First of all I’d like to say …. all of you anywhere in the world who were smart enough to purchase their D’Angelo tickets in time …you lucky devils!!
I was watching the footage below yesterday and I am already jealous cause … D’Angelo is definitely BACK!!
Curious? … to see more of this electrifying performance head on over Okayplayer…
I am not gonna lie to you … I’ve been waiting for this video by my favourite new songstress who serves us some very old skool funk … Amalia. If you don’t have a clue who I am referring to I suggest you click here and find out what I’m talking about.
For those of you who are in tha know … peep Amalia’s latest “Freeze That” !!
I’ve been streaming this 80′s infused funkalicious tune for the past few days and now the time has come to be less selfish and without further ado present Rotterdam based DJ/Producer/Songwriter Azteka …
Inspired by Stevie Wonder, Zapp, The GAP Band, Daft Punk, Guy, Earth Wind & Fire and lots of other funky stuff Azteka has created his own distinctive sound that is best described as a fresh breeze that smoothly connects the past with the future.
Worth of warning before you stream …”i2i” is kind of addictive ..
Filed under: Electronic, funk, music, music video | Tags: dam funk, Innafocuseddaze
I’m sure you remember Dam Funk’s latest project “Innafocuesdaze” which is available for free here. Below you’ll find some funkalicious visuals to go with the release …
Filed under: Download, Electronic, funk, music | Tags: dam funk, Innafocuseddaze
DOWNLOAD: InnaFocusedDaze EP
The father of modern electro funk has done it again. He managed to give a new electronic flavah to the funk. Each song has its own distinct character, united by Dam-Funk’s dedication to constant musical experimentation. Enjoy!!
source: Scion AV
Filed under: Afrobeat, funk, Hip Hop, music, Psychedelic | Tags: ghostface, ghostfunk, max tannone
Damnn Mr. Tannone did it again. The man has the ability to take an existing HIPHOP track, add an entirely different beat to it and have it sound so authentic that if you didn’t know any better, you’d think it was the original version.
First Max Tannone hit us up with Mos Dub and Dub Kweli and now he presents us with something slightly different from his previous projects … ”Ghostfunk”. Released in July 2011, Ghostfunk pairs one of his favorite hip-hop artists, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music. Enjoy!!
Figured I have to keep y’all posted on this one. I promised this a while ago when provided you with the audio stream to “I’ll be Trippin“. If you happened to remember that one you might know Steve Arrington (former Slave front man) and Dam Funk are currently working on an album. More info on that here.
So what do you get when old generation funk collides with new generation funk ?…. Double funkaliciousness and that is something that sounds a little something like “Going Hard“.
Judging by the sound of this track Mr Arrington & Mr Funk are doing their part when it comes to keeping the funk alive. Don’t know about you but I can’t wait for this album to drop.
Filed under: Download, funk, Hip Hop, music, spoken word | Tags: Declaime, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Someothaship
Remember our post from April 2010 G&D announce Someothaship Connect ?!
Well A year has passed and not surprisingly G&D’s recordlabel is still going strong. To let us all know whats up they provided us with the Someothaship Connect compilation featuring Someothaship Connect’s impressive roster of artist. You can download tracks from souncloud here.
Filed under: Download, Electronic, funk, music | Tags: dam funk, oki-ni, stones throw
DOWNLOAD: DAM FUNK-TRUTH
It’s been a while since I’ve posted my first mix from the Oki-Ni mix series Resonance. But I guess it took a while cause this was the one I was waiting for Truth by Dam Funk.
For those of you who are familiar with Dam Funk it should come as no surprise that the mix is full of funkelectric and poppy 80′s tunes. The one thing that puts this mix in a very different league than anything we have ever posted before is the fact that the whole thing is comprised of tracks taken from original wax pressings. In Mr. Funk’s words …. No mp3s or computer files were used for this mix, I own all of these records. No fake shit or fads; just the TRUTH.
Larry Bright – Sunbeams
Fashion – Love Shadow
Onra – Moving
Norma Jean – High Society
Charles Earland – Tell Me What It Is
Paradise – Stop And Think
Glenn Jones – Everybody Loves A Winner
Oliver Cheatham – Something About You
Bryan Loren – For Tonight
Mazarati – She’s Just That Kind Of Lady
Tangent – I Just Got To Be Free
Jimmy G. – Get It On
Prince & The Revolution – Girl
Baby Buddha – My Generation
Prefab Sprout – Silhouettes
Prefab Sprout – Spinning Belinda
B.F.C. – The Climax
Jeff The Brotherhood – Beastmaster 420
Filed under: Electronic, funk, music | Tags: amalia, art slave, Tokyo Dawn Records
This one is for all you music magicians out there. As you may remember I posted my feelings about Amalia’s Art Slave a little while ago and I simply loooooooooooove this album.
To mark the release of Amalia’s debut album ‘Art Slave’ this March, Tokyo Down Records launched a contest and all you have to do is remix Amalia’s most sensual track ‘All The Funk I Need’!
Interested in adding your flavah to this track?! … What if your version was picked for release?! Yeah … I know you like tha sound of that. So click here and you will be referred to the Tokyo Dawn Records website to grab the 411 on how to participate.Please .. be quick about it .. cause the contest runs till the end of March. Below you can stream some of the freshly created remixes … just to give you a taste of what your up against .
Filed under: Electronic, funk, music, music video | Tags: amalia, art slave, opolopo, tokyo down records
Dammnn where do I start. Just finished a full listen of this funkafied new release that will be available on the 4th of March 2011 via Tokyo Dawn Records.
Even though Art Slave by Amalia is an album full of brand new tracks … most of it feels like a trip down memory lane.
If you really miss the “Chaka Khan” without Rufus or if you are still in mourning for the late Teena Marie … you can let it all go now. The self proclaimed airbreather, ventriloquist, body extortionist and most important … off da hook Swedish vocalist Amalia Townsend is bringing some old skool flavah to our 21st century ears. With Swedish funk extraordinaire Opolopo on production Art Slave contains all the elements of the 80′s and 90′s funk. The fact is that if I didn’t know about the releasedate I would have started crate digging for this one because apart from some electronic remixes in the end you cannot tell it dropped in 2011… it feels that authentic.
Of course if you can’t wait to get down to this and groove to tha boogie you can also go for the electronic pre-release available here but I’m in fact comtemplating of buying a record player (after all those years without) because I would just love to have this in vinyl.
Filed under: beats, Download, Electronic, funk, music, Psychedelic | Tags: RJD2, the insane warrior, we are the doorways
Hmmm really dig this. Cause eventhough it’s totally RJD2 for some reason it’s also totally different and therefore very interesting.
Introducing RJD2′s or better yet The Insane Warior’s latest project ..”We are the Doorways”. Now what exactly makes this release so interesting ? … Just the fact that the inspiration behind this creation happens to be horror and sci-fi film scores of the wonderfully fruitful period of 1976-1984. The musical result of this unusual perspective are a lot of electronical tunes which burst into something that could be anything from jazzy to funky to pshychedelic … but eitherway always unexpected. This musical masterpiece is available on the RJD2 bandcamp.
If now you are curious about what the abovementioned could possibly sound like. Hit the play button below and stream the video to the track “The Water Wheel”.
Or even better stream the full release below and if you dig do not forget to download “Then you hear footsteps” which is downloadable for free till it reaches the bandcamp download limit of course … anyways enjoy!!
Filed under: Download, Electronic, funk, mix | Tags: fact magazine, krystal klear
In March Strangefruit partygoers will be able to get down on Krystal Kleer’s groove. I can imagine that not all of you are familiar with this up and coming producer yet and to make sure your in tha know before March … Strangefruitmusic feels obliged to allert you on an interview by Fact magazine available when you click here and a very groovy Krystal Kleer mix that you can stream and download below.
DOWNLOAD: FACT MINI MIX NR.6 – KRYSTAL KLEER
01. Krystal Soul – The Only Way (Instrumental)
02. Krystal Klear – Greensilver (Dub Organizer)
03. Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love (All City)
04. Krystal Klear – Chapp
05. Krystal Klear – Swandive
06. Krystal Klear – No Sweat
07. Jimmy Edgar – New Touch
08. Krystal Klear – Pistol Chauffeur
09. Kenny Vaughn – Feels Like Heaven
Filed under: alternative, Electronic, funk, Hip Hop, music, soul | Tags: label love 2, melting pot music, ninja tune, one handed music, plug research, tru thoughts, ubiquity records
To Frequent blog vistors there might be something familiar about this download. If so you’re kinda right because we’ve shared Label Love Vol. 1 not so long ago.
Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from Melting Pot, Ninja Tune, One-Handed , Plug Research, Tru Thoughts and Ubiquity. Like the first installment Vol. 2 is a trip … so stream & download.
Filed under: Electronic, funk, music, Psychedelic | Tags: Georgia Anne Muldrow, Vweto
Frequent blog visitors might have the feeling that whatever this album is going to be about they’ve probably heard it before since this is Georgia Anne’s umptiest release so far. All we have to say is that you think you know … but you have no idea and to change all of that you can stream the track Fonkrocker below. The official release date is set for the 11th of January 2011.
Filed under: Download, funk, Jazz, mix, music, soul | Tags: jazz refreshed
Strangefruitmusic has the tendency to focus mainly on whats new and we are in no way or form going to change that approach but in this case we have to make some sort of an exception.
Below you can stream a fresh new mix provided by Jazz Refreshed but the very soulful jazzy content is the kinda old stuff you are obliged to share. So you decide when you are going to chill out to this one … you can do it with a glass of wine on a Saturday evening but a cup of tea on a Sunday morning is equally appropriate.
The Vibrations – Shake It Up
Deniece Williams – How’d I Know That Love Would Slip Away
Heatwave – Ain’t No Half Steppin’
Minnie Ripperton – Adventures In Paradise
Al Jarreau – You Don’t See Me
Marvin Gaye – Soon I’ll Be Loving You Again
Weldon Irvine – I Love You
Sylvers – We Can Make It If We Try
The Main Ingredient – Work To Do
LA Boppers – You Did It Good
Sylvers – What’s It All About
Marlena Shaw – Look At Me Look At You
Brenda Russell – In The Thick of It
Harvey Mason – Til You Take My Love
Don Blackman – Heart’s Desire
Free Life – Keep My Light in My Window
Bobby Caldwell – Open Your Eyes
Gwen McRae – 90% of Me is You
Steely Dan – The Caves of Altamira
Side Effects – I Can’t Play
Arnold Blair – Trying to Get Next to You
Gary Bartz – Music is MySanctuary
Patrice Rushen – Music of the Earth
Leon Ware – Why I Came to California
Weldon Irvine – We Getting’ Down
Chapter 8 – Let’s Get Together
Webster Lewis – Give Me Some Emotion
Betty Wright – Make Me Love The Rain
Average White Band – Love The Rain
Bill Withers – Better Off Dead
Sergio Mendes – Midnight Lovers
Side Effects – Midnight Lover
Side Effects – S.O.S.
Roy Ayers – If You Love Me
Minnie Ripperton – Every Time He Comes Around
Clifford Coulter – Love’s Too Hot To Hide
Filed under: beats, Download, funk, mix, music, nu soul, soul | Tags: Anthony Valadez, nalden
Hell yeah Strangefruitmusicblog allerting you on something soulful to ease into weekend mode!!
A musical collab between two of my favourite personalities Mr. Nalden and Anthony Valadez. The first one known for picking an item and the other one known for picking a tune.
Nalden announced earlier today that this mix by Anthony Valadez is one in a string of many more to come. But at the moment I’m still blown away by this certified headnodder of a mix that has Anthony Valadez’ soulful flow all over it. So start streaming and headover to Nalden.net to download this gem. But a word of warning before you do … protect ya neck!!
Filed under: funk, music, Psychedelic | Tags: jamiroquai, rock dust light star
1. White Knuckle Ride
2. Blue Skies
3. Rock Dust Light Star
6. Goodbye To My Dancer
7. All Good In The Hood
8. Smoke and Mirrors
9. She’s A Fast Persuader
10. Two Completely Different Things
11. Hey Floyd
12. Never Gonna Be Another
13. That’s Not The Funk I Want
Strangefruitmusicblog reported on Rock Dust Star Light a while ago and to keep you fully informed we now provide you with some additional information. Above you’ll find the albumcover & tracklist and below you can stream All good in the Hood. This one certainly has Jamiroquai written all over it. Anyways you will be able to purchase the album on the 1st of November.
Filed under: Download, funk, music | Tags: reggie b, somethin old somethin new EP, the solution
In my quest for good music there is only one essential lesson I’ve learned…follow everybody you consider to have exceptionally good taste. So big up for Miles Bonny cause I plucked this gem right of his facebook page.
The Somethin Old Somethin New Ep is just that. Basically lots of old and new stuff, by one of Strangefruitmusicblogs favourites Reggie B, with a predominantly old funkalicious flavour. All I know is that this is something you are going to nod your head to when you listen to it on your Ipod or when you have it blazing out of your stereo!! The non believers can stream the whole EP below and those familiar with everything Reggie B just click here.
Filed under: funk, Hip Hop, music, nu soul | Tags: Declaime, Georgia Anne Muldrow
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