Sunday, August 30, 2009
I didnt ever meet Adam Goldstein aka DJ AM. He came through my home town a couple times but played for other promoters and I didnt ever manage to have the night off. To be perfectly honest though I wasnt a particularly huge fan. Not to say I didnt recognize his immense talent but he just wasnt one of those guys I was really into. For turntablism I had always pegged Craze, track selection Z Trip and Numark really impressed, over all energy I tipped my hat to Dave Nada, and technical wizardry I would point in the direction of the boys from Glitch Mob.
HOWEVER I feel this loss has resonated or should resonate with every person who has ever touched a turntable or thought of DJing. DJ AM broke down walls that some of todays would be super star DJ's didnt even know existed. He literally brought the art of turntablism and party rocking into bedrooms and studios across the world. In the words of ATRAK " AM broke down barriers for other DJs. Just a few years back, playing in the celebrity circles where every time he scratched and every time he played a record from “our scene”, something a bit more underground or left-field, he opened his audience’s ears and eventually opened the doors for the DJs and producers whose tracks he was playing. This had a tremendous impact for us and the rest of the world." More then ever before DJing was not only "cool" but now alongside that came with a viable income that didnt come at the price of selling your soul. In addition to that, the music he was playing was being heard and accepted on such a vast scale at the heights of pop culture that he undoubtedly helped to changed music forever. Your dad's favorite oldie was now back to back with your favorite hiphop or house track of the moment all on stages that were exposed to the world. Although he didnt have one defining moment that changed the musical landscapes of the planet his life as a whole did. No matter what your thoughts are on DJ AM one thing is certain, had he not lived it would have been a detriment to anyone who had ever enjoyed DJing on any level.
This is the last release I was sent with his name attached to it...
MP3: Gladiator [Steve Aoki & DJ AM Remix]
Rest In Peace - Adam Michael Goldstein
March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
GLITCH MOB SPACE
GLITCH MOB SITE
GLITCH MOB BLOG
THE GLITCH MOB returns this Friday Aug.28th to the main room of starlite for an all out bass heavy glitched up dub steppin massive!
HERES A BIG IN DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH THE BOYS at 2009 LOLLAPALOOZA
and of course, heres a freebee for ya'll
MP3:STS9 - Beyond Right Now [The Glitch Mob Remix]
Don't know too much about uk label owner/producer/Dj Hannah Holland but I ran across this track on a mix recently and I had to have it. Im a big fan of Yo majesty remixes and this one has a really good tribal/prog house vibe. Been playing it out a bit lately and it has most definitely gotten asses shakin. Check out more of Hannah Hollands releases on her labels website at
Yo Majesty- Don't let go (Hannah Holland remix)
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Figure - August Mini-Mix
01 Zombie Nation - Worth it (Arveene & Misk Remix)
02 Jennifer Delano - Amsterdam (RipTide Remix)
03 D.I.M - Lyposuct (Original Mix)
04 Zombie Nation - Shottieville (Proxy Remix)
05 Fedde La Grand/Fman - The Joker (Original Mix)
06 Future Kill - Pinnacle (Original Mix)
07 Hostage - Welcome to Paradise (Discodust Mix)
08 Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Death Suite (Original Mix)
09 RipTide - Fu*k Me (DEMO) (Original Mix)
10 Figure - Lover of the Broken (Original Mix)
11 Figure - Bring it (Original Mix)
12 Figure - The Death of Joshua (Original Mix)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Busy Signal has been killing for a while now, the original riddim is so stripped down. Literally just one mellow synth, no drums, no percussion, nothing. So my man Poirier added his signature flavor to this! Not sure whos hotter right now but one thing is certain these two sound damn good together!
BUSY SIGNAL - COOL BABY [POIRIER REMIX]
Monday, August 17, 2009
After the experience of Shambhala, my eyes have been opened to a vast array of music that I haven't been exposed to before. Many different sub genre's under the dance music umbrella are all blossoming in their own way. From the deep minimal drum lines of the new squeaky "party techno" genre which was a festival favorite, to aggressive abrasive dubstep and drum and bass. So I thought I'd just post a few tracks today of different styles that I'm stoked on right now.
First off, here's a new La Roux, Jack Beats remix, who where one of my favorite acts at Sham. This tune is a nice mix of minimal tribal drum patterns, catchy vocals, and that well known Jack Beats wompy bassline.
I'm Not Your Toy (Jack Beats remix)-La Roux
Next, here's another remix of Little Boots new tune Remedy done by Style of Eye. This very minimal squeaky style of track was very popular and seems to have completely overtaken it's loud "banging" predecessor.
Remedy (Style Of Eye remix)-Little Boots
And Finally some nice uplifting DnB courtesy of Mistabishi's remix of Science of Fear by Temper Tap.
Sceince Of Fear (Mistabishi remix)-Temper Tap
Sunday, August 16, 2009
For a long time now I have been groovin on Jack Beats and their crazy LFO madness, but this year when I saw Jack Beats at Shambhala it blew my mother lovin mind! Jack Beats just keeps getting better and better and the excellent new UFO Ep is no exception. Every track on this release is a winner and will tear down the dancefloor gauranteed. Definitely one worth buying so heres a little taste of what you should be getting down to. http://www.myspace.com/jackbeats
Jack Beats - UFO K Hole Riddim
Jack Beats UFO ep - Beatport
Friday, August 14, 2009
The Numbers Song - Acid Girls
The Numbers Song (Jokers of the Scene Remix) - Acid Girls
(One of the most amazingly perverse drops: 4:25.)
Who's There? (Style of Eye Vocal Remix) - Riton & Primary 1
A definite grower. Sit back and give this one the full 8 minutes. Anything else would not be doing it the justice it deserves. This one just does something for me that the L-Vis 1990 one doesn't.
Afronuts (Douster Remix) - Yolanda Be Cool
A chirpy, frantic romp. "Woooo Woooo!"
Kalise (Round Table Knights Remix) - El Guincho
Make Me Dance (Ft. Reese) (Colours Remix) - B. Rich
The polar opposite of the original. A frenetic, grinding wobbler turned into a serene and humble 4 minutes.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I was out at Shambhala this past week and I was more than stoked to see this guy tearin it up in the Fractal Forest. But we are more than lucky here in Edmonton to have Boy 8 Bit up close at The Temple/ Starlite Room here in Edmonton rocking the decks for us all Saturday August.22nd as Oh Snap! celebrates its second birthday and the Grand ReOpening of the Temple.
I am a young man who makes records on his computer.
I am resident and promoter at the night BODY CLAP at T-Bar / FABRIC.
I like making all sorts of music, I have a couple of other aliases - can you spot them??
My name comes from the fact I used to use an Amiga to make music - they used to use 8-Bit samples. I was young at the time.. Hence Boy 8-Bit. It has stuck ever since... Not because I make 8-Bit music. This seems to annoy a few people.
Florence And The Machine - Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
Baltic Pine(Boy 8-Bit Remix)
A City Under Siege (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Brand new Fake Blood!!!!
Dropping in the form of the "Fix Your Accent" EP! Released on UK based Cheap Thrills Sept. 1st[ish], these jams take a pretty different direction from most of the past Fake Blood bits. Fix your accent gets some super funky sounding sample-based house that still retains the lazy yet oh so powerful vibe Fake Blood is known for [much in the vibe of recent duck sauce offerings]. Stoked to hear more of this new direction and well really anything new Mr. Blood has been cooking up, he tends not to disappoint.
No freebies yet but you can stream all three tracks and get a taste! BON APPETITE!
A1: Fix Your Accent (stream)
B1: The Dozens (stream)
B2: I Think I Like It (stream)
Monday, August 3, 2009
We just had one half of duck sauce out at Oh Snap! a couple weeks back and A Trak was murderous. And the other half is one of my favorite producers, Armand Van Helden. Together they make Duck Sauce, Another super group to keep your ears and eyes open for through out the next year.
Duck Sauce is Armand Van Helden and A-Trak making house music and eating Chinese food. Who's hungry? Quack quack.
Duck Sauce - You're Nasty
Duck Sauce - Anyway
The second installment of the summer, following quite a ways behind the first volume. My apologies. This edition drifts mostly between the upbeat "world" sound that took off this summer, and the really tight, bleepy and throbbing sound that has been complementing it. Of course, piano stabs factor in pretty heavily. And Dr. Dre.
Hotspur Pop's Brutalist Architecture Vol. II
Click the jpeg for track-list.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I don't know much about these two brothers from Germany but I do know what I like when I hear it. Capturing the sound that has been blowing up this summer with techy house synths over top of a congo driven afro-beat rhythm these guys are sure to be burning up dancefloors.
Lil Kim- The Jump off (Monkey Safari Remix)
Monkey Safari Rumble In the Jungle Mix
1. Zombie Disco Squad - Esperanto (Monkey Safari edit)
2. Lorcan Mak - Gypsy Bum
3. Monkey Safari - Chant
4. Solo - Joga Bola
5. Ed Orable feat. Spoek - Dance No More (Monkey Safari remix)
6. Rico Tubbs - The Party (Breakdown remix)
7. Coburn - We Interrupt This Program (Jean Claude Ades remix)
8. Yo Majesty - Don’t Let Go (Hannah Holland remix)
9. 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
Saturday, August 1, 2009
There is no specific theme for this weeks post, other than a couple tracks I'm super stoked on at this moment.
First being the always wonderful LOWBROWS with their remix of 80KIDZ "FxxFox"
Next up is someone I only just recently heard about, but am happy I did. Siriusmo rocks any dance-floor with his unique "sebastion/oizo-esque" sound. Needless to say, this guy rules.
You probably shouldn't actually watch this unless you have 9 minutes to spare and are legitimately interested in boiling peanuts.
Peanuts Club - Brodinski & Noob
A tight rhythmic romp with a bleepy, percussive pattern around the 2:00 mark that makes me feel like I'm being scolded by a robot parrot.
Circadian Clock (Bowski Remix) - Bagheera
Love this. Elements of Fake Blood. Similar to Boy-8-Bit's Baltic Pine. A buzzing, clattering polka-synth jam. Bangs without banging.