The Cactus Channel - Budokan (Grant Phabao Remix) (Digital Single, Paris DJs)
10 years after the arrival of The Bamboos, a new young band is flying the Funk flag high again in Australia. Heavily influenced by both classic New Orleans Funk and neo-funk/soul/afro bands coming from the Daptone stable, The Cactus Channel 10-piece funk orchestra has been on heavy heavy rotation at Paris DJs in 2012. They only released two high-octane bassy funk 45s and a full-length album so far, but those were all substantially relayed in the Paris DJs Soundsystem mixes & blog, and even selected in the groove experts year-end selection of singles and albums! Thanks to their label, HopeStreet Recordings, French reggae/afro/funk/jazz producer Grant Phabao managed to get his hands on The Cactus Channel's 'Budokan' track, and cooked up one of his legendary reggae remixes. One all about the summer breeze, as if Cali weed could be extracted from Australian cactuses… Roll a phat one or help yourself with a nice cocktail drink, sit back in the sun and enjoy!
Listen/buy on Paris DJs' bandcamp page.
The Cactus Channel - Budokan (Grant Phabao Remix)
(Digital Single) Paris DJs PARISDJS017-D, 2013-02-09
01. Budokan (Grant Phabao Remix) 03:22
Remix, additional production and audio mastering by Grant Phabao
© 2013 The Cactus Channel / HopeStreet Recordings / T.I.M.E.C. / Paris DJs
Original artwork by Ben Hito
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The Cactus Channel discography :
Pepper Snake / The Dap (7", HopeStreet Recordings, 2011)
Emanuel Ciccolini / Budokan (7", HopeStreet Recordings, 2012)
Haptics (CD/LP, HopeStreet Recordings, 2012)
Budokan Grant Phabao Remix (Digital Single, Paris DJs / 2013)
The Cactus Channel on Paris DJs :
"Pepper Snake / The Dap" 7 inch review
"Emanuel Ciccolini" played in Paris DJs Soundsystem's mix for Andrew Jervis' The Friday Night Session
"Haptics" album review
"Haptic" playlisted in the August 2012 selection
"The Colour Of Don Don" played in Paris DJs Soundsystem's mix "Bag Of Goodies Vol.12"
"The Dap" played in Paris DJs Soundsystem's mix "Eclectic Soul & Payback Funk Covers"
"Emanuel Ciccolini" in Paris DJs' 20 Best Singles of 2012
"Haptics" in Paris DJs' 20 Contenders Albums of 2012