Saturday, January 19, 2019

How Do You Feel

In keeping with something I’ve blogged about previously, and in fond memory of my old friend Scott Bulloch, who was a big part of the Hit + Run label family prior to his death in November 2017, I downloaded the label’s end-of-year 2018 compilation, How Do You Feel.

It’s a decent overview of Hit + Run’s work, featuring a mix of material from the label’s 2018 releases, and some essentials from past output, including work from label favourites like Kutmah, Esgar, CrimeKillz, and Zackey Force Funk (who I had the pleasure of meeting - via Bulloch - at a Hit + Run screen-printing event back in late 2013).

In fact, that Zackey Force Funk track, ‘Funky Gangster’, midway through the release, is almost an exact template for the “warped out funk” Bulloch loved so much, “offensive if you’re a puritan, dirty, and reeking of sex” …

Released three weeks ago, the digital album is on Bandcamp as a “limited time free download”, so get in there …

 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Loop and Main Divide

Released just prior to Christmas, here's a Loop Recordings/Main Divide collab with a bunch of work from a pretty impressive group of funky locals including Yoko-Zuna, Lord Echo, Miloux, Bailey Wiley, Electric Wire Hustle, and many others. It's available as a free download on Bandcamp ... 

"A journey into New Zealand music from across the Main Divide and beyond. Welcome to Main Divide NZ music compilation Vol.04 - In keeping with the vibe of this series, these quality homegrown tunes cover the spectrum of soul, funk, groove, R&B, hip-hop and electronica, made by some of NZ's most cutting-edge artists."