Our NYC brethren, The Knocks, just dropped off their newest mix just in time for all the debauchery I know you loyal readers have planned for this weekend. It has just the right amount of spirit and funk to keep ya dancing all day & night long. UHMERIKA NUMBER ONE!
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Sweet, Sweet, disco nectar delivered strait to your door. This sun-kissed ultra funky mix mutates & cultivates the vibes of Tropicool‘s essence in the South Bay. Everything is in full bloom, the birds, bees, and the myrts feel it. The sand is warm and the micheladas are frosty. Poseidon is holding a conch shell to his ear, and the vibration station is starting to reverberate. Perv and swerve, because for this one, you’re meant to loose control while on cruise control.
Exclusive Tracklisting After Jump
Hit up LA’s golden child & poseidon’s schooner navigating legend, Goldroom, to combine forces with on this weeks dirt duty. I can promise funky feel-good tunes perfect for this amazing weather we’ve been graced with on the west coast. Get the sand beneath your toes and a michelada dock-side, because we’ve got 10 hand-selected jams for your listening pleasure.
It is rare that I stumble outside of my ‘disco’ realm, and even weirder when i fall into ‘progressive house’. Mainly because of the lack of creativity, the lack of funk, and serotonin builds and drops that are normally associated with the genre just seem cheesy to me. However, I met a new friend the other day who has shown me otherwise. Space Natives creatively blend a multitude of interesting sounds that culminate together like a magical puzzle creating a truly special vibe. They utilize a lot of extremely unique tones, almost experimental, yet it works. To me, they’re breathing new life into the genre, and its truly something worth appreciating.
Check out The Void, the premiere track of the galactic-ly fresh LA-based duo Space Natives. Don’t let the name fool you, this is a track bursting at the seams with reminiscent melodies, uplifting progressions and soaring retro leads that quickly combine into an all out banger. They have been nice enough to let this one go to the fans for free and it is quite the special treat. Be on the lookout for their killer live show along with an upcoming album released later this summer.
Hip house & programmed synth progressions equal success. No one could pull off this combo better than our buddy from belguim, A.N.D.Y. He gets help from Dominique Young Unique who sounds like a blend of Lisa Left Eye Lopes of TLC & Yolandi of Die Antword. Strange combo? Yes – But it works magically; give it a spin below.
Another tape, another silky smooth hour from our friends over at Solé Bicycle Co. This time LA based friends Classixx were on fixtape duty and they crushed it in the most sexy way possible. This tape consists of several magical tracks lost somewhere between time and space, but sure to make your earbuds smile. Get amongst it below!
The Knocks straight outta Brooklyn keep delivering the heat. Their previous single ‘Modern Hearts’ off their upcoming album topped the hypeM charts only to be followed up with a remix by none other than Los Angeles’ golden child, Goldroom. Josh adds some amazing euphoric chords under the silky smooth vocals of St. Lucia. This one will be on repeat for pool parties everywhere. Be on the lookout for tons of new Knocks material to be announced soon!
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