Funk


We saw Summer poking it’s head out and invited it to stay. That means tasty festivals, sun-kissed bike rides along the beach, longer days, better lays, and even, a smashing new fixtape to usher it all in. Strait out of Belgium and just touching down on our Southern california turf, Aeroplane has landed and is here to destroy Coachella in all of its cosmic glory. He says this tape is like a bike ride in space, and we must oblige. After all, thats actually a pretty amazing description of Coachella after all.

My love for The Bloody Beetroots has blossomed yet again. I had the opportunity to catch an unplugged set the last time they were in Hollywood, and seeing this softer side to the musicians was pretty surreal. I mean, usually you have Sir Bob and co. rippin’ and tearin’ around on stage yellin’ god knows what and rockin’ that shit like it’s still the 80′s and metal is still cool as fuck. But beneath it all are some amazingly talented musicians (no surprise here), and this track with Theophilus London really hammers that point home. Jazz, hip-hop, rock drums, back up singers, WHAT IS THIS! I don’t know, but I’m into it. Rock on.

It’s practically fact that you can’t have a bad Monday if you kick it off with a little trip to funky town. Miami’s Panic Bomber has reworked The Godfather of Funk and churned out 10 minutes of thigh burning heat. The tasteful ode to one of music’s all-time greats makes it difficult to listen to this one and not have the urge to start dancing.

NYC based psych-pop trio American Royalty had an eventful 2013, releasing their popular Prismatic and subsequent Prismatic Remixes EP’s, the latter featuring Jerome LOL, Kaytranada, Urulu, Romaj and Drop The Lime. With a similarly large 2014 ahead, the band ( Marc Gilfry, Billy Scher and Matt Ungson) are performing a headline show at Brooklyn’s Baby All Right on Thursday 13th February, accompanied by Ghenis Hans. As a precursor to the show, American Royalty have remixed fellow Brooklynites Body Language, chopping up their jam “Well Absolutely” with signature American Royalty percussion.  You can listen to the remix via THUMP HERE, and grab a free download of the stellar effort over at the band’s Facebook page.

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Our very own Tropicool has released his latest tape which might be his smoothest musical mosaic to date. Tropicool is known for his extensive and carefully curated tracklistings always curating a very special & intimate vibe with just the right amount of funk. This tape in particular transitions from funk, into piano driven sexy house, and ends with some very deep tones sure to have you swimming in your own puddle. Deeper than his previous work, but just as infectious, this one is perfect served with a whiskey and reserved for an intimate occasion. Enjoy responsibly.

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You’re looking good out there blogosphere… To get you in the spirit of this Valentine’s Day, This weeks GDD™ Guest Mix comes to your from Chicago’s own Ghosts Of Venice. Just long enough to get your fix, this is 30 minutes of pure baby making music. With classic hits from the likes of Donna Summer, Barry White and more – and every track even has ‘Love’ in its title! How fitting for this romantic edition… now get on the freak train with this one and love someone up the right way.

Happy Valentines <3

TRACK LISTING:
1. Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby (Ben Jay vs. Get Down Edits)
2. Phreek – May My Love Be With You (Joey Negro Tribute To Patrick Adams)
3. Barry White – I’m Gonna Love You (KiMO’s Love Is Here To Stay Edit)
4 Rose Royce – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (LNTG Rework)
5. Active Force – Gimme Your Love
6. Gayle Adams – Love Fever

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On his latest remix, Cyclist gives us a glimpse of himself that we normally don’t get to see.  On his remix of Joshua Collins’ track “To The End”, Cyclist shows off a love for 70s AM Rock with this magnificent six minute soft rock jam.  It never hurts to embrace your inner Steely Dan or channel your stoner pals the Doobie Brothers as Cyclist does here, jamming like it’s the 70s & getting lost in the groove.  Waaaaay cool, man.

“To The End” EP is out now via On The Fruit Records + the Cyclist remix is available HERE for free.
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Gotta absolutely love it when our buddies, The knocks, fresh and hot out of Brooklyn drop a brand spankin’ new original. This track is amazing. It’s quite funky, dancy, and reminiscent of old school Prince. Thats definitely a recipe for a tasty jam. The EP and Single will be available Feb. 18th on Neon Gold Records, so make sure you don’t miss it! In the meantime grab the limited edition 12” vinyl available for presale now HERE

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Not being able to choose a favorite song from a quality remix package is a good problem to have.  On the remix package for his latest song “Same Hearts” (featuring Bear Mountain), Pat Lok presents us with this most glorious of problems.  The original is a dreamy, cosmic jam that straddles the line between Deep Disco & House while the remix package offers up a little bit of everything ranging from Indie Funk (Oxford) to Darkside Haus (Shelby Grey) to 80s Disco Funk (Ride The Universe…my personal favorite).  And if that’s not enough for you, just ask the experts:

Goldroom: “really like RTU mix and Oxford’s, original is super fun and stands out with an original style” 
Mighty Mouse: “love this, all versions great”
Drop Out Orchestra: “The Ride The Universe Remix is fun!”
Cosmo Baker: “Pat Lok does it again. A stomper.”
Cyclist: “Greatest song ever written”

So the experts all agree: Pat has a great package.

Grab the original for FREE plus the remixes (HERE), out now via Holographic People.
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