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Electro Swing Roundup – March ’15

Prohibition Manchester Zombie Shack DJR

Right then. We’re back on time again. Get in. I’m going to keep the waffle short this month and just get plenty of good new tunes for you all to get into your lives.

If you’re in Manchester at the end of the month I’ll be joining the Prohibition crew at the Zombie Shack. I’m going to be performing my new VJ set – the Silver Screen Soundsystem alongside Emma Clair, Sly Fandango, God Kompex and Fuzzy Logic. Come get your swing on!

Free Music

First off this lovely slice of cheerful summer swing. Spiffing! Where’s my cocktail?

Always happy to see Phil Mac turn up on the feed with a new freebie:

Jenova Collective getting back on the swing & bass tip. Always great.

Funky beats and nice rhymes. Yep, forget that though, two words for you…

Jazz. Flute.

Classic soul given the bass treatment by JPOD:

Always love getting new crazy balkan beats from Shazalakazoo:



Electro Swing Roundup Winter 14-15


Boomtown - Electric BrixtonI must do my blog on time. I must do my blog on time. I must do my blog on time. Yes I’m sorry, life got in the way and I have been out of action for a while. I’m going to have a big push to keep on time for the rest of the year. Still, at least there’s plenty to catch up on…

Boomtown Fair pres MayFair Avenue

Gig of the month goes to another big lineup going down at Electric Brixton. This time they’ve got another killer lineup of Molotov Jukebox Live, the mighty Deekline and Ed Solo, Dunklebunt & Secret Swing Society and the Slamboree Soundsystem.

It sounds absolutely awesome as usual. Tickets are currently £8 for the super early bird. Saturday 21st March 2015 / 22:00 – 06:00 Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, SW2 1RJ


Free Music

Good to see Dutty Moonshine getting back on it with this tidy little freebie:

Electro’s recent freebie:

Love this funky take on rock & roll from JPOD.

And getting all Spanish:

Tidy mix here from Extra Medium and Cab Canaveral:

Rawhide mashup? Oh go on then…

Manchesters Emma Clair, head honcho of their Prohibition nights has been having fun mashing up MC Hammer with Parov:



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!



Electro Swing Roundup – September 2014

DJR electro swing roundupSo 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:

Free Music

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:



Electro Swing Roundup – June 2014

Swing Hop Don't Stop Speakeasy Vol 3

Hello swingers and swingettes!! !

I’ve got a speakeasy full of of neo-burlesque divas, banging blues berzerkas, and sexy screen sirens to report upon and bring freshly swinging into your world. From the bassline drive of the Dutty Moonshakers, Vintage at Voltage, Flatcapped Farmers, to more free tunes than you can drop a piano on, let’s swing into the future with a dance from the past…

Free Music

Swing Hop Don’t Stop – Speakeasy Vol. 3 – Compiled by Don Mescal

Top of the class has to go to this free compilation from Don Mescal and the Montreal Speakeasy crew. There’s too many to mention on this one, try C@ In The H@, Menage Quad, JPod, Smokey Joe and the Kid and many, many more. Best of all it’s totally FREE so, quite simply get downloading  here and dive on in!

Loving this funking up of Etta James’ soulful singing style by Copycat. Available for a limited time from his bandcamp.

Big up to Sammy Senior for this smashing remix which will be doing plenty of damage at dancefloors this summer.

Deladap are grooving along nicely on this choice freebie:

Sound Assembly’s Sally Bloomer teamed up with Cut La Roc for this release. They’ve nicely decided to give the Rory Hoy remix away:

Algorythmik have very kindly decided to give away their latest EP from their facebook. A nice mix of funk, electro and big beats going on here:

Lamuzgueule have a new album coming up right now, and in preparation have kindly offered these freebies from their track with Bart & Baker:

Minimatic have been getting busy on this piano based slice of swinging ragtime:


Ruinz Ason – Higher



Ruinz Ason hails from Newcross, South London,a multi-talented Artist/Performer/Producer who has been turning heads since his inaugural 2008 release, A Hero And A Villain Vol 1 which established his unique, vibrant & conceptual style.

Higher’ is the ethereal bass/grime second single from the EP ‘The Dubtrap Experience’ (an experimental collaboration project with producer and younger brother J-Flames) and comes hot off the heals of his last single and Video ‘Wake Up’ (Support from SBTV / BBC1Xtra / BBC Radio 6 / Capital Xtra / Radio 1/ BBC Introducing/ Worldstar Hip Hop/ Link UP TV)

‘Higher’ features guest vocals from Pariis Opera House, A London based electronic music duo who’s music has been featured on BBC Introducing & 6 Music, along with official remixes for the likes of, The Wanted and Local Natives.

The single comes complete with 2 remixes. One DnB re-rub from Finnish outfit L.A.O.S and one Bass remix from Terry Hooligan & Zombie Robot who both bring out the best in the soaring epic flow of Ruinz, essential beats!!!


Buy from bandcamp and all other good download stores:

There is also a free EP too

Plaid – Tether (William Breakspear & Whitenoiseboy Remix)

Plaid_Tether_WilliamBreakspear_RemixThe Plaid – Tether remix competition is running for another week, with plenty of awesome remixes for free download!  Here is one of our favourites, from Skanky Panky Records family William Breakspear and Whitenoiseboy.  If you like this glitchy, gnarly, bouncy little 110bpm number, grab the free download BUT don’t forget to click the heart to “like” it on Soundcloud and help them get a bit further in the competition!

In other news, Plaid‘s new album Reachy Prints is out today from all good record / CD / digi outlets and it’s a stormer!  Check it out on the Warp Records site HERE!

They are playing London this Friday the 23rd May 2014 at Village Underground, alongside Slugabed, Daedelus and more.  Tickets available HERE

Bass, 140 & DnB Round Up 16.05.2014



Time for a Friday epic tunes round up, warming up with some beastly 110 vibes from down under, Skope-Get On Up/Broken Soul on Adapted Records is some serious funky ass glitch shizzle, 2 sizzling tracks of soulful loops and filthy bass!!!

Music Of Life’s next release due out 26/05/2014 see’s DnB veteran rework 2 tracks by Standing Ovation ‘Vendetta’ & ‘Onslaught’ the latter also has a VIP version, a punchy dark slice of DnB with the repeating ‘Seek, Harm, Kill, Destroy, Vendetta’ vocal perfectly encapsulating that Brit Hop/Proto Hardcore sound in a DnB mold, it s a winner!!!!

‘Onslaught’ is even darker with influences of 93 Hardcore Jungle, a solid release all in all

Pre Order Here

Forbidden Society’s ‘Criminal EP’ features 4 tracks of hard hitting neurofunk, the title track is a great fusion of funky bass, rolling beats and 303s, ‘Monger’ gets brutal with a warped bassline, ‘Stress’ is dark and manic with bass that will rip your chest open!!! Finally Donny’s remix of ‘Heavy Metal Tank’ starts on a deep and mellow tip before building into some classic 00’s style Neuro beats

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Neosignal is an imprint that loves to showcase new talents and we know you will love this 2 tracker of fresh sounding DnB from the Russian/Ukrainian duo Abstract Elements & Detail & Czech producer A-Cray, so much going on both tracks, the former being a fresh take on the minimalist sound with a more upfront vibe while retaining that lovely darkness, the latter is a buzzing energetic slice of quality Neuro

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Menu Music celebrates the milestone of 10 years of award winning breakbeat music with a remastered selection of 10 of the finest cuts, revisit some game changing electro breaks, nu skool breaks & fidget house from the likes of Rico Tubbs, Atomic Hooligan & SOTO to name just a few

Check out this free mix of the album by Terry Hooligan

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We have some forthcoming Future Jungle & DnB on Kode 5 Recordings, Typestyle’s ‘The Rising EP’  features 3 tracks of tech breaks/future jungle par excellence, swooshing pads, rolling beats, big booming sub bass and old skool rave style pads and it is very good indeed

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Mastergroove ‘Lost In Time’ takes it back with some techy DnB tunage that nods its cap to the 00’s, slickly produced and melodic, some prime time action for the dancefloor

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