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D-Funk vs Tori Amos – ‘Been A Long Widow’

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D-Funk presents… ‘Tracks from the smelly cellar’.

So this is the first in my series of ‘Tracks from the smelly cellar’ where I’ll be giving away a load of edits/bootlegs/mash up/tracks I’d put together for my DJ sets & haven’t seen the light of day yet.

This is a edit I put together of Tori Amos’s ‘Professional Window’. I actually edited a great nu disco bootleg that was made Social Disco Club & added extra beats, vocals, edits & bass. I wouldn’t normally give away an edit of an edit but i think this one is different enough from both the original & their bootleg to warrant it. It’s also had great reactions when I’ve played it out so thought I’d share the love!

It’s a free download (from the link on the Soundcloud player & then my Facebook fan page) so please grab it & play it loud…

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NEW MIX (Free download)
D-Funk presents… Blissed Out Beats

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D-Funk presents… Blissed Out Beat.

So I’ve been meaning to do this mix for ages. I was sitting by the pool in Bali & thought to myself, as the sun beat down upon my brow, I should really do a pool type chill mix. So I done did one! It’s not a ‘chill out’ mix like the baleric one’s like Cafe Del Mar & the such. More of my sound track to music I’d listen to in the sun. All the tracks on here are nice & chilled but the mix takes in Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, Downtempo, Nu Jazz & joins it all together in a 80 min musical, dare I say journey.

It’s a free download (from the Soundcloud player) so please grab it & play it in the sun…

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NEW RELEASE…
D-Funk > Back In Love EP out now on Grits N Gravy!

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D-Funk… ‘Back In Love EP’ Grits N Gravy. [GNG012].

After what seems like ages since my last release on Grits N Gravy I’m back with a killer 4 track EP that’s been rocking me DJ sets! There’s been big support on this one from the likes of Funkanomics, Q Dup Foundation, William Breaksphere, Philly Blunt, Tom Drummond, Freddy J, Aldo Vanucci, Sangers, Busta!, Bryx, Mr No Hands, Dastardly Kuts, Fuzzbox Inc, Funk The System & more!

I’m super happy for this to finally be out & I hope you love it as much as I do!

Buy exclusively at Junodownload – http://www.junodownload.com/products/d-funk-back-in-love-ep/2306442-02//

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NEW RELEASE… Mr Doris & Donewrong – ‘Seeing Red’ (D-Funk’s Blood Boiling Mix)

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Mr Doris & Donewrong – ‘Seeing Red’ (D-Funk’s Blood Boilng Mix)
Grits N Gravy. [GNG011].

I did this little glitchy remix Mr Doris & Donewrong’s track ‘Seeing Red’ which is out on Grits N Gravy. It’s a little different from my usual sound as it’s a bit more glitchy & groove based but I had loads of fun making it & think it came out pretty well!

I’ve been playing it out & it’s been working really well!

Buy at Beatport – http://www.beatport.com/release/seeing-red/1109074
Buy at Junodownload – http://www.junodownload.com/products/mr-doris-donewrong-seeing-red/2228410-02/

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NEW RELEASE… MustBeat Crew feat Missin Red – ‘Pushin’ (D-Funk Mix)

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This is a my remix of Hungary’s MustBeat Crew track ‘Pushin’ which features the fab vocals of Missin’ Red. The original was a more chilled out funky break beat number but I injected some trademark D-funk bass & a bit of ghetto funk attitude! The rest of the release is made up of 2 great originals from MustBeat Crew & 2 remixes from GnG co-boss Philly Blunt. This release is out now on Grits N Gravy!

Buy this release from Junodownloadhttp://www.junodownload.com/products/mustbeat-crew-missin-red-pushn/2147630-02/

Buy this release from Beatporthttp://www.beatport.com/release/pushin-last-night-feat-missin-red/1052003

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We Love… After Dark @ Space, Ibiza. 23/06/13.

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I’m super happy to confirm that I will be playing at Space Ibiza again this year! On Sunday 23rd June you can catch me playing on the Sunset Terrace alongside you good friends Stickybuds & Mr Doris. As ever the full line up is huge, with international superstar artists spread across every room. This party is always on of my yearly highlights!

Go check out the amazing parties We Love are putting on at Space over the next few months – http://www.welove-music.com

Keep up to date with them on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/welovemusic

D-Funk UK & Europe Tour June/July 2012

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Once again it’s tour time! Yep that right D-Funk will be hitting his homeland of England for the first time in nearly 3 years. You can catch him playing at the awesome Glade festival on the Meteor Stage on Friday 16th June. You can also catch him playing for We Love on the legendary Space terrace at After Dark vs Regrooved at Space, Ibiza on Sunday 24th June. Also confirmed at events in Bournemouth (UK), Cambridge (UK) & Bordeaux (France).

Doug has also put together a very special DJ mix exclusivley for We Love that will be given away very soon!

A full tour announcement will follow soon with all dates…

To book D-Funk for UK/Europe please contact – will@ghettofunk.co.uk

Canada Tour 2012 // Last blog!

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Right then, here is my final mini blog from my recent Canadian tour.

It’s all done & dusted now & I’ve had a few days to recover so thought it was about time to do the last one (for anyone that is still reading them!).

“Up high!”

After yet another, but relatively quick flight across to Cranbrook I was picked up by the promoter from Fernie who very kindly drove me the quick hour drive to Fernie. As I said before, A.Skillz had been playing at the very same club I was playing at the night before so I was hoping he’d not partied everyone out too hard! Luckily there were a few people that still wanted to go out & shake a leg. At the club that night they projected a 15ft image of my name onto the wall which was pretty damm cool! They tell me that Fernie is one of the best ski rersorts in North America & it’s won a few awards recent for just that. Unfortunately I was only in Fernie for a few hours as I had to leave just after lunch the next day so I didn’t managed to get up the hill to snow board. Before it was time to leave we went out for a great lunch where I sampled ‘the best sandwich in the world’ or so the guy on the next table told us! To be fair it was a pretty damm good sandwich (consisting of smoked meat, olives, cheese, salad & pickles) tho the jury is still out if is does indeed take ‘the worlds best Sandwich’ crown! Big thanks to Kyle & Chad in Fernie. Was great to meet you guys & hopefully next time I’ll be able to hang for a bit longer & make it up the hill!

“Before it was time to leave we went out for a great lunch where I sampled ‘the best sandwich in the world’ or so the guy on the next table told us!”

Next up was the last gig of the tour in Kimberly which is another small mountain town a few hours drive away. The promoter from Kimberly ‘radical Rob’ had arranged a ride for me & we would meet him at White Swan hot springs which is natural hot spring that is pretty high up in the hills & about 2/3 of the way to Kimberly. The drive over to White Swan was across the foot of the Rocky Mountains which (once again) were spectacular & foreboding (if this actually is a word?!?). We drove up this crazy icy track that had a near vertical drop on 1 side. Because it was just a ice road we were sliding about all over the place but as we were in a 4×4 it was all good & those Canadian drivers know how to drive over ice, thank god, as if it was me driving we would have been over the edge in about 2 minutes! White Swan hot springs is a mad place. There are a system of small pools that lead down to a river. The very top pool closest to where the hot spring emerges from the ground is about 40/45 degrees! Then as the water runs down over the rocks the next few pool cool down a bit until they merge with the river that has come straight from mountain snow run off & is about 1 degree. As it was my first time there I was ‘told’ I had to go in the hot pool at the top & then jump into the cold river & get my whole body under, which I duly did & let me tell you it was FREEZING! Safely back in the hot pools we supped down a few beers & whiled away a few hours in bliss.

“…I happily showed the guys how to play pool & beat them all!”

On the drive to Kimberly Rob told me that A Skillz had played for him the night before aswell! So for the second day in a row I’d be following him in the same venue. Just my luck, it was looking like I was A.Skillz’s 1 day late stalker! This time at least I had Friday night on my side. The gig took a little while to get going so I happily showed the guys how to play pool & beat them all! Soon as I jumped up on the turntables the place stepped up a gear & was a really fun gig. I love playing the smaller towns just as much as the big cities as people really let loose & party.

“Name?”

The next day we were up kinda early & went up the hill for a few hours snowboarding. Radical Rob is a ski/snowboard instructor & on about our 2nd run he said ‘I’m gonna push you to the edge of your limits’. So he took me up the hill, across a track & then we reached the edge of the park. At that point he lifted the out of bounds rope & said ‘head on thru here, we are gonna find some real powder’. The snow was so deep compared to what I’d ever boarded on before & untouched. It was so hard riding deep powder as it’s totally different to the way I’d ridden before & I was falling over all the time. It’s also tricky to get up as when you push up you just sink further into the snow! He had me weaving down a crazy steep (well to me anyway) run round trees. I feel over so many times but luckily into waist deep snow. It was so much fun. Thanks so much to Rob & his family for welcoming me. Again your warmth & hospitality is greatly appreciated.

That night (Sat) the gig I had been booked for in Big White had been cancelled so I had the night off. Tyler (Stickybuds) & Adam (A.Skillz) were playing in Nelson which was a relatively close 3 hour drive away (tho with Rob driving about 2 hours) so Rob & I headed over to meet up with the crew & have a final night partying. The show at Spirit Bar was great & sooo packed. There was a big crew of us out & it was an epic fun night. I met up with a load of new people from the Nelson area. We went to a couple of amazing after parties & general fun & messiness was had all round! Someone came up with the idea that the following day we should go to the hot springs at Ainsworth (about an 45min from Nelson) to relax & sweat out some of last night’s Fireball. The hot springs here are natural but had been made into a cool little complex with a pool like a swimming pool that’s 35 degrees & also a cave that you go in that is around 40 degrees. They also have a plunge pool that is 3 degrees that when you jump into it & head back into the hot pool leaves your whole body tingling. We spent pretty much all afternoon here as about 15 of us all went up to wash away the haze of the night before. It was great chilling with peeps I normally only get to see in loud clubs when I’m a little drunk! After that we made the trip back to Kelowna with the Kelowna crew, which was an epic 6 hour drive where we saw so many deer on or near the road. Luckily they didn’t come to close. I had 1 more day chilling in Kelowna before my return trip to Sydney, which was well needed as the 3 nights of partying had taken it’s toll.

“Someone came up with the idea that the following day we should go to the hot springs at Ainsworth (about an 45min from Nelson) to relax & sweat out some of last night’s Fireball.”

Getting out of Canada actually proved harder than getting in as it took 5 different people to check my passport/boarding pass. Then I had my bag searched twice & was quizzed by an over-zelous airport security guard for 20 mins before letting me on the plane home!

A massive thank you to everyone involved in my first ever Canadian tour. Tomas, Jen & Manousos thank you for all the hard work you guys put in behind the scenes. Without you it would never have happened. Thanks to all the promoters that booked me to play, I’ve mentioned ya all already but once again I enjoyed every show I played. Thanks to all my Canadian friends & the new friends I made along the way. Your warmth & hospitality will always be remembered. I had so much fun & I’ll be back for my first ever Shambhala this summer for more crazy times!


What I’ve learnt & Canadian things I’ll take away with me:

  • Auto flush toilets seem like a good advancement in technology but in reality are annoying
  • Driving on the right isn’t so crazy
  • Cut beef sandwiches called ‘The Baron’ rock my Sunday
  • Fireball is a great cheap drink. Only $16 a bottle! Very highly recommended
  • Reading everything out in French on planes is nice & continental at first but if it means you miss the last 5 mins of your movie it sucks
  • 5 mini red wines, 2 mini whiskeys & a sleeping tablet makes Doug sleep like a baby on the long flight home!

Travel so far:
Sydney > Vancouver > Calgary > Vancouver > Victoria > Vancouver > Whistler > Vancouver > Edmonton > Grande Prarire > Edmonton > Kelowna > Vancouver > Crankbrook > Fernie > Kimberly > Nelson > Kelowna > Vancouver > Sydney

Canada 2012 tour // Part 2.

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So…once again I find myself at Vancouver airport with a couple of hours to kill.

I’ve spent half my tour in this place! Which is kinda odd as I’ve not had a chance to stop in the city apart from driving thru it a few times. Hopefully next time I’ll get to stop & meet up with the Van City crew as there is so much talent here.

“Is this thing on?”

Taking up from where I left off, I finally got to Edmonton after my flight was delayed for 5 hours! Luckily it didn’t effect me making my gig there that night. I was hoping to have a bit of time to look around Edmonton, mainly to go & check out the largest shopping mall in the world that is loctaed here. Apparently you need 2 days to go round it fully! But alas all I got to see was the hotel & the club. The peeps in Edmonton were really great. The guys putting on the party were super hyped to have me playing for them. I had lots of fun & they took great care of me whilst I was in town for the 11 hours I was there! So big shout to Donavon, Kelsey & Ben. Hopefully next time I’ll get to hang for longer & check out the mall!

Next up was one of the shows on the trip I was really looking forward to, a trip to Grande Prairie (Or GP as its called) for a show on Friday night at Shark Club along side my good buddy Evan ‘Slynk’. We do loads of gigs in Oz together & have the same management so it was great to be playing a show together on the other side of the plannet. We hung out together all day playing pool, drinking beer & watching Hockey & Evan picked up a kinda stakler! But she turned out to be really cool & bought us shots at 4pm! The show in GP that night was super fun. I’d been chatting to some of the guys there online for a while before the show & they were some of the first people to be interested in bringing me over to Canada so I was really happy to be playing for them. Both Evan & I rocked it. GP is a smallist town in the middle of nowhere. In Alberta (the state in Canada) there is loads of Oil & Oil is the main industry there. Needless to say they work hard & party hard! It regulary gets to -20/30 degrees round there but they all still have to work even if it’s -50 which does happen. I really enjoyed GP & big shout to Derek (and a happy birthday) fot bringing both us up on the same night & to all the cool party heads we partied with!

“It was St Patricks day so there was a good vibe…”

The following day I was once again on the move & heading to Kelowna. I was looking forward to going to Kelwona as everyone I’d spoken to on the trip was telling me how nice it is there. Also my Canadian agent/management are all based there along with a few other friends. I had a show on the Sat night at a really cool club called Habitat. It is mainly a live music venue & was only 1 of the first DJ shows thats been done there so I was a little nervous that it would go well. It was St Patricks day so there was a good vibe everywhere & that carried over into the party. The show went really well & I really enjoyed it! We had a crazy after party at my agents Tomas’s house with lots of crazy antics. It was soooo much fun & everyone was so nice to me. It was great to party with you guys & I’ll rememeber that party for ages!

“Heeeyyyyyyy”

I (thankfully) had a few days to chill after the Sat night gig. I managed to catch up on my sleep & also get out and look round the city. Kelwona is on the edge on Okanagen lake which is a huge lake, much like a Scottish lock, that runs for miles & miles thru the hills. There is a legend of a monster that lives in the lake called ‘Ogopogo’ kinda like the Lock Ness monster. I got a few tourest type pics of me next to a statue of it! On the Sunday night we went out agian for a few drinks in a new bar/cafe called Arcade. They’ve got loads of old skool arcade machines like the original sit down Tetris, 1942, Mario & loads of others. I played on loads of games that I played on as a kid & was totally rubbish at all of them! Tomas & I had a few epic Tetris battles. On the Monday we also had a funny Karoke night at Tomas’s place where he ruiled the Karoke machine! I (very badly) sang a couple of songs, Roxanne & Superstition. Funny times.

There is a legend of a monster that lives in the lake called ‘Ogopogo’ kinda like the Lock Ness monster.

The next morning I was a little ‘hazy’ but had to be up promptly as I had to make my way across to Whistler. I got a ferry from Victoria back to Vancouver which was a chilled 1 & a half cruise up in between the islands that make up Vancouver Island. It’s a very scenic place with lots of smaller islands covered in Furr trees. I was hoping that I might see some of the Killer Whales that live round that area so I was outside with my camera out like a tourist for some of the trip but alas no Whales this time. I was picked up from Vancouver & we drove the 2 hours up to Whistler.

I managed to get in 2 days of boarding whilst I was there, which was amazing. I’ve never seen so much snow! 1.5m fell in 72 hours! The boarding was super fun.

“I made loads of new friends & really really enjoyed it there.”

I had a great time in Kelowna. Everyone was so cool & I made a load of good new friends. Massive thank yous to JGirl & Manousos for letting me stay & putting on the party. Tomas for being a great host. All the peeps I met whilst in town (too many names to mention ya all). I made loads of new friends & really really enjoyed it there.

So… next up on the trip is a quick flight & a 3 hour drive to Fernie for the gig there tonight. It turns out that last night A.Skillz played in the same club I’m playing tonight so I hope there are a few party people left!

“Twiddling de knobs”

As I had a few days off mid week we went out 1 night to see A.Skillz who is another great DJ that is also touring here at the moment. He put on a great show & it was also cool to see the Itchy & Scratchy DJ’s that my mate from Bournemouth Jimmy is part of. They were warming up for A.Skillz so was good to see them do their thing. Next morning we drove back to drop me off in Vancouver for the flight to Edmonton where I’m playing tonight. Another big shout to Andy & Jen for putting me up & bringing me up to Whistler. I had a blast with you guys, thank you very much!

So that’s pretty much it so far! I’ll do another post next week sometime after my adventure this weekend as I’ve got 3 show in the next 3 days!


More things I’ve learnt so far:

  • Toilets in Canada a rather low off the ground.
  • FIREBALL!!!!
  • Opgopgo needs further exploration.
  • Charge your camera out it will die.
  • Canadain cops are quite nice people or the one I experienced was.
  • Wear something green on St Paddy day.
  • There is more to a city than a hotel room.

Travel so far:
Sydney > Vancouver > Calgary > Vancouver > Victoria > Vancouver > Whistler > Vancouver > Edmonton > Grande Prarire > Edmonton > Kelowna > Vancouver

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