Posts by funkatechrecords

    [FTECH058] - Stoneway - Talking Funk EP - Preview

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    You can do things the easy way. You can do things the hard way. Or you can do things the Stoneway…
    We recommend the latter. Far more fulfilling than the other choices. And a truck load funkier too. As proved by this incendiary debut EP brought to you by Funkatech.
    You might recognise his name from a previous Funkatech release: the talented French artist made his professional entrance with a remix of Specimen A’s ‘Slam Dunk’ last October. Now exclusively signed and primed for his first full-flavoured outing, Stoneway has prepared a journey from glitchy grit to spine-shuddering electro. And everyone’s invited.
    We embark with the crutch-grabbing low-tempo swagger-fest ‘Talking Funk’. Comprising layers of textured, fractured basslines and all manner of colourful synth shrills, it doesn’t just talk funk. It sings it. In many different languages. Armed with a dreamy drop and high-impact production techniques, it stomps with a power that belies its sub 110 tempo.
    Next up, ‘I’m Not A DJ’. Euphoric-but-ballsy, it instantly bombards us with oceanic synth blasts. If you’ve a tendency to thrust your lighter up, do it now – you won’t be disappointed. Dropping into the main groove, Stoneway then strips the vibe back to a bare stomp and off-beat bass concoction before building the entire track up again to a state of undiluted vibrancy. He might not be a DJ, but boy does Stoneway understand the dynamics of a DJing – this will cause commotions on every dancefloor that has the pleasure of hearing it.
    ‘Awkward Moments’ is the final stage of this journey. The audio equivalent of a triple espresso, there’s a hint of empowered musical militancy amidst the rainbow-synth patterns and hip-switching bass growls. Boasting yet another heavenly drop, and some subtle vocal appearances from MC Siri himself, ‘Awkward Moments’ is the perfect balance of peaktime electro power, mischievous funk and tongue in cheek fun.

    PYRAMID Lost In You ft Lena Cullen/Super Chief OUT NOW!

    1. PYRAMID feat. Lena Cullen - Lost In You…len-lost-in-you

    2. PYRAMID - Super Chief

    Buy exclusively at Beatport:
    Available at iTunes & all other stores from 7th May 2012

    Having fully embraced the bass music revolution over the last few years, Funkatech Records has grown from an award-winning breaks label to one of the most diverse independent labels the scene has to offer.

    Taking Funkatech into their fifty-second release and straddling the line between dubstep, breakbeat and new school 140 jungle, PYRAMID have amassed an impressive catalogue of releases and remixes, including 2010s club anthem Cruel ft. Julie Thompson and remixes for Ms Dynamite, Dopamine and Krafty Kuts. This time the duo sink their teeth into a pair of tracks that should get any bass music fan excited.

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    Breakspoll - Unifying Breakbeat Worldwide
    iBreaks presents breakspoll festival Spain 2009
    in association with Funkatech Records

    May 2nd is Spain’s biggest holiday weekend and the perfect time for Breakspoll, The International Breakbeat Awards, to hit the Spanish mainland. Breakspoll’s Spanish festival will propel a whole host of UK, Spanish and international Breakbeat talent, including 7 Breakspoll 2009 winners into the world renowned and highly impressive 10,000 capacity Palacio De Los Deportes San Pablo stadium.

    Tickets are selling like hot cakes for this monumental event, to make sure you don’t miss out on Breakspoll in the sun click below.

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    To find out more about Breakspoll Spain including hotel and accommodation info click below.

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    Breakspoll Website
    Breakspoll Myspace
    Breakspoll Tuenti

    TCR March News
    Celebrating 15 years of TCR

    - Grim Pil 'Come Dancing out now
    - The TCR classics remix series
    - Free TCR Allstars mp3
    - Free Rennie Pilgrem TCR classics mix
    - Gig Dates

    Click here to see the complete March newsletter.

    Grim Pil 'Come Dancing' Out Now!

    Out now on digital & CD at TCR
    also at Beatport, Trackitdown & iTunes

    01. Original
    02. Dub

    Old rave meets nu rave via a jungle bass and hip hop vocals.
    This has got the DJs in a spin including Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim who demanded a copy when he heard it.
    Who is the Grim Pil? Who cares!

    TCR Classics Remix Series

    As part of the 15 years celebrations TCR have commissioned a series of fresh remixes of some of their most loved tunes beginning with the recently released 'Morpheus' by Koma & Bones. Still to come look out for JDS 'Purple Funky Monkey' remixed by Koma & Bones, Dopamine's 'Hold You' remixed by Rennie Pilgrem & High Eight's remix of 'Don't Burn' from Rennie's 'Skin' album all coming very soon...

    Koma & Bones - Morpheus 2009

    Out now on digital & CD at TCR
    also at Beatport, Trackitdown & iTunes

    01. K+B's White Rabbit Mix
    02. 10 Rapid Mix
    03. Original Mix

    TCR Allstars Free MP3 Download!

    To listen to 'Spooky' & the rest of the CD click here

    Rennie Pilgrem & The TCR Allstars return to the UK preparing for their first gig in Bristol on 20th March at the legendary Lakota club.

    Having taken the live TCR sound to both Glastonbury and the Glade Festival the Allstars are among IDJ Magazine's ‘20 Best Live Acts to See’ with a supremely talented lineup consisting of vocal veteran MC Chickaboo, Chris Carter (Roxiller), William South (Heavyshift), Richard Thair (Red Snapper) & Mr TCR himself Rennie Pilgrem.

    If you haven't yet seen them then to whet your appetite we're giving away a FREE download of the track Spooky taken from the CD recorded live at their storming gig at Glade in 2005. To download it follow the instructions below.

    PC Users: right click above & select 'save target as'
    Mac Users: hold 'Ctrl' click above and select 'save file as'

    Free Mix: 15 Years of TCR by Rennie Pilgrem

    Continuing the celebrations we're giving away yet another fine free mix courtesy of label boss Rennie Pilgrem in association with Trackitdown. Loaded with some of TCR's finest moments this mix comes packed with more classics than a Reebok factory! Enjoy..

    01.Koma & Bones - Powercut
    02.Jaguar - Animal
    03.McMillan & Anderson - Definition
    04.Waveform - D-Tix
    05.Chris Carter - Moonshot
    06.Desert Trip - 6 In The Morn
    07.SVDS - Phat Phuzz (Thursday Club Mix)
    08.Rennie Pilgrem & Dub Species - The Sermon
    09.Plastic Gurus - No Driver
    10.Rennie Pilgrem - Soundbwoy Kingpin
    11.Rennie Pilgrem & Arthur Baker - Like No Other
    12.Breaknek - Arse Ingear
    13.Uberzone & Rennie Pilgrem - Black Widow
    14.Vigi & Flip - Freak Frequency (Unbalanced Mix)
    15.Thursday Club - A Place Called Acid (Rennie's Acid Indigestion Mix)
    16.Rennie Pilgrem & BLIM - Eskimo (Yellow Snow Mix)

    Gig Dates

    20 Mar TCR Allstars Live @ Fracture Clinic, Lakota, Bristol, UK
    27 Mar Rennie Pilgrem + Chickaboo, Prague, Czech
    04 Apr TCR Allstars Live, Malaga, Spain
    22 Apr Rennie Pilgrem @ Audio, Brighton, UK
    01 May Rennie Pilgrem @ SW Drum & Bass Awards (TBC) , Cornwall, UK
    -- May Rennie Pilgrem USA Tour (TBA), Everywhere, USA
    -- Jun Rennie Pilgrem USA Tour (TBA), Everywhere, USA
    20 Jun Rennie Pilgrem @ Summer Solstice Party, Mission Rock, San Francisco, USA
    06 Jun Rennie Pilgrem + Koma & Bones @ Boomslang, The Junction, Cambridge, UK
    11 Jul Rennie Pilgrem + guests @ TCR BBQ, Camden Lockside Lounge (Free Entry!), London, UK
    17 Jul Rennie Pilgrem @ Glade Festival, TBA, UK
    24 Jul Rennie Pilgrem @ Tangled Reunion, Sankeys, Manchester, UK

    Specimen A - Hazardous Material Pt.1

    Hello people

    Specimen A's latest offering on Funkatech 'Hazardous Material Pt.1’ is the beginning
    of a new series so disgustingly infectious its name was a legal requirement!

    Featuring vocals from Miss Trouble, Ken Mac & Funkatech's very own MC Incyte
    expect something a little different from the darkside dons this time around.

    Plump DJ's - 'Wicked, a fat dubsteppy bass line. Good energy'
    NAPT - 'Algorithm is rude. Specimen A will be huge'
    Crystal Method - 'This will be huge in the right hands'
    Breakfastaz - 'Really liking this'
    JMekka - 'Another level of breaks. The best work from Spec A to date without question'
    Beat Assassins - 'Total banger'
    Def Inc - 'Absolutley rocking loved it and what dancefloor devastation'

    Vinyl & Digital:
    A: Algorithm
    AA: Nightmare (Club Mix)

    Digital Only:
    Nightmare ft. Incyte, Ken mac & Miss Trouble (Vocal Mix)

    Digital is available Monday 1st September exclusively at Beatport
    Vinyl will be out Monday 8th September

    Coming soon on Funkatech:
    Pyramid - Wickedest Combination ft. IC3
    Pyramid vs Far Too Loud - The System