For their release on Jungle Cakes, ED SOLO teamed up with the maestro of all things funky, STICKYBUDS for a two-track EP for a blunt celebration of weed culture. Of course it comes out on 4/20.
First up “Smoke The Weed” combines super phat rolling basslines, ragga style stabs and atmospherics, and a wicked steppy break. The two join forces again for the second track, Joker Smoker, which is a sublime slice of funky, jazzy business. It’s all there, stompin’ beats, ragga/dub elements, big chunky bass, incredibly catchy horns and “Joker Smoker” vocals on the hook and they come together beautifully to produce an absolute winner of a tune all round.
Two-time DMC UK champion, JFB, is currently on a Canadian tour. The Brighton native hits Winnipeg on Friday, February 2, thanks to our friends at RespectTheDJ. Have to say, as a huge fan of his production, I’m really looking forward to this. Dood is diverse and not to mention, has some unbelievable skills behind the decks, which should break the dancefloor into pieces. Check out the tracks, mixes, and video below, then grab your tickets!
These are a bit old, but are two of my all time favourite tunes!
KRAFTY KUTS and FEATURECAST team up to drop some island vibes. The original (featured in the video below) contrasts the 60s ska sample with nu school electro breaks. Krafty Kuts has his own remix on the EP, which twists the track into more of a natural state. BOBBY C SOUND TV slows the tempo slightly warping his signature bassline into the mix. The standout though comes from ED SOLO, who ramps up the bpms into a jungle frenzy.
A super deluxe release from LA’s jOBOT has us shaking ourselves silly. The four-track EP, on Muti Music, spans tempos and genres, from chilled braindance to glitch hop to something bordering drum and bass. The release is loosely held together with a glitch theme and bass – it’s crunchy and sexy and melodic and it’ll get you moving.
I have a soft spot for edits of old tunes. This next one is anything but soft, however. SLYNK‘s remix of the drum and bass classic by M-Beat and General Levy, has a serious sonic injection of bassline stereroieds. Booyaka!
Check out the video by Vancouver’s THE FUNK HUNTERS too. (Hopefully I’ll get to more of these guys soon!)
Slynk’s not new to me personally, but he’s new to these pages. Here are a couple tunes to familiarize yourself if needed. (There are tonnes of freebees on his SoundCloud page.)
…and a must-hear mixtape, live from Shambhala 2012!
The other day I came across this tune on SoundCloud and thought, “Holy eff! This is such a deadly tune!” A day later it appears in our inbox. I’m not sure what that’s about but I think you should hear it.
Chances are, you probably already have heard it though. In three days it’s been played nearly 350,000 times. When I first heard the tune I immediately shared it with a mate and commented on the fact that it had 200,000 plays. My mate replied, “One word. SKRILLEX.”
While I can’t argue with the fact that Sonny Moore’s (and NERO‘s influence skyrocketed the popularity of this remix, there’s no denying that the MONSTA trio (producers Rocky and Rufio and vocalist Skaar) are unbelievably talented. Check out their original material (and the video for Holding On) if you’re a non-believer, then pre-order from iTunes (or here if you’re in the UK).