Tag Archives: Funk

Fredfades – Ganxtas Don’t Rap, They B.O.O.G.I.E Vol. 2

Hot on the heels of a heatwave, Fredfades got in touch with High-Rise to announce Volume 2 of Ganxstas Don’t Rap, They B.O.O.G.I.E. Prepare yourself for 80 minutes of 100% original first press vinyl boogie funk from Oslo’s finest selector. If you missed Volume 1, you are in for double the pleasure.


Fredfades – Ganxtas Don’t Rap, They B.O.O.G.I.E

Long time High-Rise favourite Fredfades has turned his finely tuned ears to modern funk, disco and boogie to create Ganxtas Don’t Rap, They B.O.O.G.I.E. I feel like High-Rise might have missed the boat on posting this mix, but I’ve listened to it so many times since picking it up last month that it’s going up anyway. The perfect soundtrack for sun-drenched car journeys.

If you are keen for more, Fred made an appearance on A Downtown Affair WNYU while on a recent trip to New York. Click here for an interview and to hear him go head-to-head with residents Tackleberry and Mike McGill with a selection of boogie and modern soul.

Bored In The Crates Homage

Once again, Kankick is back all up in this piece as I tell it so – the BTS Radio crew have remastered and re-upped his Bored In The Crates Mix from back in 2006. If you liked House Shoes’ Loungin’ Vol.1 that I posted a few months back then this mix will please you greatly. Kankick spins what is sure to be just a fraction of his collection, selecting an eclectic selection of latin, jazz, funk, and soul music for your ear holes. This mix sounds like pure inspiration, click on the image below to download.

If you have yet to check out BTS Radio then do it yesterday. Founder Andrew Meza broadcast the first Beneath The Surface Radio show all the way back in 2003 and has since then played host to an astounding list of guests, including Jneiro Jarel, Kankick, Flying Lotus, Dibia$e, Paul White, Ras G, Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, Nathan Fake and Eric Lau to name a few. If this isn’t enough to get you to check them out then I’m confused as to why you are reading this blog. High-Rise favourites include Kankick’s 2003 show and Jneiro Jarel’s appearance in 2007, but it’s well worth working your way through the entire backlog of BTS Radio mixes and guest spots. It really is one of the finest stations on the face of the planet, one that truly deserves your support for putting out a torrent of highly enjoyable music. They have a 12″ available to pre-order from March 15th that features music from Dibia$e, Letherette, S.Maharba and Jed & Lucia. Make sure you hit up btsradio.com for more information on this and to find their full archive of mixes, merchandise and news. Stay tuned to @btsradio for the latest.

Love Is What We Need

High-Rise is staying strictly throwback with another classic mix, this time from Doctor’s Orders Brighton resident Rusty Ryan. Originally put out in summer 2009, Love Is What We Need features a sun kissed selection of hip hop, funk and soul that includes cuts from Curtis Mayfield, The Delfonics, A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock, Slum Village and J Dilla. Go below to listen and download, and remember to keep it in the red at all times.

You can follow Rusty on Twitter and check out his SoundCloud for new mixes in the future. Word from the wire tap says that there could be another mix from him on the way soon, so keep it locked on High-Rise for the latest.

FredFades – PDX2NYC Mix

More music from the Oslo connection, this time a mix from FredFades. His PDX2NYC mix contains a load of records he picked up whilst digging out in Portland and New York over the summer, a real nice blend of funk, rock and soul – definitely worth a Sunday mention. Put it on while you are making eggs.

Lots more good stuff from FredFades on his SoundCloud.

Green and Gold

I have a suspended Sunday tune today; this one was the pick for last week before KRS took over. Roy Ayers wrote one of my favourite songs to be sampled in hip hop, Everybody Loves the Sunshine, used by artists such as Funkdoobiest and the Oslo SP Ensemble. This is another great beat from his library called Green and Gold. Enjoy.

Down To It

Every once in a while a song comes along that is so sleazy it makes you do all sorts of inappropriate things. Daptone luminaries the Sugarmen Three & Co. have produced a break filthy to the point that I cannot listen to it in public. The compilation this track appears on is Daptone Gold, and it can be purchased here. Enjoy.

Sunday Steely

I have been having a bit of a Steely Dan revival over the last couple of weeks and, inspired by the raft of Sunday songs people have mentioned today, I though I would post up my selection. It is a bit of a cop out as this particular tune has been getting a battering all week. Enjoy.