Benny B

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I was thinking of that famous mak and marcus set on Rinse (''it's not boring!'') but I'll take whatever you've got

Turns out I did have this (life-changingly brilliant) set after all :cool:

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my little "funkytapes" mixcloud project coming along quite nicely, around 60 sets uploaded now but starting to run out, so if there's any old school heads lurking with functioning hard drives from that era here willing to share anything, would be appreciated.


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I think this is the most suitable thread for this mix.... possibly?!

Go Deeper - Money Anderson
Westbound - Inxec & Droog
The L Word (12" version) - Deniz Kurtel feat. Jada
Yeah (Jay Shepheard remix) - Ooft!
Big Boy - Ninetoes
Ranzone - Anthony Ranz
You & I - Fur Coat feat. Cari Golden
F*** What They Say - Bruno Oliver
Crazy (Jamie Jones remix) - Art Department
Always Takes Me Higher - Groove Armada
Kill Bill - Jack n Danny
Around (Subb-an remix) - Noir & Haze
The Feels (Walker & Royce remix) - Justin Martin
We Are Child Of Love (Mario's Redub) - Mario Basanov
Red Room - Dennis Ferrer

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First mix I've done for a couple of years. Zero planning before I hit record, just hit a nice vibe, selecting on the fly and it turned out good so up it goes.

Click here to see it on Mixcloud

1. Chants - Apple
2. Pulse vs Flex - Lil Silva
3. Come over (Crazy Cousinz remix) - Estelle
4. Anthem hype dub - Dubplate Wonder
5. Gabrielle (Qualifide remix) - Emkyu
6. The print - Fingaprint
7. Pink Love (Ill Blu Remix) - H Two O feat. Zoe
8. Feeline VIP - Roska
9. Losing me (Hardhouse Banton remix) - Rachel M
10. I'm right here (DJ Naughty Remix) - DJ MA1
11. Round and round - Chuck Dem Gee
12. House girls part 1 (remix) - Mad One
13. The key - LR Groove
14. Twiss - Fuzzy Logik
15. Make your move - DJ Seany B feat. Monique Parris
16. Sound - Scottie D
17. Bongoshot - Champion
18. Gone to a better place (D-Malice deep visions mix) - Roska
19. Party Hard - Donaeo
20. Tribal conga - Mad One
21. Donnie - Moony
22. Different lextrix - Mr Mageeka
23. Hooked on you - Vboiz
24. Tarantula - Ossie
25. Mr Bandicoot - Funkystepz
26. Windrush - Emvee
27. Meltdown - Ill Blu
28. Waisting time - Dubplate Wonder feat. Ava B
29. You turn me on - Black Coffee feat. Bucies
30. I've got that feeling - Dakar


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Reading back a few pages, I agree that two of the aspects that made UK Funky so compelling was fun and sloppy/bashy/lo-fi quality. Like grime, the limitations of software, experience, professionalism (in some cases) made the genre all the more interesting. I've recently beein dipping back into making beats, but doing it on an iPad. I immediately found myself making UK Funky-influenced beats and tracks. It's the most fun, and it's doable using simple software. Sometimes limitations are a good thing :)


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Just here to post mix below... and resurrect this classic thread!

Crazy (Jamies Jones remix) – Art Department
Code – Truce
Always Take Me Higher – Groove Armada
Uncompromising – Adana Twins
Forget – Matt.Joe
Love Stream – Patrick Topping
Selecao (feat. Shovell) – Mark Knight
Boogieman – ANOTR
Young Forever (Hugo Massien remix) – Michael Cantroit
Never Talk to Aliens – Jesse Perez & DJ Mind
Gonna Love Acid – Rob Gritton
Tourist Trap (Jamie Jones ‘For Ryan’ remix) – Guy Gerber & Puff Daddy
Haunted Girl Canyon – Henry Saiz
Jack & The Beans – Max Chapman & No Artificial Colours
Westbound – Inxec & Droog
Chicken Legs – Jourdan Bordes
The Feels (Walker & Royce remix) – Justin Martin
Energy – Nightshift


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Latest installment....... a couple might be remembered from the very early days of funky!

Jesus Creates Sound - Marlon D
Spells of Yoruba (Kaytronik remix) - Gel Abril
Walking on Thin Ice (Masters of Work mix) - Anane
Don't Panic - DJ Gregory
It Ain't Like That - Kalbata
More (KiNK Remix) - Riva Starr
Embago (Wookie Dub) - Afroganic
Esona - Fiso Da Costa
Sondela feat. Xolisa - David Mayer & Floyd Lavine
Rainforest - DJ Champion
Spook - Rivani
The Legend of Papachango - Justin Martin & Sammy D
unknown dubplate - unknown artist
Kodjo - Manoo
The Red Room - Dennis Ferrer
La Baraka - Franck Roger
Let it all Out - Crystal Bandito
Hey Hey (DF's Attention Vocal Mix) - Dennis Ferrer
Different Lekstrix - Mr Mageeka


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lovely stuff

Bandcamp have played the pandemic so so well, hard to find an artist without one now

they've definitely done it well, although in this case I'd give Scratcha DVA the credit for a bit of arm twisting, going from twitter.

this is a really interesting report on Bandcamp that I read recently -

makes the case in the latter half that they should really be more aggressive with their marketing and lobbying to bring people on, like they have reached the point where they have a duty to artists to spread the success of their business model more widely now. Bandcamp is still seen as this underground, anti-mainstream statement when even mainstream artists could easily make more money from it. maybe that'd make it vulnerable to some real concerted hostility from the big 3 though.

it'll be a shame if this really was the last bandcamp friday. the day itself can be a bit intense to follow, but the levels of extra music you have to go through afterwards is nuts, and it's clearly broken down some barriers to people just getting some gems out there too.


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both spotify and bandcamp but especially bandcamp could do with some work on the search / indexing and navigation / browse. i suppose they think most users are following links so fair enough but feels so odd to me that there's no eg autocorrect or suggestions in the search
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both spotify and bandcamp but especially bandcamp could do with some work on the search / indexing and navigation / browse.
definitely, bandcamp is a mess. but yeah, you can't ignore how direct the transaction is from fan to producer/artist.

keep ur eyes peeled for more apple btw


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These interviews are great on Funky's squandered potential

MC Verstile making me all melancholy:

It was a big scene, but it was a scene nobody really cared about. Nobody loved funky; everybody used it. Everybody just thought, let me do a bit of that with it, then fuck off.
Supa D, loved it — but he didn't love it. He was ashamed to say he liked it. It's true! Them mans called it wonky; nobody could say funky's the one and feel happy and smile about it. There was no real love in the funky scene.



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Mad One was on Scratcha's NTS show today and was encouraged by the chat to upload this grrr-8 tune to his bandcamp



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Those scratcha shows are really good. I like the close analysis he's doing of the lyrics of songs. I caught the one where it was Tracy Chapmans fast car.

"OK let me get this straight, I've got a fast car, you want to come with me. But what I don't understand Tracy, is what you're bringing to the table..."

"Oh I see, you're going to get a job... OK"