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in the spirit of tang’s cameo video post, i thought i’d share probably the craziest disco/boogie video you’ll ever see. i feel kind of bad about it because the song is actually really great, but while you’re watching the video, it’s hard to take the song seriously. regardless, the video has everything you want: fog swimming, fog diving, bad lip-syncing, shimmying, crazy eyes, three-way hugs, hug-jumping into the fog water, hug-jumping out of the fog water, and a funky bass breakdown at 2:15. you can grab a high-quality mp3 of “inside out” here.
krieg’s outta town for the holidays, but i also enjoy getting drunk and boogying to funky jams. i’m pretty sure you do too. so, here you go.
this video, which came out with the accompanying single in 1985, is crazy bananas. the song is pretty damn funky too. i guess this is what single life was like for the guys in cameo circa ’85. looks like fun.
Here’s a song that’s been out for awhile which happens to be dancing around my brain relentlessly at the moment. Actually, it’s been in my head tough for the past few days so it seems appropriate to big up Chino McGregor and share this track with the masses. It only feels right. We here at LxNxM do our best to hip you to the finest new jams that we can suss out each week, with the exception of our mostly throwback Drunk Funk column. Occasionally though, there’s a need to highlight material that isn’t old or new. It’s just good. And this jam from the Big Ship stable is top-ranking style good.
In case you’re wondering, yes this is the son of lovers rock king Freddie McGregor and that lends itself to the professionalism of the tune. You can just feel the vibes coming from this and the message is positive so anyone needing uplifting should watch the video. I think at one point this song was called “From Mawning” but now it’s called “Never Change” with a slight tease of Chino’s “Pon Your Head” toward the end.
more soul for you today, this time courtesy of matthew africa. this mix is his set from the noted sweaterfunk night down in san francisco. anyone reading us down in SF, check it out at the li PO lounge on sunday nights. stream it below and find the tracklist over here. in other matthew africa news, he also put together a massive massive mizell brothers mix that is absolutely worth checking out.
here are two great cuts detailing the pains of breaking up. above, you’ve got TC curtis shimmering jam of regret “should have known better.” below, you’ve got the flip side from michael sterling on “desperate.” i’ll update these later today with downloads (they’re both available if you search through beatelectric‘s archives), but i wanted to note my suspicion that enough people have played “desperate” at their wedding, which is silly once you listen to the words, and oh yeah, the track starts off with a police siren! listen to the words of the songs you play at your weddings people!
michael sterling – “desperate”
it’s been a minute since i did one of these, so i’m going to give you two for the price of one, which fits nicely with the theme of funky tracks about money-induced stress. first up is the billy paul classic “let the dollar circulate,” from 1975, another period of economic calamity. a couple observations: first, this video really doesn’t flow with the song. yes, the hook is “let the dollar circulate,” but c’mon. if you’re going to use 80s movies about making money (scarface, wall street, goodfellas), don’t leave out trading places! second, you might recognize this track because it’s been sampled so much, most notably by j dilla on the steve spacek track, “dollar.” less notably, young jeezy sampled it on a track called “circulate.”
next up, gwen guthrie’s great track “ain’t nothin’ goin’ on but the rent” gets a chrissy murderbot re-edit. the title pretty much says it all. stream it below, and then right click for the high quality download, courtesy of mr. murderbot himself.
gwen guthrie: ain’t nothin’ goin’ on but the rent (chrissy murderbot re-edit) – download
oh man, this track just makes me think of middle school, primarily because all i hear is the roller rink and first crushes. not much else to say besides that if you ever see larry levan’s name affiliated with a song, chances are you won’t be disappointed. download here, with bonus instrumental track.