Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Justice – Audio, Video, Disco (Para One Remix)

Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (Para One Remix) by Para One

Yes, just yes! Para One, I bow to you. When Justice’s “Audio Video Disco” was leaked, my thoughts were nothing but negative. No, I don’t expect them to repeat what was, referencing the album “†”, but man is that track ever boring. Para One made this track infinitely more interesting.

Here’s to hoping that the rest of the new Justice tracks aren’t as lackluster.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Toronto, I Swear I’ll Take It Easy On You

Not even 3 weeks in, and I’m overwhelmingly excited for the possibilities. Already with a show under my belt, SebastiAn, which was bloody fantastic, and more to come. One of the upcoming shows is the DFA1979 concert, which I have been long looking forward to. Just the chance to catch a glimpse of JFK at his full glory makes me bulge.

That’s beside the point, I haven’t written in far too long, so here’s a few gems that I’ve been sitting on for a bit now. Boys Noize making his regular appearance on my posts, LA Riots with one of my favourite EDM tracks of all time (no matter how mainstream), and a surprise dubstep remix of SebastiAn. I swear I need to move more often if this is the outcome.

Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (Canblaster Remix) – Boys Noize & Erol Alkan
Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) (Canblaster Remix) by phantasy sound

Adonis – Boys Noize (The man can do it all, the amount of talent is disgusting)
Boys Noize - Adonis by cargain

Bounce (LA Riots Unreleased Remix) – MSTRKRFT
MSTRKRFT feat. N.O.R.E. - Bounce (LA Riots Unreleased Remix) by LA Riots

Love In Motion (Skrillex’s Funkt-Out Mix) – SebastiAn ft Mayer Hawthorne
SebastiAn ft. Mayer Hawthorne - Love In Motion (Skrillex's Funkt-Out Mix) by loudandsick.com

This post can’t all be rainbows and butterflies, sadly. With DJ Mehdi passing, the industry took a huge blow and this man deserves much more then I can provide here. ED Banger Records centered themselves around this man and for a good reason, his talent was incredible, and although I did not know him personally, the whole industry had nothing but incredible things to say about this man. RIP Mehdi, far too soon.

DJ Mehdi - Loukoums
DJ MEHDI "Loukoums" by edbangerrecords


Monday, August 29, 2011

Taurus & Vaggeli - Lifted (Stand Tall Fists Up Remix)

Sorry it's a Youtube link, but you're going to have to deal on this one.

Ever just hear a track and melt a little inside? Maybe the vocals make you feel something, maybe the bass just wants to get your body moving, maybe it’s the synths taking you to a higher place. Whatever it is, this track is it for me. ‘Hotfingers’, the record label, has been brought to my attention through a friend of mine, with some interesting tech house tracks, but this remix is something special and completely unexpected. The mix of disco house’s groovy bass guitar and vocals, with the hard-hitting bass of electro house made me weak at the knees. This might even be a buy on Beatport, and for a starving student, that's saying something.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Congorock – Sirius

Sirius by Congorock

I missed you Congorock.

After last year’s Electric Zoo in New York, ‘Babylon’ has been forever etched into my brain as my song for 2010. His unique sound is something that has been lacking in my music library for far too long. ‘Sirius’ delivers the goods, with Congorock’s distinct bass line, and distortion, I almost wish I was attending this years Electric Zoo just to hear this track being dropped in an epic festival atmosphere.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Harvard Bass & Green Velvet - TECHYES

It seems Harvard Bass has taken down the track from Soundcloud, sorry about the Youtube link.

Yeah, you read the title right. The legendary Green Velvet teamed up with Harvard Bass for a release to be remembered. After Brodinski ranked this highly on his August chart, my heart skipped a beat. This 10 minute track brings me to places never thought achievable. The simple yet groovy intro, the overlying and subtle underlying tech sounds, with drops that can only be achieved by these two men. One of the best tracks of the summer right here, just why did it have to come so late?


Friday, August 19, 2011

Mike Mago – Plant Remixes

Mike Mago - Plant (TWR72 remix) by TWR72

Mike Mago - Plant (Keatch remix) by BMKLTSCH RCRDS

Rogerseventytwo is an artist I am starting to very closely watch, thanks to Fools Gold Records. Ever since I discovered that A-Trak opened all his sets with ‘You Take Me Higher’ I have been nothing but impressed. His work with a fellow Dutchman, The Walk, is what has recently really caught my eye, focusing heavily on techno, with a little bit of spice. With remixes of Umek, Hey Today! And Fukkk Offf, these gentlemen certainly aren’t going unnoticed.

Their latest remix of Mike Mago’s ‘Plant’ is what has really caught my eye. The original track definitely had some interesting elements, but TWR72’s future techno sound only improved on the blueprint.

Keatch, an artist closely tied with Canadian artist Felix Cartal, also grabbed my attention. He gave an incredible dark electro spin that I just didn’t see coming from the track, and Keatch even.

Hope you enjoy these two immensely different tracks as much as I did.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fake Blood – Deep Red Ep Teaser

DEEP RED EP Teaser by Fake Blood

Fake Blood has been an incredibly busy man, from the releases of his “Used” mixtapes, throwing down old school hip hop beats while showing off his skills on the deck, and now this.

I know this is only a teaser of the three tracks, but to me they have that special something. The first track ‘Deep Red’ focuses on more of a classic electro feel that we have come to expect from Fake Blood. ‘Voices’ has an eerie feel to it, the sampling consists of voices that sound like they are straight out of an early 1940 horror film, and the drop… oh the drop. To top it all off ‘Medieval’ focuses it's sound in a playful, almost video game inspired, area.

Be on the lookout for this one.