Brit Funk - A Very British Genre

Been digging out Brit funk records after hearing Bluey from Incognito interviewed recently .
After lovers rock, one of the first genres of black dance music that is recognisably British. Was also very influential on British charts acts , you could hear it in the music of Spandau Ballet and Wham.

Couple of my favourites but, as ever, looking for more contributions.

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Some obvious ones, but faves nonetheless:

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obvs (but I love it)

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Another favourite from Hi-Tension

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Slight deviation, but I’ve always loved this riff on London Town from Japan….

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Will forever associate this song with the slot that Froggy used to have on Peter Powell’s Radio 1 show where he would play tracks that were “happening” in night clubs. 13 year old me’s first encounter with dance music.

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Elixia/ Soho Phaze always stands out to me.

Also worth checking the Dave Lee / ZRecords Brit Funk comps (which this was actually included on). I’m not an expert on the genre but I’d say the 2 vols are pretty comprehensive and a great way to get started.

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lovely thread!
can’t pick one so here’s the full album:

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Also worth checking this as an entry point.

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Some obvious, some less so.

( I saw a great comment on a video of this track once that said “Jamiroquai owe this guy a drink”)

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Still play this LOADS

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I love ‘london town’… such a summer in the park tune.

#homesick

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Gonzalez - (I Want To Get) Closer To You

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more congress - i actually found the white label of this last month for two quid!!

Congress - You Gotta Get It

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this might be a bit cheesey for some but i bloody love it:

First Light - Horse With No Name

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Atmosfear - Xtra Special

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T.W. Funk Masters - Love Money

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Kadenza - Livin’ In A Backstreet

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Hudson People - Trip To Your Mind

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