The name of the track says it all here. Funky, good time, mid-tempo from Brisbane expat, SLYNK. Seems the west coast vibe is working out for him. Evan now lives in Vancouver and everybody’s having fun.
Here we have another Manalogue premiere and we couldn’t be more chuffed. BASEMENT FREAKS just let loose 45 minutes of funk and filth. Taking ghetto to new sonic lows, this mix rumbles with practically every member of the Bombastic Jam family.
Edit: Seems as though the new SoundCloud embed removes the direct download link. Head over to the Basement Freaks’ SoundCloud page to grab the mix.
Basement Freaks, aka Giorgos Fotiadis, has been a player in the game for a little longer than a minute (obvious understatement). Aside from running the Bombastic Jam label, one of his latest projects explores the deep caverns of mid-tempo bass music as THE SPANK!. Here’s another free download from about a month ago.
Jalapeno Records‘ funk journey rolls on with their latest compilation, Jalapeno Funk Vol. 5, 18 tracks of modern funk. The annual retrospective digs through the vaults and offers a basket full of spicy new flavours. Exclusive tracks and remixes from Valique, Cadien, Quasamodo, Skaggs & Drummond, Basement Freaks and Kraak & Smaak sit alongside tracks from Featurecast, Smoove & turrell, Skeewiff, Dr Rubberfunk and a whole host of Jalapeno stalwarts. Below are a few choice cuts, starting with a free download from KRAAK & SMAAK.
For the full comp and a super deluxe mix visit the Jalapeno SoundCloud page.
This JPOD remix of BADBOE‘s “Hit It Maestro” puts me in my happy place. Regardless of your personal listening preferences, this tune should get you there too. Swinging mid-tempo bass stylings in The Beat Chef’s chunky trademark are all you need to let the sun shine through and put a wee smile on your face.
Grab it on Juno.
The EP opens with some funk and soul. The title track flows like a chocolate fountain, smooth and creamy. After the second breakdown however things get briefly crunchy where the bassline is layered with some hardened caramel.
“Put the Stereo On” is yet another party jam. Wobble-infused funk powers through golden beats, warm and playful vibes on this piece of ghetto sunshine.
Mr. Wisdom also has a whack of free downloads. Here are some of his most recent ones.
Sleazy Deep founder ROB MADE sent us a link to his bootleg of AFRIKA BAMBAATAA‘s classic track “Get Up and Dance.” The tune’s was posted four months ago so chances are if you’re following Rob or his label you probably heard the cut already. For whatever reason, this is the first I’ve peeped the track and I gotta say, out of the dozens of remixes I’ve come across, this is probably the funkiest. The cut has been dipped in g-sauce, complimenting the saturated bassline and crispy break. Scrumptious and satisfying!
The title track, “Macho Madness” is built on a sample from a vintage
WWF WWE interview with Randy Macho Man Savage. The tune begs dancefloors to get the funk up with an ultra warm and rich kick drum/bassline combo. Kinda difficult not to sport a big toothy grin with this one.
The second track, Robosonic teams up with another pair in the Off family, MAT.JOE. Here’s yet another funky number, albeit one that’s slightly more down to business. Together they go deep into their hip hop influences, working the samples as only they could, a little disco flavour, more driving bass, and a respectful shout out to Detroit producer legend J Dilla.