Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Disclosure - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

It’s quite phenomenal how certain artists can go from relative unknowns to being one of the hottest commodities in the music world in less than a years time. But then again, when you make music that separates you from the rest of the field like Disclosure does, it’s not hard to see why that might be the case. The sibling duo of Guy and Howard have conquered a lot in a short amount of time; Disclosure’s debut album “Settle” has crushed music charts around the world since its release in June. With every artist under the sun taking touches the tracks on their album and wrapping up a successful run of summer festivals, the brothers stopped by Pete Tong’s infamous BBC1 Essential Mix studio to lay down a mix that features an incredible compilation of music
Disclosure - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2013  Download Link

Onra – Intro [All City Dublin]
Slum Village – Players [Good Vibe Recordings]
Gang Starr – Put Up Or Shut Up [Virgin]
Jaylib – React (feat. Quasimoto) [Stones Throw]
Q-Tip – Let’s Ride [Arista]
Vic Mensa – Orange Soda
Moodymann – U Ranaway
Linkwood – Secret Value [Shevchenko]
Mike Huckaby – Melodies From The Jazz Republic / I Get Deeper (Acapella) [Still Music]
[unknown] – J.A.W.S.
Trankilou – Bill Collector [BPM Records]
T. Williams – Three Letters [PMR]
Bassjackers & Apster – Klambu [Sneakerz MUZIK]
Dusky – Sunsets & Dolphins
Midland – Archive [Graded]
Mark Henning – Trojan [Cityfox]
Ten Walls – Gotham [Innervisions]
Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn [PMR]
Rachel Row – Follow The Step (Breach Hood Remix) [Defected]
New York Transit Authority – 95′
Soul Purpose – Sublim3 [Lo:Rise]
Friend Within – The Scene [Method Records]
Paul Woolford – Untitled
Hannah Wants – Teardrop On The Fire
GoldFfinch – Once You Wrap
Adonis & Charles B – Lack Of Love [Desire]
Native Soul – A New Day (Spencer Parker’s A Gun For Hire Remix) (feat. Trey Washington) [Defected]
Eddie Niguel – Absolute [Midnight Shift]
Omar – Feeling You (Henrik Schwarz Remix) [Peppermint Jam]
Hauswerks – Puppet Factory [Moda Black]
Disclosure – Latch (Maddslinky Remix) (feat. Sam Smith)


Thursday, August 08, 2013

High Grade EP – Wax Wreckaz

Recently the Austrian production team of Busy Fingaz, Juwee, Fu and Sensay that make up Wax Wreckaz dropped a wild new EP on Mad Decent. Wax Wreckaz come from a small city surrounded by mountains and lush scenery but come at us with a dancehall fueled EP that is sure to get those hips grooving. On top of that they teamed up with European dancehall MC Million Stylez  for the catchy original that bears the same title as the EP ‘High Grade’ that is sure to find its way into your summer playlists! Be sure to give this whole release a good ear as the remixes from a few separate members of the group are just as groovy as the original.

Listen to DJ Shadow’s Mix For Diplo & Friends

On July 21st 2013, DJ Shadow took to the decks on BBC Radio 1's "Diplo and Friends" for a very special Guest Mix. , but now he has uploaded a version without any vocal drops and radio watermarks.  This mix goes hard.  That’s straight up the only way to put it.  Each and every track is fun, upbeat and has that bass that makes the subs rattle.  Not to mention DJ Shadow’s impeccable way of tossing in samples in random parts of tracks for extra flair.

[unknown] – Intro
Nevermind – Technogrime
KaW Hyphy – (Dear Lola Remix)
Donald Krunk – Duck Off The Realness
Helix Whoosh – Ice Dispenser
Terror Danjah – Explode
Bassnector – Rap With A T (Instrumental)
DJ Shadow – Walkie Talkie
Two Fresh X heRobust – Throw That
Kendrick Lamar – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe
DA-10 – Redshift
Bleep Bloop & Patrick Sexx – Really
Zero Cash – Put This Back
Ganz – Folie A’ Deux (G Jones Remix)
Riff Raff – Dolce & Gabbana
DJ Pound – Whpshhhh
Joney – OMG It’s Ethno Music
Cashmere Cat – Secrets + Lies
DJ Shadow – This Time (I’m Gonna Try It My Way)
UZ x Salva – Molly & OJ
Blue Daisy X Unknown Shapes – Rick Ross
Bleep Bloop – Tilt (Koloah Remix)
TNGHT – Acrylics
BANKS – Fall Over (Djemba Djemba Remix)
RNDM X KDNE – #FWTB (feat. Rndm Vader)
Kowton Vs Bashmore – Mirror Song
Housemeister – London
Druid Cloak – Night Touch
Subp Yao – Bottles
Alessio Buso & Dirty Diana – Blow Dem (Trap Transition Remix)
Shox – Hi Grade (DVA’s Hi Emotions Remix)
Wiwek – Angry Birdz
Vado – Killa Wit (feat. Fred The Godson & Jae Millz)
Deft – New York’s Finest
DJ Rashad – Drums Please
Subp Yao – Pull Up (Oneone Remix)
Oneone & Illrock – Mthrfckr
DJ Shadow – Seein’ Thangs (feat. David Banner)
DJ Fresh – Earthquake (Demo Version)
DJ Shadow – Warning Call (feat. Tom Vek)
The Beatles – Come Together
DJ Cooley – Rocker
Taz & Akka – Paul Is Dead
UGK – International Players Anthem (feat. Outkast)
Machine Drum – EyesDontLie (DJ Shadow Remix)

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Sickness Curing Sickness

Been sick for the better part of this week and the only thing making me better (aside from getting really high) has been adding more amazing music to my collection. House music = my chicken soup! Now, to share some of the beauties my ears have been enjoying the past few days. 

First off is a nice, raw house groove with a catchy, upbeat synth pattern, plenty of hi-hats and a little cowbell, all accompanied by a vocal inviting us to "forget about time" and "take a trip" - a jam perfect for a summer day from man-of-the-moment wAFF.

This track I love for so many reasons. Not only is it a deep, dreamy piece with excellent drummy elements and epic breakdowns, but the vocal sample is from a film that is a modern classic... I'd make you guess but f*k it:
Mean Girls! (Guys, don't act like you don't love it.)

Possibly the biggest release of the week is up-and-comer Sabb's new track on the always-on-fire Noir Music. There is a dub version for those who prefer, but the vocals make the track for me. Just picture DJs like Marco Carola, Luciano, or Loco Dice - all of whom have been supporting the release - dropping this at pretty much any given time in Ibiza. Magic.

The Adriatique boys can do no wrong right about now. This remix on one of my favorite labels, Zurich-based Cityfox, is supremely intelligent, intricate, and infectious. They keep it unpredictable and pleasing to the ears the entire way through, the way dance music should be.

The following is just a clip of a yet-to-be-released jam, but WOW is this gonna be massive. Sounds like Hot Since 82 has taken quite the influence from playing a couple times already at Richie Hawtin's ENTER parties in Ibiza. A massive remix of the legendary Green Velvet that's sure to rock dancefloors for the rest of summer!

As is apparently becoming the norm in my posts, going to end it with a trip back in time. Without further ado, here is what I've long considered to be my all-time favorite tech house track - one of my favorite tech duos remixing one of my favorite all-around house producers/DJs.

P.S. Aaaactually, one last thing before I go. Couldn't leave without sharing this gem - dark and twisted, the way you know I love it. These days, the name Fur Coat speaks for itself. The creators of 2012 anthem "You and I" are at it again with a massive remix of Ibiza staple DJ W!ld for Crosstown Rebels' sister label Rebellion, full of pounding beats and intergalactic sounds. Get deep!

Much love! Hope this post gets some asses shakin' this weekend. 

- AP

Friday, August 02, 2013

A STATE OF CARNAGE (EDC 2013 Aftermovie)

Carnage takes us behind the scenes of his experience at EDC Las Vegas this year. Things are really looking looking up for this big guy

(Intro) Incredible - Carnage & Borgore
(0:45) Nobody Beats the Signal [Tommie Sunshine Bootleg] - Tony Junior x Carnage featuring New & Used
(1:40) Hey Now feat. Kyle - Martin Solveig & Cataracs
(4:45) Spaceman (Carnage Festival Track Remix) - Hardwell
(8:14) I'm Fucking Pumped - Carnage
(8:45) Masta Blasta (The Rebirth) - Dillon Francis
(10:41) Poltergeist (Carnage Festival Trap Remix) - Zatox & Nikkita
(12:22) Michael Jordan - Tony Junior & Carnage

Major Lazer – Bubble Butt (Dj Snake Remix)

DJ Snake is on an absolute tear right now and he basically out did the original this time. I think I’ve liked every song Dj Snake has produced. He takes the already energetic booty anthem and flips to an ass shaking banger.
Major Lazer – Bubble Butt (Dj Snake Remix)   Download link

Ibiza Sleaze Compilation – VA – Sleazy Deep

The thing that really catches me about about this compilation is that there are simply no duds. Every single track is top-notch. This compilation encompasses nu-disco, g-house, deep house, techno, and everything in-between. Showcasing a slew of great artists that I had never even heard of before, and many that I can’t get enough of, Rob Made proves once again why 2013 is the year of Sleazy Deep.

Check out smidgem fav's CLOUDED JUDGEMENT and there April Miami sleaze chart below