Funk Tag Archive

Ethnic

Ikenga Super Stars Of Africa – Ikenga Super Stars Of Africa

This album was issued on famous Nigerian label RAS (Rogers All Stars) in ’77 by Ikenga Super Stars Of Africa. Nice afrobeat number…

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Ethnic

Joe Masunga – Nwananga Washaneseka (1986)

Nwananga Washaneseka by Joe Masunga will surely please 80’s Afro Funk lovers! This 12” release also includes a stunning track of “Working For The Future”.

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Groovy

Mac Thornhill – No Way To Control It (1983)

No Way To Control It released on obscure Belgian old school label ChanneL Records in 1983. Lead vocals by Mac Thornhill.

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Groovy

Oscar T – My Knees Get Weak (1986)

Ultra in demand 80’s Funk record written and produced by Oscar T (Oscar T. Knock) on obscure label Tamotsu Records.

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Bundled, Groovy

Funk, Soul & Disco 7″ (Part 2)

Here’s where funk/disco legends who’ve mattered most to the craft of music… Put the kettle on and settle down to music and dancing.

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Nuggets

Various Artists – Music Basement, Volume Twelve (2020)

Welcome to the monthly Music Basement, where nature’s finest disc jockeys show off the girth of their collections and and try to beat previous compilations.

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Groovy

Mad Dog Fire Department – Cosmic Funk (1979)

Killer Funk cut by Mad Dog Fire Department arranged and written by Thomas Stewart originally released on Miami based label T.K. Disco.

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Groovy

Subway – Ten Toes Up (1982)

SubwayTen Toes Up” is a classic 80’s Boogie Funk originally released on Score Records in 1982.  A must have in any 80’s Boogie collection! 

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Ethnic, Groovy

Starlight – Picnic (1983)

Killer early 80’s Disco Funk cut from South Africa by Starlight (Emil Zoghby, John Galanakis).  A must have in your Soul Funk collection! 

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Japanese, Mellow

Naoya Matsuoka – Heart Cocktail Vol.2 (1987)

Honmoku native Naoya Matsuoka electrifies us with his twelve song instrumental album… The sophistication of his easy funk baptizes you from the very first bar, to the point where you can almost feel the ocean mist on your face.

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Ethnic

Pozo Hayes – Looking Over There (1985)

This is the first album released by Ghanaian singer Pozo Hayes. The album features several great tracks including “Akika Akikayi”, “Anlimah Abenlema” and “Suffering In This World”.

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Obscure

Oro – Oro (1983)

Here is an interesting record of 80’s disco/funk by Oro released in Italy on tin label Edibi in 1983. This album contains some pretty good tracks including the reggae “Napoligne Reggae” or the nice italo cut “Sasa’”.

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Nuggets

Various Artists – Music Basement, Volume Ten (2019)

We are very excited to present Music Basement, Volume Ten. En-To-EndMoney Talks”, DistanceJust One More Kiss”, Jonathan Jr.Hangin’ On To You” and others are coming straight from Music Basement vaults and will surely please 80’s Synth Funk lovers!

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Groovy, Japanese

Yasuko Agawa – L.A. Night (1987)

One of the best Japanese’s Disco release ever made by Yasuko Agawa. Released in 1987 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Groovy

JPQ – Quintessence (1983)

Quintessence is JPQ debut LP, released by the funk/soul oriented label Jam-A-Ditty Records.

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Bundled, Groovy

Funk, Soul & Disco 7″

Is it possible to truly selection the 7 inch rarest dance records? Some sites gave it a go and in our opinion missed much of the point. We’ve gone back further, exploring what we believe are the true roots of dance music and we’ve included more from the 1970s and ’80s since that was when history was really being made.

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Groovy, Mellow

Alec Mansion – Dans L’eau De Nice (1984)

Great French funk 7 inch release by Alec Mansion released on WEA Records.  An excellent Funk mid tempo tune that is definitely worth having! 

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Bundled, Labels

Magic Wand (2010-2019)

Magic Wand, along with other balearic labels like Is It Balearic? Recordings, changed the way the music industry promoted and consumed music.

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Cheap Magic

Cheap Magic, Part Three

Today I’ll be sharing 20 cool release you can buy on Music Basement for under $5… Perfect gifts, electronic, jazz, deep house, balearic and many more. Get them at as soon as possible…

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Ethnic

Kindred Spirit & Corina Flamma Sherman – Put Your Spirit Up

One and only official release by lesser known band Kindred Spirit. The single came out on UK-based label Human Records.

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Ethnic, Groovy

Image – Image 1 (1986)

This is another great african boogie by Image released on WEA label! Main track “Malebu” is backed with a very catchy mid-tempo track titled “Got To Keep It Up’” in its extended version.  Enjoy! 

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Ethnic, Groovy

Supa Frika – Holiday Nights (1985)

Holiday Nights by Supa Frika is a classic EP of South Africa Boogie released in 1985. This release include several hits such as “Traffic Woman”, “How Will You Know”…

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Groovy

I.N.D – Into New Dimensions (1981)

American Soul Funk masterpiece by I.N.D. The album includes several solid tunes such as “Stay Sweet” the wonderful funk cut “Everybody Likes To Do It” and the beautiful mid tempo “Spyrm Of The Moment”.

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Groovy

Touchdown – Ease Your Mind (1982)

Ease Your Mind (U.S. Remix) by Touchdown released on disco label in 1982. We are presenting here the UK press on Excaliber Records Ltd. but the original press is the American on on Streetwise Records.

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Nuggets

Various Artists – Music Basement, Volume Eight (2019)

Boogie is the old flame that inspired a collection of music I called ‘Music Basement’. I selected the tracks using the powers of witchcraft. Then I burned them on a CD, and I listen to them to conjure up grey concrete dreams, a Music Basement of the ears and the mind.

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