Friday, May 22, 2009

FISHNET FUNK  


Recently a friend of mine from LA had dubbed a special kind of funk music, he was referring to this as "fishnet funk". Enticed by the name I started desperately digging through random LA private press 12"s to find some undiscovered "fishnet funk" joints. My criteria was to find some joints which invoked the power of the Minneapolis Sound, ala "Fishnet" by Morris Day and the Time. Post '84 funk sound.

This Macola distributed offering was jumping off the shelves on looks alone, then when listening to the music I could almost see the purple mini skirts and fishnets stepping out of a limousine.

Chill - "Lady Seduction" very minor edit

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3 comments: to “ FISHNET FUNK


  • May 23, 2009 at 6:19 AM  

    Right there !
    This is exactly "fishnet funk".
    That track is "based" upon "Just as long as we're together" & "Lady Cab Driver" by Prince, if my ears are right.
    Good find ! Thanks for your blog.


  • May 25, 2009 at 10:13 AM  

    I think that this is what Chromeo's "Un Joli Mix Pour Toi" is mostly about.

    For example "Rocket 2 U" by The Jets or Calloway - I Wanna Be Rich. Wouldn't you agree? Late 80's & early 90s stuff.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s99ycqEvGc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdSstvGtnLM


  • May 1, 2010 at 7:30 AM  

    Chuckii Booker was one of the forces behind this group.
    Their debut album "Chill Out" (KMA Records), on which this track appears, is now reissued on cd and available online.