Review: DJ Earl backs up his double drop for the Moveltraxx label last year with a deluxe version of his Bass & Funk & Soul album. Keeping up with favourite numbers like Bass & Funk & Soul opener "BAAAAAA" to the fandangled and nostalgic shapes of "SHITZ AIN'T SAFE NO MO" - what makes this version special are three new bonus jams! Starting with diss-track "Weak Ass Djz" and its descending footwork rhythm. "Babby 2010" sends in something classical, jazzed up and stepping, with "No Preach" flutey, detuned, vocal heavy and snapped out. Get loaded.
Review: NOTE: Remix contest closed on 25 February 2021.
Moveltraxx teams up with Juno Download for a remix contest of one DJ EARL's tracks taken from new album BASS + FUNK & SOUL.
Winning remixer will see their WHAAAM rework officially released in the next STREET BANGERS FACTORY compilation on Moveltraxx and receive GBP100 cash. Second price is GBP 50 worth of Juno Download voucher.
Send in your remix via WeTransfer / Dropbox at firstname.lastname@example.org before 25 February 2021. You can download the stems here.
Review: Hot off a sweet set of footwork touting podcasts for the likes of Dekmantel and Resident Advisor, DJ Earl's Bass + Funk & Soul album lands with a boom! His first official LP release since his 2016 LP Open Your Eyes for Tek Life, Bass + Funk & Soul finds itself on Moveltraxx outta London following hits from Traxman and Paul Johnson. A record that will arguably go down as one of, if not, the best (if only freshest) footwork LP fo the year; it comes through the heaviness of tracks like "Ya Bish" to the future footfunk of "Wrk Dat Body". These find a place next to the slow and woozy vocals made twice and trippy by peaking bends of synth in "Get Smoked", while more wild and unique samples in tracks like "Baaaaaa" and "Off They Feet" match with other pitch shifting effects in "Right Dere". Dope tumbling 808 drums and percussion in "Whaaam" and more radically distorted pianos done elemental footwork style in "STL Breathin".