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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

TAI’s Autumn Mix


TAI, closely related with Dim Mak, Boys Noize, Bart B More, and so many other huge electro names, released this mix yesterday. There isn’t really too much to say about this one, half these songs are on constant rotation for me, minus the unreleased tracks ofcourse. Electro seems to be having it good this month, bathe in the glory of summer electro while you can.

Winter is coming.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Bass EP (Trouble & Bass)

Bart B More recently teamed up with Trouble & Bass, and this is the result, hard hitting electro, with emphasis on the hard. Both these tracks make my loins tingle, reassuring me that electro isn’t dead, it’s alive and well with these producers.

Bart B More - The Bass EP by Trouble & Bass

The release sees two very different sounds. The Bass has a focus on the vocals, reminding the crowd what the track is all about. While, Cry Baby, sees it’s focus on the chopped and skewed sounds we’ve all come to know and love from AC Slater. Over a span of a few months Bart B More has become a producer I highly respect, with this release only strengthening his argument as one of the top electro producers in the game.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Introducing SCNTST (BNR)

Since I’ve decided to blog more frequently, I thought where to begin, and the answer fell right into my lap. If you have read any of my blog posts, or know me on a personal level, you would know that my love for Boys Noize is immense. Boysnoize Records, being one of Alex Ridha’s, aka Boys Noize, label’s, released a mix, on Soundcloud, introducing SCNTST to the BNR audience.


Look's like he's 12 doesn't he? Well SCNTST, believe it or not, was born in 1993… really? This kid’s style throughout this mix is unique, ball grabbing at times, while still providing a chilled out vibe. Incredibly, the sound he provides is far more mature then his age, and this guy has a very long career ahead of him if he keeps this up.


July 2011 - Top 10

July came with a handful of surprises with my monthly intake of EDM. Tech house boat cruise (in Hamilton of all places?) to start off the month, a lull in my intake soon ensued, to only pick up after a weekend spent mixing with friends in Wasaga. Summer tracks with pounding electro are throughout this list, and a little tech house sprinkled in to save your ears.

10. Big Bass Drum (Bart B More Remix) – TAI
Speaking of pounding electro… Bart B More had a HUGE month. This remix of TAI’s Big Bass Drum is only the beginning of his presence in this post.

9. Piano Sure is Neat – Candyland
Like the track name implies, the piano sure is neat. Electro house has seemed to be getting more and more generic to me, yet this one goes in hard. The drop from the piano and the occasional woman’s vocal, just YES.

8. Bangtuk (JFK Edit) – Fuser
JFK, from MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979, is one of my musical heroes. Whether it be on the synths, bass, or behind the decks, his creativity always shines through. This edit is fueled by hard thumping bass and an overall eerie feel to the whole track.

7. Wipe Out – Marble Players
Another release from Marble Players crept in my rotation, this one from the 5th release on their label, fusing some feel good lyrics with an infectious bass line, and electric guitar to put the cherry on top.

6. X Girl (feat Rye Rye) (Bart B More Main Instrumental) – Teenage Bad Girl
Bart B More does it again, the feign of the drop from gun shells hitting the ground just did it for me on this one. The vocals on this track are nothing special and leave me wanting someone who doesn’t sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks singing over the track, but other then that, Bart B More kills it.

5. ZHM (Tom Staar Remix) - Mustard Pimp
When ZHM’s preview pack was released on Soundcloud, I was shocked. Mustard Pimp isn’t exactly my forte, but after a couple listens I started to enjoy it. Most of the remixes seemed to underwhelm me, especially Dada Life’s. But when I got to this one I realized the adaptation to tech house was seamless and incredibly interesting, try not to bob your head to this one, I dare you.

4. Everybody in the Place (Bingo Players Bootleg) – The Prodigy
If you’re reading this and you aren’t a fan of The Prodigy, you’re probably in the wrong place. Bingo Players do them justice with a hard electro adaptation while still keeping The Prodigy feel.

3. Overdose – Harry Choo Choo Romero
Anthony Alves, thank you for this one a million times over. A creative electro house track that lives up to the track name. The distortion on this track gives you that umph needed to really get you going. Pretty sad I missed this guy at Footwork in Toronto, but mixing with friends in Wasaga, over that weekend, sure as hell made up for it.

2. Go (LA Riots & Nom De Strip Remix) – Marco Lys
Original mix by Moby (absolutely legendary track in the EDM scene), reworked by Marco Lys, who I’ve come to love due to work with Chris Lake, remixed by LA Riots & Nom De Strip. Need I say more?

1. ZHM (Geht’s Noch? Remix) - Mustard Pimp
Yes, a second remix of ZHM top’s this month’s list. Geht’s Noch?, loosely translates to Are You Crazy?, and man am I ever about this duo. Cheesy, I know, but hey what can I say? After this duo dropped their mix on OMGITM, I was hooked. This track only tightened their hold on me. Canadians needs more OMGITM related artists in their lives, I only dream of a day these guys come over here.

Lastly the mix for the month, and surprise, surprise, it’s from Bart B More.

Bart B More’s “Back In Europe” July 2011 Mixtape – Bart B More

Big thanks to Anthony Alves on this one, again. From intro to conclusion he had me captivated, mixing in summer tunes with heart stopping electro incredibly well, with some small Bart B More touches here and there. Free download, so give it a listen, you won’t be disappointed.

Keep raging,

Oh and be on the lookout for more posts, going to try to start to blog weekly, at the very least.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

June 2011 – Top 10

Well, after Feed Me, I knew it was going to be a solid month for EDM. Unfortunately, I completely missed out on LA Riots at Mod Club, marking their first residency show, but thankfully I’ll be able to make up for this another time. This month saw a ton of incredible releases and some oldies creeping their way back into my rotation, so let’s jump in.

10. Rogerseventytwo – You Take Me Higher
A-Trak has been loving this song for over a year now, pulling it out at every event he can. Surprisingly, this track hadn’t been signed until this month, and who do you think picked it up? Fool's Gold.

9. Felguk – Blow Out
This track had a lot of buzz around it in the blogosphere, I know very little about Felguk, but this is someone you need to watch out for if he keeps outputting quality tracks like this. That electric guitar just before the drop, oh man.

8. Mord Fustang – A New World
A surprise, for me atleast, with this track. His rise to the top has been quick, dominating Beatport with every track he releases, but Mord Fustang hasn't exactly been my cup of tea. This track simply can’t be disregarded, vocals, build up, and infectious dubstep, A New World is right up my alley.

7. Ellie Goulding vs Daft Punk – There’s Something About Us Under The Sheets
Mashups and I don’t get along. This is an exception. Ellie Goulding’s vocals and Daft Punk’s chill out vibe mix perfectly. Baby making music.

6. Steve Angello – Rave & Roll (Nom De Strip Remix)
Nom de Strip has been a little bit of enigma, his releases are quality, and yet his popularity seems to not be increasing as much as I thought it would. This man deserves so much more credit then he gets. With releases like De Piano, Just Keep Crazy, and Without You, his talent ranges wide. This remix proves my point.

5. Sebastien Tellier – L’amour et la Violence (Boys Noize Remix)
This song has a special place in my heart, the progressive house feel, the hypnotizing vocals, the signature Boys Noize electro touches of brilliance, this song is it for me. I’ve been listening to this one for a very long time and will never get sick of it.

4. Myd – Octodip
Marble has been fueled by Surkin, Bobmo and Para One, all artists I am inspired by and respect. They push the boundaries of EDM, trying to categorize their music into a genre is near impossible. The fourth release from the label is from Myd. Many people have crowned Javier as the winner of this release, but Octodip just seems to deliver the goods for me.

3. Siriusmo – Hello DJ
Now this is an intriguing one. Siriusmo has recently released 42 unreleased tracks on Beatport, ranging from 2000-2010. First of all, how the hell am I supposed to run down all these tracks? Being a starving student sucks. Secondly, the different sounds from track to track is interesting, you can tell Siriusmo definitely has an affliction to experiment. This one’s a noisey one, be prepared.

2. D.I.M. & Tai – Ion
I know I know, my love for BNR tracks is kind of creepy, but seriously how can you not like what D.I.M. & Tai are doing? Lyposuct was absolutely huge, and Ion fails to disappoint.

1. SomethingALaMode - Versailles No Bara (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
The Bloody Beetroots never cease to amaze me. I thought the evolution of my musical taste had left these guys behind, and then I hear this. The vocals are chilling, and the track just goes in HARD, while still using the piano and synthesizer to their full potential. I could go on and on about this track, just listen and enjoy.

And to end it all off, a freebie from OMGITM (Oh My God It’s Techno Music), if you aren't subscribed to this podcast yet you are doing yourself a disservice. Moonbootica recently took over mixing duties for their podcast, and did I ever enjoy it.

Moonbootica - OMGITM Podcast

They hit all around the EDM spectrum, tech house, disco house, indie house, electro, it’s all there, and did so while still being Moonbootica. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Feed Me – Mod Club Saturday, June 3rd, 2011

First time at Mod Club, and I think I fell in love. This’ll be my first review of an event, and was it ever something special. Leading up to this, I had been consuming Feed Me tracks as much as possible, but this man pulled out all the stops.

To start off the night there was a duo up on stage, Dooze Jackers (Thanks Paul), immediately, me and my friends set up right next to stage, where we feel most comfortable. The duo, initially had me wondering who they were. They played a couple good tracks, but on further listen, they were generic electro with little to no personality.

During the sub par opening act, I actually had the pleasure to meet the guys over at The Worst Guy Blog, I follow them religiously and probably made an absolute fool of myself infront of them, naturally being a couple drinks in. These Waterloo bloggers are truly committed to EDM, and I recommend, HIGHLY, to go check them out.

At this time some guy decided it was a good idea to piss on the stage, truthfully I was howling, but others in the area didn’t share my sense of humour. This left the right of the stage with much more room, and in the end I was thanking him.

But the music! Easily the best track the uninspiring duo dropped was Mush, Mush by Bassjackers. This banger has been on constant rotation for me, and had me foaming at the mouth for more. This was the time Feed Me came on and the crowd started going insane. Chants of ‘Feed Me’ echoed throughout the Mod Club, and this is when the real night began, opening up with Green Bottle.

Mush Mush & Feed Me Intro

He followed up with so many incredible tracks, I actually lost track. Grand Theft Ecstasy, Cloudburn, Talk to Me, Muscle Rollers, and other crowd favourites. Feed Me had the place going absolutely ballistic. I was actually most surprised when he threw in a drum & bass track in there later on in his set, and did so seamlessly.

Feed Me's Electronic Goodness #1
Feed Me's Electronic Goodness #2
Feed Me's Electronic Goodness #3

Now easily the most insane part of the show was when Feed Me dropped Skrillex’s Reptile Theme. This track is absolutely monstrous, combining my love of dubstep, with my true love, video games, PERFECTLY. Craziness ensued, Feed Me began crowd surfing at the drop of the next track, scaring the shit out of the security while he was at it, but man was it ever awesome.

Feed Me's Crowd Surf

At the ending of his set, Feed Me came right over to the speaker I had latched on to the entire night, not moving an inch except to go crazy over the bangers, shook my hand and gave me a couple stickers. My friends then goated me into do a little crowd surfing myself while Feed Me was up there, so I got up shook Feed Me’s hand again and went for it. I know nothing huge right?

Feed Me's A Boss

To sum up, a perfect night is perfect. Thank you Feed Me for that incredible show.

Monday, May 23, 2011

First Blog - May 2011 Top 10 Chart

I, Thomas Trindade aka Deadly, a huge EDM (Electronic Dance Music) fanatic, have had the idea to blog my adventures through the catacombs, the present, and the future of EDM for a long time. I find that my music taste is eclectic, enjoying many different genres. You name a genre in EDM, I probably enjoy it, the obscure, the hipster choice of the moment, house, trance, electro, dubstep, anything EDM and I would like to share this love with the people willing to read.

I’m going to start with Top 10 lists of the month, not necessarily being released in the said month, but what I am in love with, and then I will continue on when I feel it is time (hopefully) to blog about events attended and artists you should check out.

So with no further a due, here is my Top 10 for May 2011.

10. Control Your Tuba – LA Riots
Fool’s Gold, as a whole, is impressive to say the least. With the likes of A Trak, Armand van Helden, LA Riots, Congorock and so many more signed to the label, expect more from them in future blog posts. This one, once again being a little older, has seen a resurrection in my music library, an interesting take on tech house.

9. Kontact Me – Boys Noize (Rynecologist Turbine Remix)
This one being one of the older tracks on this list is the reason why it is where it is. Boys Noize has been opening up with this track, remixed by BNR (Boys Noize Records) and Toronto’s own Rynecologist, for some time now, but still delivers that same punch I experienced the first time I heard it.

8. Tonight (Herve Voodoo Chilli Remix) – Moonbotica
Straight up house on this one, just listen to those lyrics and that infectious beat and try not to move.

7. Rollin' & Scratchin' (Chilly Gonzales Piano Rework) - Daft Punk
Over the past few months I’ve been delving deeper into this musical genious, and enjoying every minute of it. Chilly has such a storied career, producing for some of the biggest artists in the business, and his piano reworks are an absolute mind fuck of awesomeness. Inspirational to say the very least.

6. Sexx – Style of Eye
Admittedly, my progressive intake has been slow recently, but this track is something special. Maybe it's the faux-vocals, maybe it's the horns? I don't know, just listen and enjoy.

5. Solar – Felix Cartal & Keatch
This one’s got that summer vibe, and with that shitty weather outside this month, god do I ever need it. Progressive feel with Felix Cartal’s, a Canadian nonetheless, electro touch, absolute gold.

4. The End – Tommy Trash
One of those tracks where everything comes together so perfectly, you can’t ignore it.

3. Reptile’s Theme - Skrillex
Seems like my list just wouldn’t be right without this track. Mortal Kombat’s soundtrack, produced by JFK of MSTRKRFT, was filled with EDM goodness. Skrillex’s track easily being the best of the lot.

2. Listen to This – Harvard Bass & Bart B More
This track was released on BNR’s ‘Miami Noize’ and ever since it’s came out it’s been on constant rotation on my Itunes. Harvard Bass & Bart B More deliver the electronic goods on this one.

1. Kindercut – SebastiAn
What can I say about Ed Banger’s Records, nothing but incredible creativity in EDM. When SebastiAn’s first single, Embody, was released, I was incredibly excited, but after a lengthy listen, came to be disappointed. With the recent leak of his newest releases, the legend himself made up for, what I thought, a lackluster first single. This track has SebastiAn written all over it, and I’m loving every second.

And if you’ve made it this far, I shall now reward you with a small EDM gift.

Fabric Promo Mix - Djedjotronic

This mix, being created by one of my favourite artists presently Djedjotronic, is an adventure through some of the techno I enjoy so much. The link has a free download, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

More to come in the near future,