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Making Waves: Funk Cartel

Brothers in rhythm

2021 Nov 21     
2 Bit Thugs

London brotherly duo Funk Cartel do us a mix

Our Making Waves series features DJ mixes by rising stars of the scene. Today we’re hearing from Funk Cartel, AKA London-born brothers Rory and Cameron, a pair of graduates from Point Blank Music School who’ve recently worked with both Ultra Nate and Kym Mazelle

Name: Funk Cartel

AKA: Kimono Cam, Blame Rory

Location: London

Describe the music you make in 20 words or less: Bridging the gap between soulful funk and underground house music.

Five key influences: Josh Butler, Frankie Knuckles, ANOTR, Kerri Chandler, Calvin Harris

What one artist/producer would you most like to work with, and why? ANOTR – they run a wicked label and events brand (NO ART) pushing a feel-good housey sound to the big stage and pioneering a nice blend of new and old school house. We think our sounds would complement each other and it’d be a laugh to get in the studio with them. 

If people check out just ONE of your tracks, what should it be? The next one coming up!

What else do iDJ readers need to know? We have a vinyl and Bandcamp-only label concept coming in the New Year – keep your eyes peeled for Cartel Cuts!
 


Funk Cartel X Kym Mazelle’s Party Out is out now on Point Blank Recordings. Buy/stream it here.

Follow Funk Cartel: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp / website

Mix tracklist:
Fouk – Lefty’s Bar [Brame & Hamo Remix]
Sebo K – Spirits ft. Max Moya [Drum Version]
Guri – Ain’t Nobody [Original Mix]
Jimpster & Rich Medina – This Thing [Turbojazz & Sean McCabe Remix]
Luis Radio, Stefano Guerra – Let The Sun Rise [Original Mix]
Elleot, Andrey Djackonda – Night N Day [Original Mix]
Nas Elmes – You And I [Original Mix]
Litmus, Jordan Brando – Valdez [Original Mix]
Benni Blome – Abotha [Mihai Popoviciu Remix]
James View – Slow Voice [Original Mix]
SEDDON – Terrace Nights [Original Mix]
Corrie – Lazer [Original Mix]
Funk Cartel, Kym Mazelle – Party Out [Original Mix]

Pic: Luke Curtis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Funk Cartel, Point Blank, Kym Mazelle, Ultra Nate, house