Posts Tagged ‘Funk’
Self-proclaimed Ghetto Tech artist and New York City resident Maluca Mala comes off her collaboration with Robyn on “Love Is Free” with a new funk filled single “Make That Move” with Solidisco. Originally debuted at the MTV VMAs during a Stuart Weitzman commercial featuring supermodel Gisele Bundchen, “Make That Move” is reminiscent of classic 70s disco songs. Listen below.
New York producer Equal follows up his 2013 ‘leisure funk’ single “Lost In The Evening” with “Shakedown,” a retro disco fever inducing track featuring vocals from Brisbane singer Seja.
“‘Shakedown’ is the product of good friends getting loose on a hot summers night,” Equal says of the making of the track. “There was no end product in mind, only to have fun, hang out, and make music together.” “Shakedown” is out tomorrow via The Knocks’ HeavyRoc Music imprint.
Pomo is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and producer living in Montreal, QC, Canada. Growing up in Port Moody, BC, he matured through the Vancouver music scene, introducing himself to various elements of music. After moving eastward in 2012, Pomo has hit his stride in the electronic dance music market, joining the likes of Kaytranada, Ta-Ku, and Stwo on the HW&W roster. Drawing from various influences, Pomo makes an effort to distance himself from genre-defining elements while approaching his music from an organic and raw songwriting perspective. Using elements from hip hop, electronic, and 70s/80s funk, the multifaceted producer likes to draw people in with the malleable dynamics of his music, something that attracts himself to artists like J Dilla, Prince, Disclosure, and the emerging EDM scene as a whole. After being featured in Kaytranda’s live set and receiving nods from the likes of Disclosure, Bondax and Gramatik, Pomo has broken into the international market, receiving recognition from media outlets like Vice’s Noisey, THUMP, Earmilk, Soulection Radio, 22 Tracks and many more. Now, growing on his Canadian electronic music notoriety, Pomo is preparing to expand his presence by bringing his live show overseas, making appearances through Europe, North & South America and Australia. Pomo will be returning to Fortune Sound Club June 26th with locals Yurie, Cherchez & Winnie’s JSPH getting things started. You can purchase tickets at Red Cat Records, Beat Street Records, Zulu Records or online here BUT we’re giving away a pair of tickets and all you have to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “POMO” in the subject line and your first and last name in the body, winner will be contacted by Friday (June 26th). Stream some of his tracks below and good luck!
Icterine (XXYYXX’s side project) releases his first track remixing Allie X‘s pop track “Tumor” and gives it a funky remix that definitely gives the song a refreshing take on it’s catchy vibe, stream below!
Montreal/ Fool’s Gold Records artist Shash’u will be doing his Vancouver debut this Friday at Fortune Sound Club for Happy Ending Fridays with locals Jolin Ras & Winnie’s own Christian Flores getting things started. Shash’U is a Montreal producer, DJ and songwriter who has been active for the past ten years and has been associated with Piu Piu, the electro-beat movement. The artist, of Haitian descent, has a long track record as a DJ for street dance battles. Shash’U has worked in the world of Hip-Hop, Pop and Electro Acoustics with an array of international artists such as James Di Salvio, Youssoupha (Fr), Kutmah (UK), Gage (Fr), Kaytranada (MTL) and Gilles Peterson (UK). His EP and remixes available online, have earned him international recognition and invitations to some of the greatest DJ gatherings and festivals, including Boiler Room, Low End Theory, Piknik Electronic, Hit + Run and Igloofest. Shash’U describes his style as PWRFNK (Power Funk), a genre he made popular through the distinct character of his drums, the ubiquity of his bass and his melodies influenced by 70´s-80´s funk revisited with an urban / vintage-hip-hop /street beat flavour. You can purchase tickets online here and if you’re feeling lucky we’re giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the show and all you have to do is email us at email@example.com with “SHASHU” in the subject line and your first and last name in the body, check out some of his work below and good luck!
The Canadian prince of disco grooves Cyclist is back today with this acid-tinged funk flip of Vancouver’s Neighbour, featuring Piper Davis on vocals. One of the heaviest hitting mid-tempo burners we’ve heard at Winnie in a minute, be sure to check out his excellent summertime flips of Rogue Vogue and Anoraak.
London’s Tom Misch remixes Sugarhill Gang’s infamous track “Rappers Delight” and gives it his own musical twist not taking too far from the original sound but definitely giving it a refreshing take, stream or download above!
Vancity’s own Jolin Ras from the Ulterior Motif crew hooked up with Nine. for an exclusive all originals mix that will sway you through so many different vibes including Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Reggae and more. Stream or download the mix above and make sure to check out the interview here!