Born and raised in Los Angeles, Benedek is a musician/producer who’s been representin’ the funk for a minute. You might remember “That’s My Jam!” featuring Dam-Funk from a few years back. If this is not the case we suggest you get acquainted! His latest “Untitled” project is out on PPU Records and available as an extremely limited test pressing.
Boy do we have something funky for you. Just feast your ears on Omega Supreme Records‘ first installment of it’s “Raw Silk” compilation. The first one features eight Modern Funk track from Bus Crates 16-bit Ensemble, K-Maxx, East Liberty Quarters, Benedek, Sasac, Turquoise Summers and our very own Dutch producer Henning! Get your digital freak on or just go old school and order yourself some limited edition vinyl or pop a cassette in your tapedeck.
As mentioned before, I met Rojai & E-Live during my visit to San Francisco earlier this month. Eli is a bit of a nutty professor, while Rojai is that smooth cat like Heathcliff. These Bay area funksters released their “Hardpressed” EP earlier this year and recently featured on the Tempo Dreams Vol. 2 compilation. Make sure you check out their project on iTunes as well as on limited edition 12-inch vinyl.
Today we invite you to take a listen to Reggie B‘s brand new album out on Tokyo Dawn Records. Take a whiff of his musical “DNA”, a personal testament of his unique funk. Now Reggie is not alone on this space odyssey and gets some backup from fellow funkateers such as B. Bravo, DJ Spinna, Kan Sano, Onra, Salva, 00genesis and more.
Spending all that time in Frisco made me realize that the Bay area has quite some talent. Rojai and E-Live are two guys I met on my trip and when they told me they had just released an album together, Their song “Hardpressed” is on the new “Tempo Dreams” Vol. 2 compilation brought to you by Teeko, B. Bravo and Bastard Jazz. Also look out for The Starship Connection’s “We Can Go All Night” on 7-inch vinyl or just cop the entire 2xLP while you’re at it.
Earlier this month we visited L.A. and had a blast. We arrived, bounced to the hotel and went straight to the KPFK studio to meet up with Santana from TruthSeekers radio. Much love for inviting me and B. Bravo to do a little guest mix on the show. We played some music and had a blast. Thought you might want to hear some of the gems we let loose that night. Oh and big up to the L.A. fam for holdin’ it down!
On my Frisco adventures I’ve been spending a lot of quality time with big homey B. Bravo and got to meet Teeko last night. These Bay Area funksters are also known as Starship Connection and guess what…they have a compilation coming out very soon. With contributions from artists such as Atjazz, Amalia, Tony Ozier, Pomrad, S3, K-Maxx, Blackspade, Bayonics, Rojai and many more. The full compilation will be released worldwide October 15th on double vinyl, CD and digital on Bastard Jazz Recordings and is now available for pre-order. Until that time feast your ears on the “Tempo Dreams” Vol. 2 album sampler.