Funki Porcini

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Funki Porcini
Birth nameJames Patrick Darcy Braddell[1]
BornLondon, England
GenresDowntempo, trip hop, electronic
Occupation(s)Musician, filmmaker
Years active1983–present
LabelsNinja Tune
Shadow Records
Sideburn Recordings
Crippled Dick Hot Wax!
WebsiteOfficial website

James Patrick Darcy Braddell is an English musician and filmmaker who uses the stage name of Funki Porcini.[2][3] "Funki Porcini" is a twist on "Funghi Porcini", the Italian name of the mushroom Boletus edulis, commonly known as "penny bun".

He spent ten years in Italy making music for film and television.[3] Thereafter, he returned to England. In 1994, he signed to independent record label Ninja Tune[3] and set up his own studio, The Uterus Goldmine.

He has also recorded as a member of 9 Lazy 9[3] (a.k.a. 8 Lazy Bastards), under the pseudonym Giacomo Braddellini; and released the EP "Float On" (1995), as a member of short-lived band Purr, along with DJ N4Eric (a.k.a. Toona) and Stuart Warren-Hill of Hexstatic.


  • Hed Phone Sex (1995, Ninja Tune)
  • Love, Pussycats and Carwrecks (1996, Ninja Tune)
  • The Ultimately Empty Million Pounds (1999, Ninja Tune)
  • Fast Asleep (2002, Ninja Tune)[4]
  • Plod (2009, Independent)
  • On (2010, Ninja Tune)
  • One Day (2011, Independent)
  • Le Banquet Cassio (2013, Independent)
  • Conservative Apocalypse (2016)
  • The Mulberry Files (2018, Independent)
  • Studio 59 (2019, Independent)
  • Boredom Never Looked So Good (2020, Independent)
  • Motorway (2020, Independent)
  • Drift To This (2021, Independent)
  • Where the Sauce is Deluxe (2022, Independent)


  1. ^ "A RAINY NIGHT IN ENGLAND". ASCAP. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 9 July 2023.
  2. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2 October 2020). "Kid A at 20: Why Radiohead's Futuristic Masterpiece Sounds Right on Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 15 July 2022. Their expertise can be deceptive to new listeners who discover Kid A before they've had a chance to hear Autechre, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, or Funki Porcini.
  3. ^ a b c d Colin Larkin, ed. (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 165. ISBN 0-7535-0427-8.
  4. ^ jeff (18 October 2010). "Top 10 : 20 ans de Ninja Tune". goute mes disques (in French). Retrieved 15 July 2022.

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