Funk Ferret presents Funk The World 65 (Free Download)

Mixed by Funk Ferret
April 2021

World Premiere by Life Support Machine.

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Funk The World showcases the best funk DJs from around the world, and stepping up to mix episode #65 is Auckland, NZ’s own Funk Ferret.  A regular on the UK-Canada-Australia festival circuit, Funk Ferret is known for his funky breaks, heavy bass and glitched out house.  He delivers the goods on Funk The World 65, providing the soundtrack for our spring flings

01 Stickybuds – Firestarter (A.Skillz Remix)
02 Opiuo – Til We’re Dancing Together
03 Slynk & Defunk – Techno Viking
04 Vancara – Railroad
05 CMC & Silenta – Sho Is Funky
06 Gwen McCrae – Funky Sensation (WBBL Edit)
07 Shaka Loves You – Boogie Feat. Fullee Love (WBBL Remix)
08 A.Skillz – Everything To Me
09 Qdup – Party Beacon (Beat Le Juice Remix Instrumental)
10 WBBL & X-Ray Ted – True
11 Funk Ferret – Makin’ Me High
12 Arrested Development – Everyday People (Father Funk Remix)
13 Bazuka – Dynomite (Lack Jemmon Remix)
14 Haywyre – Let Me Hear That (Krafty Kuts Remix)
15 Lack Jemmon – Comagain
16 Opiuo & Krafty Kuts – Buff Marvin
17 Fibre – I’ll Go Back
18 Funk Ferret – Disco Down
19 Heatwave – Boogie Nights (WBBL Remix)
20 FunkinRight & Bright Idea – Runnin’
21 Chicago – Street Player (Mooqee & Beatvandals 2019 Disco Rework)

Out Now: Fort Knox Five Remix of “Swing It” by Ali B on BombStrikes

by Ali B ft. Afika NX
w/ Remix by Fort Knox Five

Bombstrikes welcomes Ali B back to the label and this time he is joined by the multi talented Afika NX for the infectious track ‘Swing It’. With a career spanning over 2 decades in music, Ali is somewhat of a pioneer, pushing forward the scene as the first and longest standing resident at the legendary club Fabric, in addition to hosting radio shows on Capital and Kiss FM. South African-American hip-hop artist Afika NX also brings a strong pedigree to the collaboration, he has picked up huge props for his musical output and is credited with an impossibly catchy style evoking both Bob Marley and Busta Rhymes in the same breath. The resulting music is something special, fusing 808 rhythms and contagious sax hooks seamlessly with Afika NX’s impeccable flow. Flipping the tempo, Washington DC’s own Funk legends Fort Knox 5 deliver a killer remix, toughening up the beats, adding guitar licks and keys to great effect. Also included is the very handy Instrumental mix. We guarantee this one will stick with you after just one listen.

Morphosis of Hong Kong Ping Pong Club:
“Quality as ever, loving the funk of the FK5 remix, props!”

“Wicked tune… Really digging the Fort Knox Five Remix”

Romain Coolen (DJ Prosper)
“Dope release I love every mix ! Ali B is still a legend”

Zenit Incompatiibe
“Fort Knox Five’s remix is pure fire!”

– “Cool Stuff, thanks guys!”

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Omegaman – “Rebel Rocker ft. Ikenna & Roddy Radiation” – Out Now!

“Rebel Rocker ft. Ikenna & Roddy Radiation”
by Omegaman
FKX134 – Fort Knox Recordings

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After the highly successful release of last year’s “Politics of Greed”, Omegaman is back with another rebellious protest song, a take on world affairs in 2021. For “Rebel Rocker”, Omegaman has brought in Nigerian born vocalist Ikenna, and the legendary guitarist of The Specials, Roddy Radiation. “The system made me a Rebel Rocker,” and this one is all about the systemic corruption, lies, and war mongering by governments around the globe, which has forced the downtrodden to start pushing back. The searing vocals of Ikenna deliver the message true, and straight from the heart.

Not only does Rebel Rocker feature the extra Special guest Roddy Radiation on lead guitar, but also Marty Fabok of the Allniters and Ozkas on rhythm guitar. And the horns section is on loan from The Skastards, making this a global collaboration! The tune really hits home with a massive line-up of live instrumentation, drums, bass, layered guitars, keys, horns, and an ocean of vocals. All of these pieces come together brilliantly to create a groovy ska protest song for the modern era, complete with a wailing guitar solo by Roddy!

While Omegaman’s original is one for the head-nodding rudeboy massive, Qdup was brought on to increase the pressure and make a remix for the dance floor. Without overdoing it, Qdup deftly warps the bassline, adds some glitched out effects and kicks up the tempo. This is party with a purpose, and Qdup’s trademark funky beats will get even the most jaded punters dancing and skanking about! The world is fed up with the status quo, and this remix is the perfect anthem to pump up the massive. Instrumentals of both tracks are included with this release. All original artwork by Peter Metro of Metro Co.

DJ Feedback:

“Nice rock steady sound from the ever reliable Omegaman. The Qdup Remix is a great take on the original. Perfect daytime jams.” – Rusty B of AGFA

“The underlying “Rebel Rocker” grooves and sways in the light of worldwide contribotors, the Qdup Remix elevates the pace and barometer to supplement an already solid track with deep digs and a platform to echo the contributions of talented (albeit legendary) artists and shift into a fuzzed marching anthem.” – Greg from Nanobot Rock

“Qdup Remix sounds like a good old track from The Freestylers, back straight from 1998! I Love It!” – DJ Prosper

“Love the reggae bass rudeboy vibes, with Qdup’s signature style!” – EVeryman

“Both tracks are exquisite” – DJ Clairvo

“Nice song that leads us into springtime again!” – Shantisan

“I like the funky skanking Qdup Remix!” – Quincy Jointz

“Big Tune! Big Release!” – Busta

“Digging the tough edge of the Qdup Remix’” – Pecoe

“Skanking!” Will get the party going for sure” – Honest Lee

“Soulful Reggae Vibe” – CMC


Out Now Worldwide:

Waggles presents FUNK THE WORLD 64!

Mixed by Waggles
February 2021

Bruises N Cuts – Arroz Con Pollo
Los Vecinos – Cumbia Soldena (DEELA EDIT)
Shaka – Martelo a Galope
The Architect – Baile De Sol
Gitkin – Cut Out
Thornato – Out Here
Alphabets Heaven – Comte
KD Soundsystem – La Llave
Chinese Man, Scratch Bandits Crew, Baja Frequencia – To the Beat
The Allergies – Let Them Know (feat. The Cuban Brothers)
Village Cuts – Vengo Ganao (feat. Louis Towers & Mahon Sounds)
El Liso – Colombiafrica y Louis Towers – Piper Street Sound Mix
Voilaaa – LIMYÈ-A (feat. Lass, David Walters & Pat Kalla)
Synapson – Illuminar (feat. Flavia Coelho)
Sumohair – Tropical Nightfall
Acid Pauli – Edda’s Cumbia
Aswad – Shine (Loshmi Edit)
Pimps of Joytime – La Vida Es Un Carnaval (feat. Carol C.)
Captain Planet – Elephant Dance
Kombilesa Mi – Ma Nduse (Bosq Dub Mix)
Magic System- Premier Gaou (DJ Ludo Edit)
Kumpania Algazarra – Bookie Monster (Waggles Club Mix)
Saronde – Firewood ft. Idd Aziz
Zoufris Maracas – Mon Ami Mon Frere feat. Flavia Coelho (PEDRO Remix)
Waggles & Bear Twists – Pyjama Trap (Unreleased)
Nubiyan Twist feat. K.O.G – If I Know

Out Now: Qdup’s “Party Beacon Remixes” by FK5 & Beat Le Juice!! (FKX133)

Party Beacon Remixes
by Qdup
w/ remixes by Fort Knox Five & Beat Le Juice

Out Now Worldwide:

Roll into 2021 with some swagger and a hot batch of remixes “Party Beacon” by Qdup featuring Jerome Joyce. Party Beacon made it on to Juno Download’s Best of 2020 Breakbeats, and is prime to be remixed. Qdup enlisted two of his favorite producers Beat Le Juice and the mighty Fort Knox Five for remix duty and both remixes are likely contenders to make it for Best of 2021!

First up we head across the globe to Poland’s up and coming Funk and Bass producer Beat Le Juice to get his funky signature sound. Fans of the funk may be familiar with his tracks released on UK imprint Scour Records or his countless free downloads. That signature Beat Le Juice sound shines through with a boogie bass-line that dances effortlessly around funky chords. His remix is dripping with funk and even adds some extra talk box vocals to compliment Jerome’s party raps with style. Get ready for booty-shaking fun!!

Needing no introduction, label head honchos FK5 are continuing a string of fantastic remixes after their recent funky house reworking of “Good Gal Queen, Badmon Ting” by Average Citizens of Vancouver. Their remix pumps up the tempo, adds a 4 to the floor feel and goes full force on the disco vibes. The Party Beacon is shining brightly, so break out your funky dance moves and get down with the Fort Knox Five Remix.

DJ Quotes:

“Funky as expected! Loving them both” – Krafty Kuts

“FK5 always bringing it!” – Ursula 1000

“Nice and Funky” – Barry Ashworth of Dub Pistols

“Just do your thing and get ready to wave your sh*t from side to side with these two funky party bangers!” – Steve Raskin of FK5

“Awesome Remixes. Great job on both of these.” – Badboe

“Fun Tunes” – Rob Paine

“Wow, this Fort Knox Five Remix is mint. Really Good.” – Rusty of AGFA

“Great track for me and hopefully the dancefloor soon!” – Ed Royal

“What a great release! Jerome Joyce is a good vibes provider I love Beat Le Juice and Fort Knox did a great job also with this 80’s touch.” – DJ Prosper

“I love both remixes!” – Quincy Jointz

“Dig!” – Pathaan

“Gold!” – Omegaman

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