This week it comes with great honour to share a guest mix from Darker Than Wax co-founder and dynamic DJ, Funk Bast*rd.
Introducing Singaporean beatmaker, DJ, label manager and architect(!), Funk Bast*rd. As if he hasn’t got enough on his hands he still finds the time to produce a stunning mix of beats n’ riddims covering every BPM under the sun. Exclusive to Beatnik, this has to be one of the freshest mixs we’ve been graced with, every track is ripe with flavour.
We first came across Funk Bast*rd and his Darker Than Wax imprint with their All Star compilation, hosting a fine selection of DTW artistes and affiliates. DTW is home to prolific 28 musical minds including Beatnik favourites Midnight Runners, NeguimBeats, JayLotus, Millo Mill$, Jaël and Samuel Truth – which alone covers Indonesia, Brazil, USA, Austria, Holland and New Zealand. There are no limits to DTW, not even the seven seas can stand in their way as they continue to uncover more musical minds of the universe.
Furthermore, DTW’ latest project focuses on the rising beatmakers of Asia. Assembly Point is a series of compilations in which DTW collaborates with musical collectives around Asia to bring the latest from their respective locations. A winning concept especially for the ignorant Western world (personally speaking).
This is the ideal mix for your transition from work to play, from your weekday to your weekend, as Funk Bast*rd pushes the tempo track after track.” – Beatnik
In his words:
“The mix is an insight into the universe of Darker Than Wax, where genres don’t really matter. What does matter is how one interprets the spaces in between and blends the various musical forms together.” – Funk Bast*rd
01. Carrie Cleveland – Looking Up
02. Paisley – Drop It Like Its Instrumental
03. S0ul Unreal – Escalat0rs
04. Lynd-oh – Midwest Weekends (DTW)
05. Kenny Segal – Chilly
06. Brame – Prior Grief
07. Count Bass D – Michael Archer Part 2
08. Angel – Get it on
09. Angie Stone – Life goes on (Dig It Deep edit)
10. Rojai and E. Live – So Fly
11. Wild Thought – This Love is Real
12. D.A.C Beats – Let’s Groove!
13. Kijk Een Ster – Break A Leg On The Dancefloor
14. Jill Scott – It’s Love (Roman Rauch dub)
15. Eric B & Rakin – Don’t sweat the technique (Pepin refix)
16. Pimoh – Jowmilk
17. Pleasure – Future now (Sine Qua Non edit)
18. Kan Sano – Music Overflow (Luvless remix)
19. Rigly Chang – I wanna be your lover
20. Marvin and Guy – Shot me
21. Nire – Missing You Original mix
22. Dj Haus – Feel it feat Matrixxman
23. Max Graef – Pink panther
24. Gold Panda – Reprise (T Hemingway remix)
25. Spazzkid – Better Off Alone
26. J-LAH – Ooo Baby Baby
27. Beardus – One (6 day of August remix)
28. Jonquel – Hummin’ feat. George Benson