Little by little, EP by EP, song by song, Roche Musique are turning 2015 into the year of French Funk. With artists FKJ, Darius & Cherokee leading the way, their brand of French Disco/G-Funk/Pop has been the sexy soundtrack thus far to 2015. Cherokee’s “Teenage Fantasy” EP is the label’s latest release & delivers more of Roche Musique’s signature sound including this heart melting remix by Glen Check.
DO NOT miss out on Cherokee’s brilliant “Teenage Fantasy” EP. [iTunes]
It’s been wonderful to see the meteoric rise of Sam Smith. He is an undeniable talent worthy of all the accolades he’s received. At the same time, it’s difficult to get too excited about yet another Sam Smith remix. In this case, however, we will make an exception because the exception is for the red hot Pomo. It’s been three months since the release of Pomo’s debut EP “The Other Day” and the EP is still going strong. “The Other Day” EP will no doubt make many “Best of 2015″ lists at the end of the year. Pomo keeps that same magic alive on his remix of Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down”, transforming the crooner’s ballad into a smooth + smokey speakeasy anthem.
Roche Musique continues to lead the charge in cutting edge electronic music with their latest release from Luxembourg artist Cherokee. With a roster that already includes artists like FKJ & Darius, Roche Musique are no strangers to seductive funk. Cherokee’s new track (the title track from his upcoming EP) “Teenage Fantasy” is another lesson in the art of seductive funk. With vocals by Brooklyn artist GIBBZ, “Teenage Fantasy” is sexy, soulful & filled with groove. It’s another masterpiece coming out of the new wave of modern French House.
The always on-point Australian label, Future Classic, released their “Teen Idols” compilation earlier this week which features various of the label’s 2014 releases along with four exclusive tracks from Touch Sensitive, KOA, 123MRK and Hayden James. Hayden James delivers one of the compilation’s standout tracks with his song “Something About You”. The groove on “Something About You” is frisky & upbeat yet somehow manages to be equally hypnotic & seductive. It’s a unique blend of emotions that Hayden James seems to have mastered like few others are able to do. “Something About You” has all the makings for a breakout 2015 by Mr. James.
After almost a year of reclusion from releases, the funk driven phenom Griz is back on the beats with a forthcoming album and a new single to get to kick it off. The track features soulful vocals from Orlando Napier, carried by a genre-bending groove that covers the spectrum from jazz, blues, rock and electronic. And the man himself was so excited to share it with his fans he had to include a little note about it:
“FINALLY!!! I am so so so so so stoked to release new music! It has been such a busy year and I am very proud to finally give you guys a listen and free download to my first single “A Fine Way to Die” featuring my good compadre Orlando Napier! Between recording horn lines, drums, writing guitar lines, and recording the most killin vocals, this song took a full year to make. I really hope you guys enjoy this monster of a tune!!! Get the funk down!”
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Is there anyone out there right now delivering more phonic goodness than Pomo? Fresh off the release of one of 2014’s best EPs, “The Other Day“, Pomo is right back at it with his remix of “Supernatural” by AlunaGeorge. The remix is another round of excellence from Pomo as he leads the pack, along with Darius & FKJ, towards an exciting movement in dance music of talented, multi-instrumental artists delivering next level, cosmic, sensual Funk.
The 90’s anthem that needs no introduction, Blackstreet’s infamous ‘No Diggity’ has claimed its Grammy award-winning spot among other R&B greats and since adopted countless remixes. There is always room for one more however, as the east coast bred Figgy has delivered the funkiest of them all. Sampling just enough of the vocal to stand on its own, Figgy pays homage to the original while creating a house driven hit that will have you bobbin like its 1996. Listen below and grab it for FREE download!
Pomo’s new EP, “The Other Day”, is comprised of eight beautifully crafted tracks, making the EP one of 2014’s finest. There are no throwaways here. The entire EP, from start to finish, is nothing short of an electronic masterpiece. Heart melting melodies that’ll have you slow dancing in front of the fireplace. Seductive funk paired with your favorite bottle of wine or whiskey. And deep, dirty Disco to get the blood flowing & the asses shaking. Stock up on firewood & spirits, lock yourselves inside for the weekend & keep the Pomo EP on repeat…it’s a house party for two.
Pomo – “The Other Day” EP is out now via HW&W Recordings.
GDD lord Tropicool has teamed up with his hometown homie Peitzke on the new track “Cat Call” and they’re bringin’ the sexual funk right to your front door (back door, too). Check it out…
Here’s the first original track by Tropicool & Peitzke entitled ‘Cat Call’.
Oi lords & ladies! Is the looming cold front giving your tube steak frost-bite? Are your nipples harder than diamonds in an ice-storm? Do ya need an extra shot of whiskey to get that whistle wet? Thank baby jesus Tropicool & Peitzke have combined forces to form like Voltron, and assembled ‘Cat Call’, oozing with love, and dripping in gold. It’s pure sexy funk, with a heaping side of experimental sounds perfectly tucked in, leaving us craving seconds. With the lead back in your pencil, hit play, steal Dennis’s mom’s ’97 Mazda Miata, and let all the myrts in the neighborhood know you say, ‘HEY!’
Download link: bit.ly/tropicoolcatcall
“This time around, I wanted that shit to sound tough, crisp — and fucking massive,” big words from the legend Mark Ronson who’s latest album “Uptown Special” is sure to live up to the self induced hype. Enlisting a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist to assist in the lyrical division, as well as a legion of critically acclaimed musicians and talent Ronson himself drove down to Mississippi to discover/acquire will surely assist in the imminent success of this project. If you’re going to do something, you mine as well fucking do it, it would seem. Among the deep roster of talent Ronson has enlisted is Kevin Parker of Tame Impala fame, a talent which made the cut for three seperate appearances on the record. The result, as embedded below, is not quite full quality, but certainly worth the listen. It is a driving psychedelic journey with influences rooted in the American South and and post funk movements that paint a pretty heavy picture. Hear for yourself..