Awkward Movements Sessions #27 – Jimmy Monsta Funk

Since he started spinning at his local community centre in 1984, Jimmy Monsta Funk hasn’t stopped collecting wax or dropping tunes. Having traveled the world spinning plates off of the back of his own Simplicity night (run with four other friends) in the late 90s early 00s, he may have slimmed down the live sets since then but house music and techno are still very much who he is, always sharing the knowledge and still buying joints we are and aren’t sleeping on.

The thing about Monsta Funk is that he’s grown with every scene that’s been and gone over the last 25 years, and never stops learning himself. The man’s a library of music, electronic or otherwise and instead of preaching he’s thirsty for more.

We’ve been waiting for this Awkward Movements Sessions mix for time, and have recently heard there’s talk that a daylong Simplicity reunion party will occur at some point. We’ll be there in full force.

Part one of what we’re told will be a two part series from Jimmy Monsta Funk, who’s been spinning and collecting wax for over 25 years, and one of the finest ambassadors for house and techno we know. And although his mixes generally capture the junction where the two meet, this offering is about as pure house as you’ll get from him.

A showcase of new and old tracks (including a 1998 track he’s dusted down from friend Lou Robinson aka Trackmaster Lou of Scan 7 working under the name Allegry with Reggie Curry) that incorporates sounds from the last 20 or so years, across 90 minutes. Enjoy the ride.

Karizma – Drumz Nightmare [R2 Records]
Karizma – Groove Akordingly (Atjazz Remix) [R2 Records]
Affkt – I Got It (DJ Madskillz Remix) [Suara]
62 Mile High Club & Inland Knights: The Money (Inland Knights Astro Turf Mix) [Drop Music]
DJ Le Roi – Valdemossa [Compost Black Label]
Collint Eastwood – Dancin’ Barefoot on the Sidewalk [Remake Musique]
Rio Edits – The Recession Blues (No Money Mix) [Rio Edits]
Rainer Trueby – Es Lo Que Pasa [Compost Black Label]
Second Floor AKA Mulder – Pleasant People (Deetron Remix) [EC Records]
Shake – Trackin [Fit]
DJ Bear Who? – Hybrid’s Ghetto Street [Dust Traxx]
Moodymann – It’s 2 Late 4 U And Me (youANDme Edit) [Ornaments]
Mathias Mesteño – Andrea [Upon.You]
John Daly – Big Piano [Drum Poet Community]
Black Magic – Freedom (Make It Funky) (Color For Frankie’s Dub Radio Slave Re-Edit) [RKDS]
MK – Given (MK Dub) [FXHE Records]
KMFH AKA Kyle Hall – Down! [Wild Oats]
Yvette – Pump Me (May Day Mix) [Express Records]
Omar S – Here’s Your Trance Now Dance (Shadow Ray Remix) [FXHE Records]
Furry Phreaks (Feat Terra Deva) – Soothe (Stacey Pullen Remix) [Love From San Francisco]
Weekender – Weekenderstyle [Naked Music]
Knee Deep – Vibin [Kneedeep Recordings]
TJ Kong & Nuno Dos Santos – The Quiet Room [Compost Black Label]
Allergy – Intuition (Remix) [Soma Recordings]
MD – Megapolitan Soul [X]
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