Category Archives: Funk

I immediately recognized the first track because Pretty Lights samples it in ‘Finally Moving‘.  With the help of Youtube, then Pandora, then Wikipedia I am now really into Nightmares On Wax.  Since I just gave away all my sources on the subject im just gonna throw in a quote here:

“A crucial bridge between the competing influences of New York house and electro, Detroit techno and soul, London rave and acid, and the burgeoning eclecticism of the years to come.”

[That is straight off Pandora]

I think my favorite part about posting this is that I checked seven different boxes for the category, my favorite Album is ‘Space Outta Sound’ check it out here.

Nightmares On Wax – You Wish

Nightmares On Wax – Me!

Nightmares On Wax – Pipes Honour

Nightmares On Wax – Da Feelin

Nightmares On Wax – Be There

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Rachel Clarke Gets Funky

I love when I see someone on facebook say “thanks ****** for showing me this song, I love it!”. It’s the mission of this site.

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Not the Boxer

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears are a soul/funk band out of Austin, TX. Check ’em out.

Plastic Beaches

Gorillaz have this way of giving us a glimpse into our supposed grim future, their videos always highlight the cartooned motley crue trekking through a radioactive trashed existence in the twilight of humanity.  We do see humans in this video (Bruce Willis) but the group by no means will accept the status quo of feel good materialism ‘life at its best’ pop music.  Good for them.  Here’s to talking a step back and shoving our shortcomings right into our eardrums.  The title ‘plastic beach’ is awesome because it alludes to the damage that our single use non-disposable plastics create for our environment, especially oceans waves and beaches.  My uncle Jim’s blog, which explores the mission of The Surfrider Foundation, regularly address the problems of plastics in regards to the oceans.  Check out his blog here.  I just previewed all the songs on this album and they sound great, and with the likes of mos def, bobby womak, snoop dogg, lou reed you know they are ‘making waves’ in the industry if they can pull all these great artists onto their album.  get it here and enjoy

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FIFA continues to prove its musical worth.

Next time you have an opportunity to play FIFA check out the game soundtrack. Each year provides a few really solid tracks. This one is a remix of a song by a musician in London named Gonzales who does a lot of collaboration work.

ChesnuTTs Roasting

Cody ChesnuTT is an American musician of Jamaican descent from Atlanta, Georgia, whose music blends elements of rock, funk, soul, hip-hop, and blues. Chesnutt and his former band, The Crosswalk, had a brief stint with Hollywood Records in which they were later booted from the label. The band subsequently broke up and Chesnutt released a double LP in 2002 entitled The Headphone Masterpiece, which was recorded on a 4-track cassette recorder in his bedroom recording studio, which he calls “The Sonic Promiseland”.

From what I hear he had a son and took some time away from the music industry after his LP to raise a family, but I’m sure he’s working on something…

Oh, and he looks good in leather: