Category Archives: Mukatsuku

#501

January 11, 2022

The second week of the chronological Mukatsuku special takes us from Mukat 036 – Mukat 053. The label’s identity is clear at this point (official mission statement is “strictly vinyl only, singles only record label” and “Jazz, soul-jazz, and other black music record label”). So many highlights that I would say just to close your eyes (unless you’re driving) and listen to the music. The series will wrap up next week.

Suzy Brown

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Artist Song Release Label
The Swan Silvertones If You Believe Your God Is Dead (Try Mine) Soulful Funk & Gospel Soul Mukatsuku Records
The Diddys Feat. Paige Douglas My Special Love Lost Soul, Funk & Disco Gems Volume Three Mukatsuku Records
Sounds Of The City Experience Getting Down Nik Weston Presents Lost Soul & Funk Gems Volume Four Mukatsuku Records
Shuya Okino Take A Look At Yourself The Shuya Okino EP Mukatsuku Records
Kiki Gyan Love To Love You (Nik’s Edit) Afro Funk & Disco Gems Volume Six Ghana vs Nigeria Mukatsuku Records
Tunji Oyelana It’s Not Your Fault Brother (Nik’s Soundway Records Edit) Afro Funk & Disco Gems Volume Six Ghana vs Nigeria Mukatsuku Records
Dick Khoza Chapita (Nik’s Exclusive 7 Inch Edit) Afro Funk Gems Volume Seven: South Africa Mukatsuku Records
Rim & Kasa Love Me For Real (Nik Weston Edit) Mukatsuku Vs BBE Official Edits Mukatsuku Records
Rim Kwaku Obeng Gas Line (Nik Weston Edit) Mukatsuku Vs BBE Official Edits Mukatsuku Records
Estiban Come To Me (Original Version – Remastered) Lost Funk & Disco Gems Volume Five – Canadian Disco Boogie Edition: Official Edits Mukatsuku Records
Dimenzio Bamba Two Sides Of Club Jazz: Hungary Vs France Volume Two Mukatsuku Records
Marius Cultier Diamant Two Sides Of Club Jazz: Hungary Vs France Volume Two Mukatsuku Records

Artist Song Release Label
Poets Of Rhythm The Plan Funk Monsters Volume One Mukatsuku Records
Wallace Brothers What Cha Feel Is What Cha Get Funk Monsters Volume One Mukatsuku Records
Mavis John Use My Body (Nik Weston Exclusive Edit) Trinidad Island Funk vs Archway Riviera Mukatsuku Records
Guy Benton & Nik Weston Riviera Jam (Tropical Storm Steel Panapella Mix) Trinidad Island Funk vs Archway Riviera Mukatsuku Records
Ojeda Penn Brotherson (Long Instrumental Version) Lost Funk & Disco Gems Volume Six Mukatsuku Records
Roy Ayers Liquid Love The Funk And Soulful Side Of Roy Ayers Mukatsuku Records
Suzy Brown Shake Your Body Reggae Disco Special Mukatsuku Records
Anne & Annice Peters Rock Your Body Reggae Disco Special Mukatsuku Records
Pearl Dowdell Good Things Funk Monsters Volume Two Mukatsuku Records
The Three Pieces Self Dealin’ Mukatsuku Presents: First Time On A 45 Classics, Vol. 1 Mukatsuku Records
Johnny Hammond Tell Me What To Do Mukatsuku Presents: First Time On A 45 Classics, Vol. 1 Mukatsuku Records
Billy Hawks Got My Mojo Working (But It Just Won’t Work On You) Two Sides Of Funky Club Jazz Vol Three: Mod Jazz Edition Mukatsuku Records
Biosis Now Independent Bahamas (Nik’s Mukatsuku Edit) Bahamas Tropical Funk vs Ivory Coast Afro Funk Mukatsuku Records

#500

January 4, 2022

Mukatsuku Records is a vinyl-only, singles-only label from the UK. It has 80 releases, though about a quarter of them, those before 2013, are from an early period I had never followed. It also has two sub labels: Guynamukat, with 6 releases from 2010-2012, and Mukat Edits, with 9 releases, 2012-2014. Today starts a 3-week Gulls Window Circus special where all releases I have access to will have at least one side of the record played. Discogs describes the label’s sound as “Jazz, soul-jazz, and other black music record label” which I will use so you know what is in store. This is the first show in 2022 and is the landmark 500th show (yay!).

Guynamukat

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Artist Song Release Label
Guynamukat Ahhhhhh Morfendu (Afro Disco Edit) Afro Disco Boogie Edits Volume Four Guynamukat
Guynamukat Shake It Baby! (Disco Boogie Edit) Afro Disco Boogie Edits Volume Six Guynamukat
Ofege Funky Music Burning In My Soul (Edit) Afro Disco Boogie Edits Volume 3 Mukat Edits
Unknown Artist Sado Mas (Reggae Boogie Dub Edit) Afro Disco Boogie Edits Volume 3 Mukat Edits
Unknown Artist The Sting Of Skorpion (Re-edit) Mukat Edits 45 Volume 4 Mukat Edits
Ondeno I’m On It (Afro Disco Monster Edit) Disco Boogie Edits Volume 5 Mukat Edits
Unknown Artist Martinique Shuffle (The Tropical Reggae Edit) Disco Boogie Edits Volume 5 Mukat Edits
Unknown Artist Sassy Afrocentric (Edit) Afro Disco Boogie Edits Volume 6 Mukat Edits
Keni George And The Gentiles I’ve Got No View (Afro Boogie ’82 Edit) Afro Disco Boogie Edits Volume 6 Mukat Edits
Unknown Artist Vengeance (Drum Breaks & Bass Edit) Afro Disco Boogie Edits Volume 7 Mukat Edits
Kaleta & Akoya Afrobeat The Spirit Of Fela Is Alive And Well! (Guynamukat Edit) The Spirit Of Fela Is Alive And Well! Mukatsuku Records

Artist Song Release Label
Mixed Grill Brand New Wayo Nigerian Afro Funk Boogie Badness Mukatsuku Records
Guynamukat Riviera Jam (Mayaro Bay Tropical House Mix) Archway Riviera Tropical Jam Mukatsuku Records
Wganda Kenda Tipit Hayed (Blundetto Edit) Colombian Funk & Latin Gems Mukatsuku Records
Eufórquestra Ogun (Stripped to the Waist Disco Dub) Ogun EP Mukatsuku Records
Marcia Hines You Gotta Let Go Lost Soul & Funk Gems Volume One Mukatsuku Records
Jackie Wilson You Keep Me Hanging On Lost Soul & Funk Gems Volume One Mukatsuku Records
Orlando Julius & His Afro Sounders Psychedelic Afro Shop James Brown Ride On Mukatsuku Records
Ron Henderson And Choice Of Colour I’ll Be Around Lost Soul & Funk Gems Volume Two Mukatsuku Records
Jazz Collective Velvet (Unreleased Version) Two Sides Of Club Jazz Mukatsuku Records
Jo Tongo Piani Afro Funk Gems Volume Five Mukatsuku Records
Sookie Rhythm On Rhythm (Nik’s exclusive re-edit) Afro Funk Gems Volume Five Mukatsuku Records
Sharon Révoal Reaching For Our Star Soulful Funk & Gospel Soul Mukatsuku Records