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Archive for Drum & Bass

Juice Night Out at Electric Love Festival, July 28-31st, 2017 (BC Canada)

Yes, headed to visit our Northern neighbors and sound off at the first official Juice Night Out session.  DJ ShOOey, Groundskore and yours truly will be kicking off the Nest stage on Friday night and sending you into ELF orbit for the stellar weekend line up.  Here’s a little official 411 on all of us;)

Wes Smith is a DJ and Producer based out of San Diego, CA. His floor filling single “Bring Back That Funk” camped out at the Beatport Breaks #1 spot for more than 30 days and nearly 150 days in the top 10. His DJ mixes and music are featured on top podcasts, radio shows and labels. His main floor live sets run the genre game with funk fueled beats, bass and vocals. Wes is the Juice Recordings label boss, chief sticker bomber and creative force behind The Juice Squad.

ShOOey discovered her love for house music in the Chicago club scene in 1997 but it wasn’t until she moved to San Francisco in 2003, where she learned the art of DJ’ing and the beauty of moving and shaping a dance floor. ShOOey is a prominent member of the SF-based Space Cowboys music collective, where you can hear her body-rocking breaks and house sets. With a massive following on the playa and beyond, ShOOey is known for the infectious energy that she brings to the dance floor!

Hailing from Vernon BC, GroundsKore never fails to bring those funky fresh breaks to the tables and get that dance floor bouncing. Thus far he’s dropped two charting releases on two different labels (Bassbong Records; Juice Electronica) and has his second release on Juice Electronica dropping in the near future. Also a resident DJ of the BC interior’s ‘hi, society music festival’ among many others he makes his rounds to, GroundsKore has been keeping himself pretty busy, and has a lot more in store for the future.

Related links: [Facebook: Event Page] [Presale Tickets] [Camping Registration] [Facebook : Electric Love Festival]

Wes Smith Related Links: [Get Email] [Get Social]

Pressurize the Cabin (Remixed) by Fort Knox Five

Hey hey friends….super stoked to have this remix included on Fort Knox Recordings 100th release.  From the funk master themselves….

You only turn 100 once, so you better go big! To celebrate Fort Knox Recordings 100th release Fort Knox Five have compiled 20 of the biggest remixes from their latest full-length album “Pressurize the Cabin.” Ranging from Glitch Hop and House to Breaks, and reading like a who’s who of funky electronic producers from across the globe, this release capitalizes on Fort Knox Five’s legacy of dancefloor Funk and is a fitting tribute to the loss of founding member Jon Horvath, now one year gone.

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Spring 2015 saw the release of Fort Knox Five’s “Pressurize the Cabin,” beloved by the fans and lauded by the press, with every song given the remix treatment and released as a single. Now – for the very first time – they come together as a collection. For the filthy-at-heart this release features some nasty glitch hop remixes by The Funk Hunters, Father Funk, Basement Freaks, Bobby C Sound TV, Sammy Senior, J*Labs and Warp9. The heavy bass and glitched-out tweaks dovetail perfectly with FK5’s eclectic funk sound and original vocals. Big tunes meant to be played at full volume for maximum effect!

Years spent on the road – rocking clubs and festivals from the DJ booth – have given FK5 a unique perspective of some of the freshest dancefloor directions. Included in this compilation are touches of indie dance, nu disco and house. Long time friends Slynk, All Good Funk Alliance and Farid fire up some great Nu Disco remixes. And House music lovers will find corking gems by the likes of Ursula 1000, Smalltown DJs, SkiiTour, and DJ Dan & Mike Balance.

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Never afraid to push the boundaries and drop funky music from all genres, there are a few really cool remixes that require your attention. Both Deekline and Wes Smith deliver killer breaks remixes which are dancefloor monsters. Bart & Baker have turned in an irresistible electro swing remix, the Knight Riderz supply a funky, mind altering trap excursion and – true to form– Fort Knox Five’s alter-ego Thunderball have summoned some rolling, sitar-drenched drum’n’bass.

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You can travel the world club-by-club and experience these tracks on the dancefloor or you can get them all here for yourself! Fort Knox Five loves remix culture and have been thrilled to be able to drop these remixes in their DJ sets. “Pressurize The Cabin Remixed” has something for everyone from glitch-hop and house to breaks, nu-disco, drum’n’bass and electro-swing.

Related Links: [Fort Knox Five : Facebook] [Fort Knox Five : Beatport] [Fort Knox : Five Juno] [Wes Smith : Beatport] [Wes Smith : Email List] [Wes Smith : Social]

It’s Wes Smith Yo @ the West Coast Weekender in San Diego, CA [May 13th-15th]

Hello friends, incredibly stoked to be part of the West Coast Weekender, a groundbreaking set of events in San Diego, CA showcasing some of the finest talent in electronic music.  Event_WCW_Collage01On Sunday May 15 I will be participating in the Songwriters Workshop from 12 to 2pm.  A group of us will be discussing Song-Writing, Producing, Remixing, Publishing and more.  Later that day I will be DJing at the World Beat Center a super cool venue for shows.  Check out the official details below.

A Weekend of Music, Dance & Culture in Southern California:  West Coast Weekender will take place in San Diego, California on May 13, 14, and 15, 2016.

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West Coast Weekender, a 3-day music conference, will take place for the first time from May 13-15 in San Diego, California, catering to over 3,000 music fans throughout three days. Talent from across the country will participate in daytime panel discussions moderated by DJ Times and Fusicology and play parties that will run from afternoon to early morning.

West Coast Weekender 2016 Lineup:

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Featuring:

Atlantic Connection | Ben Soundscape w/ Collette Warren | Christian Martin | Dara | Doc Martin | Gene Farris | Halo Varga | Jose Marquez | Manik | Miguel Migs | Oscar P | Osunlade | Quadrant & Iris | Rich Medina | Wally Callerio

Adam Gibbons | Andrew Wilkinson | Bruno Da Mata | CaliParis | Christi Mills | Chrysocolla | Cole Vassallo | Cris Herrera | Diaztek | DJ Ala | DJ Contrast | Drummer John | Eric Groove | Fonkah | Gabriel Habit | Garva | Genevieve | Ivan Gregory | Joe Pea | Josh Billings | Justin Campbell | Konkrete | Machete | Mathew Brian | Mayeski | MC JTec | MC Ridda | MC Subliminal | Mikeytown | Mr Bootsauce | Nonfiction | Paluka | Paulo | Primal | Ramiro | Red Sonya | Third Twin | Tokita | Voodoo Ray | Wes Smith | Zack Hill

Related links: [Tickets] [Facebook: WCW] [Instagram: WCW] [Twitter: WCW]

 

Push That System | Wes Smith & Duble Time Original + DJ Fixx Remix Out Today

While our last release Bring Back That Funk is hang’n out on the Beatport Breaks Top 10, TJS picks up the pace a notch from with Push That System, with an original DNB burner and a phat DJ Fixx Remix.

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Revolution & Rock The Vote out this week on Juice Recordings!

This double banger drops a revolution themed cover with the sounds of Duble Time and White boy Awesome coming together.  Enjoy!

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