Breakbot – Funky Disco Mix Sets (KJ Song Rec)

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breakbot mix

I’m back with some more music from “Funky Jesus”! These Breakbot mix sets will take you back to that disco era with funky bass lines and smooth dance grooves.

Breakbot is sick with his transitions as he flows from song to song seamlessly. Just try not to bust a move while listening to these mixes, Breakbot is sure to get your body rocking.

Breakbot Mix Sets

Dance on Glass Mix 03

Blue Wheels Journey

So High – Doja Cat, A Psychedelic Hit of Stoner RnB (KJ Song Rec)

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Doja Cat’s playful stoner flow and silky voice is enough to seduce proven venues like the underground hip hop collective Project Blowed in Los Angeles.

So High produced by Evil Needle is Doja Cat’s psychedelic bid for her place in a growing genre of stoner RnB that highlights chill drums, neo soul synthesizers, and dirty honest lyrics.

Then we’ll roll up
A hunnit fuckin’ blunts
All up in my mouth
Now Im all up in yo…

Evil Needle – Falling Leaves (So High Instrumental)


When you put it on me
You relieve my stress
You got me so high
Takin’ deep, deep breaths

You get me so high
You get me so high
I know you ain’t a drug
But you get me so high


Listen to Doja Cat’s debut EP on SoundCloud and follow her on Twitter @DojaCat

Doin’ It Right, Soul Train Dance Gifs That Will Funk You Up

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Soul Train Dance Gifs

Our collection of Soul Train Dance Gifs will have you grooving your arms and moving your feet like a smooth freak. Let these dance experts from the golden era of Soul Train show you how to get down with style.

You’re next in the Soul Train line, can you out-do these funky ass dance moves?




Soul Train Dance Gifs


Soul Train Dance Gifs


Daft Train – Get Lucky (Daft Punk, Soul Train Mash Up)







Bo Saris – The Addict, Psychedelic Soul (KJ Song Rec)

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Bo Saris lists Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, Prince, and Michael Jackson as his primary influences. The sound of “The Addict” is rooted in the past, but it’s pulled off with such skill and genuine emotion that the psychedelic visual effects match perfectly with Saris’ approach to the musical landscape.

“Watch out for the addict; he’s always trying to bring you down, down, down,” cautions Bo Saris in his silky, soulful voice, delivering a message that’s grave, yet chillingly beautiful.

The London-based, Dutch vocalist has been quietly releasing music for a decade and, thanks to a new deal with Decca Universal in the United Kingdom, “The Addict” is his ticket to a new, overseas audience. That’s fortunate, as the song is a welcome revelation. – Billboard


Bo Saris – She’s On Fire

A precious love that is lifting me higher
But I don’t even know her name

Oohh She’s On Fire,
She’s every man’s dream and my desire

Bo Saris – She’s On Fire (Acoustic, Mahogany Session)


Menahan Street Band – Best Hits From a Stoner Funk and Soul Group (KJ Song Rec)

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The Menahan Street Band is a New York-based instrumental band formed in 2007, that plays funk and soul music. The band features musicians from other amazing bands such as the El Michels Affair and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.

Various songs from their debut album Make the Road by Walking have been sampled by hip hop artists, including the title track, which was sampled by Jay-Z on the track “Roc Boys” and The Traitor”, which was sampled by Kid Cudi on his debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day.

Here are Third Monk’s favorite tracks from Menahan Street Band’s Make the Road by Walking:

Menahan Street Band – Montego Sunset

Menahan Street Band – Make the Road by Walking

Menahan Street Band – The Traitor

Menahan Street Band – Going the Distance

Menahan Street Band – Birds

Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information (KJ Song Rec)

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Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information
Album: Inspiration Information

In 1974, Shuggie Otis released “Inspiration Information”, his third and final album for Epic Records. All the songs were written and arranged by Otis himself, who played almost exclusively every musical instrument on the album (except for horns and various stringed instruments). However, despite its long-awaited impact, Inspiration Information had but one single (the title track) reach the Billboard Top 200.

“Inspiration Information” gained a huge cult following during the 1990s with the emergence of rare groove and acid jazz. It was lauded by such musical luminaries as Prince and Lenny Kravitz.


Best Songs of 2011 Featuring Childish Gambino, The Black Keys, ASAP Rocky, The Weeknd

Top 20 Best Songs of 2011 | Third Monk

Third Monk Presents the Best Songs of 2011

Best Songs of 2011 (#18 – #11)

18. A.Dd+ – Insomniac Dreaming

Featuring a neck-breaking beat from Black Milk, the track  finds A.Dd+’s Slim Gravy and Paris Pershun detailing the topics that keep them up at night. The whole venting/getting-shit-off-my-chest approach obviously isn’t new to hip-hop, but it’s rare that it’s executed this well. If you’re still sleeping on these guys, you better wake up.


17. Wale ft. Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb

This mellow track from Wale finds him spitting verses about his lady love while Miguel provides the hook. Lotus flower is named “padma” or “kamala,” which also means vagina.


16. Vic The NorthStar – How I’m Doing

Ottawa-based emcee Vic the Northstar spits about his grind and hard work, a testament to his youth and ambition.


15. J. Cole ft. Trey Songz – Can’t Get Enough

J. Cole and Trey Songz hang with a beach full of babes in their video for Can’t Get Enough. Eventually they’re joined by Cole’s label mate Rihanna, who waves a flag, puffs on a cigar, and plays in the sand in her home country of Barbados.


14. Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies – Duckin N’ Dodgin

Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies were two of the nominees for the XXL Freshmen List, the two bring their summertime, cruise friendly Hip-Hop duet to the forefront with the visual at somebody’s country club.


13. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

The Black Keys are still hot from the breakout success of their previous album Brothers, and “Lonely Boy” from their latest El Camino proves that the band’s still got a handle on crafting amazing hooks.


12. Miguel – Sure Thing

Every once in a while something comes out of those speakers and catches you off guard. Miguel’s got the same recipe as everybody else, but he’s tweaked it just enough to make his songs distinctive. The bass on Sure Thing sighs in the most soothing way just before the beat drops.


11. The Cool Kids Ft. Bun B – Gas Station

The simple hook, the patient kick drum and snaps, and Mikey’s smooth-talk laziness “Throw it in reverse for a shorty with the works/Write my number on some paper then throw it in her purse/As I ride by, first things first/nine times out of ten that cool shit usually works” all recall vintage Cool Kids.

Click on Page 2 to continue the countdown with Clams Casino, Das Racist and J Cole