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Mondays, Midnight to 2 am
Host: Just Justin
Playlist for February 5, 2007

On the 18th of February, the Budos Band will be
coming to our very own Santa Cruz, and so I planned
out a show of Afro-Funk and Afro-Beat to light the
welcome lanterns. The Budos Band are a group of young
musicians who mix thier funk with African spice,
creating a brew that sounds both fresh and new, yet
authentically dusty and rough. The Budos Band are
signed to the tiny Daptone label, a label independent
to the core commited, still, to the vinyl format. The
Band have released one LP and two 7 inch singles on
the Daptone label all produced by the master of the
modern funk sound, Bosco Mann. Mann packs a grit into
his productions, keeping the sound rough and rugged,
soulful and firey; Mann productions never sound "too
clean," a pitfall of most modern soul, funk and jazz
production. I am personally stoked to have the Budos
in our little 'burg, and I hope that folks head out to
Moe's and support authentic funky music. I know I will
be there. Check out these sites:

The Budos Band - King Charles (Daptone)
Mulatu Astaqe - Yekerme Sew (Buda Musique)
Alemayehu Eshete - Telantena Zare (Buda Musique)
Sugarman 3 - La Culebra (Daptone)
Manu Dibango - Red Salter (Delta Sigma Theta)
Orlando Julius - Alo Mi Alo (Ekosound)
Quantic Soul Orchestra - Raw Ingredients (Tru
Peter King - Shango (Afro Strut)
Poets Of Rhythm - Fondle Rock (Quannum)
Fela Kuti - Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'N Quench)(EMI)
The Budos Band - T.I.B.W.F. (Daptone)
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa (Atlantic)
Matata - Jungle Warrior (President)
Quantic Soul Orchestra - South Coastin' (Tru Thoughts)
Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow (Soundway)
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - Go Je Je (Afrosound)
James Brown - In The Middle (Pts. 1 & 2) (King)
Daktaris - In the Middle (Desco)
Orlando Julius - James Brown Ride On (Ekosound)
Alice Russell - Munkaroo (Tru Thoughts)
Damn! - Gingold's Jackpot (Raw Fusion)
Whitfield Brothers - In the Raw (Soul Fire)
Afro Funk - Tei Egwu (Kabana)
The Budos Band - Ghost Walk (Daptone)


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