Shambhala Music Festival & Victoria Electronic Music Festival, some great parties in town including Stickypod Connection at W2 and Super Happy NYE at Beaumont Studios. See below for some of the auditory highlights of the past year:
The third volume of Ghetto Funk's annual free bootleg comp dropped late in December, boasting 30 hot tunes from the cream of the mid-tempo crop. For our contribution, DJ Soo & I took on the Fugees classic 'Ready Or Not', dropping the acapella over bits of the Delphonics original and a reggae cover version by Johnnie Osbourne. Laced with some crisp drums and heavy 808 bass, this fusion of soul, reggae, hip hop and trap music was blogged far & wide and became the first track on the album to hit 20K plays on Soundcloud.
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I finally followed up my 2004 reggae-hiphop mix tape with a second volume. I've been focusing most of my studio time on production for the past few years and haven't been turning out mix tapes at the rate that I used to, so I really wanted to have fun with this one and make use of all the capabilities at a digital DJ's disposal. Aside from a couple of blends that I knocked up in advance, almost every track in this set is edited on the fly using doubles and cue points. I had a blast doing it and it's really revived my interest in mix making. Look out for a couple more in the months to come.
I've been a huge fan of Fort Knox Recordings ever since they began, so it was a great honour to be brought on board to remix a cut from Nappy Riddem's 'One World Sovereignty' LP. Finally released to the public last November, other remixers on the EP include Stickybuds, Dub Architect and K.Sabroso.
Buy "Angle It & D.T.A. Remixes" on iTunes
So, that's my year in review - just the tip of the iceberg really. I intend to update this blog once a week moving forward, so I will take the slow weeks to revisit some of my other releases and freebies from the past year. Stay tuned!