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Got to be funky

Novotek Raw Series touches down in sunny Miami to bring us a rising talent from the shores of South Beach. For their 4th catalog entry, the imprint calls on UNOMAS to supply a jarring bit of uber cool House. Slapping on a Luna City Express Remix and bumping work from talents Leix & Samu, Got To Be Funky truly makes us all appreciate why we’re made a little funky on the inside. Already featuring tracks on top tier labels like Stereo Productions and Witty Tunes, UNOMAS has received praise and support from impeccable names like DJ Chus, Paco Osuna, Redondo, and Danny Tenaglia to name a few. His spicy blend of tech inspired grooves, makes his productions and DJ sets one to behold.

The title track fills the air with waffling hats and bouncing low-end hits. A spoken word philosophy describes what it means to appreciate being made funky from a classic line. Filtered piano stabs give this groove a sophisticated feel of Deep Tech House. In true style, Luna City Express pops in with a soaring rendition perfect for opening up the floor. Wide synths and supreme flowing keys and organ hits supply a funky old school jammer that compliments the track’s original feel. A slick and sexy jazzy feel is the signature of UNOMAS’ next tune, The Rules. Continuing his tough and tech percussion, the softer feminine vocal balances out the overall vibe of the track creating a homey place to relax, enjoy, and get down.

Familiar names to Novotek Raw Series, Leix & Samu fling two mixes our way both showcasing eclectic production tastes and capabilities. Their Raw Vision Mix is a trouncing blend of galloping drums and smooth bassline allowing for one off percs and hits to fully be heard and appreciated.  Implementing more of a harmonic feel than their last mix, Leix & Samu relay on key melodies to cool down their harder elements and bring a deeper contrast to the original’s flavor. UNOMAS’ blend of inspiring vocal work and delicate tech house made for a sophisticated sound that can be played and appreciated by DJs of all tastes. With complimenting remixes from go-to artists in today’s scene, Got To Be Funky can only be described as, well… funky.