Shambhala 2017 Fractal Forest Set – Defunk

I think I’ve found the next source of renewable energy… Some of my favourite music – Zepplin, Fatboy Slim, Rage Against the Machine, Funk Hunters, Flume, Big Gigantic, Easy E – has all been chucked in a processor; blasted on high mode. Then once all that’s been familiarized and melded, some easy flow drum n’ bass, sexy guitar riffs, cruisin baselines, and heavy drops have been carefully placed in such ways to cause an atomically aligned flow generating an ever producing energy that’ll fill you up until you explode and start dancing in ways you never have before. Defunk specializes in his ability to take those elements of funk and jazz to create a mass surge of music that revolves around one thing – making you move! His ever evolving skill in playing on the classic elements of dance music whilst pushing the limits of heavy bass music is something that in the near future will be powering our vehicles. HKFL is officially in the energy game ladies and gents! Best get capitalizing. He dropped this mix at the Fractal Forest stage for this years Shambhala Music Festival, and it has single handedly given me the regret of not attending this year. You’re going to love this one. Crank the speakers, and try and tell me this doesn’t get repeated on your playlist, again and again.

For me, this goes on the snowboarding track list. I can’t wait to shred down the slopes with this as the fuel. Buckle up kids – Defunk raises the bar with this one! Check the SoundCloud for a complete track breakdown!

Happy dancing melomaniacs,

-Mat

Mini Mix- Jenny Louca

Jenny Louca…Who are you? Where are you from? Why have I never heard your music before? And how do you only have 20 followers!?

Within the first few seconds of listening to this mix I was hooked. That electronic bluesy harmonica sound is just so sexy and infectious it had me feeling tingly and wanting more. From the classic tracks by Stevie Wonder and Red Hot Chilli Peppers to beats you may not have heard before, these tunes will keep you on your toes, whether your listening for whats next or on the floor dancing. The combination of funk and swing in my ears is like eating my favourite home cooked meal made by my mom. after travelling for months and that is the perfect description for this 14 minutes and 12 seconds you are about to listen to. Get your speakers turned up loud, booty ready to shake and have a time!

Much Love!

~CDOG

The Ride EP – Megan Hamilton

Voice of an angel coming at’cha! Megan Hamilton dropped her new EP off Westwood Recoordings earlier this morning, and let me tell you – it’s unreal. Her SoundCloud bio reads – “Causing funky riots and catchy bass tunes.” Bass most certainly fuels all six of these songs, along with Megans vocals, her own produced music, laced together with live instrumentation. The next 21 minutes and 84 seconds are just that – a ride. This beauty is out of Minneapolis, and now signed on with our Canadian dudes ‘Westwood Recordings.’ She’s made a name for herself bringing a European feel to her sound on our side of the world, releasing with Buygore, Mixmash, Ghetto Funk, and Audiophile, to name a few labels. On social media, she labels her identifying genre, “funk butter.” -LOL. Oh, and how ’bout that album artwork? It’s killer 😉

Megan, if you’re reading this, please come play in Edmonton, Alberta. We appreciate your music!

Have a great weekend melomaniacs

-Mat

Hot Jazz & Fire- Duke Skellington

O baby, he’s done it again, that swing and glitch combo that gets me in all the right places. From the old school sexy, suave swing sound to the heavy, head bangin’ glitchy bass goodness, this track will have you on the floor dancing in no time.

Duke Skellington, the man, legend and swing king. DJ and music producer in Future Swing, Swing House, Electro Swing, Swing, and Glitch. Duke not only produces music alone but is also apart of the group Alias “The Vaude Villainz”, which include DJ Skyler Gilmore and Professor Watson, that run an electro swing/ swing podcast called “Jitterbug Jukebox.” I am a huge fan of Duke Skellington, Jitterbug Jukebox and the electro swing world in general, if you haven’t already noticed. The fact that I can jam it with my Granny and Grandad dancing in the kitchen to a late night with my friends makes my heart so happy. If you are 6, 16, 65 or 85 you can’t help but enjoy he fusion of the infectious classic swing sound and the new age electro beat. It will put a smile on your face and get you up the dance floor before you even hear the first drop.  So whether your with a child, friend or grandparent, throw on this track, turn it up loud and cut some shapes!

Much Love!

~CDOG

 

 

Say Something – The Funk Hunters feat. LINKS

Melos! The Funk Hunters have a fresh tune out of the oven and oh my is this one good! If you are not aware of The Funk Hunters they are from the West Coast with Westwood Recordings. As their name states they are bringers of the funk. Playing stages and festivals from all over the world, they are some of the best DJ’s at mixing different styles together in a way that creates an amazing fun vibe. If they are in your town be sure to see them!

With the help of LINKS on the vocals this jam hits you more in the feels than the funk. This is one of my favorite tracks from the duo. Keep it up Funk Hunters!!

The Great White Caron