Thursday, April 29, 2010
Donnis is next in line to make sure Hip Hop music stays on the right track. He’s already been named one of XXL magazine’s “Freshmen 10” and, from the looks of it, he has no plans to stop at that. The video for his first single “Gone” was directed by BBGun, who did an amazing job, it’s loaded with cameos: A-trak, Craze, Just Blaze, and Estelle just to name only a few. This to me despite the blatant auto tune is one of the best new hiphop joints that has real potential to chart, letsssss go Donnis!
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
It's been a while, and for that, I apologize. I'd tell you I was busy exploring the (terrifying) remains of the Titanic, or base-jumping while simultaneously feeding orphans, but we all know none of that's true.
School was kicking my ass.
And, while dodging the sucker punch of accounting, the left jab of finance, and the judo chop of my (ill-chosen) elective, I was listening obsessively to Riva Starr's Essential Mix, featuring the incredibly smooth and hypnotic Own - Adam Port, Sante.
The distinctive, relentless clip-clop pattern, off-beat clapping, and the VOCAL all hit the right spot; give this one the full 9 minutes it deserves. Perfect for summer.
Adam Port & Santé - Own / Rockets & Ponies 001 by Adam Port
We have another mix by one of our very own, Dj Battery. Battery vol.4 is the latest installment of Dj Battery's series of mixes, and it's really good. Expect another mix from Battery in the months to come to add to our series of mixes that showcase the talents and styles of the Oh Snap! roster. Until then...
2. 81 (Renaissance Man Remix) - Harvard Bass
3. MC's Can Kiss (Zombie Disco Squad Remix) - Uffie
4. Hey Cutie - Roska
5. Tickets (Kid Kaio is High Remix) - Urchins & Spoek
6. Warm Heart of Africa (French Fries Remix) - The Very Best
7. Spraycan (Shark Slayer Remix) - Renaissance Man
8. Quicksand (Boy 8 Bit Remix) - La Roux
9. Dwarfs - Malente & Jay Robinson
10. Peterpan (Julio Bashmore Remix) - Sekta f. Spoek Mathambo
11. Black Mama - Riva Starr
12. Handz in the Air - Cobra Krames
13. Day Dreaming (Douster Remix) - Kid Sister
14. Vampie Killah - DJ P.O.L Style
15. Frowny Face (Emynd Remix Ft. Playboy Tre) - Gucci Mane
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Max Tannone has gone and in fine fashion, mashed up some classic reggae and dub riddims with Mos Def lyrics over the top. This is possibly one of the greatest concept/mashup lps Ive ever heard. Mos is a lyricist of epic proportions and I dont think that theres a style he couldnt flow over with ease. However the way his vocals roll over these riddims is almost godly. Every tune is recrafted with precision and fit to function. I think most of me just loves the fact that someone loved the concept enough to do an entire album of it.
Get the whole album for free over at the Mos Dub website.
Mos Dub by maxtannone
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Mixed By Jake Roberts
Oh Snap! vol.5, The Nucleus, is brought to you by the one and only Jake Roberts. Resident dj, and one half of Knight Riderz, Jake brings the bass. From glitch, to drum n bass, to dubstep and back, he always keeps it hype. This mix is a good example of what you might hear when Jake hits the decks.
The Nucleus <---Download
Pretty Lights - Total Satisfaction
Misdemeanour (A Skillz Remix)- CB's
Bear Crunk - Vent
Slip - Opiuo
Disco Biscuit - Pascal & Pearce
Bangkok (Original Mix) - Boris Dlugosh
Bangkok (Dub) - Boris Dlugosh
Plump Bisquit (Sharkslayer demon dub) - Femme En Fourrue
Undertaker - Wolfgang Gartner
Where's My Money (Caspa mix)(Elite Force Re-Edit) - TC
Your On My Mind Baby - Rusko
Setback (Starkey Remix) - The Constellations
Clunge - SDUK
Zutopong (Akira Kiteshi Remix) - Bird Peterson
Angus Dei - Eskmo
ETG - Mim0sa
Foolish Science - Ooah
Players Anthem - Samples
Raag Puriya - Piyush Bhatnagar
Southpaw - Datsik
Land of the Lupes - Bassnectar
Run 'Em Out (Ft Roots Manuva) - Breakage
Hold Us Down - 4 Corners Crew
Uptown Tricks (Shimon Remix) - Fort Knox Five
Skyline - Camo & Krooked
Turn The Lights Out (Spor Remix) - Hadouken
Cape Fear (Tantrum Desire Remix) - Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Without You - Original Sin
Rizzla - Jovi Rockwell
Run 4 Cover - Tipper
Bomb The Blocks feat. Persia (Ghislain Poirier Remix) - Bassnectar
Chainsaw Calligraphy (Propatingz Crunk Massacre Remix) - 16 Bit
Tangolypto - Heyoka
Rippin' Needles - Propa Tingz
Roll Call - HavocNdeeD
Schopwrekka - Nasty Ways
What is Seems - Eprom
Mars (Player Player's 95 Jump Mix) - Fake Blood
Gifted Ft. Kanye West, Lykke Li and Santogold (Matt b Remix) - N.A.S.A.
Cash - Modeselektor
Wile Out Feat. Ms Dynamite - Zinc
Starry Eyed (Russ Chimes Remix) - Ellie Goulding
Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix) - The Temper Trap
Machine Gun (Spor Remix) - Noisa
Therapy - Original Sin
Riverside (TC Dirty Remix) - Sydney Samson
Rock It - Sub Focus
R U Ready - Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Babylon's Scared (16bit Remix) - Propa Tingz
Ice Cream - Borgore
Egyptian Horns - Ed Solo
Sweet Shop - Doctor P
Please Mr Postman - Cragga
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Dhruva, Sharmaji, Haj and Juakali are Sub Swara: a live electronic crew that pushes forth the best in lo-frequency, hi-vibration culture. The Sub Swara sound pits musical refinement vs. genre bending bass weight, encompassing dubplate culture, live percussion and triggering, on-the-fly remixes and sonics built for both the dancefloor and the headspace.
Sub Swara melds everything from dubstep, dancehall, and jungle to breakbeat, midtempo, and glitch hop--mixed with a global sensibility to engage and unite across cultural and musical borders. They have remixed for some huge names in the industry, with Mos Def, Stephen Marley, Fort Knox 5, Dehli 2 Dublin, Fugazi, David Starfire, Mochipet, and Bassnectar all demanding these beat smiths to places their signature sound on their music.
Fresh off killing it at the Shambhala Festival last year these boys are ready to big the fire to Edmonton.
Right from Subswara themselves, theyve passed on a link so you can get your hands on ALOT of free music!!!!
CLICK HERE FOR FREE SUBSWARA MUSIC!
also get at them at any of the follow links...
King Fantastic is a collabo project comprised of Troublemaker and Killer Reese One. Theyve done a brand new relick of the new Glitch Mob single "Drive It Like You Stole It" and in my opinion giving this track exactly what it needed. Killer Reese One murders it on the tune and gives new life to the first single off Glitch Mobs highly anticipated debut LP "Drink The Sea". dl below, dont sleep!
MP3: Glitch Mob "Drive It Like You Stole IT" [King Fantastic remix]
Thursday, April 8, 2010
What it dew,
Jaden, also known as DJ JayFresh, has been spinning music for over 7 years. 2010 has been a promising year with JayFresh playing with some of western Canada’s best DJ’s and party rockers including Excision, Bryx, Stickybuds, WakCutt, and Degree, as well as The Redbull 2010 DJ Competition in Edmonton and the many awesome current and up-and-coming DJ’s in Grande Prairie. 2010 also included the official launch of Funkin Your Area Productions in Grande Prairie that brings world-class talent and music events to this area. JayFresh's sound comes from a wide range of music. In his electronic sets, you can hear him playing a wide variety of NuFunk, Breakbeat, Electro, Dubstep, DnB, Baltimore, Hip Hop, Fidget/Bassline, Midtempo, and Glitch Hop. With quick, seamless mixes and transitions from genre to genre, as well as an unmatched library of music, you can hear something fresh in every single one of his sets.
In this OH SNAP! EXCLUSIVE MIX, it has been a mix of my favorite tracks that I’ve played out at some point over the past few months. This is similar to how you can expect to hear me on a club night. You can hear JayFresh play at monthly shows at the Pourhouse and various other venues in Grande Prairie. Expect to hear more of JayFresh throughout Alberta and BC in the future, as well as the 2010 Astral Harvest Music Festival this summer.
DJ JayFresh - OH SNAP! EXCLUSIVE MIX
Funkin Your Area Productions
Grande Prairie, AB
NuFunk, Breaks, Electro, Dubstep, DnB, Womp
01. A. Skillz - Twang Banger
02. Quasamodo ft. MC Coppa - Bollywood Man (Basement Freaks Remix)
03. Stevie Wonder - Superstition (J-Roc Remix)
04. Nick Thayer vs. Will Styles - Yeah Bwoy!
05. The Mollusk - Coloured Pencils
06. Ed Solo - Age Of Dub (Parker Remix)
07. Dirty Dubsters - Dubsters Be Good To Me
08. AC Slater - Hello (Neon Steve Remix)
09. DJP - Juicyway
10. DJ Wood - Hustle Muscle
11. Basement Freaks - Something Freaky
12. Master P - Rockit (Fuzzbox Inc Remix)
13. Philly Blunt - Loves California
14. Basement Freaks - Disco Life
15. Breakbot ft. IRFANE - Baby I'm Yours
16. Bag Raiders ft. Donnis - All The Girls
17. J-Roc - Funkanomical Boom
18. Bag Raiders - Fun Punch (XXXChange Remix)
19. Gorillaz - Stylo (Alex Metric Remix)
20. Foo Fighters - The Pretender (Zeds Dead Ruckus Remix)
21. Breakdown & Jen Lasher - Rollcall (Original Mix)
22. Buraka Som Sistema ft. Kano - Skank & Down (Foamo Remix)
23. DJ Icey - Yeah Right (Original Mix)
24. Dylan Rhymes, Krafty Kuts, Elite Force, Christian J, & Tim Deluxe - Party Phenomenon (Elite Force Re-Fix)
25. Dustin Hulton & Deekline ft. Sporty-O - Apple Bottom (Original Mix)
26. Dustin Hulton & Deekline ft. Sporty-O - Apple Bottom (High Rankin Remix)
27. 12th Planet & Juakali - Reasons (Doctor P Remix)
28. FuntCase & South Bound Hangers - Wizard Sleeve (ft. MC Raff)
29. Liquid Stranger - Alert
30. Plan B - She Said (16Bit Remix)
31. Jakes - Boom Boom Bass
32. Cut & Run - Magic Carpet
33. DJ Icey - Kicks (Original Mix)
34. Deekline, Tim Healey, & Ed Solo ft. Bad Lay-Dee - Take It Ezy (Breaks Mix)
35. Stanton Warriors, JELO, Hatiras, & Vandal - M.A.D. (Elite Force Mix)
36. Mom & Dad - Judas (Dem Slackers Remix)
37. Malente vs. Azzido Da Bass - They're Killin' It (Aston Shuffle Remix)
38. Noisia - Machine Gun (Spor Remix)
39. Spor - Halogen
40. Camo & Krooked ft. Nemesis - Bounce
41. The Wildlife Collective - Top Rankin
42. Rap Pack - Swagga Like Us (Nick Thayer Remix)
43. Bassnectar - Here We Go
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Juakali is a Los Angeles resident, Brooklyn transplant and native of Trinidad and Tobago. He has traveled the world in recent years performing, collaborating with cutting edge artists and igniting audiences in Tokyo, Johannesburg, Amsterdam, Karlovy Vary, Dortmund, Mumbai, to name a few. In 2006, following his FIFA World Cup performances, EGO Magazine described Juakali as an artist "on the forefront of the Reggae, Jungle and burgeoning Dubstep scene in the US and around the world."
He is the host of North America’s first and premier dubstep event, Dub War in New York City, reviewed and revered by The New York Times, Frank151, URB Magazine, among others. Juakali also brings his talent to Sub Swara, a live electronic crew based in New York City that “deal with the most fascinating melt of sound - beats and bass laced with the elemental voice of Juakali...pure heaven...” (Maryanne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1).
As an in-demand vocalist, Juakali has appeared on commercial recordings from Alpha & Omega, Raz Mesani, Pinch, Dub Gabriel and others, impressing both industry and audiences with his ability to innovate across dub, reggae, dubstep, dancehall, bhangra, electronic, and experimental genres. This lead to him being featured as one of the top 5 US Ragga MCs who are, “launching careers as artists and producers… pushing dancehall beyond its boundries…” (‘Chat Bout’XLR8R Magazine – Issue118).
His debut solo Extended Play release, Breakground on GunJah Records/Foreign Familiar (Winter 2008), integrated Juakali's fresh international aesthetic by incorporating dub, dubstep, and electronic genres with a blend of contemporary and inventive producers. Come From Yard is his latest Extended Play release on Foreign Familiar (Spring 2009), this time including dancehall in his repertoire along with lyrics clearly expressing dissent and those encouraging gratitude, community, and optimism.
Juakali will be touching down with Subswara, Poirier, RSD, and MC Zulu on April.24th here in Edmonton. Until then heres some tunes and videos to keep you elevated and hyped until the big day.
This is one heater of a freebee from Juakali himself! Big vocal for a massive tune!
MP3: Reasons - 12th Planet & Juakali (Doctor P Remix)
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