Just stumbled on these two dudes from Wales and Holland that go by the name Televisor and they.. guitar. good. The staggering amount of joyfulness flowing out of “Stand-up” simply incapacitates my working English. Hit them up on facebook and soundcloud cause their numbers don’t reflect how great they are.
This marks the first interview we’ve ever conducted at Funkytown and I’m pumped to say it’s with none other than my dude, Kreap. Despite a 17 hour time difference we were able to coordinate a skype call for a 20 minute conversation. From his music alone it’s obvious that the man is a master of his trade but I didn’t realize what a pure producer he is until our conversation. He was also kind enough to hook us up with a sweet minimix including some of his unreleased tracks, which is linked below the interview. Check out all these goodies and stay up to date on his endeavors by following him on soundcloud and facebook.
Kreap is a juggernaut of disco love and another strong argument in my case for the domination of Australian disco funk. Not only does he release most of his material for free on soundcloud, in glorious wav format, but he also has fresh material on what seems like a weekly basis. If your into disco or funk do yourself a favor and give him a follow.
Bobby C Sound TV is a media jack of all trades. A prolific remixer, producer, and film editor, the man flawlessly combines his talents, often with a a sense of humor to boot. Typically disco funk with some big beat electro sprinkled in, his productions are always high quality yet light hearted. Almost like a showcase of his impeccable taste, he heavily samples from movies and classic music genres. Dudes got it. As always, show his fan pages some love for more free music and updates on his endeavors : soundcloud & facebook
I love to use SoundCloud to find new music, but if there is one thing I hate about it, it’s when artists spam the shit out of me in the hopes that I’ll listen to their music and start following them. If you do that then you should stop. When I get 10 requests in my inbox to listen to your songs do you want to know what I do? I delete them all without blinking and go on living my life. The reason I hate it so much is because 99.9% of the time your music is terrible which is why I’ve almost entirely stopped even listening to it. However, Isco may have single-handedly changed my mind about being sent music on SC. He didn’t send me a million requests that encompassed all his songs (and this is possibly because he only has one). What he did do however was send me one request to listen to one of his songs. I decided to give it a listen, and, for once, I was not disappointed. This fresh face to the music scene just absolutely killed it with his first production! Isco’s style is a perfect blend of disco funk and synth-pop. We should all be hoping that Midnight is just the first surprise of a long line of amazing japanese dance bombs being dropped on unsuspecting U.S. listeners. (still too soon?)
Been meaning to write about these guys for a while. LBCK stands for Long Beach County Kids but the duo has quickly expanded their fanbase past their home state of California. Their style is what I would call hard disco. Always fun, funky, and constantly meandering into glitch/electro styles. In addition to a consistent flow of remixes they also know how to dish out the mixtape love. The wide range they cover leads to some less than elegant transitions but their selection is something special that I relate to whole-heartedly. I’d be down for these guys even if they didn’t make their own music. With that here are some tracks and a prayer for a full length LP.