What a weekend it was here in New York City. HUGE shout-out to NYC’s sanitation and public works departments for organizing one hell of a city-wide cleanup after this monster blizzard stormed through. And another HUGE shout-out to the employees of that Fresh Market on 43-10 Crescent Street in Long Island City for staying open through the blizzard and supplying our entire team with thin crust pizza, crisp IPAs and some of the best turkey jambalaya we’ve ever had.
Although we didn’t do much blogging over the weekend, we did have the opportunity to source plenty of quality new tracks. Of our 20+ finds we narrowed that list down to three of our favorites, making up our Weekend Knocks selections. Peep them below!
◊ I’ll Take U – Mr. Rogers (LBCK Remix)
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Soul / Funk duo LBCK (made up of Alex Noble & Luigi III), so seeing those four consanants float through our SoundCloud feed yesterday was pretty exciting. Back out of the woodworks with a flashy remix of Mr. Rogers “I’ll Take U” (out on Big Beat), this track is energetic meets classy. Incorporating that spirited signature LBCK sound, we may just prefer this over the original. And although this remix is a little over a week old, it helped power our 24-hour snowed-in dance party, making it worthy of a Weekend Knock selection.
◊ “She’s A Bitch” – Flamingosis
Flamingosis‘ music has this uncanny ability to make us feel like we’re chilling at an empanada shop in some small village in Cuba. It’s that gifted ability to be able to blend latin flavor with hip-hop that does it. That may sound odd but it’s the truth. Any how.. the NYC based producer / DJ dropped off “She’s A Bitch” this weekend and it’s got us doing circling arm motions and breaking out a mid-level salsa step this AM. Check it!
Our Weekend Knocks selection wouldn’t be right without some buttery hip-hop included. That’s where 19-year-old Fête affiliated producer west metro makes his way. Whipping together a bouncy, highly danceable hip-hop number featuring conga drum infused percussion and some velvety flow from Mayzin The Messiah, “make a way” is the very definition of a knock.