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.
Owwww shit! Funkanomics unleash a proper monster with their latest glitch-funk freebie. Taking some serious funky disco rhythms and setting the glitch level to 11 they blend with classic hip hop licks, cuts and vox and deliver a fresh dance floor blaster. Check the original sample out, Odissey – Going back to my Roots, such a tune!
Make sure you hit up the Funkanomics Facebook and Soundcloud for loads more tracks, free music and mixes. Go!
So Brisbane is set for one of the biggest Sunday sessions to remember tonight as both Askillz & Featurecast along with some of Brisbane finest DJ’s have joined forces with Zuri Nightclub, Jagermeister, Skullcandy and DJ Warehouse to help raise money for the Rome Torti Cancer Fund. All it will take is a $ note donation to gain access to what is sure to be an unforgettable night and with all money raised from the door going towards such a great cause, why wouldn’t you want to be apart of it.
For those not already aware, as well as djing and producing under my funked up Dastardly Kuts moniker, I also produce tunes with a good buddy of mine who, as well as being an all-round good bloke, is also a bonafide bass fiend and quality Ableton head who goes by the name of Aditup and together we produce under the guise Ad’N’Kuts (real original I know). We recently had an EP release thru Grits N Gravy records where we teamed up with San Fransisco MC/ producer Kidd Linus to drop a tune with some straight up ol school breaks flavour and with remixes covering a diverse range of genres from deep bass, ghetto funk and glitch hop from the studios of some of Australia’s best up and coming producers, I can honestly say it’s the release I am most proud of in my career to date. You can listen to and purchase it from Beatport right HERE.
Now as an added bonus we also have a free remix to give away from one of my all-time favourite aussie producers, DJ Axe, who’s version is a sublime booty breaks rump shaker that is sure to get your hips moving. Just head on over to the Grits N Gravy Facebook page, get liking and the download is all yours.
B-Side and Sammy Senior said they “stumbled” into Pluto’s Bazaar in Shangri-la at Glastonbury festival at 4am to play a back to back set to finish proceedings and wether their stumbling was from tiredness from the early start time or from the consumption of to many festive brews, their form was definitely not affected as they have delivered a stomping mix featuring many of their own productions mixed with some absolute gems from artists like Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz, Featurecast, Opiuo, Slynk, Stickybuds, Dutty Moonshine and heaps more. A wicked way to finish a festival in anyones book.
1. Feel Like Jumping (Krossbow remix) – Krafty Kuts
2. Good Thymes (Opiuo remix) (Mooqee edit) – Ray Charles
3. No Doubt – Dutty Moonshine feat. Jimmy Needles
4. Superstition (Funkanomics remix) (B-Side Beasties edit) – Stevie Wonder
5. Full Tilt Boogie (Slynk & Stickybuds remix) – Uncle Louie
6. Giddy Up (Sammy’s Prayer Bears edit) – A Skillz
7. Flash Gordon – Sammy Senior
8. Meanie – Sammy Senior feat. The Ragga Twins
9. Chase The Devil (Sammy Senior remix) – Max Romeo
10. Wopbabalubop (Sammy senior remix) – Funkdoobiest
11. Kill a Man (B-Side edit) – Cypress Hill
12. The Dancer – B-Side
13. Rock Ya Body – B-Side
14. Get Involved – B-Side
15. Finger Lickin’ – Featurecast
16. Good Music – A Skillz
17. Jump Around (UNU remix) – House Of Pain
18. Take 2 – Father Funk
19. Llama Pimp – Howla
21. Top O The Town (Featurecast remix) – Jem Stone
22. To A New Earth (Sammy Senior remix) – Kill Paris
23. Baby Come Back (Featurecast remix) – Kill Paris
24. Lift Me Up (Detta Reboot) – Rusko
25. Stand Up (Sigma remix) – Friction vs Camo & Krooked feat. Dynamite MC
26. Soundbwoy (Sigma remix) – Stylo G
27. Jump & Skip – Dreadsquad feat. Ward 21
Very pleased to bring you an exclusive interview and a banger of a free track from Bass-Glitch duo Atomic Drop (in conjunction with Noisily Festival). They have been dropping track after track of pure sickness and since the release of their debut LP ‘Apocolypto’ they have well and truly confirmed themselves as one of the hottest acts in the scene. With a brand new LP set to drop this year and a headline set at this years Noisily Festival, I caught up with James & Ken to find out a little more…
1. Hi guys, thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. For those that don’t know, who are you and what do you do?
We are Atomic drop, Brighton based producers James Anthony and Ken Barrett. Together we sonically sculpt deep and filthy bass heavy music that fuses all different elements of electronic dance music.
Our fresh sounds have seen us share the stage with artists as large and diverse as Underworld, Orbital, Faithless, Tinnie Tempah, Chase & Status, Booka Shade, Sub Focus and Myles Dyson. Playing and headlining at arguably some of the best clubs, events, festivals and productions the world over.
Party music for party people.
2. So you’re playing at this years Noisily Festival right? What are you most looking forward too?
Well we played there in the first two years so its an honor to be asked back, we are now Noisily Festival Residents It was by far our favourite festival gig of both years. It is such a stunning site, vibe and crowd. The production is off the hook and the fact that it is small with limited tickets gives it such a great vibe and atmosphere.
This festival has a special place in our hearts when you enter the festival you and feel that something amazing has been created. It is a real honour to see it develop over the past few years. We always feel inspired for the rest of the year after performing here.
3. Noisily is a fairly new festival to the scene, what’s so appealing to the UK’s underground DJ’s and musicians and festival goers alike?
The quality line up – the fact it is an intimate and boutique dance fest with a late license till 6am and has no volume restrictions – that is amazing for the UK. It is in a stunning private estate grounds and the production is top notch there is such attention to detail the whole event is a work of art not just an epic rave in a beautiful private woodland estate with beautiful people. Do not miss it!
It is always great to catch a festival in its early stages and watch it grow. It is rare to play a festival that is full of love and not taken over by the commercial vibe that a lot are these days.
4. What are your three tips for for any festival goer this year?
James : Be prepared. Let Go. Blast Hard.
Ken : Sunglasses, Speedos and Lube.
5. Any crazy festival stories you would like to share with us?
There are way to many to mention and you know the old saying ‘What goes on tour stays on tour!’
Since you asked though – Ken was once caught naked whilst high on magic mushrooms at the stone circle Glastonbury festival after our Arcadia set in 2010. He has never been the same since.
Also there is one story about James that happened when we played in Bangkok a few years ago but I can’t say anymore than that. Needless to say he has also never been the same since!!
6. People may know you as Glitch Hop artists but you produce many different styles and sounds. Do you purposely try to not fit into one genre?
Well we have only really just recently starting releasing more glitch hop. We have had about 80 different releases on 20 different labels worldwide – our early years was more electro house a bit of breaks and techo… we then started experimenting with more bass genres as we were getting asked to do different remixes in those styles. We have had 2 glitch releases out on adapted. One of those was on the album and one was ;Mad Hatter’ a collab with Nimbus featuring Leftfields Vocalist/MC Cheshire Cat. We have some Glitch Hop singles and collabs line up for later this year and on our new album ‘Music By Numbers’
It’s the best thing ever to have he creative freedom to write whatever music you want as its all to easy to be stuck in one genre. I think these days you have to be ahead of the game and people expect you to switch it up with different styles. It keeps it interesting.
7. So new album coming soon right? Tell us about it.
There is less emphasis on dance floor bass heavy belters and a more diverse journey and direction, verging on more downtempo and much more funky glitch hop. It still has the bass weight but much more contained and more depth musically and creatively.
This new album is seeing us really push the different styles and is very hard to put in one genre. It is a lot more of a journey and is the accumulation of all the tracks we have been working on over the past few years. With a few surprise unreleased tracks from when we first started.
8. How does this differ from last years Apocolypto?
Our new album ‘Music By Numbers’ is much more experimental and diverse…. Still with the Bass weight but more contained. We wanted to add a but more depth, funk and groove to it some tracks even more downtempo and not really dance for belters which is what we have done for years now. We also have approached this project and tracks in totally different way creatively – going back to coming up with initial ideas with instruments to get an initial idea on the way. Switching things around helps to keep the creative juices flowing.
Well as the new album is post apocalyptic it is the calm after the storm.
9. Which are your favorite tracks on it?
On Apocolypto our favorite tracks are Catch 22 because we just came at idea with a more experimental approach and rhythm and it is so hard to even put that track into a genre
And the other has got to be Apocolypto, we love watching that drop on an unsuspecting dance floor.
As for the new album ‘Music By Numbers’ you will just have to wait for the release and make your own minds up!
10. Any collaborations lined up for the future?
Yeah we have got loads lined up for this year including tracks with Toronto Is Broken, Red Seal, Nimbus, Slackbaba, Digitalis, Scorb, Ital Tek, Nanoplex, Neurodriver and some original tracks with vocal collaborations including Eva Lazarus (Dub Mafia), Grim Gltich, Cheshire Cat (Leftfield) and Beau.
We also have Apocolypto ‘The Remixes’ coming out later this year on Adapted Records with contributions from Bad Tango, Slackbaba, Frequent Evolve, Broken Eye, Neurodriver, Nimbus and Olmec.
11. Tell us about the free track we have to give away today.
The new track is a precursor to the album, which it will be a little taster of what to expect from the new material.
12. Anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks for all your support, enjoy the tune and we look forward to seeing you all at Noisily Festival this year. Also a huge big ups and lots of respect going out to all involved with Noisily – we know how much time, work and energy goes into to this. Keep up the good work !
Big thanks to the Atomic Drop guys for the interview and even more so for the dirty chunk of glitch hop bass business below.
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