Young buck Jarreau Vandal from Amsterdam has been making some serious WAVE(file)S this year. Together with Vincent Paolo & Blaxton he’s been succesfully throwing Wavefiles parties at Club Up for two years. Last December four of his tracks were released on the Soulection White Label 003. Before he blows way out of proportion lets talk a bit about his latest remix of Alina Baraz’s “Paradise” featuring label buddy Esta. Man do the percussion and synths flow fluently like water…très bien.
I tip my hat to Ell and join the long list of fans to come. Thanks for the free download available right here.
AD Bourke rejoins Five Fold Records for a second outerspace voyage entitled “Equal Turns”. Take a trip to the inner mind, an aurally administered distillation equal parts cosmic melodia meets gritty Detroit house. On the new EP Adam comes fresh as ever displaying subtle basslines and perfect synthwork especially on “Divvy“. That song became an instant favorite, so we thought we’d sneak you an early peak before it drops digitally next Monday. Pre-order yours on iTunes and also look out for the 12″ vinyl to be released a few weeks later.
Now we’ve known AD Bourke for a while, but for some reason we totally missed the boat on a tremendously dope track called “Dust” that was released for free over a year ago. Another recent project was a remix AD did together with London producer Royalty for Mr. Scruff‘s “Render Me” featuring Denis Jones. This also has a tight Andres remix on there and is out on 12″ via Ninja Tune.
Guess that’s two 12-inches you’ll have to look out for at your local records shop!
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”
Don’t believe everything you read, but Diversa is actually a 91 year old tortoise from the Sea of Tranquility. Don’t you just hate it when underground decides to stay underground by digging themselves in as deep as humanly possible? Or when a major label makes it look like an artist is independent, forcing an imagine onto producers? Well we don’t…we care about the freakin’ music. His latest “Do You” is on that sexy downtempo groove. We suggest you start following young Diversa before he blows the f*ck out of proportion or drowns in muddy water.
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 I wrote a little something about Sivey (made in Manchester) on Okayfuture, telling the world about a collaboration with Evil Needle (made in France). Well the wait is almost over, because in a few weeks they release their official “Constructive Interference” EP on Soulection. Although the two never met in real life, they worked together on this project for three years. Sivey brings that distinctive UK flava to the table, while Evil Needle adds that warm glow to the downtempo parts. Today the duo shares with you the single, “Constructive Interference” which they are giving away as a free download.
Young Taylor McFerrin has been amazing us with beautiful music lately. The three singles leading up to his full-length “Early Riser” album have been nothing but astonishing. With an all-star lineup including Nai Palm, Emily King, Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Ryat and father Bobby McFerrin this was bound to be superb. Luckily the rest of this masterpiece is just as good as what our ears have been fed till now.
We picked our two favorite songs (“Florasia” and “Stepps”) of Taylor McFerrin’s Early Riser to give you an idea how incredible this really is. I’m definitely purchasing this on vinyl and I suggest you too pick up one of the best releases of 2014. The album is available via the Ninjatune shop or at your local record store.