Saturday, 24 December 2011

Bumper Christmas Roundup


Make no mistake these tracks have nothing to with Christmas, festive cheer or cheesy pop!

It's been a while since we did a new music round up from our soundcloud group so here's a bigger than usual list of tracks for you to check out! The tracks here are just a highlight from a massive amount of tracks shared with us. Head to the group (click 'soundcloud group') for some more and listen to some personal highlights below.

Merry Christmas everyone!

    Carbon Parlour - & Relax(Sonic remix) by Sonic...

  Jungle Dance by dj sanuk

  Yerks [Upcoming on Four Eyed Records] preview by Moon Regiment

  Michael Woods Feat. Duvall - Last Day On Earth (Shazza Vocal Mix) by SHAZZA

  Hearts (Sexy Mathematics Remix) by BOX OF WOLVES

  Neus-Blast ( Acrobanjo Remix ) by Acrobanjo

  OUT OF THE BLUE(EPIC)-FERRY CORSTEN PRES SYSTEM F(JT SKYY MIX) by Jt Skyy

  Every Week Mix 022 - Organic Disco by > Champain Bros Podcast <

  Spanking Electro EP - Dj Trux Original - OUT NOW (ADVISE RECORDS) by djtrux

  Cosmic Dreams - One Way Out by CosmicDreams

  RHODEKEWL...Triggerhappy...Original......New December 2011. (Unsigned )....Happy Christmas by RHODEKEWL

  Eugene Prendi feat. Sarah C - All I'm After [OUT ON BEATPORT NOW] by Eugene Prendi

  I SEE DEAD PIXELS(DROPPING SCIENCE)-DISFUNKTION & LEON DU STAR(JT SKYY MIX) by Jt Skyy

  Overlook Hotel Mastertraxx podcast by overlookhotel

  Joe Maleda - Balloon (Original mix)-[BEENOISE REC] by Joe Maleda

  Jackiroqs - Theatre of Mind (Hazardous Material Remix) [Noiseporn Records] by Jackiroqs

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Darkness Falls - The Void


Just stumbled across 'Darkness Falls' (I'm probably later than everyone else finding them) their single 'The Void' is awesome. With a great video that truly matches the music with foggy and deserted scenes matched perfectly with the tones in the music.

They were discovered by Trentemoller too, which is surely a good enough filter for everyone!

Check the single below and like I am - head to Beatport and grab the album HERE.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Dubstep Christmas Lights


This guy surely has way too much time and money to spare! Check out what should surely be the 'official dubstep christmas display' with a crazy light rig on the house and Skrillex as the soundtrack.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Plastikman Video Trilogy


Fans of early techno and new fans of the legend that is Richie Hawtin will no doubt already but up on this but if not check it out!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Toolroom Records Selector Series: 7 D.Ramirez


Some wicked classics on this one I'll let Toolroom's own press release do the talking (below). Grab the track from beatport by clicking HERE.

The seventh instalment of Toolroom Records' Selector Series comes courtesy of a true hero in the Electronic Music World, D.Ramirez. The legend of House selects his top 15 highlights from Toolroom's extensive catalogue, combining his own classic productions 'Mash Up Ya Ego', '8 Bit Trumpit' and the timeless 'Downpipe' with anthems such as Wolfgang Gartner & Francis Preve 'Yin', F.L.G 'Amplifier' and 'Budgie' from Funkagenda. Alongside these essential tracks, D.Ramirez mixes them up into a full legth DJ mix.


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Noisia - Could This Be || OUT NOW on Mau5trap


As you'd expect, stupidly good, super produced drum and bass!

Noisia mix up some half time hip hop styled drums over melodic elements before dropping that lurching filth that is the Noisia DnB groove. Reading the press release up on Beatport Noisia said -

 'Feed Me described it as the emo younger brother of Shellshock, I think thats a great characterization. Were really proud of the balance of melodical and harmonic content on one hand and dancefloor-energy on the other hand weve struck in this track. I have a feeling that this track is an indication of where were going to go.' - Noisia


Grab the track from Beatport by clicking HERE.


  Noisia - Could This Be by NOISIA


And just in case you missed it, check out there previous single 'Tommy's Theme' too

  Noisia - Tommy's Theme by NOISIA

Eats Everything - The Size (Dirtybird)


As with everything from Claude Vonstroke's 'Dirty Bird' label top groove! Feel free to comment and let us know your thoughts.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

FREE DOWNLOAD || FNY - City Hearts EP


FNY shared this with us recently and it's well worth a post! The first track 'Misfire (Day)' is my favourite with a slow down french house / electro vibe ... definitely a winner! The next two tracks Eighty Four and City Hearts both provided a slightly different sound taking in moonbahton and more club friendly sounds for some more crossover appeal. FNY is offer the full EP for free download which you can download by clicking HERE. Check the tracks out below!

  Misfire (Day) by FNY

  Eighty Four by FNY

  City Hearts by FNY

FREE DOWNLOAD || LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem (Oh My Daze Bootleg Remix)


Recently stumbled upon 'Oh My Daze' through an electro compilation to be released through Atomic Zoo Recordings (which we 'DivKid' also feature on). Anyway meeting aside ... check out his bootleg of the big LMFAO hit track 'Party Rock Anthem'. Expect some extra dirty electro mixed into and around the original parts. Free download by clicking HERE.

  LMFAO Party Rock Anthem (Oh My Daze remix)**FREE DOWNLOAD** by Oh My Daze

Saturday, 26 November 2011

ARTIST FEATURE - PINEO


Among the wave of innovative young dance the track already producers comes PINEO (19yr old Producer / DJ) from Halifax (Canada). He is starting to create buzz with his heavy bass-lines, catchy melodies, and complex cutting.


PINEO has a heavily downloaded bootleg of Calvin Harris’ Bounce, a feature on “The Best of Radio Reddit”, work on Sounds Outside the Lines “Revolution 808 & 909” virtual instruments, PINEO is already starting to make waves, and will be releasing his Debut EP later this year, along with many collerations in the works with the likes of GRUBBY, Young Feller, and more. 

Make sure you keep your eyes open for PINEO in 2011/2011. 

Check out a remix for a Lights remix contest and a DJ mix below, including other PINEO originals below. 


Thursday, 24 November 2011

FREE DOWNLOAD || Mr Oizo - Positif (NEUS Remix)


Here is NEUS's remix of the awesome Mr Oizo track 'Positif'. The track has already ran out of free downloads on soundcloud so head over to this link for a free download CLICK HERE.

  Mr Oizo - Positif (NEUS Remix) by NEUS

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Umek & Beltek - Out Of Play (artist album)


"Two of technos undisputed titans, Umek and Beltek return to Toolroom Records with undoubtedly one of the most eagerly anticipated artist albums of 2011 - Out Of Play"

That's what the press info and promo video says, and my god does it sound GOOD! Brilliant mix of house infused techno and techno infused house mixing up darker tracks with more tech-house orientated styles. This is definitely an album not to miss!

Get the album from Beatport by clicking HERE

Monday, 21 November 2011

FREE DOWNLOAD || Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me (DivKid Remix)


Here is the re-mastered and re-uploaded DivKid remix of Britneys single 'Hold It Against Me'. Expect some dirty electro with lots of Brazilian style cut up synths and squelchy analogue goodness! Free download by clicking HERE. You can get the DJ version for free on there soundcloud page.

  Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me (DivKid Bootleg Remix) *FREE DOWNLOAD* DJ version in description by DivKid

FREE DOWNLOAD - Twizted Blue Dubstep Mix


I stumbled across this dubstep mix from Twizted Blue and here is the free download for you all! CLICK HERE to download.

As Twizted Blue says in his track description "It's not all about scary monsters and nice sprites..." so expect a mix of sounds and styles across this mammoth 2 hour 50 minute mix!

  Dubb Wubb Wubb November 2011 by TwiztedBlue

Interview - Richie Hawtin - Platikman


This is just a post to get you all to head over to this link - CLICK HERE - and read the interview with Richie Hawtin about his guise Plastikman. I've copied the first question and answer below. Probably just one for the fanboys but well worth a read.



I suppose if you're a drummer or guitar player, doing your thing is already a visually arresting thing - you're moving your hand, hitting a snare - whereas if your producer, if you're increasing a parameter or introducing a new element to the music, that's not really physical in the same way. People know you've done something, because they can hear it, but there isn't that same physicality. What you're doing reintroduces that.
Exactly. What we're trying to do, in a way, is adding a new language to that. So say, linking claps to strobe lights, people hear it and they see something. They see something on the screen moving in correlation to the sound they're hearing. That's the difference between our shows and other shows. There are a lot of audio visual experiences out there, but there aren't really any tightly integrating what you hear and what you see. That's what a great concert is, like you said, hearing a snare and seeing the snare being hit as you hear it, or with someone play a guitar. Most of the planet and most of the people at the concert are putting together the experience using what they are taking in visually and sonically, and that's what we're trying to play with.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

ARTIST FEATURE - Maldito


Stumbled across this guy this morning while listening to some music and generally having a tidy around (not that you wanted to know that). Anyway ... Not a lot to say about Maldito as his soundcloud page is very minimal with not much said about him or links to other sites etc. The track below highlight his style of deep house/techno with massive old school flavor that will sit firmly with the new 'slomo' crowd. As always be great to hear your thoughts on the tracks so leave a comment or hit us up on twitter or facebook

  Maldito - Francotirador by Maldito

  Maldito - Freedom by Maldito

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Duck Sauce - Big Bad Wolf


Duck Sauce are back with another hit track following up from the previous success of Barbara Streisand. The video is awesome and truly shows the potential of Keith Schofield (not that I claim to know lots of his work). Check it out below and leave a comment letting us know what you think.

Sepalcure - Pencil Pimp


Stumble across this through some random web browsing. As usual I won't say a massive amount other than this is definitely work checking out. Spaced out uptempo electronica with a fresh look at 'bass music'. Mixing up chicago house, rave and all sorts of sounds.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Gabriel Ananda - Hey Blop (with remixes from Sebastien Leger & Christian Smith)



Another top release from Leger's own label. Check the tracks out below!

  Gabriel Ananda - Hey Blop (Original mix) / 80mp3 preview by sebastienleger

  Gabriel Ananda - Hey Blop (Christian Smith Motor City Bass remix) / 80mp3 preview by sebastienleger

  Gabriel Ananda - Hey Blop (Sébastien Léger Tropical Dub) / 80mp3 preview by sebastienleger

Deep Dish to reform?


Remember Deep Dish? Sure you do! With big tracks such as Say Hello and Flashdance. The duo (Dubfire and Sharam) have ideas about getting back together. Check out the video of Sharam below. 

FREE DOWNLOAD || Avici - Levels (Tocadisco Facebook 8000 Bootleg Remix)


Anyone looking for some new house and progressive booties should check out the new bootleg from Tocadisco! He's taken 'Level' by 'Avicii' and given it some really progressive drive. Free download by clicking HERE.

  Levels ( Tocadisco Facebook 80000 Bootleg 2 ) by TOCADISCO

FREE DOWNLOAD || Dada Life - November DJ Mix


As you'd expect from Dada Life this mix is full of banging electro. Check it out! The free download comes with there podcast which you can get by clicking HERE, or if you want a direct download right click save as - HERE. Tracklist below.

Nom De Strip, TJR & Sue Cho - My Life 
Tristan Garner - Overdrive (Original Mix) 
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - REJ (Original) 
Kaskade & Dada Life feat. Dan Black - ICE (Original Mix) 
Bingo Players - Rattle 
Dada Life - Happy Violence (Vocal Extended) 
Zedd - Shave It (Original Mix) 
David Guetta - Little Bad Girl (Dada Life Guerilla Fart #13) 
Fatboy Slim - Ya Mama (Push The Tempo) (Moguai Remix) 
Zombie Nation - Chickflick (Siriusmo Remix) 
Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth - Alive (Tommy Trash Remix) 
James Blunt - Dangerous (Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel Remix) 
Jacob Van Hage - Convoi 
Roar! - Riot Grrrwl (Original Mix)


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Ferrer & Hommen - No Difference


Beatportal put this perfectly when the track was released in October so, to re-post and quote them -


"Following on his from his massive Beatport number 1 hits “Hey Hey” and “The Red Room,” Dennis Ferrer teams up with Germany’s Andre Hommen, a familiar face from his work for Objektivity and Plastic City, for the new single “No Difference.”
It’s a rather simple, stripped-back, deep-house groover, but there’s something catchy as hell about it that’s hard to put your finger on. No wonder it’s currently sitting at #4 in the deep house top 10.

Korn featuring Skrillex - Get Up (plus massive collabs on the new album)

Chances are if you're into dubstep you've heard this already but here it is again anyway (it's super heavy so it deserves another mention, not that heavy is always best but you get the point).

This collaboration isn't just a one off though, Korn have enlisted Feed Me, Excision, Datsick, Noisia, Kill The Noise and 12th Planet for there new album. So be sure to watch out for that one!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Richie Hawtin live @ Amsterdam Dance Event


First up this is a re-post from 'Boiler Room' check them out and the original post by clicking HERE. Here is a 70 minute mix from the Mr. Hawtin himself! Not everyone is gonna watch a DJ for over an hour but for the fanatics out there this is ace! You can see all the FX fills and extra percussion layering done live through NI Maschine and the traktor controllers ... ACE! 


The audio is up on soundcloud HERE but they have disabled embedding so I can't put it on the blog ... BOOOOOOO! Boiler Room BOOOO! 


BEATBOX - Serious Skills From A Street Performer

Don't have much to say about this, don't know where it's from. I saw @RobNutek on twitter post the link. (Check Rob out for some serious awesome Tech-House by the way). So yeah, beatboxing street performer has some ridiculous skills. As always with youtube some great comments, such as - "silly robot, quit trying to act human".

Friday, 4 November 2011

RE-POST || 13 Soundcloud Groups For Audio Production



As you'll all no doubt know ... we're big lovers of Soundcloud. Just browsing through the 'Wire To The Ear' blog (click the name I highly recommend checking it out) and saw a post containing links to a few recommend soundcloud groups that some of you may be into. Just so you know 'Wire To The Ear' is a more audio/music production based blog and seen of most of our viewers/readers/listeners produce they'll definitely be something for you to check out on there.


Every musician knows by now Soundcloud is a great way to share and explore music. I share my own tracks to Groups and often explore them. Here are 14 that are non-genre specific but more “pro-audio” based. What are your favorite Soundcloud groups? Have you started a Group of your own?

1. The Singer/Songwriter Group link
2. Analog or Modular Synthesizers link
3. Samples link
4. Sound Concepts and Experimental Feeds link
5. Hardware Samplers link
6. iOS Music link
7. Creative Commons link
8. iOS Musicians link
9. Hardware Synthesizers link
10. Circuit Bent link
11. Synth Samples link
12. The Sound of Airports, Planes, Trains & Train Stations link
13. Vocoder Love link


So here's a few more posts I suggest checking out - 

Sunday, 30 October 2011

New David Guetta album ... not all pop collaborations and cheese?


A review of the new David Guetta album 'Nothing But The Beat' appeared in Future Music Magazine and although the first CD didn't get much of a look (all the pop collaborations he's churning out are on there) the second CD got good reviews. So .... I've checked some out and after reading 'french electro' and 'daft punk style formant filtering' I was pleasantly surprised. To be honest I haven't listened to it all yet but check out the track below for some crunched up acid synths!

Head over to iTunes or Beatport to grab your copy of the album.

Once you've checked it out be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts, we'd love to hear what you think of the tracks.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Kaskade & Skrillex - Lick It


Don't need to say how big this is gonna be. Obviously lots of haters out there but this disco infused electro is a banger! The track is taken from the new Kaskade album 'Fire & Ice', which also features Inpetto & Dada Life. You can get the track from iTunes by clicking HERE

  Kaskade + Skrillex 'Lick It' by Skrillex

Monday, 24 October 2011

Charles Cutlas - Sausage Fest (CC Brostep Edit)


Bit of brostep (drumstep) from Charles Cutlass with his edit of his own track 'Sausage Fest' got a filthy party vibe ... check it out below.

  SAUSAGE FEST (CC BROSTEP EDIT) by CHARLES CUTLASS

Another track with disco samples thrown into some heavy dubstep. This is Codes - Dying (CC Jankstep Edit)

  Codes - Dying (CC JANKSTEP EDIT) *Preview* by CHARLES CUTLASS

ARTIST FEATURE || Bam Spacey


Bam Spacey got in touch to let us know about his tracks ... so as usual we checked them out and found some nice spacious deep house, slomo and dubby electronica. Here's a few pics from his soundcloud page that we took a shine to.

  Moving [ABNS 001] by Bam Spacey

  Lausanne [ABNS 002] by Bam Spacey

Dirty Noize - Lose Your Head (Jamie D Remix)


Another track that came through email (we do read and respond to promos so feel free to send anything across) ... This time it's a remix from Jamie D, it was for a competition which it looks like he's won as this will be released soon. Check it out.

  Dirty Noize - Lose Your Head (Jamie D Remix) Out 28/11/2011 (Dirty Red Records) by Jamie D

FREE DOWNLOAD || Sprado - Release The Pressure (DJ MIX)


Sprado sent us this through email. Some nice dark techno mixed into more old school sounding house. Good background mix to work to (that's what I'm doing anyway). FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

  Release The Pressure (A Sonic Journey into Techno n' House) by sprado

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011

RE:GENERATION || New documentary film mixing new and old


New documentary film is putting 5 DJs/Producers with older artists from various genres with the aim of making new music. Skrillex has been paired with the remaining members of the doors, Nas is working with Berklee School of Music Orchestra plus Mark Ronson, Crystal Method and more. Read a post from Rolling Stone HERE for more information and check out the video preview below. 

Porter Robinson - Spitfire


Another wicked release on OWSLA. Spitfire by Porter Robinson features 6 original tracks and 5 remixes bringing in the likes of Skism and Kill The Noise to name a couple. 

Check out some of the tracks below and head over to Beatport to grab a copy for yourself. 


Zedd - Shave It


New single from the German electro artists 'Zedd'. Shave it features some fidget style house rhythms pushing the drums forward with Zedd's 'honky' mid synths providing the hooks. Watch out for the cheeky synth licks that never quite give you enough ... which always make me come back to the track for more. 

It's out now and exclusive to Beatport so click HERE to head there and get a copy. Check out the video teaser from OWSLA (Skrillex's label) below.

FREE DOWNLOAD || Dom Kane - Promo Mix + Social Networking for Musicians


Here's a new promo mix from Dom Kane. Full of awesome grooves to get you moving. Grab the free download by clicking HERE and check it out below.


Also head over to this link for a great post from Dom about social networking for musicians. - 


Are You An Awful Keyboardist? (Re-Post)


Nothing much from me to say other than head over to the ableton cookbook page for lots of tips and tricks! 


Friday, 23 September 2011

LABEL FEATURE - Jambalay Records


Just wanting to feature a label I think are putting out some great records from a wide range of artists. Check out this stuff below and follow the soundcloud players through to get copies of the tracks!

Bio

Jambalay Records is a division of two music companies working together with the first main branch based in Bologna (ITALY) and the most recently established branch in Ga-rankuwa (South Africa).



Jambalay cover a variety of of styles from Deep – Tech – Minimal –Progressive – Soul – Electro and styles of house / dance music.

Our website is www.jambalay-records.com

As a growing label we do take new artist and we are more than happy to welcome new producers / remixers to the Jambalay Famly


 Tribal - Jean Agoriia-(Original Promo) by Jambalay SA records

  Nachtaktiv - Electronic Beach ( Remix ) by Jambalay SA records

  Riola (Deep Afro -Original) Promo Cut - Delany Duvall by Jambalay SA records

  Dancing in your arms by Jambalay SA records