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SHINDIG WEEKENDER 2016 REVIEW

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Photo credits : FareLight Productions & Tony Jupp

It was the third year for The Shindig Weekender as it returned for its most successful event yet.
The fields were covered in Buttercups, the sun was shining… the feeling of summer had truly started and the festival spirit was in everyone.
Friday night jumped into action beautifully with an exploration of the site. There’s plenty to see and do for a little festival, not too big or too small, it’s even got a nicely separated stone circle up on a hill. The setup of stages works a treat, the sound was perfect and everyone was in a great mood.

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The Ghetto Funk nightclub really had it going on Friday with the lineup of Too Many T’s rocking the place stoopid, Hong Kong Ping Pong dropping serious amounts of bass and funk bangers and finally the bass ridden Father Funk.
Saturday’s daytime and afternoon schedule jumped into action with Shaka Loves You performing at Ashworth’s Dig Inn. This was also the stage for The Beatbox Collective, who got everyone’s attention with their beatboxing and incredible ability drop any tune or sound with their voice boxes.
Over at the Threadz Store Rig saw a great start to day with Dr.Hooka, Cockney Nutjob and Lack Jemmon. The backdrop to this stage being rolling hills and the cows strolling home to some tasty breaks.

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As the evening started, the doors opened to The Fundamentals duo in the Ghetto Funk nightclub and LTJ Bukem with his trademark sound of rolling Liquid D&B flavours over in the Tutti Frutti Cocktail Bar. The Moonshine Circus was definitely a hotspot with Kymberley Kennedy, Cantaloop and Dutty Moonshine finishing off the night with their well known swing bass sound.
At the nightclub for the finale of Saturday night, DJ Detta ripped the decks with the sound of Ghetto Funk followed by the legends Beardyman and JFB. Beardyman started the show with his known and loved talent for arranging and layering his voice, JFB came onto the decks an hour or so in as they jammed together. That wasn’t it for the nightclub, next up was Featurecast with his fine selection of turntablism and cracking remixes, then onto the mighty Ed Solo for the ending of Saturday.

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By Sunday, the festival was in full force, just as the sun got brighter and brighter. The Threadz Store had it going for the day with its great selection of DJs such as Bubaking and the heavyweight Bristolian Tremor Takeover. Ashworth’s Dig Inn brought in the crowds too for the evening with Tigerlight playing her great selection of house. The real deal for Sunday definitely had to be WBBL in the Ghetto Funk nightclub, his tracks and remixes really had the place jumping, people smiling everywhere, it was a great ending to the weekend.

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This is one festival you need to get your tickets for. What started as a small party for like minded heads and friends, has already grown into a standout start to the festival season. Merging the ever popular mid tempo beats the organisers are so well known for, with proper house music, party drum and bass, hip hop beats and god damn nearly every kind of music this reviewer wants to be hearing at a party, Shindig really has it nailed. Even the sun says so. All in all a really well thought out festival with a superb environment and eclectic crowd. Roll on Shindig 2017 and be sure to vote for them in the next round of festival awards. See you next time!

For all those that cant wait to get their hands Shindig Weekender 2017 Early Bird Tickets, follow the link below to sign up

http://shindig-events.co.uk/sign-special-offer-2017/

 

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Catching Up With Indigo Virus

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Tell us a bit about yourself

EZ all ! I’m Brett aka Indigo Virus , I’m From a small town in Berkshire where there’s not a lot to do really. I prefer to keep to myself in that regards
Wasn’t a lot to do growing up except hang around smoking and chugging down white lightning in parks. That wasn’t my idea of fun so I spent most of my time with close friends playing games and listening to music, because of that I developed a real love for all kinds of music. They way it can take you away from your surroundings and get to you to feel so many emotions, It’s a fantastic form of expression.

I have a real passion for making all kinds of music so I’m honoured to be able to share my work with people!
I love spending time messing around with my synths and drum machines, probably too much time and not enough music making really ! Heh!!

During my late teen years I had amassed a huge collection of synths and back then I hardly ever went out. It was going in that room as soon as I woke up then I’d stay there all day and night.
My hobbies seem to be far too expensive as It’s either studio gear or the dream of buying an R34 GTR!
I’m a massive lover of studio hardware especially synthesizers (hence where my name came from!) and I’m constantly having to hold myself back from spending money I don’t have on more!
Moving forward I’m looking forward to being able to share more of my music with everyone!

I also really………..really hate following trends  (more…)

Beagle – Clone Parameters (Lucas’s 140 Encounter)

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Fresh and exclusive FREE DOWNLOAD from the main man behind Top Drawer Digital and numerous chart topping productions, Lucas. He has supplied us with the download of his 140 excursion remix of the latest release on the label from Beagle, the Parallel Science EP.

Taking the sparse D&B vibes of the original, Lucas turns out a slick 140 future jungle interpretation thats chilled, haunting and ethereal. Perfect warm up material or for starting/finishing a mix.  Grab your free download below and be sure to grab a copy of the full ep HERE.

To download please click the button above. When the item is added to your cart you can checkout or continue adding music. When you checkout please enter your e-mail address, first and last name and click purchase. No money will be asked for this is a FREE DOWNLOAD. You will be added to the Free Breaks Blog mailing list to keep you informed of any future mixes, tracks or features we think you’ll be interested in.  You can download direct from the PURCHASE CONFIRMATION page or via the link sent to your e-mail.

 

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The Allergies- Love’s Supposed To Be [Premiere]

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We’re very pleased to be able to share this premiere of The Allergies- Love’s Supposed To Be  funky Northern Soul influenced breaks taken from ‘Jalapeno Funk Seven’ due out 11/12/15 on Jalapeno Records featuring contributions from Basement Freaks, Kraak & Smaak, Skeewiff  and many more , don’t miss out on this comp, be sure to pick up a copy as soon as the mothership lands!!!! http://www.jalapenorecords.com/

 

Electro Swing Roundup – June ’15

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Happy summer!!

The suns out and the music is sounding great. We’re back with another selection of the finest beats from within the vintage and swing worlds. Lots of free music to dive into, and some big new releases including the new Parov Stelar album. Dive on in!

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Here’s some of the electro swing.com luminaries on a tasty remix of the Mary Poppins classic:

Tasty slice of house with a bluesy house courtesy of Neon Steve.

Bass heavy remix of Caro Emerald:

Rather like this. Remember how good the Fugees were before they all fell out and Lauryn Hill went a bit, ahem, crazy…? Well this is them over a swing tune:

Dutty Moonshine putting a bass heavy bounce to Satchmo’s trumpet and vocals:

Jenova Collective getting back to electro swing:

Shall we play yet more new genre naming games? Well, Balkan electro is how the Rumpsteppers describe this.

This is rather good. One to watch perhaps?

Glitchy and bluesy downtempo beats from Forrest Funk:


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Mistatrick has been adding the d&b to these two favourites:

Sound Nomaden messing around with the perennial Star Wars favourite:

The ghetto funk heavyweights getting funky with some glitch n swing:

Retouch on the Glen Miller standard:

Valdragz mixing a deep techno beat with some old style bluesy vocal samples:

James Brown getting the glitchy bass treatment:

Deep, groovy with a classic french style lounge break:


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The International Bass EP

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Very pleased to announce the release of our latest exclusive tracks in the form of the International Bass EP. Reaching far and wide to three corners of the globe we have pulled together tracks from Blanilla (Romania), D-Funk, (Australia) and Joe C (U.S.A) which showcase the ongoing worldwide talent in the breaks and bass scene.

The tracks range from deep, garagey breakbeats, to old skool inspired stompers and hip hop mashed bassline business. All have been tried and tested on the floor by each one of our artists and have now been released to the masses for maximum dancefloor carnage.

 

To download please click the button above. When the item is added to your cart you can checkout or continue adding music. When you checkout please enter your e-mail address, first and last name and click purchase. No money will be asked for this is a FREE DOWNLOAD. You will be added to the Free Breaks Blog mailing list to keep you informed of any future mixes, tracks or features we think you’ll be interested in.  You can download direct from the PURCHASE CONFIRMATION page or via the link sent to your e-mail.

 

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Electro Swing Roundup – May ’15

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Swingamajig 2015

Well what can I say..? I know that we’ve kept banging on about it, but we can truly say that the bar has been raised. Swingamajig has come of age this year and was absolutely fantastic. The atmosphere was stunning and the quality of acts was second to none. Congratulations to the Electric Swing Circus, C@ in the H@, and all the organisers who did such a fantastic job pulling this together. My own highlights? The Dutty Moonshine Big Band absolutely rocked, great to see Chinese Man bring their downtempo hip hop grooves, Elle & the Pocket Belles with Mistatrick, and of course getting to do my own Silverscreen Soundsytem VJ show. If you missed it this year, then put the date in your diary because there is no better festival to choose on the vintage circuit than this.

Right. Let’s hit the music.

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Top of the class goes to another fantastic and free compilation from Speakeasy Electro Swing in Montreal. Who else gives you this much fresh new content for free? Well done guys. Dive on in and see what goodies you can find!

A modern classic getting tweaked by Phibes:

And your boy Phibes again getting funky with Caro:

Swing? Ghetto? Yep and yep. You know what’s coming…

It’s never a bad time to drop Etta James’ I Just Wanna Make Love to you and even more so with a new C@ in the H@ mashup version:

Deep, sexy and grooving jazzy beats from Frizzo. Very nice.


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Hexadecimal + Kurnel MC – Cold Rock 2015

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To celebrate New Zealand music month starting today, we have a very special exclusive free download from Hexadecimal (currently residing in NZ) and native NZ man, Kurnel MC.

DJ Hexadecimal re-invigorates, re-ignites and re-unites with the Kurnel MC to breathe new life into his 2005 classic breakbeat banger “Cold Rock” with Heavy guitar basslines, rollicking drums and Funk-Rock attitude.
The Kurnel brings his ever-present energy and hype to deliver a storyline on how the music should always be the reason for rocking with no cold, ulterior motives attached.

To download please click the button above. When the item is added to your cart you can checkout or continue adding music. When you checkout please enter your e-mail address, first and last name and click purchase. No money will be asked for this is a FREE DOWNLOAD. You will be added to the Free Breaks Blog mailing list to keep you informed of any future mixes, tracks or features we think you’ll be interested in.  You can download direct from the PURCHASE CONFIRMATION page or via the link sent to your e-mail.

 

Show them some love for this killer free tune by following their pages.

http://soundcloud.com/hexadecimal
http://soundcloud.com/kurnelmc

https://www.facebook.com/thekurnelmc
http://distinctiverecords.com/hexadecimal

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