Dan Casey, the (seemingly normal) Berkeley, CA hailing DJ boy also known as Yalls, has given us an entire download of his remixes (25 jams total!) – four of which have never been released. Are you great, or the greatest Dan Casey? The compilation includes remixes of Blackbird Blackbird, Majical Cloudz, The xx, Monster Rally, CHVRCHES, Giraffage, Teen Daze and more. I’m severely addicted to his Friendly Fires – Hurting instrumental remix (previously unreleased). Get the free download here and listen now! Thanks Yalls!
Here’s the tracklist:
1. Abadabad – Park Slope (Yalls Remix)
2. Arrange – When’d You Find Me (Yalls Remix)
3. CHLLNGR – Datter (Yalls Remix)
4. Churches – Save Me (Color Controller Remix)
5. Friendly Fires – Hurting (Yalls Instrumental Remix)
6. Giraffage – Moments (Yalls Remix)
7. Gracie – Southern Place (Yalls Remix)
8. James & Evander – Come Around (Yalls Remix)
9. Monster Rally – Moonglow (Yalls Remix)
10. Majical Cloudz – Francisco (Yalls Remix)
11. Majical Cloudz – Turns Turns Turns (Yalls Remix)
12. MondreMAN – Fancy (Yalls Peer Pressure Remix)
13. Monster Rally – Moonglow (Yalls Remix)
14. Monster Rally – A Voice / Big Sur (Daniel Sex Jr. Remix)
15. Naytronix – Baby Don’t Walk Away (Yalls Remix)
16. Parentz – Big (Yalls Remix)
17. Put Away (Yalls Remix) – Seatraffic
18. Middle Wave (Yalls Desecration) – Some Ember
19. I See a Void (Yalls Remix) – Sonny & The Sunsets
20. 72 Bus Stop (Yalls Remix) – Squadda B
21. The New Balearic (Yalls Remix) – Teen Daze
22. Grande Gordo (Yalls Remix) Vacation Dad
23. Angels (Yalls Bootleg Do Up) – The xx
24. Kingston Gates (Color Controller Remix) – Zoos of Berlin
25. Another 1 Goes Down (Yalls Bike Lake Remix) – 100s ft. Hollywood Squadda & Shady Blaze
Oh hi. I’ve been working on a blog post for two days (still working on it!), but alas, it’s for work! When do I get to write about smooth, fresh, funky jams I’m just dying to expose, listen to and write about all day long for our listening and mind-blowing pleasure? Right fucking now. I took a break from blogging …to blog… (cue eye rolling), but no really, these jams are so damn worth taking a break from blogging to blog, that you’d wish you’d started your own blog (don’t do that) featuring all of the smoothness I’m about to unleash. Brace yo’ self:
1) Onra – L.O.V.E: Ready to (really) get dooooown? Onra, the funk-master, beat-making French producer (aka Arnaud Bernard) has released this beauty of jam (soon to be released on an EP June 12th). Someone commented on the Onra last.fm page, “Onra destroy my brain!” so you know this shit is gooood. Better than #bathsalts (I’m guessing).
2) Yalls – Settle Down: Wait, so this guy lives in Berkeley and his name is Dan? Regardless of the ‘normalcy,’ I stumbled upon this sweet, (oh so!) sweet and deliciously funkdafied jam ‘cus I’d heard another song of his on another blog. I was amazed, thus tweeted about it and then ferociously looked up more of Dan in Berkeley aka Yalls’ jams because they’re fresh, and that’s how these things go. He also has a Tumblr, cute. Go look at it here.
3) THEESatisfaction – QueenS: Wow, wtf (!) this jam is so funky fresh and soulfully smooth, I feel like it’s transmitting dreamy subliminal messages into my brain: “Whatever you dooo, don’t funk with my groove.” THEE (see what I did there?) last.fm bio of the duo, (Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White hailing from Seattle) describes their musical genre as “Funk-psychedelic, feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul, frosted with icy raps.” Damn, I think I can handle that! Listen to their entire album (released March 2012), awE naturalE on Spotify here.
All right. Back to blogging about stuff I get paid to blog about (but I love you like I do).