WICKED CITY is a new collaborative effort from KRAFTY KUTS and ERB N DUB. Together, along with additional contributors such as Dynamite MC, Chris Sargeant, and Steve Barton, they’re delivering an onslaught of live bass-infused funk, hip-hop, and renditions of some classic Krafty Kuts cuts. Their first public offering is a soulful mid-tempo jam tweaked just right to get those feet off the ground.
KRAFTY KUTS recently starts a mini Canadian tour and in true Krafty form, he also released a massive new single. Feel Like Jumpin has something for every bass aficionado, ranging from hyped-up mid-tempo/ghetto funk to jungle to wubbly dubstep. The EP is available on Beatport and iTunes.
We’ll start with the latter, since well, it’s free. Taking the dubby cues from the original, Germany’s TIKAY 1 puts forth his best drunken sailor impression for some full-on 70bpm wobble.
There are two standout mixes. The first, coming from KROSSBOW, who adds his trademark big bass and funk combo.
There’s also this video that features some serious hang time…and bouncing boobs.
ED SOLO, one of breakbeat’s founding fathers actually provides two mixes. Personally, I really dig his breaks mix although his jungle mix had me in the air before the first bar ended.
Can’t go wrong with Krafty’s original either. The throttled bassline here is enough to get those hands feet in the air.
So earlier this year the lads from FORT KNOX FIVE, hit a milestone. They celebrated their 10th anniversary with a massive compilation of some of their favourite tunes. Looks like they wanted to keep the party going so DC collective gathered 15 remixes of original Fort Knox Five tracks in once complete package. The collection, arranged in ascending BPM, is essentially a who’s-who of veteran dance floor producers and some of the hottest up-and-comers. Additionally there are two tracks previously unreleased jems coming to light on Fort Knox Recordings for the first time: KRAFTY KUTS re-rub of “Party Pushers (Smalltown Romeo Remix)” and SKEEWIFF’s remix of the song that launched FK5’s career, “The Brazilian Hipster.”
For your listening convenience, the entire 15 track set is below. First though are the purchase links and a few Manalogue Favourites, starting with a free download.
On August 10, A.SKILLZ and his outlandish mixing capabilities will move and mesmerize bodies in SHAMBHALA‘ Fractal Forest. This mix might give you a sense of what to expect, although it might not. It’s going to be better.
Oh, and if you missed the latest A.Skillz and KRAFTY KUTS collaboration, it’s well worth checking out. They remixed one of their classics, “Tricka Technology” for a modern bass heavy workout, for free download too.
Here’s an exciting competition from KRAFTY KUTS and Instant Vibe! They’re holding a remix competition for his latest release. The track, a collaboration with Time Deluxe, was quietly released in late June. To be expected, it’s a monster breaks number full of booming 808s but with your artistic license it doesn’t have to be. Below you’ll find a stream of the full track as well as the vocal snippet to be used. Additionally, there’s a link to the stems to build your remix with.
Krafty Kuts & Tim Deluxe – Work That Body
[BPM-130 | Key-Bm]
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Note: All steps must be completed for entry into the competition where winners will be chosen by Krafty Kuts himself. The winning remix will be released by Instant Vibes and runners up will win signed Let’s Ride CDs and t-shirts.
KRAFTY KUTS‘ latest single is a bit of a stomper. That’s an obvious understatement. As expected Mr. Krafty charges straight for the dancefloor with a techy break and huge kick drums under Stellar MC’s eery vocals. HASHTAG drops the tempo with a half-time bass monster. The single comes with instrumental versions of each track too.
We have brand new bootleg from KRAFTY KUTS. If you haven’t heard, Mr. Kuts, aka Martin Reeves, broke his legs on the slopes at the Snowbombing Festival two weeks ago. Apparently not much can keep this man down – he’s also making his way across Canada for his Canadian tour where the tune has been smashing dance floors. Sadly, he’s not making a stop in Winnipeg this time around.