Yes, you read that right. Hit the funky bell folks, we got ourselves a funkalicous groovesational banger! NYC duo Crush Club have just released ‘Trust’, a super groovy dance anthem. ‘Trust’ is out everywhere Friday, November 2nd but we got our hands on this little gem a day early and HAD to share the love.
Ed Banger mainstay Thibaut Berland, better known as Breakbot, is back again with new music, delivering a short and sweet five-track EP, roping together three new original works and and two accompanying remixes, including one from fellow French veteran Yuksek. Another You brings the return of Breakbot’s frequent collaborators Ruckazoid and Irfane on the project’s title track and “Devotion” respectively.
Another You is a quick listen, coming through as a lean collection of infectious new disco bops, riding plucky bass lines, sexy vocals, and fleeting, dreamy percussion accents across five new tracks. The EP is a fun exercise in collaboration, including a feature by Berland’s girlfriend on “Don’t Stop The Dance.” Lace up your dancing shoes — Breakbot’s latest is bound to get you moving.
No song is safe these days from a Goshfather flip. The producer’s infectious retro disco stylings have spiced up tracks from artists ranging from JAUZ to Skrillex. The remixes follow the same cheeky dance-first ethos as his originals on labels like Spinnin’ and Hysteria. Now, Goshfather is follows his “Nice For What” remix up with another full makeover, this time taking on Kanye West and Lil Pump‘s internet-burning track “I Love It.”
The original track’s highly NSFW verses were built around the instrumental’s undeniably groovy bassline, and Goshfather’s take most definitely follows suit — but that’s about the similarities end. The remix is a sped-up disco romp that drops the track’s slow and slinky feel into a ’70s bowling alley. Slap bass is joined by wailing saxophone and an uptempo four-to-the-floor beat, and the effect is almost enough to distract from the rappers’ raunchy lyrics still tucked into the rework. Goshfather’s take proves any track can go disco if he puts his mind to it.
Jenaux has dropped a digital trophy as a celebration of a stellar 2018, after releasing multiple singles that reassert his funky electronic style, including “My Friend” and “Give It Up.” Now, the New York City-based producer is sending out a reminder of his career history in DJing with a new extensive mix. Funk Tape ’18 debuted on Apple Music’s home page this week and includes 15 unreleased original mixes, as well a special edits of his two latest singles. The hourlong mixtape shows Jenaux’s style in full force. With each new edit, nu disco and electronic crossover production are pared with groovy basslines and exciting guitar riffs.
For the past two years, Wax Future has been pushing the boundaries of Electro-Soul with a unique hip-hop funk sound. The Philadelphia duo, comprised of Connor Hansell and Kieth Wadsworth, continues to impress and captivate audiences with their refined sound, and their newest album is no exception. “Source Code” is the perfect showcase of mastery
After taking over the summer with his last collab “One Kiss”, Calvin Harris is back at it again with another MONSTER collab, this time with London superstar Sam Smith. The collab titled “Promises” is another sure fire radio smash using the same formula as “One Kiss”, powerful vocals and a super catchy funky house beat.
Running the range from heavy headbanging to raw funk, Barely Alive’s new album is called Odyssey, it’s 14 tracks tall and features the likes of Virus Syndicate, Great Good Fine Ok, Splitbreed, IAMSU, Mad Hed City and Nah Mean. This album is more than just a bunch of singles slapped together, this is a journey
Multi-instrumentalist, Flamingosis has released the third installment off of Sundae Sauuce‘s Chocolate Drizzle funk compilation, “Think Back And Remember.” With a serenading electric guitar laying atop a bed of sultry synths, the the track is carried by a pleasing, jazzy drum arrangement. The hook picks up with a wailing guitar melody and sparkling synths, giving the new tune a venerated, vintage disco aesthetic.
New Jersey-based producer/beatboxer/DJ, Aaron Velasquez, is known for his smooth, crisp production sensibilities, proctoring relaxing, mood boosters that lean on sonic subtleties in their appeal. His sound is heavily influenced by beat makers like J Dilla, Flying Lotus, and Madlib. Reach for “Think Back And Remember” for a cruise with the windows down, or study session buried under headphones and let Flamingosis take you away.
At long last, Chromeo have shared their fifth studio album, Head Over Heels. An ode to all things disco, the album explores the sub-genres of funk — roping in synth pop, sultry R&B, and nu-disco sensibilities into a retro-inspired dance record built for the 21st century dance fan. And while Chromeo have always maintained a creative affinity for vintage stylings, Dave1 and P-Thugg are celebrating their newest release in the most contemporary way. Can’t make it out to New York’s iconic Terminal 5 for the album’s live debut? No problem — cut a rug from the comfort of your own living room.
In conjunction with Oculus Venues, the Funklordz will live stream their performance in VR for fans across the world to enjoy. The show will air tonight (June 15) at 9:30pm EST/6:50pm PST, broadcasting Chromeo’s newest material from Terminal 5, replete with all the visuals, lights, and sounds of a full concert experience. Head Over Heels, the duo’s first full-length project since 2014’s White Women, features contributions from DRAM, The-Dream, French Montana, and more is available now via Big Beat Records.
Nile Rodgers has proven his knack for writing hit songs over the past five decades, with collabs from Duran Duran to Daft Punk under his belt. Keeping up with the newest names in funky pop music, Rodgers and Chic have taken to the Jools Holland show on BBC Two with Mura Masa and NAO to premiere their funky new track, “Boogie All Night.”
NAO acts as the main vocalist on the track, pairing her breathy, high-energy vocals with Rodgers’ classic guitar riffs. Mura Masa also takes the stage wielding a guitar, holding his own against the funk and disco legend. With a new album from Nile Rodgers and Chic set to arrive later this year, there is no telling what kind of groovy collaborations will be seen.