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Juno Recommends Funk

Juno Recommends Funk

Funk/Reissue Recommendations Best Of 2012
4 Dec 2012
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1
Cat: BADASS 45002. Rel: 27 Jul 09
Funk
  1. Hit The Bang
  2. Stubborn Son Of Marvin
out of stock $6.42
2
  1. Battle (part 1)
  2. Battle (part 2)
Review: Fly Girl/Fly Boy anthem alert as German funk outfit The Mighty Mocambos team up with legendary US producer Afrika Bambaataa. Assisted by vocalists Charlie Funk and King Kamonzi for French label Favourite Recordings, it's a modern day b-boy wet dream as a dedication to universal hip-hop and funk culture whilst emulating the vibe of a NY block party with that breakbeat punch. And there's an exclusive instrumental on the flipside: nothing less than essential.
out of stock $6.70
3
Cat: SQRC 105. Rel: 02 Jul 12
Funk
  1. Once In A Lifetime (Nirobi edit)
  2. Lovely Day (Nirobi edit)
  3. As We Enter (Nirobi edit)
  4. Hypnotron (Nirobi edit)
Review: Square Records offshoot, Nirobi has been there to keep us satisfied all year long, remoulding and re-funking some absolute classics. There's no need for names here as the tracks are all too famous for introductions but the mystery artists behind these mixes have done a spectacular job of refixing "Once In A Lifetime", "Lovely Day", "As We Enter" and oh, go on, Biggie's "Hypnotron" - probably the funkiest bloody re-edit this year!
out of stock $8.57
4
Cat: KF 13. Rel: 25 Jun 12
International
  1. Dr No & The Cuban Mafia - "007 Mambo" (Texas Toni Skyfall re-edit)
  2. Sundance Kid - "South American Getaway" (Texas Toni Jazz Dance re-edit)
Review:  Two dancefloor bombs which should make tasty additions to your record box. Dr No & The Cuban Maffia are a six piece outfit from Central Havana who recorded this tribute, ''007 Mambo'' as a nod to Ian Fleming's Mr Bond back in the late 1970s, along with dozens of other cover versions to assist their own compositions in their live repertoire. This version was originally only 90 seconds long, so Texas Toni extends the journey with some funky Latino peak time pressure. On the flip, Sundance Kid drops an infamous soundtrack and Texas Toni re-edits the original parts, disposing of the downtempo elements to concentrate purely on the dancefloor potential.
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out of stock $4.56
5
Cat: GAMM 077. Rel: 27 Feb 12
Funk
  1. Ain't No Mountain
  2. Rehab
  3. What's Going On
Review: Always a destination label for fans of classy disco and funk edits, GAMM introduced The Reflex to their roster with these new additions to their "ReVisions" series. Marvin Gaye's "Ain't No Mountain" gets a subtle boost to the beats and bottom end, while on a similar Northern Soul vibe, The Reflex treats "Rehab" with a new set of drums and a few added strings and stiff guitar chanks. Best of all, the beatless instrumental of Marvin's seminal "What's Going On" is reconnected with the original acapella in a superbly tasteful mixdown that shows off every nuance of that incredible recording.
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out of stock $8.57
6
  1. K Frimpong & Super Complex Sounds - "Ahyewa" (Hide & Smile edit by Frankie Francis & Miles Cleret)
  2. The Uhuru Dance Band - "Untitled" (Quantic edit)
  3. The Cranes - "Joy" (Quantic edit)
Review: Soundway is always there for our obscure afro-jazz needs and 2012 was no different. They did pull off something special on this collaborative effort 7", bringing you the sweltering body funk of K Frimpong & Super Complex Sounds' Ahyewa, edited here by bad boys Hide and Smile, where the dup create a real jumble out of that clicky percussion. On the flip, Quantic is called for remix duties on both jams, the first being The Uhuru Dance Band with "Untitled", a hand-clapping make-you-wanna-move sort of thing, followed beautifully by The Cranes' "Joy", another incredible touch on the original, adding a lil nit of extra oomph to that beat! Warmly recommended.
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out of stock $10.67
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Cat: RES 023. Rel: 05 Dec 12
Soul
  1. Mario's Tuna - "Monkey Mouse" (feat Miles Reverse)
  2. Suonho - "Gypsy Woman" (feat Joe Bataan)
Review: Having previously dropped a brilliant reggae refix of Adele and a Latin remake of Kelly Rowland, this pair of rootsy producers reunited on the Resense label for an excellent covers project. Mario's Tuna hooks up with Miles Reverse to deliver a stellar version of Smokey Robinson And The Miracles' "Mickey's Monkey", featuring driving, raw drums and sweet Rhodes action. Suonho matches him with a bouncy new take on Joe Bataan's boogaloo classic "Gypsy Woman" that comes reloaded with some crisp claps and plenty of pep in its step. Check it!
out of stock $7.50
8
Cat: OSV 064. Rel: 03 Sep 12
50s/60s
  1. Comin' Home Baby
  2. Standing In The Need Of Love
Review: Outta Sight has only been around for two years but their catalogue would suggest otherwise. In this short space of time they've out our a truck loads of records, all in the form of sweet, highly sought after reissues - hot damn! Dee Dee Sight's "Comin Home Baby" gets the rounds this time and it's a peach. Those swingy rhythm & blues strings sounding so ahead of their time. The B side is "Standing In The Need Of Love", equally as amazing but more of anthem - we can almost imagine a lazy summer day in the mid 60s. Soulful would be too much of an understantement.
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out of stock $8.57
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Cat: RSV 003. Rel: 19 Mar 12
Soul
  1. Etta James - "Seven Day Fool" (3:01)
  2. Tony Topsy - "Just A Little Bit" (2:37)
Review: The Outta Sight Soul label kept coming with the good stuff this year, this time featuring a double sider from the sadly departed R&B vocalist Etta James flipped by the unknown Tony Topsy. The 1961 classic "Seven Day Fool" is classic stompy Rhythm & Blues tackle with great lyrics in which Etta tells us about working her butt off for a whole week just to get the good loving of her man. On the flip you'll find a more bluesy rasping soul number from female vocalist Tony Topsy on "Just A Little Bit".
out of stock $8.31
10
Cat: POPC 117. Rel: 05 Nov 12
Jazz
  1. Come On Back, Jack
  2. Work Song
out of stock $7.24
11
Cat: GAMM 076. Rel: 23 Jan 12
Funk
  1. ABC
  2. I Feel Good
out of stock $8.57
12
Cat: RES 029. Rel: 16 Apr 12
Funk
  1. It Ain't Right No No
  2. Blame It On The Bossa Boogie
Review: Buscemi is perhaps more famous for his successful nu jazz runnings from a few years back, but here he pops up on the cheeky Austrian label Resense for a catchy mash up of sampled vocals, thumping bass and jazz swing on "It Ain't Right, No, No". On the flip the Jacksons' dancefloor favourite "Blame It On The Boogie" gets reworked in a mashed frenzy of sample stabs and a bossa beat, with lashings of flanged bass and vocal samples. Both tracks are an acquired taste but it's selling like hot cross buns on Easter Sunday, so they must be doing something right!
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out of stock $8.57
13
Cat: TR 142. Rel: 23 Jul 12
Funk
  1. Panama (feat George Holmes)
  2. Panama (instrumental)
Review: Germany's Tramp records puts out killer reissues on nice thick vinyl - end of story. And they've done us all a mahussive favour this year by bringing back "Panama" the infamous Roy Porter Sound Machine 7", the origina being near mythical now. The vocal version is simply one of those essential boogie tracks and we'd all feel incomplete without it in out bags. The instrumental is also a stratospheric masterpiece - that percussion glides up and down so well it's sickening. No, but seriously, you NEED this.
out of stock $7.50
14
  1. Look Around The Corner
  2. Look Around The Corner (instrumental)
Review: Look Around The Corner sees two of Tru Thoughts most successful artists reunite in the shape of Will Quantic Holland and Alice Russell. When the two have previously collaborated, the results have mostly been dipped in magic and lovingly various - compare the heaving funk of "Pushin On" with the more delicate "Sweet Calling". "Look Around The Corner" is the title track from the album of the same name, and it unfurls into a delightfully soulful flutter of instrumentation delivered by Quantic's world-renowned outfit the Combo Barbaro. It can't help but recall The Rotary Connection and the whole track is lifted beyond the clouds by Russell's immediately distinctive voice.
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out of stock $5.35
15
  1. Steve Parks - "Moving In The Right Direction"
  2. Masta Ace - "Talkin' What I Feel"
Review: Japan-based Originals are purveyors of the finest hard-to-find funk, soul and hip-hop, and 2012 was another biggie for them! This time we got Steve Parks giving us the title track, a tranquil boogie thang, ready to make your hips swirl and your heart soar. Masta Ace drops his "Talkin' What I Feel" on the flip, and if you don't know, get to know...
out of stock $7.50
16
Cat: MFTP 005. Rel: 29 Jul 13
Funk
  1. Harvey K-Tel - "Hotstylin'"
  2. Harvey K-Tel & Snorkie - "Babylon Bop"
out of stock $6.42
17
  1. The Poets Of Rhythm - "Practice What You Preach"
  2. Phat Fred - "Stay On The Groove"
out of stock $6.42
18
Cat: DP 011. Rel: 16 Jul 12
Funk
  1. Grandma's Hands (re-edit)
  2. Southern Man (re-edit)
out of stock $5.90
19
VARIOUS
Cat: DS 1983. Rel: 13 Aug 12
Funk
  1. Dayton - "The Sound Of Music"
  2. Asso - "Don't Stop"
  3. Ethel Beatty - "I Know You Care"
  4. Rome Jefferies - "Good Love"
  5. Arthur Adams - "You Got The Floor" (instrumental)
  6. Carol Williams - "Can't Get Away (From You Love)" (Special Promo 10 Inch dub)
  7. Spyder D - "Rapple" (instrumental)
  8. Modern Sound Corporation - "Safari (Part 2)"
  9. Sins Of Satan - "Dance & Free Your Mind"
  10. Tribe - "Coke" (Unreleased Nelson Paradise mix)
  11. Risco Connection - "Good Times"
out of stock $10.67
20
Cat: WAH 7039. Rel: 28 May 12
Funk
  1. Prodigy Medley: Jericho/Out Of Space/No Good
  2. Owl Sanctuary
out of stock $6.42
21
Cat: MIR 1720. Rel: 05 Mar 12
Soul
  1. Body Fusion (short version)
  2. Body Fusion (long version)
Review: Extremely welcome reissue for one of the absolute holy grails of the rare groove scene. Ultra-rare and super-expensive in it's original 1980 release, this incredibly sexy tune from Chicago band Starvue fully deserves its status as a true soul anthem. Produced by The Chi-lites' Clarence Johnson, 'Body Fusion' never lets up the dancefloor pressure from beginning to end - the wonderful fusion of achingly beautiful strings, loping bass, flutes, the coolest fingersnaps and of course the mesmerising vocals of Tony Hicks combine to create an intensely emotional and rolling momentum that builds and builds. A masterpiece of soul history that still sounds as fresh as ever - essential!
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out of stock $6.97
22
Cat: FW 35. Rel: 21 May 12
Funk
  1. Le Plaisir
  2. Chemise
out of stock $5.09
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