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Friday, September 25, 2009

all hail the kings of bass rave: schlacthofbronx coming to sa + new album out now!

in case you don't know it yet, schlachthofbronx (germany) are coming to south africa later this year.

both an EP (grab the Bellyful Of Pills teaser mix here) and full album have dropped and its like a bombshell of tits and acid i tell ya...


these guys are dirty dirty hype machines! there's no wonder that there's been plenty of spoek involvement, with slush puppy kids (spoek mathambo & big space) featured amongst some other schlachthof-cohorts like g. rag und die landlergschwister, making yet another appearance (check out schlacthof's remix of their "isatalerghettoschuten" track - absolutely bonkers bavarian bounce, like some kinda polka rave music)

there are sirens and ri-di-cu-lous basslines to make you even sweatier than x ever did.

here's an electro-ghetto banger with some township funk to get your pata pata on like its 20 10 already:

schlachthofbronx - mad instrument (right click save as)


spread the word. playdoe and yours truly on the support side in jozi and they are heading to cape town for a party that side too.

do it

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Resident Advisory - Modeselektor

you can't miss out on this one ... looooove these guys ... masters of the universe, bringing the powa of bass skull


Modeselektor - RA.173 (right click save as)

Tracklisting:

Deadboy - If U Want Me - Numbers
Untold - Just For You (Roska Remix) – Hotflush Recordings
Maurizio - M5 - Maurizio
Zomby - Digital Flora – Brainmath
Untold - I Can't Stop This Feeling – Hessle Audio
Taz Buckfaster - Gold Tooth Grin - Numbers
Mikkel Metal - Kenton (Marcel Dettmann Remix) - Echocord Colour
Headhunter - Prototype (Modeselektor's Broken Handbrake Remix) - Tempa
Venom & Damage - Deeper
Second Phase - Mentasm (R&S Records)
Modeselektor - Outro - Get Physical
Buraka Som Sistema - Skank & Move feat. Kano – Fabric Records
Lil Silva - Different - Lil Silva
Ramadanman - Revenue (Untold Remix) – 2nd Drop Records
Lil Silva - Funky Pulse - DDJs Productions
L-Vis 1990 - United Groove (MJ Cole Remix) - Mad Decent
XxXy - Reflections - Mindset
Headhunter - Sex at the Prom - Tempa
Robert Hood - Museum – M-Plant
Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo - Hotflush Recordings
Mark Pritchard - ? – Ho Hum Records
Gas – Koenigsforst - Mille Plateaux

features plenty of brand new dubstep, techno and other cuts, yumyum

check it

Back To Stay (Dancing In Outer Space)

Here's a lil' sumting sumting:

Promo Mix #2... for We Own The Sky tomorrow night... Rooftop vibes!


Data Takashi - Back To Stay (Dancing In Outer Space) (MediaFire)

Tracklisting:

01. Fred Falke - Back To Stay
02. Tommy Sparks - Miracle (Grum remix)
03. Classixx - I’ll Get You (feat. Jeppe)
04. Senor Coconut And His Orchestra - Behind the Mask (Al Usher remix)
05. Yolanda Be Cool - Afro Nuts (DCUP remix)
06. Camille - Ta Douleur (Al Usher Vocal Mix)
07. Mark E - R&B Drunkie
08. Arcade Lover - Fantasy Lines
09. 40 Thieves - Don’t Turn It Off (feat. Qzen)
10. Atmosfear - Dancing In Outer Space (The Revenge Rework 2)
11. Bostro Pesopeo - Falls (Hercules & Love Affair remix)
12. Bat For Lashes - Pearl’s Dream (Leo Zero remix)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hudson Mohawke: I feel like a slice of butter... melting over a big-ol' pile of flapjacks... yeah.

donning a name of a weird statue that was at a 1700's house he used to live at, the scottish ex-stones thrower hudson mohawke's debut album butter is due for release on the 12th of october on warp. it follows the release of his critically acclaimed polyfolk dance ep that came out the beginning of the year .


what warp says of the release: "Butter sonically slides between a near unclassifiable strand of technicolour R'n'B, beats, UK bass music and vintage soul - download the sampler below so we can leave the music to speak for itself."

download a mini album sampler mix, nipped and tucked by the hud mo himself:

Hudson Mohawke - Butter Sampler Mix

and check out this eclectic wonder (loving them asian strings):

Hudson Mohawke - Rising 5 (right click save as, via xlr8r) [buy/pre-book]

big up'd by the likes of rustie and flying lotus, these are sounds that should appeal to fans of producers as diverse as daedelus, cupp cave and d├ębruit...

here is an older track off the polyfolk dance ep, if you haven't heard it yet check it out - chipper glitch-hop that's oh so gooood...

hudson mohawke - polkadat blues (mediafire) [buy]

i want more ... can't wait

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Steadfast: Coming soon...

Some of our favourite releases from the likes of (labels) Mule, Third Ear, Eskimo and Rekids, has but one man behind them: Brendon Moeller, a.k.a. Beat Pharmacy and Echologist.


Of late our favourite is probably Beat Pharmacy's "Mental Universe (Dub)".
Some of the best dub(step) we've heard all year. Solid! But from what we've been hearing, it might soon be a changing...


Here comes a new platform for Mr. Moeller's sound - deep 'n dubby House & Minimal and Dubstep with that hint of psychedelia that makes a production as atmospheric as they come. His new label Steadfast will be distributed through Kompakt with some amazing releases in the works, the first of which coming November 2nd in the form of Brendon Moeller's own Escape.

We also got this mix from the Kompakt blog... Apparently they've been playing "this killer DJ mix" Brendon gave them all week in their offices over there and he has graciously allowed them to share it with us.

Brendon Moeller - DJ Mix 9/09 (right click save as)

01. Mungolian Jetset - Madre Epics Part 2
02. Redshape - Dark & Sticky
03. Levon Vincent - Solemn Days
04. Mark Verbos - Frozen_In_Time
05. Mark Broom Vs Brothers' Vibe - Mind-Feeling (youANDme Hirsch Edit)
06. Shigeru Tanabu – Move (Brendon Moeller Remix)
07. Precious System - The Voice From Planet Love (Voice-Appella)
08. Yapacc – Tales Mystery
09. Chaim – We Do
10. Loose Shus - Taurus (Keenhouse Rmx)
11. Brendon Moeller - Escape
12. Gummihz- East From Savanna
13. Roman Lindau – Can’t Fix
14. Federico Locchi – UGLH Dub Trumpet (Original Mix)
15. Veitengruber – Bon Melange (Afrilounge Remix)
16. Black Jazz Consortium – What’s Up With The Love
17. gowentgone - M.A.M. (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
18. Erefaan Pearce – Start It Up (Original Dub)
19. Mike Dehnert – Black Smoke
20. Soundstream – Good Soul 
21. Delta Funktionen - Deflection
22. Precious System - The Voice From Planet Love (Voice-Appella)

Deep and techy!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Gravity-free

I saw a punk with a piss stain on his pants in the girls bathroom. He had things in his thin hair and was standing in the corner between the basins. He may have been watching a movie called Girls in the Bathroom, or he may have been in one called Boy in the Girls' Bathroom. Either way, he had nothing to do with anyone else in the room. I don't like that boy, but he does provide a charmingly anecdotal introduction to the power of the groove.


Camille - Ta Douleur (Al Usher Vocal Mix) (MediaFire)

There's something fundamentally filthy about Camille. Firstly, she's French. Secondly, she has a big nose. That means big nostrils... and that means long nose hairs. Mostly, though, she ends her sentences with so much phlegm that the sex she seems to Europeanly imply is more like an alien water birth or something you found in your panties that sent you rushing to the doctor. Maybe Camille is like musical thrush.
However, Al Usher licked the skin that tasted like soil and grew an Orange Maid Lolly. That embarrassing vocal is cleaved with a bass line so firm and sweet and gradually the mucus is diluted to some kind of pleasant film. I'm not saying its a great song, but its nice to see what a man can do with a dirty woman.

Closer Musik - One Two Three (No Gravity) (MediaFire)

Old Aguayo got me with the line "Papa don't dance cos that music got no... balls." Which really has nothing at all to do with this 2000 release from Closer Musik, a project that sees the chiseled Chilean collaborate with German autokraut, Dirk Leyers. That's a helluva pulling power for a pretty girl. I'm a big fan of Musik with a 'k', and of the massive inter-textual web of 'Closer' (NIN, Patrick Marber, "you're too far away"). I also like Germans very much, either in spite of because of their own particular phlegm. The track title, however, rhymes. Eh.

Luckily, the Eh wasn't nearly big enough to matter. Its a minimal track, in the adjectival more than generic sense, and also in the cherry tomato sense. Notes here are left to play out to their conclusion with a resonance I had technologically forgot. The minute modulations of most minimal mean that sounds end when they are meant to end - the sounds are built up to fit the track. In No Gravity, though, there seems to be far more care for notes in and of themselves, and the minimalism comes in here where the potential of each is coaxed and cooed out - the melody will say anything that tone forgot. Add to that cold water hand wash the lilted, Third World love affair vocal and Closer Musik have achieved proximity in the most tender way.

Arcade Lover - Fantasy Lines (MediaFire)

And finally: on the crest of that ultimate groove, we entreat you to fly Fantasy Lines tonight. Whatsoever that seems to mean. (Sex.)


Friday, September 11, 2009

Parties: SOLID - Tha Dub Strikes Back (Johanesburg), Saturday, Sepptember 12 [feat. special guest Liver (CPT)]

Liver is up all the way from Cape Town this weekend!


Be sure to check him out at the second instalment of Solid, Tha Dub Strikes Back.


Jozi is slowly becoming one with the force, with Dubmental, another official dubstep party, joining in spreading the bassfacemaking movement. Dubstep had been surfacing in some sets all over Jozi, but it's nice to see there are finally some parties dedicated to spreading some steppas' delight.

Here's a taster for Liver's set tomorrow night:

Liver - It Seemed So Peaceful [Dubstep Mix] (DivShare)

Bonus:

Liver - Polished Glitch (right click save as, courtesy of mixedbizness)

Spank Rock - Bump (Liver remix) (right click save as, courtesy of mixedbizness)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Resident Advisory: Erol Alkan

"This week's RA podcast sees Alkan continue his Disco 3000 mix project, with disco, Italo, electro and even an early house cut getting blended into a rapid-fire 80-minutes."



Erol Alkan - RA.171 Mix (right click save as)

And I am just as excited as he is about the original Beyond The Wizards Sleeve record he's working on!

Read more on Resident Advisor.

Kid Cudi: More Indie Than Ever

Everyone knows Kid Cudi by now. Crookers' remix of "Day 'n Night" was an anthem for many a summer all over the globe, while the Rusko remix had the underground on fire.


His new upcoming album, Man On The Moon: The End of Day is being released on the 15th of September. Looking at all the 'indie' household names being featured, his new material is gonna get gobbled up by the indie dance producers and public alike. It's got universal pop appeal all over it.

Kid Cudi – Alive (Feat. Ratatat) (right click save as)

Kid Cudi - Pursuit of Happiness (Feat. MGMT And Ratatat) (right click save as)

This will be the big hit. No doubt. Ratatat signature guitar again along with MGMT singing background on the chorus.

Kid Cudi – Up, Up, And Away (The Wake And Bake Song) (right click save as)

A proper pop song, it's also gonna be huge.

So over this already and it's not even out yet.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Coralcola: Where techno and shoegazing collide

Mikey Lee's latest production under his Coralcola guise is simply sublime:

Coralcola - Egggirl (Dropbox)

The following description is what drew me in:

""Egggirl" is a stunning 10 minute trip of what sounds like Slowdive throwing away their guitars and tweaking knobs in a dark room with Gui Boratto and a bucket full of MDMA."

The Field meets Gui Boratto is also quite accurate. And it would also appeal to fans of ambient stuff like Fennesz (who interestingly enough have done the latest instalment of the In The Fish Tank series, collaborating with Sparklehorse).


He also has this cassette mixtape (yeah you heard me), but it's quite intense. Psychedelic and experimental. So won't appeal to everyone. Mash your brain in a bit:

Coralcola - Summer Mixtape (Sendspace)

Tracklisting:

Side A

Keri Hilson - Turning Me On (Lone Wolf remix)
Salem - Whenusleep
Heartsrevolution - Untitled
Animal Collective - Daily Routine (Phaseone remix)
Unknown - Point And Gaze
Boards Of Canada - Olson
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
Mount Kimbie - Maybes
Oneohtrix Point Never - Laser To Laser
Cocteau Twins - Deaf Dumb Blind
Shed - Estrange
Julianna Barwick - Sunlight, Heaven
Grouper - Disengaged

Side B

Burial & Four Tet - Moth
Aphex Twin - Xtal
Depeche Mode - Shake The Disease
Taken By Trees - Taken Too Young (Tough Alliance remix)
Yagya - Rigning Niu
Cold Cave - Life Magazine
Universal Studios Florida - Old Spooky
Telepathe - Chrome's On It
M83 - Slight Night Shiver
The Pandas - Belly Of The Whale (Coralcola remix)
Breakfast Mountain - J Hollerday

But then there is this older remix he's done. Again... back to the prettiness of his latest:

Universal Studios Florida - Capri Sun Caravan (Coralcola Dawn Edit) (MediaFire)

And finally, another lovely production. reminds a bit of Four Tet:

The Pandas - Belly Of The Whale (Coralcola Remix) (Dropbox)

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Welcome To The Jungle


monkey safari are bringing it, that's for sure.

the two simian loving brothers from germany definitely aren't monkeying around with this blend of "samba, jungle, techno, 'rumble in the jungle' electro..."

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from start to finish there is a definite jackmode/sound pellegrino purveying throughout... 

there's some balkan & tropical electrohouse & ghettobass, some spoek featuring on a ed orable track I'm sure I heard and hey whoa some wobble and bassline too with some classic fidget towards the end with herves remix of kidda's "under the sun".

so go ahead already and right click save as the mix cover above

fun fun fun, this mix speaks volumes, so keep it cranking loud!

***updated 03/09/2009 - Tracklisting***

Monkey Safari – Rumble in the Jungle Mix Tracklisting

01. Zombie Disco Squad – Esperanto (Monkey Safari Edit)
02. Lorcan Mak – Gypsy Bum
03. Monkey Safari – Chant
04. Solo – Joga bola
05. Ed Orable feat. Spoek – Dance No More (Monkey Safari Remix)
06. Rico Tubbs – The Party (Breakdown Remix)
07. Coburn – We Interrupt This Program (Jean Claude Ades Remix)
08. Yo Majesty – Don’t Let Go (Hannah Holland Remix)
09. Lee Mortimer – This Is Real Shit
10. Killa Queens – Bitches (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)
11. Wu Tang Clan – Gravel Pit (Monkey Safari Remix)
12. Harvard Bass – 81 (Renaissance Man Remix)
13. Gregor Salto – Con Alegria (Solo More Cowbell Remix)
14. Lil’ Kim – The Jump Off (Monkey Safari Remix)
15. Blatta Inesha – Blow Up (Hijack Remix)
16. Calvertron – Doggy Style (DJ Bam Bam Remix)
17. Lorcan Mak – Crack Shack
18. The Body Snatchers – I Like What I See (Hijack Remix)
19. Sawtooth Sucka – Depressed Mode
20. Rico Tubbs – Hip Rave Anthem
21. Kidda – Under The Sun (Herve’s Ain’t No Sunshine Remix)
22. Prodigy – No Good (Royal K’s Filthy Fidget Remix)
23. Monkey Safari – Got Da Feet

the label they call home is the relatively new what!what! label - a label that shares my love for the fact that good music's just as important as it's artwork (all the what!what album art & videos are coordinated by well respected street art collective klub7) - so i'll be sure to keep my digital ear to the webground and holla if your clicker is a bit slo


here are some more can-i-hear-a-what!-what! treats from the label:

elektrochemie lk - schall (mike okay remix) (right click save as)

...almost like playdoe remixed by a more tame otto von schirach

the bpa (feat. david byrne & dizzee rascal) - toe jam (the pnmnks remix) (right click save as)

...a fun, perhaps inspired by schlactofbronx's "die landlergschwister" meets a doe si doe ditty

queen - another one bites the dust (mike okay's bass repair edit) (right click save as)

...a cute little edit with a bassline sound akin to casiokids' "togens hule"... nice!

Jack Tennis - Toolroom (right click save as)

...a naaice nu-disco techfunker adding that little bit more of variety to an already solid catalogue.

and check out their "everyone samples" competion on their website, or just download all the info here

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

It Takes Some Magic Just To Believe: Hypnotize, Hold Me Close, Kiss My Ass... To Kingdom Come

So Passion Pit blew up like everyone suspected they would. It was pretty evident after "Sleepyhead"'s well deserved hype and the EP it came out on. Yet most remixes have left a bad taste in my mouth, but Grum's, as always, does not disappoint.


Played it at The End Is Nigh... worked splendidly well after the remix of MGMT that Richard played.

Passion Pit - To Kingdom Come (Grum remix) (MediaFire)

If you haven't checked out his remix of Freeland's "Borderline" yet, do it now.
Too rad!

And this one's also flawless, another favourite that came out this year:

Tommy Sparks - Miracle (Grum remix) (MediaFire)

THE track to soundtrack people falling in love on the dancefloor, even if it's just for the night. + it's got some wicked cowbell usage.

Makes me feel like all I need is my girlfriend with me on the dancefloor, a strobe and Fred Falke spinning all night long.

Then there is this. A darling of an indie band where the main man behind the microphone often seems to sing over lovely orchestral pop songs about being in love with a dude, gets the remix treatment by another alter ego of Stuart Price's (a.k.a. The Thin White Duke and of Zoot Woman and countles other aliases). I really didn't expect this. Gay club anthem? Naah. I could say music is my boyfriend too, so why swing that way...

The Hidden Cameras - In The NA (Crystal Pepsi Remix) (MediaFire)

and Crystal Pepsi?? WTF?! That shit sounds swee-t!