Photay – Reconstruct ft. Seafloor / No Sass [Woodstock, NY]

Electronic / Modern Jazz / Hip-Hop / Funk

New York producer Photay (Evan Shornstein) released his self-titled debut album about a year back (pick it up for free!) and was barely noticed. It was a compilation of the work he’s produced over the period of 2010-2012. Following a trip to West Africa, the album was heavily influenced by African natural sounds. Interesting as it was, it definitely put him on the radar for me.
So when he released No Sass I (with the internet) welcomed his new sonic palette of glitzy horns, staccato-ed beats resulting in equal parts jazz, hip-hop, funk and well, awesome.

His new self-titled album is due later this month on the 26th and from the sound of it (get it?), he’s definitely worked it out this time.

Fans of Aphex Twin, Tennyson, and Capital Cities will love his sound.
Show him some well-deserved love at this facebook and souncloud page.

 

 

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Deluxe – Pony (Shanghai Fête de la Musique) [ Aix en Provence, FR ]

Funk / Electronic / Hip Hop / Jazz

Deluxe

Can we hear you sing?

So I’m currently in Shanghai and this weekend happens to be the Fête de la Musique. For those that aren’t in the loop, it’s an amazing day and concept of “music everywhere and concerts nowhere”, for the first day of summer: June 21st. Honestly, who says no to free concerts? Even more so when the guest performers are the kind that automatically get your dancing pants on. Or skirts. You know what I mean.

Now imagine this song “Pony” playing live in front of you, jazzy saxophone and all. And if you want some serious funks and grooves check out “My Game” ;).

Deluxe - Pony

Boolap, Balap, Balalalap

Someone said this before me already, but ’tis true, how can you not love a band that has a rainbow moustache as their logo? Check out their soundcloud here and show them some more love on facebook and youtube.

Also if you’re cool like me and in Shanghai, here’s the Fete de la Musique homepage, still a few shows you can catch!

Yup just hoping I can make you feel how out of this world it was with all my extra photos.