It seems like it’s been far too long since I’ve posted any mid-tempo. BONDI STEREO fixed that with their Hot Summer Bombs. The four-track EP reminded me why shaking the funk in the ghetto is so fun. All four jams cut the Scour Records release, jib with some vintage vocal samples, sprinkled with the type of happy days funk your grandparents got sweaty to, any time of day.
Preview below, then head to Juno for the mp3z.
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Underground music specialists FUNKYSTEPZ join the Four40 Records family with a knockout 4-track EP, infusing UKG, UK funky, house, and of course bass. The Kings Cross EP draws on a range of underground music influences, condensed into the realm of house music that’s equally melodic and heavy. You can preview below but you can save the trouble and get the 320s from Juno right now. Seriously, this entire EP is a 10/10.
The title track combines a choir chorus and bubbling basslines with subtley funky shuffle.
“Bump X” conjures some 90s nostalgia with its key stabs and 4/4 kicks. This is a track that’ll get the ladies’ hips moving while simultaneously cause a ruckus with the lads.
“Boyz In Da Hood” is an all out jackin’ number, styled with a little g-house flair and the perfect amount of grime for those times when the dancefloor craves something a little dirty.
“Twister” is all about surprises. The tune starts with a garage shuffle but immediately drops into something more sinister. Just as fast, the track changes back. These switches are executed perfectly – even though they’re abrupt, the track flows like vodka at a hen party.
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Our funky friend A.SKILLZ has some good music for you. Knocked together for the glorious Beats Working Vol. 1 mix, the tasty vocal samples and those ghetto mid-tempo breaks, have been tweaked to party perfection. It’s yours for the taking – just click.
Here’s the mix in question
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Our fourth Roaring 2020s party is this Saturday. Once again it’s gonna be a stomper. The first three sold out and this one looks to do the same. So, swing kids, get dolled up in your glad rags and grab your tickets for this hotsy-totsy soiree.
Saturday, June 14
The Pyramid Cabaret (176 Fort Street)
Tix: $10 adv / $15 at the door
Facebook Event Page
As usual, expect to hear some electro swing, ghetto swing, gypsy house, future ragtime, jazz bass, be-bop, breakbeat blues and more from your razzmatazz hosts, NATHAN ZAHN, CHRIS KOMUS, LOTEK, and MANALOGUE.
Australia’s funkiest DJ/Producer SLYNK is set to head out on a whirlwind tour of Europe this June (dates below). The six date tour will see him bring the funk to each country’s respective scene. In support of this exciting announcement he put his long coveted bootleg of DJ LBR & Big Ali’s “Real Party” up for free download.
Since relocating to Vancouver, Canada in July last year Evan Chandler (that’s the name his momma gave him) has been busy taking his distinct blend of funky breaks, glitch hop, and drum & bass, along with his impressive turntable skills all over the globe. The past 12 months have seen Slynk come home from his first European tour, perform nationally across Canada, dominate the North American festival scene, and stop back down under to Australia & NZ for a set of dates.
Known for his impressive catalogue of original tracks, bootlegs, and collaborations, Slynk recently celebrated taking home the esteemed Breakspoll ‘Best Free Track’ award for his collaboration with Canadian DJ/Producer STICKYBUDS on their bootleg of “Full Tilt Boogie” by Uncle Louie.
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THE SPANK! is the bass heavy alter ego of Giorgos Fotiadis who you probably already know as one half of BASEMENT FREAKS. Aside from running the Bombastic Jam label, Giorgos has some serious output of his own. His latest, a Manalogue premiere channels the mid-tempo of moombah and cuts it with a subtle vibe from the Middle East.
For more mid-tempo, low end fiya, check these two cuts, fresh from Bombastic Jam’s cookbook.
Last, but definitely not least is Basement Freaks signature mix – number 23 in the Funk The World series. Tropical rays splashed with funk and bass for a party any time of day.
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Here’s a tune that has my click finger ready. Coming out on May 29 as part of the LouLou Records‘ 50th release THE BEATANGERS and BOOGIE VICE “Ride With Me” comes at you like a fast moving party bus. Everyone on this ride is full of smiles, funked up with a bassline smooth enough to roll over a monster truck.
Also worth checking out is the compilation mix from the label’s founders, Kolombo and LouLou Players.
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Boogie Vice on Beatport | Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter