Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters [SEW3158]

Funkadelic have created an enduring legacy, and the power of their impact is visceral in Detroit. Their records not only played with genre, but possessed a diabolical sense of humour that led to music domination by the late 70s with Parliament, Funkadelic, Parlet, Bootsy’s Rubber Band and the Brides Of Funkenstein all releasing albums the same year for two years in a row. The music itself is beyond stereotype, but equally huge is that they were a black band not allowing themselves to be limited by anyone else’s notions of who they could be, having a massive impact on the next generation of Detroit music, Detroit Techno. But more than just Techno, it is a freedom of thinking that extends beyond boxes, so we included all sorts of today’s generation of Detroit musicians and producers to show the wide range of music that was Funkadelic and how these ideas are still contemporary, they endure and inspire.

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Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters [SEW3158]

Da Sampla – West Side Sessions [WOSH008K]

A wonderful project new/old by Detroit Techno Legend Anthony Shakir on Kyle Hall’s label, featuring remastered tracks from the rare Shake out of print 12inch ”M3 Sessions” originally released by the, now defunct, legendary Detroit record shop ”Record Time’. Fortunately Wild Oats Label head Kyle Hall, and Detroit Legend Shake have now gotten together for the new full release of the record which also contains unreleased material from that very same DAT Tape. On the 7inch there are 2 secret little Locked Grooves ”GJ LKD” and ”FRCTBEAT 6LKD” making for both a fun and Functional DJ tool.

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Da Sampla – West Side Sessions [WOSH008K]

Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir – Frictionalism 1994-2009 Remixes pt 1/2 [RH110]

On the back of Shake’s retrospective Frictionalism 1994-2009 compilation, Rush Hour is releasing a series of remixes. First out are two remixes from FaltyDL and Space Dimension Controller.

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Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir – Frictionalism 1994-2009 Remixes pt 1/2 [RH110]

Shake – The Drummer Downstairs [FIT003]

Shake has created three killer tracks for FIT Sound that may be called anything but failed. ‘Trackin’ is a bangin’ disco influenced house track that will smoke the dance floor. Title track, ‘Drummer Downstairs’ is a beat track in typical Shake style that mutates into something completely different and unlike anything we have heard before; while ‘Frayed’ shows another side of Shake, it is equal parts deep, melodic and dubby – an absolutely stunning track.

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Shake – The Drummer Downstairs [FIT003]

Urban Tribe – Program 1 – 12 [MM025LP]

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Not much really needs to be said about a new release on Mahogani Music, especially since it involves contributions from some of Detroit’s greats, including Kenny Dixon Jr, Anthony Shakir, Carl Craig, and last but not least, the main man Sherard Ingram aka DJ Stingray. It’s a single LP which contains twelve tracks – a couple of shorter skits, but most pretty much full tracks. Now maybe time to state the obvious… this won’t hang around long!

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Urban Tribe – Program 1 – 12 [MM025LP]

Anthony Shake Shakir – At the Bonnie Brook [ALR012]

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New Shake gear backed with remixes from Osborne and Photonz on Astro Lab Recordings! ‘At The Bonnie Brook’ catches him in a top mood, banging out bucking house beats with crisply cornered synth edits finished as only Shake can. Osborne’s mix drops the tempo for a ruff Detroit jackers fix, while Photonz gives contrasting ruff and smoove fixes on the flip.

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Anthony Shake Shakir – At the Bonnie Brook [ALR012]