WEISS and A-Trak flip Alicia Myers for soul house track, ‘Funk U’
In October of 2020, A-Trak supplied a remix of WEISS and Harry Romero‘s “Where Do We Go?” making the “muscular and chunky” single “more restricted and smaller,” in his own words. Now, the two DJs come together for their first original track together, the exuberant “Funk U” released via Fool’s Gold Records.
WEISS and A-Trak are both known for their immaculate sampling of soul and funk, so it should come as no surprise the pair looked to the ’80s for inspiration. “Funk U” is centered around Alicia Myers’ 1981 hit “I Want To Thank You” and features a clever mix of classic house sounds with subtle modern touches. True to it’s name, it’s an immediately funky tune that demands elation.
“Funk U” is already A-Trak’s second single of 2021 after his recent single with Ferreck Dawn, “My Own Way.” The Fool’s Gold head honcho rang in the new year with Armand Van Helden as Duck Sauce performed during Tomorrowland’s New Year’s Eve livestream which can be relived on Apple Music.
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