Who would have ever guessed that a Foo Fighters song could get funky? Apparently British beat brainiac Aldo Vanucci did, and he went one step further — he actually made it happen, with the help of a guest vocal turn from his cohort Boo.
Vanucci’s version of the Foo Fighters’ “All My Life” sports a fierce funk groove so slamming that for the first 30 seconds or so before the vocal comes in, you don’t even really care if there’s a vocal or not. And then when Boo makes her entrance the track jumps up to a whole other level of irresistible danceability. And that’s just one of the treats to be found on Jalapeño Records’ new collection, Jalapeno Funk Vol. 7. Out on December 11, it includes Bristol’s Allergies, Parker, Kraak & Smaak, Smoove & Turrell, and many more, each offering up a track more funk-filled than the other.
- Roberto- “Tizani” (Fossil Archive)
- Ritzi Lee – “Above is Below” (47)
- Esteban Adame – “Rise and Shine” (Underground Resistance Remix) (EPM Music)
- Jay Denham – “Playground” (Technorama)
- Gavin Russom – “Mantle of Stars” (Lies)
- Mark Broom – “Frontline” (Ben Long & Oliver Way Remix) (Beard Man)
- Paul Mac – “Shape Shifting” (Stimulus)
- Santiago Salzar – “Scifi Chicano” (PTA)
- Nomadico – “After the Anger” (Yaxteq)
- Acid Witch – “Acid Witch Theme” (YoSucka!)
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Techno titan Dave Angel hails from London, but his modus operandi has always been in lockstep with the futuristic sound of Detroit. Earlier this month Angel unveiled two fiery tracks for John Digweed’s Bedrock Records, “Scorpion” and “Orion,” which arrive after issuing “Progress” / “Stand Strong” on Digger’s lauded imprint and the brilliant “Revelation” for Crosstown Rebels earlier in the year. We caught up with the legendary techno purveyor and asked him to talk up five of his tracks of the moment. Continue Reading
After entertaining an estimated 6 million clubbers since opening in 2005, New York City mega-club Pacha New York, whose Director of Promotions/Bookings Rob Fernandez tragically died in July, will close its doors in January 2016. No reason has been given for its closure. “The average nightclub lasts 18 months – we lasted 120,” said Pacha New York’s president Eddie Dean in a statement.“It’s been a wild ride that none of us will ever forget. Our final parties will celebrate the different artists, styles, and scenes that have made Pacha great.”
During its lengthy tenure Pacha New York was known for its state-of-the art light and sound system as well as regularly presenting globally known DJ talent. While the likes of Danny Tenaglia called it home, the venue’s bills were dominated by some of the biggest EDM acts in the world. In recent years the club has seen greater competition from clubs in Brooklyn, namely Verboten and Output.
In December, Pacha New York will present a month-long party honoring its ten-year anniversary featuring the likes of Puff Daddy, Carnage, Dirty South and Markus Schulz. A 72-hour marathon classics set Jonathan Peters is planned for New Year’s Eve, with a closing party in January 2016 promising a “who’s who of dance music, from past to present.”
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The release of Berlin DJ/producer Sven Dohse‘s three-track Bounty EP is just around the corner. It’s set to arrive on November 27, courtesy of Dohse’s own Prestige Weltweit imprint. And the man who has become renowned for residencies at notorious nightspots like Bar 25 and Kater Holzig isn’t skimping on the intensity when it comes to the new cuts on offer here. The vocal version and dub version of the EP’s title track are like funhouse mirror images of each other, and whichever one you hear you’ll have a different but equally engrossing experience. Meanwhile, the tune “You’re Welcome” rounds out the trio of tracks, with some serious bass and a feel that doesn’t let up for an instant. Here’s just one half of the aforementioned “Bounty” dynamic to give you a taste of what Dohse has been dreaming up lately.
The latest from Shmix & Munt Berry hits our eager ears with back-to-back tech-house bombs. “We’ve Got it All” (Orig) isn’t terribly complex but the layers build and weave together to make something worth dancing to. It’s got a nice dark undercurrent and a sinister tech-house vibe that fits the vocals perfectly. “Do Not Argue with Him” (Orig) has a huge pulsing bassline and a heavy bottom that carries the track. The layers progressively build before the big break and the samples really add to the energy. Worth checking out.