D.J. B-Funk at Allflavasradio.com
I am a cosmopolitan avid traveller, exposed to Caribbean culture and music having spent nine years of my life on the beautiful island of St. Lucia and experiencing the region. As a payment specialist in banking, working for several financial institutions, I have always needed a balance for my heart and soul to the business person. Music has given me that space. I delight in all kinds of African-rooted music, from Jazz to R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Dancehall, Soca and Calypso.
Being a true “old-skooler” I’ve been in the Funk scene since the mid-1980’s, collecting this beautiful music ever since.
The buzz-line for my B-Funk sessions is: “whatever I play next – it’s got to be funky!”
“Funky” is one of the most difficult words to define in the English language.The “Funk” in musical terms is historically related to the blue notes or blue mood created in Jazz, Blues and Soul Music, coming out of the experience of Africans in America. It exudes a down-to-earth soulfully expressed sound and by extension reflects the real nitty-gritty or the fundamental essence of living – “driving your funky soul to the max”. It’s kind of hard to describe, but once you hear the beat, the bassline, the guitar lick or the horn section, it’s easy to identify and get caught in the groove.
What I would like to highlight in my sessions is the variety that exists in the genre, presented to you in categories ranging from 70’s Funk to Boogie-Funk over to Electro-Funk, from Jazz-Funk to Brit Funk over to GoGo-Music, the distinct sounds of Ohio, Philadelphia and Minneapolis, and last but not least the new stuff, what I like to call “Brand Nu Funk”.
Some of the jams are difficult to be placed in a box – but whatever the style, the jams are there for you to enjoy.
So, if you like to be “funkified”, do listen in from 10 a.m. – 12 noon GMT every Saturday on Allflavasradio.com