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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!

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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!

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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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“OH MY GOD THAT’S THE FUNKY SHIT”

It’s not an easy task to take one of the baddest, grittiest, funkiest Beastie Boys tracks of all time & turn it into a balls out/tits out Disco classic.  But, with a bassline that the late, great Mr. Adam Yauch would’ve been proud of, that’s exactly what Cyclist has done with the classic Beastie Boys track “Root Down”.

Never let you down with the stereo sound
Cyclist get on the mix & TURN IT OUT

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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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