Saturday, October 31, 2009

New album from Blue Mar Ten

Blue Mar Ten is releasing a brand new album, Natural History, which will be released on November 2nd on vinyl, CD and MP3.

NH

CD Tracklisting:
01. Starting Over (2009 Remix)
02. Above Words
03. God's Lonely Man
04. By The Time My Light Reaches You I'll Be Gone
05. Grey Area
06. Believe Me
07. Close (VIP)
08. Clipjoint
09. If I Could Tell You
10. Nobody Here
11. Last Dance
12. Overwhelm
13. Bedroom Eyes

Digital Version will feature the following Bonus Tracks:
(14). Made Of Air
(15). Eight Rounds Rapid

2 X 12" Vinyl Tracklist:
A) Close (VIP)
B) Clipjoint
C) If I Could Tell You
D) Last Dance

Preview music from the album via the YouTube and SoundCloud clips below:





The album vinyl double-pack features hand-drawn artwork on thick matte card, with full illustration innersleeves and an A1 poster. This will be limited to 500 copies globally, so don't expect it to be easy to get hold of, and expect to pay a lot for it on ebay if you miss it on launch day.

The CD version of the album features a matte CD cover, six-page booklet of extended illustrations and a limited edition artwork postcard.
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Beginning November 2nd, purchase the album in it's various formats at all your favorite retailers:

Buy 'Natural History' on Vinyl from shops including:
Redeye
Chemical

Buy 'Natural History' on CD from shops including:
Redeye
Chemical
Juno

Buy 'Natural History' on MP3 from shops including:
iTunes
Beatport
Digital Tunes
Juno

Visit blumarten.com for more details

Laera - Harmonica (Stranamente Music)



Introducing the latest house music release from Italy's Stranamente Music, a label known for delivering unique and varied styles of house music. Signature artist Laera, coming off his big hit "Odissea Mediterranea", continues his eccentric musical path with "Harmonica", a strong, big room floor-pleaser curiously featuring the instrument of the track's title. Four versions are present: the tech-house Club Mix filled with international flavored rhythms and occasional vocoder splashes; the more progressive Morning Mix with its solid beat and rising synth layers; the Party Mix which adds tribal flavors in the form of heavy percussion, whistles, and staccato pads; and there's also a remix by Nicola Viti de Angelis and Semion Berkovitch from Borghese Incisioni which blends tech-house and progressive moods for a reverb drenched big room stomper.

This release has already received support from Kaskade, Christopher Lawrence and Tom Findlay of Groove Armada.

Track List:
1. Harmonica (Club Mix)
2. Harmonica (Morning Mix)
3. Harmonica (Nicola Viti de Angelis & Semion Berkovitch Remix)
4. Harmonica (Party Mix)

Preview snippets of all four versions:



Click Here to purchase this release from Beatport

Friday, October 30, 2009

[music video] Faithless - Sun To Me (unofficial)

Unofficial video for "Sun To Me" by Faithless:


New Album from Krafty Kuts!



Krafty Kuts is back with his latest release - Against The Grain.

This epic new release contains 48 tracks over 2 CDs featuring Pendulum, Stanton Warriors, Plump DJs, Freestylers, Twocker, Black Noise, Stupid Fresh, Fort Knox Five, Bass Kleph, DJ Dan, DJ Icey, Deekline and many more! Mixed and mashed by Krafty Kuts. Supported with a huge international DJ tour and iPhone ‘DJ Tool’ app.

Following the release of Krafty Kuts’ hugely successful ‘Fabric’ and ‘Back To Mine’ mix CDs which gave listeners an insight into his roots in turntablism and crate digging, Against The Grain are proud to present this new compilation of exclusive “re-rubs” which delves into Krafty Kuts studio skills. Ever since the early days of dance music, pioneers such as Danny Krivit and Larry Levan and hip hop producers such as Double D & Steinski, DJs have made their own re-edits of tracks to add an element of exclusiveness to their sets. Usually however, those edits remain unreleased, never to see the light of day. So, it is with great pleasure and the kind help of many artists and record labels, we are able to release this CD containing 20 of Krafty Kuts’ finest, unreleased re-edits which have been igniting his sets over the past year. With artists such as Black Noise, Mickey Slim, Twocker, Bass Kleph, Miles Dyson, Tim Healy, DJ Dan and Stupid Fresh; we see Krafty Kuts give some big house hits a breakbeat makeover with devastating effect.

For the bonus disc, Krafty Kuts had “an immense amount of fun” producing a mix of Against The Grain classics, looking back over the past decade at some of the biggest tunes to come out of dance music on this killer record label which he is proud to be a part of. For this CD he’s chopped, tweaked, mixed, mashed and krafted 28 of the label’s best bangers in to 1 hour of blissful breaks. From the sexy, chart topping sounds of Freestylers ‘Push Up’ to a dubstep mix of his ‘Bass Phenomenon’ anthem, and from the thrashing drum n bass of Freestylers v Pendulum ‘Painkiller’ to Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought’s ‘We Play The Music’ summer sizzler. Krafty Kuts has all bases covered.

Here is a free song from the new release for you to enjoy:

Draax & Seavers - Rude Boys (Krafty Kuts Rerub) [click to download]








Krafty Kuts will be playing in Portland, OR, on November 27th as part of the Red Cube 6-Year Anniversary at the new Whiskey bar.



Krafty Kuts MySpace

Krafty Kuts Facebook

Krafty Kuts Twitter

Scott Sunn & Let's Go Outside - Emergence



A new track from Let's Go Outside in collaboration with Scott Sunn. This track is featured on the new album from Let's Go Outside titled "Conversations With My Invisible Friends", available now from Soma Quality Recordings!



Click Here to buy the album direct from Soma

Let's Go Outside SoundCloud

Let's Go Outside MySpace

Let's Go Outside official site

Monday, October 26, 2009

New release from Kenny Glasgow on My Favorite Robot Records



Kenny Glasgow just released the 'Something Special EP' on My Favorite Robot Records. This release is a must have for all techno fans. Two original tracks that both have a great Detroit techno flavor. The James Teej remix of the title track takes the track deeper and beefs up the bass line. The My Favorite Robot remix of "Jump Up In The Air" is a funky techno treat, while the Vandermeer remix is a little darker and almost haunting.

Tracklisting

Something Special (Original)
Something Special (James Teej remix)
Jump Up In The Air (Original)
Jump Up In The Air (My Favorite Robot remix)
Jump Up In The Air (Vandermeer remix)

The EP has received high praise from some of the biggest names in electronic / dance music, including Nic Fanciulli, Layo & Bushwacka, DJ Three, Laurent Garnier, Peter Kruder, Lee Burridge, Ashley Beedle, and Stacey Pullen.

Here is a 128kpbs version of the Vandermeer remix courtesy of My Favorite Robot:

Kenny Glasgow - Jump Up In The Air (Vandermeer remix) [click to download]








Click here to purchase the EP from Beatport

My Favorite Robot MySpace


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Johnny Arthur - Note To Self EP



Johnny Arthur's second release on Very Very Wrong Indeed Reocrds is the 2-track Note To Self EP which delivers two solid techno tracks. Preview the tracks below, then head over to Beatport and purchase them. These tracks have already received positive reviews from John Digweed, Timo Maas, DJ Hell and Hernan Cattaneo.



Beatport page for Very Very Wrong Indeed Records

Very Very Wrong Indeed official site

Sunday, October 25, 2009

[music video] People Under the Stairs - Trippin' at the Disco

Fun new video from People Under the Stairs:



The song is from their new album, Carried Away, which is out now on OM Records.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Events not to miss next week in Portland!

Wednesday, October 28th - Deadmau5 @ The Roseland



Friday, October 30th - Caspa @ The Crown Room



CASPA
(Sub Soldiers, Dub Police, Storming Productions, UK)

w/ Geno Cochino VS Ronin & Tyler Tastemaker

@ The Crown Room
205 NW 4th Ave at Davis, Portland
9pm // 21+ // $10 in Advance – $12 Door
Tickets available in person at 360 Vinyl (SW 8th & Ankeny)

CLICK HERE to get tickets from Brown Paper Tickets

Saturday, October 31st - HOWL @ Branx / Rotture



Sat. Halloween Night 2009. 9pm-sunrise
7th annual City Repair Halloween fundraiser
Costumes and serious dance shoes are a must.
4 music areas- 2 indoor, 2 outdoor (covered and heated)

Lineup:

Haunting House:(outside)
Edouble-Market House Meats
Lady Collosis-PDX
Rithma-Om
ATOM-Cotopaxi, Intermission Ltd., The Bridge City
Forest Avery-Om, Guesthouse, Market House Meats,Serial Sickness
Ryan Walz & Mason Roberts-Analog, Alignment Sound

The Crypt
LunaLena-RedCube
Joshua Lee-joshualee.net
Patricio-The DOlabs, LABA
Bounce Brigade - Lafa Taylor and DangeRuss
Children of Discord-Eug/PDX
Sportscars-Mykdub and Domonique Dillkin

The Graveyard:
presented by Mobile Groovebomb Crew
Featuring:
SOLOVOX live electronic badass www.solovox.com
w/special guests The Good Time Girls
Manoj-PDX
El Capitan aka Tim Miller

Live Dead:
Outersect - www.outersect.net
Medicine For the People - www.myspace.com/nahko
David Starfire www.davidstarfire.com
Hydrive - www.myspace.com/hydrivepdx
The Twilight Beings

CLICK HERE to get your HOWL pre-sale tickets

Gui Boratto - Notations (Noronha & Dupre Remix)

A great tech house track to stream:



Rafael Noronha SoundCloud

4Hero presents Extensions



4hero Presents Extensions - Released October 19th

Following the success of their last album 4hero return with an essential selection of re-interpretation’s of their classic tracks. A must for all 4hero fans.

About The Project

A hand-picked selection of cutting edge artists, producers & outfits defining the Nu Jazz scene throughout Europe contribute to this new approach to the remix album. Following on from the success of Play With The Changes, 4hero return with a selection of must have reinterpretations of their music including some classic material from their Mercury Prize nominated Two Pages album.

This selection of beautifully crafted compositions, arrangements and orchestrations destined to be a coffee table classic. 4hero's music continues to blend genres and escape categories. EXTENSIONS reaches out to DJ's and collectors across the musical spectrum and will certainly be a must have for the 4hero fan.

Tracklist

01) Sonar Kollektiv Orchester – Universal Love
02) Nu Tropic – Why Don’t You Talk?
03) Landau Orchestra – Conceptions
04) Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson – Planetaria
05) Robert Mitchell 3io – Third Stream
06) Ayanna Witter-Johnson – Give In
07) Luke Parkhouse with The Sharkfood Orchestra – Blank Cells
08) Christian Badzura & Liverpool Session Orchestra – Sophia
09) Andre Zimma vs YE:SOLAR feat. Oezlem – Cosmic Tree
10) Vince Vella’s Cuban Collective – People Always Criticise Us
11) The Sub Ensemble – Humans
12) [re:jazz] – Star Chasers

<a href="http://music.4hero.co.uk/album/4hero-presents-extensions">Universal Love - Sonar Kollektiv Orchester by 4hero</a>

4Hero MySpace

4Hero Facebook

Meat Katie - Needles & Pins

A recently released 4/4 jam from Meat Katie:



Meat Katie SoundCloud

This track is available on the 4 track EP "The Tension"

The four tracks on it are:

'The Tension'
'Lucia'
'Needles & Pins'
'The real El Santo'

Click here to buy the release at Beatport

DJ Spinna presents “The Boogie Back - Post Disco Club Jams” on BBE Records



Boogie Music is the dance music genre that was wedged between 70’s disco music and the electronica explosion of the 90’s. Some call it Post Disco, some call it Electro Funk, but the characteristics that define Boogie Music (funk, soul and R&B) would form the building blocks of proper house music. This is the kind of music that was coming out of the inner city clubs of the time and there’s a whole lot of culture and emotion built into these songs. Hell, Michael Jackson’s classic Off The Wall is a boogie record!

A child of the 80's, DJ Spinna (aka Vincent Williams) lived through the boogie heydays. With a global resurgence in vintage club music, Italo disco, alt dance and dance rock, Spinna felt it was his duty to pay homage to the original artists who inspired so many of today’s hottest DJs and musical acts. The jams on this compilation rocked the airwaves in Brooklyn back in the day and now it’s ripe for a brand new crop of music lovers across the world.

This package really satisfies all tastes and moods. Disc One is DJ Spinna’s ready made block party DJ Mix for getting it all going right. These crispy, funky tracks are lined up side-by-side for a vibe that takes you straight to the streets, circa 1982. A second disc is prime meat for all you crate diggers and features 12 unmixed classics; many of which are unavailable on CD, Vinyl or even digitally!

One again DJ Spinna delivers a product that’s not just 4/4 beats or empty tracks. Rather, through all his many releases over the years he’s proven to be the authority on providing real music for real people. DJ Spinna is one of a few active DJs today whose versatility and all round knowledge covers so much ground. From Rock to Jazz, Reggae to Hip-Hop, soundtracks to House, Soul, Funk, Disco or Techno this man has the knowledge and can rock parties as good as any leading lights in any of the aforementioned scenes.

BBE releases DJ Spinna Presents The Boogie Back - Post Disco Club Jams on November 24, 2009.

Tracklisting for The Boogie Back

CD 1 - Mixed by DJ Spinna

01) South Bronx – The Bottom Line
02) Foxy - Tena's Song
03) T.J Swan - And You Know That (Dub)
04) Chemise - She Can’t Love You (Original 12” Mix)
05) Mtume - o You Wanna Be A Star
06) Final Edition - Betcha Can’t Love Just One (Can’t keep Running Away)
07) Masurrati and Huey Harris - Super Duper Lovin, Don't Stop
08) Community People - Education Wrap (Dj Spinna Edit)
09) War - The World Is A Ghetto (Special US Disco Mix)
10) Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face (Special J&M Mix)
11) Stargaze - You Can't Have It
12) Jan Leslie Holmes - I'm Your Superman (Dj Spinna ReFREAK)
13) Slyck - Love It (Or Beat The Bush)
14) Modern Romance - Salsa Rhapsody
15) Melody Stewart - Get Down, Get Down
16) Captain Rapp - Bad Times (I Can't Stand It) (Part 2)

CD 2 - Unmixed, Compiled by DJ Spinna

01) South Bronx - The Bottom Line
02) Foxy - Tena's Song
03) T.J Swan - And You Know That (Dub)
04) Chemise - She Can’t Love You (Original 12” Mix)
05) Mtume - So You Wanna Be A Star
06) Final Edition - Betcha Can’t Love Just One (Can’t Keep Running Away)
07) War -The World Is A Ghetto (Special US Disco Mix)
08) Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face
09) Stargaze - You Can't Have It
10) Jan Leslie Holmes - I'm Your Superman
11) Modern Romance - Salsa Rhapsody
12) Melody Stewart - Get Down, Get Down

DJ Spinna MySpace

BBE Music

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

[music video] Modeselektor - Art & Cash

Another bass-heavy gem from Modeselektor with a crazy video.




Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tune in to KBOO this Friday, October 16th!

I will be hosting the Plugged In show on KBOO this Friday, October 16th from 10pm - 12am PST. This is our Fall Pledge Drive show - we are encouraging people to become KBOO members, as over 80% of the station's annual budget is derived directly from individual support of great people like you!

I've got tons of great incentives including tickets to upcoming shows in the Portland area such as the Deadmau5 and Burns show on October 28th at the Roseland Theater brought to you by Red Cube.

I've also got some CDs as incentives thanks to Warp Records, Nettwerk and Iamsoud - we have CDs from Felix Da Housecat, Clark, Hudson Mohawke, Bibio, Get Shakes, Telepathe and autographed CDs from Tim Exile!

CDs or concert tickets can be yours for pledging your support to KBOO - Portland's community radio station. The station is commercial-free thanks to your support!

We welcome your calls during the show, or you can pledge online right now by Clicking Here.

It's going to be a great show, and your opportunity to become a member of Portland's community radio station - KBOO!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Deadmau5 - Ghosts & Stuff (Elite Force Re-Fix)

Elite Force works his magic again, this time remixing the Deadmau5 hit and taking it to another level.



Elite Force SoundCloud

Elite Force MySpace

Tommy Techno - Crystal Light

A fresh track from Tom Feiza under his Tommy Techno moniker. Stream and/or download from SoundCloud. A blend of tech house and electro house elements. The breakdown is fun and reminds me of the ghosts being eaten on Pac-Man.



Tom Feiza SoundCloud

Tom Feiza MySpace

[music video] Allflaws - Replicant Breed

This is a great song and video from Allflaws - a project from Bristol fronted by producer and vocalist Gabriel Curran. Allflaws reminds me of Stereo MCs and Underworld's more chill tracks. Very good messages in the lyrics. Allflaws album - Black Box Here After is out now.



Allflaws on YouTube

Allflaws MySpace

Monday, October 12, 2009

[music video] Black Noise - Jackin My Fresh Feat. Lex One

A fun video for a huge tune - Lex One MCs over a bass heavy funky breakbeat track.



Black Noise MySpace

Monday, October 5, 2009

Cleymoore - Gut Paralyzer

A great trippy house track from Cleymoore:



Cleymoore Sound Cloud

Cleymoore MySpace

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Get some free beats from Phidelity

Phidelity is a Portland-based musician and artist who makes some amazing beats.

Click here to go to the Phidelity page on Band Camp and check out his newest release, or check out each song from the release to stream and/or download below. He is working on a new 6-track EP that is going to be released soon.

<a href="http://phidelity.bandcamp.com/album/future-free-ep">Limphatic Dub by phidelity</a>

<a href="http://phidelity.bandcamp.com/track/kukan-dub-lagan-la-vita-phidelity-remix">Kukan Dub Lagan - La Vita - phidelity remix by phidelity</a>

<a href="http://phidelity.bandcamp.com/track/pitch-black-harmonia-phidelitys-elysian-sunrise-remix">Pitch Black - Harmonia - phidelitys elysian sunrise remix by phidelity</a>

<a href="http://phidelity.bandcamp.com/track/perdido-street-station">Perdido Street Station by phidelity</a>

Click here to stream and/or download Phidelity's mix from the OM Records 15-year anniversary party.

New release coming from Slyde

Slyde (aka Robin 12Tree and Jason Laidback) have been gracing the breaks scene with their unique style of layered beats since 2002. Their last four singles released under Finger Lickin’ have sold over 15,000 records. Stemming from a wealth of influences spanning hip hop, rave, funk, big beat and electrifyingly bouncy break beats, Slyde presented a whole new mash up, multi-level sound with their widely acclaimed debut album 'Everyone's Entitled To Our Opinion' (Finger Lickin’).

New Slyde release this Tuesday, October 5th on Hot Cakes

Tracklisting

1. Block Parties
2. Block Parties (Audio Stalkers 4/4 Remix)
3. Miami Block Parties
4. Discofukka

Here is a fun video for "Block Parties":



Slyde MySpace

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New Release from Abe Duque and Blake Baxter - Let's Take It Back



Big new release from Abe Duque and Blake Baxter on Process Recordings.

The original version is a nice slice of tech house. The Joey Beltram mix is what you would expect from a legend - a big techno banger. The King Roc version takes the track deeper and would work well in tech house and progressive house sets.

Full streaming preview of all of the mixes:



Click here to purchase this release from Beatport

Abe Duque official site

The Prodigy - Take Me To The Hospital



The Prodigy are back with the latest single from their amazing new album. "Take Me To The Hospital" harkens back to the glory days when The Prodigy ruled the rave circuit with what was then termed 'ardkore or hardcore breakbeat. This single goes back to those rave roots with a hard edge and should appeal to new and old fans alike.

The single for "Take Me To The Hospital" is set to be released on October 20th.

Tracklisting

Take Me To The Hospital (Subfocus Remix)
Take Me To The Hospital (Josh Homme and Liam H's Wreckage Mix)
Take Me To The Hospital (Rusko Remix)
Take Me To The Hospital (Adam and Horx Remix)
Take Me To The Hospital (Losers Middlesex A&E Remix)
Take Me To The Hospital (Re-Pump Instrumental)
Take Me To The Hospital (Re-Pump Radio Edit)
Take Me To The Hospital (Re-Pump)

Here is the official music video for the single: