28 January 2010

Lobbie - XXX Tactile Meltdown mix

As the above link expired due to the 100 downloads limit on soundcloud, you can download this mix from RAPIDSHARE or MEDIAFIRE.

Great mix by a guy called Lobbie, hailing from Oakland (CA).  A fantastic mashup of midtempo whompy, experimental EDM, dubstep, crunk, dnb and what not. Ranging from Autechre, Luke Vibert, Boards of Canada or Amon Tobin through Mochipet, Heyoka, 16bit to Loops Hunt (Yeesseee!!), NastyNasty, Slugabed and even Mr. Oizo, Krazy Baldhead or Busy P. Pretty eclectic selection if you ask me. What is most important, Lobbie very skilfully mixed all these components into a smoothly flowing electronic orgy of old school meets new school aesthetics. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! (Thanks Mochi for this one!)

01. Dopplereffekt - Non Vanishing Spinor
02. Broadcast - Corporeal
03. Aardvark - Untitled
04. Flying Lotus - Sangria Spin Cycles
05. Aphex Twin - Ventolin (Deep Gong Mix)
06. Zomby - Spliff Dub (Rustie Remix)
07. Autechre - V-PROC
08. Mr. Oizo - Breakdown
09. Aardvark - Untitled
10. Loops Haunt - Joplin
11. Sick Rebel - Lion
12. Boards Of Canada - Julie And Candy
13. Dose One & Boom Bip - Ironish
14. Mr. Oizo - Analog Worms Attack
15. Slugabed - Let's Go Swimming
16. Flying Lotus - Camel
17. Eskmo - I Dream I'm Flying
18. Untold - Stop What You're Doing
19. Krazy Baldhead - 1st Movement - Part 4
20. Move D - Cymbelin
21. Heyoka - Lazy Bass
22. Mosca - Nike
23. 16bit - Chainsaw Calligraphy (Jakes Remix)
24. Heyoka - 11th Dimension
25. Loops Haunt - Impact Omnihammer
26. Amon Tobin - Hey Mr. Tree
27. Mochipet - Master P On Atari (Drums)
28. 16bit - What Time Is It?
29. NastyNasty - Wires
30. Legowelt - Disco Rout
31. Mr. Oizo - Stunt
32. Bacalao - Die Roboter
33. Luke Vibert - LFO
34. Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express (The Mix Version)
35. Busy P - Rainbow Man

27 January 2010


This tune is BIIIIGGGGGG!!!


Mochipet continues his Atari saga with another fantastic, heavy and sick release of remixes off the mighty Master P on Atari. As usual, he collected a motley crew of contributors delivering smashing and varied reworks of the crunky originals. All of them remained true to the turbo crunk spirit of Mochipet's tunes, while adding their distinctive features. Starting from the absolutely killing highlight of the entire release, namely a totally ridiculous heavy metal glitch Marshall Bass Smacks by Kraddy.  Baaaangerrrrrrr! I love these distorted guitars. And now thanks to the dudes from Daly City Records you can have this track for free - cop this mayhem you will not be disappointed:

All the artists did a great job on Transformed, but apart from the Kraddy's monster, my personal faves are Sub Swara's energetic and pumping cumbia drums with frenzy synths in Complex Cumbia Dub, Matt B's uber-lazer treatment in Master P on Obi One Kenobi, Decepticon's super tight and head-nodding roller of Master P on Chords and Coffee. I'd also throw in here a representative of turbo crunk Denver Bass Squadron - S.P.E.C.T.R.E. whose refix of Robot Basslab Juice virtually makes your speakers swet with bass.
This release also includes the complete Remix Parts for the tracks: Master P on Atari, Turbo Thizz Petnation, and Robot Crunk Juice off of Mochipet's Master P on Atari Release earlier this year. This is a special bundle for all you music producers out there.

Keep an eye out for Master P on Atari Transformed Vol. 2, coming later this year, with remixes by Jacob London, The Flying Skulls, Preshish Moments, Splatinum, Encarti, Layerz, and more

Buy this album here: Daily City Merch or at other retailers like addictech or juno. Believe me - it's worth every penny!

1. John Coltrane on Atari (Daniel Day Trio Remix)
2. Marshall Bass Smacks (Kraddy Remix)
3. Robot Dunk Juice (ill.gates vs. Little John Remix)
4. Master P on Obe One Kenobi (Matt B Remix)
5. Master P on Versace (Memory 9 Remix)
6. Vermin Bass Stacks (Vinyl Blight Remix)
7. Anticon on Atari (Restiform Bodies Remix)
8. Robot Basslab Juice (S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Remix)
9. Alien Crunk Dub (Audiovoid Remix)
10. Complex Cumbia Dub (Sub Swara Remix)
11. Master P on Chords and Coffee (Deceptikon Remix)
12. Remix Parts - Master P on Atari Drums (88bpm)
13. Remix Parts - Master P on Atari Lazers (88bpm)
14. Remix Parts - Master P on Atari Bass (88bpm)
15. Remix Parts - Master P on Atari Vocals (88bpm)
16. Remix Parts - Turbo Thizz Petnation Drums (90bpm)
17. Remix Parts - Turbo Thizz Petnation Lazers (90bpm)
18. Remix Parts - Turbo Thizz Petnation Hi-Hats (90bpm)
19. Remix Parts - Turbo Thizz Petnation Bass (90bpm)
20. Remix Parts - Robot Crunk Juice Drums (90bpm)
21. Remix Parts - Robot Crunk Juice Bass (90bpm)
22. Remix Parts - Robot Crunk Juice Keys (90bpm)

26 January 2010

The Earlies - Breaking Point (EPROM remix)

One of my favorite artists from West Coast, SF-based EPROM has just cooked up a seriously heavy and twisted remix (and designed the above wicked image!) of the track called Breaking Point by an experimental psychedelic pop band The Earlies for a music portal from SF called Stay Lucid. To be honest with you, I've never heard about The Earlies but in this remix I definitely hear glitched-to-the-max trademark bassline of EPROM. Arghhh love this sound! I'm all swet waiting for the mighty Humanoid to drop soon on Rwina!!

The Earlies - Breaking Point (EPROM remix)


It's a bit old story now, as this double pack CD was released at the turn of November / December 2009, but somehow I did not have time / mood to post it so far, but I still wanted to mention this album on my blog as I've listened to this a lot recently. The remixes of the highly acclaimed Freeland's Cope present a smashing selection of diverse beats by top-notch artists in the heavy bass or techno game. What is more - the best remix IMHO, i.e. Strange Things by High Rankin can be downloaded for free!!

On both CD's the first few tracks are my personal best. Apart from High Rankin super heavy roller on the first CD, Siriusmo (BoysNoize Records and Monkeytown Records) from Berlin in a quite restrained (for him) manner turns Rock On into nice and calm electro joint with interesting melody line. Zombie Nation from Munich successfully applies lots of lazers and drums, whereas UK-based Shadow Dancer drops a dancefloor bomb in the best of 2-Many DJ's styleee. Moving on, Brazilian, Gui Boratto builds minimal sonic textures creating the space typical for Cologne's Kompakt community and although I don't listen much to minimal techno any more, I still regularly play Kompakt stuff. I have so many great memories associated with Cologne as I spent 2 years there back in the 90's at the very peak of techno era and was buying lots of music by Juergen Pappe, The Modernist, Michael Mayer, Pentax, Reinhard Voigt and many others. Gui Boratto brings back all these memories with melancholic force.

The second CD starts from a slow but heavy dubstep remix of Rock On by Emalkay, with wobbly, talking bassline built around infectious vocals of the original. The man of the year - Joker uses again his famous purple wow neon synths of which I can never have enough. One of the best remixes in the pack. Then, IDM king Nosaj Thing steps up to deliver a short but very emotional, tight and twisted electronic journey full of delays, cut up vocals and heart-breaking loops. I love music produced by Jason Chung - he never falters, never fails and he attunes so well with my neural structure as hardly any other artist out there. PANTyRAiD offers their trademark wobbles and wide instrumentarium, whereas Dub-Tech star from Romania - TRG packs future garage beats into a soft groovy stomper. More Kompakt follows with Justus Kohncke and AC Slater, as usual, murders the public with heavy, pumping banger. A bit too repetitious and with silly beat, but don't all dancefloor smashers have such characteristic? The last remix worth mentioning is My Faust's electro-rocky refix of Strange Things, reminding me of Justice.

The entire release is not very consistent music-wise, but you know what - this is exactly what I like about Cope Remixed. I'm really fed up with releases including 10 remixes of the same track only slightly varying between themselves. Besides, I'd always rather face creative and surprising chaos where I can choose something for me than solid but boring and predictable stuff (if you know what I mean, ich don't think so).

CD #1
01 Strange Things (High Rankin Remix)
02 Rock On (Siriusmo Remix)
03 Under Control (Zombie Nation Remix)
04 Strange Things (Shadow Dancer Bleep Remix)
05 Borderline (Feat. Brody Dalle) (Grum Remix)
06 Under Control (Evil Nine Graveyard Smash Instrumental)
07 Do You (High Rankin Remix)
08 Borderline (Feat. Brody Dalle) (El Ten Eleven Remix)
09 Mancry (Gui Boratto Remix)
10 Under Control (Golden Bug Remix)
11 Bring It (Marc Romboy Remix)
12 Morning Sun (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)

CD #2
01 Rock On (Emalkay Remix)
02 Do You (Joker Remix)
03 Rock On (Nosaj Thing Remix)
04 Do You (Pantyraid Remix)
05 Wish I Was Here (TRG Remix)
06 Mancry (Justus Köhncke's Epic Diskokraut Version)
07 Wish I Was Here (Glimpse Remix)
08 Only A Fool [Can Die] (feat. Gerald V. Casale & Devo) (AC Slater Dub Remix)
09 Strange Things (My Faust Remix)
10 Wish I Was Here (Jenkinsound Remix)
11 Under Control (TC Remix)
12 Under Control (Alex Metric Remix)

25 January 2010


Next week, same shit :( Siberian temperatures outside and hot as hell work inside corporation offices. No time for my usual verbal diarrorhea (or whatever spelling this twisted word has).
Just a quick drop of three glitch/dubstep/banger mixes which have been on frequent rotation on my winamp recently.


From Canada with love :) Bobby Bonestorm's mix ranges from heavy dubstep bombs by his Canadian homies, Egyptrixx or Bombaaman, and American crew represented by e.g. Marlow or Eskmo, plus a few usual suspects like Zomby, Joker, Caspa or Rusko to Riva Starr bangers or absolutely wicked remixes by Jay Wikid or Wolf Intervals. Hot and heavy!


Podcast numero uno from a hot new glitch-hop label based in UK - Skanky Panky Records! Properly crunked and glitched action summarizing the 2009 in a 60-minute heavy bass action. Check their site for more info, download some free goodies and watch for relases. I keep my fingers crossed Bill!! Sadly no tracklist for this one.


The tracklist I simply could not resist and the mix which delivers what is expected of a heavy glitched and sub-bassed work of art. Robot Koch, Lazer Sword, Samples, Vibesquad, PantyRaid, Mochipet, Kraddy, S.P.E.C.T.R.E., David Seied, Heyoka, Datsik and much more in a mix cooked by Crowdrock (Jason Roth hailing from Denver - an unofficial capital of heavy crunk in US), where liquid crunk and  heavy distortions virtually drip off your speakers or headphones burning holes in your ears. To be transferred this evening to my car's Sound System to warm me up when driving in this arctic weather.


22 January 2010


Yeahhhhh! Boombox king, Bassnectar has just dropped a super hot mixtape he did for the next issue of the International DJ Magazine. First public mixtape by Lorin in two years. Make your ghetto blasters, car sound systems and ipods ready for the bass force to be unleashed on you. The mix is very Bassnectar-centric, including lots of the re-re-tweaked versions by the man himself and what is surprising for me personally - quite a lot of drum'n'bass stuff . 

Lorin says: "Welcome to another Bassnectar Transmission. This episode is 44 minutes and 25 seconds of 10th-generation genre-re-wiring, exploring bass music through an open-minded lens, regardless of tempo, or even beat-structure… this sound clash aims straight for your body, with the intent to melt you down into a fidgeting, wobbling mess of enthusiasm and delight. In addition to some of my favorite old records and samples, this mix features several brand new bassnectar tracks, heaps of exclusive edits, re-edits, and re-red-re-edits. Lot’s of re. Lot’s of mix. Lot’s of edits. We tore our favorite drum & bass to shreds, injected hip hop with some pogo-stick bass, amped up the tempo of dubstep, freaked out the gypsies, gave a nod to the dreamy 80’s and ended up similar to where we started off: omni-tempo maximalism strikes again. Enjoy the ride."

Anyway peeps, cop it, you know this shit is good. And let me tell you this is just a soft prelude to an ultra heavy package dropping very very soon on Bassnectar.net, namely Cozza Remix Pack vol.1 including remixes by e.g. Robot Koch, Stagga, Son of Kick, RJD2 and others. Stay tuned for a proper review on my blog soon. 


1. Azzido Da Bass - Doom’s Night (Timo Maas vs Bassnectar)
2. Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy (Mega Bass Mix)
3. Rye Rye - Bang feat. MIA [aca]
4. S.C.A.M. - Let Me Hear You Say
5. Stagga – I Got Bass
6. Seductive Dubz - Hey!
7. Caravan Palace - Starscat
8. AAK & Double Step - (Bassnectar Edit)
9. Bassnectar - Boombox (Bassnectar Remix)
10. The Pixies - Where is My Mind? (Bassnectar Remix)
11. Nextmen - The Lion’s Den (Sigma vs Bassnectar)
12. Zen - Your Shout ft. Killabeats & Gry (Bassnectar Re-edit)
13. Bassnectar - Teleport Massive (Bassnectar Remix)
14. Bassnectar - Slam Dunk feat. Dunkelbunt
15. Bazznectar Medley - Tears for Modern English Masher
16. Damian Marley - It Was Written (Chasing Shadows Remix)
17. Kid Cudi - Day & Night (JOTS vs Crowdrock vs Bassnectar)
18. Malente & Dex - Lions (Bassnectar & iLL Gates Remix)


Artist : Dusk Ensemble
Title : Dusk Ensemble
Label : Methodology Recordings
Cat no: METHOD02
Release date : 01/03/2010

01 : Nineteenth
02 : Twentieth
03 : Twenty First
04 : Twenty Second
05 : Twenty Fourth
06 : Twenty Fifth
07 : Twenty Sixth

This week I have been living in a kind of other dimensional vortex where the pressure from timesheets, ass-boss demands at work and kiddos at home brutally penetrated my protective bubble with the force that drained me of any creative energy and even multi-tasking did not work :( I felt like a fucking robot.

Thankfully I had a wonderful, soothing music to listen to, the music which kept my sanity in place. The project is called Dusk Ensemble (a pseudonym of Jon Rees, frontman of acclaimed art-pop outfit The Sky Is Blue). Self-titled release Dusk Ensemble, consisting of 7 absolutely gorgeous tracks will be released on Methodology Recordings on 1 March 2010. Dusk Ensemble came to my attention through another great artist, namely A Bridge Far Away formerly known as Forensics whose "Enchanted" was the debut release on this new, very promising label. Dusk Ensemble paints the spacey sonic textures with diverse elements of ambient, electronica, downtempo, minimal with bpm oscillating between 80 to 140. They all flow so smoothly and the production is so tight and impeccable that I've immediately developed an obsession, listening to this record like 20 times in a row before switching to some other stuff. I have not had such a craving for a particular music in a long, long time.

Let Dusk Ensemble take you for a jorney into the land of joyful sound, preview the entire release at Dusk Ensemble website. I can hardly wait for this album to drop on 1st March 2010.

16 January 2010

Schlachthofbronx - Ayoba EP

Ayoooooooba ! Ayoooooba ! Womp Stomp Swoosh!

AirHornSteppersFromSlaughterhouse - Schlachthofbronx released another blasting ghetto tech / dancehall / carnival rave step EP - Ayoba ('cool' in South African slang)  on Man Recordings. They are again supported by the tireless Soveto-raised and born emcee involved in so many projects recently I've lost count - Spoek Mathambo plus MC GNUCCI BANANA, MC Marina and MC Leka. Apart from the great title track which you can listen and download for free below, EP offers baile funk ghetto stomper of  Vem Que Tem with MC Marina on the mike (I cant stop swinging my head like crazy listening to this), hard ghetto frenzy in  Sai Safarada and another small little gem of this EP - namely silly Balkan  air-horn step made in Munich -  Tulum. All in all a 'must have' for all fans of ghetto tropical bangers. Forget about overrated Major Lazer - Schlachthofbronx is THE SHIT. 

 Best EP of this year so far - 9 out of 10****

Schlachthofbronx "Ayoba" feat. Spoek + Gnucci Banana by MANRECORDINGS

And watch this funky video of Ayoba EP.

Schlachthofbronx "Ayoba" feat. Spoek + Gnucci Banana from Man Recordings on Vimeo.

Buy the EP here: Junodownload

15 January 2010

BEAT BUILDING PROJECT - STARKEY, RESO AND ANNEKA in Mary Anne Hobbs' Experimental show

Hectic, messy, intense, and very funny special show with Philly's Street Bass don, Starkey racing against the clock to build a totally new tune from scratch with the suport of a well-known dubstep producer and percussionist, Reso, and vocalist Anneka, plus hundreds of samples sent for this particular endevour by friends, Radio 1 stuff, producers and listerners. WOW!!  It was Roni Size who originally came up with this fantastic idea 10 years ago, he tested this in the studio with MC Dynamite.


While Starkey and crew are busy working and tension builds up in the world famous BBC's Maida Vale studios, Mary Anne Hobbs plays, as usual, great and eclectic selection of fantastic tracks with one of my faves from Starkey - Fidelio, great new Reso, N-type shit, beautiful Mizz Beats' Deep Medi - tradamerak sound, Mosca's Square One remix (Mosca will be on the show on Feb2)  or great future beats from collaboration of P.U.D.G.E & Dibiase or Shlomo.  

Then finally, after two hours of growing tension, the built track drops! Was it worth waiting? Downlad the created track and check for yourselves.

Starkey (feat. Reso and Anneka) — Moments Of Mine

10 years ago, Ronis Size had 4 hours, in 2010 Starkey and co. had just 2! Gosh, techhnology is one thing but time-pressure creative beat making is quite another. And you know what (to use MAH famous phrase) - Starkey, Reso and Anneka f....g did it succesfully in barely 2h. People are working on such tunes for weeks ...

I post here two links to this fantastic show:

Beat Building with Starkey, Reso and Anneka (Radio 1 streaming)

If you can, please listen to this show online (active till next Thursday) to support Mary Anne Hobbs and her fantastic program. Also check incredible photos there and watch out for the film footage on her youtube channel soon!
Unfortunately, I've always had enormous problems with streaming her shows from Radio 1's site (never succeeded as a matter of fact?). I believe there are more of such listeners out there. I could not resist myself this time - for all of you I post a downloadable version of this breath-taking show.

1. Starkey — Fidelio (from the LP Ear Drums & Black Holes) (Planet Mu)
2. Joy Orbison Joy Orbison — So Derobe (from the EP The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow EP) (Aus)
3. Rudi Zygadlo — Miss Per Brevis (from the LP Great Western Laymen) (Planet Mu)
4. Mizz Beats — My World (Deep Medi)
5. Paul Harris vs The Eurythmics — I Want You (Bar9 remix) (Cr2)
6. Hyetal & Shortstuff — Don’t Sleep (Punch Drunk)
7. Reso — Otacon (from the Tremjin EP) (Civil Music)
8. Untold & LV — Beacon (Mount Kimbie remix) (Hemlock)
9. Roni Size — New Forms – (Taklin’ Loud)
10. Steve Mason — All Come Down (Dubplate)
11. Blue Daisy & Anneka — Blood Petals & Roses (Black Acre)
12. Mosca — Square One (Greena mix) (Dubplate)
13. P.U.D.G.E & Dibiase — Smoke It Over All City
14. System — Peach Fuzz Exit
15. FaltyDL — St Marks Rush Hour
16. Geeneus —Ultrafunkular (From the LP North South East West) (Bleep)
17. Shlohmo — Tomato Squeeze
18. Pangaea — Sunset Yellow (Hessle Audio)
19. Zinc & Nolay — Killa Sound (Bingo Bass)
20. N-Type — Simples (Buiscuit Factory)
21. Nuearz — Spiral Ramp (from the LP Saturation Point) (Skam)
22. Illum Sphere — Psycho (from the LP Long Live The Pain) (Fat City)

THE FINISHED BEAT! (HA The Track no. 23 of the show!!!!)

Starkey (feat. Reso & Anneka) — Moments Of Mine


This track made my day. You all recognize the guitar sample used, right? (if not just check the title, ha ha hi hi). Ultra super tight, glitched to the max joint by the Canadians from Knight Riderz is a devastating banger. Gimmeee moreeeee!

Voodoo by Knight Riderz

Check another banging killer from Knight Riderz. I hope they plan to release these goodies soon. Massive!

1up by Knight Riderz

13 January 2010


Nowadays, anyone can prepare a set full of bangers, but there are very few DJ's who know how to keep the full attention of listeners / dancers dropping heavy bomb after heavy bomb. Stereoheroes from France are the absolute champions in this competition. Pumping, powerful, energetic, limbs-twisting frenzy. Funkastic mix with Seth Rogen skits (!)- I want no more.
Here is what they say on the occasion of this mix:

"The concept is easy : Action Pack is a mixtape + A new original track + a World tour.
The world tour started already.
The track will be released soon and is featured in the mixtape.

And what’s interesting us right now, the mixtape.
To celebrate our two years of existence we built this mixtape for the people who came to our shows the last few months and were asking for a live recording of our sets, we hope they will find the same energy and diversity in it.
And even if it’s our birthday, we decided to make some presents ourselves by including not less than 6 exclusive unreleased StereoHeroes tracks and remixes.”

StereoHeroes - Action Pack (The Mixtape) by stereoheroes


2009 really spoilt me with a fat selection of outstanding mixes. The list I present below is neither ultimate nor exhuastive, but these are 20 mixes most heavily rotated in my player throughout a year. Enjoy!


And the winner is.....

1. LAZER SWORD - SWEATPANTS MONEY MIX.  I love every minute of the mix Lazer Sword prepared for nalden.net They are the best, I f**k the rest ha ha ha. (blog post)

Runners up:

2. MARY ANNE HOBBS – WEST COAST ROCKS! This is not a mix as such, but a a radio show which already gained a cult status, offering the best introduction to eclectic sound of West Coast featuring crazily talented producers and DJ’s, club owners, pushers and dopers of the community. A MUST for any fan of modern electronic music!!!! In my opinion, the West Cost Rocks! has 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. (blog post)

3. EPROM – THE MIXTAPE A real nuke of the mix! Can't wait to hear his stuff, thanks God a few releases are pending very soon. (blog post)

 4. NOSAJ THING MIX for MAH show. I cried when I first heard this mix ...

 5. VARIOUS PRODUCTION - CLASH PODCAST Jan 2009. Beautiful, sad and mesmerizing music from one of the best production duos in electronic music as a whole. (blog post)
6. SLUGABED - MIX 4 QUIETUSSSSS This guy will be huuuuuuuge in 2010!

7. MISHKA PRESENTS PASSIONS - MUSIC WITHOUT TEARS  Cold, industrial, esoteric mix by the man better known as Math Head. Surprise of the year!!!! (blog post)

8. MEMEKAST 38 – SEXYTIME (MIMOSA + SLEEPYHEAD)  Glitchy, crunky melodic heaven in one of the best podcast series out there. Check the rest. (blog post)

11. ALEX B – BRAIN FOOD MIX FOR BRAINFEEDER Oh yeah, my brain demands this mix to be played regularly. Yummy!

12. GLITCH MOB - CRUSH MODE  Mobsters definitely release too little mixtapes (blog post)

13. RAFFERTIE - BIGGER THAN BARRY MIXTAPE  Raveeeeee oooooooon!!! (blog post)

14. SAMPLES – PU$$Y POPPIN MIXTAPE  Listen to da shizzle bitch! (blog post)

15. CLP – DJ MIX AT MIDSOMMER FESTIVAL BERLIN 2009 Chris de Luca first bombs the dancefloor with napalm and then throws some grenades to be sure no one survives. 

16. PANTyRAiD MIX for M.A.H.  PANTyRAiD dropping pants waaaaay down in a fantastic mix for Mary Anne Hobbs a(grab the entire show, including Falty DL and Architeq here)

17. MAX LE DARON - RAVE MUNDIAL VOL. 1 Nueva-cumbia, bersa disco, zzk records and more. Wicked!

18. PRESSHA vs. KAT1YST – PARTNERS IN GRIME One of the best glitch-hop / crunk / dubstep crossover mixes of 2009 (blog post)

19. DEBRUIT - FACT MIX  This Frenchman is definitely one of my favorite future hip-hop beatmakers. Weird, eclectic and extremely talented.

20. HEYOKA – GATE CODE PROMO Trippy glitchy dubs by one of the premiere West Coast producers. (blog post)

12 January 2010

Werk Discs present Zomby vs. Actress

Werk Discs released a couple of tracks from Zomby and Actress. Well, 'tracks' seem to be an excessive term in this respect, but anyway nice little joints to immerse your senses in.  Though I was pretty disappointed with his One Foot Ahead of the Other EP, I'm still a big fan of Zomby and his sonic textures always work for me. Try it at home.  



I don't know the original of this track but do I need to? The remix by Poirier is a fucken dirty banger riding on hi-hats, fast pads, infectious synths and merciless bassline. Surprisingly, this little big joint has no tropical reagge temperamento, the usual suspects in Poirier armory, but it is just pure killing dancefloor nuke. Nice job Mr. Poirier, now gimmee more!!

11 January 2010


New podcast of the epic LET series ist da!! With one and only, Gaslamp Killer. Shit, I love the music aeasthetics of this m*****er. A patchworked, sonic trip full of weird, out-of-synch synths, crazy beats and out of space vocals. This eccentric combination has the force of pulling invisible strings attached to my innards not letting them rest even for a sec. Violins and clavichords, distorted guitars, wicked movie samples and heavy bass create a real Plunderphonic Orgy. One of the kind for real! L.A.’s own Kutmah is even more insane and intense. Angry rapping and sub-harmonic beats complement perfectly the Gaslamp Killer’s set bringing the podcast to yet another mother****g level.


08 January 2010

Terre Thaemlitz - RA Podcast 188

Today, something very very special and quite untypical for my blog. Terre Thaemlitz is a man of many music faces, recording music over the years under many aliases to mention just a few: DJ Sprinkles, G.R.R.L., Kami-Sakunobe House Explosion, Social Material etc. etc. Radical queer actionist and tranvestite after years spent in NY moved to Kawasaki in Japan to continue his carrer. I first had a pleasure to listen to oniric and very elaborated ambient landscapes crafted skilfully by Terre Thaemlitz years ago. Being a poor student at that time I couldn't afford buying CD's and recorded lots of music on cassette tapes thanks to my friend who as a matter of fact introduced me to the broad spectrum of music, practically non-existent at that time in the general public awareness, except for very very small niches, where music was handed over from friend to friend personally. I was lucky enough to access such a clique of friends at the university and my music education started and has not left non-mainstream regions since then :) I've practically listened Terre Thaemlitz casette to death on my Technics Double Casette Player. His music, though being ambient and dronish, has something weird and special about it which really appealed to my inner soul. Now, years after, Resident Advisor of all possible outlets releases Terre Thaemlitz Podcast!!! And this is the same old / new TT I remember from years back and these are the same great emotions. Highly Recommended for all introverts across the world!!

Terre's Neu Wuss Fusion - She's Hard (2007 Archive of Silence) - Mule Musiq
Deuter - Solitary Bird - Kuckuck
The Golden Palominos - Gun/Little Suicides (Brown Stain Walls, Red Jelly Corners) remix by Terre Thaemlitz - Restless
Oval - Textuell - Mille Plateaux
Terre Thaemlitz - 2 AM on a Silo - Instinct
Hajime Tachibana - The Girl from Ipanema - Midi
Yesterday's Heroes – 1979 - La Louche Qui Fait Déborder Le Vase
Yoshihiiro Hanno - Platform (Home[Form]) remix by Terre Thaemlitz - Cirque
Depeche Mode - World Full of Nothing (DJ Sprinkles private edit)
Faye Wong - Shame (DJ Sprinkles private edit)
Michael Nesmith & the First National Band - Beyond the Blue Horizon - RCA Victor

NOTE: Tracks 9 and 10 are private remixes exclusive to DJ Sprinkles DJ sets.

07 January 2010


I try to clean some backlog from my e-mail account from 2009 before it grows to alarming proportions. I definitely would not like to miss one of the best releases of the end of 2009, namely Saturation by San Diego-based Misk. Technically speaking this is his full-lenght debut, but he dropped some tunes on vinyl and in digital format on a few dubstep labels last year and you definitely hear that he is not a newcomer to beat-making. His music was supported by e.g. Rob Booth (Electronic Explorations series), XI/Ultragamma, DLX, Starkey. All the compositions on Saturation seem to be very tightly built, flowing smoothly to encompass the listener with really enjoyable sonic textures. Starting from the amazing Subterranean Crawlspace - spacey, glitched out synths, full of bleeps, nice kicks and snares, this track reminds me of Starkey’s ‘gutter bass’ style or wonky excursions of the Lucky Me crew. No wonder Starkey featured this very track in his recent Fact magazine mix. Misk very easily creates beautiful and dreamy landscapes moving from mid-tempo to down-tempo and back, all lighten up by twisted broken beats and neon synths and based on heavy sub-bass, like in Cookies for Breakfast, Maurey, New Orleans or Lizard Lift. I also really dig Misk's experiments in WARP'ish sounding Worms and Fast Food or very deep, unnverving Fur Pants (my personal highlight of this release)In general, this is definitely one of the most consistent and interesting albums of 2009. One can only appreciate the music eclecticisms of Misk and the ease with which the listener can immerse into this music head to toes. You can have it for a mere 5 US$. Don't sleep on this!   


Fucken shit!! Electro dancehall champions from Jamaican / Canadian South Rakkas Crew have just released a fantastic album via Mad Decent totally for free (shocked !!!!). Go grab it peeps while the offer lasts. South Rakkas Crew is very very high in my personal ranking in baile / kuduro / dancehall / socca / tropical genre. For me, they outdistance not only Major Lazer (well, I've never been a fan of Diplo and Switch combo anyway)  but most of other heavy dancehall/electro hybrids. Highlights of the release are: Double Up riddim with fantastic Killa Queens and Lady Chan on vocals (this track was heavily rotated in my car's Sound System last year), baile funk version of Doble Up riddim, Mylo riddim, Holiday riddim. In general this is a showcase of a gang of fantastic emcees, including also Capleton, Serocee or Rage rapping to pounding and infectious electro beat. I love this pure, raw energy! Definitely, one of the best free releases I had a chance to listen ever. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Bonus: Listen to South Rakkas Crew mega mix of this album here (download)

06 January 2010

Gouseion and Graintable remixes (Run Riot Records)

To celebrate the new decade and the forthcoming Gouseion's LP - Retcon, Run Riot Records delivered a heavy-weight package of the remixes of Let's Crush which can be downloaded for free from their site. Don't sleep on this, satisfaction guaranteed.


Goseion, hailing from Portland, has established a very solid presence on the electronic scene in US with a few very interesting releases in the past two years. The leading banger of the forthcoming album (I'm eagerly waiting this release!) received a heavy treatment from a bunch of talented artists from US and Canada and Gouseion himself. I'm really stoked to see here in particular the three producers who came to my attention in 2009 and who during that year became among the best young guns in the glich hop / crunk genre. I'm absolutely positive you'll hear more about them and from them in 2010. Starting from Denver-based Samples whose heavy, liquid crunk style attunes so well with my music sensitivity. Gouseion's remix is no exception to this - crunky, burning bassline brought the original to the next level. Freddy Todd from Detroit also offers a heavy glitchy trip, but with lots of synths and weird melodies embedded. Expect more releases from him Run Riot Records in 2010. Finally, Graintable from Portland shows a perfect combination of well-crafted and distorted beats and spacey synths - in his trademark style, which I really, really dig. A Canadian LSP aka Longshanks refixes Gouseion's track in an acqua-crunk meets dubstep style with very nice neon synths and talking, heavy bassline. CaBfRee from Vancouver is the roughest and toughest of all with the final result quite satisfying. Gouseion himself changed his track into even more banging shit, he he he.

2010 starts where 2009 ended, that is with quality music. Oh, boy, I'm so stoked to for this year!

I want more and I get more from Run Riot Records. Another package of fantastic remixes. This time of one of my favorite tracks of 2009 and the Motion Sickness Comp, namely Graintable's Lost Frost. Grab the original and remixes for free!! (read Motion Sickness review on my blog).


Graintable is moving forward all the time and constantly developing his skills, he recently took Second Place at the Seattle Laptop Battle, has just released a remix of Gouseion and his other project Chip Chop (check this duo!) will drop a debut EP Launch Blank, Feb. 2nd on Run Riot Records. I wouldn't even like to start the list of big names of this scene who shared the stage with graintable during the gigs :)

This remix package is 'mellower and softer'than heavy crunk of the Gouseion Let's Crush but offers a wider variety of styles at the same time. From cut-up's of Gouseion or The Great Mundane's heavy synths through amen-based old-school flavored work by Samo Sound Boy,  to dreamy Devonwho's rework (my personal best in this package!). Highly recommended!

05 January 2010

STARKEY - 1xtra Mix and gig at Fabric

Starkey, the Street Bass Don from Philly will heat up the mighty sound system of Fabric's Room 1 Friday, 15th of January (did I mention before that a working Warsaw - London teleporter would be a good idea? Send your prototypes to Dok Krank). You lucky Londoners! 

As a warm up to his show listen to the most recent mix he did for BBC's 1xtra. Quality as usual, tons of originals and unreleased stuff and remixes from the man (Fidelio is sick sick sick !!!) plus glitchy dubs by my favorite young blood, i.e. NastyNasty and Slugabed, totally infectious Kaiser's Lost in an analouge dream or very fresh Bok Bok's remix of Night Slug's recent release of Mosca's Square One. (Check this shit out - future garage of top quality with remixes by L-vis 1990, Roska, Julio Bashmore, Greena (grab this one for fre via The Fader). All in all Starkey you know and luv! OK?



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Let's start the fantastic 2010 (I hope) with some quality heavy bass, courtesy of Bobby Bonestorm.  Don't know much about this cat, apart from the fact that he is a Candian from Toronto, currently residing in China. But I do know he produces quite a banging tunes with pretty weird bassline. The weirder the better - this is a general motto of my neverending data-shuffling crawl through the noise and garbage of the surrounding reality (virtual and real) in search of hidden gems. Bobby Bonestorm's tunes deserve to be shed some spotlight on.

In particular the first one If she was your woman, with really dope and crazy bass. The second track with a code-name of SFHS offers a mixture of silly rave step and pumping, deep bass. Stupid time, happy time, indeed!

BOBBY BONESTORM - If she was your woman

SFHS by bobbybonestorm