Saturday, 1 May 2010

Tune Tuesday II (The Saturday Version)

So many good tunes floating around the interwebs this week that I thought I'd put up another Tune Tuesday post - check Lee's first one here, and in the meantime read on for some free music.

Kicking things off with A Prince track - Mark Moore's remix of the Future takes the classic Prince track and picks things up a bit, giving the track a great housey vibe. Moore keeps the vibe of the original, but underpins Prince's vocals with some lively piano chords and a housier beat. Classics often fall foul of remixes, but Moore's effort only improves upon this classic.
Next up Lady Chann jumps on Ward 21's classic Fyah Wyah bashment riddim - this one comes direct from The Heatwave blog, who always bring the funky/bashment/dancehall heat, and this track is no different. Lady Chann rides the beat in a brand new vocal style for the UK MC, and it sounds great. Perfect for the Bank Holiday BBQs!

Next tune comes from Putsch 79's self titled LP, put out by Clone back in 2004. A driving drum beat and arpeggiated chord sequences drive alongside this mutant disco/techno hybrid. Watch out for the bassline on this one, really comes out on a proper soundsystem!

Rihanna absolutely kills it on this track, and I've been waiting for a good remix for so long (TC's D'n'B effort left me cold, as did the dubstep and hip hop mixes I've heard), but Funkystepz completely flip it here, speeding up the vocals and combining them with a classically energetic funky beat and a bassline that recalls Niche era Bassline. Also worth checking is the Assasin mix of Rude Boy who bring a dancehall vibe to the table:

UK Funky producer Murdz has just put up a new Fatboy slim refix on his Soundcloud, which is seriously worth checking out - he flips that Funk Soul Brother vocal sample completely. That bootleg isn't up for download, but other Murdz track Dem Ways Dere is, and I seriously recommend you cop that - a perfect warmup track, this has been killing it earlier on in my sets with a nice stabbing piano line and string samples coupled with a beat guaranteed to draw people onto the dancefloor.
Keeping things garagey as usual, Matthew Hiscock who we introduced to you back in March here has two new tracks for your ears. Matthew is currently living in the States but is clearly paying attention to what's going on over here at the moment, these two tracks combine the pure energy and joy that UK garage represents, combining a soulful vocal sample with a drum beat that rolls along nicely.

Hissy Fit - Parc Avenue EP by matthewhiscock

Lastly a classic piece of Garage for you - this is another classic Bank Holiday BBQ call. Jhelisa's vocals sit nicely alongside a cheeky organ line and a 2-steppy beat in the Into The Sunshine edit of her Into the Sunshine track.


  1. You heard the Them Jeans remix of Rude Boy? That's pretty big.