This is the 6th episode of Funky House Finesse with One Phat DJ and for the next two hours, you’ll be treated to some of the finest and funkiest house tracks released in the last few weeks.
Your usual voiceover Ben Day has taken a well-deserved Summer break this week so (unfortunately for you) I’ll be taking the mic instead. Bear with me while I get used to the whole mic setup. It’s a little daunting for a DJ whose stuck behind the decks for over 10 years. We’ll see how it goes this week – I may be back in the future…
We’ll be playing a whole range of new material on this beautiful Saturday evening, featuring the likes of Cerrone, Ralf Gum, Rasmus Faber, Wamdue Project, Peyton, No Halo, Rachel Claudio, Nate James, Coolio(!), Studiopunks, The Face, Milk & Sugar, Booty Luv and Lee Cabrera – you will not be disappointed!
Don’t forget to hook up with One Phat DJ online – you can find me on the popular social networks like twitter.com/onephatdj and the Funky House Finesse Facebook group, plus some lesser-known sites like Last FM and YouTube.
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One final shout out must go to our resident illustrator Sam “Nocturnal Monkey” Hardacre who has returned and supplied the fine artwork for this week’s show. It’s great to have him back on the team and we look forward to many more inspirational pieces in the future.
Heart & Soul
- Cerrone – Paradise Ep (Joey Negro Extended) [Malligator]
Classic from 1977 which got remastered by One Phat DJ favourite Joey Negro in 2004. Re-released in all its glory.
- Roberto De Carlo ft Joshua – Never Forget (Classic Vocal Mix) [Gogo]
The third release from the duo after “Soulful Things” and “Magic Star” from 2005 and 2006 respectively.
- Martin East Project ft Jared Douglas – Release (Mr. V Remix TV Track) [Kapa]
Released May 15th with great support from heavyweight DJs like Ashley Beedle.
- Joe Calabro & Pepper Mashay – I Want You (Joe’s Classic Mix) [Milk & Sugar Recordings]
Regular vocalist Pepper Mashay hooks up with Joe Calabro to create one hell of a soulful beauty. Out May 19th
- Soulstars – If Only I Could (Soulstars Deep Groove Mix) [Soundstate]
Remake of the Sydney Youngblood classic from 1989
- Ralf Gum ft Monique Bingham – Kissing Strangers (Ralf Gum Alternative Club Mix) [Gogo]
The man can do no wrong in my eyes at the moment. Mr Gum returns with another soulful smash. Released Feb 4th
- Anthony Romeno ft Wanted Chorus – This Time (Funky Mix) [Purple Music]
Italian producer bringing in Wanted Chorus for the third time, released on June 15th
- Rasmus Faber ft Dyanna Fearon – Give It To Me (Extended 12″ Mix) [Farplane]
Available on Rasmus Faber’s album “Where We Belong”, released Feb 23rd
- Wamdue Project ft Jonathan Mendelsohn – Forgiveness (EK’s Love U Mix) [Fierce Angel]
The next release from Fierce Angels with a host of new remixes. Out end of June.
- The Collective vs Peyton – Promised Land (DJ Meme Purple Club Mix) [Purple Music]
Produced by Hed Kandi’s John Jones, Martin Mayhem & Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman and Peyton on the vocals covering the most covered tracks on the dance scene.
- Steven Stone ft Kaysee – Identity (Andrea Carissimi Remix) [Soul Deluxe]
Released August 1st with sublime Kay-See on vocals
- No Halo – What Is This Feeling [Hed Kandi]
Follow up track for Hed Kandi’s collective after the success of “Put Your Hands On”, featured on Spring Mix 2009 and A Taste of Summer
- Orienta-Rhythm ft Michelle Weeks – Peace (Orienta-Rhythm Deeper Mix) [King Street]
Another cover of the Sabrina Johnston 1991 classic, this time with Michelle Weeks on the vocals. Out July 13th.
- Leo Cuenca ft Rachel Claudio – If It’s Right (Original Mix) [Stalwart]
French DJ and producer Leo teams up with our Australian fave Rachel for an uplifting stunner for Summer.
- Slytek vs Nate James – Labour Of Love (Extended Mix) [Frofunk / Morethan4]
British soul man Nate James teams up with double act Slytek on this cover Hue & Cry’s 80s classic.
- Basstoy – Turn It Up (MARK!’s Club Vocal) [Blueplate]
Mark Picchiotti presents Basstoy and Dana Divine in the followup to the classic “Runnin'”. This is the first of my two “wildcard” tracks.
- Coolio vs Beat Nouveau ft Storm Lee – Lady (Mattara Extended Mix) [BIP Records]
Released 31st May, Coolio has sampled and reproduced Modjo’s 2001 hit “Lady”. A bit of a guilty pleasure on my part.
- Studiopunks ft Soraya Vivian – Believe In Me (Original Mix) [Vendetta Records]
Featured on eSQUIREs “Nobodies Business” a few months back, Soraya Vivian returns with Scottish producers Studiopunks. Released 3rd June,
- Studiopunks ft ATFC – Believe In Sleeptalk (Jay Santi Bootleg) [White Label]
Cheeky bootleg from Danish producer Jay Santi, supported by Hed Kandi’s David Dunne.
- The Face vs Mark Brown & Adam Shaw – Needin U (Original 12″ Mix) [CR2 Records]
CR2’s very own Mark Brown takes on The Face’s 1998 anthem “Needin U”, made famous by David Morales.
- Milk & Sugar ft Ayak – You Got Me Burnin (Milk & Sugar Global Mix) [Milk & Sugar]
The Munich pair release another monster anthem in time for the Summer, already huge support around the globe.
- White Shoes ft Sharon May Linn – Show Me The Way (Chriss Ortega Remix) [Absolutely Records]
Out May 29th, Chriss Ortega puts his unique style to this club banger
- Booty Luv – Say It (Warren Clarke Vocal Mix) [Hed Kandi]
Hed Kandi favourites return with another vocal treat, now with a touch of Seamus Haji’s developing electro sound
- Lee Cabrera vs Thomas Gold – Shake It (Move A Little Closer) (Terrace Mix) [CR2 Records]
Thomas Gold revisits Lee Cabrera’s 2003 smash “Shake It” with a bit of a White Isle twist. Released 18th May
- The MuthaFunkaz ft Sheila Ford & Biblical Jones – Galaxy (MuthaFunkaz Long Version) [Code Red]
DJ Spen’s Muthafunkaz team up with gospel legends Sheila Ford and Biblical Jones for a foot-stomping cover of the Jerry Goldstein’s 1977 disco classic. Released 18th May.