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, 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.


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,, and 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 is a producer from Toronto, Canada, who makes celestial club music; ghettotech for the tricks of the 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.


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


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!


Sunday, October 18, 2009


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


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 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.


Thursday, October 15, 2009


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
sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
extra virgin olive oil

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

Drizzle some mustard on top and close it up


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)


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 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