Saturday, September 24, 2011

Top 10: August & September 2011

Apologies for our late arrival! Autumn is in, and so is the continuation of fantastic beats, here at Funky Brew!

On the menu: Summer jams heard around the world (seriously).

A U G U S T 2 0 1 1

10. Why Even Try (RAC Remix) by Theophilus London
Rapping and rhyming is essential. It's the source of expression for hip hop. NO, don't go away, this isn't a hip hop song. It's a beautiful indie track with a pretty good rapper behind the mid accompanying the melodious jam.

9. Go Outside (Menahan Street Band Remix) by Cults
"A mixture of smoky organs, bells, handclaps, sultry bass and guitar underneath the poppy vocals of Cults singer Madeline Follin."

8. Glad You Came by The Wanted
A highly contagious beat, with a fantastic video taped in Ibiza, Spain. When we heard it in Spain, it became one of our summer anthems.

7. Tonight (Give Me Everything) feat. Ne-Yo & Afrojack by Pitbull
This one was obviously going to make the cut. It's an international hit, by Miami's very own. I heard it in every city I was in this summer.

6. Rolling in the Deep (Egesten Bootleg) by Adele
There were several bad ass remixes, but I had to be a little modest. I don't want to blow your speakers away. Ibiza went crazy over this!

5. Day Glow by Motion Sickness of Time Travel
A magical combination: ambient-dream pop and female vocals. This has an otherworldly edge that will make you want to download the entire album. This can make an excellent progressive trance remix.

4. Starlite (D-Pulse Remix) by Paul Weller
You'd think you were shrooming, but no, no it's just the music. This reminds me of walking on the shores of Ibiza, witnessing a spectacular sunrise. Echoes of males vocals with lucid pop and breaks all in one. Who would've thought? This is perfection.

3. Hours by Tycho
Get comfortable in Scott Hensen's atmospheric tunes. He's back! Wordless narratives are the best, especially when they're composed of radiant synths.

2. Amor Fati by Washed Out
Trancy and indie melodies with a steady thump. The vocals make the song, but the beats are the soul.

1. Hello (Kenny Parkz Remix) by Martin Solveig & Dragonette
Though it's the least bombarding remix, it's unique due to the peak transforming itself into a rather soothing electric feel. This was also played in every city! I never grew tired of it because I always heard a new remix of it. Please, DL these other remixes: Awiin Remix, Blasterjaxx 'Dutch Afro' Bootleg, and the E-Thunder Remix. They're all fantastic.

S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 1

10. Whatever Leads Me to You by Geoffrey O'Connor
Australian pop is very promising!

9. Colours (Foster the People Remix) by Grouplove
Anything by Foster the People is fab!

8. Aquifer by Laurel Halo
Complex sounds and heavy polyrhythmic tunes a la Aphex Twins!

7. Sirens by The Pack A.D.
Never underestimate the revolution that was ROCK!

6. Esa Boca Linda by MYNC & Wally Lopez
This is nothing like the original from the 90s... THANK GOD!

5. What a Feeling (Extended Mix) by Alex Gaudino feat. Kelly Rowland
I love her vocals mashed with dance music. This is older than August, but a goody.

4. Red Alert by Cansei De Ser Sexy
Their successful new album has filled the stereos of even South Bronx gangsters (I'm not even kidding). This Brazilian group have those of the North obsessed!

3. Jailbait by Avicii
His newest!

2. Bermuda Locke (Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross Remix) by Crosses
Totally and completely strange and dark. The real deal is after 1:45.

1. I Love You by Cansei De Ser Sexy
Their most vibrant single in their new album.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

SUNDAY SCHOOL MIXOLOGY: Acid, She Wrote by Michael Gayboner

Another Sunday, another mix. I've been doing so many "classics" mixes because well, the music was just so much better. However, we've been recently turned onto this whole Deep House movement as it's kind of right up our alley. Still housey, somewhat discoey, and it can still be danced to. Kind of reminds me of early/acid house from the late 80's/early 90's.

Therefore, this week's edition of Sunday School Mixology features some brand new tracks we're obsessing over mixed in with some super duper classics we're always obsessing over. It's not surprise that I am utterly and overly obsessed with the Acid/303 sounds. It's just super delicious and makes our spines tingle, so I've dedicated this mix to the sound that makes your body move. Let's jack the house. --MikeeGB

Acid, She Wrote by Funky Brewster

1) Mr. Kirk's Nightmare Intro - 4 Hero
2) Change Of Heart - Azari & III
3) Confusion's Revenge - Armando
4) Discocracy (Hannulelauri Remix) - Bottin
5) Get Up (Original Mix) - Maxxi Soundsystem
6) No Way Back - Adonis
7) The Pleasure Victim - Groove Armada
8) Giv Me Luv - Alcatraz
9) M.E.S. (Deniz Kurtel & Gadi Mizrahi Freestyle Mix) - Tanner Ross & Soul Clap
10) Your Love - Frankie Knuckles & Jamie Principle
11) Metallic Italic - Dance Disorder
12) For The Same Man - B Beat Girls
13) Without You - Art Department