We’re delighted to have The Haggis Horns ringing in the new year with some blistering breakbeat funk at our New Year’s Eve Funk & Soul party! They’re over a decade as an outfit and are regarded as some of the very best in the business, currently touring with Detroit soulstress Martha Reeves and always in demand to record with popular music’s leading lights.
This week, they took the time to share ten audaciously groovy tracks with us for some pre-party listening. Check out their selections and comments below and pick up NYE tickets while you still can!
Funkadelic – (Not Just) Knee Deep
“Ground breaking track with kick arse production. Also gives the DJ time for a piss!”
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band – What Can You Bring Me?
“One of our favourite bands with an incredible vocal.”
Kool & The Gang – Give It Up
“Massively influential band we fell in love with this instantly.”
Slave – Screw Your Wig On Tite
“Heavy funky disco rock party track.”
A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
“Our favourite hip hop group – hard to choose one track as they’re all so great.”
Nicola Conte – Kind Of Sunshine
“Phenomenal dance floor jazz from this Italian producer with blinding soloists – our kind of jazz!”
Kim Weston – Eleanor Rigby
“Amazing version of The Beatles tune with amazing string lines and great soulful vocals.”
The Herbaliser – Nah’ Mean Nah’m Sayin’
“Heavy horn led British hip hop best heard loud!”
Donald Byrd – Think Twice
“Mizell Brothers produced this track – love the unique sound they get for trumpet player who was always ahead of the game.”
Jimmy McGriff – Chris Cross
“Killer dirty Hammond and Horn funk. An underground classic still sounds incredible.”