Greetings party people! It looks like winter is finally over! I got back from a stellar tour of western Canada. The day I was returning from tour, I got a call from my good friends, Thievery Corporation, asking if I could join them as support dj for their Texas live run with shows at Stubb’s in Austin, and House of Blue in Dallas and Houston. The shows were packed, and off the hook. If you get a chance to catch Thievery Corporation this summer, jump on it. We will be joining them and Tycho at their show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on June 13th.
OK! Let’s get to the music. Here are some dope tunes to check out. I found a lot of dope breaks this week. It has been hard to find awesome breaks, but these are bangers!
SEE-I - MUSICAL MURDER (FORT KNOX RECORDINGS)
See-I is geared up to drop their second album, Knowledge Shine Bright, at the end of May. The whole selection of tunes is amazing. It even has a collab with Mr Lif! See-I consists of the Steele Brothers, Rootz and Zeebo. They also sing in Thievery Corporation's Live band. This song features Sitar from Thievery Corp sitar/guitar player Rob Myers. The album will blow your mind!
BLUNDETTO - MY ONE GIRL (QNOE'S DRUMMER QUEEN EDIT)
I am lucky enough to have a few remixes and edits by Qnoe. This stuff is dope. I love edits and remixes that compliment the original. The Qnoe stuff that I have heard is all over the place genre wise. It is all really cool though. This edit is smooth drum and bass. Definitely keep an eye on this producer / dj from Germany.
MIRIAM MAKEBA vs JUNGLE BROTHERS - PATA PATA (CMC & SILENTA REMIX)
This is an absolute jam! I have been rocking this one for years, and still do constantly. It is finally up for a free download! Get on this now. CMC & SIlenta are another pair of Funky Germans. They are both highly skilled djs, and producers. This gives them a big step up in my book. It means they understand how to move the dance floor!
SKEEWIFF - BLAME IT ON RIO (REPRISE)
It is time to get stoked for FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brasil! Skeewiff just dropped whole album of amazing Brazilian tunes. The original version of BLAME IT ON RIO features Afrika Baby Bam of the Jungle Brothers. Hopefully that jam will drop on soundcloud. The reprise is also excellent. It will definitely get all the ladies on the dance floor.
DIANA ROSS - UPSIDE DOWN (BOBBY C SOUND TV REMIX)
This is pure awesome! This is my favorite Diana Ross song, so if you are going to do an edit or remix, it must be respectful. This is all of that. A really nice beefed up edit. Last December, I saw Nile Rodgers and Chic perform this live. It was a top musical experience. I used to rock this original on 45 all the time. It is really nice to have a fire version of this to drop again.
SYMONE - BUYAKASHA (GRANDTHEFT & SMALLTOWN DJS REMIX)
Grandtheft & Smalltown DJs, 3 homies from Canada are making big waves lately. Everything they touch is gold. They are also absolutely incredible DJs. This remix of Symone is a dance floor destroyer. It is a tune that you could drop it in the beginning, or at primetime in your set! I have been loving these weird beats & bass jams. Get this free download, and put it right in your crate!
THIEVERY CORPORATION - FRAGMENTS (TYCHO REMIX)
I am stoked to be sharing the stage with both of these groups at Red Rocks in June. I recently met, and watched Tycho's performance at Counterpoint in Georgia. The set was amazing. His music, and visuals were so spacey, and beautiful. He was also a really cool guy. I highly recommend checking out more of his music. He is blowing up right now.
MAJOR LAZER - AEROSOL CAN FEAT. PHARRELL (BROADWAY SLIM REMIX)
These are exactly the type of breaks that I love! Big Phat Funky Bootie Bass! I wish I could have more jams like this! I need about 20 tunes like this! My crate would FULL! Check out Broadway Slim's soundcloud. He has several wicked remixes and edits. If you make jams like this, please send them to me!
WOZ - POUR ME 1
More sick breakbeats for your ears! This is a good week for breaks. Woz is crushing it in my opinion. I first find out about him through his remixes and tunes for Black Butter. I have several of his jams that are really good! His music is very futuristic, but pays homage to the old Detroit electro scene. This is a great direction for breaks.
WOOD N SOO - COME HARDER FEAT. DEADLY HUNTER (IRISH MOSS RECORDS)
Here is a new original heater jam from Canadian duo Wood n Soo featuring Deadly Hunter. This is banging stepper dance hall funk. It has a serious rough edge, but is not too hard for the head bobbers. Come Harder will definitely rock the sound system with its monster bass and massive beats. Keep an eye out for these guys. Big tings agwan!