Friday, November 27, 2009
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 We’ve already heard from trance icon Tiesto how he’s abandoned the ‘outdated’ medium in favour and gone for the ease and accessibility of digital tune libraries.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
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.
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
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~
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
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.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Fallin' arse over kettle for these.
Interesting to note: the British call dyed blondes "aviation blondes." Blonde hair...black box...
The Whole Sh'Bang (Harvard Bass Remix) - Mom & Dad
I Love London (Douster Remix) - Crystal Fighters
I Love London (Femme en Fourrure Remix) - Crystal Fighters
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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!!!
Monday, November 9, 2009
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
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
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,
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 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"