By: Jon Horvath
In honor of M.L.K. Weekend, and over 40 years of Hip Hop, this weeks top 10 chart features all remixes, edits, and original cuts from AFRIKA BAMBAATAA and DE LA SOUL.
On January 19th, 2014 - AFRIKA BAMBAATAA and PLUG 3 aka DJ MASEO of DE LA SOUL are coming together for a legendary celebration of music and peace in Washington, DC at U STREET MUSIC HALL. The party is called FUNK FOR THE DREAM, and UHALL boosts one of the dopest sound systems in the country. If you are near Washington, DC this MLK Weekend, stop by for what’s sure to be an epic show.
Check the Facebook Event here.
Here is a selection of party rocking electro funk & hip hop music for you.
1. AFRIKA BAMBAATAA - RIO FUNK PART 1, PLANET ROCK MUSIC
I came across this tune a couple of years ago. I am not sure about production or anything, but I know it rocks the floor. A great mixture of Baile & Electro Funk sounds.
2. DE LA SOUL - ME, MYSELF, AND I (DJ COPYCAT'S SLIGHT RE-EDIT), WHITE LABEL
This is a super silky smooth re-edit of the De La Soul classic Me, Myself, and I by DJ Copycat. Definitely check this guy out. He does a ton of really dope edits.
3. AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & HARDWAKS - DOWNSTOKE
This is a fairly new jam by Russia's Lady Waks and Hardy Hard featuring Afrika Bambaataa. They did a great job catching Bam's vibe on this song. It is super party breakbeat bizness!
4. DE LA SOUL - SATURDAYS (PICKSTER & MELO REMIX), WHITE LABEL
Pickster and Melo hail from Arizona. Their remix of Saturdays is excellent. It has even gotten a nod of approval from DJ Maseo himself, who rocks it in his sets.
5. AFRIKA BAMBAATAA vs BREAKOUT (DJ AYRES vs JAY.SOUL REMIX) - PLANET ROCK, WHITE LABEL
Awesome mashup by DJ Ayres and Jay Soul. It takes the original Planet Rock vocals over the amazing Breakout cover version. Definitely an organic party rocker!
6. FORT KNOX FIVE - SHIFT FEAT AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & MUSTAFA AKBAR (DEEKLINE & DUSTIN HULTON REMIX), FORT KNOX RECORDINGS
Deekline & Dustin Hulton did a slamming remix of our tune Shift featuring Afrika Bambaataa and Mustafa Akbar. It is a full on breakbeat banger with a cool islander vibe!
7. DE LA SOUL - MUST BE THE MUSIC (DANCEFLOOR OUTLAWS BUMPIN' THE FUNK REMIX)
This is one of De La Soul's newer song's called Must Be The Music. The UK's Dancefloor Outlaws did a future funk monster of a remix.
8. AFRIKA BAMBAATAA vs DJ ASSAULT - BROKE ASS VIBE (BAG-O-BEATZ EDIT), WHITE LABEL
Kelowna's Bag-o-Beatz does some really cool innovative edits. This one mashes DJ Assault with Bambaataa & King Kamonzi.
9. DE LA SOUL - RING RING RING (YASUMO REMIX), WHITE LABEL
Here is one for the hip house heads. Yasumo is a duo from Melbourne, Australia. They make pretty banging funky house type tunes. This is a great remix of De La's Ring Ring Ring.
10. DAVID STARFIRE FEATURING AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, DESERT DWELLERS & iCATCHING - HOUSE OF BHANGRA
David Starfire recently teamed up with Afrika Bambaataa, Desert Dwellers, and iCatching to make this original jam. Electro Funk meets Bhangra meets massive bass make this a phat neo world bomb.
BONUS TRACK: FORT KNOX FIVE - THE SAX PUSHER vs BAMBAATAA, WHITE LABEL
Here is a little bonus for you. This is our original song The Sax Pusher with some excellent Bambaataa vs Fort Knox Five recording out takes. It also features his legendary Get Up and Dance vocal.