Tag : funk

Mr Scruff gets Funky on a Friday

11 months ago / 0 comments

For someone whose peak was about 10 years ago, I can officially say that Mr Scruff still knows how to work a crowd. Known for his loose-lined cartoon drawings, love for cups of tea, and eclectic music taste, the British-born DJ was nothing but a hit. This time the venue … Read More

A Celebration of African Boogie

12 months ago / 0 comments

Image: Letta Mbulu. (Credits: The Vinyl Factory) Ahead of his set at Primal Sound this week, Douglas McConachie gives us a whistle stop tour of African boogie. Listen to each track on the Youtube playlist below. Thomas Mapfumo – Mhondoro (Zimbabwe) Our first stop arrives in Zimbabwe, where we meet … Read More

Preview: Kamasi Washington @ O2 Academy, 1/7/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

Epic’ is the one word to describe Kamasi Washington. And it isn’t only because it is the name of his 2015 album. If you don’t know what to expect, you won’t be disappointed, Washington is known for his great live shows so you will have to prepare yourself to handle … Read More

Preview: Soul Rebels @ the Wardrobe, 4/3/17

2 years ago / 0 comments

On Saturday the 4th of March, Soul Rebels will be returning to Leeds. Over the last four years, DJ Lubi’s event has hosted acts such as José James, London Afrobeat Collective and Omar. This time round, the night will be showcasing Leeds’s rising talent, who have emerged over the last … Read More

“Awaken, My Love!” by Childish Gambino

2 years ago / 0 comments

Childish Gambino recently changed his name on his social media pages to his given name, Donald Glover. A seemingly insignificant move, but it signals something wider; with the release of his fourth album, “Awaken, My Love!”, Glover has finally found his feet. Where 2013’s because the internet was dominated by … Read More

Weekly Chart – Harry’s Picks

3 years ago / 0 comments

  Don Armando – Deputy Of Love Regularly played by Derrick Carter, this disco classic keeps getting better and better throughout. Don Armando, a spin off of Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band with vocals by Fonda Rae, have created a song with great energy suitable for many a dance floor. … Read More

Preview: Soul Rebels present Riot Jazz at The Wardrobe

3 years ago / 0 comments

Soul Rebels is back this Saturday 3rd of October after the long summer break. The underground soul/hiphop/jazz/funk/global beats session is also celebrating it’s third birthday and anniversary at The Wardrobe Leeds with another bumper line-up of quality live bands. Riot Jazz Brass Band are back at the Wardrobe for the … Read More

Uptown Special by Mark Ronson

4 years ago / 0 comments

It seems Mark Ronson has once again reinvented himself. With his fourth studio album, Uptown Special, Ronson turns away from the electro-pop sounds of Record Collection, cruising down the avenue of American blues, funk and soul. Capturing snapshots of an extraordinarily diverse culture, Ronson produces a fluid concoction of meandering … Read More

In The Middle with Audio Chronicles

4 years ago / 0 comments

Let’s take a moment to introduce Audio Chronicles, one of our favourite new nights on the Leeds scene this year. Hosted once a month at the super-chic Baby Jupiter, a basement bar in Leeds’ city centre, Audio Chonicles offer an eclectic music policy which joins the dots between all things groove, house, … Read More

Kindness ‘Otherness’ Album Review

4 years ago / 0 comments

Kindness’s new album Otherness is pure angsty funk. If the sentimental track titles are anything to go by, he has clearly had a lot on his mind; ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’, ‘Who Do You Love?’ and ‘This Is Not About Us’ would all seem more at home on the … Read More