Funky French League is a label and collective of multi-generational DJs, producers and musicians led by Groove Deluxe’s Uncle T that also includes Young Pulse, Chaps, Malka Family‘s Woody Braun, Générations FM and Radio FG‘s mOnsieur Willy, Radio Nova and Générations FM’s DJ Asko.
As a collective and label, Funky French League has two missions:
- promote and advance the entire disco, dance music and funk spectrum through parties, remixes, edits, radio shows and even their original material
- to encourage and promote partying — with good taste, in which good people can hang out and listen to dope music with funky grooves
Over the past couple of years, the French collective have been busy: 2020 saw their debut effort, Disconauts, Vol. 1. They released a critically acclaimed series of remixes of French superstars off the Warner music back catalog, which included remixes of Françoise Hardy, Sheila, Veronique Sanson, and others. They then released a collection of reworks of three Latin American disco tracks initially released in 1980 — Irakere‘s “Baila Mi Ritmo,” written by Chucho Valdes; “Dance, Dance, Dance,” by Orquesta Novel; and “La Cotorra Criolla,” by Perucho Conde, one of the first Spanish rap songs, inspired by The Sugarhill Gang’s iconic “Rapper’s Delight.”
This year, the French collective released the Baule Vice EP. The EP’s first single, EP opening track “Heaven” is a synth-driven, disco-inspired banger centered around a relentless, two-step inducing groove, glistening synth arpeggios paired with soulful vocals and and an irresistible hook. It’s a fun song that sounds as though it draws from Nile Rodgers and Chic, Cameo, The Dazz Band, The Gap Band and others — but with a sleek modern feel and production.