We are back with the 7th installment of Matt’s House, and this week I am holding true to the vision of bringing you the very best across the House genre. Though we are busy posting our very best stuff from 2014, new music keeps pouring in. With so many great tracks crossing my path it is always super hard to bring you my top 3 from week to week, but that is exactly what helps me to bring you only the very best assortment. This week we have a broad spectrum from some gospel sounding house, to some jazzy house, to some of that good old soulful funk. Check these out now!
First up, we have a beautiful track from Dennis Kruissen. This song has some soul to it, check it out now.
Next up, we have the latest from Mozambo. These guys have been filling up my Soudcloud feed from months now with awesome music. Check out this tune and be sure to check out some of their other awesome music.
Lastly we have a funky song that is actually a year old. This one goes in the “In Case You Missed It” category, but should be enjoyed never the less. Thank Dooqu for this tune and be sure to check out their other tunes while you’re at it.
This shouldn’t exactly come as a surprise, but San Francisco likes to get pretty rowdy when it comes to celebrating New Year’s Eve. With this year’s fateful final day landing on a Wednesday, the City is ready to go out with a bang, as it always does, in a week-long extravaganza of debauchery and awesome music. While we don’t know where we’ll be celebrating the New Year just yet, we’re even more excited for the night before New Year’s Eve when the fine folks at Euphonic Conceptions will invite the Pretty Lights Music crew to take over 1015 Folsom for an epic Sea of Dreams after-party.
Tuesday, December 30 is destined to be one hell of a NYE warm-up. Pretty Lights Music OG and Colorado bass music mastermind Michal Menert will bring his talents to 1015 Folsom alongside his fellow Pretty Lights Music crew members Eliot Lipp, SuperVision, and Paul Basic. Joining the PLM crew will be young East Coast music maker SuperVision and the always amazing Late Night Radio. Local favorites Dailon and Boac Jackson are among the support acts. The funk is strong with this one. Music will be in multiple rooms with killer sound systems and will go until 4 a.m., an increasingly rare late-night treat in San Francisco.
Seeing as its been about a year since Bondax dropped their awesome edit of Blackstreet’s legendary RnB groove, I think we were all ready for a new twist on “No Diggity.” Beat Fatigue brings a sound largely unheard of from the Netherlands, ditching the big room and deeper side of things for a funky and soul-inspired style. While this definitely will strike a chord with fans of electro-soul acts like Pretty Lights and Griz, Beat Fatigue’s style brings a unique sound, heavy on the guitar that he records himself and featuring lots of organic instruments, mixed with just the proper amount of bass and glitch (If you know The Floozies, this will be right up your alley). While browsing through Beat Fatigue’s SoundCloud, I found myself jamming out pretty hard to his new EP, only a month old, which certainly deserves some attention. Cop the free download on the “No Diggity” remix below and definitely stay tuned for more from. Mr. Fatigue.
Still riding the hype wave from his Foreplay EP release earlier this year, Colorado-based OWSLA bass producer Kill Paris is back in action with a hot new remix of Louis Futon’s “Silk.” Kill Paris is relentless in his unique exploration of the Future Bass genre. Perhaps it’s safer to call his style “Future Funk.” I mean, he does bust out the keytar at his live shows. It really doesn’t get much funkier than that.
Regardless, it is the pulverizing bass lines that lay the groundwork for his catchy key riffs, resulting in tight, polished, and always-excellent future bass tracks. This signature sound was showcased when Foreplay dropped in April, and it was brought to light once more last week with the release of his Foreplay Remixes EP, featuring remixes of the 4 tracks on his EP produced by other artists.
Luckily for us, Kill Paris didn’t leave us hanging as far as his own music goes. His latest remix for Louis Futon shows us that he’s still got it. Coming in at a tight 3 minutes, the track wastes no time sending listeners on a funky, bass-heavy journey through space. As futuristic as it may be, it is upbeat as always. It just feels good to listen to. Seriously, just hearing the words “Kill Paris” puts a smile on my face, and this track is just another reason to feel that way. Louis Futon is already a pretty bass-heavy hip-hop duo, but Kill Paris gives their track “Silk” a funky, soulful twist that brings a new vibrant energy to the song. From the opening synth hook to the last bass drop, this is a feel-good future bass banger through-and-through.
For the uninitiated, stream the track below and download it for free on SoundCloud*. Keep your eye out for Kill Paris this Fall as he will be joining Bassnectar on his NVSB tour** (dates listed below). Also, Kill Paris is having a Reddit AMA this Thursday, 9/4 at 12pm EST. He’s also been tweeting about a new album, so fans have a lot to be excited about.
Now please excuse me as I go back to being simultaneously attacked and caressed by the silky smooth bass madness that is Kill Paris.
*The download link on SoundCloud isn’t working properly at the moment, but the track is supposed to be available to download for free
**Kill Paris will not be joining Bassnectar at the San Francisco show on Nov. 9, though he will be replaced by GRiZ
Well it is safe to say I have been on kind of a Frank Ocean kick as of late. Amine Edge’s re-work of Ocean’sLosthas been stuck on repeat for me at this point for a couple months. Earlier this week Blue Sky Black Death, the production duo hailing from Oakland, released their upbeat and soulful bootleg of Pyramidsby Ocean. Although I am not super familiar with BSBD they have been around for over a decade and the groups evolution appears to be constantly continuing. BSBD managed to maintain the lyrical story that Ocean initially portrayed in the original, and with a bit of reworking on the beat and the application of a few filters and synths the track really gained a gorgeous soft feel in this bootleg. Grab the free download below and check out the Blue Sky Black DeathSoundcloud for more great tunes.
Although you may have never heard of Exmag by name (yet), the lowtemp sound that this band is producing is nothing new to your ears. A recent formation, Exmag has been performing opening sets for band leader Gramatik for a few months now, slowly creating a repertoire of music that is the basis for their breakout album. The novel five-piece Brooklyn collective features Eric Mendelson, Tyler Dondero, Mike Iannatto, Illumntr, as well as the boundary-pushing funk master, Gramatik! Appropriately released on Gramatik’s Lowtemp record label, the sounds of Exmag are definitely not EDM, but hit heavy on funky R&B baselines all while using synths. The live act is a most see and is a great example of how electronic music is evolving as it matures. The album is perfect to listen to all the way through so please enjoy the free download and make sure you catch the boys as they begin to tour in 2014!