I hope you are having a great week, and keeping warm wherever you are! I found some gems this week. The chart is definitely geared a little more towards the dance floor. I could not resist some of these jams! Lots of hip hop funk soul edits and remixes, alongside some tasty originals. All 10 of these are going right into my dj crate!
SPORTY-O & DJ ICEY - DISCO LIGHTS - TEQUILA RAGE FACE GANG RECORDS
This is a Super Banger Funky Breaks jam by one of the true pioneer's of the breakbeat sound, teamed up with one of the best high speed MCs in the game. I definitely need more choones like this in the crate.
DISCOBETA - LOVE IN THE SUN
Another winner edit of The Revenge of El Santoro. I love the original tune, and this edit is for the dance floor. It has just enough modern bass elements to keep it stomping, but also keeping the funk alive!
JOHN LEE HOOKER - SHAKE IT BABY (JPOD REMIX)
Jpod is one of my favorite of the up and coming glitch hop future funk producers. He manages to meld funk and bass perfectly. I have always said there is a fine line. Sometime if you bass it too much, the funk goes away. Jpod always keeps the balance!
AFROLICIOUS - GIVE IT ALL UP (ROB GARZA REMIX)
This is absolutely sick! I have been totally digging Rob Garza's solo excursions away from his duties at the beloved, Thievery Corporation. Rob has been going back to his boogie house roots. This remix is super bumping disco/beats remix of Afrolicious' new single. I can't wait to drop this at Sao Funky Saturdays!
WICKED CITY - SENSATION
This is a new live project from the amazing Krafty Kuts and Erb N Dub. There are several additional members including MC Dynamite and some wicked instrumentalists. This is a project to keep your eyes on. I would love to see this performed live and direct!
STEVE ANGELO - KNAS (DILLON FRANCIS REMIX)
I would not normally post a Steve Angelo tune in my column, but this Dillon Francis Remix is a serious primetime burner. I love tunes that completely rage at a lower tempo. This is one of those jams!
SMOV & SUONHO - A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL (DEMO MIX)
I just found this on soundcloud, and the whole compilation is dope. It was hard to feature just one track, but this tune rocks! This is a really nice demo mix by Smov & Suohno. I love everything these guys do. Jump over to Monkeyboxing.com to grab Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul Vol 4 compilation for free.
THE TREACHEROUS THREE - PUT THE BOOGIE IN YOUR BODY (ALL GOOD FUNK ALLIANCE REMIX)
Here is a brand new All Good Funk Alliance Remix of classic boogie hip hop by The Treacherous Three. This is one that will satisfy your inner B-Boy / B-Girl. Super funky future Go-Go beats and modern synths make this a surefire party rocker!
UNCLE LOUIE - FULL TILT BOOGIE (SLYNK & STICKYBUDS REMIX)
This is a really dope future funk party banger remix by two of my favorite up & coming djs. Slynk hails from Australia, and Stickybuds is from Kelowna, British Columbia. These two are both highly skilled djs and producers. Definitely keep an eye on these two. They are going places!
GANG STARR - NOW YOU'RE MINE (BOBBY C SOUND TV REMIX)
I pretty much love everything Bobby C does. He is a synth master, and has amazing taste in music. He also finds obscure tunes to remix. This is a dope Gang Starr hip hop remix. Gang Starr is one of my favs, so GS with a Bobby C Sound TV touch is perfect in my book.