December 2011 Funky House Music

These are the tunes I’ve added to my crate for December 2011. Remember, these are 12″ versions, so you’ll probably need to scrub in to between 1 min and 90 seconds to get to the meat of the track. Mostly funky house with a sprinkling of deep house here and there.

Mark & Stephens – Freak Emotion

Track Rating: ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 


 

Sonny Fodera – Let It Roll

Track Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 


 

 

Jam Funk – WhoreHouse Music

Track Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 

http://www.beatport.com/track/whorehouse-music-original-mix/1880488
 

Smokin Groove and Paz – Love Touch

Track Rating: ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 

 

Kenny Dope Presents The Bucketheads – The Bomb (Jinxx Remix)

Track Rating: ★★★★★★★★½☆ 

(I’ve been after this for ages since my vinyl was stolen)

 

 

Will Jaxx – Golden (Sonny Fodera Remix)

Track Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 

 

Da Sunlounge – Track A

Track Rating: ★★★★★★★½☆☆ 


 

Giano – Feeling Good

Sound Diggers – Freak Show

Track Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 

Corey Steers and Ben Wah – Hazy Days

Track Rating: ★★★★★★★½☆☆ 

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Jorge Watts and The House Inspectors – Hot Shit

Track Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 

Kinky Movement – Clowning Around

Track Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 

The House Inspectors – Turn Me on

Track Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 

Jazzmopper J – Round My Way

Track Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 

The Sound Diggers – Man’s World

Track Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 

Frankie J – Gonna Give It To Ya

Track Rating: ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 

Scrubfish – Testify To The Soul Providers

Track Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 

The Inspector and Steve Styls – Honey Honey (I Know)

Track Rating: ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 

The Shuffle Club – Late Night Cats (Sonny Fodera Beatsdown Mix)

Track Rating: ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 

The Shuffle Club – Late Night Cats (Sonny Fodera’s Beatdown Mix) by Central Music Recordings

Crussen – Bag It Up

Track Rating: ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 

(this was an iffy decision because of the chipmunk voices, but in the end I decided I like it)

Laura Jones – Love In Me (Maceo Plex Remix)

Track Rating: ★★★★★★★½☆☆ 

Wattie Green – Shut Yo Mouf


 

Kinky Movement – Clowning Around (Tune Of The Week)

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good cover version or a great reinterpretation. I came across this uber funky cover of Steelers Wheel’s “Stuck In The Middle With You” by Kinky Movement. I gets very close to being a cheesy remake, but still manages to keep it classy. If you love the original, then this one’s sure to get you drunk dancing when your friendly neighbourhood DJ drops it at 1 in the morning.

Drive Time – This week’s new tune

Another week loaded with some more great music. “Drive Time” is a deep house tune that I’ve just finished and was inspired by a bus tour around Cape Town at sunset. It’s laid back, chilled out and very relaxing. Just the way Deep House should be (in my opinion). I’ve decided to make the track available as a free download for now. I’m working on adding some vocals to it, and the “full version” will go on sale later while this version (essentially a dub) will be available for free.

Drive Time by lesterhein

I took some video footage on my phone  while traveling around the city and out the track to some it.

Drive Time by Lester Hein from Lester Hein on Vimeo.


Root Note

This is a deep track I was working on for the last day or so. This version has Julie McKnight’s killer vocal from Kings of tomorrow’s “Finally” dropped on, though I’m not sure I’ll be keeping it there. The track was produced using Reason and Logic. It’s the result of about 3-4 hours of tweaking.  I have no clue why I named it Root Note, but it just kinda seemed right.