Most people made their mind up about Jamiroquai back in the early-90s when Jay Kay burst onto the scene, with a didgeridoo and a big fur hat, sounding like Stevie Wonder on Acid Jazz. Either you dismissed him – and his tabloid- friendly, photographer-baiting, speed-camera-luring behavior only added to the strength of your feelings – or you were one of the millions of people who helped him amass a fortune that’s enabled him over the years to buy almost enough cars to stock Beaulieu Motor Museum single-handedly.
But when he returned in February with the title track to his eighth album, something had changed. “Automaton” is, whether you want to admit it or not, a fascinatingly unusual song full of unexpected musical and lyrical quirks. For starters, it breaks into an opening verse that bears almost no relation to its opening 30 seconds. Then there’s the strange buzzing and whirring sounds, worthy of Aphex Twin, that interrupt him; the song’s almost random application of vocoder; a chorus whose Moroder-esque vibe is positively delirious; a breakdown with a Sugarhill Gang-style rap; and references to Billy Idol (“Eyes without a face) and David Bowie (“Feel like a man that fell to earth”). It’s so bizarre that, when it fades out after four-and-a-half minutes, even haters ought to agree it’s too early.
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Nothing else on Automaton quite lives up to this brilliantly bizarre comeback, but it’s still an album that becomes increasingly difficult to resist. Like Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, feel-good disco lies right at its heart: check opener “Shake It On” stabs of Philly strings and Nile Rodgers guitar licks, or the funk bass that drives “Nights Out In The Jungle”.
“Hot Property”, meanwhile, seems to have combined the French duo’s Around The World with a sped-up version of the Bee Gee’s Stayin’ Alive, whose chorus it borrows while adding random spoken Japanese.
Even the blander numbers can be striking: the racy club- pop of “Superfresh”; “Vitamin”, with its strange trumpet interlude; “Summer Girl” well-crafted disco-soul. Fans will be thrilled, and Automaton does what cynics would have thought was impossible: it insists that you re-evaluate Jamiroquai. When you gonna learn?
Chillin’ On Summer? Discodumper & Noty Offer The Right Music
Ideal for those lazy summer days… Discodumper & Noty are back with the right music in the form of “Rise Up.” This new release comes accompanied by a Trap version and also the remix treatment from Lex Johnsen that you can’t miss.
Overall, it’s a slice of feel-good Disco peppered throughout piano chords, sax solos, and even a Samba whistle. Clearly, it gives you the proper summertime vibes, which helps to sync your mind into relaxation mode.
Besides the ocean breeze, the waves, and the tequila, give yourself a chance to relish the smooth groove of “Rise Up,” that’s littered with enchanting vocals.
Discodumper & Noty have been building their names around the underground scene amid high-quality tunes. Likewise, the creative force behind their collaborations is always defined by its originality.
In this case, “Rise Up” demonstrates why the duo is at the forefront of emerging sounds. Not only that, but the lyrics explore emotions in such a way verses can heighten intimate romanticism alongside that special one you love.
If anything, the music video fits so well with the whole song too. Plus, outdoor roller-skating never looked so fun before in life.
“Rise Up” really puts them on pace to become tastemakers this summer.
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Good Vibes Music: Javi Star & Mark Picchiotti – Beautiful High
Unquestionably, positive emotions are what you’re in search of. Experience good vibes music through the fabulous voice of Javi Star supplemented by Disco beats from the hand of Mark Picchiotti on “Beautiful High.”
First of all, this song is so incredibly underrated that deserves way more attention.
Actually, the accompanying visuals were released back in March via the Italian label Groove Culture Music.
In the new clip, Javi Star exudes his charisma and outstanding personality free of complexes. Not to mention, his performance is worthy of admiration too.
One way or another, his body language says it all!
Since everything is energy, the good vibes of music can bring you closer to a joyful state. In this case, Javi Star and Mark Picchiotti have taken this jam to the next level thanks to sexy and groovy melodies that will make serious waves on the clubbing circuit.
Alternatively, if you feel upset because of a tough day, listening to uplifting songs like “Beautiful High” can help you transform your emotions right off. Just move your hips and fill yourself with excitement.
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Hear The Hottest Version Of “Automatic” By The Pointer Sisters
Sean Finn and Lotus create a funk-fuelled feel with a powerful remix for The Pointer Sisters. Listening to the Nu-Disco edit version of “Automatic” is a hallucinatory ride to the retro atmosphere of the ’80s.
Overall, you can expect a significant rework, which keeps the fire burning and the passion flowing on the dance floor. Without a doubt, new pounding rhythms confer a 180-degree spin on the original in the right direction.
Sean Finn is not new to revamping classics from the golden era of Disco. As a matter of fact, he has reinvented other hits for Sisters Sledge and Nile Rodgers.
With infectious kick drum patterns, I love how Sean Finn ups the intensity of “Automatic,” putting The Pointer Sisters back on the musical map while earning the admiration of a younger audience in 2022.
BIP Records’ catalog is indeed a box of surprises. I must admit this is one of my favorite tracks of the summer, and it’s set to be a huge club banger too.
I hope you enjoy such an uplifting version as much as I did, and if you can share it with your friends that would be awesome.