Switzerland’s own Da Funk has been rapidly receiving critical acclaim throughout the year of 2013 with a wide variety of big, quality releases. But what makes this interesting is the fact that his individual musical journey does not reflect what many other producers are currently experiencing.
Instead of tired anthems and overplayed basslines, Da Funk instead resides in the murky depths of Deep House with his low-cut basslines and effortless, cool melodies.
Throughout his releases, it seems as though his ultimate goal is to showcase the beaming qualities of Deep House to a new, more adventurous generation while aesthetically pushing the boundaries on what can be considered Deep House through interesting timbral risks and experiments into musical structure.
After a breakout success of his Smug / Don’t Let Go double EP on Anjunadeep, he now turns his attention towards a highly unusual remix to Peter Illias‘s upcoming single, Summer Vibe. By taking modest cues from decades long gone and fully embracing the sensibilities of Deep House, Da Funk creates a vintage, confident cut that combines different sounds from many eras and genres of music.
It is interesting to note that he has called this particular remix the ‘Sommernachtstraum Rework‘. While the Original is a more modern sounding piece, this version gives more of a vintage feel due to the iconic piano that serves as the main hook of the entire piece.
The piano is actually the iconic E-Piano sound from the Yamaha DX-7 Pure Synthesizer, and it was a highly popular sound in many 1980′s ballads. By using such a classic sound coupled with 21st century synth sounds, it brings forth a fascinating contrast throughout the entire piece and gives it an intimate, nighttime sort of feel; (hence the phrase ‘Sommernachstraum‘ meaning ‘Summernight’s Dream‘).
Stacked piano, lush pads, cushy basskicks, and old school percussive sounds begins the start of the piece as loungy synths and subtle Progressive Trance-esque sounds add a touch of flair to the melody. These sounds are positioned so that the main focus is on the sultry female vocal timbres and intermittent saxophone.
It seems with every phrase, a different instrument pops up, keeping listeners on their toes as new sounds surround the soundscape.
This remix of Summer Vibe brilliantly gives off a classic 80′s lounge vibe while still keeping things fresh and interesting for the listener. Da Funk‘s Sommernachstraum Rework of Peter Illias‘s single, Summer Vibe, is out now on Silk Textures Records on Beatport. Head on over to Beatport to pick up this quality Deep House tune today.
Keep the music alive. -Q
Anjunadeep is an example of a record label that started from the periphery of the EDM spectrum and now it seems that the sound of this label is all over the place and many artists that started from Anjunadeep moved to Anjunabeats that means that the label manage to get the acceptance, big exposure and huge respect from the community.
From mainly melodic prog house gems the label moved to other territories as well like deep house, tech house, ambient and even garage house. The brand new EP on Anjunadeep is the perfect warm up material for any house or even melodic trance set.
If you love to travel with your mind to faraway places while you dance freely with your favourite sexy grooves and hypnotic rhythms the Swiss Da Funk is right in front of your door to offer you two stunning examples of being futuristic based on the influences from the past.
You can not invent a brand new EDM style that is not based on already existing music styles and mainly house music that seems to be the base for the majority of other styles.
Da Funk provides two magnificent tracks that move within the progressive/melodic deep house territory . Smug is a melodic summery deep prog house composition that will impress you for sure as it starts slowly with a long atmospheric intro and then slowly is building up its various elements with bubbly beats, acid overtones, excellent little night/jazzy grooves, funky deep basslines and blissful melodies.
With some interesting edits and effects the track changes direction and allows some more energetic elements to penetrate its main section until the same effects to lead to the breakdown until the beat to come back for an impressive climax packed with melodies and incredible magical atmosphere.
Don't Let Go on the other side is an energetic melodic tribal house track that draws from wide canvas of music influences such as club house styles of the past with diva house style vocal samples to acid jazz/funk.
With ability to carry you away and suck you into its hypnotic spacey soundscape is definitely one of those tunes that the crowd will search and play it at home during holidays or lazy Sunday afternoons.
Jaw dropping release, Highly Recommended for the eclectic house ears.
Acryl Music's head honcho Daniel Kneubühler aka. Da Funk takes a break from his usual deep house sound and ventures off to the sunny side of electronic dance music, cosmic disco! "The Last Dance" is the latest release on Dany's label as it caters two brand new tracks that will definitely take you to places you've never been to before.
One of the most underrated producers in house music and a personal favourite of ours, Da Funk hails from Zurich, Switzerland. His own imprint Acryl Music has been firing out some fantastic releases since 2004, and his own productions and remixes have become mainstays in many discerning DJ's boxes over the years.
His latest release on Dutchie Music 'Clavia Aurea' however, really is something special. Often it's one great track that defines a producer; sometimes it's a debut release, and sometimes it takes several years to happen. In our opinion, 'Clavia Aurea' might just be Da Funk's moment in the sunshine.
Uplifting, beautiful, bordering on euphoric, but with a real elegance and sense of cool throughout, this track could easily stand comparisons to vintage Milton Jackson or Scope productions. But I would argue there is even more personality, warmth, soul and to this record- it really makes you tingle in all the right places. If dropped at the right moment to an open-minded dancefloor, this track has the potential to create one of those life-changing clubbing moments.
'Clavia Aurea' is out now on Dutchie Music, with remixes to follow.
Acryl Music has been industry since 2004, but it is only now that the label releases its 50th release-- a clear sign that it's always quality over quantity for Da Funk and the guys behind the label.
Together with the original, expect authentic deep house remixes from Si Brad (Simon Bradshaw), Pete Moss, Elmar Schubert, and Q-Burns Abstract Message.
Musik für kommende Frühlingsstunden..
Freunde der gepflegten Housebeats aufgepasst! Warme Sounds sind im Umflauf für kältegeplagte Ohren. Die 5. Ausgabe der Dutchie Worldwide Reihe kommt direkt aus Zürich. Gemixt von Produzent und DJ Da Funk (Acryl Music). Das in Miami ansässige Label Dutchie Music hat sich den deepen Housebeats verschrieben. Von roh bis sanft.
Die fünfte Ausgabe greift auf den Dutchie Music-Katalog zurück, präsentiert Unveröffentlichtes und ist angereichert mit einigen Stücken des Labels Acryl Music. Mit dabei Artists wie The Timewriter, Jay Tripwire, Beat Pharmacy, Elmar Schubert, Jon Silva, Harold Heath und Da Funk selber. Definitiv Musik für das Warten auf den Frühling.
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Mineapolis vio nacer a este productor norteamericano llamado Jevne.
De entrega house atolondrado diria yo, se puede catalogar este tema original que nos presenta en esta serie regular que saca al mercado el próximo més de Marzo, y que sobre todo suena a house descontrolado con vocales y que busca la pista con poco orden y sobrecargando los sonidos en todos sus rangos. Problema al que se le une el track original del mismo productor que cierra el ep.
Asunto aparte es el remix del suizo Da Funk, que transformando por completo el tema y respetando alguna de las frecuencias como el vocal femenino alcanza a conectar con un house de tintes progresivos y atmosféricos que suena creible y contundente.
Una producción que mejora exponencialmente al original y se puede decir que salva el ep sin duda alguna. Sonido grueso y envolvente que se apodera del escuchante con una producción y sintesis muy interesante.
El remix de Pete Dafeet (Lost my Dog), se queda a medio camino entre ambos, dejando una sensación de deslabazamiento en su producción que no consigue mejorar con una métrica correcta y un sonido eficiente.
Brüllende Basslines, schnittige Sequenzen, purer Workout. Der Pablo Fierro Dub macht das einiges smoother, verliert aber in den wohlklingenden Synths manchmal die Übersicht, und die beiden anderen Mixe braucht es nicht.
Barca based label Justified Cause join the UM family with this cracker by Da Funk - Look Ahead is a sweet sounding deep journey into the Acryl Music founders sound. Warmth and depth, delicate electronic layers and a groove that's just awesome.
The Final Stage picks up the tempo a touch with a dynamic bassline and filtered acidic vibes - mean sounding deep house. And so it goes for the other two tracks too - superb deep house with that techy edge that makes a sound you just want more and more of!
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Released under Ready Mix Records, the Da Funk's New York, New York Remix is undeniably one of Dany's breakthrough sound to the more straightforward and chic shade of deep house music. To start off, heavy kicks, echoing vocal snippets, and groovy bass-work get the job done, as the dark chord stabs bring the track to a whole new deep dimension. Moreover, this New York, New York remix caters a very body-moving piano build-up that effortlessly raises the track to its limits, leaving its listeners in great ecstatic awe.
Always a pleasure to have Da Funk here on Soundscapes, his tracks always leave us wanting for more! Support this wonderful release alongside the other records from the package!
The Da Funk's Valverde Remix of "Stitches" is not your ordinary deep house record. In fact, we get to hear a drift to the more atmospheric side of Dany's productions. From the dense and warm atmosphere he incorporates, to the tranquil and climactic peak heard in the track, the Valverde remix is truly a work of mastery and class.
Moreover, two suave remixes from Mastercris and Ricky Inch heighten the excitement-factor of this release.
Kewl Sownd in the Da Funk remix is from that level you can't resist it's sound. The destructive base line will not miss it's purpose, adding atmosphere to a room and filling bodies with its sonic spectrum. This the kind of tracks you like to put on, as it's friendly for the ears and yet, effective for the floor. There's a nice hynotic vibe around without being mind hammering.
M-Lito & Nestora-Flying Over is quality deep house, filled with gently floating strings and little plucky synth sounds as a counter weight for the almost unnoticeable base line.
Do My-Mr. Jones 2010 remix resides in the deep house territory but has a tight rhythm and kick, suitable for those warm up sets or late,late night sets.
What I find remarkable in all Disclosure Project Recordings is the light-hearted atmosphere in their tracks, it keeps the songs fresh and leaves room for the separate sounds the tracks are build up with, to breath. And yet, the songs are complete. The secret of the good producer?
Paul Eaton-Kewl Sownd (Da Funk's Star Brigade Dub) by Da Funk