The Soviet Funk series was all recorded by Pavel Sysoyev in Abakan, the capital city of Khakassia between 1971 and 1976. Sysoyev was an employee of the USSR State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcast (state controlled media). He ran a recording studio intended to create content solely for the government media entity. However, Sysoyev frequently brought in his friends and ran late night recording sessions when no one else was around. Today Pavel Sysoyev resides in Saint Paul, MN, just minutes from the Secret Stash headquarters. The label was introduced to him through a network of local producers. Within a matter of weeks we were in business together. VOLUME ONE Pressed on red vinyl, this compilation highlights the slightly more upbeat and easy going sound of SOVIET FUNK. Each LP comes with a coupon redeemable for a free MP3 download of the entire album. VOLUME TWO Pressed on red/black split color vinyl, this compilation highlights the darker, deeper, more intense side of SOVIET FUNK. It showcases mind blowing musicianship and precision execution paired with gut wrenching emotion and expression. Each LP comes with a coupon redeemable for a free MP3 download of the entire album.