Top 5: Disco Edits

There are millions of disco edits around, some amazing, lots Ok and many rubbish. These are not our all time top 5, but they are 5 that are floating our boats and destroying our dancefloors at the monent. KS French "All My Love" (Diggin Deeper 03) KS French beefing up Terri Wells "I'm Givin' All My Love". Lovely Buy the digital release here Disco Tech "You & I" (Editor's Kutz Vol.2) Delegation's "You & I" gets the Disco Tech workover. Buy digital version Buy vinyl DJ Vas "Hold On Me" (Re-Edits More Vol 5) Margie Alexander's "Gotta Get A Hold On Me" gets a heavy update. Well done Mr Vas. We are big fans. Check out more of his excellent edits here Buy digital version Buy vinyl Chaka Khan "Fate

Top 10: Stevie Wonder Dance Songs

Everyone loves a bit of Stevie Wonder. We are especially big fans here at Make It Funky towers. So to kick off our Top 10 lists (these will become a regular feature on this blog) we've picked out our favourite dance floor friendly Stevie tunes. Some obvious ones here but also hopefully one or two less well known ones from the back catalogue. Missed any off you love? let us know below... In chronological order: Teach Me Tonight From 1966 album Up-Tight Music Talk (1966) From 1966 album Up-Tight I'm Wondering Non-album single released in 1967 For Once In My Life From 1968 album of the same name Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours Taken from the 1970 album of the same name Sugar Taken from the

A Tribe Called Quest "Electric Relaxation"

The second single from Midnight Marauders, this jazzly little number (courtesy of the sample of "Mystic Brew" by Ronnie Foster) is a killer piece of ATCQ magic. Released in 1993 on Jive Records, this pretty much sums up all that i love about about early/mid 90's hip hop. The Propellerheads' "Properly Relaxed Mix" of this is also well worth a listen. You can do so here! What's your favourite ATCQ track? Where to buy: Vinyl - Digital

Archie Bell & The Drells "Strategy"

If you're going to pick a Disco record, 1979 is probably the right year to start - a prolific year for great disco. Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Records is also a pretty safe bet, the home to the likes of The O'Jays, Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes, Dexter Wansel, Teddy Pendergrass and Archie Bell & The Drells. Strategy, taken from the album of the same name, is a 98 bpm disco groover that has been re-edited multiple times in recent years (most notably on the Get Down Edits series and by Touchsoul and marked the end of Archie Bell & The Drells' commercial success as a group. Where to buy: Vinyl - Digital

Etta James "You Got It"

Soul/Jazz/Gospel legend Etta James recorded 30 studio albums over a career that spanned 50 years (1960 to 2011). You Got It was released as a single in 1968 on Cadet Records and is a great example of the funky, dance orientated Soul sound of the late 60's. That same year she also released the album "Tell Mamma" which is, in my opinion, one of the best soul records of all time. If you've not heard it, go find it! Where to buy: Vinyl - Digital

James Brown "Get On The Good Foot"

It feels right that the Make It Funky blog should open up with a track from the Godfather of Soul himself. After much deliberation I decided on Get On The Good Foot, as it sums up fairly well all that's great about the hardest working man in show business. Slick beats, groovy bass line, funky horns and the most infectious guitar lick ever. Probably my favourite James Brown tune. Released as a single in 1972 on Polydor, it charted at No 1 in the R&B charts and was his first "official" gold disc. It also featured on the album of the same name that came out that year (which was, amazingly, his 39th Studio Album). Which James Brown tune would you have picked? Where to buy: Vinyl - Digital

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