Thanks to Enforcer for providing the setting for the soundtrack to friday night with Ultra Funk, his monthly night at the Dry Bar in London. Arrived a bit late but caught most of J-Laze who had the crowd up and moving, an unknown track with some nice energetic beats and in the zone by aquasky were hi lights for me among the more liquid sounds that were going down well. Big Bud started in a similair style but was soon mixing it up with his more dancehally reggea type vibe tracks and some nice new sound-trax dubs. the male and female mc's at the end over Big Bud were really good, the 2 different voices and styles working well together, but all the mc's that i heard were good so respect to the mc's.
shout to scott element who after buds set had to get back down to bournemouth for 4.30am to dj at the opera house! good to see good lookings rantoul down there, whose concerend fans and family had previously alleged was being held captive by a man only recognisable by his well ironed shirt. rantouls back working on new tracks after taking some time out setting up and tweaking his new studio setup. so no truth in the kidnap allegations, but it sounds like theres some good stuff to come from Rantoul, hopefully somewhere not to far away in the Good Looking release schedule.
Promoter Wesley whos been running the Ultra Funk nights for 11 months bringing in guests each month like blame, big bud and blu mar ten sums up 'The music and quality of mixing from all the dj's enforcer guvna & lase laroque j-laze and big bud was of top quality allnight. Laroque was dropping some wicked tunes mixing it up with top quality then up stepped j-laze who rinsed out some wicked rolling beats with super tight mixing then for the last set of the night and the mighty big bud who was dropping some exclusive stuff from his new album "fear of flying" alongside some up coming release on sound-trax all accompanied by the vocal talent of asher system & ayah who keep the people bubbling till the last drop.
Big respect to all the dj's & mc's for a wicked night of musical quality and to all the headz who represented and enjoyed there night.'
Look out for next months ultra funk, a 1st birthday special with commix blumarten & more, on friday 26th november. Big Buds new album 'Fear Of Flying' is released early next year on Sound-trax.