It’s all beginning to make sense now. A few months back we heard THE SPANK!‘s moombah stomper remix of Timothy Wisdom’s “Jiggle What You Got.” I remember thinking to myself, who is this fellow? Some new talent signed to BOMBASTIC JAM? At the time, I couldn’t find any info about him. Turns out he’s none other than the German funky breaks pioneer, BASEMENT FREAKS.
In this side project, The Spank! delves into the realms of bass music, jumping from moombahton, dancehall, and glitch-hop. This new freebee does just that. With a choice Grand Master Flash sample and a crushing moombah low end, this is a mid-tempo jam to be played loud and proud.
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.
From euphoric chords, to hip hop vocals via acid house and lots of big room bass, DJ HERO flexes his musical muscles this year. The 5 EPs, all featuring a mix of original new tracks and re-edits of Ground Level back catalogue, will also be joined by a mix album on iTunes later this year, combining the tracks from the EPs with DJ Hero’s previous remixes for Ground Level.
EP1 contains two tracks featured on US breaks legend Baby Anne’s mix “Bad Baby.” First up comes the VIP of D-Bot, a collaboration with Baby Anne, combining chords ripped apart with a chainsaw and lashes of robotic bass and wobbles.
Next up is Kickin It, a fusion of breaks and broken house, with a huge chord sequence and dirty dutch lead hook. Kickin It gets the remix treatment from DJ Hero himself who slows the tempo down into a moombahton stomper. The re-rub ends up working every bit as well as this tempo as at the original.
NAPT, the originators and purveyors of n-funk, keep redefining the n-funk parameters. Let’s take their latest as a prime example. The title track in the free EP would notably qualify – with big, big bass and a subtle break one might surmise this tune falls squarely into the overall vibe the lads set with n-funk a few years back.
The b-side however, clearly takes a different direction. While the bass is big, the tempo is slowed and is in fact the London duo’s moombahton interpretation. Both cuts have their surprises though. Take a peek, then grab the free downloads.
Is it just me or do all of these mirrored kaleidoscopic effects always look like vaginas?
Halloween has to one of the best excuses of the year to party as an adult. Suggestive and inappropriate costumes aside, the holiday is always a great time. This year will be no different. In Winnipeg alone there are many options. I’m happy to announce that I’ll participate again, much to my wife’s chagrin.