London based producer Will Dorey aka Skinshape creates some intriguing musical landscapes with his latest track, The Mandala. Mixing the ’60s psychedelic pop sounds of the past with some downtempo groovy vibes, Skinshape surprises with this no sample used attitude but only original music placed within this almost six minute delight! An avant soul cinematic incarnation to blow your mind!
Stay alert for an album coming this Autumn!
London girl trio Juce! made quite a buzz with their songs Call You Out and (H)ours a few months ago. Well, July 9th marks their return with the uplifting ’70s inspired disco pop Burning Up. Alongside with some old skool R&B vibes and a quirky Stax sparkle, this song is a cheerful fire starter for this years Summer!
We’ve had our suspicions about the change of style since her latest single but MONIKA doesn’t seem eager to stop there! Secret In The Dark is a groovy, late ’70s disco funk el diablo that whether you want it or not your body will follow that groove! A soothing dance pop gem to remind you the wild and glory days of technicolor New York that you’ve never lived carrying a sweet addiction that you’ll never want to quit!
Secret In The Dark LP will drop in the near future via Archangel Music.
Austin, TX based singer/songwriter Abram Shook is ready to drop his debut album, Sun Marquee, on the always flamable Western Vinyl records. Tribe is one of the bonus tracks that will accompany the album and its hazy soulful tropicalia along with the exotic, beach flavored dream pop will get you in the mood for barefoot evening walks by the sea! A hypnotic thrilling glimpse through a man’s vision!
Sun Marquee LP will drop on June 21st and you can pre-order the digital download via itunes.
Male/female Los Angeles producing duo D.veloped and their marvelous edit on The Zombies classic Time Of The Season! With additional vocal samples taken from Daft Punk, Missy Elliot and Yello, this is the song that will follow me all summer long like a bouncy, future funk shadow! I don’t use to post many edits on this blog but this just worth it!
Tom Noble's House Of Spirits is the glassy home of some sensual, glam inspired sounds. Holding On continues to serve with admirable honesty the ’70s disco-funk-boogie rotation, emitting a sparkling soulful vibe lighted by a blinded disco ball in a blaxploited mobile party! Obviously, Tom Noble is a nostalgic junkie of the past reminiscing the times where Stax crushed with the dancing beats of a futuristic division, making us extremely happy that he can give birth for once again to those beautiful sounds!
Holding On/Keep Holding On (Peaking Lights Dub) 12” is out now via Beats In Space.
Limerick based God Knows + mynameisjOhn dropped a few days ago what it could end up one of the most intriguing hip hop albums for the year 2014! Mixing classic hip hop vibes, grime evocative stylish percussion, addictive soul and blues samples, uplifting dub grooves and an extremely talented MC, Rusangano/Family moves with ease from Roots uplifting funky sounds to Tyler, The Creator's haunting drunk nightmares! Below you can stream two of the highlights: the striking sounds of Standard and the dub infected delight Raise The Bar.
Are you in for a treat? UK’s mystique - soon to be stars - outfit Jungle dropped ahead of the release of their debut album a new song, the rather fantastic Time! I don’t know what’s happening inside the (sparkling!) water that they drink but Time doesn’t disappoint at all, instead works like a perfectly placed ’70s disco/funk soul that makes your feet going crazy, making even harder to pick a favorite from their short listed catalog! Another perfect tune and a reason why their album is the most anticipated release of 2014! Period!
I recently sat down and finally listened this gigantic album from Brooklyn based darlings Ava Luna. These guys with Electric Balloon LP managed to deliver one of the best albums of 2014 thus far! Their unique ability of combining the Funkadelic influences into the dirty, vagabond slo-mo yet energetic rockn’roll which is rooted in the muddy veins of the ’70s, is absolutely amazing! Below you can listen the mind bending, smokin’ jam of Genesee and you’ll see what i’m talking about!!! Hallelujah….
Electric Balloon LP is out now and you can get it over here!
It’s Friday, so the talented Laura Groves decided to share with us a Spring treat home recording entitled…. Friday! It’s a piano pop rush sound with a gospel twist to make the nerves tingling and a soul inspired heart to make any hazy mind blossom! Charming and willingly playful in its romantic vein!