There elements of Disco, Soul and Funk in his sound, but even though it’s a little smooth at times it sounds quite refreshing and melodic. It’s real feel good music! FKJ claimed some serious fame with his previous “Time For A Change” EP and is now well on his way to makin’ it big.
The first single featured Madelyn Grant (who we are sure you will hear more from in years to come) and the second song with Damon Trueitt sounds a bit like an Electric Wire Hustle cut. Since I’ve been in a Jordan Rakei mood these past 24 hours, it seems only natural to stream “Learn To Fly” featuring this super talented Australian guy on vocals. Last but not least let’s end with the fourth and final track “Open The Door”. Now enough with the reading and streaming already…purchase on iTunes if you like really what you’re hearing.
It seems like more than a few Belgian producers are into that raw electronic funk sound. Guys like Pomrad and Toolbox have been on our radar for a while now, but we recently added another one. Belgian producer Toon Janssens founded the artist name Title back in 2010. He grew up in a musical family and started playing instruments from an early age. Title is all about making uptempo synth based electronic music for the dance floor and so Title released his “Kitsch” EP on French label Cosmonostro earlier this week.
With titles like ‘Boogie Drol’ (translated into boogie turd) you know this EP is gonna sound funk-inspired. Containing ‘Serious Beats’ that sound kinda ‘Kitsch’ at times, but oh so nice. Head over to the Cosmonostro Bandcamp page and grab this for dirt cheap.
So many dope tunes to choose from, but since where Illa J fans we had to go for “Crunch Time”. And when it comes to bangin’ instrumentals “FTJFY” is a facemelter fa sho! Amazing fusion of hip hop, reggae, funk and electronic beats with more guest features from Blu, Stacy Epps, Nick Walker, Rasheeda Ali and Mansool.
Don’t be shy…go ahead and drop those nine bucks, cuz I can name 21 good reasons to purchase Astronote’s album!
French producer Astronote made his debut early 2000 in the French underground hip-hop scene. He’s a member of producers band, based in Orléans, The Forty Fivers and has worked with artists such as Mayer Hawthorne, Talib Kweli, Guilty Simpson, Rapper Big Pooh and Bahamadia.
We’ve shared quite some Astronote tunes with you in the past five years. Remember “Weapon Of The Future” from 2011 for instance? Today is a special day though, because we’re lucky to be able to exclusively premiere the bonus track “One” of Astro’s upcoming “Astroblacked” album, which is scheduled to release at the end of the month.
On this new solo project Hip Hop, Soul and Electronica are fused with together to form a more futuristic sound. Astronote invites vocalists like Blu, Illa J (Yancey Boys), Rasheeda Ali, Nick Walker, Mansool and Stacy Epps to help guide you through an aural voyage through space.
PromNite‘s “Bae Area” (Act Right) is synth-laced re-funk of Yo Gotti’s song “Act Right”. We listened to the original version and it hurt our ears so bad we had to turn it off. Enough about the original, but man does this L.A. producer PromNite bring that crackin’ Cali vibe to the table.
Earlier this year he released his “Love Songs For What?” album for those interested. Personally I’d love to hear some more Funk-inspired productions from mister PromNite so when that happens we’ll have more on this guy. On another note, this track might just be on the next ‘Future of Funk‘ mix coming to your ears sooner than you think!
B. Bravo is bringin’ the Funk to South East Asia for the very first time and together with the homies from Goodnws we urge all of you to show some love. To show his appreciation for all his Asian fans and promoters, Adam picked up his talkbox and laid down something super funky for ya’ll! Swoop up this exclusive free download asap and spread the word.
SAT JUNE 14
GOODNWS x FUTURESCOPE x SAE “INTRODUCING B. BRAVO”
THU JUNE 19
BLACK MARKET “FUTURE SOUND OF FUNK FT. B. BRAVO”
AT BLACK MARKET / WAREHOUSE 5
SAT JUNE 21
VIETNAM, HO CHI MINH
THE BEATS SAIGON “FUTURE SOUND OF FUNK”
Besides being my most beloved way to start the day, Sex On Toast is also a nine man strong band from Melbourne, bringing you an explosive mix of eighties synth-funk and pop music. You’ll really enjoy this collection of tumultuous sexuality and party jams recorded for her pleasure. Basically this is sex on a platter, preferably served blazing hot. Visit the band’s Bandcamp page and purchase a digital copy or CD to fulfill your needs!
Last month we saw a tweet from Sa-Ra Creative Partners with the message ‘We’re Back!!’
Hopefully Om’Mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn & Taz Arnold will be blessing the world with some brand new music very very soon. Till then we thougth you might enjoy a Slept on Sundays comeback in the form of “Nasty Things“. A long forgotten track that deserves to get some more love.
Moovmnt Guest Mix 09 comes from Melbourne-based Modern Funk producer Benny Badge. His “Seal The Deal” album came out last month and when it comes to that nasty Funk, the man behind Freekwency knows his stuff. We’re very happy to have Benny pick up where we left off last year. Indeed more guest mixes are comin’ your way in 2014! Much love to Duktus again for perhaps the sickest artwork till now.
Henry Wu is a very talented producer from Peckham, South East London, by way of Taiwan. A few months ago he released an EP on 22a Recordings including the song “All Over” featuring Dziko aka Shepard Manyika on vocals and Mo Kolours on percussion. This was a limited vinyl only press and has completely sold out. Unfortunately the song is not due to come out digitally any time soon, so we asked Mr. Wu if we could share this with the world.