Hello party people!
This week’s Too Funk Tuesday is brought to you by Thanksgiving and all the other glorious holidays to come. The selection of tracks below is an amalgamation of different sounds, tempos and vibes — each beautiful and unique in the way only electronic music can be. Dance hard and long to these 5 tracks and make sure to keep your head up as you close out this short week!
SAILORS — Addicted
This track has it all! It mixes melodic experimental sounds with soul house then spins it on its head by bringing an up tempo set of bpm. Strong synths sooth your ears along with a sweet, almost sexy, refrain that keeps the fist — and the heart — pumping. Enjoy this absolute piece of fire:
Joker — Midnight
Really heavy, and I mean almost on a trap level. The production on this makes it a massive tune, not too mention that I think its uses J-Lo’s “Waiting for Tonight” as its vocal sample (totally correct me if I’m wrong). This track is dance floor shaker, a force that is not meant to be reckon with. Enjoy!
Wolfgang Gartner — Unholy (AMTRAC Remix)
The homie Amtrac is back with another unbelievable remix of “Unholy.” Seriously so impressed with his ability to touch almost any song and make it into dance gold…this track speaks volumes of how much ability this man possesses. Repping Louisville, Kentucky, I must say he’s quickly becoming one of my favorite names in the house game and this song exemplifies why. The energy of the bass, the swoon of the electric guitar and the impact of the kick is definitely worth a listen:
Justin Faust — Slowin On (Mastercris Remix)
Good lord, Discotexas is one label that knows how to throwdown. If you imagine taking the very essence of french touch and putting some electro bass on top, you have this German wunderkind. Mastercris does well with this one and truly puts a great spin on an already sexy nu disco track, done by renounced producer Mr. Justin Faust. Driving basslines and heavy synths, this dance floor soul record will bring your head to a steady bounce.
Felix Jaehn — Shine Everyday (MIX OF THE WEEK)
This is a well deserved crown for Felix Jaehn, an awesome producer from Hamburg Germany. He’s been on my radar for a little while now but I think he’s ready to come out shine! His new Shine EP is pretty legit, and definitely worth a listen. The set begins a little slow, but its uplifting and groovy track mix keep you engaged and running with it. Hit the 10 minute mark and you’ve got a full on buzz by then. I hope the track list comes soon because this is one to keep steady dancing too.
This is one of the most infectious tracks I’ve heard this year. Croatian duo, Drop Dopers, have turned Mariah Carey’s “Emotions” into an unstoppable force of house goodness. It’s piano house with the energy of a big room track and the underground appeal of a deep house groove, all the while driving a pop hook. It’s kind of amazing that this track hasn’t exploded all over the internet, but that’s only a matter of time. For now it’s up as a free download so make sure to grab it while you can!
In a power play no one saw coming, electro/EDM superstar Chris Lake teamed up with Chris Lorenzo of UK’s burgeoning G-house scene for a low-key, stripped down, incredibly deep cut that is going to make all of the 80′s and 90′s babies go insane.
A new take on Chris Isaak’s Top 40 hit single “Wicked Game,” this edit takes the notorious acapella of Isaak’s supercroon and blends it superbly with an enticing, down tempo house vibe composed of shimmering pads, mellowed piano hooks, and a slick combination of kicks and snares. Thus, a newer, fresher, bouncier life is instilled into a track otherwise known as a sappy, tragic killjoy; a hard feat to accomplish, but one that Lorenzo and Lake have astonishingly succeeded in doing (while also showcasing a side to them that hasn’t been seen yet). Make sure you get on this while you can.
Listen to “Wicked Games” after the jump and visit Chris Lake’s SoundCloud for a free download of the track.
We’ve got the perfect way to start your week off. DC’s Wave Age just debuted his new mix series Currents, packing in an hour’s worth of house ranging from soulful and groovy to deep and dirty. It features some of our favorite up and comers and is guaranteed to help ease the work day. Check it out:
1. Laughing Man – Theater of Revolt
2. Mountal – Gold Digger
3. Kruse & Nuernberg -We Find Deep (feat. Isis Salam) (Mat.Joe Remix)
4. Kevin McKay – Everything’s A Dream
5. Franky Rizardo – A New Recreation
6. Deep City Groove – What Say What
7. Human Movement – Shake
8. Les Profesionales – Pure Love (Endless Love) (Eric Sharp Remix)
9. TIEKS – Sing That Song (feat. Celeste) (Tommy Forrest 5am Remix)
10. Dark Science x Tiga – Rusty Bugatti (Wave Age Blend)
11. O.C. & Verde – Fugazi ( Hauswerks Remix)
12. Chambray – Parklife
13. Jaymo & Andy George – In My Way
14. The Big Crunch Theory – Distortion (DJ Koze Remix)
One of DC’s brightest, Jus Nowhere has been making a fast name for himself with his take on house, deep house and techno. As a producer, he’s had releases on Definition:Music, Silence In Metropolis, White Widow, and more, and as a DJ he’s shared the booth with the likes of Breach and George Fitzgerald. We’re more than pleased to have him taking up selector duties alongside Will Eastman at Bliss tomorrow night, and to get you in the mood he’s cooked up the next installment of the Blisspop Mix Series. Consisting of a hour’s worth of house, ranging from deep and techy to raw and bassy, Jus Nowhere’s mix is the perfect pick me up to start your weekend. Take a listen below and make sure to check him out tomorrow night at U Street Music Hall!