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…
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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It’s great to have Francis Red back with this great swing banger:
Neki Stranac has been mixing balkan flavours with the moombahton sound. Quality bass bothering business.
This has been out for a bit but I’ve just come across it from Gramophonedzie. It’s got a nice house tempo with a bluesy style riff and vocals.
The Jenova Collective have been looking less far back in time for this ghetto funk style remix of Parliament:
Ahead of their first EP which is coming out on June 15th Captain Flatcap have put together this tasty slice of swinging whomp. Get it from Jack The Cad’s blog here.
Nice piece of uptempo swing from Frizzo:
What’s not to like about the retro sounding funk of Cee-Roo?
Defunk has been adding the bass n glitch to this 60’s classic. It never sounded like this before!
Swinging, oriental, and maybe a little bit odd. The Swingbot are back…
Nice to hear a new version of Singing In The Rain from Swing-Thru:
Fancy hearing a well put together interview with Molotov Jukebox? Check this out:
There’s no download on this one, but I just wanted to add in the rather great live sounds of the Electronic Swing Orchestra:
Dutty Moonshine – Rum Runners LP
It’s great that Dutty Moonshine have managed to release their debut album after numerous strong EP’s and releases up until now. Although you can still hear little snippets of swing thrown in, the Dutty boys have definitely headed down the path marked bass because this release has more in common with the ghetto funk crew than the electro swingers. Recommended.
Vintage Voltage: The Sounds of Trapeze, Vol.1
Not long ago I mentioned in a post that someone had said not much was going with electro swing in San Francisco. It turns out that this was totally inaccurate because Delachaux has been in touch saying that San Francisco has been rocking the swing sound for a long time with their infamous Trapeze parties. They’ve now gone one better and released a cracking compilation of banging swingers on DirtyVolt Records featuring amongst others Dutty Moonshine, Bart & Baker, Defunk and Mr Jennings. It’s only $6 from bandcamp.
Gypsy Fever – Monkey Records
Full marks to Monkey Records for bringing out a great compilation featuring all of the New Zealand and Australian eastern european and balkan influenced bands. If you like your gypsy flavoured music this is a must. Available for only 8 euros from bandcamp.
Niko Ne Zna – Renegade Brass Bandits
If you like the sound of that last one check out this album which is rocking the brass, balkan and gypsy sound. Great accomplished musicianship and live grooves. Get it from bandcamp.
Swing Republic – The Return Of Electro Swing Republic EP
Denmark’s Per Ebdrup is back with a new EP on Freshly Squeezed in advance of his bands new album. Featuring four jazzy and laid back tracks with the vocal talents of Billie Holiday, Blind Willie McTell, The Mills Brothers and The Boswell Sisters.
Bart & Baker feat Kitten On The Keys – Whoopee
If you want a polished slice of swing and pop then look no further than another slick release from Bart & Baker. Buy from Juno.
Electro Blues – Vol 2 Sampler (Vinyl Only)
Freshly Squeezed have brought out a vinyl only sampler for their upcoming Electro Blues Vol 2 compilation. It features the cracking Work Song by Cee Roo, Bobby C Sound TV and Ecklectic Mick. Available from here.
If you like your swing with a heavy handful of bass then check out Wolfies latest mixtape…
Nice to see everyone’s favourite hooker is back swinging again…
That’s it. See you in a month! If you’ve got anything you’d like included in future roundups hit me up on soundcloud.