The Gentlemen Callers of Los Angeles – The Remixes

It’s hard to imagine that the Electro-Swing movement is in its relative infancy in the USA – the country that probably provides the most inspiration for many acts swinging a beat these days. But amongst the pioneers over there, two producers Atom Smith and Buck Down, aka The Gentlemen Callers of LA, are shining brightest right now.
This collection of their remixes of other acts is a vibrant, life affirming case in point. Nearly all would and should be in the record bags of most Electro-Swing DJs because The Gentleman Callers know how to get a party started. Big brassy beats and swinging a groove like there’s no tomorrow; what more could one ask for?
Featured here are remixes for the likes of French swing group Lamuzgueule, Marcella Puppini, Bart & Baker, Dr Cat & DJ Pony, and The Gaslight Troubadours. And amongst others it’s their reworking on the latter’s track ‘The Devil Swings Out’ that really stands out here due to the source material’s slightly darker, original take on the electro swing genre. The Callers add a heavy, funky beat and lots of modulation shenanigans to finely tune the original into a dance floor classic.
But there are lots of highlights on this very impressive remix package. Their remix of Lamuzgueule’ ‘Bada Boom Swing’ has a cheeky dubstep bass line and other warm and bouncy glitch-funk sounds, whilst making good use of the original vocals and guitar groove. Their reworking of Sepiatonic’s ‘Pretty Polly Pepper’ is destined to become an electro-swing club classic, and the vintage electro 808 beats of Pony and Dr. Cat’s ‘Pony Swing’ should encourage some vintage breakdancing on the dance floor.
Jolly good job chaps!

 

Tracklist:
1. Marcella PuppiniNon – Saro Mai Doris Day
2. Aligator Spacewalk – Bilongo
3. Cab Canaveral – Mr. Saxo Phone
4. Sepiatonic Pretty Polly – Pepper
5. Rosin Coven – Magpies
6. Soundnomaden – The Trumpet
7. The Gaslight Troubadours – The Devil
Swings Out
8. Bart & Baker Featuring Lamuzgueule –
FauxCuls
9. James Byous – Wild Ones
10. Dr Cat & Dj Pony – Pony Swing
11. Kiwistar Flechette and Josh and Le Chat-
Swing As Fuck
12. Bart & Baker Featuring Kitten on the Keys –
Whoopee
13. Lamuzgueule – BaddaBoom Swing
14. Bart & Baker Featuring Lamuzgueule – Soleil

Buck Fuddy – Bebop Hop Vol.2

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A native Austinite of the great state of Texas our young bass sorcerer can be found scouring ruins and dungeons in search of fresh booty bass spells to cast on the dance floor. Armed with an arsenal of upbeat, freaky, fresh tunes Buck Fuddy is sure to get your dancin’ shoes grooving.

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Buck Fuddy – Bebop Hop Vol.1

Buck Fuddy – Bebop Hop Vol 1, Sonoma – USA electro blues, swing hop, ghetto swing.

Forged in the sky fires of Austin, TX, our young adventurer has taken on the noble quest of spreading the booty bass to the far reaches of the realm.

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