Rhythm 'n' Roots

Musical Explorations.

London must be such an amazing place to live/work/be for anyone interested in progressive music. The birthplace of so many fresh sounds, the latest I have recently stumbled into is the UK Funky House scene. Something like a mix of Funky House, garage, grime. etc. I was initially sceptical, having heard some fairly bland house music with female vocals over the top but I decided to dig a bit harder.

Rinse FM is the place to go, Marcus Nasty and Mac10's show is as good a place to start as any (Yesterdays show here). Also recommended is Grevious Angel's Funky House Manifesto, a selection of top tunes taken from radio shows. A great website following all kinds of new sounds and styles (Dancehall-Carribean Rave) which also incorporates UK Funky House is The Heatwave. Lots of downloads, mixes and interesting stuff. A final link to FACT magazine and its amzing collection of mixes: FACT Mixes such as the Roska (number 23...see below) and Greena mixes. With DJs like Ramadanman and Kode9 throwing it into their sets, it is getting making a lot of noise!

The tunes which really get me are the rhythmically moving, tropical, truly funky stuff. It just seems so danceable, can't wait to hear it out live some place. UK Funky House hasn't quite reached Buenos Aires yet. As for artists, from the few I have heard, Geeneus seems to be the man, I also have a few tracks by Roska, I am on the tip of the iceberg I suppose! Here is an ace track which appeared on The Heatwave:

Rubi Dan & Chinski - Big Boi Spitta


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