The French lord, otherwise known as Yuksek, has bestowed quite the composition of musical bliss upon us. He comes at us with a slew of timeless gems from the past, along with some tunes from the future, including his remixes of ‘Empire of the Sun – DNA’, & ‘Black Yaya – Paint A Smile On Me’ out on Partyfine now. The overall vibe of this tape encapsulates the end of our summer here perfectly. Euphoric tones & strong beating rhythms drive us strait into fall. Thanks to Solé Bicycles for yet another gem of a mixtape.
Brookyln’s Follow Me step up to the plate to bring you a dance floor amplified rendition of Johnny Stimson‘s funky record, “Daddy’s Money.” The goal was to create something that allowed them to get back to more of an 80′s sound, a sound that originally boosted them into the spotlight. What comes to fruition is a funkadelic track that tells the tale of a burned out female that’s strapped for cash and impossible to please after Daddy’s money runs dry, something Gen. Y’ers are experiencing all to frequently.
After a wildly successful Boiler Room sesh where this track was debuted, a free download has surfaced on the web. Everyone’s favorite sultry funk duo is back at it with a sensual record that is sure to take your clothes off. Guitar vibes illuminate Dave’s smooth talkin’ lyrics for a sound that only Chromeo can create. The first of many new tracks, it’s safe to say all eyes are on these guys for their upcoming LP titled, “White Women.”
As Summer comes to a close, we can only look forward to the chilling air to fill our lungs at HARD Day Of The Dead as the Halloween season approaches. The second installment of HARD’s DOTD mixtape series comes from one of our personal favorites: Amine Edge & DANCE. The French G-house globe trotters have been infecting the scene with their gritty funk and thumping bass that make up the sound they truely can call their own. This mix is comprised of all their own originals and remixes, a true showcase of what’s to come at the festival. Dig into this one and get your funky costume ideas flowing…
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Once dubbed by the holy Pete Tong as “Brazil’s answer to Daft Punk,” the latin synth lords are at it again with almost an hour of music for the already famous Solé Bicycles: Fixtape Series. This tape in particular is a great collection of italio-disco with heavy synth chords, jazzy percussion, and funky basslines. I feel like I’m in a late 80s dancehall taking crazy pills and wearing pants that match the wallpaper in your grandma’s bathroom; which is a GREAT thing. As always, the production & selection onfthe mix is sublime. Thank you, The Twelves, we’re always itching for more.
Tracklisting can be found HERE
The Golden Pony, two Brooklyn based afroed disco dons, recently released this acid disco take on the classic ‘Sound of Silence’ by Simon & Garfunkel. With acid riffs and deep grooves the duo has elevated one of my favorite songs to dancefloor worthy status throwing in a healthy dose of funk, because who doesn’t like that? Check out a few of their other remixes after the jump for more Golden Pony goodness.
In the world of blogging, time is measured in a much more restlessly eager way than the normal units of time we are accustomed to. In the regular world, when a person uses the phrase “at long last” or “it’s been ages”, years are usually associated with these terms. However, in the world of music blogs, a few short months of inactivity is equivalent to real life years of agony and despair. This can be chalked up to our insatiable appetites for new music. It’s that simple. The music lover always wants more & always wants it now.
Today, after TEN WHOLE MONTHS without releasing any new material, Chris Malinchak dropped a new track on us & an overwhelming sense of joy (and relief) filled my social media feeds. At long last, the amazing Mr. Malinchak released a new track today entitled “So Into You”. After releasing a string of timeless songs last year (“So Good to Me”, “If U Got It” & “These Dreams”), Chris Malinchak’s reputation as a young House music legend was solidified in the annals the blog world. And today his fans rejoice.
“So Into You” may not have the anthemic house feel of his more recent releases but this deep, liquid funk track (harking back to the funkier sounds of his “Hollywood” EP) surely does not disappoint. It’s another beauty & another freebie.
So with all of that, we say thank you, Chris…we’re so into you, too.
Some silky sunset sounds from Yung Sa†an (M|O|D) in his newest single that’s perfect for SoCal twilight vibes. At a brief yet enigmatic two and a half minutes long, just take some deep breaths, roll the windows down, and let it play out.
“Call My Name” is the first track off LBCK’s soon-to-be released album The Goods. If “Call My Name” is any indication of what’s in store for the new album, then disco funk fans should be in for a treat. On “Call My Name”, it’s evident that LBCK appreciate the value of a slow, funky, repetitive groove (Tiger & Woods are another fine example of disco funk duos who have elevated the repetitive groove into an art form). Repetition can be a slippery slope when it comes to production. If it’s done wrong, the listener will label the track as a snooze fest. But when the repetitive groove is done correctly, the listener can be mesmerized. Such is the case on “Call My Name”. It’s a slower brand of soulful disco funk that is a bit of a change from their prior, more upbeat work. But LBCK fans need not worry…it still packs that same funky punch that’ll leave you hypnotized.
Another month, and another fixtape from our friends over at Solé Bicycles. This time they chose French Horn Rebellion to head the tape. They are two brothers that were born in Milwaukee & currently reside in Brooklyn. When Robert told the Chicago Civic Orchestra to F off, he created French Horn Rebellion and decided to lay down his own funky beats instead. It was a great move, as the sounds speak for themselves. This tape is very intricate & lively. There is never a dull moment, nor an instrument forgotten. We can’t wait to see what the boys come up with next. Now speed off into the future and get immersed in the weird, weird world around you.