Some nasty Italian acid jazz funk for you. “Say It Again” borrows heavily from the gut funk of “Good Good Feeling” by War and lays it on with vocals by none other than CeCe Rogers, psychedelic guitar riffs and live instrumentation that keeps it loose and oh so funky.
Standout track from Mister Saturday Night’s Brothers and Sisters compilation, General Ludd’s “C” slowly builds to its inevitable tribal conclusion.
21 year old Chicago rapper, Vic Mensa, part of the 2014 XXL freshman class, released the video for his upcoming single, “Down On My Luck” over a month ago, and surprisingly it has a heavy UK garage deep house vibe.
Disclosure transform the hip-hop/soul production of Pharrell’s “Frontin’” with their signature dubby garage sound, and 2003 gets updated for 2014 via 1990.
As a thank you gift for DJing a friends birthday she offered to host a dinner for me at her house. The only thing she wanted me to bring was music so I threw this mix together and we eat and laughed and generally had a great time. The name of the mix says it all!
One of the highlights of the Classixx Hanging Garden album was the St. Etienne-esque “A Stranger Love.” LA-based producerSalva takes the indie-dance tune through a very chilled out wringer, but gives the song a more upbeat and stripped down energy.
Ed Sheeran & Passenger’s “No Diggity Thrift Shop (Kygo Remix)” gets a really well done remix from Kygo. This has a nice mellow fun vibe.
Toronto-based house wunderkind Kaytranada strips all the MJ-inspired elements away from Bruno Mars’ “Treasure,” and rebuilds it as a futuristic deep house jam.
Here’s a couple hours of Stereo Faith and Stylus rocking on H St. one Saturday night.
Longtime DFA Records friend Reggie Watts has teamed up with Irish electronic musician/DJ, Sh*t Robot for SR’s newly released happy piano house single, “We Got A Love.”