Funky house by Rufus White

DJ and remix champ Rufus White gives all you house lovers a slice of funk-pie.

Rufus White
“This Old Man (The Cheeky Monkey Lost Tribe of Dub)” (download mp3)
from “This Old Man”
(Soul Shift Music)
Rufus White – “This Old Man (The Cheeky Monkey Lost Tribe of Dub) (play)

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DJ Dove Vs. NYC Peech Boys’ disco explosion

DJ Dove Vs. NYC Peech Boys – “Don’t Make Me Wait 2007” mp3

It’s Friday, innit? Let’s party down. Why not? To kick off the weekend, I present for your discoing pleasure, DJ Dove‘s treatment of the NYC Peech Boys‘ 1981 groundbreaking club hit, “Don’t Make Me Wait” (the song that launched Bernard Fowler‘s career), from the Gr8 West End Records label. Pure electro dance fun. This music is for dancing and partying and having sex to. And that’s good.

DJ Dove Vs. NYC Peech Boys
“Don’t Make Me Wait 2007” (mp3)
from “Don’t Make Me Wait 2007”
(West End Records)

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Bangana’s Sentient Chip-Hop

Bangana – “Fresh To Death” mp3

This is the most blatant clubb myoozic evar! A true celebration of the artificial, this is what it would sound like if your CPU became self-aware. Far from starting a master race of machines and wiping out all humanity, it would just want to party, dance a while and maybe mate with a human or three after drinkys. The very soul of the machine, as channeled by Bangana, ladies and gentlebots. Dieter would be pleased.

Bangana
“Fresh To Death” (mp3)
from “Fresh to Death EP”
(Underground Collective)

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The Phenomenal Handclap Band – “15 to 20 (Den Haan remix)” mp3

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – “15 to 20 (Den Haan remix)” mp3

Brooklyn’s The Phenomenal Handclap Band are often thrown into the ‘new disco’ camp but their sound soars too high to deserve any one genre classification. The motley DJs-turned-producers make dance friendly grooves that reflects the diversity of their record crates. Add that to all the remix love the band has been receiving, and what we have is a group that will easily rock a music festival stage during the day, then rock the music fest’ after party at night.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band
“15 to 20” (mp3)
from “15 to 20 / You’ll Disappear Remixes”
(Friendly Fire Recordings)

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Claude VonStroke – “The Greasy Beat [feat. Bootsy Collins] (Natural Funk Mix)” mp3

The San Francisco house music scene is still alive and well, and with artist like Claude VonStroke feeding the 4×4 landscape, some may even say it’s thriving. Signed to the Dirtybird label, who are known mainly for throwing renegade parties in Golden Gate park where hundreds of spaced-dancers utilize their 5th pocket, Claude’s dance floor centric tracks are quickly becoming the labels most important product. “The Greasy Beat [feat. Bootsy Collins] (Natural Funk Mix)” takes house back to its pre-disco roots that’s spiked with modern tech-house grooves.

Claude VonStroke
“The Greasy Beat [feat. Bootsy Collins]” (download mp3)
from “Bird Brain (Itunes Exclusive Version)”
(dirtybird)
“The Greasy Beat [feat. Bootsy Collins] (Natural Funk Mix)” (play)
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John Brown’s Body feeling the remix love

John Brown’s Body-Give Yourself Over (GoldieLocks Vs Synth Girl remix)

The UK’s GoldieLocks and Synth Girl inject their love of analog synths, crunchy beats, and all things afrobeat into “Give Yourself Over.” The final product is an uplifting ride that will make you feel like you’re partying in the middle of Love Parade surrounded by 20,000 of your closest homies.

John Brown’s Body
“Give Yourself Over (GoldieLocks Vs. Synth Girl Remix)” (mp3)
from “Re-Amplify”
(Easy Star Records)

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Claude VonStroke, “The Greasy Beat [feat. Bootsy Collins] (Natural Funk Mix)”

The San Francisco house music scene is still alive and well, and with artist like Claude VonStroke feeding the 4×4 landscape, some may even say it’s thriving. Signed to the Dirtybird label, who are known mainly for throwing renegade parties in Golden Gate park where hundreds of spaced-dancers utilize their 5th pocket, Claude’s dance floor centric tracks are quickly becoming the labels most important product. “The Greasy Beat [feat. Bootsy Collins] (Natural Funk Mix)” takes house back to its pre-disco roots that’s spiked with modern tech-house grooves.

Claude VonStroke
“The Greasy Beat [feat. Bootsy Collins]” (download mp3)
from “Bird Brain (Itunes Exclusive Version)”
(dirtybird)
“The Greasy Beat [feat. Bootsy Collins] (Natural Funk Mix)” (play)

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Lee “Scratch” Perry as Santa Claus

Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Santa Claus”

It seems Lee “Scratch” Perry‘s musical evolution will never stop. Jamaican music innovator number one, Perry has from the early 60’s to the present been a core author of the operating systems for ska, reggae, and dub, spawning myriad sub-genres and altering the perceptions and priorities of generations of fans and musicians world wide. Quite a resume. Now on, like, his ten thousandth LP or something, “madman scratchy” has a new release on the lovely Narnack Records label. This track, a wild riff on Perry’s already wild “Having A Party” which I posted earlier, is closer to a dubby downtempo or house vibe than the Reggae based work he’s most famous for. But the unique voice and mind bending take on life are instantly recognizable as no one else’s. Here’s holiday music of a kind I promise you, you have never heard before. Santa Claus is coming, so catch Scratchy on his short US tour they just announced, and be good!

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Lee “Scratch” Perry
“Repentance”
Narnack Records

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Blunted beats

Spaceflight Orchestra-Step Now (J-Boogie Remix feat. Aima the Dreamer)

San Francisco’s beat king J-Boogie takes Boulder Colorado’s Spaceflight Orchestra’s blunted dream track “Step Now” into deep-dubby waters. From the opening beat (Apache break) this journey is a funky blissful ride on a downtempo high.

Spaceflight Orchestra
“Step Now (J-Boogie Remix feat. Aima the Dreamer)” (mp3)
from “An Orchestra of Remixes, Volume One”
(Black Bridge)

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DJ Slip Raids the Lost Dubplates!

DJ Slip – “Phoenix”

This track is a GR8 collision of various dub and electronica styles.  An exciting composition built from anything DJ Slip wanted plus the kitchen sink. Raiders of the Lost Dubplates, indeed. As contemporary as next week, and too slippery to classify.

DJ Slip
“Phoenix” (mp3)
from “Raiders of the Lost Dubplates Vol.1”
(Vinyl Syndicate)

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