Album #5 in just as many years! But this one is quite unlike the others. Made in the midst of a pandemic with an onslaught of in-your-face racism, police brutality, death, homelessness, poverty, inequality, injustice and life as we know it changing forever all hitting with brute force at the same time, A Funky Bad Time was made under stress in a way the prior four albums weren’t. But just because times are bad, doesn’t mean they can’t be funky. In fact, the badder, the funkier. So funky you gotta spell BADD with two Ds! 12 slices of cold blooded instrumental funk (+ 1 Bandcamp-only digital bonus track) from Jay Mumford (aka J-Zone) and Pablo Martin – with guest musicians Horn Diapersen (fka Ike “Time Wolf” Parker who played alongside Jay in Ben Pirani’s band) on bass and percussionist Bruce Martin (who joins the Du-Rites live and plays alongside Pablo in Tom Tom Club).
Sciamachy is produced in collaboration with Fast Speaking Music and the Lévy Gorvy Gallery. With special thanks to Dominique Lévy, Brett Gorvy and Begum Yesar. Texts extracted from Trickster Feminism, Voice’s Daughter of A Heart Yet To Be Born, and Extinction Aria. Thanks to Paul Slovak at Penguin, Chris Fischbach at Coffee House Press, and David Sellers at Pied Oxen Press. Thanks also to Shahzad Ismaily, Erika Hodges, Zoe Brezsny, Emma Gomis, Ecstatic Peace, and Ed Bowes.
This album is dedicated to Pat Steir for the breadth and depth of her work.
In loving memory of Vanessa Bley.
Upon his arrival to the states, Victor-Andres Cruz “El Guámbito” found refuge and a profound sense of identity rooted in the rhythms and folklore of his native Colombia . Raised as an amalgamation between the Colombian countryside, Florida, New England and New York City, Victor created a voice and a place where all worlds converge.
Influenced by cumbia, bullerengue, gaita music, Colombian Andean songs, Southern Mali’s wassoulou music, Sahara’s desert blues, as well as 60’s and 70’s delirious psychedelia from Africa and South America, Nemegata is a mystical fierce power trio currently stretching its roots in Austin.
Toucan Sounds is a record label & producer crew curated by French Horn Rebellion in Brooklyn, NY, and operated out of YouTooCanWoo, an artist-owned music and production studio in Williamsburg. The label officially launched in April, 2019, and this compilation features our favorite music released from our debut year. All tracks were remastered especially for vinyl, and include titles by Yuksek, Jean Tonique, JD Samson, Patterns , and more.
Recorded over the course of 3 special evenings at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA, Live Vol. 2 spans the entire Anti-Flag catalog and catapults you from your headphones straight into the circle pit. Known for their raucous live show, Anti-Flag deliver in kind with this first volume of live tracks.
In their debut album Last Spring, Dawn Riding has crafted a project that is somehow fierce, intimate, outlaw, passionate, and psychedelic, all at the same time. Having cut their teeth in basements, underground venues, and punk houses around the country, it only made sense for Dawn Riding’s debut to come to life in a dusty mid-fi recording studio run out of a San Francisco garage. The eight psych-tinged songs that came out of the Last Spring sessions unveil the stories of songwriter Sarah Rose Janko’s fabled friendships, renegade icons, and uncompromising ethos, and serve as a perfect introduction to Dawn Riding’s dreamy, gritty sound.
His First Two Records for Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman Label Remain Landmarks in “Post-Fusion” Jazz, and Have Proven Hugely Influential (e.g. Kamasi Washington)
Both Produced by Former John Coltrane and Impulse! Label Producer Thiele (A Love Supreme)
1974’s Cosmic Funk Moved in a Funkier Direction Somewhere Between Soul Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Fusion, and Post-Bop. Astral Traveling featured a Killer Band of Cecil McBee on Bass, George Barron on Sax, James Mtume and Sonny Morgan on Percussion, David Lee, Jr. on Drums, Badal Roy on Tabla, Geeta Vashi on Tamboura, and Joe Beck on Guitar.