HOTLINE ZERO: ICED BABY [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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With the HOTLINE ZERO studio buzzing ahead of their next single and official remix for Deekline and Ed Solo they bring you a free bootleg of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby.” Feel free to grab this reggae-blunted booty for your crates or house party playlist.

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WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: YURI’S NIGHT [APRIL 12]

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Yuri’s Night is always one of my favourite events of the year. The annual event commemorates the first human spaceflight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961 and the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981. This year marks the 53rd anniversary of Yuri’s flight into space for which the Manitoba Museum is a proud participant in the global night of art, science, and culture of space exploration.

The dance portion of the party takes place in the museum’s Planetarium which was  upgraded dramatically last year with a Digistar 5 all-dome projector. Last year, the visuals blew my mind so once again, I’m looking forward to seeing what PIXEL PUSHER and FLAMEWAR have in store.

Saturday, April 12
The Manitoba Museum (190 Rupert Avenue)
Tix: $15 SOLD OUT (there may be some available at the door)
Facebook event page

THE SHAKE (LOTEK & MANALOGUE), NATHAN ZAHN, DAVE RAD, and JR provide the soundtrack on this rocket-ride.

Can’t speak for the others but this is one tune I’m going to play.

WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: THE FUNK HUNTERS [APRIL 19]

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THE FUNK HUNTERS come to town on Satuday, April 19 for their last stop on their Western Canada Spring Tour. Armed with 4-turntables, their very own custom synched visuals, and the unique ability to create live mashups and remixes, their live show stands out. Seamlessly blending original productions with everything from Hip Hop to House, Glitch Hop to Drum & Bass, and everything funky in between, The Funk Hunters sets are never replicated.

This tour offers something special however. Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith are laying down some new elements adding a live saxophone and guitar, transforming their performance into a live audio and visual spectacle.

Get a taste of what the show will be like…

Local support is provided by some of Winnipeg’s party favourites, the READYMIX DJs (Dan L and COLIN SHOTS).

Saturday, April 19
The Park Theatre (698 Osborne Street)
Tix: $15 early bird / $20 adv / $25 at the door
Facebook event page


Free download

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JAMES BROWN VS DEAD PREZ: I FEEL GOOD WITH THIS HIP HOP (BASEMENT FREAKS MUSH UP) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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Last month BASEMENT FREAKS reached a bit of a milestone. They hit reached 10K followers on Facebook and to as a thank you for your support, they gave away four bootlegs from their vaults. These edits go back to 2008 but they’ve never been published before. So here’s the treat, starting with this mush up of James Brown and Dead Prez (which isn’t included in the four pack of free downloads).


Free download with a like
Grab all four cuts here.

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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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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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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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