Category Archives: Music

The Funk Hunters & Chali 2na – ILLectric EP

Happy Funky Friday y’all!

Homies Nick and Dunks have just delivered a new EP! With who else but the legendary rapper from the Jurrasic 5, Chali 2na. The production is heavy and funky and god damn can Chali 2na flow.

The pairing of west coast bass funk and the iconic rapper shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The boys productions have always been steeped in hip hop influence and 2na slips into the genre like a fish into water.

Get ready to Funk the Halls this December when they do back to back shows at The Commodore Ballroom.

 

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The Cocktail Hour ft. Kaytranada

Kaytranada has just released his first full length LP! I’ve really enjoyed watching Kay rise from the muddy waters of Soundcloud to become one of Canada’s bright northern lights.

99.9% is full of the dancey hip hop beats you love him for and spread over a nice mix of warm, melodic funk.

There is a slough of talented collaborators like BADBADNOTGOOD, AlunaGeorge, and Little Dragon but Kaytranada also shines on his own. My favorite track is Lite Spots and its the bouncy and funkiest.

Check out the album here

Sassy Preview: Chet Faker

I’ve been a huge Chet Faker fanboy since the first time I saw him at Sasquatch. I’m a Sasquatch fanboy in general but guess what.. Chet is playing Sasquatch again! Not surprisingly hes on a bigger stage and the hype train is rolling out of the station folks so all aboard.

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The Cocktail Hour ft. Fout Tet

Four Tet is one of those producers who I know is popular and talented but I never got exposed to him cuz he’s kinda weird and definitely not mainstream. Well not only have I come to realize that I’m missing out of some weirdly awesome music but this guy is playing at Sasquatch. If there’s a place for me to find a groove into a genre I wouldn’t normally slide into, it’s at a music festival. It’s what happened to me with Tycho and I cant stop listening to that guy.

Four Tet, I think I haven’t given you the chance to let me fall in love with you but I’m gonna tap into my younger me’s impressionable mind and see if we can make something click here. My guess is yes.

 

 

The Cocktail Hour ft. Viceroy

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve featured Viceroy on the Cocktail Hour. But lets face it, hes the embodiment of feel good Friday music. He’s Mr. SummertimeAllTheTime, baby. An inspiration in the winter time but when you get to cut out work early for a weekend getaway and the sun is shining then his flavor of tropical grooves is just what you’re looking for to drive off into the sunset.

Happy Friday, everybody!

DJ Soo- That’s My Jam

This mix is made of sunshine and smiles 🙂

I first heard this mix one lazy afternoon at Burning Man 2015. I was relaxing up in a 200 square foot hammock with a couple friends when someone put this mix on for our free caesar bar nearby.

This was also the day I got to know Emily. Emily and I camped together at Burning Man but I’ve always connected best with people over music and I learned that Emily was the same. We laid there in the shade with a slight breeze and just talked about music. Chatted about her experience at sound engineering school and her favorite local artists. We reminisced about our favorite recent shows and how we likely shared a mosh pit or two in the day.

Emily and I smiled with every new song in this mix. “oh I love this song.. oh this takes me back.. oh this track is so timeless”

Emily was tragically taken from us in a car accident last month and this mix is my closest connection to her. It is a perfect way for me to remember her. This mix will make you dance, this mix will make you smile, and I hope it will help you remember Emily how I do. Smiling and laughing in a big hammock at Burning Man.