Bit late to the party but our absolute favourite disco vapour monster Skylar Spence has teamed up with The Knocks called Amelia Airhorn … because why the hell not. ‘NY Is Red Hot’ takes a sample of boogie heavyweight ‘Take The Country to New York City’ by Bohannon and adds some extra groove. Great fun for this summer heat.
Dig into the whole album over here on Soundcloud as presumably its too much of a licensing nightmare to get anywhere near Spotify. Shame.
The best news in this overflowing river of bad news is that Tuxedo are back in business! Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One have dropped a short and sweet EP of their signature boogie bangers. We love the title track ‘Fux With The Tux’ (obviously) but at the same time we can’t resist a good old slow jam. So here is the hot ‘July’. Check out the whole EP.
After bringing us one of our favourite albums of 2015 with Jake One as one half of the boogie outfit Tuxedo, Mayer is back with a fourth solo album.’Man About Town’ sees him taking things back to the blue-eyed soul sound of the 70s and 80s.
Book of Broken Hearts takes a bit more of a Motown swerve on the classic silky smooth sound made famous by Hall & Oats. You’ll recognise the drum machine sound from their famous Kiss On My List that link together much of the record.
The whole album packed with tracks to usher in the summertime. It’s full of optimism … And sounds Californian through and through. Although some of it might be a bit cheesy it all comes from a place of true passion. Mayer Hawthorne knows his stuff. It may not be pushing boundaries but thats just not the point.
Check it out and make sure to go back and listen to his earlier LPs.
Boulevards aka Jamil Rashad is bringing some serious funk with ‘Cold Call’. Its a throwback full of punchy boogie bass, confessional catchy chorus and soft sax and handclap breakdown to round things off. Its a modern take on a sound that you can’t fail to love. Nothing more today.
This one is for fans of Tuxedo, Dam-Funk and Zapp & Roger.
The full LP is out on the 1st of April on Captured Tracks. I’ll definitely be tuning in.
Pass over the the desperately outdated and cheesy front cover and make sure to check out this choice cut of Brazilian 80s boogie straight from the mind of musician and production legend Lincoln Olivetti. Over the years he worked with some of the most important names from that period in Brazilian music including Jorge Ben, Tim Maia, and Erasmo Carlos. Hiding behind the mellow groove is a funky and propulsive backbone that drives this whole track forward. This track and the album in general is a perfect jumping off point to the world of Tim Maia, Marcos Valle and Rio De Janeiro’ sun kissed coastal boogie. If you like what you hear then wrap your ears around more of the same.