A.SKILLZ & NICK THAYER: DROP THE FUNK [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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Long time collaborators A.SKILLZ and NICK THAYER team up once again to do what they do best…Drop the Funk! In this free download they pair chops a slice of modern electro funk topped up with a saturated bassline and enough brass to make James Brown smile.

The track above is actually part of a release on A.Skillz’ label Jam City. The b-side to the release, “Dead Ringer” features the vocal dexterity of Kymberley Kennedy, with A. Skillz’s signature funky basslines making this is a certified stomper. Even though one track is free, consider grabbing both on beatport.

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Nick Thayer on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

B-SIDE & DETTA: 3 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER [EP2]

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B-SIDE and DETTA have more than a good thing going with their latest project. The pair are delivering three, three-track EPs for free. In their second installment they use a classic sample from Jurassic 5, cut up for a heavy dose of mid-tempo bass.

The second track on this EP samples both Pink Floyd and Mary J Blige combined with a massive drum n bass influence in the form of Ray Keith’s “Sing Time,” for yet another mid-tempo track.

 

B-Side and Detta up the tempo and push out more basslines, twisting Caro Emerald’s swing tune into a drum n bass stomper to keep the crowds jumpin’.

Check the first in the series here:

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Detta on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter

A.SKILLZ + BEATVANDALS – BEAT DON’T STOP [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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A.SKILLZ and BEATVANDALS get funky with this VIP mix. Contextually, the track is all party. That’s all I got to say about this. Well, that and it’s a free download, and that both A.Skillz and Beatvandals are legendary. Like, can’t believe the turntable talent A.Skillz has and Beatvandals  co-runs Bombstrikes and is one half of Utah Saints. It’s you know, something good.

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Beatvandals on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter

OKAY – SHIBA SAN (JASON LAIDBACK REMIX) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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Well, SHIBA SAN‘s latest, the bassy house stomper on Dirtybird, hit the #1 spot on beatport’s house chart. As it turns out, JASON LAIDBACK, the chief rhythm selector and one half of breaks duo, Slyde, got his filthy paws on the tune turning into a breaks infused dance-floor filler. The bootleg doesn’t veer far from the original, but it’s almost guaranteed to work wonders on any crowd that likes it deep and a bit chunky.


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Here’s the original for reference, which is kind of a must have tune, even if it’s top of the charts.


Grab this on beatport

Jason Laidback’s bootleg of the Stone Roses’ “Fools Gold” hit the circuit a few weeks ago. For anyone who loved the band way back when, this track will certainly provide a quick trip down memory lane.


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I’m not sure if it’s intentional, but the remix above heavily borrows elements from Grooverider’s remix of the same tune. What do you think?

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WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: DEEKLINE

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If you ever needed an excuse to go out on a school night, on a Monday no less, this is it. Our friends at RespectTheDJ have a special treat. On his way through for a mini North American tour, DEEKLINE, stops in Winnipeg for St. Patrick’s Day. Get your breaky Irish on and head to Ozzy’s. It’s hard to know what to expect, except bass and breaks of ranging of any sort. Here are a few tunes that might come into play, including his latest free download which was posted a couple weeks ago.

Monday, March 17
Ozzy’s Nightclub (160 Osborne Street)
Tix: $10
Facebook event page

Later this month, Deekline will be at WMC celebrating the Miami culture. To promote a massive Miami bass show (which features 2 Live Crew, 69 Boyz, Mafia Kiss, Baby Anne, Deekline, Keith Mackenzie + many more) Deekline put together a low rumbling mix for free download too.

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SIZZLA: I’M LIVING (ED SOLO & STICKYBUDS REMIX)

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ED SOLO and STICKYBUDS take this new Sizzla tune for a drum n bass ride. The rasta power runs high on the remix by keeping the reggae roots deep. The production on this track is nothing short of magic: snares are crisp, layered precisely on the rolling bassline.


Grab the tune on Beatport or Addictech.

Stickybuds is also on a bit of a whirlwind tour this spring. I’m particularly stoked to see him in Winnipeg on the last date of the “Springin’ Around The Globe” tour. Catch him if you can – no regrets will be had.

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Stickybuds on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter | stickybuds.com

HOUSE OF PAIN: JUMP AROUND (BUSTA & BASEMENT FREAKS BOOTLEG) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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Here’s a smashing bootleg from BUSTA and BASEMENT FREAKS. Giving House of Pain’s classic a bit of a moombah shuffle, the edit going to move some feet.


Free download

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Basement Freaks on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter | basementfreaks.net