Omega Supreme - one of the brightest beacons of modern funk - step forward with a blend of their finest boogie offerings. Replete with rarities, reissues and ample amounts of synth gloss.
About this mix
When asked to create a mix that peers into the future of Omega Supreme Records, I thought this would be a great opportunity to present music we have coming out later this year. We have dub plates for the next three releases and I really want to share them but realized this is a greater opportunity to showcase the music of our peers in the modern funk community.The momentum cultivated by a handful of independent record labels over the last few years has been bringing underground funk artists out of the shadows and into the light. Out of digital saturation and obscurity, to eternal life into record crates around the world. Funk institutions and DJ crews like Funkmosphere, Sweater Funk and Funk Freaks have been a driving force bringing Modern/Boogie/Funk back to the club life on a weekly basis for almost a decade with momentum increasing.
This has been inspiring DJs around the world to bubble up their own modern funk nights in their respective cities around the world adding to these collectives and connecting people to a common ground, to a point where everybody's damn near family. Not only that but the extensive work these crews do to bring back the OG's and elders in this funk game to the stage and studio once again, proving that it's a culture that wants to reach out and resonate with its originators not criticize or alienate them.
Record labels like Peoples Potential Unlimited, Family Groove, Sound Boutique/Beat Electric and others put painstaking hours and effort into tracking down these obscure artists to legitimately resurface their gems for the worlds funk enthusiasts to enjoy once again.Thankful for labels like PPU, Voltaire , Rotating Souls, Cosmic Chronic, Cherries, MoFunk, Funk Freaks, Disko Obscura, Names You Can Trust, Roller Soul, Eddie Pendergrass, Austin Boogie Crew and others who have been committed to developing and nurturing the creativity these musicians bring, giving them a voice. As a DJ, ModernFunk is my favorite dialogue and I would like to keep the conversation going forever! This mix is just scratching the surface to what that dialogue is all about. Keep it on the one!
Our weekly audio mix series where we call upon the most interesting artists/DJs/record labels and ask them to peer into the near future. How they take it from there is entirely open to interpretation.
The aptly-named Fantastic Man (aka Mic Newman) showcases the sun-kissed sound of modern Melbourne. Spring has arrived.
The story of "TB Arthur" may be murky, but this is really outstanding tripped-out machine funk that serves its purpose equally well whether it was made in 1995 or 2015.