Finally there is a light at the end of the tunnel of winter! The temperature is starting to rise, and these tunes will start getting you prepped for the spring. We have a huge summer lining up for FK5. We just confirmed several huge festival appearances including WAKARUSA and LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE. It is going to be a good one! I am stoked!
THE GAFF - REPRESENT THE REALNESS
The Gaff is back again with a classic hip hop remix. This jam is straight fire, and will definitely get the party started! Represent The Realness is mostly instrumental with a great vocal hook. The music side could definitely fit into a world set as well. It would fit nice on one of our Funk The World mixes.
A.SKILLZ & BEATVANDALS - BEAT DON’T STOP (VIP MIX) - BOMBSTRIKES
A.Skillz just dropped a VIP Mix of his classic remix with Beatvandals. This is a super funk banger! It is something that every funky dj should have in their crate. The original came out on Bombstrikes, who are about to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Be sure to check out this label. It features a lot of great DJ friendly party rockers.
SHANTISAN - AVENIDA ATLANTICA (DJ FARRAPO REMIX)
Both Shantisan and DJ Farrapo make beautiful music. When they team up, and one remixes the other, you know it will be amazing. This tune was dropped just in time for Carnival in Brasil. This is fantastic world music that will get everyone dancing! The vocals by Micheline Cardoso are simply beautiful. Check this one out, and get familiar with these guys.
DOG BLOOD - CHELLA RIDE (MR. OZIO REMIX)
This is a sick mid tempo remix from the legendary Mr Ozio of the new Dog Blood tune. It is very repetitive, but will slam the system with heavy low end. This is a great tune to change it up. It will move you from mid tempo groover to banger. Pretty much everything Mr. Ozio does is very interesting. Some of it is out of this world!
YOUNG MC – KNOW HOW (BOBBY C SOUND TV REMIX)
Another sick remix from Bobby C. I love what this guy does in his remixes. He always keeps the integrity of the original, and adds great modern elements with drum programming. I feature this guy a lot, but it is because he makes dope tunes and remixes.
K7 - HI DE HO (SAMMY SENIOR REMIX)
Great party rocking wobble bass remix of the K7 classic HI DE HO sampling Cab Colloway. I am a big fan of Sammy Senior. He is definitely doing some awesome future funk swing music. This remix is great for people who like classic swing, and phat beats.
PETER SELLERS & SOPHIA LOREN - GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME (SKEEWIFF’S SAMBA VOCALIZADO REMIX)
This is absolutely beautiful. Skeewiff is probably one of the best producers out there. His knowledge of all world, funk, soul music is vast. This is a classic remix of Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren. Super Samba Bossa style. Another perfect jam for Carnival. It features a free download, and a WAV version for all of you audiophiles.
PRETTY LIGHTS - LOST AND FOUND
Pretty lights and his PLM crew have been spending the last few years putting downtempo, trip hop, and future soul music back on the map. It is amazing to see people absolutely grooving to this style. It used to be something you only saw in lounges, and now it has hit the main stage at many festivals. It will continue to grow, as people feel the need for music that soothes their ears!
THE SPANK! - MARCUJA
Another alias of Basement Freaks is The Spank project. Combining moombahton with his patent funk injection makes this a serious primetime burner. I have been rocking this tune at gigs for month, and it slays. He just released it on Beatport. Get on this, because it rocks!
JENNY LEWIS - BAD MANS WORLD (JAYL FUNK EDIT)
This is a perfect set ender tune. That is why I will feature it last. Plus it is a free download, so go get it! Jayl Funk has been at it for years, representing Germany and the future funk/soul sound. He is another up and coming dj/producer that you should check out. He has lots of stuff on his soundcloud, and several releases and remixes are dope labels. Get familiar!