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!”
Show your support and ♥ the track on hype machine!
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..
Slowly transition into fall with me as the days become shorter and bodies become warmer. Ride down the coastline with chills down your spine as the tasty licks, insatiable riffs, and melodic choruses course through your veins. Always enjoy in good company and welcome what lies ahead with open arms.
Respect the Indian Solstice, its older and wiser than we are!
Tracklisting coming soon via ‘tropicool’ FB page…
10/2 @Vessel (San Francisco) w/ Mighty Mouse & Carousel
10/4,5,&6th @TBD fest (Sacramento)
Hot off the heels of his Here With Me remix, Bearson isn’t wasting time, returning today with a new remix of Venice by Alternative band The Lighthouse and the Whaler. Captivating the lead singer’s soothing vocals on his latest remix, Bearson’s edit gives the original an airy, tropical vibe. Bearson once again puts his signature sound on the original, creating something you’re guaranteed to fall in love with. With a hit original collaboration with FlicFlac and an astronomyy remix airing on BBC Radio 1, it’s safe to say Bearson is definitely one to watch.
Dr. Fresch is back with a club ready rework of Nelly Furtado and Timbaland’s classic “Promiscuous.” Dr. Fresch’s injects his unique blend of deep, trap, and bass into this remix to bring the pop hit into the context of contemporary future music:
“It’s been way too long since I heard ‘Promiscuous’ played out in the club – I had to give the track a facelift so I could start dropping it in my sets and bring the heat back. The project clicked for me instantly, because of how the vocals lent themselves to be remixed from both a deep approach and a future approach as well. I’m excited to hear this one played out!” – Dr. Fresch
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: