Tag Archives: Funk

New Joint – XL Middleton

XL Middleton – “I Can’t Believe It” (MoFunkRecords.BandCamp.Com / 2022)

Slappin’ West Coast fonk guaranteed to make you boogie in your backyard from the ever-impressive XL Middleton.

New Joint – Howard Johnson & XL Middleton

Howard Johnson & XL Middleton – “Can’t Get Away From Your Love” (MoFunkRecords.Com / 2021)

As a kid in the 1980s, Howard Johnson’s “Keepin’ Love New” was one of my favourite singles. So I was more than pleased to hear the legendary vocalist teaming-up with Cali-based funkateer XL Middleton for this slick, soulful boogie bomb.

New Joint – Kokane

Kokane – “Monkey Wasn’t Fonky” (@KokaneOfficial / 2021)

The West Coast veteran delivers a slick slice of OG funk with this Mofak-produced single.

New Joint – The Du-Rites

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The Du-Rites – “Horse Pills” (TheDuRites.BandCamp.Com / 2018)

Short-but-greasy funk nugget from J-Zone and Pablo Martin’s forthcoming third Du-Rites album “Gamma Ray Jones”.

New Joint – The Du-Rites

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The Du-Rites – “Gamma Ray Funk” (TheDuRites.BandCamp.Com / 2018)

Lively, drum-driven dopeness from J-Zone and Pablo Martin.

New Joint – The Du-Rites

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The Du-Rites – “The Bronx Is Burning” (TheDuRites.BandCamp.Com / 2017)om

Tight drums, slick guitar licks and funky organ stabs from J-Zone and Pablo Martin’s brilliant new album “Greasy Listening”.


New Joint – The Du-Rites

The Du-Rites – “Du The Twitch” (@TheDuRites.BandCamp.Com / 2017)

Gritty, infectious, drum-heavy funk from J-Zone and Pablo Martin’s forthcoming  album “Greasy Listening” which drops next week.

Popping Funk Vol. 4 Mix Stream – DJ Mel

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Russian music man DJ Mel pulls together an addictive selection of synthesized soul and feel-good funk with an electro thump.

New Joint – The Du-Rites

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The Du-Rites – “Woody The Wino” (TheDuRites.BandCamp.Com / 2017)

Drum-heavy funk from J-Zone and Pablo Martin’s forthcoming sophomore album “Greasy Listening”.

Cornerstone Selections 002 Mix Stream – DJ Sheep

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Australia’s brilliant DJ Sheep makes a welcome return to the mix game with this collection of funky jewels found during a number of diggin’ missions across the globe.

Outta Pocket V.1 Mix Stream – DJ Epik

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California’s DJ Epik pulls together a quality selection of funky mid-to-late 70s gems from the likes of The Headhunters, Ohio Players, Brass Construction and more.

New Joint – The Zone Identity

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The Zone Identity – “Funk-I-Tus” (@FraternityMusic / 2017)

NYC’s mighty J-Zone provides the drums for this dope update of a late-60s funk bomb from LA-based group Warm Excursion.

The Ride Mix Stream – DJ Scientist


Dusty funk nuggets from the crates of Germany’s DJ Scientist.

Overweight Album Stream – High Park Funk


Synth-heavy new-school UK electro funk courtesy of Dimestop Poppers’ Tesko.

Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty – The Du-Rites

Short documentary covering the creative process behind the new instrumental Du-Rites album from J-Zone and Pablo Martin.

The Du-Rites Album Stream – The Du-Rites


Raw, organic speaker-rattling funk from NYC’s multi-talented J-Zone and Tom Tom Club guitar man Pablo Martin.

New Joint – The Du-Rites


The Du-Rites – “Hustle” (TheDuRites.BandCamp.Com / 2016)

Funkin’ like it was lifted straight off the lost soundtrack of a gritty 70s NY crime flick, this latest track from J-Zone and Pablo Martin is another fine display of musical mastery which is available in both vinyl and digital formats.

New Joint – The Du-Rites

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The Du-Rites – “Bug Juice” (@JZoneDontTweet / 2016)

Multi-talented underground Hip-Hop hero J-Zone has joined forces with Tom Tom Club guitarist Pablo Martin to form The Du-Rites, with this deep-fried funk nugget being the a-side of the duo’s forthcoming debut single.

Ripples EP Stream – Ding

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For his latest release, UK producer Ding takes the influences of disco, funk and boogie, then stretches and twists the vintage sounds through his sampler, and ends-up with an upbeat selection of infectious tracks which are both retro and futuristic.

Third Eye Vision Mix Stream – DJ Manipulator

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Diggin’ In The Crates affiliate DJ Manipulator drops an eclectic mix of psychedelic vibes and funky flavours.