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Upcoming / Recent Interesting releases of Modern Funk & Soul

March 27th, 2009 . by zephirnl

This is a list of releases that might be interesting to people who like raw funk & soul, no matter the form or shape it takes (electronic or real instruments. vocal or instrumental). It starts with some upcoming releases, followed by some recent releases. For each release there is a last.fm linked artist & release title, followed by links with more info or reviews. If I missed something you think should be added, please comment.


March 27th (today):
The Sweet VandalsLovelite
(LP/CD – Unique)
http://www.theminx.org/smf/general-discussion/the-sweet-vandals/0/
http://www.parisdjs.com/index.php/post/The-Sweet-Vandals-Lovelite
http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=k2vnn37m7b&ref=browse.php&refQ=kwfilter%3Dsweet%2Bvandals%26amp%3Bincl_oos%3D1%26amp%3Bincl_cs%3D1
http://www.myspace.com/thesweetvandals
http://www.unique-rec.com/

April 4th:
VA – Contemporary Funk
(CD/LP – Tramp)
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=35305671&blogId=478314126
http://www.tramprecords.com/index1.html
http://www.myspace.com/tramprecords

April 20th:
SMOOVE & TURRELLAntique Soul
(CD – Jalapeno)
http://www.jalapenorecords.com/play/016/
http://www.jalapeno.greedbag.com/smoove-and-turrell/
http://www.jalapenorecords.com/
http://www.myspace.com/smooveandturrell
Smoove & turell – I Can’t Give You Up
(12″- Jalapeno) (out now)

May 18th:
Flevans27 Devils
(CD – Tru Thoughts)
http://www.myspace.com/flevansmusic
www.flevans.co.uk

release date tba:
Cookin’ On 3 Burners – tba
(“New Album Coming Soon with a surprise cover” )
http://www.myspace.com/cookinon3burners

release date tba:
Domu – One Offs, Remixes & B-Sides
(2?CD – Tru Thoughts) (rumoured)
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/domu/one_offs__remixes_and_b_sides/

Already out, albums (no particular order):

Shaolin Temple DefendersChapter II: Gettin’ The Spirit
(CD – Soulbeat France) (produced by Eddie Roberts)
http://www.theminx.org/smf/general-discussion/eddie-mixes-and-masters-new-shaolin-temple-defenders-album!/0/
Shaolin Temple Defenders – Let Yourself Go (7″ – Soulbeat France)
http://monkeyboxing.com/content/shaolin-temple-defenders-let-yourself-go-–-2009-–-single-review

T bird and the breaksLearn About It
(CD )
https://cdbaby.com/cd/tbirdbreaks
http://monkeyboxing.com/content/t-bird-breaks-–-learn-about-it-–-2009-–-album-review

Fred Leslie’s Missing LinkFat Lip
(CD – Hammondbeat) (LP / 12″es delayed until further notice)
http://www.hammondbeat.com/hammondbeat/release.asp?k=373&r=2100
http://www.fredlesliesmissinglink.com/
http://www.myspace.com/fredlesliesmissinglink

The Fantastics!Mighty Righteous
(CD – Freestyle)
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=54671582&blogId=475991300
http://www.freestylerecords.co.uk/index.php?page=albums&pid=FSRCD048
http://www.myspace.com/thefantasticsfunk

The Rare Groove OrchestraThe Man With the Dirty Finger (CD – SoulJazzer)
http://rgofunk.com/
http://www.myspace.com/raregrooveorchestra

The Cherry BoppersPlay It Again!
(CD/LP Green Vinyl)
http://www.thecherryboppers.com/ (spanish site)
http://www.myspace.com/thecherryboppersband
Chris JossSticks
(CD/LP – ESL Music)
http://www.eslmusic.com/news/sticks_released_today
http://www.mybossa.com/blog/2009/03/chris_joss_sticks.html
http://www.myspace.com/chrisjoss

Ursula 1000Mystics
(CD/LP – ESL Music)
http://www.eslmusic.com/news/mystics_released_today
http://www.myspace.com/ursula1000

KokoloHeavy Hustling
(CD – Record Kicks)
http://www.recordkicks.net/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=101 (LP)
http://www.recordkicks.net/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=100 (CD)
http://www.myspace.com/kokoloafrobeat

DieslerTracks On The Rocks
(CD – Freestyle)
http://www.freestylerecords.co.uk/index.php?page=albums&pid=FSRCD044
http://www.myspace.com/diesler

Anthony Joseph & The Spasm BandBird Head Son
(CD – Naive/Heavenly Sweetness) (featuring Joseph Bowie & Keziah Jones)
http://www.birdheadson.blogspot.com/

FUNKSHONEShining
(CD/12″ – Skyline)
http://www.parisdjs.com/index.php/post/Funkshone-Shining
http://www.myspace.com/funkshone

VA – Groovadelia 2
(2CD/2LP – Vampisoul) (Spanish 21st century groove)
www.myspace.com/groovadelia
http://www.vampisoul.com/

The New MastersoundsPlug & Play
(CD – Fontana / One Note) (US release with bonus tracks)
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=51153517&blogID=479051187

The GripGrab This Thing
(CD – Archer Records)
http://cdbaby.com/cd/grip
http://www.myspace.com/thegriptrio

Already out, singles:

Dojo Cuts – The 1,2,3′s
(7″ – RecordKicks) (mention of debut album @ RecordKicks)
http://www.recordkicks.net/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=102&osCsid=a95cdbe74d607f3d3c6d1a11835dd105
http://www.tunes.co.uk/tunes/details/13495.html
http://www.myspace.com/dojocuts

The Third DegreeMercy
(7″ – Acid Jazz)
http://mixtapemaestro.net/2009/02/the-third-degree-mercy-duffy-cover.html
http://www.myspace.com/acidjazzrecords

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