The Money Song – Stand Up & Be Recognised! (Pt. 2) – Out NOW! – FREE DOWNLOAD!

Today is apparently the last day that music in the UK will be released on a Monday. Additionally, the people of Greece voted yesterday against further IMF imposed austerity by a margin of 61% against.

To mark both these occasions – though obviously Greece is a much more pertinent event – I’m announcing the release of a fresh jam – part 2 of the Stand Up & Be Recognised! EP, here’s “The Money Song”!


 

Written after the banks broke in 2008, it’s an issue I feel strongly about and an attitude that angers me even more in today’s political climate.

You can grab a FREE COPY from Bandcamp – either as Pt. 2 on its own, or as a bonus track if you buy Pts. 1 & 2.

Share if you dig it! It’s a #SocialistParty, y’all!

Ian n’ Joel’s Funk n’ Soul – Wilsoni Interview & Strange People airplay| Insanity Radio

Ian ‘N’ Joel’s Funk ‘N’ Soul – Songs We Should Have Played feat. Wilsoni: Episode 26 by Insanity Radio 103.2fm on Mixcloud


Had an interview on Insanity Radio – the community FM radio station in Egham & Surrey, originally the student station for Royal Holloway, University of London. I was very happy to be on the show – these guys really know their Green Onions!  Check it out – the interview starts around 1:12:07.

OKP Films: Questlove in Cuba Okayplayer

Quest For Cuba! OKP TV follows Questlove on a 1-man mission of DJ goodwill to Havana as The Roots drummer promotes cultural exchange, cratedigger style.

Source: OKP Films: Questlove in Cuba Okayplayer


 

?uestlove – the general International Ambassador for The Funk and Good Vibes – spent some time in Cuba recently as part of his online outpost OkayPlayer, doing a bit of digging and exchanging some cultural notes. It seems that some of the Cuban sensibilities appeal to the Hip-Hop ethos, and make an impression on Quest. I hope Los Cubanos are able to retain their own Roots in the new era.

“I Just Want to Go Further” — An Interview with Dam-Funk | Passion of the Weiss

Currently on tour with 70s psych-pop star Todd Rundgren, Dam-Funk talks about how it came together, his favorite unsung musicians, and selects some of his favorite Rundgren cuts. #damfunk #interviewdamfunk #interviewtoddrundgren

Source: “I Just Want to Go Further” — An Interview with Dam-Funk | Passion of the Weiss


 

Check out this interview with Dam-Funk, once again showing that this brother is DEEP. Not only giving an insight to his motives and progress, he also lists his top 5 cuts from the man he’s currently touring with – Todd Rundgren!

If there’s one thing I like, it’s an eclectic cat.

Strange People played on The Tom Robinson Show!

After being played on The BBC Introducing Mixtape on the 6th April, Tom picked the track to feature on his regular BBC 6 Music show last Saturday!  Here’s the link – the song gets played around 1hr 3mins in:

CLICK HERE TO PLAY THE SHOW – until May 11th.

Mr. Robinson had some kind words, too!

“…an immaculate, beautiful, grooving track that we really ought to pass on to Craig Charles…”

Fingers crossed!

Don’t forget that the Strange People EP is available now from all good digital distributors. Click through to the ‘Music’ section, or click here to support direct and grab a copy from Bandcamp.

Strange People EP OUT NOW!!!

The long overdue official debut from Wilsoni Tha’ Funk Masta, the Strange People EP is now available anywhere you can think of as a digital download or stream!

If you’re digging on it, support the artist direct and buy from Bandcamp.

The lead single features Soul Diva in-the-making Leanne Robinson, and has been a long time coming – so I hope you dig it!

Hunting 4 Prince’s Vault

Hunting for Prince’s Vault (BBC Documentary by Mobeen Azhar March 2015) by The Gray Area Show on Mixcloud


Over the past week I’ve had a few people asking me “does Prince really have a vault full of unreleased music in his house?”. And I’ve been like “Yeah! I thought everyone knows that?”. Apparently not.

It’s old news amongst the Purple Army that His Royal Badness’ prolific nature has yielded a lifetime of as-yet unheard music (a large chunk of which circulates amongst bootleggers and fans, some in my collection!), but it seems like new news at the moment in the music press due to the arrival of a short film on the iPlayer and an hour-long documentary on the BBC World Service – which was uploaded to Mixcloud and is available here for your listening pleasure.

Educate yourself! Interviews include old band members such as Eric Leeds (my joint fav Sax player with Maceo) and his tour manager brother Alan, who has worked with James Brown and D’Angelo amongst others.