Friday, June 22, 2007

Funky Friday Playlist

Get yer dancin' shoes on.

Pizzicato Five - Baby Love Child
A bit of classic J-pop from the '90s. A lovely little track.

Dizzee Rascal featuring Lily Allen - Wannabe
From Dizzee's latest Maths And English, this is an inspired pairing that sounds pretty good to my ears. "Your Mum buys your bling." Hehehe.

Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
Headhunters is a '70s jazz fusion classic. This track has been done many times, many ways, but this one is pure muso-funk bliss - whatever that is.

Simian Mobile Disco - Hotdog
This one is a big hit with my daughters due to it's copping of an old playground clapping rhyme - let's get the rhythm of the hotdog, indeed.

Roisin Murphy - Overpowered
Roisin gears up for solo album #2 with a corker of a tune. Check the Hype Machine for mixes.

Boom Bip - Rat Tail
Wow. From leftfield hip hopper to '80s flavored electro/italo master, Boom Bip brings the hot synth action on his new Sacchrilege EP. I like it.

Bullion - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Bullion - God Only Knows
Got this in my inbox a week or two ago. Bullion Ness is from the UK. He has taken The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and reconstructed it in the style of J Dilla (RIP). I am very impressed with this head nodding goodness - great beats, cuts and melodies. Nab Pet Sounds In The Key Of Dee here - its worth it!

Matthew Dear - Don And Sherri
I continue to be impressed by the latest from Matthew Dear. Asa Breed is an intoxicating brew of glitchy electronics, micro house beats, downtempo weirdness, pop songs and plenty of real instrumentation all mixed up with Matthew's deep vocals. Quirky and unique and memorable. Listen to this one on the headphones...

Taana Gardner - Heartbeat
A disco classic that has served as sample source to many - delicious!!

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