HOLY SHIT I have tons of tunes for you! This is the way to cap off an AMAZING weekend! Friday night I played the Deadmeat tour with Aoki, Mustard Pimp and Datsik – was a bridesmaid in a wedding on stage (Datsik was the best man) and then got to see buddy Kill The Noise and Korn rolled through, doing a surprise song at the end of the night. If you want to see the madness, check this pic on my Facebook. Definitely put me in a frame of mind to share some ripping tunes with you guys and man, were there tons of gems just lying in the inbox. ENJOI.
Wolfgang Gartner just released these three bootlegs today as a gift to fans for hitting 200k on his Facebook fan page (help the tipping point and go like his page!) They’re all bangers, as expected – the La Roux boot has a strangely addicting off-key bit to it and my personal favorite is the Noob vs. Murk…because we’re all slaves to the dark beat, right? Nab these goodies below.
These Force Feed Radio tracks were first given to me after a gig in Nashville, but they are now offering up the release for free. If you want to support them on Beatport though, please go ahead and purchase this release there as well!! This release def needs the attention. If you like grinding synths, chest thumping drums and love the super heavy shit a la Bart B More’s “Brap”, then look no further…I have three songs for you.
Willy Joy has left our fair city of Chicago for the calling of D.C…but at least we still have his tunes. This latest, which also got some attention on the Mad Decent blog, is a moombah boot of Daddy Yankee’s “Rompe”. It’s no secret I have a space in my heart for the 110 bpm range, and this mix does not disappoint. It pays homage to moombah’s roots while throwing a bit of rage in to make it bend a little more towards moombahcore.
This remix of Foster The People’s “Don’t Stop” by Joe Maz has been eating up the Hype Machine charts, and fast. Take a listen and you’ll immediately know why – a buttery breakdown with clean piano and claps make a bed for the band’s vocals and when it pops back in, the groove is a head bobber. Sometimes you don’t need to reinvent the wheel…just build a damn good one.
Yeah yeah I know…more remixes of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”…sigh. Trust me though, both of these are worth hanging on to. First up is Hyper Crush‘s take that screams arena/hands in the air/white raver rafting. Comes complete with a “let’s rage” vocal stab. Yes, it borders on cheese, but do I care? Hell no, it will make your ass move. Kroktopus goes the dubstep route and the intro winds up being surprisingly beautiful with that pairing. Combine that with teeth-gritting dub anger and the song really takes on a vengeful meaning.
Chicago’s own Maddjazz is giving away this new track, “So Seductive” for free…and excuse the swearing, but fuuuuuck it’s good. The bass just booms and the drums just make you want to do illegal things with someone else behind closed doors. Based around a simple, catchy groove, it’s got flecks of tech and ghetto with fun filters on the break and…did I mention those drums?
How many damn ‘DJ Kue is an amazing remixer’ posts can I possibly do? Well, at least a couple more…here he lays his hands on T.Mills’ “Vans On”. The thing about Kue is that he has the ability to make songs I don’t like into songs that, well, I do. This is the case here – I’d never listen to the original but Kue has an ability to meld thick layers of synth with vocals and have the two still stand on their own. BONUS – we’ll be getting a DJ Kue remix of “Diplo Hates You” in the next couple of weeks!
Love it when new producers come out of the woodwork and they’re all, ‘hey I know I just started but check out my amazing remixes’ – WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?? Well, I know Aixe at least comes from Australia and he has two remixes that are both fire – of Mord Fustang’s “Milky Way” and Tim Berg’s “Seek Bromance.” Personally I love the Tim Berg remix – it’s subtle, without the vocals, and the melody just hangs out in the background while heavier electro synths crush it.
Shout out to Capital Boom Records for letting blogs post up this upcoming track! DJ City‘s remix of Born Killer’s “Bold Equation” is a spastic drumstep remix that I like more every time I listen to it. Some complextro mixes are SO overdone it becomes a turnoff, but here he uses patterns to his advantage. Even though it’s like someone filled a blender to the top, forgot to put the lid on and turned it to high speed…it’s still delicious. I wish the breakdown was a bit more dramatic – there could have been a fun play with timing here, but I still love it.