Inspired by The Chairmann posting ‘Charlie’, and because summer is about feeling good and enjoying the sunshine, I have decided to post a couple more tracks that have to do with just that.
The first is by the Parisian duo SomethingALaMode who we strongly support in Funkytown. Their style is a beautiful fusion of strings and smooth dance basslines, all done in a way that says “of course classical can be funky, have you not heard of the l’exception française?” Properly entitled ‘Little Bit of Feel Good’, this song was the basis of a rather unhealthy obsession of mine for quite a while. They also just released an EP that features remixes by the likes of Louis La Roche and Bloody Beetroots so be sure to check that out as well.
The second track is by the four man group Modestep and was released to much critical acclaim earlier this year. Hailing from London, they have already amassed a sizable fan base without even having completed a full album. ‘Feel Good’ begins with uplifting vocals then completely demolishes your eardrums with hard-hitting bass so make sure you have it turned up. Modestep- Feel Good
Summer is officially in full swing and I got some audio endorphins to compliment your various shenanigans. First up is The Phantom’s Revenge disco-house tune “Charlie”. Swanky piano riffs and a catchy bassline compliment a simple chorus that gets straight to the point: “I feel good”. Phantom completes the package with a bank of samples paying tribute to one of the best characters ever written on a TV show (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s, Charlie). Disco house + It’s always sunny… need I say more? The Phantom’s Revenge – Charlie (Original Mix)
And finally some funk that doesn’t mess around from a new favorite of mine, Discosocks. “Slap My Bass Up!” sounds distinctly old school to me with a crunchy bassline and frantic horn section. I need more of this… and so do you DiscoSocks – Slap My Bass Up!
Rod Kashani (a.k.a. Sticky K) is also loving life right now. He is an extremely talented Producer/DJ from San Francisco with a very unique style… Wobbly but not dubstep. Melodic but not quite house. Traditional Persian music retrofitted to demolish any dancefloor. This combination of multiple influences, plus a dash of fidget, loads of variation, and a shit ton of attitude blend perfectly to create his incredibly distinctive sound. His last three EP’s plus an assortment of remixes have gotten a lot of people talking, and none are doubting his skills. With Diplo and Crookers supporting his tracks it won’t be long till he’s a household name in dance music. ‘The Reason I Love Life’ is off the California EP that was released a year ago last month, but it could never be more relevant. His official releases are available from iTunes or Beatport.
and a remix for good measure. (many of which are free to download on SoundCloud)
Earlier in the year Nick Thayer pulled off the impossible and released an enjoyable “Barbara Streisand” remix. Amongst the vast ocean of garbage trying to catch some residual fire off of Duck Sauce’s megahit, Thayer’s was the only one that was allowed an exclusive villa on my hard drive.
I recently started digging through his releases including a brand new album, “Just Let It Go” and I can’t understand why he doesn’t have a larger presence in the United States. He’s tackled remixes of some huge tracks and seems to have a huge following in his native land of Australia. Thayer doesn’t seem to hold allegiance to any single genre but he almost always guides his tracks back to some raw headbanging electro-style riffs. Check. Check.
Note: this is not actually p0gman, it's just a fat kid with pogs
Sorry for the delay everyone, me and chairman have been busy. The good news is that during the wait, I discovered p0gman, one of my new favorite dubstep artists. Reminiscent of skream and trolley snatcha’s head banger style, he somehow manages to make them his own without deviating from the minimalist template. I can’t get enough. Enjoy, and try not to break your neck.