Can’t Change Crazy – Leo Napier (Defunk Remix)

Well, this home grown Calgarian has had my heart for many, many years. Not only are his tracks super consistently impressive, the last year or two I find this soulful blues infusion to be extremely captivating. As always, I am proud to brag about the Canadian music scene, and this gentlemen is worth the boast. Have you ever seen him live? The way he throws down is pretty fricken sexy — welp, he is pretty sexy all together. If you haven’t checked out Defunk before, thats bananas. Give him a follow on Soundcloud and make sure you cut some shapes if you ever get blessed with having him in your own home town. The lyrics in this track are playful and I am sure a few of you can resonate with a crazy bitch or two (can’t we all). Hands to the sky and hips to the floor, shake it for me.

Love Always, Live On The Edge.

xx- Whit

 

Higher – Tash Sultana

THIS CHICK IS SERIOUSLY BADASS! Easily one of the most talented and unique music magicians I have come across this year, and also a turbo babe. Rooted in the busking lifestyle and hailing from Melbourne, I believe Tash gained mass popularity through live recordings done in her home and then put on YouTube for ze world to see. The songs “Jungle” and “Notion” were picked up by the Triple J radio station for good reason (GO LISTEN TO THEM RIGHT NOW PLEASE) and the rest is history. Her voice is almost haunting in the best kind of way and her creativity with looping and various effects pedals is unlike any other. This song in particular slapped me in the face. It’s raw. It’s real. It’s amazing. Happy listening you beautiful humans!

• Keto

Shambhala Mix Series #18- Wood n Soo

Good morning and happy Tuesday humans! Today I have some home grown bass house picked out for you from the one and only Wood n Soo.

This veteran duo from Vancouver joined forces in 2004 and have been killing it ever since, playing festivals and shows around the world. Known for their genre defying mix tapes and 4 turntable performances, these seasoned crate diggers are quite the epic and entertaining sight. You can find them showcasing an array of styles from past to present , laying down anything from hip hop, house and funk to disco and reggae. The future classics and exclusive bangers that Wood n Son throw down are the perfect ingredients to make up the ideal rager recipe.

So, whether your driving to a festival, rocking out at home or putting on a party, this mix will be sure to feed all those who are hungry for some fresh beats.

Peace and Love,

~CDOG

 

John the Revelator (Son House) – Charlie Beale

Edward James House Jr. (AKA Son House) is a true legend of the delta blues. He started as a preacher and a pastor and transitioned smoothly into slide guitar playing and singing at the age of 25. Recording under the Paramount label during the Great Depression didn’t exactly boost album sales but nonetheless, Eddie became a massive influence for other musicians like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Alan Wilson, and Jack White. Fun fact: Around 1927 or 1928, he had been playing in a juke joint when a man went on a shooting spree, hitting House in the leg, and he allegedly shot the man dead. House received a 15-year sentence at the Mississippi State Pen, of which he served two years.

Ok, history lesson aside, Son House was and still is an epic and bad ass musician of the last century. Charlie Beale, on the other hand, is a bold mother- for remixing this tune. With a string of releases on the Freshly Squeezed label, Beale’s fiery blend of funk, swing jazz and delta blues jumped up with 21st Century production is gaining him a worthy reputation.While this song clearly has biblical references which aren’t my regular cup of tea, I love the raw emotion that House sang with and the groovy guitar plucks. The change in tempo at 2:30 is also an interesting twist. Be sure to check out Beale’s other tracks as it took me 2 days to decide on which one to post!

• Keto