As a kid, I grew up on hair metal, so when I heard that ROOM8 did a cover of Cinderella’s 1986 ballad “Nobody’s Fool”, excitement (and curiosity) levels were high. ROOM8 did not disappoint with their daring remix featuring the stylish vocals of Jesika Miller and much welcomed guitar work of Giorgio Moroder guitarist Richie Zito. The collaboration hits on all levels, taking the glam rock classic & turning it into a modern piece of sci-fi electrofunk that Mr. Moroder himself would be damn proud of.
BONUS – ORIGINAL FROM 1986:
Our pals, French Horn Rebellion, just released their summer mixtape and suffice it to say, they never disappoint. Let the delicious vibes carry you through the week. Keep your eyes peeled for their upcoming US tour accompanied by Zak Waters; you won’t want to miss it.
SNBRN returns with a clever twist of Mark Morrisons crowd-pleasing hit “Return of the Mack.” With a warm bassline and a plethora of live instruments, SNBRN’s signature sheen turns the original into an irresistible dance remix.
“So, I’m back up in the game…with a brand new remix of one of my all time favorite songs. There hadn’t been a remix in years and decided to give this thee old SNBRN touch. With tons of live instruments and a nice warm bassline this track is sure to keep you dancing from the pool to the club all summer long.”
Funkmaster, Ghosts of Venice, has taken on Mystery Skulls‘ dark synth jam, “Paralyzed,” for a remix release on Warner Bros Records — transforming the shadowy, vocal-driven original into a sunlit spot flush with twangy guitar riffs and 80s-inspired synth work. The new look from Ghosts of Venice highlights his ability to see elements of a song that mesh well with his individual style (in this case it’s Mystery Skulls’ glossy vocals) while incorporating a new repertoire of components that launch “Paralyzed” into an entirely new realm of dance music.
Listen first below and pick up the remix package out on WBR tomorrow.
Auxiliary tha Masterfader’s new remix of “Hey Baby” by That Girl With Dark Eyes is modern Electrofunk with a throwback feel, harking back to the Sheila E./Prince glory days (although the backing male vocal seems more The Revolution than Prince). The remix collaboration of Dutch producer Auxiliary tha Masterfader and San Francisco producer That Girl With Dark Eyes came to fruition after the pair bonded over a love of analog equipment. This intercontinental love fest proves that funk knows no boundaries. Oh hey baby…
Dr. Fresch is proud to announce the release of KDrew – “Last Train To Paradise (Dr. Fresch)”, as the winning remix of Good Game Records’ KDrew – “Last Train To Paradise” official remix competition! Dr. Fresch’s remix is now available for free download through Good Game Records’ SoundCloud. In addition to receiving an official remix release on Good Game Records, Dr. Fresch will also be performing on the main stage at Red Rocks, Colorado on July 18th at Global Dance Festival as a part of the grand prize for winning the competition. It tastes good, and is plenty funky! Check it out below.
Los Angeles producer (and GDD homeboy) Falcon Punch has teamed up with New York mystery producers PIXELATED on the brand new track “Flying High”. Here’s what Avery Henderson, aka Falcon Punch, had to say about the song:
“This song has been in the works for a long time and finally came together when I teamed up with NYC based producers PIXELATED to finish it up adding guitar, bass and several other elements to tie it all together.”
And how beautifully it all does tie together. The combination of soothing Baelerica & mesmerizing Nina Simone sampled vocals are sure to keep you in a trance for whatever journey you may be on. Whether it’s a top down, cross-country drive, a sail across the sea or a plane ride above the clouds, this song will most certainly keep you “Flying High”.
I’m heaps keen on the mysterious and effortlessly stylish act known simply as YNGCULT. Introspective, soulful, and ever-so-funky… what more could you ask for here? Oh, they play live. And they just remixed this atmospheric, futuristic little beast originally by funk outfit Lettuce. Keep your ears peeled, I expect very cool things, the situation is dripping with potential.
Check out the original after the jump!
German artist PWNDTIAC digs deep into his big bag of Funk on his new four track EP “Hey Girl”. The EP is full of big basslines, crispy percussion, bubbly synths, stylish vocal samples and even includes a ripping horn breakdown. The “Hey Girl” EP skillfully & flawlessly balances throwback 80s Funk & Freestyle with modern Disco & Electro Funk. Check out the fantastic video for the title track “Hey Girl”.
***BONUS POINTS TO ANYONE WHO CAN GUESS THE SAMPLE IN “HEY GIRL”***
The “Hey Girl” EP (with additional production from Digitalfoxglove on “Ready”) features two massive remixes by Justin Faust & Douze and has already received big support by Tensnake, Boris Dlugosh, Sleazy McQueen, Henry Saiz, Vincenzo & Chordashian.
“Hey Girl” EP will be available June 30th via We Love This. Grab your pre-order HERE & be ready to get down!
Our bud, Yuksek, just dropped off an amazing compilation album off of his label Partyfine. We knew it was going to be good, but this is beyond excellent. The parisians are making quite amazing tunes right now, and the summertime is when they shine. The album feels great all the way through, housing a great collection of tunes, showcasing what makes this label truly special. Spot on!
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