Mid tempo specialist, Odjbox, returns with another triumphant remix, this time taking on the mighty sounds of Flux Pavillion. the swing-esque sound you may know him for is still there but with 10 times more bass. The ever evolving glitch funk style is at the forefront on this one with Turin Brakes vocals twisted around the speaker rattling sub frequencies. Definitely one of the stand outs on the remix package for me. Buy your copy HERE.
The past 12 months have seen Odjbox play high profile shows across UK & Europe, supporting genre-defining artists Gramatik, Flux Pavilion, Awol Nation, Griz & Wax Taylor at venues including Electric empire, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire & KOKO and renowned festivals Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair & Glade. He is currently setting his sights for Australia and has several shows lined up for a trip in Jan/Feb 2015 with two sets at the spectacular Rainbow Serpent Festival and a Melbourne afterparty for the Serpent.
The Bombstrikes label are celebrating their 10th year in the game this year and are continuing the party over at Juno Download. For a very limited time you can grab all kinds of goodies for free and hugely discounted.
Bombstrikes have worked very hard for it but can easily be described as THE best label for funky, mid tempo bass music around. Starting things off way back in 2004 with Beat Vandals classic mashup ep Volume 1, things really kicked off for the label with Mooqee’s Volume 2 and the DJ Shadow sampling “Funk Machine Man”
This track was picked up by every turntablist, DJ, music nut on the planet and was hammered by the likes of Mixmaster Mike, Krafty Kuts, A Skillz and many, many more.
After that the labels place was pretty much cemented with more and more fans getting involved with every release. After several tracks and ep’s from the label owners they started to draft in the very best artists around to release banger after banger. Tracks from A Skillz, Nick Thayer, Featurecast, Qdup Foundation and Ali B spread that funky goodness afar and then looking to the future they signed up more talent with Pimpsoul, Bryx, Herbgrinder, Neon Steve and more joining the camp to fully nail their place as the best.
This week you can grab a special VIP of Mooqee & Herbgrinder’s “Sound Around Town” from Juno for free and whilst doing so be entered into a special competition to win the entire Bombstrikes back catalogue. That’s a lot of dancefloor ammunition right there. Click on the player below.
Also whilst you’re there you can pick up two specially reduced bundles from the label. First off “Party Classics”
And secondly “Future Bombs”
Just in case some of the awesome sounds had slipped your mind then check out the killer, 10 years in 10 minutes mix Mooqee and Beat Vandals put together earlier in the year.
The Unstablest duo in breakbeat team up once again on their latest track “Check It” Expect glitch hop, dubstep and filthy tearout beats. The whole thing goes from 100 bpm to 140 and back again, throwing the uninitiated raver of course. The more experienced of you will be in front of the speakers! Play loud!
Free download and with loads more to come from Unstable Label. Yey!
After the release of Darker Days earlier in the year I wasn’t sure Future Funk Squad could top his third long player. That is until we started hearing excerpts from Darker Nights, the Darker Days remix album.
The tracks on Darker Days were all top notch breakbeat fodder but maybe not all aimed squarely at the dancefloor. Darker Nights however has its sights set firmly on “loose your shit” territory.
Drafting in the very best of the modern breakbeat scenes elite and dragging some of those held in high regard out of retirement, Glen FFS has compiled a who’s who of breaks to remix the longplayer.
Check out the audio previews below.
The full 17 track album is only available from the Future Funk Squad Bandcamp page. If you grab your copy this week, you will be automatically be entered into a prize draw to win one of three white label Test Presses of Darker Days. These are the only copies in existence and are unbelievably rare. What you waiting for?