funk

4.5.19

The Guide to Getting Into Marvin Gaye's Genius

You may have been conceived to his music. But if "Let's Get It On" is where your knowledge stops, this guide will help you navigate the many facets of Marvin Gaye.

3.29.19

This Mix from Disco Tehran Is a Joyful Celebration of Spring and Belonging

The New York-based collective started throwing dinner parties a few years ago in an apartment as a way of building community. Now, they're onto bigger things.

3.1.19

Watch the Surreal Video for Josh Pan and Dylan Brady’s Road Jam “Wheels”

The two experimenters have done a lot of work with electronics but on 'This Car Needs Some Wheels,' their new album for OWSLA, they share a vision of tripped-out Americana.

2.21.19

The Guide to Getting Into Chaka Khan, Funk's Eternal Queen

'Hello Happiness' is Chaka Khan's first album in 12 years. As funk's standard-bearer, her dynamic voice is enough to stand the test of time – and genres.

12.17.18

Remember When Beck Made The World's Greatest Hanukkah-Themed Funk-Rap Song?

"The Little Drum Machine Boy," stashed away on a Geffen Records compilation, was absurd even by Beck's standards. Twenty-two years later, it's still great.

10.19.18

Hear Another Uplifting Song from Charles Bradley's Posthumous 'Black Velvet'

"Can't Fight The Feeling" is a forgotten studio cut from Bradley's first months with Menahan Street Band.

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10.5.18

Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar's "Tints" Is a Windows-Down Stunner

The two LA greats team up again on "Tints," a single in advance of .Paak's long in-the-works follow-up to 'Malibu.'

9.6.18

This New Orleans DIY Band Make Hooky 80s Music to Dance to

They're called Sexy Dex and the Fresh and we're premiering their new video “Play Me Birdie” today.

8.24.18

Dev Hynes Has Slowly Built an Extraordinary Canon

‘Negro Swan,’ out today, marks another step in a musical universe that the singer and producer has been forming for years.

8.7.18

Copy of Prince's 'The Black Album' Sells for $27,500, Breaks Discogs Record

The only known Canadian copy of the record was salvaged by a pressing plant employee in 1987.

7.27.18

Miguel Drops an Unexpectedly Delightful Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover

His Triple J cover of RHCP's "Porcelain" came out alongside a slinky new song called "Python."

6.22.18

Nile Rodgers and Chic's Do Disco with Vic Mensa on "Till the World Falls"

Mura Masa and Cosha also feature on the track, and Anderson .Paak had a hand in the writing process. It's the first proper single from, 'It's About Time,' Chic's first album in 26 years.

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