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Too Funk Tuesday #21

Posted on July 28 2015 by Shawn G
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It’s mid-summer and Too Funk Tuesday is alive! Hopefully, all is right in your world and the funk is in full effect. This week’s collection is downright groovy and will make this work week a cinch. Enjoy!

Go Go Bizkitt! – Take It To The Floor

I’m starting this week with a BANG! Go Go is an OG of hard-hitting disco beats and this track is an absolute dancefloor breaker. With soul vocals filtered on a high energy bassline and warped synths, “Take it To The Floor” is a funky treat.

 

Tyler Touché – Act Of God ft. Jason Gaffner (Robotaki Remix)

Montreal native Robotaki has been a major presence in the nudisco game for a minute and this remix of Tyler Touché is perfectly sensual when amplified on summer vibes. Super groovy, it just makes you want to jazz the night away with the person you love the most.

 

SG Lewis – No Less (Kartell Remix)

Slowing it down with this one, Kartell’s take on the already sexy “No Less” is a deep, spaced out beauty that is perfect for summer nights. Using characteristics of new age R&B combined with deep house patterns, this track touches a sweet spot that is sure to get you going.

 

jackLNDN - All I See

My man Jack is back with an original production which perfectly aligns with the pace of this week’s edition of Too Funk Tuesday. “All I See” is a soothing piano house track that flips through upbeat breakdowns and chillwave harmonies. Definitely a must-listen!

 

MIX OF THE WEEK: KLP – Journey to Splendour Mixtape

OMG SO FUNKY, SUPER, SWEET, SENSUAL, GROOVY…this one will sweep you away. Tracklist:

Disclosure – Holding On {Ft. Gregory Porter} (Gus Pirelli VIP)
Julio Bashmore – Holding On {Ft. Sam Dew}
Lincoln Jesser – In My Place (Set Mo remix)
Rudimental – Rumour Mill {Ft. Anne-Marie & Will Heard}
Gold Fields – Make Me Feel {Ft. KLP}
Junior Jack – E Samba (The Aston Shuffle remix)
IMIURU – The Grandma
Terace – Let Me Know (Mike Metro remix)
Enzo Siffredi – Sometimes
Treasure Fingers – Koolaid
Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – Love Is Free {Ft. Maluca}
Tame Impala – Let It Happen

Chedda Da Connect, “Flicka Da Wrist (Julius Jetson Dub)”

Posted on July 28 2015 by zacheser
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It’s time for some truth: “Flicka Da Wrist” is an absurd song that makes very little sense. Chedda Da Connect’s ode to cooking crack or nice watches or whatever has had incredible staying power, so it was only a matter of time before Top 40 remixes started to roll out. Fortunately, for us, our buddy Julius Jetson heeded the call.

Jetson, who happens to be a part of our pals, the Nü Androids collective, decided to forgo the typical remix route on a track like this deciding to minimize the vocals in favor of an escalating odyssey through the indie dance stratosphere hitting note after beautiful note along the way. The fact that he’s chosen to make this a dub remix also speaks volumes about his motivation as a producer i.e. choosing to build a journey versus simply slapping a 4/4 kick and snare on a hip-hop track and calling it a remix. And, in that way, it harkens back to the good ol’ days of disco dub cuts: manipulating a soundscape in a manner that’s more adventurous and freewheeling than what we normally hear on the radio while maintaing an energy that works on the dancefloor. In particular, the synth patterns glide like a cruise missile as the bass strikes and stabs with gentle precision (an energy which is sorely lacking in Chedda Da Connect’s original).

Jetson’s remix isn’t about flicking any wrists. Unless, of course, it involves flailing and the echoes of “YAAAAS” in the dancehall.

Listen to Julius Jetson’s remix below.

Luca Lush, “Velvet Girls”

Posted on July 21 2015 by zacheser
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The feeling of youth is something producers try to capture relentlessly. It’s a fleeting, flash-in-the-pan ideal that escapes even the most talented musicians, but somehow dance music, for some, is the tonic to this conundrum. Oozing positivity, New York’s Luca Lush continually seems to have a natural gravitation towards this theme in his work and it couldn’t be more apparent in his latest offering, “Velvet Girls.”

Opening the track with a symphony of pads and chirping birds which exude pure, interstitial vibes and a voiceover about the reflection of self, the track eventually winds into an auto-tuned vocal that careens and floats over the ambient, almost chip-tune soundscape. It’s a bright, billowy banger of a track that warms the soul and almost seems custom made for rooftop, sunset crowds. And, seeing as it’s currently a free download, it’s definitely not one to pass up.

Stream “Velvet Girls” below.

Blisspop Daily News, 7/20/2015

Posted on July 20 2015 by zacheser
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This is what happened in dance music today, Monday, July 20, 2015.

  1. Dieter Moebius, an electronic music pioneer from the 70′s and member of the Krautrock scene, passed away at the age of 71. While his genius might not be a household name here in the U.S., he helped pave the way for IDM and worked with Brian Eno and a number of other prolific artists from the era. Somewhere out there, a nerdy DJ is coddling a 12″ Cluster record as he cries out to the heavens (via Digital Spy).
  2. Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of music streaming service Grooveshark, was found dead today at the age of 28. Rumor has it the Spotify/Tidal Illuminati are to blame (via Newsweek).

    “First Greenberg. Then those Pandora fuckers.”

  3. DJ/producer Felix Jaehn was the first German artist in over 20 years to top the Billboard charts in the U.S. with his remix of the pop song, “Cheerleader,” by Omi. The real shame is that DJs in the U.S. are gonna have to deal with basic white girls who can’t pronounce his name when they try to request the song in clubs (via DW).
  4. In a recent interview, Paris Hilton when on the record saying she thinks she’s “proven her haters wrong.” Sadly, she has. With undisclosed sums of money (via Your EDM).

    What do you love, Paris? The sync button?

  5. 80′s new wave band Duran Duran suggested over the weekend that Daft Punk, Sam Smith, or Kanye West should all be contenders for the next James Bond theme song. And while all of those are interesting choices, they clearly forgot the most obvious choice: Kygo (via Diffuser).

Passion Pit, “Sleepyhead (Cerulean City Remix)”

Posted on July 15 2015 by zacheser
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Watch out. Wave Age and Bisbeaux are coming for you. These two D.C. based producers have joined forces to form Cerulean City, a side project that they lovingly describe as “House + Pop = Blastoise,” which they have been slowly brewing over the course of the past few months. This is evident in the pairing’s first credit, a confectionary, four-on-the-floor restructuring of Passion Pit’s unavoidable electro-pop hit “Sleepyhead,” as it’s very much a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Disguised as a throwback remix in the style of Autograf or Eau Claire, their edit shifts to a much more house oriented thumper of which will make heads swirl, shoulders bounce, feet pump, and souls soar; carefree melodies and sunnyside synths are the backbone of the production giving their remix a heightened sense of pop when compared to the original.

With more tracks to come on the horizon which have been teased at several gigs since late last year, Cerulean City is a duo that the indie dance scene and pop music aficionados want to keep tabs on. Stream their remix below and be sure to look them up on social media outlets like Facebook and SoundCloud.