Monday, December 28, 2009
Here's a fresh, synth funk banger from good ol' Chromeo and DJ Mehdi off the album Lucky Boy. "I Am Somebody" is definitely the stand out track on the album and I think I discovered the original track they interpolated. 80's synth funkster, O'Bryan and his track "Soul Train's A Comin". It could be just a coincidence they sound similar but I have a feeling Chromeo were inspired by this track. You can decide..
"DJ Mehdi ft. Chromeo- I Am Somebody"
"O'Bryan- Soul Train's A Comin" Sample
I Am Somebody Video.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
This sweet synth funk jam from Tyrone Brunson was featured on Chromeo's 2006 compilation CD, Ce Soir En Danse! It's a great compilation of rare synth funk tunes and "Hot Line" definitely stands out. Enjoy...
"Tyrone Brunson- Hot Line"
"Brass Construction- Party Line"
Friday, December 18, 2009
Here is an edit I did of the The Coup's track "Tight". The song is off their 2001 album "Party Music". It's a pretty dope album and this track was just dying to get the Westorious treatment. It's a nice west coast party jam with Caesar and Lil' Kim on the raps. Enjoy...
"The Coup- Tight (Westorious edit)"
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I love hearing disco edits of rare 80's gems. Friend is a disco edit master! Theirs not much info on this guy but I know hes from London and he's a very versatile producer. From disco edits to obscure Chinese sounding Hip Hop, he's definitely doin his own thing. I'm posting two of his demos called "Secret" and "Celebration". Two fantastically fun disco jams. I could do without the kids vocals on "Secret" but the way he chopped up Con Funk Shun is perfect. "Celebration" is a bouncy synth funk jam that is undeniably addictive. I don't know what the original track is but I'm sure I'll find it along my funky trails.
"Got to be Enough" by Con Funk Shun (Sampled for "Secret")
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Vernon Burch was a former Bar-Kays member and went on to do solo work in the late 70's and early 80's. I have all 4 of his albums and out of all them these two tracks stand out the most. From his 1982 LP "Playing Hard To Get". They are simply amazing disco funk tunes. Enjoy...
"Joy and Pain"