Archive for the ‘Funk/Soul’ Category

Dam-Funk – Glyde 2nyte Ft. Leon Sylvers III & Leon Sylvers IV

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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Second single from Dam’s upcoming sophomore album, which I’m anticipating more than any other album slated for the end of the year.
I always enjoy hearing Dam’s collaborations with others, they make for really interesting variations on his signature style. His template is pliable in a way that allows his guests/co-conspirators to imprint their own presence onto it strongly, but without overbearing Dam’s funk je ne sais quoi.
The two non-album tracks included as ‘bonuses’ with the single demonstrate this well by juxtaposition. ‘Glyde’ is polished, it’s bounce tempered by the Sylvers’ veteran sophistication. Meanwhile ‘Haunting Me’ and”Fisticated’ are pure uncut Dam, with more punch and some frayed edges that peak through the drum programming.

VIDEO: The Jack Moves – Time & Enemy

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Another good one from the Jersey soul duo, who are now 3/3 with their singles.

VIDEO: The Jack Moves – Season’s Change

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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These guys are now 2/2 with their singles, and their videos are absolutely excellent too. I’m really looking forward to their album, which unfortunately at the moment doesn’t even have a date. But the two songs that have been released are officially up for sale on Itunes now, that’s something.
Wax Poetics has details about all of this as well as some insight into the video from the singer of the group, go there and read it.

DJ Burn One & The Five Points Bakery – Canape (Instrumental EP)

Friday, May 1st, 2015
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New instrumentals from Burn One & Co. are always welcome. This short set leans on the cloud-rappy side of things, and features Ryan Hemsworth on co-production duties for ‘Voix’. No Clams on this though, which is a mild bummer*. Not sure why all the titles are in French, but why not.

* Can’t find the tweet evidence but Burn One confirmed that a collab between him and Clams is indeed in the works.

The Chi-Lites – Oh Girl (screwed and chopped by Drobitussin)

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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Another awesome random dart from Drobitussin, who might be my favorite unheralded Youtube c&s savant. The original song is obviously beyond classic and doesn’t need any help, but I’m very much enjoying the woozy druggy effect which the slowdown adds to it. Bonus points, imagine this version playing instead of the original in the classic Sopranos scene where Tony beats up the assemblyman for sleeping with Irina (somebody make this happen pls).
The chop is available on Drobitussin’s Screwed and Chopped Too Far Out compilation.

VIDEO: Droid Bishop – Exodus

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Droid Bishop “Exodus” from Andy Last on Vimeo.
John Carpenter’s new album somehow got me into a deep synthwave hole on Youtube around 3am on Saturday, and Droid Bishop’s music was one of the more interesting things I found down there. His stuff is more dynamic than most others I came across, it gets a bit emotional at times and so goes beyond the prerequisite retro-futuristic cheese. ‘Exodus’ is fairly representative of what he does, plus it has a cool video. Another good one from him below.