Four to the Floor



During my formative years I began to immerse myself into the world of Hip Hop.  Everything about the culture appealed to me, from the dancing to the DJing and everything in between.  It still does, but early in my twenties when I left the nest and began paying my own way in life, I slowly fell in love with rave culture, house music, and the many electronic sub-genres that began evolving from it.  Working behind the scenes on the production end of some large underground parties gave me a unique perspective and same excellent access to the scene.  This love affair has never stopped and is the foundation for some truly great memories.  So, I’m going to get into some tracks I’ve heard over the past year, that really get me moving.  I hope they do the same for you.

This first one sat on my hard drive untouched for half a year before I dusted it off and began playing it out.  Unbeknownst to some, DJs spend an awful lot of time searching for music, going through record pool lists and preparing for their nights. Subsequently, you can find a dope track and forget about it.  I can easily spend 3 or 4 hours every day in a week searching and preparing music.  I’m a sucker for a good horn line and this one has it in spades.  A delicious cocktail of trumpets, saxophones, disco-drenched guitar licks and a classic house vocal round out this burner.  Try it out, folks.

Try It by Groove Motion

This next one is a hilarious use of vocal from a comedy short.  Being a fan of British comedy, I instantly knew where the Corduroy Mavericks got the sample from when I saw the song title.  As the story goes, this past Halloween, one of the members had a friend that was going as the character Old Gregg from the show The Mighty Boosh, and this little gem is what he came up with.   Check the Soundcloud link.  There’s a free download in it, for ya.  This is on the more experimental tip compared to their other joints. They have more records in the funky house realm you should peep, including some cool updates of old school hip hop and r&B gems, that will get those butts movin’.

Old Gregg by Corduroy Mavericks


Again with the horns!!  I will leave you with the rework of the Ray Charles classic ‘Hit the Road Jack’.  Throttle does a great job of tweaking this number without going too hard over the top.  Dig it.  See ya next week!

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