Honestly, Toeachizown is like most, if not all, of Dam-Funk's productions—it makes you want to cruise down Wilshire Boulevard smoking a fat blunt. Slow-motion boogie kicks, low-end bass groove, and bright analog harmonies make this quintessential Dam-Funk—and that is a damn good thing.
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A new collaboration from Eliot Lipp and Leo 123, Dark Party's "Status" is an electro-funk dream—a DJ could place it next to Newcleus or Dam-Funk effortlessly, its lush synth pads and sample-based hook bringing memories of Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo to mind. Catch Dark Party on tour this summer. 07/10 Charleston, SC - The Pour House 07/12 Philadelphia, PA - Silk City 07/14 Richmond, VA - Canal Club 07/15 Savannah, GA - Live Wire 07/17 Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre 07/18 Asheville, NC - Stella Blue 07/19 Columbia, SC - The White Mule 07/20 Boone, NC - Boone Saloon 07/22 Raleigh, NC - The Pour House 07/25 Miami, FL - The White Room 07/26 Orlando, FL - Will's Pub 07/28 Tampa, FL - The Crowbar 07/31 Austin, TX - The Parish 08/02 San Antonio, TX - Limelight 08/03 Dallas, TX - The Lounge On Elm St 08/07 Birmingham, AL - Zydeco 08/08 New Orleans, LA - Dragon’s Den 08/11 Chattanooga, TN - The Lowdown 08/13 Lexington, KY - The Dame 08/14 Knoxville, TN - World Grotto 08/15 Nashville, TN - Exit/In 08/20 Milwaukee, WI - Apartment 730 08/21 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle 08/23 Columbia, MO - TBA 08/24 Chicago, IL - Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park 08/28 Detroit, MI - TBA 09/04 Breckenridge, CO - Three 20 South
Battles frontman Tyondai Braxton brings a similar sound to his upcoming second full-length, Central Market, though the more orchestral flourishes evident on "Uffe's Woodshop" might surprise fans. With soaring, looped string and piano sections and kazoos galore, the track is a bit of intensely syncopated whimsy that will simultaneously please fans of contemporary classical and indie-dance.
James Pants of Stones Throw notoriety rides shotgun on this zinger of a pop tune from French group Fortune. Giving birth to an entirely different beast, Pants strips the song down to its bare bones and shines it up nice with a jazzed-up electro-pop sheen.
Powerhouse producer Glimpse (with a little help from Alex Jones) has got the skillet spiced up and fully ablaze on this jackin’ number from his upcoming EP, The Lazer Bather. Rolled up tight in a thick batter of deep techno then dipped in a light coating of jazz, the tune leaves us feeling stuffed, yet somehow craving more.
In the world of European producer Fukkk Offf, rave is king, and things haven't changed a bit on his new album Love Me Hate Me Kiss Me Kill Me. Here, Coco Machete labelmates Disco of Doom give the title track the royal treatment on their brooding, buzzing rave-up of a remix.
One part Austin and one part Brooklyn, Neon Indian creates lush, psychedelic disco-pop that plays like a teenage Daft Punk writing songs for their first girlfriend. Their wonderfully titled first single, "Terminally Chill," is just a sweet taste of the bedroom ballads to come on their debut LP Psychic Chasms.
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