Greetings and Salutations! On my last chart I stated how this brutal winter was coming to an end. Then Mother Nature drops another 10 inches of snow on us. That being said, it finally feels like spring is here! We just confirmed another huge festival appearance for 2014. Fort Knox Five will be returning for our 9th year to our favorite festival SHAMBHALA MUSIC FESTIVAL. The lineup is absolutely stacked. It is always one of the best parties of the year, and probably our favorite. Tickets are selling like crazy. Get your tickets now for Shambhala before it sells out SHAMBHALA TICKETS. I am so stoked to be a part of this again! Now here are some tunes to get you in the mood for spring and sunshine.
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LONDON GRAMMAR - HEY NOW (BONOBO REMIX)
Bonobo is such a powerhouse for intelligent abstract music. Everything he touches is gold for your ears. From a production standpoint, he is infallible. He remixed the new London Grammar tune HEY NOW into a fantastic left field anthem. Nice work Simon!
BIT DEFF - BRANCHES - MASSIVE IDEAS
This tune is taken from the Massive Ideas 2014 WMC Warmup compilation. Bit Deff hails from Jacksonville, FLA. BRANCHES is a monster breakbeat jam. I have been longing for more tunes like this. It is loaded with super banging party rocking beats. This reminds me of the old days. Music with a meaning!
PIZZAMAN - HAPPINESS (SKEEWIFF REMIX)
I might feature a new Skeewiff jam every week. He is a machine! Constantly churning out high quality remixes, covers, edits, originals. He is the king of many different styles of music. This remix of Pizzaman's HAPPINESS is such a feel good jam!. This will definitely put a smile on your face, and a free download on your iPod.
ADINA HOWARD - FREAK LIKE ME (FLAVOURS REMIX)
This is really cool downtempo future soul music. It has chunky beats, and super synth work. The vocals are awesome. I have been checking Flavours out for the last few months. He is doing awesome stuff. Big respect to the Canadian electronic music contingent. Lots of producers making big tunes and remixes up there.
SKIITOUR - ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
Here is another pair of slamming dj/producer/remixers from Western Canada. Skiitour hails from Whistler, and have been rocking parties on the mountain for years. The last couple of years has seen them branching out and traveling all over Canada performing wicked sets at clubs and festivals. This jam is a great disco boogie inspired banger that will get the party started.
OPIUO - CHUBBY PUTTY FEAT BEATS ANTIQUE - SLURP MUSIC
Opiuo is one of our favorite producer's from Down Under. He is the perfect combination of Bass and Funk. This is the first song from his upcoming Meraki lp due out this Friday on his own Slurp Music. CHUBBY PUTTY is a collaboration between Beats Antique and Opiuo. It is a Balkan Funk Hip Hop Bass Banger! Shouts to The Untz for the premiere of this awesome song.
THIEVERY CORPORATION - CULTURE OF FEAR FEAT MR. LIF - ESL MUSIC
Thievery Corporation is getting ready to drop a brand new album entitled SAUDADE on April 1st. To get everyone stoked on the upcoming record, I wanted to dig in the crates, and grab a recent Thievery Corporation hit with one of my favorite MCs, Mr. Lif. CULTURE OF FEAR is such a dope song. The music and vocals nail it!
GRANDTHEFT & SMALLTOWN DJS - FLYING (ETC!ETC! REMIX) - MAIN COURSE
More Canadian love! This time East meets West with Grandtheft and Smalltown DJs. The ETC!ETC! Remix of Flying is a mid tempo primetime burner. Some of the bass music at this tempo can go either way with me. This joint is funky, and has thumping beats made for a big sound system. I am totally digging it!
HOTLINE - FUNK OFF - HOT CAKES
Here is a brand new remix jam from Hotline. This is a classic party remix that will heat up just about any dance floor. Hotline has a brand new EP dropping on the Hot Cakes label out of the UK. They are giving away a free download of FUNK OFF right now to help promote the upcoming release. Make sure to throw this jam in your dj crate.
SHAD - KOKO B WARE (STRICTLY FOR JEEPS DUB)
This is some serious hip hop right here! I have been a fan of Shad's skills for a while. This chart is full of dope Canadians. There is a lot of talent in the great white north! Make sure to check out more of Shad K's tunes. He has done some amazing work with Smalltown DJs amongst others. He is a truly talented MC.