Category Archives: Funk

Stuck in My Id – Reptar


Hello everyone, today’s track was introduced to me by my brother, and his advice once again is very correct.  “Stuck in My Id” by Reptar is a very catchy song and sounds sort of like the aspects of Foster the People that I enjoy.  It’s a very electronic, funky, dance song that really gets my feet tapping.  The group hails from the greater Athens-Atlanta-Asheville area and formed back in 2008 and is yet to release a studio album.  That being said this track was on their EP Oblangle Fizz Y’all which dropped in 2011.  Anyway give this funky, electronic, dance beat a chance and hopefully you liken them.  As always, listen rate and subscribe.  These guys will be in Minneapolis on the 3rd of April, and you can bet your ass that I’ll be there.

~Brian

“Stuck in My Id” by Reptar

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“Don’t Gotta Work it Out” and “Winds of Change” – Fitz and the Tantrums


Hello everyone, today I’m throwing a double feature at you to make up for my fellow bloggers inability to post as of late. I know some of you are probably thinking “I’ve heard this song before and it’s good” well you’re right, but I’m posting them because these guys are some of the break-up music you can possibly imagine.  Hard hitting yet not depressed, and the lyrics stir up some pretty awesome ragings inside of me (this was my personal experience a few months back when I was coming out of a relationship, but alas, I digress and it was all for the best anyway).  For those who don’t know Fitz and the Tantrums, they are a tantalizing mixture of soul and indie music genres.  They formed in 2008 and are based out of Los Angeles, CA.  These particular tracks comes off of their album Pickin’ up the Pieces which is the groups first and only studio album which dropped on August 24th 2010.  Anyway, these songs exhibit very different aspects to both of them.  The first, “Don’t Gotta Work it Out” is slightly faster and more hard hitting and great for countering the feeling when someone has wronged you.  The second, “Winds of Change” is a bit slower, but still has a certain intensity and a beautiful lyrical verse which pair together to make an awesome almost ballad feel with a great Bari-Sax bass line which stirs up completely different emotions in me.

~Brian (showing his softer side)

“Don’t Gotta Work it Out” – Fitz and the Tantrums

“Winds of Change” – Fitz and the Tantrums


It’s OK – Cee Lo Green


Yes, everyone and there mother has heard “Fuck You” or “Forget you” if you’re still in the dark ages of only listening to radio.  But who knew that Cee Lo’s Album The Lady Killer, had alot more to offer.  I’ll be honest, I can can dance to “Fuck You” just like the next man, but there are many other songs on the album that surpass the catchiness of that explicitly named song.  “It’s OK” has a very similar sound to the popular song that everyone knows (Trying not to be too profane tonight), but actually has better vocals in my opinion.  Anyway, I’d also like to point out that ROSS HAS MISSED HIS LAST 2 POSTS, which makes him extremely lame, hopefully he actually checks the blog and sees this… Anyway, rate subscribe and share.

~Brian

P.S. He may look like a Ninja Turtle, but I love the Ninja Turtles


On Melancholy Hill – Gorillaz


 

Hello everyone, first off let me apologize for Ross, as he apparently forgot that he was supposed to post yesterday.  I’d like to hope he was blaming it on the SOPA blackout, but as he probably has no idea what that even means, I can’t vouch for him.  Anyway today’s track has been a favorite of mine for the past year or so.  “On Melancholy Hill” by The Gorillaz is a funky slow beaty song that runs deep in my veins.  It’s a perfect intermingling of everything that I hold dear.  That’s enough from me as the track will speak from itself. Enjoy “On Melancholy Hill” off of Plastic Beach by The Gorillaz

~Brian

“On Melancholy Hill” by The Gorillaz


When I’m Small – Phantogram


Hello everyone,  thought I’d share another one of my favorite songs with you today.  This one comes from the group Phantogram who hail from upstate New York.  They often describe themselves as being “Street Beat” and “Psych Pop”  Their music is very well thought up and catchy.  This tune comes from their album “Eyelid Movies” which dropped in 2010.  These two most certainly know how to write music.  This music is great when you’re relaxing, but can also be thrown on at your next hipster party (as long as EVERYONE is wearing thick black framed glasses and doesn’t care).  For me, this song has cracked my top10 songs of all time.  Give it a listen

~Brian

“When I’m Small” by Phantogram


Barbra Streisand – Duck Sauce


 

Hello everyone, I figured I’d keep you in the know about this song, which you may have heard already or not.  The first time I heard this song, was sitting outside with friends just relaxing.  This song came on, and I was unable to stop my foot from tapping.  All in all, this song is pretty simple, yet catchy.  This song is brought to you by Duck Sauce, an American-Canadien DJ duo.  This one peaked at 89 on the charts in the States, but across the pond, it broke top 5 and took the top spot in Austria and the Netherlands.  If you don’t enjoy the 2 words that are in this song, I honestly think you …. I will keep my feelings to myself on that one.  Anyway, enjoy “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce.

~Brian
“Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce


Hello – Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette


Hey everyone, I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend.  The weather was absolutely fantastic (at least in Minnesota it was).  Unfortunately, now that I am back to real life, this blog is one of the few things I get to look forward to.  Anyway, my track for you today from the French DJ and Producer Martin Solveig.  Just like most things that become popular nowadays, it’s starts with a catchy beat, and features the Canadien group Dragonette.  The upbeat lyrics and catchy melody in this song make it just one of many songs that are perfect for a summer anthem.

~Brian

“Hello” by Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette


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