Friday, December 31, 2010

RIP Bobby Farrel!!!!

Its a sad day in the world of disco music. Bobby Farrel, member of the legendary group Boney M sadly passed away today in a hotel in Russia.

Its one thing to make music,but its another thing to make music that stands over decades and never gets old.He absolutely oozed coolness.

His dancemoves in the Daddy Cool video are still unmatched by anyone to this day.
Sacrifice 3:30 minutes of your time to see what I am talking about.

Bobby Farrel, Rip.

From Where Id Rather Be!

No words needed

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Freight Trains

Here are four heavy hitting dubstep tracks that really stand out for me as they all use unique samples ranging from 'Transformers' to beatboxing. Grab em' while there hot cause they're set to explode!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Designer Drugs Datamix 12

Designer Drugs have released their latest and 12th mix in their popular Datamix series. Like always its a high enerygy mix packed with banging tunes to get your blood flowing Check it out. Thanks to chemical jump.

Designer Drugs DATAMIX 12 right click save as

1. Cyberpunkers – Fuck The System (You Killing Me Remix)
2. Far East Movement – Like a G6 (Black Matter Remix)
3. Designer Drugs – Through The Prism (Dada Life Remix)
4. Steve Aoki & Sidney Samson – Wake Up Call
5. Afrojack ft. Eva Simons – Take Over Control
6. DJ Fresh – Gold Dust (Flux Pavilion Remix)
7. Designer Drugs – Fly By Night (Cyberpunker Remix)
8. ZZT – ZZafrika
9. Chuckie & Gregori Klosman – Mutfakta
10. Kids At The Bar – Southpaw
11. Crissy Chris – Kick, Snare VIP
12. Sidney Samson – Countdown
13. F.O.O.L – Reborn (Tom Deluxx Remix)
14. Belzebass – Hulk Out! (Original Mix)
15. Polymorphic – Robodance
16. Doctor P – Big Boss
17. Ettiene De Crecy – No Brain
18. Valerna – Wrath of God
19. Asian Trash Boy – Whisper
20. Kill The Noise – My World (Torro Torro Remix)
21. Skrillex Gt. Foreign Begars – Scatta
22. Chemical Brothers – Dissolve (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
23. Kap Bambino – Warriors
24. Teeth – See Spaces (Aids-3D Remix)

The Post NY Chill

So this time of year is known for having a few... all leading up to that holy grail of party nights New Years Eve. Most people around the country will be nursing a serious hangover come new years day. Others will be saving themselves for the numerous big name festivals that fall on the 1st of January and some will even be mashing the two together with a lot of chemical help I'm sure. So in the knowledge that at some point following NY festivities you will be feeling under the weather I've complied a few songs and a mixtape on the more chilled out side because I can't imagine anything worse than a grinding dubstep bassline when I'm  paying from the previous nights shenanigans.

First up a great remix of Bag Raiders new single Sunlight. Melbourne producer GLOVES immerses the original with super soft synths, filtered vocals and funky percussion to bring us a down right, feel good song.

Bag Raiders - Sunlight (GLOVES Remix)

It was a terrible tragedy when Ou Est Le Swimming Pool frontman Charles Haddon passed away back in August. I could see a large future for the British synth-pop group. Frankmusik has done a fantastic cover of their original hit 'Dance The Way I feel' which is full of those signature powerful Frank vocals. Southern California trio Fiero up the ante a little on this one with their masterful bootleg.

Fankmusik - Dance The Way I Feel (Fiero Respect Bootleg)

With Breakbot you are just guaranteed a good song and this one is no exception. With top notch vocals from Parisian singer Irfane this one is lo-fi bliss. The Aeroplane remix is also very noteworthy, however you will have to pick that one up at Beatport. (I can't give away everything)

Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours (ft. Irfane)

When I first this song I freaked out. I love the original by Bon Iver and it seems that it became a huge Indie favourite. Das Kapital applys a perfect amount of everything in this re-rub. Perfectly executed drums and a powerful yet somehow distant and appropriate bassline. Combined with the soft vocals of the original this song is truly a masterpiece. I had one of my frequent "this is the best fucking song ever" moments with this one however I think given that over the last few weeks it's accrued a serious number of play in my iT that it's justified.

Bon Iver - Skinny Love (Das Kapital Rerub)

This one is similar to the last as I was also a big fan of the original. Edward Shapre & The Magnetic Zeros  have seen a lot of success in 2010 especially with their song Home. RAC takes an absolutely blissful road with this mix, this song is a definite improvement on the original. You can't help but smile when you listen to this lovely piece of music.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home (RAC Mix)

Last but not least the mixtape. This mixtape would have to be one of my favourite and probably one of my most listened to. Cut Copy usually known for their synth-pop originals have been known to play a DJ set from time to time. They release this mix a few years back and I instantly fell in love. An hour of super cruisy, laid back pad-synth laden awesomeness. This one goes down well where ever and whenever you play it. Cutter are on the verge of releasing their third album and you can preview some of it here.

Cut Copy - So Cosmic

Bonus vids.....NICE!


This mixtape has been kicking around for a while now but is still one of my favourites. Like I've honestly had it for 3 or 4 years and I still listen to it on a regular basis. The tracklist clearly speaks for itself so do yourself a favour and download this right now! Its perfect for your new years eve romp. tracklist in comments

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Beat The 'Xmas' Weekend part 8

Here are a few bangers that will go off way harder than the bon bons at the family christmas lunch today. From all the team here at SMIDGEM we wish you all the best for the festive season and we will be counting down the days to new years eve just like you. enjoy!

AutoKratz - Opposite Of Love (Les Petits Pilous) removed by request

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Smidgem. Happy holidays everyone..

Friday, December 24, 2010

Mr Pee Sucks Mixtape.

Mr Pee stranger name but a banging 50min mixtape of raw destruction just take a look at the tracklist Booom! tracklisting in comments

Mr Pee Sucks Mixtape

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Yusek - Field Day Mix

The not-ugly-at-all Yuksek mans the pop cannons and bombards the dancefloor with instant classics at Field Day 2011. Can he do this while simultaneously fending off all Fuzzy ‘s female staff? Bets are on...
To get you in the mood here’s some revision that Yuksek kindly put together:
Tracklist in comments


Scotland, home of bagpipes, kilts, great scotch, and, last but not least the hard ass beats of Ado! have you herd of this guy?? Well get ready because this Scottish native means business. His music can only be described as trashy, freaky naughty, face-blasting electro his Jerk Ep gets released in January on Wax:on records! show this guy some love

Beat & Bang - Hunger (Ado Remix) Boooom!

Ado - Multiply Me

Ado - Reflux

Clouds - Suck It (Ado's Suck It But Don't Use Your Teeth Remix)

Clouds - Bebas (Ado's Compliance mix)

Ado - Pop and jerk (Clouds resistance remix)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dada Life December Mix

Just in time for xmas the Dada Life December mix will give you happy hands and happy feet all year round.

Dada Life December 2010 mix

Crystal Fighters – Swallow (Angger Dimas Club Remix)
Designer Drugs – Through the Prism (Dada Life Remix)
The Subs vs Les Petits Pilous – My Body
Deadmau5 – Cthulhu Sleeps
autoKratz – Opposite of Love (Les Petits Pilous Remix)
Afrojack – Replica (Original Mix)
John Dahlback – Kairo
Lunde Bros. – Blablabla (2010 Re-edit)
Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix)
Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix)
Benny Benassi – House Music (Autoerotique’s explode the club Remix)
TAI & Aoki – Paradise Poltergeist (LA Riots Remix)
Angger Dimas – Are You Ready

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

TAI Beatdown Remix Ep

The wait is over TAI‘s Beat Down remix EP was released today. Remix duties delt by Jamie Fanatic, one of my favourite artists Dillon Francis and the pick of the bunch this one from LA Riots with a more bass feel on the original this one is sure to set you on fire.. Check out Beatport for the release of the EP i highly suggest you do.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dubby Christmas

5oh! is spreading the christmas cheer in his own way with this awesome bootleg of the Home Alone theme song. One to play at christmas dinner with the family I reckon.

Eleanor Rigby

This would have to be one of my all time favourite Beatles tracks. With songs that kind of go under the label 'classic' I generally dont think that they should be remixed as most of the time its always for the worst. However these two mixes break the rules.

4centers have had over 64000 plays on this edit and its not hard to see why.

The Beatles-Eleanor Rigby (4centers Remixx)Wav Download in song Description by Love and Light

This has been around for a while now but is still amazing. I mean c'mon its Soulwax after all

Bonus -

Sunday, December 12, 2010

J. Rabbit

J. Rabbit hails from the Bronx, NY, where he lives and breathes music. He is deathly afraid of zombies, suffers from and delights in synesthesia, and wants to write a song that will make people see green. He specializes in dubstep and DNB with a lot of wobble, sub, rattle & fun! With releases coming up on Delorean Music Group & Play Me, remixes for B. Rich, Hot Pink Delorean and Digital Terror Records already in the can, he is just getting ready to unleash his fun yet seriously mega-sonic devastation.
These first two remixes are freeeaking HUGE!

Be sure to check him out on Beatport for his latest and greatest

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Hows this for a collab Bassnector & Datsik. It's the first in a series of collaborations between Amorphous Music & Rottun Records! This song features samples from Rebel MC & Topcat (white label) and a bunch of bass. TURN YOUR SPEAKERS UP! Look for more twisted tunes in the future with styles & ideas from Bassnectar, Datsik, Excision, Downlink, & more!

Bassnectar & Datsik - YES download link

Bassnectar & Datsik - YES by Bassnectar

The Oddword Guest Mix

The boys from antwerp are back with this banging new mixtape. Thanks to Chemical Jump im sharing this with you guys. Its got some new unreleased goodies so jump on this quick its been on repeat here at smidgem..

The Oddword - Chemical Jump Guest Mix #8

1. Boysnoize – Trooper (Strip Steve Rmx)
2. Djedjotronic – Boogers Vs. Frequency (MashUp)
3. Armand Van Helden & Steve Aoki – Brrrat! (Le Petit Belge & Le Cheval Rmx)
4. Boysnoize – Nerve (Hey Today! Rmx)
5. Sovnger – Breathless (Alex Gopher Night Rmx)
6. Etienne De Cr̩cy РNo Brain
7. Dolby Anol – Weapons Of Mass Distraction
8. Decalicious – Bounce (Beatbouncers Rmx)
9. Distrakt – Fuck You (The OddWord Rmx)
10.Autodidakt & Electro Ferris – Chainsaw (The OddWord Rmx)
11.The OddWord – No Machine

Friday, December 10, 2010

John Thursday

The Squire of Gothos just released thier latest EP and it is loaded to the hills with 13 banging remixes from the likes of Kanji Kinetic, DJ Donna Summer, Heaps and loads more.
Dizz from the duo 'Dizz and Draz' (smidgem regulars) remix is the pick of the bunch. The build is super funky, Mr. Oizo himself would be impressed and the drop is pure bassline madness. This is a huge weapon for the DJs.


If you haven't herd of these guys well your in for a treat, There only new to the scene and already doing big things hailing out of Belgium these guys are called Beat & Bang. 3 young and very talented producer dj's. They aren’t just 3 dj’s who share the dj decks and bring you the best electro, fidget and trash music! During there whole pounding set they play with live samples,synths and own productions. The Hunger EP only a few days from release now has remixes from the likes of the Oddword, Ado, Vakkuum and Document One. To pick up the Hunger Ep it will be available from the 16th of dec so head on over to Juno and show some love. Get after this cos it's some heavy shit

Beat & Bang - Listen To Moscow

Beat & Bang - Hunger

Beat & Bang - Beat Conductor

Dj Antention - Rapid Fire (Beat & Bang Remix)


Beat & Bang Kaboom Mixtape click the arrow for the download

Beat & Bang - Kaboom Mixtape by Beat & Bang

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Dillon Francis

An absolutely fantastic remix by Dillon Francis. Word on the street is that this was set to be an official release on the DJ Fresh EP but Dillon missed the cut. Therefore this beautiful tune is yours free in full 320. This one is a fine example of great sounding Dubstep without the whamp, so if you have friends on the fence about Dubstep show them this and perhaps they'll come around.

DJ Fresh - Lasstitude (Dillon Francis Remix) by DILLONFRANCIS

EXCISION - The X Pack 10 Free Tunes

Christmas has come early for all you Dub fiends Excision has just dropped a massive giveaway pack with 10 free tunes you can grab them all below. There all massive tunes so grab em all and listen to em LOUD.

Excision - The X Pack - Free Tunes 2010 by Excision

If you dont have Excision's Shambala 2010 mix well for starters your an idiot but lucky for you, you can grab it HERE

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Thats Bullshit

Im not gunna rant on so, Some old some new all good grab em while there hot.

Thee 3rd Bass Showcase

Ryan from Loot & Plunder Dj's just sent over this jam packed mix taking you on a journey through 79:55 seconds of House, Tech, Dubstep, UK Funkee & Cock Rock!!, Take this its seven dj's one mix yes that right seven dj's crazy huh but it works. It's put together and mixed by Brains! SS, Skippy, Stoopkid, Suckerpunch, Payday, Brad Lee + Loot & Plunder!

The 3rd Bass Showcase - 3rd Bass download link

Thee 3rd Bass Showcase by 3rd Bass

Daft Punk - Derezzed

So there's a lot of internet hype about Daft Punk scoring the soundtrack to the new adaptation of Tron. From what I've heard so far it all sound pretty good and very fitting to the theme of the movie.
I stumbled across this today, supposedly it's the film clip for 'Derezzed' however it just looks like a super promo tool. That being said it has me salivating for the movie and for new Daft tunes. Kudos Disney, kudos!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Drunk with musik!!!!

Wine and Cinzano ...............................I stole this from Lleyton at Keytars & Violins.
I dare you to say this song isnt fucking awesome!!

Monday, December 06, 2010


It's always refreshing to stumble upon a new talent in the electronic scene and I've done just that this morning. US producer Dan Orlando works under the guise of Funkefeller and bases him self out of Phoenix. The production work heard on his Soundcloud is absolutely top notch, bass heavy, teeth grinding amazingness.

He seems to have done a few remixes of Skrillexs new EP with some great results. First up we all know Rock n Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain) is a pretty glitch heavy song as it is, however Funkefeller give it a 'bam' with the spice weasel and turns the volume all the way up to 11 with his remix.

Skrillex - Rock n Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain) [Funkefeller Remix]

Continuing with the Skrillex remixes, Funkefeller turns the title track Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites inside out. Keeping it at Dubstep tempo whilst including a 4/4 kick for that extra 'rave' feel. The synths have had the shit chopped outta them and he's kept the original vocal sample which is a huge plus. Straight up I fuckin' love this song.

Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Funkefeller Rave Mix)

Scaling back the tempo again Funkefeller has a stab at Deadmau5's single Sofi Needs A Ladder. Deadmau5 changed the time signature in the build up which I assume would have thrown a lot of people off with electro being 4/4 across the board. Have a listen at the start to the time signature change. This one probably isn't a song for your average DJ as it will probably lead to a mangled beat mess when the sig changes.

Deadmau5 - Sofi Needs A Ladder (Funkefeller Remix)

You should also head over to his Souncloud page for some more bass-y goodness.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Nero Essential Mix

My friend put me onto this one this morning. UK duo Nero take the Essential Mix reigns this time around and truly nail it. A roller coaster ride of sound panning through Dubstep, Drum & Bass and Electro. Prepare yourself for 2 hours of gut rumbling bass.

Nero Essential Mix - 13/11/2010

Tracklist in comments

Friday, December 03, 2010

Boy 8-Bit's Back!

Call him a metalhead, call him a ranga, call him whatever you like I call him one of the better producers out there and one of my personal favourite. This is just joyous to listen to, if someone told me god made this track I would probably start going to chruch. (Most definitely wouldn't.)

Eric Prydz (Pryda) - Niton (Boy 8-Bit Remix) 128kbps

The remix EP is due for release in the new year, I for one can not wait to get my hands on the 320.

BeatauCue Monthly Mix #2

Not much to say here. BeatauCue just released their December mixtape and just like the last one it's a true aural journey.

BeatauCue monthly mix #2 "The Trans Musicales Issue" - December 2010 by BeatauCue

You can download the mix on the player. (The little arrow)

No Brain

Etienne De Crecy has just dropped his latest single 'No Brain'. After hearing this on the floor I'm sure we'd all be walking out a little more braindead. With deep driving electro/tech this reminds me of a Soulwax edit. Its being released with a bunch of remixes by the likes of Nobody Beats The Drum, Serge Santiago, Munk, The Disco Villians and Smidgem favourite Tai.


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Style - What So? Not Remix

Sydneysider and part-time Smidgem contributor Elmo Is Dead has teamed up with fellow Sydney local HEDS to form What So? Not. They have some cool little numbers up on their Soundcloud including an upcoming remix for Smidgem favourites Peking Duk's new EP. A far cry from the original however still extremely funktastic.

Peking Duck - Style (What So Not Remix)(UNMASTERED) by What So? Not


Im not one to post alot of Dubstep,personally its not my cup of tea. But this one here is an exception. Loving the double bass kicks, I think they are getting in touch with my old love for death metal. If I ever join the army and to go to war, this one is going to be on repeat inside the tank!

Krafty Kuts - Triple J mix

So as most of you are aware 'the man' Krafty Kuts is in the country. He is one of the pioneers of the whole breakbeat scene, way back in the day when glowsticks where available over the bar.
Since then Krafty has been putting his finishing touches to almost every track he plays with his unique 're-rubs' which basically just lays a breakbeat behind some of the biggest electro tracks going round, rendering them much more danceable. Just take a listen/download this mixtape and you'll hear what I mean..
-tracklist in comments

Krafty Kuts Triple J Mix For Forthcoming Oz & Nz Tour October 2010 by Kraftykuts