it may be grim outside but why give the tiniest of fucks about that when in here it’s funky beat Heaven? Featurecast, a UK based DJ/Producer, has just dropped The Main Event! and it’s massive. big and bouncy with classic banger after classic banger. TURN IT UP! (i think i’m going to upset my neighbours with this one)
Archive for breaks
Holy Shit is a mix of religious breaks, beats and music discovered mostly in charity shops and the bargain bins of record shops over a number of years. after both recently discovering the same religious record, DJ Format and Mr Thing decided to team up, and this mix is the result. according to Format, “The term ‘Religious Record’ could mean a religious artist on a religious record label that had an unusually funky moment or it could mean a regular artist or group (not usually associated with the religious genre) that do a cover version of a song about God or Jesus i.e. ‘Put Your Hand In The Hand’ is a religious song covered by many different artists and quite often has a nice open drum break at the start of the song. Although some of the music is top quality and was cut up in a B-boy style, the mix was definitely supposed to be fun, hence the Monty Python bits!“
originally released as a CD in 2009, it’s now available as a free download
to quote the mighty Strictly Kev of DJ Food, “Christ! this is good!“
first starting his rise “smashing chumps via DJ battles“, Bristol’s Parker soon turned his hand to production, gaining “lofty comparisons to the marvelous RJD2“. the luscious beats and driving funk of his To Eternity LP garnered rave reviews and wide critical acclaim. lead single Sugar Coated was MTV playlisted, while Western Soul, featuring San Francisco legend, Rasco, “devastated” dance floors. proving he was no flash in the pan, Parker followed the album with a series of club-rocking bangers, finding homes at such labels as Bombstrikes, Goodgroove, and Jalapeno
for a taster of his more recent work, here’s track, Dr Dr, uploaded to Soundcloud by Parker 12 days ago
and this is Parker’s funky breaks and hip-hop mix, titled The Monkey Butler Did It, from a few months back (d/l it for free here)
always one for “combining a cheeky sense of humour with a keen ear for a record-defining sample” (I-DJ Magazine) who knows what style he’ll be running next. Parker, “your friendly neighbourhood beatsmith”
i had a rather pleasant surprise today. i started following Hexstatic on Twitter (twitter.com/hexstatic), and for that i received an email offering me their 7 track, Scan Me EP, for free
should you not be a Twitterer (is that right? or a Twatter, perhaps? yes, should you not, unlike myself, be a Twatter), then click the ‘Download’ button below, and get yourself the EP of quality tracks from the great Hexstatic, absolutely free
additionally, here’s an audio/visual treat by the Hexstatic boys (Stuart Warren Hill and Robin Brunson), with much more to be found on their Vimeo page, just here
and lastly, 2001: A Space Odyssey and The League Of Gentlemen are brought together to make us smile
come and let the Jogging Bottoms mix lay some treats on you. Solid Steel resident and mixtape champion, DJ Moneyshot blends old and new, “classic hip-hop, pedigree funk and wobbly breaks” in this hour of uplifting, head nodding, treats for the ears.
find the full track list at SolidSteel.net
n o w l i s t e n !