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Fort Knox Five – Ready Go Ft. Raashan Ahmad



After a brief production break, the masters of everything funk n breaks related are back in the game. Here we have the first track from their next album (to be released March 2015) Ready Go Ft Raashan Ahmad let loose as a free download.

The Bay Area MC joins the FN5 guys on this disco-funk fueled hip hop banger with some sweet, high-energy, party rocking lyrics. The outcome? Well as expected really, a huge, funked up jam that will be setting dancefloors alight around the world. The perfect precursor to a much anticipated new long player. Don’t use up all that excited energy quite yet though as still to come are remixes from Neighbour and Slynk along with full instrumentals which drop exclusively on Beatport on December 2nd, 2014.


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Ghostbusters – Kill Paris Remix (Basement Freaks Edit)

Basement Freaks


Basement Freaks have set forth a devilishly good edit of Kill Paris’s remix of the seminal 80’s classic Ghostbusters that just so happens to coincide with his latest sample pack thru Black Octupus Sounds that is frothing full of funked up goodness for all you producers out there. Grab yourself a copy HERE.

Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (BillyBeats Remix)

Billy Beats

Mark Ronsons new tune Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars is an absolute funked up floor burner but Billy Beats decided to add some chunk to that funk with this rather large remix.

Leygo – Three Free At 3000

Leygo Three Free At 3000


As promised, Leygo has let loose three stellar remixes for hitting 3000 soundcloud followers. Go get ‘em!

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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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