One of my favorite feel-good hip hop tracks (it can’t all be crime rap), Grand Puba’s “I Like It” features a great vibe sample from Cal Tjader’s version of “Never My Love.” I flipped it with a crazy Turkish organ and breakbeat from Onur Engin’s Turkish funk mix . Continue reading
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“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