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Fresh off the success of his recent smash, “Dirty Work”, Chicago funkster Sam Padrul continues his ride on a big Summer wave with his latest offering, “Hold On Me”.  “Hold On Me” features Australian artist Mammals & the song is another fine example by Sam Padrul of how electronic pop music should be properly executed.  And, of course, it’s his funk that brings it all together.  It’s the type of sexy, pop driven funk that many electronic artists are either not daring enough to try or not funky enough to deliver.  With Mammals being no stranger to top team ups (previously teaming up on Goldroom’s classic “Till Sunrise”), this pairing is a perfect Summertime collaboration.  Time to set sail on the sea of Summertime funk…

“Hold On Me” is out soon on iTunes & other digital outlets.

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Lost in the recent history of electronic music is the era during the early to mid-2000s, when dance music had a true IDGAF attitude.  DFA 1979, Gossip, The Faint, Le Tigre…these artists found a way to be edgy & trashy and still have fun while doing it.  This mid-2000s electropunk sound took off where Electroclash left off & paved the way for the Bloghaus & Nu Disco movements that followed.  And if there’s one artist who has found a way to channel it all & piece it all together with a modernized sound, it’s Jaded.  Jaded’s new track “4000Hz” delivers the boom to the dance floor with a wild, punk attitude.  “4000Hz” has the kind of edge that is sorely lacking from dance music today.  It also has the drive, energy & attitude to fuel any crowd.  With festival season upon us, Jaded have given us a monster of a stlyish tune right at the perfect time.

“4000Hz” is out now via the always fantastic (and ALWAYS ahead of the game) Black Butter Records:

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In the midst of the release of a widely praised debut album, mystery entity Karma Fields has come up with an innovative new way to fully experience the LP as a whole.  With the masterful touch of visual artist Raven Kwok, Karma Fields’ album “New Age | Dark Age” is now a complete experience with the integration of a full album video.  In the short period of Karma Fields’ existence, this type of sensory elevation is something that fans have quickly become accustomed to.  With the full album video as a prime example, the marriage of sight & sound has become a signature element with what Karma Fields has set out to accomplish.  Experience “New Age | Dark Age” in a whole new way.

And in an unexpected turn of otherworldly sexiness, Karma Fields has unleashed a breathtaking reconstruction of Janet Jackson’s recent song “No Sleep”.  This is Janet Jackson like you’ve never experienced her before. This is Janet Jackson in another dimension.

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If you like your Pop extra funky & your Disco done risqué, look no further because Sam Padrul has got the goods.  His new single “Dirty Work” snags all the key elements from early 80s Funk/Disco + late 90s/early 2000s French House/French Pop & whips them into a modern Springtime masterpiece.  Vocalist Patrick Baker’s ultra smooth style enhances the song’s suave, seductive feel.  It’s playful Pop with a sexy twist.

“Dirty Work” is out soon on iTunes & other digital outlets.

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Jamaican producer David Marston is set to release his beautiful new EP “Kindness of Bearer” and today we’re bringing you the EP’s emotional crowning point, “Sometimes It’s Hard”.  The song is an affecting ride that bends, buckles & twists its way though your body, right into your heart.  “Sometimes It’s Hard” dares to be different than most Downtempo/Deep Disco tracks with an arpeggiated synth & contorted sound that’s all wound together by the evocative lyrics & vocals of New York songstress Brigitte Zozula.  A stunning close to a stunning EP.

The “Kindness of Bearer” EP by David Marston is out April 1st on the always fantastic Soul Clap Records.

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Miami Music Week is upon us & Perfect Driver label boss Matthew Anthony is bringing a little something extra on his way into town.  As part of the label’s Miami Drivers 2016 compilation, the bossman’s track “Do It Again” will no doubt be rattling rooftops at plenty of daytime pool parties as well as being a go-to track for the late night club kids.  It’s got the label’s signature driving bassline of endless energy that should have Miami-goers dancing right out of their bathing suits.

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Our man Figgy is back at it with the smooth House track “Moments With You”, which beautifully blends chopped up Diana Ross vocals with crafty, live instrumentation.  It’s the type of high quality + style we can always count on from a Figgy production.  Figgy’s hard work in the studio always shines through in his production.  He’s also been hard at work on a new live set which makes its debut at The Mezzanine in San Francisco on April 8th with Goldroom.

As expected, Figgy has exceptional taste in music & has been one of my favorite artists to follow on SoundCloud.  His reposts are always on point (which surprisingly isn’t always the case with some artists).  Unfortunately, the powers that be at SoundCloud have issued him a third strike & his original account is set to be terminated.  Do yourself a major favor & follow his new account.  You won’t be disappointed: https://soundcloud.com/figgymusic.

In the meantime, get down to this smooth new freebie…

Parker + Barrow

Parker + Barrow dig deep below the surface & well beyond the House music realm on the latest Deep House Amsterdam mix, DHA Mixtape #190.  The mix is a beautiful blend of atmospheric gems (which includes a few unreleased essentials), a mix that dares to go beyond what most mixtapes have to offer.  With style & mood shifts throughout, it not only guides your body but your mind & spirit, too.  It’s easy to notice that this fast rising production/live performance duo takes pride in crafting their mixes.  If this mixtape is any indicator for what Parker + Barrow have to offer for the remainder of 2016, well…we can’t wait to see what’s in store.

Bit Funk - Off The Ground

“Off The Ground” is the classy new club bomb from our man Bit Funk featuring vocals by UK singer Shae Jacobs.  Bit Funk showcases his ability to produce a track with crossover appeal while still maintaining a strong, club-friendly sound.  Whether you’re singin’ along & bouncin’ in the car or hand clappin’ & high steppin’ at the club, “Off The Ground” is a surefire way to get just about anyone’s blood pumping.  House heads, Disco freaks, Pop junkies & pretty much anyone with a little funk n’ soul inside of’em will WITHOUT A DOUBT be getting down to this one.  PURE CLASS.

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zosia

If you’re looking for something dreamy & cosmic, our girl Zosia has got you covered. Her latest live poolside mix is taken from her recent set at the WAVEY pool party series held in DTLA’s Hotel Figueroa (and hosted by Dim Mak & The Well).  Zo’s mix is what poolside dreams are made of. Except, instead of UBERing to the pool party, you fly in on a pegasus & upon arrival, you’re dropped down into a heart shaped pool filled with champagne & glitter.  Or at least that’s how this mix will make you feel.  It’s an endless journey up through the clouds & down inside a pool of stars…

…or something like that.

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