Well, this has been a wonderful year for me. So I’d thought it’s a good time now to look back to what happened this year and say thanks to all the people who supported me. So let me recap my personal highlights of 2013:
A special thanks goes out to all the radio hosts who played my mixes like EZ Icarus, Turtle from Fresh From The Sewer, Doctor Hooka, Dr. Best, Superfly.fm and to all the blogs out there including breakzlinkz , itsrap.de, soulguru and of course Ghetto Funk.
Most of all I like to say thanks to everyone, who joined me at one of my live gigs and MUCH MUCH LOVE to the thousands of people who listened to my mixes. THANK YOU!
I’m so delighted about the great feedback I’ve received and I’d like to give something back to you. That’s why I digged into my crates and pulled out the first mix i’ve ever recorded. The mix is called “From N.Y. Straight Talk” and features a selection of my favourite hip hop tunes from the place where it all started. It’s shows where I’m musically coming from and it’s the first time the mix gets digitally released. For sure I made it available as a free download for you!
I wish y’all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year… and may the funk be in your area!
End of July the amazing Breakbeat Paradise Recordings Label were calling out to all the funky DJs around the world to create the ultimate Breakbeat Paradise DJ Mix.
The challengeCreate a 30 min DJ Mix with all your favourite BBP tunes and submit it to before Sep 1st 2013 to win one of the following prizes: 1. Place: All 12 released BBP 12″ Vinyls + All digital releases (71 Digital EP/Albums) – The Entire Catalog!
Got a job to do
As I’m a great fan of this label and their artists & releases, I followed their request and accepted the challenge.
I digged through all my BBP releases, picked up the best ones, put them into a groovy mix and spiced it all up with some nice scratches. I really tried to create a mix that comes up with a good retrospective of all the BBP releases, but still focusing on a funky, easy-listening selection. That’s what came out:
And the winner is…
On the 8th Sept. the final decision has been made and I am so glad that I made it on top!
I am happy that my mix has met the expectations of the ultimate Breakbeat Paradise Mix and I like to thank everyone for the support and the great feedback!!! I really appreciate it!!!
Last but not least, I like to thank all the artists from BBP for their great releases to make this mix even possible and of course big respect to all the other djs, who really showed amazing skills. RESPECT!!!
Here you can find all the mixes and the final results:
After years of mixing hip hop, soul, funk and disco music I thought it’s time to bring you some new styles. It’s only clear that I fell in love with Ghetto-Funk, cause it combines all my musical influences into one damn funky sound!
So, I am back again with my brand new mix called “These Are The Breaks”. This mix reflects the music I like to listen to right now and features my favourite Ghetto-Funk & Nu-Funk tunes including hits from A.Skillz, Feature Cast, Basement Freaks, Slynk, The Captain and many others.
I hope you like it!
FREE DOWNLOAD INCLUDED!!!
Yeah, it’s really been around a long time since I have posted any news, but you know, by all the stuff that I am doin, there ain’t much time for keeping my blog up to date. I’m sorry, but at the end I wanna bring you some good quality music and not hundres of blog entries. Anyway, you can still follow me on my Facebook Page, where I much more active.
So, what happened the last weeks?
Well, I was djing a lot incl. a spring-regular at Red Room Vienna, which is really a nice club you should check out when visiting the city. Best cocktails in town and the food in the belonging restaurant “Comida” is really delicious.
Another highlight, of course, the Ride On Festival, where I played along my old friends from G-Spot Sound, Vienna’s Heavyweight Reggae Soundsystem and my P-N-C Andow, who created some noise these days with his remix of “Cash Money” for the Basement Freaks.
The best thing was though, that I was elected to one of this years EUTOPIA.AT Dj Contest Winners 2013, which enabled me to mix live on their stage at Donauinselfest 2013, Europe’s biggest open air festival with over 2 Mio total visitors. Here some expressions:
Next on the plan is the release of my new mixtape called “These Are The Breaks” featuring all my favourite Ghetto & Nu Funk hits. Here’s the teaser:
You see I am really busy these days,so stayed tuned and watch out for some new stuff from your boy…
Smoove – First Class
Smoove is the archetypal B Boy made good. Despite his huge international success with Smoove & Turrell and his ability to craft jazz, soul, latin, hip hop and funk into world beating dancefloor killers, Smoove can still be found every weekend playing live behind the decks in Germany, Russia, Italy, UK or wherever his diary tells him he has to go.
The endless flights, trains and hotel rooms are dead time to some DJ’s but Smoove is always creating new tunes for his set on the fly and working his different influences into the remixes and productions he is currently on. There were at least 40 remixes that could have been included on this album but in the end he chose the ones that worked best together and made the album flow like one of his legendary DJ sets.
Frist Class is out Jalapeno Records, UK’s longest running independent dance labels combining all types of genres which are all linked by one simple fact -> It’s got to have the funk!Therefore it’s no wonder that also remixes of Smoove’s label collegues can be found on this album like the the one for Kraak & Smaak “Call Up To Heaven”, which is available for free download:
Besides that, the album contains a number of exclusives including the remix of the new Third Degree track and a killer remix of Afrka Bambataa, Charlie Funk and King Kamonzi.
With “First Class” Smoove once again proved the he is one of the best producers out there when it comes to funky music. The production skills are very versatile as he jumps from disco to funk, jazz to soul, hip hop to house and back again. For me the album “First Class” is definitely one of my Top 3 releases in 2012.
Here’s a little preview of the album:
Buy Smoove “First Class” at Juno
Yo Brothers & Sisters, it’s done!!!
My new mix, called “Keep The Faith” is out on the streets and as we are in the digital era -> out on the web!!!
This time I wanted to create a mix that is focused on contemporary soul & funk. That’s why most of the featured tracks were released in 2012 or just a little earlier. So basically, this mix is my personal “Best Of 2012″.
The mixtape starts with socially critical songs from Michael Franti and Charles Bradley, before it goes on with some smooth love songs by The Monophonics, The Soul Sessions or Dojo Cuts. Followed by some more electronically produced songs like the incredible remix of Bing Ji Ling‘s “Hold Tight”or “Rise” from the Space Invadas, the mixtape continues the dj-exceed-way… uplifting funk tunes from my all time favourites Lack of Afro, The Baker Brothers or super-producer Patchworks combined with reggae influenced songs from Tahuna Breaks or The Black Seeds. The mixtape ends, following the title “Keep The Faith”, with feel-good songs by Smoove & Turrell, Mr. Presindent and Hawa.
But enough talking, just listen and keep the faith in these hard times!!!
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Sunday Night Fevers is a brand new unmixed CD compilation of must play disco versions by Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco. Together they provide disco DJs some killer re-edits, reworks and remixes the have released over the year. Their style is groove-heavy and dubwise, teasing listeners with just a whisper of vocal or singalong chorus here and there. The 10 revisions on this collaborative edit collection certainly fit into that category, offering a mix of heavyweight electrofunk, horn-heavy disco plus some boogie dub. For those seeking floor-friendly disco interpretations, it should be an essential purchase.
Support has already come in from Laurent Garnier, Ashley Beedle, Dimitri From Paris, Eric Duncan, Optimo, Horse Meat Disco, 6th Borough Project, Onur Engin, Rayko and many more so make sure you disco enthusiasts grab this on Juno:
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Tahuna Breaks have always encompassed a rich diversity of musical genres and styles.
It combines aspects of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and is influenced by artists as varied as James Brown to Daft Punk. The band is well known for being unafraid to mix genres and with seven members, the group’s live act is energetic, raw and large.
In 2007 they released their debut album Reflections which was followed closely by their highly anticipated second album Black Brown & White in 2009. Both records charted strongly, won awards and have firmly cemented Tahuna Breaks’ place on the New Zealand and Australasian music scenes.
Tahuna Breaks have entered the new decade with a fresh focus and a new challenge. 2011 sees the Auckland-based group working on their forthcoming third major release under the guidance of UK producers ‘Crazy P’. Featuring new and reincarnated tracks, the next release will reflect the band’s progression and focus toward the more dance-orientated funk sound that the band have been so well renown for. The first single ‘Moves‘ was released January 2012, with the full release to follow early 2013…
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When Pitch & Scratch came up with their “Hamburg Hustle” in 2009 it was a revelation. These guys studied the Seventies school of funk and soul, were digging deep in disco roots and knew what a good hiphop beat was all about. Well, having the same musical background, I had to dig this album and I it was no wonder that I really enjoyed it.
On the album featured was “Everybody Move” with its irresistible party vibe and an ultra-charming video clip:
Now in 2012 and Pitch & Scratch released their second album called “Together”. The method of “Together” is simple but effective: After the release of “Hamburg Hustle” Pitch & Scratch were out and about getting props for their instrumental arrangements. But why not take the next step and introduce vocalists and lyricists who share a similar, funky and peaceful vision to the family?
As a result Pitch & Scratch teamed up with artists like , the New Orleans born blues singer Wayne Martin, Brazilian singer Leila Pantel or the London based rapper Seanie T. They also worked together with Alex Prince to top this funky line-up of vocalists on the track “Funk Is Ruling in My Head”, which has the message in the title and is taking Alex Prince back to the roots of funk.
But what would the funk be without the horns and the percussion. “Together” is a big shout-out to the power of brass by working together with the Boxhorns of Jan Delay & Disko No.1. Put this in line with the super tight percussion of Lack of Afro in “Popa Never Was A Genius” and we have something really special going on.
Here we have it all “Together”: Deep, serious clubby vibes, from the people for the people, no posing just the groove next to the adrenalin of a sweating Northern Soul dancefloor packed with a crowd which is completely in it for the music. That’s what I call “Together”!
Keep the funk alive and fuy this album @ Juno!!!
Pitch & Scratch
Timewarp Music is an independent Greek record label whose musical style moves through Nu-Funk, Dub, Breaks and Freestyle paths.
Its the creation of Angelos ‘Timewarp’ Stoumpos since 2004, Timewarp Music, was inspired by the fresh Nu-Funk and Dub Electronica music stream that at the time was blooming in the neighborhouds of Vienna, Berlin and Washington, the purpose was to present this sound in Greece and has managed up to know to become the home of 35 and more musicians, dj’s and bands.
Since 2007 Timewarp is one of the first electronica funk, dub, breaks, downtempo and house labels that believed in the digital era of music business. A big stir was created in the market and till now Timewarp Music is one of the most respected labels all over the globe, by bringing constantly fresh food to the music industry.
With their recent compilation “Freestyle 4 Funk 2” Timewarp Music presents the anniversary 100th Digital Release. After all these years Timewarp Music decides to say a big thank you! with a massive release. This twenty eight (28!) track compilation features Timewarp’s best sellers and top tunes they have released in the past four years together with some new unreleased tracks.
If you like Breaks and Grooves with a funky flavor you definitely have to check out this album. It’s BIG!!!
Here’s one of my favourite tunes from the album:
Also check out my “Behind the Groove” mix, where many Timewarp artists are featured.