Monday, September 28, 2009

It's Only Adrenaline

It's Only Love - Figure & Sleepy T
A shift in a new direction for Monsieur Figure, based on everything else I've heard. I'm not normally one to lose my head over disco, but I can definitely picture myself hootin' and hollerin' over this one after a few over-priced drinks.

Adrenaline - Destroy Disco
THE perfect jam for that girl in the front row with bowling ball pupils, chewing holes through her face. Breakdown at 4:05 gets my spine tingling. 'Nuff said.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Major Lazer/Downtown Records are holding a competition in Audio and Design.





This is also a bad boy graphic up above so if you have time after you voted for the Knight Riderz Remix go vote for this graphic!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


What's up everyone, My name is Ootz and I'm in a group called Cool Beans. I'm going to be featuring mixtapes, so check back frequently to grab a new mix for your listening pleasure. I'm going to try and feature as much local talent as possible, so send me your mixtapes at . This week's feature mix is from one Edmonton's most bangin Dubstep dj's, Symptum. This mix is solid, download this mix and TURN IT UP!!!

Symptum has played all over the west coast of Canada gaining a reputation as a notorious party rocker. He also co-hosts the popular radio show "Dub Nation" alongside his fellow Dub Affiliates and Da Phutur on the online Dubstep station Using the experience he gained by playing alongside and opening for Dj's such as Rusko,Andy C, Shy FX, Excision,John B, XI, Pendulum, Hive, Dylan, Evol Intent, Concord Dawn, DJ Cure, Noisia, Benny Page, Hxdb,Gremlinz, Corrupt Souls,Self Evident, Bombaman, Chase and Status,Max Ulis, Craze, Sukh Knight, Taal Mala, Ak1200, Diesel Boy, Friction and many more, when Symptum steps up behind the 1's and 2's, you know you're in for something special!

-------- AFFILIATIONS---------
Dub Affiliates,,,
Steppa Sundays, Foosh, Renegade Bass

Sunday, September 20, 2009

RIP Roc Raida

DAMN! 2009 is getting a bit much. MJ, AM, and now Grand Master Roc Raida...


Raida was a legend among legends, a DJ's DJ, a super heros hero, a true artist deserving of the title Grand Master. I had the pleasure of seeing him alongside the rest of the X- Ecutioners in 1999. When you were in that room you could not only hear and see the presence but you could truly feel it. He was walking piece of history that completely embodied his culture. He was his culture, he was our culture. He was a true DJ.

There has been no official statement as to what, how, why and Im not about to add to the rumors. I just want to remember him the way I could only assume hed want to be remembered.. .

R.I.P. - ROC "Anthony Williams" RAIDA -
May 18, 1972 – September 19, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Jake Roberts Mix

I've just finished up this new mix which you can grab here: Jake Roberts-Snake Sandwich

Track list:
When you hear the bassline feat. Ms. Thing - Major Lazer
Aqui Pra Voces (Mastiksoul Samba Remix) - Buraka Som Sistema
Kalemba (African Boy Remix) - Buraka Som Sistema
Kalise (Round Table Knights Remix) - El Guincho
Remedy (Style of Eye Remix) - Little Boots
Jack got Macked - Julio Bashmore
I'm Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix) - La Roux
Labyrinth - Jack Beats
Might Like You Better (NROTB Remix) - Amanda Blank
Pick It Up - Nick Thayer & Mat Cant
Jump up feat. Leftside & Supahyp - Major Lazer
Turn the Music Up (AC Slater Remix) - Math Head
WDYH - Ajapai
You Wouldn't Understand - Vaski
Everyday (Jakwob Remix) - Killa Kela
Blinded By The Lights (Nero Remix) - The Streets
Starry Eyed (Jakwob Remix) - Ellie Goulding
Yin Yang (Original Mix) - DZ, Excision
Gamma Ray Burst - Downlink
Take Me To The Hospital (Rusko Remix) - The Prodigy
Bug - Tek-One
Levitate (Original Mix) - Evol Intent
Ready For The Weekend (High Contrast Remix) - Calvin Harris
Glitterstep (Original) - D-Code and Chan1
Hold The Line (Accapella) - Major Lazer
Skip To Ma Luu - Serani Ft. Ding Dong & Razz & Biggy
Anything goes feat. Turbulance - Major Lazer
Science Of Fear (Mistabishi Remix) - Temper Trap
Science Of Fear (Herve Dub) - Temper Trap
Like You Better (Accapella) - Amanda Blank
Pobum Coco (Sharkslayer Dub) - Daniel Haaksman
Hangin - Hostage
Belly Dance - Round Table Knights
Belly Dance (Mowgli Remix) - Round Table Knights
Caked - Harvard Bass
Where's My Money (Caspa Remix) (Jack Beats edit) - TC
Hey (Foamo Remix) - Diplo & Laidback Luke
Godzilla - Egyptrixx
Troll - George Lenton
Beba - Pantyraid

It's got a good mix of a few genres I play out regularly and I hope you all enjoy!

Friday, September 18, 2009

I Can See Through My Napkin...

(How do they get down once they've reached the top?)

Wireless back up and running, and I have rejoined my peers in the ability to spout inane, not-really-that-funny thoughts on Twitter. In the meantime, I've ditched the train for my car (at least until I have to buy a tank of gas) and these are the sounds that have been booming (more like quietly pitter-pattering) out of the three out of four speakers that actually work in there.

Delaze (Strip Steve's 9 Minute Journey to Salvation Mix) - Dave P & Adam Sparkle
There's a uniquely "Strip Steve" thump that I have always noticed, and it is most definitely present in this sweaty, 9-minute jam. Personally, the post-5-minute mark does a lot more for me than the intro half, but to each their own. I could see 6:40 definitely bringing things to a whole new level if used at the right time.

The Greasy Beat ft. Bootsy Collins (Natural Funk Remix) - Claude VonStroke
A head-bobber. A good soundtrack for being "stuck in traffic but you don't care because you have all the time in the world and are actually enjoying sitting in the sun with the windows down and people-watching".

Pioneer CDJ 2000

I dont see myself switching anytime soon but this is the most enticing alternative to technics 1200's Ive seen to this day! Highly endorsed by Laidback Luke, Eddie Halliwell, Roger Sanchez, Armin Van Buren, and the Swedish House Mafia, these looks to take over as the new standard. Im sad but hey tehcnics have been standard since the 70's... Is this the end? only time will tell.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


It is sad but the leaves are falling and the end of summer here is closing in. This summer was amazing one but for me no where more so then in music. It was like there was this sudden tropical explosion and being that Ive been a huge reggae and dancehall fan for as long as I can remember I was lovin it. The heat was on with almost every genre out there. Smiling faces vibin' out were abundant across the world as the majority of the dance music industry opted for more percussion oriented party vibes and alot less side chainy electro influenced buisness [:)] So heres a few tracks that represent the amazingly awesome direction music took this spring and summer from my point of view.

MP3: Chairlift – Evident Utensil (Sinden Remix)

MP3: Crazy Cousinz - Inflation
MP3:Busy Signal – Da Style Deh (Douster Dagga remix)
MP3:Major Lazer & Crookers feat. Leftside & Supahype - 'Jump Up'
MP3:George Lenton – Island In The Sun
MP3:Misty Dub - CaoS

Heres to hoping this tends reaches well into 2010 and beyond.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Afrojack got jacked!

Fresh from Twitterland [yes that is now one word] heres some news I found very interesting that Im also super stoked on. So most of us know that a young guy named AFROJACK wrote a tune called "How I Like It" with Diplo and the drums and certain other pieces of the MAJOR LAZER joint "Pon Di Floor" feat. Vybz Kartel are directly from that tune. I woke up to check things out in the land of tweets and was amped to finally see someone calling out Downtown Records for not giving cred where cred is due. Heres the story directly from Afrojack and hes not to happy about being jacked this time around.

Here the full story in english so the bloggers from the rest of the world can also understand.

Diplo mails Afrojack;"love your stuff, you wanna hook up when im in holland".

Afrojack mails back while thinking "omg dats diplo mofoo damnnn";"ok"

Diplo comes to holland, in my home studio when i was still living with my mother, i pick him up in amsterdam, we start making music, my mom makes saurkraut (zuurkool) for us.

we go crazy in the studio and we made "How I Like It", later he says he really needs to use different vox on it for the album, so no stress, i send him the parts (remember we made it in Spijkenisse).

He mails me back with vox from vybz kartel over it, but keeping the "pon di floor" from the "how i like it" vox.

I'm cool i'm no troublemaker so i say what u want but ill keep playing this version, we make plans for exclusive extra release with the "how i like it" vocals for ONLY holland because i love my (yay), eventually that didn't work out because the label didn't really care for me.

Diplo did on the other hand because wherever you see "Major Lazer ft. Afrojack" this is the guy that arranged that.

The label on the otherhand (Thank you Downtown) thought hmmm "Major Lazer ft. Afrojack & Vybz Kartel - Pon Di Floor"...
it's too long, u know afrojack? i don't know afrojack, is it important prolly not.

Boom, they leave it out almost everywhere and i get fucked because i've been hyping our track and talking and it gets released without my name so i look like an ass.

And thats where we are now, I wrote this because i talked to luke last night (laidback luke, really good guy) and he told me about this..

for anyone who still wonders, don't make it that bad that i have to put up a fkin youtube video of me playing you the .FLP file (yes people fruity loops 8 XXL, as real el canario would say, BEAT THAT).

I'm out


Incase you didnt know or have never thought to compare...

MP3: Diplo & Afrojack "Thats How I Like It"
MP3: Major Lazer FEATURING AFROJACK & Vybz Kartel "Pon Di Floor"

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Volume Three (Click to Download)

1. Nowhere To Run To - So Shifty

2. Body Flow - Groove Diggerz (Tits & Clits Remix)

3. Wine Har Rump - So Shifty Ft. Ward 21

4. I Think I like it - Fake blood

5. Train to Bamako - Myd

6. Sky Diving - Twizzle (Green Money in The Sky Remix)

7. Drumming Sound - Florence And The Machine ( Boy 8 Bit Remix)

8. Brooklyn Crew - Figure

9. Canto Della Kalimba - Renaissance man

10. When You Hear The Bassline - Major Lazer (Dance Area Remix)

11. Freak Like Me - Adina Howard (Udachi Remix)

12. Whatever U Like - Nicole Scherzinger Ft. TI

13. El Tigeraso - Maluca (Sabbo Remix)

14. Kiss Me Though The Phone - Mike Posner & Izza Kizza (Benzi Remix)

-Mixed By DJ Battery

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Oliver Twist Shit

My wireless connection is running amok and I have been temporarily thrown back to the nineteenth-century, or at least the early 2000s. This is some sort of Oliver Twist shit. For that reason, this post will be short, sweet, and simple in the hopes that I won't freeze everything up. If you want cool graphics and explosions and dramatic ClipArt, feel free to watch CNN for 10 minutes.

True to the nature of this post, the track below is dance music represented in its simplest, lip-bitingest form. Rhythm and an easily repeated vocal hook; this was designed for the dancefloor. I give a lot of respect to anyone who can hold my interest for 6 minutes with a kick, a snare, a two-note bassline, and a mysterious ticking sound (Snape, Snape, Severus Snape). Serve with a packed, sweaty, dark room.

Baaz in de Club (Kid Kaio & Lucky Charms Remix) - Daliano

Monday, September 7, 2009


DJ Fly is bringing the DMC's back! I was so stoked to see and hear this and I have to say it takes the cake on any and all DMC routines prior to it in my eyes. Some purists may argue but I havent ever heard a DMC routine this danceable before and at this point in the game Ill take that!

First theres the polished studio version post win.

Then theres the real thing.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

This year's unfortunate placement of Labour Day has plunged this city's academia into the icy bath of an early start to the scholastic year. Except, this guy is stoked, so I will be too.

The sounds of learning:
Caguama Noise - Poligono

For all of you in the Edmonton/Redmonton/Stabmonton/That-City-With-The-Big-Mall area, don't forget to check out Oh Snap!'s very own celebration of that new book smell, featuring three great new additions to the regular roster:
Cool Beans
at the Oh Snap! Saturdays NKOTB School's In Party

Saturday, September 5th
The Temple (Starlite Room) 102nd & Jasper
$5 @ door
$3 Lucky all night long

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


WHOA! big big congrats to our good hommie ZTRIP! Crowned the worlds number one DJ!

"Z TRIP has come out on top in the annual America's Best DJ competition, as voted
upon by readers of DJ Times magazine! In a crowded field of many talents,
the Los Angeles-based artist's jaw-dropping skill and impressive credentials
set him apart from the competition.

From his role as "Godfather" of the mash-up movement to his incredible remix
work...From his critically acclaimed album Victory Lap (his tribute to
Obama's election) to routinely igniting packed dancefloors across the
globe...Z-Trip is a true original in his own time.

Hats off to America's Best DJ 2009!"

Heres one of my favorite productions of his! Enjoy.

MP3: Prince - "Kiss" [ZTRIP REMIX feat. MURS]