Saturday, October 11, 2014

RIFFLANDIA FESTIVAL 2014 SET

Rifflandia Festival in my home town of Victoria BC has continually been one of my favourite events to play at, from year one when myself and DJ Soo warmed up for DJ Z-Trip at a private rooftop party for staff and volunteers, to last year's epic open-air concert with The Funk Hunters. Going solo this year, I co-headlined a night time event with local hero Neon Steve at the newly re-branded Distrikt Nightclub. I have now re-recorded my set and uploaded it to my Soundcloud page for your enjoyment! Link & track list below...



Track List:

SKULS - Crowded Eyes
Lana Del Ray - Shades of Cool (Whiiite Remix)
P-Money & Gappy Ranks - My Crew
Gramatik - Obviously (Feat. Cherub & Exmag)
Durante - Challenger
DJ Snake - Bird Machine (feat. Alesia)
Soul II Soul - Back To Life (Acapella)
Keys N Krates - Dum Dee Dum (JiKay Remix)
Drake - 0 to 100 (Grandtheft Bootleg)
TWRK - BaDINGA!
LENNO - Never Stop (Durante Remix)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (Acapella)
Mustard Tiger - The Grip (Skope Remix)
Matroda - Retroboost (Jp.Moa Remix)
Notorious BIG - Party & Bullshit (Acapella)
Staunch - My Name Is...
Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul (Acapella)
The McMash Clan - Birds Sing (feat. Late Day Breakers)
DJ Wood - Sky High (Unreleased Version)
DJ LBR & Big Ali - Real Party (Slynk Remix)
Tom Booze - Work Signs
Sean Paul feat. Konshens - Want Dem All (DJ Wood Edit)
Wax Wreckaz - High Grade
DJ Soo - Saturday Night
Oliver $ & Jimi Jules - Pushing On
Rogue - Night After Night
Yes King - Style Come Different (feat. Sweetie Irie)
Benny Page - Hot Body Gal (feat. Richie Loop)
Benny Page - Hot Body Gal (Famous Eno Remix)
Benny Page - Hot Body Gal (J Bostron Remix)
Subtifudge - Ganja Dadda (Marcus Visionary Remix)
Rory Lyons ft Utah Saints - I Got 5 On It
Lana Del Ray - Serial Killer (K Theory Remix)
treovr - Dream
Two Fingers - Vengence Riddim (Koan Sound Remix)
Pharrell - Happy (Acapella)
Boh Nanza - California Diaspora
Wave Racer - Rock U Tonite
 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

THE CHOPPING BLOCK Podcast Volume 4

I'm still buzzing from the response to last month's show, stoked as I was on the music and how it all came together I never expected it to outpace the first two shows in under a week! Apparently y'all were ready for some deep and vibey chill tunes. For the follow up I've dug into my collection of nu disco and house music to find the most headphone-friendly cuts, starting out with some of the low-tempo bits that would rarely find their way into a dance floor set. Hopefully some of my more bass-music oriented fans will give this one a chance, while it may not be your usual flavour there is plenty of good going on here and you may even find yourself busting a move or two as the tempo ramps up. I've got a big time weakness for disco house, especially of the French variety, and you'll hear a bunch of that later in the show. Anyways, enough spoilers, press play and enjoy!

playlist:

Cherokee feat. Darianna Everett - Don't Matter ()[2013 Roche Musique]
Phonat - Never (Icarus Remix) [2014 MofoHifi / OWSLA]
St Lucia - Elevate (The Knocks Remix) [2014 The Knocks]
Jupiter - Hula Hoop [2012 Grand Blanc]
Mayer Hawthorne - No Strings (RAC Remix) [2013 RAC]
Quasamodo & The Q Orchestra feat. Thaliah - My Friend Is Blue (Rayko Remix) [2014 Jalapeno Records]
Beat Market - Aviator 2000 (Fonkynson Remix) [2014 Beat Market]
Alex Metric & Oliver - Galaxy [2014 Alex Metric]
Faze Action - Freak for Your Love [2014 Faze Action Records]
Sugar Hill & Wasabi - Sexy Eyes [2013 Tropical Heat]
Crayon feat. KLP - Give You Up (Yuksek Remix) [2013 Partyfine]
The Swiss - Peach Pit [2013 Kitsuné]
Darius - Once In a While [2012 Terence N'guyen]
Mat Zo feat. The Knocks - Get Down 2 Get Up [2014 Mad Zoo]
Jackie - Tigerblood [2013 17:44 Records]
Treasure Fingers - Cloud Life [2013 Treasure Fingers]
Zeds Dead feat. Twin Shadow & D'Angelo Lacy - Lost You [2014 Zeds Dead Inc]


Monday, July 21, 2014

THE CHOPPING BLOCK Podcast Volume 3

I've been moving pretty slowly since last week's heat wave so it seemed fitting to drop the tempo and throw down some of the lush and lazy chill tunes that have been collecting in my library. Although a lot of these jams would be right at home on a dance floor, the overall vibe here is very laid back. You could flip this on for the drive home from one of the many upcoming festivals, after a full weekend of raging bangers your ears and brain will be thankful.  And as much as I love the bangers, I feel like a lot of the innovation in electronic music is happening off of the dance floor, where the demands of lit up punters aren't nudging artists towards homogeneity.


playlist:

starRo - Feeling For You [2014 Soulection]
Wave Racer - Streamers [2014 Future Classic]
Oliver - Mechanical [2013 Fool's Gold]
Louis Futon - Shoulda Known (GANZ Remix) [2014 Brownswood]
Boy Kid Cloud - This Way (Asa & Sorrow Remix) [2013 Inspected]
Jimmy Edgar - Midnite Fone Call [2010 !K7]
Exmag - Tilt Mode Feat. Gibbz [2014 Exmag]
Phonat - Phase To Face [2014 MoFoHifi / OWSLA]
Matroda - Skycore [2012 NOIZE]
Kill Paris - Silence of Heartbreak [2014 OWSLA]
Flume - What You Need [2012 Future Classic / Mom + Pop]
Grandtheft - Give Me More [2013 Mad Decent]
Boh Nanza - Hot Box Dub [2014 Supreme Hustle]
Santigold - Disparate Youth (Jacuzzi Remix) [2013 Atlantic]
Jacuzzi - Loose Ends [2013 Jacuzzi]
Point Point - Morning BJ [2014 Point Point]
StéLouse - Headfone [2014 EDM Network]


Saturday, June 21, 2014

THE CHOPPING BLOCK Podcast Volume 2

It's the first day of summer and I have a brand new podcast for ya! This one will be a nice accompaniment to your warm sunny days on the beach, particularly if you have a spliff and a cold Red Stripe nearby. If you've been following me for any length of time you probably know that I have a deep love for reggae and dancehall music, it has influenced me so much and it has provided the foundation for everything that we know as 'bass music' today. While a lot of the music coming out of Jamaica in recent years has taken on a bit too much of a US Top 40 vibe for my tastes, there are thriving scenes around the globe that are still pushing the boundaries of that smoked out underground sound that I fell in love with during the 80s and 90s. Most of the tunes here are from the UK and Europe, and Canada is represented as well by singers like Face T, Clinton Sly and of course our boy Kardi. One of the sickest tunes in the mix comes from upstart Alberta beatmaker Boh Nanza, really can't wait to hear more from this chap. It's bit of a longer session than last time, and it could have been even longer with all the great new tunes I keep finding! Hope you enjoy....

playlist:


Wrongtom Meets Deemas J - Jump + Move + Rock [2012 Tru Thoughts Records]
Prince Fatty feat Hollie Cook - For Me You Are (Mungo's Hi Fi Mix) [2014 Mr Bongo Worldwide]
Dub Terminator & Gappy Ranks - Godfather (Sub Divizion Remix) [2013 Dub Terminator]
Mikkim - Guns of Kingston Dub (Version Big-Fi Dub Mix) [2013 Big Bong Records]
Skarra Mucci feat Delroy Wilson - Movie Star [2012 KSK International]
Dub Pistols feat Darrison & Rodney P - Gunshot (J-Star Remix) [2013 Sunday Best Records]
Biga Ranx - Snap Back [2013 X-Ray Production]
Mr Benn feat Tenor Fly - No More Guns [2013 Nice Up!]
Mystic MC - The Weed [2009 Burton Records]
Face-T - Two Words [2012 DUB Avenue] 
Naâman - Rumours a Gwaan [2013 1001Prods Records]
Boh Nanza & MC Ouda Ouda - Push Rasta Push [2014 Supreme Hustle Recordings]
Mungo's Hi Fi feat Blackout JA - Overcome [2014 Scotch Bonnet Records]
Max Rubadub & General Trix - Sweet Like You [2014 Irish Moss Records]
Skitz feat Rodney P, Kardinall Offishall & Skibbadee - Struggla [2010 Dragon Drop]
DJ Tzinas feat Clinton Sly - Real Good Gal [2014 Irish Moss Records]
DJ Tzinas feat Clinton Sly - Real Good Gal (DJ Maars Remix) [2014 Irish Moss Records]
Blend Mishkin feat Jamalski - We Are Roots (Exclusive DJ Version) [2012 Cast-a-Blast]
Damian Marley - Lyrical .44 (DJ Vadim Edit) {2005 Universal Records]
Liquid Stranger feat Ragga Twins - Tremor [2014 Warpath Group]
Wood n Soo feat Deadly Hunta - Come Harder (SaBBo & Gurfinkel Remix) [2014 Irish Moss Records]
P-Money & Gappy Ranks - Baddest [2014 Dirty Records]
Dirty Dubsters feat Bass Nacho & Blackout JA - Real Bad Boys (Basement Freaks Remix) [2013 Irish Moss Records]
Ilements - We All Can Make It [2012 Street Rockaz Family]
Capitol 1212 feat Serocee - Making Disturbances (Bluntskull Remix) [2013 Irish Moss Records]


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The SKY HIGH EP out now on Westwood Recordings!

I've been spending a lot of time over the past year boning up on my sound design and composition skills, trying to push myself to create original music instead of the bootlegs and mash-ups I've become known for. My globe-trotting homies The Funk Hunters flipped their wigs when they heard my first complete original jam, and it proceeded to lace just about all of their DJ sets since the beginning of this year. A few revisions and a name change later, we introduce the Sky High EP, my debut release for Westwood Recordings! Both tunes stick well within my funky, mid-tempo safe zone while exploring some of the sonic territory pioneered by glitch and bass music purveyors. So far the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with support from DJs around the world and an exclusive debut courtesy of The EDM Network. Needless to say I'm pretty excited that these tunes are seeing the light of day and I would be most grateful if you would listen, share and leave me a nice comment if you're feeling the vibes! Lots more like this in the works so keep your ears to the ground.
 

Also check the brand new Westwood Recordings website:

http://www.westwoodrecordings.com/

Monday, May 19, 2014

THE CHOPPING BLOCK Podcast Volume 1

Hey Friends, my blog is back after another long hiatus! I can't front, I'm terrible at keeping this thing up to date - but I'm launching a new monthly podcast called The Chopping Block, so you can expect to hear from me at least that often. For the first instalment, I've started off with some chill and jazzy beats and ramped it up into party territory for the latter half. Some of the tunes are recent, some older, just stuff that I happen to be enjoying at the moment. Not trying to stick with any particular theme here, as you may know my tastes are pretty broad so I'll be trying to come with something a bit different each month. Hope you enjoy, and please comment and re-post if you do! 

playlist:

Koan Sound - 7th Dimension (2014 OWSLA)
Onra ft. T3 - The One (2010 All City Dublin)
Gramatik - Prime Time (2014 Lowtemp)
Flavours - Just Want Juice (2014 Simplify Recordings)
Kartell - Cost of Love (2012 Roche Musique)
FKJ - Unchained (2013 Roche Musique)
Habstrakt - Listen (2014 Disciple Recordings)
Smalltown DJs ft. Lisa Lobsinger - See Thru (2014 Fool's Gold Records)
BadboE - Sweet Games (The Captain Remix) (2013 Breakbeat Paradise)
Vent - Lunatics (2010 Colony Productions)
Lack Jemmon - Theory Test (2014 Scour Records)
DJ Wood - Eye Opener (2014 Westwood Recordings)
Kill Paris - The Walk (2014 OWSLA)
Gibbz - Do It For You  (2014 Lowtemp)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Not too much to report this week, been busy in the studio working on a new EP. A few shows coming up to be announced soon but until then, I'll take this time to repost some oldies but goodies.

First up is one of my favourite bootlegs that I've made. The original is a massive drum'n'bass banger but the single also included a roots reggae version. I sped that up to create this thumping bass-hop version that has been a staple of my sets for the past couple of years.
 

Next is another reggae bootleg - not the first or the last track to sample Toots & The Maytals although I've never heard anyone else take on this cut. The Cutty Ranks pella has been used extensively but it fit the subject matter so well I couldn't resist. I made this for the inaugural posting on the Ghetto Funk blog, and I've since made it available to non subscribers as well.
 

Lastly for today, keeping with the reggae bootleg theme, here is a drum'n'bass remix of a gorgeous vocal cut by Horace Andy that I made years ago and promptly forgot about. I came across it by accident last year and thought is sounded pretty dope so I've posted to my Sondcloud for all to enjoy.