As a traveling DJ and musical lover, I can honestly say that 2017 was an incredible year of new releases and previously unknown tunes to hit the decks and set dance floors a blaze. One person who has contributed more than his share of funky drum work is J-Zone, who seems to be in all the right places. From projects with his partner Pablo Martin as The Du-Rites or his Red Bull featured interview series conversing with some of the best drummers to ever grab the sticks so it’s obvious that Zone is a man whole loves what he does and gets very little sleep.
- But as a DJ, the funk side was the main reason to buy so that I could include in my sets. One of the records that shows that maturity of the ear is Manzel “Space Funk” b/w “Jump Street”. Space Funk is a stone cold club classic as well as a favorite within the B-boy scene which is the reason why I bought the 45 many years ago.
- Related Songs Other songs that sampled Manzel's Space Funk: No Competition by Eric B. & Rakim (1988) Mind Blowin' (Remix) by The D.O.C. (1989) Cover versions of Manzel's Space Funk: Space Funk by The Baker Brothers (2008) Capricorn Flight by The Saturn Symphony Orchestra (1981).
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His latest release landing in the record bins just has the new year starts, finds him playing drums for the legendary Manzel (who J-Zone sampled from early on in his Hip Hop career). Nearly 40 years after releasing two of the greatest funk 7-inches of all time, the breakbeat masterpieces “Space Funk” and “Midnight Theme,” the legendary Manzel is back on Fraternity Records with another sureshot double-sider. Originally comprised of Manzel Bush on keys, Larry Van Dyke on guitar and late Steve Garner on drums, the 2017 incarnation of the group adds powerhouse Jay Mumford, p.k.a. J-Zone, in the drum chair and is lean and funky as ever. “High And Tight” is a classic party jam, complete with chanted vocals and a couple drum breaks that establish the new man in the trio is no joke on the skins. “Standing On Mars” continues the favored space-related vibe of Manzel’s past releases, an uptempo jazzy instrumental dancefloor mover that simply cooks, with Manzel doing double duty on electric piano and organ.
Available via https://j-zone.bandcamp.com
Manzel Space Funk Discogs
It’s amazing how ears mature in what attracts you to certain music and records. When I first started buying records (outside of DJ), it was in the late 80’s to sample from and although I would listen to much of the music, sampling was the main attraction for buying those records. Later on in the late 90’s early 2000’s when I started buying funk & soul 45’s, I was mainly buying for the funk side even though I always loved sweet soul flips. But as a DJ, the funk side was the main reason to buy so that I could include in my sets. One of the records that shows that maturity of the ear is Manzel “Space Funk” b/w “Jump Street”. Space Funk is a stone cold club classic as well as a favorite within the B-boy scene which is the reason why I bought the 45 many years ago. But it wouldn’t be until later later years that I would flip the record over for another listen of the b-side to realize that Jump Street was equally as amazing if not better to my liking of the time. Two totally different styles but each funky in their own way.
Manzel Space Funko Pop
As the say, the b-side wins again and proves always to flip the disc over as well as revisit them from time to time just to make sure you’re not sleeping.