Here’s one super funky guy not to be missed! He’s Steven Cheung, a San Francisco based producer. He also runs a great great modern soul/funk blog called Freeligion Music. There’s many really great modern funk artists listed there, info about new releases and great interviews he has done with funk artists. You should definitely check out both the blog and his kick-ass tunes!
How funky can someone possibly be? Check out E Live! Now this is a guy I’d like to hear more tunes from and I believe I will.
An excellent modern funk mixtape from the fresh finnish DJ talent TJ K3! Download it!
Here’s the track list:
Evil Needle - Good Morning
Evil Needle - Lounging
Mattron - Napsweat
Matmatix - Calle Verde
Marvin Marlyn - Ácido Cerebral
Cy Gorman feat. Will Poskitt - Cool Change (instrumental)
Claws For? - Yellow Orange
Aaro DiCosta - Random beat
E-live - Hard pressed
(nit) neroc - La choutte Chuinte
Benedek - That’s my jam (instrumental)
Ad Bourke - Aquarius rising
Evil Needle - Slow down
A few of my recent favourites on this one, also a few new names. Even one of my tunes! Check it!
The french skweee-artist Wankers United did a show a few weeks ago at Harmönia Label Night, Mbar, Helsinki, Finland and it kicked ass! Besides making some groovy-ass music Wankers United runs the excellent skweee-label Mazout.
In the video Wankers United is performing his evergreen skweee-anthem Superfönky.
Here’s two tunes from the soon to be released new Duke Slammer 7”! Duke Slammer is definitely one of the grooviest modern funk dudes around. His style is very distinctive and I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more of him in the future! He recently released a three 7” box set from his digital album “Everybody Sweat”(Bonus Round), all bangers!
Here’s some new Mr. Dibiase soon to be released on the brilliant Fat City Recordings! This will be on the third release from their “Producer#3”-series coming out on 6th February. It rocks as Mr. Dibiase is known to do.
Anton Hammer a.k.a. DJ Basicface from Helsinki, Finland! Now this is one of the most versatile producers I know. He is super productive and has made songs from jazz to skweee and truly is a master of styles. Sadly he hasn’t been released yet, but I hope and believe that he will be and in ridiculous quantities. Check him out!
Check Ostridge Forrester out! He’s a producer from Helsinki, Finland and he’s got the funk. His debut release is a digital EP soon to be released on the finnish skweee-label Mässy Recordings. Don’t miss it!
The brilliant skweee-group Yöt did a live set today at nightclub Bassment. It ruled and the place was packed, which you can definitely not see in the videos below.
Here you can see the band playing. It was a bit dark, but I’m quite sure an arm of a genuine Yöt-member can be seen in the picture. Or is it a leg?
Here is the only object in the club clearly visible with my crappy camera. There’s still some damn good music playing in the background.
A new finnish rap collective, Black Swag Gang, also did a gig, where records were played by DJs Skinny Limp and Plankton and some really tight rapping was done by Dumb, Moonlit Man and Ameeba. No video of this one.
The club is called “Uudet Mutantit”. It specialises in modern beats and has brought us some really good music in the past few months, too. Live sets have been done by the skweee-group BMMB(r.i.p.), Tiiu Helinä(from Clouds) and Eevil Stöö to mention a few. DJing has been taken care of by RPK, Non Person and others.
Definitely worth going every time.
Here’s one more track by Yöt, Minigrip Walk. This one was released this month on Raha&Tunteet.