Herb Alpert - Rise // Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
Sample Stories - Episode 13
Like most hip-hop tracks, The Notorious B.I.G.’s ones are essentially based on samples. Although thanks to Puff Daddy’s talent, the sampling work have always been brillantly done in every single track.
For example Juicy is based - as you might know - on MTUME’s 1979 track: Juicy Fruit. If you wish to know more about these two tracks, you can check this other Sample Stories post we wrote within the framework of our collaboration with Absolute Bassline.
Anyway, we don’t know whether you reckognized it or not, but the track you’re listening to was used to create Biggie’s 1996 bomb: Hypnotize.
Let’s get down!
Billy Paul - It’s Critical (Scratchandsniff Re-Edit)
As you may have guessed, scratchandsniff is one of our favourite editor here at Funky Disco Please!
Here’s one of our all time favourite from him. The way the song progressively builds up is just incredible.
Hope you’ll love it as much as we do! If so, you can buy it here.
Patsy Gallant - O Michel
Released in 1978 on Patsy’s seventh album Patsy!
Propers to the great nodelusions916!
Scandal Featuring Lee Genesis - I Wanna Do It
1981 gem to keep you up all week long!
Let’s madly move to the beat!
L’impératrice - Le Baron Rouge
Here’s a guestpost that some French friends of us at Le Citharede wrote for Funky Disco Please. Pay them a visit, you definitely won’t regret it! I’ll now give them the floor:
This track from the debut L’Impératrice EP was released in october 2012, on the new but yet continuously growing parisian label Cracki Records. This melt up of 90’s House and Funk feels quite staggering. What a bass-line — and smooth vocals !
“Le Citharede” aims to promote music and cinematographic cultures. This goal is shared by more and more people by these times, as our friendly fellow from “FunkyDiscoPlease!”. Music is currently mutating pretty fast, enriching itself from experiments of the past and we, lecitharede.com, are trying to modestly show up what is coming.
Slave - Just A Touch Of Love
Here’s a little love to make you feel perfectly good.
Forget your worries and enjoy these 1979 classic love vibes!
Townsend, Townsend, Townsend & Rogers - Rock Me Sock Me
Sweet funk bomb released in 1979 on Neil Bogart’s well-known label Casablanca Records.
Performed by Ed Townsend with his three sons. This one definitely is one of our all-time favourite!
The O’Jays - Love Train
Massive classic released on the brilliant Ohio trio’s 1972 album Back Stabbers. This certainly is their most famous song as it peaked #1 on US Charts the year after its release and #9 in UK Charts.
Hit play for a ride on the rails of love!
Yasuko Agawa - The Music (Is The Way I Live)
Yasuko Agawa is best known for her 1984 smooth jazz gem: L.A. Nights.
She did some amazing other stuff though, this track is a great example of how groovy and funky Yasuko also used to be: you’ve got to love that killer bassline.
Also if you’re into jazz music, you might want to give Yasuko Agawa’s first and second LPs a listen. Night And Day is a good track to begin with.
Richard Evans - Educated Funk
P-funk, Released in 1979!
Jermaine Jackson - You Got To Hurry Girl (Reverend P Edit)
Time has come to dedicate a post to the great Reverend P! The man started DJing in the early 90s and things ran sort of excellent for him since then.
We picked our favourite edit among the ones he did, but there are loads of other ones available on his soundcloud, as well as live mixes recorded during these Motown Parties we just told you about. This might be the right thing to listen to if you want to get a better idea about how amazing these parties are!
Theo Vaness - I Can’t Dance Without You (Jkriv Edit)
You might remember Jkriv since we wrote a post about his edit of I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston and his label Deep&Disco when we started the Funky Disco Please! experience. If you don’t, a quick look here will refresh your memory! (Plus the track featured in the post is amazing!)
Anyway here’s another brillant edit he made of 1980 Theo Vaness’s track I Can’t Dance Without You. We really wanted to share this one with you as the way Jkriv gradually introduces the various intruments is particulary impressive!