Swiss duo, FAT SUSHI, are increasingly becoming a go-to source for those deep vibes that straddle the lighter side of garage. The huge, bubbling basslines reflect a clear throwback to warehouse parties of the 90s, combined with soothing sonics for my aging state of mind. In their latest, a remix for MANUEL SAHAGUN, on NHAN SOLO‘s Mother Recordings Fat Sushi give us more of those lush textures with enough wumph to keep me dancing like I was 19 again.
To celebrate their sixth consecutive beatport top 100 release, they’re also giving away ROLAND CLARK‘s a cappella from their single on Suara. Go say hi, and thank them via the links below.
So, ROUTE94 have been on everyone’s hit list, including breakbeat vetrans, FREESTYLERS. Despite the fact that the original hasn’t been released yet, Freestylers took it upon themselves to tweak out a breaky refix. We’re so glad they did because it’s just plain wonderful. Also, it’s a free download.
If you haven’t heard the original yet, you better fix that. After all, it’s only been played over 2 million times. That’s not hyperbole. That’s fact.
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?
Originally made only as a one off for JAMIE GEORGE and HANNA WANTS, Four40 Records founder, HYBRID THEORY, reworked “Butterflies” into smooth garage-tinged floor filler. The vocals have been pitched down, creating a bit of a soulful feel. The four-four and deep bassline, combined with some delicious key stabs are all stomp-worthy though. Hard not to get down to this.
Marking the 15th anniversary of the Red Bull Music Academy Ralf Schmerberg’s film seeks to go beyond music, and ask questions about life itself. The full-length film dropped February 18 as a free digital release. Featuring Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Richie Hawtin, James Murphy and more, What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music explores the challenges that a life in music can bring. The film was shot at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York but the themes go far beyond that. Catch the trailer above and follow the links for the full feature.
PLUMP DJs are one of those acts I’ve thankfully crossed off my bucket list. Their sets are legendary and their ability to flow between genres is practically unmatched. While playing in Manchester at Lowdown & Dirty‘s fourth birthday, they did what was expected…and more. Thankfully they recorded the set. Listen and grab the free download below.
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.