Pride Beats: Back to the Future with Kill Paris

By: Scott Ragan

Two years ago fledgling country music producer Corey Baker suddenly packed his belongings and drove three days nonstop until he arrived in Los Angeles. On a wing and a prayer, he immediately injected himself into Southern California's thriving electronic scene, fueled by the success of Skrillex, Deadmau5, and many others.

Within a matter of months — under the alias Kill Paris — he was grabbing the attention of dance music fans by offering free downloads of original tracks and mid-tempo remixes that he cleverly categorized as "future funk," a genre of EDM that continues to gain momentum.

In the short time Kill Paris has been on the scene, he's released official remixes for Nelly Furtado, No Doubt, Rudimental, and Lana Del Rey.

Any great DJ/producer always has a select bunch of favorite songs that inspired him to make music. Kill Paris has created his list in grand style by releasing several reimagined '70s and '80s Top 40 hits in his future funk sound. Some of those songs are gay favorites, and that's why Kill Paris lands on this week's Pride Beats playlist.

Take a trip back to the future with these sliced and sampled classics featuring Anita Ward, Prince, Patrice Rushen, and more. We've also included the excellent Kill Paris original release "To a New Earth" as a bonus track!

Anita Ward - "Ring My Bell" (Kill Paris Remix)


Player - "Baby Come Back" (Kill Paris Rework)


Prince - "I Wanna Be Your Lover" (Kill Paris Rework)


Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots (Kill Paris Remix)


Bonus Track: Kill Paris - "To a New Earth"