on 15 May 2015
This 22 track compilation was released in 2010 by Nascente to showcase Funk music from France, it was compiled by electronic musician, DJ, re-mixer and producer Kid Loco (Jean-Yves Prieur) taken from his personal record collection.
During the 1970's France was mainly dominated by Euro-Disco from artists like Cerrone, Vangarde, Ottawan, Amanda Lear and Sheila B Devotion, the tracks on this compilation were recorded to add a funky feel for film and TV known as Production Music (Library Music), most were from the Tele Music label and some from De Wolfe Music.
Most tracks on this compilation are Experimental Jazz Funk Fusion with some Electronica, Hammond driven keyboards and a bit of Rock, the downside to this all the tracks are instrumental with no lyrics so it can be a bit tedious hence my four stars, the in depth sleeve notes by Kid Loco are very good and interesting, if you like to jam to Funky style music that was produced for film and TV during the 70's then I highly recommend you purchase this.
on 21 May 2011
I recently stumbled across this funk experience series and decided that I would kick off with this compilation from Kid Loco, simply as I am familiar with his DJ Kicks mix etc...I am also a fan of Chris Joss, a French artist who has released 4 albums on the ESL label as owned by Thievery Corporation...so this compilation madeit kind of easy to see where Chris Joss gets his inspiration from....
I can't recommend this highly enough - some real classy grooves here.