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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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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HOTLINE ZERO have a stunner with their third EP, Ah Yeah, including a free download for the title track. Total fire here from Hot Cakes, a label that seemingly does no wrong.
The trap / moombah combo from the a-side “Ah Yeah” rumbles like a rock slide through a mountain pass. The tune is big, sure to turn heads, and more importantly, move feet.
On the flip “Hear Me Out” gets a bit wobbly under the reggae-infused, mid-tempo stomper.
The package is amped up, both in tempo and intensity JFB who cranks out a drum & bass remix of “Ah Yeah.”
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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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The latest release from JPOD THE BEAT CHEF is a cascading spectrum of glitch. We hear the full talents from the British Columbian native – incorporating jazzy horns to bouncy roots music, and of course mysterious sounds from the far east and beyond – all wrapped in the mid-tempo wobble JPOD is known for. Take a listen to the sampler below then check the links for your preferred digital retailer.
Available on Addictech | iTunes | Beatport
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