Can you help me find obscure funk mp3s to sample?
September 22, 2009 11:57 AM   Subscribe

Help me find just the right online crate to dig in - I'm working on a hipstery disco record (think Daft Punk, MSTRKRFT) and would love to find some old happy, dancey funk/soul/whatever you want to call it to sample, but I'd like to shy away from anything super mainstream or typical. I have no idea where to start, but I know there are all manner of mp3 blogs for other obscure genres, so I'm hoping you mefites can point me at your favorites that will help me address this particular need.
posted by thedaniel to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'd recommend that you look at what music places like Turntable Lab and Dusty Groove are selling online. They basically specialize in crate-digging stuff. Turntable Lab will help you with the essentials and the more accessible stuff (which is a relative term here) and Dusty Groove will help you go beyond that.
posted by rachelpapers at 12:19 PM on September 22, 2009 [3 favorites]

Best answer: there's a ton of "blog house" out there.

palms out
love life
dj me this one is a bit mainstream.
mad decent label blog
disco dust
big stereo
posted by thatgirld at 12:34 PM on September 22, 2009

This album should yield a few decent samples.
posted by metagnathous at 12:48 PM on September 22, 2009

Best answer: You could do a lot worse than to peruse WFMU's Downtown Soulville podcast archives. Good stuff!
posted by the dief at 1:08 PM on September 22, 2009 [1 favorite]

Try a little Cerrone. Daft Punk already sampled Supernature for Veridus Quo, but there's tons of other good stuff out there.
posted by Jawn at 1:09 PM on September 22, 2009

Chris Joss? I don't know if he counts as super mainstream (I've heard of him, so he probably does).
posted by adamrice at 1:14 PM on September 22, 2009

Best answer: I can't believe nobody has mentioned the Funky 16 Corners Blog, which is always good for rare soul/funk jams
posted by elr at 11:07 AM on September 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

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