Saturday, December 26, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Jack Beats are two weapons from the U.K who just happen to be here on the 1st of Jan. Now everyone who is not quite sure on these guys or the music they make today you are getting a taste of their lastest Mixtape to prepare your ears!
These guys really know how to use an oscillator, the fidget tech party is starting...
Alot of fists will be hitting the air when these guys step up...
Jack Beats Yo!.mp3
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Was just reading up on whats happening around Sydney town on New Years Eve. Every time I look some new Dj is set to play a venue. This year either the promoters have got there act together or Europe is Shit. But everyone wants to be in Sydney.
Then backing up the next day at Field day and the Space event. The space event has now got a solid vault of guys playing. Dirty South, D Ramirez, MYNC Project, Malente, Tommy Trash and Radio 1 s very own Pete Tong.
All in all, very good two days of music, however if only they were all at one. Going to leave you with two Bingo Player tracks that will definitely be played through the New Years Eve festivals......
Bingo Players - Devotion (Original Mix).mp3
Gramophonedzie - Why dont you (Bingo Players Remix).mp3
The second one has taken a classic sample and done wonders.....
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Here's a fun little mash-up that was mad by the Fool's Gold producer/DJ, Sammy Bananas. It's the combination of Justin Timberlake's song 'Damn Girl' which was produced by Will.I.Am and the Kid Sister Track 'Damn Girl'. I actually first heard Tom Wrecks, a Canadian DJ, paired these two songs up maybe two years ago in a mix he released. Sammy has sat down and done a proper edit which was used in recent "It's the mothering remix, Vol 3" compilation. It's a little bit cheesy but I think it's fun. Damn Girl!
Damn Girl Squared - Sammy Bananas
Friday, December 4, 2009
So for those who were watching The Crookers when their sound was lost, a massive boo was givin. This Boo echoed all the way to the Daily Telegraph who wrote an article in Wednesdays paper that read like this:
ITALIAN DJ duo The Crookers have hit back at claims their controversial set at Stereosonic was not a live performance.
After the sound went down during their headlining set inside the Royal Hall of Industries at Saturday’s massive music festival, the production pair were accused of not mixing their music.
"They lost the place in their CD and needed time to get back on track," a backstage source said.
They were booed heavily by the crowd and returned to the stage ten minutes later.
"The reason we lost the music is because you were too quiet. Get loud!" was the explanation given to the audience of over two thousand.
However the boys, DJ’s Phra and Bot, said today that it was a mixer malfunction and that they always perform live sets.
"It was simply a mixer issue, it overheated after running solid all day in a super hot and sweaty humid room," they told Confidential.
"We didn’t realise the main system was down because our stage monitors stayed on which was pretty funny, we where thinking why aren’t the crowd dancing.”
"As soon as we picked up the issue the mixer was changed so end of problem."
The Italian stallions are currently on break in Byron Bay before playing Adelaide on Saturday.
Australia’s onelove have selected The Crookers to mix one disc of their upcoming Sound Machine compilation in cahoots with local DJ stars Matt Nugent and Grant Smillie.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
When producing a tune, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. For me its the Kick. Recently, I was looking through Kid Sister s album that got picked up by Fools Gold.
Alot of her tracks I am familiar with, however one thing I was not familiar with was the producers behind them. Some of the producers are the biggest names in dance music.
Below is her album with each tracks producer..... Some very high ranked producers.
1. Right Hand Hi (prod. Steve Angello + Sebastian Ingrosso)
2. Life On TV (prod. Yuksek)
3. Big n Bad (prod. Count + Sinden)
4. Step (feat. Estelle) (prod. Rusko)
5. Let Me Bang 2009 (prod. XXXChange)
6. Pro Nails (feat. Terence Kanye West) (prod. A-Trak)
7. Daydreaming (feat. Cee-Lo) (prod. Brian Kennedy)
8. Switch Board (feat. DJ Gant-Man) (prod. DJ Gant-Man)
9. 54321 (prod. XXXChange)
10.Get Fresh (prod. A-Trak + XXXChange).mp3
11.You Ain’t Really Down (prod. A-Trak).mp3
12. Control (prod. XXXChange)
I overlooked this album at first but then really went back and loved some of it. Then when I researched the production I realised why I was loving it.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
A giant Mona Lisa was contructed using 3,604 cups of coffee, with Grinders Barista creating over 10 different shades or coffee strengths. Then laying them down to re-create the famous portrait. All down in Sydney Town. I think alot of patience was needed for this piece....
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
So a few weeks ago we had A-Trak talking to Steve Angello about ‘Gypsy Wedding Music’. The track he was reffering to is his recent Flonko which he made with his brother. I love the way he summed it up. Two versions were released of the track and both rely heavily on some crazy clarinet samples over big bold kicks to bring this ‘Gypsy Wedding Music’ feeling and sound.
Flonko (Version 1) - Steve Angello & AN21
This is another similar track I stumbled across the other day. If Flonko is gypsy wedding music then Klezmer is a ‘Bar Mitzvah House Party’. I wonder whether A-Trak would play it..? I love the idea of these elements being brought in a dance track, especially when it’s executed well.
Klezmer - Pizeta Feat. Reagadelica
Here's a sneaky lil remix I came across thats very fitting for the post. It's a Renaissance Man remix of a Havard Bass tune and uses similar elements to the top tracks above.
81 (Renaissance Man Remix) - Havard Bass
Monday, November 9, 2009
There is nothing 'new' that motivated this post. I have no urge to give you something new. The nature of blogging is to share thoughts, music and other rubbish that you feel is necessary for other people to know about. In that case, the sole reason for this post - one of my all-time favourite songs. I don't care if you do or don't endorse it, remix it or even tell people about it. If you did, great. I just think that if this particular song had the power to change the way I listened to and played music, then it should be worth sharing. If only everyone would froth over this melody. As it happened, Chris Martin from Coldplay did. He specifically asked Florian and Ralf if he could use the riff for their song 'Talk'.
Please froth over this. I would like you to. I would like you to embrace one of the greatest electronic songs ever. Sure, that's just my opinion. I don't think it could be any more appropriate though. What a fitting title - Computer Love. This title suggests that these geniuses were way too ahead of their time. Thirty years on and here we are, mounting our computers and other technological software. I use this software as a vehicle for getting this song across to you and watching porn. The latter more discretely of course. Ahh blogging...how irrelevant that last comment was and still it was read by the unknown.
Danke Kraftwek, danke.
Kraftwerk - Computer Love
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I read somewhere recently that Simian is like the Chemical Brothers of our time. I think this not far from the truth. Their production style is unique and changing which gives them an element of longevity. Their love and use of traditional synths is always evident and through the accompinent of some solid vocalists they have mad some pretty powerful and lasting songs (Hustler anyone?)
The one that stood out to me the day I got their most recent album was Cruel Intentions. I love everything about it, the stong vocal sung by the big Beth Ditto from The Gossip, the lyrics, the sound, the smell, the taste. This is why I was understandably excited when a lil remix package was released. I like pretty much all the remixes on the release, some more than others but also like the fact that they are all quite different from one another. These are my two favs.
Cruel Intentions (Heartbreaks Slow Action Remix) - Simian Mobile Disco
Cruel Intentions (Greg Wilson Re-Edit) - Simian Mobile Disco
Monday, November 2, 2009
N.A.S.A. is more a concept than an actual artist. North America/South America (N.A.S.A.) is the idea of combining multiple music influences from two large and broad continents. Earlier this year the creative collaboration of Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon released their debut piece of work entitled ‘The Spirit Of Apollo’. This was essentially a 17-track compilation of a huge variety of collaborations. By calling upon artists ranging in music styles, influences and cultures and pairing up unusual duos, trios and even quartets the idea is to bring closer cultures through music. The result is a very diverse and often segmented album. This is neither good nor bad. To start off with the line up of artists is pretty breathtaking with over 30 artists contributing to the cause there is no lack of talent. We’re not talking no-names either with some of the hottest artists the American continents have to offer. The album definately has more powerful moments than others. Sometimes the different influences on a track work extremely well together, often where unexpected. However not every track meets this hard to attain goal. If you had to boil it all down you could call this album a ‘hip-hop’ album. That’s where you’d most likely find it in the CD store (do they have those anymore?).
The the most recent release from the innovative pair is a ‘mixtape’. Tanning On The Moon is an hours' worth of tracks compiled by the two and then mixed by DJ Zegon. The tracklist is quite broad and follows a similar concept of combining often very varied musical styles. This is again executed with a considerable level of success. Not the most flawless or flowing mix but rather a collection of almost 60 tracks and acacpellas both old and new this mix is fun and friendly and does a largely good job of combining influences from across diverse range of cultures. Whether this brings them closer together culturally, musically or otherwise I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Tanning On The Moon - N.A.S.A.
01. Tanning on the Moon Intro
02. Eric B. & Rakin - Juicy ( Eli escobar Vs. N.A.S.A. Short Edit)
03. N.A.S.A. - It’s NASA collage
04. N.A.S.A. - Samba Soul (Ape Sh!T Brothers Remix)
05. N.A.S.A. - Strange Enough (Mr.Oizo Remix)
06. Kanye West Vs. MGMT - Electric Feel vs. Touch the Sky (DJ Zegon Mash Up)
07. Knight Rider Vs. A Volta (N.A.S.A. Mash Up)
08. A Skillz & Krafty Kuts - Happiness
09. Eric B. & Rakin - I Know Got Soul (Acapella)
10. Jesse Rose - Well Now
11. Amanda Blank - Might Like You Better
12. M.I.A - 10 dollar
13. The Count & Sinden - Hardcore Girl (feat. Rye Rye)
14. Holly Ghost! - Hold On
15. La Bionda - Wanna be Your Lover
16. Theme from S’ Express-S’Express
17. Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood
18. Egyption Lover - Egyption Lover
19. Todd Terje - I Want Your Love
20. Justin Timbarlake - My Love
21. Simian Mobile Disco - Love
22. The Beatles - All You Need is Love
23. N.A.S.A. - Gifted (Boombotz Remix)
24. The Jonzun Crew - Pack Jam (Look Out For The OVC)
25. Sweet - Love is Oxigen
26. Ultramagnetic Mc’s - Burn Dope (Instrumental)
27. DJ Medhi - Pocket Piano
28. Kid Kudi - Day N’ Night (Crookers Remix)
29. Bart B.More Beat vs. Rakin (DJ Zegon Edit)
30. Major Lazer - Hold the Line
31. Dick Dale Vs. Major Lazers - Hold Misirlou (Ape Sh!T Brothers Mash Up)
32. Silvio Mazzuca - Cerveja
33. The Champs - Tequila
34. Drunk Masters - Top Cat
35. The Rolling Stones - You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Soulwax Remix)
36. M.I.A. - Paper Planes (DFA Remix)
37. The Jacksons 5 - I Want You Back (Roger 72 Remix)
38. Missy Elliott - I’m Really Hot (Instrumental)
39. Michael Jackson - Bad (Acapella)
40. Soho Vs. Missy Elliott - Hot Music Vs. I’m Really Hot (DJ Zegon Mash Up)
41. LCD Soundsystem Vs. Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Innocuous (N.A.S.A. Mash Up)
42. Tittsworth - Boojangles (Instrumental)
43. Mighty Dub Katz - Magic Carpet Ride
44. Friend and Lover - Groovy Now (Mighty Mi Mix)
45. Mylo - Drop The Pressure
46. Daft Punk - DaFunk
47. Daft Punk - Da Funk (Thunderous Olympians Remix)
48. Kid Color Vs. Too Short - Blow The Zonga (N.A.S.A. Mash Up)
49. B-easy - Bongo Joint
50. Switch - A bit patchy (Acapella)
51. N.A.S.A. - Money (Count Of Monte Cristal Remix)
52. N.A.S.A. - Money
53. N.A.S.A. - Whachadoin (DJ Zegon Megamix)
54. Quincy Jones - Soul Bossa Baile (N.A.S.A. Remix)
55. Ron Rico - Miss A (Sneeze Song)
56. Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons - Beggin’ (Pilooski Re-Edit)
Saturday, October 31, 2009
2009 has seen evolution in many fields, including the above new 27" Imac, David Guetta also has had a career changing year.
With the Oz summer starting to climb in temperature, a few personal around the world are climbing harder. Just wanted to acknowledge the latest poll around the world. David Guetta closed at Number 3 in Dj polls. With a massive year he got an album out, 'One Love', also collaborated with the biggest including kelly Rowland, Akon and The Black Eyed Peas. Why he did it, as he has most of Europe under his wing already. The next frontier is obviously the urban hip hop culture in the US. Tying the electronic and urban culture s together seems impossible but the man for the task, is Guetta himself.
He seems like a pop queen himself but Guetta himself knows talent when he sees it. Mentioning the Dutch Afrojack as the 2009 breakthrough DJ/Producer and stating James Zabiela as the most underrated Dj in the world. Some people take his stuff the wrong way, purely because of the medium being used to sample his stuff, the radio. I hear people saying Sexy Bitch or etc. But if you jump onto itunes and check out the rest of his new album, you can still hear his roots, its like Joachim and Guetta at Redlight festival 2007 all over again.
Guetta has got a spot at Future Music 2009 and as its already on its third release, some must be attending to hear sexy bitch.
Tunes of 2009 from the biggest names:
David Guetta feat Kelly Rowland 'When Love Takes Over' (Virgin)
Tim Green 'Kitch In' (Dirtybird)
Axwell/Ingrosso/Angello/Laidback Luke feat Deborah Cox 'Leave The World Behind' (Axtone)
Steve Angello 'Monday' (Getting Official release this Month, Tune)
Sebastian Ingrosso:(watch for his album next year)
Axwell/Ingrosso/Angello/Laidback Luke feat Deborah Cox 'Leave The World Behind' (Axtone)
Major Lazer feat Afrojack 'Pon Di Floor' (Downtown)
Brian Sanhaji 'Stereotype (Thomas Krome Remix) (CL Recordings)
Joris Voorn 'Sweep The Floor' (Rejected)
Siwell 'Kenya' (Sphera)
Cirez D 'On/Off' (Mouseville)
Len Faki 'Death By House' (Cocoon)
Fergie, Reset Robot & Alan Fitzpatrick 'Gas Mask' (8 Sided Dice)
Michel Cleis 'La Mezcla' (Cadenza)
Mark Knight, D Ramirez and Underworld 'Downpipe' (Toolroom)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
01. Music Style
Psychedelic / Emo / Italian pop
03. Band Members
Vito De Luca & Stephen Fasano
04. Record Labels
05. First 12"
06. Artists Remixed
Cobra Dukes, Das Pop, Lindström, Cut Copy, Grace Jones, David Rubato, Beach Boys, MGMT, Bloc Party, Sebastien Tellier, Robbie Williams, The Shortwave Set and Friendly Fires
07. Funny Story
Grace Jones intially turned down the Aeroplane DJs mix of 'Williams Blood'. After second thoughts she decided to allow it to be released. This is now a huge track recognised world wide!
08. Self-proclaimed fans
Laurent Garnier, Optimo, Danny Howells, Joakim, Lindstrom & Prins Thomas
Make Up Club (Ghent, Belgium)
In the working and due out this year on Eskimo Records...
Aeroplane Top 10 - Taken from their October Mix Chart
01. Cruel Intentions (Maurice Fulton Remix) - Simian Mobile Disco
02. Diminishing Returns - Ali Love
03. Magic (Donnie Sloan Dub)- Ladyhawke
04. Robotic Hypnotic Adventure - Neurotic Drum Band
05. Cloned In Vatican - Nina (Road To Cagliari) (Cloned In Vatican's Balearic Disco Trip)
06. Panorama - Tuccillo (SECRET TRACK!)
07. Thunderbird (Villa Remix) - The Golden Filter
08. This Must Be It (The Bloody Sisters Remix) - Royksopp
09. Best Party Ever (Jordan Lightyear & Jimmy 2 Sox Remix) - Toecutter
10.Groove Armada - I Wont Kneel
Monday, October 26, 2009
Erol Alkan is one talented musician. He just came out to Australia for the first time and opened many Aussies eyes to what Europe has been salivating over for almost a decade. What makes this man so successful and has helped him acquire a cult following is his true and devoted passion for music. He has released very few originals (independently) but has produced a tonne of stuff collaborating with a numerous and diverse range of artists. He has a few remixes which again range greatly in style. The beauty of the remixes is the subtle use of simple production executed cleverly. This has left him with a small collection of potent and lasting remixes.
His recent tour down-under was received very well as he bounced around the country with the bunch of other DJs playing Parklife in each of the capital cities. One of the unique aspects of his tour was that he played two sets in each city. So while each DJ had one time slot at Parklife he had two separate ones on two different stages. The idea behind this was Erol's recent Disco 3000 venture. This is a style of music that can't be easily defined but by the name suggests there is a definite disco element with a futuristic approach. So he played a regular festival style set which was still very well put together with a pile of big electro/house/tech songs and ALSO played a 'Disco 3000' set.
At the end of last year Erol released the first part of his Disco 3000 series and people began to stir. The underground scene hopped onto it quickly and music boofs started talking. Without a tracklist countless blogs/forums tried to pinpoint a complete tracklist. I still haven't seen a complete accurate one to date. Erol Alkan's Resident Advisor Podcast (RA171) was re-released recently as part 2 of the Disco 3000 series. A similar thing has happened with the tracklist this time with Erol saying it's "coming soon" people have from all over have tried to decipher the mash of tracks.
I rate this mix for two main reasons. Firstly, its a collection of unknown tunes which creates a element of freshness and suspense that often mixes lack or more often loose after a short period of time. Secondly the alternate style of mixing keeps the mix interesting and also showcases Erol's amazing ability to somehow make two opposite songs sit side by side. Just download it and see what I mean.
Disco 3000 (Part II) - Erol Alkan
01. Black Cock - Get Ready (Reprise)
02. Serge Santiago - Hypnotic
03. Charlie - Spacer Woman
04. Knight Action - Single Girl
05. Beat Club - Security
06. Supercharge - I Think I'm Going To Fall (In Love) (Disco 3000 Edit)
07. Hypnotic Samba - Stop - Watch
08. Harry Thumann - Sphinx
09. Riz Ortolani - Il Corpo De Linda
11. Possible Erol edit
12. Luv You Madly Orchestra - Moon Maiden
16. Bumblebee Unlimited - I Love You
17. Independent Movement - Slipping Away (Popular People's Front Edit)
18. Junior Byron - Woman
19. In Flagranti - EFX 10-11
20. Jodie "Fingers" Finch - Jack Your Big Booty
21. Soundstream - Love Town
22. Peter Jacques Band - Walking On Music
23. Martin Circus - Disco Circus
24. Max Berlin - Elle Et Moi (Joakim Remix)
26. Stevo Armani - (Don't Say) It's Over (Mascara DJs Action mix)
If you having any off the gaps please fill them in.
Boy 8-Bit (a Staying Sick fav) is currently undertaking an Australia/New Zealand tour with Ed Banger boy Feadz. Fuzzy has brought the interestingly matched pair out for a whirl wind tour, in a weeks time they're playing 5 different cities in 5 consecutive days!
Personally I'm very fucking excited to see Boy 8-Bit's set. Feadz will be good no doubt but I think the British cat could bring us something special. Similar to this fresh remix that's so new you'll struggle to find it elsewhere!
La Roux-Quicksand (Boy 8-Bit Remix).mp3
Head HERE to check out tour dates and info.
Monday, October 19, 2009
This is the final installment of the Bang Gang Mini Mix series before they dropped their brand new of complilation of "tracks, songs, jingles and jangles". It's by none other than local Sydney boys the Bag Raiders. I think it's a neat selection of songs including a few old time Bang Gang favourites. By chopping and changing relatively smoothly this mix stays interesting and fun with a few twists. Im excited for the next batch of originals these guys put out.
Mini Mix - Bag Raiders
1. The Eternals - Wrath Of Zeus
2. Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night
3. Vernon Butch - Get Up
4. Royksopp - Happy Up Here (Breakbot Remix)
5. Beni - Fringe Element
6. DJ Swoosh - Swoosh
7. Solo - Congaloid (Minimow Remix)
8. Felix da Housecat - Like Something For Porno
9. DJ Swoosh - Swoosh (Swooshapella)
10. Classixx - I'll Get You feat. Jeppe
11. Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (Kris Menace Remix)
12. The C90s - 10:01 DM
13. Kid Sister - Right Hand Hi (Kingdom Remix)
14. DJ Swoosh - The Swoosherman (reprise)
15. Nicholas - Goldelectric
16. DJ Swoosh - Swoosh (Mr Swooshy's Nothing But Net Re-rub)
17. Phoenix - Fences (Friendly Fires Remix)
I served you the entre a few weeks ago and it went down well. Now here is the real thing in it's full 320kbps glory! It's even better than I remember. A-Trak you are a genius and this is gold. Off with ya head!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
Unfortunately this is a rip but it's still most definately worth a listen. Everyone loves a lil Biggie including Avicii and Philgood. This bootleg has a big house sound and reminds me of the distinctive Swedish House Mafia Sound.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The disco house train has left the platform and is gaining speed. In recent times I have blabbed about how the current electronic music scene is leaning back towards some of it's earlier roots of disco and house. Well it's now clearing evident with the proof of current production that disco house is becoming increasily popular. This is a good thing in my eyes/ears as I'm a big fan off this energetic, fun, dance music. So hear are a few that have caught my attention recently.
This is a track that I heard Aeroplane DJ's play at Parklife and it went off. Their set was fun and had a great party vibe. This was one of the many nu-disco driven tracks played. Don Diablo's work seems to vary greatly in style and substance. This is definately some of his better stuff and shows what he is capable of.
Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes (Don Diablo Remix) - Cassius
An artist that I'm a big fan of haven't given due props on Staying Sick is His Majesty Andre. He's an English born and based producer/DJ that has been around for ages and from some reason doesn't seem to gain much attention outside of Europe, whcih he should. His style can't be pigeon holed as his music is based around careful, clever and clear production. This is one of his more energetic disco house remixes that he seems to be keen on currently. (More His Majesty Andre - Coming Soon!)
In My Eyes (His Majesty Andre Remix) - Burns
I first heard the Riva Starr remix of this Malente track in a set. I then copped the single and discovered there's a unusual drop off about two thirds of the way through the song. This GlowTape! edit covers it right up by creating a sneaky lil 30 sec build up (at the 3:18 mark) that actually adds to the song by helping breaking it up a bit!
I Like It (GlowTape! Lieks An Edit) - Malente Vs Riva Starr
This last one was brought to my attention my latest crush, Duck Sauce. It's another upbeat disco house track. I can't sit still and listen to this.
Bruxism Groove - Titan
This is a track is less disco/house than the others. It's tacken from Zombie Nations 2006 studio album 'Black Toys' and still remains to be funky and fresh.
Taxi Extreme - Zombie Nation
The 26 year old music producer, Claes Rosen has been around since the early 90s. The man from Sweden is a man of many melodies. He is probably best know in these parts (Oz)for his Pryda-Shadows remix. Just wanted to share, as this is his new one, and its abit more disco house than his other stuff, however the rolling melodies are still evident. The artwork created for his releases are very similiar to the above picture, tranquil.
Pryda-Shadows (Claes Rosen remix).mp3
Monday, October 12, 2009
This week’s Mix Monday is a slightly different flavour with a mixtape from the North Carolina born and bred rapper J Cole. This is real hip hop. Currently the hip hop scene at crossroads. With shrinking budgets, music executives, resting on their laurels, search out the next YouTube sensation with a catchy hook and dance move in order to amass digital single sales. While many artists have tried to break through despite an industry melt down, few have been met with critical praise. Looking to succeed where his contemporaries have failed, J Cole (born Jermaine Cole) brings promise of a new day in hip hop music.
It's been said that the 'golden days' of hip hop are long gone and not coming back. This is a statement that I have tried to deny although it seems increasingly true with the motives and in turn music that is being placed in front of us. Well J Cole is something different. He's not about making a quick buck, rather taking time and effort to get to where he wants and plans to keep going. After two mixtapes J Cole is now the first sign-ee of Jay-Z's brand new record Label, Roc Nation. If that's not a big deal I don't know what is.
The first mixtape, The Come Up, was released in 2007 and with J Cole now living in New York he began to get noticed. He rapped over old classic hip hop beats that had influenced him while also making his own music from scratch. He is a true lyricist saying that his biggest influence would have to be Tupac for his content but lyrically he admired and studied the likes of Master P, Nas, Eminem, Canibus, Royce, Jay-Z and Biggie. Two years (March 2009) later he dropped The Warm Up and then got signed by the Jigga man. Big stuff. He featured on Jay-Z most release studio release The Blueprint 3. This is the mixtape that got him signed.
The Warm Up (Mixtape) - J Cole
1. Intro (The Warm Up)
3. Can I Live*
4. Grown Simba
5. Just To Get By
6. Lights Please
7. Dead Presidents II
8. I Get Up
9. World Is Empty
10. Dreams ft. Brandon Hines
11. Royal Flush
12. Dollar and a Dream II
13. Water Break (Interlude)
15. Get Away
16. Knock Knock
17. Ladies ft. Lee Fields and The Expressions
18. Til’ Infinity
19. The Badness ft. Omen
20. Hold It Down
21. Last Call
22. Losing My Balance
Today the first instalment of who will be pumping randwicks turf club.
Future Music Festival 2010 lineup:
Empire Of The Sun
Above & Beyond
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Plus; many more, Future entertainment loves a suspense build in my opinion. So with this killer start they have to rival Field Day. Just put Oizo up there with a carton of Malboro Reds!
With a quick mention to Field Day, what a lineup that is? Mash-up kings 2manydjs are at the top of the bill, supported by The Presets, as well as the super- duo of Switch + Diplo who will be performing as Major Lazer Soundsystem. Just get ready for those Major Lazer White Noise drops....
There’s plenty of love for Wednesday night indie-dance – Architecture in Helsinki, Datarock and Amanda Blank. Then Dubstep, I can only take it in small doeses but it will be cool to see actual dubstep Djs doing there stuff, Dubstep makes a serious appearance with Skream & Benga. Lovers of the next-generation of electro and fidget are more than catered to with acts like Fake Blood(sorry again), The Proxy, Sinden, Jack Beats while house and tech fans get a solid representation of DJs that includes Fred Falke, Sebastian Leger, Nic Fanciulli.
An honourable mention that DJ Yoda will be there, DJ Yoda is a pioneer of Audio-Visual Djing and has transformed clubbing as we know it, throwing down styles as diverse as Hip-Hop, Funk, Baltimore Club, Drum n Bass and even Country music, all cut-up with a awe-inspiring selection of film, TV show and You Tube visuals that elevate his sets to the uniquely sublime. Hopefully they bring the visual part into the Domain, as in the last year Yoda has had many achievements including;
-Performing with Lily Allen providing exclusive visuals
-DJ’d to packed-out clubs everywhere from Beijing to New York, when a promoter wants a club full they call this Guy
-Performed alongside the likes of Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and Fatboy Slim.
-Provided Pete Tong with his first ever hip-hop Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1
So keep an eye on Dj Yoda, as hes been in the game for a very long time and will rock da house!
Now some tracks for CDR and to go into your Car!
Crazy P-The Hit Original Mix.mp3
Ben Mono - Protection (Siriusmo Remix).mp3
Make Her Say (Sammy Bananas Remix).mp3
Jeffer remix pack has been done by a few but my fave by far was the Modeselektor version.
Boys noize-Jeffer(Modeselektor Remix).mp3
Thought I might just throw this one in, I am not really sure about it. Its very hard. Great build then ruins it with the solidness. Needs more of a Tom Novy approach. Or i reckon Armand should let Duck Sauce handle it!
Snap - Rythmn Is a Dancer (Armand Van Helden Edit).mp3
Sunday, October 11, 2009
At last weekend Parklife I was lucky enough to catch the Serato King 'A-Trak'. He played a pretty mixed set starting out with some large electro tunes. About thirty or so minutes in he played a bit of a hip hop medley including oldies like Simon Says, Nuthin' But A "G" Thang and Dead Prez's Hip Hop. After this he sort of chopped and changed between a range of songs and styles. Then just when he had the crowd in his hand after his Daft Punk Robot Rock beat juggle he dropped Duck Sauce's "aNYway". Although not everyone in the gurning crowd recognised it, it certainly got a response with people fist punching to the disco house bomb. Tune.
Well now here's the video which is fuckin gold if you ask me. It's what the song makes me envision. I wanna learn this routine and bust it out in a club!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Cream is here! This is my most recent mixtape and is somewhat different from the last few bits and pieces I've put out. Over the last few months you may have heard me rambling on about the nu-disco movement and how I believe this scene is becoming more prominent. Well this is a collection of tunes that have caught my eye, new and old, and the idea was to present you with a mix that shows this disco-house sound and how fun and energetic it can be, (it's not always about the biggest bassline of largest distortion). Anyway, without further a due I present to you "CREAM". Please tell me what you think.
Cream - NAD
01. My Love Sees You (In Flagranti Remix) – Beni
02. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life – D Cup
03. Be Brave – Louis La Roche
04. Shark In The Water (Crazy P Rmx) – VV Brown
05. Afro Nuts (D Cup Rmx) – Yolanda Be Cool
06. Kilometre (A-Trak Dub) – Sébastien Tellier
07. Baby I Can’t Stop (Aeroplane Rmx) – Lindstrom
08. Fringe Element – Beni
09. Crusader – Knightlife
10. Fresh (Sonic C Bootleg) – Kool & The Gang
11. 54321 – Kill Frenzy
12. Funk Phenomena – Armand Van Helden
13. Ray Of Zdarlight – The Avalanches
14. Chicago – Fred Falke
15. The Motion – Duck Sauce
16. Toop Toop (Oliver Koletzki Mix) – Cassius
17. Azza Azza – Polymath
18. Do It All Night – Bestrack
19. Do I Believe – Knee Deep Vs. Prince
20. Shut Up & Let It Go (Disco Rmx) – Sidney Samson
21. Lizstomania (DerDieDas Rmx) – Phoenix
22. Weak Generation – Revolte
23. Shooting Star (Shazam Vs Cassian) – Bag Raiders
24. I’ll Get You – Jeppe
25. I Think I Like It – Fake Blood
26. Destination (Bang Gang Rmx) – Damn Arms
27. Stars Come Out – Calvin Harris
28. Nothin’ To Step To (Sammy Bananas Rmx) – Thunderhiest
29. Aurora (Riot In Belgium Rmx) - Alex Gopher
30. Walking On A Dream (Treasure Fingers Rmx) - Empire Of The Sun
31. Riddle Of Steel (Classixx Rmx) – Guns n’ Bombs
32. One Day (Surkin Rmx) – The Juan Maclean
33. Nightvision (Daft Punk Cover) – The Twelves
34. Nights Off – Siriusmo
35. Paris (Aeroplane Rmx) – Friendly Fires
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Calvin Harris's second studio album titled 'Ready For The Weekend' has recieved a positive and encouraging amount attention since it dropped in late August. Doing a nice job musically and otherwise following up his debut chart topper this album quite similar in style and if anything probably a bit less pop and slightly more electro. Although it still contains a large amount of radio friendly tracks. As with his last album a lot of the hype has been aided by the singles and remixes that come hand in hand. With 'I'm Not Alone' and 'Ready For The Weekend' getting reworked by every big name under the sun. I've included one of my favourite tracks of the album which is bouncy and fun.
Stars Come Out - Calvin Harris
This clip is pretty sick. It's the world's first human synth! When it all comes together towards the end you'll be impressed.
I've got two brand spanking new tracks for you. So new I only have radio rips to offer. The first is a track which Busy P played and clearly rated at Parklife. Busy P said earlier in the year that A-Trak's remix of Kilometer was the 'Remix of the Year'. Well this is his lastest one and Annie Mac obviously loves it too. It's more big room electro style than his previous work but does a great job at creating yet another different and substainal track.
Preview Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix) - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The second track is one that may not even be released due to the fact that is was apparently mad exclusively for a video game! The Crookers have been working hard on their new album which is about to drop very soon. The duo have been doing some work with Solo, (check out the Solo remix of 'Put Your Hands On Me'), and this track is a collab between both of them. Mad, Bad sound.
Preview Bad Man Sound - Crookers & Solo
The Simple Things is an art project which was inspired by the creative individuals Takashi Murakami and Pharrell Williams. The idea behind the work how we overlook the simple things in life, hence the title. Pharrell choose seven of his most cherished items which are individually worth next to nothing and then made the items out of the earth's most precious stone and metals. This is supposed to be ironic as these are the things that we overlook but truly care for. Pharrell says it all better. He is such an intelligent forward thinking human and still remains so grounded. He often blesses his good fortune but you never reach heights like he does without something special.
This clip showcases Pharrell's intellect even if he is interviewed by a complete spastic. He thinks on another level. This is the type of person who inspires... I once heard him asked
“Would you say you set trends?”
“I escape trends.”
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
So you like a good party? How about the Best Party Ever?! Yeah, sounds good. It is.
Toecutter is an underground Sydney based DJ has been in the scene for over a decade now. Not conforming to any one style this fellow has produced a range of stuff in his time, a lot of it more swayed towards the hardcore scene. A track he made a lil while back has received a bit of attention and those crazy Bang Gang boys have picked it up. Now, being released on the Bang Gang 12" label is the original along with a diverse collection of remixes from local and international producers.
Here's what the interesting man that is Toecutter had to say about it himself:
"I've been doing my thing my whole life! I was pretty surprised that they asked me to release 'Best Party Ever'. I think they liked the hook and were like 'Well, this COULD be great, but it's a little RED LINED!'...so we touched it up a bit. You should hear the early mixes of it. It was like Roule Records but made on a harpsichord - jarring and mechanical! I am really pleased to meet these guys cause they are sweet-AS, and a lot more open-minded than I thought they would be!
Here is the original piece of work which is very unique with quite a few chops and changes. This is accompanied by the Perth kid Shazam's remix who, like of late, has produced another quality nu-disco take on things!
Best Party Ever - Toecutter
Best Party Ever (Shazam Remix) - Toecutter
Local Sydneyman, Beni, has started going places. It's not as if he wasn't earlier, he has simply started gaining the recognition he deserves. His latest EP has been picked up by the Kitsune kids as was his last one, My Love Sees You. This has in similar fashion led the track to a string of remixes by some solid players. Amongst them, Alex Gopher (who he has worked with and remixed before), Havard Bass, Jori Hulkkonen and fello Aussie boys Andy & Ohh Wee. I've decided to include the Melboune boys remix as it's my favourite, although, it's a solid little remix package without a dud in the bunch. Worth the purchase.
Maximus (Andy & Ohh Wee Pink Version) - Beni
I had to include this music video. I only saw this the first time the other day and it made me go have another listen, somehow I hadn't even noticed that fun-boy Sam Sparro does the vocal.
This video is gangster. The 17/70 year old b-boy in the red pants is as real as they come. It's refreshing to see a dance video that ISN'T utter shite, its not the budget just the ideas that make videos like these!
Monday, October 5, 2009
On the long weekend the Parklife tour managed to tear through three capital cities in three days. The middle of the mayhem was an overcast Sunday in Sydney. With a diverse and pretty deep line-up there was a lot to choose from and a range on offer to keep most happy. One of the first sets I saw on the day was in the afternoon, when there was about half an hour of sunshine which was all the day had to offer. The music that was beening spun was that of the Aeroplane Dee-Jays.
Aeroplane which is actually two guys, Vito De Luca and Stephen Fasano, are from the friendly neighbour of Europe, Belgium. These two guys have been pumping out work solidly now for a couple of years and are a favourite amongst many. I've often heard people try and critise the work of these talented two labelling there music as boring and not 'dance' music. Thats bullshit. The music these two have been producing may not be hard dance music, it's far from it. That's not the aim here. Through showing a new and fresh sound upon us Aeroplane have played a vital role in the current shift towrds more musically creative and melodic disco style music which seems to be influcing the entire dance scene currently.
The set they played was not only great musically I felt they did one of the best jobs on the day and playing right to the audience. With a very appropriate style, tempo and mixing the crowd seemed to be loving the late afternoon disco-house set. They weren't playing a tonne of their own stuff but rather a collection of some more disco/house and upbeat fun electro like Duck Sauce!
This set is a "30 minute mix" (it's actually 36) by the two is comprised entirely of there own workings. A bit slower and relaxed than the live set I witnessed this does a suberb job in showcasing the guys talents.
30 Minute Mix - Aeroplane
1.Lullabies In The Dark - Sonf for M&E (Aeroplane Remix)
2.Aeroplane Feat. Kathy Diamond - Whispers
3.David Rubato - Circuit (Aeroplane Remix)
4.Friendly Fires Feat. Au Revoir Simone - Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
5.Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (Aeroplane Remix)
6.Lindstrom & Solale - Baby I Can't Stop (Aeroplane Remix)
7.Grace Jones - Williams Blood (Aeroplane Remix)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
What happened in Bris-vegas?
He's done with Brisbane now onto Melbourne Via Sydney.
Erol Alkan _2009-09-26_ Parklife _Brisbane_ _48.19_.mp3
02 Major Lazer - Pon de Floor
03 SonicC - Stickin
04 Acid girls - Lightworks [Harvard Bass Remix]
07 Solid Groove - This is sick
08 Boys Noize & Erol Alkan - Death suite
09 DIM & Tai - Lyposuct
10 Dim & Tai - Lyposuct [Noob Remix]
11 Dave Rose Del Mar - Who I am
13 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero [Erol Alkan Rework]
14 iD [Lil Louis Reprise ?]
15 Lil Louis - French Kiss [Radio Edit]
16 Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Waves [Gonzales Cover]
17 Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Waves
Monday, September 28, 2009
With the southern hemisphere warming up for the summer season the opposite is happening up top. To finish of the party season there was big festivals all over. One of the biggest would have to have been Creamfields with a ridiculous line up over two days from literally the cream of the crop from every corner of the globe. There were a few Americans there and amognst them was the big Dave Spoon. He played a well rounded set with a balance of not overly commerical crowd pleasers (excluding 'Riverside') such as the Afrojack remix of 'Cool' which has started getting some solid recognition. This paired with some deeper, darker tech tunes which is clearly what he lends to results in a elvoving and entertaining set.
Dave Spoon - Live at Creamfields
1. Dave Spoon in the Swedish House Mafia Arena
2. Calvin Harris - Ready For The Weekend [Dave Spoon Broken mix] (Sony/Columbia)
3. Diplo & Laidback Luke - Hey (Southern Fried)
4. Sidney Samson - Riverside (Data)
5. Unknown - Unknown (CDR)
6. Spencer & Hill - Cool [Afrojack Mix] (Tiger Records)
7. Funkagenda What The F*** (Toolroom)
8. Sheildz - Size (Stylus Recordings)
9. Muzzaik - Fat Patchy (Toolroom)
10. Unknown - Unknown (CDR)
11. Unknown - Duck Army (CDR)
12. Unknown - Miami Push (CDR)
13. Kim Fai - Good Life (Size)
Sunday, September 27, 2009
"The next issue of Mixmag will have our good friend and longtime supporter Annie Mac on the cover. Armand and I made the covermount CD (as Duck Sauce). All disco house! New and old. Fun times."
This mix will be launched with the October Copy of Mixmag. Ducksauce in my opinion has not even sunk into alot of peoples head. I believe the alliance of the two masterminds has bigger things coming. When aNyway is played anywhere, it builds rhythm.
Enjoy this smooth smooth ride through a disco metronome!
A-trak at Park life, his set time clashes with the biggest but he will turn Moore Park into some kind of Ducksauce.
Mixmag Presents : Armand Van Helden & A-Trak Present - Duck Sauce
01 His Majesty Andre - Spades
02 Mr Oizo - Gay Dentists (JFK Edit)
03 Armand Van Helden & DJ Sneak - Psychic Bounty Killaz
04 Boy Noize - Jeffer
05 DJ Kill Frenzy - 54321 (Voodoo Chilli Re-Edit)
06 Alan Braxe - Vertigo (Thomas Bangalters Virgo Edit)
07 Titan - Bruxism Groove
08 Mighty Dub Cats - Magic Carpet Ride (Jason Nevins Remix)
09 Malente - I Like It (Riva Star Remix)
10 Agent Stereo - Sexy Dancer
11 Cheek Aka GilbR - Venus (Sunshine People) (DJ Gregory Remix)
12 Treasure Fingers - Life Me
13 Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (A-Trak Remix)
14 Das Glow - I Want To Wake Up With You
15 Shadow Dancer - Drivetime
Armand Van Helden & A-Trak Present - Duck Sauce.mp3
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Kill Frenzy, is a relatively new guy on the scene. The young cat from Belgium popped up with his recent and larely successful EP '54321' which is being dropped by big names all over the world. I came across this mix recently when I heard Laidback Luke talking about it. It comprises of a selection of less commerical electro/club/tech tunes. With the inclusion of a few personal re-edits this is a 80 minute mix that isn't overworked.
Kill Frenzy - The Year 4000
01. Boy 8 bit - Chapel Of Ghouls (Kill Frenzy Kraftwerk Intro Edit)
02. Deep Sound - Buggy
03. Johannes Heil - Paranoid Dancer
04. David Farlow - How I Roll (Boy 8 Bit 42nd St. Grindhouse Mix)
05. Neuroxyde,Doomwork - Jazzy Stuff
06. Santiago & Bushido - Tell Me Why
07. Boy 8 Bit - The Suspense Is Killing Me (Dada Life Geurilla Fart)
08. Kill Frenzy - 54321
09. Brodinski & Noob - Peanuts Club
10. Boys Noise, Erol alkan - Waves
11. Dragonette - Fixing The Thrill (Villains Rmx)
12. Daft Punk - Da Funk
13. Fukkk Off - Rave Is King (Le Castle Vania Remix)
14. Armand Van Helden - Necessary Evil (Hey Today! Rework)
15. Dj Hell - My Definition Of House Music (Renessainse Man Cut)
16. Gant Man - Juke Dat Girl (Nadastrom Remix)
17. Merdan Taplak - Metisse (Kill Frenzy Rmx)
18. Daft Punk - Around The World 2009 (Alive re-edit)
19. Mark Brown & Steve Mac - The Fly
20. Wolfgang Gartner - Fire Power
21. Dj Slugo - Wouldn’t You Like To Be A Hoe Too
22. Ambivalent - Nineteen
23. Dj Nasty - Mce112_009
24. Tiga & Zyntherius - Sunglasses At Night (Dim Remix)
25. Kill Frenzy - I Am The Party Pooper
26. Daft Punk - Voyager (Revolte Remix)
27. Das Glow - I Want To Wake Up With You
28. MayBB - Touring In NY
29. Kill Frenzy - Violent Kids
30. Dj Manaia - Sobrevivente (Sound of Stereo Remix)
31. Dj Aryes - La Da Dee (Crystal Waters B-more remix)
32. Detboi - Y’all Want Mo (Sinden Remix)
33. Oh Snap - Everyone’s A Dj (Edu K remix)
34. Noisia - Yellow Brick
35. Soda N Suds - Fuck House (Kill Frenzy Headbanging Rmx)
36. Lenny kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way (Laidback Luke Bootleg)
Finally, the real deal. No more speculation. Did the price of CDJ 1000 Mk3 just drop? We will most likely find out in Late October when these bad boys hit the shelves.
•Multi Format Playback - The CDJ-2000 enables playback of MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF audio files on CD,DVD-ROM, SD card and USB memory devices.
•Pro DJ Link - New Pioneer Pro DJ Link that enables up to four CDJ-2000/900s to beconnected and share a single music source.
•6.1" Full Color LCD panel and Graphic User Interface - For displaying song titles, jacket art as well as detailed track information and wave form display of each song so DJs can find informatio nneeded to select a song at a glance.
•Needle Search - Helps DJs instantaneously get to a specific part of a song with a simple touch of the Needle Search pad.
•MIDI - Users can assign various buttons of the CDJ-2000 to trigger other devices, such as DJ effecters and software with MIDI mapping capability.
•Free Rekordbox Music Management Software Included - Both the CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900 turntables include rekordbox, Pioneer's proprietary music management software that organizes and catalogs a DJ's entire music library. When music files are imported to rekordbox, the software analyzes each file and prepares them for use specifically with thenew CDJ turntables.
What the Pros Say?
Swedish House Mafia
Monday, September 14, 2009
This week's mix comes from the Germany born and raised MMMatthias. Presenting you with his SuMMMer Mix, this a collection of some quite varied tracks. Describing his sound as Electronica/Healing & Easy Listening/Hardcore I guess that's what you could say what this mix entails (if that makes sense). It is definately a wide variety of styles which have been sort of mashed together in a way that works in most parts by not rushing or forcing songs together.
MMMatthias - SuMMMer Mix
01. Major Lazer - Cash Flow (Classixx Glass Bottom Dub Mix)
02. The Bloody Beetroots - Second Streets Have No Name
03. Holy Ghost! - I Will Come Back (MMMegamix)
04. Killer On The Dancefloor - Gringo Oba Oba (MMMatthias Remix)
05. Amanda Blank - Might Like You Better (Radio Krome Remix)
06. Tommy Sparks - Miracle (Grum Remix)
07. Miami Horror - Don't Be On With Her (Treasure Fingers Remix)
08. The Units - High Pressure Days (Rory Philips Remix)
09. Fukkk Offf - Pretend
10. Bestrack - Wishmaster (Worship Remix)
11. Frankmusik - Confusion Girl (Russ Chimes Remix)
12. Miami Horror - Make You Mine (Cassian Remix)
13. Basement Jaxx - Raindrops (Louis La Roche Rework)
14. aUtODisco - One Basket (MMMatthias Remix)
15. Cinammon Chasers - I Like Watching You (Diamond Cut Remix)
16. Killa Kela - Everyday (Lifelike Remix)
17. We Are The Take - It's Over (Bit Funk Remix)
18. Tesla Boy - Spirit Of The Night (Bestrack Remix)
19. Moby - Mistake (Lifelike Remix)
20. MMMatthias - The Question
Friday, September 11, 2009
Today is Staying Sick's 1st birthday. We hope you like what we do, we're going to do our best to keep doing it. We thank everyone who supports us.
So, here are a few tunes to dance to at our birthday party!
Will Bailey - Hit The Club - Sidney Samson Remix.mp3
Bestrack-Wishmaker(Louis La Roche reconstruction).mp3
Boys Noize - Jeffer (Para One Remix).mp3
noob & Brodinski – Peanuts Club (Renaissance Man pH7 Remix).mp3
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The Round Table Knights are a DJ / producer duo consisting of Questionmark and Biru Bee. They released their BELLY DANCE EP on the 7th of September. It is
1. BELLY DANCE (Original Mix)
2. BELLY DANCE (Mowgli Remix)
3. ON (Original Mix)
4. ON & ON (Original Mix)
Here is some feedback.
Fake Blood: Really good EP. Belly Dance is my favourite....
Riva Starr: on & on and Mow rmx are the winners here, but all in all a good package!....
Dj Hell: Weird but very cool!
Axwell: realy good ep!....
Brodinski: i love it big big support. you're the best....
Aston Shuffle: IN love with Belly Dance, it Farkin rulez :)....
Heres abit of cheek-
Round Table Knights-Belly Dance (Mowgli Remix).mp3
So head to beatport and check it out. Make sure you type in Knights, not nights.
Monday, September 7, 2009
You may have heard of a young Sydney DJ called CSK OK. He's been doing the rounds for over a year now and is good. Very good. This is a guy that knows music. He toured the country with Snob Scrilla as part of the live band and played keys. More recently the Bang Gang boys have picked this guy up and noticed he's talents. He's been signed to the label and now goes under the name Cassian which is quite simply he's first name.
With a couple of other recent additions to the Bang Gang label there's a compilation in the pipeline which is due for release in early October along with an unmixed disc aswell. Soooo, over the next few weeks the Bang Gangers are releasing a mini mix each week until the drop of the double CD. Last week was Cassian's mix. Only 22 minutes in length this a lil slice of audio brilliance. A collection of funky, disco house style tracks have been seemlessly crafted into a stunning mix. That might sound like it's rather impressive. It is.
Round One Mini Mix - Cassian
1. Intro - Ohmega Watts
2. Techno Power - Joe Chile
3. Jump To It - Pat Hughes
4. Destination (Cassian Remix) - Damn Arms
5. African Chant - Scottie B
6. Afro Nuts (DCup Remix) - Yolanda Be Cool
7. I'll Get You - Classixx
8. In Your Eyes (Tensnake Remix) - Toby Tobias
9. Zuesapella - The Eternals
10. Down In LA (Shazam Instrumental Remix) - Munk
11. I Can Do It - Final Destination
12. aNYway - Duck Sauce
13. Make You Mine (Cassian Remix) - Miami Horror
14. Grow Up (Cassian Remix) - Swick
15. Best Party Ever (Jimmy2Sox & Air Jordan Remix) - Toecutter
16. Heartbreaker (Discodeine Remix) - Metronomy
17. Friday Night - Cassian
18. Final Round Acapella - Cassian
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I have been coming across some brilliant tunes lately. The rest of the year will be exiting times, with a lot of releases due soon.
Today I thought I would enlighten you with some tracks I have been loving and include some previews of what to keep and eye out for!
Bestracks Do it all night slipped through the net for me, love this!
BESTRACK-Do It All Night.mp3
Round table Knights have been producing some epic tunes, really differentiating themselves.
Style Of Eye-Grounded (Round Table Knights edit).mp3
Thought I would throw it in, it was one of the entries for the I got a feeling remix competition, and I think it scored well
David Guetta-I Got A Feeling (Ziggy Stardust's Slam Remix).mp3
One to keep and eye out for, only a rip today to give you an idea.
Martin Solvieg Ft Dragonette-Boys and Girls(Laidback Luke remix).mp3
Also another preview from what to expect from the crookers.
Major Lazer-Pon da Floor(Crookers private remix).mp3
Finally Dizzee Rascal released his new one Holiday and with it came some interesting remixes.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Nadastrom is the combination of DJ Dave Nada and sound engineer Matt Nordstrom. These guys are clever. Not over doing themselves these guys are known for making fewer releases both in regard to remixes and originals. The pay off, everything they make is of pretty fucking high quality. Instead of throwing out 3 or 4 remixes a month of the most over worked tunes they choose rarer more unknown tracks to work on and then secretly drop them. It's not easy finding much of their work.
For this week's mix I've decided to present you with a compilation the boys put together at the end of last year for streetwear label Mishka. As with their production it doesn't fit into any one category and takes the listener on quite a journey starting off with some minimal tech, tribal house and then moving slowly towards the heavy side of genres like electro and bmore. I think it's been put together marvellously.
Keep Watch Vol 4 - Nadastrom
01. Brother's Vibe - Feelin House (Berli-Rigan Remix)
02. Ilagrio Aligante/Beanfield & Carl Craig - Chilean Tides (Nadastrom Rework)
03. Matt Nordstrom - Lucky Drawls
04. Loco Dice - Pimp Jackson Is Talking Right Now
05. Dubfire Vs Oliver Huntermann - Dios
06. Liberty City - Fierce Lovin (Fierce Rulin Dub)
07. Nadastrom - Squarez
08. Workidz - Work It
09. Pase Rock Vs Steve Lawler - Get Money Ketchup (Nadastrom Rework)
10. Baobinga - State Of Ghetto Jackin' (Dave Nada Remix)
11. Tittsworth Feat Nina Sky & Pitbull - Here He Comes (Nadastrom Remix)
12. Bart B More - Make Some Noise (Nadastrom Edit)
13. Lee Mortimer - Putto
14. Nadastrom Feat Blaqstarr - Tween Me & U
15. Toni D, Luciano Esser - Istanbul (Format B Remix)
16. Drop The Lime - Hear Me (Buraka Som Sistema)
17. Scottie B & King Tutt - African Chant (Top Billin Remix)
18. Blaqstarr - Get Your Handz Up (Nadastrom Remix)
19. True Pseudo - Freakin Me Out (Nadastrom DRNKN BTCHZ Remix)
Sunday, August 30, 2009
First up, new stuff from local talent Beni. For those who aren't up to speed with this dude he is half of Riot In Belgium and has now been producing quite a few up beat discoish electro tunes that have been recieving attention internationally. He recently mixed the MOS Mashed album which is well worth a listen. Here's a track from the B-side of his latest EP Maximus.
Fringe Element - Beni
Next up, Fake Blood has been busy recently with a few originals and remixes. With his 'Fix Your Accent' EP just around the corner there is a fair bit of hype surrounding this mysterious man at the moment. This is a fresh remix the big fella has done of The Gossip. Big song.
Love Long Distance (Fake Blood Remix) - The Gossip
With the amazing Dummy Mixtape which was posted on Monday here's some more insight into the talented Boy 8-Bit. This is a tune which he has currently been spinning quite regularly. I love this guy's ability to find a range of obscure and unknown tracks and then put them together in a way which seems so flawless. This hits it's stride around the 2:18 min mark.
Avouch - Tony Senghore
Here's some new Crookers. With their new album not far off there's been bits a pieces popping up. This time remixing Swedish electronic artist Fever Ray the Crookers have given it a big dancehall feel.
Seven (Crookers Remix) - Fever Ray
This one's just a bit of fun. Feel good friendly vocal.
Make Up To Break Up (Alvaro Remix) - Jeremih
Recently I've been getting more and more into tribal stuff. It also seems more produces and remixes are swinging this way with a noticable increase in the amount of tribal tech and house that has been emerging of late. Here's a good example with Edu K reworking Afro Nuts.
Afro Nuts (Edu K Remix) - Yolanda Be Cool
This is a bomb. Think Benny Benassi's Satisfaction just bigger and better and without words. For you Marto.
The Bottom - Fukkk Offf