Good Vibrations – Bellaire

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This is not the first track I’ve posted by the versatile music maestro who calls himself Bellaire, and I can guarantee you it won’t be the last. Get these good vibes in your brain and by all means don’t be shy to gyrate those hips a little. Get loose with some orange juice!

HAPPY MONDAY – Keto

Backfat – WBBL

Ohhhhh billy!!! Just in time for festival season WBBL sends out this banger to fill festival speakers all over! Seriously though. There is always a few songs that you just always hear at every festival. They’re just too good and too much fun not to play.  WBBL brings the funk, brings the bass, brings the heat, and brings the fun with this one! Hope this one gets you stoked about festival season!

The Great White Caron

Pretty Things- Defunk

Defunk has done it once again, getting us up off our booty’s and onto our stompers to get down and dirty to the dreamy drops and din he delivers with this new deadly track, Pretty Things. He starts off with a bangin’ blues vibe that is smooth and sexy yet grimy and groovy, and then smacks you right in the face with a first class future funk heavy bass line that hits you in all the right places and leaves you no choice other than to throw down harder than you thought imaginable.

In true Defunk style, this track is pushing the boundaries of bass music and how we view it. Keeping the heavy bass line while infusing elements like blues, funk and groove brings a new sound and shows Defunk is continuing to make unique, fresh and flavourful music. I can’t wait to see what else he releases throughout the year, but for now I’ll be throwin’ down with friends to this wicked new track!

Peace and Love,

~CDOG

 

 

Dehydrated Funk – High Contrast

“I USED TO THINK YOU COULD BE MORE PRESCRIPTIVE MAKING AN ALBUM, THEN I REALISED YOU CAN’T CONTROL IT IN ADVANCE, YOU’RE BETTER OFF JUST FOLLOWING YOUR HEART AND NOT OVERTHINKING IT. MUSIC IS AN ESCAPE FROM THE LINEARITY OF NARRATIVE AND LANGUAGE AND FROM A WHOLE LOT ELSE.” – Lincoln Barrett

These words resonate deep with me; music is an exquisite escape from reality and a universal language that permeates the very fabric of our souls whether we are aware of it or not. High Contrast’s song Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was the first Drum’n’Bass song I ever heard, and it single handedly turned me on to DnB. Hell, it changed the way I danced at shows, and it changed the way I listened to the drums in all music from that point forward. Years later, I am writing a blog post about this incredible DJ and producer known formally as Lincoln Barrett. I didn’t really know anything about the guy until I read the BIO on his website, but he’s a very interesting character. His musical influences are vast and when he started out he was actually more interested in film than music. Thankfully for us he chose the latter as his main vocation, and the rest is history. If you have a minute, please go read his story and jam some of his tunes, this guy really is a legend.

If you don’t have a minute, at least let me perk your ears to some other classic beat-makers that I only just discovered through him:

Theo Parrish

Depth Charge

Grooverider, and this track for something a little darker

DJ Zinc

High Contrast has remained relevant and far ahead of the curve through his dynamic  stylizations of sonic sound waves. With 6 albums in tow and some seriously dope music coming out of 2017, I don’t think we will see him stop any time soon. This track in particular comes off his Questions EP from March of last year and it is a beautiful piece of work. Clear some space in your living room and have a flail session!

Peace and Love >>> Keto

Judder Pop- Flavours

Hot damn! Westwood Recordings has just dropped another killer track! Flavours, the new  kid on the block, has yet again proven with this tune why he has the pleasure of releasing music under the best in the hood, you got it…Westwood!

Flavours, aka Jordan Andrew is a multi- genre producer from Edmonton, Alberta. You may recognize the last name if you are a fan of Canadian jazz legend, Chris Andrew, which is Jordan’s dad. With tunes like Judder Pop,  Jordan is and will continue to keep the family tradition of bringing musical talent to the ears of all melomaniacs around the globe.

This track is groovy, funky, and full of fresh new sounds. You will find yourself getting low and grimy with both shoulders shruggin’ all while feelin’ those funky fresh vibes. Flavours is bringing future funk to the world and damn is it tasty!!

Turn it up loud yo!

~CDOG