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Come Together by Wes Smith

Hellow friends…out and about, thanks for all the support;)

Vocal chops, a driving beat, ragga flavor and a nice warm bassline… What more could one ask for? Harnessing the inner rastaman in this latest release for a beat that come together. The Califournya Mix offers listeners only the freshest of smooth grooves while the Califunkya Mix turns up some savage frequencies.

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Deep Down by Wes Smith

Combine funky synth leads with club shaking bass and what you end up with is Deep Down. The Califunkya Mix is an A grade banger that features some serious firepower. With a change of the pace in the Califournya joint, switching it up with some booty shakin’ wub action.

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Basket Case by Wes Smith

Hey friends, my latest and greatest release available now;)  Official blurb below…

With “Basket Case”, Wes Smith brings you another set of breaks and four on the floor bangers. This release oozes with bass driven melodics, sassy stabs, and quintessential vocoder vocals.

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Move Like Us by Wes Smith

Heya Freaks…Bouncin’ some unique energy to the bass house & breakbeats sound in this two track release, Move Like Us. Official info below:

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The Califournya mix delivers the wub, while maintaining that funky style. The Califunkya Mix chops up the beat and increases the pressure, turning even the stiffest of parties into a full blown rave.

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Super Bass by Wes Smith Approved on Mars!

Yo Yo Yo Squad…peep this fresh double banger that came out last week.  I’ve really enjoyed playing both mixes this summer and hope you do to;)  Official label bits below.

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Wes Smith’s appropriately named Super Bass is a full frequency shakedown. Both versions feature a tight rap hook and peak time power. The Califournya mix is a dance floor smasher, combining four on the floor flavor with breaks infused groove and vocoder laced vocals. The Califunkya mix holds nothing back, unleashing break beat action in full force.

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Lights Off By Wes Smith

What’s up what’s up friends…new release out this week, peep the official info below;)

Wes Smith is back at it again with Lights Off. The Switched On Mix features a nostalgic dubstep breakdown complete with female vocals before dropping into face melting breakbeat chaos. Wes takes a different approach with his Switched Off Mix, chopping up the vocals and breaking it down in true Glitch Hop fashion.

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Coast to Coast EP by Wes Smith, Featuring Goldillox

What’s uppppp everybody…New Jams out today.  Official blurb below;)

On the “Coast to Coast EP” Wes Smith teams up with Goldillox to bring you a 4 track original EP chock full of fresh beats, bass and vocals. “Shadow of a Kiss” gets the floor moving with a moody, kick heavy bass roller. “Out of the Nothing” keeps the deep vibe in check and steps it up with some signature gritty bass. ”Alive” picks up the tempo and turns sunny side up with big kicks, percussion, and the all around feel good vibes. Last but not least, “My Sound” rounds the EP out on a genre bending tangent for the festival crowd.

It’s Wes Smith Yo – The Album Remixed Vol 1 : Chris Bad Habit Interview

Barreling down the line with funtastic interviews, next up is Chris Bad Habit, of Bad Habit Muzik.  I met him through various music discussions online and a phone call or two sold me on his positive, nice guy status.  Kelly Ross | Agent 137 managed to wrangle him across time zones and his globetrotting life for this super informative story from across the pond;)

What is Bad Habit Music about?

Bad Habit Muzik was started in 2000 as a party for all my DJ friends and went on to becoming a successful night in London and the North West of the UK. I had been in music and producing, DJing and working alongside top artists for many years and then I semi retired in the South of France for 10 years. I  returned to music by way of a themed VIP chateau party weekender with all my oldskool DJ friends and the Ministry of Sound with my French Events company “Nouveaux Vintage Events”. Having put on another successful party we launched the label to work hand in hand with artists, djs and producers to form the brand we have today that covers all genres of music.

Along with production, remixes and mastering in our studios we are working with artists to bring a new flavor to 140 breaks, deep house, garage, breakbeat, electro, dubstep, dnb and hip hop. We are really pushing the future jungle scene and although it hasn’t taken off as quickly as I had hoped, we want it done well and we are willing to be both persistent and realistic to get the movement up and running. I’m all about supporting the smaller artist because I am in it for the future. We believe in what we do here I have a great team helping Bad Habit Muzik be internationally known. In the UK we have – Lee, Rob, Alex, Rich, Ross, Kris and Tariq and in USA- Curious, Tasha and Sharham take care of business. We work as a team as well as being players in our own field so together we bring a unique sound to the table with many years of experience collectively.. I manage the promotion , remixes, socuial media marketing, pr, artists schedules for shows and do all of the event organization. I am really concentrating on pushing all of their talent combined in many genres as i believe with our collective experience is really putting this label on the map in the UK, USA ,France and now I am expanding more into the Spain. we have become the most successful multi genres label the past 3 years with over 44 #1 Hits on Trackitdown Charts as well as 13 DJ Mag reviews this year. Muzik is in our Blood!

 

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How are you doing that so far from the US?

People are most familiar with us in the UK because we have been on TrackItdown for 3 years now with a lot of success. But in the U.S. our popularity started because of contact with George aka DJ Curious one of the original dj’s/ L.A rave organizers. His love for the UK sound – especially the 140 Future Jungle Breaks linked us together and ever since then, Curious has been representing Bad Habit Muzik. We created our first west coast tour in 2013 – taking in Las Vegas, San Diego and L.A showcasing this unique sound.. it’s really all about networking. I feel Americans are team players and are really in it for the good of the music so it’s somewhat easier to network and gain/give opportunities. I am a real believer in pushing new talent and am all about the “break”. Having good people around you makes you push forward and a lot of people support our sound. I have to see things from all sides to be fair to everyone around me. Even if it’s not what they want to hear, but I always try to give good advice to help push talent further.honesty being the best policy..its a tuff game the music industry..30 years has taught me that!

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Speaking of networking in the U.S., that is how I met Wes. The “It’s Wes Smith Yo!” tour has been legendary for the last 8 months or so and it really reminded me of how we used to do this back in the day – the tour has really put him on the map. As a company, Juice is so well established and while we really noticed the tour, it wasn’t just on Facebook but also by word of mouth. I pay attention when persistency and determination come through. Promotion is promotion and what Wes is doing on the promotion side, he is doing very well. The Playstation deal he struck for the game soundtrack is going to be incredible, it’s a tremendously successful brand and they have a great marketing team. Royalty wise this is going to accelerate him even further into the next tier. He has earned the respect with his talent as well and deserves the amount he is charging for his DJ gigs. I like to work with like-minded people because I only work with who I consider, good people. He has our full support because all we see from Wes is positive and that is very appreciated in this day and in this industry.

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Tell me about the remix:

It’s a Strange Rollers & Bad Habit collaboration. We worked in the studio in London on Wes’s “Hands Up” which had about 4 different sounds. We added 20 more sounds that we thought worked and reworked it many times to get it right. It’s a funky, but also has a heavy old skool anthem feel to it. We are very excited to be a part of the collaboration and to put our spin on this tune.

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While we are waiting for this to come out, I want to congratulate you and The Strange Rollers on the remix of Otter’s original “Funk It Up” now both #1/#2 on TrackItDown. It’s a banger and I know you had said you thought Otter was really going places, so congrats to you all! I look forward to the “Hands Up” release and meeting you in the future.

Related links: [Bad Habit Musik : Track It Down] [Bad Habit Musik : Free breaks Blog] [BHM: Soundcloud] [BHM : Facebook] [Wes Smith : Original Tune]

It’s Wes Smith Yo! w/Vitamin B Crew, New York City

Agent 137 is on a spy mission following Wes Smith around the world for the Magic Fugu tour.  Her mission is to gather musical intelligence on the crews that make the record go round, so peep this and more upcoming briefings in this space.

Next stop is NYC so today we interviewed John (Tektite) and Tim (the Enchanter) of Vitamin B in the middle of a photo shoot for the album cover of Tim’s new single.

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Vitamin B… What’s in the name?
Vitamin B is almost in their 7th year of promoting a monthly 1st Friday breakbeat show in NYC. Made up of purveyors of the broken beat : Tektite (founder), Tim the Enchanter, Illexxandra & Shisaa. There was a need in NYC for breakbeats in an unpretentious space to offer drinks at a decent NY drink price and a ticket price that would allow them to break even (but also throw a great party). They started an underground movement that has grown over the years to bigger (and legal) spaces, but kept the same grit and authenticity of the original movement.

Why the B?
There was an element missing in Brooklyn so they felt Vitamin B was the right element to infuse. What the B stands for is a sealed and top secret only for them to know.

What are you bringing to NYC with these shows? Do you see the rerising of breakbeats?
Breakbeats are the alternative to the 4X4 – they are bringing it all to the table but breaks spans such wide variety of different subgenres though juke, bounce, 2step, jersey club, drum&bass, etc and they always give the show a different feel from the 4X4 NY scene. Some of the newer up and coming producers like Mafia Kiss, Tony Quattro and Wuki don’t necessarily identify as breakbeat artists so the newer generation is getting turned on to it more and more. The lines get more blurred and everyone is there for good music.

What’s up next after this week’s show for Vitamin B?
DJ ICEY! July 10th – One of Tim the Enchanter’s Miami Music Conference favorite moments was getting down to Icey at Future Sound of Breaks ( I actually ran into him during Icey and the smile was grand). He said listening to Icey come out with fresh rerubs and watching the whole room get down was refreshing and one of his favorite WMC moments.

The photoshoot – what’s it about?
Tim is coming out with a new single “BAD BITCH “on Martin Flex’s label “Let’s Go” soon, very very soon (It’s the hotness).

Let’s talk about Friday – ARE YOU EXCITED?

Yes! The Freestylers! Wes Smith! From buying Freestylers records back in the early 90’s to where they are now, John is truly so damn excited to see em for the first time ever. They talked about Wes Smith and how he is an absolute pioneer of the era and they can’t WAIT for him to bring the funk.

Can I get an Amen?
The Amen Tee! A friend of theirs developed the design and actually did a “shirt off your back” silk screening at a show, but now you can get them online. Screw Capitalism! Unless you are buying this shirt.
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Thanks for your time guys, I just bought my ticket to get up from 137 headquarters DC to NYC for the weekend. This will be my 4th VitaminB show (second Wes Smith VB show) and I wouldn’t miss this one for the world.

Catch the Vitamin B crew this Friday with The Freestylers and Wes Smith and special guest DJ Quesquecest?

Event info: www.facebook.com/events/365289253666265/

Work It (Wes Smith’s Booty Juice Remix) by OnDaMike & D-reDD | Out Now on Ravesta Records

Droppin’ some next level booty juice vibez on Ravesta Records.  From the label:

Ravesta Records presents “OnDaMiKe & D-reDD Feat BBK” Work It, the Remixes! After this chart topper we landed 2 incredible remixes for this release. First up is Europe’s own Access Denied putting a nasty spin on this remix followed by Wes Smith with his Booty Juice Remix stamp making this 1 release you don’t wanna pass up!

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