Taiwan meets Korea on the beat: Samples from an LP of funk put out by an unidentified Taiwanese group in the early 1970s and a Korean funk band from the same era. Check the Sergio Leone-meets-Run-Run-Shaw influence on the first loop. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Chinese funk
“Ethnic funk” (read not made by Black, White or Hispanic people) is a bona fide sub-genre for loop diggers and beat makers – in these regards the Turks and Thais seem to have the lion’s share of vintage beats from the 60s and 70s.
There are a few Chinese language gems out there as well – mostly music on vinyl made in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong from back in the day that leans towards fuzzed-out garage rock and guitar pop. My dad had a few of these records in his collection but they were unfortunately given away by my mom in one fell swoop of spring cleaning – something I regret to this day. Continue reading