27 February 2009

Doktor Krank's TOP 23 Tracks February 2009

Doktor Krank’s recommended tracks. These are not the latest, dopest or coolest tracks. These are simply tunes my player likes very much!

1. Zomby – Rumours and Revelations. Any piece of music by Zomby is The Revelation!

2. Blackfinger - UMF (Supra1 Remix) Trouble&Bass Recordings Another fantastic remix by the Supra1 crew - a production moniker of FLWNKZ Dj’s collective from Kraków, Poland, (currently playing at the parties all over the globe with Sinden, Drop the Lime and similar)

3. lukeing forward – Breakdown (Flanger remix) - Another interesting piece of music from very promising Polish artist – lukeing forward, and one of the remixes from the EP. Give it a try!

4. FORENSICS – All to waste Best track on a great record. Any tunes from this guy are quality!

5. Mochipet – turbo thizz petnation Mochi Mochi Master !!!

6.Mochipet – Master P on Atari Mochi I want more!!

7. Robot Koch vs. Cerebral – Vortex Cookies (Lazer Sword remix) Aqua crunk!

8.Lando Kal – 3D Action Jackson Great basssline, crunky and glitchy soundz, by half of the Lazer Sword duo.

9.Crookers Vs.Khia - My Neck My Knobb (Sqzmylmns Smashup) Bang yer head! Lick my pussy!

10.RQM - bloody sunday (robot koch version) Laidback, glitch pop at its best. A very talented Emcee and great producer join forces to deliver this mesmerizing track.

11.Varga Zsuza - We Belong Together (TMX Remix) Nice, banger remix by Hungarian TMX, a typical dancefloor bomb (I like simple beats)

12.Boemklatsch - Bonafied (Dem Slackers Floor Dance remix) Another banger, this time from Holland.

13.Spoek - Dirty and Hard (Stereoheroes remix) Dirty and hard!

14. Durrty Goodz – Grime Killers. Great flow, great production. Killer!

15.Royksopp – happy up here – Mellow pop electronica at the finest! And the great remix Happy Up Here (Boys Noize Remix)

16.Meddle (AC Slater & DJ Skeet Skeet Remix featuring Goldielocks) Best remix of this track so far! Heavy!

17.The BPA – He's Frank (Slight Return) Feat. Iggy Pop (Layo & Bushwacka! Remix) Nice electro house!

18.Don Diablo vs Missy Elliot - Working out is overrated This track cannot be overrated. It is already too good!

19.Madera Limpia - la lenta (Schlachthofbronx remix) Kuduro Rave!

20. Architeq - ‘Sleeping Bear’ [TAKE Remix] Beautiful, glitchy, spacey remix.

21. Sonido del principe – cartagena (found on this blog) Fantastic heavy-bass Cumbia. Top Banger!

22.Ill Boding – Purebud Great new dubstep producer from Nottingham.

23.Moderat – Rusty Nails Modeselektor + Apparat = Moderat = QUALITY!

26 February 2009

Bassnectar Live Mix for Kiss FM 100

As expected, the top quality podcast from the don himself. It's a bit more bass heavy than usual, and full of fantastic, twisted melodies, samples and vocals so typical for the Bassnectar. Bouncy, head-banging, broken-beat, low frequency and sub-bass heaven. Dubstep meets crunk hop.

This mix will definitely destroy every dancefloor. Bassnectar’s edit of “Last Night” always makes me laugh and lifts up my moods, which is quite priceless when sitting in front of your PC translating some boring corporate mumbo-jambo shit for some square headz.

Tracklist in the comments section.

Crookers – We make it good mix series vol.7

My favorite Italians of the music scene - Crookers - hail with a new, quite surprising mix for wemakeitgood.com. It is a clash of old, San-Remo style Italian popular songs with modern-day bangers. This really works, trust me! (ah, well I love Italo disco ...)

Tracklist and short comments by the duo themselves:

Marino Marini “Era scritto nel cielo” An old 45″ from my mother collection…
DATA “Rapture part2″ Bot gave me this in Amsterdam airport…love the beat!
Rusko “Boo Woost” / Caspa “Where’s BEST SH*T RIGHT NOW!
Equipe84 “Io ho in mente te” I saw them LIVE in Omegna with my papà w
hen i was 5…this song is a strange “fullytambourine” version.
Bombaman “Exia” (Setsuna mix) Next NicSarno’s ESP RECORD release…
Isa GT Feat. Crookers “Pelao” This is our new mix of Isa GT “P
elao” out soon on Man Rec (BIG UP DANIEL!)
DropTheLime “Hear me” (BSS Mix) We want Luca do some vocal for
us!…and Buraka Co-Produce a song with us…respect!
Hugo Moya “Move” Great beat!
Dj Mujava “Township Funk” (Radioclit mix) One of the best song this year.
Sound of Stereo (Nic Sarno re-trix) Nic is THE REAL freakyaudioeditor…
this tune sick !
Dj Cleo “Rutheless” I had this in our inbox…don’t know nothin about it but it’s good.
Mr.Oizo “Cut20DIck” RealGENIO.
Lucio Battisti “Il Veliero” Incredible mood…and perfect words.

23 February 2009

RQM - Bloody Sunday (Robot Koch version)


A very interesting track and an equally interesting producer hit me via myspace and my blog. RQM is a globetrotter, born in Sosnowiec in Poland, and respected Emcee with a very characteristic voice. You definitely heard him e.g. in an ‘intro-teaser’ of Mary Anne Hobbes BBC 1 show or in numerous other releases. Honestly speaking I heard his voice as well as the name, but I did not expect that RQM is our hommie from Poland J
For the last few years, RQM has been rooted in Berlin’s electronic scene, where he collaborates with fantastic artists such as Jahcoozi, Al Haca, Modeselektor, Stereotyp, (and apart from them also with Milanese, Mochipet, Oliver$, Shir Khan, to mention most famous ones). Together with Robot Koch from Jahcoozi (I love his recent releases, an in particular the remix by LazerSword) he produced music under the moniker of The Tape and their The Tape vs RQM – Public Transport LP released in 2007 had great reviews in music press across the globe.
Read more about him here. Yes, Poles also can, if conditions are right and he has a talent and is not afraid of hard work!

Robot Koch and RQM continue their cooperation, and the latest, quite surprising, and very very far from the original (for me it is always an advantage in any remix – the more freestyle version the better) glitch-pop remix, or should I say a variation on the classic Bloody Sunday, is quite a successful result of their work.

One can recognize a few samples, but the rest is “brand new stuff”. What we get is a fantastic vocal of RQM and perfect, fluid and smooth electronic base by Robot Koch. According to the words of the author himself in a note attached to this track, Bloody Sunday was initially a cover produced live by Robot Koch and RQM for Fritz Radio Berlin. Build on glitch foundation it veers later to pop, whereas the lyrics are a kind of tribute to the typical, toxic Rock N Roll relations.

Listen to this wonderful track. RQM - Bloody Sunday (Robot Koch version)
Long live Poland (wink, wink)!


I should be so wonky, wonky, wonky - Rusko in da mix

Rusko, the king od wonky dubstep strikes back in a Block Party Mix for DJ Mag. It has everything you expect from the 'Hollywood Man' plus a few, big goodies from his friends. Definitely worth listening, even if you still mourn after Rusko from Jahova's era. You can even use this tool to convert some poor souls at your home party to the darkness of dubstep :)

Rave On! Let's raise the temperature! Rusko mix

Tracklist in the comments section:

20 February 2009

Mochipet - Master P on Atari The Mixtape


Mochipet really amazes me. He had a very good 2008, but started 2009 even better, with absolutely head-banging, totally crazy and original mixes for xlr8r, memkast and finally a promo Mixtape accompanying his January's release of Master P on Atari Single (announcing a full-lenth release in April 2009).

One must appreciate fantastic skills of Mochipet dealing with all these tweaks and knobs of his fancy gear. The single is definitely the best piece of music released so far this year. The single includes two tracks which are an ultimate sonic mayhem tools for dancefloors and raves. Raw and freestylish, while at the same time very tightly composed, Master P on Atari kicks the chair from beneath me each time I listen to it (which is quite inconvenient when sitting at your desk in the office), whereas Turbo Thizz Petnation (exclusive track can be found at xlr8r) is pure dopeeee and glitchy heaven with fantastic, turbo-metalic bassline. This combination works for me as nothing else. Go get Master P on Atari. A real value for money, which is not so common recently in this f....g credit-crunch times :)

The release of Master P on Atari Single is accompanied by another gem, namely the Master P on Atari Mixtape. Grab this mixtape, it's free and includes among others the aforementioned Master P on Atari track. It was released in January, but somehow it slipped my radar.

The other higlights include: - FreeBassing 18lbs of Dub with Marvin Gaye with "Hey, Jimmy you goot the smack?" in which you can really feel the pain of junky yearning for her dope. - You got your IDM in my Dubstep - dubstepish show of Mochipet's skills in more darker style. I LIKE! - The Thizzle Dance - great Mochipet's take on Mac Dre classic tune!

I am looking forward to the full-length release by Mochipet in April. I am absolutely positive it will be huge!


And now for something completely different.

The Cops in Northern Ireland have finally cracked one of the strangest mysteries they encountered in their work. They identified the elusive, extremely dangerous and reckless driver, namely Mr. Prawo Jazdy. He had over 50 identies and as many fake addresses. He was wanted all over the country. After long, long time finally someone at Garda (who should be definitely granted a triple bonus for such an outstanding achievement) found out that Prawo Jazdy in Polish means Driving License and that it is not a First and Last Name of the driver :) An official memo released to all the forces should prevent such mistakes in the future.


17 February 2009

Mary Anne Hobbes: West Coast Rocks and Gets Hyp(hy)ed!


Bikini waxing distorted sounds of L0w End Theory bass bin hailing the forthcoming Age of the Nerd …. where all the dots get connected and the momentum is building … welcome to the West Coast!*

* sample of nice quotes from the show :)

Mary Anne Hobbes: West Coast Rocks download

Tracklist in comments section.

Mary Anne Hobbes TV 10-minute documentary shot by MAH from her trip to the West Coast

Mary Anne Hobbes prepared again a delicious treat. In a much too short, two-hour show, she presented a surprising music tapestry and diversity of the US West Coast. Apart from many, great tracks, one can listen to a few interviews and short, but explosive live sets. Big respect for the depiction of this quite young scene (although many of the producers featured in the program have been active for years). In my opinion, the West Cost Rocks! can become for the American scene what famous Dubstep Warz in BBC 1 Experimental Show in January 2006 had become for popularizing the dubstep across the globe.

The cultural mem is spreading sooo fast! And that’s good as I really love what these peeps in USofA are doing right now. It is worth listening to MAH show, not only because of wonderfully diverse, creative and inspirational music, but also to get a feeling of the entire movement, its origins, locations and most of all – the creators who in the interviews show their honest and contagious enthusiasm about the entire scene which definitely is not another fad or hype boosted by marketing specialists, but a genuine, very modern style of music finally gaining the worldwide appreciation it deserved long time ago. Just listen to Flying Lotus, Daddy Kev, Kid Kameleon, Glitch Mob and you will hear what I mean.

The show covered a very broad spectrum of achievements,
…. from more contemplative and avant-garde, and great electronica, infused with dub-tech, jazz, spoken word or glitch elements. It’s worth mentioning here a real icon and institution behind the entire movement, namely Flying Lotus, and other producers such as Vaccine, Daedelus, Jega or Exile…
… to crazy dacenfloor smashing lazer bass / glitch hop and turbo crunk, with energetic live-sets of Glitch Mob from Low End Theory Club in LA and Lazer Sword and Daddy Kev from 103 Harriet Club in SF. Undoubtedly, for me these were the highlights of the entire show. I wish they were a bit longer – but still these few minutes sufficed to make my neck aching with pain from swinging my head to the crazy rhythm, even when listening to it via headphones at work. And I don’t give a damn about my colleagues sitting at the nearby desks looking at me in a strange way – but, what can I do, they listen to a veeeryyyyy different music, ha ha ha. Anyway, „Keep your hands clapping” as Glitch Mob shouts. Other No-Distortion-No-Fun Gods, i.e. Lazer Sword killed me again! I wish I saw them live, finally. California I’m coming! I promise. A trip to Low End Theory and103 Harriet Club for a party moved very high on my priority list of things to do when I finally reach USA (second place, just behind a visit to Spahn Ranch in Death Valley. Well, I have a penchant for a certain, infamous “father” of certain Family). Thanks to MAH’s Report the West Coast appears not only as a capital of dance music in USA - thanks to DANCEFEVER 5000 for this link), but also a real melting-pot full of electronic pearls.

Of course, some of these artists also recycle old or classic tunage (usually hip-hop), cutting it up, reversing and distorting without any restraints, which is a kind of trademark of today’s post-modern music as a whole, but at the same time they bring forth the QUALITY and ORIGINALITY in their productions which is missing soooo much from many other of today’s music scenes. Just for comparison look at the nu-rave/banger/nu-electro, each day one can find on the blogs tones of new tracks, remixes, re-fixes, edits, re-edits and what else, but very little inspiration and originality.

I know and like most of the presented artists, however thanks to West Coast Rocks! I learnt a few names whom I will definitely have on my radar in the future. I think hear mainly about Mono/Poly and TAKE. I do not know how had this happened that I have missed their music so far! Great electronic production, you will have a chance to agree or disagree with me after listening to a few mixes or tracks of the artists from these scene presented below. Another worth mentioning name is Samiyam with a beautiful track 0 Bricks. You’d better memorized these names!

One cannot squeeze the entire scene into a short program, but in my opinion, one producer missing here is definitely Mochipet , (Head of Daly City Records), a volcano of raw energy and creative power, present on the scene for years. His sound definitely fits in the scene along with Glitch Mob, An-ten-nae, Lazer Sword, Nosaj Thing and others.

Most of the artists featured in the MAH’s show are frequently played in the local radio from Oakland promoting the West Coast (and not only) scene, that is - Psyphy Machine Radio. I wrote about the radio on my blog some time ago http://doktorkrank.blogspot.com/2008/11/psyphy-machine-wietne-radio-internetowe.html

Best tracks of the set (apart from the smashing live sets):
Mono/Poly - ‘Red & Yellow Toys’ (Dubplate)
MIA & Rye Rye ‘Tictok’ [Ant-Ten-Nae remix] (Dubplate)
Architeq - ‘Sleeping Bear’ [TAKE Remix]
Daedelus - ‘Touchstone’ [Jimmy Edgar mix]
Ghosts On Tape - ‘Mogadishu Nightlife’ (White label)
Samiyam - ‘Bricks’ (Dubplate)
Nosaj Thing - ‘Coat Of Arms’ (Alpha Pup) – (anthem of the Low End Theory scene)
Sonido Del Principe - ‘Cartagena’ from the compilation album ‘Bersa Discos 4′ (Bersa Discos) (check this blog !!!!! – great heavy bass track heavily influenced by ‘Cumbia’.

You will find below a selection of mixes created by the characters portrayed by Mary Anne Hobbes in her groundbreaking music documentary.

Bassnectar – 30 Minute Guest Mix on Breakbeat Show w Jay Cunning 2009-02-10 - great showcase of Bassnectar’s skills. This guy is big! Check his Heads up EP and in particular Beats Antique - "Roustabout" (Bassnectar remix)
Mochipet - Daily City records podcast xlr8r
Great mix. Great music. Glitch hop par excellence. Period. And Michael Jackson’s remix on top of that (which I did not like actually).
And also quite fresh –Memkast by Mochipet
Mono/Poly live set Glitchy, free-jazzy set of distorted soundz and brave sonic excursions.
An-ten-nae – Antennae Dark Side of Dub crazy sound samples from kid cartoons, alternative hip-hop mixed with glitch and strip hop / wonky. Tracklist full of dubstep stars but also Marley, Pink Floyd, and a very nice edit of the hauntingly beautiful track of Gary Jules - Mad World (you definitely heard this e.g. in a cult classic Donnie Darko)
An-ten-nae - Excursions in Acid from a recently released Acid Crunk EP 3 was named the track of the month in xlr8r.
Daedelus - MAH show with Deadelus
Daedelus “Love to make music” Record release party 07 08 08
(Daedelus visited Poland in October last year)
The Gaslamp Killer - Shilo presents: We make it good. Mix Series vol.5
And finally, the classic track from Lazer Sword (or at least one of them – LL) – TITS MONEY

I encourage you to check the music of all the artists featured in the show, search the web, artist myspaces etc. Definitely worth all efforts! )


13 February 2009

Glitch Mob - Crush Mode Mix


Glitch Mob consists of "THE MOB BOSS" Ooah, „THE HIRED GUN” Kraddy, , "THE CRUNKMASTER HIMSELF" edIT , and finally "THE ICEMAN" Boreta

Individually they produce great tracks and remixes, actually too many to mention here, whereas as a whole the MOB is even more than the sum of its parts. Glitch Mob is one of the most creative music crews of the globe hailing from the West Coast of USofA. And West Coast is now at the fringes of music revolution, pushing the envelope further and further. In very very general terms (I know that pigeonholing is bad thing, but …) the artists from these scene merge (mainly) American hip-hop (which long time ago ceased to be inventive, inspirational or creative) with absolutely top-quality post-modern glitch / cut-up electronica, with turbo crunk and wonky elements thrown in just for the heck of it in enormous quantities. I am really impressed with their skills and the way these guys ‘reign over’ their production equipment while creating very tight tracks consisting of unbelievable number of musical layers. And I’ll be damned if this music is not the ultimate dream of any dancefloor lover (roight, roight, I’m a big exaggerating here).

In January Glitch Mob released a very good mix including their own productions. Top-notch all around. Give it a try!

Glitch Mob – Crush Mode

The Glitch Mob - Crush Mode
Boreta - Bubblin in the Cut
edIT feat. J Dilla, Phat Kat and Dabrye - The Game Is Not Over
Fine Cut Bodies - Beaver Blink (Ooah Remix)
Kraddy - Steppin’ Razor
Ooah - Hacksaw
edIT - Headbanger’s Ball
Nalepa ‘Monday’ - The Glitch Mob Remix
Kraddy - Android Porn
Evil Nine feat EL-P - All The Cash - The Glitch Mob Remix
Lil Wayne - Lollipop - Nasty Ways* Remix
Matty G - West Coast Rocks - The Glitch Mob Remix
*Nasty Ways is Boreta & EPROM

The highlights of this tight mix are:

Nalepa “Monday” remix – you definitely heard this one. For me – one of the top-5 tracks of the last year. And a fantastic remix of Lil Wayne - Lollipop by Nasty Ways* I’ve heard a few remixes of this track, but this one definitely stands out! The mix ends with the West Coast scene anthem that is West Coast Rocks by Matty G in Glitch Mob version.

The mix comes with a very nice wallpaper package which can be downloaded here


11 February 2009

Lazer Sword demolishing dancefloors in Europe

Lazer Sword is currently touring Europe, unfortunately only Western Europe clubs. I wish they visited my lovely country to demolish a few dancefloors and spread the virus of the totally infectious turbo crunk / lazer bass vibes. Whatever, their time will come.

Check their myspace for a fantastic remix: LAZER SWORD - ROBOT KOCH VS CEREBRAL VORTEX (LAZER SWORD RMX)

10 February 2009


February 10th... Tuesday night >> Wednesday morning 2am-4am GMT

Mary Anne Hobbes invites to her radio1’s Experimental Show and a special music report from fantastically developing and very inspiring scenes of Los Angeles and San Francisco. The program will feature live music from the clubs Low End Theory in LA and 103 Harriet in SF. We will have a chance to listen to, among others, The Glitch Mob, The Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev and Lazer Sword plus tons of other killing tracks from the West Coast of USA. I am all excited about hearing a sweet, sexy voice of Mary again, but most of all about a chance to listen to a great music. I encourage you to tune in to the show, because, guess what? West Coast Rocks INDEED !!

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Maryśka’ czyli Mary Anne Hobbes zaprasza dzisiaj na swój radio1’s Experimental Show i na specjalny muzyczny raport z fantastycznie rozwijających się i bardzo inspirujących scen Los Angeles i San Francisco. W programie pojawi się muzyka z klubów Low End Theory w LA i 103 Harriet w SF. Usłyszymy m.in. The Glitch Mob, The Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev i Lazer Sword plus tonę innych zajebistych numerów z Zachodniego Wybrzeża USA. Już nie mogę się doczekać słodziutkiego głosu Maryśki a przede wszystkim świetnej muzyki. Zachęcam do słuchania, bo West Coast Rocks INDEED !!

10 lutego, noc z wtorku na środę, 2 – 4 (GMT) czyli 3 – 5 u nas.