What, just because I enjoy my own personal journeys with emo-esque rap music courtesy of Joe Budden and the like means I can’t also wanna get up and dance with somebody to the sweet sounds of Whitney (RIP) over some funky Chromeo beats?…I’m not afraid to say it, this shit gets me moving. I’m an eighties baby, baby!
The Hood Internet – When The Night Knows (Whitney Houston // Chromeo) (right-click, “save as” to dl)
So the first half of 2011 has come to a close. It’s been an especially big 6 months for me with the number of changes in my life. You may have gotten a glimpse of this if you’ve been following along the funk and listen to my rants. But I started this blog in January to provide myself with a little purpose, and to keep busy in a productive way. And while it started as just a way to share good music with people, it seems to have taken on even greater purpose, for me at least.
As you’ll notice while my life takes on the high and lows, the music will always be right there with me. And since this weekend is about good times in backyards, boats, and bars, I thought I’d give you something to match the mood. Here is the top 10 dance remix/mashups I’ve discovered in the first half of 2011 for you to add to your party playlist if you missed it the first time around on the Funk. Enjoy!
I never understood why “old people” got so excited for the weekend. I guess you just need to get out in the real world and truly hate your job before you can fully appreciate what a Thursday night really means….tomorrow is Friday. I have no plans for the weekend, and honestly could not do a damn thing, but I would still be ecstatic to not be at work. fuck. I forgot I gotta work this Saturday. 4 hours tomorrow, 4 hours Saturday really ain’t a bad gig though.
Anyway, here’s a few jams you can start wangin in preparation for, and throughout the weekend. I’ll get back to that Hip Hop shit Sunday. So let me kick this off with thee Baddest remix I have EVER heard. Never has there been a more goosebump activating melody than the Chicago Bulls intro (although the White Sox intro gets me a pretty hype too). The dudes from Pretty Lights put this one together for their NYE show this year in Chicago. Damn, that place must have been wild. Pretty fuckin cool. Let me also say that Derrick Rose is the baddest man in the NBA.
Pretty Lights – NYE Chicago Bulls Intro Remix (Right click, save as to download)
I guess I could have named this post “don’t be a hater”, or something to that effect. Reason being, I catch myself not liking super popular acts mainly because I think a lot of people just like stuff because of it’s name, and really just don’t want to be the odd one out when everyone else is talking about how awesome “so and so” is. Similar to the “bandwagon” fan in sports. Anywho, Deadmau5 and Tiesto are two that I find myself hating on a little. Not because I don’t think they’re super talented, but because I don’t really see what seems to warrant ALL the hype. Can’t really hate on these too much though.
Deadmau5 vs Haley – Falling In Love With Brazil (Kaskade Mashup) (Right click, save as to download)
Dj Tiesto & Sneaky Sound System – I Will Be Here (Wolfgang Gartner Dub Remix) (Right click, save as to download)
When it comes to that club shit, ignorance is actually highly encouraged. That being said, here’s some Rosco Dash for you talkin non sense with that silly voice that sounds so nice, on a beat that bangs….this one here courtesy of Heroes + Villains.
Roscoe Dash – Show Out (Heroes + Villains Remix) (Right click, save as to Download)
This next remix by Coucheron is pretty laid back for the most part, but the breaks get a little intense. I guess that’s how a lot of this house (?) shit goes. Anyway, I like chick’s voice, and the remix is cool for what it is.
Firefox AK – Boom Boom Boom (Coucheron Remix) (Right click, save as to Download)
Alright, these next two I wouldn’t really consider club jams, but they are a nice pair of remixes that, depending on the crowd, I might include on a playlist if I had to prepare one for a pregame/small get together, before shit got crazy. By the way, I don’t think I’ve come across a remix to “Night by Night” I haven’t liked. Great song.
Chromeo – Night By Night (Skream Remix) (Right click, save as to Download)
Oh Land – White Nights (Twin Shadow remix) (Right click, save as to Download)
Another great mash up from the White Panda. Mash ups seem pretty simple, you just strip the vocals from one song, and add em to the beat of another. But a lot of mash ups sound like shit. It takes some skill, and a lot of creativity to make it work well. The White Panda has pretty much perfected the craft. The Hood Internet is solid too, but these guys are my favorite by far. The first mix I heard from them was Ice Chrome Paint Job, followed em ever since. As part of the Sunday Bundle, I’ve included some of my favorite tracks over the past year and a half for you to get acquainted with.
I definitely enjoy getting my juke on and I’m not gonna lie, I got some moves too (girls love that shit). Unfortunately, I tore some shit in my foot, so I will not be working the dance floor anytime soon. However, I think I can still dance to this one right here even with this cast on my foot…its all in the upper body right? Simply put, this is a Jam. Should be hitting the clubs as we speak.