Shambhala 2017 Mix – JPOD (the Beat Chef)

Oh my god, it’s JPOD! This has got to be one of the happiest, bounciest, and most positive humans on this planet. He’s been in the ghetto funk scene since its inception and never disappoints with his distinct wompy synths, groovy soulful remixes and energetic stage presence. I mean, the guy dances harder than a lot of the people who go to his shows, and I’ve always loved seeing somebody truly enjoy what they do – it’s a special and beautiful thing. If you’ve been to Shamb or Basscoast, you may have seen this guy rolling around on his off-road motorized skateboard or hamming it up with the legendary Stickybuds. JPOD is the epitome of a good time – always smiling, always stoked, and always throwing down some tasty tracks in his well rounded and well grounded mixes. From bangin’ original beats to reworks of notable artists like Al Green, Nappy Roots, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Stevie Wonder, and Sublime, JPOD consistently fills the dance floor and gets the good vibes flowing. If you’re feeling zesty, head on over to his YouTube channel and fill your auditory canals with his Mambo & Motown as well as the Blues & Bebop mixes from 2 and 3 years ago. I can personally guarantee you will not be disappointed. Happy Monday, and may the funk be with you!

• Keto

Fractal Forest Mix 2017 – Stickybuds

**** DISCLAIMER – Whit and CDOG are extremely biased towards Sticky ****

If you haven’t had the pleasure of getting sweaty and sore during a Sticky throwdown, let us introduce to you every Fractal frolickers main man, the one and only Stickybuds. Born and raised in Kelowna, this West Coast babe now calls Calgary home, which we have no complaints about. Over the years of being in the Canadian West Coast Electronic scene, and being the total gypsy’s that we are, we have both got to know Sticky aka Tyler on a personal level. This dude is the definition of genuine and down to earth. Now let’s talk about this absolute killer of a set. Is moombahton making a comeback? Halle-Fucking-lujah. When moombah made a quick and dirty appearance on the electronic scene, keto and the two of us experienced love at first ass shake. Thank you Sticky for the three moombah breakdowns in this mashup. Next on the gratitude list – the heavy hitting DnB. Although DnB is quintessential for Tyler’s sets, the 2017 set throws DnB in within the first few tracks which is bound to get your heart racing. Throw in some Hip Hop, Female vocals, Funk, and hard hitting bangers and you have yourself a full meal deal that will fill your soul with nothing but happiness.

The Stickybuds shambhala set release is like christmas morning. We look forward to it all year long and can confidently say he is the most listened DJ in our cars, while we snowboarding, during runs, ect. ect. Sticky is such a dope dude, and so it’s no surprise that the company he keeps is also phenom. His management partner Tomas (Danio Management) is the most lovable, genuine, positive, one of a kind type humans. These two make quite the pair. Danio started out with Stickybuds and has taken on many other westcoast talents such as JPOD, Timothy Wisdom, Slynk, Basement Freaks, D-Funk, Pimpsoul, Mr. Bill and Wood ‘n Soo. From the very beginning of our roots in the electronic scene, it’s so rad to have had the pleasure of turning music into a community of our friends. From wednesday nights at twist to sham sets in the forest, we have been showing our love for nearly 10 years. Shout out to all you like minded funk soul brothers out there – We Love You!! Lace up your stomping boots and press play for an hour of epic tunes.

xx- CDOG & Whit

 

Sunny – Sir Sway (Featurecast Remix)

Featurecast is a long standing legend in the world of electronic music. He has played all over the world and released tunage on numerous labels, growing and harvesting his funkified genre-blending style over the past decade. He’s most certainly a treat to see live, and you should keep an eye on his tour dates because he doesn’t shy away from small clubs either.

Sir Sway on the other hand is someone I don’t know much about, but judging by a quick scan at his Soundcloud bio, the guy’s a total boss. He opts to sum it up in one phrase: “Happy Music for Happy People.” Now that’s a motto I can get behind. Himself and DJ Incontrol run an events coordinating crew called BepobSwing – “As organisers, Sir Sway and Incontrol focus their attention on the expectations of the public, creating a subtle blend of sounds from jazz, electro-swing, funk, disco, with the Roaring Twenties aesthetics, the unexpected neo-burlesque And contemporary dynamics.” They also run electro-swing.com. , which is worth more than just a casual check out. Electro-Swing is alive and kicking hard my wonderful humans!

The track sampled by Sir Sway and Featurecast was sung by James Brown, the Godfather of Funk. However, the original cut was created by Bobby Hebb, and you can listen to live version here. I can’t help but smile and sing along – it has a contagious energy surrounding every note. This song is easily one of the most covered tracks in the history of modern music, with versions done by such artists as: Ray Connie, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Cher, Tom Jones, Jamiroquai, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Frank Sinatra, Herb Alpert, Mark Ronson…the list is endless!

Ok. Enough writing for today…tune in and jam on to this little diddy. Just make sure to clear some space on the floor and watch your elbows on the fine china PRE-flail.

🙂 Keto

Recorded Live @ Fabric – Dj Marky

“SOMEBODY MAKE SOME NOI-SE!!” … Not a problem with Dj Marky 🙂

20 minutes of drum ‘n’ bass gold (a quick listen). This is a portion of a 3 hour session Marky did at Fabric. Ladies get your swagger on! Female vocals (an obvious hook) and an MC that drives the hype. This mini mix is outstanding, this DJ is a legend. During my romp around Outlook Music Festival I caught the tail end of his sundown set and it catapulted vibes to the next level. The set was Marky & Friends. Him and his MC’s brought such a kickass comradely vibe to the show. Flipping the deck upside down and scratching to singing along with the last track there wasn’t a single face that didn’t have a smile. Just look at the smile on his face in the photo. Cool dude. Catch Marky at The Needle Vinyl Tavern in Edmonton on October 8th.

Instant reload!

-Jams

Sky Turns Black by Satl, Larch, and Anthony Kasper

I bet you’ll instantly fall inlove with this one. A beautiful melody with wavy background soundscapes, a dreamy vocal, and velvety instrumentals. Something about this tune sings along blissfully with this lovely fall day.

Almost a year later and this tune still sits in the top 5 on Fokuz Recordings Beatport page. Based in Amsterdam, this record label has been around since 1999 proving that drum ‘n’ bass truly is a timeless genre. You can’t go wrong with Fokuz releases and these artists come together to create a truly euphoric piece of music.

-Jams

Ps Purchase this to hear it’s entirety but the Soundcloud release is still over the moon.