Posted by: apsound | January 28, 2009

BBC 1XTRA’S MISTA JAM ON UK FUNKY

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TAKING FROM MISTA JAM’S BLOG

With K.I.G Family’s “Head Shoulders Knees And Toes” getting signed to a major label All Around The World/Universal/Island and all of the other labels looking to sign underground hits such as Attacca Pesante’s “Make It Funky For Me” and Princess’ “Frontline”, it seems like the stage is set for funky to make a big dent in the pop charts in 2009.

Is this a good thing? On one hand it introduces a whole new audience to the genre and it could allow the artists that have been grafting away on the underground scene to finally get a proper pay cheque for the work they’ve put in. On the other hand, going ‘pop’ could commercialise and damage the scene forcing it to go back underground – similar to the mainstream’s infatuation in the past with Jungle, Garage and last year’s Bassline phenomenon.

What do you think – is Funky going to be big in 09 and if it is, will it be the end of Funky or just the beginning?

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