Friday, December 31, 2010

!!!!NYE TOP 10 of 2010!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!!! We are just about 5 & 1/2 hours away from ringing in yet ANOTHER year. The Funky Brew team have bunkered down in a massive loft in Long Island City to gather their most treasured musical gems of the 2010 year and present them to you. Now, you most probably have already heard our rants and raves about each track, but this is a consolidated list which was put together while drinking some lovely champ.

We hope you all had a lovely Holiday season, we sure as hell did. May the new year bring you all you could ever want, along with some massive tunes to add to your collection. Much love in your hood!! -- MikeeGB

10) Illusion - Kylie Minouge
Kylie provided us with a brilliant body of work with 'Aphrodite'. This is the stand-out track for us, and number 10 on our list!

9) XXXO - M.I.A.
While we weren't as impressed with her new album as we would have hoped to be, XXXO definitely is a great track that we will surely give much love to. Plus the video is so fucking lame that it's amazing. Check out M.I.A.'s fresh off the press mixtape 'Vicki Leekx' here.

8) One (Instrumental) - Swedish House Mafia
Pharell as much as I love you, the insturmental is just superb. While you add a special touch to the track, you totally are not needed. It's been some time since a severely main stream track has captured our hearts, so a congratulations goes to SHM for achieving that task.

7) 4th Of July (Fireworks) - Kelis
We would have put the entire album on here if this list permitted, but 4th of July would be the best track off the album to choose. While MikeeGB chose the Intro track, we came to an agreement that 4th of July best fit our end of year list. If you have yet to obtain Kelis's new album, crawl from under your rock because this is by far our contender for best album of 2010! WE ADORE YOU KELIS!!!

6) Avalanche - Erol Alkan & Boys Noize
We first heard this track roaring out of the soundsytem in the Carl Cox tent at Ultra 2010. While some of us in the crew were a bit off our rockers to remember, it stuck to MikeeGB like a condom on a penis. Great fucking track, sick fucking beat. Erol Alkan & Boys Noize together are like the electronic Sonny & Cher!

5) Invisible Light - Scissor Sisters
The Sisters NEVER dissapoint! When word got out of a new album in 2010 we were beyond ecstatic! There's always that one track a band releases that just solidify's your appreciation for their work, and is one that can you can literally repeat over and over, Invisible Light is it. Boy were these folks on the right track when they hired Stuart Price to exec produce Nightwork. This track is just beyond words....we adore.

4) One Eye Closed - Cocknbullkid
It's been a great year for our #2 obsession, Cocknbullkid. The New Year is already shaping up to be THE year for Cocknbullkid, what with the release of her first official album Adulthood!! We are beyond ecstatic to receive the rest of the album in our inbox! We simply adore Cocknbullkid. GET READY ANITA!!!

3) Dancing On My Own - Robyn
Robyn OWNED the year 2010! She had not one, not two, but three bodies of work which consolidated into one of the best electro/pop records EVER! This song is the epitome of one of our night's out. KONICHIWA BITCHES!

2) Indestructible - Robyn
Yup, she's also #2! We just adore Robyn so much that she has made our end of year list twice! This song is just too much for words to explain. Robyn, we thank you for making 2010 such an incredible year for us here at Funky Brewster!

1) Y - iamamiwhoami
It was THE year for Swedish acts in 2010. Now, no need to elaborate on our feelings for iamamiwhoami. By far, THE BEST musical project put together EVER. We can only hope that we will get more greatness from this act. It was a tough one to choose just one track out of the 7 they blessed us with this year. Y won simply because till this day we still call each other Little Hope.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

the BASS that 8 MY BLOG: La Rissa - I Do Both Jay & Jane

How's this for takin' it back? Although La Rissa's classic was officially released in 1999, it made it's way into the club/rave scene well into the year 2000. I Do Both Jay & Jane was a bit of a shocker track, and only because it cemented itself into the radio airwaves and only proved that it was ok to like the same sex. It makes you feel the same!

It was completely odd, yet very inneresting to see even the straightest of b-boy's bust a move to this one while singing along full force to the lyrics. I wonder how it would have done had it been a male singing! Wait, back then it would have still been a hit....EVERYONE was gay, or at least willing to try it! There was no shame to anyone's game! Again a sheer product of a certain pill that was all the rage.

Some good times we're had to this track! In addition to the original "100% Pure Club Dance" classic, we've also included the Kaycee remix for your auditory pleasure. The second best remix after Infiniti's Sireena Breakbeat remix (check out video of that mix after the jump). Enjizzoy!! -- MikeeGB

....Infiniti's Sireena Breakbeat Remix!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

HOUSE: Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis Bextor - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)

ANTHEM TIME!!!! Today's "takin' it back" track is uber amazing! The year 2000 was a great year for dance music, and an even better year for exquisite club ANTHEMS, Groovejet is in the Top 5! With the lovely Sophie Ellis Bextor on vocals and Italian based producer Spiller, this track became an instant monster in the clubs, radio, Ibiza, and festival circuit! Fresh off infamous UK dance label, Positiva which distributed a number of big club hits in 2000.

I wanted to post the original full length club mix for you, but I found this fuckin' fresh reworking on YouTube by The House Moguls which we wanted to spread. Seems as if they've put their own spin on a few other classics from the year 2000. Check out their YouTube channel after the jump for some auditory pleasure!

No big introduction for this one, it's the definition of a club classic. One that sounds as if it could be released today, or in another 10 years. Enjizzoy! -- MikeeGB

Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis Bextor - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) House Moguls Re-Work

The House Moguls YouTube Channel(LINK)

....official video!! Spiller is fucking HOT!

Friday, December 10, 2010

CLASSIC: Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You

SUSAN B. ANTHONY! (a REAL classic one)

So, for all of our fans. Please don't be surprised as we post this fantabulous clip of a LEGENDARY lady, a woman who fought for every single woman alive in America right this very second. Without further ado, we present: Susan B. Anthony - advocate for Women's Suffrage in the 19th century.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

HOUSE: Green Velvet - Flash (Danny Tenaglia's Nitrous Oxide Mix)

Where do all the bad little kiddies come from? The ones that do such bad little things?? A place where camera's are prepared to FLASH! HA! Such a classic track this one is! Back in the day the hottest tracks were naturally the ones where the lyrical content was completely about doing drugs. What? It was an era where just about everyone was on drugs!

Green Velvet is absolutely notorious for his comedic lyrics that make some of the BEST dance songs around. I can't name one Green Velvet release that I am not infatuated with. Flash is definitely THE BEST, and Tenaglia's re-work is just superb. This was totally a CLUB BANGER in the year 2000! I think I might even recall a few parties I heard this at with very BIG balloons!

Just another tasty treat from the gang at Funky Brewster! Enjizzoy! -- MikeeGB

....Green Velvet performing Flash LIVE!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Got any E???: LIVE SET: David Padilla on Groove Radio (2000)

Hiya kids! Have we got a TREAT for you! From deep within the vaults, we have located a LIVE mix from SoBe disc jockey royalty, David Padilla! Now, you must excuse the not so fantastic quality as this mix comes from a cassette tape recording from back in the day pirate station Groove Radio.

Groove Radio was established sometime in 1999, picking up where Power 96's "Late Night Labratory" left off. The popularity of trance music would carry well into the 2000's, but Power 96 felt it be best that they feature a new genre of music on their airwaves (we all know what happened there).

The station would only appear in the evening's and would feature live mixes from Miami's big name electronic DJ's back then, along with a full length play of the most popular trance compilation CD's being sold in stores (i.e. Gatecrasher, Cream, Euphoria...)

The station which we believe was owned by resident DJ Concept even went on to throw their own parties in and around town, the best ones taking place in seedy warehouses around Hialeah! We appreciated Groove Radio immensely, as they were the ones who helped us discover one of my top 3 trance songs of all time, Groovezone's Eisbaer! This track was a regular in the station's rotation, and we called every other day to request. So thank you Groove Radio for continuing on in the airwaves for as long as you could! (check out some flyers after the jump!)

We won't go into detail on Mr. Padilla here, if you're reading this then you know one word sums it up best...LEGENDARY! We're still hoping for that proper The Mix Afterhours reunion we've been promised! tsk! tsk! Enjizzoy -- MikeeGB

.....Groove Radio party flyers!

....a highlight track from the set!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

FLAVORED BEATS: BT - Never Gonna Come Back Down (Hybrid's BreakTek Remix)

Ahhhhh yes, it has begun! First track in our year-end "takin' it back" feature is a fab one! BT owned the early part of the 2000's, Never Gonna Come Back Down was one of his biggest hits featuring one of the best lyrics of all time, "Donde estas los digits to DJ Rap!". I kept repeating that one day when I hung out with her at Pawnshop. That is quite possibly the reason why she asked me to leave. =X

Hybrid was infamous for their trancey breakbeat esque remixes in the late 90's/early 00's. Their rendition of this track was one of their best! It's got their unique sound, and melodic breakdown built up all around the dark and gloomy male vocal. This track was featured on the Gone In 60 Seconds OST, and was also given love in The Mix Afterhours 2 compilation.

The year 2000 was a GREAT one, with some fucking AMAZING tracks! Tracks that we are just thrilled to post for our beloved readers! Enjizzoy! -- MikeeGB

....the official video with a DJ Rap cameo!