Twisted Tuesday: The White Panda ft. White Town x Dorrough, DOSVEC ft. Gotye x Biggie + Star Slinger ft H-Town
I got alliteration for days, ya got wack for weeks! Don’t fuck with The Funk….
This original White Town song is kinda creepy, but in a good way. Not in a gay way (there are definitely some gender role/sexual orientation issues that need to be cleared up in that one) I just like the quiet creepy dude’s voice over the quaint instrumental. But if you’re feeling a little unsure and insecure (like Andy from The Office) when listening to the lyrics but really like the beat, then The White Panda solves all your problems with a little help from their favorite mashable rap vocals.
I know, I know. If you listen to the radio on a regular basis you probably want to blow your brains out whenever that Gotye joint plays every 30 minutes. And if you’re constantly exploring the blogosphere you’re probably in the same boat based on the amount of revisions shat out of remix artists’ asses on a weekly basis. But in my opinion, DOSVEC does just enough to the beat in this one to keep it super fresh without abandoning what made the original so hypnotizing. And who can say no to Diddy when he says he wants a remix again?
Search for Star Slinger on The Funk and you’ll see we’ve been up on a couple solid joints of his. I found this one on Pigeon and Planes (great blog btw) top 10 of said remix master. On another note, remember how cool R&B groups of 3-5 dudes were in the 90’s and early 2000’s? Can’t we go back to that? Who am I kidding. Dudes’ egos are through the roof these days. And it’s a COT damn shame.
This first one by WP is pretty nasty. These dudes really bring the previously played out “Good Life” back to life thanks to the addition of the M83 instrumental. I love these WP dudes’ work. And then you got this Tristan Garner shit…..I don’t know how I feel about it, but could be fun in the club or some drunken after hours dance party. I was never a big fan of this MJ song though, so that doesn’t help. Might be worth a listen…
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 it’s just past midnight here in Chicago (sorry west coast), and you know what that means. Back by popular demand, it’s wifey Wednesdayyyyyy. So I got some instructions to go along with the playlist this time ladies. It’s a three part act….
Act 1: Go ahead and download all these songs and add the first couple to your workout playlist. Then get to the gym and get those squats going, or whatever you gotta do to get that booty right.
Act 2: Get to the club, warm it up a lil bit on the dancefloor, then go find the DJ and request that Felli Fel. Now when this one comes on, find that dude who can keep it real smooth while you’re twerkin’ and backin’ it up (you know what they say about dudes who can dance).
Act 3: Now that you got your man, head back to the crib (unless u already got a man, wait for ya boi). Now throw on them slow jams starting with The Weeknd. You know the rest.
112 – Knock U Down
This dude Anthem puts a real nice track together here. Then again, almost anyone could go over Bag Raiders’ “Shooting Stars” instrumental and it would be a jam. Dude has skills though. Feel good vibes right here people. Check the original along with The White Panda mash up using vocals from Eminem’s “Superman.” Three songs using the same instrumental, yet they all have their own unique feel to em. Good stuff.
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.