The 2013′s Summer Hit has arrived! And who is better to bring it to you than Monkey Safari? 2013 has been the best year of this brothers combo so far and today land in Suara with their tropically flavored music for releasing a very fresh track. Two things highlight the whole tune. One is the hypnotic vocal… Man, that voice is just incredible! And the second thing is the catchy piano riff whose melody will remain in your brain for a long time… Maybe your whole life! What is a Summer Hit? There’s no better way to explain it that listening to it! Artwork by GaAs Mastering by www.pobla.es
I figured I had played this enough times in my car during the past 3 days it has been on soundcloud that posting it on its release date was appropriate. When Suara says something like “Summer Hit” you better take notice. We love Monkey Safari here at AYNE, they are just so money. Also, respect on throwing our dog Viceroy in their latest HOMMAGE Beatport chart.
Believe it or not, I was actually on my game this week. This was prepared over the course of the whole week, and is one of the most robust editions of “Funky Fraiche Friday” to date, so I hope you enjoy it. This week we are featuring free downloads from Breakbot, Plastic Plates, and Star Slinger, plus new releases and previews from Louis La Roche, Jacques Lu Cont, Monkey Safari, and Simon Shout, and a new mix from Prince Language that has a heartfelt message and purpose. But, we start out with one of the legends and spiritual founders of this post…oh ya, that’s Mr. James Brown. He reminds us 1) that it’s all in the baseline, and 2) that this is real dancing. Take notes.
Let’s kick things off with a free download taken from the new Breakbot album “By Your Side,” which is scheduled for release next week on Ed Banger.
Haven’t caught up with my man Star Slinger in a while. Rediscovering his music is like rekindling an old flame…and by “rekindle” do the horizontal mambo. Pick his latest production, “Take This Up” up for free below. It’s superb.
And we briefly take you a bit deeper with a fraiche EP called “Things I Didn’t Know I Loved” from Plastic Plates. The title track features vocals from the soulful and wise, Simon Lord. They are also giving the Amine Edge & DANCE remix…extra deep for those sensual moments…away for free. Which is nice. The other two tracks are available for preview and purchase via their Soundcloud. For the free remix click here FREE DOWNLOAD.
Louis La Roche is a staple of these posts. Here’s another reason why. So smooth.
Jacques Lu Cont insanely diverse and talented. Such a wide range of production styles and techniques. Gotta respect the man. The results ain’t to shabby either. This one is going to be big. Check out the preview of his new track “In The Night.” Epic baseline.
John Dahlback continues to impress. This new track is just pure genius. From a production stand point, it doesn’t get that much better than this dude. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. He is the most talented and diverse Swedish producer. Period.
Simon Shout usually produces progressive stuff, but this is a preview of his first tech house track, and may I say…it’s pretty dope. Title is “Here To Move.” Seems only appropriate, cause he makes it impossible not to. Really looking forward to this release.
Ok, it’s official, I have developed a strong obsession for Monkey Safari. This song is a perfect 10 in my book. So funky, yet so dreamy. Great vibes.
Enter the mix…
The first of the two mixes with have today comes from DCUP, and it is a sort of introduction to his new label, CHOOKIE. Creative name…still not sure what it means, but it is definitely not concerning me in the least. To paraphrase Bill Belichick (in reference to drafting Warren Saap out of college), I want to be on this label so badly “my dick is hard.” True stories…both. Seriously.
Tracklist available via Soundcloud…bascially it was too much effort to type out. Sorry.
Lastly, here is a mix from Prince Language. As you can sense by this point…we are fans of Prince Language. So much respect for him as an artist and a person. This mix was done especially for his friend and fellow artist, Michael Richards, who was killed in 9/11. Read the full dedication below.
“On the morning of September 11, 2001, my friend Michael Richards was working in his studio on the 92nd floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. He was a resident artist there as part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s World Views program. Michael was an incredibly gifted artist and sculptor whose work addressed tragic aspects of African-American history through a poignant, poetic, and ultimately transcendant use of iconography. Ironically, much of his work dealt with flight, and the history of the Tuskegee Airmen, as a theme.
Michael grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, and loved reggae. I originally met him through our mutual friend, the curator Franklin Sirmans, who knew that we would have this in common. Shortly after Michael’s death, Franklin asked me to make a reggae mix to be played at a memorial gathering he was organizing at the Studio Museum of Harlem, where Michael was also an artist in residence, on September 23, 2001. Beginning with King Tubby’s elegiac dub of The Aggrovators “I Shall Be Released” entitled “Release The Dub”, the songs I gathered addressed the mood of mourning that we New Yorkers felt in the wake of the attacks, as well as the themes of love, war, struggle, hope, spirituality and release that are so beautifully expressed in Reggae music. This is the original recording of that mix.
I thought that today, 11 years from the attack that took his and many others lives, was a fitting day to share this small memorial for Michael. I hope you can take the time to explore his powerful work and rich legacy. I miss him.”
Once again, this weeks edition of “Funky Fraiche Friday” is being posted on Saturday. What else? Anyways, we have a fairly nice menu this week. A few mixes, some new tracks…you know how we do. If it’s funky, we post it. Enjoy.
First, we have a nice free bootleg from Bastian Van Shield. Swaggerific.
Monkey Safari is a great new find. Simply epic beats and the creativity is splendid. They hail from Germany and recorded this set live. Pretty dope.
Poolside is nice lazy afternoon, smoke a j, take it easy music. So soulful baby.
And lastly, The Magician gives us an absolutely essential mixtape. Full of exclusive and unreleased tracks. Press play. You’re in for a treat.
Both of these songs are absolute money makers. Cassian and The Magician know how to bring the funk. I played the Magician’s ‘country club’ remix a couple times setting up at the Hall this Saturday for the white party (which was not a bad time)… that being said, play it on your mac book speakers and we are no longer friends.