New Tracks Added to the 22Tracks London Funk Playlist: 25.11.2014

PIMP

New tracks up on our 22Tracks page this week, featuring brand new music from The Baker Brothers, a couple from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band including a re-release of their classic PIMP cover and two from Ephemerals too.

Enjoy!

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Classic Material & Mama Presents... The Coup LIVE @ The Jazz Café

The Coup

The Coup & Boots Riley come to Camden Town's Jazz Café in October. Myself and Chris Read on support duties.

Tickets available here.

The Coup is a band from Oakland, CA. Their music is an amalgamation of influences, including funk, punk, hip hop, and soul. Because of the lyrics of leader and frontman Boots Riley, they are often put into the category of political hip hop. The Coup is politically communist in its music and aligns itself with other radical music groups such as The Clash, Dead Prez and Rage Against the Machine. The group’s music is characterized by aggressive, yet danceable bass- driven backbeats overlaid by humorous, hopeful, and often witty lyrics- with a bent towards the literary- that critique, observe, and lampoon capitalism, American politics, patriarchal exploitation, police brutality, romance, working at fast food places, and being at cocaine parties with rich people, among other things.

New Tracks Added to the 22Tracks London Funk Playlist: 17.09.2014

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New tracks up on our 22Tracks page this week, featuring new music from The Gene Dudley Group (one of their own and remix of a Lack of Afro track), a new single from Third Cost Kings (taken from their latest album), another Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens number from back in July and the absolutely banging Marco Polo remix of Lee Fields & the Expressions' 'Just Can't Win' released last week.

Don't sleep!

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New Tracks Added to the 22Tracks London Funk Playlist: 26.08.2014

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New tracks up on our 22Tracks page, with plenty of love for Daptone Records!

We start with 'Just Can't Win' taken from Lee Field's killer 'Emma Jean' LP, released back in June (Daptone Records). Then we have a bit of modern Gospel from Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, with 'Bound from the Promised Land' and 'Sinner' taken from their recent LP 'Cold World', also released last month (Daptone Records). We take a sneak peak at The Budos Band's highly anticipated 4th album 'Burnt Offering' with a track entitled 'Sticks'. The album is due for release on 25th October 2014 (Daptone Records). Taking a slightly different direction with the new LP, we end with Laura Vane & The Vipertones' 'Delightfully Easy' taken from their recent 'BodyQuake' LP (Unique).

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New Tracks Added to the 22Tracks London Funk Playlist: 21.07.2014

Shaolin Afronauts at Glastonbury

New tracks up on our 22Tracks page.

We start with brand new heat from Cookin' on 3 Burners. 'Chew You Up' is taken from their brand new album 'Blind Bet' out now on Freestyle Records.

We have both sides of Beau Williams' super-soulful 'I'll Be Home Soon' / 'Outside Love' 7", strictly limited to just 500 copies on vinyl, released by Truth & Soul records.

Fresh back from our gigs at Glastonbury Festival, and having had the chance to watch crazy Adelaide-based instrumental afrobeat band The Shoalin Afronauts live, we had to feature the title track, 'Ojo Abameta' from their new EP, released last month on Freestyle Records.

Finally, a sneaky advance preview of album track 'You're Good To Me' taken from the mighty Weekend Sun's forthcoming album 'Forever Tomorrow' to be released by Hero Records on August 4 2014.

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New Tracks Added to the 22Tracks London Funk Playlist: 08.06.2014

N77

New tracks up on our 22Tracks page.

We start with a couple from Tru Thoughts Records, with Nostalgia77's 'Your Love Weighs a Tonne' and Magic Drum Orchestra's 'Seven Will Ate Itself'. We also have 'Get Some, Leave Some' from Third Coast King's spanking new album on Record Kicks (mixed by funk producer Nate Goldentone  of Dojo Cuts, The Liberators fame), a Horndogz cover of Curtis' Move on Up, released back in 2013 on Uptone Records and finally Trio Valore's cover of 'Crazy' taken from their 45 released back in April.

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New Tracks Added to the 22Tracks London Funk Playlist: 19.05.2014

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This week, we start with a couple of tasty selections from Mr Thing's latest release 'Strange Breaks and Mr Thing III' out now on BBE Records. We pulled out Dynamic Concept's 'La Da Da' (Power Exchange Records & Tapes, 1975) and The International's 'Give A Damn' (D'ar Recording Co., 1969).

We follow with 'Ice Cream Man', the B-side from Third Coast Kings new 45 out on Record Kicks, 'Where There's a Will' taken from The Getup's forthcoming LP 'Straight from the Hob', due in April on Breakin' Bread Records and a nice mellow B-side from Derobe Dance Band's new 45 out on Secret Stash (currently number 12 in the Juno Jazz Bestsellers chart).

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