Archive | Funk

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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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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