Tuesday, October 18, 2011
On Saturday, October 29th, Step'D Up Saturdays will provide your bass music needs as per usual with our Halloween special! Feel free to come party at the Temple in your most outrageous costume with Edmontons best bass music DJs serving up the freshest in Dubstep, DnB, Glitch Hop, Breaks, and everything bass!
Also, on the Saturday, All Blown Up will be bringing in TORRO TORRO to the Edmonton Events Center for the 5th Annual Halloween Howler! Featuring Oh Snap! DJ's Degree, Spenny B, and MNG!
And finally we have DJ's as DJ's and Bands as Bands at the Starlite room Monday, October 31st with our Ibiza-Themed Foam Party! 7 DJ's and 16 Bands playing as other Famous DJs/Bands! Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased at the Brixx bar and grill on Wednesdays or from any participating bands or DJs.
Check out any one of these events (or all of them) for a party that is sure to please and fulfill your halloween shenanigan needs!
Plus peep the homegrown talent of your local DJs/Producers of Oh Snap!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Gonna start doin these mixes once a month or so, basically a full length mix of what I'm feeling at the moment. This one is drumstep, dubstep, dnb and hip hop. Got some fire from my boys Daphutur, and plenty of other bangers. Kind of a rough mix, but so what :P
Check out Step'd Up every Saturday to hear the best in Dubstep and Bass music at the Temple - 10030 102 st Edmonton - $3 BEER/HIBALLS 18+
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Eskmo has been slaying crowds around the world and has been in the game for more than 10 years now. The last time he was here in Edmonton he absolutely murdered it and I personally coulden't wait to have him back! Now hes coming with fresh bangers and beautifully produced originals that will have you skanking hard on the Starlite Room's dancefloor!
Check out this DOPE video that will fuck your brain sideways :p
One of my personal fav's!
Peep the badmans soundcloud for more!
Can't forget about our local favorites, the Knight Riderz! Fresh off their American tour and armed with an arsenal of new bangers from their recent EP release plus a collection of unreleased tunes to get your crunk on! These guys never fail to bring the heat with their live sets and show no signs of slowing down with their unique sound and dirty, gritty basslines!
Samples' number 2 pick for Top Glitch Hop tune of all time, a little older but obviosly still a slayer!
Heres another head boppin tune you can comp for FREE on the Knight Riderz soundcloud page!
Last but not least we got more local talent to put Edmonton on the map! With a sick release on Play Me Too, Elliot Mars at the young age of 21 is ready to destroy the bass music scene with his authentic synths and face melting drops!
BANGER! 'nuff said :)
New Blood Vol. 2 (Dropping July 25th) by Elliot Mars
Here's a free one! Check his soundcloud for more free music!
Future (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Elliot Mars
If you like what you hear you will LOVE it when you hear it LIVE at the Starlite Room July 30th! No better feeling than GOOD VIBRATIONS!
Check the event on Facebook
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I want to spread a little love for the most talented, the most humble, and probably the nicest cat I know, Shamik. Shamik is an internationally known beatboxer and Mc, and if you have not heard or seen him perform, you are missing out! He has a new ep fresh off the press, and I want to share it with you all. Here is what Shamik had to say about, Westward Rising:
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
With only 2 days to go before the legendary Krafty Kuts and Dynamite MC hit the starlite room, I felt it would be appropriate to enlighten those of you who have yet to discover the talent that is Dynamite MC. Here's the lowdown...
"Dynamite MC, (born & Dominic Smith, 7 October) grew up around the world , Germany, Ireland, Brazil , Gloucester , Bristol and now London. He originally gained prominence in jungle/drum and bass, working with Roni Size and Reprazent, but has also released hip hop and breaks and garage material.
He started his MCing career on pirate radio station, Crush FM, broadcasting in Gloucester South West England during the early 1990s. He met Roni Size in 1994 and began MCing for the Full Cycle crew. When the Bristol collective formed the live band Reprazent, Dynamite shared vocal duties with singer, Onallee. Their debut album New Forms won the Mercury Music Prize in 1997. Dynamite's role was enhanced for Reprazent's second album, the hip-hop influenced In The Mode (2000).
Following this, Dynamite has collaborated with a range of artists including The Nextmen, DJ Skitz, Scratch Perverts, Andy C and DJ Zinc, Krafty Kuts releasing a solo album The World of Dynamite (2004). In 2006 a mixtape CD, "Big Man Talk" was released on the Strong Records label (featuring samples from Enya and Kanye West).
The track, "Bounce", is featured on the soundtrack of Madden NFL '07.
"Bounce" and "After Party" also feature in the video game, Need for Speed: Carbon.
His latest release in Feb 2010 " Big Man Talk2" is available for free download from this page and http//dynamitemc.com
Currently working on a new album "Radio-Active" expect production from zinc , jack beats , shy fx , skream , red light and more ! "
Now that you've been educated, take a listen to my personal favourites by Dynamite MC, and then go get yourself a ticket... if you haven't already!
Champion Belt by DynamiteMc
14 Hot 16 by DynamiteMc
12 What by DynamiteMc
SO stoked. Just imagine hot fire on the mic merged with the infamous cutting and scratching skills of Krafty Kuts. If you don't know by now, you probably never will....
SEEYA SATURDAY! And don't forget to enter our facebook contest to win 2 back stage VIP Passes for the show.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Here's a brand new mix by Krafty Kuts to get you in the mood for the show on May 21st @ Starlite
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Action Bronson is on it!!!! This is seriously some of the best hiphop Ive heard in a minute! You cant even play and act like you enjoy hiphop until youve heard this man. My hommie showed my Mr. Bronson this weekend and it was like someone pressed reset on the whole game. ENJOY.
Action is a man after my own heart, he puts it on heavy in the kitchen.
KNOW THIS MAN! SPREAD THE WORD! REAL SHIT!
Monday, April 11, 2011
First off we got a new Knight Riderz remix! These guys are doin it BIG nowadays so if you LIKE then please support the artists and BUY THE MUSIC!!:D
Buy it now on Addictech: http://www.addictech.com/p/71979
Who Cares - Show Me Some Change (Knight Riderz Remix) by Knight Riderz
Next we have Spenny B's new flavour! A nice bouncy tune for your dancin' feet!
Pants Off Do It Do It (Original) by SpennyB
Finally a new one from MNG. It is hip hop/reggae meets bassline madness ;). This one is a freebie along with a bunch of others on the soundcloud page.
Deadly Zone (MNG's Zones of Bones Remix) - Bounty Killa ft. Mobb Deep by Mista Nyce Guy
Well I hope you enjoy the music we are all making and we will continue to try and please those ears every day!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
In the Fractal Forest I am most looking forward to A.Skillz and Kingdom
The Pagoda looks promising thanks to Mat the Alien, aka the multi genre turntable assassin, as well as Dj Audit, an artist I recently discovered via his moombahton track I.R Burial
In the Rock Pit you will find me dancing to the euphoric melodies of Bonobo, as well as jammin' to Foreign Beggars and Longwalkshortdock, who I had the pleasure of seeing in Victoria earlier this year.
The Village is sure to be pretty unreal. Being a lover of glitch hop, I am obviously stoked for Mim0sa, Samples, as well as Knight Riderz. As if that weren't enough...Dj Nu-mark of Jurassic 5, Dj Fresh, Flux Pavillion, Emotionz, and Zion I will be keeping my ears oh so happy. I'm really looking forward to Dub Fx, a unique artist who builds his own tracks through the power of his voice alone.
I'm not really familiar with most of the artists playing in the Labyrinth, but I will definitely be checking out David Starfire.
There you have it! My picks for Shambhala 2011. I am confident that I will return home with an appreciation for a ton of new artists as well. That being said, HOW MANY OF YOU ARE COMING!? WHO ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST?!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
First off we got a nice chill mix from the homie P-Rex. Its about a month old now but still super fresh. A nice chillin mix to bump in the crib after a long night of destroying your eardrums, here is P-Rex's "Advil For Your Ears Vol. 2".
"Advil for Your Ears" mini mix Vol. 2 by P-Rex
Next we have a mix from your's truly! Take a little bit of dubstep, throw in a sprinkle of hip hop, and finish off with a topping of glitch. "MNG's Step'D Up Mix Vol. 2" will get your neck snapping, your head banging, and your face melting. Please use extreme caution when listening!
MNG's Step'D Up Mix Vol.2 by Mista Nyce Guy
Aaaaaaaaand last but not least I give you "ABSOLUT BANGERS VOL.1" by the homie DJ Ootz! The title says enough so my caution goes for this one too! You can catch Ootz, The Specialist, Ten-O, Spenny B, and me, MNG, every saturday at The Temple for your Dubstep/DnB/Bass Music fix!
ABSOLUT BANGERZ VOL.1 by Dj Ootz
More mixes from the fam next week!
Have a nyce day!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Have no fear though, I come to you equipped with a plan to combat the monday blues.
Every monday I'll be doing a post with a ton of tunes to get you through the week.
I'm not gonna waste any time with background info on these tunes, just the straight goods.
I feel guilty about saying "waste"... after all, learning about the artists is definitely essential sometimes,
but this post is dedicated to just straight MUSIC. No frills, no gimmicks, just a playlist for your week.
Hope you all enjoy it! HERE GOES.......
Lil More Luv by Kastle
Jazmine (Moombhangra) by David Heartbreak
Bang With Me (You Don't Wanna) by docadam
Crookers present Dr Gonzo - Bust 'em Up + Springer ( World Premier on Annie Mac BBC ) by Crookers.net
Seba & Paradox - As If by Critical Music
FD & Script - Sent Down by Critical Music
Hawaii [clip] by MJ Cole
Chase & Status "Blind Faith" REMIX [clip] by MJ Cole
Minotaur (Stephan Jacobs Remix) - Free DL by KRADDY
ps. if you like what you hear, I strongly urge you to support the artists and purchase the tracks when available. After all, without them our ears would be lonely and sad.
Until next time!
Monday, March 28, 2011
If you're looking to contribute to a worthy cause, or you just enjoy great music, the homies at Top Billin have put together this mix, the proceeds of which go to aid those suffering in Japan. Here's the scoop:
“A while a go we had an opportunity to design a compilation exclusively for the Japanese market, that was supposed to come out in April this year. The idea was to make a compilation that would reflect us in 2011, including bits from our back catalogue as well as some unreleased exclusive gems. Our friend Nakura from Tokyo was doing his job as the project manager for this and his friend and our buddy, a DJ and producer named Eccy (awesome music btw) was also taking part in this project.
But as we all know Japan was hit with the most horrific disaster in their history, tearing down almost the whole country, leaving thousands dead and even more injured, homeless or without even food.
We sat in studio, watching the devastation on TV and wondered what could we do, we have friends there. On that very moment it was clear that we should use this compilation that was designed for Japan, to help Japan.
So now we’re giving it for you in exchange of small (or bigger, your choice) donation that will go directly to Red Cross Japan. We won’t take a penny, 100% goes directly to help the people in need in Japan. Why the Red Cross? Because with them you know money will go to those really in need. If Japan has enough money, then they will help people in Libya, so your money is never lost.
We read somewhere some bitter man’s comment that he won’t donate to Japan as their GDP (gross domestic product) is 33.100$ per person, that Japan does not need money. That’s bullshit, the devastation is so big, it will take Japan years to recover.
So join us, buy this compilation for as low as 1€ if you’re really broke, or if you got a paying job, maybe pay a bit more. You get dope tunes in exchange. We respect you for your willingness to help. Thank you, arigatou gozaimasu, kiitos.”
Big thanks to all the artists involved and Nakura, Eccy, stay strong.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The same goes for Rusko. I can't count how many times I've heard people complaining that he "sold out" by producing music for Britney Spears. Are you kidding me? Chase and Status have produced for Rihanna, Diplo and Afrojack have produced for Chris Brown, are they all sellouts too? It's not like Rusko collaborated with Britney on one of his own tracks. He simply helped her produce a better one, which if anything people should be happy about! With all this whining about how mainstream music sucks... you would think people would appreciate their favorite producers lending a helping hand to aid a suffering genre.
In the words of Dylan from Zeds Dead: "It was an honor to be on much music. Regardless of what their playing these days I was just happy for the opportunity. And for the hardcore haters: we went on national tv and played exactly what we wanted. There wasn't a song cut from our playlist. Eat a dick.."
HATERS GONN' HATE!!!
Click here for the interview
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Act a Fool is just 2 weeks away!! In case for some BIZARRE reason you have yet to hear of this show, let me break it down for you. This will be a night of insanity featuring THE GLITCH MOB, DOORLY, DROP THE LIME, A.SKILLZ, NADASTROM, NASTYNASTY, SUBVERT, KNIGHT RIDERZ, BENNY PAGE, BREAKAGE, TC, FORT KNOX 5, SHAMIK, as well as ALL of your local favs! The night will include Vibe Tribe dancers, body painters, tarot card and palm readers, circus performers, carnival games, balloon animals, fire spinners, PK SOUND, and much, much more.
As if that weren't already enough, All Blown Up is offering you the opportunity to party like a dj...
Win 2 tickets to the show, plus a VIP Limo! re-post and share the ACT A FOOL VIDEO (link below) on your friends walls, other event listings, groups or like pages. Make a list of where you posted and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Every re-post will get you an entry to the draw! The more reposts the better your chances of winning! Contest ends March 29th! and the draw will be made on MARCH 30th.
ACT A FOOL VIDEO LINK:
Good luck guys!!!
ps. Here's a lil' taste of what you're in for... Enjoy:)
Friday, March 18, 2011
Here's some of the gems I have discovered during my soundcloud Moombahunts...
ps. a lot of these tracks are nowhere near new, but with only a few thousand plays I can guarantee you won't be hearing them anywhere else all too often..
Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South remix) (Nadastrom Moombahton Edit) by Moombahton Movement
IMMIA (Ivan Rankic's Moombahton Edit) by Hej Zeus
Adele vs. Mashup Allstars - Rolling in the Deep (Platten-Karton's Moombahton Edit) by Platten-Karton
Afrojack - I'll Be There (DJ Hotsauce Moombahton Edit) by DJ Hotsauce
The Trust Feat. A-Mac - Sea Slide Galaxy by DJ A-Mac
Busta Rhymes - Dangerous (RUN DMT Moombahton Remix) CLICK "BUY THIS TRACK" TO DL FOR FREE by RUN DMT'S MAGICAL JUKEBOX
Ragga Muffin by David Heartbreak
TROPICAL CHICKS GO LIKE DIS (MOOMBAHTON) by Audio1
AUTOEROTIQUE - TURN UP THE VOLUME (TORRO TORRO/BILLY THE GENT MOOMBAHTON MIX) by TorroTorro
Majic (Moombahton Smutlee edit) by smutlee
Munchi - Hope by Munchi
Ludacris - The Potion (GTA Bootyton Mix) by GTA_
This is the start of something beautiful, people! VIVA MOOMBAHTON!
ps. If you like what you've heard peep Dave Nada's Tumblr, for the latest in Moombahton news/events/music >www.moombahton.tumblr.com
Mim0sa is one of my favourite producers, but I must admit I had no idea that he had a new EP coming out. Imagine my surprise when I logged on to twitter this morning only to see a tweet from Mim0sa announcing that a new, FREE EP has been released! The EP - titled 58 Degrees - features 5 original tracks, all of which seemed to differ a little from his usual style. I was surprised when I played 'Block Party', which starts off as a drum and bass track and works it's way into a heavier dubstep feel about halfway through. It's always nice to see an artist move out of their comfort zone, but I have come to appreciate the melodic, crunk(for lack of a better word) feel that most Mim0sa tunes have to them, and to be honest some of the tracks on the EP (Stairway, for example) are a little more aggressive and head bangerish than I typically like to listen to.
But HEY, what do I know?!
Listen for yourself!
http://www.falseidolmusik.com/ << pick up the EP here
ps. my favourite tune is Fluorenscence, how about you guys??
more on the blog. You can expect interviews, behind the scenes photos, recipes, as well as tons
more music, news, and best of all...babes. Keep your eyes pealed because BIG TINGS are coming.......
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Each week in "CLASSICK" Im going to bring you some classic knowledge on some of my favorite genres. We start with my heart, Reggae music, there is nothing like it to make you feel happy on even the worst of days!
CLASSICK VOL.1 - Reggae
Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rocksteady.
Reggae is based on a rhythmic style characterized by accents on the off-beat, known as the skank. Reggae is normally slower than both ska and rocksteady.Reggae usually accents the second and fourth beat in each bar, with the rhythm guitar also either emphasizing the third beat or holding the chord on the second beat until the fourth is played. It is mainly this "third beat", its speed and the use of complex bass lines that differentiated reggae from rocksteady, although later styles incorporated these innovations separately.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
DJs that can master a number of domains, and master them well are few and far between.
DOUSTER [ Mad Decent / ZZK / Sound Pellegrino / Bebup ] is one of these. The dude can play anything...listen to his mix...and I mean listen, all the way through. You will not regret it.
THE FADER US TOUR MIX by douster
NOW that you've done that you better get down to the Starlite Room this Saturday. Douster will be there and will be prepared to make you dance. CHECK THE EVENT HERE: http://on.fb.me/gtQK6h
huge does not even begin to describe this....
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Kush Arora _ The Dread Bass Chronicles REMIXED by KushArora
Kush Arora presents a compilation with a wide variety of underground electronic bass sounds featuring the top names in digital dancehall and production. With styles ranging from Uk Funky to Jump up junglist, west coast bass stylings, and shattered idm abstraction, this takes you through the journey and path that Kush has travelled to come to sound he’s at, with guests from 3 continents. Originally released in 2009, this record drew features from Pitchfork, URB, the Wire, XLR8R, and resulted in a two country tour and made a mark on digital dancehall in the United States, adding culture to the mix.
The vocal guests featured on the record are Warrior Queen, Bongo Chilli, MC ZULU, and Juakali.
Guest remixers include Rogue State, Knight Riderz & J.Me.J, Vinyl Blight, Fluorescent Grey, Process Rebel, Anon Day, Searchl1te, Redbud, Professor Bang and Joey Mousepad, with 2 mixes from Kush himself.
Enter a post-dancehall world where MCs are confronted with the latest in cultural-styled electronic riddims: Dread Bass. Kush Arora returns with a collection of his Punjabi-soaked, dance production; accompanied by the biggest names in Futuristic Dancehall.
The record has received spins from BBC1, Fort Knox Five, artists on the Surefire Agency, Igloo Magazine, and rinse FM.
He has received mutual acclaim, and shared the stage more recently with the likes of Theivery Corporation, The Bug, Flying Lotus and Bassnectar. Kush’s sound is also being sought after in the remix capacity, most notably by Crammed Uk’s Balkan Beat Box, Zion I , and others. These 11 songs will give both the casual and discerning listener a glimpse into the future of cultural sounds.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
*** Douster is in Edmonton February 26, 2011 @ the starlite room. ***
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Hello (Club Edit) - Martin Solveig & Dragonette
Shake Them Hips (Original Mix) - Krafty Kuts
Shake Them Hips (Bird Peterson Remix) - Krafty Kuts
Arena feat. Poirier & Face-T (Will Bailey Remix) - Crookers ft. Face T & Poirier
Banana Song - Riton
I'll Be There (original mix) - Afrojack & Gregor Salto
The Way (The Living Graham Bond Remix) - Purple Pop
It Gets Hot - Klever
Out Of Body - Jack Beats
Goosfraba - Business Class Ft. Prince Zimboo
Fogo (Zombies For Money & Jony Tevez Remix) - Twin Turbo
Me Toca So (Original Mix) - Zombies For Money
Romane (Rubix Remix) - Bart B More
Bournemouth - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Step Back ft. Loc-E - Nom De Strip
Muscle Rollers - Kill The Noise
All I Want Is You (Codes Remix) - Miguel ft J. Cole
Take You ft. Ninjasonik (Drop The Lime Remix) - AC Slater
Actin' Up At Zenobias (Original Mix) - Bird Peterson
James Brown Is Dead - Crizzly
Where's Your Head At [Extended Mix] - Basement Jaxx
Truth Ft. Passion Pit - Chiddy Bang
Too Fake (Feat. Chiddy) - Big Sean