Psych-funk, satellite soul, and cold war disco
Rare & obscure funky licks from the ex-Soviet Bloc including Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, ex- Yugoslaiva and the German Democratic Republic.
The Funk Experience range is the premier source for funky grooves from off-the-beaten-track with sales across the series standing at 35,000 units.
Features Herbie Hancock style funk workouts, psychedelic sixties pop, prog-disco, satellite-soul and Hendrix style funk rock from some of the biggest names in these countries during the 60s & 70s.
The Iron Curtain may have isolated these states from the rest-of-the-world yet whether slipped under the curtain as illicit imports or manufactured in limited quantities and released domestically, records by artists such as James Brown, Average White Band and Graham Central Station found their way to this part of the world.
In the 60s and 70s the Eastern Bloc countries had no shortage of talented musicians hungry to experiment with these new funky sounds they were hearing and ‘Eastern Bloc Funk Experience’ collects together tracks from these pioneering musicians.
Whether it’s string-laden cinematic grooves, synth and guitar heavy psych-funk, jazz-tinged rare-grooves or whacked-out funky disco, ‘Eastern Bloc Funk Experience’ shines a light on these “new kids from the eastern bloc”.