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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:

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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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DJR @ Boomtown Festival 2014

DJR @ Boomtown Festival 2014
I had the privilege of rocking the Ballroom from 3.00 until 4am at the end of a glorious Saturday night lineup at this years Boomtown Fair. I had the closing set and so I took the opportunity to rock out harder and heavier than normal, less swing and more ghetto funk, soul & funk remixes, and drum & bass was the order of the day. Big shout out to Bass6 for incredible beatboxing & introduction and to Mike from Dutty Moonshine for serious crowd hype at the end. Much fun!

 

DJR @ Boomtown 2014

DJR @ Boomtown 2014

DJR @ Boomtown 2014

 

 

 

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Tracklist:

Jukebox Champions – Celebrate
Sammy Senior – Goin’ Crazy
Father Funk & Howla – Got Swing
Dutty Moonshine – InTuYa
Illectrix – IDYMLN
McMash Clan – Swing Break (Opiuo Remix)
Toots & Maytals – Hard To Handle (Stickybuds Remix)
Sam & Dave – Hold On I’m Coming (Phat Tony Ghetto Funk Remix)
Etta James – Tell Mama (Copycat’s Remix)
James Brown – Get Up Off That Thing (Featurecast Edit)
Francis Red – Le Mozeltov (The Motherland Funk)
Swing Bot feat MSP – Saz Me Up (Johnny Lectro Remix)
Dutty Moonshine – Rum Runners
Slamboree – Zorba The Greek
Skeewiff Vs Wilson Picket – Land Of 1000 Dances (I Got Soul Re-wiff)
DJ Dunya – Rock a Beat
Slamboree – Prokofiev
Slamboree – Big Bada Boomtown (loop)

Electro Swing Roundup – August 2014

Boomtown 2014

Well it’s that wonderful time of year again and the festivals are coming thick and fast. Top of the pile in the swing world goes to the mighty Boomtown which has an absolutely cracking swing lineup once again. If you haven’t been before, get in there quick because you truly won’t regret it. Instead of paying over the top for over-rated pop stars and indie bands, Boomtowns policy is all about strength in depth. They have one of the biggest lineups of bands and DJ’s you’ve ever seen and the sheer effort they put into the setup of the site and their production values simply has to be seen to be believed. Come down, check it out, and if you find these blog posts useful come tell me after I play in the Ballroom!

It’s been sad to hear that Dutty Moonshine have lost one of their founding members with Alex Furley moving on to other projects. You’ll be sadly missed sir and good luck for the future. (Do realise though that if you quit now you’ll never to be able to snog our best friend again like happened last year at Swingamapig. Apparently he said that doesn’t normally happen to him but I don’t believe a word of it… )

Finally Bertie Dastard happened to mention that if I advertise this Roundup as always coming out on the 1st of the month, I should deliver. Well, this one just about squeezes in but I’ve still got a few more tracks to include so I might do an update in a day or so!

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The Jenova Collective seem to be going well at the moment with a great looking live show and a regular stream of releases. They’ve chipped in here with a nice little remix of Caravan Palace.

Like this. Grant Lazlo with a deep electro blues groover:

Great little balkan groover here from Savages & Suefo:

Another month, another remix of I Heard It Through The Grapevine? Yep although do quite like this.

Kiwistar seems to be heavier. I reckon this is a new genre – Horn n Bass?

This is back on gentler ground. Sophisticated swing and beautiful singing from Elle, The Bells & The Trick:

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Electro Swing Roundup – July 2014

Electro swing elite compilation 2014

Happy summer everyone! The suns out in the UK so it’s time to come through with another selection of fresh swinging beats.

The big news here is that I’ve moved into a new house – Swing Towers 2 – which is perfect in every respect except it’s going to take 30 days for the truly rubbish broadband provider to bother to get it turned on. That means this Roundup may be a bit briefer than usual since it’s not easy doing this all through a mobile!

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Dimaa mixing up the glitch and swing. Download from here.

Bouncy house with a bit of a swing style bump from Tomahawk:

And again…

Bass heavy remix of Bart & Baker:

All sorts of flavours mixing together on this from Cheshire. Quality freebie.

More considered and laid back this. Nice old style swing from Leeds After Hours Quintet:

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Wickedslick – SPEAKEASY REVIVAL 2

SPEAKEASY REVIVAL 2 - another moody grooves production

 

A superb mixtape of Jazz, Blues, Boogaloo, Swing, Soul and everything in between supplied by Detroit native Wickedslick.

 

001 – it’s kinda like a speakeasy kinda thing intro
002 – PAROV STELAR – chambermaid swing
003 – SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS – hell (almighty i.z. remix)
004 – MORRIS CHESTNUT + LEAD BELLY – black betty
005 – THE CRYSTAL SPRING RAMBLERS – fort worth stomp (the swing bot remix)
006 – LOUIS ARMSTRONG – go down moses (dj zed remix)
007 – HYPEMANSAGE vs. KORMAC – swing ting
008 – MINIMATIC vs. LONNIE GORDON – gonna swing you
009 – INCONTROL – baton rouge
010 – BESSIE JONES vs. RISING APPALACHIA – pretty little raise ‘em high (ecklectic mick rewiff)
011 – EARL SCRUGGS – nitty gritty cotton pickin (mojo filter rewiff)
012 – PRISON SONGS FROM THE MISSISSIPPI STATE PENITENTIARY – work song (cee-roo remix)
013 – KID KASINO – cool down papa
014 – FUNK EFEMDZEMOV vs. BRUSHY – chicken in the corn
015 – SON HOUSE vs. STRANGER DANGER – grinin in your face
016 – catchin the vapors is fun time interlude
017 – NINA SIMONE vs. CEE-ROO – nina loves me
018 – CARAVAN PLACE vs. DR. DRE – maniac episode (jekell + jive’s smoke swing everyday remix)
019 – SCOTT BRADLEE + POST MODERN JUKEBOX – thrift shop (bart + baker’s remix)
020 – SWING REPUBLIC vs. BEYONCE – crazy in love
021 – LEYGO – raggy mop
022 – BOBBY RUSH – mary jane (savage henry remix)
023 – THE COASTERS – down in mexico (cheshire remix)
024 – STRANGER DANGER – beta blues (ecklectic mick rewiff)
025 – FUNKANIZER – bust your conk
026 – MAD CADDIES – villains (minoru remix)
027 – LAVERN BAKER – tweedle dee (bobby c sound tv’s tweedle-deezing remix)
028 – ELLA FITZGERALD + CHICK WEBB – when I get low (I get high) (the muthafunkas remix)
029 – LAVERN BAKER + JIMMY RICKS – you’re the boss (jugoe remix)
030 – THE SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS – man of constant sorrow (mr. jennings remix)
031 – THE KINGSTON TRIO – greenback dollar (grant lazlo’s travelin man rewiff)
032 – PRISON SONGS FROM THE MISSISSIPPI STATE PENITENTIARY – old doller holler (zackarose remix)
033 – OSCAR BROWN JR. – humdrum blues (dj rebel re-shake)
034 – SHELLY DUVAL from POPEYE – he needs me (jugoe remix)
035 – claws Mikey! And big fuckin teeth! outro

 

https://soundcloud.com/wickedslick

 

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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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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Electro Swing Roundup

Swingamajig 2013

Swingamajig 2014

It’s that time of year again and in the UK we’re building up to the biggest electro swing festival going, Birmingham’s Swingamajig. Following off from last years truly stunning event, this year they’re bigger than ever with a really strong lineup including Molotov Jukebox, Electric Swing Circus, The Destroyers, Renegade Brass Band, Fresh Dixie Project, Smokey Joe & the Kid, Sam Green & the Midnight Heist, Jenova Collective, Lunatrix, After Hours Quintet, Temple Funk Collective, loads of DJ’s, swing dancing, lindyhop, circus performers, vintage cinema and much much more. Oh and some chap called DJR…

You can check out the full lineup at the Swingamajig website and tickets are a bargain at only £20 so don’t waste time and get them now!

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Here’s a great remix of Bart & Baker’s Swing Phonmenon – free to download from the Pep’s Show Boys facebook.

JPod getting funky with the Andrews Sisters! Sweet.

Sammy Senior has been bringing his ghetto funk and old style flavour to K7′s Hi De Ho. Recommended.

New from Future Swing Stories…

Johnny Lectro has been adding delicious blues licks to a grooving 130bpm beat. Nice.

Nuno Endo has stuck up a new edit of Ella Fitzgerald’s Teardrops From My Eyes:

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