Thursday, May 31, 2012

Free tech house bootleg from Vecs

I love finding out about fresh talent and just got an e-mail from Vecs the other day with this goodie. A bootleg tech house track that I am loving. Free to download! Vecs is a NY-based producer and DJ with early support from Roger Sanchez, Chris Moody, Richie Santana and Scumfrog.

Vecs SoundCloud

Vecs Twitter



Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Bass Kleph Tech House single Ghost Machine out now

I am really loving the tech house sound of the new Bass Kleph single. The original is a great big room club / festival track with lots of energy and a great breakdown / build up. The remix by Christian Cambas leans toward the techno side of the tech house sound. A fun bouncing beat that reminds me of the Cajmere classic "Percolator".

Streaming preview clips of both versions:

Click Here to buy this release from Beatport.

Bass Kleph SoundCloud

Bass Kleph Facebook page

Bass Kleph Twitter



Marco Lys teams up with Prok & Fitch for a big House Track

Out now on the Great Stuff label, the new House single from Marco Lys + Prok & Fitch "You Need Some". The release includes the original plus a remix from Zoo Brazil.

Here are full streaming previews of both tracks:

Click Here to buy the release at Beatport.

Great Stuff SoundCloud

Great Stuff Facebook page

Great Stuff Twitter



New EP of Tech House and Deep House out now on Danza Macabra

Danza Macabra is a DJ duo / production team that also runs a label of the same name. Hailing from Slovenia, they are a rising force in the underground electronic music scene. For the ninth release on the label, they have put out a four-track EP with productions from Axel Bartsch, Patlac, SCSI-9 and their remix of a song from Silence.

Here are streaming preview clips of each of the four songs:

Click Here to purchase the release from Beatport.

Danza Macabra Label Facebook page

Danza Macabra Label SoundCloud



Justin Martin LP, Ghettos & Gardens, Out Now!

from the press release:

Justin Martin made the very first release on dirtybird records in 2005. Seven years later, he delivers his long awaited debut artist album with the very same smile and fun loving attitude he’s had since the beginning. "Ghettos & Gardens" is exactly as advertised - a tender and tough collection of songs that build you up with sweeping strings, then break you down with earth shattering basslines. It's sunsets vs. cyclones, roses vs. razors, and bunny rabbits vs. wolverines.

Maybe it's the streets of San Francisco that made his music this way - a place where you can see a beautiful woman and a crippled homeless addict on the same city block. Maybe it's the juxtaposition of the famous dirtybird Golden Gate park parties, where Justin's loving parents make tacos and chop fresh salsa while total freaks lose their minds in front of the massive sound system. Not a whole lot of producers are just as influenced by E40 as they are by LTJ Bukem, and even fewer of them played the jazz saxophone in high school.

Whatever is going on, most people would say that Justin is one of the most charismatic likable DJs to walk the earth. In this album Justin demonstrates his unique ability to blur the lines between musical genres, taking us through beautiful melodies, UK basslines, moody funk and devastating drops. You can hear the meticulous production techniques in every track - from the slow Hip-Hop style of Hood Rich to the heavy duty low-end of Molokini. The whole thing is fresh and uplifting like the smell of ozone after a lightning strike. Ghettos & Gardens sounds like nothing else out there – it could not have come from anyone but Justin Martin. Such originality is a formidable achievement, and adds to Justin’s reputation as one of the most talented and exciting electronic music producers of our time.

Ghettos & Gardens tracklist:

1. Hood Rich
2. Don’t Go
3. Ghettoes & Garden
4. Butterflies
5. Goldie – Kemistry (Justin Martin remake)
6. French Kisses
7. Ruff Stuff
8. Molokini
9. Lezgo VIP (Justin Martin vs. Ardalan)
10. The Gurner (Justin Martin vs. Pillow Talk)
11. Night Calling
12. Riding Spaceships (Justin Martin vs. Leroy Peppers)
13. Ladybug

Hard to pick favorites with this album. I really like almost all of the tracks. This album is a great showcase of his talent as a producer. The album starts out in the realm of deep house for the first five songs, with "Don't Go" being my favorite song of the first part of the album. "Ruff Stuff" is more in the tech house realm, with a nice chunky beat. "Molokini" is more chill with a summer vibe to it.

"Lezgo VIP" has more of a broken beat sound, with a Miami bass / 80s electro influence. "The Gurner" sees Justin Martin team up with Pillow Talk for a sensual late night groove. "Riding Spaceships" brings back memories of Atari 2600 gaming with the 8-bit sounds.

Here are streaming preview snippets of every track on the album:

Click Here to buy the album from Beatport.

Click Here to buy Ghettos & Gardens by Justin Martin from iTunes.

Justin Martin Facebook page

Justin Martin Twitter

dirtybird official site

dirtybird SoundCloud



Monday, May 28, 2012

New 2 Hour Mix of House and Techno for Techno.FM

This one just aired yesterday! Starts out with some deep house and progresses into house and techno.

Tracklisting

Alex Deamonds - Olympus Mons (Deamonds Mixed Red In A Day Mix)
David Keno - Brothers and Sisters
Huxley - Feel What You Want
Alessio Mereu - Perfect Lover (Camea remix)
Twisted Pair - Horny Hustle
Chris Gruber - Jackers Together
Igor The Koi - Yawp!
Mario Aureo - Passion
Vinyl Crew - 12 Inch
Andres Fernandez & Aka Knario - Este Es El Ritmo
DJ HMC - Starr Trax
BHOO - Elastik Phone (Alex Arnout remix)
Frieder Blume - Time & Space
Patlac - Leslie
Akabu feat. Linda Clifford - Ride The Storm (Joey Negro dub storm)
Gorge - Frozen Memories
Cera Alba - Zenos Paradox
Pbm - Remoulded (Volt & Vintage remix)
Bodyscrub - Kalendula
J Alexander - Vanguard (Sasha Carassi remix)
Mark Broom - Box Set
Alex Mash - Inspiration
Luis Flores - Excision

Don't forget, the Dancefloor Mayhem show airs every Sunday on http://techno.fm/ : 6pm - 8pm Pacific time / 9pm - 11pm Eastern time.



Friday, May 25, 2012

BHOO - Elastik Phone EP out now on Underbelly

This EP is only the third release for Underbelly, but with remixes from Matt Tolfrey and Alex Arnout on this release, and remixes from Maya Jane Coles and Klartraum on a prior release, they are quickly making a name for themselves in the underground house and tech scene. The label is an extension of The Underbelly of Society parties in East-London. Run by brother and sister team Tim and Amy, the Underbelly parties have developed a sterling reputation and have spread to the Italian and Ibizan underground in recent years.

Here are streaming preview clips of all three tracks on the EP:

Click Here to buy the EP from Beatport.



Thursday, May 24, 2012

Forever Underground - 15 years of NRK

from the press release:

As NRK head honcho Nick Harris moves ahead with a raft of new projects the time has come for the seminal label to close its doors and as a parting gift it leaves us ‘Forever Underground’ reminding us why Bristol’s house music heroes will always hold a place in dance music’s history…

Not many record labels can lay claim to a 15 year stretch, but NRK Music has been a consistent and trusted source of the finest deep house and tech house music for the last decade and a half. Set up in 1996 in Bristol, UK, NRK Music quickly delivered a hefty slew of releases from artists like Ian Pooley, François K, Dimitri From Paris and Nick Holder, and have never looked back since. But now with over 170 single releases and 45 albums, plus the mix compilation series Back In The Box, The Lab, nite:life and Deep Sensations, NRK is preparing to close its doors for the last time and as a parting gift is releasing the superb collection “Forever Underground”.

The digital version of the release contains 33 unmixed tracks and a DJ mix from Nick Harris. The physical release is a 3xCD set, with 2 unmixed CDs of music + the Nick Harris DJ mix on the 3rd CD.

Here is the tracklisting for the digital version of the release:

01. Sirus – An Eye For An Eye (Original Mix)
02. Nufrequency Feat. Shara Nelson – Go That Deep (Charles Webster Remix)
03. Quentin Harris – Let’s Be Young (Original Mix)
04. Nick Holder – Paradise (Salt City Mix)
05. Terra Deva – Fresh Start (Joshua’s House Mix)
06. Blackjoy – Moustache (La Stache)
07. Foremost Poets – Moonraker (Original Mix)
08. Twisted Pair – Horny Hustle
09. Trackheadz – Our Music
10. Rocket – People (Jeno’s Stormy Weather Mix)
11. Francois K – Time & Space
12. Kerri Chandler – Bar A Thym (Tom Middleton's Cosmos Mix)
13. Akabu Feat. Linda Clifford – Ride The Storm (Joey Negro Dub Storm)
14. Nick Holder – Summer Daze (Radio Edit)
15. DJ Q – Superclique
16. Ed Davenport – New Yorkshire (Club Mix)
17. Paul Woolford – 313 (Part One)
18. Hot Lizard – The Theme (Carl Craig Remix)
19. Audio Soul Project – Community (Original Mix)
20. Trackheadz – Feel (Instrumental Mix)
21. Kings Of Tomorrow – The Sway
22. Chymera – Wish (Peter Dildo Rawjuice Reshape)
23. Hipp-E – Brovas Darkness
24. Lewis Boardman – Mist (Chris Lattner Remix)
25. Jamie Anderson – Time Is Now (Radio Slave Panorama Garage Remix)
26. Q-Burns Abstract Message – Innocent (King Britt's Scuba Mix)
27. Scope – Frequencies (Steve Bug’s Flying Faders Remix)
28. Ian Pooley – Quatro
29. David Alvarado – Luna
30. Magik Johnson – Feel Alright (Solid Groove Remix)
31. Dano – Do What You Want
32. Kerri Chandler – The Promise (Bigga Vocal Mix)
33. Plastic Avengers – El Bombata (H-Foundation Mix)
34. Nick Harris – DJ Mix

This compilation brings back so many good memories for me, both on the dancefloor and in the DJ booth. I have long been a fan of NRK and a lot of the artists featured here. I wanted to give you audio clips of some of the outstanding classics that are a part of this final chapter for NRK. DJ Tronic and Dancefloor Mayhem want to wish Nick Harris all the best in all his future endeavors.

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Innocent (King Britt's Scuba Mix)

Trackheadz - Our Music

Akabu ft. Linda Clifford - Ride The Storm (Joey Negro Dub Storm)

Twisted Pair - Horny Hustle

Click Here to purchase the release from Beatport - Only $15.99 for 33 tracks + the Nick Harris DJ Mix!

Click Here to buy the release from iTunes.

Click Here to read a great interview with Nick Harris on The Burlington Project website.

Nick Harris Facebook page

Nick Harris RA page



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New EP from Hamza out June 4th on Selekta Recordings

Hamza is a very talented producer and DJ from New Dehli, India, that runs the Wind Horse Record label. His production and remix work has received support from the likes of Dubfire, Peter Kruder, Quentin Harris, Richie Hawtin and Tom Findlay of Groove Armada.

His latest release, the 'Get That Feeling EP' is coming out June 4th on Selekta Recordings, a house music label based out of Philadelphia.

Here are streaming preview clips of all the tracks in the release, as well as the full preview of the DJ Dennis remix, which is available as a free download for signing up for the Selekta Recordings mailing list.

Click Here to go grab your copy of the DJ Dennis remix for free.

More on Hamza:

Hamza official site
Hamza facebook page
Hamza SoundCloud
Hamza Twitter

More on Selekta Recordings:

Selekta SoundCloud
Selekta Twitter
Selekta Facebook page
Click Here to buy Selekta Recordings music from Juno.
Click Here to buy Selekta Recordings music from Beatport.
Click Here for some more free music from Selekta in exchange for your e-mail address.



Free Disco House single from Square Frames

Square Frames is a music project featuring onefiftyone (drums and percussion) and Mr. Automatic (Synthesizers and Vintage Keys). They just put out a free single called "Doin' It To It (Detroit City)". Below is the original and a re-edit. The duo also has some more free downloads on their SoundCloud page.

Square Frames SoundCloud

Square Frames Twitter



Introducing Pietro Platini

Pietro Platini is a London based DJ and producer. He is crafting fresh sounding disco cuts from rare groove samples and original beats. Here are a couple of his recent tracks to give you a taste.

Pietro Platini SoundCloud

Pietro Platini Twitter



Monday, May 21, 2012

The Hi-Yahs are a production duo from Dallas, TX. They have a new 4-track EP coming out on Prototype Platinum Records on May 24th. The “Diamonds, Gold Chains, and Side Ponytails” EP is a deliciously eclectic mix of all the best aspects of Electro House with a twist of dirty Dutch that doesn’t quit for four entire tracks. This non-stop energetic EP is packed with bangin bass to keep the club jumping and undoubtedly celestial sounding synths coupled with bouncing laser sounds that feel like they’re out of this world.

Here are streaming preview clips of each of the 4 tracks from the EP:

To celebrate the new EP, here is a free remix from The Hi-Yahs:

More on The Hi-Yahs

The Hi-Yahs Twitter
The Hi-Yahs SoundCloud
The Hi-Yahs Facebook page

More on Prototype Platinum

Prototype Platinum official site
Prototype Platinum SoundCloud
Prototype Platinum Facebook page
Prototype Platinum Twitter
Buy music from Prototype Platinum at Beatport



A couple of big disco house bombs from DJ Kue

DJ Kue has been cooking up some funky fresh disco house club hits and here are two free tracks for you!

Click Here to buy DJ Kue music from iTunes.

Click here to buy DJ Kue music from Beatport.

DJ Kue official site

DJ Kue SoundCloud

DJ Kue Facebook page

DJ Kue Twitter



Saturday, May 19, 2012

Fresh DJ Mix of House music!

Tracklisting:

Sean Roman - Moan (MANIK remix)
[a]pendics.shuffle & Mr. C - Something Strange
Maya Jane Coles - Not Listening
Noah Pred - Monotasking (Brendon Moeller Vinyl Resketch)
Jay West - We Can Change It
Parov Stelar - Kiss Kiss (Vocal Remake)
Cream Movement - Scratch (Helly Larson remix)
Raxon - Dreamer
Dog Days - Mia (Rodriguez Jr. remix)
Lori J Ward and T. Orlando - The Deal
Laera - Madagascar (Splashfunk remix)
Max Belobrov - Magic Walk
Rodham - Paki (Traumphonic Edit)
AKA AKA & Thalstroem - Afterglow (Phonique remix)
Oli Furness - Runaway

Tronic Facebook page

Follow Tronic on Twitter

Tronic G+

More DJ Mixes on SoundCloud

Lots of DJ mixes on MixCloud



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

T-Shirt printing by ooshirts review

I was approached by a company that offers custom printed t-shirts, and had recently created an image I thought would make a great t-shirt. I agreed to review the t-shirt / company / process for a couple of shirts to check them out.

The company is called ooshirts. Check them out @ http://www.ooshirts.com/

I was given a choice of two shirt colors, and given the colors in the graphic, I went with white and ash gray, both in size Large. The shirts they used for my design were Gildan heavy cotton - 100% cotton pre-shrunk. The shirts are soft and comfortable, and the graphic has held up nicely after several washings. They have a lot of different types and qualities of shirts to print on, as well as sweatshirts and hoodies.

The company is a newer start-up company based in Berkeley, CA. I found their website very user friendly, with an easy to navigate interface. The process of uploading my design was very simple, and they are great at notifying you promptly via e-mail with what step you are at in the process. Customer Service is available via chat and phone. I used the chat help to try it out and the person I worked with was very friendly and even responded to a follow up question via direct e-mail.

Below are several images of me wearing the t-shirt. I had these pictures taken in front of a cool graffiti image just down the hill from my house.

I agreed to review this company because I felt that some of our readers would be interested in the service. After going through the process, I do recommend the company for t-shirt printing. Perfect for small print runs of promotional t-shirts for record labels, one-off special events, websites, etc.

click here to read another ooshirts review



Hot new House EP from Issac Christopher on Madhouse

Issac Christopher just dropped his debut EP on Madhouse, currently available exclusively at Traxsource.

Here is a full streaming preview of the title track, which I have been playing in my house and tech house sets. Great classic house vibe.

Click Here to buy the EP from Traxsource.

Madhouse Records SoundCloud

Madhouse Records Facebook page



New release from Ant Brooks out Monday on UMEK's 1605 label

Ant Brooks has a new release out next week on 1605. Here is a preview streaming clip of the title track. Great tech house vibe!

We've also got a couple of great free tracks for you from Ant Brooks!

Click Here to buy Ant Brooks music from iTunes.

Click Here to purchase music from the 1605 label at Beatport.

Ant Brooks official site

Ant Brooks SoundCloud

Ant Brooks facebook page

Ant Brooks Twitter



Hot new remix from Maya Jane Coles out on May 21st

Maya Jane Coles hopefully needs no introduction. Her production and remix work is impeccable, and she recently released a dope DJ Kicks album. Now she is back with a remix for Bo Saris of his new track "She's On Fire". This is a complete re-working of the original material into a late-night / early morning deep groove.

Here is a full length streaming preview of the song:

Click Here to buy Maya Jane Coles music from iTunes.

Maya Jane Coles official site

Bo Saris Facebook page

Bo Saris SoundCloud



Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Free breakbeats from Portland, OR producer Kem!

Super stoked to be able to feature some funky fresh breakbeat tracks from Kem - a producer and DJ from Portland, OR. The Unstable Label from the UK has released a new EP from Kem for free. Stream and download the tracks below:

"Come Up" is a funky breakbeat track that continues to build throughout the track. This one is for fans of Slyde, Plump DJs, etc.

"Get Down" was my favorite of the two. More uptempo and DJ friendly with a nice beat from the get go. Great nu skool breakbeat vibe.

Kem official site

Kem SoundCloud

Unstable Label official site

Unstable Label SoundCloud

Unstable Label facebook page



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dancefloor Mayhem Mix for Techno.FM that aired 5-6-2012

The Dancefloor Mayhem show airs every Sunday night, 6pm - 8pm pacific time, on Techno.FM

This is the mix that aired last Sunday, mixed live by DJ Tronic:

Tracklisting:

Ducki - 3miT TimE
Visions of Trees - Turn 2 U (Plant Plants remix)
Dryman - Junkie Riddim (Side9000 remix)
Lilla Sallskapet - Genova (Cristian Dinamarca remix)
The Voyeurist - Chase (Visions of Trees remix)
Machinedrum & FaltyDL - Give In 2
Reixtra - Khamsin (Altimeter remix)
Cristian Dinamarca - Jaguar
Skyro & Amphix - Journey's End
ParaDigm - Dawn till Dusk
Climbers - OWS
Gavin Boyce - Divine In You
Just Be - Rain Come Down
Luke Fair - Fading Hearts
Cesar Coronado - The Way I Feel About You
Model 1975 - Concentrate (Resoluto remix)
Jesse Rose & Oliver $ - Park My Car
Martijn - Me & I
Ron Jameson - Funky Downtown
DeadEcho - Made For You
Isaac Christopher - Shake That
Carsten Rausch - Dixie Chick
DJ Roy - Loco Drums
Lori J Ward and T. Orlando - The Deal
Quantum Soul - Bittersweet Memories (Resoluto remix)

DJ Tronic Facebook page

DJ Tronic Twitter

Dancefloor Mayhem MixCloud - Tons of DJ mixes to stream!

Dancefloor Mayhem SoundCloud - more DJ mixes, some to download.

Dancefloor Mayhem Facebook page



Hot new funky house release from Todd Terry and J Paul Getto

Out now on Moveltraxx, this hot two track EP is pure disco house heat. "The Sure Shot" takes it back to the old school disco house vibe. "Wash The Window" makes generous use of a Prince sample and works it into a fresh disco house frenzy. Here are streaming preview snippets of both tracks:

Click Here to buy the EP from Beatport.

Moveltraxx official site

Moveltraxx Facebook page

Moveltraxx Twitter

Moveltraxx SoundCloud



Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dancefloor Mayhem Mix for Techno.FM that aired 4-29-2012

The Dancefloor Mayhem show airs every Sunday night, 6pm - 8pm pacific time, on Techno.FM

This is the mix that aired last Sunday, mixed live by DJ Tronic:

Tracklisting:

Alexander Fog - My First Time
Gurhan - Between Us (Subsky remix)
Oscar Barila & Maiki - Walking In Red Circles
Simon Baker - Human Mystery (Pezzner's Native Language remix)
Ante Perry & Kolombo - Completely Positive (Walker and Royce remix)
Patrick Zigon - Spotoma (feat. Mark Ash)
Yariv Bernstein - Bardo (Jonty Skruff remix)
Kate Simko & Matt Tolfrey - Lazy B
Parov Stelar - Jimmy's Gang
[a]pendics.shuffle & Mr. C - Something Strange
Hitchcock - Enzo
Space DJz - Level 7 (Jamie Anderson Dub)
Kimbra - Settle Down (DiJiTAL remix)
Piltdown Sound - The Work
Little Fritter - Raw Fix
Someone Else - Barbay
Ante Perry - No Changes
Kate Simko & Matt Tolfrey - No Shame
Sasha - Cut Me Down (Luke Mandala remix)
Chris Page - Used
Phunk Investigation vs Schumacher - Believe
Terence Fixmer - When The Sun
The Recycler - Orion

DJ Tronic Facebook page

DJ Tronic Twitter

Dancefloor Mayhem MixCloud - Tons of DJ mixes to stream!

Dancefloor Mayhem SoundCloud - more DJ mixes, some to download.

Dancefloor Mayhem Facebook page



Fresh new Bass House sounds from ClekClekBoom Recordings

The Town recently released a hot 3-track EP on ClekClekBoom. The tracks on the release are "The Movement", "Pulse" and "The Movement (bonus beat)".

Here is a streaming snippet of all three tracks in the release:

Click Here to purchase the EP from Beatport.

Click Here to purchase the EP from Juno Download.

ClekClekBoom SoundCloud

ClekClekBoom Twitter

ClekClekBoom Facebook page

The Town Facebook page



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

3xCD release of remixes from AKA AKA & Thalstroem out now!

from the press release

Last year Berlin-based minimal technoheads AKA AKA together with trumpeter/producer Thalstroem released their eclectic debut album 'Varieté' which held the #1 position on the Amazon techno charts for weeks and was voted one of the top albums of 2011 by the readers of Groove and Partysan magazines. To offer listeners even more varieté, AKA AKA & Thalstroem will release the remix collection, Varieté Remixed, featuring 32 previously unreleased full length remixes by some very well established names in electronic music and a score of hot up-and-coming producers too. The collection will be available as a triple-CD set, various 12" EPs and digital download. Among the artists who appear on this mighty collection are Marek Hemmann, Moonbootica, Turntablerocker, Technasia, Dapayk, Axel Bartsch, Oliver Schories, Phonique, Tigerskin, Einmusik, Zombie Disco Squad, Rampa, Solee, Daniel Steinberg, Philip Bader, Joris Delacroix, Joachim Pastor and many more.

The result is much like the original album itself - a diverse package that delivers a perfect soundtrack for every mood!

DJ Tronic put together a special mix of some of his favorite remixes from the release:

Here is the official music video for AKA AKA & Thalstroem - Afterglow (Phonique Remix):

Click Here to buy Varieté Remixed from Aka Aka & Thalstroem from Beatport. All 32 tracks for $21.99 from Beatport.

Click Here to buy Varieté Remixed from Aka Aka & Thalstroem at iTunes. All 32 tracks for $11.99 from iTunes.

AKA AKA Facebook page

Thalstroem Facebook page

AKA AKA SoundCloud

Thalstroem SoundCloud