Now you may appreciate that the vast bulk of my collection stems from pre 1985 however I do have a small, but growing section dedicated to those newer bands who base their sound on the Funk of yesteryear. And a record label who personifies this sound is New Yorks own Daptone Records!
This mix is a selection of some of the bands on that label including rediscovered funk veteran Charles Bradley (check out his excellent Bio movie!), Saun and Starr, Sugarman 3, The Budos Band, and Sharon Jones & The Dapkings- the labels house band whose sound was borrowed for Amy Winehouses Back to Black LP... plus many others to checkout.
Grizz- The Soul Mixtape Blog
Charles Bradley Larose Jackson- Luv Jones
Sugarman 3- Pure Cane
The Poets of Rhythm- Path of life
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens- get up child
The Como Mamas- Out of the Wilderness
The Budos Band- Unbroken Unshaven
Sharon Jones & the Dapkings- Take me with u
Saun & Starr- Look closer
Charles Bradley- Dusty blue