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Rhodz – Cut It Free (Falcon Funk Remix)

Falcon Funk just dropped off a galvanzing remix that’s primed for dance floors and headphones alike with their take on Rhodz’ “Cut It Free.” The Swedish duo take on Rhodz’ groundwork original piece, proctoring an ultra-funky slice of glitch hop heaven that keeps the listener moving from start to finish.  Taking some evident inspiration from […]

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Parliament returns with first single in 38 years

The P-Funk pioneers Parliament have released their first single in 38 years.“I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me” is a deeply insatiable, off-kilter bass number which follows the George Clinton-fronted Funkadelic Kendrick Lamar-featured remix of“Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You” and the 2014 album First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate. The new track features Scarface and Clinton […]

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Good Morning Mix: Floating Points b2b Motor City Drum Ensemble live at Dimensions 2014

Few sets compare to the near six-hour showdown that took place on the final night of Croatia’s Dimensions festival in 2014.A huge lightning storm broke out as Motor City Drum Ensemble and Floating Points were poised to close out the night. In an effort to combat the uncertainty, the two decided to share the decks on the Eglo stage while […]

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N.E.R.D’s self-titled fifth studio album is a chaotic affair rooted in social commentary

No_one Ever Really Dies: even the acronym by which American funk rock supergroup N.E.R.D — Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley — were founded upon suggests a non-traditional marriage between chic nonchalance and latent sentimentalism. Consider the collective sense of fervid urgency that is currently igniting the veins of millions of disenfranchised American and global citizens, inject a lethal dose of vogue funk and bottle it […]

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Throttle and Niko the Kid unite on Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg’s hit collaboration ‘Signs’

Spinnin’ Records recruit Throttle is by all accounts closing out a breakout year, but as 2017 draws to a close, the Aussie beatmaker has one more gift up his sleeve as the “icing on the cake.” Teaming up once again with Atlanta’s Niko the Kid, the pair have joined forces on a new remix, honing in […]

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Flamingosis & Ehiorobo – Stowed Away

Aaron Velasquez, better known as Flamingosis, has released his collaborative single with singer Ehiorobo. The moniker “Flamingosis” derives from a freestyle frisbee move that Velasquez’ father invented. The New Jersey based funk producer is heavily influenced by such genre defining beat makers as J Dilla, Flying Lotus, and Madlib.“Stowed Away” is a sonic experimentation in […]

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Exclusive: Opiuo unveils the glitchy ‘Botrok’ ahead of forthcoming EP

Oscar Davey-Wright, better known as the innovative funky and futuristic bass music producer Opiuo, has revealed a new single “Botrok.” The New Zealand-born producer has been making his rounds on the US-circuit opening for the likes of Pretty Lights, GRiZ, and Bassnectar. Arriving as the first single off his forthcoming EP Syzygy, Dancing Astronaut is immensely pleased to exclusively unveil “Botrok.” A vibrant […]

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Chris Lake flips Chromeo’s ‘Juice’ into a certified club burner

Chromeo are coming back strong in 2018 with the announcement of their next studio LP, Head Over Heels, and they’ve already teased fans with some fresh funk from the upcoming record with a leggy lead single “Juice.” The new track is quintessential Chromeo, tongue-in-cheek 80’s-inspired synth pop with a tasty singalong hook, though now the duo’s latest is being blessed […]

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MUST LISTEN: Jackmaster’s end of year Mastermix is here

Just in time for the weekend and the holidays around the corner, Jackmaster has shared his end-of-year Mastermix. Steeped in funk and oozing delectable disco anthems, the dynamic mix is masterfully crafted.Beginning in 2009, Jackmaster’s Mastermixes have since become an institution in the dance music world. This year, in near two hours, Jackmaster offers but a taste of the […]

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Backwoods unveils initial 2018 line-up, announces move to former Wakarusa grounds

When Wakarusa announced the cancellation of its annual event due to legal/financial woes, faithful attendees were heartbroken. No longer would they be mining for quartz in the rivers twisting through Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains, stumbling upon waterfalls around every bend, or taking in scenic views of Mulberry Mountain. Wakarusa would become nothing more than a storied legend.Wakarusa attendees can now […]

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Gramatik goes public with his new cryptocurrency, builds a $9 million GRMTK entertainment economy

One month has passed since Gramatik announced his very own cryptocurrency, alongside the release of his fourth EP project, Re:Coil Pt. 1. In so doing, the technologically inclined electro-funk producer made a historic move in becoming the first artist to have his intellectual property tokenized, thereby creating a new funding model for artist-fan relationships.“Embedded in the GRMTK token […]

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Big Gigantic release annual ‘Winter Chill Mix’ Vol. 4 [Free Download]

With the advent of winter comes a dearth of the massive festivals that define the warmer months so thoroughly. Luckily for those in the dance music community, the colder months often bring some new fiery, high-profile mixes to warm the soul. From RL Grime’s chilling Halloween IV mix to Excision’s heated Shambhala mix (out November […]

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Pomo remixes Hall & Oates’ classic ‘I Can’t Go For That’

Canadian producer and multi-instrumentalist Pomo has released his contemporary development of Hall & Oates‘ smash hit of ’81, “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),’ via Ultra Music. The original track, released amid Hall and Oats’s salad days, marked the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame duo’s fourth number-one hit on the Billboard Top 100.Pomo, known for blending elements of hip-hop, […]

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SunSquabi – Just A Little

Coming off of a breakout year in 2016, Colorado’s  SunSquabi is riding a massive wave of momentum. The three-piece live electronic outfit made waves with their two debut releases on GRiZ‘s All Good Records, Odyssey, and Deluxe. The group has spent much of the last two years touring extensively, bringing their immersive live electronic experience to fans all across the […]

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Marvel Years – Bigger Than We Feel ft. JuBee

Cory Wythe, the electro-soul producer and instrumentalist behind Marvel Years, is a promising young talent out of Vermont. His artful blend of dance music and soul-shredding guitar offers a unique hybrid of glitch, retro-funk, classic rock, jazz, and hip-hop that has gained support from Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, Gravitas Recordings, and Gem & Jam Festival. Coming off the release of his EP, The Arrival, […]

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Birocratic – Kabuki Inlet

As anticipation for the release of Sundae Sauuce’s next compilation, Strawberry Drizzle, continues to grow, the group has unveiled the second track off said release, Birocratic‘s “Kabuki Inlet.” While not a vast departure from the producer’s oeuvre, “Kabuki Inlet” does represent a changeup in disposition.The Brooklyn-based producer leans into more of a funk vibe than his […]

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Running Touch – Equaliser ft I.H.

Anonymous Melbourne act, Running Touch, has released his newest electronic pop/funk tune “Equaliser,” featuring I.H. The producer, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has watched his efforts materialize this year, with his debut EP A Body Slow eclipsing the top spot on iTunes electronic album charts, peaking at #9 overall. 2017 also saw the enigmatic artist open for illustrious acts like ODESZA and ZHU for the […]

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A-Trak, Bauuer team up on new tracks, ‘Fern Gully’ & ‘Dumbo Drop’

Earlier this year, electronic heavyweights Baauer and A-Trak announced a short run of back-to-back performances slated for the fall. The pairing seemed too good to be limited to a tour so new music from the LuckyMe mainstay and Fool’s Gold head honcho had to be on the way.Now, the two superstar producers have joined forces for the […]

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Stream The Russ Liquid Test’s genre-bending 7-track ‘World Gone Crazy’ EP

The Russ Liquid Test‘s future-oriented funk and jazz stylings continues to gain momentum across the live jamtronica scene. The New Orleans-based trio — known for their clean fusion of live instrumentation, psychedelic visuals, and digital sound design — have just capped off a mind-blowing Suwannee Hulaween performance as one of the last stops along their extensive fall tour.On Nov. 3, The Russ Liquid Test […]

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Disco Fries – ‘Side By Side’

Disco Fries quickly became known figures within the EDM scene after they partnered with Tiësto in 2013 for “iTrance.” Since then, the New York-based duo have honed their sound into a highly palatable one that walks the line between pop, commercial house, and to some extent, trance.Lately, the outfit has been exploring their pop side […]

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