I’m gonna be dropping a hip hop inspired set at the Funkdafied pop up party in Sydney (Aus) on Sat 7th Feb alongside some of the finest talent Sydeny has to offer! Split over 2 rooms this event at a secret venue also features a DJ school & dance lessons. Find out more info from the Funkdafied Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/540337412767888/
This is my remix of the awesome ‘Teardrops’ by Eat More Cake feat Emily May. This has got to go down as one of my best ever remixes! The original is a chilled affair with the sublime vocals of Emily May, a fresh take on Teardrops. For my mix I wanted to up the vibe but still keep the laid back feeling & I think it came out pretty decent! The rest of the EP is also great with spot on remixes from Jayl Funk & Jump The Gun.
You can get the EP from Beatport – http://www.beatport.com/release/teardrops/1361936
Or from Junodownload – http://www.junodownload.com/products/eat-more-cake-emily-may-teardrops/2552949-02/
It’s also available from iTunes…
I recently pass 8k followers on my Soundcloud profile & to celebrate I’m giving away a sure fire dance floor banger! It’s a cheeky 110bpm ghetto funk/mid tempo number I put together for my DJ sets. It’s was getting loads of love so I decided to share it with everyone! So follow the download button on the player & grab it from my Facebook artist fan page or you can head over to the ‘Releases & downloads‘ page on this website & get it from there.
Boomtick Podcast > D-Funk’s mix for Japan 4.
I recently played for the Boomtick guys at their great venue, Ambar in Perth (Aus). Before the gig they asked me to put together a mix for them. I’ve now put the mix up on my Soundcloud account & you can grab it as a free download or stream it from the player or site!
It’s just over an hour of awesome tunes that cover ghetto funk, glitch hop, breaks, bass, house, garage, 2 step & d n b.
Boomtick run awesome events in Western Australia like Breakfest as well as Ambar & Villa. I’ve been lucky to play for them on a few occasions now & can safely say they know their way around a good party! You can check out the events & venues Boomtick run at their website – http://www.boomtick.com.au
D-Funk… ‘Step To My Beat EP’ re-launches Upstart Music!!!
So for the past 2 years or so we’ve been pretty quiet on the release front of my break beat led label Upstart Musicbut we are back with a brand new EP, DJ Mix & release schedule!
First up is a 3 track EP from me. 3 original tunes in a up-beat fashion that take influence from breaks, 2 step, bass, garage, booty & nu skool breaks. The EP has had big support from Dub Pistols, The Crystal Method, Reid Speed, DJ Ez, Lady Waks, Jay Cunning, Philly Blunt, Dreadzone, Ben & Lex, Matt The Alien, Freefall Collective, Wackutt, Pyramid, Se7en Deadly Breaks, Trigon, Beatslappaz, Brewster.B, William Breaksphere, Andy McAllister, The Flashback Project , OTT Karp, Justin Sterling, J*Me Griffiths & loads more!
I’ve had a blast making & playing this EP over the past few months. It’s a little bit similar to the kind of material I started off releasing a few years back on labels such as Westway Records, Dusted Breaks, Yellowfinger & of course Upstart. Main difference is (hopefully) my production skills have come on since then! But I’ll let you be the judge of that…
I also knocked together a new, club focused DJ Mix that showcases all the track from the EP as well as a bunch of other awesome tunes. It’s a free download too so you can burn it to CD, record it to cassette, give it to your friends or play it in the park!
Buy at Beatport – http://www.beatport.com/release/step-to-my-beat-ep/1326230
Buy at Junodownload – http://www.junodownload.com/products/d-funk-step-to-my-beat-ep/2506497-02/
Miss Mants & DRKWTR – ‘Get Ready’ (D-Funk Mix) [Breakz R Boss Records]
I recently did this remix for the great breaks label outa Canada, Breakz R Boss Records. The original is a pretty heavy breaks number so I tried to inject a little funk into it but still wanted it to be on a breaks tip. Came out pretty good I think!
Buy at Beatport – http://www.beatport.com/label/breakz-r-boss-records/17514
Release #3 from the 2Dogs stable brings you another 7″ this time via beat aficionados’ Mr Doris (We Love, Ibiza eclectic resident DJ) & D-Funk (Grits N Gravy & Upstart Music).
Kicking things off is ‘Lock Shit Down’, a gem of a mash up which takes the vox from Chali 2na ft. Talib Kweli and lays down over the all time classic, ‘Supernatural Thing’ by soulpremo, Ben E King.
On the flip is ‘9th Wonder, a good old fashioned party Hip Hopper of a tune which skilfully (and lovingly) underpins things with the wondrous ‘Impeach The President’ by The Honeydrippers then adds vocals stripped from ‘9th Wonder’ by the Digable Planets resulting in a turnout of pure Funk goodness.
Robert Luis, TruThoughts, UK – Thanks for this…like Lock shit Down.
Simon Harrison, Basic Soul Radio, UK – Works a treat and thanks for sending through!!
Sam Redmore, Birmingham, UK – Cheers guys, top tunes, both of them. Will be a feature of my DJ sets over the next few months for sure.
Barry King, Colourful Radio, UK – good stuff…
Mark Milz, Furthern In Fusion Radio, Germany – yay … really diggin’ the “9th wonder” mash !!!
Monkey Boxing review – bit.ly/TD003_MB
Abe Borgman, puraSonica Radio, South America – yeaahh….loved the LOCK SHIT DOWN track…will play it for sure at puraSonica!
Support from Paris DJs – bit.ly/1eQjuux
Check out 2Dogs Recordings:
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/2dogs-recordings
Become a fan of D-Funk – https://www.facebook.com/dfunkbreaks
D-Funk & Sugar Ray Johnson – ‘Kick This Thing EP’ Grits N Gravy. [GNG013].
I’ve teamed up with long term Pacha, Ibiza resident Nicc Johnson (under his Sugar Ray guise) to deliver a 4 track EP that’s a little disco inspired gem! Together we’ve crafted 3 tracks, 2 mid tempo, Nu disco type cuts & 1 more up beat housey number. We’ve also drafted in Sydney’s The Owl on remix duties for 1 of the tracks. There’s been great feedback on the EP & support from the likes of Kraak N Smaak, Pimpsoul, Bassment Freaks, The Funk Hunters, Kid Stretch, Q Dup Foundation, Fuzzbox Inc & more…
It’s a little different from my usual break beat led releases but I’m hoping people dig it all the same!
Buy exclusively at Junodownload – http://www.junodownload.com/products/d-funk-kick-this-thing-ep/2392221-02//
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…
Become a fan – https://www.facebook.com/dfunkbreaks