The new SoulParlor album, called Smile, finds future funk meeting sensual soul on a record that is at once deep and danceable. (more…)
Tokyo Dawn Records is releasing the fourth installment of its series of electro compilations. The Boogie Volume 4 features tracks by future funk heavyweights such as Colonel Red, Amalia, and Reggie B.
The record opens with the powerhouse combination of Positive Flow featuring Omar remixed by Opolopo (“My Prediction”). And it doesn’t get any funkier than Opolopo‘s second remix on the record – “One Step Closer” by Leisure Lab favorite, Personal Life. This track alone makes The Boogie Volume 4 worth picking up.
Massive electro funk grooves mixed with future soul from the Tokyo Dawn crew – listen below.
Jamie Lidell’s “Big Love” is unabashedly optimistic without being ironic or overly precious. The song is upbeat electro-funk, and the video, featuring the Q-Kidz Dance Team, is pure upliftment.
Jamie says, “The Q-Kidz are the bomb. They destroy all cynicism with their sheer joy and passion and leave a trail of heart-warming smiles behind them wherever they go. It’s pretty rare these days to feel a genuine life rush but these girls with all their raw passion, discipline and exuberant joy just blew us all away.”
Check it out below:
Sarantis brings the sounds of techno and future grime on Electric City, an exploration of the dystopian urban environments imagined in a number of 80s science fiction movies. The synths and drum machines are big on this record – more bombastic than subtle – but coupling the over the top instrumentation with a darker concept (and thus darker melodies) makes listening to the album engaging and fun. Hear more below, and check out a video for the song “Boss” featuring M.I.K.