Sunday, May 30, 2010

Yeah, Techno!

The Belgian producer Paul Chambers dropped his new EP, Yeah, Techno! today on the Phantasy Sound label and it's phenominal. The EP includes the orignial mix and remixes by TCHNCRCY favorites Soulwax and Beatacue. The Soulwax Remix is my favorite remix of thiers since "Most of the Remixes" came out, so it is a must have. Also check out 2 Many DJs performing their remix live at Soulwaxmas 2009 in Antwerp, Belgium. I love Soulwax visuals with the album art, so funny. I wish someone would post all this HD footage of Soulwaxmas 09, imagine this footage for full sets of Soulwax, 2 Many DJs, Erol Alkan, Busy P, Mixhell, Aeroplane, etc. It would be so insane to see, someone please put this footage up.

The Beataucue Remix is also really sick; I love these young French producers and think they have a huge future ahead of them. Check out more Beataucue here. Grab both remixes below and head over to beatport to buy Yeah, Techno! EP to get the filthy original mix.

Parachute Nam Nam

I am not about to direct your attention to a new release, instead I want to share a little jewel from 2009 that I found in my library just in case you missed it. The Parachute Ending by Birdy Nam Nam is very very very good if you are willing to wait until min. 2:07 where the change in tempo and the drop of the beat should for sure get everyone raging in the dance floor (or banging your head harder or whatever it is you do when you hear sick music). This track should help us cope while we wait for Justice to drop some new shit, it has "produced by Justice" written all over.

The video reminds me of Kenny's trip on cat urine, anyone else sees that?

Birdy Nam Nam-The Parachute Ending (Prod. by Justice)

Also check out Birdy Nam Nam's super hyper remix of the track:
The Parachute Ending Birdy Nam Nam Remix by Stvn

....this is a fucking weird video of Vitalic's Poney Part 1 (2006), forgive the randomness..

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Add Some Spice in Your Life

It's getting hectic ladies and gentlemen. There's been so much new music dropping it's getting hard to keep track. I'm here to help and share with you some of the great beats that I've dug up over the past week or so that may not be getting the spins they deserve. Let's get it started. Gustavo Rozenthal and Felipe Lozinsky make up the Brazilian duo Felguk that run with Giant Pussy Records. They just dropped this gem of a song, "2Nite", with Atlanta's Sporty-O gracing the track with some lyricism. You really need to pick this up if you haven't heard it. There's a nice little switch up around 3:50 in that makes the drop that much harder. Well done boys and big ups to Techno Color Kids for the track.

Felguk - 2Nite ft. Sporty-O (320 kbps)

I first got into Burns around this time last year when he remixed Linus Love's "Prom Night". The UK DJ just released a new EP with the name of "So Many Nights" and the single is amazing. Really smooth, nice ride with some heavy bass. It's hard to find songs that aren't really in your face intense but still have that heavy bass. Check it out and if you like it go purchase the EP.

Burns - So Many Nights (Radio Edit) (320 kbps)

Those wacky Dutch people keep putting out crazy house music and it keeps blowing up. But I'm not going to give you that. Instead, I've got those funky Australians doing the same thing. Sweat it Out!'s duo Yolanda Be Cool and their friend DCUP collaborated to create the funky but fantastic "We No Speak Americano". It's got this old country charm with a really addicting, beeping synth that just sticks with you through the whole track. Definitely worth your time.

DCUP & Yolanda Be Cool - We Speak No Americano (320 kbps)

I hope you're getting familiar with Aston Shuffle because I see much more from them coming in the future. And if it's as good of their new remix of Kissy Sell Out's "Garden Friends", I'm all for it. Kissy Sell Out are already a great indie band and with Aston Shuffle chopping it up, the song becomes a great summer jam to listen to with the windows down and the bass turned up. The vocals may seem unpolished and grating in the beginning, but trust me, they'll grow on you.

Kissy Sell Out - Garden Friends (Aston Shuffle Remix) (192 kbps)

I got turned on to My Dear Disco by our friends over at ilictronix. They just dropped a remix of Todd Edwards' "I Might Be" that is great and a must have. I heard another remix of the song a bit back and thought that the vocals were great but something just wasn't doing it. My Dear Disco fixed that issue and really made the vocals connect with the rest of the song, resulting in what sounds like something that Calvin Harris would make if he were a little harder. Check it out and let me know what you think. If you like it, head over to ilictronix for some more My Dear Disco coverage.

Todd Edwards - I Might Be (My Dear Disco Remix) (320 kbps)

Finally, I've got London's very own NAPT coming out with the new song "Dateline". There's really not much to say about it, the song is just solid from start to finish. It's got a great bass line that rolls really well right along with the song, the sample is perfect, it drops and breaks right where it should, and it's just, overall, a textbook example of good electro. I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for more of their stuff.

NAPT - Dateline (320 kbps)


For those of you who watched the video we posted of Rifoki at Hard down in LA, heard their cover of "New Noise", and went "Shit, that is fucking dope," I have good news for you. The Bloody Beetroots got together with Refused and remastered the song into perfection. Not only this, but they gave it away for free in 320. I honestly don't know what more you could want.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Cédric Blaisbois

Sorry to be posting these videos super late but this post should be a reminder; if you haven't seen these videos YOU MUST WATCH THEM RIGHT NOW! The "Corporate Occult" video is so insane, debatably the most raw and creepy music video around, it will probably make you never wanna have sex again. But don't worry if that's the case just watch "Flesh"and your mojo will be instantly restored. Cedric Blaisbois, the director of both videos and the Teaser for Huoratron's "Corporate Occult EP" (also super dope, watch here), has officially replaced Romain Gavras, Krozm and Spike Jones as my favorite music video director of the year. Big thumbs up to Cédric Blaisbois, Mr. Flash and Huoratron from all of us at Technocracy!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Agitare il tuo Culo/ Shake Your Ass Records

by Space Cadet & Mnuel

Shake Your Ass Records from Bergamo Italy (or LA/Milan?) is a label you have to keep your eyes on. Launched early in 2010 this new label (dare I say underground?) has gathered an arsenal of artists (some overlapping with the collective SideChain Massacre) from Northern Italy. If I could live anywhere in the world right now based on the music scene it would be Milan. This city and the 100 Mile area of Northern Italy surrounding the city has produced or hosted a list of artist including The Bloody Beetroots, Crookers, Gigi Barroco, Blatta & Inesha, and Cyberpunkers. Sidechain Massacre and all the artist in this post call Milan and it's surrounding cities home, except of course for East LA Favorites KRFTKDS. Check out the new North Italian producers Shake Your Ass records is bringing North America and the rest of the world, whose epic sound makes me wonder... could this be an Ed Banger-like phenomenon?

These are a few highlights from this label that has so many talented artists it is hard no to put up something from each.
*(beware this is a long post but every act is absolutely worth your time):

These east-LA based producers have been terrorizing California and whoever lucky enough to have visited their myspace for little under a year. Perhaps they are crafty in the way they make their music (we are left to wonder where the name comes from), but the one thing that is certain is that their tracks deliver, these kids put Ableton to work.

The underground Italian DJ/Producer caught my attention with his remix of the 16-bit classic SFII; however, it was not until I heard his tribute to dAta that I realized how good of a producer this guy could be. Check out these tracks and then give his new Sonata a listen on myspace:

Mr. K and Splatta Boy (check out his shit too if you are 8-bit curious) are two Italian producers not afraid to grab any song that comes their way and make it their own. From the Offspring to Cyberpunkers and from Slipknot to a cover of Lady Gaga, it is really hard to know what to expect from Belzebass, except of course for sick tracks. Check out Toccata e Figa bound to be part of your Halloween mix...if you must have one.

Masked DJs/Producers from Italy? How can you go wrong with that right? Well Pellusje definitely lives up the standards. Moonie and James Nayler are one of the more impressive duos I have heard from Italy in a while, and their remix of New Noise by Refused demonstrates they have the potential to reach a similar level to the Beetroots and Blatta & Inesha (big statement). French DJs/Producers should expect some heavy competition from their neighbors to the South.
Photo by Alvino Andrea (1/2 of the Duo The "S")

The Mastertrons

When most people think of Verona, they're probably more likely to recall the setting of William Shakespeare's infamous play "Romeo and Juliet" than think of the bangin' Veronesi The Mastertrons. Hopefully this post will rectify that and insure that The Mastertrons are the only duo from Verona that you remember, no silly Capulets or Montagues. Formed in the Summer of 2009, The Mastertrons have been producing and DJ together for less than a year yet they have put out some strait bangers. Check out their new track Fat Man, it is huge and it will be featured on their EP "Fat Man" released on the one and only Shake Your Ass Records. Also keep an eye out for their forthcoming EP "Revenge is Coming" which will be released on July 29th. The Mastertrons themselves provided the track-list for the Revenge is Coming EP below, I'm very excited for this release, thanks boys.

Bass Kleph & Stellar MC - Spend My Money (The Mastertrons Remix)

The "S" is another filthy Bergamo Duo made up of Bizzo and Alvino. These Northern Italians are part of our favorite electro crew Sidechain Massacre. Alvino also does photography and has done shoots for the Sidechain crew including Belzebass and Pelussje. Check out some of Alvino's Photos here, I especially like his photos of Pelussje (one is included for the Pelussje section of this post). Check a bangin remix of Belzebass and a Girl and A Gun's song Neanderthal which I absolutely adore, as well as The "S" cover of The Swedish House Mafia and Laidback Luke track Leave the World Behind, "Leave the World Forward" which ads some much needed variety and flavor to an original track which is good but is sort of a repetitive rave anthem to me. Also, their remix of Afrika Bamabaataa is really good. Really you should listen to every track on their Soundcloud as they are all huge and grab my favorite original track of theirs, "Good Bye Olive" below.

Splitting his time between Milan and Los Angeles, I imagine Razmasa along with KRFTKDS will play a large role in being the face of Shake Your Ass Records in North America. If you are in any way disappointed by that fact then check out the track "Shake" by Razmasa or his colab with Belzebass "My Nigghas" and turn that frown upside-down. Enjoy!

Razmasa and Belzebass - My Nigghas*

Fresh Kicks

audiobullys - only man from EL NINO on Vimeo.

Check out this sick video from Jonas & Francois (The two directors responsible for Justice's D.A.N.C.E. video) of the Audio Bully's "Only Man". It's got that same vibe that their video for D.A.N.C.E. had and the track isn't half bad either. Pick it up, along with the  banging Reset! remix.

Audio Bullys - Only Man (190 kbps)
Audio Bullys - Only Man (Reset!) (192 kbps)

Marty Lake

People, get excited. Looking at all the great artists that have been manifesting themselves on the scene, I can tell that electro is only going to get better in the years to come. I didn't think it was possible, but with kids like Retz, Lambs, and more, the number of great new dj's keeps on growing. I'm here to introduce you to someone you may not know: Marty Lake. Thanks to our friends over at Happy Warping, you can check out one of France's up and comers. Marty Lake approaches his songs with the intensity of some of the greats and the tracks show it. I always have mad respect for any artist that actually creates his own music, especially something with so much drive you can't stand still. I'm surprised the dude is still unsigned; his sound is so hard and danceable in all the right places. His track "Madness" captures that Proxy style fidget and mixes it with some of that large, heavy vibes from DatA creating something original and unique. "Action" reminds me of some of the hardest Designer Drugs songs that are out there. He even made an Infected Mushroom song with Korn in it not good, but down right great. How he did it is beyond me, but I'm fucking impressed. He just dropped a new track called "Do You Want More" that is hands down one of the best tracks I've heard in a while. I'm going to avoid the obvious pun and say that every track below is a must have and you should just pick them up. You'll thank yourself later.

Marty Lake - Madness (320 kbps)
Marty Lake - Action (320 kbps)
Marty Lake - Do You Want More (Radio Edit) (320 kbps)♥   
Marty Lake - Ouesh cousin sisi (club edit) (320 kbps)
Marty Lake - Le maquillage (320 kbps)
Pony Pony Run Run - Walking on a Line (Marty Lake Remix) (320 kbps)
Infected Mushroom - Smashing the Opponent (Marty Lake Remix) (320 kbps)


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Israeli Dubstep is the New Heavy Metal

I've called many songs over the past 5 years the "new heavy metal" from Justice's Waters of Nazareth to Bloody Beetroot's Remix of FACT to Huoratron's Corporate Occult. However few music scenes, artist or even songs capture this heavy bass/electronic/metal/thrash sound like this Israeli Gorestep movement. I use the genre Gorestep not to refer specifically to Mad Decent's favorite Israeli Borgore but instead to a dubstep movement that is going on in Israel where a small group of producers are redefining the sound of dubstep through the use of heavy distortion on synths and baselines and very untraditional dub drums, i.e. double kick drums as opposed to 2-step, 2-step, 2-step.

Borgore and Tomba are leading the way in this Gorestep movement to bridge the gap beteween Thrash Metal and Dubstep. If you ever wonder where these talented kids ear for rolling drums, terrifying basselines and filthy synths comes from, look to their roots in Israeli Thrash Metal band Shabira. Shabira includes Borgore on drums (pictured above in back) and Tomba on lead guitar (pictured front right). I grew up on Thrash and Heavy Metal and I love their track Scorn, it is fucking ill. While I'm happy that Shabira has slightly fallen by the wayside to give rise to individual projects and Alphamale Primates (AmP), I want more tracks from Shabira. Check out Scorn and see if you agree.

Shabira - Scorn *If you're into Lamb of God or any good Thrash Metal you gotta give it a listen. Sorry about shitty quality.

Alphamale Primates or AmP is another project of heavy hitters Tomba and Borgore. This duo is ridiculous, I need more songs from these two. Borgore can put out his own LP with Mad Decent and Tomba should do the same but after I want them to return to AmP and Shabira because I need more of these Israeli supergroups. Check out Alphamale Primates and lots of other bangers from both Tomba and Boregore.

Borgore - Saturday Night *Yes, I love the double kick bass drums, old Borgore but still my #1.

Borgore - Foes VIP *HQ Set Rip

Borgore - Money *HQ Set Rip, "I'd Buy the Olsen Twins and a private beach", Borgore FTW!

Shekel is another ridiculous Israeli producer who's metal influence is easy to recognize in songs like Number of the Beast. His remix of Sawgood's huge new track Blowin Up, is massive and definietly must have. Shekel a filthy producer who, like all these Israelis, definitely deserves more hype than he gets. Big thanks to Kellen, a sick PDX DJ and blogger over at, for introducing me to Shekel.

Sawgood - Blowin Up (Shekel Remix) *So Good, check out the original too.

Whisker Twister is yet another bangin' Tel Aviver. Trust me YOU CANNOT MISS HIS TRACK FUCKING CUNT! GRAB IT, GRAB IT, GRAB IT. P.S. Cell phone interference sucks but don't worry Whisker Twister is just fucking with your head. (check out Fucking Cunt and see what I mean)

Whisker Twister - Fucking Cunt *Huge sound, sorry about the shit quality

Sticky Feet is from Jerusalem and he his hungry, probably not for pork but for huge bass instead. Check out a collaboration between Tomba and Sticky Feet, which is massive and What's Cooking which you will never forgive yourself for missing. Sticky Feet is insane and like all these basehead Israelis, he is bringing some serious heat. Enjoy!

Sticky Feet - What's Cooking *The Cookie Monsta is coming after you if you don't snatch this

Bonus: Borgore's new mix, Gorestep's Most Hated, soooooo good! Borgore is a great producer and a great DJ, deadly combination. Also a new promo track from Bunny on Acid, yet another crazy good Israeli producer I didn't have time to talk at length about.

Silence of the Lambs

Big thanks to Chemical Jump on this artist. Ben Lambs, working under the title Lambs, hails from Orléans, France and brings with him some awesome tracks that I think have been majorly slept on. Heavy bass, well constructed beats and breaks, all wrapped up in different styles of sound to make you want to shake your body. It's hard to pin him down into one genre. His track "Again" is real hard and grimy, "Vision" and "Taste" are ill and flow with a nice French House feel, and his most recent "Set Me Free" is almost straight fidget if it weren't for the House style beat gracing the track. His remix of Tenkah's "The Walk" sounds almost like Xavier and Gaspard did it themselves, albeit a bit less polished. The best thing I can do is tell you that Lambs is someone that you should not pass up. Now swoop the tracks and enjoy.

Lambs - Vision (192 kbps) 
Lambs - Again (320 kbps) 
Lambs - Taste (320 kbps) 
Lambs - Set Me Free (160 kbps) 
Tenkah - The Walk (Lambs Remix) (320 kbps)

Wait, Wait, Wait...Fuck

I hope all of you have been enjoying all the great music that has been coming out lately. I'm here to share with you some of the tunes I've been diggin' on for the past few days that might have slipped under the radar. First up I've got a new remix by Tokyo's Hierophant Green of his own track "Uh Lala" that has this real nice clubby dance vibe. I barely see many Japanese producers getting love and ever since Shinichi Osawa graced us with his masterful LP, "The One", I decided to keep my eyes out for talent from the land of the rising sun. Hierophant Green is more a pop producer but the tracks I'm putting up are examples of his groovier side. Check out the new remix and grab "Fxxxxn' Birthday" while you're at it.

Hierophant Green - Uh Lala (Self Remix) (192 kbps)
Hierophant Green - Fxxxxn' Birthday (192 kbps)

I know N.A.S.A.'s "Gifted" has been done to death and the remix I'm throwing up is living proof. This is not a remix of the original but a edit of a remix of the original. Ugh, just typing that makes me feel gross. I'll be honest, after Aoki's shot at the song I was about to swear off of the song entirely just because I was so sick of hearing Kanye talk. But that's the best part of fellow blogger DSCO's edit of Technocracy favorite Aston Shuffle's remix. No Kanye. It's all built around Lykke Li's singing so it feels fresher and more original. Pick it up.

N.A.S.A. feat. Kanye West, Santogold & Lykke Li - Gifted (The Aston Shuffle Remix) (DSCO EDIT) (320 kbps)

To finish up I've got some remixes of some stellar rap songs that really meld with the electro fools mapping the songs behind them. TC, though he may be hit and miss, came through with a remix of Bruno Mar's crooning through B.o.B.'s "Nothin' on You". Given how annoying that song is normally, I was impressed he made is actually listenable, even enjoyable. Give it a chance till around 2:00 when the beat really drops. And definitely peep this Wale song remixed by "Bird Peterson". While it might not be as heavy as usual Bird Peterson work, it is one of the smoothest songs I've heard in a real long time. Enjoy that with your girl or boy and get real close. With that I'm out.

B.o.B. ft. Bruno Mars - Nothin' On You (TC's Switch-Up Extended Version) (320 kbps)
Wale - Freaks (Bird Peterson Remix) (256 kbps)♥ 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I'm not going to lie, I was not a fan of Dutch DJ and Producer Afrojack for a long time. He has popped up everywhere making a ton of music in the process, most of which ends up being slobbered all over by every major blog across the board. It seemed like I can't go a week without seeing some new Afrojack remix being touted as the big next thing and, personally, I was always underwhelmed. A fair share of his stuff is just not my style. But I feel I've been too hard on Afrojack. Homie is a damn good producer, his builds are epically well constructed, and some of the tracks he creates sparkle like a god-damn diamond.

If you think you don't like Afrojack then the tracks below are specifically designed to make you change your mind. He's put out so much music, a lot of which I got turned off by, it can be easy to write him off. DON'T. Here are the cliff notes. Definitely listen to the No Beef set rip he did with Dim Mak mogul Aoki, and listen all the way through. The end is what changed my mind.

If you do like Afrojack, then you should catch him down at EDC in L.A. at the end of June. He'll be rocking the Kinetic Field stage after his Dutch amigo Laidback Luke. And if you love electronic music at all then do yourself and check out EDC's lineup; definitely worth a trip to L.A.

Afrojack - Bangduck (Original Mix) (320 kbps)
Afrojack & Steve Aoki - No Beef (HQ Rip) (320 kbps)
Lady Gaga - Alejandro (Afrojack Remix) (320 kbps)
Jason Derulo - Whatcha Say (Afrojack Remix) (320 kbps) (I know, I know. Actually the best remix of the song I've heard.)
Afrojack - Real High (PeaceTreaty Sierra Neveda Remix) (320 kbps)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sweet Anarchy EP

French Trio Give Me A Kiss just dropped their first EP titled Sweet Anarchy last week. Give me a kiss makes amazing electronica that combines classical elements with, distorted guitar work with, French House and Techno. If you are into producers like Justice, Data, Toxic Avenger, Bloody Beetroots and/or Yuksek then you should definitely check this EP out. The title single Sweet Anarchy is huge and my favorite track they've put out so far and in my opinion is an absolute must have. The song in the video above is titled, No More Patient, and is my second favorite G.M.A.K. song. Scope out the video if your up for some surfing. The video editing with the Give Me a Kiss track is super dope and Jamie O'Brien is one of the best young surfers in the world, in case you didn't know. Enjoy and grab their entire fantastic debut EP Sweet Anarchy here.

Arnold Classics and Brodinski + Yuksek = The Krays

"Arnold is numero uno" - love the shirt Governor Arnie! Brodinski's new single Arnold Classics is finally out. I've been a huge fan of this track since the radio rips started circulating about 6 months ago and so finally hearing it in 320 kbps was awesome. The original is super sick and the Egyptrixx Remix is a ill summer jam as well. Though every mix on the new EP is dope and you should definitely grab the whole thing over on beatport if you're liking the sound.

BONUS: Irie Colors for Arnold. Brodinski has been very busy! He is also currently involved in project with Yuksek called The Krays. The duo just dropped their first Single titled, We're Ready When You Are. The track features the vocal stylings of Ebony Bones! and it is set to include remixes by DJ Mehdi and Clashes. Check out the Mehdi remix below, it bangs with baselines that drive impossibly low.

Introducing: RETZ

Have you ever heard of RETZ, I doubt it because this 17 year old UK resident has only been producing for 9 months and has less than 1,000 hits on his myspace page. However this very young, very talented producer is already making HUGE beats that combine filthy distorted synths with elements of dubstep and hard house to make such a heavy sound, its ridiculous. If you like Proxy or Dillon Francis then RETZ is a shoe in. His track Initiation is sublime on its own and almost unbelievable, when you consider his age and short production experience. This kid's music is absolutely filthy, expect much, much more from him in the future. Head over the his Myspace and give him some much needed love and exposure.

RETZ - Initiation *Prepare to be blown away, This song is A+++++ and only has 40 hits on myspace

BONUS: From another filthy upstart Dubstep producers known as Nit Grit. Nit Grit is a San Jose resident who produces cool Dubstep that has definite Grime influence and even some IDM sounds. Check out this remix from his debut album which you can purchase here.

They Come From a Label Down & Under

The Australian Record Label Tuffem UP! is recruiting acts from all over the globe. Among its members the one that might have the hardest sound is HAEZER, who signed up with the Australian label and will be touring the land down and under with Gtronic (if you happen to be there this summer, or winter? check out the dates for the the tour here).
HAEZER's most recent material is hard to say the least, and anyone doubting that statement can just listen to these tracks and realize how wrong they can be (there is only one definition of hard and we know it):

HAEZER-Dominator (192kbps)**
HAEZER-Anarchy! (147kbps)
HAEZER-Warfare (feat. Label) (320kbps)
HAEZER-Smut Me (320kbps)

...If you want more tracks I would suggest listening to the remix of one HAEZER's earlier songs 'Who the Fuck is HAEZER?' by Italians Cyberpunkers or one of HAEZER's many remixes.

HAEZER-Who the Fuck is Haezer? (Cyberpunkers Remix) (319kbps)
F.O.O.L.-We're not French (HAEZER Remix) (320kbps)**

This is the bonus section, because you have to have one:

Barretso, from Viña del Mar, Chile is also signed by this label. We see a lot of collaborations between Barretso and the other Australian artists on these record label (other members include Redial and Kolt13); however, something that makes Barretso's work a bit unique is the sound he creates when remixing Astro (an electronic indie-psychedelic act also from Chile). I don't think we see enough artists from Latin America so give him a second of your time and check out his EP Bright City Lights:

Barretso-We Won't Stop (Redial Remix) (320kbps)

Housse de Raquet- Oh Yeah! (Barretso Remix) (320kbps)
Astro-Ea Dem! (Barretso Remix) (320kbps)***

Mark Ronson and Theophilus London

English born New York based Guitarist, Producer and DJ Mark Ronson definitely deserves to be a household name. At the Age of 34, Ronson has three Grammy wins in the prestigious catagories of Producer of the Year and Record of the Year for the the Amy Winehouse single Rehab. And an star studded catalog of productions that include the collaborations with the likes of Wale, Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Robbie Williams, Adele, Ghostface, Nas, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and trust me the list goes on and on. Ronson is a musician who's work spans genres and styles; no matter your scene or preference this producers has no doubt worked on something you have heard before.

Theophilus London is a Brooklyn based Hip Hop and Electronic artist. I dig Theophilus sound so much, he combines sick flow and verse as a rapper with a really unique singing voice and Electro influenced Hip Hop beats. I definitely think this kid a huge future and I am super stoked to see him at Hard MIA in L.A.

Theophilus London and Mark Ronson recently teamed up with Australian singer/songwriter/producer Sam Sparro to create supergroup, Chauffeur. Check out there single, Soles of Fire, which I think is phenomenal.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Amplifetes

So I was wandering through our inbox and stumbled upon some Swedish gold. The Amplifetes are a group of four dudes from Stockholm on label Amp Music. They just dropped a new EP called "Whizz Kid" last November and are gearing up to let loose a whole album. If the songs I got my hands on are any indication, then it should hot fire. Check out "It's My Life" for sure, the vocal chops are sick and the beat is great. Sounds really similar to Soulwax in a good way. I'm a sucker for indie-rock electro vibes and this song definitely hits a sweet spot. Their newest track "Whizz Kid" is solid as well, though not as brilliant as the first. You can grab all these tracks below as well as a decent remix by Blende, a duo from across the pond. Regardless, check these boys out and keep an eye on them. They're coming out to do a world tour after their album drops so here to the hope they stop by in Portland.

The Amplifetes - It's My Life (160 kbps)
The Amplifetes - Whizz Kid (320 kbps)
The Amplifetes - Whizz Kid (Blende Remix) (320 kbps)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

They Put Murder in These Beats

Back with a vengeance ladies and gentlemen. We've got some shiny new digs as you can see and I've got some dirty beats to mess it all up. I'm talking blow out your brain heavy dub-step to really ring in the new bright and sunny season. First up I have some songs coming up from the U.K. label Circus Records, home to some of the best new dub work out on the market today. Run by my favorite boy Flux Pavilion and up and coming artist, Doctor P, and I gotta tell you. I've only gotten great vibes from these guys. Check out these tracks from their resident bass addict, Cookie Monsta. Frontline is a personal favorite, but check out Change Your Heart as well. Really nice rolling bass.

Cookie Monsta - Frontline (320 kbps)
Cookie Monsta - Ginger Pubs (320 kbps)
Cookie Monsta - Suicide (320 kbps)
Cookie Monsta - Change Your Heart (320 kbps)

Let's talk about Sub Focus, another U.K. DJ. While it took some getting used to his quick tempo drum and bass style, I can't listen to his stuff without my interesting getting peaked. The really quick, loud, and strange sounds he puts down are filthy. Check out this remix he did of Rusko's new "Hold On," and pick up the Basement Jaxx remix as well as his rework of his own "Could This Be Real". They're all banging songs that are sure to rock your speakers. And if you end up liking this stuff be sure to pick up his self-titled LP.

Rusko - Hold On (feat. Amber Coffman) (Sub Focus Remix) (320 kbps)
Basement Jaxx - Twerk (ft.Yo Majesty) (Sub Focus Remix) (320 kbps)
Sub Focus - Could this Be Real (Sub Focus Dnb Remix) (320 kbps)

Finally, I bring you a remix from Datsik and Excision that is built with bass, from the foundation up to the roof. Swoop this and try to hold on.

Kelly Dean & Steady - Teflon ft Kemst (Datsik & Excision Remix) (320 kbps)

Unicorn Kid - Dream Catcher (320 kbps) (Dubby 8-bit? Nice)

I know you need a break after all this heaviness so here's some real smooth summer music to compensate. By far the best remix I've heard of this song and you're a fool if you don't give this a listen, preferably in the sun.
Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work (Ted And Francis Remix)♥♥♥♥♥♥

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tiësto vs. Diplo

Who wins when multi-talelted producer Diplo goes head to head with trance God Tiësto? WE DO. Don't have much else to say except that Diplo and Tiësto nailed this track, C'MON, just check it out.

BONUS: Grab another surprisingly cool Tiësto collab below along with the a Dillon Francis mix, Animal Style (In-and-Out Burger love, A+). Dillon has a lot of buzz around him with his and DJ Ammo's track, Westside, being rumored to get sampled by the Black Eyed Peas. Could happen, has been caught playing the track out. Enjoy!

Carte Blanche's House Party

Yeah, first post on the new blog! Sorry its taken so long to get a post up, starting a new blog during finals is probably not the best idea. Oh well. Hope all you loyal fans out there like the changes we made to our blog. As always any feedback is welcome. To kick off our new blog and summer we have the killer House Party mix from the duo comprised of DJ Mehdi and Riton, otherwise know as Carte Blanche. This mix was released by the group a few weeks ago to promote their new and debut EP Black Billionaires. The EP is the set to be released on Ed Banger records May 31st and is set to ring in the Summer in true Ed Banger form with club crushers like Gare du Nord (check out the new retro-dope video for Gare du Nord here). The EP was mixed by French house and electro legend Alex Gopher and is continuing Ed Bangers' recent string of superb releases. Grab the mix and a few new tracks off the EP and kick off your summer house parties off right!

1. CARTE BLANCHE ‘Do! Do! Do! feat. Kid Sister’
3. FARLEY JACKMASTER FUNK ‘Love Can’t Turn Around’ (Accapella)
4. INNER CITY ‘xxxxxx’
5. DAFT PUNK ‘Face To Face’ (Accapella)
6. LNR ‘You Can’t Stop The House’
7. HOT CITY ‘Hot City Bass’
8. BLAZE ‘Whatcha Gonna Do’
9. PUZIQUE ‘Don’t Go’
10. TODD TERRY ‘A Day In The Life’ (RITON “Feel It” Edit)
11. DEETRON ‘Life Soundtrack’
12. MIKE DUNN ‘Deep Down (The Underground)’
13. ARMANDO ‘Turn My Shit Up’
14. HARDTON ‘Earthquake’
15. THE PERSUADER ‘Bottle Up’
16. DIRT CREW ‘Psycho’
17. MOKO ‘Acid On The Air’
18. JAN DRIVER ‘Tellyfoam’
19. MATTHEW DEAR ‘Dog Days’
21. JOSH WINK ‘How’s The Music’
23. KIKOMOTO ALLSTARS ‘I’ll Make You Jack’
24. LAND SHARK ‘Tie Me Up’ (Chicken Lips Trax Dub)
25. DAN BLACK ‘Symphony’ (Hot City’ Remix)
26. CARTE BLANCHE ‘In The Mix’
27. CARTE BLANCHE ‘Gare Du Nord’ ♥♦♣♠ Ace in the hole!
29. PAUL JOHNSON ‘Get Get Down’ (RITON Edit)
30. ROYAL HOUSE ‘Yeah Buddy’
31. DJ JUKE ‘Blow Your Whistle’ (NY House Mix)
32. HARD DRIVE ‘Deep Inside’

Bonus: The title track from the new EP, another banger!