AJB is a super talented musician, DJ and producer who hails from Byron Bay Australia. You may know him from one of his other monikers including Mercury Monkey and 6000 Year Peach but no matter what name he releases under, he always creates music of the highest quality and his latest mixtape is a prime example of this. His Spring 2015 promo mix contains nothing but original material that traverses funk, glitch and breakbeat vibes and for some extra added flavour, he has expertly blended acapellas from the likes of Wu Tang Clan, 50 Cent, Ultramagnetic Mcs, Beastie Boys, Nickodemus, Busta Rhymes, Childish Gambino, Arrested Development and Public Enemy to deliver a mix of epic proportions.
Fresh U.K Hip Hop from Profit with guest vocals from David Boomah, tight electro/funk influenced production from Apex2010 and a strong positive lyrics, the message being to stand up because every day is a fresh start. Check out the video below.
Sammy Senior recorded his set from this years Fozzy Fest and it’s a superb mix of funked up and glitched out goodness that i’m sure had the party people in attendance getting down. Now you can get down too.
Hermatude – Speak of the devil ( K+Lab reflip )
Pendulum – Tarantula (Father Funk Remix)
Deekline/Ed Solo – Top_Rankin (Slynk Remix)
Opiuo – On Your Side feat. Russ Liquid (The Funk HUnters Remix)
KLab Stickybuds_Super Gravy 110bpm
Sicktune – Trickery (Beat Fatigue Remix)
Lewd Behavior – Root Down (Beastie Boys vs Funkhunters)
Stickybuds – Easy (Sammy Senior Edit)
A-Skillz & Nick Thayer – Get Got (Sammy Senior Edit)
Funkdoobiest – Wopbabalubop (Sammy Senior Remix)
Sammy Senior – I feel Good VIP
Prince – Funk n’ Roll (Sammy Senior Remix)
X-Ray Ted – Bellydance
The Pharcyde – Ya Mama (Opiuo Remix)
Tropkillaz – Baby Baby (Sammy Senior Edit)
Minesweepa – Tit Tat (Sammy Senior Edit)
Neon Steve – Foxy Lady
Shake Ya Tail Feather (Father Funk Remix)
Ray Charles – Hit The Road (DnB Bootleg)
Kotch – Monkey Donkey
Dr Dre – Next Episode
Dr Dre – Next Episode (Staunch Remix)
A Skillz/Nick Thayer – Yap That Fool
Onyx – Slam Harder (Sammy Senior Remix)
DJ LBR & Ali – Real Party (Slynk Remix)
Cheshire – More Good Times (Synergy Remix)
Joe Revell & WBBL – Default
Crazy Daylight – Chase Your Box
Opiuo – Life (Sammy Senior Remix)
Sugarbeats & Ruby Red – Settle The Score
DJ Wood vs Basement Jaxx Sky High (Do your thing) Busta Scratch edit
Sammy Senior – Meanie VIP
Fort Knox Five feat Mustafa Akbar – Whatcha Gonna Do (Sammy Senior Remix)
Kv9 – Las Vegas
Rusko – Lift Me Up (Detta Re-boot)
Mind Vortex – Hotbox
Black Daniels – Pyramids (Shield Banger Mix)
The Freestylers Feat Pendulum – Painkiller (Lewd Behavior Remix)
State Of Mind – Parasomnia feat Thomas Oliver
Spatts, a veteran of U.K Hip Hop and member of the legendary Criminal Minds (Baptised By Dub/Joyriders/The Criminal) has a fresh LP of the rawest, the phattest and the dopest Hip Hop with a star studded line up of guest MCs, producers and turntablists. If you are feeling starved of of the pure sound and somewhat tired of what passes off for Hip Hop these days then ‘Works Of Friction’ is the perfect antidote to a million mass produced ridiculously dressed ‘rappers’. 14 tracks, just under an hour of bona fide beats and rhymes, dubbed out sounds, samples and old skool production. We could mention a stand out track or two but this is a stand out album, you don’t even have to be a Hip Hop head to appreciate the dextrous beat manipulation, the wonderful ethos and the tight bars that this album has to offer and if you are a long time fan of Spatts, Criminal Minds and Brit Hop in general, this album is going to blow you away. Coming in CD format at the end of October, in the meantime, you can stream the whole LP on Spotify, that’s what we’re doing right now!!!
You can Spatts live along with Jerome Hill, The JUice MCs and other acts on 10/10/15 @The Silver Bullet, London, check the event details here
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!
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:
Last weekend Shindig Festival returned for it’s second year with a cracking line-up of bands and DJ’s. The festival is run by the team behind the hugely successful Ghetto Funk label and this year they really have come of age with a great selection of music delivered over a sunny weekend in the hills just up from Glastonbury. Although it could certainly be said that a festival which takes place by the Isle Of Avalon is a long way from the ghetto, the funk was certainly in residence, and with a perfectly sized attendance (nicely boosted by the unfortunate cancellation of Sunrise festival which had been due to take place over the same weekend) the event went extremely well with great weather, a happy crowd and a diverse range of entertainment.
The spiritual sound and heart of the festival is of course the ghetto funk sound, and this year they featured an accomplished line-up of the brightest stars from the scene. Slynk had flown in specially for the occasion on the Saturday night and played alongside Featurecast, DJP and the Captain. Sunday night got even dirtier with Father Funk, Too Many T’s, WBBL, A.Skillz and JFB all providing peak-time heavyweight funk.
The Dig Inn saw a wide selection of beats from the Cuban Brothers spectacular show (below) to the Reflex, Stardust Collective and the deep soulful grooves of house and disco legend Joey Negro.
The Sunday kicked off early on with the quality mixed up Good Times selection of the one and only Norman Jay, alongside Lindy Layton (of Dub Be Good To Me fame), Terry Farley and then the heavyweight dancefloor pounding of Slamboree Soundsystem and Dub Pistols to finish it all off.
There was a much wider range of other styles this year with the Moonshine Circus stage bringing a variety of entertainment to spice up the weekend. This included swing dancing, some incredible circus performers, cabaret and an eclectic mix of bands and DJ’s. The Dutty Moonshine Big Band (below) packed out the tent to complete the Saturday night line-up and as always, they were an absolute joy to behold. These guys were the highlight of many people’s weekend and are certainly one to try and catch over the summer at one of the many festivals they are playing at. On the Sunday night the Rhythmites brought some classy reggae before finishing with the quality live world music flavours of Baka Beyond.
Like any good festival there was plenty more to discover and do around the site. The Rum Den provided a great daytime venue for a wide variety of acts which included everyone’s favourite town crier – DJ Dapper Dan who provided a great selection of reggae to kick off the Sunday. The kids area had all sorts of fun going on, and there was Open Mic down on the Tipi stage.
Overall a fabulous weekend was had by all. Clearly the guys had put in a serious amount of work and it really paid off, well done, well done. See you next year for an even bigger celebration of all things Ghetto Funk.