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Funky House Finesse 48

It’s another month with another celebration of beautiful house on the horizon – the Southport Weekender in the UK. Always a hive of excitement with an eclectic range of soulful, funky and disco house to entertain the weekend campers. With that in mind, the first part of the show is dedicated to the endless parties up in Minehead from 11-13th May.

We kick start the show with an elegant reprise of the Boris Dlugosch & Roisin Murphy classic “Never Enough” which takes us into a number of soulful beauties followed by a jackin’ disco-fuelled session, wrapped up with some twisted bootlegs and Chocolate Puma’s amazing remix of Ben Westbeech’s “Same Thing”.

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Funky House Finesse 48 – 128kps (114mb)


  1. Boris Dlugosch ft Roisin Murphy – Never Enough (Fusion Groove Orchestra Jazz-a-pella) [Peppermint Jam]
  2. Los Charly’s Orchestra – Feeling High (Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Re-Edit) [Imagenes]
  3. Jamie Lewis & Marc Evans – Without You (Jamie Lewis Mastermix) [Purple Music]
  4. Luyo & DJ Ermi – My King (M&s Sure Shot Vox) [Double Cheese Records]
  5. Inaya Day – My Love (Sieges Oldskool Edit) [Caballero Records]
  6. Andrea Carissimi ft LT Brown – Why (Steven Stone Remix) [Just4Funk Records]
  7. Marshall Jefferson ft Curtis McClain – Move Your Body (Maurice Joshua Remix) [Ultra Records]
  8. Cool Million ft Kenny Thomas – Without Your Love (Dave Doyle Remix) [Sedsoul]
  9. DJD – Ain’t Too High (Shane D Vocal Club Mix) [TriCircle Recordings]
  10. Mike Newman & Antoine Cortez – Come With You (Original Mix) [Hed Kandi]
  11. John Julius Knight – Save (Original Mix) [Blacklist]
  12. Wayne Williams – You The Feeling (Vocal Mix) [Nu Soul]
  13. Sonny Fodera – Want You to Know (Original) [Guesthouse]
  14. DJ Zimmo – Nine 2 Five (Original Mix) [Promo]
  15. Audio Jacker – You Got Yours (Original Mix) [Tasty Recordings]
  16. Paul Whitehead – My Day (Original Mix) [Disco Bomb]
  17. Dez Milito – Heaven (Dez Disco Heaven Mix) [Fektive Records]
  18. Carl Creme – My Lovin’ (Carl Hanaghan Original Mix) [Discopolis]
  19. Sousa & Mad ft Kaysee – Temptation (Mr. Vasovski Remix) [HouseLife Recordings]
  20. Lucardo Parena – Gonna Move (Block & Crown Pacha Mix) [Fektive Records]
  21. Erik Bo – Champagne (Original Mix) [Control Recordings]
  22. Julie McKnight – Home (Frater, Stent & Whitehead’s ‘GO’ Mix) [Bootleg]
  23. Barbara Tucker – I Get Lifted (John Gold Bootleg) [Bootleg]
  24. Ben Westbeech – Same Thing (Chocolate Puma Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]

Deeply Fierce

Last week, Fierce Angels released a new range to their compilations called Deeply Fierce.

Mark Doyle – the main man behind Fierce Angels – started a similar style of compilations back in his Hed Kandi days which went on to become the successful Stereo Sushi and (well-known) Twisted Disco compilations which just goes to show how desirable this house styles are within the house music scene.

The release of Deeply Fierce also welcomes a slightly different format to the Fierce Angel compilations – the return of two discs. Over the years, Fierce Angel have generally released 3-disc compilations (accept for the occasional A Little Angel teasers). From now on, they’re attempting to focus on quality rather than quantity which should also allow for more frequent releases.

The new disc count also coincides with the new partnership for the record label, now taken under the wings of Strictly Rhythm. Strictly have been working hard over the last five years (almost simultaneously with Fierce Angel) to introduce more independent angles in house music so it’s good to see the two labels recognising the value in each other, working together to distribute quality house through their different channels.

On with the music…

The two discs are split into two distinctive styles – the first a more laid-back deep sound, almost soulful at times; the second taking a more electro-slash-deep direction, almost trance towards the end.

Disc one is definitely more my bag. The first three tracks get you warmed up beautifully with tracks from Tommy Bones, Karin De Ponti and Newland. Things start to take a more uplifting vibe from here on in. Some of my my stand out tracks include “Get Ready” from David Penn, Jabato and DJ Roland Clark (how could that collective get anything wrong?) and Eric Kupper‘s remix of “How To Love” by Peyton, DJ Kolya and Mutaya.

Disc two takes a more sinister look into house music, definitely the darker of the two discs. That’s not to say quality is compromised…

Sidelmann‘s remix of Asle‘s “Thank You” has been on my playlist for month’s now – a fabulous vocal treat with a twisted vibe. With Jean Claude Ades and Sam Obernik‘s “Work Of Art” and “Anthem” from Ruff Loaderz and The Hayman added into the mix, you’d be hard pushed to find a more intensely enjoyable collection of deep house tracks.

It has to be said the track selection is second-to-none. Mark Doyle takes the listener on a thoroughly enjoyable through house music and I think by reducing the compilation down to two discs, it’s allowed the team to focus on track quality. I, for one, welcome this new direction.

Deeply Fierce is available on CD from most retailers including Amazon, HMV, Play and Juno as well as digital download from iTunes and Amazon.

Funky House Finesse 40

Can you believe this is the 40th episode of the Funky House Finesse show? Where has that time gone? Even scarier is it’s the 99th mix ever released on the One Phat DJ Podcast – not long until we hit 100.

We’ve got a great selection of tunes for you this month, choc-ful of the hotted house tracks on the scene at the moment.

Defected have been busy snapping up a right treat over the last few months – we open up with several seductive beauties and wrap up with some real club bangers from them too.

We’ve also got some cheeky bootlegs thrown in before a mass of jackin’ disco vibes to get you hot for the Summer.

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Funky House Finesse 40 – 128kbps MP3 (112MB)




  1. Ray Foxx – The Trumpeter (Original) [Defected]
  2. Human Life – In It Together (Extended Mix) [Defected]
  3. E-Smoove ft Latanza Waters – Beautiful (Original Vibe Mix) [Defected]
  4. Luther Vandross – Take You Out (SoulFunky Bootleg Mix) [Bootleg]
  5. Jay Santi – Game Of Love (D-Reflection Seduction Dub) [On Tha Floor]
  6. Grant Nelson ft Cathy Battistessa – Black Water (Rob Hayes Dub) [Swing City]
  7. Danny Clark & Jay Benham ft Annette Taylor – Better Days (Original Mix) [Solid Ground Recordings]
  8. Abel The Kid & Keylanders ft Noemy – El Sol (Extended Mix) [iKid Music]
  9. Rogerseventytwo – Take Me Higher [Fools Gold Records]
  10. Kid Shakers & Brown Sugar – Jump To It (David Penn & Rober Gaez Remix) [Urbana Records]
  11. Steven Caretti – Boogie On Da Floor (Original Mix) [Especially Sounds]
  12. Kama Qu & Passao – Disco Records (Asino di Medico vs. Arma Bring The Funk Remix) [Sneakerz Muzik]
  13. Samir Maslo – Freak (ReWire Remix) [In My House]
  14. Andrew M & Peter K – The Mistery (Slicerboys Remix) [White Promo]
  15. Z Factor – Keep On Jumpin (Luigi Rocca Remix) [Z Records]
  16. The Black Project – Think (Simioli & Black Original Mix) [Loudbit Records]
  17. 2Elements – Feel It (Boris Roodbwoy & Ezzy Safaris Remix) [Tiger Records]
  18. Lauer & Canard – I Wanna Funk (Ivan Pica Remix) [Urbana Records]
  19. Dr. Kucho! – Peak Time Disco (Funky Truckerz Remix) [Disc Doctor Records]
  20. Bingo Players vs Chocolate Puma – Touch Me (Vintage Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
  21. Roy Davis Jr ft J.Noize & Kaye Fox – Enjoy The Ride (James Talk & Ridney Remix) [Defected]
  22. The Shapeshifters & Shermanology – Waiting For You (Original Mix) [Defected]