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This year I have the pleasure of returning to play at the second edition of Future Forest Music Festival! This festival was initially started up just last year as a fundraiser for a dear friend of the organizer and friends who was hospitalized at the time. Tim Kukula, member of Future Productions located in Fredericton NB, was kind enough to have me come play and has been gracious enough to have me back! The purpose of this festival has great meaning and I am proud to say that I am apart of it. This year we are lucky enough to have artists at the international, national and local level all come and play.

The site is literally located right out in the middle of the woods. We have two custom built stages and trees everywhere. This year there will be vendors and a live painter as well! This is like no other party in the woods people! I personally cannot wait to watch this new electronic music festival continue to grow in the future! Down Below you can see the full poster and some links to check out pictures from last year, artist bios, ticket information and anything else you would like to know! This is an awesome event and I hope to see you there!!
Peace Love and Bass

Bustin’

Links:
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/230040933794275/

Website
http://www.futurefest.ca/

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Be True To Yourself

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Have you ever come to a point in your musical career found yourself saying “fuck this, _________ is just ruining music for me”?? I have and many of my music friends have as well. I don’t want this to be confused with the common case of writers block. I am talking about doing something for so long and all of the things that used to make you love music have just started annoying you. I have found that a common occurrence of this can be found among club DJs. Being forced to play music you really don’t enjoy playing because 1. either you need the cash or 2. you just want to play so bad it doesn’t matter what they want you to play. I have been a victim of this phenomenon myself and later on in this post I am going to give you my advice for this.

For those of you who love the more underground styles of music (ie house or bass music), it is hard to walk into a Top 40 bar every weekend and get requests to play stuff like Rihanna, Sammy Adams (whoever the hell that guy is lol), or stuff like Shania Twain or Solja Boy. Yeah there are some crazy requests out there. Not only are the requests often bad in these venues, but the people requesting are often times annoying as hell. One time i had a guy request six songs in a row without skipping a beat. Then you have the belligerent ladies spilling drinks all over your gear or attempting to dance up on you from behind. These things tend to get repetitive and annoying because if you are anything like me you tend to stay relatively sober.

If these kinds of things get to you and you find yourself hating what you are doing, just take a step back and revisit what it is you truly love. We all need to remember who we are as musicians as well as who we are as individuals. Somewhere inside of you is a talented musician waiting to get out. Music is about love and sharing. Every time I get on stage to play I remind myself that I am sharing songs that I love with the people around me. This is what is important. Don’t let the things that annoy you while playing affect your love of music. Some day you will find an event that wants you to play what you want to play and you will kill it! Don’t let pushy club owners or f&#@d up patrons ruin it for you. Remember music is what you love, so try to play what you love and love what you play.

I hope this helps some of you get out of the funk you are in!

Peace Love and bass
Bustin’

My Pick of the Week: Cashmere Cat

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I’ve been listening to a lot of really chill music lately and more recently I’ve come across a producer/dj who goes by the name Cashmere Cat. This is some really chill stuff right here folks! His music has a very trap-hiphop-like feel to it but it is very soulful. I enjoy listening to it a lot and I hope you do too! Here are a few of my favorites plus a 30 min mix:

http://soundcloud.com/cashmerecat/noliecash

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kGdIirpS90

Peace Love and Bass!!

Return of the Turnip! Let’s Get Deep Shall We?

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Hello Bassheads!!

Sorry I haven’t updated in a while, I have been busy finishing up my degree here in Newfoundland and just haven’t had the time to properly put the work into it that it deserves. As a return post I would like to share with you some of the stuff i have been jamming to/ playing downtown. I hope you enjoy the deep groovy basslines!!

http://soundcloud.com/bustin/one-day-of-reckoning-naylo
This mashup is one that i put together myself. I absolutely love Naylo’s One Day of Reckoning song so I added some vocals and some extra drum loops to beef it up a little. I did this one especially up for my opening set for Kap Slap.

http://soundcloud.com/eekkoo/kung
This next one is called Kung and it is by a fella from Montreal named Eekkoo. Its very much a tech-house tune and I have been jamming to his stuff for a while now. He has managed to catch the ears of bigtime producers such as Deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner. Looking forward to more of his music in the future!!

http://soundcloud.com/claptone/claptone-cream-good-to-you-i
This one is a little old but gold!! Claptone brings to us the grooviest of deep-house music. picking up props from the likes of Pete Tong, DJ Sneak, Soul Clap, DJ Hell, Jesse Rose, A-Trak and more, Claptone will be groovin for many years to come!

http://soundcloud.com/midnitesleaze/andy-slate-feat-alex-haven
Out on Bush Records this month is Midnight Sleaze’s remix of Gonna Miss Me.

“It has been 25 years we last heard Turntable Orchestra’s 1988 seminal house classic ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’. Miami producer Andy Slate teamed up with vocalist and sax player Alex Haven to cover this amazing record. The guys then commissioned the Midnite Sleaze boys from Australia to throw down a monster remix in time for WMC and the start of the Ibiza season 2013. Complete with some deep house filled with old school drums, rolling snare fills and the M1 organ to boot. Already having being exclusively played by Carl Cox at his recent Mobile Disco shows and featured on Roger Sanchez ‘Release Yourself’ radio show as the Hot Download, this one is set to explode this summer.”

http://soundcloud.com/ntfo/ntfo-pendos-original-mix
Last but not least! As a bonus, just to mix things up a little bit, I’ve added in one of my new favorite chunes! Pendos by NFTO. Enjoy!!
That’s all I have for you folks today! Stay tuned for more regularly scheduled posts!

Peace Love and Bass
Bustin’

My Sexy Excuse (Bustin’s “Sexy as Back” Vocal Edit)

http://soundcloud.com/bustin/my-sexy-excuse-bustins-vocal

Look Its Justin Timberlake OMGOMGOMG!!!! Here is my second mash of the day: You’re My Excuse (WellSaid & Rubberteeth Remix) + Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake

Bass Humps (Bustin’s “Lady Lump” Vocal Edit)

http://soundcloud.com/bustin/bass-humps-bustins-lady-lump

BOOBS!!!! Now that I’ve got your attention! Here’s a my vocal edit of My Humps By The Black Eyed Peas and Brad Smit’s Bass Face!!! This was recorded live in real time by the way! Enjoy!

EDM + Reality TV???????

Looks like reality TV is invading the EDM world… not sure how I feel about this really lol.

Remember Simon Cowell’s idea for a dance music reality TV show a little while back? He thankfully scrapped plans for such a show but now casting is open for an “Electronic Dance Music reality/competition show”….

Check out the whole article in the link below on Mixmag:

http://www.mixmag.net/words/news/tv-company-behind-jersey-shore-launches-edm-reality-show

Gangster Chronicle (Dutty Moonshine Remix)

Here’s a cool glitchy/ hiphop remix I came across a while back. Dutty Moonshine is the creation of Michael Rack and Alex Furley. Both have had years of experience mixing many genres from Hip-Hop to Breaks to Jungle and are known to rock the stage by reviving old songs from the 1920s and 30s. Check out these badboys of swing, and pop over to their SoundCloud page and check out what else they’ve got to offer! Also gotta give some credit to the original artist of this song… London Posse.

DJ PUCUY The Winner Of Pionner Digital DJ Battle ASIA 2012

Coming to you now is DJ PUCUY, winner of the Pioneer Digital DJ Battle Asia 2012. His quirky performance keeps you engaged as he creates and manipulates his sounds with the utmost precision! Enjoy!

Winter Mix by T:Base

http://soundcloud.com/t-base/winter-mix-free

Here’s a chill Drum’n’Bass mixdone up by T:Base. Its been lovely to listen to while  studying! Enjoy!

President Psy (Bustin’ Vocal Edit)

http://soundcloud.com/bustin/president-psy-bustin-vocal

Here’s a vocal edit I did a little while back. I took Psy’s Gagnam Style vocals and sampled them into Deorro’s song President