D-Funk: Funk, Disco and Boogie Grooves from Germany 1972-2002

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All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
Despite the undeniable influence of Kraftwerk on early hip-hop and electro, and the irresistible grooves Can could set up when they wanted to, most people wouldn't connect the words "funk" and "Germany" right away. This compilation attempts to change that perception with 76 minutes of dancefloor-filling tracks by artists familiar and forgotten. The most famous name here is Boney M., the Euro-disco phenomenon who achieved one-hit wonder status in the U.S.; other acts like Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers may be familiar to serious crate-diggers and hip-hop DJs. The Poets and the Brothers make gritty, organic funk instrumentals with a meticulously retro analog ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
Despite the undeniable influence of Kraftwerk on early hip-hop and electro, and the irresistible grooves Can could set up when they wanted to, most people wouldn't connect the words "funk" and "Germany" right away. This compilation attempts to change that perception with 76 minutes of dancefloor-filling tracks by artists familiar and forgotten. The most famous name here is Boney M., the Euro-disco phenomenon who achieved one-hit wonder status in the U.S.; other acts like Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers may be familiar to serious crate-diggers and hip-hop DJs. The Poets and the Brothers make gritty, organic funk instrumentals with a meticulously retro analog sound, including plenty of distortion designed to mimic West African grooves of the 1970s. The Whitefield Brothers' "Rampage" could have come off one of Soundway Records' Nigeria Special compilations, and that's the idea. Other tracks, like James Last's "Bolero '75," are pure '70s cheese with electric piano and hard-strummed guitar backed by ultra-lush strings 'n' horns and a quick gospel-disco beat. It sounds like the backing track to an Elvis Presley single from the last year of his life. There's also a surprisingly credible cover of War's "Low Rider" by the aptly named Stolen Property, and the popping bassline on Cheeseslider's Bootsy Collins-aping "Sweatmajor" deserves to be heard. Overall, this is neither a snickering collection of clumsy novelties nor an essential trove of hidden funk treasures. It's worth a funk fan's time, and will provide some surprises for a professional club DJ to throw at his or her audience, though.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/13/2009
  • Label: Marina
  • EAN: 4047179308311
  • Catalog Number: 74

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stop Talking Bull - Discotizer (3:33)
  2. 2 Dancing in the Streets - Boney M. (3:59)
  3. 3 Kirschblüte - Veronika Fischer & Band (2:41)
  4. 4 Sweatmajor - Cheeseslider (6:02)
  5. 5 Jumping - Charly Antolini's Power Dozen (3:55)
  6. 6 14 Tage - Fehlfarben (6:25)
  7. 7 Dispo Funk - Zatopek (4:26)
  8. 8 Plus Plus - Poets of Rhythm (5:04)
  9. 9 Future World - Ganymede (6:53)
  10. 10 Bolero '75 - James Last (3:18)
  11. 11 Intercontinental Meetings - Andy Minkacz (2:53)
  12. 12 Low Rider - Stolen Property (3:06)
  13. 13 Rampage - Whitefield Brothers (3:54)
  14. 14 Bring Deinen Körper auf Die Party - Family 5 (4:53)
  15. 15 Chicken N Waffles - Lee Armstrong (3:12)
  16. 16 Die 24 Stunden von le Mans - Twen (3:23)
  17. 17 Magic Dance - Su Kramer (4:19)
  18. 18 War on the Bullshit - Montana Chromeboy (4:53)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Giorgio Moroder Producer
Pete Bellotte Producer
Frank Farian Composer, Producer
Wes Farrell Arranger, Producer
Peter Hein Producer
James Last Arranger
Larry Muhoberac Arranger
Ekki Schadel Producer
Poets of Rhythm Composer
Herbert Rehbein Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bo Kondren Mastering
Whitefield Brothers Composer, Producer
Marc A. Frank Producer
Ganymede Producer
Montana Chromeboy Producer
Markus Düllmann Composer
Das Bo Composer
Su Kramer Producer
Lee Armstrong Producer
Montana Chromeboy Producer
Eric Thoner Arranger, Producer
Dickerson Composer
Edmond Composer
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