FREE DOWNLOAD: Zimmer – Solé Fixtape Vol. 14

zimmer_album_grande“This is the fourteenth installment of the fixtapes presented by Solé Bicycles. A curated monthly mixtape series with the sole purpose to showcase our favorite artists’ tunes that both inspire and move them. Vibe with us as you ride off into the future.”

I don’t usually do special mixtapes, but that one I couldn’t resist. I’m glad to be part of that series which features the best of the LA disco scene, with guys like Oliver, Classixx, Gigamesh, Goldroom, Plastic Plates and Touch Sensitive.
The first part is definitely disco, second half is a lot more clubby and house that usual.

Hope you like it,
Z

Tracklist on Sunday…

RELEASE: Kitsuné America 2 [Kitsune]

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Indie label, Kitsuné, is usually pretty hit or miss for me, but this compilation is a keeper. Awesome for BBQ’s or hanging around on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Get a taste with this short little mix put together by Jerry Bouthier.

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MIXTAPE: Keljet – I Partied With Keljet Part Three [Free Download]

Wish I could say that I partied with this dude. This mix comes to us as the weather is getting colder. That’s only appropriate, cause Keljet is here to keep you all warm inside. Download his latest mix for free below. We NEED more keljet guitar injection!

Tracklist:

1. Hoodie Allen – No Faith in Brooklyn (Keljet Remix) 
2. Alison Valentine – Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Remix) (Keljet Guitar Injection) 
3. Cutty Gold – Meaning Of Love (Falcon Punch Remix) 
4. Junior Byron – Dance To The Music (Gigamesh Remix) 
5. Keljet – J. Moneypenny (Keljet One Extra Guitar Edit) 
6. Breakbot ft. Irfane – One Out Of Two (Oliver Remix) 
7. Kill the Hero Ft Maggie K de Monde – Surrender (Reflex Remix) (Keljet Guitar Injection) 
8. Harts – All Too Real (Diamond Cut Remix) 
9. Grant Smillie, Walden ft. Zoe Badwi – A Million Lights (DCUP Remix) 
10. Televisior, Maya Killtron – Stand Up! (Tobtok Remix) 
11. Felguk ft. Sirreal – Move It Right 
12. Keljet – Playground Disco 
13. Fashen – Ecstasy (Solidisco Remix) 
14. Chic – Everybody Dancer (Zimmer Rework) 
15. Russ Chimes – Back 2 You (Keljet Guitar Injection) 
15. Starsmith – Zeros M5

Funky Fraiche Friday [09.28.12]

Sadly, summer is over. But, do not fret. To quote F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” And nothing says new beginnings than blacking out hard on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon at Sidebar…still recovering. I guess what I’m really trying to say is that fall is pretty sweet. Probably my favorite season, though college springs were nice too…dammit I miss you…cue tear). I mean, you’ve got football (real refs back, thank God), Mit Romney’s downfall as a direct result of a smart phone video (gotta love technology), and simplest of all joys, not sweating through my clothes to and from anywhere in the city. Now that all that is off my chest, let the funk take over. This week we start of similar to last week with some new music from Late Nite Tuff Guy. Then we get into a mixes from the likes of Luigi Rocca, Miguel Migs, and Prok & Fitch, and then some new tracks from WhiteNoize, Star Slinger, Gigamesh, Alex Metric, and Solidisco.

LNTG always goes down smooth and leaves a wonderful aftertaste. Great touch up on a classic soulful R&B track from the least fucked up of the Jacksons.

Mix time. We start off with the sensual sounds of Miguel Migs. Perfect for lazy afternoons, stress relief at the office, one-on-one candlelight dance sessions, and twisting blunts.

Tracklist:

01. The White Lamp ‘Its You’ (Mix 2 Edit) (Future Boogie Records) 
02. Blank & Jones ‘Happiness’ (Miguel Migs Salted Dub) 
03. DJ Fudge ‘Garito Breeze’ 
04. Husky feat. Alyson Joyce ‘Crazy Enough’ (Edit) (Salted) 
05. Alysha Kid ‘Mei Bee (Dufflebag Records) 
06. Zenbi feat. Martina Camargo ‘Locombia’ (Deeplomatik Remix) (Salted) 
07. Sonny Fodera, Wally Callerio, Jorge Watts & Daniel Treloar ‘Rumble At Night’ (Beatdown Records) 
08. My Name ‘Good Girl Bad Girl’ (Soundz Dynamic) 
09. Miguel Migs ‘Tonight’ (James Dexter Remix) (OM Records) 
10. Dave Mayer feat. Louis Hale ‘Sub Spectrum’ (Original Mix) 
12. Inland Knights ‘High Horse’ 
13. Arco ‘Where You At (Salted) 
14. Ladybird ‘Highlight My Life’ (Bitter Suite Dub)

Next we add some more bass and speed up the tempto a bit with some dope house grooves from Luigi Rocca, one of the heads of the 303Lovers label. His mixing skills are top-notch. Take notes.

Tracklist:

01. Libex – 2 Get (Original Mix) 
02. Kevin Andrews – Raise It Up (Original Mix) 
03. Franco Delmone – Take The Next Step (Original Mix) 
04. NDKj – Everybody Get Up (Original Mix) 
05. Dainty Doll – Awesome Sauce (Original Mix) 
06. Do Santos – Nice Track (Original Mix) 
07. Alessandro D’avenia – Right Now (Original Mix) 
08. Danny Qattro – Evil Ways (Original Mix) 
09. White Fat – Long White Clouds (Original Mix) 
10. Steve Slight – Hands Up (Original Mix) 
11. Luigi Rocca, DJ Lion – Krakra Hurricane (Original Mix) 
12. PHNTM – Underground (Original Mix)

You should be familiar with these guys by now. It’s Prok & Fitch with another solid episode of their Floorplay Podcast. This is the point where the chatter stops, and the dancing takes you over. The second track is a new fav of mine. Gorgeous vocals.

Tracklist:

01. Darius Syrossian – My Side Project (Original mix) Mile End records
02. Candi Staton – Hallelujah Anyway (Larse Vocal) Defected
03. Grooveyard – Mary Go Wild (Tom Shark Remix) Work
04. Belocca – Back to the old School (Original) Mainground
05. Rober Gaez – Drunkin Preacher (Paco Maroto remix) Urbana
06. James Murray – Lost in Space
07. Superskank – Good time (Oliver Giacomotto remix) 1605
08. Prok & Fitch – Symphony (Federico Scavo remix)
09. Dirty Harris – Jumpin (Original) Maquina
10. Evol Waves – Funkytown (Original mix) Abzolut
11. Prok & Fitch vs Bass Kleph – Untitled (Original) CDR
12. Eigo – Bring it (Original) Ministry
13. John Dahlback – Sing That (original) Toolroom

Now we enter the singles section. A smorgasbord of new music from various artists. And we begin with a new free original track from WhiteNoize.

Now let’s get a little weird with some hip-hop, slowsteppin’, deep grooves from Star Slinger. Dedicated to the ladies in the back. Love what my man’s been doing lately. Fire. Oh and to be informative…there is also an instrumental if you don’t dig the lyrical version.

Speed it back up. Solidisco is creating that new age, modern disco, house music. And they are killin’ it. Here is their new Daft Punk remix. Fo free. Fraiche.

Gigamesh is always reliable for groovy disco. This one is a remix of the sing-a-long styled Moullinex single “Take My Pain Away.” It does just that. After all, we are all on a sort of pursuit of happiness…are we not?

And we will end with Alex Metric’s fantastically funky take on Ellie Goulding’s latest single, “Anything Could Happen.” The dude is next level. Sampling is so on point.

Funky Fraiche Friday [08.24.2012]

Ahhh Friday, my favorite day of the week. I’m currently in a Starbucks in Manhattan with the shitiest wifi connection ever, but hey, at least its free…which is more than I can say for pretty much everything else in this city. Doing your laundry costs more than a handy dandy at a massage joint. It’s getting old real fast. But that’s neither here nor there. Let’s get into the funk, shall we?

First off, we have a new mix from Zimmer. He describes it on his Soundcloud: “First part is very pop and full of bright colors, then things get a bit deeper.” Sounds great to me. Full tracklist will be available on Sunday. Hey, the man has priorities.

Next we have a free track from Club Feet and Softwar. Get familair with both of these guys if you dig the mellow, deeper vibes. I think of sunsets, cocktails, and cool summer breezes when I listen to this track. If you’re not in a good mood today, you need this.

Here we have Lenno’s latest summer mix. If you couldn’t tell from past postings, we have quite the hard-on for this Finish talent. And honestly, you’d be crazy not to. Track selection on this one is elite.

Tracklist:

Breakbot – One Out Of Two (Oliver Remix) 
Bit Funk – It’s My Love 
Gigamesh – Your Body 
Eumig & Chinon – This Fang 
Sohight – Get It Right (Patchwork Remix) 
Koobra – Only You feat. Joanna 
Aston Shuffle – Won’t Get Lost (’96 Bulls Remix) 
Strip Steve – Hood 
Justice – New Lands (Falcon Remix) 
Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive – Real Talk 
Gracias – 40k Volts (Lenno Remix) 
Foster The People – Don’t Stop (Oliver Remix) 
Roman D’Amour – Make Love Tonight (Lifelike/Lenno Re-edit) 
Pryda vs The Temper Trap – Mighty Love vs Sweet Disposition (Lenno Mashup) 
Russ Chimes – Back 2 You 
Timo Juuti & Hector 87 – Cheap Bad Moves

Here are previews of 2 upcoming releases from Bastian Van Shield. The dudes baselines are epic. And both tracks are essential, so pay attention.

And finally, this weeks post couldn’t be complete without the new Booka Shade EP that just came out on Steve Aoki’s label, Dim Mak. It’s safe to say these bros are talented. Below are the original versions. Visit the Dim Mak Soundcloud page or Beatport for the club mixes.

When in doubt, make it funky.

Keljet Makes The Party

Keljet, if you don’t know, fulfills a large part of the the term “fraiche.” His brand of funky, soulful dance music has become a staple in my sets. He has his own brand of sexy, and when you hear a taste of his famous “keljet guitar injection,” that pretty much seals the deal. In honor of Funky Fraiche Friday, here is his latest free mix he did for KISS FM this week. Trust me, it’s as funky fraiche as it gets. Now grab yourself an adult soda or maybe a nice rum and tonic, and dance your stress away. It’s weekend time.

Tracklist:

Channel Cairo – A Year (Keljet Remix) 
Oliver – Dirty Talk (Original Mix) 
Bag Raider – Turbo Love (Mastered Light Year Remix) (Keljet Guitar Injection) 
Gigamesh – Your Body (Original Mix) 
P-Money & Dan Aux – Kinda Lovin (DCUP Remix) (Keljet Guitar Injection) 
Mitzi – Voyage Voyage (Zig Zag Cover) 
Milwaukee – Alone (Keljet Remix) 
Ladyhawke – Black White & Blue (Treasure Fingers Remix) 
Junior Boys – Banana Ripple (The 2 Bears Remix) 
Andy Murphy & Andrew De Silva – Can’t Keep Me (Geisha Twins Remix) (Keljet Guitar Injection) 
Don Diablo – Silent Shadows (Keljet Remix) 
Go Go Bizkitt – Chuck Norris (Original Mix) 
Yung Skeeter – Stand Again (Solidisco Remix) 
Van She – Idea Of Happiness (What So Not Remix) 
The Whip – Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Remix) (Keljet Guitar Injection)

Oh so good. Check out more of Keljet’s stuff on his Soundcloud, show him some love on Faceboook, and follow him on Twitter.