Friday, September 12, 2008

Funky Friday

Time to deliver the funky jams you need to get your weekend started right. It's a nice and eclectic selection of tunes today, including a new Kid Loco tune remixed in a latin/western/disco stylee, a classic bit of funk from The Commodores, a slowly building ambient hip hop track from Alias and Roisin Murphy's great cover of the old Bryan Ferry hit. Anoraak are from France and are '80s revivalists and remind me of Zoot Woman - lots of cheesy synth action. Pianist Pete Jolly's 1970 album Seasons got the reissue treatment last year, and is full of improvised funk and jazz jams, all heavy on the keyboards, all good. TV On The Radio have a new album coming out (Dear Science,) where, on a couple of tracks, they unleash the funkiness I always knew they had in 'em. It is a good thing, and a great sounding record to boot! Guy Cuevas and Pigbag are old school classics - sweet latin disco and fierce jazz funk in your face. Ratatat put the massed guitars to work on Mumtaz Khan and deliver an Eastern flavored jam.

Kid Loco - Motorcycle Angels (SLDB Disco Version)
The Commodores - Machine Gun
Alias - I Heart Drum Machines
Roisin Murphy - Slave To Love
Anoraak - Sunday Night Fever
Pete Jolly - Plummer Park
TV On The Radio - Crying
Guy Cuevas - Obsession
Ratatat - Mumtaz Khan
Pigbag - Sunny Day
Listen to Anoraak (covering The Romantics' classic '80s hit)
Anoraak - Talking In Your Sleep


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