2014/04/10

Solo Moderna and The Hepcatchers - Hoop E Kack EP

The Kacksters EP is based on a cooperation between Solo Moderna and The Hep Catchers who met on a Circus Hoppa show at Paradiso Amsterdam, The Netherlands.This EP reveals it's new direction on The Kacksters EP with 5 versions of the track Hoop E Kack ranging from electroswing to folkstep to some faster breakbeats. The antique Hoop E kack happens to be a tune witch never leaves the head! It is a perfect question and answer between banjo and piano, the hileric laughing saxlines and catchy melancholic female vocal improvisations makes it all comes together! All remixes and original are dancefloor ready made by remixers like Mondo Cane from Italy, Sound Nomaden from Germany and the faster breakbeat party by Rees K.A.K. Hope you have a nice listening!
Get the full EP here:
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2014/01/27

The WooHoo Revue - Remixed Vol.1

For the next release we are going worldwide with a remix EP of the energetic gypsy swing band WooHoo Revue. Hailing from Melbourne Australia, The WooHoo Revue are a sextet of amazingly talented musicians consisting of strings, horns & drums. They have forged their reputation throughout Australia as a festival favourite with their signature sound and an adrenaline-fuelled celebration fit for dancing, drinking, and ignoring tomorrow. The EP is a selection of remixes of The WooHoo Revue tracks, ranging in style from Gypsy House to Glitch Hop to Breaks to Minimal, all dancefloor ready.  Listen to the remixes here:



2013/10/05

Skeewiff - Ghetto Latin

Howdy guys, here is the freshest release by UK funky breaks "legend" Skeewiff. Lately Alex Rizzo the man behind the scenes has dedicated himself to Remix a lot of old vintage genres and styles fom all around the globe. His latest album is called "Ghetto Latin" and this is what he says about it:
".. born from a love of all things latin & Dance. It is a Skee-Journey through the archives... from the 18th Century Waltz, 19th Century Polka, Rumbas, Tangos, Bossas and Sambas. If it has historically got butts shaking... we’re all over it."
Check it out if you like heavy basslines, funky breaks, cumbia riddims and latin vibes!



Restless Leg Syndrome - Dabkeh

Hey folks, today I want to introduce to you the "Restless Leg Syndrome" based in Austria. Their brand new EP called "Dabkeh" is a great mixture of Breaks and Scratches combined with arabian percussions and samples from traditional mediterranean music. The concept behind the joint-venture consisting of d.b.h and the two turntable wizards Chrisfader and Testa is quite simple: Take a specific genre of music, sample and flip it into danceable beats. In the case of their second EP, named after a popular Mediterranean form of line-dancing, the subject of the musical explorations is the Arab world. The three guys from RLS spent quite some time mining old vinyl or cassettes to create the tracks on this EP, in the hopes of getting some wild Dabkeh moves started on dancefloors worldwide!



2013/08/15

Riva Starr - Hand In Hand

Howdy folks, today I would like to recommend you the new Riva Starr album called "Hand In Hand".
I was surprised in a positive way when I had a listen to the new tracks of Riva Starr a few weeks ago because I didn't expect such a variety of sounds, influences and beats. Riva Starr, most famous for his  House DJ-Sets all around the world in the past years, shows that he is far more than this.
He managed to fuse influences of tango, surf pop, indie electronica, ska, downtempo and trip hop all in one album. Guest appearances of Vinicio Capossela, Roots Manuva, Rssll and Horace Andy make this one definitely one of the must hear albums of 2013 for me.



2013/07/31

The Electric Swing Circus - The Electric Swing Circus LP

Hey everybody, I'm back with some news from the UK Electro Swing scene.The Electric Swing Circus has finally released their debut album on Ragtime Records and it's a wonderful piece of music!  Original foot stomping Electro Swing from out of the UK, this album mixes early 20th century samples with live vocals, bass, guitar, drums and brass. The album captures the true energy of the band's live show, seamlessly binding together vintage styles with 21st century sounds and electronic synths. This has seen them take the scene by storm, including many international and festival bookings, as well as headlining a number of club events across the UK.  Listen to this minimix featuring a selection of tunes from the 13 track album.



2013/07/20

Ghetto Swing + Remix Competition

London based label Green Queen Music is back on the Electro Swing map with a new Compilation and a Remix Competition. The Compilation called Ghetto Swing, out on 2. Sept., features artists from all over the globe mixing heavy hip hop and dubstep beats with old swing and vintage samples. Find Defunk, Dutty Moonshine, Jamko, Bart & Baker, SStrong and also an previously unreleased track by Sound Nomaden, all on one compilation. This is what the label says about it:

"Ghetto Swing is a new compilation with a fresh take on one of the most exciting new genre of our era, Electro Swing. Whilst keeping to the tradition that meets 1940s and 1950s sampling with 21st century style clubbing, Ghetto Swing introduces the grit and grime of hip hop, reggae and dubstep.

Compiled by London based producer and DJ Dr Cat, the album is a groove-laden mix of the vintage samples and underground music.

Expect a disc that is dance floor heavy, you’ll be dancing to big beats donning top hats, and bow ties, flapper dressers and rouge. Classy, but leaving a dance floor with no choice in the matter of getting hot n sweaty, leaving all sense of decorum at the door."

There is also a remix competition going ahead for PONY SWING, the brand new release from Dr Cat And Dj Pony included in the forthcoming release. Find all the infos about it on the track below.



2013/04/21

Speakeasy Electroswing Compilation Vol. 1

Today I'm happy to introduce to you the first Electro Swing Compilation coming out of North America. DJ Eliazar, part of the Speakeasy Electroswing crew has compiled a great album featuring a big bunch of international artists out of the underground E- Swing scene, like Skeewiff, [dunkelbunt], Minimatic, Incontrol, Smokey Joe and the Kid, Defunk and what makes me pretty happy Sound Nomaden. It's also the first Compilation which includes a lot of Swing Hop tracks, making this one definitely a very special selection. Go and grab the whole compilation for free on bandcamp now!




















2013/03/21

Scoured Cream Vol 02

Today I recommend you some Ghetto Funk and Heavy Blues released by Scour Records. I listened to this preview by Waggles this mornin' and it got me right from the first moment! If you like Cypress Hill in a Ghetto Funk Mix check the tune by Basement Freaks, it's pretty fresh as well ;-)



2013/03/20

Kaligola Disco Bazar - Remixed

Hola muchachos, today I got this in my mailbox: Kaligola Disco Bazar - Remixed. Good reason to write on my blog again! Kaligola Disco Bazar means italo balkan flavour gets manipulated with the aid of electronic beats, synthetizers and a good dose of creativty. What comes out is a wide range of sonorities, some more dancefloor oriented, others more refined and suitable for a mind-blowing experience. This new album includes remixes by international producers from the balkan beats and world beats scene, such as Dj Stanbul, Økapi, Frohlocker, Solo Moderna, Café de Calaveras, Parlee-vu Gipsy?, Lazarus Sound System and Mondo Cane. The album is released under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License and it's available for free!!!