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funk/soul tracks


The music video for recent single “Treat You Right”, opens with a solitary “Yellow Days” (George Van Den Broek) playing the song’s infectious organ ditty upon a rocky planet. The video depicts a space-centred romantic escapade, rich with as much melancholy as the track itself. Not only the video, but also the music itself, reinforces …

Funk legend Maceo Parker has announced his first new studio album in eight years – ‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo’ will be out on June 26th via the Mascot Label Groups new imprint, The Funk Garage. First up from the album is a re-recorded version of his own CrosS the Track, one of two …

It might have gone under the radar, but people are beginning to realise the brilliance of Sven Wunder’s 2019 debut ‘Eastern Flowers’, as it mixed up Anatolian rock, European Jazz, library, funk, psychedelia and folk which persuaded fans of those genres to fork out up to £150 on Discogs for it. Anyway, he’s back for …

After spending time writing songs for other artists, singer-songwriter Sami Nathan has stepped out from behind her, well, whatever she sits behind and into the spotlight. Out right now is her new single ‘Beautiful Outside’, and judging by that, it might be the smartest move she’s ever made. Beautiful Outside has this 60’s torch/soul song …

El Michels Affair, essentially Brooklyn producer/musician Leon Michels is preparing for the release of his new album ‘Adult Themes’, and ahead of it he’s brought out the third single to be taken from the record, Life of Pablo, out now via Big Crown Records. Life of Pablo has such a laid back warmth about it, …

Out on 8th May is the new album from Lettuce, following on from last years Elevate album that we liked an awful lot here at Backseat Mafia, and ahead of that they’ve released a new single, House of Lett. Of the track, bassist Erick ‘Jesus’ Coomes says “some of us like to freak outwith our beaks out, …

Geordie funk/soul duo Smoove & Turrell have released a new track from their forthcoming album ‘Strato Bleu’, out on Jalapeño Records this spring. As ever, the pair have produced something thats funky, accessible and instantly loveable. It’s full of this incredible funky bass, shaft of guitar chords and keys man Mark Porter has gone to …

Thundercat has released a new track, ‘Fair Chance’, taken from his forthcoming album ‘It is what it is’, out on Brainfeeder on April 3rd. It’s produced by Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar / TDE) and features Ty Dolla $ign and Lil B. “This song is about Mac… when he passed it shook the ground for the artist …

Marriage For All or None At All is the lead single from Melbourne, Australia instrumental funk outfit Karate Boogaloo’s album Carn The Boogers, which drops in May via College of Knowledge Records, it’s the quartets take on the Australian same sex debate that came to a head as they were writing the record and was …

Not so much having finger in pies, more Ed Cawthorne, aka Tenderlonious, seems to have his own pie shop right at the moment. The flautist and sax player, DJ, producer, 22a records boss, and leader of the 22archestra and Ruby Rushton jazz ensembles is about to release his new album, titled Hard Rain. He’s shared …