Wednesday, April 15, 2015

out now! BLR021 - EvilBeat "Dancing Booty"

available now exclusively at Beatport here.

EvilBeat makes his second appearance on Barely Legal with this funky jam. The Breakspoll-nominated producer has been on a tear lately, releasing banger after banger on Toast & Jam, Strongs, and Hutman. We're stoked to have him part of the family and you'll hear why with the super funky bass line of "Dancing Booty". Hard beats, driving percussion, some tweaked out vox, old school samples, a big room synth line, and gnarly bass sounds round out this jam!   

Mastered by Don C. at Phuture Tracks.

Initial DJ Support:
Si (2 Bad Mice): Not bad - quite like that!
Kerion (Aquasky): yeah nice jam , ..dope
Dub Pistols: yep rocking it
Galvartron: def a banger!
Muffler: massive
Norb: Love it!
Gulf Gate Project (Toast & Jam Recordings): Nice funky little jam from EvilBeat. Like the synths and vocoded vocal in the breaks. Full support from The Gulf Gate Project on this one!
Cannibass: Great track, loving the vibe, full support over here!!
Tim Healey: Garage 2015 update - lovin' it, lovin' it, lovin' it...
DJ Lantern (DC): feeling this one, organ break beat vibe nice shuffle beat break down
Lazy Cody (NSB Radio): dope tune - nice party build up/groove :)
Beatslappaz (Rump Shaker Records, Aus): Hot tune that I'm sure will do some dancefloor damage!
Mr. Green (NSB Radio): dancin booty izz right!

Press, Blogs, Podcasts:
Future Jungle Blog: excellent, nice housey vibes on this one

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

exclusive mix for Mike Swaine's "Bass & Breaks" radio show

track listing

1. Dogtown Clash "Jack Me (Drop the Break Mix)"
2. DJ Justin Johnson "Fat Gold Chain (Justin's Faultline Disco Breaks Remix)"
3. Journeyman, Barrcode "Take Me Up"
4. Deibeat "Old Flavour"
5. DJ Randy "Randy's Blast"
6. The Incredible Melting Man "Bionic Bigfoot (Melty's Stronger Faster Reboot)"
7. SevenG "Evolution (Kuplay Remix)"
8. Xtreme Project "Let's Go"
9. Headset Heroes "Tardis"
10. Short Stack "She Goes Like (Wes Smith's Califunkya Remix)"
11. Adrenalinez "Wet Me"
12. Beatslappaz "Big Booty Funk"
13. Funk'n'SloCuts, Kurnel MC "Crash The Club (Fantastic Boyz Remix)"
14. Mutantbreakz "Bonus"
15. Neologisticism "Praia"

Monday, November 17, 2014

out now - Dom Almond Remix (BLR018)

available exclusively at Beatport here

  DJ Support:
Leuce Rhythms: 8/10  BIG Skankin' BASS beauty
Breaksjunky: 9/10  Smooth, laid back vox, chillin.... into.... BOOOOOOOOOM!!!! Melt ya face of BASS!!!! Wicked track!!! I do like some faster bass banger for the end of sets ;) Thanks for the promo's :)
Kid Panel: 8/10  Killer rmx!!!
Wardian: 9/10  sick!!
D-Monic (Toronto): 8/10  Amazing! Love this! Heavy as F**K!
Matt Forster: 8/10  nice and dubbed out breakdown and some filthy bass! definitely gonna play this one!!
DJ 138 (Faultline Breaks party, Oakland): 9/10  This is some serious dub business! Deep and rolling, this is definitely going directly into the arsenal!!!
Xcalibur (NSB Radio): 8/10  Dom always kills it. Love the hardcore beats vibe! Thank you!

Press, Blogs, Podcasts: 7/10  Feeling the reggae vibes. Tight work.
Free Breaks Blog: 8/10  Nasty!

Monday, October 6, 2014

upcoming gig in SF this Sat with Lo IQ? and more!

Music By
Lo IQ? : Zone Records, DEDR | Miami, FL

Since the conception of the “Lo IQ?” project in 2010, it’s been destined for great things. Lo IQ? has an unique style of producing and DJing, which can be best described as big room Breakbeats. In 2010 Lo IQ? came storming out of the gates with original releases and remixes on labels such as DJ Icey’s world renown Zone Records and famed UK Label Ground Level Records, which all have reached top tier positions on the top 100 Beatport chart.In early June 2013 Lo IQ? was named #15 on Billboard's Next Big Sound Chart, Reinforcing that Lo IQ?'s sound is headed in the right direction. Recently in July 2013 Lo IQ?'s velocity shows no sign of slowing down and had a big month, first releasing a track on Breakz R Boss "Around The World" which rocketed to #2 on the charts only to be followed by 2 other releases to also reach the top ten that month, one being another original "Gettin' Right To It" on Zone Records.

In these few short years Lo IQ? has toured and performed in cities nationwide like Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Seattle, Boston, Charleston, Portland, Orlando, St. Louis, Tampa, Houston, Jacksonville, San Francisco, West Palm Beach, and Cave-In-Rock Southern Illinois to name a few. Although Lo IQ? has kept a busy schedule rocking clubs and nationwide festivals, he is consistently in the studio producing many new future releases and remixes for labels such as Zone, System Static Records, Breakz R Boss, and Clever Fool Recordings. Lo IQ?’s tracks including his remixes of CJ Bolland’s “Sugar is Sweeter” and Daft Punk's "Doin It Right" has received major support from the Breaks community and you’re sure to hear them at any EDM events/festivals worldwide

With Special Guest

With a seasoned game and a trained ear for today's edgy and catchy sounds. Dynasty is taking the dance world with no prisoners! Whether he is writing catchy lyrics to a vocal anthem or producing a beat with cutting edge sound. Dynasty has proved he has what it takes to deliver some of today's hottest Breakbeats. With numerous collaborations with some of the most innovative artists in the game and new music being released by K5 Music Productions and Breakz R Boss Records. Dynasty is capable of shocking any crowd. Either in the studio or behind the decks. Dynasty packs a punch strong enough to sting for years to come!!

Music support by
DJ Justin Johnson : Barely Legal Records
Justin Johnson has been rocking the dance floors of North America for over twenty-five years, and his eclectic mix of Funky Breaks blended with House Music and Tech House has made him a favorite at countless raves, clubs, radio shows, and special events. His influences come from all aspects of music, and he always brings the funk with him, which you can hear in the four record labels that he runs - Barely Legal, Cable, Southern Vice, and Cylon Dub Receptor.

With their recent #1 "Spanish Montana"
The Gulf Gate Project : Toast & Jam Recordings

The Gulf Gate Project is electronic music production duo Scott and Sheldon Gau. Growing up in the Sarasota, FL area, the Gau brothers were influenced early on by the Florida breakbeat scene of the late 90's and early 2000's. In 2008, Scott and Sheldon began releasing tracks under the name The Gulf Gate Project on their own label, Toast & Jam Recordings. In 2010, Toast & Jam had a breakout hit with The Gulf Gate Project – Beezy (Electric Soulside Remix). With support from Crystal Method’s Cummunity Service radio show and BT’s Laptop Symphony radio show, 'Beezy' rocketed #1 on the Beatport breaks chart for 6 weeks, earning it a top 10 nomination for breaks track of the year in 2011 as well as a Breakspoll nomination.

After several more top 20 breaks hits, The Gulf Gate Project relocated to the San Francisco bay area in June of 2013. Since moving to San Francisco last year, Scott and Sheldon have kicked production into high gear with several more top 20 releases, including their most recent release ‘Spanish Montana.’ ‘Spanish Montana’ went #1 on the Beatport Breaks Top 100 chart and held that position for 4 weeks. Supported by the likes of Lady Waks, BreaksMafia, and other breakbeat notables, ‘Spanish Montana’ has propelled The Gulf Gate project into the breakbeat limelight. The Gulf Gate Project is currently in the studio working on their next release, as well as their two man live show, which will be hitting the road this fall.

DJ Loomer : The Cruz Coalition
Not so long ago, DJ Loomer began direct pursuit of his true passion – music as a force for change. Producing original tracks and performing intricately layered breakbeat and dirty electro house sets with Ableton Live, Loomer weaves together complex melodies, uplifting lyrical snippets, and layers up on layers of phat, dusty bass to activate body and mind.
With a growing list of LA residencies — House of Blues Foundation Room, Area 33, Custom Hotel, Zanzibar –- The Loomer can be found rocking dance floors from Coachella to Electric Daisy Carnival, from Lightning in a Bottle to Burning Man. Remix tracks are now available on Beatport and iTunes from Teknical Funk and illeven:eleven recordings. An original LP is on the way.
In addition to producing and performing at events and festivals in the US and abroad, Loomer (aka David Loomstein) produces live events with partner Art Cruz as The Cruz Coalition.

Eric Riggsbee :Faultline

DJ 138 : Midnight Sons

And In The House Den
Daniel Mendez : Jigsaw Recordings

Chris Martin : Bass:Endeavors

Monday, September 8, 2014

new #breakbeat mix for The Armory Podcast (episode 54)

This week we're thrilled to welcome to The Armory, DJ Justin Johnson of San Francisco. One of the hardest working men in the business, Johnson runs four labels including Barely Legal Records. While Johnson is an accomplished DJ in his own right, he is respected by artists around the globe and has helped us line up some serious talent for the Armory Podcast, which we very much appreciate (thank you, Justin!). Now press play and get down!
Track List
1. Bunji Garlin, Stylo G, Jus Now - Tun Up (Dismantle Remix)
2. Flip5ide, Bangor - Pull Up!
3. Kalani Dias - Pump It Up (Wes Smith's Califunkya Remix)
4. Electric Soulside - You Gotta Believe
5. DJ Justin Johnson - Fat Gold Chain (B-Phreak Remix)
6. Wes Smith - Bring That Beat Back
7. Cellardore - All About It
8. Wardian - Super Fresh
9. Kill Paris - Falling In Love Again feat. Marty Rod & Alma (Krafty Kuts Remix)
10. Defkline - Push Dat (2 Step Mix)
11. Hells Exilers, Tha-Suspect - Jalamiyah (feat. Tha-Suspect) (JDOUBLE Remix)
12. Perfect Kombo - Intercooler
13. Hironimus Bosch - Plump Hill
14. Lunathics - Tonight (thec4 "Reverse Mode" Remix)
15. Doggie Style, Hankook - Remember
16. DJ Justin Johnson - Go Back (Justin's Faultline Disco Breaks Remix)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

next Faultline event - Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 - guest DJ Influence (Strategik SF)

FAULTLINE - an all Breaks monthly brought to you by Justin Johnson, Eric Riggsbee, & DJ 138

This month we bring to you,



Influence started his piratical career in a time called Ye Olden School. Quickly rising through ranks of deck swabbing, plank laying, wenching, & rumming; his golden years came to end upon the capture of his ship by a band of jolly rogers on the ship Strategik (they were good with a cannon, but not so much with spelling). Locked away in the ship's depths, every night he was told, "Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning." All seemed lost, so he got into Djing, took over the ship, called himself Influence, and the rest was basically, history... basically.


Faultline residents for this month will be...

DJ Justin Johnson

Eric Riggsbee

Friday, August 1, 2014

coming soon - BLR017 - Go Back (Beatslappaz Remix)

Australia's bass music duo known as Beatslappaz (aka Juxtapose and Eyan) have taken Justin Johnson's "Go Back" track and given it a Holy Bass Fucker vibe of insane proportions. It's a peak-time track full of winding synth hits and of course enough bass to rock the place! Justin takes his Disco House remix that was released on Cable Recordings and gives it a proper Funky Breaks treatment.

Full release date: Oct 13, 2014

available at Beatport

DJ Support:

DJ Icey: 8/10  Pumpin Disco Breaks! Nice on the Original! both mixes quality.

Tektite (Vitamin B Party, NYC): 8/10  Dope funky disco breaks vibe on the Justin Johnson mix. Beatslappaz bring it again! Heavy!

Mr. Green (NSB Radio): im digging your funky disco mix! ill use it fo sho! ...and give it a mention

Apply the Breaks: 10/10 big, pant swinging big!!

Ali Kat (NSB Radio): Very Nice, The Beatslappaz Remix is ideal for big rooms.

Kid Panel: 7/10 Great release!!! Like the disco vibes!!!

Wavewhore: 7/10  Feeling the funky disco vibes!

Switchblade (Deadfunk): 10/10  SO DOPE!

Superfly Jeff: 9/10  Justin delivers an awesome groove that builds and builds until the end. I'll be adding this to my playlist for sure.

Erin Paul (discObeta): 8/10  nice punchiness on the Beatslappaz rmx. Faultline rmx is disco-dreamy -will rock both!

Wardian (Funn Dark): 7/10  Nice release! Funky and fat sound

Bass Music Filter: 8/10  Beatslappaz remix is a great bass heavy track. These guys are going from strength to strength!

Zach Moore (Space Cowboys, Armory Podcast): 8/10  Loving Justin Faultine's Disco Remix. Big fat, fun and funky breaks. This will be getting some play on The Armory Podcast for sure!

Free Breaks Blog: 8/10  Wicked remixes. Loving the funky vibes the Disco mix!

Matt Forster: 10/10  The justin johnson mix is exactly what I love these days! Back to the old school, filtery disco funk breaks! The beatslappaz mix is a harder slice of breakbeat power! Both mixes are great.

DJ 138 (Faultline Breaks Party): 8/10  Both mixes of "Go Back" are on point. The Beatslappaz bring that booty element to make you bounce the junk in your trunk & JJ's Faultline Disco mix is a ride down memory lane in a new sportscar - marrying the old and the new with perfection. I'll definitely be giving both mixes attention in my sets.

DJ Lantern (DC): 7/10  Very much like the justin johnson funky breaks mix Beatsplappaz always deliver on the break basslines

Press, Blogs, Podcasts: – forthcoming review by Sychosis confirmed – “The Beatslappaz Remix is crackin hard!

Breakzlinkz: repost of Armory Podcast

Life Support Machine: repost of Armory Podcast


Aaaaaaand check their mix for the Armory Podcast! Bangin'!!!! "This week we're pleased to welcome to The Armory from Perth Australia and Rump Shaker Records, the fabulous Beatslappaz! For their appearance in The Armory, Ian and Andrew put together this fantastic mix of mostly unreleased dance floor bombs including their latest remix of Justin Johnson's "Go Back" available September 15th on Beatport on the Barely Legal imprint. Now press play and get down!" Track List 1. Justin Johnson - Go Back (Beatslappaz Remix) 2. Kanye West - Gold Digger (Wukileak) 3. Marten Horger feat. Funkanomics - Oh Girl (Beatslappaz Remix) 4. Tony Quattro - Mr Tough Guy 5. Juicy J feat. Young Jeezy - Show Out (SEE SHELLZ Miami Bass Bootleg) 6. Beatslappaz - Strong 7. Wuki - Rock It 8. Far Too Loud - Firestorm (Peo De Pitte Remix) 9. Duck Sauce - NRG (SKTNMO Remix) [Juxtapose Edit] 10. Plump Djs - Roll Dope Rhymes 11. Black & Blunt - Beats Y'All (Original Mix) 12. Juxtapose - Switch Off (Kwerk Remix) 13. Beatslappaz & BBK - Vee Eye Pea (Original Mix) 14. F Dat feat. Purple - Slick Shoota (Djemba Djemba & DJ Hoodboi Remix)