Tuesday, December 11, 2012

RANDOMNESS: Bristol Jungle Documentary – Sounds of the West 1996

An excellent (near) half hour documentary which takes you through the Bristol Jungle scene of 1996.
Bristol was a hotbed for UK music, as well as the Full Cycle crew, the West Country city was responsible for the ‘Trip Hop’ explosion of the mid 90′s with artists such as Portishead (who I worship), Tricky and Massive Attack among others.
Of course a year later in ’97 Roni Size and his live ensemble ’Reprazent‘ blew up and acheived a landmark in Drum and Bass by lifting the (then) coveted Mercury Music Prize.
To the documentary; enjoy some classic jump up jungle and interviews / clips from DJ Storm, Jakes, Flynn and Flora, the Full Cycle gang and more.

OTHER EVENTS: 12.15.12 Beatfreq [Richmond VA]

308 East Grace Street, Richmond Virginia

A special holiday dance music event ...  featuring a full lineup of experienced turntable technicians. House, Breaks, Electro, Funk, & Jazzy Jungle beats.  
and music from DJ's:

Ken Murray otherwise known as JGWAR has been DJ 'ing and producing dance music for over a decade.  He has played in clubs from DC to NC,  and currently lives in Norfolk, VA.  His sound ranges from the dark side of tech-house,  to deep & funky electro beats.  As a producer, Ken has digitally released multiple EPs on labels such as:  Shak, Privat Box, and Union. His production has been remixed by the artists Dj Freestyle, Lee Mortimer, Sound Diggers and Soydan. His most recent DJ residencies found him spinning beats at Mansion in Portsmouth VA , as well as Norfolk, Virginia's -  Plaza Hotel 2012 monthly summer pool event. Ken has been more focused on his recent music production, but keep an eye out for him spinning more events for 2013.


Karri On has been collecting music her whole life. She brings musical magic to her DJ sets – pulling various influences of music to make her eclectic sound. Blazing the music scene since 1999, her diverse style and years of experience has landed her gigs from coast to coast, and even Europe. She has a love for the music, for the gathering of people, and building community. When not rockin' the club scene you can find her DJ'ing festivals and even yoga events. She recently DJ'ed for over 400 Yogis in the streets of Miami for the event  - Sunset on Sunset. Karri not only DJ's,  but has spearheaded many past events in her hometown state of Virginia. Now residing in Miami Florida, she continues to  throw events and rock the house. This DJ / Promoter has definitely paid her dues and it shows. Her production work can be heard on the digital music sites:  Beatport and Itunes.  

 www.thesoulremedy.com   or  www.soundcloud.com/karrion

Breaks, funk, house & everything in between from this veteran VA vinyl DJ & co-owner of Turnstyle. This veteran Virginia DJ has been rocking' clubs and events all over the east coast for the past 17  years. Jesse brings experience and skills to the turntables that few can duplicate.  He has played alongside great artists such as Christian Smith, Scott Hardkiss, Bad Boy Bill, Rob Paine, Bryan Zentz, Scott Henry, and many, many more. From the TURNSTYLE record store to 'Frequency' on WRIR 97.3 every Saturday night to the production of quality VA events, Jesse has gained the reputation of bringing the Virginia dance music scene to new heights. From HOUSE to BREAKS  you never know what record he'll be dropping, but one thing is for sure -you will be dancing.  

 http://turnstyleonline.com/    or  http://evolveva.com/

Joanna has been playing vinyl records for underground dance music enthusiasts since 1998. Her vinyl boutique - Turnstyle has been serving up the fresh underground musical & fashion selections in downtown Richmond since 2003. You can hear her live every Saturday night on her FM radio show "Frequency" on 97.3FM at 7pm (since 2005), and monthly in front of Turnstyle for the First Fridays Artwalk. She has played many diverse venues ranging from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, to local art galleries, nightclubs, festivals, and lounges. She has held down many residencies in the city and produced quite a few great weeklies, monthlies, and festivals alongside Jesse Split under the monikers Evolve Va and Turnstyle Soundsystem.

Her fine track selection and technical mixing skills have earned her spots alongside many notable dance music greats, both in and out of state. Not just a pretty face behind the decks..she is known for her smooth + sweet drum n bass sounds. The year 2012 has been a good year for Joanna.  She opened for UK Drum & Bass  legends - Furney (Goodlooking, UK) & Artificial Intelligence (Liquid V, Metalheadz). Other notable gigs this year included playing with / for The Plump DJ's, The graffitti artist - Futura , and the Huffington Posts' Arianna Huffington at the Women in Technology Conference.

 http://turnstyleonline.com/  or  http://www.mixcloud.com/JoannaO/

Originally from Washington D.C., JasonIndaskyz started DJ' ing while living in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia in the year 2000. His name quickly became well known on the local underground house scene. Soon he was booking  gigs at  local & known 757 parties like Norfolk, VA's infamous  Flood Parties,  and later VA Beach, VA's oceanfront  weekly event - Vinyl.   In 2005 he moved back to Washington D.C. where he continues his love of dance music & DJ'ing. His current sets contain deep soulful house, acid house, disco  & renegade funk. Be prepared for a night of funky fresh beats made strictly for the dance floor.


AGES 18+ // 10PM – 3AM // $5 COVER
Additional Bass Support by Turnstyle. Vibes on the dancefloor by you! Join Us!

308 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Freddy Wils: Social Lubrication V:022

“Above the Fold” Funk, Soul &; Jungle. Freddy Wils breaks the silence from the Annex camp. Sounding the battle cry over the air waves for From the Annex satellite studio. This session is EPIC. In his own words “...been a skinny minute.” Glad to see his time away has only caused him to raise the bar.

 Freddy Wills
Time: 01:34:20
Podcast Link: http://sociallubrication.podomatic.com/
Download Link: socialLubricationV22.mp3

1. Interlude – Aphrodite
2. Feelin’ Good (Joe Claussell Rmx) - Nina Simone
3. Keep Fallin’ – Jazzanova ft. Ursula Rucker and Hawk
4. Defenceless (Thievery Corporation Remix) – Waldeck
5. Don’t Be Afraid, You Have Just Got Your Eyes Closed – Múm
6. …And the World Laughs With You – Flying Lotus ft. Thom York
7. Magdalena (Reprise) – Quantic & Alice Russell
8. Radiohead – Lotus Flower
9. You Cut Her Hair – Tom McRae
10. Some Children – Holy Ghost!
11. Wild Fire – SBTRKT ft. Little Dragon
12. Soon – Jazzanova ft. Vikter Duplaix
13. Dance or Die – Janelle Monáe ft. Saul Williams
14. When I Come Back Around – Jamie Lidell
15. Dirt Dozen – London Elektricity
16. Pit Stop (Take Me Home) – Lovage
17. Hello Goodbye (Uncool) – Lupe Fiasco ft UNKLE
18. The D&B Beatbox – Ming & FX
19. Fitta Happier – Quakers ft. Guilty Simpson
20. Mad Cat – Roni Size/Reprazent
21. My Favorite Mutiny – The Coup ft Black Thought & Talib Kweli)
22. Willing and Able – Prince and the New Power Generation
23. Sofa King – Danger Doom
24. I Shall Be Released – The Slackers