Sunday, 28 February 2010

Holy Mother Of God This is Insane

Normally i would wait to post something after a day of posting ,but this is just too good not to post now. Thank you Claus Von Foxbat, You shall be rewarded handsomely later on!!! Now for the track!

The Prodigy - Breathe (NumberNin6 Dubstep Remix) [click to download]

Go Nuts. Go Dubstep.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Sexy Sexy Remix Action

I don't have time to do commentary on any of these awesome remixes, because I'm neck-deep in my Eagle project and art history homework. Instead I'll leave you with some random bits of crap I have on my computer.

As a calligrapher, Jan Tschichold was naturally interested in lettering and words. As time went by, he found himself more and more involved in the emerging art of typography. The radical, anti-organization styles like Dada and Futurism were simple enough, but the lack of clarity made them difficult to digest, however total, complete order and symmetry had proved over the last several decades to be an ineffective, boring way of delivering an idea or product. Jan was opposed to the total rule-breaking of these styles, and wanted to create a standardized style for lettering, which he did in writing Die Neue Typography. The style established was that of offset photos with sans serif text integrated into the image to make a statement, while the print settled in around the photos in blocks. While a proponent for modern styles, Tschichold was confident that old Roman type settings could co-exist as print in the modern era, even if serif-free text looked best in graphics and photos, setting a baseline for acceptance of the old with the new, instead of outright rejecting it. Jan was accused of turning the typesetting art into a dogmatic science free of political expression, which may or may not have been true, but effectively made it so that art did not have to be ‘for’ or ‘against’ something, but could simply make a statement. Though Tschichold changed his views on his own work as his life went on, he changed the art of page design and typography forever.

Iron Maiden - Fear Is The Key (Ninetynine's Hertz Remix) [click to download]

Mr. Oizo - Hun (Ninetynine Hertz Remix) [click to download]

Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow (Sebon Remix) [click to download]

Cabin Crew - Star 2 Fall (Uniting Nations Remix) [click to download]

The Denim Project - Freedom To Move (Galleon Mix) [click to download]

Feed Me ft. Linkin Park - Mordez Moi (The RBZ Vocal Mix) [click to download]

Evil Stereo - Worthington III (Original Demo)

Stay cool, guys.

Because You Guys Wanted It (Part I)

Right. Remember when i said i was going to do a request post last week? No? Well suffice to say, no one answered until AFTER i made my back up post, much to my dismay and irritation. Well this time i have a couple of requests from the last week and this week to help with today. Here we Go.
First off, i have this brilliant TPR Ten Minute Minimix from Alex (yes the writer). I found it quite lovely as it gave quick tastes to show you a compiliation of what he like, and it even includes a quick preview of a new track of his!!!

The Phantom's Revenge - Ten Minute Minimix [click to download]

Tracklisting for the mix is as follows:
Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
Hot Chip - Ready for the floor
Tensnake - Coma Cat
Fare Soldi - Il lato B del mondo (Broke One Remix)
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 To 20
Gossip - Heavy Cross (Siriusmo Dub)
Le Knight Club - Nymphae Song
Cherrelle - Dub On You (Todd Terje Edit)
Kansk - Aussi Bon Appetit
Daft Punk - Harder, better, faster, stronger
Cecile & Venice - Rimmel
Armenta - You Are My One
Louis La Roche - Me & Her
La Famille - Dancer
Jan Turkenburg - In My Spaceship (Breakbot Remix)
Daft Punk - Face to face (Cosmo Vitelli Remix)
Fafa Monteco - Good Time
Final Edition - I Can Do It (Anyway You Want)
Armand Van Helden - (Girl) You Got Me
Armand Van Helden - Chocolate Covered Cherry
Armand Van Helden - Conscience
Armand Van Helden - Go crazy
Van She - Kelly (Shinichi Osawa Remix)
Fenech Soler - Lies
Cassian - Friday Night
Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now
Armand Van Helden - The Funk Phenomenon
French Fries - Senta
Larry Tee & Roxy Cottontail - Let's Make Nasty (Afrojack Remix)
Strip Steve - Dancin
Riva Starr - I Was Drunk
Pacific! - Runaway to elsewhere (Breakbot remix)
Stress - Nananah (Justin Faust Remix)
Kanye West - Paranoid
Thomas Bangalter - Turbo
Thomas Bangalter - Colossus
Thomas Bangalter - Ventura
Thomas Bangalter - Spinal Scratch
Thomas Bangalter - Outrun
The Phantom's Revenge - Bastards can do 90 (Preview)
David Bowie - A Lad In Vain

Next we have a rare track to put up. One that was requested by our dear friend and former writer (whats with the writers? lol) Gymtonic. The song is Frenchy Lover (Vocal Version).Ofc we have posted the instrumental,but the vocal version is by far superior to it. You wont stop grooving to this baby. No rather you can't!

American French Machine - Frenchy Lover (Vocal Version) [click to download]

Next comes from a man named NightShark! You see, he has started a band with an unannounced partner and have called themselves The Tiebots! (50 bucks goes to anyone who knows the reference it comes from). Anyways, He wanted me to put up a mix made from them.Well I have to say this mix he sent me was pretty good. It may not be TPR quality,but hey, the band just formed a couple of months ago, and its pretty freaking nice.
Tracklisting :
Daft Punk - Voyager (Dominique Tortis Wild Style Edit)
Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Remix)
Kraftwerk - Aero Dynamik (Alex Gopher & Etienne de Crecy Dynamix)
Daft Punk Vs. Outkast - Punk Roses
Le Knight Club - Hysteria
Major Lazer - Pon De Floor
Daft Punk - Da Funk (Johnatron Edit)
College Humor - Power Thirst
Daft Punk - Around the World/The Mighty Boosh - Tundra Rap/Justice Vs. Simian - We Are Your Friends (Acapella)
Deadmau5 Ft. MC Flipside - Hi Friend!
The Eternals - Zuesapella
Royksopp - Eple
(warning: the file is MASSIVE)

The Tiebots - Tiebots Mix Numero Uno [click to download]

Hmm is this all? That won't do. I guess I shall have to put something in so there can be at least 4 tracks (Come on people! I need more requests!) So here is a mix just to even things out!
Chaka Khan - A'int Nobody (Galactik Knights Remix) [click to download]

Edit: And finally,thanks to Untra's last minute request, I have another track to give! Thanks dude! In all, i quite think the song is good,but i dont care much for the vocals. Too weird tbh. But hey,don't judge till you hear it!

The Knife - Silent Shout [click to download]

Ah a good fun filled post. For anyone who is/was too late, there will be a second part later on. I'll announce when so please send me requests quickly!


Major Lazer (Foamo Remix)

I thought "Bruk Out" was one of the best cuts on the Major Lazer album and thought it could do with some bass-y remix action, and I could not have thought of someone better for the job than Foamo. So imagine my delight when Diplo's label Mad Decent gave this monster away yesterday. The original's ragga shouts are layered over the top of an angry bassline and thunderous beats. Exactly what I was hoping for.

Major Lazer - Bruk Out (Foamo Remix) [click to download]

Keep it funky,

Thursday, 25 February 2010

[CRYDA 010] Spaced Out/Holy Ghostz

Crydamoure is a French House label created in 1997 by music gods Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo (of Daft Punk fame) and Eric Chedeville (currently Rico the Wizard). CRYDA was the first French House label I ever got into, and boy am I glad I did.

The 10th installment of Crydamoure's fantastic releases is courtesy of Play Paul, the younger, and more attractive, Homem-Christo brother :P Like his world-famous brother, Play Paul has a knack for turning out short riffs of sampled disco songs that can be seamlessly repeated for minutes while still keeping us entertained.

Spaced Out (Xtended Mix) is an French House tune of epic proportions that incorporates all of the elements seen in early 2000s French House, a time in which Nu-Disco was coming alive. These features include subtle drums, powerful layers, cyberpunk-style synth riffs, and quick 1-beat backtracks. It all comes together to make an orgasm for the ears.

Play Paul - Spaced Out (Xtended Mix) [click to download]

Holy Ghostz (Yes, I spelled it correctly, alexdaftpunk91 did not :P), happens to be my all time favorite Crydamoure track - not only by Play Paul, but by all of it's star line-up. It's so smooth and precious, and the sample is like heaven to my ears. The EP version takes a little while to develop, unlike the Waves II edition which jumps right into the action. But hey, the pleasure goes on for longer :) It's good stuff, and totally belongs in your library, if it isn't already.

Play Paul - Holy Ghostz [click to download]

So that does it for this installment of Crydamoure posts, expect MANY more in the future. I hope you enjoyed.

Comments are more than appreciated,

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Wayback Wednesday

Agggggh hello all. I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I'd like to say I've been busy but I really haven't. Take these amazing old-school house tracks as my apology. :D

Let's take a trip back to *checks Discogs* 1988...

Information Society - Lay All Your Love On Me (Restricted Mix) [click to download]

Yes, ABBA covers are cheesy as all hell, but the synthwork on here is acid beyond belief. This is closer to where house started, if you can believe it; hard, grinding beats; hydrochloric synth and bass; powerful if dull at times vocals; gratuitous uncredited sampling. This one may have been waaaay forgotten, but it holds a special place in my Freestyle/Early House vinyl collection. (Hopefully this one is less crackly ^^;)

Black Box - I Don't Know Anybody Else (Hurley's House Mix) [click to download]

Moving ahead two years, Black Box delivers just one of (I'm sure) thousands of vocal house stompers which were emerging at the time. Martha Wash's deliciously sexy (and uncredited) vocals overshadow everything else in this track. I tried sampling the acappella once, but this is truly a track that cannot be touched.
(Side note: anyone know where the "come on come on" vocals are from? I know I've heard them before.)

Mc Sar & The Real McCoy - Run Away (Powerhouse Mix) [click to download]

And the grand finale: simply one of the most powerful dance tracks of the 90s. The Real McCoy is even more cheesy than the cheese ABBA eats with their Swedish crepes or whatever. Yes, this track is practically the stereotypical 90s darksynth eurodance smasher. And you know what? I couldn't care less. I rediscovered this track a few days ago and within minutes I was dancing (nay, fist-pumping) in front of my mirror. If this does not make you get up and shake your shit, you're clearly a quadriplegic.

Oh whoa oh oh,

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Feed Me (aka Spor)

First off, an apoligy for the blog being slow these past days, but boyo be sure that's going to change.

I'm going to get away from my normal posting style just to put this track on top. It is by far the best electronic remix of a rock song I heard in ages (ages meaning months or rather weeks).

I present to you the Feed Me remix of Knights Of Cydonia by Feed Me:

Muse - Knights Of Cydonia (Feed Me Remix) [right click to download]

The original is heavy shit already, but this one takes the energy to the next level. But what could you have expected when one of the greatest DnB producers of this day and age tries putting together some electro house on Deadmau5's record label (mau5trap)? Cut up guitars, bass turned up to maximum power and DnB Drums shaped to fit the style. Then comes the vocal highlight of the original tune, followed by some great high energy electro (none of that fidget crap, producers are ramming up our throats all the time).

Feed Me is the same guy as Spor, English DnB producer and DJ Jon Gooch. I consider him to be one of the greatest names in the DnB scene of today, so I was thrilled to find out he had a little side project going. Too bad he only released 3 songs under this alias. Thank god you can check them all out in this single spot.

Feed Me - The Spell [right click to download]

Feed Me - Raw Chicken [right click to download]

Feed Me - Mordez Moi [right click to download]

They all leave you with this hunger for more, bigger and better tunes. The craving for a genre that used to be hip and cool but got replaced by funky, fidget alternatives. I say no to this change, yes to the power of banging electro without it having to be utter repetitive crap. Discovering this man gave me a renewed love for a genre that was doomed to lose it's place in my heart (with the Bloody Beatroots turning atrocious, Justice turning silent and Mr. Oizo turning funky as hell :)).

And what the heck, I'm on a roll, here's another one for the lot off you:

September - Until I Die (Feed Me Remix) [right click to download]

Just loving Feed Me, enjoy.
Mr. Brown

Saturday, 20 February 2010


I cant think of a good title for this post today. I was going to do a request post but no one is giving me ideas/mp3s to post on so i'm just gonna put up music i like. again. (I really need a topic soon.)
Right on to the music:

First off we have a epic pair of Drum and Bass Remixes to give. As we all know, Six Days is quite an epic choon when mixed and DnB just proves my point. Just listen to this charming Bad Company Remix I found the other day. You'll love it at first listen.

DJ Shadow - Six Days (Bad Company vs Fresh Remix) [click to download]

Speaking of Love, High Contrast has impressed me recently with his Pjanoo mix. He took an already epic track and made it 100 times better. Not too heavy and nowhere near light and fluffy, this DnB mix gives "epic" a whole new meaning.

Eric Prydz - Pjanoo (High Contrast Remix) [click to download]

And for something non DnB: A brilliant Van She Tech Remix of Empire of The Sun

Empire of The Sun - Walking on a Dream (Van She Tech Remix) [click to download]

Lastly, just as a bonus, here is a epic mashup of t.A.T.u and Klaxons:

t.A.T.u vs Klaxons - Snegopady (Two Recievers Mashup) [click to download]



My Music Collection SUCKS!

What's up guys? I have fantastic news. I've finally left my funk kick, and I am currently craving some mix-em-up high-energy over-sampled electronik.

Unfortunately, my music collection absolutely SUCKS. I love The Prodigy, and I'd love to post some of their stuff, but everyone basically has it! Same goes with Chemical Brothers. Perhaps you guys can help me out. Let me give you an idea of what I want to listen to. Lovin' the hip hop stuff...

The Prodigy - Diesel Power [click to download]

And some chill-out put-you-in-a-better-place music...

Chemical Brothers - Galaxy Bounce [click to download]

Chemical Brothers - Lost In The K-Hole [click to download]

Now it's up to you guys to help me. All I have is funk and dance, barely any of this other stuff! I'm stepping out of my comfort zone here, to the point where I don't even know how to LABEL this music!

So help me out, send me some songs, or recommend some artists in the comments below. And I call myself a music blogger...tsk tsk tsk

Friday, 19 February 2010

The Ilictronix Guide To Dubstep, Part 4: SBTRKT and Ghost Hunter

Got a double whammy of dubstep producers today, to make up for having not done this feature for ages. Enjoy :)

SBTRKT is one of my favourite producers of the moment. Hidden behind his trademark tribal mask, he's been churning out beautifully produced skanky nuggets, a mishmash of dubstep, jungle and UK garage. He's done some killer remixes for the likes of Basement Jaxx, These New Puritans and Tinie Tempah, and has a new EP out in March/April.

SBTRKT - Right Place [click to download]

These New Puritans - We Want War (SBTRKT Remix) [click to download]

And who else should I find on the beautiful "We Want War Remixes" release than another fantastic producer, Ghost Hunter. Unlike SBTRKT, who makes tracks to make you skank like your dad at a wedding after you've slipped some ketamine into his Carling, Ghost Hunter makes music that is as wobbly as swimming ten lengths in a pool of lime jelly, but at the same time, relaxing, ethereal and otherworldy. It's wonky, it's charmingly rough around the edges, and it sounds nothing like any other dubstep on the market today.

Ghost Hunter - Island Barbados

Fan Death - Reunited (Ghost Hunter Remix) [click to download]

Keep it funky,

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Tomas Andersson

Hey everyone.

I realise how extremely remiss I've been in not posting at all over the last week and a bit, but fear not - after a lot of planning, drinking and two DJ sets over the past weekend - I vow to get things back to a state of normalcy. Expect another bumper post around Friday.


Ever heard the name Tomas Andersson before? I had, but only recently did it occur to me that I had no idea what he sounded like. He's great, so have at it!

Tomas Andersson - Washing Up [click to download]

Tomas Andersson - Put Yo Ass To Work [click to download]

Tomas Andersson - Saknaden (feat Jacques C) [click to download]

And here's a killer remix of 'Washing Up' which isn't by Tiga.

Tomas Andersson - Washing Up (David Parr and James Day Remix) [click to download]


Everybody's Starry Eyed...

Those of you living in Britain might have seen the 30th annual Brit Awards last night. Besides Peter Kay's quick witted slagging off of Liam Gallagher after the ungrateful bastard chucked his award into the crowd (YouTube it), it was your usual tween-voted popularity contest, with the usual gaggle of fabricated daytime-radio hoggers all picking up awards instead of those who actually deserved them. One person, however, could not have been more deserving of her prize. This person was Critic's Choice award winner, Ellie Goulding.

If you haven't been living in a cave with Osama for the past few months, you'll already have heard of Ellie. She, along with her producer Starsmith, have been gaining support from just about every blog, magazine and radio presenter in the world right now. Her debut album "Lights" is out on March 1st, preceded by new single "Starry Eyed", which is quite simply just a brilliant pop song. Not only that, but one of my current favourite producers Russ Chimes has given the track a stellar rework, which should really come with a "fistpumping guaranteed or your money back" notice.

Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed [click to download]

Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed (Russ Chimes Remix) [click to download]

Keep it funky,

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Ilictronix Update!

Hey guys, sorry to cover up music posts, but this is a follow to yesterday's "This is a Test!" post. I think you'll enjoy it.

So for those of you who were not around, I announced how I wanted to make the switch over to HTML5, which would make our music players load faster, look cooler (to some), be easier to code, and would use up less bandwidth. Unfortunately, not every browser supports the HTML5 audio tag. I have, however, found common ground.

Now, when you load the page, everything will look normal. But if you look over to the right side of the page, you will see a link to change the audio players to HTML5. If you don't have HTML5, you'll get a big fat warning when you click that link, so just refresh to reset everything :)

Anyway, you can try it by clicking either that link or this link. You must have JavaScript enabled, otherwise nothing will happen. Since it's too early to change it for everyone, I'm just going to leave the option there for those who want it. I personally prefer the HTML5 players, and the sound quality is a bit better, if you notice it. :P

Now here's some slamming Funk and Disco to try it on :) Please note that only posts written since yesterday have this feature, but all tracks posted in the future will be capable of switching to the new HTML5 audio tag.

Enjoy. If you had no idea what I'm talking about, whatever :P Just enjoy the music!

Chicago - Street Player [click to download]

Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven [click to download]

Enjoy, and let us know what you think of the new features/music in the comments section,

Chill Outtttttttt

So a four-day break has enabled me to chill out a little from the immense stress of high school. Here are some tracks that have aided me in my quest to chillax.


WebQueawry - Searching [click to download]

"Searching" by Us2 Music's newest artist WebQueawry has been blowing up the spot ever since its release just a few days ago. It's not hard to see why; smooth bass and a house groove over an infectious chillout vocal sample makes for a groove unparalleled. Buy the vinyl if you can.

Track removed by request.

You've heard this track before, but Quinten 909's
take on the track is refreshing. The vocals bring you out to sea, and Quinten's smooth synthwork brings you right back to shore. The Call Me EP drops later this year on Patrick Alavi's new label, roXour, so be sure to pick that up.

Apologies for the short post, but hopefully the music will tide you over.

Monday, 15 February 2010

This is a Test!

Ever since I started posting tracks back in August, I've stuck to the same flash player that you've all become familiar with. Well, the new wave of HTML5 websites has begun, and converting is looking like a better idea each day.

What does this mean? Starting soon, we might be using a simpler way to allow you guys to stream music, the audio tag. This will use less bandwidth, have more flexibility (such as a play count), volume control, and might even be faster! There's much testing to do. But for now, let's run a trial.

If you are unable to see the music player below, that means you are currently viewing this website in a web browser incompatible with HTML5.

For downloading purposes, there is a new option. Instead of right-clicking and selecting "Save As..." you can simply click on the link (the title). This will download the track automatically.

Saint Pierce - Miss Your Tape [click to download]

Can you see the audio player? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.

For those who can't, don't worry, you can listen to the track too.

Saint Pierce - Miss Your Tape [click to download]

See more from Pierce on MySpace.

Thanks for your time,

Oldies and Newbies

Anyone watch the Daytona 500 last night? Crazy stuff.
Also, hope you had a good Valentines Day/Singles Awareness Day/Sunday yesterday.

Now, onto our tracks.

The first one is a somewhat new track, the Mighty Mouse remix of Ali Love's "Love Harder".
It is a simply brilliant track, loaded with smooth disco vibes and an amazing synth at about 4 and a half minutes in.

Ali Love - Love Harder (Mighty Mouse Remix) [right click to download]

Now, a timeless classic. I first heard this track a couple days ago, whilst watching a documentary on house music, (one day ill make a post specifically about that movie) and i loved it from the first moment, especially the bassline.

It is considered the first ever house track and the grandaddy to most of today's music, its Frankie Knucles' "Your Love".

Frankie Knuckles - Your Love [right click to download]

And to finish it off, an exclusive.
We have been praising the Galactik Knights quite a lot in recent times and its time to praise them again, in what is probably their best remix yet, and the original is by another electronic music great, Giorgio Moroder.

If you've ever seen the movie Scarface, you will know this one. The original "Push It To The Limit" is fantastic on its own, but GK added some more beat and extra "umpf" to it.

Giorgio Moroder - Push It To The Limit (Galactik Knights Remix) [right click to download]

I know this a very love related post, but i was planning to post this yesterday, just didnt have the chance to.


Warm in the shadows,

Sunday, 14 February 2010

You Ask, We Deliver

Hi there, seems like a certain someone was looking for a certain song that happened to be in my collection in 320 kpbs awesomeness.

So, in my devotion towards our readers, here it is (not even 24 hours after it's been requested):

The Phantom's Revenge - I Can't Loose (Original Mix) [right click to download]

My opinion, now who want's to hear trivia like that?
Yet another banging TPR song that get's you through these cold and dark days. I'm too biassed to do an honest review, so I'll leave it to the comment section.

Sampling comes from this gem (and it happens a lot):

btw, I own the EP this song comes from, so an additional TPR song + Louis La Roche remix is a possibility, but I don't really like it that much, sooooo MEH

Enjoy, Mr. Brown

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Product Review (with some tracks)

I bought some new equipment last weekend and it deserves a little review, so let’s get started.

Since I bought some headphones a couple of years ago, because ear buds were giving me a headache, I never went back. Although they take up lots of place, I usually just hang them around my neck without much trouble. The sound quality on them is multiple times better. The only problem was that I always bought some plastic shit with not such great sound quality for a very reasonable price. They broke often, but they were just as easily replaced with a new pair. But this all changed when I bought these beauties:

The Pioneer HDJ-1000 Stereo headphones

They look awesome with a clean color scheme. Some might call them futuristic, I would describe them as looking professional. I’m thinking about painting some of the metallic parts black though, better fits my style.

Looking at the specs you can immediately guess how great they are:
  • It has 3500 mW of maximum input, making distortion practically non-existent.
  • It weighs about one pound, so no trouble wearing them for long periods of time.
  • Frequency ranges from 5 to 30000 Hz (human hearing goes from 20 to 20000 Hz), making it the perfect headphones for your dog to use.
  • The output sound is somewhere around 107 dB/mW ( below the dangerous values).
  • Cable length is 1,2 m – 4 ft long folded and 3m - 10 ft unfolded.
The shape and joints allow you to fold the headphones for space-saving and to turn them in each direction for single ear sound monitoring. It is easily adjustable to fit my head size and doesn’t seem to break easily (trust me, I tried). The fact that the connection cable is one sided also help the ease of putting them on.

Another cool feature is the mono-stereo switch on the side, which allows you to instantly change from single ear monitoring to stereo listening enjoyment.

Above all is the sound quality. The 50 millimeter dome encompasses your ear completely, providing great sound insulation (I didn’t even hear my parents calling for me while wearing them) and great clarity.

The only downside about these gems is off course the price, retailing at €200 or $270. I managed to get mine with a €50 discount ($70 for all you Americans).

I know I’m going to enjoy these for a long time…

And for your enjoyment, here are some mp3’s (because let’s face it, what’s a post without songs) to enjoy on your very own headsets.

Gramophonedzie – Why Don't You [right click to download]

This first one is a pretty recent housetune. It gets my groove on from the start, but wait till the magic happens at about 1:30 and the 50’s theme unveils itself. And say hello to some great vocal sampling.

Rusko – Woo Boost [right click to download]

Next one is to check if all your bass are belong to us. Who else but Rusko could do us the honor. I know most of our readers don’t appreciate Dubstep, but I know some of you do.

But what if you like neither house or Dubstep? Hmmm, better provide you an alternative. Maybe some kick-ass electro will do the trick for you guys.

Pablo Calamari And Velicious – Think About You (Kill Frenzy Remix) [right click to download]

On to a question for all of you: would you be willing to pay big bucks for high quality equipment?

Enjoy, Mr. Brown.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Lets Get Pumped!

Sup fellow Blog Readers? Its Nite again just coming up with a good post to keep you pumped and partying all nite long! (pun intended haha) Alright, jokes aside, lets begin.

I will openly admit this to you: I am not a fan of rap, especially gangsta rap. i cant stand all the illegible lyrics that promote racism and violence in those.As for the rest,i just don't care much for it,for it just sounds mediocre to me.You got the point. I never thought i would ever like M.I.A at all so when i saw DJ Mehdi's Remix of Rye Rye's track, Rock Off Shake Off (yes, it features M.I.A) I scoffed and thought it would be meh.

I was wrong. so so very wrong.

The beats are bangin. The Synths are bangin. Hell, the vocals are banging. This tune just blew me away. You will f***ing love this track. This just goes to prove there is NOTHING DJ Mehdi cant mix... well almost (sorry uffie) Probably the biggest surprise for me yet this year. Enjoy it

Rye Rye (Feat M.I.A) - Rock off Shake off (DJ Mehdi and Staygold Remix) [right click to download]

Here are some others you should enjoy:

Cassius - Cassius 1999 (Long Version Remix) [right click to download]

Justice vs Beastie Boys - Waters of Intergalactic (DJ Alive Mix) [right click to download]

DJ Hell - Hellracer [right click to download]


Thursday, 11 February 2010

Let's Just Relax

I'm snowed in, midterms are finally over, college stuff is finally done. The rest of you are surely busy as well this time of year, and there's a lot of stress going around. Let's chill.

One of my personal favorites, this Japanese experimental song is so beautiful, and it's a shame that it's not commonly known. I can listen to this one for hours and hours on end.

300ml (Milk) - Rei Harakami [right click to download]

And leave it to Royksopp to create another relaxing melody. This songs catchy, light-hearted, and goes with every mood, prompting one to say "Jesus Christ, Royksopp, please release Senior already!!" By the way, Senior should be hitting shelves this April, if all goes well. Whenever it comes out, I'm sure it'll be just as fantastic as Junior was.

Royksopp - Eple [right click to download]

One of the smoothest songs of all time is Daft Punk's Emotion. Since everyone already has that track, and if you don't, go get, let's listen to a nice remix, straight off of Android After All. Not the mellowest of songs, it's still fairly relaxing.

Daft Punk - Emotion (Ali's La Plage Edit) [right click to download]

And finally, let's relax... Oizo style. Oh god, my ears!!!

Mr Oizo - Quick Relaxing [right click to download]

Okay, maybe this was a poor song choice.

Enjoy, and don't pull your hair out too much that things have been kinda slow around here. Also, stop spamming me with Japanese emails, I can't even read them.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

No Rest for The Dancing Invaders

I have to start posting more.

Anyway how about some random tracks, eh? Yeah, i know you want them.

First up we a somewhat new track from Buraka Som Sistema, called Restless.
This is probably the only Buraka track that i can tolerate well and i wont get tired of it, because i wont hear it every 3 ads on TV, because its sung in English!

Buraka Som Sistema - Restless [right click to download]

Now, a cover by the Klaxons of the Blackstreet track No Diggity.
I dont like rap/hp-hop, but this cover sounds damn good its nice and calm.

Klaxons - No Diggity (Blackstreet cover) [right click to download]

Next up, one from the funky Brazillians Database and their track Dance Like 107.
Dont really get the name of the track, but i sure get this track. A good sample and a big bassline, just the way i like it.

Database - Dance Like 107 [right click to download]

And finally, Yuksek's remix of Prodigy's Invaders Must Die.
This is probably the best remix of this track ive ever heard, but if it was just a minute longer, the final buildup would climax and it would be eargasmic.
Such a shame that it doesnt, but its still a damn awesome track.

The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die (Yuksek Remix) [right click to download]


I miss the summer,

Monday, 8 February 2010

Go Naked

San Francisco-based house label Naked Music has churned out some amazing deep and soulful house over the years, and yet they have gone relatively unknown for some reason. Well, no longer. Let me introduce you to some of their best-known tracks:

Blue Six - Music and Wine [right click to download]

Blue Six, aka Naked Music founder Jay Denes, is one of the most scintillating and soulful artists to grace the deep house scene. "Music and Wine" is probably his most famous track, and for good reason. The androgynous vocals, smooth bass and simply orgasmic flute are unavoidable and irresistible. This is the kind of music I want to make love to (I hope you guys are taking notes). I actually prefer the T'hattaboy Vocal Mix to this one, but since it's impossible to find, this one will do.

Miguel Migs - Petalpushing [right click to download]

On the other side of the spectrum is Miguel Migs. Migs is straight-up house with a tinge of soulful warmth. This track takes a Steve Winwood sample (hmmm, why does that sound familiar?) and takes it places it hadn't ever been prior. I don't know what is so hypnotic about this loop. Perhaps it's the beat, or Migs' sexy bell synths that does it. Either way, this is one of those tracks you keep on infinite loop.

Part II coming eventually.

And we drink our cup of laughter,

Sunday, 7 February 2010

In Da Club With Zombies

Some of you tech-heads might have seen this video in the last few weeks.

This video shows Noob (of "Peanuts Club" fame) dropping his own bootleg remix of 50 Cent's "In Da Club" :)

Since then however, Noob has revealed that, unfortunately, he lost the track :(

Since THEN however, a dude who takes his name from a Half Life character did this amazing remake of it :D

Gordon Freeman vs. 50 Cent - In Da Club With Zombies (Noob Cover) [right click to download]

Sippin' Bacardi like it's my birthday,

Friday, 5 February 2010

Chill As F*ck

:D I love high-octane house music, but from time to time I like to just mellow out.

Here's one of the mellowest, most chill-out, synth jams I've heard in a long time. It's layers and layers of relaxation and purity. Courtesy of my buddy Cloud9.

Be sure to drop a comment!

Cloud9 - KGY-7 [right click to download]

While we're listening to ambient, let's discuss. What do you think of ambient music overall? Is it lacking talent? Amazingly constructed? Let me know in the comments section - this could be an interesting discussion.

Peace out,

The Catalogue by Kraftwerk: part I

I’m going to put the song on top, so you can play it right away, you’ll realise why after about 22 minutes.

Kraftwerk - Autobahn [right click to download]

Last Christmas i got a very cool present, The Catalogue by Kraftwerk. A boxed set comprising eight studio albums from 1974 to 2003, all digitally remastered with exclusive coverarts and rare photographs to top it off.

The sound needed remastering…it’s like a reconstruction, like when a painter takes his paintings from the archives and blows the dust off and puts them in a retrospective. It was quite time-consuming work, but I think once you see it you will immediately understand.
-Ralf Hütter

For all of you who spent the last 30-40 years in a cave (no hard feelings mister Osama):

Kraftwerk (german for “power plant”) is THE most influential electronic music band in the history of man. It’s a quartet from Düsseldorf with a signature sound combining repetitive rhytms with catchy melodies and very simple vocals. It was probably the first group to make electronic music popular and they had a lasting effect in most genres of music today.

Forming the band:
Kraftwerk was formed in 1970 by Florian Schneider and Ralph Hutter, two musicians who met as students participating in the experimental “Krautrock” scene (this nickname was courtesy of the English press, that figures). After that they worked with some other musicians to get out some albums and live performances.

But everything really started to get moving with the release of Autobahn in 1974. They moved away from the style of their early albums and invested in some new equipment, redisigning their studio once Autobahn became a commercial succes. They didn’t have to rely on producers since that glorious event (later giving birth to Kling Klang studios). In 1975 the Kraftwerk quartet was completed when Wolfgang Flür and Karl Bartos joined the group for their tour.

Autobahn is the 4th studio album by Kraftwerk (good news everyone, the first three albums might be getting a similar threatment as the Catalogue). It is not a completely electronic album, mixing violin, flute, guitar and synths with a Minimoog and some various devices of their own (like the electronic drums seen in viseoclips).

The title track gives the feeling of driving with your friends through the landscape on a long monotony trip. It was made to describe driving on the A555, the first Autobahn ever (without any interceptions). I’ve posted the original 22 minute long version, but they did release a 3 minute version that got pretty high up in the charts. Interesting fact: The lyrics of the song are Fahren, Fahren, Fahren on die autobahn and not Fun Fun Fun (a mistake that is often made by non German people).

Kometenmelodie 1 and 2:
Number one sounds very dark and creepy, not a very good listen, but boy oh boy the second version is one of my all time feel good tunes. Fully instrumental with some effects that actually sound like falling stars on a dark night. Hard to axplain, but it sure is fun and catchy.

Kraftwerk - Kometenmelodie 2 [right click to download]

Mitternacht and Morgenspaziergang:
Mitternacht is another very omnious song that doesn’t really get me. But you gotta love the intro on Morgenspaziergang (“taking a stroll in the morning”), starting off with some electronic bird singing and a flute. I think this song explains how Kraftwerk managed to mix classical music with the influances of the new electronic era.

Something more about the album art:
The original rear cover of the LP showed Hütter, Schneider, Röder an Emil Schult sitting in the back of a car. But when it seemed Flür was going to join the group they just put his head over Schult’s (the early shooping, I can tell by the pixels).

Hope you enjoyed this little trip and be sure to tune in next time with another album by Kraftwerk. Mr. Brown

Thony Ritz

Well as you can see on our finder, somebody bought us High Future in 192... well sorry, I'm not actually posting that. I've got some other great stuff that seems to be in high demand, but low availability.

I dunno about you, but Rockin' Feeling to me is the perfect embodiment of everything good that's ever been in house music. Funky themes, rocking guitars, complexly layer-ed samples (I tried recreating it myself in Acid. GENIUS arrangement), and a driving beat. It's my ideal workout. The BPM is just right for about every physical activity I do. I wanna give a shout out to Mushywaffles who got the track for me. Mushy started a blog too, and if you'd like to start following it, check it out.

ThonyRitz - Rockin' Feeling [right click to download]

You is less funky, but more emotional, and features the same layered sampling and house aesthetic.

ThonyRitz - You [right click to download]

I've got a couple more in 128, but I'm going to see if I can't track 'em down in 192kbps or higher first :)

Boba out.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

I Heart Mixes

Well, I've to say i really enjoy your blog and many of my mixes i've done the past year have been inspired by your posts!
That's why i want to show you my newest mix. it's just classic french filter house.
check it out and tell me what you think!!!
If you even post it...I would be one happy, man!

Because I love Filter House so much, I HAD to check this out. Boy was I glad I did.
I literally know nothing about the composer, and many of the songs were not in my collection, but I wish they were. The mix develops nicely and is composed LIVE on some CDJs and a mixer. Tres Cool. It's a buffet of extra-good nu-disco bangers (including some very recent ones), and me likey.

1.) Jean Moustache - Vodka Champagne
2.) Louis La Roche - Super Soaker
3.) Super Mal & Phonat - Pixelated
4.) Cryda Luv - Degradage (Thony Ritz Remix)
5.) Xinobi - Day Off
6.) Ghosts Of Venice - I Learned From The Best

TomAss - TenMinMix No. 12 [right click to download]

And here's the YouTube video, showing off some pretty good mixing skills. Be sure to subscribe to him while you're at it.

Keep the funk comin' guys!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Mash-up Madness IV

For the first time since the reckoning it's time for another mind blasting, tune mashing goodiesfest.

First up, this tune is playing non stop on my laptop, just because it's funny and it has the Jungle Book tune. Now who doesn't love the Jungle Book theme?

Parker - Where's My Monkey [right click to download]

Where's my monkey?

Another great Mash could come from mixing daft punk with the Gorillaz, don't you think? Luckily, this has been done and the result is pretty damn awesome. Adding the fact the creator of this mash chose my favorite Gorillaz song to the fact that it's DAFT PUNK makes it a winner in my book.

Daft Punk Vs. Gorillaz - 19-2000 Funk [right click to download]

The final one is clean and simple.

The White Stripes Vs. Stevie Wonder - Seven Nation Superstition [right click to download]

ps: I am pleased to announce I've got some free time, so I'm going to reupload every song I ever posted!

Enjoy, Mr. Brown

Trying to get rid of the reckoning one post at a time.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

A La Mode

"Prez, I know you guys have been posting lots of classics lately, but how about more modern hits? What's bangin the dance charts nowadays?" - P.

I figured I could take a step away from my beloved classics for a minute or so. We all know most modern dance music is equivalent to most modern art, but hey, some of it's catchy. Now I'm a funk type of guy, so posting this stuff is REALLY branching out.

To sum everything up, remixes, so far, have been "in" for 2010. Everyone's collaborating and cranking out some pretty decent pop remixes, including Fred Falke's lackluster Tik Tok remix. Did I mention Ke$ha = Uffie? Cuz she does. I said it.

Let's kick things off with Inna. Now that 75% of you have stopped reading, hello my dedicated readers! To sum it up, Inna is a Romanian dance-pop star (yeah I don't know where Romania is either). But the first track comes from Play & Win, a Romania dance trio that frequently mixes Inna dance-floor tracks. This one's actually quite catchy, and has been featured on Sirius BPM (Channel 36) a hell of a lot recently.

Inna - Hot (Play & Win Club Version) [right click to download]

Next, a slammin' Rihanna mix. I'm not the biggest fan of her work, but goddamn is she versatile. Many of the remixes for her new album, Rated R, are simply incredible. Jody Den Broeder's take on the less-than-popular "Hard" is pretty damn good, albeit a bit slow-moving in the beginning (which seems to be a trend this year). It sounds popular, because it is, expect to cross oceans in the next few weeks. I'm so hard.

Rihanna feat. Jeezy - Hard (Jody Den Broeder Remix Edit) [right click to download]

And lastly, let's go over a remix of Queens-Native Lucas Prata's Remember, which has only recently made it to the dance charts in the US. Prata is mainly known for his work being featured in dozens of commercials, and he covered that Numa Numa song :P. He's pretty well-known in the states, but for some reason this remix stayed in Europe for quite some time.

Lucas Prata - Remember (Giuseppe D. Tune Adiks Remix) [right click to download]

So that's it for "Today in Dance." I hope you enjoyed, and if not, at least you know what's going on around you.