Last summer on 4’th of July weekend, I had what may go down as the best dj set of my life at PEX Summer Festival, but I didn’t do it alone. For 70 minutes, the outdoor late night dancefloor was packed with 400+ bodies who just could not stop moving. Dancehall, Moombahton, Zouk Bass, Terraxina, Rastarinha, and many more undefinable genres oozed through the speakers infectiously grabbing everybody by their waste as well as their eardrums. On the 1’s & 2’s, yours truly….on the mic….Brooklyn Shanti aka the Indian Bambaata. At the height of the summer’s sweltering heat, the two of us combined to form a Global Bass Voltron and reminded everyone how important it is to move their asses and get sweaty! Me dropping the bass and beats, and Shanti commanding the attention of the crowd in ways only a seasoned master of ceremonies can.
Enter – Summer 2015. Memorial Day weekend is here, the days are getting longer…and the nights are getting sweatier. Much like chilled out future bass finds its ways into our speakers in the middle of the winter, summer is the season of the tropical riddims. Fresh off his critically acclaimed Bedstuyle Remixed album release, what better way to usher in the changing of the seasons than to bless you with an exclusive premiere of Brooklyn Shanti showing off his skills on the other side of the mic, as a selector, producer, and DJ. All The Machines proudly presents to you almost 40 minutes of sweltering heat and dancefloor bangers, the Summer Ready Mixtape. It features tracks he’s recently dropped, as well as forthcoming songs which he has produced for other artists around the globe. Hosted by Sierra Leone-bred pop star, Bajah of the Dry Eye Crew, this selection of songs is meant to get everyone in the mood to drop what they are doing and dance in the summer.
I’m a little biased here, as Shanti is a dear friend and one of my favorite beings in the multiverse. With that said, whether I knew who put this collection together or not, it would still be in constant rotation on my speakers this summer…and hopefully will be on yours too!
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