I’ve been off my game lately, but I’m going to blame it on the fact that my internet was out all last week. Anyway, I wanted to post this song because it’s a jam and if I wait too long then it’s not as cool anymore, you know? I don’t know though. The girl Ellie has got some staying power. I did post a remix to the original Active Child “Hanging On” about a month ago, so I guess me and Ellie got some similar tastes.
This post is all about that baby-wipe-soft music that makes you feel like a real man. I mean, you have to be pretty secure with yourself (or just really soft) to rock out to this shit. No but for real, don’t throw these songs on with your dudes around. As a matter of fact, it’s nothing to “rock out” to at all. Just something serene to keep the peace in private. In fact, I’m indoors on a beautiful day, alone making mac n cheese right now and it’s just perfect.
Ellie does her best impression of The Weeknd with the cover of his break out jam “High For This”. Ellie really can’t fuck with the original vocals, and the mood of the beat is way too light in this one, but I’m still diggin it.
Now this one is on some Weeknd type vibes. Gil Scott Heron comes to mind as well. I spent a minute trying to look into this Hype Williams (?) product and what this Narcissist II project is all about, but only a minute, so I’m still kinda confused. Regardless, the aura built in this song is kinda/super intense. I like that. That’s why it was really sad to see the Celtics exit from the playoffs and, ultimately, the end of KG in Boston. Man, would I love to see him in red. Sorry if you felt that was random. Just a natural stream of thought.
This is another one where the beat just takes me to a peaceful place. The vocals aren’t bad either.
Haven’t really come across anything from The XX in a while but this one really caught my ear. Nice little kick Bruno (I’m assuming that’s his name, unfortunately for him) added to this mellow jam. Good vibes.
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!
So in my struggle to determine what to do with my life, I was talking to a buddy at work who’s cousin does lighting for a bunch of music videos down in Miami. He said he worked with Three 6 Mafia and they were pretty demanding and not that nice. Well regardless, I still thought about the possibility of packing up and moving down there in the hopes of running into them and being offered a job to work as their assistant. Reasonable enough, right? They gotta have someone to make those demands to. I mean, who wouldn’t wanna hang out with these dudes for a living (some might call it being their bitch, I would call it hanging out). Plus hey, it might help in finding me my own Sugarfoot. In all seriousness though, my first dose of Three 6 came in 6th or 7th grade. Fell in love with this “Late Night Tip” joint. I literally have vivid memories of being in the computer lab and playing it through some music video web site that allowed for playlists (way before youtube) while I dominated the Oregon Trail.
Ellie Goulding ft Three 6 Mafia – Keep Me Under the Sheets (Mochi Beats remix) (right click, save as to download)
Three 6 Mafia – Late Night Tip (right click, save as to download)
Got a new name not to ignore; Brenton Duvall. Mash ups are a great way to find common taste levels in DJs/Producers. Now, I love Wale (he even makes waka flocka tolerable), and Ellie is the shit, so I’m all over this one. Actually, I posted that “Lights! (WIRED Dubstep remix)” a couple weeks ago. Along with that, I just posted a list of mash ups by The White Panda including one called, “Stereo Hands,” that also uses Waka’s, “No Hands.” Only reason I like WP’s version more than this one, is cuz they come in with Wale rappin’, “she said look ma, no hands” right off the bat! I love Wale’s cadence in his words at the beginning of that verse….but that whole verse is pretty nasty.
"I'm a bad muh'fucker, go and ask some motherfuckers A young handsome motherfucker I sling that wood I just nunchuck 'em"
My point is they are both dope mash ups, but one way to distinguish them is by the verses they chose to share, and how the share them. Now, Waka and Roscoe are both garbage, but that being said, Roscoe over Waka Flocka alllll day in this one. But I’m just bein nit picky now. Dude obviously likes Wale, because he’s got him on another mash up with lyrics from Weezy (“Let it Rock”), Wale (“World Tour”) and Dr. Dre (“Forgot about Dre”), over a sick-nasty, piano dominated instrumental I think he may have created himself (?). Dope though……don’t forget to pay respects to the samples.
Brenton Duvall – Lights! (Potomac Boys Club Remix) (right click, save as to download)
Brenton Duvall – World Tour (Weezy vs Wale vs Dre) (right click, save as to download)
Wale ft Jazmine Sullivan – World Tour (right click, save as to download)
AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT :
Brenton Duvall ft Tayyib Ali – Pretty Little Penthouse (right click, save as to download)
So I like listening to chicks with pretty voices, go fuck yourself. But I am a fan of Ellie, at least I take a listen any time I see her name pop up. This Dubstep shit is pretty intense, huh? Yeesh, sometime I wanna bash my skull in when I hear it. Other times though, when its done well, shit really gets my head noddin to the vibrations. But I’m not expert, I just heard of this shit bout a year ago. I do like this one though. I’ve also included the song that really got me likin it at first glance.