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My Year of Mixtapes Week 37: UK Funky

My Year of Mixtapes Week 37: UK Funky

Playing tracks by

Gracious K, Cooly G, Lil Silva, Maxwell D & Lil Silva, Atki2 and more.

WORST GENRE NAME EVER.

Ok now that I've gotten that off my chest, we can get down to business. UK Funky is this big deal genre that has been blowing up mega-huge for the last year and some change, but what is it? Well basically, think of it as UK Garage + Grime + R&B+ Dancehall + Soca + Dubstep over a House music template. It's important to note that very few of these guys have much of an education in house music; they come from grime/garridge/dubstep and so this stuff is VERY detached from American "traditional" house culture. Sometimes that's awesome (you get a lot of new, crazy, left-field ideas that would never make their way into standard house records), and sometimes it's terrible (you get a lot of clueless punters unwittingly rehashing the most embarrassing clichés in house music because they don't really have a background in the genre). As such... (full text at http://yearofmixtapes.blogspot.com/2010/02/week-37-uk-funky.html)

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