The Space Cowboys welcome producer and label boss at Homebreakin Records, Neighbour (a.k.a. Matt Dauncey) to the program this week. A very special thanks to our friends Melyss and Big Fat Frog of Homebreakin' for making Mr. Dauncey's RIPEcast appearance possible.
And now a few words from Neighbour on this week's RIPEcast....
"Hello Space Cowboy-ites, Bay Area freaks, boogie lovers, and worldwide friends of West Coast-style dance pressure! This is a 120-min mix of electric-boogie-80s-boompty-house-german-afro-deep business that's been working for me at gigs through the winter, all through Brazil (twice this year!) and at festivals throughout Canada and the States. It's not what people might expect upon listening to my output on Homebreakin, Funkweapons and Jalapeno, but it's a wide musical world and this is just what came out of me at this point in time. Hope to catch you all at a gig sooner or later, either yours or mine!" - Neighbour
Check out Neighbour's hot summer EP, "Toute Freak", on Homebreakin Records with remixes from DCUP and Bumper: http://bit.ly/toute-freak
Also, be on the lookout for Neighbour's forthcoming release with MC Thinktank, "The Crusader", on Deekline's Rat Records.
A little more background on Neighbour...
One part sexy robot and one part aerobics instructor, 25-year old Matt Dauncey has managed to find the middle ground between music and athletics. By harnessing the power of wrestling suits, tennis sweatbands, vintage synthesizers, and electric guitar, Neighbour has tapped into an ancient power-source that has given him the capacity to conjure up frenzied dancefloors wherever he is needed. Through a mysterious process that involves not one, but TWO gigantic crystals, the Homebreakin Records co-owner has managed to combine the raw ecstacy of the early days of disco with razor-sharp futuristic production.
His hybrid DJ-live performance tore across the continent this year, culminating in an incredible series of festival dates across western Canada, including headlining slots at Shambhala 2009, Soundwave, Bass Coast Project, Astral Harvest, and Summer Break. In addition to playing almost 100% original production and remixes, Neighbour plays live synthesizer and electric guitar alongside his legendary DJ sets, which range from no-nonsense electric funk bangers to gorgeous technicolor remixes of classic garage, disco, and house music.
Not one to be pigeonholed, Neighbour has spent the better part of the last two years collaborating with everyone in sight. Upcoming dancehall tracks with Calgary’s Ouda Ouda, boogie-raps with fellow performer MC ThinkTank, and an unbelieveable slate of remixes and original releases guarantee that as soon as you think you know that “Neighbour Sound”, it has grown into something completely different.
Some people say that dance music isn’t as fun as it used to be; then again, some people haven’t seen a grown man in a unitard shoot lazers out of his guitar far away into the night sky.
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Follow Neighbour on Twitter: @NeighbourMusic
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