YOOO party people, sorry for the two-week hibernation! However enough with the excuses, I’m back with a bunch of jamz that are meant to take you through the rest of this short week. Enjoy!
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face (Keljet Edit)
Keljet is reaching untouchable Nu Disco heights, especially at this point in the game. This track is one of the best bootlegs/edits I’ve heard to an already awesome pop song from The Weeknd — listen to the original if you haven’t already…
Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank — Shades of Grey
Much credit goes to Mr. Heldens, who is quickly becoming one of the best producers in the entire House/Dance genre. His witty assembly of groovy vocals and tunes on top of hardcore, dancefloor-breaking basslines has made him a prototype of success. “Shades of Grey” is an amalgamation of all that’s stated before and is an example of what I mean.
ON AN ON — It’s Not Over (The Twelves Remix)
An absolute, funk-filled monster of a remix that brings a highly sensual, groovy feel. The soft vocals is perfectly meshed on to romantic, Daft Punk-esque synth chords and just-deep enough bass. Must listen if you’re a fan of Indie Dance or French House.
Kaytranada — Girl
Man, how to even describe this track? It’s simply good music. Hip hop BPM with soul vocals on a chill wave vibe — it just sounds SO good to the ears.
MIX OF THE WEEK: Cherokee’s Cherotape III for Luxuriant Magazine
Funk. Funk. Funnnnnnnnnk. Cherokee knows what Too Funk Tuesday is all about.
Edit Revenge just dropped a three track EP on Noir Music that is definitely worth picking up. The Brazilian duo, consisting of Wehbba and Junior C., take a soulful approach to their productions. Synth stabs and catchy basslines are often present in their tunes, and this EP is no exception. “Voices” is a feel good track with funky guitar riffs that give it that summery nu-disco mood. Then you have “Vicious Love” that takes a head-bobbing techno approach, which is a bit different but equally good. And of course there’s the dub of “Voices” if you prefer the track without vocals.
These guys have some freebies on their SoundCloud so check them out. Actually, most of the stuff they put out is free so give ‘em a follow and stay up to date with all their latest tracks.
A week ago, Brooklyn-based DJ/Producer Moon Boots dropped a funk bomb via Annie Mac’s Soundcloud and we’re still recovering here at Blisspop. It has every ingredient a Moon Boots track calls for: smooth vocals, beautiful melodies, and a groovy bass line. If you’re a fan of classic Moon Boots, you’ll click your heels to this – listen to and pick it up for free here:
Without the LGBT+ community, house music wouldn’t be as prominent as it is today. With roots in the scene that stem back into the beginnings of disco, house music began as a solace for the queer outsiders looking for refuge from judgment, cultural “normality,” and hate. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that PRIDE events often showcase the very best and brightest that the house and disco communities have to offer.
In D.C. alone, we are going to have Kim Ann Foxman at a Paradise Garage inspired party and the Honey Soundsystem collective from San Francisco for an after-hours rave at Flash. But you should also mark a spot on your calendar for Babe Rainbow: a party at the Black Cat with some of D.C.’s most remarkable underground house and disco DJs like Keenan Orr, Tom From Prague, Alex DB, and Dean Douglas Sullivan.
In preparation for the Babe Rainbow party, Sullivan, who is one of the Babe Rainbow founders, has teased the D.C. community with a taste as to what we can expect at the Black Cat this Saturday with a mix simply titled “I’m In Love.” Featuring a vast pool of deep disco cuts that would make Patrick Cowley grin like the Cheshire Cat, Sullivan delivers an eclectic, genuine mix that draws heavy inspiration from the DJs of dance music past. Hazy. Sweaty. Sexy. All the while comforting and cajoling us into a state of trance that lifts us up like a Sunday mass at a southern Baptist church. This is what the foundation of dance music sounded like and Sullivan wants us to remember that.
You can listen to the mix below and be sure to check out Babe Rainbow this upcoming Saturday.
Too Funk Tuesday? Too Funk Tuesday! Back again with the funkiest fire around, this week’s selection is a slew of summer jamz…enjoy!
Benet – Floating
Let the funk just rain all over you, as you float your way to weekend bliss. This song is sweet to the ears and easy to dance to. Watch out for worldly synths and fresh breakdowns with a stabbing bass and deep, retro vibe.
Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (Figgy Remix)
I’m a fan of this song for several reasons, yet its ability to stand completely separate from the popular original is what really does it for me. Not to say Fetty Wap’s lovable “Trap Queen” is bad, in fact, it’s a great track that deserves serious viral dap. What’s so impressive here is that Figgy flips this track into an absolute display of dance magic. It’s sensual, moody and highly danceable…
Le Visiteur & Jova Radevska – New Way To Be Happy (Lounge Mix)
Plain and simple, this song is awesome. Very chill, I feel like I’m undertaking a mission to the moon each time I listen to it. Everyone is looking for a new, or better, way to be happy — finding what you love to hear is a good first step.
Steve Angello & Laidback Luke (Feat. Robin S) – Show me Love (Solidisco Remix)
“Show me Love” is a classic sample, one that has destroyed dance floors, raves and minds for years now. This time Solidisco takes his turn at amplifying it through a subliminal funk fest that festers throughout the body. It’s got an extremely hard break and the bass is energetic, instant dance floor breaker. Your audience, who could be yourself like in my instance, may be blow away.
MIX OF THE WEEK – LeMarquis’ Northmix
Once again, LeMarquis is on the rise and please don’t forget. His deep understanding of the rhythm that vibes in all of us is brought in these amazing mixes he puts together. Enjoy from wire to wire, this is not one to miss! Not to mention he did this for VICE’s Thump.