Friday, August 25, 2006

Funky Friday Fourpack

Since I've been posting old school tunes all week long it's time for some new stuff to help you get your groove on. These are a few of the new-ish records I've been playing this week...

Cansei De Ser Sexy - Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
Music blogger favorites for months now, these Brazilians bring the party on this record. It's a spirited mix of electro, post-punk and funk - half of the record wants you to rock out while you dance, the other just wants to party. Rude and crude and a lot of fun.

Outkast - N2U
I have to say that I'm enjoying the duo's new album Idlewild - it's a sprawling, experimental set that takes in crunk, electro, Prince, Cab Calloway and a little bit of everything else. This is a Big Boi jam that features Khujo Goodie, and the first time I heard it I loved it's laid back vibe. A raunchy little tune with a bumping groove.

Ratatat - Lex
Drafting '70s FM radio guitar chords onto quirky synth-hop makes for interesting listening. The duo's second album Classics picks up where they left off, but seems to move in a more direct, tuneful direction. This track got me right away with it's Art Of Noise breakbeat intro.

The Gossip - Listen Up! (A Touch Of Class Rmx)
From a mini remix EP that has mixes by MSTRKRFT, Arthur Baker and Le Tigre comes this deliciously groovy remix, stretched out and languidly funky. This chick can really sing.

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