5 Funk Music Bands That You Must Listen To Today!

As you know, Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid- to late 1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues.

Today, we want to share with you a 5 amazing funk music bands that you must listen to! These bands share their music using the Creative Commons license.

  1. Moe Shop

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    Moe Shop gives a certain spin to the Future Funk world. It has a very energetic vibe, leaning towards the Future side of the genre. It almost has sounds similar to J-Pop, but those kicks and snares are still laid over funk samples that will make you dance like you’re in an animated music video.

  2. Lawrence

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    Lawrence is an eight-piece soul powerhouse from New York City. Led by the talented sibling vocal duo Clyde Lawrence and Gracie Lawrence, produced by Grammy Award winning producer Eric Kranso, and influenced by old school and new school giants, Lawrence presents a beautiful LP of dynamic vocals, powerful horns, and soulful grooves. As their first and maybe most important album, they’ve rightfully called this releaseBreakfast. We’ve found a sampling of some of the delicious tracks on the album.

  3. Shoos Off

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    LA-based group Shoos Off injects some funk into your day with Most Times EP. The album features five tracks that oozes with musings of pop, hip hop and r&b as well as a dash of eccentricity by using a wide range of instruments with a sense of control.

  4. Saint Pepsi


    Ride and curl along waves of luscious ecojam funk in Hit Vibes by Saint Pepsi aka Ryan DeRobertis. Teeming with thirteen tracks, this album will get you moving through it’s creative experimentation on fresh hip grooves.

  5. Bonnie Bordeaux

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    Taking a share of the delicious musical pie is newcomer Bonnie Bordeaux (even her name sounds super gorgeous), who’s bringing her own iteration of funk by tastefully concocting it with 40’s style of jazz and soul. The result? A stunning 7-track debut masterpiece that we’ll simply refer to as The Damsel Diaries.

BETA: Get FrostWire 6.3.0 build 180 (pre-release)

We’re working on a major release: FrostWire 6.3.0. Today, you can test the beta version of FrostWire 6.3.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux. Remember that this is a pre-release, so we are still working on it. All of you are welcome to test it and share with us what do you think about this new version.

FROSTWIRE 6.3.0

Changelog

frostwire (6.3.0) stable; urgency=high
* New transfers tab, allows you to filter transfers by state and keywords.
* Finished cloud transfers are seedeable.
* If seeding setting is active, finished cloud transfers are seeded.
* Improved ‘Search for Keywords’ suggestions for episodic queries.
* New jlibtorrent 1.1.0.30

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Thu, 19 May 2016 11:56:00 -0500

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Free Download! 100+ Books of Russian Futurism, including Mayakovsky!

Russian Futurism was a movement of Russian poets and artists who adopted the principles of Filippo Marinetti’s “Futurist Manifesto”. These artists were astonished about the infinite possibilities of the machines, especially about the speed of modern life.

Now thanks to OpenCulture and Monoskop, we found that there is a sizable online archive of 144 digitally scanned Futurist publications, including major works by Mayakovsky, Khlebnikov, Kruchenykh, and other Futurist artists.

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Kruchenykh Alive!

According to this poetry website, Russian Futurism began as a revolt against the symbolist movement in Russia. Khlebnikov was acclaimed as the most profound and inventive poet of the Cubo-Futurism movement. His study ranged from dense and private neologisms to exotic verse forms written in palindromes. His poetry, albeit innovative and inspirational to his contemporaries, was too impenetrable to reach a popular audience. Another widely celebrated poet to come out of Cubo-Futurism was Mayakovsky, whose poetics were a mixture of extravagant exaggerations and self-centered and arduous imagery.

Download these 144 books and tell us what you think about it!

Source: OpenCulture

5 Electro Music Bands that You Must Listen To Today!

As you know, electro emerged as a fusion of funk and New York boogie. There is a lot of good electro music bands out there. Today, we want to share with you 5 amazing alternative bands that made terrific electro that will make you want to dance and also will accelerate your body.

  1. Twistyknobs

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    Remix albums go a little something like this: An artist will first release a track, generally a single or a popular track off of an album. Then, the track will receive great feedback and gain popularity. After that, a label or the artist themselves will reach out to fellow artists with the stems, or pieces of a track to remix it. Sometimes the artists will be picked by holding a remix contest, other times the artists will be handpicked by the artist or label. After all that, the tracks are compiled and put into an order and the album is given album art. The result is usually a beautiful collaborative album with a strong recurring theme.HM09 – Abject by Twistyknobs achieves this result wonderfully, presenting one track in thirteen alternate remixes with each one as original in terms of perspective and sound as the last.

  2. Jordan Corey

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    Ignite your senses with electro R&B melodies packed with a lot of soul in Jordan Corey‘s latest release titled All That.

    Featuring 12 tracks, the collection encapsulates an unusual myriad of flavors — soul, R&B, electro — while still creating that perfect balance to deliver a fresh eargasmic experience. Los Angeles-based songstress Jordan Corey pulls this unique blend of sound from various contemporary and ’90s influences.

  3. GENNUI

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    A Relatively new producer from Saint Augustine, Florida, GENNUI hits the scene with their first EP, Let You In. A short and sweet, four track EP; Let You In proves to be a great debut album for this producer.

    As the title track, Let You In establishes the theme nicely as an opening track. It opens with rhythmic claps, and then the vocal sample comes in over rhythmic piano chords. GENNUI slowly builds it up then quickly drops it into a future funk groove with a very smooth, polished sound.

  4. Jedi JordanJedi-Jordan-Miracles
    Jedi Jordan is a future music producer based out of Santa Rosa, California – a very skilled producer with very creative visions for his tracks, Jordan presents his Miracles EP. This EP, released through the Roseville Music Group, is a collection of some of his best tracks (at that point in his career, at least). Five banging tracks with masterful production techniques, subtle “sci-fi-esque” sounds, and the undeniable drive of a man on a mission; Miracles is a masterpiece.
  5. S. Lyre

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    Sam Duffy, or S. Lyre, is an electronic music producer based in the UK. For those who have been following his solo project and his collaboration project, Superb Lyres, Teacup Talks is a relaxing twist to Sam’s usual future style. With calming soundscapes composed of varying samples and warm synths, this EP aims to give the listener feelings that you’d want to put in an infuser ball and brew.

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Free Charlie Chaplin Movies that You Can Watch Today!

Charlie Chaplin, one of the best artists of all time, made more than 80 films. Now, thanks to Archive.org, you can watch almost all of his movies for free. The most important film directors said that Chaplin was one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry.

According to Donato Totaro, Charlie Chaplin was the first comedian to add pathos to humor, to consistently add social criticism to comedy, and instinctively knew how to engage the camera.

1. 66 Sunnyside

2. The Adventurer

3. The Cure

4. Modern Times

5. City Lights

6. The Great Dictator

7. Monsieur Verdoux

8. The Kid

 

Also, remember that you can search for this content using FrostWire. Search, Download and Play!

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Upcoming upgrades on FrostWire for Android!

Good news! On the next FrostWire for Android release, a huge update is coming.

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Now we won’t show the same YouTube search result for each download quality available on the main search results. We’ll just show you the video title, and when you click on it you will be able to pick which format and download size you want it depending on your needs and network conditions.

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What do you think about this update? Stay tuned!