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Falcon Punch & Roller Radio – I Might Be Gone

Whitney Houston may well have departed, but as it goes for musical legends, her voice is very much still with us. Fortunately, the ever burgeoning realm of Nu Disco–sampling heavily from 70s funk and, more frequently, those of Whitney’s ilk, 90s R&B –will ensure that the disco, soul, and R&B legends of our past never die. And there’s no finer example of this than Falcon Punch’s “I Might Be Gone.”

EMPT brought you Falcon Punch‘s debut a couple years back, and the crate-digger’s sound has clearly further evolved and come full circle since then. On this burner, FP and his partner in crime, Roller Radio,  not only masterfully sample, flip, and pan fry Whitney’s “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay”, but also extracted and include the soulful sounds of  Gladys Knight and Pamela Joy.

We’re stoked to premier this one, which definitely comes dance-floor ready. It’s hard not to get lost in this groove and find yourself with a strong case of Saturday Night Fever. Whitney may be gone, but she won’t be forgotten any time soon.

Falcon Punch & Roller Radio – I Might Be Gone

 

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Amerie – One Thing (Jetlag Remix)

In my internet travels, I’m so thankful that I accidentally came across this sexy remix. Amerie’s vocals in this playful remix reminds us that this track came out in 2005, although the original has one of those qualities that I like to think make it timeless. That is, it feels like the club goers were bumpin’ and grindin’ to this tune way before 2005. I’m sure you guys agree. The snappy beats make for a renewed dance-floor hit, so get ready to get down with it.

Jetlag is the tag team effort of Miguel Fernandez & Renato Marquez. Together, they’ve produced sublime house beats partnered with some fave R&B tracks from the younger years, including I’m Every Woman by Whitney Houston. It’s dance music that is catered to a dancing audience, while still allowing for artistic creativity on the DJs parts. That’s always something I think about, a defining characteristic of good and bad DJs. If I’m at a bar and the DJ takes over with some space-age experimental trance or noise that doesn’t match to any beat, I’m pissed off. Have you no regard for the crowd you’re working with? I can find a way to appreciate those talents outside, but not in the context of a dance-floor. I think Jetlag and a few other house-like DJs today have the perfect balance of showing their skills off, while simultaneously producing something people want to hear. Especially, when they’ve got the need to groove.

As 2013 approaches, I’ve got my mind set on playlists for the evening. It’s just something I like doing, because regardless as to how many glasses of champagne you’ve had, or how many parties you’ve hopped, it’s always nice to have a soundtrack at the place you finally decide to chill at. This song definitely makes it on the playlist — it’s a 2005 hit catered to 2013’s standards.

Without further ado, enjoy!

Amerie – One Thing (Jetlag Remix)