Monday, November 30, 2009

Never Let Go

From 1982 this fun boogie hop track by T-Ski Valley is great to throw on at a party.

"Never Let Go"


T-Ski Valley's "Catch the Beat (Instrumental)"


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

American G-Funk

There's plenty of Jay-Z mash up albums. Some good, some bad. "American G-Funk" by Dj Benzi and The Knocks ....Really good! I'm posting two tracks off the album. "I Know" which has Jay mashed up with David Bowie's "Fame" and my favorite track off the album "The Party Life". I don't know what the original track is but it takes Jay on a soulful, jazzy ride. This is boogie hop...

"I Know (The Knocks Remix)"


"The Party Life (The Knocks Remix)"


Monday, November 23, 2009

Funkin' Up

Believe it or not this stud from the UK can produce killer synth funk boogie instrumentals. His track "Funkin' Up" was released in 2004! Who needs 80's funk when you got Eddie Craig

"Funkin Up"


I'm Whatever You Want Me To Be

This is a beat I made last year. I sampled The Whispers track "Fantasy", flippin it from a down-tempo soul ballad into some Motown boogie hop. The artwork above is from a compilation I made. It has all my favorite Whispers tracks. A must have for Disco-Funk fans!

Here is the original Whispers song "Fantasy"


and my beat, "I'm Whatever You Want Me To Be"


How did I do??

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bobby Nunn

Bobby Nunn is the man! He got his start playing synthesizer for Rick James. Then moved on to do solo work for Motown in the 80's. He does sound like Rick James but to me he sounds a lot like Prince. The three tracks I'm posting are off his 1982 album "Second to Nunn" and not "Private Party" (Pictured Above). That picture is just too good not to show. I mean cmon, look at that face. Your gonna love this guys cheesy synth funk jams...

"Sexy Sassy"


"Got To Get Up On It"


"Never Seen Anything Like You" (Listen at 2:36...amazing!)


Good Time

This album is very rare and verry good! The genre is called "Italo Boogie" because these Italians really knew how to make boogie funk! "Good Time" is a super fun song off their album "For You" from 1981. Enjoy!

"Good Time"



I can do nothin' but daydream! Look how cool this guy is. Nice upbeat funky soul by Leon Haywood. Off his LP "Naturally" from 1980. I'll be posting a lot more of Leon :)



You Don't Owe Me Nothin'

A fantastic synth funk track by the soulful Gayle Adams from her 1981 LP "Love Fever". Enjoy!

"You Don't Owe Me Nothin'"


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Get Down Saturday Night

A smooth pre game party track from Oliver Cheatham. With great lyrics! 1983 was such a good year for funk.

"Get Down Saturday Night"


Gimme A Little Sign

Good ol' Kenny James singing "Gimme A Little Sign". Try not to sing a long to this chorus. I bet you can't do it. This track has got me dancing around my room like a little school girl.

"Gimme a Little Sign"



Let me introduce you to DCUP. He's cool, smart, sexy (homo) and he's into boogie funk. Hmmm..sounds a lot like me. Except theirs one thing...he's an amazing producer! Theirs a handful of artists doing the nu-disco thing right now but this guy stands out from all of them. The way he incorporates samples into his original compositions is genius. Here is three tracks from the man himself.

Night of the Hornheadz- Act Yo Age (DCUP Remix)


DCUP- To Be In Love


Damn Arms- Destination Pt. 1 (DCUP Remix)


Friday, November 20, 2009

Party People

From 1981 ft. Cuba Gooding (yup, the father of Cuba Gooding Jr.) This track is a disco boogie banger!!! Database and Midnight Martyn did an EDIT of this which is pretty dope but the original is just too good.

"Party People"


Too Hot To Be Cool

A fantastic synth funk track by Ebonee Webb. Off their 1983 LP "Too Hot". Expect me to post a lot of joints like this one :)


My Love is Hot

A smooth synth funk boogie jam by the Cool Notes. From the year I was born! 1985


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dancin' Snoops

This song completely sums up "Boogie Hop". You got the smooth rap vocals of Snoop Dogg's "Signs" with Chazz's 1981 funky ass boogie classic, "Dancing Shoes". A great mash up by Neighbourhood Romeo which consists of Neighbour and Wax Romeo. "Dancin Snoops" is one of the tracks off their promo mix Cigarette Olympics This song is sure to get you dancin'...


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Welcome to Boogie Hop!

I've created this blog to show my love for Funk and Hip Hop music.

I'll be posting boogie, funk, disco, hip hop and plenty of mash ups. I hope you make this blog one of your regulars.

I'm not a very good writer so let's just get to the music...

The title explains it all. A journey through original funk and soul that has been sampled for modern day hip hop songs. I sent this mix to GMGN and they had some very nice words to say.
"Great collection, so many classic memories of tracks, also a great reminder that these artists were truly brilliant and creative, creating such great music from scratch. Also, inspiring for us producers at the same time. Love this lil mix, nice work, my friend." So with that said, enjoy the mix!