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The Beatnuts ft. Big Pun & Cuban Link – Off the Books (JChan Hey Ho Remix)

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


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Big Daddy Kane – 2 Da Good Tymz (JChan Chinese Ensemble Remix)

Flipped this Big Daddy Kane track with some classic breaks from an unidentified old-school funk band from Taiwan. Continue reading

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Classic Chinese Funk Pt 1: Chinese Ensemble Breaks

“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

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