• www.thewickedsound.com Ruffcats Andy Cooper On The Run Oonops Drops
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    Song of the Day: The Ruffcats – On The Run (Slick Walk Rmx feat. Andy Cooper)

    The Ruffcats song On The Run remixed by Slick Walk with Andy Cooper on the vocal is the latest offering from DJ Oonops, on his last Oonops Drops. As we can read in the record note: "After my 100th jubilee episode on Brooklyn Radio and the accompanying »Oonops Drops«-45 i am back with this new single. We gonna start with a funky rap-tune by The Ruffcats featuring Andy Cooper on the microphone. Slick Walk remixed »On The Run« and added hard-hitting drums and on-point-scratches to it and produced a sureshot party starter. On the flip you'll find two jazzy instrumental joints. First one is by japanese beatproducer 6th Generation and…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Joel-Culpepper-Return-W.A.R.
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    London’s rising contemporary soul and funk artist Joel Culpepper shares explosive double video to his latest songs “Return/W.A.R”

    London’s rising contemporary soul and funk artist Joel Culpepper shares the explosive double video to his latest songs “Return/W.A.R”, from his forthcoming debut album “Sgt Culpepper”. The concept is a “Jackie Brown meets Matrix” stylized visual from Joel Culpepper’s viewpoint. The song is a metaphor for a pressing force that is broaching all our lives and open to interpretation. Whether it’s BLM, Brexit, or Covid, we all feel a looming weight and finding our voices in how to express how we feel about it. The double single from his long-awaited forthcoming debut album sees South East London native Joel welcome us into his immersive and personal world in a bold…

  • FUNK 2020 albums recommended by The Wicked Sound
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    FUNK 2020 albums recommended by The Wicked Sound

    Say The Word by The Allergies Fragments Of The Soul by Badge and Talkalot Elevator Music for an Elevated Mood by Cory Wong Lowdown by Crowd Company My Life at 45 by Dr Rubberfunk Adult Themes by El Michels Affair Whole Again Hooligan by J-Felix Mordechai by Khruangbin I'm Here Now by Lack of Afro Mutation by Les Frères Smith OFFICIEL Lexplosion II by Lexsoul Dancemachine Man From the Future by Polyrhythmics Our Kind of Movement by Speedometer The Fearless Flyers by The Fearless Flyers Como De Allstars by The Greyboy Allstars Stand Up For Love by The Haggis Horns Electric Dream: Live at Red Rocks by The Motet Live…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Naia Heatwave
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    It’s sadly the end of summer, but London’s Naia brings us some funky “Heatwave”.

    It's sadly the end of summer, but London’s Naia brings us some funky “Heatwave”. Latino flavored funky track with a groovy bassline, energetic horns, kicking solos and sweet vocals it’s all that we need for a proper (end of) summer banger, and Naia delivered it all. The heat is on. I hope Naia will keep the temperature hot with the new releases. Naia are a sensational four-piece band, emerging onto the London jazz scene. An eclectic fusion of Latin, funk and neo-soul defines their sound, with live performances that never fail to get the audience up and moving.   Watch below a video to Naia new song “Heatwave”: Having members…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Maceo-Parker-Cross-The-Track
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    Mighty Maceo Parker is coming back with the new single “Cross The Track” from his forthcoming cover album “‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo”.

    Mighty Maceo Parker is coming back with the new single “Cross The Track” from his forthcoming cover album “Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo”. That album blends raw, old school funk with the flavors of New Orleans, as Maceo and the band takes on iconic songs from Mississippi masters like Dr. John (“Right Place, Wrong Time”) The Meters (“Just Kissed My Baby”) and Allen Toussaint (“Yes, We Can Can), as well as Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady,” Prince’s “The Other Side of the Pillow” and David “Fathead” Newman’s “Hard Times.” We also get funky workouts from Parker’s own back catalog on "M A C E O" and "Cross The Track”. Watch…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Khruangbin-Time-You-And-I So We Wan't Forget
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    Khruangbin unveils two new songs “Time (You and I)” and “So We Won’t Forget”

    Khruangbin unveils two new songs “Time (You and I)” and “So We Won’t Forget” first two singles from their forthcoming third, full-length studio album “Mordechai”. “Mordechai”  follows the band’s previous 2018 album, “Con Todo El Mundo”, and the collaborative EP with Leon Bridges, “Texas Sun”, from earlier this year.  Watch the video to Khruangbin new songs “Time (You and I)” and “So We Won’t Forget” first two singles from their forthcoming new album “Mordechai” below: Khruangbin is a three-piece band from Texas, formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Johnson on drums. They took influences from the 1960's Thai funk, even in their name, which literally…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Wanubale-Nadra
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    Wanubale shared an energetic new single “Nadra / Loose Focus”

    Wanubale shared an energetic new single “Nadra / Loose Focus”. The band is a collective of 9 young musicians based in Berlin and Potsdam. They met at school, five of the nine in the band went to the same musical high school in Berlin. Heavily inspired by the cities' fresh Jazz scene and distinct club culture they set up this wonderful and fresh musical project. Influences come from Jazz, Neo Soul, and Funk one side, and Dub, Bass Music and Broken Beat from the other. A unique mixture of styles and vital energy onto the stage helped to shape their compositions. Watch the video to Wanubale new song “Nadra /…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Haggis-Horns-Haggis-Express
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    The Haggis Horns dropped a new killer funk “Haggis Express”

    The Haggis Horns dropped a new killer funk "Haggis Express" from their forthcoming 5th studio album "Stand Up For Love". UK funk/soul kings The Haggis Horns are back after three years. This is pure dirty funk at it's best, deep in-the-pocket drums and bass groove, scratchy funk guitar, a fiery hammond organ solo, Latin fire congas and a horn section so sharp you could shave with their riffs. They took inspiration from the greatest funk bands like Kool & The Gang, Fred Wesley & The JB’s, The Blackbyrds, The Fatback Band, The Meters and Sly & The Family Stone, and they reached the same level of funk masterpiece. Watch video…

  • www.thewickedsound.com El Michels Affair Life of People Adult Themes
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    El Michels Affair released a new track “Life of Pablo” from their highly anticipated new album “Adult Themes”

    El Michels Affair released a new track “Life of Pablo” from their highly anticipated new album “Adult Themes”. History of this album began in 2017, when Leon Michels, leader of the El Michels Affair, in between other musical project began creating compilations of short interludes intended to be sampled by hip hop producers. Some of them end up on songs by Jay Z & Beyonce or Travis Scott. These minute-long snippets were inspired by the dense moody work of ‘60s composers like David Axelrod, as well as Moondog’s brand of classical jazz. Michels liked so much creating these instrumentals that he decided to expand on some of the ideas and…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Lettuce-House-of-Lett-Resonate
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    Lettuce released a new single “House of Lett” from the upcoming album “Resonate”

    Lettuce released a new single “House of Lett” from the upcoming album “Resonate”. The band also issued the official live video for "House of Lett".  The song it’s exactly what we can expect from these funk heroes – funky groovy banger with a nod towards house music. “House music can be funky!” he said. “The driving force of the beat can lift you up and make you MOVE. Until we can all be together grooving again, we hope you enjoy the vibe of this live video of ‘House of Lett’ and that it gets your blood flowing during this difficult time in history. Turn it up and get your at-home…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Marvin Gaye.
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    Marvin Gaye timeless song “What’s Going On” is still relevant today

    Marvin Gaye's timeless song “What’s Going On” is still relevant today. This week was an anniversary of birth and death of one of the biggest artists ever, one and only Marvin Gaye. His amazing song “What’s Going On” still sounds like the best soundtrack to the situation right now around the world.   “Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today, eh eh”   The only recorded full live performance of Marvin Gaye landmark 1971 album “What’s Going On” was released last year as a standalone…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.04.1 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/04/1 New Music Jazz Funk Soul

    The Wicked Sound 2020/04/1 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from: Terrace Martin, Funky DL, Lakecia Benjamin, Jazzmeia Horn, Aaron Parks, Orrin Evans, Sean Jones, Captain Black Big Band, Yazmin Lacey, Ben L'Oncle Soul, James Taylor Quartet, Old School Funky Family, Knxwledge, K.A.A.N., FloFilz, Blu, Damu The Fudgemunk, Jacob Collier, Kimbra, Tank and The Bangas, Redtenbacher's Funkestra, Beat Fatigue, The Mighty Mocambos, Gallowstreet, Linkwood, Greg Foat.   You can listen to this playlist also HERE. (link to multiple music platforms of your choice)   The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/04/1 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist: 1            Terrace Martin - Almond Butter…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jay Kay Jamiroquai David Bowie Lets Dance
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    Virtual Sanity. Jamiroquai turned David Bowie‘s “Let’s Dance” into a coronavirus anthem

    Virtual Sanity. Jamiroquai turned David Bowie‘s “Let’s Dance” into a coronavirus anthem “Lockdown”   As coronavirus paralyzed already most of the world, locking down most of the people at homes. Many of them are getting creative during isolation. Some of the musicians are reworking songs with new, coronavirus inspired lyrics. Jay Kay, leader of Jamiroquai, made his own COVID-19 version of a David Bowie classic hit. Jamiroquai’s frontman has reworked the lyrics to Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” for a song called “Lockdown”. The original song was one of the biggest 80’s music hits. It was produced by Nile Rodgers for David Bowie 1983’s same-titled album “Let’s Dance”. The super catchy dancefloor…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.03.1 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/03/1 Jazz Funk Soul

    The Wicked Sound 2020/03/1 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from: Jordan Rakei, Common, Jerome Thomas, Blue Lab Beats, Quantic, Denitia, Charlotte Dos Santos, Anderson Paak, Emil Miszk, Jaga Jazzist, Kutiman, Fazer, Lakecia Benjamin, Gary Bartz, Mulatu Astatke, Black Jesus Experience, Lettuce, Jungle Boogie, Big Tony, Octavepussy, George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic, Flevans, Laura Vane, Melt Yourself Down, MEUTE You can listen to this playlist also HERE. (link to multiple music platforms of your choice) The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/03/1 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist:   1            Jordan Rakei, Common - Signs 2            Jerome Thomas, Blue Lab Beats - I Don't…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Little-Dragon
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    Little Dragon announce new album with a second single “Hold On”

    Swedish band Little Dragon announce a new album with a second single “Hold On”. Two years after Lover Chanting EP and 2019’s “Tongue Kissing”. The album is called “New Me, Same Us”, and is out on March 27th via Ninja Tune. The album was entirely self-produced and recorded at the four-piece Swedish band’s home-built studio in Gothenburg. Little Dragon is a group of vocalist Yukimi Nagano, multi-instrumentalists Håkan Wirenstarnd and Fredrik Wallin on keyboards and bass respectively and Erik Bodin on drums and percussion. “New Me, Same Us” represents another chapter in the continuing evolution of Little Dragon, finding a new direction in their unique style of unhurried, off-kilter R’n’B,…