Tronic's thoughts on the new mix:
"I was really happy with this mix. This is for the groovers. This is for the old school house heads that still like to get down on the dancefloor. It is a modern sound of House with elements of house music past, present and future. This will make your booty shake.
I've been DJ-ing since 1994 and I feel this mix really captured an essence of some of my influences such as Danny Tenaglia, Scott Henry, Steve Loria, DJ Pierre, Sasha & Digweed, Cajmere / Green Velvet, Nick Warren, Satoshi Tomiie, Deep Dish, Chus & Ceballos and Agoria."
Merlyn Martin & Rubicon 7 - Hold Me Back (Jamie Anderson's NY Dub remix)
Jesus Pablo - The F Word (Tony S remix)
Tazz & Bacanito - Worked It (6th Borough Project remix)
Marc Cotterell - Untitled Track 2 (The Messenger remix)
Simon Baker - Osaka Nights
Balcazar & Sordo - Stalker
La Fleur - Eavesdropper
Tiger Stripes - Crossroads
Dahu - Falun
Hartmut Kiss - Flaming Passion (Johannes Heil's Purple Submarine remix)
Michael Hooker - Shake That, Move That, Work That
Fries & Bridges - Forever This (Sneak's Forever remix)
Vaggio - U Ready
Kraak & Smaak - BPLB
Osbourne & Anderson - Noho
So Called Scumbags - Bambu Jam (Original Trimio Mix)
Gavin Herlihy - Get Loose
Nicolas Dominguez - Pacifico 3000 (Daniel Messa Timbal Mix)
Piltdown Sound - Stitches
D-Nox & Beckers - 19909 (Sonny Wharton remix)
The Machine & Jonathan Cowan - Musicasa (David Herrero Mix)
Vosper - Release
D-Formation - Ankyuba (Wazzup rework)
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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Kraak & Smaak have just released Kraak Beats Volume 2. To celebrate we have a free track and a DJ mix for you!
The free track is a great slice of funky jackin' house with a very recognizable disco sample!
Kraak & Smaak - Black Pussy Lovin' Brothers [click to download]
Click Here to buy Kraak Beats Volume 2 from Beatport.
Click Here to buy Kraak & Smaak music from iTunes.
Here is a brand new DJ mix from Kraak & Smaak to stream and download!
Kraak & Smaak Spring 2012 DJ Mix tracklisting:
Kraak & Smaak presents Kraak Beats Vol.2 - Runnin' (Jalapeno)
Sander Kleinenberg - Chemically (Kraak & Smaak remix) (This Is Recordings)
Kraak & Smaak presents Kraak Beats Vol.2 - A Feeling (Jalapeno)
Caro Emerald - Stuck (Kraak & Smaak St. Tropez mix) (Grandmono)
Smoove & Turrell - In Deep (Kraak & Smaak remix) (Jalapeno)
Imelda May - Roadrunner (Kraak & Smaak remix) (Decca)
Den Ishu - High U gonna feel (Supernature)
All Good Funk Alliance - Rhythm & FX (original mix) (Fort Knox Recordings)
Kraak & Smaak - BPLB (Jalapeno)
Bart B More & Harvard Bass - The Funky One (original mix) (Secure Recordings)
Solomun - Cloud Dancer (Kraak & Smaak remix)
Marc Romboy & KINK - Don't Shake my Tree (OVUM)
Analog People in a Digital World & Gramophonedzie & Ben Onono - Brassaholics (Kraak & Smaak remix)
Kraak & Smaak feat. Lex Empress - Hold Back Love (Analog People in a Digital World remix) (Jalapeno)
Azari & III - Reckless with your love (Tiga's What Iz Houze Muzik? remix) (Permanent Vacation)
Kraak & Smaak feat. Romanthony - Built for Love (Roach Motel mix)
Kraak & Smaak feat. Lex Empress - The Storm (Sebski & Turntable Dubbers remix) (Jalapeno)
Chez Damier - Can you Feel it (Steve Bug remix) (Defected)
Jazzanova feat. Ben Westbeech - I can see (Filippo Moscatello remix) (Sonar Kollektiv)
Kraak & Smaak feat. Lee Fields - Forget about you (Max Sedgley remix) (Jalapeno)
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Friday, March 23, 2012
Fresh house release from Parov Stelar. Streaming preview clips of the original version of "Jimmy's Gang" and the remix.
Parov Stelar - Jimmy´s Gang [preview clip]
Parov Stelar - Jimmy´s Gang (Enzo Siffredi Remix) [preview clip]
Click Here to purchase this release from Beatport.
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Ralph Good turned out a great remix for this vocal house bomb from Richard Grey & Plastic Funk.
Richard Grey & Plastik Funk ft. Irma Derby - You Gotta Rock It (Ralph Good Remix) [preview clip]
Click Here to buy this track from Beatport.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Ovum Recordings, the label of Josh Wink which has been going strong since 1994, has recently released a great various artists compilation called 'Winter Warmers'. This twelve track compilation includes deep house, house, tech house and techno. Production and remix work form some of the biggest names in house music including Josh Wink, Nic Fanciulli, Angel Moraes, Pete Moss, Marc Romboy and Agaric. This compilation has something for everyone.
The label let us give away a track from the compilation, and I picked my favorite house track, "U Ready" by Vaggio.
Vaggio - U Ready [click to download]
Here are preview clips of another two songs on the release.
Jamie Myerson - Rescue Me (Hot N Spicy Dub) [preview clip]
Josh Wink - Are You There (Size 9 Remix) [preview clip]
Click Here to buy this release from Beatport.
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Click Here to purchase the release from Juno Download.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Though his fascination with music has been lifelong, Jon Gerler's musical existence as DJ FM is a journey that began over a decade ago.
Following the dissolution of his band S.G.O. in 1997, Gerler and producer Tom Mohbat began work on DJ FM's debut EP 'Breakup'. The album introduced FM's signature blend of danceable beats, world percussion, live instrumentation and the haunting vocals of singer/actress Elizabeth Fountain. Tracks from the album were featured on MTV's "Real World," "Road Rules," and the Abercrombie & Fitch website. The song "Baranquilla" appeared on the Record Exchange's 1999 "Notes from Home" compilation CD which led to significant regional airplay on college radio, as well as a mention in CMJ.
FM then began his most ambitious plan to date: moving his music out of the clubs and assembling a group of musicians to help him perform in a live setting - The FM Initiative. Enlisting the aid of S.G.O.'s drummer Jason Clevenger and Mohbat's alter-ego Ravi on percussion, FM played a series of local live dates, including a benefit performance at Club Metro in Asheville and the Freakadelic Records Freak-for-All in 2000 at Local 506, Chapel Hill.
The group took a hiatus following FM's move to Baltimore, Maryland, where he began focusing on honing his DJ-ing skills, as well as the completion of his second EP, 'Conversion.Factor'. He DJ-ed at small clubs in and around Washington D.C., including the Galaxy Hut and Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington, VA. 'Conversion.Factor' was released online in early 2001 through a fledgling website called mp3.com, and 2AM Artist Management's Keith Haas invited FM's live group to perform at 2AM's Artist Showcase in Springfield, MA before an audience of over 2,000.
Back in North Carolina, FM began work on his 3rd release, the 'Land on your Feet' EP. Tracks from all three of his releases continued to be used by MTV as well as various PBS programs including "In The Mix," and online indie retailer The Orchard helped the 'Breakup' EP see distribution through Apple's hugely successful iTunes Music Store. Along with former Resonance Project DJ Tom Foolery, HiJinx Records was founded and FM began a year-long Friday night residency at Rush Lounge, formerly the center of Raleigh's up-and-coming South Glenwood district beginning in 2004 (now the Pourch and The Bassment).
After concluding his residency at Rush in early 2005, guest appearances at Aries Lounge, Oliver Twist, Talulla's, and a high-profile gig opening for the Backstreet Boys at the Progress Energy Center followed. For this he was voted as Best DJ in the Triangle for 2006 by the Independent Weekly. From 2006-2007 he then played bass/keys for local Raleigh rock heroes Left Outlet, whom Grammy-nominated producer John Custer (DAG, Corrosion of Conformity) called "the best band to come around in a long time...great vocals...great song writing."
FM then returned to DJ-ing in 2007, where he held down a summer-long residency at Glenwood South wine bar April & George and a 2-month residency at Chapel Hill's Mansion 462. Countless guest appearances at Chapel Hill's Vespa, Raleigh's Mosquito and Ess Lounge (as opening act for Fools Gold Record's Treausre Fingers), GruvGlu's EmergeNC 2008, Transformus 2009 and even a gig at AutoSub at Burning Man in 2009 followed. In 2010 FM began his residency for Lincoln Theatre's REVOLUTION Raleigh dance party, averaging 400+ attendees in a notoriously difficult maket for electronic dance music.
Yet for all the publicity, DJ FM's first priority is the release of his FIRST foray into drum & bass and hip-hop, Big Hop + DJ FM's "Influenced" (now on: iTunes and: Amazon.com), as well completion of his anticipated solo release, Last Man Standing. Featuring a varied line-up of vocalists (including Cynthia Holliday and Alicyn Packard) and MCs, Last Man Standing is shaping up to be a genre-bending tour-de-force of electronic mayhem.
Sure to be his most personal and in-your-face work to date, Last Man Standing is about courage in the face of turmoil, hidden love, keeping secrets, and longing. "It's about wanting something out of reach," says FM, "and coming to terms with the internal conflict that results."
DJ FM's recent release is the Premonition EP. It includes two original tracks, "Premonition" - a great vocal deep house track, and "Memory" - a house / electro house track. Also included on the EP are 4 remixes of "Premonition". The Labarn remix is a hybrid glitch / electro house version with a very unique sound to it. There is a vocal and dub version from Motobu in a progressive house style. There is also a fidget style remix from Wobble Factory.
Click Here to buy the Premonition EP from Beatport.
Here is a free song from the album 'Last Man Standing', "Friday" is an electro house track with some nice guitar work.
This free track is an electro house bootleg of the theme song to the 1980s action flick Commando.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Hot new remix from Brian Matrix! This time he gives the Miss Jane classic "It's A Fine Day" a 2012 big room club makeover and it sounds great! Can't wait to play this on a big soundsystem.
Miss Jane - It's A Fine Day (Brian Matrix remix) [click to download]
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If you missed our other treats we have previously featured from Brian Matrix, grab them now!
U2 - New Years Day (Brain Matrix 2012 remix) [click to download]
Cassius - The Sounds Of Violence (Brian Matrix remix) [click to download]
Brian Matrix vs. Avicii - Seek Bromance 2011 [click to download]
Thursday, March 15, 2012
'Back to the Boutique' is a brand new compilation series from Skint Records. Following on the success of their former big beat compilation series 'On The Floor at the Boutique' which included mixes from Fatboy Slim, Midfield General and Lo Fidelity Allstars.
The 'Back to the Boutique' series will feature more of a 4/4 feel to it, and the first compilation was mixed by Sonny Wharton. Already tapped to do additional compilations are artists such as X-Press 2 and Ramon Tapia. The first edition includes some huge Skint classics such as Fatboy Slim's hit "Star 69" and Sonny Wharton's remix of the X-Press 2 hit "Smoke Machine". The full compilation consists of 19 unmixed tracks, and the Sonny Wharton DJ mix of those tracks.
01. So Called Scumbags - Bambu Jam (Original Trimio Mix) 07:45
02. Alter Ego - Rocker (Original Mix) 04:47
03. Roman Flugel - Geht's Noch (Original Mix) 06:47
04. Jetro - People Say I'm A Bitch (David Herrero Ole Remix) 05:37
05. Davide Vario - For My Soul (Hadrian & Renoa Remix) 06:44
06. D-Unity - Colombo (Original Mix) 06:48
07. Fatboy Slim - Song For Shelter (Original Mix) 11:26
08. Fatboy Slim VS Herv - Machines Can Do The Work (Joris Voorn Does The Work Remix) 08:38
09. The Machine, Jonathan Cowan - Musicasa (David Herrero Mix) 07:06
10. D-Formation - Ankyuba (Wazzup Rework) 07:27
11. Hooker & DeFreitas - Badoo (Original Mix) 07:11
12. D-Nox & Beckers - 19909 (Sonny Wharton Remix) 06:22
13. Matteo DiMarr, Dirty Harris - Silverback (Original Mix) 06:24
14. Fatboy Slim - Star 69 (Original Mix) 05:43
15. Sick Elektrik - Mojito (Original Mix) 07:46
16. X-Press 2 - Smoke Machine (Sonny Wharton Remix) 08:00
17. Michael Hooker - Shake That, Move That, Work That (Original Mix) 07:07
18. Tomas Andersson - Washing Up (Tiga Remix / Sonny Wharton Edit) 06:11
19. Fatboy Slim Vs Sonny Wharton - Everybody Needs A 303 (Sonny Wharton Remix) 06:22
Here is a free 11 minute mini-mix from Sonny Wharton to promote the album:
Click Here to purchase the unmixed tracks and the DJ mix from Beatport.
Click Here to buy this release from iTunes.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The six track 'Free Air EP' from LilRoj is out now on SubSensory Recordings!
Free Air Tracklisting
Free Air (Original Mix)
Free Air (JAK remix)
Free Air (Audioelectronic remix)
Chuckle (Original Mix)
Chuckle (Kala remix)
Chuckle (Mario Maroto remix)
Below are streaming preview clips of all six tracks from the release.
LilRoj - Free Air (Original Mix) [preview clip]
LilRoj - Free Air (JAK Remix) [preview clip]
LilRoj - Free Air (Audioelectronic Remix) [preview clip]
LilRoj - Chuckle (Original Mix) [preview clip]
LilRoj - Chuckle (Kala Remix) [preview clip]
LilRoj - Chuckle (Mario Maroto Remix) [preview clip]
Click Here to purchase the release from Beatport.
Click Here to buy the EP from What People Play.
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For more on SubSensory Recordings and label boss JAK, click here to check out a big feature we last month on Dancefloor Mayhem, including two free tech house tracks for download!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Out now on Sasha's own Last Night On Earth label, is this epic EP 'Bring On The Night' consisting of two original tracks and a remix from M.A.N.D.Y.!
I have always loved Sasha's more epic works the most, such as the Xpander EP and his full length remix of "Direct Me" by Reese Project.
"Night Track" definitely qualifies as epic, clocking in at 10:54. A very cool vibe, best described as progressive nu disco. Some really cool synth work and floating male vocals.
"As You Fall" has another great snyth line and really features the vocals of Teej.
"Night Track (M.A.N.D.Y. remix)" is going to get a lot of play in my club sets. Perfect late night vibe.
Streaming preview clips of all three tracks:
Sasha & James Teej - Night Track (Original Mix) [preview clip]
Sasha & James Teej - As You Fall (Original Mix) [preview clip]
Sasha & James Teej - Night Track (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix) [preview clip]
Click Here to buy the EP from Beatport.
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Scuba has just released his third full length artist album "Personality" on his own Hot Flush Recordings label.
Scuba may have had his start in the bass scene, but this new album demonstrates his talent and flexibility as a producer. The album contains 11 songs covering a wide range of genres from house and techno 4/4 sounds to chill out and broken beats. I highly recommend giving each song a couple of minutes, there should be something for everyone on here.
Full streaming preview of the entire album:
Click Here to purchase the album as an mp3, flac, or 2x12" vinyl.
Free techno track from Scuba - this song was first released as the b-side to "The Hope" single. I have been playing this one a lot in my techno sets. Enjoy!
Scuba - Flash Addict [click to download]
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Enjoy the official video for the album track "The Hope":
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Going through some music I got for the site and wanted to get some of these out there.
The first free mp3 is a really fun take on the Adele hit "Rolling in the Deep". I know everyone has heard tons of versions, but this is a really nice house edit, check it out!
Adele - Rolling in the Deep (DJ FM Live simply edit) [click to download]
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This next one is a great progressive remix of a favorite of mine back when I played vinyl.
Louie Vega & Jay 'Sinister' Sealee - Diamond Life (Boyan & Boyer Bootleg Mix) [click to download]
Click Here to buy Randy Boyer music from iTunes.
This great Deep House track was a SoundCloud find.
MdM - Deep Inside Of This Yellow Fish [click to download]
I'll finish up with a great new version of M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade song "Home".
M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade - Home (November Edit) [click to download]
Click Here to buy M.A.N.D.Y. music from iTunes.
Click Here to buy Booka Shade music from iTunes.
Friday, March 9, 2012
MAO have recently released their first EP and have a couple of free tracks for you to celebrate!
A fresh new freebie from MAO, the Acid version of "Harken":
Here is their great remix of "Olivia" by Maribous State for free download:
Maribou State - Olivia (MAO remix) [click to download]
Click Here to buy "Harken" and "Emeralds" from Beatport.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Gorgon City is the exciting new collaboration between Foamo and RackNRuin. These are two producers on top of their game, and the first Gorgon City EP cements that. Three tracks on the EP :
"The Truth" - a beautiful bass jam with Janai providing some amazing vocals.
"Odyssey" - my favorite of the three, when the bassline kicks in after the amazing breakdown, all hell should bust loose on any dancefloor.
"The Crypt" - an uptempo bass banger with a reggae / dancehall vibe. Fire!
Gorgon City - "The Truth" ft. Janai [preview clip]:
Click Here to go "like" Gorgon City on Facebook and download "The Truth" for free!
Gorgon City - "Odyssey" [preview clip]:
Gorgon City - "The Crypt" ft. Navigator + Rubi Dan [preview clip]:
If you don't know about RackNRuin, Click Here to check out a previous Dancefloor Mayhem feature.
And if you're unsure if you know what a Foamo production sounds like, just check out what he did with the La Roux hit a few years ago:
La Roux - Bulletproof (Foamo remix) [click to download]
Click Here to purchase the Gorgon City EP direct from the Black Butter label online digital shop.
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Py is a London based vocalist, songwriter, visual artist and instrumentalist. Her experimental work includes surround-sound installations and exploration of the sound of the human voice when the body is placed under restraint. Her recent collaboration with Throwing Snow, released on Super Recordings, established her as a unique vocalist with an enchanting presence. She has just finished collaborating on the ‘When You’re Gone’ Ep with Lapalux, as well as Raffertie and Breton for their respective upcoming releases.
Free track from Py!
Py (feat. bretonLABS) - Withdraw The Ambassador
Full streaming preview of one of the tracks Py made with Throwing Snow.
Throwing Snow & Py - Wallow
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I've always had a great respect for John B. He makes fun, uncompromising music and reaches a very broad audience around the world. From the fun and campy songs like "Take Me Home", "American Girls" and "I've Been Stalking You On MySpace"; to the classics like "Sight Beyond", "The Way I Feel" and "Sax Therapy". He also has a very forward thinking and fun fashion sense, and is excellent at engaging his fans for someone with such a big following.
To celebrate the recently released album, John B gave away this free track via his YouTube page called "Send My Love To Mother Russia":
John B - Send My Love To Mother Russia [click to download]
Here are straeming preview snippets of all 13 songs from the new album:
Click Here to purchase the new John B album, 'Light Speed' from Beatport.
Click Here to buy John B music from iTunes.
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Louis Osbourne & Jamie Anderson have just released a new EP on Play It Down called "Noho". The EP contains the original mix, plus remixes from Rafael Kakudo and Axel Boman. The EP already has support from some big name artists including DJ Sneak, Oliver $, Laurent Garnier, David Squillace, Tim Green and Tiefschwarz. Streaming previews of all three mixes below.
The original mix is a great House track with some fun jazz elements in it.
Osbourne & Anderson - NOHO (Original Mix) [preview clip]
The Rafael Kakudo remix is a great jackin' funky house version.
Osbourne & Anderson - NOHO (Rafael Kakudo Remix) [preview clip]
The Axel Boman remix takes the track much deeper.
Osbourne & Anderson - NOHO (Axel Boman Remix) [preview clip]
Click here to purchase the EP at Beatport.
All Good Funk Alliance have just released a 4-track EP called Rhythm and FX and that is also the name of the tour. Starting tomorrow, All Good Funk Alliance will hit the road with Fort Knox Five, and on most dates will also be joined by Thunderball.
Here are the tour dates:
RHYTHM & FX TOUR 2012
Friday, March 9th – Jackson, WY – Pink Garter Theater *
Saturday, March 10th – Bozeman, MT – Zebra Cocktail Lounge *
Thursday, March 15th – Vail, CO – Samana Lounge
Friday, March 16th – Denver, CO – Cervantes Other Side
Saturday, March 17th – Durango, CO – Abbey Theater
Tuesday, March 20th – Breckenridge, CO – Three Twenty South
Wednesday, March 21st – Santa Cruz, CA – Motiv
Thursday, March 22nd – Sebastopol, CA – HopMonk Tavern
Friday, March 23rd – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theater Lounge
Saturday, March 24th – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine #
* = Without Thunderball
# = w/ Quantic & Alice Russell Live
Here is a full streaming preview of "Sound Plus Matter", a free un-released track from the All Good Funk Alliance vaults. You can get the track as a free download by signing up for the Fort Knox Recordings e-mail list via the widget below the track preview.
All Good Funk Alliance - Sound Plus Matter
Full streaming preview of all four tracks on the EP:
Click Here to purchase the new EP from Beatport.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
from the press release:
Björk has collaborated with biomedical animator Drew Berry to create a partly-scientific representation of the haunting song, Hollow from the Biophilia project.
Of the video Björk says, "It's just the feeling when you start thinking about your ancestors and DNA that the grounds open below you and you can feel your mother and her mother, and her mother, and her mother, and her mother 30,000 years back. So suddenly you're this kinda tunnel, or trunk of DNA ... All these ghosts come up so it ended up begin a Halloween song and quite gothic in a way ... It's like being part of this everlasting necklace when you're just a bead on a chain and you sort of want to belong and be a part of it and it's just like a miracle."
On blending his scientific work with Björk’s music director Drew Barry comments;
"The "Hollow" music video is a powers-of-10 exploration of the microscopic and and molecular landscapes inside Björk's body. The animation was constructed from molecular models of DNA and proteins derived from various forms of scientific data such as x-ray crystallography.
My work is usually defined by goals of didactic science education and accuracy, so this is the first time that I've strayed fully into the world of art, with the opportunity to mess around with the scientific data to create a whimsical and playful journey.
Inside a cell nucleus the audience encounters Björk's ancestral spirit — her ghost in the machine — that watches over her genes as they flow from one generation to the next. The spirit manifests as a large molecular complex which was modeled from a three-dimensional head scan of Björk.
The inspiration for the face came from the 'fruit face' paintings by the 16th century italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo who took objects such as fruits, vegetables, or books, and arranged them in such a way that they formed a portrait."
Enjoy the video for "Hollow":
Björk YouTube channel
Click Here to purchase Björk music from iTunes.
With a name inspired by his love for BMX tricks, East London’s Dave Clough aka Mr No Hands, has rapidly crafted a canny reputation. The musician, DJ and animation artist has released his debut completion album, No Handed Music, with each track accompanied by one of his unique animated videos, leading to appearances at festivals such as Global Gathering and Glade.
Through his YouTube channel, Mr No Hands has picked up an army of fans who regularly look forward to his animated musical capers, which have grown from being crafted in a modernist lo-fi Lowry style (without the bad weather and the drab colours), to freestyling stickmen and quirky 3D animations. Alongside his own regular page in Mixmag, Mr No Hands was appointed as one of the judges on their competition to find the best clubbing filmmakers which saw the magazine join forces with the British Film Institute’s cutting edge ‘Bug’ music video event.
Having been awarded 'Tune of the Month' in both DJ Mag and Mixmag, his music has picked up huge support from DJs Ali B, Bassbin Twins, The Stanton Warriors, Meat Katie and The Plump DJs who heavily supported the edit Mr No Hands did of their own ‘System Addict’ track.
Mr No Hands also runs the Life Support Machine music site featuring tons of fresh broken beat and bass heavy sounds.
The new track from Mr No Hands which you can stream and download below, is a remix of his acid breaks track he made with The Bassbin Twins called "Adrenaline Ltd". The new version is slowed down, extended and sexified.
Mr No Hands - Moombahdrenaline
Here is the original version of Adrenaline Ltd to stream:
Here is the original post when the free track was an exclusive release via Life Support Machine:
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Friday, March 2, 2012
M.E.L.T is a dubstep and bass music producer and DJ from Canada. He has been DJ-ing since 2006 and began producing remixes and original productions in 2011. Recently signed to Truespin Records, his first release is dropping in April 2012 with vocals by Seratonin.
M.E.L.T has been described as a ruthless party rocker that just won’t quit until the crowd is dripping with sweat and collapsing from exhaustion. Catch him in a city near you where he’s guaranteed to make you jump, mosh, dance and all out lose control to twisted modulated waveforms, and broken beats of all tempos.
Here is a streaming preview from the upcoming release:
M.E.L.T Ft. Saratonin - Without You
An interview with M.E.L.T
1) Where did the name M.E.L.T come from?
M.E.L.T stands for Modulated Editing of Lossless Transients which loosely translates into giving movement to sounds and/or music, which is what in my opinion keeps dance music interesting.
2) What song(s) really grabbed your ear and inspired you to DJ and produce?
I actually started as an acid techno DJ about 7 years ago and it was the sounds of D.A.V.E the drummer, The Liberator boys, Ant, Geezer, and that lot which first inspired me. I'd say the first song that really inspired me to produce though was The Grid by Calvertron, don't think I'll ever get sick of that one. If there's one cat out there that has making music down to a tee, it's Alex Calver.
3) If you could co-produce a song with anyone at all, who would you work with and why?
Skrillex or Dillon Francis, both of them are absolutely on fire right now. It's cats like that who really inspire me to keep taking my production to the next level. Hell, I have to if I ever wanna share the spotlight with the likes of them.
4) What hardware and software do you currently use in the studio?
Software: Currently running Ableton Live as a DAW. As far as VST's I use Native Instruments Massive for all my leads, main basses, etc. I'm really big on sound design so I synthesize the greater portion of my sounds myself using Native Instruments Massive. I'm a huge advocate of wavetable synthesis as it lends itself extremely well to enabling me to give lots of movement to my sounds. People often ask me how I made a number of sounds in my songs and when I tell them its all the same patch they're usually quite surprised. Other VST's I favor are Effectrix, Omnisphere, and just started using FM8 but still in the learning stages. Other than that I use a lot of the stock plug ins that Ableton offers.
Hardware: Akai MPK49 midi keyboard
5) If you could perform at your dream gig, describe for us what it would be like.
I've always wanted to play a really big outdoor festival, but honestly, as long as I have a packed dance floor of people who are really feeling my music and dancing their asses off, I'm happy. I started DJing and producing to share my passion for music with people and spread the joy that music brings me every day and as long as I'm making people happy with my music, all is well in my world.
Free downloads from M.E.L.T!
M.E.L.T - Are You Ready?!
Sique - No Internetz (M.E.L.T Dubstep remix)
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (M.E.L.T dubstep meets Moombah Mix)
Brand new DJ Mix from M.E.L.T!
DJ Mix Tracklisting:
1. M.E.L.T Feat. Saratonin - Without You
2. Autumn & Kombat - Follow Me Down
3. Ming - Go All Night (Flinch Remix)
4. Michael White - Laser Machine
5. Pondadon - Stronger (Krakkemikkig Remix)
6. M.E.L.T - Are You Ready?!
7. Furlonge Feat. Franklyn Gaye & Katie Alley - All You Ever Knew
8. Hot Mess - Deploy And Destroy
9. Mathco - Crank
10. Dodge & Fuski - Guettastep
11. Sique - No Internetz (M.E.L.T Remix)
12. Hot Mess - Talisman
13. Calvertron - The Grid
14. Calvertron - Get Ready
15. Run DMT - Bass Drum (Royce Rolls Remix)
16. Downlink - Party Alarm
17. Widespread Works - One Missed Call (Dubstep Remix)
18. Calvertron & Downlink - Pistons
19. Secret Panda Society - Running Away
20. Kirsty Hackshaw & Liquid Kaos - Back In Time (Cookie Monsta Remix)
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