Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween from the blogosphere!


Boo. It's Halloween again, a time for zombies and ghouls to rise from the grave to feed on the flesh of the living. And also a time for small children to roam the streets with no adult supervision looking to receive candy from strangers. Bad timing much? Anyway, I have three awesome halloweenie tracks for you today: a track from Galactik Knights' halloween EP, a re-edit of Danny Elfman's Beetlejuice theme, and of course, no costume would be complete without a little bit of Fake Blood. I won't bother to post the Louis La Roche remix of Thriller, because you just know every other blog on the web will be doing that. Enjoy.

Galactik Knights - Thrillerz [right click to download]








Danny Elfman - Beetlejuice Theme (Kamei's Halloween Edit) [right click to download]








Fake Blood - Mars (Major Zero's "Not Another Bloody Mars Remix" Remix) [right click to download]








Mwahahahahahaha....
Joe

(Hi, just barging in. I wanted to add probably the catchiest Halloween song ever. Just deserves to be here. Enjoy. - Alex)

Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt Kickers - Monster Mash [right click to download]






Friday, 30 October 2009

Givin Some Daft Love (DJ Hero Review Part 2)


Today I continue with something so epic, it cant be contained. Thats Right, I haz some DJ Hero Daft Punk mashups,which all of them rock by the way. I thought they would be good, but this has blown my expectations.Unfortunately, I only have two at the moment (I want to get the megamixes, but it seems to be impossible, much to my dismay and Anger) Nonetheless, I will post what I have. You're Welcome.

First off, We have the Infamous DP vs Queen: We Will Robot Rock You. I'm Sure we all remember the 1 minute preview as a trailer, and all of us (especially boba, if i remember correctly. Correct me if i am wrong) Went completely ape shit over it. Make it 3 minutes long and, well ITS EVEN MORE EARGASMIC. The Scratching, the cut and pasting, it just works so well. Who knew? So far out of all DJ Hero mixes i have heard on the game, this is by far the best damn mix i have listened too. Too bad its only 3 minutes. I give it a 9/10 due to the fact that its so short.

DJ Hero - We Will Robot Rock You [right click to download]








The next Mix I want to show you really surprised me. After all who would think that of all tracks to mix, Young MC can mix with Around the World? The beats rock. The vocals blend like a smoothie. It rocks. I would say more but the post is being a real pain in the butt so heres my score: 8/10.
And Finally because its Awesome:

Daft Punk vs DJ Mehdi - Around The World vs Signatune [right click to download]








(Creds to EvilStereo for making the original mix of these two. This is the extended edit)
May The Rock Be with you,

Nite


EDIT: I Promised To Put these on here when i found them so here you go! Both DP Megamixes!

DJ Hero - Daft Punk Megamix 1 [right click to download]








DJ Hero - Daft Punk Megamix 2 [right click to download]







Enjoy in all its glory :)

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

I Love Techno Part I

Hi there,

It’s party review time…

So last week I went to one of the biggest techno parties in Europe, called I love Techno. If you want to take a look at the line-up or see how it’s organized, just check my previous post. I will warn you that there will be multiple posts and lots of material…


First act of the night was Sound of stereo, a Belgian wobbly duo that’s getting really popular these days. They bring some kick ass tunes to the table, but I saw them a couple of times already since they go to my university…

Here's them dropping their new tune called Zipper:




TRACKS REMOVED BY REQUEST


On to Sound of Pellegrino Thermal Team, a house and techno subdivision of the Institubes label from Paris - home of Surkin, Para One, David Rubato... The sublabel is ran by Orgasmic & Tekilatex, who made a nice opening act to get me in the groove. The set featured tribal rhythms, pumping tech house and warped funky sounds with a slice of club rap.
I am really looking for a remix they played featuring the intro of The Circle Of Life from Disney’s Lion King if anyone could help?



Next up was the first live set of the evening by blog-prodigy and long time friend and production partner of Brodinski (whom I’ll discuss later on), Yuksek. During his explosive live set, he was surrounded by vintage keyboards, analog amplifiers and live percussion. Complex, ultra-danceable break electro that you'll fall in love with if you fancy Justice or Daft Punk.

Here are some tunes:

Yuksek - I Could Never Be A Dancer [right click to download]

Yuksek - Break Ya [right click to download]

Yuksek - Tonight [right click to download]

and a nice video compilation of the gig:















It was one of the best performances of the evening, that’s why I’m crazy enough to overflow your computer screens with youtube video’s, don’t shoot me down for it. If you look closely you might even spot me somewhere on the front row right in front of Yuksek.

Enjoy, and make sure to catch the next part featuring A-traks legendary robot rock shuffle and vitalic’s performance.

Mr. Brown

More Bobby Analog


New track from Bobby Analog here. A little heavier than the other tracks of his that I've posted, but it's still very good. <3<3

Bobby Analog - Break Addict [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe

Saturday, 24 October 2009

[VRT 003] Gile - Starnight

When I was a young naive little bastard, I thought French House was limited to the high-octane disco-sampled let's-go-have-sex tracks of the new millennium. Boy was I wrong.

Gile is so good that it actually hurts sometimes. A few months ago I let you all enjoy Furious Funk, and you're certainly welcome for that. However, I believe the third installment of Vertigo Records, Starnight, is even better. This music is so crispy, light-hearted, funky, and pleasing to the ears. This is quite possibly my favorite french house album of all time.


Starnight brings you back to a time you wish would just come back. House music was raping so hard, while many argue in 2001 it was raping even harder, and the French house scene made you proud. I haven't heard of any other Gile, nor am I sure of his other side projects, but feel free to drop a comment if you have any idea what Gile's been up to.

Let's start out with Hous'in. This belongs in the category I call listen-to-anytime. LOA songs come far and wide, but Gile manages to give us a fresh tune that builds up, keeps our spirits lightened. This one's funky, and I'm not even going to bother rating these tracks, because in my mind, they're all 10s. Just shut up and enjoy the music.

Gile - Hous'in [right click to download]








Next up is a track by the same name as the EP, Starnight. This one's a little heavier than Hous'in, but still manages to build itself upon funky drumbeats and basslines. Starnight is so addicting, and one listen just isn't enough. I fully understand if the loops bother you, because they are a little "off," but the song overall is still very intoxicating, especially when the loops play through (without being sliced and repeated).

Gile - Starnight [right click to download]








And lastly is Stop It - I just love the samples on this one. With some (303 I think) drums, the samples and filters just make this ooze french house. Yhe vocals finally come in, amd the song explodes and love flies out of your speakers, especially when one man asks "What are ya, fuckin stupid?" It's funky, light, fun, and just enjoyable.

Gile - Stop It [right click to download]








Enjoy! (in 320)
Prez

Friday, 23 October 2009

Going back to the Originals.


We all love electro here dont we? You do, we do,hell i would dare say its one of the most popular forms of hardcore dance music out there. But as we grow into the new generation of electro, we tend to forget the classics. The Prodigy is a clear example. Never heard of them? well i'm just going to have to change that wont we?

Formed in 1990 at somewhere in the UK, The prodigy started out as nothing but a small underground group that worked their way to the top. You know why they got where they were today? They were DIFFERENT. When the electromania of 1996 hit the world, The music started becoming more generic. As a result, The Prodigy changed their style of music, showing they dont conform ever. A HUGE example of this is Firestarter, a grand slam medley of hardcore freshness that made them huge and much more (if not already) well known. I LOVE this song. And so shall you, if you havent heard it already.

Prodigy - Firestarter [right click to download]








Today, only 3/5 of the original band are still there (Keith Flint, Liam Howlett,and Maxim Reality) yet they still go strong with their 5th album, Invaders Must Die. I Must say its quite good, definitely one to listen over and over again, especially the track Omen. But I honestly like the title track more because it isnt is as overrated like Omen (which is f***ing awesome regardless). Here you go

Prodigy - Invaders Must Die [right click to download]








And just for the hell of it, heres Omen and a remix of it for even more awesomeness.
Arent I Nice?

Prodigy - Omen [right click to download]









Prodigy - Omen (Herve's End of The World Remix) [right click to download]








I hope this has enlightened you. Now go get some real electro music!

Starting the fire,

NiteShade

Aeroplane Mega-Post!

Over the last year or so, I have heard nothing but good things about Belgian balearic boffins Aeroplane. I had already heard their amazing remix of Friendly Fires, so I finally decided to check out the rest of their back catalogue, and I was so impressed by what I heard, I've decided to do a bit of a megapost on them. Enjoy :)

Aeroplane - Pacific Air Race [right click to download]








Aeroplane - Whispers [right click to download]








Aeroplane - Whispers (Hercules & Love Affair Remix) [right click to download]








Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix) [right click to download]








MGMT - Electric Feel (Aeroplane Remix) [right click to download]








SĂ©bastien Tellier - Kilometer (Aeroplane 'Italo 84' Remix) [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Paddywaggle... give the dog a bone?

So Louis's gone electro on our asses with his new side project Paddywaggle. But don't worry your knickers: "It's just a side project that's strictly electro. Don't worry the disco will be back soon..." with Super Soaker been released before the end of 2009 it's nice to hear this new song. So as his Halloween Treat he's blessed us by bashing our brains ;)

I swear, it's like musical sex.


Paddywaggle - Bash Your Brains [right click to download]









I'm not the one to clean your bashed brains out,
gym ♥'

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

XX-Rated


London band The XX are turning a lot of heads at the moment. Their self titled debut album has been praised by many as the best of the year and their remix of the new Florence + The Machine single has taken the blogosphere by storm. Not only that, they've got their fingers firmly on the pulse as far as picking remixers is concerned, having new kid on the block and one of my big tips for next year Pariah (think J Dilla meets Benga) among others remix their single "Basic Space". This band are blowing up fast, so become a fan quickly while it's still cool to like them :)

The XX - Basic Space [right click to download]








The XX - Basic Space (Pariah Remix) [right click to download]








Florence + The Machine - You've Got The Love (The XX Remix) [right click to download]








And just because it's a jam...

Pariah - Detroit Falls [DOWNLOAD REMOVED BY REQUEST]








Keep it basic,
Joe

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Lift Me Up to the Stars



Time to intorduce you to a new group.

Starlifters are a croatian duo consisted by Zvonimir Garashich, aka Switch (no, not the british one) and Daniel Chelan, aka Beat Gates, both with a lot of experience in the producing business.

After going through hip-hop, techno, d'n'b, etc, they decided to make French House, like their inspirations, Daft Punk, Modjo, Cassius, and so on.

They released a selftitled EP (well, its as big as some albums) this year, and are waiting for some success.

Here are my top favourites.

Club Night has a quite nice groove and also a more hardcore synth on the background gives the track a bit of a boost.

Starlifters - Club Night [right click to download]








Wawes is a bit of an interlude, but all the tracks on the EP are no longer than 4 minutes. Still, i think it should be longer. The sample fits perfectly with the bells and the synth. It is also quite bouncy.

Starlifters - Wawes [right click to download]








At last, Faces. This one starts off with a massive beat for the 1st 15 seconds and then kicks off for a brilliant track. The vocal sample that comes in comes in beautifully and complements an already fantastic track.

Starlifters - Faces [right click to download]








Check out their Myspace to download the full EP and be sure to watch out for these guys!

Bonus:

The Phunk Phreaks and Doc Phat - Dance with Me (Horny United Vs Phunk Phreaks Mix) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Breaking the chain,
Alex.

Monday, 19 October 2009

THE GAUNTLET

Our viewers GMGN have sent me their take on Ratatat's Loud Pipes. If you don't remember, yours truly made rough 'n' dirty remix of that song, which some of you didn't like. Anyway, I figured I'll post both, and have you guys vote :) Out of fun competition, you know?

So here's GMGN's remix. It's quick, sounds professional, and I like it.

Ratatat - Loud Pipes (GMGN Reeeeemix) [right click to download]








And here's my take. A shitty, basement mouth-breathing gnome's mix.

Ratatat - Loud Pipes (Prez Jordan's Stomp Edit) [right click to download]








NOW VOTE.


EDIT: I'm getting rocked
Prez

Why?


Dear God... why?

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Holy...


I just had to post this epic listzomania mix by DSL. it may be short,but DAMN that was one hot choon.Listen to it for yourself. It blows my mind away. Thank You cassidy for showing me that this existed. You Rock.

Phoenix - Listzomania (DSL Remix) [right click to download]








Raving to the madness,
NiteShade

Kraftwerk catalogue remastered


Kraftwerk's best albums have been re-issued as part of "The Catalogue", a new remastered box set. Meaning for the first time a lot of Kraftwerk's best work is now on iTunes! Grab the new remastered albums here!

Kraftwerk - Radioactivity (The Mix Version) (2009 Remaster) [right click to download]








Kraftwerk - Home Computer (The Mix Version) (2009 Remaster) [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe

Eurotrash!

I got a very interesting email from a viewer by the name of "Jesse" yesterday. He writes...
Prez,
Post some good eurotrash. I challenge you.
~Jesse

At first I was like "lol," then I realize, let me see what Eurotrash I have in my library and I'll post it :)


Now I don't mean to offend anybody, what I mean by Eurotrash is repetitive club music with trance leads, a high voice (if any), and a quick yet simple drum beat. Hopefully you catch my drift.

Let's start with the 800lb gorilla in the room, Basshunter. By now, half of you have stopped reading this article, if you haven't, comment "I haven't stopped reading this article yet." I'm curious.

Now You're Gone is the english-translated version of Boten Anna. It would be more proper to post the original Swedish track, but I feel like posting the English version does it more "trash" justice for my English-speaking readers. It's repetitive, it's trashy, it's cliche.

Basshunter - Now You're Gone (feat. DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheads) [right click to download]








Now how about a little less "drug-usage"? One track that immediately jumps to mind is Antoine Clamaran's 2006 banger Take Off. While not much of a "banger," this thing has a catchy riff that sounds like something out of old Oizo. It has to be one of the most repetitive songs I've ever heard - but that's honestly not an issue for me. I found this one intoxicating.

Antoine Clamaran - Take Off [right click to download]








And a remix, that doesn't really change much... (definition of Eurotrash!)

Antoine Clamaran - Take Off (Dave Spoon Mix) [right click to download]








G'head and rage in the comments :) I'm dying to hear your opinions of the music, as well as my falsely-guided bias of Eurodance.

Your move, Jesse.
Prez

Friday, 16 October 2009

Lets Keep up this Chain of Awesomeness with a Bang

After Listening to The Flashback Mix, I have decided to post a well known choon and two others NO ONE here (guaranteed. If I am wrong, shoot me down) has heard.

Lets Start shall we?

First off, Here's one we all know and love, Pjanoo, Mixed by one of my faves, Fred Falke. Its smooth, its addictive; hell i would dare say sexy. It is however repetitive as hell and may want to make you commit hara-kiri. Other than that i give a solid two thumbs up.

Eric Prydz - Pjanoo (Fred Falke Remix) [right click to download]








Speaking of Solid, Heres a rather unknown mix by someone named DJ Torley. He created a rather excellent mashup of Underworld and The Prodigy. But hey thats my opinion. You should hear it for yourselves.

DJ Torley - Omen Girl (Underworld vs Prodigy Mashup) [right click to download]








And finally, an even less known mix of Revolution 909 and Tell Me Why. Its great, dont get me wrong, but I do need to warn you: Its 10 minutes long, its a repetitive mind-f***er, and its a bit unbalanced. Don't let that fool you though: its eargasmic.
Just skip the first 3 minutes to really hear the mash. i wish i knew who made it. I would give him props for originality to say at the least.

Daft Punk vs Supermode - Revolution 909 vs Tell Me Why [right click to download]







Stay Fresh. Stay Awesome

NiteShade

Flashback (Eric Prydz Remix)

Well, this is pretty heavy.



Out November 2nd.

Keep it funky,
Joe

Thursday, 15 October 2009

I hate Uffie.

Thank God for DJ Mehdi.

Uffie - Pop The Glock (DJ Mehdi Remix) [right click to download]








Thanks to Cassidy from Ed Bang Us for the heads up.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Ari-es (Quinten 909 Remix)


Be warned. This track contains copious amounts of epic win.

Keenhouse - Ari-es (Quinten 909 Remix) [right click to download]








Quinten 909 is one of my big tips for the future, so be sure to check out his MySpace.

Keep it funky,
Joe

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Thrills & Tony Rocky Horror

A quickie today. This is a promo I got sent a while back by a dubstep artist called Thrills. It's a remix of We Are Enfant Terrible that he did with his friend Tony Rocky Horror. It's got haunting vocals and a massive wobbly bassline. That's about all there is to it. Enjoy.

We Are Enfant Terrible - I Can't Help Myself (Thrills & Tony Rocky Horror Remix) [right click to download]









http://www.myspace.com/thrills1

http://www.myspace.com/thrills2
http://www.myspace.com/tonyrockyhorror206

Keep it funky,
Joe

Data.



No, not this guy. Sorry to any Trekkies reading.

I'm actually going to address our good friend daTa's new album "Skywriter". I got it when it came out awhile back, and I suppose you could say I was expecting some uber crunch electro like Paste Back and Aerius Light. Well, I was completely shocked when I listened and found an 80's pop album with beautiful melodic ambient pieces distributed throughout.

Since this is a recent 2009 release, I urge you to please purchase it. No download links will be offered, sorry. It's not a full album review, just some commentary on a few highlights.


Expecting crunchy, 80s-style electro, I was surprised to double click the first MP3 and be greeted by a spacey grand piano. As the track built up, it was like listening to Randy Edelman's score for Dragon Heart, but rendered with Gameboys and synthesizers. So yeah, that's Verdict. (Excellent soundtrack, by the way, I recommend you check it out.)

datA - Verdict








Here comes 80's pop! Baby you're one in a million! I should have left you alone sitting outside with your shoes off, waiting for the bus to come along. One In A Million is one of those tracks that's great and sucks at the same time. I can't really explain why... but for every ounce that I like this song, I dislike it just as much. Go figure.

datA - One In A Million








I honestly have no idea what the heck he was thinking with 'So Much In Love'. It feels like 10 minutes of pointless vocoder buildup. Once I'm slightly beyond the desire to strangle the song, it finally gets to the point and throws in a repetitive human vocal that lasts nowhere near as long as the obnoxious vocoder. This song really needed rewriting.

datA - So Much In Love








Renaissance Theme is kinda like Verdict, but more epic because it has an electric guitar solo halfway through. I think that should say it all, really.

datA - Renaissance Theme








Skywriter is probably the best track on the album. Choir intro, heavy beats and chopping, good vocals, both talent and lyrically. The buildup is absolutely epic. I don't think I could say one bad thing about this track.

datA - Skywriter








Hasten, music fans, buy this amazing album!

It is coming

Hi there,

One of the biggest electronic music events in Europe is about to open its doors the 24th of october (pretty soon huh :p). I'm talking "I love Techno" peeps, and boy after one slightly disappointing gig last year, this years line-up made me pee my pants on several occasions.


I love Techno brings you about 5 different music genres in one location:
  • The Red room: Featuring genuine techno's greatest legends and upcoming talents (think Dave Clarke, Carl Craig, Speedy J ...).
  • The Yellow room: Bringing the minimal genres (last year the Contact label was invited).
  • The Green room: AKA the "are you selling something room", where drugs and hardcore beats run rampant.
  • The Blue room: Showing some love to popular/commercial acts (let's call it the Main Room II, think Tiga, Boys Noize...)
  • The Orange room: Main Room I, where all the popular crowdmagnets play (think Ed Banger crew).

Now onto the pending issues:
1) There are too many great names this year
2) Never seen so many overlaps of the headliners
3) Never went with my friends wanting to see other acts

To solve all these dilemma's in one swing. I want you guys to give me some advice...
Here's the line-up:



Check it out, tell me who you would want to see and I'll take your opinions into consideration. The one act getting the most votes will get a special coverage in my upcoming I Love Techno review post.

Now onto a tune from the ILT compilation album put together by the Crookers this year. It's a wonderfull remix of Tiga's Beep Beep Beep we reviewed some time ago:

Tiga - Beep Beep Beep (Punks Jump Up Remix) [right click to download]








Remember, comment who you'd like to see covered and it will happen...

Enjoy, Mr. Brown

Monday, 12 October 2009

Love Is Gone

I was sifting through my emails, and found a request from a few weeks ago. Sorry I didn't see it immediately!!


Anyway, this ones one of my favorite dance tunes from the past few years, and it's mildly popular - so sorry if you guys already have it! Anyway, it's catchy, the synths are great, and the lyrics are pretty solid. So enjoy!

David Guetta & Chris Willis - Love Is Gone (Fred Rister & Joachim Garraud Radio Edit Remix) [right click to download]








Quick!
Prez Jordan

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Don't Mind Me, I'm Just Visiting [Guest Post]



Good evening, ladies and gentleman. I am Untra, a longtime reader of Ilictronix, an avid fan of house music, and a guy whose whole life has been consumed by videogames.

As any avid music fan will tell you, guitar hero does an awful job portraying the rock and roll culture due to poorly representing how one would actually play the guitar, especially on the easier settings. Regrettably, this can also be said for DJ Hero in regards to the clubbing scene. DJing is a difficult task that involves manipulating multiple elements of the music while keeping the provided beat. While most people unfamiliar with clubbing culture may come to believe that most DJing is scratching vinyl records, they would be mostly right if this was the year 1998. Record players have since become quite obsolete, and most DJs would actually run MP3s straight from their computers to CD Players, which can then be filtered through the mixer. As a result, most modern DJing looks more like this as opposed to this.

As any mentally sane music fan will tell you, who gives a shit?

DJ Hero is the next stop Activision's monopoly of rhythm-action games, and could go from slight deviation from Guitar Hero's royal flush on simulating a rock band to its own independent franchise, an event that already seems very likely. As a result, consumers are asked to buy another fischer-price musical instrument in return for the long lost footage of Daft Punks Alive 07 unused remix.

If you have ever tried talking to your friends about French House music, than you must be aware of how the conversation suddenly turns to exotic blends of coffee. Unfortunately in DJ Hero, fantastic house and club tunes are asked to share the stage with obnoxious rap and hip-hop tracks (and sometimes, the two genres are mixed together). But also asked to share the stage are 80's pop classics, 70's rock and roll tunes, and even some jammin' 60's tracks. The most interesting mix announced has definitely got to be 2Pac's "All Eyez On Me" vs. The Aranbee Pop Orchestra - "Bittersweet Symphony", which any musical chemist would immediately declare impossible to fuse or otherwise a disaster.

Still, its true- that mix is probably going to be absolute shit. But than again, this mix sounds absolutely fantastic, as does this one, and this one too.

And the list of notable mixers for the game is absolutely jaw dropping. To name a few, DJ Z-Trip, DJ Yoda, DJ Shadow, DJ AM (rest in peace), and last but not least, Daft Punk.

In all, if you have $100 to spare (and you already own a Wii, PS3 or Xbox 360), than you should definitely drop the spare change down for a copy of DJ Hero (especially if you already own a GH guitar). Otherwise, pray a CD of the mixes is released.

...

Wait? You think thats it? This is a guest post after all! I won't leave you hanging without some fantastic remixes!

First up, a long-lost mp3 comes back with Lenlows Mashup, Eye of the Robot:

Lenlow - Eye of the Robot [right click to download]








And for kickers, Tom Middleton's re-edit of Corey Heart vs. New Order, Blue Sunglasses:

Corey Heart vs New Order - Blue Sunglasses At Night (Synergy Tom Middleton Using Tiga And Zyntherius Remix) [right click to download]








Enjoy!
Untra

Moar house tracks

Gym did say a house track a day keeps the doctor away. So here's a couple more for good measure :)

The Adjuster & The End - Movieboxxed [right click to download]








The Phantom's Revenge - 3 Minutes Ninja Pizza Making [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Speaking of vocal remixes...

Lady Gaga - Papparazzi (Boba Fettuccini Remix) [right click to download]








There was an acapella and a synth stems. I couldn't help myself.

A House track a day...

...Keeps the doctor away ;)

So I've had trouble connecting for the server for like... forever and it's never connected. Turns out using a different FTP client solves it all <,<

American French Machine - American French Machine [right click to download]








Krapulax - Chicken's Party [right click to download]








Lifelike - In My Car [right click to download]







das ist all,
gymtonic ♥

Because I Love Being a Blogger

And because I love my fans who keep me going. A "rare" track from my favorite-by-a-pretty-damn-large-margin new-millennium French House artist, The Phantom's Revenge.


We've posted some TPR before, mainly because we love him, but also because his tracks can be quite difficult to capture in high-quality MP3. This track is no exception.

So here it is, requested by Joe, Johnny Lawrence of the Cobra Kai. The sampling is toxic, and The Karate Kid sound clips are to die for. This one's a real banger.

The Phantoms Revenge - Johnny Lawrence of the Cobra Kai [right click to download]








This track was also included in DJ Evil Stereo's most recent installment of "Sample Breakdowns." If you haven't seen these yet, I strongly recommend you checking out 1-6 (at the time this post was written, all of them). To give you a sample, here's volume 6. Skip to 1:20 if you're only interested in seeing Johnny Lawrence of the Cobra Kai sampled.




You know, I love when you guys comment too <3
Prez Jordan

Broken Hearted Girl (Alan Braxe Dub Remix)

Alan Braxe has only gone and remixed the new Beyonce single. Normally in a case like this I'd have to stuff my mouth full of live crabs and wrap my head in masking tape to prevent myself from screaming "SELLOUT!", but this isn't just another "house artist who used to be good but now just does Prydzy, cheese-coated vocal remixes of the latest number 1 hit for thicko teenybopper clubbers that would make even David Guetta vomit" scenario. There's french house vibes galore on this one. Only Braxe could make Beyonce sound this god damn good.

Beyonce - Broken Hearted Girl (Alan Braxe Dub Remix) [right click to download]








Keep it funky,
Joe

Friday, 9 October 2009

Cut It Out

Well I recently posted two of my tracks, whether or not they were good is irrelevant to this post, but they were basically just some jams I made using my KP3.


One of our viewers, Anthony, sent me an email explaining how he recently purchased a Korg KP3 as well, and wanted to know where to start. While I'm no expert, I'm ALSO a noob, so I figured I'd help him out.

Below are 3 loop packs, nothing special - but just some cuts I whipped up (in Audacity) that you guys can use to fool around with, just as I did. I'm not handing out anything professional - just doing this for fellow nubs.

Two are packs I used in some tracks, and one is a pack I created, but I'm not exactly sure what to do with it. Perhaps you folks can try your best, and hey, send me anything you make and I'll gladly get others' opinions on it (contest much?). So enjoy, don't take it too seriously - I understand if you have no use for it :)

So here they are...they also included some quick drum beats I felt went well with the samples (made with iZotope iDrum).

Ratatat Loop Pack [right click to download]

Strokin' Loop Pack [right click to download]

Bittersweet Symphony Loop Pack [right click to download]

Enjoy, and get creative,
Prez Jordan

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Embrace This Remix

BRAND SPANKING NEW CONTENT. Thanks to Tits & Clits - ah, that name always cracks me up.


Their most recent track is a remix of Pnau's "Embrace," which is one of the best club bangers of the past few years. The remix does this epic song its justice, which is why I am happy to share it with you with permission from Tits & Clits. Starting pretty slow, it just gets better and better until about the halfway mark when it just all twins together.

This one's library-worthy, and here it is in glorious 320 kbps.

Pnau - Embrace (Tits & Clits Remix) [right click to download]








And because it was removed from our old server, here's the original...

Pnau - Embrace [right click to download]








Embrace Me,
Prez Jordan

Are you a DJ Fan? (DJ Hero Tracks Pt 1)


So today i went through the magical world of the internet and I was able to obtain 3 mixes from the Uber Game DJ Hero, coming soon for the major consoles this October (27 for North America, and Oct. 30 for Europe). I am short on time today so i'm just gonna post them. But i will tell you this, You WILL die for one of the mixes (whereas you may not like the other two). So here you go.

DJ Hero - Somebody Told Me vs Pjanoo [taken down by request]








DJ Hero - Hollaback Girl vs Give it to me [right click to download]








DJ Hero - Ice Ice Baby vs Cant Touch This [right click to download]








You Better Love Me For This Darnit. (LOL)

Promising to do a more in-depth review for the rest he reviews,

NiteShade

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Gah I'll Come Clean

You bastards found me out. You good-for-nothing computer-loving viewers! For those of you who have NO IDEA what I'm talking about. Head over to http://ilictronix.com/staff/prez/tracks. If you look, you'll see all my mp3s are available (as are other writers' in their respective folders). If you look closely, you'll see some Prez Jordan tracks, OH MY!

Yes it's true. I (Prez Jordan) am Discount. Discount is Prez Jordan. I have lied to you.


So who's Discount? No one, it's just a name I made up. I don't have a myspace, webpage, or anything beyond ilictronix. It's just for fun.

I make my songs on my Korg KP3, not much pre-planning or mastering, just loading some samples (made usually with Audacity) and recording output to my PC, nothing fancy.

Luckily, I was able to milk out some honest advice from you viewers, and I really appreciate your kind words. Hopefully one day I'll be good, but I don't see anything more than a hobby coming out of this "work."

Now for those of you who haven't heard the tracks yet, or if you just want properly-named MP3s, here you go. I know I might be violating Hypem's policy, but shhhh.

Ratatat - Loud Pipes (Prez Jordan's Stomp Edit) [right click to download]








Prez Jordan - Slap The Knot [right click to download]








Tell me what you think (if you haven't already), it's just for fun :)
Prez Jordan

Something About Beatles



So, what would happen if you decided to mashup Daft Punk and The Beatles?

Go Home Productions decided to give it a shot. They grabbed "Nightvision" and then the vocals of "When I'm Sixty Four".

End result? Sometinhg that fits perfectly. Its like they were made to be together. Listen yourself.

Daft Punk - Nightvision (Night Beatle by GO HOME Productions) [right click to download]








And next, another remix. This time from Eastar. This is a remix of Something About Us. As you probably know, this is a very calm song in its original shape. But Eastar decided to liven it up a little bit. Adding a new beat, a new groove and a new soul, it became more than just a love song.

Daft Punk - Something About Us (Eastar Remix) [right click to download]








Enjoy!

Feed me,
Alex.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

lolwut.

So today I received a VERY long email from HostGator. They told me I have been accused of copyright infringement (lol) for a Boys Noize track posted some time ago. All I have to say is, FUCK YOU, MUSIC INDUSTRY.

Music is art, not a business. So what do you guys think? Have we bitten off more than we can chew? Let me know.

Prez Jordan

Monday, 5 October 2009

I just couldnt get away from the past... and The Present


As we speak right now, I am reliving the past generations of music such as The Beatles, MJ, and even The Police. So today, Im dedicating this post to two songs: One from the past, and a past song that fuses with the present.

Our first starts us off with the band A Flock of Seagulls. If you have played GTA: Vice City, You should know this very well. Composed almost entirely of synths and a guitar and drum playing I Ran was one of the 80s biggest hits of all time. I love this song so f***ing much, its on my top ten greatest songs of all time list. You may think its overrated.

A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away) [right click to download]








But lets face it, There are quite a few songs that keep me to the more present era of music. Kurt Cobain,for example,chained me to the later years with smells like teen spirit. And as of this moment, Mr Harris has kept me jamming with I'm Not Alone (and his newer singles). Its sad, i know, but i like the guy.he has talent. his live singing performances,however, are questionable sometimes.

So what would happen if Nirvana and Calvin Harris had teamed up together? Well their lovechild would sound like this:
See? One from the past and one mixed with the present.

I do like the past and present time after all.
But what im waiting for the most is the Future. (TRON 2 and DP FTW!)

Peace and have a awesome day.

NiteShade