Monday, March 30, 2009

Have a healthy helping of The Vision. I fell in love with this video. The kind of thing I truly enjoy once the insomnia has taken control of my 3am and beyond.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Everyone is in.

In a world where it seems like everyone around you is doing a remix of La Roux's In For The Kill, you can only hope that eventually you won't be bored to death watching the beating of another dead horse. I'm pretty confident we'll survive this one with this amazing remix from Foamo. Against the scream remix, Foamo completely transforms the feel again. This one is a completely open airy vibe, giving it that Burial sound at the perfect speed for the floor. And last but not least, the vocals I'm sure you've completely memorized by now.

La Roux - In For The Kill (Scream vs Foamo Remix)

Check out that Wardance tune on Foamo's page, too. Serious heat.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DJs are not rockstars.

During the daily grind of lurking Craigslist in hopes for a better job, I found this listing looking for more people to be a part of some upcoming reality TV series called "Rock Star DJ". The first season is apparently going to take place in NYC and each DJ will compete, somehow, and be judged by likes of Ferry Corsten, Green Lantern, Babara Tucker, DJ JS-1, etc. in hopes of the "event of a lifetime" prize.

Come on. I'm trying really hard not to be the biggest hater ever over this, but wow. How long will America continue to glamorize a profession for the sake of terrible reality television? I'm sure we're not too far away from "Top Trash Man" or "America's Best Bank Robber." I don't understand why anyone who even remotely follows club culture will enjoy this. Just more media exploitation, I guess. But, that's just me.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's cool that some DJ will win some great prize and mad fame n props from this show, but I don't see how you could win this competition and have it create more buzz for you than you could not do for yourself by just simply being a good dj/producer.

$10 says it airs on MTV. sigh.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kingdom's got that fire.

I'm not even going to front. I haven't heard about this dude for very long but ever since I stumbled upon one of his remixes on a friend's myspace I've been all about Kingdom! He brings to the table exactly what I wanna hear on the floor. Sweaty, bouncy, ghetto, glitchy tunes and edits combining elements from just about everywhere from 90's R&B to the bassline nonsense of today.

Courtesy of Lower End Spasm He's done a neat little 30min mix that's top notch.

01 - TIM DOLLA - Number Advisory
02 - KINGDOM - Mindreader ft. Shyvonne
03 - FR3E - Tribal Skank
04 - ROSKA - Elevated Level (Kingdom Edit ft. Brandy)
05 - VJUAN ALLURE - I Said Come On Elements
07 - SHAUN-D - Pullup
08 - SHAUN-D - Boeke
09 - SHAUN-D - Full Up Class
10 - MISTER RIES - Sugar (Kill Frenzy Remix)
11 - KILL FRENZY - Uuuh!
12 - BLACKBOX - I Don't Know (Kingdom Remix)
13 - DEXPLICIT - Judas
14 - JAZMINE SULLIVAN - Need U Bad (Scottie B Remix)
16 - KINGDOM - That Mystic VIP

Damn. If you like what you hear you should def grab his newest mixtape pon de myspace.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Very important spam.

'Hip' is easy, 'Hip' is alive, 'Hip' is young. It is not exclusive. It is not cold. Watch those who are silent at the show and you will find 'The Hip'.

Oh, look. An amazing sounding mix from Jamie Vex'd. Thanks LuckyMe crew. Theres some real gems in this one.

Jamie Vex’d - Saturn’s Reply
Rich Reason & Fantastic Mr Fox - Bleep Show
Scuba - Twitch - Jamie Vexd Remix
Starkey - Creature
Jamie Vex’d - In System Travel
Erykah Badu - Twinkle
Darkstar - Aidy’s Girl’s A Computer
Cannibal Ox - F Word (Instrumental)
Zomby - Fantastique Remix
Falty DL - To London
Shawty Lo Ft DG Yola vs Timeblind - Lets Decay It (Dev 79’s Blend)
Stagga - Lopside - Doshy Remix
Modeselektor - Black Box - Rustie Remix
Joker - Psychedlic Runway
Starkey - Mutter Music Vip
Naptha - Soundclash - Grevious Angel VIP
Tim Hecker - Sundown6093
Falty DL - Paradise Lost

Sunday walkman Mix

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Blame it on the vocoder.

Okay. I'm going to let this be known right now. I in no way approve of the Autotune/Vocoder/T-Pain situation we have gotten ourselves into over the past couple of years. However, this song is great. Great production/ Talented singers, so I really can't complain this time. It actually fits here. Simply put.. This song is a shining example of when we should pull out the autotune plugin.

With that being said; I know JFoxx was trying to pull out all the stops on this one, but what the fuck? Why the hell did you cast Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Ron Howard, and Samuel Jackson for your video? More importantly why for your video 'Blame it on the alcohol'?! Weird. I understand you're trying to depict THINGS GETTIN' WYLD IN DA CLUB, but Forest Whitaker and Ron Howard wyld? I guess. Also, the little class the video had deflated once they started showing T-Pain 'blaming it on the alcohol'. Or maybe it didn't? This video is obviously bigger than me, cause it seems like everyone was waiting to judge this performance based on the reaction after the video. I'm glad "He captured it!" Ha.

Ill tune though.

Monday, March 2, 2009

R.I.P Hyperbass: 2009 According to L-Vis 1990.

Oh my lord. Here we go. I'm sorry if you've seen this posted on [Insert every blog] already, but it had to be done folks. L-Vis 1990 delivers 10 brand new tunes of his to let you know exactly whats going down in the '09. I have to say this new sound of his is super refreshing. Tight, clean, and minimal, but still holding on to that bass I couldn't live without. Fear this man, 2009.

1. L-Vis 1990 - United Groove
2. Crazy Cousinz - Bongo Jam (L-Vis 1990 & Bok Bok Refix)
3. L-Vis 1990 - Run
4. L-Vis 1990 - Flux
5. L-Vis 1990 - Sukka Riddim
6. L-Vis 1990 - Murder
7. L-Vis 1990 - Zahonda
8. Diplo & Laidback Luke - Hey! (L-Vis 1990 Remix)
9. L-Vis 1990 - Dalston Oxfam
10. La Roux - In 4 the kill (R.I.P. Hyper Bass Remix)

L-Vis1990 Dubplates '09 Mix

Bring back the jamz.

It's always great to find others who love the 80's vibe enough to put it right back on the dancefloor. I'm infatuated with those 70/80 funk hits, so when I heard Matlock's remix of Alexander O'Neal's 87 single 'Criticize' I found myself trapped on his page with it on constant reload. Lucky for me, he was nice enough to hand over the 320!

Alexander O'Neal - Criticize(Matlock Remix)

He's definitely brushed off some of the dust with his choice of powerful drums and Lead synth, but didn't take it too far away from the original which is what I love most about it. Kinda makes me wish it was Thursday night in New Orleans.. 80's Night, anyone?

The original if anyone's curious. The beginning is so cheese. I love it.