Wednesday, February 24, 2010

SOUL FUNKTION Radio #138 DJ Offbeat

This week things open up on an afro funk vibe. It seems like a good place to hang out for a while, so let's start what we have come into the room to do. Enjoy!!

1. S.J.O.B. Movement - Stone Funk
2. Uppers Show Band - The Next Chapter (CaZ edit)
3. Ethiopian Quintet - Askum (Diesler Mix)
4. Voyage - Point Zero (Danny Krivit edit)
5. Butta - O Kwawa Se'
6. Africa Got Soul ft Abavuki - Papa Was A Rolling Stone (DJ Stan-ley Township Ingroove Instrumental Mix)
7. Fela Kuti - Shimmy Sham Sham
8. Buari - Advice From Father
9. African Brothers - Self Reliance
10. Afrozen Khoza - African Jive

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chris Galvan Brasil Selection February 2010

SOUL FUNKTION Radio #137 Chris Galvan Brasil Selection

I was very excited when DJ Offbeat asked me to do a Brasil mix for Soul Funktion Radio. The music of Brasil covers such a wide range of sounds and genres, it's European and African, it's commercial and traditional. In all cases, you can hear the soul of the Brasileiros through their music. I've tried to cover a wide range of sounds , and time periods. I've started with one of the most haunting vocals to ever be recorded, Astrud Gilberto singing 'Manha de Carnaval' from the 1959 movie, 'Black Orpheus'. Another track, which has personal meaning to me is 'Queixume' by Tom and Joyce. This track was my gateway into further exploration of Brasilian music and still sounds as fresh as it did on the dance floor in 2002. Since that time, my shelves seem to accumulate more Brasilian records on an almost weekly basis. Enjoy the mix and muito obrigado. -- Chris Galvan

1. Astrud Gilberto - Manha de Carnaval - Verve
2. Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto - Corcovado - Verve
3. Jorge Ben - Take it easy my brother Charlie - Fontana
4. Seu Jorge - Tu queria - Mr Bongo
5. Ed Motta - Minha casa, minha cama, minha mesa
6. Jackson Conti - Brasilian sugar - Kindred Spirits
7. Bebel Gilberto - Aganju(Latin Project remix) - Giant Step
8. Lava - Vem para ficar - Audiopharm
9. Saravah Soul - Arroz com feijao - Tru Thoughts
10. Paula Lima - Quero ver vae no baile - Mr Bongo
11. Banda Black Rio - Tomorrow - Mr Bongo
12. Everything but the girl - Corcovado(Knee Deep remix)
13. Tom and Joyce - Queixume(MAW remix) - Yellow
14. Sergio Mendes and the New Brasil 77 - The Real Thing

Friday, February 12, 2010

Souljazz Orchestra - Agbara

Can't wait for this one! Listen to the amazing new album
Rising Sun at

Take another listen to their first two albums and 45s on

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Far Out Records Special

Far Out Recordings was started in 1994 by London-born Brazilian record don Joe Davis. Mr Davis had been making trips to Brazil for a number of years, digging for lost gems and supplying DJs such as Gilles Peterson with crate after crate of magic. Through these adventures, it became possible to record new albums from such legends as Azymuth, Marcos Valle, and Joyce, as well as cultivate younger artists such as Sabrina Malheiros. With a steady output of top quality new music, alongside a choice selection of re-issues, Far Out quickly became the most trusted label focusing on Brazilian music. Last year they celebrated 15 years. Here's to the next 15!

Much respect to Far Out Recordings, Joe Davis, and all the artists featured on this show.

1. The Impanemas - San Roque
2. Antonio Adoleo - Luizao
3. O Cravo ft Fabiola - Mundafunka (Daz-I-Kue Edit)
4. Arthur Verocai - Bis
5. Friends From Rio - Super Legal
6. Sabrina Malheiros - Cade Voce (Max Cole & Beatnik Remix)
7. Azymuth - Wait For My Turn (Spiritual South Remix)
8. Sabrina Malheiros - Estacio Verano (Kenny's Beatz)
9. Grupo Batuque - Keyzer (Dizubb)
10. Sabrina Malheiros - Estacao Verano (Accapella)
11. Azymuth - Estrada Dos Deuses (Recloose Edit)
12. Marcos Valle - Bar Ingles (Roc Huner Mix)
13. Friends From Rio - Cravo e Canela
14. Demacustico - Brazil (Full Fat Mix)
15. Da Lata - Ponteio
16. Vertente - Tanto Tempo (Rainy City Remix)
17. Nature's Plan - Somewhere Beyond (Original Mix)
18. Nature's Plan - Smile
19. Sabrina Malheiros - Capoeira Vai (Spiritual South Remix)
20. Azymuth - Sao Pedro (Roc Hunter Remix)
21. Troubleman ft Nina Miranda - Toda Hora
22. Sabrina Malheiros - Maracatueira (Incognito Remix)
23. Azymuth 0 Amazon Adventure (Jazzanova Remix)
24. Grupo Batuque - E Ruim (Zero dB Remix)
25. Azymuth - Biaozinho Carioca
26. Os Ipanemas - Chama o Donato
27. Alex Malheiros & Banda Utopia - 4 Eyed Viper
28. Joyce - Botude Sete Leguas

Monday, February 8, 2010


Philadelphia was hit hard the weekend of February 6, 2010 with
26 inches of snow. King Britt ventured outside at 7am to capture
the silence through pictures.
Soul Litchfield provides the soundtrack for a beautiful result.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Afro Funky Party 2/11/10

Afro Funky!
We're gonna have a really good time this Thursday. The great big Zongo Junction welcome afro-dubsters Super Hi-Fi to this month's getdown. I'll be playing some afro grooves to keep it all funky in the middle. Heat from every direction!
See ya there!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SOUL FUNKTION Radio #135 DJ Offbeat Brasil Selection

It's February and that means Carnival is just around the corner. Keeping in that spirit, we present a special Brasil Selection. An hour of nothing but Brasilian grooves to warm up your winter and lift your spirits.

1. Una Mas Trio - Nova Do Brasil
2. Grupo Arembepe - Iaia
3. Da Lata - Pra Manha
4. Mamond - Preguiciman
5. Grupo Batuque - Ida E Volta
6. Bobby Brazil - Sambodromo
7. Bossa Tres - Imprevisto
8. Quartetto Tres Bien - Bossa Tres Bien
9. Edson Frederico - Bobeira
10. Djavan - Serrado
11. Bebeto - Princess Negra de Angola
12. Jorge Ben - O Reino Encantado Do Amor
13. Mr Hermano - Como Um Sol

Be sure to tune in next week for the Far Out Records Special!