Archive for the Jazz Category

If You Wanna Come See Me

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Dub Step, Electro, House, Jazz, Pop, Soul with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by adam

Beni & Sam Sparro recently released their official video to the relatively-new track Maximus.  I’ve jumped back on the track since watching it.  There’s something pure about watching little kids dance, especially the kids used within this music video. They just carry and transcend positive vibes.

Beni & Sam Sparrow – Maximus (Original Edit)

pete heller

Oh Pete Heller! I have been waiting around for a song like this to hit me for some time.  His own personal remix encompasses a lot in nine minutes but every bit of it is great.  Big Love contains remnants of some sweet Jazz-electro and soul.  It is delicious in every way, with fade ups and downs, ending with one great dreamy soundscape.  I got big love for Big Love!

Peter Heller – Big Love (Heller’s Original Mix)

Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires new remix to Phoenix‘s Fences took me awhile to get used to.  It falls a bit from the typical dance anthems we’ve been accustomed to over the last little while by the trio.  It also has that very mainstream catchy feel to it.  Maybe that’s what’s bothering me? Maybe it’s lacking the typical hook that usually captivates me through most of their tracks? I don’t know. Regardless, I’m now warming up to the new mix, but slowly.  Check this out if you don’t already have it and let me know I’m not just nitpicking on the Fires.

Phoenix – Fences (Friendly Fires Remix)

docdaneeka

I found a damn good dub mix to Jazzanova‘s I Can See, a track that instantly became a classic to me once DCUP touched it up (here).  Now DocDaneeka is giving it a shot.  His dub-bump mix is laced with some heavy beats but maintains the original catchy jazz sequence that attracted me to the track in the first place.  The result is a powerful combination.

Jazzanova – I Can See (DocDaneeka’s dub-bump mix)

baxter

Baxter hit the blogosphere by storm this past week with the release of Proof.  While it’s worth the buzz, I still don’t think it comes close to the likes of this next beauty.  Placid Mind is an epic tease of electro and melodic vocals.  Look for the breakdown three and a half minutes in, it’s gold.

Baxter – Placid Mind

BONUS!

Here’s some dynamite material I passed over last week that deserves a second go.  Enjoy!

Miike Snow – Black & Blue (Savage Skulls Remix) *****

Touch Sensitive – Body Stop ***

The Golden Filter – Thunderbird

Mujava – Township Funk (Crazy P Remix)

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Autumn Woes

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

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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)

They are Night Zombies.

Posted in Dub Step, Electro, Electronica, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lounge House with tags , , , , , on June 24, 2009 by megaphoneteeth

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Yo, what are all you funky brothers up to, got a couple of bangers, once again for all my information super high comrades out there. Again i have kind of been off the grid for a little bit, school and work schedules are overlapping with my social schedule and well, i am not to happy about it. But I gots some tunes to get me through that struggle.

 

jayou


Off the top of the dome, we got this interesting cat by the name of Jayou out of the the ever progressive United Kingdom, more specifically Manchester. His sound can be a little bit aggressive but at the same a very serious groove. A lot of this brothers tracks are a little to “techno, club vibe” for me personally but the ones i have come across and ended up posting have a serious groove to them. Jayou has a “Hold the Phone” remix for that Kid Cudi Track Day n’ Night, you know HA, that banger The Crookers pumped out. I don’t dig it as much, but whatever you might and it is still a banger, give it a listen (at about 2:25 it gets pretty dope). I threw a few of his originals, have a listen. By the way, J5 have a track “Jayou”, i wonder if there is some sort of affiliation/connect hmmm…. The Township funk remix, has a really dope sound to it, can get irritating after a little bit, but for the most part this track is banger, listen large.

Jayou – Ghost

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Moving on, New York has always been a hub for culture and music alike. Jazz, Hip Hop, Punk, whatever it is, if it hasn’t hit New York it isn’t cool in my books. Check this brother out by the name of The GRENADE, pretty decent stuff, kind of fresh on the scene but he has got a few tracks floating around out there. check these bad boys out, hopefully will spark some interest. I especially like the track “Phone Stalker” give this one a listen, i don’t think you will be disappointed at all friends. The other track is remix of a Scandinavian band i have never heard, but am defs guna check into. Check out his new EP “DinoBots” which has some pretty fucking sweet artwork, all classic video game based, pretty dope. Enjoy. … Just wanted to rep “The Culture of Me”  for this dope track, and a really interesting story to along with it, check out this post and have a little laugh.

The GRENADE – Phone Stalker


Kid Cranberry – Get Drunk (The GRENADE remix)

 

As in Rebekkamaria – Yours Truly (The GRENADE Remix)

 

psychedelicfacedq6

Jumping right into a groovy change of pace, i got a couple of smooth and funky tracks i don’t think anyone can really deny, personally. The first track i have posted up, is by a jazz-hop crew called the Sharpshooters, simply some real smooth shit that you all should take a listen to, just some real smooth shit right here, i would say as smooth as peanut butter … Just ended up picking up this record, wow is it groovy. Invest a little time and get to know the Sharpshooters a little better. Nightmares on Wax have been around for a little while but i have just started to get into them, creeping on their smooth tracks for a little while now, shifting through some of the junk, and finding gold! check out this tune, just a slow burner. Really check these guys out if you dig on that smooth, jazz, hip hop, lounge feel.

The Sharpshooters – Japanese Mathematics


Nightmares on Wax – Hear in Colour

 

Nightmares on Wax – 70s 80s

 

Keep it Gully

Qwan