Friday, December 31, 2010
Schemes (feat. Shamik) by Sub Swara
One of my favorite tracks of Subswara's latest LP 'Triggers'
Bend You by Sub Swara
Another awesome tune off the 'Triggers' LP.
Here's the latest from San Francisco's king of glitch
Hell Proof by TigranMiMoSA
Sebastien Tellier “Roche” - (MiM0SA Remixxx) by TigranMiMoSA
Edmonton's own Knight Riderz slay crowds with their live show. Here's a preview of their 'Mind Riddims' EP expected to drop January of 2011.
Mind Riddims by Knight Riderz
Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Unlimited Gravity AKA Ronnie Weberg is an up and coming glitch hop producer from Denver, Colorado. I discovered him a few months ago and have been particularly impressed by him as of late. He first caught my interest with his 7 track compilation 'All Day Every Day'. When it comes to Unlimited Gravity you can expect crisp, clean production quality, rich melodic texture, a bassline that bangs and his characteristic synths that make the tracks instantly memorable. Plus all his tunes are at least 5 minutes long which is DOPE because I never want them to end..
ANYWHO, enough talking, get to listening. Here's his latest compilation:
Secondary Dominant by Unlimited Gravity
Annnnnnd here's one of his past compilations:
make sure to cop it if you're diggin' what you hear :) My faves are "All Those Little Things" and "Heimerneimer"
Until next time!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Taking influence from a variety of artists such as Hatiras, Stupid Fresh, AC Slater, JELO, Excision, Zodiac Cartel, Electric Soulside, Noisia, Nero…. The list goes on to really create a diverse style with many different types of influences and genres.
Beginning as a vinyl hard house DJ, the style gradually evolved to CDJ’s and electro house over the years. And, more recently, the style has been dubstep/drum and bass.
Krispy has played at various clubs within the city of Edmonton over the years as well as Motion Notion Music Festival in Drayton Valley, Alberta this year. Also, more notably, he has had 2 guest appearances on the dubFWD radio (88.9FM) show in Baltimore this year.
His latest accomplishment was having the electro house style tune, “Swamp Step”, signed to the Transendance label. This marks the first successful year of being a producer. More productions are in the works leaning towards the electro and dubstep genres.
Expect many more releases and upcoming shows to come in the future from this exciting and diverse electronic artist.
Live mix recorded on November 26, 2010
1. Rico Tubbs – I like it raw (Mightyfools remix)
2. Krafty Kuts – Shake Them Hips (Punk Rolla Clean Mix)
3. Bitrok – Closest Strangers (The Loops of Fury Club Mix)
4. Bobby K, Monolythe – Don’t Break It (Electric Soulside Remix)
5. MikeWave – Hard Bass (Filthy Rehab Remix)
6. Qalvr, Calvertron – Raw 2 Da Floor
7. Nom De Strip – Skweekee
8. Filthy Rehab – Shake ‘N’ Dance (Electric Soulside Remix)
9. Mike Wave, Filthy Rehab – Sick Slaughterhouse (Matt Cox Remix)
10. Ben & Lex – Makaton (Viro & Rob Analyze Remix)
11. Spieltrieb, Malente – Ja Ja Ja
12. Tim Healey, Calvertron – Back 2 the Ghetto
13. Nom de Strip – Ticker
14. Santiago & Bushido – All that I can say
15. Electrixx – The Music
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Hot off the press! Here is the brand new remix of Thunderball's Enter The Brahmin by Knight Riderz out now on Theivery Corporation's ESL label. You can get the free download
Thunderball - Enter The Brahmin (Knight Riderz Remix) by Knight Riderz
Monday, November 22, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
My boy and one of the illest DJ's in Canada, MTA [Mat The Alien] just finished rollin out the heavyweight dubstep treatment on Nick Thayers "Let It Go" single released on the world reknowned Passenger imprint.
GET MAT's REMIX FOR FREE AT HIS SOUND CLOUD
Get the full release here
Monday, November 1, 2010
In another absolute atrocity of a top 100, Armin Van Buuren once again takes home the crown. DJ Mag again over looks a plethora of talented, innovative, progressive, and genre evolving visionaries. They opt instead to continue a downward trend of glorifying music for the lowest common denominator and simply ignore actual performance skills. Not only that but the only two non house/trance DJ's are Andy C and John B. Ive seen both of those artist many times and while Andy C holds it down with the best in the world John B is much more skilled in the realms of production and not the most amazing selector out there. This list makes no sense to me and I feel as though this is a testament to the current pitifull state of a large part of electronic music. I honestly can not think of enough negative things to say or words that properly express what a loss this is for electronic music as a whole.
Heres the DJ mag top 5 and the rest of the results
#1 Armin Van Buuren
#2 David Guetta
#5 Above & Beyond
Heres easily a more suitable top 5 off the top of my head in no particular order...
GAS LAMP KILLER
Heres a video of Armin, sorry DJ Mag but you lose!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
2) Flinch – Midnite Hustle (AC & Dell, 12th Planet VIP)
3) Statelapse – Mad House
4) Excision & Downlink – Reploid
5) Trolley Snatcha – Rocco’s Revenge
6) The Others – GTFO
7) 16Bit – FRZR3000
8) Noah D. – SRS VIP
9) Benga- Dirty Face
10) Joker – Instrumental
11) Rusko – Hold On (12th planet Remix)
12) Flux Pavillion – I Can’t Stop
13) Ras Kass – West Coast Dub
14) Skream – Listenin’ to Records on my Wall
15) DJ Sneak – Southern Boy (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)
16) I Square – Hey Sexy lady (Skrillex Remix)
17) Doctor P. – Badman SOund
18) Monstar – Put Ya Hands Up
19) Rye Rye feat. M.I.A. – Sunshine (12th Planet Remix)
20) Datsik – Domino
21) Jakes – Justice
22) Skream – CTO
23) Mala – Eyez
24) Skream – Put Ya Knees Up
25) Distance – D.E.V.A.S.T.A.T.O.R.
26) Trolley Snatcha – Passin’ Me By
27) 12th Planet & Antiserum – Purple & Gold
28) DJ Die & Fabio – Brite Lights (Joker Remix)
29) 12th Planet & Datsik – Texx Mars
30) Jinder – Youth Blood (12th Planet Remix)
31) Subscape – Just Coz
32) Caspa – Geordie Racer
33) Benga – Lil’ Bits
34) Silkie – 80′s Baby
35) Boregore – Act Like a Hoe
36) Rusko – Do You Wanna Have a Party?
37) Breakage – It’s Over (feat. Roses Gabor)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
For all of you that dont know about Heatwave from London England UK, they are one of the leading sounds in bashment, reggae, and dancehall coming out of the UK. For more indepth info check here.
Theyve just dropped a new mix that is absolutely dangerous! Heatwave family member Dan Bean on decks here. The tracklisting alone instantly makes you want to turn and wine, dutty!
MP3: The Heatwave - Turn & Wine Mix
1. Vybz Kartel - Turn and Wine (DNA Riddim)
2. Vybz Kartel - Like a Jockey (Street Groove Riddim)
3. Vybz Kartel - Better Can Wuk
4. Kenyatta Fire - Like A Gipsy
5. Aidonia - We A Tek it Off (Catalog Riddim)
6. Taranchyla - Wifey Anthem (Basik Instink Riddim)
7. Mr Lexx - Tek Di Nite (Basik Instink Riddim)
8. Leftside & Mystic Davis - Phat Punani (Just Blaze / Boy Shorts Blend)
9. Mr Vegas - Boy Shorts (Ital Stew Riddim)
10. Red Fox & Screechie Dan - Pose Off (Drum Song Riddim)
11. Beenie Man & Future Fambo - Rum and Red Bull (One Day Riddim)
12. Khago - Nah Sell Out (One Day Riddim)
13. Vybz Kartel & Russian - Straight Jeans & Fitted
14. Vybz Kartel - Touch A Button
15. Mad Cobra - Press Trigger (The Buzz Riddim)
16. Gappy Ranks - Stinkin Rich (The Buzz Blend)
17. Mr Vegas - She's A Cutie (Circus Riddim)
18. Sean Paul - Hey Ya (Circus Riddim)
19. Vybz Kartel - Beat Up The Pussy (Circus Blend)
20. RDX - Bend Ova Refix (Americano Riddim)
21. Busy Signal - Picante Refix (Americano Riddim)
22. Busy Signal - Gal Bounce (Americano Riddim)
23. Spice- Jim Screechie (Jim Screechie Riddim)
24. Aidonia - Jackhammer (Jim Screechie Riddim)
25. Mavado - Never Believe You (Jim Screechie Blend)
26. J-Boog - Let's Do It Again (Major Riddim)
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
At first it was intrigue and jokes, then it was pure skepticism and confusion, followed up by more skepticism and a few sips of the hater juice...
Now it has come full circle and Im going to finally state officially Die Antwoord is nothing short of pure unadulterated genius! This is some serious serious business and to those that are saying zef is a gimmick, fad or otherwise in the words of Ice Cube [ive been quoting him alot lately :?] "check yourself before you wreck yourself" !
Die Antwoord, officially the greatest internet meme, turned prankster rappers in history, drop their official debut full length today, "$0$". Released on Cherrytree/Interscope, $0$ is a reworked version of the same album that was originally available on Die Antwoord's website earlier this year. Go buy, steal, burn, rip, and or DL or whatever this LP, just get it now! Check out the tracklist below.
Die Antwoord - $0$
01 In Your Face
02 Enter the Ninja
03 Wat Kyk Jy?
04 Evil Boy
05 Rich Bitch
06 Fish Paste
08 Beat Boy
09 She Makes Me a Killer
10 Doos Dronk
11 Hidden Track
Courtesy of our hommies at Mad Decent heres a lil freebee for ya'll!
MP3: Die Antwoord — Your a Jerk x Wat Pomp
As if that wasnt enough, Ill leave you with the brand new boneriffic video for their single "Evil Boy".
Friday, October 8, 2010
The specialist is just that, a selector that selects only the best of the best. With an emphasis on bottom heavy beats, you'll hear everything from house, dnb, dubstep, and hip hop.... roll out the speakers for serious power and precision timing. Having played alongside Freq Nasty, Fort Knox 5, Jack Beats, 16 Bit, Fake Blood, South Rakkas crew, Rye Rye, Capital J, and AC Slater, he's no stranger to the lime light and this is just the beginning. Studio savvy as well so keep your ear to the ground for original exclusives in his ever evolving dj sets.
twitter - @thespclst
soundcloud - www.soundcloud.com/thespecialist
facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/The-Specialist
Go Get My Gun (Leo Justi rmx)
Pon De Foley (Major Lazer VS Harold Faltermeyer) – Ludachrist
De Roolf is on FIRE (The Roof is on Fire + Pon De Floor) – Leo Justi
Pull up – The Partysquad
Riverside – Sidney Samson (Peo De Pitte rerub)
Hold Yuh – Gyptian (Major lazer rmx)
Shutterbug – Big Boi (Jackbeats rmx)
Dunno Riddim – Leo just (Kid Conga rmx)
Crush – Fugative (Nadastrom rmx)
Facepump – JFK & St Mandrew (Congorock rmx)
Sticky Situation – Lady Chann (Toddla T rmx)
Together – Herve
Mat Bira Kvinnor Weed – Carli & marcus Price (Leo Justi rmx)
Cannibalistic – Expendable Youth (Samo Sound Boy rmx)
Sex Sax – Drop the Lime (Dillon Francis choose your own adventure rmx)
As We Enter – Nas & Damien Marley (Foamo rmx)
Babylon – Congorock
One – Swedish House Mafia (Stanton warriors edit)
P-Funk Skank – Udachi (Nadastrom rmx)
P-Funk Skank – Udachi
Apocalypse Theme – Dave Nada (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)
I Love You So – Cassius (Krusha rmx)
Reasons - 12th Planet & Juakali (Doctor P Remix)
Zutopong – Bird Peterson
Zutopong - Bird Peterson Rinseout Remix
Hold On (feat. Amber Coffman) - Rusko (Sub Focus Remix)
Apache – Terravita rmx
The next DL from the Knight Riderz is here! Weve blogged about King Fantastic and Knight Riderz before but now have the pleasure of droppin this massive collabo gem on ya'll! This joint is straight fiya and most definitely one of the sickest Knight Riderz joints to date! CLAP YOUR HANDS TO THIS SHIT!
MP3: King Fantastic "Westcoastsynthesizerbeachbumgangstermusic" (Knight Riderz Remix)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Additionally a release by the new Canadian based Emergency Broadcast System label has Knight Riderz dropping two originals with one "PLAY" be given away as the promo for the release. The release features all the biggest western Canadian glitch hoppers and is a testament to the immense amount of talent in the great white north. Pick up the full release here.
02 - Professor Nalepa & It's Not Over Quebec - Unrest
03 - Thriftworks - Get The Lectroid (Rook Remix)
04 - Knight Riderz - Turn It Up
05 - Marty Party - Sassy
06 - Antennae - So High
07 - Lorn - Toilet
08 - Lunice - Solution
09 - Love & Light - Funkin Lovely
10 - Blunt Instrument - Battle Toad
11 - Mimosa - Customs
12 - Sidecar - Tommy - Bump Box
13 - Random Rab - The Desert Flux
14 - Opiuo & Jay Wikid - Panty Slingshot
15 - Nasty Nasty - Priceless
16 - Fuzz - Doom
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
170+ Oblique Strategies for Electronic Music
In the ever growing sea of generic sounding producers that are putting time into their DAW and pumping out "dance floor bangers" all using the exact same VST's and Vengeance Samples, how does one define an original sound for themselves anymore? This website put together a list of 170+ ways to get yourself thinking outside the box and use different ways to come up with ideas.
I also came across This Website which follows the same kind of idea as the last website but instead of listing all of the tips, you pick a random card from the deck and go with it.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
In lieu, I've got a link for a taste of glitchy awesomeness. It's just right for personal consumption through your Itunes, Ipod, Itouch, Iphone, Ipad'd out Ilife. If you like what you hear, drop a few dollars for his time and efforts. Remember! Support your artists!
"Hold Tight" is my favorite off of the release. Check out the Missy E drop half way through the track!
On a more serious note. Keep your ears peeled for this guy. He doesn't ram out tons of tunes so anything that drops should be grabbed fast.
Drop It Low by FreddyTodd
Friday, September 17, 2010
Available Sept 20 Offworld presents.. Offworld Transmissions!!
Offworld Transmissions Vol 1 [20th september 2010 release] by Offworldrecordings
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Shamik is a long time friend of mine and to say the least an absolutely amazing artist and friend. He is definitely one of the most passionate people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and that passion comes through constantly in his craft. His drive for hard work is seldom equaled by his peers and I know this first hand. Trying to keep up with him and his push for moving forward have often felt like the tortoise and the hare, me being the tortoise of course. I have nothing but the most complimentary things to say about Shamik and it seems as though 99% of people that encounter him have similar feelings. He emits an energy that is beyond positive so I encourage anyone who crosses paths with him to say at the very least a quick hello, it will brighten your day! So without further delay I turn to Nomadic Injections...
This is Shamiks second full length LP and one that I have had the pleasure of producing 2 tracks for [one with jake roberts as Knight Riderz]. The album was recorded in 5 countries and 3 languages, over the course of 3 years. It covers a wide variety of genres including glitch, dubstep, hip hop, and of course acappella. This is by far the best recorded synopsis of Shamik as an artist to date. From the dance floor killers "Focus" and "Light It Up" to the head bobbin hiphop joints "Break It Down" and "Jam" to the more introspective pieces "A Little Room" and "Lost" this is a 360 inside and out, upside and down tour of Shamik at his best. Go and buy this now! Honestly the best ten spot youll ever drop.
-To purchase on iTunes:
-To purchase on CD Baby:
For all of you out there in the blogosphere who arent as familiar with Shamik, read on!
Shamik is a beatboxer/ vocalist based in Vancouver known for crushing basslines, crisp rhythms, and a'cappella DJ sets. He has performed in 15 countries and 5 continents. In the past 3 years Shamik toured with Method Man & Redman, Q-Bert, Bassnectar, Beats Antique, Kentaro and Lexie Lee. He has also performed with various bands including Thievery Corporation, Delhi 2 Dublin, Salmonella Dub, Oka, and Kellylee Evans. In the studio, Shamik collaborated with Sub Swara, Tanya Tagaq, Subvert, Knight Riderz, and Kush Arora, He has showcased at festivals such as Rothbury (USA), Shambhala, Vancouver Island Musicfest, Edmonton Folkfest (Canada), Sunburn (India), Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Peats Ridge, Southbound (Australia), and Dubplate (Philippines).
Shamik's career highlights are performing alongside hip hop godfather Kool Herc, dubstep pioneers Skream & Benga, and beatbox icon Killa Kela. He also recently performed with 12-time Grammy winning dobro player Jerry Douglas, and opened for 10-time Grammy winning legend George Benson. Other highlights include live collaborations with Z-Trip, Mat The Alien, Fort Knox Five, Excision, Skratch Bastid, and Kutmasta Kurt.
You can keep up with Shamik at the following spots
They say sleep is the cousin of death and clearly Shamik makes no time for such things. So I truly urge you to follow suit and not sleep on one of Canadas greatest artists.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Vanesa - Austin Powers
Trizzy Turnt Up – A-Trak
Sex Sax – Drop The Lime
El Cepollo (DJ Punish 2010 Bootleg) – Fulanito
Get Down (VIP Edit) – Jack Beats
Could This Be Real – Sub Focus
Hey! (Foamo Remix) – Diplo & Laidback Luke
I Took The Night (DJ Ayres Flatbeat Mix) – Chelley vs Mr Ozio
Street Lady - Gramophonedize
Hot Damn! - Señor Stereo
Chillin (Oh Snap!! Remix - Dirty) - Wale
Save Us - Nadastrom
Nights (Nadastrom Remix) – Pase Rock
Stand Up – Knight Riderz
P-Funk Skank (Nadastrom Remix) - Udachi
Barbra Streisand (Fare Soldi Remix) – Duck Sauce
Divisive (Tom Staar mix) – We Have Band
Hello! (B. Rich Refix) – AC Slater
Epic Last Song (Jack Beats Remix) – Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
For the rest of you slackers who are waking up around 10am in our fair city to a cut scene from Silent Hill. (http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/3422540.bin) Feel free to rejoice in the sweet anthems of Grafix.
I was introduced to this phenomenal producer by his collaborations with Fred V; Liquid DnB seems to be a sure fire item around the Oh Snap boys these days and Fred V seems to have been pivotal in anchoring the sound in our hearts.
Expect big things towards the end of this year from the collaborations of Fred V and Grafix. They are proof that Liquid is packing serious heat beyond Camo, Krooked and Netsky.
This track packaged with "One of these Days" is shaping up to be my most anticipated release of the fall. Watch out!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Redlight feat Ms Dynamite - What you Talkin About (mediafire)