by Kyle Taylor
It’s incredible to see the festival and artistic culture spreading so vastly. Fall is already just about in full swing at this point, and not only are festival’s still going, but this past weekend the Funkadelphia team had to split itself between Great North up in Maine, and Infrasound Equinox in Wisconsin; two incredible festivals stacked from top to bottom with talent.
So while I took to the north this weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to return home to this first mix. Cleveland’s Spankalicious is always dishing out some fresh and crunchy beats. He’s made his way around plenty, playing alongside Skytree in Philadelphia last spring, then taking the stage at Summer Camp and F.A.R.M. Fest 2014 as well as plenty of other great festivals. Before setting off on the ThazDope Records Tour this fall, Spank capped off his summer at Equinox. As a special thank you, he recorded and released the whole set as a FREE download!
Turning our heads to Great North, the festival had some incredible representation from the Gravitas Recordings team. The label had a massive showing, blanketing the Temporal Dome at the festival almost entirely with their own artists. One of the most memorable sets from the weekend had to have been Psymbionic, a significant element to Gravitas, who blasted us with non-stop glitchy bass madness. He even capped his set with an awesome new collaboration track alongside D.V.S*. You can check out Psymbionic’s latest mix, whether you’re trying to remember that epic Great North set, or just check sink into some seriously Psymbionic vibes.
It’s impossible to not keep up with the Never Say Die Records crew when they’re constantly churning out so much disgusting bass. With the next Black Label release on the way (check out Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE), the team has also been hard at work on their mix series. London Nebel, who will have a track featured on the Black Label Vol. 3 (preview it HERE), just also put out a new mix. It’s the first segment of “NSD Vol. 62”. The mix will be completed by three of the other artists appearing on the upcoming EP, and will be released in full along with the EP on October 6th.