Zimmer’s ‘Galapagos’ is a steady inspirational build built for the Caribbean. Wasn’t a fan of the whip sounds I heard near the start, but it’s a small price to pay for the rest of this tropical dance. Best part is when the vocals kick out towards the end and it’s nothing but in your head.
When the beat drops off just under a minute in, it feels like Panda and their ‘Eighty Nine’ goes for a whole change of pace. Rarely do I see a song successfully pull off a complete change up and although this isn’t quit that it’s a beautiful balance between disco highs and deep soul lows.
Still can’t believe that switch up. Keep rewinding back with me.
I get the pleasure of seeing Mr. Rathsman tonight at Mighty in San Francisco along with the rest of the French Express label. The label houses some of my favorite funk & disco acts, including my very favorite, the headliner Moon Boots. I’ve been all over Moon Boots for a few years now, but this is my first taste of Rathsman with his ‘Feel What I Feel’ track. I’m sure I’ll be feeling whatever they put on tonight.
Lee Everall helps push out some of the best deep house, disco shit with his label Never Say Never. And now he treats us to the first of a mixtape series that sports some of its finest and so much more.
Before Luminaire was Luminaire, he teamed up with Everall as Never Say Never. And the duo start this mix off right with their very own, ‘The Half.’ It’s been on repeat for days at this home.
Jesus, I did not realize Brandy’s “Baby” was so hot! Thank ColeCo for the refresh with an all too funky bass. Makes me realize Brandy wasn’t just some 90′s teen tv actress. God, that voice with that bass!
Someone needs to create a standardized database where samples are credited. Or maybe something like Shazam that can automatically figure out where the samples come from. Because so far on too many tracks today, noone credits nothin’ (you get what I mean).
The key to these disco-house beats are their vocals. Update vocals to something fresh like on ‘Get To This’ and trust me you’ve got me suckered in good. Solid bass line, Quinten 909.
I may have been more of a Michael fan back in the day, but Janet is the one making a comeback in this untraditional style, via the remix. She’s got a handful of my favorite disco, soul & funk producers remixing her right and I’ve been waiting far too long to present it to you. Now some of them have been so chopped & fucked with that it doesn’t even sound like Janet anymore, but I assure you it’s all in good taste. Guarantee you’ll find some gem to obsess over for sometime.
When a woman is giving me nothin but trouble, this is my jam to show her. It may not help the situation, but Lamar can pull it off where no other can. I may not have listened to the original too much, but this Far Soldi edition streams right into my disco ear – which I recognize you all don’t have (but should!).
This is not a promotion for Le Youth & Touch Sensitive at the Rickshaw this Thursday, July 18 (well that was). But really I could care less who’s going, except for the few people I know here in the Bay Area who are somewhat into this style.
Unfortunately like most people though, including myself, they’re lazy as fuck. You tell them there’s a show this Thursday with producers who are defining the future of disco, funk & soul and all of them coincidentally are working at the butt crack of 7am the next day.
Well, I call bullshit. Not that they’re bullshitting me, but they sure as hell are bullshitting themselves. To choose a good nights rest over an experience our children would have killed to go see, like us and our envy of 60′s culture, is simply a shame and I won’t have it!
So here’s my second attempt at getting these lazy fucks off their ass for a good show in SF. For the rest of you, enjoy a mix of Le Youth & Touch Sensitive’s best. If you are going to the show in San Francisco, let me know in the comments below. First drinks on me.
I asked WMNSTUDIES if they had any Janet remixes on file – I’m putting together a super solid (yes, super) mix of JJ remixes – but they didn’t have anything finished quite yet. I held off on this super solid mix to see what they could come up with, but I soon started to realize I may not like it. WMNSTUDIES has been pretty consistent so far, but too many times I’ve had to let down an artist and they usually don’t take it too well.
Thankfully, WMNSTUDIES keeps with the quality and mixes one of Janet’s hits into another disco-pop sampler that I’ve been over-obsessing over lately. I don’t know if it’s got the moves to take on a few of my favorite Janet Jackson remixes I got lined up, but they’ve definitely made the cut.