27 May 2009
22 May 2009
21 May 2009
DJ Koola & Th'Mole on stage
20 May 2009
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1.) Metaphor & Timonkey - Truffle Shuffle* T.I Feat Beenie Man - I'm Serious [Acapella]
19 May 2009
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18 May 2009
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1. Nanda - Yoda Knowledge
15 May 2009
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The Widdler – We Ready Bootleg
An-Ten-Nae – Left Coast Stomp
>> ? - Ride Swerve acapella loop
Joker & Rustie – Play Doe
>> Biggie Smalls – Party & Bullshit acapella
Akira Kiteshi – A Soft Touch
>> Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody “dirty south” acapella loop
>> Busta Rhymes – Light Your Ass On Fire acapella loop
Tom Encore – Jig
>> DJ Funk – Face Down Ass Up acapella loop
>> Tittsworth & Ayres – Booty Acapellas
>> Redman – Lets Get Dirty acapella
B1t Crunch3r – Coronal Mass Ejection (Zeno Remix)
>> Ginuwine – Pony acapella
Mochipet – 50 Cent Remix
Bearmod – Put It On Ya
Jantsen – I’m A Balla mashup
Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
Mochipet – Pythagorean Hyphy Proof
Tipper – Flat Ripple
>> J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science –Revolution acapella
Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah (Lunice Remix)
Opiuo – Monkey Crunk
>> E 40 – Tell Me When To Go acapella
Jantsen – unnamed Missy & Busta mashup
Mimosa – Balance
>> 50 Cent – High All The Time acapella
Moloko – Fun For Me
Samples – Sexual Fire
Ill-Esha – Diggity Remixxx
Jantsen – Got Booty mashup
S.P.E.C.T.R.E. – Bad Girls Go To Hell
>>Juvenile f. Mannie Fresh – In My Life acapella
Fatlip – What’s Up Fatlip (Breakbot Remix)
Mochipet – Godzilla New Year
>> Roni Size & Reprazent (Dynamite MC) – Dirty Beats (Skitz Remix) acapella
The Widdler – Same Way
Grym and MC Sonic tracklist:
1. Ben Sage - Smash the Empire
2. Shock one - Adichigahara’s theme
3. Triage - Bad Mouth
4. Dubtek - Enterprise
5. Antiserum - Skullfucked
6. Caspa feat. Dynamyte MC - The takeover
7. Djunya - Contact (roommate rmx)
8. Babylon System & Antiserum - We at it
9. Ultrablack -Hate on us
10. Primus - My name is mud
11. Razorgang - Real Time
12. SPL - Cobalt
13. Hollow Point Mafia - Home Wrecker
14. Nero - Night Thunder
15. Chase & Status - Eastern Jam (Trill bass rmx)
16. Tzr & Press - Soltitude
17. DZ & Redeyez - Callous
18. Dizzie Rascal - Where’s Da G’s?
19. SPL - Movie Boof
20. Ale Fillman - Wreckage Dub
21. Trg - Horny (Reso remix)
22. High Rankin - You don’t know me
23. Reso - Onslaught
24. Drukore - Rhyse ov Thuh Hayted
14 May 2009
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01. UK Decay - Unexpected Guest
Boomkat says: Wonky's uglier, ruder cousin, the new wave of hyper-coloured synthfunk is fast becoming the definitive sound of 2009. Situating itself somewhere between Grime, classic Dre productions and arcade machine / 8-bit eruptions, the 'Purple Wow' styles of Joker, aided and abetted by the likes of Gemmy, Guido and Jakes has spearheaded a new movement in bass music that references West Coast G-Funk classics like Dre's "Deep Cover" or Above the Law's "Livin' Like Hustlers" while utilising a distinctly Uk/Urban palette. There's considerable crossover with Dubstep too, but this is a scene dominated by a multicoloured vibrancy far removed from monochrome wobble and halfstep templates played in dark rooms, instead injecting a sense of urgency, sleazy excitement and danger back into the dance.
Apart from some obvious ‘anthems’ like: Joker’s - Do it, Zomby’s - Aquafresh, Rustie tracks, the 14tracks also offer among others such fantastic synth wonkiness:
F…g great Saturn’s Reply by Jamie Vex’d who once again shows his creative skills (also check his fantastic mixtape for LuckyMe).
ESKMO – Hypercooler. SF style 8bit funk – this year we’ll see (or already has seen) lots of fantastic music gems.
Dorian Concept – The fucking formula. Future abstract electronica from Vienna. TIP!
Various Productions - Bside it’s good to see the duo back in top form after a disappointing The Invisible Lodger (my personal views).
A track from Neil Landstrumm’s revolutionary second longplay Lord for £39 for Planet Mu – Little help from Rustie – deconstructed wonky, downtempo, heaven!!
Kotchy remixed by Seclusias’ Dev79 – crunky electro step.
Gemmy – Supligen. Another heavy-weight player from Bristol in purple work / crunk dubstep department. Outer Space Experience par excellence! The sound of the future is already here.
Debruit – Look 22. Actually this name came to my radar for the first time on 14 tracks in search of wonky by boomkat. I see that was no coincidence. After another release you should definitely check this artist if you are into laidback wonky dope beats like e.g. Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus, Daedelus etc.
BTW – I don’t know about you, but the term wonky was / is not very fortunate to describe the music produced by Joker / Rustie / Lucky Me / etc. But Purple Wow ??!?!? – wtf? – please gimme a break. This IS ridiculous name! (and yes, I know the background).
13 May 2009
Lunice & Al Ripken Jr. - Janes Addiction
I've told you this EP will gonna rock charts hard (see my review), and top 1 in junodownload charts in grime / dubstep genre is a f....g great result for a debut release on a new label founded by Robot Koch - Robot's don't sleep!! CONGRATULATIONS GUYS! If you did not purchase the release yet (here), just check a special mix with long snippets of EP which should encourage you to grab this hop hop of the future and watch a fantastic video of the title track by laura weider.
Robot Koch Vs. Cerebral Vortex _ Aftershocks _ ROBOTS DON'T SLEEP EP mini mix
12 May 2009
3. Boreta – Humanoid Can’t wait to see the release of this killing glitch hop track. Actually Boreta has an entire set of new smashers prepared – just check his myspace.
4. Tom Encore – Jig One of the best dubstep tracks released by a Polish producer finally available on Beatport on Nuke’em EP by Rottun Recordings! Memorize this name properly, we’ll see lots of goodies from this guy in the future, I’m positive. Check his myspace.
5. Robot Koch vs. Cerebral Vortex – After Shocks (Stagga remix) Super-heavy, inhuman metallic wobble in a totally dancefloor-oriented banger remix by Stagga.
6. Beastie Boys Body Movin (Messy Jesse reproduction) Messy Jesse added such a contagious base line to the well-known Beastie track that it’s on a constant repeat in my car’s SS.
7. Raffertie – Sugar! The master of beautiful disaster strikes again. Crazy rave on speed! Coming in a double pack with Wobble Horror, it’s one of the best releases recently. Grab it NOW!
8. Major Lazer – Hold the Line (an-ten-nae remix) Without a doubt, the best remix of Major Lazer’s Hold the Line (the first official leakage from ML’s debut album). Heavy!!!!
9. Th’Mole – How to be Cool (Ladyscraper remix). Bombastic, and fun(k)y as hell Th’Mole teaches the unaware masses how to be cool. I wish all my teachers were like him. And oh, yes, Th’Mole will play in Poland this Friday!!!! The entire Fre-Release of Th’Mole How to be cool remixes released by Chrome Kids in collaboration with Daly City Records.
10. Bassnectar – Art of Revolution (6Blocc remix) Tight, fast and heavy remix of Bassnectar’s anthem to destroy dancefloors with.
11 May 2009
APPLICATION – INTEGRATED GRIME UNITE (megaupload)
Lazerbass mix by IGU’s Glitchy & Scratchy vs. Crendore (check my blog post for link and comments ) has been instrumental in converting me to glitch hop and midtempo soundz. Thus, when I saw this mix I knew it would be good. Long Live Canadian crew!!
The mix by Application starts as in Hitchcock’s movies, from a real tsunami of a track - slight attendand by KnowSleep. SICK!!! Extremely tight whomp beats, heavy bassline and fantastically flowing melody – TIP !! And later the quality is constantly kept throughout the mix with contagious accapellas and glitch hop extravaganza. It’s even hard to name highlights, as all the tunes are so f…g quality I have serious problems with selecting those which I should leave out. There are a few tracks which I heard on the lazerbass mix last year – like killing dale duro by glitchy&scratchy or one of the most heavily rinsed tracks in my car’s SS – milkshake by NSE. Other great moments of this ass-tight mix include fantastic we want your soul remix by sumUndertogs, great Jay Wikid tracks (love this guy’s production). IGU’s collective is represented by killing tracks from ill-esha (woman power reprezenta), application himself, jmej. Oh’ death by NOG & myles away is another whomp-heavy production. Really too much to mention. Let the music speak.
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Greena - Maracay (Forthcoming Applepips)
07 May 2009
I can really understand why people were grooving so much about this track when hearing it during Bassnectar’s gigs. Actually they probably heard the Super Styling smashup that is Art of Revolution mashed with Super Stylin by Groove Armada (check bassnectar.net for free download of this track). Art of Revolution is a straightforward dancefloor smasher with heavy sub-bass pulsing with energy in a trademark Bassnectar’s style. The tracks builds up nicely in a very melodic way with Jamaican vocals adding the spice to it and then – OMG – I f….g love when bass drops with such a heavy metallic force. My limbs would adore me if I only had a chance to see this track rotated live on some good sound system.
The package comes with four remixes. In his remix, Diplo added more drums making the track more steppy, deconstructed it seriously, slowed down and ‘spread’ the main bassline and gave an entire track a more slow-burning banger twist (so typical for this guy !). The result is quite nice, yet this remix misses a bit the heavy punch delivered by the original thus losing on the energy. 6Blocc in his remix twisted the original bassline making it even more deep and heavy and added a few nice, fast punches. His tight edit rolls very smoothly and I’m positive it will be heavy rinsed in DJ sets across the world. Another interesting edit comes from a Canadian Ghislain Poirier. He based his rework on a pretty contagious guitar motive over which he laid the beats and pieces of the original track speeding up, slowing and cutting them up freely creating the most complex music piece in this package. D1 Product made a 4/4 stomp banger out of Art of Revolution. Not in my taste actually, but I can imagine (and will probably attend) the parties at which this track will attract the partygoers to the dancefloor making them beam with wide smiles.
In general, this is one of the best music bundles I’ve heard in a while. In my opinion all remixes added some extra value to the anthem but still the Bassnectar’s original edit has won the battle.
Bassnectar Art of Revolution EP (Amorphous Music)
1. Bassnectar – Art of Revolution (Original)
2. Bassnectar – Art of Revolution (Instrumental)
3. Bassnectar – Art of Revolution (Diplo remix)
4. Bassnectar – Art of Revolution (6Blocc remix)
5. Bassnectar – Art of Revolution (Ghislain Poirier remix)
6. Bassnectar – Art of Revolution (P01 remix)
Tracks are available for purchase through the Bassnectar store as high-quality DRM-free MP3 and FLAC versions prior to the single’s launch through Beatport and other online distributors on May 12, 2008. A subsequent vinyl release of Art of Revolution will follow through a partnership with Groove Distribution in the US.
Listen and buy also here:
Bassnectar.net and junodownload
Ben Samples – Glitchy & Scratchy – Get back (Samples refix). One more by Sample, a refix of one of the anthems of glitch hop – quite a nice rework actually, more ‘steppy’ and ‘cut-up’ but still very powerful.
Plus 2 – Open Clipse – f…g heavy bassline !! whomp, whomp whomp ! Loving it!
Kat1lyst & Instynkt - Cold As Me I have a penchant for such darkey, slowed down bass. And if some aggressive synths are ripping through it. Well, I can only grit my teeth and bow to it.
Glitchy & Scratchy - BrainSaw Heavy dubstep sound from glitch and scratch warriors!!
Dj Echo – Balkan Beat box remix - Balkan bass bombs. Balkan beats spiced with heavy bass and glitch. I LIKE!
Messy Jesse – The Future Totally heaaaavvyy tune with crazy Nintendo soundz.
Freddy Todd - Oh Ma Gad Drap Tha Bass – Freddy Todd –Very tight and ass-shaking track using a great mix of soundz plus a few classic beats and pieces. Thumbs up for Michael Jackson's sample.
J.Roby & graintable – trapdoor Pretty spacey, heavy track with nice melodic sound excursions.
Chip chop - los gorditos (graintable plus AD/AM) Another solid glitch hop track from graintable and his mate AD/AM. Again, lots of space and nice synth work.
Finally, a funny, spacey downtempo vocoder track to crown this selection:
06 May 2009
Check xlr8r site for an episode in which Genesis P-Orridge is interviewed just prior to the recent San Francisco show by the re-united Throbbing Gristle. GPO is 59 and still tripping with his mind and above all body.
And don't forget to check a new xlr8r podcast:
Junior Boys - Exclusive mix
Junior Boys already walked us through their ocean of somewhat surprising musical influences when the Hamilton, Ontario-based duo graced the cover of XLR8R's March issue. Now, the pair delivers an audio sampling of said influences, with this exclusive mix that marks the next installment of the XLR8R Podcast. Just seven tracks long, the mix stays close to the house and techno genres, ending with a Prins Thomas remix of Junior Boys' own track, "Work," off their recently released Begone Dull Care album.
01 Mantler - Fresh and Fair"
02 Chas Jankel - "Glad To Know You"
03 Osborne - "Air Pistol"
04 Morgan Geist - "Detroit (Carl Craig Mix)"
05 Soundstream - "Live Goes On"
06 Sean Taylor - "I Can't Live Without You"
07 Junior Boys - "Work (Prins Thomas Remix)"
Oh, yeahhhhhh! Another wild and ultra-entertaining performance from Daly City Records artist in Poland! Barely a month after the devestating show by Mochipet in Warsaw. We've been really spoilt recently, ha ha ha!
05 May 2009
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Our Father In Zion - Buju Banton
04 May 2009
Extremely powerful and crunky, but most of all motorized and metalized to the max, mixtape from a very talented glitch hop producer – Ben Samples, presenting his own production and remixes, plus a couple of tracks from other strong presences on the scene (e.g. Mochipet, Subvert). I'd even risk calling it industrial glitch hop.
03 May 2009
The hip hop for the future has finally arrived! WERD! First release on the new label Robot’s Don’t Sleep founded by Robot Koch (Jahcoozi): ROBOT KOCH vs CEREBRAL VORTEX - After Shocks is another great installment in the collaboration of this promising duo.
I have been eagerly waiting for this EP after being totally overwhelmed by Robot Koch’s beats and Cerebral Vortex’ ranting on one of the best anthems of last year – Vortex Cookies (Upside Down EP on Jakarta records). Robot Koch is the main ‘electro-engineer’ man from Jahcoozi and quite skilled remixer who has collaborated with Th’Mole, Mochipet, King Cannibal, Modeselektor, Missil, Tolcha, RQM (The Tape), to mention just a few names. I’m quite a fan of his analog synth, glitch based, multi-layered electronic productions, and when he joins forces with such a talented guy as Cerebral Vortex, the end result must deliver proper quality.
Cerebral Vortex is part of 215 The Freshest Kids getto-tech duo (with Buddy Leezle) which contributed extensively to the development of hyphy scene in SF and came to my radar at first on Mochipet’s Microphonepet – contagious riddims with fantastic flow stood out of the entire release (my personal view at least, but I believe many listeners agree). It’s great that Cerebral Vortex continues his solo career in the same vein and makes use of his fantastic vocal skills.
The EP includes 8 tracks, with the title After Shocks definitely having a potential for a hit of Vortex Cookies proportions. Hip hop for the future for real! A sick combination of analog synth sound (e.g. moog, jupiter, juno) and flawless and totally contagious vocalizations make the entire shitty top-40 rap look like the work of completely unoriginal, poser music morons. A combo of a European producer and a Texas-born rapper easily outdistance big names in this bizniz. Well, on the other hand, mainstream hip hop has been dead for years and should not be treated as a reference point for any comparisons involving artists who REALLY want to create interesting music. Thankfully, the entire armada of new, young music-loving people fed up with hollow glamour of shitty rappers and lazy producers is busy working on saving good rant and production skills which years ago were the solid base of hip hop culture. Welcome to glitch hop! Robot Koch and Cerebral Vortex are on the forefront of this new movement.
Other tracks on this EP:
How you want it – similar to After Shocks, with more electronic improvisations but the same creative vibe and flow, another solid glitch hop for the future.
Soundboy – mellow, chill-out sunny riddim clashed head-on with heavy dubstep bass and analog synths. Funky hard step J
There are also 2 very good remixes of After Shocks, by:
- Stagga Super-heavy, inhuman metallic Stagga’s trademark wobble adds artificial edge to the After Shocks in a totally dancefloor-oriented banger remix. TIP!!!
- Flako Berlin-based hip hop producer (great remix of Vortex Cookies on the previous EP) delivers another solid reworking of the title track, adding even more flow and head-banging capacity to the duo’s music. The bundle also includes the instrumentals of this remix.
Apart from that the package includes After Shocks accapelas, and quite a nice bonus – namely analog synth sound samples utilized by Robot Koch in the production to be freely used by any producer out there wishing to remix RK/CV tracks or just incorporate them in their own stuff.
In general, If I were you and if I were into hip hop for the future I would grab this EP immediately. Quality all across the board.
9 stars out of 10 in my private ranking.
This year really spoils me with constant supply of good music, and so much great stuff is still to be released…
02 May 2009
As expected the wave of Major Lazer HTL's remixes is constantly flooding the blogosphere. This time it's none other than Ghislain Poirier that produced this quite solid and tight remix. Not bad at all, not bad - I'd call it 'steppy soca' :) Probably not better than the recent devastating banger from an-ten-nae, but check it and decide by yourselves.
Apart from that check these updates on Major Lazer.
Pre-order link to Major Lazer's eagerly anticipated 'Jamaican' album "Gun's don't kill people, lazers do" (to be released around 16 June 2009)
and definitely check a 'fun(k)y' application for iPhones by mad decent, which can be downloaded for free from Diplo's site but first let him take you on the tour. I wish I had an iPhone :)
Major Lazer will be on tour in US - eh, I wish I had some teleporting device at hand :(
6/13/09 NEW YORK, NY SOBs
6/18/09 BOSTON, MA HOUSE OF BLUES
6/19/09 PHILADELPHIA, PA ELECTRIC FACTORY
6/20/09 WASHINGTON, DC ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL
6/24/09 VANCOUVER, BC COMMODORE BALLROOM
6/25/09 SEATTLE, WA NEUMOS
6/26/09 SAN FRANCISCO, CA THE GRAND BALLROOM @ REGENCY
6/27/09 LOS ANGELES, CA LA MEMORIAL COLISEUM & EXPO
7/10/09 AUSTIN, TX STUBB'S
7/11/09 DALLAS, TX HOUSE OF BLUES
8/07/09 CHICAGO, IL CONGRESS THEATER
10/31/09 INGLEWOOD, CA THE FORUM