Friday, February 22, 2008

The Return Of Funky Friday

Goldfrapp - A&E (Hercules And Love Affair Remix) - bumping disco remix from this DFA Records crew with their own album forthcoming...

The Bird And The Bee - Last Day Of Our Love - the spirit of Gainsbourg lives on, and if it reminds you a bit of Lily Allen it is because 1/2 of the band is Greg Kurstin who co-wrote and produced much of Lily's LP.

Kelpe - Yippee Space Ghost (Sidversion) - fantastic instrumental that may remind you a bit of Boards of Canada...

Quando Quango - Love Tempo (Remix) - old school Factory Records electro funk...

Tyrone Brunson - The Smurf - this was a fave of mine back in the early '80s when I hung out with the jazz funk fans in college. Big ups to Krafty Kuts for using this track on their Back To Mine and reminding me of it's greatness.

Steely Dan - I Got The News - the Dan, from Aja, perpetrating perverse slick disco. Killer groove.

MGMT - Electric Feel - these guys' debut Oracular Spectacular is on everyday rotation in my world, and can only be described as BIG. This is some fine indie rock/disco and not really an indication of what the rest of the album sounds like.

Neon Neon - Raquel - from the forthcoming LP Stainless Style, this is indie beatmaker Boom Bip + Super Furry frontman Gruff Rhys + a host of guests + a great concept (telling the story of '80s car maker John DeLorean's rise and fall) = WOW.

Beck - Gold Chains - bonus, previously unreleased track from the deluxe edition of Odelay that just came out...

Onra - The Anthem
Onra - Chop Your Hands
Onra - Relax In Mui Ne
Play these 3 in a row, as they are. Onra is a French-Vietnamese DJ who was able to do some crate digging on a trip to Vietnam. When he returned to France he used his scores to create the LP Chinoiseries, a lovely Jay Dee/Madlib-esque take on Asian music.

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