Set Mo have had a great year, with a series of killer remixes and an excellent debut single. The Australian duo have one upped themselves, dropping one of our favorite tracks yet as part of the new Stoney Roads compilation. “Let’s Cruise” is an easy and addicting deep house groove that’s as seductive as it is danceable. The vocals make it easily recognizable and the piano stabs add the perfect amount of extra bounce. The track’s also up as a free download in conjunction with the rest of the (excellent) comp. Grab it now:
Nancy Whang at this point is a national treasure. As one of the pillars of New York’s DFA Records, she has made a name for herself as their Vocal Queen: a position that has allowed her to be a part of game changing groups like The Juan Maclean, Classixx, and LCD Soundsystem. Earlier this year, she released her first solo EP, The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks, where she payed tribute to the mega-disco label, Casablanca. And it was a marvel. In fact, her collaboration with Audiojack, the Italo-disco groover “Like An Eagle,” was such a stand out track that we believed nothing would be able to touch it and pay it justice. Until now.
This particular cut from Whang’s EP has gotten the edit treatment by Colorado’s Funk Hunk and it is just as spirited and inspired as one would expect from the Denver based disco wizard. That said, the beauty of this release is the track comes to us in two-fold: the first is a slow paced, blistering hot, low BPM monster; the second is an entrancing synthscape arpeggiated to great effect. And while these new edits of Ms. Whang’s disco extravaganza are indebted to the source, seeing as they throb and pulse with many of the familiar tones from the original track, Funk Hunk has managed to retool each element in a way that allows for a comfortable distinction between each cut. In other words, his take isn’t about remaking a remake, but rather it’s building upon it and adding to the legacy which, in many ways, is the true sign of a masterful producer.
Check out both edits after the jump and visit Funk Hunk’s SoundCloud for free downloads of each version.
Here’s the perfect week starter for you. Water Face is pushing some of the freshest music I’ve heard. Seamlessly mixing nu disco and soulful house leanings, his tracks are super funky, irresistible, and warm feeling. Fans of the French Express guys will find alot to like here, and the production quality is top notch. The Dj mix is quite enjoyable as well so make sure to cue in now. You’ll be seeing this name a lot in 2015.
One of the busiest DJs out there in the scene, LA’s Vice, has a new treat for us as Wednesday gives way to the free fall that will eventually get us to Friday. Known primarily for his work as a progressive house and electro producer, Vice channels his inner Tchami for a high energy, super dose of real deep vibes on Schoolboy Q’s “frat rap” standard, “Hell Of A Night.” We’re talking all the makings of a certified banger: punchy synth progressions, atmospheric build-ups into cataclysmic drops, and a fantastic repurposing of Schoolboy Q’s vocals layered over blistering, 80′s electronica inspired pads. If Vice were Victor Frankenstein, this would be the marvelous creation concocted in a secret lab. And thankfully, we here at Blisspop don’t shy away from monsters. We lovingly accept them.
Hit up Vice’s Facebook for the free download and listen to his remix after the jump.
DC’s Ken Lazee has been a long time friend and favorite of both the DC dance music community and the Blisspop family. Easily one of the best DJs in the area, Lazee’s mixes have a skill and maturity to them that sets them apart from the masses of DJs out there. Recently he opened for Danny Daze at U Street Music Hall, and when he sent us the recording, we had to have it for the Blisspop Mix Series (and luckily he obliged us ). Below is an hour of deep and tech house grooves that command you to shake and remind you why you love house in the first place. Take a listen and grab the download while you’re at it.
Dany Deep – Baja Gang (Jose Oli Remix)
Yay – Yayahuasca (Halo & Hector feat. Local Play Remix)
Mowgli – Caraibi (Tom Flynn Remix)
Till Von Sein – Ovas (Catz N Dogz Ohne FX Remix)
Loco Dice – Detox (Original Mix)
Oscar G. – Set You Free (Original Mix)
Tiefschwarz & Seth Troxler – Trust (Tim Green Remix)
Emanuel Satie – All The Lights (Original Mix)
Francisco Allendes – New Era (Original Mix)
Mineo – Turn Out The Lights (Jamie Jones Remix)
Joeski – All By Myself (Original Mix)
Butch – Pompino (Original Mix)
Daniel Stefanik – Confidence (Adam Port Remix)
Martin Landsky – Reject (Joeski Dub)
Apollonia – Sona