Vim Cortez

Vim Cortez

BandEDMFunk

Vim Cortez plays electrofunk straight outta 1983.

Biography

Vim Cortez ‘s spaceship surfs on the funkiest waves of eighties synthpop and synthfunk. His music pays tribute to the terrestrial sounds that marked his childhood, from Michael Jackson to Shalamar, from Prince to Cameo. Fat synth basses slapped hard by old school drum machines, synth leads as sharp as analog ice and bone-dry guitar licks…

But Vim Cortez’s music is not a trip down memory lane nor a wink at the hipster-kitschster crowd: there is a darker, restless feeling hovering above the beats, the lyrics and the voices that remind us how synthfunk can be the angry, fidgety little brother of Future Soul. Vim Cortez was recently joined by Miss Swanny (vocals, vocoder) and Captain “Flavor” Flav (vocals, percussions), and together they steer their galactic schooner towards more adventures…Vim Cortez, playing soon on a planet near you.

The Commodore, for the Crew.

Lyrics

Givin'It Up

Written By: Vim Cortez

I'm taking what I can while it lasts
I'm not the kind to live in the past
You know that I can never be pure, but you want to be sure
Are you gonna lose me?

It's in my bones and my veins
This bitter mix of pleasure and pain
I've never really lived on my own
but this ain't no home
so if you'll excuse me

CHORUS:
Girl, givin'it up now, ooh ooh ooh (Repeat)

Who could say just who is to blame
your twisted dreams of money and fame
or maybe me an my cruel games
but ain't it the same now since you're gonna lose me

It's a combination of reality and a little lying
so if you step a little closer
you'll be hearing me whisper
how you're gonna lose me

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
So if you're still wondering why it is I'm givin'it up
Taking what I can while it lasts (ad lib)

CHORUS.

Just One Ping

Written By: Vim Cortez

I never knew if you’re a wasp or a bee
can’t tell if you’re my tooth fairy or a banshee

I spend my nights and my days in your grasp
and I’m stuck for good now in your fly trap

I’m hungry baby come on now don’t stint
gimme me no milk just gimme whisky and mint

and just a drop you’re da cream of the crop
the kind of luxury you can’t find in a duty free shop

And, I'd like to know, well well, I'd like to know

CHORUS:
Just with one ping with one ping
I’d like to know
the way you move is it for real or is it just for show

Just with one ping with one ping
I’d like to know
the way you’re frowning do you mean I’m not your Romeo?

I only fear the day you’ll leave me behind
don’t want to sound like you’ re a bitch or like you’re unkind

but it’s the ways of the world, it’s the ways of a girl
who’s gotten used to gold diamonds and pearls

I’m hungry baby come on now don’t stint
gimme me no milk just gimme whisky and mint

and just a drop you’re da cream of the crop
the kind of luxury you can’t find in a duty free shop

And, I'd like to know, well well, I'd like to know (+whoooo)

CHORUS

I can’t help seeing you as a treat
I won’t stop til I’m feeling replete
with you and the tingle-a-ling-a-ling
tingle-a-lingering feeling that you’re more than a pretty she-earthling

Riding on Shooting Starz

Written By: Vim Cortez

I just freakin' love it
the way you up and move it
I wish you would be dancing with me

the night is sweet and warm
come spend a good time in my arms
baby I wish you would be rockin' here with me
would you not agree

girl, break my walls down / Break my walls down
I'm riding on shooting stars

I'm just barely breathing
when I feel you writhing
and I can't dry that sweat off from me

The time will soon be gone
seconds and hours will jump and run
Won't you come now and drink the philter with me?

Bridge

Show me how you burn it
i'll show you how to swing it
Won't you come a little closer to me?

I'm trying to stay calm
tryin to resist your screaming charms

Girl I'm a going to get you dancing with me, darling can't you see?

Discography

SynthFunkatero EP, released by Intellegenix (Toronto, Canada) in septembre 2009.
Several remixes featured on Hypemachine: http://hypem.com/#!/search/vim%20cortez/1/

Set List

Doop
Soul of a GentlemanGivin'it Up
Riding on Shootings Starz
Just One Ping
Gone are the Days
D'Ya Realize
Dancing the Night Away
Nightcall
If it Doesn't Hurt You
Microscopium
Monica Darling
Main Offender (Hives cover)
Just a Matter of Time
Evil Love
More Than Meet the Eye