This week’s collection is fine bunch of funk from a variety of different sources. From deep and dancey to hip hop and Moombahton-esque, Too Funk Tuesday is back again on a Wednesday with some awesome tracks to keep your spirit high this week. Enjoy!
Snakehips – Gone (feat. Syd)
This song is on repeat for me right now, and if you give it a listen you’ll know why. It’s deep, soulful, romantic – just downright dope. Snakehips are some dudes out of London who have been dropping absolute jams in 2015, bringing the heat on almost everything I’ve heard from them so far. The sensual vocals from Syd perfectly ride the heavy bass, synth vibes and piano that surmise this track. Enjoy.
Action Bronson vs Charles Bronson – Get off my P.P. (Cookin Soul remix)
It’s been a minute since I’ve posted hip hop on Blisspop, but this track is definitely worth a spot on this week’s TFT. Action Bronson is the man in the game this day (not to mention hilarious on his VICE Munchies show). Cookin Soul brings a cool sample from Charles Bronson’s classic film “Death Wish.” Its soul at its finest and the chorus only makes you want slap the haters. The rhymes are tight, got to ride out to this one…
Will Silver – Systematic
This is the deep house track of the week, and man is it sexy. It builds you up, takes you for a ride and then lets you go as it fades out. It’s hard to describe because Will Silver keeps it so simple…almost systematic in its ability to keep you dancing. Nicely produced and definitely set worthy, take a listen to this:
Montell Jordan – Get It On Tonite (Aylen Remix)
I know, I know…this week’s TFT is a bit lacking in the Nu Disco space but I can’t deny that my ears have been somewhere else this week. However, the funk still exists but its taking new forms – like this electro, deep remake of a 90’s dance anthem. Aylen brings Montell Jordan to the 21st century with an almost Moombahton-esque version of “Get It On Tonite” and it can break your speakers if you play that bass too high. Enjoy this one!
MIX OF THE WEEK: Darius – Mix for LeMouv
This mix is absolutely funky, yet deep, chill and even experimental. It has an amazing array of varieties, BPMs, tracks, vocals…Just really superb production. Definitely worth the time, here’s the track list:
Detroit Swindle – You, Me, Here, Now
The Establishment – Love Like This
KAASI – Lucy Stone
Cuthead – Maputo Jam (Original Mix)
Pomo – Aerobix
Pyxis – Dilla
Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND – KDIM (Max Graef Remix)
HNNY – Exactly (Live Edit)
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (Cravach Remix)
Harry Wolfman – Ghost Notes
AlunaGeorge – Kaleidoscope Love (Kaytranada Edition)
Moods – Endurance
Moods – Hold Tight
Bernard Wright – Just Chillin’ Out (Kartell Edit)
Dcup – Someone Told Me
Justin Jay – Into The Night
LeSale – LeSexe
Astral Breeze (Original Mix)
Francis Inferno Orchestra – Astral Breeze
Shagabond – Coral Soup
We definitely weren’t expecting this one. To celebrate their one year anniversary, Hotel Garuda have teamed up with Prince Fox for a cover of one of the most iconic songs of the last 10 years. Featuring Prince Fox’s vocals, the track bounds between smart melodic breaks and new school deep house drops. The result is huge and the perfect pep for the week. Listen here:
Two of our favorites have teamed up for indie dance gold. Vancouver’s Pat Lok takes on Gold Fields‘s “Hold Me,” turning it into a syrupy future-leaning, house beat groove. It leads you to the chorus with glistening synths and a rubbery bass line before exploding into piano house glory. Top quality from two of music’s brightest.
It takes a lot of fresh ideas to update a track like Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’. It’s such a standard in the canon of American rock ‘n’ roll that it makes remixing a dutiful task leaving it relatively untouched as no one wants to produce a shoddy representation of such a classic track. Needless to say, this didn’t seem to bother Munich’s MYNGA.
Blasting the track from its roots in 1981 and strapping it to a rocket made from good ol’ fashioned indie dance music, MYNGA has transformed the most epic of epic stadium rock numbers into a certified banger without washing the track of its timeless quality. The remix features a blend of heavy piano, a light bassline, and a bluesy guitar riff that gives the edit a little extra reminder of the Journey’s place in music history. Thankfully, by deciding to leave out the cheese, MYNGA manages to invent a new, contemporary identity for a song that is ingrained in the heart of every person with a dream and an urge to sing at the top of their lungs: a triumph that few have tried and fewer have succeeded at.
You can listen to this essential remix after the jump and visit MYNGA’s SoundCloud for download details.
Up and comer Rachel Wong, better known as 1/2 of the nudisco duo Man & Woman with DC mainstay DJ Provoke, has been gaining a lot of traction with her side project, Eau Claire, with support from Hype Machine and the indie dance community at large. Right on the heels of her ecstatic remix of M.I.A.’s Paper Planes released late last year, she has a new track that’s been lighting up dance music blogs like a Christmas tree.
Her newest edit, a take on Pink Feathers‘ synthpop extravaganza The Feeling’s Gone, features elements that have become part and parcel with an Eau Claire track including powerful piano stabs, dynamic highs and lows, and a minor dose of cool, tropical vibes (in this case supplied by whimsical xylophone and bell samples). In the process, Wong has managed to produce a track that balances out the intensely atmospheric presence of the original vocal track while creating a shimmer that is as groovy as it is endemic.
Listen to the track after the jump and be sure to pick up a free download of the track.