20 Dec 2011

    Been awhile everyone. I’ve been neck-deep in my studio for the past couple months, really trying to improve on my production. This blog is in no ways finished, just doing some serious reorganizing of things. Anyways, I’m back today with a brand new remix I finished of Kito & Reija Lee’s Run For Cover. Hope you enjoy!

    18 Nov 2011

    More Crank music. Dis one’s heavier.

    Sorry.

    27 Oct 2011

    New remix I did with my boy Rex Riot. Reppin CRANK music!

    11 Oct 2011

    Here’s a track that’s been out for a bit, but just got a rap reboot by Freddie Gibs. 

    Free DL HERE

    6 Oct 2011

    Here’s a track that I had my doubts about at first. Hangover is almost the last thing I would want to hear if I was having one, but it certainly gets people hype and this Caspa remix reels it in properly for a darker take on the kuduro beat.

    3 Oct 2011

    2 Oct 2011

    I posted a brief interview with James Blake a couple days ago but forgot to hook you all up with some ch00nes from the man. Like many, my favorite Blake track is Wilhelms Scream. It’s so unique in every way and undeniably catchy, despite its minimalist composition and lack of traditional verse/chorus structure and melody. In addition to this wonderful track, you have to peep Blake’s Essential Mix, which premiered on BBC Radio 1 two weeks ago. It is a magnificent change of pace for the broadcast and really highlights all the best things about this artist.

    James Blake - Wilhelms Scream

    James Blake - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (2011-09-17) by Hypetrak

    28 Sep 2011

    lizpelly:


“I think the dubstep that has come over to the US, and certain producers — who I can’t even be bothered naming — have definitely hit upon a sort of frat-boy market where there’s this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel. And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started. It’s a million miles away from the ethos of it. It’s been influenced so much by electro and rave, into who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound, almost like a pissing competition, and that’s not really necessary. And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women. I find that whole side of things to be pretty frustrating, because that is a direct misrepresentation of the sound as far as I’m concerned.”

From my interview with James Blake in this week’s Phoenix.  I particularly recommend reading up to the last two questions where he  talks about covering female pianists (Feist, Joni Mitchell) in the  ‘American frat-boy dubstep market’. (His words not mine.) He was really  stoked on talking about this.Interview: James Blake’s dub soft-shoe | September 30th, 2011 | The Boston Phoenix .

    lizpelly:

    “I think the dubstep that has come over to the US, and certain producers — who I can’t even be bothered naming — have definitely hit upon a sort of frat-boy market where there’s this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel. And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started. It’s a million miles away from the ethos of it. It’s been influenced so much by electro and rave, into who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound, almost like a pissing competition, and that’s not really necessary. And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women. I find that whole side of things to be pretty frustrating, because that is a direct misrepresentation of the sound as far as I’m concerned.”

    From my interview with James Blake in this week’s Phoenix. I particularly recommend reading up to the last two questions where he talks about covering female pianists (Feist, Joni Mitchell) in the ‘American frat-boy dubstep market’. (His words not mine.) He was really stoked on talking about this.

    Interview: James Blake’s dub soft-shoe | September 30th, 2011 | The Boston Phoenix .

    27 Sep 2011

    Weetabix cereal… recognize.

    Mord Fustang - A New World

    24 Sep 2011

    You know the deal… 

    Skrillex - Bangarang

    21 Sep 2011

    I know I’m not the biggest fan of Excision, but credit so be made where credit is due. Last week Excision probably released the biggest dubstep album of the year, X Rated. The LP includes 10 disgusting tracks. Although the focus is dubstep, there are a couple dnb/electro-house gems. Today’s track, Swerve, is one of the latter. Working with frequent collaborator Downlink, the two have put together an pretty sick record that draws a lot from the sound of the album, but without the soul-crushing heaviness. One thing’s for sure though, this album is incredibly produced and Excision has really found a sound like no other.

    Excision and Downlink - Swerve

    17 Sep 2011

    I’ve been listening to this track on repeat nonstop. Ah, it’s just so good. Listen now!!!

    No download available for the original, but here are two insane remixes.

    DEVolution - Good Love (Alesso Remix)

    DEVolution - Good Love (Dodge & Fuski Remix)

    15 Sep 2011

    The wait is finally over. Porter Robinson, the 19-year old producer from North Carolina, has finally released his long awaited SPITFIRE EP. I recently caught part of his phenomenal set at Electric Zoo, and Porter is pretty much unmatched in terms of the energy and creativity he brings to the decks. He is certainly one of the most talented new producers out there.

    This 6-track EP is one of the best I’ve heard, winding through the EDM genre circuit of Electro House, Dubstep, Moombahton and even Trance. The remixes from Knife Party, Downlink, SkisM, Kill The Noise and Mikkas are all incredible.

    The second track Unison and its Knife Party remix are by far my favorites. SPITFIRE has certainly set a new bar for producers everywhere. Wow, it’s just incredible.