This guy from NY is consistently making the top of my play counts with some massive bangers. I know it's my second post on this man, but he quite frankly is the man.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
This guy from NY is consistently making the top of my play counts with some massive bangers. I know it's my second post on this man, but he quite frankly is the man.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Greg Bowler is a profound artist. Taking 50% of the talent that he holds with the Acid Girls, has allowed him to create some of the most innovative sounds. Using electro breaks, and mellow synths, he has orchestrated something of his own. His decision to follow in this direction, had mainly come about with his curiosity of different music components. These of which, he would not be able to investigate with the Acid Girls. His two projects, have completely different feels; Greg and Jamie had described the music of the Acid Girls as "weird electronic music," as opposed to a worldly percussion feel, with a little bit of futuristic R&B flavour that Glass Actors provides. He is yours to enjoy, and boy, is he ever good.
Distraction by Glass Actor
Komodo by Glass Actor
Don't You by Glass Actor
Saturday, November 27, 2010
2009 was a very successful year for the Round Table Knights, not only playing some of the best nu-disco/house music where they presented themselves, but producing some fantastic original tracks of their own. They have displayed an array of genuine talent, and even after a decade, are showing even more charisma. They first embarked on their journey from Switzerland, and as of yet, have settled in with Mowgli's Deadfish label, and Jesse Rose's Made To Play Records... not bad.
Calypso Ep Minimix by Round Table Knights
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tom Nelson of Edinburgh goes by the name "GO GO BIZKITT" and over the last year has been taking, not only the blogosphere but the NuDisco/Frenchhouse scene by storm. Is this short time he has put together some delicious originals (Check out The BizKitt EP) and remixes. Go Go Bizkitt can produce hit after hit. The sheer volume is astounding, upwards of 40 tracks in the last year... and each track is as good as the last. I don't see how he finds time to play any shows.
Just take a listen for yourself and see how its all polished up for this young lad. He is now the top of my list and I can't wait to see it all in live action.
Beverley Knight - I found out ( Go Go Bizkitt! Remix)) by Go Go Bizkitt!
Breakbot/Make You Mine-( Go Go Bizkitt!! remix) (320 now!) by Go Go Bizkitt!
Empire of the Sun-Walking on a dream (Go Go Bizkitts Summer Falcon Jam!) by Go Go Bizkitt!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I have no idea where the Young Liars came from but I cannot stop listening to their single "Colours", a great tune that is accompanied by many more. All I know is that they are based in Vancouver, have some shows lined up with the WinnieCooper.net boys, and have some of my other favorite how town groups like Teen Daze and Pro Nails remixing their new singles.
I can't wait to see them live and I hope to see you all there showing your support for some great new Vancouver talent.
Colours by Youngliars
Colours (Teen Daze Remix) by Youngliars
Marathon (Pro Nails Remix) by Youngliars
Monday, November 22, 2010
Madison Bullard, better known as "Hidden Cat" hails from Raleigh North Carolina to melt your brain with his new EP "Kill em All." It features Gianpaolo Dieli, NT89 and Photonz all remixing his latest hit "Get With It." Guaranteed to cause all sort of havoc on dance floors everywhere this track has been driving my sets over the edge and into the deep end. Enjoy the twisted tunes.
Get with it already.
Hidden Cat - Get With It EP (Kill Em All) by Hidden Cat
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The Finnish duo of Jaxxon and Downtown, make up Renaissance Man. The genius behind their music, had begun with nothing more than their similarity towards the love of perfecting music. Their successful journey had all started in an architecture office, in which they met, and ultimately made a vow to one another. Their interests endlessly fed off of eachother, and they were able to actually build the type of house they wanted.
They had opened their first night club in Helsinki, NOW!, where they had initially begun to treat the people to the sounds of their musical talents. In early 2009 they had released Spraycan on Switch's Dubsided. Not only do they produce much of their own music, after launching their title track What Is Guru, it made Renaissance Man one of the most sought-after remixers, spoken from brilliant artists such as Brodinski, and Crystal Fighters, and gaining support from no others but Diplo, Annie Mac, Tiga, and a vast expanse of names around the globe.
Their snowball effect on the music world has allowed them to play amongst four continents in major clubs, and play at numerous festivals where they have had many great reviews. And they aren't stopping there! Earlier this year they released their Babbadabba EP, and have continued to take their inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci, and 3000 years of art and science, to prove that they are able to think out of the box.
Spray can - Renaissance man (Edd Van Bergs ghetto remix) by DjEddVanBerg
Renaissance Man - What is Guru (dOP Remix) by ScionAV
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Diplo recently put together a compilation on his label Mad Decent called ‘blow your head’, with vol. 1 featuring all his favourite dubstep tunes. With tracks featuring Rusko, B.C.’s own DATSIK, James Blake, Benga and more; these are essential dubstep tunes for those of you who like Dubstep or who are just getting into this genre. Click here to check the tracklisting or to order a limited edition signed copy.
Major Lazer - Hold the Line (Skream Remix) by theswami
Lil Jon & Diplo - U Don't Like Me (Datsik Remix) by theswami
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Born in '77, Pierre-Alexandre Busson had spent his early years transfixed on the piano, when he soon realized that being a music teacher was about the extent that he could go at that pace. At the impressionable age of 17, he soon let go of his childhood and embarked on an adventure into the music world. And look where it has taken him. His poppy-house beats, a little bit of disco here, and a little punk there, the catchy melodies and outward electronica that he has made are dance floor devastation's.
“I compose really instinctively. I never think about what I’m going to do before going into the studio. I work fast and just let my mood guide me.”
This just shows how spontaneous of an artist he is. There is no emptiness in his tracks. Each song shows a rollercoaster of different FX's, and experimental mixing. And so it began, he became 'post Soulwax/Justice disco-rock club culture,' and it will not be stop anytime soon. His cultivation, mixing sensibility, and sexy image have only just begun.
Yuksek - So Far Away From The Sea (The Twelves Remix)
Monday, November 1, 2010
There is no inability on his part, to get hundreds of people together and make the walls of whatever venue he is in, throb. In the UK, he is one of undying interests of the electro/house scene. Not only stopping at that, for the past several years he has been touring around the globe to play in six different countries.
With only being 29, dj/music producer/remixer Nic Fanciulli, has labeled Thomas as one of the most consistent and freshest Dj's around. Being a part of Godskitchen, which is an international superclub brand which is particularly located around the United States, and the United Kingdom, and a part of Global Gathering, he is the furthest thing from a stranger to any type of big event. His sound, similar to Avicii, is seemingly flawless to his partygoers, and although a similar feel, he cannot be compared. He is his own entity.
Big tracks have not been stopping from Toolroom Records. His position as producer, has allowed him to put together remixes for Basement Jaxx, Sebastien Leger, and the sought after Deadmau5. Putting out summer anthems such as Basement Jaxx - Raindrops has received a lot of support on Radio 1, and is envisioned to continue strong. 2010 has been a big year, collaborating with Funkagenda, and producing one of his best songs. The new year foresees the launch of Paul's record label Dex in the City Recordings , as well as a radio show that should be soon to follow.
La Bombo [Funkagenda Remix] by Funkagenda
Basement Jaxx - Raindrops (Funkagenda & Paul Thomas Redux
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Felix Cartal - Love (JFK Remix) by Felix Cartal
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Hailing from Portland Oregon producer Nick Edwards is originally from our fair city. That makes me wonder why he hasn't been back to Vancouver to perform ? He has some amazing tracks and remixes all mind boggling electro, what's not to like. Freakishly heavy with a definite metal/hardcore influence. DrivePilot is sure to get a whole building shaking, whether its your apartment condo or the entire club. Time will tell.
Drivepilot - FUCK YEAH! (Original Mix) by DRIVEPILOT
Drivepilot - Devils in Milan (Original Mix) by DRIVEPILOT
F.O.O.L - We're Not French (Drivepilot Remix) by DRIVEPILOT
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Skrillex has released one EP My Name Is Skrillex which was available as a free download on his website and will be release a full length entitled Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites on Mau5trap in late 2010.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I've been listening to this guy on a daily basis for like 2 weeks now. CAN'T GET ENOUGH! He not only knows how to throttle you with the kinds lucrative brain vibrating beats you hear coming from Datsik and Rusko but he also puts out some songs hitting on the melodic side of the genre just as well.
Here's a few originals
The Widdler - Froggy Style by Ryan-13
The Widdler - Rain by Ryan-13
The Widdler - End Transmission by Ryan-13
Friday, October 8, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The Punks Jump Up are sharing their UK disco sound around the world now and are blazing trails and shaking booties with their particularly awesome sounds and blends that will make your head bob in the middle of class, the office, or wherever you may be this Tuesday.
Miami Horror - Moon Theory (Punks Jump Up Remix) by Punks Jump Up
Kele - Everything You Wanted (Punks Jump Up NRG mix) by Punks Jump Up
Lykke Li - Breaking It Up (Punks Jump Up Remix) by Punks Jump Up
Monday, October 4, 2010
Chauffeur rockin' last week in Calgary
Wednesday night I witnessed Chauffeur absolutely kill everything on the dance floor. By the time Felix Cartal came onto the stage, the crowd was already going insane, but like he always does, Felix blew us away, ("Felix is going to have to hold his own tonight" said Chauffeur in the interview). After Felix played Chauffeur came back on to rap things up -but not really, as he proceeded to rock Habitat until nothing was left standing.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Bassweight is the first feature full length documentary about Dubstep which shows Dubstep’s growth over the past ten years starting from it’s humble beginnings in South London to it’s current international popularity. It shows the current scenes in the UK, other parts of Europe, Brazil and Japan and features interviews from Mary-Anne Hobbs, Benga, Kode9, Skream and more!
This movie has been screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Beat Film Festival (Moscow, RU), 5 Days Off Film Festival (Amsterdamn, HOL), Music Documentary Festival (Sweden) and more!
The DVD will be out sometime in October.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sean Terra or better know as S-T3RRA has been producing electro including some mind melting remixes over the last few years and is really starting to be recognized outside of SanFran Bay area. In the near future he is looking to visit our fair city of Vancouver and just for the reason I figured I track him down to see what he is all about.
Here is some of his recent material and down below get to know the man behind the music. Sean Terra.
S-T3RRA - Mandrake (Preview) by S-T3RRA
She - Coloris (S-T3RRA Remix) by S-T3RRA
I hear you have a really involved live set including a few lives synth and ableton set up and one of my favorite pieces of hardware the electribe. How did you get into doing a live set? Was it all about production at first or has that been a focus of yours for a while now?
Well originally I had been doing live music from a young age, when I started DJing it was only natural to incorporate a live element into an electronic set. My live set up is: Ableton Live, Korg R3 Synth, a drummer and a Korg nano kontrol for midi. Pretty basic right now but as time goes on I would like to add more if it fits.
So how would you compare you live set to your produced material? Do you treat it as its own entity or a recreation of what you have done in the studio? With the two different formats there must be a significant difference especially with the addition of a live drummer.
Well the whole way the thing flows is similar to my DJ set for sure. But pretty much I am still doing alot of live sequences and remixes. I would say that the live set is a decent representation of what I do in the studio since it is comprised of all my tracks, released and unreleased.
The live drummer just sweetens the whole deal, he is only 17 and goes to the same high school I graduated from. But dear lord does he know how to rock a drum kit better than most adults I know. Collaborating on a set like this has really been a fun musical adventure. I also include some vocals and alot of live synth playing done by yours truly
I like how you say you are doing live remixes an unreleased material. Seems like you are giving your audience just that little bit extra. What have been some of the most excited events you been involved with? Are there any names out there that you would like the play along side again?
Well I sure hope they get their money's worth, or atleast get one of my used sweat rags as a souvenier. One of thirst decently large shows I was a part of was in December of 2009 with Designer Drugs and Toxic Avenger. Leading up to the event it seemed like alot of people were curious as to who I was and why a kid barely out of high school got to play. The night turned out great for me.
Hmm I love them all equally. Gotta love my homie Toxic Avenger, he is always a thrill to hang out and to play with.
Electric Soulside - Electric State (Dirtyloud Remix) by Dirtyloud
c2001 - Disco Popp Shit (Dirtyloud Remix) by Dirtyloud
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
As a follow up to the summer
Barcelona's Delorean have a released a video for Real Love, a song featured back in June.Thier dynamic arrangement keeps you enchanted while the solid beat and fantastic delays keep your body in a trance.Focus Creeps stunning visuals grip your heart, promising a brutal, real, beauty.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
LexiconDon - Student Body (Bit Funk Remix) by Bit Funk
Jump Jump Dance Dance - Modern Eyes (Bit Funk Remix) by DISCODUST
Bit Funk - Things I Can't Remember by Bit Funk
Bit Funk- Love Scientific by Bit Funk
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I'm guessing Chauffeur is pretty under the radar still. He has two great remixes that I've found. Its really too bad that I can't find anything about the face or faces behind this name. All the blogs I've looked through over the last week haven't said much at all. It seems like there isnt much to find.
"Born in a club and raised by a pack of wild prostitutes, Chauffeur avoids the light of day. He prefers to live when the stars come out. At night the city is alive and you can feel her pulse. It is the solid thumping kick momentarily drowning all of your senses, the pummeling synths that will turn you savage, the melody and sounds that release your soul. Celebrate good times c’mon!"
Seem like he/she or they are from Calgary, Canada and have put on an EP on Top Billin Music. We just so happen to have a new addition to the RainCity staff out that way. Therefore Reagan's soul purpose is to get an interview with Chaffeur and figure out exactly what going on behind the name Chauffeur. In the mean time here are the two remixes that have everyone in the bloggersphere scratching their heads. Plus one original.
Be careful don't get flattened.
Chauffeur - Let's Go
Drop the Lime - Sex Sax (Chauffeur Remix)
Ninetynine - L'Argent (Chauffeur Remix)
If you still haven't gotten you fix. Check out the Chauffeur SoundCloud
Monday, August 30, 2010
Well Summer is coming to and end. Its been a real great time. Lots of parties, nice tans, beach days. It has been pretty care free. Not to fret, it is all coming again soon, about 300 sleep left and we can do it all over but better then next time. Plus who says there aren't any good time to have during those other seasons. However, I thought I'd whip up a little something to keep it going to for all of you even when it clouds over and starts to rain. I think the best parts of summer can happen in the rain.
1. Lemonade - Big Weekend (Delorean Remix)
2. Friendly Fires - Jump in the Pool (Thin White Duke Remix)
3. Memory Tapes - Bicycle (Tanlines Remix)
4. Gregor Salto & Makoomba - Messe Messe
5. Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work (Twelves Remix)
6. Passion Pit - To Kingdom Come (Acid Girls Remix)
7. Kele - Everything You Wanted (RAC Remix)
8. Pogo - Upular (Rynocologist Helium Rework)
9. Mystery Jets - Half in Love with Elizabeth (Delorean Remix)
10. Hunter-Even - AOHKAY
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Pure. Genuine. Fun.