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It’s The Dirt #141 brought to you by Steven N. Ewald + aRod. It’s a brand new year and we’re taking things up a notch. We’ve got a 12-pack of freebies from big hitters like Treasure Fingers & The Knocks, Chromeo, Salva, Dillon Francis feat. TEED and the latest French Express release from Lane 8. Plus plenty of other freshness from our GDD mates Traveler, a blissed out Chris Jylkke remix of a Lana del Rey “classic” & plenty of straight up HOUSE MUSIC to kick this year into gear. Strap in for this week’s wild ride…
Tha Funk Lordz were on a mission in 2013, dropping tons of new material and a Boiler Room set, preparing the masses for a funky 2014. To reiterate this point, a new single, “Come Alive,” featuring the indie dance sensation Toro Y Moi, has surfaced to forge their sound into the new year. Dave and Chaz (of Toro Y Moi) perform a good clean sexy duet and share some bars in this disco anthem as the effervescent Chromeo vibes…come alive! This new album, “White Girls,” that’s been teased with the release of the first couple singles, has a message heavily catered to those females out there grindin’ lookin’ to get on that global get down. Then again, who isn’t! Catch them touring the world this year alongside TOKiMONSTA and Oliver at any of their 22 stops with tickets going on sale this Friday. Continue Reading
If you’ve been looking for something to warm your soul during this frigid time of the year, look no further than this gem of a tune titled “Now You See Me” by Swedish artist SKOGSRÅ. While the lyrical content is one of heartbreak, this smooth slice of dancepop funk surely won’t bring you down. ”Now You See Me” is a blend of old school Funk & RnB a la Tower of Power & Parlaiment, mixed in with new school IndieFunk & Electro RnB artists like Breakbot & Cashmere Cat. “Now You See Me” clocks in beautifully at over six & a half minutes, capped off with a dramatic build up & a funk-fueled outro. A stunning debut by newcomer SKOGSRÅ.
March 7th couldn’t come quickly enough. The 66th day of 2014 will bring the release of the mighty Tensnake‘s debut album, Glow, which will host what we’re hoping to be some of the best House and Disco of the year. Collaborating with legends like Stuart Price and Nile Rodgers, along with vocal offerings from MNEK, Fiora, and more to be announced, Glow should be one of the most anticipated releases in the month leading up to Miami.
The second taste of the record has been offered up today via Soundcloud in the form of “Love Sublime” — the nostalgic collaboration between Tensnake, Rodgers, and Fiora. It’s a sing-along jam that definitely buries it’s roots in decades past. A remix EP is set for release in advance of the album release, with new renditions from Grammy-nominated Duke Dumont, Ewan Pearson, and Le Youth. Give it a listen below.
The Dirt returns after a week hiatus – we jive turkeys were too stuffed to type, click buttons & edit widgets. But we’re back in a big way with some hot new freebies courtesy of Tropicool + aRod. Lots of plush tunes by some big names in the game including Arcade Fire, the dynamic French Express duo of Perseus & Chris Malinchak, a rework of a classic by The Clash, a rework of a Motown classic, some folk house & lots more! Dig in and enjoy…
The UK’s 20-year-old disco ambassador, JackLNDN, has given us the exclusive premiere of his funky fresh “Summer Never Ends” mix. Weaving through numerous feel-good jams and Saturday Night Fever-inspired cuts, he takes us into an endless Summer of the future where perpetual good vibes and warm grooves come standard. Listen/download the mix below and look out for the next installment of JackLNDN‘s “Summer Never Ends” mix series.
On December 10th, Russian pop/funk outfit Pompeya will be releasing their Tropical Remix Compilation via Brooklyn label No Shame. And who better to recruit for the first track off the remix compilation than one of electronic music’s most prolific & revered remixers, Fred Falke. The pairing of Pompeya and Fred Falke on the remix of the song “90″ is a assemblage of diversity, with Pompeya’s vibrant harmonies, melodic synth lines & punchy guitar riffs melting together beautifully & seamlessly with Fred Falke’s signature, polished sound.
The remix compilation follows the October 29th release of Pompeya’s debut album Tropical via No Shame. Purchase the Tropical album on vinyl [HERE] & receive the Tropical Remix Compilation for free!
The Fred Falke remix of “90″ by Pompeya is out now! [BUY]
And don’t miss Pompeya as they finish out 2013 in style with tour dates in the U.S., Mexico & Central America:
Pompeya 2013 Tour Dates
Sat, Nov 23 // Miami, FL @ The Garrett at Grand Central
Wed, Nov 27 // Autlán,Mexico @ Autlán’s Festival
Thu, Nov 28 // Mexico City, Mexico @ El Imperial
Fri, Nov 29 // Guadalajara, Mexico @ Casa Ignacio Diaz Morales
Sun, Dec 1 // Managua, Nicaragua @ Meka House
Tue, Dec 3 // Miami, FL @ Soho House
Thu, Dec 5 // Tampa, FL @ The Hub
Fri, Dec 6 // Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub<
Sun, Dec 8 // Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall
Tue, Dec 10 // Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Thu, Dec 12 // Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
Fri, Dec 13 // Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
Blue Satellite’s remix of “Feisty” by Jhameel is a playful + infectious disco ditty that sounds like what a collaboration between Daft Punk, Chromeo + Michael Jackson would sound like if MJ were alive today. It’s easy to dish out comparisons to Daft Punk and/or Chromeo (in this case both) whenever a slow-funk, vocodered disco track comes along. In this instance, Blue Satellite’s remix is certainly worthy of such lofty comparisons. When you factor in the MJ-esque vocals with this style of throwback deep funk, it’s impossible not to listen to the song over and over and over again. Grab this freebie and glide across the dancefloor…
This month our friends at Solé Bicycles have partnered up with our pals over at Thump, the killer new electronic music and culture channel from VICE, to bring us a truly special fixtape. The godfather of funk, the french king of disco, the Ed Banger legend himself, Breakbot laid down close to 40 minutes of slow burning grooves. Although this tape is timeless, we highly urge you to throw it on now.
You can find the Download & Tracklisting HERE
[Giveaway] As an added bonus, a Solé bicycle designed by Breakbot himself will be given away through THUMP. Check out the contest details HERE for your chance to enter.
One of the standout tracks on Shy Girls’ new “Timeshare” EP is the poppy R&B ballad “Second Heartbeat”. And fresh out of the remix oven, we’ve got a warm, buttery disco biscuit courtesy of Karl Kling. Karl Kling’s electronic pop remix ups the tempo of the original and adds the perfect amount of disco, keeping the swoon meter on high.
Grab the free download HERE and melt away…