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  • Audio CD (March 14, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: DJ Shadow/Obey Reconstruction
  • ASIN: B000BRONYQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,301 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

FUNKY SKUNK is a mix CD that clocks in at over 60 minutes, originally released in by DJ SHADOW in late summer 2005 as part of the 'Public Works' Project with Obey (Shepard Fairey), in concordance with a product line of shirts, stickers and box set. 'Funky Skunk' is an hour long hip-hop mix, showcasing the finest tracks from over the last few decades. The majority of the set focuses on the early stages of the genre, with Shadow selecting the best in 80's hip hop and early electro - where tracks were made the good old fashioned way; a tight loop of beats, sampled breaks, primitive scratching and an MC. There are also freakout pysch moments and absurd rapid breaks perfect for any budding samplers out there. Funky Skunk ranks highly as one of DJ Shadow's best mix albums, acting as a brilliant party album but also as an introduction to prehistoric hip hop. Also available: THE OUTSIDER.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Timothy S. Aidlin on September 6, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Okay, I have to retract my earlier comment (see below). After dropping this into the music library, I've just listened to it a few times more ... and each time, I'm surprised by new songs that I had missed, or new sly mixes that Shadow's thrown in there.

Really, it's a great mix that's not totally obvious at first listen. For the hardcore Shadow fan, I say this is worth getting. Shadow's moving in a new direction, it seems, with The Outsider, and this provides an interesting bridge between his well-known love for funk, and 21st Century hip-hop.

Oh yeah, and when I was referring to "Crump" in my earlier post, I think I really meant "hyphy" although that's splitting hairs.

-- earlier post --

I'm a *huge* fan of DJ Shadow, and have a *lot* of his work. This, unfortunately, is one of his albums that will get the least play. It's a fine mix of old-school soul and new-school "Crunk" or "Crump", which I - personally - can't stand.

If you're a collector, go ahead and get it, but if you're into any of Shadow's previous releases, be wary, as this isn't his usual stuff, IMHO. Really, get any of the rest of his albums and be totally satisfied. Save this one for last.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ on September 22, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is an amazing record, especially the first third. Shadow mixes urban pop and heavy rap, then veers into 70s funk in the blink of an eye. He hides millions of little sounds under the music and creates a mix that bristles with incredible dynamics and intensity. Anything can happen and does-an urban pop groove, a crushing ska rap, and a Door's like melody-and all before you can snap your fingers.

In the middle , the CD does get into repetative hip hop and the inital intensity of the mix does become difuse, but picks up in the end with some fuzz rock and disco.

Overall, the impact is amazing and well worth your money.

I only wish Shadow were more candid about the records he used here. It is like reading an encylopeida without headings.

Oh well. GET IT NOW.

Bill
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By Ronald Lundgren on March 27, 2013
Format: Audio CD
cd was in good condition. the mix was great. started great slowed down a bit then picked up and finished chill. great samples
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