安全购物

Studio equipment

Our full range of studio equipment from all the leading equipment and software brands. Guaranteed fast delivery and low prices.

Visit Juno Studio

安全购物

DJ equipment

Our full range of DJ equipment from all the leading equipment and software brands. Guaranteed fast delivery and low prices.Visit Juno DJ

Juno Recommends Funk

Juno Recommends Funk

Funk/Reissue Recommendations March 2012
2 Mar 2012
Read more...
1
Cat: TRU 249. Rel: 27 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Look Around The Corner
  2. Look Around The Corner (instrumental)
Review: Look Around The Corner sees two of Tru Thoughts most successful artists reunite in the shape of Will Quantic Holland and Alice Russell. When the two have previously collaborated, the results have mostly been dipped in magic and lovingly various - compare the heaving funk of "Pushin On" with the more delicate "Sweet Calling". "Look Around The Corner" is the title track from the album of the same name, and it unfurls into a delightfully soulful flutter of instrumentation delivered by Quantic's world-renowned outfit the Combo Barbaro. It can't help but recall The Rotary Connection and the whole track is lifted beyond the clouds by Russell's immediately distinctive voice.
...Read more
out of stock $5.22
2
Cat: GAMM 077. Rel: 27 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Ain't No Mountain
  2. Rehab
  3. What's Going On
Review: Always a destination label for fans of classy disco and funk edits, GAMM introduced The Reflex to their roster with these new additions to their "ReVisions" series. Marvin Gaye's "Ain't No Mountain" gets a subtle boost to the beats and bottom end, while on a similar Northern Soul vibe, The Reflex treats "Rehab" with a new set of drums and a few added strings and stiff guitar chanks. Best of all, the beatless instrumental of Marvin's seminal "What's Going On" is reconnected with the original acapella in a superbly tasteful mixdown that shows off every nuance of that incredible recording.
...Read more
out of stock $8.36
3
Cat: JBJ 1028. Rel: 20 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. The Dogs
  2. James
out of stock $9.41
4
  1. Battle (part 1)
  2. Battle (part 2)
Review: Fly Girl/Fly Boy anthem alert as German funk outfit The Mighty Mocambos team up with legendary US producer Afrika Bambaataa. Assisted by vocalists Charlie Funk and King Kamonzi for French label Favourite Recordings, it's a modern day b-boy wet dream as a dedication to universal hip-hop and funk culture whilst emulating the vibe of a NY block party with that breakbeat punch. And there's an exclusive instrumental on the flipside: nothing less than essential.
out of stock $6.54
5
Cat: SOUL7 024. Rel: 13 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. People
  2. Gregory Moore
Review: A deserved repress - this time on 7" - for a record that first turned up on Jazzman's Soul Spectrum label four years ago. Repackaged this time as a dinked 45, it's a glorious journey of rare, jazz tinged modern soul that has crossover appeal with the funk and disco heads too. A classic vocal rides over a driving groove, killer rhythm section and that infectious, repetitive brass section with effortless aplomb. Only 500 copies were pressed and we're tipping them to be sold out for good within a week. Don't sleep!


out of stock $7.31
6
Cat: JMAN 087. Rel: 06 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Take The Funky Feeling
  2. BRC's Groove
  3. Black Water Gold
  4. Sister Jeanie
  5. I'm Too Old (To Go Through The Changes)
  6. Get Down
Review: You've got to hand it to Jazzman Records; their dedication to unearthing and releasing killer funk and jazz is simply unsurpassed. With this issue of Barbados group The Blue Rhythm Combo, the label plucks selective album and singles tracks for a triple pack vinyl edition that introduces our ears to rare Caribbean funk gems infused with tropical tight rhythms, fatback drums, heavy bass and punchy brass stabs. There are dope jams galore, most notably a superb version of "Black Water Gold" penned by Louis Villery and made famous by Africa Music Machine back in 1973. A mixed bag of instrumental and vocal tracks and an essential purchase if you have a healthy interest in funk.
...Read more
out of stock $17.78
7
Cat: VINYLIZE 001. Rel: 20 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Moanin' (Eddie Harris Takes A Triptet)
  2. Moanin' (Breezing Aroung GB)
out of stock $6.27
8
Cat: FSR 7072. Rel: 20 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. The Shakedown (Say Yeah)
  2. Dragging Me Down
Review: After releases on a dozen labels, one of Britain's finest funk groups Speedometer unleash their new single "The Shakedown(Say Yeah)" on Freestyle. Their current vocalist is none other than the legendary Martha High, a long time vocalist with James Brown until 1995 when she left to tour globally with James's sax player Maceo Parker. Does it hit all the right spots? Does it tick all the boxes? Hell yeah! Martha is firing on all four cylinders, ably assisted by UK soul man Myles Sanko whilst a killer guitar licked, punchy brass groove carries things on at a furious pace. "Dragging Me Down" on the flip sports a crystal clear performance from Martha as the band cook the bubbling organ tempo on gas mark 10; oven gloves at the ready people.
...Read more
 in stock $5.76
9
Cat: TTSHAKE 101. Rel: 13 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. The Champs - "Club House"
  2. The Rumblers - "Blockade"
out of stock $7.31
10
Cat: JM 023. Rel: 18 Nov 02
Funk/Reissues
  1. Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
  2. Save Me
out of stock $5.22
11
Cat: POPC 010. Rel: 20 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Every Whicha Kinda Way
  2. Daddy Laddy
Review: Two great choons reissued on Jazzman's Popcorn sub label. Both are blues infused R&B (R&B as in Rhythm & Blues; we're not talking Rihanna here!) which were both originally recorded in New York for the American King label. "Every Which Kinda Way" has a thumping double bass, great backing vocals and a snappy hand clapping rhythm offset by a tenor sax solo. On the flip "Daddy Laddy" is more of the same with piano tinkled keys, swinging double bass, sleazy sax and an upfront male vocal. Recommended.
out of stock $7.31
12
Cat: SW 9159-7. Rel: 06 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Hogin' Machine
  2. Hot Wind
out of stock $7.31
13
Cat: PLP 6030. Rel: 13 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. The Preacher
  2. Get Your Point Over
Review: Apart from Osaka Monaurail, who are now signed to German label Unique Records, one of the most prolific modern bands on the Japanese funk scene is six piece outfit Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro, who, after yet another successful full national tour of Australia, have just released two new limited edition singles which have already sold out on their release date in Japan! Luckily, we managed to grab a handful before they all vanished. This single contains one exclusive track ("The Preacher") flipped by "Get Your Point Over", which will feature on the forthcoming Taking A Lesson From The Past album. What you get are two tight instrumentals with swirling organs and breakbeat heavy drums ably assisted by fantastic, note perfect brass parts. Juno is one of the few stores outside of Japan to carry these 45s so you know what you gotta do!
...Read more
out of stock $12.55
14
Cat: TR 140. Rel: 20 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Take The Funky Feeling
  2. Black Water Gold
Review: This is the second 7" from Barbados group The Blue Rhythm Combo to be reissued in the past couple of weeks. The first was of course the voluptuous triple 45 wax job from UK label Jazzman, and now we see this tasty little 45 from Germany's finest funk label Tramp Records. This double A Sider has possibly the best tracks from the band in ''Take The Funky Feeling'' flipped by a version of Louis Villery's penned ultimate funk classic "Black Water Gold". For admirers of the tropical side of funk related gems this is nothing short of essential.
out of stock $7.06
15
Cat: SNDW 7016. Rel: 27 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Soul Food
  2. Booma Woman
out of stock $8.89
16
Cat: PLP 6031. Rel: 01 Oct 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Stompin' Joe
  2. Too High
out of stock $17.78
17
  1. I'm In Love (part 1 - instrumental)
  2. I'm In Love (part 2 - instrumental)
Review: A lovely new 45 from Detroit funk/hip-hop label Funk Night Records .Rickey Calloway started his music career at the tender age of 13, clowning around in rest periods doing James Brown imitations. It's with the spirit of Brown's backing band The JB's that the Daptone label's house band, The Dap Kings, turn Rickey's vocal track original into a groove led funk set of instrumentals. This version is heavy on the guitar licks with smatterings of bongo percussion, smouldering Hammond organ and punchy brass stabs without the confines of vocals. Highly recommended.
...Read more
out of stock $8.89
18
Cat: SP 01/1. Rel: 20 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Afrobeat Trance (feat Kiala)
  2. Quiet Man Is A Dead Man
out of stock $6.54
19
  1. Danger
  2. Oerer-Elejigbo
  3. Erora
  4. Bayi L'ense
  5. Sunshine
  6. Life Is Gone Down Low
  7. Gbowo Mi
  8. Come & Dance
  9. Osupa
  10. Cashing In
  11. Amebo
  12. Gbalo Alogbalo
  13. Not Any Longer
Review: Although not a name with which most listeners will be familiar, the Lijadu Sisters were one of Nigeria's top musical exports in the 1970s. Inspired just as much by American soul as native styles such as afrobeat, highlife and juju, the identical twins delivered four knockout albums of joyful musical fusion throughout the 1970s. This first retrospective from Soul Jazz Records showcases the best material from those albums, mixing up low-slung, chant-heavy percussion workouts (the brilliant "Osupa") and horn-heavy afro-jams ("Sunshine"), with Pointer Sisters-ish groovers ("Life Is Gone Down Low") and frantic dancefloor business ("Come & Dance"). Deluxe packaging as usual from Soul Jazz - essential!
...Read more
out of stock $14.64
20
Cat: CITY 027A/B. Rel: 27 Feb 12
Soul
  1. Didn't I?
  2. Saving My Love
Review: Goosepimples aplenty as Kent Records pulls out its ace card with a superb slice of feel good classic soul music from Darondo. Darondo, who was bought up in the San Franciso Bay area, led a colourful life, becoming a Pimp in the 1960s. He eventually gave that up and knocked out this wonderful piece of guitar balladry. Underneath a sublime Al Green/Curtis Mayfield like vocal performance you'll discover a simple string arrangement that compliments Darondo's falsetto vocal to brilliant effect. No doubt this will feature as one of the best 45 soul reissues of 2012.
...Read more
 in stock $9.94
21
VARIOUS
Cat: UR 295LP. Rel: 20 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Jade Wade & The Soul Searchers - "Searching For The Soul Part 1"
  2. Mike & The Censations - "There's Nothing I Can Do About It"
  3. The Propositions - "Africana"
  4. Eugene Blacknell - "Gettin' Down"
  5. Turner Brothers - "Sweetest Thing In The World"
  6. Gap Magione - "Boys With Toys"
  7. Perfect Circle - "Spread The News"
  8. Mike James Kirkland - "Hang On In There"
  9. Soft Touch - "Plenty Action"
  10. The Propositions - "Do Whatever Turns You On" (part 2)
  11. Eugene Blacknell - "We Know We Have To Live Together"
  12. P'Taah - "Hold You Close"
out of stock $20.67
22
Cat: AJX 281S. Rel: 06 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Ain't No More Room
  2. Ordinary Joe
out of stock $3.66
23
Cat: BRUT 1203. Rel: 06 Feb 12
Funk/Reissues
  1. Robothood Process
  2. Tide Gauge
  3. Coco
  4. 5-21
out of stock $8.36
24
Cat: JBJ 1027. Rel: 06 Feb 12
50s/60s
  1. Get Your Enjoys
  2. Got To Work Pretty Daddy
out of stock $6.80
25
  1. Stay In The Groove (part 1 - instrumental)
  2. Stay In The Groove (part 2 - instrumental)
out of stock $8.11
View all DJ charts
Juno Records