Monday, December 28, 2009

Dubstep wednesday


JAKWOB
















James Jacob aka JAKWOB at only age 20 this Guy is killing it. Ive been following him for a while now he has a very unique style which transcends genres combining elements of dubstep, Wobble, trance, ghetto-tech and breakbeat (to name a few)...Head on over to his Myspace HERE for more info and some Fresh new bangers he has just posted. Here are a few thumpers ive been listening to this week I'm sure you will Enjoi..


Plus size model (Jakwob Wobble Edit).


Wild Pitch (jakwob).

Moving parts (Jakwob Remix).

The Fall (Jakwob Remix).



DZ
















Next up is a guy who goes by the name DZ you may of herd him this guy is blowing up also. I have posted a few of his bangers in the previous dubstep wed sections Im really excited to say DZ is playin at FIELD DAY festival in sydney on friday and fuck i cant wait make sure if your goin to make some time for this guy it will be well worth your while trust me Check his myspace HERE for info and more fresh stuff this guy is huge



My Moon My Man (DZ Remix).

Keep Me Hangin On (DZ Remix).

Major Lazer-Hold The Line (DZ Remix).

Down 1 (DZ Remix).

Baggy Bottom Boys (DZ Ravestep Remix).


Free Weed




Some fresh new music to bring in the impending new year. 'Was' is up and coming Australian producer Wesley Steven who is set to smash into the scene at any time. I don't know much about him however I did briefly go to school with him around 5 years back. This track samples the "Tash" song "Pimpin' Ain't Easy". A great fidgety banger that channels Insane! by Smoke and Mirrors ( A DJ Neoteric side project). This tack will tear apart dance-floors and speakers alike. As far as I know this is a Smidgem exclusive so get amongst it.


Was - Lined Up


Bonus


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Jim Junkie
















Here is the latest Mixtape from local Dj JIM JUNKIE it follows up his recent Dubstep killer- Back from space. This mix is packed with electro bangers from start to finish jus have a look at the tracklist and its just in time for for new years for you all to enjoi............... Booom!

Higher and Higher(Jim Junkie).

1. Peaches - i feel cream (proxy)
2. Diplo v Boris Dlugosch - bankok like it (Dj deekay)
3. Daft Punk - Technoligic acapella
4. TLC v Nadastrom - do you creep (renaissance man)
5. Gtronic - ironman
6. Proxy - who are you (bloody beetroots)
7. Miike Snow - black and blue (Tiga)
8. Wolfmother - new moon rising (Riton)
9. Juiceboxxx & Dre Skull - Hype
10. Mr. Oizo - Pourriture 7
11. Passion Pit - little secrets (jack beats)
12. Udachi - jellyroll
13. Drop the Lime - set me free (harvard bass)
14. Nadisko - disco check (R!M!E)
15. Afrojack - zeggie
16. Mr. Oizo - steroids
17. Crookers - we love animals
18. Bloody Beetroots - warping is awesome
19. Gtronic - my money
20. Drop the Lime - hear me (drums of death)
21. AutoErotique - gladiator (steve aoki & Dj am)
22. Fake Blood v I Robots - mars frau (Tss.)
23. Act Yo Age - night of the hornheadz (bird peterson)
24. Proxy v Tiga - mind raven (jim junkie mashup)
25. Mightyfools - amsterdam (dem slackers)
26. Foamo & Lee Mortimer - its going down
27. AC Slater - jack got jacked (udachi & tommie sunshine)
28. Steve Aoki - i'm in the house (gigi barroco)
29. The Party Squad - rage
30. FM Audio - killer (afrojack)
31. the Party Squad - murderer
32. Afrojack - Daft sound
33. The Pixies - where is my mind (bassnectar)

More Bounce to the ounce



















Victor Hugo Ramos aka HARVARD BASS has only been in the scene since December 2007 when record label Sound Pellegrino signed him up.He has been getting alot of support from some big name Dj's like Tiga, Laidback Luke, Crookers, Benny Benassi, Diplo, Brodinski, Sinden, Feadz, Acid Girls, Fluokids and many, many more.
His music is a combination of Minimal/House on one side and then bad ass dirty jacking ghetto grooves with filthy drums and simple, obsessive riffs on the other, Keep watch on this guy its only gunna get better. Here are a few of my favs Enjoy!

Set me free (Harvard Bass Remix).

Acid Girls- Lightworks (Harvard Bass Remix).

Beni Maximus(Harvard Bass Remix).

The-Count-and-Sinden-MEGA(Harvard Bass Remix).

Caked(Harvard bass)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Swiss


I hope you all had a very merry christmas and are having an even merrier boxing day...

The Swiss are a live disco band that consist of a drummer, guitarist and keyboardist/vocalist. Here is a taste of their upcoming EP "Bubble Bath" due Jan 29th 2010! This track will take you back to the 70's with a true taste of disco and you can see how they rocked the enmore earlier this year!!! We might even be seeing something like this from the Bloody Beetroots soon!

ENJOI!


Bonus Vid - The Swiss live @ The Enmore 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas



A huge song from a while back that never got the respect it deserved.

Mystery Jets - Two Doors Down (Duke Dumont Reconstruction)


^You're welcome!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dubstep wednesday!



















Put away the Christmas carols its Dubstep wednesday and a good day of the week it is. If last weeks Dub wednesday got you wanting more I've put together another collection of bangers for you to enjoy! make sure you listen to these loud OK........

Ganja Dub (Sukh night).Boom!

A Milli (Excision & DatsiK Remix).

Businessman (DZ Remix).

Sublime Doin Time (Zeds Dead Summer Grime)

Need you (DZ Remix).

Who's There (Doorly Remix).

Proxy - Dancing In The Dark (OlliE & Bare Noize).

Major Lazor-Pon De floor (Nate day remix).

Riverside (Let's Go!) (feat. Wizard Sleeve) (Breakage Remix).

Bonus












Here is a mix from a mate who goes by the name JIM JUNKIE you may of herd of him he's been spinning tunes for a few years now actually killing it with a number of mixes under his belt. Here is his latest DUBSTEP mix full of consistent bangers no flat spots at all if this doesn't get you moving well I'm sure to say dubstep isn't for you i hope you all enjoy.........

Track list
1. Excision - system check
2. Excision - calypso
3. Product 01. - ready to rage (Bassnectar and Jansen)
4. Lil Wayne - a millie (Excision and Datsik)
5. Rusko - go go gadget
6. Little Boots - remedy (Rusko)
7. Jakes and Joker - 3K lane
8. Asher Roth - i love college (Blue Bear)
9. Datsik - apples
10. Leon - bring it on (Rusko)
11. Downlink - talk dubby to me
12. Rusko - biggest chopper
13. Riton and Primary 1 - who's this (Doorly)
14. Prodigy - take me to the hospital (Rusko)
15. Lily Allen - the fear (Jakwob)
16. Eddie k - who's the hardest
17. Capleton - wings of the morning (DZ)
18. Pendulum - showdown (Excision)
19. Sukh Knight - Ganja
20. Ultrablack- bear trap (Excision)
21. Sublime - doin time (Zeds Dead)
22. La Roux - bulletproof (Foamo)
23. Souls of Mischief - 93 till infinity (KidLogic)



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cevapi...



In case you didn't know.... Smidgem has a brother blog which can be found here. Run by the one and only Cheech. This blog is full of great musical insight, thorough artist info and a great variety of tracks. Head on over and check it out.


www.cheechvda.blogspot.com

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Where is my mind?






I'm getting sick at the moment and it sucks pretty bad. Usually I will only get one sickness per winter so hopefully this will pass and I'll be spritely once more. On a different note Bassnectar or Lorin Ashton as I'm sure he is known to his friends has made a truly 'amazing' piece of music with his re-working of The Pixies classic 'Where Is My Mind'. Being a huge fan of the original I love everything about this version, but rather than explain what's going on in the track I'll let Mr Ashton do the honors.


“This is just a simple chunk of bass and beats, probably not dubstep because it is 20 bpm faster, probably not D&B because it doesn’t follow the rules, but its thick and deep and it should be yours. If you are a DJ and want a nice instrumental banger for your sets, this jam has some heavy bass and a nice clean beat loop at the beginning running at 85 bpm…perfect to thicken up any hip hop, drum & bass, dub, downtempo or dubstep track, also a nice little acapella synth at the end…”




The Pixies - Where Is My Mind (Bassnectar Remix)

Bonus: If you don't know this scene...well....yeah.




Bonus Bonus: Just watch and listen.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dem Slackers




















The wknd is here and your goin need some banging tunes to get you through it.Out of the Netherlands come 2 guys called Dem slackers.
these guys are killing it right now with there combination of big builds and big basslines encapsulated in a glitchy style here is a brand new track to blow your speakers to.

Mom & Dad - Judas (Dem Slackers Remix) Booom!

Bonus

Amsterdam (Dem Slackers)

Snail trail (Dem Slackers

Jakk'd & Skrew'd (Dem Slackers)

Sydney Buses


As many of you would know our public servants a.k.a sydney buses went on a strike today with no notice! Conveniently it was the last day of work for many, the first day in about 3 months sydney has had rain and the last friday before christmas. I don't think they could have chosen a better day to turn Sydney into gridlock and chaos. To calm everyones nerves a little i have decided to put up a few of my favorite tracks at the moment to better the mood. So i hope you all enjoy!!!

Regards,

Trash


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Gtronic









This guy needs no introduction and if you havnt herd of him you really need to his name is Greg Alias aka GTRONIC Belgium Hard electro/electro god with a very similar style sound to Boys Noize, Proxy, Ed Banger etc. Here are a few of my fav's that have been floating around in my ipod playlist lately if you would like to check out more from this guy check out his myspace Here!. Id have to say IRON MAN is the pick of the bunch...Enjoy!

Cameltoe (Gtronic).
My money 2 (Gtronic).
Die (GTRONIC DubDub Remix).
Suck my lollipop (Gtronic).
Bloody Beetroots Warp 1.9 (Gtronic Badass remix).

BONUS
This is a short clip of the The Bloody Beetroots playin Iron Man take a look its worth your while all i can say is OUT OF CONTROLL...................................

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Blau Me Away!


Laidback Luke has been smashing out non-stop bangers recently including "Hey", probably one of the electro anthems this year. However After teaming up with another favourite Mr. Lee Mortimer they have created a banging track called "Blau"! The name says it all getting starting up with a fidgety build up which quickly drops into a smashing bassline thats sure to blow you away......... think Jack Beats. One of my favourite remixes is by the LA Riots who are another bunch of guys killing it recently. Check out their other remixes here!

Bangkok like it









Here is a great mashup from 19yr old David Kroeker from seattle AKA Dj DeeKay. its an Original by Boris dlugosch called Bangkok with Diplo's.
Hey and pon de floor mashed in much better than the original great track a real dancefloor banger.

Bangkok Like it (Dj DeeKay Edit).

We love animals














Crookers are back with another banger featuring Mixhell and Soulwax this ones called We love animals.Its off their forthcoming album Tons of friends.Which will be released March 2010
Enjoy im sure you will its a real banger make sure you listen to it loud..



Crookers ft Soulwax & Mixhell - We Love Animals.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Afrojack


After a disappointing sterosonic experience with the bloody beetroots starting a riot in sydney i have now realised how "mainstream" they have become. As much as i love their tracks i am also enjoying Afrojack lately, who is a little more under the radar at the moment. Check out this bootleg by "Flavo"!!!









Zero Machine




Hello loyal readers. Sorry for the lack of posts over the last couple of days, I've been very busy drinking myself into an early grave however I have some great new stuff one the way so stay tuned. First up I thought I would upload a little edit I did with some downtime I've had recently. I've always liked the Smashing Pumpkins particularly their song Zero and about a year ago I stumbled across a nice re-working that American producer Le Castle Vania did which he called Zero Machine. I came to the conclusion one day that it would sound totally rad with some baile funk style drums behind it. So I did exactly that and chopped it up a a little in the process. Enjoi!

Le Castle Vania - Zero Machine (Thrusher's Baile Funk ReEdit)


Also I think I found the inspiration for the 'Pon De Floor' music video!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

You've been trumped!




Trumpdisco are the best thing coming out of Australia right now. WIth amazingly clean and crisp productions and a dark and ominous sound that just begs to be played at 3am when you're covered head to toe in sweat.

Trumpdisco - Depraved

They recently put an entry in the AC Slater 'Hello' remix comp, getting an honorable mention with this optimus prime, bass heavy rendition.

AC Slater - Hello (Trumpdisco Remix)

Another original by the boys that samples Supermassive Blackhole by Muse. Killer tune that tears dancefloors to shreds!

Trumpdisco - Supermassive

Enjoi!!





A little better all the time




just caught this track courtesy of KidCity (although the track is listed as 'Getting Getter' which I assume was a typo). This is a track by Bass Weazal's alter ego Punk Rolla, it's super fidgety and with a Beatles hook it will be a dancefloor monster for sure!!

The Beatles - Getting Better (Punk Rolla Remix)

Go With The Flow




I've been really feelin' this little number lately..


Rรถyksopp  - Got With The Flow (Queens Of The Stoneage cover)

Sunday, December 06, 2009

1,2,3 Muthafucka!!!




Yep, this is happening for real!! Rifoki  in the mainstream.

The Bloody Beetroots Feat. Steve Aoki - Warp 1977

I saw them play this song live at Coachella this year. It was pretty rad!


Friday, December 04, 2009

Get Cut!



There's something about those airy pipes that I just love about this song...and that reverb rich guitar...just gold!

Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms

Apparently Cutting Crew had a few more quasi-hits after this but like most of the 80's one hit wonder bands no one really cared.

I came across this sometime last year. Curses! is Drop The Limes  alter-ego that he apparently created to get some more mainstream attention and I think he has done a good job sampling Cutting Crew in this little number.

Curses! - Died Tonight

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The roots of the remix...






I may be wrong but I think I've discovered the root of all mashup/remix culture. Dutchman Jaap Eggermont  may have started the entire scene back in 1981. Using a fixed tempo and studio reproduced recordings of famous 60's hits he produced a single called stars on 45 medley. The idea behind is was to get a more disco friendly version of classic well known hits. Which pretty much sums up about 80% of todays remixes (smells like teen spirit?). The medley samples mostly Beetles songs but has a few other gems in there.


Stars On 45 - Medley 


This is a much more recent track released in 97. It features a bunch of 80/90s housey/trancey/black female vocally stuff which you will recognize.


Stars On 45  - Club Hits 


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lazy..



Hey guys, sorry I've been so lazy over the last couple of days. To make up for it here's a tune. It's an oldie but a goodie, I freakin' loved this song a couple of years ago (and pretty much everything else Van She Tech did)

I Am Finn - I Love You (Van She Tech Remix)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Bloody Beetroots..




It seems like all of a sudden The Bloody Beetroots have exploded into the mainstream. With Warp 1.9 being featured in party playlists alongside Beyonce and Lady GaGa. 1,2 woop woop has become synonymous with the Beetroots however I believe their best stuff came before the release of Romborama and Warp. These are two of my favorite Beetroots songs and they're a few years old, around the time Warp would have been considered hard dance and the only wobble in music was coming from Rolf Harris.


Timbaland - Miscommunication (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)

The Bloody Beetroots - We Are From Venice (La Serenissima)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Doin' it for the thrill.




It's pretty hard not to like La Roux , singer Elly Jackson's voice is nothing short of amazing and with backing by Ben Langmaid's nicely crafted synths La Roux is a winning combination. Being an Electropop phenomenon their tunes have been remixed by the biggest names in the business.

'Quicksand' was their first single release and UK producer Boy 8-Bit has done an amazing job with his remix.

La Roux - Quicksand (Boy 8-Bit Remix)

The second single off their album was 'In For The Kill' which dubstep producer Skream turned into a dark and ominous banger. Last Japan put a little bit more pep in it's step with their re-edit.

La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream Remix)[Last Japan ReEdit]

The third single of their self titled debut is probably their most well known. Bulletproof is a catchy pop gem which I often find myself singing along to (by myself in my room of course). And Foamo who has recently cemented himself as the next big thing in electro turns the volume knob to 11, adding his signature bassline to this tune.

La Roux - Bulletproof (Foamo Remix)

Their latest offering comes to us in the form of 'I'm Not Your toy'. Jack Beats adds their signature wobble to this already bouncy masterpiece turning it into a dance-floor destroyer.

La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)

'As If By Magic' has been confirmed by Elly as the next single off the album. I'm pretty excited to hear the remixes that will come with it.



More Cowbell!!!




Sydney band Van She  have done a great synth heavy cover of the Blue Oyster Cult  classic 'Don't Fear The Reaper' and I think it's pretty darn good. Have a listen.


Van She  - (Don't Fear) The Reaper [Blue Oyster Cult cover] radio rip 

Monday, November 09, 2009

Chewy Chocolate Cookies



I don't know much about Chewy Chocolate Cookies , until today I thought they we Parisian however their MySpace states they are from London.... perhaps they are from both?  I think the first track I got from these guys was over 2 years ago, which means in terms of the new electronic scene they have been around for a while and in that time have remixed so many tracks it's stupid. Recently they have remixed two of the biggest tracks of 2009, Major Lazers Pon De Floor and The Bloody Beetroots Warp 1.9. Their take on Pon De Floor is amazing and really really fun. They sample the A-team theme in the build up then drop it into a heavy charging bassline that makes you want to jump up and down repeatedly. Their Warp remix takes a different direction to most of the other mixes floating around. They sample the 2002 dance anthem At Night by Shakedown. I'm not to sure how I feel about it, seems a little mainroomy/girly however the rest of the song is pretty darn rad and refreshing because every one knows Warp is getting old........ don't you think?


Major Lazer - Pon De Floor (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)

The Bloody Beetroots - Warp 1.9 (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Back in the U.S.S.R




I came across this tonight whist doing my daily youtube-ing. Proxy is well known for his dark, heavy basslines however he goes in a bit of a different with this track with it's middle eastern/indian samples it becomes pretty bouncy. Video was done by fellow Turbo artist Thomas Von Party. 



Saturday, November 07, 2009

Graham Who?



Today whilst at work my colleague and fellow music lover showed me a song which he had been jiving to of late. I looked down on his iPod and noticed that the song was a remix by a producer named The Living Graham Bond a.k.a TLGB from London . I first stumbled upon TLGB around June last year when he released a bootleg mix of Stardust's hit Music Sounds Better With You. I played this song out a few times and with it's heavy yet bouncy take on a dance classic it got some feet shufflin'. Now TLGB's latest work....MY JESUS H. CHRIST (yes Jesus has a middle name and it's Hernando) this track is a banger if I've ever heard one, super bouncy and with one of the best basslines I've heard in a while. I really like TLGB's syncopated beats, gets me bouncin' no matter what the mood.  This guy is one of my favourite producers right now and he has his debut EP 'Incredibly Soft' out on UK Fidget label Venga so head on over to Beatport and check it out, well worth a look.

B Rich - Make Me Dance (TLGB Remix)

Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You (TLGB Remix)

Friday, November 06, 2009



I've been absolutely froffin' on Miike Snow lately. I find their upbeat sound just makes me smile and let my arms flail around uncontrollably whilst jumping (that's what I call dancing). When Song For No One came on whilst I was driving yesterday I started "dancing" and nearly collected the guard rail. The lesson here is WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T DANCE AND DRIVE!!! (however do listen to Miike Snow)

Miike Snow - Song For No One

Their most well known song is probably Animal . It's been remixed by a plethora of producers and I think Fake Blood has done the best job. Unsurprisingly really, everything Theo Keating touche's turns to gold. ZOMG LOL See what I did there I should have my own talk show.

Miike Snow - Animal (Fake Blood Remix)

Welcome to Smidgem



So this is the first of many posts on Smidgen, a blog with photos, music, happenings etc. So it's pretty much like every other blog out there except way cooler because it's called Smidgem and it's brought to you by some fairly cool dudes.


So first off i thought I would start with a song for you all to download. This has been floating around for a little over two weeks now and has seen some serious playback on my iTunes since I acquired it. It's a remix by UK electro duo Jack Beats of the Passion Pit song Little Secrets. I can safely say this is one of the best "electro"(if that's what you want to call it) songs to date with enough grind to keep the hardest of core shufflin' and enough of the original in there to get your everyday joe toe-tappin' and singing along to that falsetto Passion Pit sound.

Passion Pit - Little Secrets (Jack Beats Remix)