These dudes (and ladies) can rap and rap and rap some more. Funky Four Plus One More’s “Rappin and Rocking the House” is one of my very favorites from the disco rap genre.
NYC-based producer Cousin Cole put together this “blizzard-themed selection last night for buildingbeats, an awesome NYC nonprofit.”
Another one of my top 10 songs of 2014 is “Do It” by Tuxedo, a collaboration between Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One.
DJ Harvey takes the perfect disco funk jam, “Gotta Keep On Trying” by Tenderness, strips it down, and stretches it out to build the excitement and energy to epic proportions.
Yesterday Elvis Presley would have turned 80 years old. I coincidentally pulled this 1997 Sol Brothers 12″ single off the shelf, put it on the turntable, and reveled in its late-90s big beat brilliance.
Jamiroquai’s 90’s era “Virtural Insanity” has been updated with a really cool remix by The Noise Freaks. They took a kind of future funk direction which sounds super funky.
Tuxedo managed to do a very tastefully funky update on their cover of the classic “Wonderful Christmastime” that I wouldn’t mind hearing put into rotation on air and at the shopping malls of America.
To celebrate KC’s amazing rotary mixer find, he mixed together some tunes and called it Rotary Connection (not to be confused with the awesome band of the same name).
On this Thanksgiving, I bring you Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Gratitude”, recorded live from a 1981 concert.
Superstar DJ/producer Mark Ronson teams up with none other than pop sensation Bruno Mars on the very danceable single, “Uptown Funk.” I can’t get enough of it!