Thursday, June 17, 2010
Here is some more sweet disco from Delegation. I don't know why they weren't as big as they should have been. Their production is solid and their hooks are really catchy. Their catalog is also a sample haven for disco house producers. Here are some hits from the supergroup...
"Delegation- Heartache #9"
"Delegation- Where is the love"
"Delegation- You and I"
^^I have a feeling Chromeo was inspired by "You and I" for their track Fancy Footwork. What do you think?
Friday, June 4, 2010
Let me introduce to you, OhYeah. He's a disco-house producer that has a talent for finding rare gems and flipping them into party bangers. He caught my attention when I heard his track "Starcloud" where he flipped a certain rare disco track I knew of. Now he's just released a new jam called "Super Nintendo Chalmers". This electronic disco monster is sure to please and when you hear the original Sharon Redd track you would not believe the chops that went into "Super Nintendo Chalmers". Go show OhYeah some love on his myspace and look out for this talent in the days to come. Enjoy!
"OhYea-Super Nintendo Chalmers"
I happen to have sampled the same track and flipped it in a whole other way.
"Wine & Cheese- Handle It"
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Believe it or not, in 1985 Mcdonalds made a boogie funk record! It's a compilation of very rare artists and one that stood out to me is Anthony Lockett and his track "Decision." Anthony, is a singer/guitarist who's worked with the incredible group, Cameo. "Decision" is a real catchy boogie funk tune. Thanks McDonald's for this one! Enjoy...
"Anthony Lockett- Decision"
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I got some rare synth funk for ya! The year: 1983 (Arguably the BEST year in synth funk!) The Group- The Mobley Gang (Have you EVER heard of these guys!?) The track- "Groove for You" (A super sweet synth funk jam!!!) Look out for the intense synth solo!
"The Mobley Gang- Groove for You"
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Been a loooong time since I've posted. But I'm back with some sweet disco!!!
The track is "Stand Up (Reach The Sky)" by Delegation. I discovered this song when I was checking out some disco-house tracks at Juno. A producer by the name of Discotron sampled Delegation and turned it into a house BANGER! Definitely pick it up at Juno and in the meantime enjoy the original jam. The chorus is EPIC! Thanks to Boogie Business for the track.
"Delegation- Stand Up (Reach for the Sky) Boogie Business Edit"
"Delegation- Where is the Love" Video
Monday, April 19, 2010
I'm really into jazzy-hip hop instrumentals right now. I discovered this dude Jazziel Funkard who makes these huge compilation albums of rare jazzy breakbeat jams. This guy has opened up my mind to some seriously good music. Jazz-Hop is the perfect soundtrack for chillin at your place on a sunday or conquering busy cities on foot armed with your ipod. Heres a few tracks...
"Asayake Productions- Si-Rutu D Screw"
"Till Broenner and Samon Kawamura- Diavolo"
"Lobe- It's time to..."
"DJ Cam- Saint German" (Me or the Papes)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
A fantastic disco funk joint from the trio Klique. It just so happens that Grum remade their 1982 hit "I Can't Shake This Feeling". I don't know who did the vocals but she did a great job. The video is directed by The General Assembly and it's a crazy video! Enjoy...
"Klique- I Can't Shake This Feeling"
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Really diggin this track by Alton Edwards. He's a Zimbabwean (first time I've ever typed that) singer that had the 1981 hit, "I Just Wanna". It's super catchy and I love the horns. I found this gem from Bentleyfunk blog, back when it was working! What happend???
"Alton Edwards-I Just Wanna"
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Theirs not much info on Gordon Dewitty. I know his nickname is The General and he did some production work for Con Funk Shun. I also know that in 1983 he released this rare dance floor boogie jam called "Life in The Big City". Can't get enough of this one. Vocoder funk always gets me :)
"Gordon Dewitty- Life in the Big City"
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Australia's DCUP is on top of his game right now. From remixes to originals this guy will get your ass on the dance floor! I got a chance to interview the nu-boogie master about his new lifestyle and love for funk. Here's what he had to say...
Westorious: You've really taken off as a producer and DJ in the past year- signing with Sweat it Out, top of the nu-disco charts on Beatport and even making the newspaper in Singapore . How does it feel?
DCUP: It's quite affirming to have people get into the music you love making. I'd planned for a music career a few years ago, so I feel relief more than anything! It's a strange way of life, that of the Dj/producer, but for me its perfect.
Westorious: What got you into Funk music?
DCUP: I've been asked this before. I pin point it down to "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck. It's not funk, but it was my first taste of jazz, thanks to my Aunt and it challenged my ideas of rhythm and harmony which, untill then, had been taken from my parents love of folk music.
I proceeded to fall in love with Miles Davis, then nu-soul like d'Angelo and Jill Scott, then electronica like jazzanova and bugz in the attic. Now for me its disco and 80s funk.
Westorious: What got you into Producing? Did you come from a musical background?
DCUP: The desire to mess round with things. I made a few beats with fruity loops and was won. I'd always been a garage musician but found the classroom and school band painful. Nonetheless, my music teachers always had faith in me, so now I'm calling it!
Westorious: Could you briefly describe your music making process?
DCUP: Find the hook, make It good. Don't do anything until that hook is there. Then lay the bitch out and make it fat and pretty.
Westorious: You recently worked with Yolanda Be Cool on your latest track "We No Speak Americano". Which has received a lot of good attention! How do you like collaborating on music?
DCUP: I'm not a great collaborater, actually. YBC were good in that they started the track and then let me take it over the finish line. Too many cooks spoil the broth! I love working with singers or players, but it takes a special synergy for two producers to work side by side.
Westorious: What do you enjoy more, DJ'ing or Producing?
DCUP: Producing. For sure. But there's a huge thrill in having a fanbase for your productions and then showing them how you like to party.
Westorious:What are you doing when your not making music and DJ'ing?
DCUP: Just with friends, cooking, eating, drinking and being merry. Hell that's what your meant to do, right?
Westorious: Currently listening to?
DCUP: New Jack Swing.! Lisa Lisa !! Jam by MJ, get into it.
Big thanks to DCUP for the interview. Such a cool dude! Go pick up his music at Beatport. Your life will be much better :)
"Denzal Park- Filter Freak (DCUP Remix)"
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I remember having the biggest smile on my face when I first heard Lorenz Rhode. I was into funk music of course, but it was the first time I had heard funk infused with house and electro. From his synths to his talk box, I was immediately in love with Lorenz's style. Hailing from Dusseldorf, Germany Lorenz is a super talented DJ/Producer and one of the nicest guys! He was kind enough to let me drop you with his EPIC masterpiece- "Disco Evolution". It's more like a synth-funk evolution and I couldn't be more excited about this track!
Go pick up Lorenz's music at Beatport or Juno and support this incredible music!!!
"Lorenz Rhode- Disco Evolution"
Lorenz Rhode killin it live in Berlin
Friday, March 12, 2010
Here are some Boogie Hop singles that aren't on my albums. I tried my best to get them to everyone when I made them but if you haven't got the tracks, here ya go!
"Westorious- Stand Up (Cutie Pie)"
"Westorious- You're So Sexy Gangsta"
"Westorious- Like I Love You (Hardcastle Mix)"
"Westorious- Rocin' It"
"Westorious- Bust A Move Calvin"
"Westorious- Every Single Night"
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Not my usual rarity but this song is just too cool (pun intended :). New Edition were an 80's version of the Jackson 5. This song is significant for being one of the first pop songs to incorporate rap. Or what I like to call Boogie Hop.
"New Edition- Cool It Now"
*Bonus* Cool It Now Video
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I happen to be a high steppin' hip dressin' fella so it's only natural I show you this sweet disco track from the Love Unlimited Orchestra. From their 1979 album Love is Back. Enjoy...
"Love Unlimited Orchestra- High Steppin' Hip Dressin Fella"
Thursday, March 4, 2010
And I thought Boogie Hop and Yacht-Funk were cool genres. Bop-Funk sounds like Funky Big Band Bee Bop! The sound really only comes from the fantastic 80's group the L.A. Boppers. They might not be for everybody but their fun, funky, bee bop style really gets me!
"L.A. Boppers- Is This The Best"
"L.A. Boppers- If It Is That Way"
"L.A. Boppers- La La Means I Love You"
Monday, March 1, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
When I preview new tracks I'll start the song and if it sounds slow I'll just skip it, cause I'm not big on the ballads. But I've found that some songs will seem like a ballad but give it a minute and BAM! An upbeat funk JAM!! The song still maintains that smooth love theme but it gets you dancin! Here's what I'm talkin about...
"The Whispers- I'm Gonna Love You More"
"Jocelyn Brown- Somebody Else's Guy"
"Earth Wind and Fire- Fall in Love With Me"
"Chocolate Milk- All The Way"
Man, 1983 was such a good year for funk! Here's a sweet soulful track by George Duke. I found a great edit of the song from GMGN called "On My Mind". They pump up the track disco-house style for the clubs but nothing beats the original! Enjoy...
"George Duke- Reach Out"
"GMGN- On My Mind"
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I've had this track from Richard Jon Smith for a while now. I discovered it from an interview where Breakbot mentioned he was listening to him. From the interview - "It's very good disco from 1983, I wonder why he's not more famous it's exactly what I would do if I had a good singer". Breakbot and Westorious approved, enjoy...
"Baby's Got Another (Frankie Rodriquez Edit)"
Friday, February 12, 2010
Ahhh back when I used to make beats...and rap!!! My best friend CK and I would would always battle each other. This is one of my diss tracks on him. The best part about it is I used his Korg Triton to make the beat! Muahaha...
"CK and the Yayo"
"Shit and Shower ft. CK"
(Some of my Beats)...
"Come Here Baby"