Yeah, we know, we’re maggots. Haven’t done one of these Funky Fraiche Friday posts since ‘nam. Sorry to everyone that looked forward to these each week. We have a real problem with long term commitments. Starting off light-hearted and groovy with some Psychemagik, I really hope this gets released on beatport, summertime jam at its finest.
Next up is Lee M Kelsall‘s Define:Rythm… been waiting on this release for months. The sampled Corona vocal has been played many o’ times by Stevo and myself in our sets, so, naturally, this choon is a welcomed change.
Heard this as the closing song in Dixon and Ame‘s Boiler Room set… just after a pillow fight… imagine you’re in a sweaty hotel room packed with people listening to an hour of minimal techno and then, boom, this hits you in the face. One word comes to mind: euphoric.
This is arguably my favorite from the post. Audiowhores have outdone themselves with this one. So soulful it hurts.
New Walker & Royce feat. Louisahhh!!!??? Yes, please.
These next two are from one of my favorite deep house labels at the moment, Sleazy Deep, which, by the way, could be one of the more aptly named labels in all of electronic music. First up is a sensual ditty by Framework that samples some old school R&B from back at the start of the millennium. Second, is an awesome original from young Frenchman, Jerome Boutin, that will make you yearn for the touch of an other. Light some candles and break out the oils.
Finally I leave you with a set from a man who seems to literally always be on Soundcloud. His name is Taher Ouakaoui, and the young Tunisian man has more comments on fraiche music than you could even begin to imagine. Pure dedication to the deep and fonkay sounds of tomorrow. I dig that. His mixing ain’t too shabby either. Get familiar with his March mix.