Eye".
October 28, 2016
Dollar bill y'all! Our annual funding drive special features righteously soulful joints by Levert & Troop, The Mighty Sceptres and Wings of Sunshine, criminally underrated gems by U.N. and D. Franklin, big boogie bass from Plush and Second Image, and smoldering remixes of Kendrick Lamar, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson.
October 14, 2016
DJ Whut drops a fiery mix of old school electro and freestyle from Planet Patrol to Debbie Deb, then serves up a full spectrum of Danish hip-hop bangers from 90s classics to brand new releases. Plus Danny Brown's hard-hitting new cut "Really Doe", modern funk confections from Diamond Ortiz and Le'trell, long-lost boogie from Twinn Konnexion, and new hip-hop with a soul flair by Agallah and DJ Iron.
December 9, 2016
'Tis the Season: DJ Marc Hype serves up soulful Christmas nuggets by Sharon Jones, Shawn Lee, J-P-C Gang, Bootsy, The Hackney Colliery Band and more. Plus Canadian flavour from the Humble Giants and Éternel Cosmique, slinky West Coast grooves from Brian Ellis, a joyous Jamaican take on "Soul Makossa" by Jablonski, and a reinvigorated Tribe Called Quest on "Melatonin".
October 7, 2016
DJ Emskee lays down heavy funk grooves by Baby Charles, Puddu, and a pre-Zapp Roger Troutman, then reps with underground hip-hop from DJ Spinna and Artifacts plus gems from his own catalog. Reks gets beastly with a full squad on "Plane Gang", DJ Muro drips hot sauce on a Mack Rice joint, and Buscrates, GoldLink and Bruno Mars flaunt the funk on recent cuts.
September 30, 2016
Ruby Jane brings the sweetness with soulful tracks by Chet Faker, Jamila Woods and Bluey Robinson and a selection of her favourite lovers rock tunes. Plus Kon's Moog-heavy revamp of "Give Me The Night", a gem from the Jakarta back catalog by The Smile Rays, and a 90s banger from Toronto's Da Grassroots.
September 2, 2016
Andy Williams goes deep and eclectic with a slick slab of UK disco by Ultrafunk, obscure Singaporean psych-rock by The Travellers, a beat-heavy Gene Dudley rework, and abstract UK hip-hop by Paper Tiger and Lotek Hi-Fi. Plus prime cuts off the latest DITC and De La albums, stark street poetry from Ka, the Chakachas' sweet slow burner "Soledad", and a dream team collabo with Little Brother and Black Star.
August 26, 2016
WEFUNK dives into heavy rock breaks from legends like Hendrix and Funkadelic to worldwide selections from AKA, S.B.B. and Manuel De Sica. J. Cole draws on the lush soul of Sly, Slick & Wicked on his reflective "Chaining Day", Camp Lo joins Oran Juice Jones on "Poppin' that Fly", American Gypsy takes a sonic journey on "Inside Out", and A Tribe Called Red unveils a futuristic stomper with Yasiin Bey and Narcy.
August 19, 2016
Walla P gets behind the groove with modern and 80s funk by Pomrad, Hitomi Tohyama and Dâm-Funk, then eases into headnoddic hip-hop courtesy of DJ Krush, Mic Geronimo and Rob Swift. Plus a tribute to fallen Beastie Boy legend MCA, a fresh funk direction for Kylie Auldist, a rough and rugged Killah Priest collabo with Bryan Ford, and Alicia Myers' joyful anthem "I Want To Thank You".
August 12, 2016
Alkalino straps a rocket on Mtume's "Ready For Your Love", Duck Down delivers "Rap Professor" to salute Sean Price, and Blowfly croons as nasty as ever on his final LP. Plus the Joneses' smooth soul stepper "Sugar Pie Guy", an exquisite "Can I Kick It" rework by King Most, and coast-to-coast Canadian flavours from Moka Only to Monk.E.
September 16, 2016
Florian Keller administers a heavy funk fix with big band grooves from his native Germany, simmering funk from Skip Mahoney & The Casuals, and classic Soul Train heat by The Dramatics. Plus a live session with 3 new generation Montreal artists, sweet Brazilian boogie by Cristina Camargo, superb 90s remixes by Adam Kay and Evil Needle, and a downtempo UK burner by The Deadbeats.
August 5, 2016
The Cheeba Cheeba Kid samples the seismic soul of drum legend Bernard Purdie, from Afro-Cuban grooves with Mongo Santamaria to Cal Tjader's electrifying "Mamblues" to some of his most iconic breaks including "Rock Steady" and "Synthetic Substitution". Lady Wray's ready to "Do It Again" with a retro-soul sureshot, funk classics get flipped by Zhigge, Jungle Brother and Sylk Smoov, and indie luminaries collide on "B-Boy Bonanza".
September 9, 2016
DJ Amir puts needle to the groove with sounds of the diaspora, from Latin heat by Celia Cruz to Brazilian rhythms by Wilson Simonal to West African grooves from Ebo Taylor and Effi Duke. Meth and Red spit fire on Loaded Lux's "Rite", Jamila Woods and Noname stay woke on "VRY BLK", Mndsgn funks philosophical on "Use Ya Mnd", and Nico Gomez summons forces of nature on the volcanic "Ritual".
September 23, 2016
Marc Hype, Jim Dunloop and Sabrina Golian deliver another high octane mix with "Summertide 2016", featuring a standout Fela rework by Teck-zilla, tasty Dusty Donuts edits, airtight disco grooves by Bobby Thurston, and the vocal version of Cliff Nobles' instrumental monster "The Horse". Plus: Modern funk all-stars join forces on "The Boys Are Back", Audio Push channels A Tribe Called Quest on "Check the Vibe", and TIMEKODE drops a poignant remix for our troubled times.
July 29, 2016
Pro-V keeps it strictly basement vibes with Jazzy Jeff's bass heavy thumper "Branded", De La Soul's freewheeling "Mack Daddy on the Left", a wild jazz ride with DJ Krush and a hardknock banger by Akinyele. Plus Asheru's righteously soulful "Do U", a silky G-funk instrumental by SaiR, and indelible soul from the Three Degrees and Odyssey.
July 22, 2016
Dusty Fingers founder Danny Dan delves deep into hip-hop's DNA with foundational and forgotten breaks, plus drops science on New York's early digging and DJ culture in a bonus interview. L.O.T.U.G. still bangs on the Redman-assisted "Like a Drug", Zion I calls for "Unity" against police violence, and Lady Wray bares her heart on "Guilty".
July 15, 2016
Philly digger Soulman delivers a lost episode from his infamous World of Beats series with rare covers of "School Boy Crush" and "Think", an upbeat groover by John Heartsman, Indian synth breaks by Kalyanji Anandji and an irresistible slice of moody soul by Frank Schöbel. Plus part two of our tribute to Bernie Worrell, with a focus on his Parliament years, and conscious hip-hop by Spek Won, Nas and Heresy.
July 8, 2016
Komar goes on a jazz-funk odyssey with dusty breaks from Josip Boček, мелодия and Toshiaki Yokota alongside rhythm-heavy cuts by Lack of Afro, Jimi Tenor and Palov & Mishkin. Plus part one of our tribute to P-Funk legend Bernie Worrell, revolutionary rhymes from Narubi Selah, and golden era revisited with tracks by Common, Black Moon and more.
July 1, 2016
DJ Soulsonic hits the bullseye with bold soul from The Vibrations and Marlena Shaw, rough blues grooves from The Johnny Otis Show and smoldering funk from The Pointer Sisters, Bill Withers and Charles Wright. Plus tributes to the heavy-hitting Muhammad Ali by The Best Ever and Verne Harrell, ingenious sample weaving on Jurassic 5's "Swing Set", and a microphone teardown on Mos Def's "Quiet Dog Bite Hard".
June 17, 2016
DJ Andy Smith lights up the dancefloor with Northern Soul stompers by Gene Chandler, The Charmaines and James Lewis, then lets the groove simmer with midtempo funk burners from Margie Hendrix, The Meters, The Calvin Owens Show and more. C.L. Smooth stays breezy on "King", positivity shines through on Gabriel Garzón-Montano's "Everything is Everything", and Elzhi and Royce da 5'9" pour their soul into rhyme on cuts off their latest albums.
June 10, 2016
Stevie Wonder takes center stage in a WEFUNK living tribute featuring chart toppers and deeper cuts, from his prodigious early works to his fruitful collaboration with Syreeta to cuts penned for Smokey Robinson and Martha & the Vandellas. Plus a celebration of African heritage on "The Crown", an exquisite Tammi Terrell version of "All I Do", cross-generational funk with Prince and En Vogue on "So What The Fuss", and captivating stories from our favorite music raconteur Duke Eatmon.
June 3, 2016
Santiago pilots the mothership through 80s funk by Kashif, Junior, "D" Train, Wynd Chymes, Strike One, Gino Soccio and more. Plus soulful emanations from New Zealand's Estere, an ode to timeless funk from Inkswel & Reggie B, and bona fide thumpers by Black Thought, Nitty Scott MC, and Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz.
May 27, 2016
Rawsoul pulls out forgotten old school jams where reggae meets hip-hop and R&B, connecting the dots from Super Cat and Shabba Ranks to Grand Daddy I.U., Isley Brothers, Surface and more. Plus soulful 80s funk from Thelma Houston and Loose Ends, Birdbone Unlimited's B-side banger "Don't Stop", deep jazz journeys via Bennie Maupin and Tomsits Jazz Group, a mighty Jigmastas single, and a brilliant Brazilian flip by beat wunderkind Kaytranada.
May 20, 2016
Original flavour episode with Groove and Static at the helm featuring prime-rib modern funk from K-Maxx and Kutcorners, no gimmick raw raps on "Peep the Form", The Getup's funk firecracker "Gold Digger", a West Coast overdose on Xzibit's "Get Your Walk On", and 45 King's classic "Spread Love" retouched to perfection.
May 6, 2016
Prince gets the royal treatment in a beautifully curated tribute by Ruby Jane and Scramblelock, including tracks across his vast career and candid interview moments with the Purple One himself. Diamond Ortiz and Julian Flenoy reflect Prince’s paisley presence, Andy Cooper and the Allergies ride fast and furious on “Rock Rock”, and DJ Shadow teams up with Run the Jewels for a no B.S. bruiser.
April 29, 2016
Scott C raids the crates for an eclectic ride through steelpan disco by John Gibbs, soul-fueled broken beat by Dego & Kaidi, lush modern soul by Omar, and raw boombap by Lewis Parker and KRS-One. Plus a scorching funk ember from Deep Street Soul, hard-hitting street poetry by Last Poet Umar Bin Hassan, and a rare Buddha Stretch remix of Beenie Man's "Memories".
April 22, 2016
WEFUNK sets the stage for our upcoming Prince tribute with a couple of teasers from his extensive discography, plus a selection of tracks built on Prince samples, from Biz Markie and Public Enemy to Kanye West and D'Angelo. Tanika Charles craves cash on the catchy "Money", Diamond Ortiz gets funky and flirtatious on a quest for "Next Level Lovin'", and Ivan Ave flows flawless on the Mndsgn-produced "Circles".
April 15, 2016
DJ Praiz and DJ Coner smash through a stash of breaks, from original recipe bangers by Henry Mancini and the J.B.'s to a savage ODB flip to bboy/bgirl favorites by DJ Fleg and Funky Bijou. Plus a tribute to unsung funk heavyhitter Leon Haywood, futuristic old school rap by Teenburger, and afrofunk-infused heatrocks from Blitz the Ambassador, Tensei and Native Sun.
April 8, 2016
Hamburg's Mirko Machine rocks rough and tough with an all-45 set including Dexter's fantastic Simpsons flip, German boombap by Huss & Hodn and Megaloh, and Chris Read's stellar take on the Pharcyde classic "Runnin'". Phife Dawg delivers a clinic on wordplay on "Nutshell", Linn & Freddie keep it laidback and sweet with "Keep on Playing", and Curtis Mayfield keeps faith until the last breath on "Here But I'm Gone".
April 1, 2016
Moar channels the spirit of acid jazz with soulful grooves from Gil Scott-Heron, Cortex, Raashan Ahmad, Oshun, Lord Funk and DJ Cam. Phife Dawg gets a send-off salute packed with his signature one-liners and ATCQ classics that defined the golden era. Keni Burke and Rose Royce let their vocals soar on the dancefloor, and Tala André Marie unleashes some hard-driving Cameroonian funk.
March 25, 2016
XL Middleton weaves boogie with G-funk on a trip down the west coast and beyond, featuring the sounds of C-Funk, Baby "S", Benedek and Brian Ellis alongside trademark XL productions and remixes. Plus Vanity 6's telephone mic-drop "If A Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)", Towa Tei's bossa inspiration for A Tribe Called Quest's "Find a Way", Kon's stank-faced resurrection of "Mothership Connection", and jazz-infused headnodica by Black Star, Jazz Spastiks and Full Circle.
March 18, 2016
Ilya flows between house and its myriad roots and branches with cuts by Moodymann, Pépé Bradock, Only Freak, Herbie Hancock, Kenlou and Sir Piers. Plus another hardbody banger off the new Joell Ortiz LP, a blazing vocal cut from Dilla's long-lost album "The Diary", and electro-funk heat from Tryezz and Egyptian Lover.
March 11, 2016
Sweet Daddy Luv strolls through the nether realms of hip-hop with avant-garde and lo-fi joints by the Shape Shifters, Daddy Kev, Divine Styler, and Rammellzee. Plus bass-rattling future soul by Greg Blackman and Percy Filth, Fredy V's exquisite boogie confection "Ain't Going Nowhere", and Motown sounds for the new millennium by BJ the Chicago Kid.
March 4, 2016
Shred One sets the groove in motion with headphone boombap from Nas, Statik Selectah and Ill Biskits, then shifts into high gear with dancefloor scorchers by Deodato, Bunny Mack and Rhythm Roots All-Stars. Plus ginsu-sharp bars from Erule, a chorus of funked-out robots from Temu's clandestine werkshop, and a seamless blend of Sade and MF DOOM from Seanh2k11's SADEVILLAIN mixtape.
February 26, 2016
DJ Fleg fans the latin funk flames with lots of heavy breaks and percussion, plus a special dedication to the go go, hip-hop and funk of his hometown Washington, DC. Hezekiah turns "I Love Kanye" into a remix showpiece, GrandBuda meditates over a mesmerizing Kaytranada chop, and Verckys et l'Orchestre Vévé marinate raw funk with Congolese spices.
February 19, 2016
DJ Hudge slides between butter-smooth rare groove and true school hip-hop, dropping cuts from the Sylvers, Roy Ayers, Torae, and New Zealand’s own Manuel Bundy and Average Rap Band. Rae and Ghost stomp through Adrian Younge's 70s-inspired "Blackout", Dead Prez celebrates black pride on the Quakers' "Soul Power", and Maurice White gets love for early jams with Ramsey Lewis, The Salty Peppers and Melvin Van Peebles.
February 12, 2016
The One Tash is back for a fresh session of late-night soulful beats from Anik Khan, Lianne La Havas, Bonjay, Mocky, Tanika Charles and more. Plus a sample of the spiritually grounded grooves of late great Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, and a tribute to Dilla's beat wizardry on the 10th anniversary of his passing.
February 5, 2016
Land of the rising Funk: Walla P shines a spotlight on Japanese boogie, jazz-funk and modern soul from Toshiki Kadomatsu, Cosmos, Tatsuro Yamashita, Yasuko Agawa and more. K-Maxx and Buscrates carry the torch for modern funk, Blaq x Saga resurrect the raw on "Time Travelers", Sa-Roc rocks steady over a jazzy Flying Lotus number, and vintage Kanye resurfaces on the Madlib and Kendrick-assisted "No More Parties in L.A."