The Poets of Rhythm – “Ham Gallery” mp3

The Poets of Rhythm – “Ham Gallery” mp3

The Poets of Rhythm are from one of the last places you would imagine a funk band surfacing from – Munich, Germany. They were turned onto grimy funk in High School. Soon they coped a record habit that rivals any experience William Burroughs ever wrote about. But instead of leaching and raping society for everything we got, they’ve been releasing some of best hard-hitting-ass-shaking funk of the twenty-first century. “Ham Gallery” is off The Poets’ first release, Dicern/Define (2001). I remember when this album first dropped. All kinds of music fans where praising the release; from the pasty-white indie kids, to the underground hip-hop kids, and even the post-underground ravers where dancing to The Poets’ beats. And how could we not?

The Poets of Rhythm
“Ham Gallery” (mp3)
from “DISCERN / DEFINE”
(Quannum Projects)

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Ikebe Shakedown – “Hard Steppin'”

Ikebe Shakedown is the latest band to emerge from the gestation ground of American afrobeat, Brooklyn. Following a similar song writing structure as fellow Brooklyn afrobeaters, The Budos Band, Ikebe Shakedown concentrates on tight funky chords supported with a snappy rhythm section that forces you to get up of your ass. Don’t have the attention span for Fela’s 35 minute marathon songs? Then you found the perfect band to get your afrobeat fix on — consumed in 4 minutes or less.

Ikebe Shakedown
“Hard Steppin'” (download mp3)
from “Hard Steppin'”
(Colemine Records)
Hard Steppin (play)

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An-ten-nae, Bay Area crunk

Freeland-Do You (An-ten-nae remix)

It’s no secret in The Bay Area who’s a major player in the club scene at the moment – An-ten-nae. Every weekend (and a few weekday nights) An-ten-nae and his crew can be found tearing up dance floors for legions of post-ravers hungry for slimy beats.

Freeland
“Do You” (mp3)
from “An-ten-nae Presents Acid Crunk Vol. 2”
(Muti Music)

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Modern funk geniuses, The Poets of Rhythm

The Poets of Rhythm are from one of the last places you would imagine a funk band surfacing from: Munich, Germany. They were turned onto grimy funk in High School. Soon they coped a record habit that rivals any experience William Burroughs ever wrote about. But instead of leaching and raping society for everything we got, they’ve been releasing some of best hard-hitting-ass-shaking funk of the twenty-first century. “Ham Gallery” is off The Poets’ first release, Dicern/Define (2001). I remember when this album first dropped. All kinds of music fans where praising the release; from the pasty-white indie kids, to the underground hip-hop kids, and even the post-underground ravers where dancing to The Poets’ beats. And how could we not?

The Poets of Rhythm
“Ham Gallery” (download mp3)
from “DISCERN / DEFINE”
(Quannum Projects)
Ham Gallery (play)

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