We chat with MF Robots. Effortlessly dismantling the barriers between R&B, soul, funk, disco and jazz sounds, MF Robots are about to drop their second long-player, ‘Break The Wall’, on BBE Music. For those not in the know, MF Robots is the soulful project from The Brand New Heavies originator Jan Kincaid and vocalist Dawn Joseph.
Astonishing musicianship, pristine production and top-tier songwriting, their music calls to mind those iconic American rhythm sections of the 70s and 80s. We chat to Jan and Dawn about how the group came to be, their time in the Heavies and what the future looks like for bands in this current musical climate of Covid and TikTok production.
We also drop plenty of reggae, boogie, funk, hiphop, disco and a few brand new jams from the likes of Skinni (aka Clinton Lauridsen), Krafty Kuts, Jim Sharp, Nick Bike and Super db around some classics from The Nextmen, The Haggis Horns, Mr Benn & Kylie Auldist.
TracklistKrafty Kuts - I Just Wanna Hustle
Skinni & Max Shotta - Level Up
Kylie Auldist - What's The Cost?
Jinx In Dub - Left / Right (Right Mix Radio Edit)
Mr Benn - Strangers (Casement Remix)
Saweetie - Best Friend (feat. Doja Cat)
Erykah Badu - Soldier (Jim Sharp Yessirry Mix)
The Nextmen - The Drop (Antidote)
Super db - Open Line To Me
The Haggis Horns feat Doc Brown - Take It Back (CMC & Silenta Remix)
DJ Zimmie - Butter Pecan Ricans
Super db - Kool Funk
Amazin' Five - Only With You
Bar-Kays - Holy Ghost (The Reflex Revision)
Keni Burke - Risin' To The Top (Nick Bike's Remix)
MF Robots - Mother Funkin’ Robots (Bossy Nova Re-Fit Extended Version)
MF Robots - Come On With The Good Thing
MF Robots - Brand New Day (off upcoming album: Break The Walls)
MF Robots - Happy Song (Kenny Dope Remix)
MF Robots - Good People
Brand New Heavies - A Little Funk In Your Pocket
Brand New Heavies feat. The Pharcyde - Soul Flower
MF Robots with DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins - The Night Is Calling [DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins Dub]
The Brand New Heavies - Heat
The Brand New Heavies - I Don't Know Why
MF Robots - Give It Up
The Brand New Heavies - Day Break