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New Music Video: "The Sheyboygan Left" - RJD2

Check out the color explosions happening through the underground of NYC in RJD2's new music video for "The Sheyboygan Left," off his latest LP Dame Fourtune! The footage was directed by Keenan Parry and Ason Intrigue (The Wizard & The Bear), and features improvisational work from New York dancers Anna Zekan and Adam Dickerson. You can do your own improvisational dancing to RJD2 live on Saturday, May 28 at Union Transfer. (Photo by Jason Todd Cooper)





Preorder CAPYAC's New Album and Listen to Their Latest Sexfunk Single Here

Last year's Deli Austin Artist of the Year CAPYAC is back early in 2016 with a new single, and the music is as glittery and spacefunky as ever. This time though, the duo shakes up things in its attempts at making this universe a sexier place with every bit of power they can muster by having Potion, an alter ego of CAPYAC instrumental magician Delwin Campbell, commanding the spaceship with his debut CAPYAC vocal performance on gorgeous track "Talk About."

Potion's performance fits right in with the CAPYAC futuresexfunk vibe, but whereas the regular crooning of P. Sugz, aka Eric Peana, is ultradynamic and soulful, Potion comes in with a more subdued yet deeply confident and damned smooth timbre that is every bit as fitting to the coolness-dripping funk vibe that CAPYAC cultivates with seeming effortlessness.

It's just more goodness from these guys, who seem to be everywhere these days with their funky boat parties, future-leaning fashion shows and Kickstarter for preordering their full-length album, and it does our groovy hearts good to know that the reigning kings of Austin music (in The Deli's eyes at the very least, and with any justice those of the rest of the world sometime soon) are at it as hard and smooth as ever with the delicious beats and funky feats.

Listen below, and if you're liking what you hear, preorder these guys' full-length at their Kickstarter here.

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Ludwigs bring their funk-pop to The Knit on 04.18

Those familiar with the funk-pop of '80s British band Simply Red may find a welcome reference in the celan, staccato funk guitar permeating 'QLC,' by Brooklyn quartet Ludwig (streaming below). The group doesn't quite play the mainstream card the way Simply Red did, but in their debut album 'To Be Continued' they do offer well crafted songs through a formula that has the potential to intrigue many. You can see them live at the Knitting Factory on April 18th.

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Wild Belle

Wild Belle (Natalie Bergman and Elliot Bergma) is in the midst of a huge month that included playing The Tonight Show last week and releasing their new album, Dreamland, this week. Below is the video for their tremendous new single, "Throw Down Your Guns".

Wild Belle kicks of their Spring Tour on April 22nd at Garfield Park Conservatory.

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Wally Clark releases "Dear Daniel" and "Year of the Goat"

If you've been sleeping on Wally Clark, it's about time to fix that with a pair of albums released recently on Gummy Soul. One is a collection of original compositions with roots in soul and funk, and the other is a riff on tracks by MF DOOM. Clark follows through with the requisite amount of braggadocio on the albums, but fortunately it's backed up his talent as a rapper. We would've pegged DOOM as a heavy influence even without the presence of the tribute EP, but while his flow comes straight from the mouth of the Madvillain with a little Atmosphere thrown in for good measure, Clark's tonal range is, impressively, a bit stronger than that of his forebear.

Check out the pair of releases and find your song for summer '16 well in advance. -Austin Phy

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