Mini-Review: Tokyo Dawn Records – The Boogie Volume 3: Various Artists

Tokyo Dawn’s “The Boogie, V. 3”

German indie label Tokyo Dawn Records is one of my go-to labels for eclectic and funky sounds. Recently dropping the third installment of its electro-boogie series, The Boogie, Volume 3 –-which is a heady mix of soul, funk, disco, and hip-hop but with an ear toward 80’s synths and early hip-hop. Though earlier volumes focused on 80’s and 90’s R&B, this 17-track compilation pays homage to early hip-hop and the P-Funk era– with their variation of “future, intergalactic funk.”

Featuring an array of hip-hop and soul creatives from across the U.S. and beyond (Spain, Sweden, Russia), Volume 3 highlights producers and singers such as DJ Vadim, Opolopo, Amalia, Erik Rico, Reggie B, Stacy Epps, Stan Smith, Teeko, Wagon Cookin, and many more.

For fans of early Prince, Roger Troutman, George Clinton/Parliament-Funkadelic.

The Boogie Volume 3 released on September 24th via Tokyo Dawn Records.

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About ND McCray

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, since 2014, I created Unclouded By Ambition in my hometown of Houston, Texas, in 2007. It was a way for me to write about all the books, music, movies, art and photography I was consuming. I worked at a bookstore at the time, but over these last eight years as a writer, I've interviewed some of the most talented singers, songwriters, DJs, musicians and filmmakers. I've traveled a lot too and written for a variety of publications. I also adopted the sweetest dachshund mix; his name is Nickolas Nelson, named for one of my favorite musicians, Prince Rogers Nelson!

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