So 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:
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:
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Dephicit showing off a penchant for older style samples. Good party tune.
Slick downtempo track here on an electro blues tip.
If you like stuff a bit harder, this firmly ticks the box marked techno but does actually have a twist of a swing loop in it too. One for the end of the night.
Fred Balkayou has mashed together Mr Scruff’s Keep It Moving and When Hollywood Goes Black & Tan:
Flatcaps on the mashup:
Beat Fatigue adding the squelch to Jamie Lidell:
Big beats, blues, funk and Ray:
DJ Dunya has been glitching up Etta James’ soulful classic:
No download on this, but definitely worth a listen. Leonora Wood’s voice is absolutely divine. One to keep an eye on I think!
Gypsy Hill – Our Routes
If you like your balkan flavours check out the new album from Gypsy Hill. Including big tunes such as Balkan Beast and Balaka this is a quality slab of middle eastern and gypsy beats from this London based duo. Check out bandcamp for the full album and here’s one from it:
My Pet Monster – New Age Gangster
If you like your glitch hop mixed with swing check out this debut EP by San Francisco’s My Pet Monster. One to watch. Available from beatport.
Castro – Gipsy Groove
Rather like this… gypsy noodling under a decided fun house beat. Beatport.
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoon (Father Funk Remix)
Father Funk has been making a name for himself in the ghetto funk scene and he’s now delivered a tasty bassy remix for Green Queen. Available from beatport.
Count’s Baby (Warp9 Remix)
Also out on Green Queen is this swinging and glitchy remix from Warp9. Out on Beatport.
DJ Farrapo – Marcianito
Here’s a nice little package out on September 5th from Chin Chin. The Iwan Harlan mix is nice and funky, the DJ Mibor a little bit heavier and the Jazzdog mix is very jazzy. Available from Juno.
Skeewiff – Ghetto Latin & Broken Ballroom Remixed
The original album by Skeewiff is a must have and so it’s great to have a remix package come out too. With remixes by Swingrowers, C@ In The H@, Minimatic, Renegades of Jazz, Jayl Funk and Hong Kong Ping Pong (which remix Skeewiff claim is better than their own original) this is certainly worth checking out.
Chamber – Flip Like A Renegade (Leygo Remix)
If you’re looking for more tracks on an electro-blues tip check out the nice job Leygo has done of this remix for Chamber on Relative Dimensions. Get it from Juno.
Just a teaser this – it’s not out until the end of the month, but definitely very happy to have new music forthcoming from Phil Mac:
I’ve quite enjoyed working this week to this downtempo mix of gentle swing and deep house from Sound Nomaden.
The Chicken Brothers seem to be at home on the big stage now and they held down the Ballroom with a couple of quality sessions over the weekend:
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.