Sunday, June 15, 2014

CFUNK Hiatus

Clusterfunk Collective came together nearly ten years ago as an outlet for combined creativity. Beginning by designing and distributing our own line of apparel, we quickly expanded to multimedia production and music promotion. We have had the opportunity to work with rookies and seasoned starters alike, including several which we have both long admired. Most important, we have shared experiences and built relationships that will continue to grow as we move to the next chapter in the CFUNK saga.

Although we will no longer share content on a daily or weekly basis, we will continue to highlight notable projects via Twitter and Facebook, and will also talk with artists through our "Take Five" interview series. In addition, we will now have a better chance to collaborate with the creatives that we connected with along the way. We are also pursuing several brand new ventures that will expound upon what we have already established and elevate the brand to the next level.

Thank you to the artists and affiliates that have contributed to the success of Clusterfunk Collective thus far, and to the friends, family and followers that have supported us. We look forward to sharing more with all of you.

Please continue to follow us on Twitter and also on Facebook. And feel free to dig, there are volumes of posts throughout the site!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Mishka presents WindChill: A Chicago Instrumental Experience [Instrumental Album]

Every year, there seems to be at least one Mishka mixtape, EP or album that stands out from the rest of the "presented by" pack and, with the release of WindChill: A Chicago Instrumental Experience, it looks as if 2014 will fare no different. A phenomenal fusion of familiar production from some of Chi-town's finest, including Blended Babies, Thelonius Martin, Smoko Ono and more.

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The Celestics: Supreme Laziness [Mixtape]

Louie P. laces Kaytranada cuts with a rhymestyle reminiscent of Bada$$ with a hint of Havoc, resulting in 15 crafty canticles of sheer work, deceptively titled Supreme Laziness.

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LAKIM & J'Von: Left [EP]

LAKIM links with latent lyricist J'Von for a little Left-brained "gloom-bap."


Color By Numbers presents Slot-A: High Tide [Album]


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Life + Times presents Decoded: Common (The Believer) [Video]

Pharoahe Monch: Broken Again [Video]

Question: Baduist [Mix]


Lee Fields: Just Can't Win [Video]

Under New Order: Under New Order [Album]

New talents are giving way to nostalgic tones. Take Trombone Shorty, who has injected the traditional sounds of New Orleans with bigger and badder knock while remaining true to the tried and tested tastes of the city. Consider The Black Keys, who did not necessarily incorporate any new rock methodologies but instead embellished upon the existing elements that everyone already loves about the genre and melded them all into one magnificent mixture. In either case, it is evident that music as a whole, regardless of genre, is Under New Order. So how fitting that a group of the same name, comprised of Suave, April "Lox Lane" Kindell, Marty "Styx" Kindell, Bill Greencloud and BaBa Charles, have come together as a catalyst for creativity, conceiving some of the best jazz/funk/soul fusion around and leading the charge of what's next. Give these guys/gals a listen and keep an eye peeled for the Summer debut, Seasons.

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Dust & Grooves: California Book Launch [Mix]

Dust & Grooves California Book Launch mixtape by Dust & Grooves on Mixcloud