Tuesday, September 29, 2009

BEN XO presents: RAZOR STEPPIN' ALLSTARS.


JUICY.


01 - Shazam - Pool Party 2008
>> - Roger Sanchez feat. Armand Van Helden & Ndea Davenport - You Can't Change Me (Acapella)
02 - Classixx - Cold Act Ill (Wolfgang Gartner Monster Mix)
03 - MSTRKRFT feat. E-40 - Click Click
04 - The Prodigy - Girls (Rex The Dog remix)
05 - One Plus One - No Pressure (Deadmau5 Remix)
06 - Underworld - Two Months Off
07 - Dirty Vegas - Tonight (IMS Anthem 2009) (Above Beyond Remix)
08 - The Bloody Beetroots - House No. 84
09 - Grafton Primary - She Knows It (Kapt10Kurt Remix)
10 - Chris Lake - Only One
11 - The Whip - Trash (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
12 - Designer Drugs - Back Up in This (Le Castle Vania + Rrrump + Computer Club Remix)
13 - Designer Drugs - Back Up in This (Michael Meds Remix)
14 - Bakongo - Bambara
15 - Ed Orable & Oh Snap! - Everyone's A DJ
16 - New Young Pony Club - Ice Cream (Popular Computer Remix)
17 - Atlantic Connection ft. Tali & Armanni - Good Hood Review (Hot Pink Delorean Remix)
18 - Kap10Kurt - Mission Complete (Moulinex Remix)
19 - Stanton Warriors feat. Big Daddy Kane - Get Wild
20 - Wolfgang Gartner - Montezuma
21 - Fractal System vs. Dj Adam - Can You Dance?
22 - Favretto feat. Naan - What's your name? (Treasure Fingers Remix)
23 - The Qemists feat. Mike Patton - Lost Weekend (Hot Pink Delorean Remix)
24 - Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Evol Intent Remix)
25 - Jakes - Rock Tha Bells
26 - Caspa - Louder VIP
27 - AC Slater - Rock It Out
28 - Kelevra feat. Kop Out - Love You So (Mightyfools Remix)
29 - ZZT - Lower State Of Consciousness (Justice Remix)
30 - Killa Kela - Everyday (Lifelike Remix)
31 - Sally Shapiro - Hold Me So Tight

DOWNLOAD HERE



MITSUBISHI - FROM MEMORY (MATRIX REMIX) - HOSPITAL RECORDS

UNIQUE PODCAST w/ OPTICAL (Virus,UK)


01. Subfocus - Let The Story Begin (Ram)
>>Ed Rush & Optical feat Rymetyme - Resurrection (Virus)
02. Telemetrik - The Bane (BSE)
03. Camo & Krooked vs Body N Soul - The Reward (Viper)
04. BSE & Eye D - Brainfreeze (BSE)
05. The Upbeats - Skeleton (Non Vogue)
06. DC Breaks - Pickett Line (dub)
07. Bad Company - The Nine (BC)
08. Uman - Sin (dub)
09. J Majik & Wickaman - Mosquito (dub)
10. Body & Soul vs Fourward - Authority (dub)
11. Bulletproof & Optiv - Camouflage /The Upbeats Remix/ (Cyanide)
12. Ed Rush & Optical - Slip Thru /Spor Remix/ (Virus/dub)
13. Mindscape - Hypnotize (dub
14. The Upbeats & Noisia - Creep Out (Non Vogue)
15. Body & Soul vs Fourward - Carnage (Virus/dub)
16. Brookes Brothers - Crackdown /ShockOne Remix/ (Viper)
17. Subfocus - X-Ray (Ram)
18. Ed Rush & Optical - Pacman /Ram Trilogy Remix/ (Virus)
19. Audio - Planet Fall (Virus)
20. Ed Rush & Optical - Chubrub (Virus)
21. Hive - Neo VIP (Violence)
22. The Upbeats - Binge Drinker 2009 (Lifted)
23. Audio - Pandorum (Virus)
24. Optical - To Shape The Future VIP (Metalheadz)
25. Sonic & Silver - Rocket Launcher VIP (Virus)

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Monday, September 21, 2009

MAJOR LAZER "PON DE FLOOR" (TRILL BASS REMIX)


DOWNLOAD:
http://www.wmdmp3.com/Major_Lazer_feat_VYBZ_Kartel-Pon_De_Floor--TRiLLBASS_Remix.mp3


Simon Bassline Smith - 2009 All Flavour Studio Mix

Drumsound & Bassline Smith Feat Spyda - Law of the Jungle
Sub Focus - Let the Story Begin
Krooked & Camo - Vamoires VIP
Sub Focus - Vaporise
Tantrum Desire - Here They Come
Dillinja - Shiners / Commix - Be True
Sigma - Nexus
Brookes Brothers - Last Nght
Sigma - Front To Back
Medicine - Mobius Strip ( Tantrum Desire Remix )
Tantrum Desire & Cabbie - Failure To Engage
Drumsound & Bassline Smith - R U Ready
Sub Zero - Spin Doc / Chase & Status - Take Me Away
Calibre - Just a Vision
Logistics - Warehouse / Sub Focus - World Of Hurt
Atlantic Connection - Echo Theory
Roni Size - Windrush ( Heist Remix )
Interface - Cyclone
Sub Zero - Promised Land
Original Sin - Pimp Dont Limp
Heist - RIP You to Shredz
Taxman - Harry's Revenge / Taxman - Bass Heartz
Original Sin - R Bass / Tantrum Desire - Electronic Brain
Phetsta - Disco Dog
Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Welcome to the Jungle ( Tantrum Desire Remix )
Fresh - Hypercaine
Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Fire ( Burning )
Fresh - OffWorld
Logistics - Murderation
D Kay & Lee - Tuning ( D Kay remix )
Original Sin - Your Love
Human Nature VIP
Butterflies
Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Breakdown ( 2009 Relick )
Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Mafia VIP
Drumsound & Bassline Smith - R U Ready ( Dubstep )

Download:
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tna10mmzwzd

SINISTARR - LOAD SCREEN - DRIVEN AM RECORDINGS


Driven AM Recordings 003

1) Sinistarr - Load Screen
Audio - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti9UbI0eBxI
One of the most prolific and exciting, fresh producers in the exploding North American DnB scene, Sinistarr debuts on Driven AM Recordings with a deeeeep tune! 'Load Screen' is a slick, half time tune with a intricate melody and Sinistarr's signature syncopated beats all over it, including a huge 2nd drop. This tune is getting support from Flight and others.

2) Dave Shichman featuring Sinistarr - Better Days
Audio - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK2LLoic5fo
Driven AM owner Dave Shichman teamed with Sinistarr to bring you this bouncy, crisp, melodic, funky DnB tune, which also features Dave on vocals. Getting support from Stunna, Mixmaster Doc and many other respected names on the North American DnB scene.

+Available at online retailers NOW+
Including: Trackitdown.net, Juno, Amazon, Itunes and many more

Out Now:
Driven AM Records oo1: Dave Shichman - Towards The Fire, After We Dine, Away and Away, Seasonal Moods
Driven AM Records 002: Mixmaster Doc - Like Old Times, Still here
Driven AM Records 003: Sinistarr - Load Screen, Dave Shichman feat Sinistarr: Better Days

Forthcoming
Driven AM Records 004: Kjell - Point Taken, Vainglorious
Driven AM Records 005: Raw Q - TBA
Driven AM Records 006: Random Movement - TBA




To book Sinistarr or Dave Shichman for an event contact:
Driven AM
DrivenAM@gmail.com
AOL Instant Messenger: Driven AM NYC
1-516-353-0880 (US)

Full Roster, Available for bookings in North America:
Atlantic Connection, Bachelors of Science, DB, Datcyde, Dave Shichman, Dj Seen, Dj Seoul, Dj Strife, Jo-S, Kjell, Mixmaster Doc, Nookie, Random Movement, Raw Q, Sinistarr

Thursday, September 17, 2009

THE UPBEATS FT. MC KEMO "CAROUSEL"

WINTER 09'



FLYING HOTEL?







A BUNCH OF CUTS ! October Event !




We Fear Silence present A Bunch of Cuts
// Friday 16th October 2009 // The Arches //


Main Room hosted by A Bunch of Cuts

Breakage
Calibre
D Bridge
Doc Scott
Klute
Marcus Intalex

Hosts: Justyce, DRS. SP:MC

Room Two hosted by Get Darker

Youngsta
Chef
Cyrus
Lost
Darkside

Tickets available from www.ticketweb.co.uk / 08444 77 1000 or www.residentadvisor.net/wefearsilence

£10 advance and students / £13 OTD

The Arches
51/53 Southwark Street
London
SE1 1RU
020 7403 9643

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

JUST IN! CAYLX & TEEBEE ALBUM!


"The boys have been locked away in the studio for about a year now and things are finally shaping up. Expect a double CD and yet-to-be-decided vinyl format. As far as a release date, they don't want to compromise on anything so a deadline hasn't been set. This is also why no tracks have been in circulation in the scene, as they want to avoid some of the tunes being rinsed to fuck by the time it gets released!

For followers of both artists this album will be a surprise. If you expect Anatomy part 2 you'll be very far off the mark. Re-inventing themselves completely but still retaining the perfectionist approach to production they both share, the album will be a true adventure beyond the signature sound they developed on their last LP. Whilst they have been exploring a diverse range of DnB styles, Calyx has been fine tuning his immense musical skills, while TeeBee has been taking a trip down memory lane and rediscovered his love for in-depth beat programming. The most exciting progression for them both is the venture into other musical forms like House, Minimal, Techno, Breaks, Hip Hop, and more experimental sounds / time-signatures / tempos, as well as working more with vocals.

With a total of about 50 projects/tracks in varying stages of completion, they are currently trying to tie it all together, finding the right 16-20 trax for the LP and finishing them off. Exciting!!!"

There is also a Spor remix of "Make your Choice" coming in the future.

If you want to book Calyx & TeeBee doing their 6 dex / 2 mixer thing, email tmgagency@gmail.com

That is all for now.

Big up!

Press release taken from www.dogsonacid.com

Monday, September 14, 2009

ATLANTIC CONNECTION "FRANCHISE & DISCO !" FALL 2009 MIX !!

FRANCHISE & DISCO !
mixed by Atlantic Connection


1) Shakedown РAt Night Kid Cr̬me Club Mix
2) Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar (Armand Van Helden Remix)
3) Armand Van Helden – I want your soul
4) Teardrops (Treasure Fingers Filter Disco Edit)
5) Neighbour – Friends of Disco
6) Teen Wolf – Silver Bullet ft. Whiskey Pete
7) Ministry of Funk – Da Soul (Castelli Ipanema Remix)
8) Breakdown – Play with It ft. Whiskey Pete & Julz
9) Ross Couch - Sounds like summer
10) Lisa Shaw – Music In You (Julius Papp Remix) vs. Disco Trip (Julz)
11) Kid Sister – Control (LA Riots Remix)
12) Stardust – Music Sounds Better with You 12” Club mix
13) Lisa Shaw – All Night High (Miguel Miggs Salted Vocal)
14) Miguel Migs – Come On (Remix)
15) Dop – Vsop (original mix)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

REVIEW! ZERO TOLERANCE & MOSUS "Top Shelf / Headspace" - Liquid V



Liquid V is in top form these days, delivering another sultry single guaranteed to end up in any respectable DJ’s crate. This 12” features Ireland’s Zero Tolerance teaming up with Mosus who’s been HANDLING it lately. The A side “Top Shelf” featuring Spikey T combines the best of edgy, dirty and sexy. Steady beats progress this tune, Zero Tolerance’s signature atmospheres and pads sit well over Spikey T’s smooth-as-silk vocals while Mosus’ keeps things tuff with his edgy bass accents.
On the flip side is “Headspace”; a bit more of an eerie and sublime tune, “Headspace” takes us deep down in the cipher w/ growling basslines set over punchy subs & runnin’beats while dreamy vocals remind us “it’s all gonna be alright”.
Like I said, Liquid V is back in top form, don’t sleep on this single, its’ hot to def.

LIQUIDV014
ZERO TOLERANCE + MOSUS ft. SPIKEY T - TOP SHELF
ZERO TOLERANCE + MOSUS - HEADSPACE

on promo now!

CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO & PURCHASE !


MYSPACE:

www.myspace.com/djmosus
www.myspace.com/zerotdnb

Friday, September 11, 2009

JOHN B: September 2009 ElectroTechno Studio Mix

1. Lifelike // Sequencer
2. M_Ferri // Comin
3. Tai Jason & D.I.M. // Lyposuct
4. Justin Maxwell // The Windey Man
5. Anthony Rother & Sven Vath // Komm
6. Andreas Hennberg // Federschwarz
7. Hermanos Inglesos // Mustang
8. Jean Elan // Killer
9. Wolfgang Gartner // Wolfgang's 5th Symphony
10. Marc Romboy // Sonora
11. Simian Mobile Disco // Audacity Of Huge (Maxime Dangles Remix)
12. Dean Newton & Huggy // 747
13. The Hacker // Maximum Joy
14. Bodzin & Huntemann // Message In A Box
15. Steve Mac // Gotta Have Some Fun
16. Boys Noize & Erol Alkan // Waves
17. SCSI-9 // Tierra Del Fuego (Gio Boratto Remix)
18. Anthony Rother // Moderntronic
19. Jody Wisternoff // Cold Drink, Hot Girl
20. Depeche Mode // Behind the Wheel (Eric Prydz Remix)
21. Kollektiv Turmstrasse // Melodrama (Oliver Huntemann Remix)
22. Beni // Maximus
23. Paul Woolford // Pandemonium
24. Wolfgang Gartner // Fire Power

www.thejohnbpodcast.com


JOHN B DJ BOOKINGS

Tania @ UMC for Worldwide DJ Bookings
tania@umcmanagement.co.uk
www.umcmanagement.co.uk
AIM: TaniaUMC

North American DJ Bookings & Tours
Kevin Gimble & Frank Mendez @ Circle management/Upfront:
Tel: +1 215 735 8900 /// Fax: +1 215 735 2911
E: frank@circle-management.com /// kevin@circle-management.com
aim: FMofCircle /// KGofCircle

REDEYES "SEPERATE WAYS" EP - FREE DOWNLOAD


REDEYES
SEPERATE WAYS EP

1. Seperate Ways
2. Miles Behind
3. Float in Time
4. Parallels
5. Born with a Headache



Thursday, September 10, 2009

! OLD SCHOOL JAMS - INTERVIEW WITH ERIN MONAHAN


One of LA's biggest events of 2009 comes to fruition this Sunday. OLD SCHOOL JAMS is one of THE most talked about shows on the Westcoast. Produced by Erin Monahan @ Nederlander Events this show is going to be like no other. I got the opportunity to sit down with Erin and find out just what it takes to produce a show of this scale....


1) So Erin, the buzz is this event. Tell us how you came up with the concept for OSJ?

I have a friend named Rodger Clayton who was a founding member of this group called Uncle Jamm's Army. They threw all the biggest hip hop parties on the West Coast back in the day, and I work with him as my co-promoter on a lot of the hip hop and R&B shows I do at the Grove of Anaheim. We wanted to do a show together at the Greek and create a line-up that would reflect the beginnings of hip hop and freestyle music in the early 80s. I remember when I was a little kid I was really obsessed with movies like Breakin, Krush Groove and Wild Style and always wanted to be in the world of DJs, MCs, breakdancing and graffiti. I've just always loved the culture and history of hip hop and I think it's going to be a really fun, hilarious night.

2) How hard was it to get all those acts booked?

Most acts have one agent they deal with but hip hop is a strange exception, for some reason a lot of acts don't go through just one agent, they have managers and go through several agents. So I actually did this show through a middle buyer that booked all the acts through all the different managers.

3) Do you think any of them will be performing new material? or All throwback?

They each might sneak in one new track but they will mostly perform their throwback hits!


4) You're showcasing something rarely seen in LA, what made you do an event like this as oppsed to just booking some hot current DJs and live acts and calling it a day?

My co-worker and I book about 100 shows a year at the Grove of Anaheim, everything from Merle Haggard to Too Short. This is my first show at the Greek and I'm not the main talent buyer so it had to be something different I could bring to the table on my own. I would love to book some electronica acts at the Greek but the capacity is 5800 and it's seated, so it's limited what works within that genre. I'd love to be able to help get some acts like Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx or Kraftwerk at the Greek eventually. I'd also love to do a 90's hip hop line-up with an act like Tribe Called Quest or a West Coast hip hop show.

5) How long did it take to plan an event like this and what goes into the development of an event of this size?

I booked it in February and put it onsale in May. Planning an event like this involves everything from confirming the show, sending out contracts, creating the flyer, organizing radio promotions, street promotions, creating an online campaign, advancing the show, creating a TV spot, etc. I did most of the flyering myself over the past five months with the help of friends. Thankfully I have an amazing marketing department, box office and production team at my company to help me. It's been a lot harder and more stressful than I thought it would be but it's been an amazing learning experience.


6) For those who don't know, tell us about Nederlander events, what other events have you guys done?

Nederlander has been around a long time, we have a Broadway division that does most of the Broadway events in New York as well as at the Pantages in LA, and then we are the exclusive operator of the Greek Theatre in LA, The Grove of Anaheim, The Santa Barbara Bowl and the San Jose Civic. We've also done events at UCLA, in San Diego, Tuscon, etc. The Greek is our main venue though and we have some good shows coming up – Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Pet Shop Boys to name a few.

7) Who are you most looking forward to seeing this Sunday?

I'm actually most excited for Ready for the World, they have so many songs I love. I'm also excited to just see the crowd go off when Melle Mel & The Furious Five perform "The Message" and "White Lines" as well as Kurtis Blow do "The Breaks" and "If I Ruled the World." Those infamous opening beats are just gonna make everyone go crazy. Last but not least Peanut Butter Wolf is going to do a VJ set and I'm pretty stoked about that - I think he is gonna bust out the jams and people are gonna freak out.

8) Where can people buy tickets?

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004269B919816E

Tickets as low as $35!

9) Whats your favorite Old School Jam?

My favorite Old School Jam is actually “Love Bizarre” by Prince & Sheila E. I asked Peanut Butter Wolf if he would grant me one request and play that, we'll see! :)

10) Any last words or shouts?

Thanks for everyone who helped me out all summer! I hope to see everyone's smiling face at the show, it's gonna be a hella good time!


SHOW SCHEDULE:

EGYPTIAN LOVER (plaza stage): 5:30PM – 6:30PM

GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL: 6:30PM – 6:55PM

SOUL SONIC FORCE: 7:00PM – 7:25PM

KURTIS BLOW: 7:30PM – 7:55PM

PEANUT BUTTER WOLF: 8:00PM – 8:30PM

KLYMAXX: 8:35PM – 9:10PM

Intermission: 9:10PM – 9:20PM

READY FOR THE WORLD: 9:20PM – 10:00PM

LISA LISA: 10:00PM – 10:30PM



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OLD SCHOOL JAMS ON MYSPACE


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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

SINNISTAR'S DEBUTS ON CREATIVE SOURCE!



CRSE058 Detroit Diesel - Sinistarr Creative Source 12"

"Sinistarr debuts on the mighty Creative Source with some old skool detroit vibes.
Fabio’s weekly – Swerve will have been the birthplace of this memorable funk groove “Detroit Diesel”. This has Fabio written all over it and is one for those who like it niiiccceee. Meanwhile Sinistarr toughens it up with “Anti-personel” on the flip."
-ST HOLDINGS

A. Sinistarr - Detroit Diesel
AA. Sinistarr - Anti-personnel



CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

BLU MAR TEN - September Studio Mix


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

HALLOWEEN IN THE BAHAMAS?



Thats right, Buzz (DC)'s head honcho Scott Henry has teamed up with North Carolina production camp Gruv Glu to bring you an absolutely huge event happening this Halloween. Setting sail from the port of Miami on October 30th, "BUZZBOAT" is taking a round-trip party excursion to Paradise Island, Nassau. Check the iten below, you really need to be there.



(Paradise Island Event Location) - yep.

Here's the Iten: I mean, you can sleep on this if you want too; but I wouldn't recommend it.


Thursday, October 29th
Launch Party @ Discotekka - MIAMI

Friday, October 30th
1:30pm - Board Carnival Cruiseliner
4:00pm - Set Sail!
9:00pm - Event - Line up TBA

Saturday, October 31st
8:00am - Arrive in Nassau
2:00pm - Beach Party @ Paradise Island Resort
10:00pm - Event @ Paradise Island Resort

Sunday, November 1st
5:00am - Depart Nassau
12:00pm - Deck Party - Line up TBA
9:00pm - Closing Party - Line up TBA

Monday, November 2nd
8:00am - Arrive back in MIAMI


On the BuzzBoat Cruise you will have complimentary VIP access to all of our round-the-clock events. The Imagination is a 70,000 ton, 10-deck luxury cruise-liner with casinos, Vegas style shows, pools, spas, saunas, a water slide and so much more.

Confirmed DJ's:

DJ Dan
Charles Feelgood
Scott Henry
Simply Jeff
Steve Smooth
Hipp-E
Atlantic Connection
Vicious Vic
Hot Mouth aka Jon Pegnato
Focus

Cruel Rumour - Live show
Mark Ivan
Joe Kopasek
Jeremy Granger
Judson Myers
Hard Science
Justin Peake
Muramasa
Severe

ERNEST JOY - LA - SUMMER BLISS MIX

Today I'm gonna spotlight Ernest Joy. A local house producer, EJ as they call him has been rocking the soulful beats for quite some time now. He's dope. I've included links to his summer mixes, which you should slate for the ride home.

follow link to download mix.

www.djernestjoy.com

Friday, September 4, 2009

SAM XL TALKS PRODUCTION, BASSFACE & HIS LIFE IN MUSIC.


This week we're featuring SAM XL's bday bash at BASSFACE featuring Benny Page. Sam XL is an originator of the LA music scene. With roots stretching back into the late 80's. One of the founding fathers of the LA electronic music scene, Sam's contributions to the community are unparalleled; running nights, labels, record stores as well as furthering his own career as a DJ and producer. I caught up with Sam for a bit to chat about where he's been and where he's going.


1) You've been involved in the LA music scene for quite some time, can you tell us about what you've done, what you're at and where you're going?

This weekend I celebrate my 41st birthday and I've been involved with the underground music scene in Socal since 89, Holy crap...that's 20 years now!!! From Djing at event's, throwing event's, weeklies, + i've owned two record store's (Soma), then was blessed to run the infamous BEATNONSTOP (West Coast underground Mecca on Melrose) which then turned into the Temple of Boom which I ran with my partner Hazen. I also was an artist on and ran several record labels out of Beatnonstop recording as the Coastal Commission on P.C.H records, Seductive, Beatnonstop, Pacific House Brand, Pacific Traxx and XXXL/Crimescene Unit & Troubled Mindz on Crimescene Recs...so that's some of the stuff I've been involved in the past.

More recently I shifted my energies to a night and building a Soundsystem called Pure Filth that I started with friends in this basement speakeasy in Dtown called the Higgin's Gallery. This night/soundsystem became the foundation for the Dubstep scene in Los Angeles's/Socal area and the platform for what we have today with parties like BASSFACE & Smog etc. The BASSFACE brand was formed about a year and a 1/2 ago to encompass all forms of underground music and not just be strictly dubstep like the PURE FILTH event's...there's also a Pure Filth Audio record label in the works with material from myself & DZ, 6Blocc, Gunjack, DJ G & many more...The commitment to the Soundsystem came after the phenomenal response we got at Higgin's Gallery from the Dj's/Dancers alike to what we were doing with sound manipulation. After Djing for years in L.A I got fed up with shitty sound, arrogant soundmen and just terrible conditions for Dj's in general. I've now tried to apply what I've learned over this expanse of time to help create a dj/dancer friendly environment that is underground...but not Ghetto...this is what I am committed to alongside exposing people to music/performers/producers that I feel are really pushing the envelope sonically and mentally through out the globe.

2) Having watched the scene grow over the years (electronic music overall) would you say it's in a healthy state these days?

Yes...I'd say we're in a renaissance of sort's.....I haven't seen the electronic dance scene this healthy since about 91/92...a genuine excitement from all sides..all genres...dancers/dj's/producers/promoters alike...I'm really happy I stuck it out through what was a drought of filtered french disco house for many years that almost drove me out of the scene!!!

3) So tell us about Saturday night, its your bday (happy bday) and its gonna be a huge party. How'd you choose the line up? whats the sound gonna be like? what styles of music?

I chose the line up (as I always try to) by placing artist's together that I feel will compliment one another and form a cohesive musical journey over the evening...the Sound will be proper, crisp mid's and high's that don't tear your head off and Bass that might blow your sock's off!!! The style's of Subase music will range from Dubby stuff with Remo to Experi-mental dance by Jaybird to Electro, 808, D n B from you & Julz. Me and Pablo will bring some up front Dub's and then Benny will come with his signature Ragga flavor's no doubt before 6 Blocc bring's that L.A GhettoBass that is a sound/style all of his own refined like a fine wine over many years and many parties!

4) So lets talk about your own production, what do you have going on and who are you working with?

This last year or so I've been fortunate to work alongside Technical Itch forming a production team called SMUT. Our first choon "Badman Place" got licensed to Skream's "Watch the Ride" mix Cd. I also have worked with Breakage on a toon that was slated to be picked up by Deep Medi but when Jame's (Breakage) signed to Digital Soundboy for an album deal and everything got put on hold, look's like the toon will come out on PFA (Pure Filth Audio with Warrior Queen spitting over it, keep ya ears to the ground!) More recently me and DZ from Canada have been working together remixing Ray Keith's classic "Something Out There" (which can be found here for FREEEEEEE!) AND A 12" called "Cotton Candy" that just got signed to MRK1's Contagious label out of Manchester.

5) Nice. Thanks for the interview, any shoutouts or last words?

Yeah I'd like to shout out my beautiful Wife and Life partner Nexy for putting up with my eccentric ass and give a Big up to all the people that have supported me and contributing to the underground over the years...it's a really exciting time right now that I think we'll be telling stories to our Grand kids about...so GET INVOLVED!!!!


DOWNLOAD


RAY KEITH - SOMETHING OUT THERE (DZ & SamXL Remix)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/boy2fb


FOR INFO ON SATURDAY NIGHT'S EVENT VISIT:

FRIDAY WITH BUKEM











Thursday, September 3, 2009

TOO MASS (Ruzomberok, Slovakia)




So I have to say, when I found out my favorite Latin house DJ was from Slovakia, I was honestly shocked. Isn't Slovakia cold? Not sure, but it really doesn't matter because this guy is pumping out some tropical deliciousness. In fact, in my recent excursions to the Caribbean, I've put every one of this guys mixes on my ipod to enjoy while sipping blended drinks and watching beautiful caribbean bodies stroll by.

His names Too Mass, and aside from the mixes i've found by him on http://www.deephousemix.com/ I really don't know much more.. He doesn't seem to have a myspace, facebook or any other social network site created. Either way, you can download all his mixes via deephousemix.com, they're essential.

Heres one of my favorites:



FLOR DEL VIDA
mixed by Too Mass




1. Nomumbah - Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
2. Soulfood feat. Milena Gomez - Palavras
3. Bah Samba - Calma (Louie Vega Mix)
4. Patrick Green feat. Nimba Burr - Qua Tanka (Original Mix)
5. Domenico Ferruggia - Nosso Mundo
6. Patrick Green - Flor Del Mar (Pashaa Summertime Mix)
7. Soneros Del Barrio - Hay Craneo (Urban Magic Mix)
8. Tom & Joyce - Queixume (MAW Main Vocal Mix)
9. Bebel Gilberto - Aganju (Spiritual South Bontempi Repercussion)
10. Elements Of Life feat. Aname - Nos Vida (Original Lv Mix)

http://www.sendspace.com/file/0vxd7l





TooMass in his own words:
"I have been involved with music since my early school age. I used to only listen to music... After a period of time, I started to dedicate more time to music and spin at various events as a DJ playing various kinds of music.It was in 1999 when everything changed, house music has found me. I was interested in everything about house music - house music genres, DJs etc. I have listened to many radio shows and read magazines about dance/house music.I have met a lot of new friends with whom I later played at regular house music events. I was a resident DJ for about 2 years in a local club with DJs RUMcajZ & MASH. We also used to play at various parties outside of our home town.I have been amazed and influenced by Caribbean and Brazil elements in house music. And because of that, my musical taste have been leaning towards Latin house music in past years. Of course, I have not forgotten about vocal-funky-jazz house which represents the root of house music to me.I have fallen in love with house music. It is my life, my hobby, my relax, my everything ... :)"

STRAIGHT UP WITH BIG BUD




Big Bud. Do we need to say much? This guy was puttin out records while most of us were learning how to write in cursive.

Heres his interview.

1) Bud, long time, how you been?

ez Westbay , yea im good thanks , busy , happy , life is sweet !

2) So you've just wrapped a new album, tell us
about the project?


Well it's my 5th album , 3rd on my own label , SOUNdTRAX .. I'm real happy with it, feel like i've moved on with what i'm doing , but still with the same vibes ..

3) What seperates this from previous albums you've
produced?


I think it's the most dancefloor freindly album so far , no real concept or anything behind this one , just a taste of where i am in 2009..
Been working on stripping down my sound too , using fewer elements but trying to create a bigger sound . .

4) Your last album had a wealth of guest featurings,
did you take the same route with this or keep it solo?


Not as many guests as the Fear of Flying project , but saying that i am very proud to have a Utah Jazz remix on there as well as a colab with FURNEY..
The album ends with a song i wrote with my MC , Mike Romeo on vocals.

5) Is the album purely d&b?

Its an 11 track CD and 3 x 12" vinyl , of the 11 , 8 are straight up dNb , one jazzy , afro kinda 6/8 thing and a dUb track and a reggae song .

6) How long did it take you to write?

Round about 3months in total i think .. Hard to say , had to write it inbetween tours and weekends away etc. It wasn't one long studio session , find that hard to do these days . Always so much keeping me busy . Label , tours , kids eTc...

7) Whats your favorite track off the album?

Hmm , i'm happy with all of it but if i had to choose i think it would be GUIDING STAR , the song.. I wrote the lyrics while i was staying at Mike Romeo's place in Frankfurt..We were just jamming some ideas for a dNb track , he sang some phrase that sparked an idea ... I grabbed a pen + paper , rolld a fat1 , sat on the balcony for a bit and had this image of a group of Rastas up in the hills of Jamaica , sat smoking sum shit and their Nyabinghi drums .. So that was the idea behind it and i asked Mike to sing it with that image in his head.. It was originally gonna be @ dNb tempo but i halved it and kept it all acoustic , there's nothing electronic in there at all.. So , yea , thats my fave . and of course watch out for the dNb re-rUb ...soon come !

8) When's the album tour kick off?

Started already 2bh , off to Bucharest this weekend , with Mike , first of many launch parties.. Back for a few days then another launch party in Belgrade, Serbia.. My g/friend over there gona have our baby in the next few weeks too so that's gona be an even biggger launch party !
London launch party is on 26th...

9) What do you want people to know about Soundtrax ?

SOUNdTRAX , for those that don't know , UK based dNb label 5yrs in the game , maybe longer , hard to remember.. Releasing a steady stream of quality , musical dNb , from some well established names on the scene as well as bringin thru some of the new blood which i believe is vital to keep the scene alive . for more info peep the website :

www.soundtraxrecords.com

10) Current top 10?

01 : ELECTROSOUL SYSTEM - ASTEROIDS (SOUNdTRAX dUb)
02 : DERRICK + TONIKA - HUMANA ( SOUNdTRAX dUb)
03 : BIG BUD - SOUL ON FIRE (SOUNdTRAX dUb)
04 : MIKAL - MISSION (SOUNdTRAX dUb)
05 : BIG BUD+GREG PACKER - RISE (SOUNdTRAX dUb)
06 : BIG BUD+GREG PACKER - RAINING DUB (SOUNdTRAX dUb)
07 : ED OBERON - FATAL HOUR (SOUNdTRAX)
08 : FURNEY - PLAY SOMETHING FOR ME (SOUNdTRAX dUb)
09 : FURNEY - SENSIBELIA (SOUNdTRAX dUb)
10 : BIG BUD - WANT YOU SO BAD (SOUNdTRAX)

11) Any last words or shout-outs?

Don't forget to show some love for the label and the scene and if you wana buy the CD or the vinyl , the cheapest place to grab a copy is from the label's website store !! Peaz'n'Luv 2 all SOUNdTRAX SOLDIERS !!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Q&A w/ LENZMAN ( NL )

Above is a picture of Netherlands based producer LENZMAN. he's hot right now, real hot. He's signing to multiple labels including Metalheadz, Shogun, Integral and many many more. His sound? Well its certianly signature, does it reflect the vast fields of flowers and coffee shops the Netherlands is so notorious for? Well, it kinda does. This guy's on some super slick soul sounds.
...We caught him admist arrangements for his sisters wedding and light purchases at Bulldog cafe' and insisted he divulge whatever info he had in his head ...


1) Lenzman, its been a while since we've spoken, can you catch the readers up on what you've been busy with lately?

Apart from my recent releases (Emeralds, Soul Patrol Remix, Sugar Hill) I've been working on a new 12 for Integral (with Redeyes). Also I've just finished my debut for Metalheadz (Coincidence with Jo-s) with will feature on a V/A EP and I'm also working on my debut solo 12 for them. Other than that I've got some remix projects on the go and have been pretty busy DJing (Europe and Japan)

2) So tell us more about Metalheadz, how did you link up with them?


Well Goldies been very supportive of my music and he had been after something for Headz for a while. I guess it was just a case of me developing and refing my sound a bit more and coming up with the right tracks in the end. And hopefully it will lead to more things in the future.

3) How was Japan, how is the scene there?

I really loved it out in Japan. The thing I noticed the most was how pationate the people there are about the music. They really know their shit and I don't think I've ever seen a crowd that enthusiastic before... Honesty I have much love for my Japanese crew!

4) Thats good stuff, so lets chat music more, are you producing anything outside of d&b right now?

Yeah I do that sometimes. But usually just for a laugh more than anything. If I do, it would be Hiphop or Deep House. In the future I would like to get more into making other styles of music. But up to know I've been concentrating more on perfecting my Drum & Bass.

5) Any thoughts on a d&b album?

Yes definately. Currently I am talking to a big label about it. I really don't want to rush into anything though. I think you see a lot of artists feel the need to rush an album out there as soon as the opportunity presents itself. Of course I'd love to put one out, but I'm just developing my sound & style, sorting out details with the label and once everything falls in place there'll hopefully be an album at the end!

6) So we've seen alot of tracks with you & westbay artist Jo-S (on vocals), tell us a little bit more about this connection, how did it happen, are you guys planning an EP project together or anything?

Well, I first heard Jo-S's vocals on a Sinistarr track. I really liked it and the vocals and when Jo-S hit me up on Myspace things just really went from there. I can't remember if I asked him to work with me or visa vera, but first thing we did together was 'Emeralds'. Obiviously that went on to do really well with it coming out on Shogun Ltd. Since then we have done a few things and it seems that whenever we do a tune together, a big label is there to put it out! We don't have any plans for putting out a bigger project at the moment. I think both Jo-S and myself have done some wok with other artists recently. But we'll certainly do some new music together soon.

7) So thanks so much for taking the time to answer our questions, do you have any last shouts, info or anything you'd like our readers to know?

First of all want to give a big shout to the Westbay crew for the interview! Thanks to the readers for the interest and keep checking my myspace for updates, news and anything Lenzman! Peace


REVIEW:

LENZMAN & REDEYES
HIGH & LOW / THEIVES IN THE NIGHT

INTEGRAL RECORDS

Set for an October release are two snazzy pieces of funk currently burning it up on the DJ circuit. "High & Low" (currently being rinsed on the BBC 1Xtra daytime playlists) is an absolute sex-pot of a track. Rolling blues piano riffs accompany mysterious vocals hinting at subtle evenings filled with good wine an beautiful sunsets. This ones for the lovers inside.
On the flipside we have "Thieves in the Night", a more uptempo roller, still laden with groovy piano and rhodes riffs, this ones more of a "Lets wake up together" kind of track. Rolled out beats and smooth sub tones make "Theives in the Night" a must have track. Infact this 12" is a must have, we think Lenzman needs to do more tracks with Redeyes.

http://soundcloud.com/lenzman

SMOG 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY * VIDEO

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SMOG 3 YEAR REVIEW

SMOG 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Los Angeles, California

So Saturday evening and with a group of great friends, I headed to the Smog 3 year anniversary party in downtown Los Angeles. The evening started out as any other would, few drinks, chat and the anticipation of having our entire bodies shook from the low end bass theory we were about to stand in for 4 hours. We left the house around 10:30pm and made our way.

When we came within a quarter-mile of the venue, you could hear it. I think it was rattling the street lamps. We parked and made our way into the venue. It was broken into two large areas.. inside & outside. The outside area was massive, a giant SMOG logo was lit up against one of the outside walls shining down on DTLA. The back area was filled with local clothing vendors, artists and a food joint I think?

APX-1 was killing it, treating the audience to a funk, hip hop, electro breaks set. A huge circle of dancers opened up near the stage and nabbed the attention of everyone near. Flashes were everywhere; at least 2 separate camera crew's filming the event. Needless to say theres gonna be some amazing video floating around about this.

I headed inside to check out the main room. 12th Planet was currently owning things; and if that wasn't enough, Ras Kass made a special appearance and rocked the mic. The crowd was goiong apesh*t and the bass was low. This was a huge night.

By the time Plastician came on, people we're so riled up I thought there was gonna be a small riot. Playing an extremely tough set, Plastician show'd LA ZERO mercy and shook downtown off its foundations.

*Smog a success. Massive respect to this crew for holding it down as they have.
If you're in LA... you gotta attend a SMOG event.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

SOL:ID FALL 2009 STUDIO MIX


SOL:ID [Fokuz, Bios, Nu Directions] NYC


Fall 2009
Studio mix


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Glen E Ston - One Life (Decem Rmx) - Dub
Cern - Timeslip - Samurai
State Of Mind - Division Ten - SOM Music
Break - Headz Up - Metalheadz
Loxy & Matt-U - Between Two Worlds - Nemcron
Sol.ID & Subz - From Dark 2 Grey - Basswerk Dub
Dan Marshall - Sun Down - Dub
Alix Perez - Down The Line (Break Rmx) - Shogun
Rufige Kru - Letting Go (AI Rmx) - Metalheadz
Generic, Subtone & Sol.ID - Untitled - Dub
Noisia - Crank - Vision
Enei & Implex - Control - Dub
Alix Perez ft. Kemo - I'm Free - Shogun
Syntex & June Miller - Sleep - Dub
Edward Oberon - Void - Dub
Spectrasoul - Organizer - Critical
Survival - Hit You When You're Down - Exit
Oak - Tsunami - Tamp3cords Dub
Dan Marshall - Jazz Creature - Dub

Upcoming US Tour Dates:

9.16.09 Sol.ID - Monkey Bizness @ Zeppelin - Houston, TX
9.17.09 Klute & Sol.ID - Alteration @ Sullivan Room - New York, NY
9.18.09 Sol.ID @ Touch - Cleveland, OH
9.23.09 Sol.ID - Crush DnB @ The Crown Room - Portland, OR
9.24.09 D-Star & Sol.ID - Fuzed Funk @ Fluid - Philadelphia, PA

For booking & production info:

myspace.com/souleyedee
twitter.com/souleyedee
souleyedee@gmail.com
AIM - souleyedee

PACIFIC JUNGLE CREW [ HAWAII ]

PACIFIC JUNGLE CREW
"keeping it tropical"


We all dream about spending afternoons lounged out on tropical beaches surrounded by coconut palms and azure waters. Well imagine THAT + drum and bass = WIN. Which is exactly what Honolulu's Pacific Jungle crew have done.

Established in 2005 & founded by Gin Carter, Pacific Jungle was created to support & promote "Subphonix" Hawaii's longest running drum and bass monthly event. With a team of incredible DJ's and producers including Antikkz, Meilo, Synrgy & Empyr, the Pacific Jungle team have risen to become one of the premiere drum and bass crews off the US mainland.

With a string of successful events and guest appearances from artists like John B, Evol Intent, DJ Lee, Ed Rush and more, Pacific Jungle crew have solidified themselves as professional and viable contributors to the electronic music scene.

In 2008 Pacific Jungle expanded their sonic reach kicking off "Broken Liquid" a new monthly showcasing soulful drum and bass, dubstep, electro house, glitch and more.
Clearly Pacific Jungle crew have their sh*t together, continuing to build, develop and maintain a solid scene on a small island.




Swing by http://www.wkphotog.com/ to check out more pictures from Pacific Jungle crew!