Straight Jam Thursday: Blende & Surrender! – Synapse + Hey Champ – Cliché + Bit Funk – The Long Road Ahead

by Reid Horton on January 10, 2013

Week is almost done, but you still have some groove in you…right?


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First up, we have a rocking new tune from Blende and Surrender!, with their lates, “Synapse”! Space age and synth-driven, this headbanger of a tune comes charging right out of the gate. Huge synth pads lay the groundwork for a funk-filled bass line, as the beat brings it back home. Honestly, if you aren’t tapping your feet or nodding your head to this one, check yourself. Jam on, soldiers.

Blende & Surrender! – Synapse

Next up, we have the wonderful return of Chicago’s own, Hey Champ, and their brand new single, “Cliché“! Back with a strong disco fever, Hey Champ brings congos, wavy synths, and a heavy pop presence to the table, all combining in a tropical-disco-fever of a dish, that is just too tasty to ignore. Building off of their Anything At All EP, we find the boys bringing their A-game, hitting wonderful harmonies and making you dance, all in stride. Also a free download, so you have no reason not get on this train.

Hey Champ – Cliché

Ahh..a new Bit Funk track! Back with a heavy groove, his new track, “The Long Road Ahead” is a laid back, sample-filled romp through rolling keys and heavy bass lines. Always one for top-production, this is no exception. Once the bouncing synth is introduced, consider your chair taken, as you’ll be up and grooving in no time flat. Take this one on the road trip, throw it on as you hit the open highway, and thank me later.

Bit Funk – The Long Road Ahead

Until next time,

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