Episode #130 Pt2 – TOP 10 P-Funk Albums

This week, Badd Kitti reveals the TOP 10 most important P-FUNK Albums of ALL TIME as voted by The Funk Excursion listeners and social media followers. Ok, ok-EVERYONE has their personal list of PFUNK favorites! But it was an absolute FUNKY time debating and reviewing some of the albums I haven't head in a while.... Continue Reading →

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Episode #129 Pt1 – West Coast Funk

Part 2  Badd Kitti's long awaited interview with The keeper of the West Coast Funk, Jara Harris. Harris just released his new EP "That Duty to Funk Pt1", the first album in ten years with his band Slapbak. His breakout 1992 album with Water Bros., his decision to walk away from the label, and his 3o... Continue Reading →

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Episode #129 Pt2 – Jara Harris & Slapbak

Part 2  Badd Kitti's long awaited interview with The keeper of the West Coast Funk, Jara Harris. Harris just released his new EP "That Duty to Funk Pt1", the first album in ten years with his band Slapbak. His breakout 1992 album with Water Bros., his decision to walk away from the label, and his 3o... Continue Reading →

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Episode #128 Pt1 – Nu-Gruv-Revu feat. Sheila E.

Badd Kitti's monthly set of new Funk releases: Part 1 (featured album cover - Linkwood - Firecracker EP4 New music from Maya Kiltron, 53 thieves, Jose James, and Linkwood. Check out the latest from Sheila E. in Pt 2! Part 2 (featured album cover Sheila E. - Lemon Cake) Features a block of funky cuts from Sheila E.,... Continue Reading →

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Episode #128 Pt2 – Nu-Gruv-Revu feat. Sheila E.

Badd Kitti's monthly set of new Funk releases: Part 2 (featured album cover Sheila E. - Lemon Cake) Features a block of funky cuts from Sheila E., along with her latest, 'Lemon Cake', her tribute to Prince. PLUS, new music from artists SURE to be nominated for Funk album of the year, including Emcee Originate & Mofak,... Continue Reading →

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Episode #127 pt2 – The Living Room Jam!

The Living Room Jam - BaddKitti's monthly Old School House Party! Herman Keyy & Life, Lakeside, Cameo, Instant Funk, Experience Unlimited and More... Artist Song Album Year Herman Kelly & Life Dance to the Drummer Beat Percussion Explosion 1978 KC & The Sunshine Band Do You Wanna Go Party Do You Wanna Go Party 1979... Continue Reading →

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Episode #126 Pt1 – Manu Dibango – The Hits

At 86 years young, Manu Dibango's sixty year career was sadly cut short when he succumbed to COVID-19. But his Legend Lives On! Badd Kitti's two part tribute pays homage to the music, and lasting impact of this Forefather, and Legend of Afro-jazz and Afro-beat. Play Part 1 - The Hits  Play Part 2 - The Legacy... Continue Reading →

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Episode #126 Pt2 – Manu Dibango – The Legacy

At 86 years young, Manu Dibango's sixty year career was sadly cut short when he succumbed to COVID-19. Badd Kitti's two part tribute pays homage to the music, and lasting impact of this Forefather,  and Legend of Afro-jazz and Afro-beat. Play Part 2 - The Legacy Play Part 1 - The Hits  Episode Details Part 1 -... Continue Reading →

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Episode #125 Pt1 – Bill Withers – The Covers

Badd Kitti's tribute to the great American Composer/Volcalist, Bill Withers, focuses on the diverse artists who covered his music, as well as CLASSICS from the man himself. Featured: Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Gil Scot Heron, Roy Ayers and more... Artist Song Album Year S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M. It's Gonna Be A Lovely Day The Body Guard Soundtrack... Continue Reading →

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Episode #125 Pt2 – TheMixPak

This month, Badd Kitti's tasty mix includes her favorite cut from Pleasure's hot new album, a set of classic, rare and new grooves from the P-Funk Family, the latest from Jose James and Childish Gambino, Prince and more.... Artist Song Album Year Pleasure Now Is the Time Now is the Time 2019 Parliament Ride On... Continue Reading →

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Episode #124 Pt1 – The Positive Playlist

Badd Kitti plays more of the Social Distance set curated by You - Funk Excursion listeners! The Bar-Kays, Con Funk Shun, The Sylvers, The Isley Brothers and Gino Vannelli and More... Song Artist Album Year Bar-Kays Shine Light of Life 1978 The Sylvers Hot Line Something Special 1976 The Jacksons Show You The Way To... Continue Reading →

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Episode #124 Pt2 – New Groove Review

Badd Kitti's monthly set of new and recent Funk releases, including Smoove & Turrel, Maya Kiltron, Jara Harris, Garrett Shider, the LATEST from Childish Gambino, and a new take on a classic from Dianne Ross! Diana Ross [2020 Eric Kupper Radio Edit] Love Hangover 2000 Smoove & Turrell Do It single 2020 Maya Killtron Fired... Continue Reading →

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Episode #122 Pt1 – Funk & Soul Divas

Badd Kitti recognizes Women's History Month with a sumptuous selection of Funk & Soul composed and performed by women. Featuring Teena Marie, Patrice Rushen, Erykah Badu, Ari Lennox, Laura Mvula, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Lianne La Havas,  and More... PART 1 - Sistahs in Control - featuring Female Musicians and Composers PART 2 - The Living Room Jam,... Continue Reading →

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Episode #122 Pt2 – LR Jam/Funky Diva Style

Badd Kitti recognizes Women's History Month with a sumptuous selection of Funk & Soul composed and performed by women. Featuring Teena Marie, Patrice Rushen, Erykah Badu, Ari Lennox, Laura Mvula, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Lianne La Havas,  and More... PART 1 - Sistahs in Control - featuring Female Musicians and Composers PART 2 - The Living Room Jam,... Continue Reading →

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Episode #121 Pt1 – NuGruvs feat. Latest Funk Releases

PART 1 - NuGruvs feat. The New Master Sounds, Thundercat, Steve Lacy, Jara Harris PART 2 - Featuring Mass Production's Definitive Collection Part 1 Song Artist Album Year The New Mastersounds Permission to Land (feat. Jeff Franca & Jason Mingledorff) Shake It 2019 Rudey Barnes Don't Stop The Groove Don't Stop The Groove 2019 Raphael Saadiq... Continue Reading →

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Episode #121 Pt2 – NuGruvs feat. Mass Production

PART 2 - Featuring Mass Production's Definitive Collection PART 1 - NuGruvs feat. The New Master Sounds, Thundercat, Steve Lacy, Jara Harris Part 1 Song Artist Album Year The New Mastersounds Permission to Land (feat. Jeff Franca & Jason Mingledorff) Shake It 2019 Rudey Barnes Don't Stop The Groove Don't Stop The Groove 2019 Raphael Saadiq... Continue Reading →

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Episode #120 Pt1 – Neftali Santiago / Santiago

For my final show in Black History Month, I'm highlighting this treasure trove of Rare Grooves  from one of the Fathers of Funk History. In 2016, Mandrill drummer Neftali Santiago, released tracks from previously recorded sessions. Like most old school Funk artists, his attempt to capitalize on the success of Uptown Funk, and the resurgence... Continue Reading →

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Episode #120 Pt2 – Neftali Santiago / Funkadrill

For my final show in Black History Month, I'm highlighting this treasure trove of Rare Grooves  from one of the Fathers of Funk History. In 2016, Mandrill drummer Neftali Santiago, released tracks from previously recorded sessions. Like most old school Funk artists, his attempt to capitalize on the success of Uptown Funk, and the resurgence... Continue Reading →

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Featured Artist – Tygah617, Born to Funk

I met Tygah for the first time at FunktoberFest 2018, and his Funky Spirit blew me away! This incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist, composer and vocalist has an amazing story of triumph over tragedy, and the power of The Funk. Tygah617's latest album, Alien Lover,  is a fresh take on P-Funk, including the humor, social satire, and raw, unadulterated... Continue Reading →

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Featured Artist – Badd Kitti

Funk Excursion Host Badd Kitti Releases Debut Single! >>Sample Badd Kitti's New Single BUY NOW: iTunes /  Amazon LISTEN: Spotify / Google Play Badd Kitti, aka Brieze Thompson, the creator and host of The Funk Excursion radio show, has released her debut single, W.T.F. (What the Funk). Badd Kitti, a keyboardist, vocalist and composer, has... Continue Reading →

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