31 December 2013

Ez Icarus - New Years Eve Mix Special

1. Ez Icarus : Mashup Intro = EzCLUSIVE
2. Basement Jaxx : Wheres Your Head At - Special Remix
3. Kesha Moves It : Mashup - EzCLUSIVE
4. Bad Man Riddim : Wu Tang Vs Pulp Sax - EzCLUSIVE
5. Bob Marley : Get UP Stand UP - EzCLUSIVE Edit
6. LL Cool J Vs Mungo Jerry : Sun Is Shining - Reggae Remix
7. King of Rock Ft MCA : Rock To The Riddim - EzCLUSIVE
8. Ez Interlude : Ft Jungle Book & Afrika Bambaataa
9. Skeewiff Vs Perry Como Vs The Freestylers : Papa Loves Painkillers - Ez Icarus Remix
10. Move & Rock : Riddim - Reggae DnB
11. Ez Icarus : Dj Cuttin - Ft Samuel L Jackson
12. Stand UP : Badman Riddim Remix
13. Wiley : Link UP - Deekline Remix
14. Phone Riddim : Remix
15. Deekline Vs Ez Icarus : Bounce on a Pogo - Ez Icarus Remix
16. Ez Icarus : Cuttin
17. The Wiseguys - Ohh La La - EzCLUSIVE Cut Remix
18. Gwen Stafani Mashup - This My Shit - EzCLUSIVE
19. Commodores : Brick House - EzCLUSIVE Big Beat Remix
20. James Brown - Hit Me
21. Standing in The Way : Reggae Riddim Version - EzCLUSIVE
22. Wu Tang Clan : Gravel Pit - Horny Remix
23. Afrika Bambaata : Mashup - EzCLUSIVE
24. Busta Rhymes : Move Ft Q Tip - EzCLUSIVE
25. Dre : We Like The Girls
26. The Doors : I really Like The Way - EzCLUSIVE
27. The Bass : Ez Cuttin n Scratchin
28. James Brown : That Feelin - EzCLUSIVE
29. Biggie Smalls : Looking Back - Remix
30. Auld Lang Syne : The Trojans - Celtic Ska Remix

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Paddy - Fresh Pickings #5 & Choice Cuts feat. Ewan Hoozami (Dec 2013)

Paddy - Fresh pickings #5    

Lebrosk - Bringing the Boom Back!
Copycat - No. 1
Nick Thayer & Will Styles - Yeah Bwoy!
Freestylers - Weekend Song (D.END Remix)
Ozomatli - Cut Chemist Suite (Second Hand Audio Remix)
Leo - I Swear
Hong Kong Ping Pong & Warp9 - Strictly Dynamite
Parker - Western Soul (DJ DUBra Edit)
Afrika Bambataa feat. Grandmaster Flash, Mele Mel & Kurtis Blow - We Funk This Party Out (Qdup & AGFA Remix)
Dusty Tonez - Get It On the Floor
Copycat - Terrodome
Krafty Kuts - Feel Like Jumping (Krossbow Remix)
Krafty Kuts - Feel Like Jumping (Ed Solo Remix)
Toots & The Maytals - Reggae Got Soul (Hiphoppapotamus Remix)
Booker T & The MGs - Jingle Bells Rewiff

Choice Cuts feat. Ewan Hoozami

Recorded with one turntable and an MPD. Also, I just got engaged so this mix is dedicated to my beautiful fiancee Hayley.

Support the artists that made the music in this mix by following the links and purchasing the tracks... music will die unless we feed it.

1) Wax Tailor - Down in Flames feat. Sara Genn (Wax Tailor www.boutique-waxtailor.com/
2) J-Dilla - Body Movin' (Stones Throw itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-shi….../id307367687‎
3) Grand Theft - We Run Dis (Top Billin' Top-billin – Grandtheft-we-run-this-free FREE DOWNLOAD) 
4) Flume - Sintra (Future Classic itunes.apple.com/au/album/flume/id564046963
5) Ewan Hoozami - Through With Love (Dub - 2013 remix Ewan-hoozami – Ewan-hoozami-through-with-love FREE DOWNLOAD) 
6) Pretty Lights - My Other Love (Pretty Lights Music prettylightsmusic.com) 
7) Super Combo Funk - Don't Need No Dope (Funk Against Fascism)www.junodownload.com/products/funk-…sm/1852106-02/
8) Edan - Emcees Smoke Crack (Lewis Recordings www.discogs.com/Edan-Sprain-Your-…ck/release/356737
9) Frenic - Nature Blues (Frenic Frenic – 4-nature-blues
10) Tom Showtime - Spaces & Places feat. Lotek, Gift of Gab & Ash One (DJ Maars reggae re-skank) (unreleased Djmaars – Tom-showtime-spaces-places
11) B.Visible - Priceless Smile (Riddim Fruit www.junodownload.com/products/disko…-02/?trackid=2)
12) David Shaw & The Beat - Infected (Her Majesty's Ship www.beatport.com/release/infected-ep/872645
13) Ewan Hoozami - Moneylenders (unreleased) 
14) Hartley & Wolfe - Walk on the Wild Side (BBE Bbemusic – Walk-on-the-wild-side
15) Souleance - Georgian Kiss (First Word souleance.bandcamp.com/track/georgian-kiss
16) Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay (Funk Ferret re-edit) (unreleased Funkferret – If-you-want-me-to-stay-funk FREE DOWNLOAD) 
17) Wu Tang Til Infinity (Wick-It remix) (unreleased Wick-it – Wu-tang-till-infinity
18) Featurecast - Going, Going, Gone feat. C. Reid) (Jalapeno www.beatport.com/track/going-goin…inal-mix/3336831
19) Ewan Hoozami -All Quiet feat. Blacksmith (Substatic Remix) (forthcoming, Pig Balls Records) 
20) Ewan Hoozami - Brouhaha (Dave Remix Remix) (forthcoming, Pig Balls Records) 
21) DJ Alias - Funkrion feat. Dephicit (Riddim Fruit www.junodownload.com/products/dj-al…ep/2108019-02/
22) Lea Lea - Dead Girl Walking (Wah Wah 45 lealea.bandcamp.com/track/dead-girl-walking
23) Womack & Womack - Baby I'm Scared Of You (Elektra www.discogs.com/Womack-Womack-Bab…ou/release/714560
24) Roast Beatz - Pour Me feat. Mystro (Jimi Needles Remix) (Boogie Boutiquewww.junodownload.com/products/roast…ep/2179748-02/
25) Ewan Hoozami - Skin Too Deep (Mr Bird remix) (Forthcoming, Pedigree Cuts) 
26) Ta-Ku - Closer (Soulection Soulection – Ta-ku-closer-1 FREE DOWNLOAD) 
27) Bonobo - We Could Forever (Ninja Tunes itunes.apple.com/gb/album/black-sands/id416292276
28) Kraak & Smack - Hold Back Love (Neighbour & Elan B Remix) (Jalapeno Kraaksmaak – Hold-back-love-feat-lex-1
29) Ewan Hoozami - Skin Too Deep (Handprint & the Time Twins Remix) (Forthcoming, Pedigree Cuts) 
30) Ill Blu - Chelt (Red Eye records www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/19301-N…-meltdown-ep‎
31) Leon Vynehall - Homage (Well-rounded Records www.beatport.com/track/homage-original-mix/3480744
32) STEGA - Her Love (Is All I Need) (unreleased @stega-bass FREE DOWNLOAD)
33) STEGA - Could Be Mine (unreleased @stega-bass FREE DOWNLOAD)

Previous shows:
#1 www.mediafire.com/?2hv3x2abo1vs7az
#2 www.mediafire.com/listen/raic69i2l…ickings_%232.mp3
#3 www.mediafire.com/listen/2igj47vr6…kings%20%233.mp3
#4 www.mediafire.com/listen/kx7mqri4i…kings%20%234.mp3

30 December 2013

Bang 'n Mash - starting a BnM club night - Rampshows #21 mixed by Bassconnect (Dec 2013)

Bassconnect recorded his opening set for the Bang 'n Mash club night at Bitterzoet Amsterdam December 27th 2013 for RampShows Blog!

Enjoy the chill vibes from nu-funk, nu-disco and glitch hop tunes!


Pretty Lights - Finally Moving
Gramatik - Brother
Yuri Petrovski- Next Level
Soul Clap - Take it slow (feat Franceska)
Cherokee - Take care of you
Kartell - La Jeunesse Retrouvee
B.B & Q. Band - Dreamer (Kartell Rework)
AfroQBen - Massive move forward (feat Zelly Rock)
B. Bravo & Teeko - More thean just a dream
Stevie Wonder - Superstition [Simone Remix]
Captain Planet - Get you some (feat Brit Lauren)(Erik the Red remix)
SkiiTour - Runnin'
mister T. - Soulgroove
Kid Vibe - Feel Good (feat Fara)
Funk Ferret - Funky dope fresh
Goozebumps - Texas Teeth (Bassconnect Large Professor Pump ya Fist Edit)
Staunch - The gangsta flop
DJ Shadow - Scale it back (Blunt Instrument remix)
See-I - How we do (JPod the Beat Chef remix)
Shafty - I used to think so
Dubble D - Thud

Zenit Incompatible - Favourite picks from 2013

Just dropped in to say a huge and loud thank you for this awesome year! 

I've played the biggest and greatest festivals in 2013, basically with this bag of tracks, so I've decided to upload it for you just in time for a great new year's eve party. 

See you in 2014!

BrainWash - I love HATERS vol.7 x Czworka Live

Click here..... on.fb.me/JCDMzv

23 December 2013

AJ Mann's Holly Jolly House Mix! (Dec 2013)

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I return with over an hour of great jackin' house and hip-hop beats! Features J Paul Getto, DJ Fudge, GoGoBizkitt!, Pharrell, and more!

Enjoy and leave comments, and be sure to check out other mixes from talented DJs on:

Handyman Disco - Carol the Bells 
DJ Fudge & Kiko Navarro - Hold Tight
GoGoBizkitt! - Juicy (Don't Hesitate)
Joss Moog - Call Me 
Tommy Largo & Menno Overvliet - By Default
Luca Agnelli - Desire 
Chanson E - In Fire 
Kyle Watson - He Was Like 
Mr. Vasovski - I Get a Feeling (J Paul Getto Remix)
Funk Meditteraneo - The Groover Man
Danny Dance - Inside My World
James Brown - Sex Machine [pHaZe Project Remix]
Heavyfeet - She Got It
MC Flipside - The Rubdown [Heavyfeet's Jack In the Day Remix]
TJR - Logjammin
StewRat - So Nice 
Pharrell Williams - Just a Cloud Away (from Despicable Me 2)

21 December 2013

Quincy Jointz - Winter-mix 2013/2014 for the Ramp Shows Blog

1. Quincy Jointz - Rock on (from the upcoming Lime Sorbet compilation 4)
2. Quincy Jointz feat. MC Fava - Blast (Tom Drummond remix)
3. Quincy Jointz feat. Michael DeVellis - Wanna tell ya (Turntill & Merlin remix)
4. Harleighblu - Love like this (Titeknots remix)
5. Funky Destination - Down to the music (Quincy Jointz remix)
6. DJ Fudge feat. Afrika Bambaataa - Jump up (DJ Fudge mix)
7. Los Chicos Altos feat. Palo QSea - Chande

20 December 2013

Funky Mosquito - Big Nu Funkee Beats Twenty-Nine (Ramp Shows - Soul-Funk Big Beats Nuggets Tree)

Exclusively mixed with love for the Ramp Shows blog.

Do you like soul, do you like groove and disco, funk and jazz music with great beats and melodies?
Including: The Breakbeat Junkie, Gaff, The Captain, The Bamboos & Alice Russell, C2C, A. Skillz, Slynk,
Tahuna Breaks, Quasamodo, Jayl Funk, DJ Dubra, Basement Freaks u.o.
Here is mix n° tree of the nu soul-funk series of my choice. You will very quick get these melodies
into your brain and not forget it...you will moving your feets clapping your hands and shaking your ass...
...this is so delicious. This is my style and i hope you will also find the pleasure with these grooves.
This is Mix N° Tree. So...Five more mixes will published :)

Swiss quality music selectar since 1968

Further infos and more funky mixes you can find under facebook:

The Funk-Soul Tracklist:
01) Al Wilson - The Snake (Paul Helsby Re-Edit) (5:48)
02) The Breakbeat Junkie - Crazy Jerk (5:0)
03) The Capitols - Cool Jerk (JR.Dynamite Edits) (4:14)
04) The Gaff - The Tribute To Hank (3:29)
05) The Captain - The Latin Night Before (Extended Version) (4:42)
06) DJ Savage Henry - Mary Jane (Savage Henry Remix) (3:08)
07) The Bamboos and Alice Russell - Ring It Home (Efemdzemov Edit) (3:01)
08) Ann Robinson - You Did It (Cristian Cabrera Dj Criss Edit) (3:25)
09) Funky Boogie Brothers - Get Up! (4:10)
10) Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles (Featurecast Remix) (3:23)
11) The Bamboos vs Dj Vadim - Golden Rock (Basement Freaks B-Boy Mush Up) (2:53)
12) Billy Royal Hush (V For The Love Of Funk Edit) (3:44)
13) The Captain vs C2C - Peace Road (Raymon Lazer Mashup) (3:23)
14) A.Skillz vs Ziencia Zero - Everybody Get Funk (DJ Dubra Edit) (3:35)
15) Featurecast - Woah! (4:35)
16) Bo Saris - She's On Fire (Efemdzemov Remix) (3:00)
17) Slynk - Dance Across The Bass (4:19)
18) Tahuna Breaks - Funky Mama (Jayl Funk Edit) (3:54)
19) Featurecast - Rock Ya Body (5:04)
20) Slynk - Whatcha Doin (6:14)
21) Funky Boogie Brothers - Bring The Noise (3:23)
22) Quasamodo - Son Of Shaft (2:56)
23) The Beatles - The Word (The Captain Remix) (4:42)
24) Funky Boogie Brothers - Funky Boogie Wonderland (3:14)
25) The Dells - Free And Easy (Tobyone Remix) (4:19)
26) Etta James - Light My Fire (JR.Dynamite's Smokey Edit) (3:26)

Thanxs to all the artists, the re-editers, remixers, re-mashers for all these grooves for the soul
and the heart. This is the real music also for the future :)

Evil Presidentes - Endtroducing... The Ramp Xmas Show (Dec 2013)

For the third installment of my Ramp Shows, I decided to do something very different... 

What you have in front of you is an old fashioned, tipsy, Christmas mixtape. Inspired by 1960's and driven by Dean Martin, the real king of Christmas. Allow yourself go back to an era when life seemed simpler, less globalised and capitalised. 

For this mix to go down properly, to precisely taste what I'm trying to say here, I've added a secret ingredient to help compliment the next seventy five minutes...something hot to warm your soul this holiday season. This may be an unorthodox step to take but "Oh my gosh my golly, it's time for Gluhwein and Knusperhauschen biscuits"! 

My secret Christmas Gluhwein recipe goes as follows: 
1 bottle of wine, 500ml apple juice, 1 can of pear cider, 50g sugar, 1 cinnamon stick snapped in half, 4 cloves, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground all spice, couple of splashes of Cointreau. Just bring to the boil slowly, take 25-30mins to cook through. Repeat the stated dose.

01. Ain't There Something That Money Can't Buy - Young Holt Unlimited 
02. Me Gustas Tu (Danny Massure Edit) - Manu Chao 
03. Son Of A Preacher Man (Shimi Sonic Remix) - Dusty Springfield 
04. Lets Get It Together This Christmas (Skeewiff Re-Wiff) - The Harvey Averne Band 
05. I Love Las Vegas - Dean Martin 
06. Deans Opening Monologue, Live at the Sands Hotel, 1963 
07. Via Vento - Dean Martin 
08. Volaire - Dean Martin 
09. On An Evening in Roma - Dean Martin 
10. Please Be Kind - Frank Sinatra 
11. I Believe - Frank Sinatra 
12. You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra 
13. Dean & Frank Monologue 
14. White Christmas - Dean Martin 
15. Dean, Frank & Sammy Monologue 
16. This Christmas Song - Sammy Davis Jr. 
17. Mr. Bojangles - Sammy Davis Jr. 
18. Christmas Time All Over The World - Sammy Davis Jr. 
19. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Dean Martin 
20. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Dean Martin 
21. Marshmallow World - Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra 
22. Winter Wonderland - Dean Martin 
23. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Dean Martin 
24. Jingle Bells - Sammy Davis Jr. 
25. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Raindeer - Dean Martin 
26. I Wish It Was Christmas Today - Julian Casablancas 
27. I'm A Believer (DJ Snatch Edit) - The Monkees 
28. Papa Loves Mambo (Skeewiff Remix) - Perry Como 
29. These Boots Were Made For Walkin' (Skeewiff Remix) - Nancy Sinatra

DJ Kimble - Park The Funk on RAMP Volume 10 (Dec 2013)

Last RAMP show of 2013 :) I'm sure most of you will agree the last year has been yet another banging year for music ! The amount of talented people I've come across lately , who constantly give away the dopest music , is pretty much the reason for these RAMP shows .... so firstly I'd like to thank ALL the musicians / producers for all their generosity !

Next up RAMP for the platform for myself and all the other Djs involved to showcase themselves - onwards and upwards for 2014 :)

And last , but in no way least , to everybody who's listened , downloaded , commented , favourited , blogged , supported & encouraged me this year - Thank You x

Happy Holidays!!!

1 : Parliament - P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up) (Agent 86 DJ Edit)
2 : Jimi Needles - I Got The
3 : Jean Knight - Jean Knight - Do Me (Skeewiff Re-wiff)
4 : Althea and Donna - Uptown Top Ranking (DJ Snatch edit)
5 : Joe Driscol & Sekou Kouyate - New York (The Allergies Remix) 
6 : Danny Massure - You Got It
7 : Marvin Gaye Vs Cam'Ron - Hey Ma'rvin Get It On With Ffrenchy (Hiphoppapotamus Remix)
8 : Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear (DT Dj Edit)
9 : Jurassic 5 - What's Golden (DT DJ Edit)
10 : Copycat - Buzz Click!
11 : Tina Turner - Whole Lot Of Love (JR.Dynamite Edits)
12 : The Eagles - Hotel california (Tom Drummond remix)
13 : Morlack - Ain't nuthin' but keepin' on
14 : Basement Freaks - Booty Shackin'
15 : GRiZ - Gettin' Live
16 : C2C & Busta Rhymes - Happy Get Down (Bruce Missile ReRub)
17 : Daigo - Virtual Love
18 : Tom Showtime - FUNKIN' EM ALL
19 : DJ Shadow - The Number Song (Cut Chemist & Copycat Remix)
20 : Alias & Imagine This-Empire (Waggles remix) 
21 : Joe Revell - no no copy
22 : Sammy Senior - Bounce
23 : Grinny Grandad feat. High Voltage - Q the Pimp
24 : Fort Knox Five - Radio Free DC feat Afrika Bambaataa & King Kamonzi 
(A.Skillz & Krafty Kuts Remix) [Remastered] 
25 : 2 Pac & Nick Decaza - California love (Nick Decaza brazilian hipster bootleg)
26 : SkiiTour - Funky Axe
27 : BadboE & Prosper - If You Want My Love
28 : Black Machine - How Gee (Karim Express Edit)
29 : And You Don't Stop - 45 King (Jackmaster Hawk's 'old school fool' re-edit)
30 : Sam & Dave - Hold On I'm Coming (King Most Redirection) FINAL
31 : MF Rex - Shimmy Shimmy Samba (Automatic Reaction Cut-Up)
32 : Jimi Needles - Hypnotize
33 : Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' Ta F' Wit (Featurecast Remix)

Free E.P from Johnny Pluse!!! (Songs That ur Change ur Life)

As a Big Thanks for all the support in 2103 ,Heres a 8 track EP of Some Tunes , Old and New But all Weapons...

Get the full Ep Here:

Lebrosk & Delimentary new release out today on junodownload !

Junodownload review:
Big booty business from two of south England's most promising nu-funkateers: London's Lebrosk gets his backpack on with some classic horn-blasting hip-hop fusion that doesn't sounds dissimilar to Ugly Duckling. Party vibes guaranteed. Delimentary, meanwhile, opts for a darker sound. Throwing a well-known Jungle Brothers vocal down over a bolshy bulbous bass and dramatic strings, it's an instant crowd pleaser.

Listen and buy here.........

17 December 2013

Billy Onions - Winter Warmer (Exclusive Mix for Ramp Shows Blog)

An eclectic mix to warm those cold winter nights. This is a little snapshot of the tunes I'm digging at the moment.

Hope you enjoy - Please check out my Facebook page here for news/views etc:

1. Chase & Status - Count On Me
2. UFO Project - Cut The Music
3. Stanton Warriors - Pop Ya Cork
4. DJ Fresh Vs Diplo - Earthquake (Mafia Kiss Edit)
5. Curtis B - Beats Go Like
6. Aerial - What It Is (Keith MacKenzie Remix)
7. Empire Of The Sun - Alive (Zedd Remix - DJ Icey Booty Bass ReRub)
8. Friend Within - Renegade (Mafia Kiss Edit)
9. Se7en Deadly Breaks - Watch Out For The Reload (7DB Edit)
10. Bloc Party - Montreal (EJECA Remix)
11. Ross.FM - Killing Messengers
12. K7 - Come Baby Come (DJ Hero Remix)
13. Slamboree - Cheeky Peepers (Freerange DJ's Remix)
14. Krafty Kuts - Feel Like Jumping (Krafty Kuts & Ed Solo Breaks Remix)
15. Sychosis - Groove Machine
16. Bella - Somebody To Love
17. Pure SX & Mutantbreakz - Let Me Go (Booty Down)
18. Tegan & Sara - Closer (Rick Tedesco Remix)

Catch me live on NSB Radio every 2nd & 4th Thursday night from 7pm GMT at:

16 December 2013

Johnny Pluse - Breakdown Radio (December 2013)

Big Thanks For All The support in 2103 !!! Nice

Youtube :tinyurl.com/nlvtcxg

The Breakdown Chart
8) The Animators Feat DJ Flip – Victorious - Promo 
7) Lebrosk – Bringing The Boom Back – Radical Mixtape
6) Hotline Zero – Welcome to Shamrock - Disco Cakes
5) Bobby c Sound TV – Now Ur Mine - Promo
4) Sl2 – Way In My Brain – DJ Nicky Allen Remix – Promo
3) Dusty Tonez – Get it on The Floor – Bulabeats Records
2) Phonomatt & Tommy Boy – 5 0 clock - The Captain Remix – BBP
1) Krafty Kuts - Feel Like Jumpin – Ed Solo Jungle Mix – Instant Vibes

13 December 2013

Dan Wilde - Black Belt Jams #40

The 40th instalment of my monthly show for ramp-shows.blogspot.com dated 10.12.13... 
(every 2nd Tuesday of the month) 

Classic Funk, Funky Breaks, Ghetto Funk, Mash-Ups & More...... 

Including the likes of, 
George Duke, 
White Panda, 
Quincy Jointz, 

Funky Shit / Intro ft. Kurnel MC – Dan Wilde
Wah Wah Man – Young Holt Unlimited
Dukey Stick (pt. 1) – George Duke
Ca’ Ba’ Dab – Soul Swingers
Rags To Rufus (Instrumental) – Rufus
I’m Glad I Got Over You – Jeanette Jones
All Night Long (Father Funk Remix) – Mary Jane Girls
Red Hot (Cheshire Remix) – Jurassic 5
Now You’re mine (Bobby C Sound TV Remix) – Gang Starr
If You Want my Love – Badboe & Prosper
Dynamite Funk – Jayl Funk
Blast (Tom Drummond Remix) – Quincy Jointz
Le Freak (Broasis Remix) – Chic
Super Femen – Freethinker Funk Essence
Ya Knowz How – Funk You Very Much
1517 (AGFA re edit) – The Whitest Boy Alive
Earthquake (Mafia Kiss Edit) – DJ Fresh vs. Diplo ft. Dominique Young Unique
Seven Nation Army (White Panda Remix) – White Stripes
Differentology (Himaboy Mash Up) – Major Lazer ft. M.I.A.
Hey Boy Animals (DJ Miguel RDM Mash Up) – Chemical Brothers vs. Martin Garrix
As We Break (All Night) – The Juice Squad vs. Damian Marley vs. Nas


Intro - Dr hooka 

The Blue Wrath (Panama Cardoon Edit) - I Monster

Shout (DJ Agent 86 Remix) - Tears For Fears

Wobble & Squeak - JFB

Booty Call - Knight Riderz & Tantric Decks

Bounce - Sammy Senior

Slap Me (Griz Remix) - Kill Paris

Fender Bender - Dephicit ft. Hidden Riddim

Who Did That To You (B-Mid Remix) - John Legend

Clappaz (Leygo Remix) - Daysta, D Mic & Hooka

The Fever - DJ Nu Mark ft. A.Skillz

Close (Defunk Remix) - Drumsound & Bassline Smith

It’s Raining Dolphins - Jay Elder

Outro – Dr Hooka

Merry Christmas from the Ramp Shows Blog !!!!!!

Would just like to say a big thanks for supporting the Ramp Shows Blog this year !!!!
Lebrosk & Rory Hoy

Funky Mosquito Burning Disco Boogie Fourty-Five (The Soul Fever Lounge Six)

This is a little christmas gift for you...

The Soul Fever Lounge. This is it. A special soul lounge of the early sixties.
Including: Bill Whiters, Erma Franklin, Lee Fields, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye,
Donny Hathaway, The Isley Brothers, Shuggie Otis, Shirley Brown, Martha High u.o.

So enjoy this special compilation of grooving masterpieces -
always with a lot of love and soul on it :))

Twenty-tree soul nuggets selected for you to disco(ver)
the wold of groove that influenced a lot today's music.

Swiss quality selections since 1968. Further infos under:

The Soul Fever Lounge Tracklist:
01) Shirley Brown - Yes Sir Brother (The Apple Scruffs Edit) (5:05)
02) Carl Sherlock Holmes - Your Game (The Apple Scruffs Edit) (6:09)
03) Bill Withers - Use Me (Scratchandsniffs Extended Re-Rub) (5:12)
04) Erma Franklin - Piece of My Heart (Scratchandsniff Re-Rub) (4:17)
05) Lee Fields & The Expressions - It's All Over (But the Crying) (4:10)
06) Martha High - I'd Rather Go Blind (3:53)
07) Lee Fields & The Expressions - Still Hanging On (3:29)
08) Aretha Franklin - One Step Ahead (Disco Tech Edit) (4:22)
09) The Voice Of East Harlem - Can You Feel It (Jski Extended) (6:43)
10) Lee Fields & The Expressions Wish You Were Here (4:13)
11) Donny Hathaway - Little Ghetto Boy (The Apple Scruffs Edit) (7:16)
12) Lee Fields & The Expressions - Faithful Man (4:06)
13) Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (DJ Friction Remix) (5:01)
14) Billy Paul - Let's Make A Baby (Sonny Wortzik Edit) (8:40)
15) The Isley Brothers - Love The One You're With (The Apple Scruffs Edit) (6:03)
16) General Johnson - Don't Walk Away (Scratchandsniff Extended Re-Rub) (7:02)
17) The Blue Jays - What Do You Want (2:57)
18) Billy Paul - Brown Baby (The Aplle Scruffs Edit) (7:27)
19) Jackie Moore - Clean Up Your Own Yard (The Apple Scruffs Edit) (7:22)
20) Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers - Work It Out (3:37)
21) Shuggie Otis - Strawberry Letter 23 (3:59)
22) Lee Fields & The Expressions - You're the Kind of Girl (4:01)
23) Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (2:43)

Thanxs to all these souly artists for their groove and tasty feelings :)

10 December 2013

Kraak & Smaak interview (for MTV Iggy)

Words and Interview by DJ Pangburn

The Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak want to make fans move. To do this, they call upon several decades of music history. No boundaries, no limits exist for these three melody makers. Over the course of five records, house, soul, funk, and many more genres have found a distinct fusion in the Kraak & Smaak sound. And, unlike their Dutch dance music kin, the trio isn’t racing to the bottom for the most bombastic and popular sound. For them, music is a craft, one that requires elastic tinkering and experimentation.

While debut album, Boogie Angst, is more sample-driven, their latest, Chrome Waves, adds more synthetic, electronic layers than ever before. This approach, as Wim Plug tells it, freed the group up to follow their muse—to pursue any idea as long as it was good. Singles “Love Inflation” and “Good for the City,” featuring Sam Duckworth on vocals, serve as the two polar opposite fruits of this effort.

In the wake of Chrome Waves‘s release, Plug took some time to muse on a variety of topics. As with the music itself, nothing was off limits. International club culture, the importance of sonic mutation, and how Kraak & Smaak survive in an ocean of musical noise were all on the table.

Since Kraak & Smaak debuted electronic and dance music have really mutated. For the new album, Chrome Waves, did you guys feel the need to answer this cultural shift?
Chrome Waves feels like something else in a sense, but also a logical extension from our last album,Electric Hustle. It has more organic sounds even though I think we moved creatively down an electronic path. 

How is it more organic?
Well, I’m not sure “organic” is the appropriate word. Over the years we’ve been able to buy synthesizers, get more digital gear, and try out songwriting with guest vocalists. In the end, this gave us more creative freedom to go where we want to.

Are guest vocalists integral to what you do now?
Definitely. We like to take vocalists out of their comfort zone and see how it works with the Kraak & Smaak sound. We’ve always tried to find a middle ground between pure dance floor music, which can be sort of abstract and trendy, and then songs that are more timeless. Some artists are flavors of the month, which works really well for a year or two, but then you never hear from them again. 

Ibiza apparently had an effect on the album. How so?
We wanted this album to be more upbeat, so I think that Ibiza might have influenced us in that way. Dance music in general was influential with the coming of Disclosure, and the return of UK garage and two-step. Then, of course, there was the return of deep house. Dance music has become subtle again, not so crazy and loud. I think we were picking the fruits of that, especially since we aren’t full-on house producers.

What are your thoughts on electronic dance music’s cultural and financial explosion? Has it opened up any new opportunities?
We’ve gotten some more attention because of it, but we’ve been around awhile, and we don’t make music specifically for the dance floor or for big audiences. I think the booming business is really happening in mainstream house and trance music. It’s a bit of a different scene in the end.
I think the enormous surge and interest in dance music in the US could all be over in a couple of years. There is enormous money to be made, which attracts everybody. In the end, maybe more European and UK acts can play the US, whether it’s in the underground or mainstream. The US could become a breeding ground for dance music, but maybe we’ll see the big names crash in a couple of years. Does that make sense? 

Absolutely. Electronic and dance music culture were traditionally very underground in the US, while they’ve always been big in the UK and Europe; which is strange because house and techno come from Chicago and Detroit. So, superstar DJ domination in the US is an anomaly.
I think the US house or dance music pioneers—the Detroit and Chicago guys—got really big very quickly in Europe. They were huge. Maybe that’s typical of a US which eats its young or doesn’t appreciate them until sounds come back like a boomerang. We’re also talking about minority cultures, which is where hip-hop, house, soul, and funk started. In the end, maybe it will all come back, but no one will remember that it came from the US in the first place.

Well, that lack of memory already exists. Electronic music festivals promoters and superstar DJs rarely acknowledge house and techno’s origins. You can’t help but feel that dance music is being sucked dry without a tip of the hat to its originators. 
That could well be, but maybe it’s different now because of the digital revolution. It’s far easier to get your hands on music now. I’m 45, so I grew up with vinyl records and seven-inch singles. It was simpler—you had a gatekeeper who picked the right songs in a record store or for the Top 40. It was also more diverse back then as far as what you could listen to. Now it’s very difficult to get an idea of what is popular or good. People need to find out what good music is again because 95 percent of tracks aren’t listened to, but they’re still there.

What did you grow up listening to?
Apart from pop singles, I listened to alternative and indie music like Sonic Youth. I also liked new wave. I just soaked up everything that was cool, whether it was a pop, disco, or alternative record. As long as it was good, I didn’t care. Maybe in the future we’ll make an alternative guitar record. [laughs]

That diversity of taste allows you to be flexible and timeless. You mentioned Disclosure. They’ve been a big thing in 2013, but if they don’t figure out how to evolve like you guys , they’re dead.
I agree. You can set a trend for awhile, but things pass. If you want to produce music, the debut record is always the first time that you are able to put your best ideas down. That makes it very special, but after that it starts over again. Then you see if you really have the creativity to develop the sound. There needs to be progress and creative space to do new stuff. I think we’re still good at that. If there wasn’t the idea that we could still grow creatively, then we wouldn’t exist anymore.

Stanton Warriors interview

Interview and mix by the Stanton Warriors for the Noisey/Vice.com website

Stanton Warriors make bass music; intentionally vague and un-pigeonholable bass music. The Bristolian only constant is unbridled heavy low frequencies. Whether that be house, electro or anything between depends on what side of the bed they get out of. They're also one of the most envied remix outfits having reworked M.I.A., Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, The Streets, Gorillaz, and Daft Punk to name a few. While Dominic waited for his plane at an unknown airport, we nattered on about Russell Brand, failed rap careers and the art of the remix. Then you can tuck into an hour's worth of this week's Touching Bass.

YNTHT: You’ve been going strong for over ten years, but are the best and worst parts about being in the music industry for so long?
Dominic: The best thing has to be being able to produce our own sound and then being asked to play that sound all over the world. We have been non stop touring since 2001 and still the parties keep on coming. The worst thing has been how the dance music industry of late has become more about brands, cliques, money and who you know pushing it further from its acid house roots based on music not marketing.

We now live in a musical realm where singles arguably run the music industry rather than album. As the remix masters that you are, how important do you feel that remixes are as a part of that package?
Remixes are important as it's great to have your original track reinterpreted by other artists. We have often done remixes just to use for ourselves in sets as it's nice to have such exclusives. Remixes are a staple component of dance music culture from the days of Larry Levan through to the blog bootleg of today.

You’ve remixed for M.I.A., Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, The Streets, Gorillaz, and Daft Punk, to name but a few. But, which remix are you most proud of?
Our mix of Azzido Da Bass' "Dooms Night" most probably, as it crossed over to so many scenes. We had DJs from the garage scene like EZ, through to breaks DJs like Freq Nasty all the way across to Sasha and Pete Tong championing it. It was always our intention to not be pigeon holed and just to make fresh music.

What do you prefer making. Remixes or originals?
Remixes are certainly easier to do but nothing gives you more satisfaction than dropping an original tune for the first time and the crowd going off. We have done a shed load of remixes saying that. It was nice to get recognised by Mixmag in their top 20 remixers of all time list as well. 

In the past, you've been using your label as a vehicle for your own output, but will this always be the way?
We have decided to open it up to all the new talent we have been discovering of late. Labels like Dirty Bird and Black Butter have led the way with pushing new sounds in an uncompromising way to great success and we would like to do that in our own way. 

What’s the latest movements in that regard?
We have signed new bass talent Mafia Kiss, German electro bass dude, Marten Horger, as well as a load of individual projects which we feel best represents the sound we are trying to push. We are also getting a load of remixes of the artists we sign to incorporate different sounds.

What’s your YouTube guilty pleasure and how did you come across it?
Sometimes you start out on YouTube listening to tracks only to end up watching cats breakdancing. Guilty pleasure today was watching Russell Brand giving interviews about the world. I used to think he was a hipster knob but now I love how he's shaking things up with his eloquent yet thought provoking, humorous rants.

Out of interest, did you ever get to meet up with Twista when you guys worked with him?
No we worked over the Internet. We did however get to meet up with and hang with Big Daddy Kane when we made a track with him. We were quite star struck for the first time! Stone cold legend. Most rappers we have worked with have been either mental or cool as fuck or both.

So you've considered your own, full-blooded rap career, amirite?
I rapped for fun when I was a kid but sounded bad trying to so it in an American way. Being a DJ seemed a better career path.

Finally, what material did you go for on the mix?
This mix is a bit different from the recent mixes we have put up on Soundcloud and our podcasts. We have gone for a slightly deeper, slower, bass kinda sound utilising tracks and remixes from artists like UK bods Woz, Lorenzo and A1 Bassline through to American talent like AC Slater and Diplo and Australian bass stars Motez & Mobin Masters. The connected theme, if anything, is that none of it is house. Is any of it future garage, electro, breaks or just bass music? Who knows and who cares - it's music that works for us in a 4am London basement party environment. 


4 December 2013

Rory Hoy's Season Of Funk - Episode Six

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the final (for now) episode of my DJ Mix saga, Season Of Funk. Expect my usual brand of eclectic beats and breaks including some oddies such as a very funky Northern Soul Cover of a Kylie song and the theme tune to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and to end the show - A Christmas megamix finale. 

I hope you all enjoy it!

3 December 2013


The Freestylers have reformed and are back on the road!  They have a new single  ''Falling'' out on 13th January followed by a string of live dates throughout 2014.  

Here is a promo vid filmed at a festival this Summer in Hungary.