Friday, November 25, 2005
SHARON JONES & the DAP KINGS
All i needed was a flimsy excuse to put up this pretty cool photo of NY's finest funk outfit, so i did. Recently Kanye West sampled their track, Pick it Up or Lay it in the Cut for the Rhymefest track, Brand New. Then DJ Numark of J5 sampled their cover version of M.A.W.'s Nervous for Red Hot. I also upped the awesome anti-Iraqi war track, What if we all Stopped Paying Taxes, which isn't on either of their 2 albums, Naturally or Dap-Dippin. It was released as a 7" last year & has turned up on the fantastic new compilation from Freestyle label's Stay on the Groove. It seriously is one shit hot song. Amazing in all respects, Lyrics, rhythm, memorability. Straight modern funk classic.
• Daptone website
• MP3: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - What if we all Stopped Paying Taxes
• MP3: Jurassic 5 ft. The Dap Kings - Red Hot