UK funky

UK funky

Infobox Music genre
name = UK funky
color = white
bgcolor = #666667
stylistic_origins = UK garage
cultural_origins = mid/late-2000s, London
instruments = Music sequencer, Turntables, samplers, Drum machines, Personal computer
popularity = Largely an underground scene but with some chart success
derivatives =
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UK funky (London house, funky, funky house) is a funk- influenced subgenre of UK garage, the London-based sister scene to bassline house. It mixes traditional UKG beats, bass loops and synths with Latin percussion and R&B-style vocals.


A darker strain of funky house has begun to emerge from London, largely coming from producers involved with the grime and old UK garage scenes. Since the number of funky house recordings are low, DJs usually do not have enough material to fill a full mix, therefore mixing the genre with US house and labeling the product 'house & funky'. In London there are now specialist nights for the genre, such as Casa Funk. The events are usually hosted by MCs.

List of artists

* Apple
* Crazy Cousinz
* Donaeo
* Dubplate Malice
* Fingaprint
* Footloose
* Fuzzy Logik
* Geeneus aka Moonshine
* Kush
* MA1
* Mystery
* N.B. Funky
* Naughty
* Perempay & Dee
* Roska
* Tadow


*Clark, Martin. [ 'The Month In: Grime / Dubstep'] , Pitchfork, August, 2006.
*Clark, Martin. [ 'Wot Do U Call It: Funky?'] , Blackdown, December, 2007.
*Prancehall 'What happened to grime? It turned into funky house', NME, February, 2008.
*McDonnell, John [ 'Can grime call house a home?'] , Guardian, February, 2008.
*Finney, Tim [ 'Peering Through The Front Door Of Funky House'] , Idolator, May, 2008.
*Wilson, Makeda [ 'The rise of Funky'] Beatportal/D101 Magazine, July 2008.
*McDonnell, John [ 'Broken beat meets tribal house? Now that's what I call... funky?'] , Guardian, August, 2008.
*Clark, Martin. [ 'Spyro v Marcus NASTY v Mak 10 v Maximum = wot do you call it?'] , Blackdown, September, 2008.

External links

* [ Rinse.FM] ,
* []
* [ It's a UK Funky Movement!!] , UK funky blog

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