Tag Archives: Funk

SHINE 2009 – EUROZONE (Electro/Funk – Finland)

Finnish duo Shine 2009 return with their first new material since their 2001 debut album Realism. On this new single Sami Suova and Mikko Pykäri come off as nonchalant as ever, taking a social stance on money and the financial challenges currently gripping Europe.

Musically, “Eurozone” pulls from genres as wide as funk, breakbeat and classic house, a surprising combination that would be perfectly at home in a dark 1990s discotheque. The song is taken off Shine 2009’s sophomore album, to be released this fall on Cascine.

For more info, check out Shine 2009’s Facebook. Buy the song on

JUPITER – JUICY LUCY (Electro/Disco – France)

After three years pumping out stunning disco-tinged singles and rocking France’s coolest clubs with their incendiary DJ-sets, Parisian duo Jupiter are finally releasing their eagerly awaited debut album Juicy Lucy via French indie label Grand Blanc.

Jupiter bring funky beats to the forefront and lead a mighty brigade for true connoisseurs of disco dance music with their debut album. But while the album features the duo’s already classic debut “Starlighter” and high-energy follow-up singles “Saké” and “One-O-Six”, it surprisingly enough omits their 2010 disco extravaganza “Vox Populi”, which you can stream just below…

Jupiter – Vox Populi (Lifelike Treatment)     

That’s ok though, because the record is chock-full of brilliant new original tracks that will get your hips moving and yours head bobbing in no time. Meticulously produced down to every beat, Juicy Lucy is an avalanche of poppy synths, bouncy breaks and catchy melodies on par with the great classics of 70s and 80s disco/funk.

Jupiter - Sake (Anoraak Remix)     

As a bonus, here is a remix Jupiter just produced for Midnight Magic‘s latest single “Calling Out”… Like it? Find plenty more remixes here.

Midnight Magic - Calling Out (Jupiter Remix)     

Show Jupiter some love on Facebook or check out their SoundCloud to stream a few tracks. Buy all the music on

saturday nite with… DISCLOSURE

Disclosure (aka Howard and Guy Lawrence) have been attracting the attention of all and sundry of late and their latest EP, The Face, is their biggest to date and should cement their reputation even further.

Released on June 4th through Greco-Roman (also home to Joe Goddard and T.E.E.D), this new record throws two new vocalists into the mix: newcomer Ria Ritchie, who lends vocals to new single “Control”, and Sinead Harnett who appears on “What’s In You Head” as well as the underground hit “Boiling”.

Bonus track: you’re in for a treat with this pumped-up dancefloor-friendly remix of Disclosure’s previous single “Flow”, released in February on Make Mine…

Disclosure - Flow (Amusement Remix)     

Stream the duo’s music on SoundCloud and follow them on Facebook. Buy on Disclosure

saturday nite with… MR GONZO

Mr Gonzo

Mr Gonzo is a young producer/DJ based out of Paris who makes 21st century funk disguised as French house. Barely a year after this introductory EP, Extended Play Area, he is back with “Dance On You”, a delightful slice of cosmic disco house that will set dance floors on fire!

Already supported by Digikid84, Lifelike, Jupiter, Boris Dlugosch and many more, this new single takes the classic French house sound and gives it a funkier twist, with a handful of expertly mixed samples and a generous helping of over-the-top synths. The Dance With You EP is out since May 14th on Folistar, featuring the original track, a B-side and two wonderful remixes by Tagteam Terror and DJ Gero.

Another one for the road? Check out “Too Disco”, taken off Mr Gonzon’s debut EP…

Follow Mr Gonzo on Facebook and stream his music on SoundCloud. Buy on Mr Gonzo

DA CHICK – CURLY MESS (Disco/Funk – Portugal)

Da Chick

Portuguese one-woman act Da Chick is finally ready to share her explosive cocktail of classy, nasty, sassy funk. Her appropriately -titled new song, “Cocktail”, is taken off the young artist’s debut album Curly Mess, available now via Discotexas (also home to up and coming acts such as Moullinex, Kamp! or Zimmer)

Now, if you enjoy this addictive, instant disco classic, do yourself a favour and check out another of the album’s standout tracks: “I Say”. This one is a bouncy dance floor jam with fiery vocals and an irresistible bass line.

For more info, music and tour dates, check out Da Chick’s Facebook. And don’t forget to buy the music on