Last week happened to be a particularly magnificent week in the world of nu disco and funk, and we’ve got our top picks for you today. Choose to spend your Monday with Disco Diaries, and suddenly Mondays might not seem so bad!
Thundercat – Them Changes [Brainfeeder]
Los Angeles-based Stephen Bruner, a.k.a. Thundercat, has built quite an impressive resume over the years. The bassist/singer/songwriter has released two solo albums, worked with experimental legend Flying Lotus, played bass for the metal band Suicidal Tendencies, and even appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. His latest, the ever so funky Them Changes, debuted June 22 via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. Scope more info on the release here.
BANKS – Beggin For Thread (Aeroplane Remix)
One of Disco Diaries’ favorites is back, providing a pleasant blast to the past with an upbeat rendition of BANKS’ Beggin For Thread. As usual, Aeroplane sports solid production skills by transforming the dramatic pop original into a lighthearted and groovy dance jam. There’s no purchase link for this one, but treat yourself to the rest of Aeroplane’s tunes here.
Will Young – Thank You (Fred Falke Remix) [Island]
Fred Falke has succeeded, yet again, in completely funk-ifying an original track that can be described as anything BUT funky. Thank You was featured on British pop singer Will Young’s 85% Proof album, available for purchase via iTunes here.
Mansions On The Moon – The Truth (Eric Sharp & Tenova Remix)
If you love Mansions On The Moon, you’re bound to love Eric Sharp and Tenova’s edit of the band’s most popular original track. With slightly accelerated vocals and additional percussion elements, The Truth makes an epic return right in time for summer. Catch your free download of the remix here.
Grades – King (Basic Tape Remix)
Don’t be fooled by the name–Parisian duo Basic Tape have proven to be everything but basic. Their latest remix takes Grades’ King to a whole new level with a piano-driven house rhythm and the original’s addictive vocals kept intact. Follow Grades’ Beatport for further info on this release.