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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…

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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:

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Ruinz Ason – Higher

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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: http://ruinzason.bandcamp.com/releases

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

www.facebook.com/Plaid
www.facebook.com/williambreakspear
www.soundcloud.com/skanky-panky-records

Bass, 140 & DnB Round Up 16.05.2014

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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!!!

http://www.beatport.com/release/get-on-up-broken-soul/1292832

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 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/vendetta-onslaught-feat.-standing/id865025196?uo=4

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

Pre Order Here: http://www.junodownload.com/products/forbidden-society-forbidden-criminal-ep-part-1/2476590-02/

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

Buy Here: http://neosignal.de/releases/ndgtl005/

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

Buy Here: http://www.junodownload.com/products/menu-music-top-10-of-10/2464733-02/

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

Pre Order Here: http://www.junodownload.com/products/typestyle-the-rising-ep/2482447-02/

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

Pre Order Here: http://www.junodownload.com/products/mastergroove-lost-in-time/2481204-02/

 

 

Bass, 140 & DnB Round Up 14.05.2015

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And so the bearded one returns for another round up of bass bangers to rattle out the remaining teeth you possess!!!!!

We begin with 2 new EPs on Stay On Target from Darkhalf & Stormski, ‘Music Of Life’ featuring The Demon Boyz & Daddy Freddy has been a mainstay of this writer’s radio shows for months and I can’t sing its praises enough, Darkhalf’s deep Detroit influenced take on the 140 sound fits perfectly with the Brit Hop vocals and really should be in the DJ box of any truly good Future Jungle DJ, its that good, believe me

On the Jungle/DnB tip, Stormski also teams up with Daddy Freddy & The Demon Boyz  for 2 94 style rollers, big sirens, chopped up breaks, ragga sensibilities and bundles of energy, Stormski once again combines his amazing DJ abilities with great production and knowledge of what rocks a crowd, firing!!!!

Exit Point debuts on the mighty Kode 5 with a punchy slice 0f 140 Jungle, almost with a hint of Jump Up DnB/Ragga Jungle, kicks off with a lively opener and indeed rocks ya soul!!!!

Duckem & Cryogenics have a new release on Audio Theory, a 2 tracker of finely crafted DnB, ‘Nightshades’ takes it back to the mid/late 90s with a smooth Metalheadz inspired roller while ‘Unforgiven’ goes for the late night melodic approach, loaded with sweeping pads, nicely filtered breaks and heavy 808s lurking in the mix, essential DnB

Digital’s ‘Figjam EP’ is out now on both vinyl & digital format via Horizons Music, the title track is just mind blowingly good, a ‘Shadow Boxing’ for 2014, dark brutal stabs over a clicking and whirling amen break, ‘Waiting’ is futuristic funk taken to the next level & ‘Therapy’ is dubbed out brilliance

Vinyl

http://www.horizonsmusic.co.uk/shop/figjam-ep-vinyl

Digital Exclusive:

http://www.horizonsmusic.co.uk/shop/digital

Lifestyle Recordings continue a fine 2014 with a first class EP from Jazzatron, 4 tracks that take in elements of the old and new in DnB, a fusion of sound that deserves to be called unique and progressive and projects a range of emotions, Jazzatron is another producer at the top of their game which is amply demonstrated here:

Now time for a few free downloads, starting with an amzing hybrid trap tune from Lumberjvck with some seriously twisted bass

Animal Music are on fine form with their free remix of The Killers ‘Mr Brightside’ half step DnB style

Ekstra Records continue with quality output with this excellent chill trap banger by On The Low

Lenkemz reworks Nativ-Shifty into a rabble rousing juke jungle track

This previously unreleased track by Von D is an incredible dubstep/breakbeat crossover with shades of techno and jungle

And for the real hardcore ravers, Pursuit takes it back to the old skool with ‘Pull Up’

Salarayman’s remix of Adam F’s ‘The Original Junglesound’ is just a beast of a tune, dance round like a looney material, just so infectious!!!

2Brainz deliver another masterpiece of classic amentalism in the shape of ‘Jungle Dreams’

Kinetic Eon serves up some deep, dark and mystical jazz infused vibes with ‘Sub Lounge’

6Blocc gives another classic the low down bass assault treatment, this time its La Roux ‘In For The Kill’

DJ Ziyad gives a heavy re working of one of the most popular old skool anthems ever and with a nice subtle touch, adds in a little more of that CeCe Rogers vocal and the pianos from ‘Someday’

Chump Change law down the 95 vibes in this dreamy slice of footwork, another one of Dred Collective’s great Thursday giveaway tracks

Strange Rollers celebrate 25000 downloads on soundcloud with a 3 track EP covering Future garage, Bass & 140 Jungle

And Tony Rocky Horror has a free 4 track EP of deep rolling 140 bass out via the Fat Kid On Fire soundcloud page thats just so good, it would be criminal not to feature it here

 

Electro Swing Roundup – May 2014

Swingamajig 2014

Hello! First up, I’ve got to give some apologies. I’ve been trying to get this roundup into a regular pattern however outside work pressures have been making it hard (I’ve been juggling launching a new vintage DJ business (Vintage Wedding DJ if you’re interested) with holding down a normal job and gigging at the same time and it’s all got a bit hard to manage. As such for the next few months I’m going to do each Electro Swing Roundup on the first of every month so that everyone knows exactly when to expect it.

Right plenty to catch up on so let’s get into it!

Swingamajig 2014

It’s only a few days to Swingamajig and there’s a really good buzz about the festival going on. I know that it’s almost sold out and once again there will be the cream of the electro swing scene meeting up in Birmingham. If you come down make sure you say hi – look for me on the main stage between all the headliners. To get you in the mood check out The C@ In The H@’s rather smashing mixtape:

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Top of the class goes to this deep disco groover from The Swing Bot and Johnny Lectro:

Here’s the first of two remixes messing with Parov Stelar. First up the Swing Bot again:

And Phibes adding some definite glitch n bass:

Pugzilla is celebrating getting an impressive 75000 plays on soundcloud by this unusual swinger:

Butler Reeves has been nicely retouching this vintage swing original:

This has a nice swing feel mixed with a 60′s style sample which grooves rather nicely:

This may split a few people when it drops, but I have to say that the build always puts a massive smile on my face. I might wait until after midnight at Swingamajig and see if it’s the right time to drop it in.

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Bass,140 & DnB Round Up 28.04.2014

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We’ve got a pretty epic Monday round up of tunes for you, starting with a selection of tunes, EPs and LPs out in the download stores (or available for pre order). First up, the man who has a style of his own, much loved Jungle legend Bay B Kane releases the 4th in his series of ‘Future Destination’ EPs on Boomsha Recordings, BBK always manages to bring something fresh to the Jungle sound, examples of this here include ‘No Solar’ with its atmospheric Sax lead intro and a beautifully re sung female vocal of Bill Wither’s ‘Aint No Sunshine’, if BBK’s ‘Everybodys Gotta Learn’ was the future jungle anthem of 2012 (and it was indeed) then ‘No Solar’ is the anthem of 2014, ‘Roads Untraveled’ is wonderfully deep too while on the flipside, we get some raucous sounds in the shape of ‘Ring The Alarm’, ‘Soul Cry’ & this writer’s favourite ‘Running’, Boomsha continue with a winning formula and there is plenty more to come from this amazing label..

Staying on the deeper side of things, the incredibly talented production duo, Subessence released a whole LP on Kut Off Records today ‘Journey Through Vibrations’, truly a journey it is too, an extremely pleasurable one, a journey of blissed out, dubbed out sounds utilising all kinds of live instruments and taking things back to a similar ethos of mid 90′s DnB where a warmer, more harmonic sound was given preference over the traditional electronic beats. From abstract jazz to ethnic sounds, all bases are covered in this too good to be missed up on LP

BUY HERE

Out today on Ekstra Recordings, the ‘Extra Sensory Perception EP’ features 5 tracks of classy DnB from Otter, nKey, Hastings & The Peacemaker, joining the dots between old skool jungle/DnB, Trap/Bass music & Tribal beats, the producers shine on here taking us through the deep and the melodic sounds through to more uptempo beats with spotless production

Out on iTunes and al good download stores

You must check out DJ Hybrid’s new 2 tracker on Audio Addict Records, ‘Set The Base’ is a lesson on how DnB should be done, a hefty dose of Hip Hop attitude gets bolted on to super tight beats and some seriously sharp bass, ‘Toxic Jungle’ takes it back opening with a great sample before unleashing some rinsing amens and heavy weight bass!!!!

Due out on the 19th May 2014, the first full LP of colabs from MC Fat’s MC Fats Collective series, following on from 2 EPs that really set the standard with incredible remixes and more outstanding remix work is on display here for this LP that needs to be in every DnB fans collection, highlights include Will Miles colab ‘The Last Breath’, ‘Soulseeker’ with Alix Perez, ‘Dirty 78′ with Quadrant, Kid Hops & Iris, Czekki’s remix of ‘Crazy’ with A Sides, as with previous releases, we get a non DnB track, the excellent dub excursion ‘Foundation Dub’ with Die & Fats, overall an essential album, kudos to the remixers here who have once again done an exceptional job

pre order from iTunes

We finish off with a few choice free downloads from Alexander Head & Analogyzer, Jordan Strange & EP, Status Deeper, TGE, Rasterlin, Donkai Kong & The Monaco Crusiers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bass, 140 & DnB Round Up 26.04.2014

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In today’s round up, we have new tracks from the likes of Radiokillaz, Motiv, Mysery & Kosine and more….

We start with London dons, the Radiokillaz who have a new EP out on Passenger Records and they are really on form for ‘Girls Dem’ Ft Asher D & Daady Freddy plus flipside track ‘I’m Dope’, the bass is particularly filthy for both tracks while Zombie Robot & Signal DnB turn in some great 140 & DnB remixes respectively, BIG!!!

The Killaz also have a new house alias and a rather tasty bumbing bass heavy house remix of Eddie Amador’s ‘House Music’ is up for free download…

If you have yet to get acquainted with sound of Footwork Jungle & Juke, then first of all, you are missing out but secondly, this writer could not think of a better compilation than ‘Soldiers Vol 4′ out now on Dynamix Records LLC, the quality is just such a high standard throughout, the artists here have really taken contemporary and classic sounds going all the way back to the days when those first beats emanated from the cities of Chicago & Detroit and put them through the blender in such a fresh way, the tempos and styles are varied and truly unique. Jungle, House, Techno, Breakbeat, you name it, it all gets a fresh and funky set of paint and you must go out and get this compilation, a personal recommendation from this writer, just take a listen…..

On Kode 5 Recordings, 2 new releases are out, Mystery & Kosine ‘I Can Dance’ with a remix by Nicky Allen goes Old Skool Hip House Style but with a rave/hardcore twist, along with the good time piano and vocals is some low rumbling bass and a rolling break

BUY HERE

Motiv’s ‘Feel The Energy EP’ will give you a huge injection of euphoria, 2 tracks of uplifitng vocal rave breaks with epic pads, soaring chords and sunshine vibes

 

 

 

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