A two-disc compilation of UK funky classics is slated for release next month.
Esteemed London imprint Soul Jazz Records have announced details for Riddim Box: Excursions In The UK Funky Underground, a two-disc compilation due out in November.
Many of Soul Jazz's compilations aim to survey a local scene or musical movement, and they've always had a soft spot for bass music from the UK; their Box of Dub series helped chart dubstep's ascent from 2007 on, and just last month they released Future Bass, a collection of genre-bending tunes by artists like Four Tet and Ramadanman. With Riddim Box, they turn their lens on what The Guardian has called "probably the most exciting development in UK music since garage became grime." The compilation gives the broad strokes of funky's history so far, showcasing anthems by genre innovators like Altered Natives, NB Funky and MJ Cole. A few cross-over tracks are included as well, such as Kode9's "Black Sun" and Radio Slave's remix of "Blaze n' Cook" by Stereotyp and Al Haca.
01. Altered Natives - Rass Out
02. MJ Cole - Volcano Riddim
03. NB Funky - Riddim Box
04. Tubby T - Ready She Ready (Seiji Remix)
05. Sunship feat. Warrior Queen - Almighty Father (Solid Groove Underground Souljah Mix)
06. Zumen Feat. Leafnuts and Aaron Phiri - Rolexx
07. Hard House Banton - Sirens
08. Ghosts On Tape - Predator Mode (Roska Remix)
09. Donae'o - African Warrior (Instrumental)
01. Stereotyp Meets Al Haca - Blaze N' Cook (Radio Slave remix)
02. Kode9 - Black Sun
03. Lil Silva - Pulse vs. Flex
04. LV Feat. Rubi Dan and Errol Bellot - Crossfire
05. Omar and Zed Bias - Dancing (Instrumental)
06. D-Malice - Gabryelle (Refix)
07. Grievous Angel - Move Down Low (Dubplate Mix)
08. DVA - Natty
09. Shystie - Pull It (Ill Blu Remix Instrumental)
10. Crazy Cousinz - Attract
Soul Jazz will release Riddim Box: Excursions In The UK Funky Underground on November 8th, 2010.