Monday, August 4, 2008

Take Me Back! You must check out Kings of the Universe!

Kings of the Universe are a music production duo and live act from Sweden, whose roots take their music back to the mid 70s and up through early house and electro. Citing such influences as D Train, Chaka Khan, Inner City, Loletta Holloway, Mr. Fingers, Marshall Jefferson and The O'Jays, the music of Kings of the Universe is great for listening to at home, in the car, or in the early or late hours at the club. It is disco and house and retro and current all at the same time.

Quickly gaining a reputation for their tight production skills, The duo have remixed 'Black & Gold' by Sam Sparro. They have also been featured on a custom USB Drive compilation released by New York clothing brand NAME Ribbon, alongside such artists as Spank Rock, Steed Lord and Blaqstarr.

You can get more info and listen to the sampler here: Get Familiar

Enjoy 3 free tracks from Kings of the Universe:

Kings of the Universe - Come Back Home :: Great classic house / disco feel. Very authentic feeling, even throws in a 303 acid line and some piano chords.

Kings of the Universe - Rules of Our House (Radio Edit) :: Another classic house throwback. I am loving these tracks. I am hoping these tunes will inspire a whole new generation to seek out and discover classic house circa mid to late '80s. I love to explore the music and history, and if you love these tracks, then that is where to find similar music. Look for artists such as Marshall Jefferson, Mr. Fingers, Larry Heard, DJ Pierre, Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk, Phuture, Armando, Steve 'Silk' Hurley, etc. If you want me to do a post about classic Chicago House, leave a comment! Back to this track, it is pure retro, jackin', classic acid house at it's best.

Kings of the Universe - Take It Easy
:: This track again showcases some of their influences such as The O'Jays and Frankie Knuckles. It's got that nice smooth retro vibe and combines elements of the early house sound with elements of funk, r&b and disco.

Don't forget to visit Kings of the Universe on MySpace.

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