Today marks the release date of another fantastic release on our lil’ ol’ label here at Crossfaded Bacon HQ. This time we’re taking it back to them Old School Disco Party Breaks with Mike 2600’s *READY TO ROCK EP*. Mike himself created the hilarious and fun Promo video above of the title track on the EP, and I think it gives you a great indication of what this EP is all about with its Old School party vibes and editing. As you’ll notice quickly, each of the original songs on *Ready To Rock* are very clearly inspired by the innovative cut & paste mixes of Double Dee & Steinski, the Disco Rap aesthetic embodied by labels like West End and Enjoy Records, the spaced-out disco sounds of Cloud One, and even the raw sounds of ’60s garage and psych rock. If you didn’t already know, Mike 2600 is already a well known figure amongst some of the world’s biggest DJs (organizing the annual DO IT TO IT party at SXSW and helps compile the accompanying vinyl EP featuring remixes from DJs like Tittsworth, Dave Nada from Nadastrom, Crossfaded Bacon’s Emynd, and Bird Peterson) this is his first official solo release. Accompanied by exclusive remixes from CFB boys Emynd and Scott Matelic, we’re really proud to introduce Mike 2600 to the rest of the world with another CFB release that will sound fresh whether played today, tomorrow, next year, or next decade. Oh and don’t forget to follow him on Twitter.
As a gift to y’all today, you can download Mike’s original *Gigolo Rhythm* and Scott Matelic’s Remix below. Feel free to blog these boys or hit us with comments!
And check after the jump for youtube clips of all the tracks on the EP!
Artist: Mike 2600
Remixers: (1) Emynd; (2) Scott Matelic
Release: Ready To Rock
Label: Crossfaded Bacon Music
Catalog Number: CFB008
Genres: Hip Hop, House, Disco, Breaks
01. Mike 2600 – Now Here’s A Funky Beat
02. Mike 2600 – Now Here’s A Funky Beat (Emynd Remix)
03. Mike 2600 – Gigolo Rhythm
04. Mike 2600 – Gigolo Rhythm (Scott Matelic Remix)
05. Mike 2600 – Rumble
06. Mike 2600 – Rumble (Instrumental)
Mike 2600 *Now Here’s a Funky Beat (Emynd Remix)
Mike 2600 *Gigolo Rhythm*
Mike 2600 *Gigolo Rhythm (Scott Matelic Remix)*
Mike 2600 *Rumble*