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Mr Confuse’s “Feel The Fire” completely remixed by by like-minded producers, musicians and DJs – enjoy and read who is on board:
Track: Feel The Fire
Remixer: Smoove (Newcastle UK – Jalapeno Records)
Ubiquitious producer, remixer and travelling DJ from the North of England, Smoove is recognized as one of the most prolific ambassadors of breakbeat fusion. Smoove has just released the album „Antique Soul“ with soulmate, songwriter and singer John Turrell on Jalapeno Records, plus he is active with his own Wack Records imprint.
Track: Hurricane Jane
Remixer: Daytoner (Cornwall UK - Wack Records)
Daytoner spends his waking hours on an ill-advised trawl through the vintage easy listening vinyl of friends, relatives and the consistent mine of Cornwall's charity shops in order to habitually rehash into a sampled odyssey of smile rendering audio. Daytoner also works with local musicians to ensure the audio's usually more than just a mash. The debut Daytoner single 'Little Wonder' was released in March 2009 on Wack Records and will be one the tracks on the first Daytoner LP, provisionally titled 'Sunburst Radio' which is currently being recorded.
Track: Balkan Funk
Remixer: Ed Royal (Innsbruck Austria – Innvision Records)
Ed Royal discovered his love for dejaying in Italy during the early 80s, crossing over funk, breakbeat and drum & bass. As a true freestyler he has been running Innvision Records since 2003 and produced remixes for the All Good Funk Alliance, Soulphonic Soundsystem, Mawglee, Michael DeVellis, K’Bonus, Badboe, Timewarp Inc., Parov Stelar and Rephrase. He features in the record collections of colleagues Makossa (FM4), JonH (Fort Knox Five), Kid Loco (Yellow Prod.), Rob Birch (Stereo MCs).
Track: Lookout Weekend
Remixer: Lack Of Afro (Surrey UK – Freestyle Records)
This funky young dude has been going since the age of 7 and now, at 26, Adam Gibbons has all but earned an honorary afro with the release of his debut album, “Press On”. Gibbons found his feet after getting into funk and soul whilst studying Music Technology at University and started to play his trade in various bands around Exeter. Recent remix work included Diesler, The New Mastersounds, Eddie Roberts (NMS), Tim Wood (Social Beats) and he is currently working on remixes for Nicole Willis and Flevans.
Track: Groovin’ On The Spot
Remixer: Mash & Munkee (Kiel/Wuppertal Germany – Funk Weapons Records)
Mash & Munkee are Unifairfly & Deli-kutt, two producers from the North & West of Germany. Besides several music projects they are running the 7" label Freesoul 45 Records founded in late 2008. Unifairfly started producing in 2004 and is involved in other projects like "Madball Scientists" which is a collaboration between Germany and New Zealand focused on hip-hop flavoured space jazz. Kolja (Deli-Kutt) is deejaying since '96 concentrating on NuJazz, downbeat, soul and good ol’ funky stuff. Their recent 12” “Wake Up” has gained big attention in the NewBreaks scene. Put funk as main ingredient and add jazz, soul, dub and hiphop as spice and you’ll taste what Mash & Munkee’s music is all about.
Track: The Groove Merchant
Remixer: The Uptown Felaz (Budapest Hungary – WahWah 45s)
The Uptown Felaz (TUF) is a Budapest-based crew and is a joint-project of several people who have known each other for a long time. Their first big nick was in 2002 when they wrote the soundtrack for the Hungarian movie "Tesó" ("Bro'", Best Script @ Hungarian Film Week). WahWah 45s released their first 7" „Brainstorm“ and also got the remix treatment from Ninja Tune's Hint. TUF has five members: Akos Baranyai aka Future (turntables, djing), Gabor Katona aka Negro (drums, djing), Krisztian Padar (programming), Attila Nemeth Dr. (bass), Levente Szabo Dr. (guitar) and Diesler, Trinity & Rocky Rococo, Kid Loco, Dom Servini, Flow Dynamics and Ed Royal are spinning their tracks.
Remixer: Rephrase (Sydney Australia – Good Groove Records / Knowfool Records)
Starting his production career in 1999, Rephrase formed Sydney breaks group Db Chills. They signed their debut album "BrokenSound" to Stephen Mallinders (Cabaret Voltaire) label Offworld Sounds. In 2003 he focused on producing his debut Rephrase solo album "Beatcoaster" praised by the likes of John Stapleton (Dope on Plastic), Gilles Peterson & Miguel Migs. In 2006 Rephrase dropped his second album „Little Vistories“ followed by numerous 12“ offers on labels like Goodgroove, and Knowfool plus remixes for Bah Samba, Flevans, Beatphreak, All Good Funk Alliance, Kurtis, Tom Eno & Kidzen.
Track: It’s Just A Blues
Remixer: Thomas Blondet (Washington DC USA – Rhythm & Culture Recordings)
If you had to sum up Thomas Blondet in one word, that word would be versatility. The man has got some of the most versatile dj and producers skills you will ever encounter. Blondet is most well known as the DJ Tom B, a name he carved out for himself in the 1990’s club and dance music scene in Washington, DC. In 2006 he started his own label, 202 Digital which is perfectly suited to navigate the new music industry. Tom also releases music on Rhythm and Culture Recordings Over the past year he has been working with DC’s roots reggae rockers See-I, featuring Rootz and Zeebo of Thievery Corporatiom as well as his own full length album.
Track: Lay It Down
Remixer: JetTricks (London UK)
A two man groove machine in control of bags of breaks and tons of instruments running on nothing but biscuits and Coca-Cola have emerged to create upfront, diverse and innovative music - with the help of some of the best poets, singers, rappers and musicians this duo produce serious music with a sense of humour...in between trips to the 24hour garage for more Jammie Dodgers and bottles of Coke...JetTricks are currently working with spoken word artist Miss AdeFunKe, the Lovely Faye Houston and I am Sam... Go on have a listen!
Track: En Movimiento
Remixer: Una Mas Trio (Braunschweig Germany – Agogo Records)
Una Mas Trio has a vision. Based on a blend of traditional south American styles meeting contemporary club music they construct their very own, crystal-clear „Ritmo Del Futura“ which is what they call their debut full length album. Una Mas Trio are Christian Schilgen, multi-faceted instrumentalist on guitar and keyboards, composer and engineer as well as producer in his own studio, and Fab DJ Sammy, founder of the Juju Orchestra, musical mastermind, disc jockey and record collector extraordinaire. The first single „Son Montuno“ was released in late 2007 as a 7“ vinyl and proved to be a sure shot.
Track: The Arrrgh Theme
Remixer: Alan De Laniere (Paris France – Mycrazything Entertainment)
Alan De Laniere has a passion for modern jazz and electronic music. Since his first project during Urban Live Festival in Berlin 1998, this producer from Paris/France has been busy in doing radio shows and working closely with Paul-Francois Thierry on remixes for various labels and artists ranging from jazz to rap. Their prime artistic perspective is to fuse traditional and contemporary music for the modern dancefloor.
Track: Do It Right Now
Remixer: AIFF (Dordrecht Netherlands – Unique Records)
AIFF means in long terms “Afro Influenced Funk Federation”. The Dutch musicians around DJ and producer Phil Martin and musician Ton van der Kolk play an enormous groove establishing their own version of Afro-Funk. Influenced by classic Afro-Funk like Fela Kuti, they try to bring Afro-Funk to a new dimension. Their limited first 7“ „AKWAABA“ b/w „Watergirls“ was highly recommended by Paul Murphy from Afroart Recordings and Andy Smith from Portishead. Keb Darge and Snowboy played it at their gigs, even Paul Weller love that tune. Their love for old funk, jazz, soul, hiphop, reggae and other grooves lead to the result of their new album “Afro Soul System“.
Track: Going Somehwere
Remixer: Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra (Paris France - Ubiquity Records)
The Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra is a french band of 12 musicians inspired by afrobeat, West Indies grooves, the old descargas, brazilian and latin funk plus more than one touch of oldschool hip hop. This project is born in the crazy head of Lionel Berton a.k.a. Masta Conga and realized by the energy and the creativity of each one of its members. ALVO is about the original fusion of different kinds of sounds like the afrofunk, latin music, gwo ka, ethiopian groove and raw rap....!
- Funk Electronic