The Monkey Tennis Group recently held an online event called Festival of Friends, a combination of DJs worldwide mixing it up in an online event streaming worldwide. This event was the 4th of its kind where people could interact via a chat room and listen to mixes in real time throughout the world.
The mixes were recorded and uploaded and most are available for download, check out this link: www.mtgdj.com/#!fof-4/czj4
This mix by bass n breaks specialist Wes Smith is a throwback mix of some older funky breaks tunes starting off with A Skillz.
Download here: www.itswessmithyo.com/fugu
The Monkey Tennis Group
Elite Force aka Simon Shackleton has been in the electronic music scene for well over 15 years from his early beginnings in a band (Headless Chickens) with the well known Thom Yorke of Radiohead fame to his early electronic music beginnings with Lunatic Calm. Elite Force is a true professional which has seen him tour on every corner of the globe and gather a large fan base over the years.
This LIVE mix was recorded at the Breakspoll awards back in 2011, right around the time the Tech Funk Breaks genre was gaining momentum. Elite Force won 2 Breakspoll awards that night, one for Best Producer and one for Best Label (for his highly regarded U&A imprint). The mix itself is a great journey of breakbeat music and one of the stand out sets of the night.
If you would like to read more about Elite Force aka Simon Shackleton head over to this link: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Shackleton
Elite Force is set to return to this years Breakspoll awards !
This mix has never been available for public download until now.
Here’s the full lowdown:
Breakspoll is all about recognising the best of the breakbeat scene, and celebrating the achievements of the previous year. Our worldwide online vote lets the public decide their favourite artists, tracks, events and more of 2014, and culminates in our awards show and club night event, this year happening in Manchester on Saturday 7th March.
The 14th International Breakbeat Awards
Saturday 7th March 2015
Sound Control, Manchester 9pm-4am
Featuring the best of the breaks scene in one massive party, combined with the Breakspoll Awards presented live on stage at 11pm sharp, join us for a night of breaks, bass and beats as we announce the winners of the International Breakbeat Awards live on stage, alongside superstar DJs and live acts playing through the night.
Featuring: A-Skillz, Breaksjunky, Elite Force, Evan Gamble Lewis, JFB, Kwerk, Leuce Rhythms, Lowdown DJs, Marten Hørger, Martin Flex, Plump DJs (Classics Set), RadioKillaz, Refracture, Slamboree Soundsystem, The Autøbøts (Retro Session), Vinyl Junkie & Sanxion, WBBL (Live), Wes Smith, WheresNorth? and more.
To those who love the broken beat as we do, this week’s guest needs no introduction. From Brighton, UK he’s the man they call Krafty Kuts (Instant Vibes) and we’re honored to have him gracing the decks in The Armory. Krafty Kuts is about to embark on his latest U.S. tour beginning in Denver on February 20th and wrapping up in Salt Lake City on the 28th.
Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates:
February 20th – Beta Nightclub – Denver, CO
February 21st – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
February 22nd – Social Bar & Lounge – Columbia, SC
February 25th – Foundation Nightclub – Seattle, WA
February 26th – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
February 27th – Monarch – San Francisco, CA
February 28th – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
This week also marks the release of the latest Armory cover art from our good pal and renowned illustrator, Jem Panufnik. Jem had a few thoughts to share on the inspiration for the new Armory artwork along with a couple of anecdotes on fellow Finger Lickin’ alum, Krafty Kuts, which you can read about on the DJ Zach Moore blog.
Artwork by Jem Panufnik.
Funktasty Crew is a project of promotion for the artists/djs from the electronic music scene, focusing styles as “breaks” and “bass” music.
1.- The Brainkiller – Fly With Me (Original Mix)
2.- Neoh & Alex Clubbers – Southside (Original Mix)
3.- Wes Smith & The Juice Squad – Bomb Diggy Diggy Feat. Big Wiggles (Dubaxface Remix)
4.- Funk U – Alien y Gena (Original Mix)
5.- Aggresivnes – Extending (Original Mix)
6.- Geon – Avalon (Colombo Remix)
7.- SevenG – Evolution (Original Mix)
8.- Hoomicide – Blue Project (Original Mix)
9.- Yankee – Sweet Dreams (Original Mix)
10.- The Brainkiller & Dj Memo & V.Aparicio – About you (Original Mix)
11.- BreaksMafia feat. Mc Bestbasstard – Energise (Aggresivnes Remix)
12.- Aero Chord – Surface (KL2 ReTwerk)
13.- Colombo – Retromus (Original Mix)
14.- Four Motion – Symphony Of Hell (Original Mix)
15.- Wuki – Happy Accidents (Vip Mix)
16.- Ufo Project – Original Badboy (Original Mix)