Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Two on a Tuesday




Dead Man Standing (John Acquaviva & Olivier Giacomotto Remix) - Tony Senghore & David Ekenback
A feverish, incessant piece of tech that thumps along at a nice clip. Perfect for bumpin' and grindin' with your Roomba vacuum cleaner.

Rock N Rolla (Johan Hugo Remix) - Kano
Nothing short of euphoric. A croaking, plinko-esque intro gives way to a towering synth breakdown, dropping into a crazy grinned, hands in the air love-fest at 1:55. Your Roomba vacuum probably wouldn't understand this.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

HAPPY HOLLERDAYS - DJ DEGREE MIX




HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all ya'll out there in the blogosphere.

This is a litte mix I put together this afternoon for the holidays that I thought Id pass out to ya'll! It literally contains a bit of everything youd come to expect from any DJ Degree set. From Glitch Hop, Funky, Dancehall, and House, to Hip-Hop, Soca, D&B, and Dubstep with a side of much much more and including a solid helping of Christmas cheer, enjoy! Much love and have a safe and happy holidays.


MP3: HAPPY HOLLERDAYS 09 - 30 min studio mix by DJ DEGREE

Sunday, December 13, 2009

GET YOUR MIX ON


OH SNAP! VOL.2

MIXED BY P-REX

Back with the second installment of  the Oh Snap! crews monthly mix special, we have P-Rex.
P-Rex is not only a really good dj, but he's also our resident photographer.

track list
Play the Record Again-AC Slater
Here Come Da - Original Mix-A1 Bassline
party ALARM-Knight Riderz
Look For The Woman (Fake Blood Remix)-Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip
Immature (Calvertron Remix)-Butterflake & Gary Caos feat. Renee
Underwear Funk-Will Bailey & Hot Mouth
Hijackin (Herve's Fuck Fuck Remix)-HIJACK
Feel The Bass (Extended)-The RadioAktives
Took The Trompeta-SmartTech
Tambo (feat Eve)-DJ D Kline & Red Polo
Fix Your Accent-Fake Blood
Boom Style (AC Slater Rmx)-Beat Assassins -ft Sweetie Irie
WTF feat Kid Sister & Pase Rock-Tittsworth
Plus Size Model (Treasure Fingers Remix)-OH SNAP!!
Yeah Yeah Yeah La La La-Calvin Harris
Little Buddha (Slynk mix)-Zamali
The Kids Don't Stand A Chance-Vampire Weekend VS Miike Snow
Heart Skipped A Beat (Jams Dean Chicago Girls Remix)-The XX

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jimmy Fallon Does Something GOOD!



Sorry about the commercial at the beginning but it's worth it. Here's to make up:



RUSKO. MIMOSA. Still so stoked.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

GET YOUR MIX ON









DJ CURE - AUFECT RECORDINGS

With over 12 years of live DJ experience, you can always expect a work out! Patrik is not only skilled behind the decks, but on the buttons as well. For DJ Cure's Productions you can check his myspace 
( www.myspace.com/djcuremusic )

Over the years Patrik has shared the bill with
industry icons such as Dieselboy, Concord Dawn, Evol Intent, Kenny Ken, Ed Rush, Luke Envoy, Martyn, Joker, DZ, Joe Nice, and Headhunter to name a few.

In 2004 he landed a gig on MTV’s “Don’t try this at home” tour, opening up for Steve-o
and the rest of the infamous “Jackass” crew.
Around that same time he was starting to
really take interest in Grime and early Dubstep, after a friend passed along a Kode 9
mixtape. When 2006 rolled around Cure had become intrigued by the future sounds of
Dubstep. He joined Pressing Issues Recordings that summer as an A&R , and has just
recently taken full control of the label (currently working on the 3rd vinyl release 03/12/2009) .

In August of 2007, after feeling like he had reached his limits in Ontario, he decided to
transplant to Vancouver with the intent of starting a label of his own.
In early 2008 Aufect Recordings was born and Cure joins the Vancouver local Bass
squad, the Lighta! SoundCrew. 


Kites (feat Spoek - dub) - Lando Kal
Hava Fun (Blade From Jestofunk remix) - Capucino 
Restless (Julio Bashmore remix) - Buraka Som Sistema 
Circles - (Martyn's Round & Round Mix) - Detachments
Ricochet - R1 RYDERS
Digital Fauna - Zomby
Attempt at Yellow - Distal
I can feel it - Zeno 
Incredibly Soft (Shooting Horses remix) - TLGB
Fever (Hostage remix) - So Called Friend
Freeze Step - Playdoe & Starkey 
Move It - Virus Syndicate
Madness In Hell - MR X
Gizmo - Datsik
Vaccuum - XI
Enter The Voo (Eskmo remix) - Voodeux 
Set Me Free (Reso remix) Drop The Lime
Third Wave - 2562
Breakin my back (bombaman remix) - 84.85 
Me Batem (Buraka Som Sistema remix) - DJ Znobia 
Night Hunter - FIS.T
Steel Congo - Caliber Productions
Baltic Pine - Boy 8bit
Triassic Genisis - Douster
Lo Oyen (Emvee remix) - Ill Cosby
Chiny Wok Riddim - Spoonface
Bad Apple - Julio Bashmore
Latfrican Dub (Expose Yankee mix) - Salmz/Dub Ra 
I cant help but - Daega Sound
Truth - Max Ulis
Malaise (DJ CURE REMIX) - Max Ulis 
High End Raver - Animal Mother 
You Know We Do It Big (Tonka mix) - Aquasky
Pick Up The Phone (feat Jenna G & Jammer) - Redlight
Sippin' - Richie August
Heroics - Emalkay
Air Raid (feat Doctor P) - Flux Pavilion
Cozza Frenzy -Mega-Bass Remix - Bassnectar
Apocalypse Theme (12th Planet & Flinch remix) - NADA, Dave
Send more cops (bombaman remix) - A girl and a gun 
Bass Culture - Zero G
Kid Soldier - Redlight
Gutter Music (DZ Remix ) - Starkey 
Yesterday's Future - DJ Cure


Friday, November 27, 2009

R.I.P. Technics 1200's



VIA inthemix.com

2009 was a crazy year for sheer amount of music related legends that passed on. MJ,AM,and Raida to site just a few. However for the DJ's abroad none is felt on such a vast level as this. The DJing community and the greater dance music scene mourns the loss of a clubbing staple today. Technics will be stopping production on their universally loved Technics 1200s and Technics 1210s.

In a statement re-posted on dance board Global Hardstyle, the company behind the production of the Technics turntables Panasonic announced that they would cease the manufacture of Tehcnics turntables in February next year, citing an increasing decline in sales as the motivation behind the line’s demise.

The Australian arm of Panasonic issued a similar statement today, expressing their disappointment that the brand’s 35 years-and-running legacy was to be put to bed.

“It is a sad day today but due to low sales globally in analogue turntables a decision to stop production has been made on Technics Turntables,” Panasonic spokesman Ian North explained. “For Australia this means we will receive our last shipment in March.”

With the disappearance of Technics decks now imminent it’s becoming increasingly clear that the digital juggernaut is showing no signs of slowing down. We’ve already heard from trance icon Tiesto how he’s abandoned the ‘outdated’ medium in favour and gone for the ease and accessibility of digital tune libraries. Indeed, the new (and might we just say super-sexy) CDJ-2000s from Pioneer look to be making things easier than ever before with USB stick functionality, employed just last weekend by another digital convert Sasha.

Whilst Im sure the classic Technics turntables will live on in the hearts of many club-reverent folk out there – not to mention in more than a few purist clubs – it’s still a crushing blow to lose the decks. Official Technic 1200 life celebration tonight!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Crookers Gone Done It.



After hints and hints of the Crookers dropping the heavy, it finally happened. The tempo got cut in half. Almost. Or if you like to make the heavy, sped up. Just a little. They made a dubstep tune, and put it up for everyone to admire. Now if the tune were a bit better, had a bit more beef, a little less whoop whoop and something that I could actually hear on a soundsystem other than what I might expect to find in Ibiza, I might not mind the video. Does that guy know anything about hunting? Any time I see anyone wearing full camo in the midst of rifle season I can only ask, aren't they worried about the retarded Dick Cheney yokel around the corner that plans to bag any animal possible and is going to shoot whatever moves more than once? Or are they the Dick Cheney motherfucker? Anyways, away from the trigger happy fellers out in the ol' coun'ry- I'm glad that names such as the Crookers are sporting the heavy. It's good for music, the scene and quite frankly I love dubstep. So let's end off on one of their better notes:


Big up Kozee and DZ.





Big up Chase and Status.


RED BULL BC ONE 2009 - LILOU!!!!

Red Bull is simply of ahead of the game, in every game. They do what they do well and do not disappoint. Of course their world class break dance championship is no exception.

It came down to Cloud [USA] vs. Lilou [Algeria/France] in the final. Cloud has mad style, like actually unreal, dude looks like an animation. In the end though Lilou took the cake with some seriously mind blowing flow and flavor.

LILOU VS. CLOUD



HIGHLIGHTS + LILOU'S WIN

Sunday, November 22, 2009













THIS IS A JOURNEY, OF SOUND, TIME AND MOTION, MORE EASILY DEFINED AS RHYTHYM. 

Fizzix is the scientific study of both Drum and Bass and how they interact with each other. This energy can take the form of Loud Bass, Broken Beats, Electric Vibes, Musical Radiation, Gravity . . . just about anything, honestly. Fizzix deals with matter on scales ranging from Bass-sub-atomic particles to Clubs to Dancefloors to Stars the Moons and even entire Galaxies. DJ Fizzix will get you hyped with his energetic style of experimental Drum and Bass!!

Relatively new to the scene with just over a year of Mixing experience hasn't stopped this talented DJ from exploding into his Broken-Beat position. Different Dj's from various crews around the city of Edmonton have guided him on this scientific journey. He considers them not only as his friends but as his mentors. At the age of only 10 Fizzix bought his first album ~ The Prodigy "fat of the land" ~ And it changed his life. Nothing was ever the same again for young Fizzix, after hearing tracks like "Diesel power" and "Breathe". In 2007, a very influential album was handed to him that reminded him of exactly why he loved huge basslines and massive broken beats... Pendulum's "Hold Your Color". This was pretty much the jump off point for Fizzix. He knew right then and there that this was his sound. It took him back to the days of walking to school as a kid, banging his copy of "Fat of The Land", riding the cosmic groove.

That brings us to the present... right here right now!! Fizzix has been holding down a monthly residency at the Crown Pub at the currently longest running Drum and Bass night in Edmonton: Basshead Thursday! This has not only improved his skill behind the decks but has shifted his outlook on the whole "Being a DJ thing". The feeling he experiences when his tracks are slamming and his mixing is tight is far more euphoric than any mind altering substance known to man. You can't put a price on that!!

He chose Drum and Bass because it personally spoke to him. He also found there were not a lot of Dj's out there that solidly committed themselves to the genre. As selfish as it may seem, Fizzix wanted something to call his own.
But now, as the days move on, and he evolves as a DJ he finds himself looking for new challenges. No longer is he just the Fizzix of DN'B, but off all broken beats!! From
HIP HOP to BREAKS to DUBSTEP to DRUM & BASS and back again...

Fuck Biology, Fuck Chemistry..... This is Fizzix~




tracklist:

Belly Dancer - Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Trans Egypt Express - Morphy
Lowdown - Xample
Facade VIP - Noisia
Who Are You - Unknown vs. The Who
Rock Your Body - Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Propane Nightmares VIP - Pendulum
The Latter - Xample
Against All Odds [Xample Remix] - Chase & Status f. Kano
Mr. Happy - DJ HAZARD f. Distorted Minds
Time Warp - Sub Focus
Slam - Pendulum
Rock It - Sub Focus
Hit the Road - Unknown vs. Ray Charles
Ain't No Sunshine - Unknown vs. Bill Withers
Too Bad VIP - Taxman
Disconnected - Cyantiffic
Murder VIP - Ray Keith vs. David Rodigan vs. Damien Marley
I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley f. Eric Clapton
Take That - Unknown Artist f. Ludacris
One More time - Unknown Artist vs. Daft Punk
Jump - TC
Can You Feel It? - Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Voodoo People [Pendulum Remix] - The Prodigy
Nervous - DJ Fresh f. Mary
Join The Dots - Sub Focus
Follow The Lights - Sub Focus
Propane Nightmares - Pendulum

KEEP IT GOING LOUDER - OFFICIAL VIDEO


Keep It Goin' Louder

Major Lazer | MySpace Music Videos


Possibly the greatest music video ever made.

LIL WAYNE - THE CARTER



Love him or hate him the is no denying Lil Wayne is one of the most prolific artists of our time. The new Carter documentary is an in-depth look at the artist Dwayne "Lil' Wayne" Carter Jr., proclaimed by many as the 'greatest rapper alive'. With comprehensive and personal interviews with Lil' Wayne, this film also features insight from those that know him best. The world will finally get to know the history surrounding one of the most prolific artists of this generation.

WATCH THE FILM HERE

Then go buy it and watch it on your super high def ultra maximized surround sound interactive entertainment environment or tv.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Discobelle and Neoteric Mystery Mix



Everyone should go check out this Discobelle and Neoteric mystery mix that's been posting on Discobelle as well as the Fools Gold website. There's a really cool contest with it that can win you some awesome prizes!


CHECK IT OUT HERE!!!

RDX - SKIP

The dudes that brought you daggerin are back with a new dance. Peep below to stay on top of whats fresh in the dancehall and in the world of bow ties!


Monday, November 9, 2009

GET YOUR MIX ON


Back again, this week with another great mix to check out,  JmeJ's promo mix, Foot Stompin Music.  Sick DJ, sick producer, JmeJ's a force to be reckoned with. If you are a fan of Glitch Hop, Dubstep, or just a fan of good music, check this out!


Control Mashup- JmeJ 
I Can Fly- JmeJ 
Move, Shake, Drop Rmx- JmeJ 
We Will Rock U Rmx- JmeJ 
Statue of Diminishing Liberties- Ill-esha 
Militant Minds- JmeJ 
Glitch Jazz- JmeJ 
Under Construction- JmeJ 
Rockstar Rmx- JmeJ 
Whomp Away- JmeJ 
Outta Space Rmx- Jay Wikid 
Hit em Up Style Rmx- JmeJ 
Lose It...- JmeJ 
Wut Wut- JmeJ


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

GET YOUR MIX ON



OH SNAP! VOL.1

MIXED BY COBRA COMMANDER

Once a month, The Oh Snap! crew is going to drop a mix capping off
whats been tearing up the dancefloors at the clubs.

This week we have the one, the only, COBRA COMMANDER.
If you are in the Edmonton area, you can catch him live every
Saturday for Oh Snap! Saturdays @ the Temple,
and once every month @ the Common for My Girl Likes To Party.
Super nice guy,
really good dj, Cobra Commander.





















1.Alvaro - Make it Funky (Dj Punish remix)
2.Berou and Canblaster - Kapongo Dance
3.Idiot Savant - Jumpin and Pumpin 2.0
4.Daniel Haaksman - Kid Conga Feat. Mc Miltinho (Dubbel Dutch remix)
5.Trevor Loveys - Organgrinder (Greenmoneys Lighter remix)
6.Daniel Haaksman - Senta Senta Mais Uma Vez (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)
7.The Count and Sinden - Mega (Schizophonics remix)
8.David Guetta - Sexy Bitch feat. Akon (Afrojack remix)
9.Crookers - Put Your Hands on Me (Solo remix)
10.Malente and Dex - Lions feat. New Kidz
11.Jack Splash - I Could Have Loved You (Sinden remix)
12.Drop the Lime - Set Me Free (Harvard Bass remix)
13.Dj P.O.L. Style - Vampire Killah (LOL Boys remix)
14.David Guetta & Afrojack - Toyfriends (Instrumental)
15.Passion Pit - Little Secrets (Jack Beats remix)
16.Crystal Fighters - Xtatic Truth (Tottally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs remix)

Monday, November 2, 2009

DEMARCO



Demarco
is killin up the dancehall scene right now. Although he is newish Id honestly put him right up there with Vybz, Movado, Bounty, Busy Signal, and Beenie. Peep the below and get to know!

OFFICIAL CONTEST: if anyone out there can transcribe the entire video word for word from patios into formal english you will win ONE YEARS FREE ADMISSION TO OH SNAP! EVENTS.



for the rest of yall heres a little demarco freebee of the summer time anthem of 2009

MP3: DEMARCO "When The Love Come Down"

Monday, October 26, 2009

Rave to the Grave




Happy Halloween to everybody out in Blogland. Just wanted to fill all you fine folks in on the party that Oh SNAP! has been planning for a little while now. We are going to be having Krafty Kuts, Kraddy and Egyptrixx out at the Starlite Room for a black light zombie party, its gonna be a scary one see on the dance floor... Rave to the Grave!


KRAFTY KUTS



Krafty Kuts, is without doubt one of the world’s greatest DJs. Lauded in the UK, worshipped in Australia, acclaimed in America, where ever he plays he is guaranteed to cause a commotion with his riotous skills. So far in a glittering career he has gained dance music’s top accolades including Best International DJ at the Australian Dance Music Awards and Best Breaks DJ at the M8 Ibiza awards. A stunning haul at Breakspoll has seen him claim Best Album for his ‘Freakshow’ artist album on Against The Grain and Best DJ for three consecutive years. And to cap it off, the richly deserved Outstanding Contribution to Breakbeat award that acknowledged his long journey to the acme of club culture.

With the demand for his records and club sets showing no sign of slowing down, Krafty Kuts has flung himself headlong into non-stop touring and recording. Working solidly Krafty completed his debut solo album, Freakshow for Against The Grain. Once again the tracks featured a stellar cast of collaborators from the Scratch Perverts, Tim Deluxe and Dynamite MC, to long term associates A-Skillz, Ashley Slater and Dr Luke. Mirroring Krafty Kuts’ universal approach to partying and the dance-floor, the album moved through myriad tempos, taking in Acid, Breaks, Booty Bass and Funk with a consummate ease. Again the plaudits flooded in, with Freaksow gaining album of the month in DJ magazine and top marks across the board. The album’s lead single ‘Bass Phenomenon' was a ubiquitous feel good anthem of the summer and its popularity proved such that it won DJ Magazine single of the year 2006. Following hard on its heels a Fabriclive compilation proved to be one of the series’ most popular instalments with Krafty Kuts trademark eclectic nature shining through.

The following years saw Krafty Kuts rise still further, creating music for a Coca Cola advert, PlayStation 2, Guy Richie’s ‘Mean Machine’ movie, Will Ferrells 'A Final Night With George W Bush' TV show as well as mixing one of Mixmag’s most popular cover mount CDs.

His DJ shows have expanded from night clubs to 20,000 + capacity festival stages including Big Day Out, Glastonbury, Glade, Shambhala, Exit and many more.

From humble beginnings Krafty Kuts is now one of the big players on the world’s club scene, DJing alongside The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim and even the Rolling Stones. And with his recent Back To Mine raising the bar for the well-established series it appears there is no end in sight to the meteoric rise of Krafty Kuts.


Kraddy

Known for his intuitive ability to carve beats out of the bits, Kraddy has made a name for himself internationally as a producer and a DJ. His releases on Muti Music, Bless Records, Blunted Funk, Digital Distortions and his own label, Refiner Records have set him apart as a producer with a truly extra-ordinary sound.

Kraddy’s unique tweak has taken him from his home in San Francisco to LA, NY, Vancouver, Dublin, Prague, Stockholm, Bristol and even earned him the headlining slot at Trigger in Birmingham UK. He has also been featured on NuBreaks.com, BreakinAsia.com, and Cnet.com as well as being reviewed by XLR8R, URB, BPM, Undercover Magazine,Mofo and Rinse.

Kraddy’s music implicates cybernetic breaks with asymmetrical dub delays and hip hop grooves with dark ethereal melodies. At times his music is technical and frenetic and calls to mind images of genetically mutated earthworms, poping and locking deep underground to sub atomic frequencies, causing minute shifts in the structure and alignment of the tectonic plates, that over millennia will alter the magnetic core of the planet and thus change its frequency field steering its evolution towards greater harmony and a more peaceful form.

Other times he weaves together webs of moody etheresque clouds akin to the sounds of alternate life forces manipulating hydrogen and carbon molecules into biomechanical nanobots that imperceptibly permeate the neuronets of sleeping subjects from light years away in a methodical attempt to preserve and record the neural, synaptic and chemical makeup of all matter.


Egyptrixx


Egyptrixx is a producer from Toronto, Canada, who makes celestial club music; ghettotech for the tricks of the galaxy...jeep music for a Saturn desert. Tracks like 'Use Magic To Kill Death blow crowds away with their seasick, lilting take on vocal bassline, like some cyborg sound-image of a diva trapped in a pitch-bending hall of mirrors, over oozing slugs of 4x4 bass. It's an exhilarating right-but-wrong tension that all of Egyptrixx' tracks share - a shifting balance between melodic and dissonant, rapturous and antisocial.
(Alex "Bok Bok" Sushon - Fact Magazine UK)

In just one year, his distinct aesthetic - crooked and disorientating layers of bass, saturated by retro-futurist polysynths - has become an acclaimed presence in underground music, garnering praise from The Wire, Fact Magazine, Grindin, and countless other blogs and websites. His unique and energetic live sets are in-demand, with headlining sets banked all over Europe and North America and a busy touring schedule in upcoming months. In his music, bass drops and jacking percussion are balanced by a space-disco euphoria found in key melodies. With critically acclaimed releases already out on Vicious Pop, Wide and Idiot House records and a forthcoming EP on influential UK imprint AAH Real Monsters/Ramp, the future looks bright for Egyptrixx.

MP3'S:



Friday, October 23, 2009

Horns & Hips


Even my seventh grade band class was light-years ahead of this. HOW IS NOBODY LAUGHING?

Night of the Hornheadz - Act Yo Age
Night of the Hornheadz (Acidkids Remix) - Act Yo Age

The Worm (Erol Alkan Extended Rework) - ZZT

Right Hand Hi (Tommie Sunshine Edit) - Kid Sister
I was a little ambivalent toward this edit at first, until I gave it a test-run last Saturday and was met with a rowdy response. Full steam ahead.

Audacity of Huge (Dada Life Guerilla Fart #10) - Simian Mobile Disco
"Is this the Backstreet Boys?" - J.C.C.F.

I Could Have Loved You
(Sinden Remix) - Jack Flash

"Hips!" - The "is-he-gay?" judge on Dancing with the Stars.

Monday, October 19, 2009

ATRAK REMIX



This has been my late night sure fire dance floor burner for a minute now. Looks as though the green light is shining for the blogtastic giveaway in full on 320 fashion. Get this now and play it as soon as you can cos right away you will hear this everywhere! Pure fire!


MP3: YEAH YEAH YEAH's "Heads Will Roll" [ATRAK REMIX]

Sunday, October 18, 2009

GET YOUR MIX ON

What's up yall,  I want to let you know about 2 dj's from Edmonton that are slaying the Dubstep scene. 
Smokey Bandits AKA Space Age and Mr Prezident were brought together by a mutual love of a bass, babes, and Bert. They like dubstep, we like dubstep, so lets all do the dubstep.
Track List:
DZ - My Revolution
16 Bit - Cobra
DJ Snipah - Dirty South
Sukh Knight - Beneath Your Blouse
ZoundColector - No Gear
Runge Kutta & D Theory - Do Kung Fu
Chasing Shadows - Amirah
Jahdan Blakkamoore - The General (Marcus Visionary remix)
Ale Fillman - Walk with a Limp
Sukh Knight - Up In Smoke
Uzul - Rumble Inna Station (Skream remix)
Sukh Knight - Cheese Loueez (Ganja Dub)
JFB - Duck Jam
The Widdler - Spaceship Earth
Chasing Shadows - Ill
Malente and Dex - Lions (Ill gates and Bassnectar remix)
Rumble Junkie - Begin To Shake
High Rankin - No Money For Guns
Trolley Snatcher - The Future
Trolley Snatcher - Scattah
Ed Solo - Egyptian Horns
Bukkha & Dread Foxx & BMC - Long Horn Collision
DZ - Soulfood
Herbdout - New Master
Jerry Reed - East Bound and Down

Saturday, October 17, 2009

DEHLI 2 DUBLIN, KUSH AURORA, MC ZULU LIVE TONIGHT! - OCT.17 2009





Tonight out here in Edmonton Iron Lion and Oh Snap! are throwing Roots And Culture Volume One, Committed to bringing you 100% real vibes and legit culture alongside some of the most banging roots infused bass heavy sounds from across the globe. To start things off right we are stoked to have...

Delhi 2 Dublin

Delhi 2 Dublin is the new sound of music. Blending east and west, electronic and acoustic, mainstream and underground, the five member D2D crew takes listeners on a wild and borderless trip with their global sounds. The band fuses the traditional sounds of, tabla, dhol, fiddle, and sitar with cutting edge DJ aesthetics, to create a highly charged multi-cultural dance celebration. Originally formed for a one-shot performance during Vancouver's Celtic Fest in March of 2006, word of their foot stomping, high energy live set started to spread, and the project took on a life of its own. Recently, D2D was invited to open the massive Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and have since played many of the West Coast Canadian festivals. With the help of global fusion pioneer Adham Shaikh, they’ve just finished production of their first full length CD.


Kush Arora






Kush Arora has seen the “Dread Bass” sound evolve for the past ten years, and has solidified his spot in the dub community, with his signature style of Punjabi roots combined with a curious case for punk and industrial sounds. Kush started meeting MCs and vocalists from around the world who bring a dangerous, yet insightful feel to his music.


"Dancehall and BHangra music, warp it into the future and load it full of bullets in dub. Sped up garage riddims punjabi style with dread bass, broken santoor dubstep..."



MC ZULU


MC ZULU does not make reggae in the traditional sense. His unique blend of electro bass grooves and Caribbean style dancehall vocals creates a new form of dancehall reggae from the outer reaches of space. Trippy synths and huge bass kicks and claps make his music rhythmically frenetic and exotic. ZULU defines a new style of progressive electro-dancehall riddim.






Mp3's:


Thursday, October 15, 2009

EVOL INTENT


The turn of the century has seen many incredible innovations in the production and development of drum n’ bass. Over the past five years the genre has been broken, recast, and mutated into perhaps the most aggressive and visceral manifestation of music today. The Atlanta-based artists Evol Intent are among the greatest purveyors of this incendiary, modern jungle sound. Operating as a three piece power troop, Knick, Gigantor and the Enemy have produced some of the most ephemeral and progressive drum n’ bass to date. The outfit’s uncompromising and inimitable drum tirades left an indelible mark on the U.S. scene and the globe at large. Birthed out of hardcore-punk culture, the trio developed a unique method for wrecking soundsystems. The Evol Intent approach is unmistakable: combine dynamic drum mechanics, razor sharp edits, sawtooth synths and an element of discord resonant of their punk youth. In a very short period of time the group has amassed a substantial discography while recording for their own Evol Intent label as well as numerous prestigious imprints such as Renegade Hardware, Outbreak, and Human.

Having begun Evol Intent Recordings in 2000, Knick and Gigantor were determined to create a conduit suitable for their own productions as well as those by friends and like-minded producers. The Enemy joined ranks shortly after, via the internet, and eventually relocated to contribute to the growing movement. Armed with several releases, a host of regional performances, and recognition by acclaimed publications, the next level of success was but an imminent conquest. Tracks like “Seven Angels for Seven Plagues”, “Red Soil”, and “Where’s the Score” remix began generating serious buzz on the dubplate circuit; in turn garnering the affection of bona fide artists like Technical Itch and Dylan and the esteemed Trouble On Vinyl music group. With Evol Intent Recrodings’ acquisition of world wide distribution (initially via Alpha Magic), a high exposure 12″ release on Outbreak, and signing to the exalted Renegade Hardware, the group’s incredible progression was unparalleled. Releases on the TOV sub-label, Barcode, and a remix of the Future Cut anthem, “Ghetto Style”, furthered the crew’s burgeoning development. With a compelling amount of quality releases and respect from the media, the trio took their gospel to nearly every corner of the globe. Extensive worldwide touring from Atlanta to Australia embedded the Evol Intent doctrine into the ears and soundsystems across dozens of nations.

The word on Evol Intent was spreading and caught the attention of Dieselboy who requested their skills for his acclaimed “Dungeon Master’s Guide” compilation, remixing a track from the world-renowned BT. Their 2005 “Us Against the World” mix CD and tour have given rise to numerous developments and further collaborations particularly with barcode label mate Ewun. With the assistance of LOAD Media, Evol Intent Recordings released new material by Mumblz, Arsenic, and Counterstrike and will also feature remix treatment courtesy of techstep stalwart Technical Itch and Milwaukee based phenoms Gein. One short year later saw the guys release the “Police Sate EP” which went on to be one of the best-selling EPs by an American drum n’ bass producer. Despite all these advances, Evol Intent were not content following a straight path and in an effort to branch out into different artistic releases they produced tracks for video games like the coveted EA Sports’ “Need for Speed” and Adult Swim promo adds.
Having achieved a degree of accomplishment approaching pinnacle proportions, Evol Intent sees no intention of resting or becoming complacent and went full force into 2007. This past year saw them reunite with friend Dieselboy for his ‘Human Resource’ release titled “Evol Intent Assemble the Monster”, featuring tracks that were re-edited, mashed-up and glitched. They also solidified other partnerships, this time with fellow producers Chris Renegade, Ewun, Apex and Spor to create the imprint Lifted Music. “Glock Party”, Evol Intent’s contribution to the label’s inaugural release “The Prologue EP” became an undeniable underground smash-a track that Goldie has been spinning all over the world and boldly states that “the reaction has been mental.”

As for the future, Evol Intent will be releasing their highly anticipated debut artist LP “Era of Diversion” which features the trio’s signature hardcore drum n’ bass sound, but the album will many surprises in store for fans, as it traverses different genres and styles. Breaking the mold and experimenting with other genres is extremely important to Evol Intent’s evolution which is why they also have side projects that afford each member an extra creative outlet. Knick has partnered with fellow drum n’ bass producers Mayhem and Ewun to form the breaks outfit Hostage and downtempo project Minus Music, respectively. The Enemy is working with many of Atlanta’s elite MCs producing hip hop beats and produces electro bangers under the name Treasure Fingers. And Gigantor has been working behind the scenes for many Southeastern acts doing mixdowns and engineering along with his side project Computer Club. Recently the trio's collaborative efforts have been on the dubstep tip showing that these boys can literally do it all.

Underground superstardom may well be an understatement, but the importance of Evol Intent in contemporary music is simply undeniable. Beats that think, beats that hurt…. Evol Intent beats nonetheless



MP3: PROXY "Raven" [Evol Intent Remix]

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cooking With Cobrasaurus Rex - The Philly Cheesesteak Edition

Welcome to the first episode Cooking with Cobrasaurus Rex! Each week here on the Oh Snap! blog we will be bringing you some of the finest recipes and freshest beats and this week we made a Philly Cheesteak Sandwich based on a recipe by Jamie Oliver. Our guest this week giving us a hand and telling us what she thinks of our culinary prowess is Jackie Macdonald.
So first off you are going to need a few ingredients:
4 small onions
1 striploin steak
1 large baguette
provolone cheese
balsamic vinegar
arugula
sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
extra virgin olive oil
mustard

Step 1
Chop your onions into thin strips , and sautè them in a pan with about two tbl. spoons of olive oil.




Step 2
Cut your steak into thin strips, and cover them in salt pepper and olive oil




Step 3
Shred the Provolone


Step 4
Grill the steak on high heat and melt the cheese on top once they are cooked





Step 5
Pour some balsamic vinegar in the pan with onions and put them on the baguette








Step 6
Put the steak on top of the onions and and cover it in arugala




Step7
Drizzle some mustard on top and close it up






Bam!



The verdict:

Jackie - Fresh cheese, fresh meat, fresh bread, fresh rocket. What else could I possibly ask for? Maybe a chair with a back on it and a cushion perhaps? The negative amount of money I contributed to the night must go somewhere.

Paul - Definitely the badass cousin of the traditional philly cheese steak family. super easy to make, minimal ingredients, and super tasty. It probably would've tasted better if i ate it IN Phillidelphia though.

Jordan - Super simple + super delicious = Mega kickass! This sandwich only took us about 15 minutes to make and I was the only one who was able to finish mine, not a bad meal for 3 and it definitely classes up the traditional sandwich recipe. In my opinion the second best sandwhich I ever ate (the best was a bbq duck clubhouse)

Bonus:

Well we were making this excellent meal we were entertained by the sounds of Casius as remixed by Don Diablo. This litte number has a real poppy upbeat sound that makes you just want to dance. I played it out the other night and it murdered the dancefloor don't sleep on this track I predict it will be another one of this winters anthems.

Casius - Youth, Speed, Trouble, Cigarettes (Don Diablo Remix)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Let's Get Physical



Reckless With Your Love - Azari & III
Wip Electric (Hot City Remix) - The Funktuary

VYBZ KARTEL




Vybz Kartel is unstoppable at the moment. Standing apart from the rest of the dancehall world as of late with more tunes then the deepest crate diggers can keep up with and pushing beyond the walls of the dancehall world with Major Lazer collabo Pon Di Floor. Fresh off brand new LP Pon Di Gaza, Vybz Kartel is the biz.

Heres some of my favortie joints











Heres a little smoked out interview from 2006





and some good old unity chat with Mavado



and heres some newer non untiy diss chat





and of course a little freebee for ya'll

MP3: VYBZ KARTEL - GO GO CLUB