Omega Squad Remixed Volume 1 (Wes Smith Califournya Remixes)

Omega Squad Remixed Volume 1 features remixes on two original Omega Squad productions. Included are the Califournya remixes of "Hey California" and "All Day All Night".

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Karnivalya 01 by Wes Smith

Wes Smith brings you the first installation of Karnivalya. Levitate holds nothing back, bringing a vicious assault of high energy sound waves. A festival banger on every level. Give It To Em continues to roll out the breaks on a massive scale. Guaranteed to make the ravers dance. BreaksMafia delivers the remix of Give It To Em, twisting up the original and keeping things fresh. https://soundcloud.com/itswessmithyo/sets/karnivalya-01

Joyride feat. Everyman (Wes Smith Remix) by QDup

Who's ready for the Joyride ? Out now on Fort Knox Five the remix from yours truly on the QDup original bounce.  This is super fun for me as I have done a remix in the past for FK5, Keep It Poppin' which you can find here as well [Link].  Enjoy the Ride Yo!


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Get Up Get Down by L.E.F. (Wes Smith's Califournya Remix)

 

Check it, it's the official remix of L.E.F.’s "Get Up Get Down" by Wes Smith. Shredding the frequencies in a Califournya house bounce to your bounce ounce.

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The KromOzone Project, "Take My Love" Remixes by Wes Smith, 2 Tall Keith, Wezbam, Ricky Ricardo and Solm8

Had a lot of fun with this one...

Out today on Beatport: The KromOzone Project "Take My Love" Remixes by Wes Smith, 2 Tall Keith, Wezbam, Ricky Ricardo and Solm8.

Related links: [Beatport Remixes] [Rebel House Records]

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Get Down To The Funk by Wes Smith & White Boy Awesome

Out and about.... Get Down To The Funk achieves its mission statement in style. The Califunkya Mix is a hands in the air anthem with funk guitar, vocoder, and pure body movin’ groove. The Califournya Mix blends funky melodic bassline house with a classic break down and dark sub range vibrations.

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Garden of Eden Reimagined by Myshell including Wes Smith Remixes

Hey all, thanks for all the support on the "Garden of Eden" remix release, available on Electric Love Records.  I can still hear some of you singing "I know it's Saturday night, and I can beeeeeeee myseeeeeeellllllffffff..."  Peep the original as well as my Califunkya and Califournya remixes...below..

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The Love You Give To Me by Kindred Soul (Strange Rollers, Wes Smith and Brandon Morales Remixes)

Hey friends, big bad bass heavy jam for the ages right here...  Join Bad Habit Muzik with this classy end of summertime vibe for all you lovers of uplifting soulfull house, bass house and breaks. With special remixes by Strange Rollers alongside Wes Smith & Brandon Morales, bringing their own individual flava to the table.

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Pressurize the Cabin (Remixed) by Fort Knox Five

Hey hey friends....super stoked to have this remix included on Fort Knox Recordings 100th release.  From the funk master themselves....

You only turn 100 once, so you better go big! To celebrate Fort Knox Recordings 100th release Fort Knox Five have compiled 20 of the biggest remixes from their latest full-length album "Pressurize the Cabin." Ranging from Glitch Hop and House to Breaks, and reading like a who’s who of funky electronic producers from across the globe, this release capitalizes on Fort Knox Five’s legacy of dancefloor Funk and is a fitting tribute to the loss of founding member Jon Horvath, now one year gone.

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Spring 2015 saw the release of Fort Knox Five's "Pressurize the Cabin," beloved by the fans and lauded by the press, with every song given the remix treatment and released as a single. Now – for the very first time – they come together as a collection. For the filthy-at-heart this release features some nasty glitch hop remixes by The Funk Hunters, Father Funk, Basement Freaks, Bobby C Sound TV, Sammy Senior, J*Labs and Warp9. The heavy bass and glitched-out tweaks dovetail perfectly with FK5's eclectic funk sound and original vocals. Big tunes meant to be played at full volume for maximum effect!

Years spent on the road – rocking clubs and festivals from the DJ booth – have given FK5 a unique perspective of some of the freshest dancefloor directions. Included in this compilation are touches of indie dance, nu disco and house. Long time friends Slynk, All Good Funk Alliance and Farid fire up some great Nu Disco remixes. And House music lovers will find corking gems by the likes of Ursula 1000, Smalltown DJs, SkiiTour, and DJ Dan & Mike Balance.

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Never afraid to push the boundaries and drop funky music from all genres, there are a few really cool remixes that require your attention. Both Deekline and Wes Smith deliver killer breaks remixes which are dancefloor monsters. Bart & Baker have turned in an irresistible electro swing remix, the Knight Riderz supply a funky, mind altering trap excursion and – true to form– Fort Knox Five's alter-ego Thunderball have summoned some rolling, sitar-drenched drum’n'bass.

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You can travel the world club-by-club and experience these tracks on the dancefloor or you can get them all here for yourself! Fort Knox Five loves remix culture and have been thrilled to be able to drop these remixes in their DJ sets. “Pressurize The Cabin Remixed” has something for everyone from glitch-hop and house to breaks, nu-disco, drum'n'bass and electro-swing.

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In Beat We Trust by Lady Waks and Mutantbreakz (With Wes Smith, 601 and Adrenalinez Remixes)

InBeatWeTrust Music presents the collaboration from bad-as-can-be, Lady Waks, and the Spanish bad boys, MutantBreakz. Featuring UK ragga-muffin, Rubi Dan it's an absolutely wicked release with remixes from: Wes Smith, 601 & Adrenalinez. Also included, a VIP mix of the original tune- In Beat We Trust - Kicking The Dust! IBWT

 

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Come Together by Wes Smith

Hellow friends...out and about, thanks for all the support;) Vocal chops, a driving beat, ragga flavor and a nice warm bassline… What more could one ask for? Harnessing the inner rastaman in this latest release for a beat that come together. The Califournya Mix offers listeners only the freshest of smooth grooves while the Califunkya Mix turns up some savage frequencies.

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Deep Down by Wes Smith

Combine funky synth leads with club shaking bass and what you end up with is Deep Down. The Califunkya Mix is an A grade banger that features some serious firepower. With a change of the pace in the Califournya joint, switching it up with some booty shakin’ wub action.

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Get Hyped by Wes Smith

Sound the alarm, "Get Hyped" is here. A Summer 2016 sonic assault with two ragga heavy riddas. The Califunkya mix breaks thing up with that funky flavor as the Califournya ride straightens things up for the four on the floor crew. JR1617_GetHyped_565

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Super Bass by Wes Smith Approved on Mars!

Yo Yo Yo Squad...peep this fresh double banger that came out last week.  I've really enjoyed playing both mixes this summer and hope you do to;)  Official label bits below. JR1615_WesSmith_SuperBass_565

Wes Smith’s appropriately named Super Bass is a full frequency shakedown. Both versions feature a tight rap hook and peak time power. The Califournya mix is a dance floor smasher, combining four on the floor flavor with breaks infused groove and vocoder laced vocals. The Califunkya mix holds nothing back, unleashing break beat action in full force.

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London Town by White Riots (Wes Smith's Califunkya Remix)

Hey all, totally stoked on this jam...yes, the remixes of White Riot's LondonTown on InBeatWeTrust Music are out now, including 3 wicked remixes by myself, Rico Tubbs & Terry Hooligan, OutSelect & Joe C. With genres ranging from classic electro & breakbeat style, garage and future bass/breaks, this is sure to bang the box. Release_WhiteRiots_LondonTown

Massive support from: Dub Pistols, Jay Cunning, Aphrodite, DJ Icon, Se7en Deadly Breaks, Beat Assassins, Beatslappaz, Far Too Loud, B-Phreak & more!

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Catch Me by F-Word (Wes Smith Remix)

With bumpin 808s and rowdy synth leads, F-Word brings the energy to the party in his original track, “Catch Me”. Check it as I drop the tempo and turns up the attitude with the remix. JR1613_F-Word_CatchMe_565

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It's Wes Smith Yo - The Album Remixed Vol. 2

Hey all, posting this one a bit late, but what a great success this was and still is...smashing up the charts. Official info below..

Remixing the life aquatic round two, Wes Smith invites you to join him and his magic fugu for a journey into the remix.  With a proper remix album, exploring the currents of twelve minds, Wes Smith reserves a seat for you to float among his jelly fish friends as you feel the funk, roll out to the club, and rave on.  Drop the low end and press play!

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It’s Wes Smith Yo – The Album Remixed Vol 2 : Beatslappaz Interview

And now...wrapping up the IWSY Remixed Volume 2 interview series...some of the baddest and funniest bass makers on the planet...from the land down under, the one, the only Beatslappaz;) Interview by Kelly Ross/Agent 137

Tell us ... who are you?

A: We’re the Beatslappaz, a duo that’s been writing music and playing shows together for the last 10 years.

BeatSlappaz Please give me a brief background on your dj/production experience:

A: We first got together after being brought onto a radio show as guests that ran from Midnight till 6am on a Sunday morning. We had similar tastes and goals and decided to form up into the duo we are now.

We had our first release on vinyl way back in 2007, then went quiet for a bit until we reformed a few years back to start producing again - and here we are! Tell us which remix you did for the IWSY remix album:

A: Wes Smith - Hands Up!

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What made you choose this particular song?

A: We generally only remix songs where the song title tells you what activity you should be doing while you’re listening to it. What is your Wes Smith connection? 

A: When you see a man with mutton chops that you respect, you don’t just throw him a life-jacket. You swim one out to him. I hit him up over Facebook to let him know that I loved his work and we bonded over fish tacos. While we haven’t met yet, I can tell the guy is one of the nicest guys in the business and lord knows he works hard for it.

Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 3.25.59 PM What’s next on next for you after this? Do you have any upcoming projects/remixes you would like to mention?

A: Our homies at Punks Music have us locked in for a few projects. “The Drop” is our next original that’s going to hit shelves soon, along with a remix for Wuki and the Stanton Warriors. Big things! We really want to head back to the states and play a few shows there, so look for that later this year as well.

Any last thoughts?

A: I would like to ask you a question - Would you rather have hiccups for the rest of your life, or would you rather permanently feel like you’re going to sneeze but never do?

Related Links: [Hands Up: Wes Smith Original] [Hands Up : Beatslappaz Remix] [Beatslappaz : Facebook] [Beatslappaz: Soundcloud]

It’s Wes Smith Yo – The Album Remixed Vol 2 : DJ Skip Interview

Yo yo friends...the Remix Album interviews keep rolling...next up, one of my most random connections and a good pal to roam the country with...DJ, Producer, Turntablist; DJ Skip, from India. Interview by Kelly Ross/Agent 137.

You are in India, how in the world do you know Wes Smith?

Wes is a common friend of another friend of mine. He was in India in 2011 for the Red Bull 3 Style as a judge and he came across as a really cool guy. I met him again this year.

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Tell us what the Red Bull 3 Style is:

The Red Bull 3 Style is a competition that takes 15 min of time where you choose three music styles that rock the party. You are judges on body language, music selection and skills. It’s a body rocking competition built for the party scene. Wes was the judge - and I came in second and in 2012 I won the National Championship and represented my country in the world championship in Chicago. It was my first foreign trip ever.

Wow - the pressure! How do you prepare for this type that type of show?

I would watch post sets online so I knew what is happening around the world. I assessed the competition and paid attention. I also knew my weakness and my strengths. Doing edits and mashups on the fly in a way to beat the competition was key. I opened the whole competition out of the 7 day competition so it was interesting to see how the week played out.

What are some of your titles:

2013 IDA #3 in the world 2014 IDA and DMC National Champion

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That’s amazing. how did you start out to get to this level?

I have been a DJ for 12 years now. I was in small club that happened to have a pair of dusty turntables they were willing to let me use, so I bought needles for them. I didn’t even have slipmats for three years, I would use a thin t-shirt and cut a hole in it. I got some old Bollywood music which usually have dialogues before the track starts, so used one of those as my scratch sample for years. Everything was self taught after the basics were taught by a friend, videos, etc. I also joined QSU (Qbert Scratch University) but was unable to attend for too long due to gigs and shows I was being booked.

Do you have any advice to the new Dj or someone starting out?

Sure, when you are first starting out I recommend you join a school and learn from the pros. After joining QSU, I found things I was definitely doing wrong. Very small things like finger placement etc. can be done in a hundred diff ways. It’s very physical our bodies are different, sounds are very different and everyone has their own style. it will give you a proper edge to know if you are doing something wrong because it’s all muscle memory at the end of the day. This is one of the reasons why I thought opening a school would be a good idea.

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I watched the DMC National video from this year and I thought that you were the clear winner. However, they announced the winner and the reason was his set was all analogue. You started out on turntables, what do you think about the analogue vs digital debate?

I switched to Traktor back in 2002/2003 and now I am endorsed by Native Instruments as a product specialist - things are going really well. In my sets I can do stuff I couldn’t do on techs. I use Maschine and do a lot of finger drumming and the game is changing to a whole other level. Do what works for you.

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What’s next for DJ Skip?

Life is a journey to become better at what you do and Chicago was the turning point of the turntablist side of me. I’m practicing every day and have some new things up my sleeve that I have been working on for my live act. The remix I did for Wes (Turntable Sax) is coming out soon and I am really excited about it. I completely twisted and created a fully different version with scratching elements.

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Related Links: [Beatport : DJ Skip TurnTable Sax] [Wes Smith Turntable Sax Original] [DJ Skip : Facebook] [DJ Skip : Mixcloud

It's Wes Smith Yo - The Album Remixed Vol 2 : B-Phreak Interview

Happy Thursday...next up in the interview series...repeat Juice Remixer, B-Phreak from Germany. Interview by Kelly Ross/Agent 137.

Tell us - who are you? 

My name is Bernie Ott (B-Phreak) and I’m a dj/ producer/ remixer of bass/ breakbeat orientated music from Germany.
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Please give me a brief background on your dj/production experience:

I have been into bass/ breakbeat driven music for more than 20 years now. I started producing beats back in 1999 and djing worldwide for a much longer time. I had my first release back in 2002 plus a big list of orignals/ remixes I’ve done for many different labels. I was one of the first dj’s/ producer’s who brought the "German breakbeat“ sound to the world.

 

Tell us which remix you did for the IWSY remix album:

I remixed "Daft Bump".

 

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What made you choose this particular song? 

I really loved the sound/ energy of the original track!

 

What is your Wes Smith connection? Do you have any weird/funny stories when you met him? Anything else to say?

I have never met him personally, but some day…. who knows. Wes is a very nice guy and I made contact with him via Facebook/ Soundcloud! We love each others music and he asked me doing some tracks/ remixes for his label, Juice Recordings. I always loved the sound of his label, so it was a pleasure for me to release some tracks on Juice.

 

What’s next on next for you after this? Do you have any upcoming projects/remixes you would like to mention?

A new EP on Juice Recordings is planned in near future. I’ve already released a 4 track EP (Take Me High) on Martin Flex’s "Let’s Go!"  label“. I also have a project with my homie Philly Blunt running and our next release will be on Rump Shaker Records in March called "Get Ya Head“ with upcoming remixes from Bradley Drop and Beatslappaz. Phil and I have planed to release some more tunes later this year as well.

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