Hello, good day and how do Groovedroppers? Welcome to my (late as ever) February ‘Pick n Mix’, which features some of the funky-arse free downloads that I’ve stumbled across this month.
Firstly and as always I’d like to thank and offer my sincerest ‘Big Ups’ to all the producers who featured this month. I also feel obliged to remind you people to reward all the talent and generosity on display by leaving a cheeky little comment, sharing and/or favouriting any of the tunes that you like enough to download. It’s only fair!
As always I’ve gotta offer my sweet, elbowy blog love to UK Glitch Hop, Adapted Records, Da HZ, nedfodder, The SNT, Funkfreak, Caliber Music, Doctor Hooka and Free Breaks Blog for all the mad tuna and for keeping my Faceshook feed interesting. Cheers for all your efforts guys!
Also, double-special-extra-mad-funky-man-love must go out to that chap Spinforth and the Hong Kong Ping Pong crew, who not only repeatedly deliver the biweekly Soundcloud Scour and the Beating The Crates show on NSB Radio but also managed to pick up the Breakspoll, Best New Label award. Gwarn Scour Records and their award winning funky cream! Massive congrats guys, it’s totally deserved for all your hard work, looking forward to Scoured Cream Volume II! While I‘m on the subject, if you know what’s good for you, you’ll be attending the FREE, Scour Records Launch Party at The Lanes in Bristol, presented by Tremor Soundsystem. That shizz is going off Friday 22nd March and it’s bloody FREE! See ya’ll there, no excuses!
Got another congrats to offer to our very own swamp wallowing breaksmith, Hiphoppapotamus, who’s secured a sweet release on Tru Funk Records Volume III with ‘Curtis Is Dangerous‘. Huge tune bruvva, very well played sir! Go buy that hit here ya’ll….
Just a few more events to let you know about and then I’m off to the alps for a week of much needed drunken skiing type antics. Firstly, if you find yourself in Brizzle on the 15th of March then you could do a whole lot worse than swinging by Timbuk2 for Five Dollar Shake VIII, featuring the aforementioned Funk-Soul-Brother Hiphoppapotamus plus some mad, glitch-scratch action from The Itchy & Skratchy DJs and the Five Dollar Shake Residents, plus a takeover of Room 3 from the Tremor Soundsystem man dem, who will be bringing some beautiful bassy flavours to an already epic night. That line up looks absolutely huge and I’d be there in a heartbeat if I wasn’t playing at the first ‘Juice’ Hip-Hop night to take place at Chelmsford’s brand new hot party spot, The Loop. So if you’re local then come down (Free entry) and get excrement-faced with myself, Blunted Styles, Matt Love, Fei Comodo, Machine Gun Men and more.
Whomp is back again and to celebrate winning best night at The UK Glitch Hop awards, they’re having a free party at Cable, London Bridge on Saturday March 23rd featuring the UK Glitch Hop fam and The Whomp resident DJs. They are always banging occasions full of lovely people, so come down and laugh at me as I’ll be a bit of a state due to the Scour Records Launch the night before. That’s gona be such a mad weekend!
Lastly I’m made up to announce that Groovedrops will finally be launching our very own, brand new, monthly club night in East London on Friday 5th April. We’ve got a huge line up in store for all you lucky people who can make it, so make sure you save the date. The Facebook event page will be online very soon, I’m all types of excited and you bloody well should be too!
Right, all that’s left for me to do is say a big, fat ‘Thank You’ to you, you and you for rummaging around in my bag and checking out my ‘Pick n Mix’. Much love and hopefully I’ll get to see/meet a whole load of you on the 5th April at The Groovedrops ‘Wet n Funky Fridays’ launch party.
Here’s the track listings, enjoy!
Groovedrops February ‘Pick n Mix’
1) Sun Clap – The Allergies
2) Slow Drag – Minoru
3) Mic Check – 4mat
4) Let’s Get Ill – Jantsen
5) Thrift Shutter – WBBL
6) Glitch City – Lewd Behaviour
7) Don’t Wait For The Good Times – Warp9
8) 70 Everything – Bondi Stereo
9) 1nce Again – ATCQ (Bit Funk Remix)
10) Clap Yo Hands – Naughty By Nature (DJ Maars Reggae Re-Edit)
11) Friday Nights @ Moondoo - Basement Freaks
12) Slap Me – Kill Paris (GRIZ Remix)
13) Piece Of Mine – Jayl Funk
14) Lord Jazz Hit Me One Time – Lords Of The Underground (DJ Inko Remix)
15) Insane In The Brain – Prince Fatty (Leygo‘s Summer Edit)
16) Do The Right Thing – Redhead Kingpin And The FBI (Dancefloor Outlaws Remix)
17) Let’s Get Ill – Jantsen (Funk Hunters Remix)
18) Unreality – Hotelsinus (Jimi Needles ‘Unreal Banger’)
19) Holler If Ya Cave Funk – Aelian vs. 2Pac (Dubbwebb Mash)
20) Your Touch – The Black Keys (Shaka Remix)
21) Reload – Deekline, Ed Solo & Million Dan (Revolvr Remix)(HKPP 112bpm Edit)
22) Baby Gets Down – Crazy Daylight
23) Twistin – Father Funk
24) Lonely Hearts Club – D-Funk
25) Bop Gun – Parliament (Kenny Beeper Edit)