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Funk Ain't Ova

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Amazingly, it’s already been seven years since we released Watcha Playin’ (BPM 2008), our fourth studio album. More remarkable – our debut album, Cool & Steady & Easy (RCA 1995), was released twenty years ago. Time flies when you’re having funk.

We’re celebrating with the release of Funk Aint Ova, our new album. We recorded for the past year and a half in Brooklyn, Birmingham (UK) and Stockholm (Sweden). Album will drop in spring of 2015, to coincide with the re-start extensive touring.

Get your pre-sale copy of the new album right here on PledgeMusic. You can chose from vinyl, CD or a digital download. In connection with the pre-sales, we are also offering sales of original BFE clothing and merchandising products. And for a limited time, we’ll be giving you the opportunity to lay your hands on some very rare Brooklyn Funk Essentials paraphernalia. Or you can even get the band to play and record for you. Anything from a personal dub plate to a full production of one of your songs.

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AccessPass: Funk Ain't Ova - The New Brooklyn Funk Essentials Album

Funk Ain't Ova - The New Brooklyn Funk Essentials Album
$10
10.00
Available

Get a digital download of our new album, plus exclusive updates!

Funk Ain't Ova - New album on CD

Funk Ain't Ova - New album on CD
$25
25.00
Available

We will send you a CD of the new album, as soon as we have it. Plus your download of the new album, immediate access to our Pledge page and a free download of two never released outtakes from the 90s.

Funk Ain't Ova - New Album - Vinyl

Funk Ain't Ova - New Album - Vinyl
$30
30.00
Available

Get the new BFE album on 150 gram audiophile virgin vinyl.

New "Funk Ain't Ova" CD + New Logo T-shirt

New "Funk Ain't Ova" CD + New Logo T-shirt
$55
55.00
480 left

Get the new CD and the BFE logo T-shirt. Plus your download of the new album, immediate access to our Pledge page and a free download of two never released outtakes from the 90s.

Funk Ain't Ova - New Album (FLAC Download)

Funk Ain't Ova - New Album (FLAC Download)
$12
12.00
Available

Get a FLAC lossless download of the new album including access to our Pledge page and a free download of two never released outtakes from the 90s.

Watcha Playin' Poster (Signed)

Watcha Playin' Poster (Signed)
$15
15.00
499 left

Poster featuring the Watcha Playin’ artwork. 600×400mm or 24″×16″. Signed, folded.

Note: Signatures relate to present time band members.

Original BFE Sound System T-shirt

Original BFE Sound System T-shirt
$20
20.00
1 left

We have very few T-shirts left from the 2006 Sound System tour, with quote from “I Got Cash” on the back. 3 black, one white. Brand new.

Cool & Steady & Easy - CD (Signed)

Cool & Steady & Easy - CD (Signed)
$25
25.00
7 left

Get a rare copy of the original out-of-print Dorado Records version of BFE’s debut album, Cool & Steady & Easy from 1994 on CD. Signed.

BFE Logo T-shirt

BFE Logo T-shirt
$30
30.00
185 left

Burnt orange logo on black high grade 100% organic cotton T.

In The BuzzBag - CD (Signed)

In The BuzzBag - CD (Signed)
$35
35.00
24 left

Get a signed copy of the very hard to find Turkish version of BFE’s second album “In The BuzzBag”, recorded in Istanbul in 1998.

Watcha Playin' - CD (Signed)

Watcha Playin' - CD (Signed)
$35
35.00
38 left

Get a signed CD copy of Watcha Playin’ from 2008.

Make Them Like It - CD (Signed)

Make Them Like It - CD (Signed)
$40
40.00
3 left

Get a signed copy of the very hard to find and out of print Dorado Records version of the “Make Them Like It” album from 2000 on CD. These are the last to go.

Watcha Playin' - CD (Signed) + official poster

Watcha Playin' - CD (Signed) + official poster
$45
45.00
8 left

Get a signed CD copy of Watcha Playin’ plus the official tour poster from 2008.

Big Apple Boogaloo - Vinyl 12" (Signed)

Big Apple Boogaloo - Vinyl 12" (Signed)
$50
50.00
5 left

Your chance to lay your hands on a super-rare vinyl copy of BFE’s second single with remixes by Sir George, Roger S. and Pal Joey.

Little Way Different EP - CD (Signed)

Little Way Different EP - CD (Signed)
$50
50.00
5 left

Extremely rare! Get a signed copy of this limited edition tastemaker EP from 1998, featuring early versions of six BFE favorites. Very few of these babies left…

BFE Logo Zipper Hoodie

BFE Logo Zipper Hoodie
$60
60.00
Available

Burnt orange logo on black high grade 100% organic cotton hoodie, with white Funk Ain’t Ova logo on back.

Cool & Steady & Easy - Vinyl (Signed)

Cool & Steady & Easy - Vinyl (Signed)
$60
60.00
1 left

Dorado Records UK pressed up a very limited number of BFE’s debut album for DJs. These are the last copies to go, and we’ll sign them for you.

Lati's Blue 60s Style Straw Hat (Dedicated)

Lati's Blue 60s Style Straw Hat (Dedicated)
$60
60.00
All gone!

Cool blue summer hat from Fred Perry, as worn by Lati Kronlund in the video for “Bellybuttons” from 2008. Size L. Personally dedicated to you on the inside.

New "Funk Ain't Ova" Vinyl Album + T-shirt

New "Funk Ain't Ova" Vinyl Album + T-shirt
$60
60.00
499 left

Get the new album on vinyl + the new BFE T-shirt design!

David Allen's Summer Hat

David Allen's Summer Hat
$75
75.00
All gone!

Sombre beige cotton summer hat, 60s style, as worn by David Allen for the “Make Them Like It” photos. Made by J. Lindeberg – size 60.

Yancy Drew's Beige Dapper Hat

Yancy Drew's Beige Dapper Hat
$75
75.00
1 left

Beige hat with brown details as worn by drummer Yancy Drew in the video for Bellybuttons from 2008. Size 59.

Original Cool & Steady & Easy T-shirt (Dedicated)

Original Cool & Steady & Easy T-shirt (Dedicated)
$80
80.00
2 left

The original T-shirt from 1995 in size XL, pre-washed. Green, gold and black text on burgundy shirt. Fly! Only 3 of these left. Personally dedicated to you and signed.

Papa Dee's Black Beret (Dedicated)

Papa Dee's Black Beret (Dedicated)
$80
80.00
1 left

The Panther style beret worn by Papa Dee at BFE’s 2010 gig in Cape Town, South Africa. Personally dedicated to you on the inside.

Papa Dee's Black Felt Hat (Dedicated)

Papa Dee's Black Felt Hat (Dedicated)
$80
80.00
1 left

Funky wide-brimmed uptown hat, as worn by Papa Dee at the Vieilles Charrues festival concert in France, 2001. Made by Tracy Watts, New York. Size 59. Personally dedicated to you on inside.

Papa Dee's Black Homeboy Hat (Dedicated)

Papa Dee's Black Homeboy Hat (Dedicated)
$80
80.00
1 left

Sturdy black cotton hat, as worn by Papa Dee at BFE’s gig at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1996. Personally dedicated to you on inside.

Papa Dee's Brown Straw Hat (Dedicated)

Papa Dee's Brown Straw Hat (Dedicated)
$80
80.00
1 left

Elegant 60s Rat-Pack style hat, as worn by Papa Dee at BFE’s concert in Singapore in 2007. Personally dedicated to you on the inside.

Papa Dee's Brown 60s Style Hat (Dedicated)

Papa Dee's Brown 60s Style Hat (Dedicated)
$85
85.00
1 left

Cool narrow-brimmed hat from the 60s by PUB, Stockholm. Worn by Papa Dee during BFEs tour in 2009. Personally dedicated to you on inside.

Lati's Sunglasses (Dedicated)

Lati's Sunglasses (Dedicated)
$180
180.00
All gone!

The Polaroid sunglasses worn by Lati Kronlund in the video for “The Creator Has A Master Plan”. Dedicated to you on case.

Papa Dee's Black Velvet Jacket (Dedicated)

Papa Dee's Black Velvet Jacket (Dedicated)
$200
200.00
1 left

The actual black velvet jacket worn by Papa Dee at the legendary 2001 Vieilles Charrues gig in France. Made by J. Lindeberg, size XL. Personally dedicated to you inside.

Papa Dee's Sunglasses (Dedicated)

Papa Dee's Sunglasses (Dedicated)
$230
230.00
All gone!

The actual sunglasses worn by Papa Dee in the video for “The Creator Has A Master Plan” from 1995. Gold frames with brown tinted glass. In case personally dedicated to you.

Papa Dee's Suit (Dedicated)

Papa Dee's Suit (Dedicated)
$340
340.00
1 left

The actual black, blue and green tartan pattern wool suit that Papa Dee wore in the video for “The Creator Has A Master Plan”. Signed and dedicated to you on the inside.

Dibby Dibby Sound - Personal dub plate

Dibby Dibby Sound - Personal dub plate
$350
350.00
5 left

Get your own personalised dub plate featuring Papa Dee and Desmond Foster on BFE’s ska collaboration with Mozart.

Dubplate of Choice

Dubplate of Choice
$350
350.00
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Dubplate of Choice feat. Papa Dee

BFE Member Plays On Your Song

BFE Member Plays On Your Song
$600
600.00
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A BFE member plays on one of your songs – send us the file and we’ll record the part of your choice and send it back! Choose from drums, bass, guitar, keyboards or horns.

Lati Mixes Your Song

Lati Mixes Your Song
$1,000
1000.00
2 left

BFE producer, Lati Kronlund will mix your song in his state of the art studio.

BFE DJ's Play Your Party

BFE DJ's Play Your Party
$1,500
1500.00
5 left

Papa Dee and Lati Kronlund will rock your private party, playing a killer selection of funk, reggae, afro-beat, ska and boogaloo, including live singing. Travel, accomodation not included.

Executive Producer Credit on BFE 5

Executive Producer Credit on BFE 5
$2,000
2000.00
3 left

Come in as Executive Producer on the new BFE album and get your credit in the album liner notes as well as on the back of the album in bold type.

BFE Backs Your Song

BFE Backs Your Song
$2,500
2500.00
5 left

Send us a demo of your song and we’ll arrange, record and mix it for you, complete with all live instruments and groovy breaks.

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