Archive | Funk

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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Chromeo announce new album, ‘Head Over Heals’

Synth-pop masters Chromeo have been hard at work in the studio preparing for their next full-length album project — three years, to be exact. Their last LP was White Women, released back in 2014. Beyond touring and releasing a huge remix of Lorde‘s “Green Light” earlier this year, though, the Montreal-based duo have been relatively quiet.You can’t rush art in the hands […]

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MUST LISTEN: Brasstracks pay homage to their NYC jazz roots in new EP, ‘For Those Who Know Pt. 1’

Fresh off their shared Grammy win last year for Chance the Rapper‘s “No Problem,” Brasstracks are looking to show the world how they’ve evolved stylistically, presenting a more refined and mature sonic landscape.Now, the multi-talented purveyors of electro-soul have released a culmination of years-long tweaking and fine-tuning in the first of their two-part EP project, For Those Who Know. Featuring […]

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Meet the artists of Suwannee Hulaween 2017: The Russ Liquid Test

Suwannee Hulaween has become one of the most highly-anticipated gatherings over the past five years. Held annually at the picturesque Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, the festival has gained a veritable reputation as the South’s premier Halloween weekend festival. This year, Bassnectar, GRiZ, and The String Cheese Incident are among the top acts that will […]

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Mr. Carmack blurs genres in his treatment of Chromeo’s funk-driven classic, ‘Fancy Footwork’

Ten years have passed since Chromeo released their funk-driven single, “Fast Forward.” To celebrate the song’s 10th anniversary, the Canadian electro-funk duo have enlisted the genre-blurring talents of Mr. Carmack to breathe new life into the 2007 original.Mr. Carmack treats “Fast Forward” carefully, holding onto the track’s original rock ‘n’ roll vibes and heavily synthesized funky melodies while injecting the track with more progressive qualities. […]

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Listen to Oregon Eclipse live sets from CloZee, Bassnectar, Minnesota, and more

A considerable amount of time has passed since the Oregon Eclipse Gathering,  but exclusive sets continue to appear online as artists upload their live acts or, in some cases, even go as far as to re-record their sets.Now former attendees and eclipse chasers from around the globe can now enjoy sets from the likes of Bassnectar, Minnesota, CloZee, and […]

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Gramatik releases versatile 6-track ‘Re:Coil Part I’ EP, announces launch of ‘GRMTK’ cryptocurrency token

Currently on his massive 26-date European “Re:Coil” tour, electro-funk pioneer Gramatik has returned with his highly-anticipated Re:Coil Part I EP. While on tour, Gramatik will also be launching his very own cryptocurrency coin — what he’s dubbing GRMTK — giving him complete control over the distribution of his media via a decentralized entertainment channel called Singular DTV. The GRMTK token will also make him the first “tokenized” […]

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Purple Disco Machine presents debut album ‘Soulmatic,’ talks timelessness of disco [Interview + Album Review]

Disco remains at the forefront of dance music four decades after its genesis, thanks in part to the genius and innovation of Dresden-born artist Purple Disco Machine (PDM). With his debut album Soulmatic, Purple Disco Machine — also known as Tino Piontek — challenges the notion that the aforementioned genre was laid to rest with the bell […]

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Brasstracks – Brownstone ft BXRBER

Brooklyn-based duo Brasstracks have become known for crafting an electrifying live music outfit that fuses electronica, funk, hip-hop, indie-R&B, and whatever else strikes their fancy. Now the improvisational producing partnership — made up of Ivan Jackson and Conor Rayne — have enlisted the help of rising UK-native vocalist BXRBER on their newest original, titled “Brownstone.”Building upon a steady stream of […]

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WATCH: Pretty Lights unveils cinematic video for new track ‘Rainbows & Waterfalls’

“All through the morning rain I gaze, the sun doesn’t shine… Rainbows and waterfalls run through my mind…”It’s no secret Derek Vincent Smith often lends himself to cinematically-inclined ventures.  After all, the artist’s carefully curated Instagram and multitude of meticulously planned live shows are virtually cinematic pieces in themselves.In his latest artistic endeavor, Smith, known for his Pretty Lights outpouring, has […]

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