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
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.
Rising tropical house king, Matoma, is next in the line of Tegan & Sara remixers to celebrate the 10th anniversary of So Jealous. The remix fits the track surprisingly well, surrounding the delicate vocals in a wash of reverb and effects while building a chilled out tropical groove. It’s the perfect end of the night song for beach parties and late drives.
English singer/songwriter Tahliah Barnett, better known by her stage name FKA twigs, had a standout year in 2014 as she established herself as one of the hottest artists on the Billboard Chart, appearances in Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, and sold out shows worldwide. But with her cross-genre appeal as an alt-R&B and electronica artist, it was only a matter of time before the remixes started to pour in.
The newest remix to surface, however, may just be the critical FKA twigs remix for every house DJ’s repertoire. Tackling Two Weeks, which is arguably the biggest track on her debut album, ‘LP1,’ Sydney Producer/DJ duo Playmode has stripped away the transient, witchy nature of the original and fashioned the track into a heavy, synth-layered pressure cooker of a remix that produces a juicy, flavorful listening experience. Featuring tier upon tier of uplifting percussion samples that allow Barnett’s vocals to float weightlessly and a soundscape that envelops you like crêpe envelops its filling, Playmode’s managed to reel in the deep house aesthetic that grows increasingly popular each day without churning out something run-of-the-mill or safe. This remix is haunting, elegant, and a proper showcase for FKA twigs’ tour de force abilities as an artist.
Hear the Playmode remix of FKA twigs’ Two Weeks after the jump and visit Playmode’s SoundCloud for a free download of the track.
DJ/Producer Chris Bushnell is a very busy man. In addition to founding EDM super-blog The Bingo Balls, he has risen to prominence in the electronic dance scene through monstrously energetic monthly mixes, gargantuan remixes and bootlegs, and residencies at some of the hottest clubs in Miami and Orlando.
His newest concoction is a remix of Fireball, a track by Washington, D.C.’s own Gent & Jawns on their ‘Faded’ EP through Mad Decent, and it bangs, it drops, and it will slay the dance floor in all the right ways. In Bushnell’s hands, the track becomes a trapped out, high energy party starter where the main focus is to give every twenty-something in the room something to twerk about. And for that reason, it succeeds. Featuring finely chopped vocal samples, aggressive snares, and builds big enough to make the ghosts of Andrew Carnegie and Cornelius Vanderbilt jealous, Chris Bushnell has truly outdone himself with an edit that, God willing, could change the landscape of the Trap subgenre/machine in the months ahead.
You can listen to Chris Bushnell’s remix of Gent & Jawns’ Fireball after the jump and visit his SoundCloud for a free download of the track.