Take two of the best disco & house lovin’ DJs from Philadelphia (DJ Royale) & Barcelona (PFF) for an imaginative back2back DJ contest – and after they have finished, we’re left with a dead equal tie, and a pair of ears that … Continue reading →
Jet-flyin’ and limousine ridin’ its way into unwritten future-folklore is Bad Life Records first compilation implementing a stuffed and luxuriant anthology of up to date winners & electrifying bleepers: with no terms-of-endearment assholes in check. Taken around the block twice, … Continue reading →
In a weird state of confusion, multilayered by a swaying intoxicated groove sent into lead vocal oblivion, Shane Martz from Whistler, Canada flings Ms Perry into a permanent state of unconsciousness.
KATY PERRY- Wide Awake (Shane Martz Remix)
Britain’s’ own Maya Jane Coles released some exclusive material on her DJ Kicks compilation mix for K7 records including “Not Listening”. Contrary to the tracks title, you should definitely be digesting this tasty vitamin.
I first heard the 24 year old, on her debut Essential Mix for the legendary Pete Tong and his BBC Radio1 show (Nominated for best essential mix of 2011). From there I was able to absorb her unique, and extremely encapsulating sound. Words such as “journey” have been used to describe her sets, and this diverse Dj-Kicks mix is no exception (grab it here).
01. Deft – Loqux & Past
02. Kris Wadsworth – Mainline (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
03. Chasing Kurt – Money
04. Bozzwell – In My Cocoon (Original Mix)
05. Larse – Karoo (Original)
06. Milscot feat. Angela Sheik – All Alone (Domyan Just Slow Remix)
07. Adam Stacks – Hey Love (Original)
08. Phil Kieran & White Noise Sound – Never Believed
09. Sigward – Nuerd (Original Mix)
10. Maya Jane Coles – Not Listening (DJ-KICKS)
11. Virgo Four – It’s A Crime (Caribou Remix)
12. Roberto Bardini – Hate Me (Muteoscillator Fairy Tall Remix)
13. Tripmastaz – Guess Who
14. Standard Fair – Little Helper 16-3
15. Nocturnal Sunshine – Meant To Be
16. Zenker Brothers – Berg 10 (Original Mix)
17. Last Magpie – No More Stories
18. Zoe Zoe – Church
19. Gerry Read – Roomland (Youandewan Remix)
20. T. Williams – Analog Tour
21. Marcel Dettmann – Translation Two
22. Claro Intelecto – Hunter’s Rocket To The Sky
She has come a long way since then, and continues to bring her high quality skills with this mix. Her impressive track selection coupled with her flawless mixing skills, combine for a peaceful yet intriguing product. On a number of occasions, I’ve caught myself completely loosing sense of time when listening to her material. The best kind of Vacay, if you ask me.
One of her debut tracks in the mix, “Not Listening” features her distinctive crunchy hi hat, with wavy synths and resonating samples. She also treated us to another exclusive entitled “Meant to Be” released under her alias Nocturnal Sunshine. Maya herself has classified her alter ego as more experimental, going back to an early British 1-2 step dub sound.
Maya Jane Coles – Not Listening (DJ-Kicks Exclusive)
A quote from DJ-Kicks about “Meant to Be” really reflects her diligent production etiquette.
“The Nocturnal Sunshine track is something I started about three years ago,” she continues. “I never managed to finish it. I kept going back to it, but it was never quite right. I came back to it again, totally stripped it back and redid it and it came out really well. It’s not normally something I would do. Normally, if I can’t finish something I scrap it. The tracks I’m happiest with are normally the ones that come naturally and quite instantly. When I spend too much time working on something it can lose that specialness. If it’s too much effort then it doesn’t feel right. But in this instance it just had something that I really liked. I’m really glad I came back to it.
Nocturnal Sunshine – Meant To Be
Check out her website for more info and a free download of “Not Listening” and let her know what you think on twitter or facebook.
Maya Jane Coles – Humming Bird (Original Club)
4th Measure Men – 4 You (Maya Jane Coles remix)
Dj T. ft. Cari Golden – City Life (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
20/04/12 – Elita Festival – Milan, Italy
21/04/12 – CirQ, Musile di Piave – Venice, Italy
27/04/12 – For The Love of House – Constanta, Romania
28/04/12 – Panorama Bar – Berlin, Germany
05/05/12 – Mad Attitude, Mad Club – Lausanne, Switzerland
Filled with more aurally and surrealistic imagination than David Copperfield, Harry Houdini and Jean Houdin on a roll call of the gifted and privileged, Swedish born Forss - third and fourth pieces are taken from his “Ecclesia” project perfectly. Quite simply, Forss (Eric Wahlforss) is bringing … Continue reading →
The Goombas have had their heads squashed and bodies thrown in all sorts of directions courtesy of Deletah on previous visits. However, as we all can’t get enough of a good Super Mario and Kill Bill fight, Deletah comes back with … Continue reading →
Running itself away from any Yazoo, Depeche Mode or 80s New Wave comparisons, the Brighton, UK duo known as the Curxes excellently execute their own take on a treasured vintage sound – presented to the world as one hell-of-an-amazing Original. … Continue reading →
Emotional, direct, and feverishly brilliant.. Monolith transforms the Original of The Killers Rabbits into a stormy & whirlwind display mixed with bullying climbs and brutal aural tsunamis. Released 16 April 2012 through all popular download portals.
Yet another Australian production decides on dropping its angelic winged self onto AN’s clouds in a near-perfect French house manner. But even though this is a trip down memory lane and Damn Arms are not performing which each other anymore, oodles of … Continue reading →
Instantly reminding me of Chris Liebing’s legendary remix of The Horrorist’s ‘One Night In NYC,’ Beatljuice somehow manages to create the harmony of dark n’ light with belled magic simplistically. On the home of Germany’s Riot Riot Records, replaying this … Continue reading →
We delve into the early 70s to listen again to the album “Atem” (German: breath) by seminal German electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Released in 1973, it marked the end of the band’s “Pink Years” period, with the band adopting a more commercial sound.
The baby pictured on the cover is Jerome Froese, the son of Edgar Froese, who would eventually become a member of Tangerine Dream himself. This album has so many highs and lows from daydreamy interludes to complex multi layered orchestration. It caught the ears of John Peel who named it his album of the year in 1973.
Initially we had picked out ‘U Ranaway,’ ‘Pray 4 Love,’ ‘Hold It Down’ and ‘Got 2 Make It’ for a tight lil’ download selection … However due to the powers that be, we’ll have to stress the point to purchase … Continue reading →
Late Friday night, shortly after the Black Keys' set growled to a halt, waves of cold festival-goers began surging away from the tents and VIP areas. For a split second I thought they were racing to get off the gloomy field, but quickly realized they were pushing to the main stage to dance up a sweat during one of Coachella's rare, but increasingly prominent, headlining DJ sets.
A colleague of mine referred to the beats of Swedish House Mafia as "big, thumpy stuff," and he's right. But big, thumpy stuff seemed to be just what the crowd wanted. As fine sprays of rain made a silhouette appearance in the glaringly bright stage lights, bodies wrapped in sweatshirts and blankets began to move, spin and bounce.
In the much smaller dance tent, where DJs — many more experimental than the trio of men that make up SHM — have traditionally played, it's easy to get a good look at the performers onstage, and to get a sense of how they are using rhythm and musical changes to work up a crowd. However, on the main stage, glimpsed through masses of writhing bodies, SHM looked like nothing more than tiny statues beneath an exploding pink-and-blue light show.
Meanwhile, on the field, mini-light shows of all kinds flared up like rockets as light sticks were cracked and flashlights spun in circles. And soon the blankets and sweatshirts that protected dancers from the dipping temperatures were shed, and the field looked as it has in years past: like a sea of bare skin dappled with sweat.
Out now on Germany’s home of DOOH! Records, Grixis stars in a great performance, showered with pre Oscar bribery gifts and red carpet clientele. Star sparkles are all over the shop through this number! Available through iTunes, Juno Download and … Continue reading →
Pitch bending its way through vortexes and chic decorated living rooms, Chip Chabralle follows on from his last two diamonds on Aerialnoise, and names his tune after a movie with no Julie Andrews in sight. Eight minutes and ten seconds of … Continue reading →
Macarize is simply the manifestation of timeless passion for electronic dance music by Sweden-based label owner and A&R, Kristoffer Ljungberg. It all started with a vision— to give way to new-bloods in the industry whose talents deserve worldwide recognition. For … Continue reading →
Being intrigued with a certain fixation is always either a good or a bad thing. On this occasion we’ll have to choose the latter, as Ruda Krishna ‘Tonight’s The Night’ not only refuses to linger away, but sounding in parts unfinished … Continue reading →
Diversty is always a key ingredient to have, so when it’s delivered on this type of up & coming scale, then all you can do is to sit back in awe. Transmitting through all streams of pirate and legal radio … Continue reading →
Influenced by a staggering array of hip hop and modern day R&B blends, Stockholm’s Cristian Dinamarca transforms two particular inspirations, and feeds them into another thus creating his own innovative & bass profound sound. Now welcomed with open arms onto … Continue reading →
Champions of trump and multi-time winners of being traditionalists about all-things-loud, Trumpdisco salute their brass coated instruments on full blast care of ‘Make You Pop,’ their remix of Parachute Youths’ ‘Can’t Get Better Than This’ and a remastered remix of … Continue reading →
Released on No Funk Records from the super country of Germany, Malente complies this unbelievable 2012 retrospective look at his own 2002 album of ‘No Risk No Funk’ through the route of No Brainer Records. Committed to the fold without dropping … Continue reading →
Self-taught, guitar prodigy Alex Fedorov last checked in with his epic “Last Forever”. Still unsigned, Fedorov continues his work out of Bedrock Studios in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, and he’s passed along three of his favorite tracks, … Continue reading →
Produced by Space Cowboy (aka DJ Chrome aka DJ Supreme aka Loop Da Loop aka Kings Of Rhythm aka Nik Dresti …), the man of all trades – and fronted by the exceptionally-gorgeous Nadia Oates commit to two studio albums … Continue reading →
Here are two episodes of Radio Soulwax entitled Into The Vortex & Under The Covers Vol. 3. For those who don’t know, Under The Covers is part of the legendary 2manyDjs live show, which includes animated cover arts throughout the whole set. You can watch all the episodes online at radiosoulwax.com or get the app for iphone/ipad here and android here.
Under The Covers Vol. 3
The third leg in a trilogy of hours that contain animations we made for our Under The Covers live DJ show, this one is decidedly more danceable. It mainly consists of recent releases and has a few exclusive unreleased tracks in there, with some classics thrown in for good measure. We start out with Saam Farahmand’s amazing trailer for RSWX called “Machine” which was a joy to play in front of big audiences if only to see people’s reactions on their faces, and continue onwards with what is possibly the most party-friendly show on RSWX yet.
This mix contains quite a few Belgian tracks, and only one animation that was made for a specific market, see if you can guess which one it is.
Front 242 have been one of the most influential electronic acts in the history of music since their inception in 1980 and while their style has shifted several times throughout the decades, they’ve consistently returned to the EBM genre that they originated.
Two of the groups original members Daniel B and Dirk Bergen recently teamed up with mutual friend Erwin Jarbot to form new project Nothing But Noise.
Taking things down a notch from the F242 material, the trio are set to relase their debut album in the shape of “Not Bleeding Red”. The long player’s nine tracks are all beatless and serve as an homage to the classic synths used in the trio’s studio.
It’s a lovely wee wander into electronica and ambience and you can check out more previews on the Nothing But Noise Soundcloud ahead of the album’s release on April 16th.
Future bass set from beautiful crissy… short n sweet!
Sleepyhead, Ghostek — LA Kicks
Cauto — Far From You
Juno Lazermachine — Flash Splitter
Zoltan — You Dont Know
Juno Lazermachine — Polyester Gadget
Slap In The Bass — Nada (SCNTST Remix)
Blixaboy — The Outsider
Karl Moestl — Life + Loneliness
Ghostek — Someone
Shigeto — Soaring