Archive for the Funk Category

Royalty Session

Posted in Ambient, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Dub Step, Electro, Funk, Lounge House, Pop with tags , , , , , , , on October 16, 2009 by adam

monarchy

The new demo from Monarchy is impressive to say the least.  The London duo are bringing some flare to some soft electro jams.  The track starts off slow until the melodies break into one another, from there it simply takes off.  I’m digging every second of it.  It’s hard to throw out a comparison for you because there’s many different elements to it.  A great mood track to carry you throughout the night.  Brilliant.  I wish I had a label so I could attempt to sign these guys.

Monarchy – Gold In The Fire (Demo)

russ chimes

Russ Chimes is a pretty sure thing when it comes to providing gold for the dance floor.  His latest remix comes from LA Nights, which is now available on itunes.  It’s the typical smash from Chimes who never ever seems to disappoint.  Myspace is a good place to catch more bangers.

Fabian – Heatwave (Russ Chimes Remix)

chromeo

I’m sure by now you’ve all caught the new single Night by Night from Chromeo released a few weeks back.  All the remixes have came and gone and for now, I found one that really leaves a punch.  Skream’s remix just barely edged out the new version from DJ Anonymous.  The laidback take does wonders to compliment the pop-based lead vocals from Dave 1.  But I still love the funky rework Anonymous does.  Anyway I included both, if you feel like sharing post your fav.  If you don’t have the original electric avenue has it for you here.

Chromeo – Night By Night (Skream Remix)

Chromeo – Night By Night (DJ Anonymous Remix)

Alan Braxe is one of the few individuals who can reproduce mainstream music into listening gold.  Not that teeny boppers don’t have an ear for great music….”To the window! To the wall!” haha; I’m just saying that Braxe definitely knows how to turn it up a notch and it doesn’t matter what piece of music you start him out with.  The newest remix to hit us last week was Broken-Hearted Girl.  Fantastic Dub remix, but there’s a slow and bothersome Radio Edit out there… so don’t get confused.  The ‘right’ version is listed below.

Beyoncé – Broken-Hearted Girl (Alan Braxe Dub Remix)

The interview above is crazy fascinating and Too Many Sebastians led me to it so thanks for that.

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Electric Wire Hustle

Posted in Funk, Hip Hop, Soul with tags on October 9, 2009 by adam

electricwirehustle

Wellington, New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle are out to prove soul and funk are alive and well.  This track is disgustingly good. Mara TK does an exceptional job with the lyrics and if these guys can continue to produce gems this good, watch for them to easily compete with the best out there.  They had their first vinyl, a 12″ EP released through Wonderful Noise Records Japan, and also just released another self-titled EP last July.  Hit up both if you’re diggin’ the goodness below.

Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want Me

Simply Groovin!

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Funk, House, Soul with tags , , , on September 29, 2009 by adam

discodeviance

Disco Deviance is deliciously funky.  Get On Up, my personal favourite, is from a short 12″ that also includes Pushin On.  The track list is small but it’s a powerful combination.  The vocals carry themes of early soul music. Echoing a real retro sensation with contemporary electro beats makes this into one hell of a disco delight.  You will definitely be groovin’ to this if either of those genres tickle your fancy.

Disco Deviance – Get On Up (Situation Edit)

nightdrugs

Another dynamite remix from Night Drugs! These guys are stellar and the track featured below is no exception.  They cite their major influences as James Brown and A-Trak so you know a rooted funk  mix is on the way.  Star-t is an upbeat electro-funk track worth checking into.  Catchy and constant right through.

Titan – Star-t (Night Drugs Remix)

Tedd

Moving away from the funky electro beats, I came across an older mix from UK native T.E.D.D. It  uses some pretty historic house samples in which I’m sure many of you will recognize.  The switch from house to disco-electro throughout is great for the dancefloor.  So much I’m looking forward to the next party to through this one down again.

T.E.D.D. – Lady Riding

Autumn Woes

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Experimental, Funk, Jazz, New Wave, Pop with tags , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2009 by adam

montreal

Sept 22 already?  Time flies.  Posts are going to slow down a bit for me, but in turn get bigger. As I progress further into the semester, university tends to eat up the majority of my free time.  Compounded by homework, my job, and planning one hell of a dance party for next semester, time is rather limited.  Although we’ll still have weekly updates with lots of good noise for your ears.  Speaking of which, check out the following:

I stumbled across a funky electric treat from the Sydney based duo DCUP the other day.  The two really know how to create mesmerizing beats that mix genre and style to produce a unique original sound unmatched in the industry. The sax is brilliant. Funky, funky, funky!

Pablo Calamari – I Bought My Wife On The Black Market (DCUP Remix)

burns

I’m going to be one of the last blogs to cover this track but it is definitely THE disco-house track of the past week.  Fred Falke delivers again and with his synth flare’s and electric drops it’s hard not to want to keep this track on repeat.  More including this can be found off BURNS‘ new EP entitled Teknique and can be purchased off beatport.

BURNS – First Move (Fred Falke Remix)

lifelike

Missing summer already I turned to the Standing On The Shore remixes to bring a little bit of it back in my life.  The best by far came from Cassian and Lifelike.  Each are unique and bring something new to the table.  Lifelike takes the title literally and reconstructed an instrumental fitting for the shore.  Cassian returns this track to the dance floor.  Both are great for different moments and moods, all pending where you are and what you’re digging.

Empire Of The Sun – Standing On The Shore (Cassian Remix)

Empire Of The Sun – Standing On The Shore (Lifelike Remix)

Lifelike is a busy man.  Here’s another eclectic dreamy soundscape produced by the French man himself. Stellar stuff.

Lifelike – Discomachine

dada life

This next track is for all you heavier, aggressive junkies out there.  Generally this isn’t for me, but the powerful ups and down’s, crazy drum intro, along the Beetroots signature synth drop makes it very difficult to not want to throw yourself around wherever you are.  Dada Life and Alex Gopher… you make gooooooood music!

Alex Gopher – Handguns (Dada Life Remix)

I Burn For You, You Burn For Me.

Posted in Club, Disco, Funk, Indie, Pop, Tropical with tags , , , , , , on September 18, 2009 by adam

late nite tuff guy

The latest from Adelaide’s HMC aka Late Night Tuff Guy off Lightspeed Recordings is excellent.  A Deal With God comes off Tuff Edits Vol. 1, and it comes highly recommended.  The track itself holds some heavy bass while bringing in some vocals that resemble the remarkable Stevie Nicks.  I’m not sure if this is a sample or someone lending a helping hand but you are amazing whoever you are.  I can’t get enough.  Keep an eye out for Lightspeed Recordings in the future.  They are doing some great stuff down under.

Late Night Tuff Guy – A Deal With God

marina

Usually Marina And The Diamond‘s vocals are almost too soft for me despite the brilliance she holds.  The talent she has is undeniable.  We’ve all witnessed her softer side.  However, when she turns it up look out.  I caught The Outsider recently and wow, amazing.  We wouldn’t expect anything less but the originality here is something else and I dig the new vibes.

Marina And The Diamonds – The Outsider

Marina And The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Penguin Prison Remix)

tiedye

Now to present my new favourite funk track.  You can say it has a pop feel but once that piano hits in the interlude I start to groove.  Tiedye gives this track exactly what it needs and I think it will definitely put a smile on your face.

DJ Kaos – Love The Nite Away (Tiedye Remix)

BONUS!:

The Embassy – Lurkin (With A Distance) (Tensnake Remix)

FROSH

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Funk, House, Pop, Reggae with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2009 by adam
lisa(photo: digitracs)

DCUP‘s latest is another exceptional remix.  This time the Sydney-based producer tossed up a unique spin to the Prior’s track What You Need.  It’s fresh out the oven and couldn’t be any more delicious.

Priors – What You Need (DCUP Remix)

BESTRACK

We missed out on several remixes to 317 newcomer Bestrack last week while we were moving.  He recently released his debut EP Sunset City and it is simply banging.  Everything I have heard from him is brilliant.  If you don’t have these tracks below, you need em.  Every track offers something raw and unique.  If you dig what you hear check out the EP.  You won’t be disappointed.

The remix Justin Faust throws down is killer.  It is guaranteed to get the floors going.

GRUM – Woah (Bestrack Remix)

Bestrack – With You (Justin Faust)

Madonna – Into The Groove (Bestrack Remix)

NightyMax-BeachHut

Here’s something perfect to finally put an end to summer.  I know it’s a little early but let’s face it, school’s in session and no one is booking anymore summer vacays.  Night Max is another entangled member of the very fierce YALL production package we keep hearing so much about from Barcelona.  He is very, very talented.  Check out some earlier stuff here.

Night Max – Beach Hut (192)

I caught hold of Mark Ronson‘s dub-reggae take to Miike Snow‘s Animal and wow is it ever fresh.  The horn and key segment near the middle is perfect.  To be honest I’m not quite sure how he masks the vocals to adapt to his funky-ass beat but he does, and it couldn’t be any smoother.

Miike Snow – Animal (Mark Ronson)

BONUS:

Gossip – Love Long Distance (Fake Blood Remix) (.mp4)

Glitch Pop and the Seattle Scene

Posted in Electro, Funk, Indie, Soul on August 19, 2009 by megaphoneteeth

hudsonmohawke

Not sure if i  am out of the loop on this one but came across this maniac by the name of Hudson Mohawke. To be honest I wasn’t digging on the his style but once the tracks came on a few times i couldn’t really get over the tracks, in fact i still can’t. Hud Mo, or DJ Itchy as he sometimes is refereed rocks out with the LuckyMe Collective, kind of a cool scene check it out. Mohawke has a bit of a choppy style which i have come to read is refereed to as “glitch pop”. Whatever the case may be, it is an interesting sound that has kinda grabbed my attention, check out the label for some other dope shit, Warp Records . Here are a few tracks to sink your teefs into, enjoy.

Hundson Mohawke – Polkadot Blues

Hudson Mohawke – Rising 5

Hudson Mohawke – Monde

I picked up the newest issue of BRM magazine the other day and stumbled across this gem of a documentary. Wheedle’s Groove looks dope, just heading back to the Seattle soul and funk scene. It is not out yet which is a shame but man does it look dope, here is a little sneak peak of what is to come. the end quotation is killer.