Some of the best Electro music is coming out of the UK now a days. Every time I turn around there’s another producers setting the bar just a bit higher for everybody else. Last Japan, AlunaGeorge, Disclosure, Bondax , and Starslinger are just a few that come to mind when were talking about talented boundary pushers who are making moves in the UK. Now from everything I’ve listened to from London’s collective Funkystepz I would definitely have put them on that growing list. Funkystepz specializes in a mind numbing fusion of UK Funky, Garage and Bass It’s been praised and featured at all levels in the UK lately, BBC Radio One, BBC 1xtra, Kiss 100 Choice FM, Rinse and Hyperdub all have praised and supported them at one time or another. Their remix of Jeremih’s single “All The Time” is a big tune with wobbles that hit so deep and that it’s not hard to get lost a bit in it.
The “Nightmares in Reality Ep” is the latest from Bristol based DJ/Producer Culprate. Bristol’s underground scene has produced a copia of creative and ground breaking musicians, original Bristolians include Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky and others such as Way Out West, Smith &Mighty, Up, Bustle and Out, Roni Size, and The Wild Bunch. Culprate follows in the “Bristol Sound” tradition with an Ep that uses a darkness that’s uplifting and melancholy at the same time. With his sparse instrumentation and deep bass lines he taps into his childhood A.D.D. and twist and tweaks these tunes until you’re not sure where the hell your going to put this in your Itunes. Defying genres and side stepping labels is what Culprate’s all about and you can hear it in his music. As he states on his LastFM page “ I love music, I don’t really follow genres, well, I do to a degree, but I think that most of the time, genres form a prejudgment in your mind, so you think you don’t like something before you’ve even listened to it.” I can get behind that kind of thinking. Pick up this Ep on Beatport and all links for social networking are bellow. Make sure and check his freebies below.
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Keeping it a short one tonight, have to get ready for the rest of the week. Thought a little Last Japan would help cure those Monday blues. He’s really bring that funky get down on the get down Bass with “Hoods”. This guy is so talented, make sure and hit him up on your favorite social network.
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OK, I love this mix from The Living Graham Bond. I put it on my Ipod and went for a run through the park and I was trying to figure out how to dance and run at the same time. I was pumping the fists, shaking my butt and had a groove in each step, nice work Gram Cheers! Pick up the mix right here for free and then shoot over to Beatport and buy something of his.
Lately its been all about Digi-Cumbia for me. I’ve watched it grow from its infancy through its awkward stages and now its all grown up and keeping people shaking on the dance floor. G.RabbitDirtyRedEyes out of France is no exception, he’s been throwing downs some great grooves using a lot of different elements. Anything from traditional cumbia to Elvis, Adel, Santi Gold to name a few. If you dig that Spanish flava your going to like this.
Here’s a local Portland talent who has put out some great Moombahton remixes lately. Mud Simple says it perfectly ”I make music, I like music, I dance to music. I’m a Dj.” A man of few words and Big Beats. Check him out on Soundcloud for more tracks.
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