HOTLINE ZERO is a new secret project from two big names in the scene. Their first EP was released on the gloriously humourous, yet delightfully wumphous label, Hot Cakes. Knowing any history behind the London/Brighton label, it would be somewhat obvious but entirely speculative that Deekline was one of the mystery producers, but in all honesty, who the eff cares. At this point we all just want the quality beats, like say, the ones in this funkified peanut butter n jam sammy. Take a big bite of this free download, would ya?
The second EP is on it’s way, so we hear…in the meantime get your shuffle on with some of these.
The ALL GOOD FUNK ALLIANCE and COPYCAT step back in time with their latest collab. Taking us back to the funky origins of hip-hop with staccato’d breaks, chopped vocals and some minimal use of horns – this is a jam to get down to. The tribute to Main Source, AGFA and Copycat looked up the samples, then tracked down the records, cds and files and recreated “Fakin’ the Funk” from the ground up. In every sense, this track is more funk than ghetto, but it’ll get your feet moving all the same. Grab the exclusive download below.
Please forgive the confusing title of the post. With the Winnipeg Wednesday feature we’re trying to highlight some dj culture here in our freezing city of Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada; of which there is an abundance of. The newly resurrected Legit:Fridays is another example of one of the better monthly events going on. Focusing on the wide spectrum of bass music, while simultaneously filtering out the commercially branded noise, Legit:Fridays gives our city a chance to get heavy and keep our shirts on when doing so.
Friday, February 21 (and every 2nd last Friday of the month)
Ozzy’s (160 Osborne Street)
Tix: $5 before midnight / $10 after
Facebook event page
This month features a couple of long-time players. LOTEK, who’s often known as my better half as THE SHAKE, is on the bill and will undoubtedly smash it with jams no one’s heard. He always throws down tunes that has other djs, myself included – even when we play together, scrambling up to the stage to ask about. DAN GILSON is another old-timer (at least in dj years). Perhaps he’s most known for playing breaks, but dood can cook nearly anything up in a set. Relative new-comer, but someone who’s been around for seemingly forever is KARMA KAZI. He’s on the bill playing breaks and house, but given his affliction for mid-tempo, anything could happen.
I have no idea, but the night could sound something like this…
One of the reasons I like ghetto funk is it’s ability to cross genres and enter territory not easily explored. It’s hella fun to play too. WARP9 has successfully captured that spirit since he was knee high to a bass bin. On his latest effort, he wobbles down an alley in the deep American south, tripping over bluesy harmonica samples and scraping out a little glitch as he falls to the pavement. “Seems Like a Dream” arrives via a new label, Funk Fusion, on their debut compilation available on Juno.
I first heard Warp9 over at our friends ghettofunk.co.uk. One of the staples of the blog, SPINFORTH‘s Scour just reached a milestone and to celebrate the 100th post, Warp9 was asked to put together something special. Preview below, then head to the scour page to grab a few handfulls of mid-tempo love.
Here’s some mid-tempo stomp from BASEMENT FREAKS with his edit of Xchong’s Luniz remix. Adding some extra wumph in the low end into a moombah shuffle, this free download promises to get those feet up.
Side note: we make a point of posting quality productions, but the sonics this edit are, like whoa, riiiiiiiiich!
Seems like everyone’s getting a little romantic on this holiday for lovers. JPOD is in on the action with this bassy swing number. Remixing The Puppini Sisters, the Beat Chef is hoping you’ll get in the mood.
Love is a two way street. Feel free to toss JPOD a few bucks here.