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Arthur Conley – Funky Street (Odjbox Remix)

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Odjbox is back with yet another insanely catchy glitch/swing/bass remix for free download. His take on the classic sounds of Arthur Conley’s ‘Funky Street’ is a head nodding, toe tapping, funky jam that will shake up many a dancefloor with its crispy beats, catchy hooks and soulful vocals. Grab the goods for free download from his Bandcamp page whilst its still fresh.

Odjbox has received wide support throughout the industry over the last few years, including a humbling feature on George Ergatoudis’s ( BBC  Radio 1 – Head Of Music) personal blog, a Mixmag Lab session with Brown & Gammon / Flux Pavilion as well as radio support from “Diplo & Friends” Radio One session and 1extra plays from Mistajam. Odjbox has over 21,000 individual bandcamp downloads, 1.8 million total plays on soundcloud and has featured regularly on The Hype machine with a No.1 & No.3 within the same week for his tracks “Birmingham” & “The Only One”. Ontop of all this he also won Best UK Glitch Hop DJ at the 2014 Glitch Hop Awards…

 

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Electro Swing Roundup – October/November 2014

Electro Swing Roundup – October / November 2014

Darkside of the Electro Swing Ball

First off better apologise for last month… starting your own business means that time suddenly becomes very precious and unfortunately last month didn’t make the cut. Still just means that this month is better than ever.

If I was you lot I’d ask for your money back…

Darkside of the Electro Swing Ball

Since I’ve been starting to get on top of my work at Vintage Wedding DJ, I thought it was time to get back into another project and so it has to be time to run another event. We’ve been promising to get the scandalous scamps of electro swing up to Shropshire for a while and so we’re delighted to be welcoming Dutty Moonshine up to join us for our next Electro Swing Ball. We’re going in deeper and darker for this one (definitely would suit the readers of this blog well) so if you live anywhere near the West Midlands come join us for one all mighty shakedown. Getting dressed up is de rigueur for our events and we’ve got another cracking lineup which also features Free Breaks Blog’s head honcho Bertie Dastard, ghetto funkster Supabad (who was very appropriately christened James Brown by his parents – how cool???), hosted as ever by the Delightful Mrs Rickard, Liberty Pink as jazz singer extraordinaire and compère, award winning burlesque from Verity Grey, and myself..? Well I’m doing the premiere of my new VJ set called DJR presents Swing The Silver Screen. It’s gonna be stunning. Find out more here.

Slamboree Live + Caravan Palace DJ Set @ Electric Brixton, Nov 15th

Slamboree Caravan Palace Brixton
Also forthcoming is very impressive lineup on the 15th of November down in London-town. The Electric Brixton parties have been building up a great reputation and they return with the new show by festival legends Slamboree topping the bill, (this is one collective that everyone should experience at least once) along with electro swing legends Caravan Palace providing a DJ set, and also plenty of FBB favorites in the shape of Featurecast, Father Funk, Rumpsteppers, DJ Pony Montana, Dr. Malaka and DJ Chris Tofu.  For those haven’t been to the Electric Brixton  – it’s a stunning 1700 capacity period style venue which lends itself to this style of hoedown perfectly and it has been sold out for all of its events recently. I’m going to be down there to experience it all first hand so I’ll be reporting back next month on the biggest shakedown in the swing world. Find out more here.

See you on the dancefloor. ;)

Free Music

Let’s kick off with a strong start… The Flatcap boys have been adding some squelch to Get Up Stand Up. Good shit.

Kaptin and his Big Swing Soundsystem have turned a tidy bootleg in here:

Copycat getting funky again:

This is good. Quality swing & balkan vibes with Nikola Vujicic on the remix:

The grime sound of Dizzee Rascal has been matched up with some funky balkan beats on this tidy freebie from Smokey Joe & The Kid. Download.

Liking this, nice deep groove from the debut EP by Mortisville.

I might be pretty godless, but this makes me want to go to church. Yes yes electro-gospel goodness!

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JEM STONE – STORM IN A TEA CUP

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Jem Stone has unleashed one of the stand out tracks from his “Well Oiled” Ep for free download. “Storm In A Tea Cup” combines elements house, funk, swing and bass to create a wicked dance floor bumper.

Check out more of Jems music over at http://jem-stone.bandcamp.com/

 

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Electro Swing Roundup – September 2014

DJR electro swing roundupSo who’s enjoyed the summer season then? Loads of good festivals have been going on everywhere with plenty of swing / vintage rooms pumping out loads of good music. Top of my list was Boomtown where I had the last slot on the Saturday night in the Ballroom. You can read my report on the festival talking about all the goings on over at the marvellous Jack The Cad blog. I was really happy with my set where I got to bang out loads of bass heavy swing, quite a few cracking soul & funk remixes and as much vintage style filth as I could fit in. Check it out here:

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Really like the retro soul stylings of Cee-Roo. Another good freebie here:

Quality classic styling swing from Ella Fitzgerald, tidied up by ProleteR. If you like this he’s got more vintage remixes on his bandcamp page.

The ever reliable Swingbot back with another good freebie:

Grant Lazlo has come through with a tasty slice of funk n blues:

Electro blues and twanging banjos from Mr Rich and the Caretaker. Bonus marks for the best name of the month – Constant Soggy Bottom!

This missed out on a post last month – classic swing from S Strong:


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DJR @ Boomtown Festival 2014

DJR @ Boomtown Festival 2014
I had the privilege of rocking the Ballroom from 3.00 until 4am at the end of a glorious Saturday night lineup at this years Boomtown Fair. I had the closing set and so I took the opportunity to rock out harder and heavier than normal, less swing and more ghetto funk, soul & funk remixes, and drum & bass was the order of the day. Big shout out to Bass6 for incredible beatboxing & introduction and to Mike from Dutty Moonshine for serious crowd hype at the end. Much fun!

 

DJR @ Boomtown 2014

DJR @ Boomtown 2014

DJR @ Boomtown 2014

 

 

 

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Tracklist:

Jukebox Champions – Celebrate
Sammy Senior – Goin’ Crazy
Father Funk & Howla – Got Swing
Dutty Moonshine – InTuYa
Illectrix – IDYMLN
McMash Clan – Swing Break (Opiuo Remix)
Toots & Maytals – Hard To Handle (Stickybuds Remix)
Sam & Dave – Hold On I’m Coming (Phat Tony Ghetto Funk Remix)
Etta James – Tell Mama (Copycat’s Remix)
James Brown – Get Up Off That Thing (Featurecast Edit)
Francis Red – Le Mozeltov (The Motherland Funk)
Swing Bot feat MSP – Saz Me Up (Johnny Lectro Remix)
Dutty Moonshine – Rum Runners
Slamboree – Zorba The Greek
Skeewiff Vs Wilson Picket – Land Of 1000 Dances (I Got Soul Re-wiff)
DJ Dunya – Rock a Beat
Slamboree – Prokofiev
Slamboree – Big Bada Boomtown (loop)

Electro Swing Roundup – August 2014

Boomtown 2014

Well it’s that wonderful time of year again and the festivals are coming thick and fast. Top of the pile in the swing world goes to the mighty Boomtown which has an absolutely cracking swing lineup once again. If you haven’t been before, get in there quick because you truly won’t regret it. Instead of paying over the top for over-rated pop stars and indie bands, Boomtowns policy is all about strength in depth. They have one of the biggest lineups of bands and DJ’s you’ve ever seen and the sheer effort they put into the setup of the site and their production values simply has to be seen to be believed. Come down, check it out, and if you find these blog posts useful come tell me after I play in the Ballroom!

It’s been sad to hear that Dutty Moonshine have lost one of their founding members with Alex Furley moving on to other projects. You’ll be sadly missed sir and good luck for the future. (Do realise though that if you quit now you’ll never to be able to snog our best friend again like happened last year at Swingamapig. Apparently he said that doesn’t normally happen to him but I don’t believe a word of it… )

Finally Bertie Dastard happened to mention that if I advertise this Roundup as always coming out on the 1st of the month, I should deliver. Well, this one just about squeezes in but I’ve still got a few more tracks to include so I might do an update in a day or so!

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The Jenova Collective seem to be going well at the moment with a great looking live show and a regular stream of releases. They’ve chipped in here with a nice little remix of Caravan Palace.

Like this. Grant Lazlo with a deep electro blues groover:

Great little balkan groover here from Savages & Suefo:

Another month, another remix of I Heard It Through The Grapevine? Yep although do quite like this.

Kiwistar seems to be heavier. I reckon this is a new genre – Horn n Bass?

This is back on gentler ground. Sophisticated swing and beautiful singing from Elle, The Bells & The Trick:

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Electro Swing Roundup – July 2014

Electro swing elite compilation 2014

Happy summer everyone! The suns out in the UK so it’s time to come through with another selection of fresh swinging beats.

The big news here is that I’ve moved into a new house – Swing Towers 2 – which is perfect in every respect except it’s going to take 30 days for the truly rubbish broadband provider to bother to get it turned on. That means this Roundup may be a bit briefer than usual since it’s not easy doing this all through a mobile!

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Dimaa mixing up the glitch and swing. Download from here.

Bouncy house with a bit of a swing style bump from Tomahawk:

And again…

Bass heavy remix of Bart & Baker:

All sorts of flavours mixing together on this from Cheshire. Quality freebie.

More considered and laid back this. Nice old style swing from Leeds After Hours Quintet:

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