Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Clouded Judgement

"Things are really starting to take off for Clouded Judgement - 2 Mates based in London. It all started around 9 months ago. With a busy release schedule on labels: MEXA, CUFF, NastyFunk, King Street Sounds & Fresh II Death, as well as their first E.P on Sleazy Deep which they are putting the finishing touches to. The future looks bright for these two

Urbanears x Mad Decent Block Party Mixtape By Grandtheft

Urbanears teams up with the Mad Decent Block Party to present a brand new mixtape from producer Grandtheft. From start to finish this mixtape is absolutely banging. So listen/download, Enjoy :)

"I wanted to put together an hour of mostly brand-new music that I love right now... High energy stuff that reps the vibe of the Mad Decent Block Party. But, as always with me, I threw in all different kinds of club music. Also haaaddd to throw in the Africanism classic "Block Party"... I've never played a block party without playing that!" ~Grandtheft

Kingppin (Rockwell Remix) - Friction & Skream
KillaGraham - Ice Cream Anthem VIP
Mr. Carmack - Hopscotch
Grandtheft & Hedspin - Mobbin
Willy Joy - 281
Grandtheft & Skratch Bastid - Miley
Tropikillaz - Hotdamn!
TWRK - Nolia
Missy Elliot - Work It (Lunice Remix)
Pickster & Riot Earp - Ratchet Gas
Brillz X Dorrough - Rvtchet Bitch After Party (DJ Spider Blend)
Leftside X T.I. - Bubble (Dubble Dutch Blend)
Hardhouse Banton - El General
Machel Montano - The Fog (Major Lazer & Grandtheft Remix)
Jack Beats - KYD (Major Lazer X Jack Beats Remix)
Africanism - Block Party
Africanism - Block Party (Alvaro Remix)
Destructo - Higher
Kanye West - New Slaves (DJ Snake Remix)
Jay-z - Tom Ford
Partysquad - Molly
Grandtheft & Hedspin - Cockiness
Mayhem & Antiserum - Pakistan
RL Grime - Heard Me
Zeds Dead - Ratchet
Keys N Krates - Ratchet Hoe$
Rustie - Slasherr
Migos - Versace Feat. Drake
Rocky Fresh - Superman OG Feat. Lunice
Gilbere Forte - Polaroids (Prod. Grandtheft & Raak)

Musical Insanity

Since I lagged so much on my 2nd post, I made sure to share some absolute fire with y'all. This first one is easily one of the best jams I've heard this year - dark & driving yet still sexy & edgy. I lose my shit at 1:54. I'd never heard of Claudia either, but I hope we can expect more magic like this.

Next up, one of the catchiest tunes I've enjoyed in a long while. Nu-disco with some funk to it, and the vocal is HOT! The boys from Route 94 and Secondcity were nice enough to make it a free download. TRY not getting this one stuck in your head.

Time for some gangsta shit. The title says it all! Tapesh has been on fire lately releasing on labels like Noir Music, OFF, Suara, and new material (like this heater) out on Electronique later this summer. Add this track to his long list of dancefloor bangers.

I didn't know what to expect when Blond:ish announced a release on Kompakt, but it sure as hell wasn't this. A heavy, atmospheric deep techno track in which the girls continue to show the vast range of styles they can throw down. Can't wait to hear them play this one late-night on the playa at Burning Man in a few weeks!

Last but not least, an absolute gem which I still consider a favorite after 2+ years. Deep banger with a haunting vocal and insane bassline. Can't really go wrong with Diynamic!

Use these jams wisely! Or don't and do what I'm doing, just hit play and fucking party. Peace out.

- AP

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Kanye West - New Slaves (Dj Snake Remix) + Diplo & Friends Mixtape

DJ Snake traps out Kanye West‘s “New Slaves” with one of the best remixes we’ve heard so far. Giving it away for free to. cheers for heads up FTT

And just in case you missed this mix Dj Snake did for Diplo & Friends radio. You can listen and download below..  ENJOY ;)

Playlist :
Alvaro & Mercer Ft. Lil'Jon - Welcome to the jungle
Martin Garrix - Animals
Elliphant/The Reef - Booty Killah
DJ Snake - Birthday Song (Parisian Vision)
DJ Snake vs Junior Senior - Move Your Feet (Parisian Vision)
Knife Party/Black Legend - LRAD
Night Crime & Fyor - Rage
DJ Snake - Belly Dance
Rob Base vs Green Velvet - Shake & Pop
Mercer & Mystique/Bodyrox - Here Comes The Sound
Steve Aoki Ft Chris Lake & Tujamo - Boneless
Mercer x D!rty Aud!o & Reece Low - Drop
Ace Hood - Bugatti (Heroes x Villains Remix)
DJ Snake & Alesia/Run Dmc - Bird Machine (Adidas Edition)
Baauer - Slip
TWRK & 4Korners - Work
Gangsta lean - Caked up remix
Meaux Green - Whistle Song
Diplo/Lazerdisk Party Sex - Set It Off (TWRK Remix)
Free Drinks - Mickeys
Brillz - Rvtchet
Kid Kamillion/TWRK - 2 Tha Floor
Major Lazer/Tyga/Bruno Mars - Bubble Butt
Tyga/2 Chainz - Hi Jack
DJ Snake - Together
Busta Rhymes - Twerk It
Luminox - Tantrum
Kendrick Lamar - M.A.A.D City (Eprom Remix)
GTA - Dhalsim Money
Flexican/Lil Wayne - A Millie

Friday, July 12, 2013

[Insert Dope Jams Here]

Hey everyone,

Alex P here, Smidgem's newest curator and contributor. Born & raised in Los Angeles and having also lived in El Salvador where I first experienced electronic music, I immersed myself in the scene during college in LA, then began DJing ~4 yrs ago, and the rest is history. Not sure where I'd be without this passion for the underground but I'd have it no other way. Fin knows I don't rest when it comes to hunting down the kind of quality track that makes the entire body shiver, be it a techy peak-time slammer, a sexy Chicago house joint, a groovy melodic masterpiece à la Lee Burridge (all-time favorite DJ), or a deep & dark journey.

As I'm sure you guessed, I focus mainly on house, techno, (some) disco + derivatives like tech house, "nu-deep" (preferred term for the new wave of deep house), jackin' house, melodica, deep tech...the list perpetually grows. My roots are undoubtedly to thank for my love of all things Latin (bongos, Spanish vocals, maracas, etc.) but I always explore an array of other styles on any given day as well to expand my horizons and stay current.

In all honesty, I admit I can be a "music snob." Having *said* that (Curb Your Enthusiasm, anyone?), I constantly feel a strong urge to share discoveries with friends and like-minded groovers - it's impossible to DJ and not feel this need (like it's impossible for a house-/techno-head to not be at least a tad elitist). I'm VERY much looking forward to spreading the love to more people through the site - snobby but never stingy! Thanks for makin' it happen Fin!

Now I'd just like to add examples of some of the styles you can expect from me. I hope everyone enjoys the selection, much love!


House Madness!

And finally, my favorite set so far this year. Alex is one of my current favorites, keep an eye out for this guy - he's a beast! Seamlessly weaves through different styles and vibes like he's a seasoned veteran.

Enjoy! I'd love to hear some feedback, feel free to leave any comments you may have.
- AP

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Purple Ride (Mixtape) – Brodinski

 Brodinski & Gesaffelstein

 As promised last week, Brodinski delivers his newest mix tape and it’s filled with straight heaters! As he opens a new chapter of Bromance Records in the US, he gives this to us as a gift.  Brodinski notes that this is simply a collection of music he loves.  No purpose or promotion behind the track selection other than good taste. The Frenchie gives us a great mix of tracks in this mix ranging from techno influenced deep house to hip-hop and trap.

What Brodinski has to say.

 “The Purple Ride mixtape is in a certain way the sequel, the extension of my last one, “Late Night Alternative”. This is a concentrate of everything I love.  No compromise, no label, no nothing, just music.  As you may have understood with our last release on Bromance, the Kaytranada x Suicideyear EP, we are opening new doors.
We just wanted the label to be the mirror of who we are, and when you find someone who got talent, whatever the genre of his music is, you just put it out when you got the opportunity to do so.
We got something really special coming out this summer, I’ll tell you a little bit more next week. I can’t wait to let you hear, stay tuned!”
Brodi. x

Tracklist :
1. R. Kelly - This is What i Feel (Extract of Dj Screw's Chapter 137 : Blue 22)
2. Perc - Start Chopping (Tommy Four Seven Remix) / Perc Trax
3. Dj Koze - I want To Sleep (Maelstrom Remix)
4. Truncate - Truncate.18 / Enemy Records
5. King Louie - Val Venis (Brodinski Rmx)
6. SuicideYear - CCCXXV
7. JTRP x Artifact - Pretty Vacant
8. Tigga Calore - BEADS (Prod. by MikeQ and Brenmar)
9. Maelstrom - Bricktown District
10. Boner M - Fakmii / Pennyroyal
11. Distal - Nose Handy
12. Kanye West - Send It Up (Prod. by Daft Punk, Gesaffelstein, Brodinski, Arca & Mike Dean)
13. Truncate x Travis Porter - Dial x Bring It Back (Edit)
14. Travis Porter - Do a Trick (Suicideyear Rmx)
15. Djedjotronic X Maelstrom - Buran / Sound Pellegrino
16. Feral - Maybach
17. Rockie Fresh - Panera Bread Feat. Rick Ross & Lunice
18. Mack Maine - Kobe Or Ginobili
19. Felix Da Housecat Feat. Romina Cohn - I Just want to be a Lesbian (Riton Lesbian Rerub Remix)
20. Tommy Kruise - Her Sybian
21. Ryan Hemsworth - Red Bottom Boss Intro
22. 808 Mafia x Dj Screw - Go Go Cassette Pole Dance (Edit)
23. Dj Screw Feat. Lil Keke - Pimp tha Pen (3 n The Mornin', Part. 2)

Daft Punk - Robot Rock (Victor Ruiz Bootleg)

Another Brazilian bass monster. This time Victor Ruiz from São Paulo takes remix duties to the classic Daft Punk track ''Robot Rock''.  There are alot of remixes out there as you know but for me this one stands. Techno basss in your face, he is giving it away for free download as a thank you to his fans. Listen, download, enjoy

Bonus preview of an absolute BOMB, Amine Edge & DANCE can not be stopped.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Amicalement EP – Mr. Oizo

Mr. Oizo is known for his unique take on music.  Using the most absurd sounds too create music you’ve rarely heard before.  Most would probably call it techno, but even that’s a stretch.  His newest effort is Amicalement, a four track EP.  Each track gives the listener a different vibe.  Even Marilyn Manson is featured on “Solid”, which isn’t as creepy as you’d think and honestly stands out among the other three tracks. Click the link below to be redirected to Mr Oizo's cleverly animated website for the EP download

Amicalement EP – Mr. Oizo   

1. Unicat
2. Solid (ft. Marilyn Manson)
3. Waltz-E-Moore
4. Lovin’

King Louie - Val Venis (Brodinski Remix)

Brodinski's focus seems to have shifted towards hip-hop.  His instrumentals are on point and different than the usual bass kicks and snare rolls. Brodinski takes this opportunity to premier a new remix that will appear on the Purple Ride Mixtape. So listen to this new remix of King Louie and stay tuned for one massive mixtape to drop new week, July 8th via Bromance Records

Black Eyed Peas - My Humps (Prince Fox Remix)

Black Eyed Peas - My Humps (Prince Fox Remix)  Direct Download link


Amine Edge & DANCE

The French duo Amine Edge & DANCE have been blowing up the house music scene so much they've created their own genre now known as Gansta House and its smashing dance floors left, right and centre all over the World.  For years they've carved out a sound synonymous with their image. These guys are true gangsta's of the dance floor and their music is no different. The pair bring together different sounds. Amine Edge brings the house sound and DANCE bringing his Hip Hop influences. Meeting in the middle they constantly bring hard beats and heavy bass lines with typically amazing samples of legendary Hip Hop tracks. Also running a label called CUFF they have some amazing new talent and tunes awaiting release stay tuned.

Very rarely do they do a guest mixtape so listen, download, enjoy.

1. Sleaz & Villanova - Beautiful (Amine Edge Edit)
2. Dashdot - Holla After
3. Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo - Kneadin'
4. Neeko - People Outside
5. Midland - Trace
6. Amine Edge & Sodda - Crush On You
7. Todd Terry - I Thought Your Love
8. Benedetto & Farina Vs Molokolektiv - Dig It
9. Marten & Pavel Petrov - What You Do (Amine Edge Edit)
10. Louie Fresco - New Hateration (MK Remix)
11. Amine Edge & JP Chronic - Edge'N'Chronic Thug
12. Amine Edge & DANCE - My Girl

Free Downloads
Everyday (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix)
Untouchable (Amine Edge & Dance Remix)
Supersonic (Amine Edge DANCE Remix) 
Amine Edge & DANCE - Going To Heaven With The Goodie-Goodies
Closer (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix)
Sweet Devil (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix)