Here are 7 entirely random songs that I’ve been blasting on and off for quite some time.
The mix kicks off with Griz’s “Summer 97′ feat. Muzzy Bearr to get things going well with sexy “future funk” grooves. Next up is our homie, one of the best rising producers in the underground hip-hop scene, Phoniks. This mix features legends of the golden era like Notorious B.I.G. and Big L. After this 50 minute Dealer De Musique mix you’ll be Hooked on Phoniks.
To transition the mood a bit, yet keep things on the funky side I choose London based producer Skewiff. The track is an official remix of Pizzaman’s song “Happiness” from 1996. The song is available for FREE DOWNLOAD. “Skeewiff are a funky breaks act started by Producer/Composer/Remixer Alex Rizzo and Jalapeno Records Label Founder Elliot Ireland way back in 1998.”
In keeping with the theme of UK artists, we bring you the New Mastersounds from Leeds. The funky B-3 groovy group is a must-listen for you jazz or New Orleans funk enthusiasts. The song, “Made for Pleasure”, is the first single and title track off their new album due out Oct.2nd on Royal Potato Family Records. Pre-order the new album now here.
We switch gears in the playlist to some upbeat Summertime vibes (even if it is early September) with Norwegian DJ Matoma’s remix of Will Smith’s classic track “Wild Wild West” created for his 1999 appearance in the movie. If you’re a fan of Viceroy then this will be right up your alley.
We just had DJ S.O.U.L.Jah on the pirate ship excursion we did with our friends at Heady Entertainment and we hope to have him back soon. Here is a remix track with S.o.u.l.Jah collaborating with partner Adam Analog, one of Dallas’ most respected producers titled “Make You Feel.” The song is available for Free Download.
To finish up the playlist is an old school gem from Tame Impala. In the summer of 2010 I walked into an MGMT concert at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX. After their opening set everyone in the crowd was asking “Who was that?, they were awesome”. Needless to say I didn’t know who they were, but you can bet I was on google after the show to find out. After that Tame Impala’s “Innerspeaker” became an anthem to that summer, one of the often overlooked tracks by some fans is the synth heavy psychedelic journey of “I Don’t Really Mind”.
Here’s to a great hump day as we cruise into labor day weekend! Labor day Playlist coming soon…