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.
I’m always amazed how STANTON WARRIORS can consistently produce tunes that sound distinctly theirs yet progressive and relevant to what’s happening all around them. Without having any insight into their production techniques, the critical element (for me) of the Warriors’ tunes seems to be their mastery of the MPC and the 808. The kick drums and basslines always drive their beats with such rich and lush low end that can’t be found anywhere else. Both cuts in the Where’s the Beef? single, the title track and “MPC” are prime examples. Don’t believe me? Check out the videos by the DANCEFLOOR OUTLAWS below – Your ears won’t lie.
Oh, and you gotta check out their latest mix too. It’s a stripped down mix of bass & beats they made to compliment their new Stanton Sessions 4 compilation which is being released in various territories around the world this month. To be expected there’s the afformentioned 808 breaks, but there’s a some garage influences and some custom edits (that I’d give my left nut for) too.
Finally, if you missed these, for shame. Get on it. We’ll start with a free download, then the PLUMP DJs remix of “New York.”
Can’t complain much with the number of touring djs making their way to Winnipeg. One act coming through our small city is none other than WICK-IT THE INSTIGATOR. The Nashville native wraps up his Canadian tour in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 27. Seeing how the kids here maintain a healthy bass diet, I’m sure Wick-It will serve up a massive buffet.
The show is at The Zoo and tickets will run you $15 if you grab them in advance. Otherwise they’re $20 at the door. Get there early though to check out the locals. Check the Facebook event for more details.
If Wick-It’s productions are anything to judge his live performances by, I’m sure you’ll be wobbling well into Sunday.
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.
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.