Monday, April 21, 2014

coming soon: BLR016 "Sustainability (Wardian Remix)"

Originally released on my House/ Tech House label Cable Recordings as a Progressive House track, I decided to have my buddy Wardian give this a nice Breaks treatment.
Adrian (Wardian) did a great job with retaining some of the original elements and giving this a nod to proper Electro.
It's a little bit funky, a lil bit Electro, and a little bit retro - but it's funky as hell. I hope you dig it as much as I do!

available exclusively at Beatport here 







DJ Support:
The Crystal Method: 7/10 Cool Track
Beatslappaz (Rump Shaker Records, Aus): 8/10 Some great positive dancefloor stuff here with some very precise drum programming. Cool!
Myagi (Pop + Lock): 8/10 Nice feelgood summer jam - I dig! Phat breaker beats and some wicked synths. Nice work.
Liquid Todd (BPM/ Boombox/ Sirius Radio): 8/10 Pretty good, Justin! Happy bleepy.
DJ Love (Stellar Music): 10/10 Wow! Really love this. Nice throwback feel coupled with future sounds. I'll have this on repeat for awhile.
Wavewhore (iBreaks, NYC): 8/10 Thanks for sending this over! cool little remix! It's a little less intense than the stuff I usually play but I like it alot and the mix down sounds good too.
Eric Riggsbee (Faultline/ Bay Area Breaks Kru/ Oakland): 10/10 YES!
Lorenzo Melotti (Out of Obscure): 9/10 excellent electro beats! love it!
Matt Forster: 9/10 great remix from wardian!! loving the old skool synth line!
Refill (NSB Radio / Nubreaks Radio): 9/10 Excellent work by the Wardian! Love the Funky Retro beats, I'm definitely diggin' it.
Erin Paul (discObeta, Denver): 8/10 Great tune, looking forward to rocking this in my next set!
Xcalibur (NSB Radio): 8/10 Awesome!
Lazy Cody (NSB Radio): 8/10 nice one - really nice ear candy
Switchblade (Dead Funk, San Francisco): 8/10 SUPER PHAT!
Sinestro: Nice! feels like an 80's track updated. I dig it
Jimmy Joslin: feel the summertime funk
Scotty Marz (discObeta, Kingsize USA): 7/10 Crispy production with some old school flavors. Nice builds- quality tune all around. Sure to steady rock any breaks-flavored dance floors
DJ Infinitee (Defenders of Turntablism, Faultline party, Oakland): 10/10 Diggin' the old skool electro synth pop vibe on this one-lush melodic synths with a groovy summertime pool party feel!!
Marty McFly (Toronto): 8/10 This is a pretty song and reminds me of my depechmode day for some reason. From the build to the big drop. I would play this in various settings. Outdoors festivals ( perhaps morning set) , during my online podcast (nsbradio.co.uk) or as a last song to wind down my audience with.
DJ 138 (Midnight Sons/ Cable / Oakland, CA): 8/10 Funky with an old school electro vibe creeping through the mix - this is a sweet little jam to throw into any breaks set!


Available at:
Beatport 

Friday, March 22, 2013

out now! "Funky Beats" by Justin Johnson

Featured and reviewed on Juno Download!


"When a tune's called "Funky Beats" you can be sure of two things - it's funky and it has beats. There's plenty more, though, like the firing breakneck tempo, the 80s-a-licious robo vox and a hard hammering acid line. Pushing and shoving with a groove that would fit on any dancefloor in the last 20 years, Justin's excelled himself on this one."







http://www.junodownload.com/products/dj-justin-johnson-funky-beats/2158985-02/








Saturday, January 19, 2013

BLR010: 3PO - Other People



Sampling a slightly noticeable lyric from a popular Hip Hop track from the early 90s...3PO delivers a rockin' party Breaks track.


BLR009: Justin Johnson - Go Back - Funky Nu Skool Mix


BLR007: Justin Johnson - Unreleased EP 2


01. Strictly Roots (Original Breaks Mix) 6:57
02. Slide (Original Breaks Mix) - DJ Justin Johnson, DJ Icon 6:00
03. Stolen Mojo (Original Breaks Mix) - DJ Justin Johnson, Erin Paul 6:18
04. Stolen Mojo (Brooklyn Breaks Mix) - DJ Justin Johnson, Erin Paul 5:07
05. Eye To Eye (Original Breaks Mix) 6:43