Funky Fraiche Friday [09.14.2012]

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.”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Kaskade – Angel On My Shoulder (Simon Sh:Out Remix)

This young German producer is definitely an AYNE favorite. He released this dreamy rendition of Kaskade’s hit single “Angel On My Shoulder” for free yesterday. It is quite friache, so I suggest any immediate download…if you know what’s good for you.

This is just the beginning for Simon. Big things to come.

EXCLUSIVE: AYNE Presents: Higher Pt. 2 – Mixed By WILKI [Free Download]

What. Is. Up? I’m back with the fraichest beats that will leave your knees shakin’ and your feet beggin’ for more. This is “Higher (Part 2),” and it’s not small. I am bringing you over 45 songs, a few of my own bootlegs, and 3 hours of the best house music available. If you happened to be at Ultra Music Festival this year and have a craving for house music, or if you just got that EDC NYC 2012 ticket in the mail or are saving up for the plethora of summer festivals, this mix should, at the least, tickle your fancy…maybe even give you that much-needed injection of powerful synths, infectious melodies, thumping bass, and soulful vocals that your body shiver. Get ready to have some form of party, because what is about to hit your ears is pure, fraiche, future sounds from some of the best in the game beautifully orchestrated together to connect with your mind, body, and soul. And, for those of you who are more simple minded…let’s get weird!

AYNE Presents: Higher Pt. 2  - Mixed By WILKI [Free Download]

Tracklist:

  1. Mat Zo – It’s Yours (Original Mix)
  2. Basto & Yves V – CloudBreaker (Basto Remix)
  3. Mord Fustang – Super Fever (Original Mix)
  4. Hyper Crush – Werk Me (OVERWERK Remix) w/ Simon Sh:out – Optimus (Original Mix)
  5. D.O.N.S & Maurizio Inzaghi feat. Philippe Heithier – Searching for Love (Original Mix)
  6. Misha Kitone – Come Together (Original Mix)
  7. Nari & Milani, Christian Marchi feat. Shena – Love Will Conquer All (Mikael Weermets Smily Fac3s Remix)
  8. Fred Falke vs. Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman – Music Talking To The Dice (Wilki’s Loud & Clear Bootleg)
  9. Yves Larock – We (Instrumental Mix) w/ Tristan Garner – Punx (Original Mix)
  10. Kura vs. Martin Solveig & Dragonette vs. Axwell & Max-C – Love Found You At The Party (Wilki’s Partay Starter Edit)
  11. Whelan & Di Scala – The Fox (Original Mix) x/ Medina – You & I (Acapella)
  12. Eric Prydz vs. Fedde Le Grand & Deniz Koyu – Call & Give Me Love (Wilki’s Anthem King MashUp)
  13. Andreas Lindstroem – Where Is The Love (Eric Chase & Marcel Jerome Remix)
  14. Feng Shui feat Max-C – Because Of U (Club Mix)
  15. David Guetta, Sia, Nicky Romero, Jack Back – Wild One Two (Disfunktion Remix)
  16. Vlad Rusu – Chords Of Joy (Original Mix)
  17. Richard Grey vs. Steve Angello – Mama Say Knas (Wilki’s Miami 2012 Edit)
  18. Sak Noel – Paso (The Nini Anthem) (Extended Edit)
  19. Christian Falero & Adrian Villaverde – Big Jerk (Original Mix)
  20. Third Party – Feel (Original Mix)
  21. Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Apogee (Original Mix)
  22. Afrojack vs. Cedric Gervais – Please Help Me Find Fatality (Eran Hersh & Darmon, Dean Cohen Bootleg)
  23. Clockwork – Squad Up (MAKJ Vocal Edit) w/ Dada Life (Kick Out The Epic Motherf**ker (Extended Vocal Mix)
  24. Nicky Romero – Se7en (Original Mix)
  25. Avesta – Arena (Original Mix) w/ Tiesto, Autoerotique – Bring That Beat Back (Tiesto Edit)
  26. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound (Original Mix) w/ Swedish House Mafia & Knife Party – Antidote (Original Mix)
  27. Zedd – Stars Come Out (Lazy Rich Remix)
  28. Diddy & Dirty South vs. Hard Rock Sofa vs. Daft Punk – Quasar Coming Home (Romain G Reboot)
  29. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso – Calling (Lose My Mind) (Extended Club Mix)
  30. Darbuck & Klein feat. Stella Attar – Light Coming Out Of Your Eyes (Falko Niestolik & Steve Wish Festival Mix)
  31. Sunloverz feat. Rossette – Fire (Cherry Coke Remix)
  32. Kwan Hendry feat. SoulCream – Don’t Give Up (Mike Candys & Kwan Hendry Club Mix)
  33. Gotye & David Berrie vs. Pendulum, AN21 & Max Vangelli – The Island I Used To Know (Wilki’s Smokeshow Bootleg)
  34. Swanky Tunes vs. Mr. Hudson – Forever Young vs. Xoxo (Hardwell MashUp)
  35. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Momentum (Original Mix) w/ Michael Brun – Rise (Dirty South Edit)
  36. Justin Michael feat. Matt Beilis – Too Late Tomorrow (Digital Lab & Pedro Henriques Remix)
  37. Axwell, Feenixpawl & Ivan Gough vs. Archie V – Guess What’s In My Mind (Third Culture Bootleg)
  38. Coldplay vs. Otto Knows – Fix Your Million Voices (Zach Edward Mashup)

For more fraiche beats check out my full Soundcloud page!

Free Download will be posted @ 5:00 PM via Soundcloud.

Go forth and multiply!

Wilki

FREE DOWNLOAD: Simon Sh:Out – Optimus (Original Mix)

Simon Sh:0ut is extremely talented, and this new original blows me away! He got really naughty with the progressive melodies and has some HUGE synths and powerful drops in this one that sound like a Nicky Romero production…which is a huge compliment, since Romero has been destroying the beatport charts lately. And what Simon also do for all of us? Gave it away for free. What a g…one love Simon, keep up the good work my man!

Simon Sh:Out – Optimus (Original Mix) [Download Link] - $$$$$ Make sure to listen closely. The drop toward the second half is absurdly dope.

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