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    Default road rap meets afrobeat/funky thread ting

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    UK Funky meets Trap/Road Rap?

    I'm mildly curious as to whether Drake's 'One Dance' will trigger some sort of funky resurgence ala the Grime resurgence, which he didn't cause but certainly helped raise the profile of.

    Funky is a bit like grime insofar as it felt like it never blew up as much as it should have, but whereas grime has been going steady in the years nobody (other than the hardcore) cared about it, funky has - to my knowledge - basically died out.

    Anyway, thought this was noteworthy for bringing a bit of a road rap vibe to a funky rhythm. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.
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    Very nice.

    In a strange way it reminds me of this in so far as they both combine UK Funky rhythms with another rhythmic idiom (trap and jungle respectively):


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    Hah! That's quite good. Funny, the idea of combining jungle breakbeats with a funky rhythm has never occurred to me before.

    I think that rhythm, which I don't know the name of, is in vogue atm what with 'tropical house' and all.

    3:2 clave rhythm, maybe? Covered extensively in this fascinating post about the genealogy of rhythm linking cuban music, reggae, dancehall and crunk.

    http://wayneandwax.com/?p=52

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    people have been wondering about a funky comeback for about as long as it started losing its stride.

    drake didnt sample it at its original speed though. so if a 'revival' was going to happen, it might end up something like DRAM's cha cha. or reggaeton.

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    Almost certainly will not happen but I am feeling the funky+MC tracks that aren't just a repetitive chant about a skank (although I'm feeling those tunes too).

    I should make it clear that one dance is IMO piss weak compared to do u mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    Hah! That's quite good. Funny, the idea of combining jungle breakbeats with a funky rhythm has never occurred to me before.




    It's been cool to hate on Donae'o for a while (the house purists hate what he did to "we belong to the night") and the grime guys didn't take him that seriously but he comes up trumps quite often (and misses too).

    I like "My Circle", this is great too, we played it on a recent show:

    Keysound, Rinse, blog etc

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    He's got some classics although tbf his voice can get old fast



    This one always

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    Credit to MURLO for posting this to his twitter:



    This afrobeat/grime movement is something I can get excited about

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    DEAR MODS: Can you retitle threads? I can't see how.

    Should make this a road rap meets afrobeat/funky thread ting maybe?

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    road rap meets funky makes me think of funky slowed down, menacing, paranoid, lurching, like funky to glide to in the car, rather than rave to. road rap with some syncopation. just felt i wanted to share

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    It's a good idea IMO. UK trap just sounds like Fisherprice trap to me most of the time. Add an afro-beat to it and it sounds like something else.

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    yeah i feel a similar way. but something like ill blu, or lil silva slowed down to road rap tempo would be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    Credit to MURLO for posting this to his twitter:



    This afrobeat/grime movement is something I can get excited about
    Tune is NSG - NO JAMO

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