sam padrul

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.

Sam Padrul


Well, its time to fire up the BBQ and spend your days outside. Bit Funk is back with the soundtrack to go alongside that scene. Cue “Destination Sunrise”, a summer jam featuring vocalist Nefe on top of production boasting sprinkles of tropical dance elements, while remaining pop at its core. This track follows up on his late 2015 release of Off The Ground, which has garnered over 3 million streams on Spotify and trickled into mainstream radio across North America.

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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.

Sam Padrul

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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As we inch closer to the last quarter of the year, many artists are bringing their A-game for a strong finish. Some have been working tirelessly on albums all year, while others have been staying consistent with singles and remixes, but there are those who have been doing it all. For this week, I wanted to do a roundup of some of the stand out remixes that surfaced over the past handful of days. The Dirtybird don Claude VonStroke, funked up duo Soul Clap, electro-pop producers ROOM8, Anjunadeep affiliates Jody Wisternoff & James Grant, and France’s beat-smith, Nebbra, have all come forth with some remixes that are cutting through the noise, and keeping the dance music community happy and healthy. Check out Claude’s summery, jazz-infused rendition of Catz ‘n Dogz’ “Get It Right” featuring Tanika above, and check out the four other highlights after the jump.

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Grant Kwiecinski aka GRiZ has been on a musical warpath this year and has surprised fans by dropping a nine track mixtape, Chasing The Golden Hour PT. 1. The first of the multi-part series is being released on the artist’s own imprint, All Good Records. By drawing inspiration from the golden era of hip hop, the mixtape sees him retracing his roots – from early, J. Dilla and Hi-Tek influenced beats to progressive jazz fusion – vibes are high all the way through!

“I wanted to recreate the carefree good vibes you feel when it’s just about sunset on the perfect summer evening and everything is the most beautiful shimmering tint of gold. Chasing The Golden Hour is that magical moment, it is the cool breeze against your back, it is sweet summer swagger in music form. Enjoy the chilled out vibes :)” Griz

Our favorite track “It’s Over (but it’s just begun) is featured below, and you can stream/download the entire album HERE.

Chasing The Golden Hour
1. Love Will Follow You ft. Russ Liquid
2. Summer ’97 ft. Muzzy Bearr
3. It’s Over (but it’s just begun)
4. Cabin Sessions ft. Exmag & Eric Bloom
5. Blue Vervain
6. Feelin’ High ft. Eric Bloom
7. Sexier Than Austin Powers
8. Sometimes The Truth Don’t Rhyme
9. The Moment Seizes Us

Upcoming Tour Dates
SEP 4 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO [SOLD OUT]
SEP 4 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO [SOLD OUT]
SEP 6 – Electric Zoo Festival – New York, NY
SEP 17 – Symbiosis Gathering – Oakdale, CA
SEP 18 – Kaaboo Festival – Del Mar, CA
SEP 24 – SKY SLC – Salt Lake City, UT
SEP 25 – Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
SEP 25 – Life is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV
SEP 30 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
OCT 1 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
OCT 2 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
OCT 3 – Joy Theatre – New Orleans, LA
OCT 4 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX
OCT 7 – Duling Hall – Jackson, MS
OCT 8 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
OCT 9 – The International – Knoxville, TN
OCT 9 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
OCT 10 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
OCT 14 – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
OCT 15 – Venue 578 – Orlando, FL
OCT 16 – Music Farm – Columbia, SC
OCT 17 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
OCT 20 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
OCT 22 – Calvin Theatre – Northampton, MA
OCT 23 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
OCT 24 – State Theatre – Portland, ME
OCT 25 – Royale – Boston, MA
OCT 28 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
OCT 29 – Egyptian Ballroom – Indianapolis, IN
OCT 30 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween
OCT 30 – NOV 1 – Freaky Deaky – Bridgeview, IL
JAN 3 – Holy Ship 2016 – Miami, FL

GRiZ on

gibbz chardonnay

Ney York-based Gibbz is at it again with a groovy little number.  “Love Again” is a soothing nu-disco draped piece featuring some really nice vocals.  A bit of incendiary guitar pokes through near the end of the tune, offering a nice balance of sound.  This one is off of the “Chardonnay” EP, which you can grab on iTunes here.

Electro-pop virtuoso Gibbz (real name Mike Gibney) got his start in the industry as a full time audio engineer. That path led him to work for a crew that went on to form the Lowtemp record label, founded by Gramatik. They “convinced [me] that it’s OK to drink copious amounts of alcohol and make everyone within a 30 ft radius uncomfortable,” he joked of the project’s genesis. “Out of [that] drunken, obnoxious, offensive mess of a man, GIBBZ was born.”
Earlier this summer Gibbz shared “I Found You,” an ode to summer romance and the first track off his upcoming Chardonnay EP. Today Gibbz reveals a second single “Love Again,” a strong follow up and a track with dense layers of synths that swirl together in a daze. So kick back, press play, and imagine you’re on a beach twirling away. “Love Again” is served best with a little (imaginary) sea salt in the air.
Gibbz’s Chardonnay EP will be out later this month on July 24th via Ghost Beach’s Crazy Heart Records.  


HW&W has been at the tip-top of the electronic/hip-hop crossover space for a minute now, and they just keep on going.  For their latest release, they have Maryland-based producer Chris McClenney sprinking some magic on “Sober Thoughts.”  Goldlink’s track stands strong on it’s own, but the jazz-influenced dance vibes this remix brings shakes things up a bit.  Grab it on iTunes, and check out the official video for the original track while you’re at it.

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f punch

Feel good ambassador, Falcon Punch, is one guy you can always count on to serve up some proper Disco.  Whether it’s cocktail hour, a late night dance session or relaxin’ & tannin’, Falcon Punch always sets the right mood with the perfect type of Disco.  His new track, “Square One”, samples the Brothers Johnson’s “You Make Me Wanna Wiggle”, and as expected…it has all the makings of a seasonal classic.  It’s the type of breezy, Springtime funk that’ll make you wiggle up & out of your chair right onto the dance floor.



private joy

Roche Musique continue their year long hot streak with a brand new EP by Polish producer Chloe Martini.  Following in the fancy footsteps of label mates Darius, FKJ & Cherokee, Chloe Martini delivers an absolute gem of an EP.  Like many of her esteemed label mates, her production & sound are both modern & vintage.  The “Private Joy” EP tackles 80s Soul & Funk & 90s R&B while still maintaining a feel that is exciting, fresh & new.  The smooth, sexy, soulful sounds of the “Private Joy” EP have all the makings to be a breakout 2015 for Chloe Martini.  Get to know this talented young lady’s music.  She’ll make it worth your while.

The “Private Joy” EP is out NOW via Roche Musique. [iTunes]