The Funk Sessions episode 01 uploaded to Mixcloud.

08 Mar

'The Funk Sessions' first episode was originally aired on Tuesday the 9th of March 2021, listen on the Mixcloud player below. Scientific Sound radio is an underground station for the Asian region and internationally.

Since 2019 the Funk Sessions crew have been igniting dance floors across Saigon with their unique party vibes dedicated to all things funky. This DJ and party crew bring you the funkiest beats around, from funk classics & old-skool hip hop, to disco, party breaks, ghetto funk and more. 

A group of international DJs from Australia and UK, based primarily in Vietnam, on a mission to add a little spice to the dance music scene. With a vast back catalogue of experiences behind them, including club nights, free parties and festivals and having supported many heavyweights of the underground music world. 

The style of music they play is heavily influenced by the pioneers of breakbeat.  It’s particularly obvious in the Hip Hop, Funky Breaks and Ghetto Funk they play, but it's influence actually runs a lot deeper and to some extent can be heard throughout all of their mixes.

Funk Sessions have regular events in Ho Chi Minh City at Broma (not a bar), TNR (your favourite dive bar), Indika and Apt852.  Other venues past and present include, Secret weekend, Tempo, Arcan, Haus, Banana Mama, Piu Piu, Sky 9, Rogue Saigon, Soma and Saigon Outcast.

This weeks mix features Robson Jr. in the first hour with an epic mix which meanders through tropical and world sounds all with a funky hip edge. In the second Hour Yushka presents a range of awesome remixes with varying degrees of separation from the originals that they pay homage to, from laid back chill to irresistible stompers. 

The Funk Sessions episode 1, 9th of March 2021.

Robson Jr. (first hour)

Odjbox - Golden (feat J5 & Haynes) [Self Released]

Palov & Mishkin with BNC - Block Rock [Cast-A-Blast]

DJ Neber - The Latin Mouse [Self Released]

Panama Cardoon - Moliendo Cafe [Carnibal Records]

Gypsy Hill, Besh O Drom - Balaka [Batov Records]

Andy Taylor - Bank of Panama [RESENSE]

The Karmisnky Experience - Exploration [The Karminsky Experience]

Oumou Sangaré - Ah Ndiya (K&F edit) [Persies]

Calypso Rose - No Madame (Polo & Pan Remix) [Maturity Music]

Nese Karabocek - Yali Yali (Todd Terje Edit) [Discotheque Credits]

Javi P3z Orquesta - El Safari [Harmless]

Bibi Tanga & The Selenites - Be Africa [Throne of Blood]

Panama Cardoon - Lameirao [Carnibal Records]

Hiphoppapotamus - Tropical Wiseguy [Booty Fruit]

Sunlightsquare Feat. Josue Ferreira - Taj Mahal [Sunlightsquare Records]

The Chemical Brothers - The Salmon Dance [Freestyle Dust / Virgin]

Lena Horne - I Want A Little Doggie [Wagram Music]

Telephunken - Feeling Good [Manmade]

Breakbeat Junkie - Can’t Take It With You [Good Groove Records]

Captain Funk - Twist and Shout (Krafty Kuts Mix) [Machine Gun]

Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan (DJ Twister Remix) [World Circuit Records]

Yushka (second hour).

Pointer Sisters - Don’t Try To Take The Fifth (Uncle Ted Edit) [Uncle Ted (Bandcamp)]

Dusty Springfield - Spooky (Jayl Funk Edit)  [FortKnox]

Chairmen Of The Board - Working On A Building Of Love (Uncle Ted) [Uncle Ted (Bandcamp)]

Featurecast - Funky White Brother [Groove Groove Records]

Fdel - Rocksteady [Invada Records]

Sam and Dave - Soul Man (DJ Twister Remix) [Self Release]

Rufus Thomas - Itch & Scratch (Funk Ferret Edit) [Ghetto Funk]

Ella Fitzgerald - Sunshine of my love (Cee-Roo remix) [Speakeasy Electro Swing]

Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools (RocknRolla Soundsystem Edit) [Speak Easy Electro Swing]

Fdel - Ladies & Gentlemen [Kudos Records]

Flow Dynamics - Live In The Mix [Freestyle Records]

Soopasoul - Hot & Cold [Jalapeno Records]

Uncle Louis - I Like Funky Music (Badboe remix) [Boogie Boutique Records]

Shimi Sonic - Move Over (Shimi Sonic Remix) [SME/Columbia]

Toy Beats - Rollercoaster [Step Up Records]

Restless Leg Syndrome - Rhythm To The Brain [Tiefparterre]

Funk You Very Much - Rock Steady Jointz [Actual Sounds]

Traks - Long Train Running (9:15 To Nowhere Remix) [Streetheat Music]

Chris Awesome - Payback [Boogie Boutique Records]

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (Gary Shepherd Remix) [Streamer Productions]

Beastie Boys - Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix) [Grand Royal]

Listen on Mixcloud here.