If you consider yourself a classic house connoisseur, you surely remember the British trio Shades of Rhythm. Responsible for some club seminal anthems like “The Sound of Eden” and absolute belter “Sweet Sensation,” the Peterborough group were an important part of the UK rave’s early 90s lineage.

Some of the first to push classic and acidic house music through speaker system’s throughout England’s capital, the group is bringing some nostalgia back into the city to club night ‘House is A Feeling’ where they’ll be performing their live set alongside Alex P, Brandon Block and Nicky Holloway, as part of an all-night showcase at Proud Camden.

To get everyone prepped for the party, the guys sent over Volume 1 of their Loves, Doves, and Hugs Mixtape, which is bubbling with the pure blissful sounds of icons like Joey Beltram, Marshall Jefferson, Steve Silk Hurley, and a slew of other producers that make up the curriculum of House Music 101.

Check out what Shades of Rhythm had to say about the mix, the vibe of which they hope to recreate during the party:

“We wanted to do a Retro DJ mix combining some of the house tunes that we were into before breaks influenced that early 90′s rave sound that we became known for. We originate from Peterborough and back then, there was a clear North/South divide when it came to club music from ’91 to ’93 and we were slap bang in the middle. The South soaked up the rolling break beats while the North loved their 4×4 kick and uplifting riffs. We wanted to do a mix pre-’91 where you could go to a Rave and hear house music from all over Europe and the rest of the world.”


Shades Of Rhythm – Sweet Sensation Vox Mix
Shades Of Rhythm – Everybody Edit
Adonis – No Way back (Greg Wilson Remix)
Joey Beltram – Energy Flash
Virgo – In A Vision
Gat Décor – Passion
Masters Of The Universe – Space Talk
The Hypnotist – The House Is Mine
DSK – What Would We Do
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam Force – Let The Beat Hit Em
Steve Silk Hurley – Jack Your Body
FBI Project – Risky
Nightwriters – Let The Music Use You
D-Mob – Put Your Hands Together
Soft House Company – What You Need
Ralphi Rosario – you Used To Hold Me
S-Bam – Chica Boom
Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body
Clubland – Lets Get Busy
Quartz – Meltdown
Satoshi Tomiie feat Robert Owens – Tears
Fallout – The Morning after
Joe Smooth – Promised Land

House is a feeling At Proud Camden, Camden, London

Shades of Rhythm (live)
Alex P & Brandon Block
Nicky Holloway



Krafty Kut’s is back with GOLDEN ERA OF BREAKS VOL.1

Featuring interviews with the Plump DJ’s & Freestylers.
This is the music that really took me around the globe and people associate Krafty Kuts with. For me some, of the most exciting and fresh sounding music has been with the breakbeat scene over the years. Playing to 40,000 people at the Exit Festival, headlining shows across Australia & New Zealand to big Festivals in the UK & Europe, USA & Canada. So many great artists have been a part of the Breaks scene ie. Freq Nasty, Plump DJ’s, Stanton Warriors, Adam Freeland, Evil 9, DJ Icey, Deekline, Prodigy, Meat Katie, Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Rennie Pilgrem, Soul Of Man, Squarepusher, Pendulum, DJ Zinc & many more are all featured in this podcast. This was a trip down memory lane and I remember watching people lose there mind to so many of these tunes over the years and it’s really good to see the Breakbeat scene still flourishing once again.

1. Ils – Next Level
> 2. Soul Of Man – Sukdat (Rogue Element Remix)
> 3. Plump DJ’s – Shifting Gears (Acapella)
> 4. Atomic Hooligan – You Are Here
> 5. Freestylers & Pendulum – Fasten Your Seatbelts
> 6. Dee Patten – Who’s The Badman (JDS Remix)
> 7. Plump DJ’s – Fever
> 8. Freestylers – Push Up (Acapella)
> 9. Freestylers – Push Up (Plump DJ’s Remix)
> 10. Green Velvet – La La Land (Acapella)
> 11. Friendly – Bump N Grind
> 12. Krafty Kuts – There They GO (Acapella)
> 13. Azzido Da Bass – Dooms Night (Timo Mass Remix)
> 14. Rob Le Pitch – Twisted (Tom Real & Rogue Element Remix)
> 15. Tom Real & Rogue Element – Just Bash Out
> 16. JDS – Nine Ways (Plump DJ’s Remix)
> 17. Freq Nasty – Come Let Me Know (Acapella)
> 18. Stakker – Humanoid (Krafty Kuts Remix)
> 19. Zero – Emit (Rennie Pilgrem Remix)
> 20. Stanton Warriors – Dip & Get Low (Acapella)
> 21. PMT – Gyromancer
> 22. Deekline & DJ Assault – One In The Front (Acapella)
> 23. Evil 9 – Crooked
> 24. Prodigy – Spitfire (Future Funk Squad Remix)
> 25. Plump DJ’s – Electric Disco
> 26. Drumattic Twins – Feelin Kinda Strange (Nick Thayer & Basskleph Remix)
> 27. General Midi – Four Million Ways
> 28. Drumattic Twins – Feelin Kinda Strange (Acapella)
> 29. Electronaughts – Bumper (Plump DJ’s Remix)
> 30. Freestylers – The Slammer
> 31. Jammin – Hello
> 32. Deekline & Ed Solo – Handz Up (Stanton Warriors Remix)
> 33. Stanton Warriors – Precinct (Plump DJ’s Remix)
> 34. Dopamine – Hold You
> 35. Bassbin Twins – Woppa
> 36.Reach & Spin – Hyper (Stanton Warriors Remix)
> 37. Stanton Warriors – Da Antidote
> 38. Deekline & ED Solo – Mandy vs Space Invader
> 39. Freestylers – Boomblast (Deekline & Wizard Acapella)
> 40. Plump DJ’s – The Push
> 41. Sporty O Feat Keith Mackenzie – Guestlist (Acapella)
> 42.Rogue Element – Let Me Breath
> 43. Slyde – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Acapella)
> 44. Scam – Killer
> 45. Freestylers – Ruffneck (Acapella)
> 46. Ils – Angels
> 47. Dylan Rhymes Feat Katherine Ellis – Salty (Meat Katie Remix)
> 48. Freq Nasty – Amped
> 49. Rennie Pilgrem – Some Place Funky
> 50. Afrika Bambatta – Funky Heroes (Acapella)
> 51. Plump DJ’s – Theme x
> 52. Tube & Berger – Straight Ahead
> 53. Slyde – Vibrate To This
> 54. Krafty Kuts Bass Phenomenon
> 55. Plump DJ’s – Scram
> 56. Buckfunk 3000 – High Volume
> 57. Plump DJ’s – Get Kinky
> 58. DJ Zinc – Go DJ (Remix)
> 59. Santos – Camels (DJ Zinc Remix)
> 60.Slyde – Slippedy Slide
> 61. Sqaurepusher – Red Hot Car
> 62. Face Off – Soundboy
> 63. Player 1 – Into The Darkness
> 64. Freestylers – Punks
> 65. Krafty Kuts & Skool Of Thought – Soundcheck
> 66. Detroit Grand Pubahs – Sandwiches (Krafty Kuts Remix)
> 67. Krafty Kuts & DJ Icey – Thru The Door
> 68. Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought – When I Was A Yout



After the sold out success that was the Dub FX debut performance at Electric Brixton, he’s back by huge demand to share his talents with you once again. The last party was probably the biggest Electric Empire to date, This time round it promises to be even bigger. Joining Dub FX is another star from the southern hemisphere, a rare London performance from the glitch hop funk master himself Opiuo!! As always the rest of the lineup doesn’t disappoint!

Dub Fx, or Benjamin Stanford for those in the know, is an international street performer and recording artist who has taken Europe by storm with a combination of his live looping, hip hop grooves, drum & bass beats, reggae rhythms, rich vocals and mind boggling pedal effects. Performing whilst recording and looping is Dub Fx’s trademark, blasting out multifaceted tunes that you can’t hold still to.
Using only live performance, word of mouth, social networking and free samples to make his name known, Dub Fx is an organic and independent artist whose music has spread contagiously. From busking Britain to millions YouTube hits of such street performances to owning the stages of Woodstock and Glastonbury – and it comes as no surprise, he’s a bloody genius.

Ever wanted some extra funk in your life? What about some warm syrupy bass sauce to compliment your daily adventure? Well now you can have all that and more within the perfectly crafted sonic soundscape that is OPIUO. A Kiwi who now calls Australia home, Opiuo is a chief sufferer of intense musical addiction, spending every spare second creating audible treats and selling out venues throughout the entire world.
He’s performed alongside the likes of MC Hammer, Pretty Lights and Bassnectar and has reached #1 chart positions on Beatport, Addictech, and iTunes. In turn, inspiring and captivating people all over with his highly original and uncontrollably addictive take on fun fuelled electronic music.
His remix credits span world renown artistic icons like Infected Mushroom, Kimbra and KOAN Sound. Music from the Opiuo Lab can be found on television, in documentaries, on radio (BBC Radio One + JJJ) and specifically selected for compilations by artists such as legendary broken beat pioneer BT (Black Hole Recordings).

Record label owner, producer and DJ extraordinaire, A.Skillz’ incredible deck talents fuse funk, soul and hip-hop with D’n’B, dub-step and breaks, all sliced, mashed and cut together with a unique style of scratching and mixing.

His reputation as a true party rocker has won him prime-time slots across the world at a who’s who of major events, festivals and music industry parties including FabricLive (London), The Hit Factory (New York), WMC (Miami), Shambhala (Canada), Field Day (Sydney) and Glastonbury. Whether he’s in a club or at a festival, A.Skillz always gets the place jumpin’…As a producer A.Skillz has established himself as one of the most highly regarded in his scene, releasing countless bullets, including the infamous Insane Bangers series, a host of impressive remixes for the likes of stadium rockers Queen, dance legend Don Diablo and Northern Soul Groovers Smoove & Turrell, together with singles on the legendary Finger Lickin’ Records and the now classic artist album ‘Tricka Technology’ with breakbeat heavyweight Krafty Kuts.

Alongside his globetrotting tours and hectic studio time, A.Skillz pulls the strings at the fresh and exciting new electro soul label Jam City. Structured on the foundations of the music he loves and with it’s first release unleashed very soon, Jam City is a towering prospect built to house the finest in party rockin’, road blockin’ beats.



After much anticipation, Shambhala Music Festival is proud to present our 2015 headliners. This expertly curated line-up of artists has been months in the making, and we’re excited for you to experience it with us this summer on the Salmo River Ranch.

We’ve got an incredibly well-rounded, and diversely stacked line-up this year, exhibiting a top level standard of quality all across the board. We’ve got crowd favourites from recent memory and further back, a number of veterans and legends that are finally making to the Ranch for their first visit, and many newer artists that are just breaking on to the scene by making some serious waves.




Ghetto Funk and breaks star Father Funk picked up two awards at The 14th Annual Breakspoll International Breakbeat Awards on Saturday night including Breakthrough Artist and Best Free Track for ‘Love Games’ (co-produced with Slamboree).
The awards were presented at Sound Control, Manchester during an event which included sets from A. Skillz, Plump DJs and Elite Force with the actual awards section hosted by High Rankin.
The honours top off a huge 12 months for Leeds based Will Williamson aka Father Funk which saw him sign with the legendary Finger Lickin’ for bookings, partnering with EQ Management and sitting alongside a roster that includes some of the biggest names in electronic music. This was followed up by his ‘Phenomenal Funk’ EP (Scour Records) topping overall Juno charts and spending months in the Juno breakbeat chart.
Regarding his double award scoop, Will / Father Funk said:
“I’m totally overwhelmed by the support and would like to thank everyone for their votes… Here’s to another big year in 2015!”
2015 looks set to be an even bigger 12 months for the 20 year old rising star with numerous shows booked in the UK and abroad plus a highly anticipated full length debut album. So get your dancing shoes on, the Father is here!

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