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The Ruster Presents: Because You're Funky
The Rustler

LCD26 [CD]

ActionTrack NumberTrack NameDuration
Play 01 Les Cooper And His Soul Rockers - Wahoo
Play 02 Soulful Two - Fi-Yi Dance
Play 03 Sir Stan And The Counts - Soulin
Play 04 Martells, The - Broadway Exit
Play 05 Danny Freeman And The Soul Superiors - Shang Foo Part 1
Play 06 Davy Jr. And The Guess Who - Party In Joe Craigs Bar
Play 07 Jerry & The Medicine Men - The Medicine Man Part 2
Play 08 Big Man And The Night People - Night Creeper
Play 09 Four Of Clubs, The - Funkity
Play 10 US Warren - The Drop Part 2
Play 11 Curly Davis & The Uniques - Black Cobra Part One
Play 12 Mello Decisions, The - Mello Decision
Play 13 Soul Unlimited - Sagittarius
Play 14 Dream Makers, The - Funky Band Instrumental
Play 15 Basic Sounds Of Pittsburgh - Down Beat
Play 16 Second Thought, The - Slingshot
Play 17 Incomparable-Seven - Melting Study Part 2
Play 18 Seven From Eleven - Strawberry Snocone Part 1
Play 19 Dynasonics, The - You Got It
Play 20 Soul Smoochers, The - Black Pepper
Play 21 The Kinfolks-The Fly
Play 22 Creations Unlimited-Chrystal Illusion
Play 23 Burning Star-Trip Horns
Play 24 The Black on White Affair-A bunch of Changes
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After Nuggets - Luke Vibert's selection and Barry 7's Connectors comes music just as far out and even more damn funky. Because You're Funky brings together 24 seriously fried instrumentals from the collection of the legendary Rustler - a veteran of 20 years on the underground soul scene - bordering on Psych, heavy on the breaks, make no mistake this is extreme music.But don't think for a minute that Lo Recordings are going all retro on your ass. As we said before, sometimes you got to go back to go forwards.This is the root of all that is funky from George Clinton to Prince, A Certain Ratio to 23 Skidoo, Derrick May to Timo Mass, Autechre to Aphex, Public Enemy to the Wu Tang clan. Without this shit no one would be feeling the funk.Some of these tracks are so rare that even DJ Shadow doesn't have them and some are so far out that no one but The Rustler would play them (!) and a couple of the tracks have been subject to four figure bids from the likes of Kenny "Dope" Gonzales an Ian "Praying Mantis" Wright. All the cuts are from the late 60s, early 70s , that pre disco, no drum machine era when men were men, women were women and funk was most definitely funky. It took Lo Recordings 2 years to persuade The Rustler to let these gems into the public domain. Let's hope the world is ready.