In The Red (A Selection Of The Finest Britfunk 1980-1983)
Between the end of the 70's and the early 80's, a new sound appeared in London and its surroundings, a unique mix of Funk, Jazz-Funk and Disco labelled as Britfunk. Characterized by its raw energy that can put the needle In The Red, this up-tempo sound was a match for the UK's dancers and Jazz-Funk clubs.
This first release by French label Chuwanaga features some of the most exciting, rare and powerful tracks from that era compiled by the Parisian DJ and activist Saint-James, with bands such as Equa, Potion, Inch by Inch, Congress, Index and Spookey. It features also an insert with an in-depth focus on this musical era.
These young British musicians were equally inspired by the American Jazz-Funk productions and by Dub music and Reggae pushed by the Afro-Caribbean community who were at the heart of Britfunk’s development. They gave Funk a unique British flavor. However, more than just a music genre or an enclosed expression of black Britishness, it was part of a genuine musical and social movement with its own dedicated labels, fashion sense and most importantly its own set of values that fueled the whole scene.
Britfunk built itself within a multicultural evolution: black people, white people, straight and queer, all dancing in the same room to the same loud sound
Something That You Got (Real Hot)
Catch The Feelin’ (Showstopper)
If It's Magic (We Don't Want It)
Starlight (The Break)
Catalogue numbers: CHUWANAGA001
Phonographic Copyright (p)-Chuwanaga
Mastered At-The Carvery
Pressed By-Optimal Media GmbH
Manufactured By-The Pusher Distribution
Distributed By-The Pusher Distribution
Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-3 760179 354270
Matrix / Runout-CHUWANAGA001 BH93030-01 A1 S7
Matrix / Runout-CHUWANAGA001 BH93030-01 B1 S7
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)