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

Living in St. Louis since 2014, I created UBA in Houston, Texas, in 2007 as a way for me to write about the music, books, movies, art and photography I love. In that time, I've interviewed singers, songwriters, DJs and musicians. I've traveled a lot and written for a variety of publications, too. I also adopted a dog, Nickolas Nelson, named for one of my favorite musicians, Prince Rogers Nelson. So poke around and learn some things!

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