First off, apologies for the delay getting Skank Honto’s dj mix posted up but for those of you who weren’t able to tune in and listen live; I think you’ll find that it was worth the wait. A problem with some mixer levels and a gap in the recording necessitated an overdub and re-recording in a section or 2 but, rest assured, the tracklist and the integrity of the mix remain intact and the mix sounds great!
Skank Honto has been a fixture in the Southern Ontario breaks scene over the past decade or so. Originally from London, ON, he moved to Toronto a few years back and brought the funk with him.
Known for his love of funky break beats, Skank Honto has recently become a booster for the emerging sounds of Nu-Funk and Ghetto-funk coming from Canada’s west coast. He credits the Make it Funky crew for helping to spread this new sound exemplified by acts like A.Skillz, Stickybuds, DJ Czech, the Funk Hunters, DJs Wood & Soo who are working to re-invent the sound of funky breaks. He also points to local talent like Big League Chu, and Marty McFly as being critical to the development of his sound as a dj.
A long-time collector of vinyl, Jay recently made the jump to Serato to overcome the lack of access to new records and he enjoys the versatility afforded to him through the use of the Novation Dicer as a MIDI interface. However, you can still hear the gems from his vinyl collection at the monthly Funkin’ it up! event he co-hosts with Toronto’s infamous vinyl junkie, DJ Splattermonkey, at No One Writes to the Colonel.
In the first hour and a bit, Skank Honto takes us on a journey through party breaks, funky breaks, some bangers and finally some dubstep-inspired sounds before we break (ha!) for an interview. Afterwards he rounds out the playlist with some choice cuts of the slower tempo’d Nu-Funk, Ghettofunk, and bootlegs.
S-Man & DJ Phaze – Gimme That Fat Ass Beat
DJ Wood – Tunisian Knights
Bobby C Sound TV – Jump Out
Funkanomics vs Dj Detta – Jucachavezxx Stand Up
Nev Scott & Wayne Essential – Hold On
Young MC – Bust a Move (Stickybuds Remix)
Beat Theatre – Time to Get Paid
Slynk – Poppin’ It
The Dancefloor Outlaws – Panda
CMC & Silenta – Is It True (the Funk Hunters remix)
Bobby C Sound TV – Neon Night Light
J-Pod – The Savior
Aretha Franklin – Respect (DJ Sol Rising Remix)
Kid Panel & Blade – Freak
2 Smoking DJ’s – 2 Fatt Enemies
Cutline – Die For You
Kloe, Imprintz, J Scott G – Return of the King (DJ Hero Re-Rub)
Tomb Crew – Whatch This (Kid Digital Remix)
Colombo – Clubbing
Myagi – Warehouse Bounce
Tensnake – Coma Cat (Stanton Warriors Rebump)
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (The Funk Hunters Remix)
Daft Punk – Aerodynamic (Specimen A & James D’ley Re-fix)
Gramatik & Break Science – Boogie Down
Bashboomb – Lottery Spin
Dan Wilde – Ghetto Cookin’
Freqnik & WDre – Mash Appeal
Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping (Daytona Edit)
El Bomba & Hidden Riddim – Put Up Or Shut Up
Babadub – Hot Talk (William Breakspear’s Bhut Jolokia Mix)
DJ Marky And XRS – LK (J-Sound Mix)
?? – Last Night a DJ Saved My Funky Break
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – T.R.O.Y. (The Allergies Revisit)
De La Soul Feat. Chaka Khan – All Good (Breakbeat Junkie Remix)