Back again with another round of serious funk this week. TFT #6 has some serious jams, with a subtle hue of hip hop, that talk for itself…check out below:
Louis La Roche — The Receiver
He’s back!!!!!! Mr. La Roche himself is finally here with an EP that just brings the heat. His original mix, “The Receiver,” is an absolute beauty, something that brings back memories of some of his oldest hits. Upbeat and very danceable, this indie dance track is one of the hottest songs of 2015 so far — and only means that Louis will be busting out more throughout the year.
Jafunk — Dazed
I just recently heard this song and it legitimately may be one the best tracks I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying in a minute. If you’ve got sensitive ears, you’ll notice this production samples The Spinner’s “I’ll be Around” or the chorus you may recognize as “whenever you call me…I’ll be there.” This tune is everything you could ask for in a dance track: sexy synths, driving bass and an extremely funky vocal. Oh yeah…this is a must listen.
Ella Henderson — Mirror Man (Henry Krinkle Remix)
If you haven’t heard of Henry Krinkle yet, the time is now. He’s definitely an up and comer with an extremely unique vibe that resonates with almost any audience. Once known for his minimal instrumentation and trapped out basslines, This track pulls from his recent deviation into the house-sphere and is highly funky. I’m a fan, enjoy!
Tesla55 — It’s You (Bishiclet Remix)
Another name to remember is Monsieur Bishiclet from Brooklyn. This guy is highly romantic and his slowed-down, synth-filled french house tracks ensue sensuality. A real “believer of the boogie” this guy brings computer love to its finest with this fine remix of Tesla55. It’s deep and brings a nice crescendo around a filtered vocal. Definitely check this out!
Soulja Boy — Pretty Boy Swag (Michael Berry Remix)
This is my party track of the week! Michael Berry absolutely rips it up with this one. He makes Soulja Boy look like he did in 2003, good for absolutely no reason. I can’t refrain from bumping my head to this one, it’s like I want to resist…but I won’t. He takes an extremely heavy bass line and matches Soulja Boy’s lyrics on top, making the chorus oh so catchy. Don’t judge, take a listen…definitely add this one to your set.
MIX OF THE WEEK: LeMarquis x Chill Music
Had the pleasure of shoveling 8 inches of snow off my driveway to this…and it made it SO much better. LeMarquis is a leader in the housed-out hip hop category and his mixes of such tracks as Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” and Ludacris’ “Stand Up” are true examples of production capability. Huge fan of his and this mix only shows his maturation even more, here’s the tracklist:
Fréderic Chopin – Polonaise #3 In A, Op. 40/1, “Military”
Yellowlunarhuman – Feel The Same Way
Jay-Z – 99 Problems (Pham Remix)
La Fine Équipe – Make U Greedy
Wild Belle – Its Too Late (Employee Of The Year Remix)
DJ 2slo – Donald’s Track
Durante – Full Moon
AlunaGeorge – Supernatural (Pomo Remix)
Sam Gellaitry – Understanding
GEOTHEORY – Finally
Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back (Ft. Timbaland) [Pakem Remix]
Whitney Houston – Fine (LeMarquis & FAB Remix)
J-Louis – Can’t You See
Ludacris – Stand Up (LeMarquis Remix)
Pomo – How I Feel
Ashanti – Rock With U (LeMarquis Remix)
Goldlink – Bedtime Story
Marlin – Unreleased
Kaytranada – Seeu Enni Way
Sango x Goldlink – Wassup
The French act Prizm has been on the Blisspop radar for a while now, but with a new EP on the horizon from this self-declared ‘future-disco’ duo, we couldn’t help but share the details of their latest tantalizing cut.
“Perception,” the second track off their upcoming Poly EP, washes the dancefloor with an indie dance glow recently seen by acts like JackLNDN and Keljet that combines elements of funk, 80′s synthpop, and light complextro. Featuring brassy keys, a menagerie of spaced out vocal samples, and graceful percussion, “Perception” might just be Prizm’s best track to date and another reason why we can’t wait for the release of Poly.
Listen to Prizm’s newest concoction below and be sure to give them a follow on Facebook for more details on their pending release.
ODESZA is such a remixable artist and I totally understand why. The Seattle-based duo just released an official remix package of their song “All We Need” off In Return. The smooth R&B-inspired deep house track features the sexy vocals of Shy Girls. Nevermind a couple remixes of a song, ODESZA was able to find eight different artists to put their own spin on “All We Need”. In return, the variety of artists who range across the broad electronic genre spectrum, produced eight magnificently diverse remixes of the same song. For example, there’s Giraffage, who is very bass-driven and is known for his R&B remixes, and then the view of Autograf, who’s tropical marimba produces their signature future summer sound. Dreamy house producer KAASI created a sound completely different from the “sad bangers” of Dawn Golden. Though I generally don’t like to hear the same song played over and over, I recommend you give this playlist a try. ODESZA truly captures the intricacy and individuality of remixes.
San Francisco’s King of Summer, Viceroy, has carved his own little slice of house music heaven with his sound: summery, laid back, and fine tuned for the brunched out, pool party crowd. But after a string of his phenomenal remixes in the Jet Life series, he has debuted an original track that ramps up his status to an all-new level.
“Back At the Start” is a low BPM groover that absolutely crushes with Miami inspired pads, shimmering guitar strums, and saxophone so sexy that it would make the composer for Miami Vice have an erection. The highlight, however, is undoubtedly the featured vocals from K. Flay which give the track a reggae-ish, 90′s pop vibe that brings artists like Ace of Base and Rock Steady-era No Doubt to mind; the vocals are upbeat, poppy, and definitely meant for cruising with the windows down on a sunny day. Overall, “Back At the Start” is a fun track to get lost in before the harsh realization that snow is still covering much of our sidewalks at the moment. But who doesn’t like to daydream about clear pools, fruity cocktails, and an immediate vicinity populated with attractive individuals…?
Listen to “Back At the Start” featuring K. Flay below and download the track on iTunes.
Manila Killa does it again, taking on Next Wave Records star, Bearson’s “Pink Medicine.” The result feels like a chilled out Wave Racer, running off highly caffeinated vocal glitches bright synths, and a future beats backbone. For all of it’s laid back qualities, the track has plenty of get up to it that, when paired with MK’s melodics, makes for an absolute smash. Listen below and grab the free dl: