So, some mates and I are throwing our second swing party and it’s going down this Saturday. The first one (last November) was easily the most rammed, all-locals show I’ve seen and was definitely one of the best shows I’ve played, let alone partied at. We’re hoping the excitement continues, obviously.
You can grab the details in the poster above but if you need more check the facebook event here.
Roaring 2020s: electro swing, gypsy house, Balkan beats, Bulgarian basslines, breakbeat jive, presented by Memetic
With Nathan Zhan, Chris Komus, Lotek + Manalogue (The Shake)
$10 advance or $12 at the door
The Pyramid Cabaret
Doors open at 9:00
I plan on playing more mid-tempo bass, kinda like this:
Once again there will be prizes for best costume…check these photos to see what you’re up against.
…and check the gallery here.
Some Manalogue funk favourites hit a milestone this year. To commemorate their tenth year of sewing the seeds of Funk, the FORT KNOX FIVE reached into their vaults and selected 15 of their favorite originals for a massive compilation. Don’t call this a greatest hits collection – though every track is indeed a great hit – this is a selection straight from the heart of the four men who created it. Seasoned, eclectic, traveled and varied, here are songs that span the musical globe. Elements of reggae, dub, hip hop, techno, rock, R&B, swing, punk, bhangra and disco all tied together by the funky beats and bass that have made Fort Knox Five a staple on dance floors the world over.
10 Years of Fort Knox Five offers a glimpse into the prism of genre-jumping funk that Jon Horvath, Steve Raskin, Sid Barcelona and Rob Myers have been creating since 2003, a decade of musical growth and exploration that tantalizingly hints at what lays ahead for these musical pioneers. Incidentally, the band reserves the fifth member for collaborators, such as Afrika Bambaataa, Mustafa Akbar, Rootz & Zeebo, and Sleepy Wonder.
Below you’ll find a couple tracks from the compliation but for the full deal, head over to the FK5 SoundCloud page to hear it all, then grab it from beatport, iTunes, or Amazon.
Oh, here’s a free track from their vaults too.
Fort Knox Five on SoundCloud
Fort Knox Five on Facebook
Fort Knox Five on Twitter
Austin trio, LANCE HERBSTRONG, have maintained an element of funk in their tunes and at times accented it with a bit of ghetto. They’re not ones to follow patterns either, releasing material as diverse as weedsmoke – they graft the guts from a spectrum of influences into something unexpected.
Lance Herbstrong, are back at it again, fusing Xavier Rudd and a glitchy backbone with a history of space travel.
Lance Herbstrong Links:
Lance Herbstrong on SoundCloud
Lance Herbstrong on Facebook
Lance Herbstrong on Twitter
Our friend ILL TYPE joins the ranks of Manalogians. What better way to introduce him than with his latest mix. It speaks for itself but if you must know, Ill Type is from Winnipeg. He plays a tonne of mid-tempo bass music…and he does it well.
Ill Type on SoundCloud
Ill Type on Facebook
Ill Type on Twitter
Bulabeats founder, JOHNNY PLUSE, has a pack of downloads available from his forthcoming long player, The Book of Lies. There are some choice cuts, all falling somewhere into the breaks realm. Some a bit faster, others running mid-tempo. Can’t point out any signature style because it’s quite diverse, but there are some really nice change-ups that could work wonders on the dancefloor.
Peep a few of the tracks below and for the full free set click here.
All 14 tracks are available on March 22 on Juno Download.
Bulabeats Records / Johnny Pluse on SoundCloud
As promised earlier, here’s a proper post for TIMOTHY WISDOM‘s Get Your Hands Up Remixes EP. It’s out on Bombastic Jam as a beatport exclusive.
The standout is obviously NYNFUS CORPORATION‘s remx of “Black n Tan” which takes the stomp from the original and smashes it. Not getting tired of this tune anytime soon.
If you’re after something a little more into the Ghetto Funk tradition, DJ AKA has you covered. Plus, there’s a dub of this remix too.
…and if you like that moombah vibe, THE SPANK! is your man. The EP includes a dub of this mix too, you know, sans vocals.
Bombastic Jam Links:
Bombastic Jam on SoundCloud
Bombastic Jam on Facebook
Bombastic Jam on Twitter
Timothy Wisdom Links:
Timothy Wisdom on SoundCloud
Timothy Wisdom on Facebook
Timothy Wisdom on Twitter
B-SIDE and DETTA go large on their bootleg of FLUX PAVILION‘s “Bass Cannon.” It’s a bit ridiculous. See for yourself, then grab the free download.
B-Side on SoundCloud
B-Side on Facebook
B-Side on Twitter
DJ Detta Links:
DJ Detta on SoundCloud
DJ Detta on Facebook
DJ Detta on Twitter