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As the summer draws to an end you can expect the nations producer types to lock themselves up in their dark and dusty studios working on their next batch of dance floor audio. The dastardly duo of the Dancefloor Outlaws have decided on a quick end of line sale before stocking the shelves with next seasons must haves. You will find 62 tracks of the finest Nufunk, Ghetto Funk, Breaks, D&B and more for the measley price of £1.
Amongst the tracks you get unreleased VIP versions, remasters and exclusives as well as the released material. This really is one not to miss so head over to http://thedanceflooroutlaws.bandcamp.com/releases and pay your £1 ( you can of course donate a little extra ) and sort out your stereo fodder for the next few weeks/months.
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Its time for another killer free download from D-Funk!
This time the ex pat has turned his skillful hand to remix legendary hip hop group N.W.A. His “Straight Outta Compton” version combines all the raw power of the original track with gritty basslines, hard hitting beats and enough swagger to blow up any dancefloor.
If you’re feeling this, be sure to check out D-funk’s Facebook and Label pages for loads more tunes.
DJ Detta drops an absolute banger here with his mid tempo reworking of Rusko’s “Lift Me Up”. Changing the tempo completely flips the track into a proper floor stomping bass-fest. Definitely one for the peak time floors.
Watch ya bassbins!
So 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:
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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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!
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)
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!
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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