Archive | Funk

GUMMiBEAR modifies Justin Bieber’s ‘Holy’ with sweet jazzy house stylings

GUMMiBEAR may not yet be a household name, but that may be about to change with the delivery of the newcomer DJ’s new take on Justin Bieber’s “Holy.” Bieber’s new Chance The Rapper-assisted single already has all the makings of a sweeping pop smash, but GUMMiBEAR takes the track straight to the dance floor with […]

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GUMMiBEAR modifies Justin Bieber’s ‘Holy’ with sweet jazzy house stylings

GUMMiBEAR may not yet be a household name, but that may be about to change with the delivery of the newcomer DJ’s new take on Justin Bieber’s “Holy.” Bieber’s new Chance The Rapper-assisted single already has all the makings of a sweeping pop smash, but GUMMiBEAR takes the track straight to the dance floor with […]

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The Funk Hunters and CMC & Silenta tap La Felix for funk remix of, ‘Tribute’

The Funk Hunters and CMC & Silenta have recruited La Felix for the newest reimagining of collaborative single, “Tribute.” Following the first remix which saw Manic Focus hop on the blues-inspired electronic cut, the latest rendition finds the Auckland-based producer amp up the pace with his funk-pop production. Having released over ten releases in 2020 […]

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NPR shares ‘We Insist’ playlist detailing ‘a century of black music against state violence’

2020 will be remembered as the year when hundreds of thousands of people all over the world took to the streets despite a global pandemic to fight for racial justice. George Floyd’s murder in police custody ostensibly restarted a conversation that should have never stopped to begin with. Because for black people, this problem is […]

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NPR shares ‘We Insist’ playlist detailing ‘a century of black music against state violence’

2020 will be remembered as the year when hundreds of thousands of people all over the world took to the streets despite a global pandemic to fight for racial justice. George Floyd’s murder in police custody ostensibly restarted a conversation that should have never stopped to begin with. Because for black people, this problem is […]

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Madeon enlists EARTHGANG for new take on ‘No Fear No More’

Madeon has linked with EARTHGANG for a new remix on his own “No Fear No More,” from his lauded 2019 sophomore LP, Good Faith. The Atlanta-native emcees lay grooving versework over Madeon’s plucky, funk-laden backdrop, injecting the song with a whole new lyrical appeal while keeping the original’s structure largely intact. The new VIP remix […]

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The Neptunes usher in lead single from deadmau5’s next album, ‘Pomegranate’

With a pairing of super producers this sweet, it’s no wonder The Neptunes and deadmau5‘s new collaboration, “Pomegranate” wears its name on its sleeve. Landing at the intersection of electro-soul, pop, and R&B, “Pomegranate” finds Pharrell delivering ultra-smooth, vocoded versework over a plucky, funk-laden deadmau5 bassline set for heavy summer airplay. “Pomegranate,” which came together […]

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Flamingosis releases a funky disco balled, ‘Think Back And Remember’

Multi-instrumentalist, Flamingosis has released the third installment off of Sundae Sauuce‘s Chocolate Drizzle funk compilation, “Think Back And Remember.” With a serenading electric guitar laying atop a bed of sultry synths, the the track is carried by a pleasing, jazzy drum arrangement. The hook picks up with a wailing guitar melody and sparkling synths, giving the new tune […]

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Chromeo will stream their album launch party from NYC’s Terminal 5 in VR

At long last, Chromeo have shared their fifth studio album, Head Over Heels. An ode to all things disco, the album explores the sub-genres of funk — roping in synth pop, sultry R&B, and nu-disco sensibilities into a retro-inspired dance record built for the 21st century dance fan. And while Chromeo have always maintained a creative affinity […]

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WATCH: Nile Rodgers & Chic join forces with Mura Masa & Nao on funky new track

Nile Rodgers has proven his knack for writing hit songs over the past five decades, with collabs from Duran Duran to Daft Punk under his belt. Keeping up with the newest names in funky pop music, Rodgers and Chic have taken to the Jools Holland show on BBC Two with Mura Masa and NAO to […]

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Catch a vibe with Colby J’s new ‘Mid Summer Night’s Dream’ mixtape

Colby J is building a name for himself concocting well-rounded blends of disco, funk, soul, and blog era house, bringing his deep crates together to create a growing series of dynamic mixtapes. While there’s no shortage of LA-based up-and-comers tinkering with 808 drum arrangements and 909 snares, Colby J rather draws his inspiration in the […]

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Carl Cox & Eric Powell become ‘MD Funk Connection,’ share stories of their roots [Q&A]

Legends Carl Cox and Eric Powell remain heroes in the house and techno sphere. Despite clocking in three decades each behind the decks, their passion for their craft and drive to continually move forward musically allows them an endurance that has stood the test of time. Paired with this endurance is a profound connection with […]

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Exclusive: Mind Enterprises – S.H.A.K.E (Breakbot Remix)

Mind Enterprises served up a heavy dose of funk in his recent single, “S.H.A.K.E.” Now, he’s passed his tune off to French electro icon Breakbot to cast it in a brand new light. The original’s high nostalgia levels are kept in place in Breakbot’s remolding; however, the Ed Banger signee decides to conjure this sentiment […]

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Chromeo and D.R.A.M. are a match made in funk heaven on ‘Must’ve Been’

Chromeo‘s music is like fine wine. The longer Dave1 and P-Thugg carry the funk torch, the tastier their music seems to become, and by the sound of it, their upcoming Head Over Heels LP, might be the duo’s finest vintage yet. Joining forces with D.R.A.M. and renown Prince and D’angelo collaborator Jesse Johnson for “Must’ve Been,” Chromeo […]

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Gramatik announces highly anticipated return to Red Rocks with Gryffin, Haywyre, and Ramzoid

Gramatik has been situating himself as a cutting-edge headlining act over the past few years. When the former Pretty Lights Music signee isn’t busy pioneering the way in crypto-currency culture, Denis Jašarević has been hard at work with his new Re:Coil Part 1 EP project in addition to some monstrous collaborations with GRiZ on “As We Proceed” and Ramzoid on a remix of Flume’s track “Wall Fuck.” Having just embarked […]

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Exclusive Q&A: Break Science on how Brooklyn influenced electronic sound, working with Pretty Lights, and their newest LP, ‘Grid of Souls’

Raised in the cultural hotbed of New York City, Break Science‘s Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee have long brought their city’s rich musical history in jazz, funk, and soul directly into their catalog. As two essential members of Pretty Lights Live, Deitch (also of Lettuce) comes armed with his thunderous breakbeat style on the drums, while Lee brings a […]

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Exclusive: SoDown takes on funkstep with aggressive new anthem, ‘Kill Em’ ft Kyral x Banko

The saxophone playing, bass music producing, adventure fiend from Colorado, SoDown, is stirring up a frenzy in the dance music world for his wickedly unique productions that effortlessly blend a range of genres. The man behind the sax, Ehren Wright, returns to DA for an exclusive debut of his brand new single, “Kill Em,” on which he’s enlisted the help […]

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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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