Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Carnival Riddims

In an attempt to console myself over the fact that summer is almost through I'm going to keep writing about older tunes I'm feeling currently.

Ga$$ed - Major Not£$

Major Notes has been a standard fixture in UK music since the mid noughties, though his sounds have really come to prominence via 2009-2010's revived interest in Funky House. From what I've gleaned through the interwebs, his production background stems from the HipHop side of the UK scene wherein he worked with NW London's Def1 among others. Despite being focused on radio play and mainstream UK trend, Major still manages to come up with some hard riddims falling in with the darker vibes of artists like Champion and Lil Silva. Below is my pick from his Ashanti Spears EP out on Lossol Entertainment in July of this year.

Stash - Jook 10

The other tune which I'd like to bring your attention to is Jook 10's Stash from his Biggy EP out on Soulserious this past June. Jook 10 hails from Reading and has been steadily climbing up the ranks in the Funky scene getting much rinseage at the hands of Marcus Nasty. Stash is an example of the best kind of Funky, which combine the more melodic vibes of house with bassline nastyness. This one is definitely a carnival smasher and goes out to all those celebrating Juvee this past Monday in Brooklyn.

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