Discobelle premiere in the house!
From our friends in grooved out/funked up/disco outfit FSQ we received this alternate and extended DJ dub version of their remix for Los Angeles producer B Bravo. The original version of the remix appears on B Bravo’s “Paradise Remixed” album (also on the “Paradise Remixed” compilation are remixes from XL Middleton, Simbad, Pillowtalk, Captain Planet, Teeko, Jaël and Grandfeather) which was recently released via the Bastard Jazz label.
The original version of the track is a super smooth affair but the FSQ crew put in a very different “Caribbean Disco” sounding remix of the track with member GKoop spearheading the production of the remix. GKoop has been busy this year as the co-writer of platinum-selling hip-hop hits like “It’s a Vibe” by 2 Chainz and “Bad and Boujee” by Migos. Fortunately, he took time out of his hectic schedule for FSQ and brought in drummer Marquisse Moore and pianist Graham Richards to give the remix a strong dose of Borinquen flavor and highlights the percussion we peppered the mix with: woodblocks, congas, bongos, and clappers in order to make everyone dance.
Let the beat play on and enjoy this special exclusive FSQ “Caribbean Disco Dub” of B Bravo’s “Freak It”!
Nor. draws inspiration ranging from classic soul artists such as Sam Cooke, to Bob Marley, via 90’s r’n’b such as Boyz II Men to a more updated sound of 2017 hip hop/r’n’b courtesy of producer Kastel.
Up and coming Brazilian duo Balako just released their debut EP “Hora De Balako” for the fine people over at the excellent Greco Roman label and we here at Discobelle are extremely pleased that they wanted to contribute to our mix series.
Balako AKA Diogo Strausz and Rodrigo are producers and multi instrumentalists out of Rio De Janeiro. The pair has a knack for mixing up rare samples with their own unreleased, genre-spanning edits with their styles ranging from techno and house to salsa and carimbo and to blending that with ’70s disco/funk in order to create something both retro and current which their mix for us is a smashing testament to.
Tracklist for the mix after the jump.
London duo Two Another are inspired by soul and Motown classics, 90’s R&B and electronica their music is driven by silky vocals, catchy bass-lines and stripped back instrumentals. Their debut EP was released a year ago and quickly turned heads gathering over 7.5 million streams collectively (5 million streams on Spotify, 1.5 million on Soundcloud and 1 million on Youtube).
Their sophomore EP will drop on June 9th and you can check out the premiere of the third single track “Over My Shoulder” right here on Discobelle, the track oozes with a hypnotizing groove that grabs you by the hips and doesn’t let go all while a sultry bassline and silky, soulful vocals pump away.
“We tried 6 different bassist’s from all parts of the globe to nail down the right bass line on ‘Over My Shoulder’. We kept giving the same Jamiroquai references to the musicians, until we eventually decided to throw a hail Mary and find the man responsible of all those timeless basslines. After searching on the internet for a while we found Nick Fyffe’s email and luckily he got back to us and played the part that made the track! “