Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Disco Funk Machine (Something Else! on Wtnr Radio.com for 9/23/2010)
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Something Else! Intro leads us into the first of many new pieces of music that has graced my mailbox, Canada's Juno award winner (sort of like a grammy) Dubmatix's "Struggle (feat. Dennis Alcapone.)" He's got a new album in stores now, System Shakedown, with all sorts of great guests and the big bass that we love so much. Next up is lovely soul number "Destiny," another "mailbox track" by L.A. vocalist Erik Rico & Marc Mac (of 4hero.) If the phrase "Duck Sauce" means anything to you other than food, you might recognize the next groove, Final Edition's "I Can Do It (Any Way You Want It.)" It is the source material for Armand Van Helden and A-Trak's dance floor monster, "Anyway." A few more joints in the disco-funk realm are "Full Tilt Boogie" by Uncle Louie and Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes' "Hot Lava." Turns out Disco Tex is Kenny Nolan, writer of 70s smash hit "Lady Marmelade." Going latin for a couple, Grupo Arambere's "Iaia (Butti 49 Fuego Fusion Mix)" holds down the Brazilian while Nacional Records' act Choc Quib Town kicks it Colombian-style with "De Donde Vengo Yo" translated, "Where I'm Coming From." I think many of you know that I make music as well as DJ'ing, but if you didn't, my track "Technolude" should remedy that. One of the other benefits of being both a music-maker and radio DJ is that I can follow my own tunes with tracks by people like Outkast's Big Boi! I've featured "Shutterbug" before but this electro-house remix (Jack Beats 'Clean' Mix)" is new for me and leads well into a few other things I wanted to close out with, Richard Vission & Static Revenger starring Luciana's "I Like That (Dave Aude Dub Remix)" and tech-house track "Firecracker (Nic Fanciulli Remix)" by Yousef. The Dave Aude Dub is amazing. There are some other remixes of "I Like That" that showed up in my mailbox as well and will get played, but this one is head and shoulders above the others. Nic Fanciulli's Remix of "Firecracker" is a great closer for a set that featured a lot of funky, disco vibes.
You can find funk in the machine if you free your mind. ...and your a** will follow.