Friday, March 09, 2007

Funky Friday Four Pack

Tracey Thorn - Get Around To It
Out Of The Woods
The voice of EBTG is back. I've given the record a couple of spins and I like the uptempo stuff a lot, the slow stuff not so much. This is a cover of an Arthur Russell song (from his Calling Out Of Context album) and is really quite good.

RJD2 - Just When
The Third Hand
Wherein RJD2 continues his shift from underground hip hopper to plaintive pop singer. Reviews are mixed, with die hard old school fans hating his vocals and songs. Personally, I like the move. Sure, it's not as banging as the older stuff, but it's sweet and melancholy. This tune is quite funky - love the almost "Thriller" beat.

!!! - Heart Of Hearts (The Brothers Mix)
Myth Takes - Bonus Disc
Fabulous disco workout from the bonus disc. Funky riffs, tight beats and killer percussion plus some wailing guitars add up to much grooviness.

Hangar 18 - Think Big
Definitive Swim
An almost punk funk take on hip hop from this NYC trio - great sax skronk. Grab this free compilation of DefJux tracks while you can...
Download the whole compilation here...

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