Ice, Ice, Baby

27 Jan

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I still think this is one of the best essential mixes ever.

Fake Blood – Essential Mix 3/2009

 

Comic via XKCD.

Some dubsteps

26 Jan

Dat reverb:

Lana Ray – Born to Die (Gemini Remix)

A month old, but this is the best:

16bit – Dazed Mix

Vaski – Hardstyle

Old.  Good.

SBTRKT – Soundboy Shift

The World’s Largest Artificial Tornado. Also, Diplo.

25 Jan

The “strongest artificially generated tornado in the world” is located in the Mercedes-Benz  museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

Diplo – Blow Your Head Mix 1/20/12

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I missed you.

25 Jan

Moar to come soon.

The Oddword – Fire

Dropping Dubstep

17 Aug

Amazing, plus totally outside of the Torqux & Twist cousins’ normal sound.  Might be their best remix yet.

Modestep – Sunlight (Torqux & Twist Remix)

Habstract is a guys that’s fairly new but he’s gaining a ton of traction.  Elephants, especially, is dirty.

Habstract – Insomnia EP

Valesta – Best Friends ( Stinkahbell Remix)

I absolutely love Beezy.  And Dream.

Dream & Beezy – X-Rated

Datsik & Diplo – Pick Your Poison

10 Aug

welcome to the club!

Killer collaboration.  Especially since Diplo hasn’t produced anything decent that I can remember lately.  The vocals from Kay make a great song perfect.

Diplo & Datsik-Pick Your Poison feat. Kay

 

Tomba & Clockwork

9 Aug

Really haunting lead with a Skrillex-style drop.

Fytch – Raindrops (Tomba Remix)

Clockwork just put out his Breaker EP.  The whole thing’s pretty cool, it’s electro house that gets pretty Dutchy at times.  I liked Wzup, the last track, the most I think.

Clockwork – Breaker EP Minimix

Crookers released a Bust ‘Em Up remix EP.  It’s so-so, a lot of remixes from the Club Cheval crew (Myd, Sam Tiba, Panteros666) whose stuff you’ve really got to be in the mood (i.e. stoned out of your gourd) to enjoy.  The Fatboy Slim and French Fries remixes are decent, though.

Crookers & Savage Skulls – Bust ‘Em Up Remix EP

I love Tony Senghore.  He does really weird, catchy house with distorted vocals for the melody.

Rob Roy – Rollercoaster Baby (Tony Senghore remix)

Smorgasbord

2 Aug

Spaghetties

Will Bailey does really amazing electro house.  Now he’s doing really amazing dubstep.

Digeratti – The Thrill (Will Bailey Remix)

And moombahton, apparently.

Will Bailey – The Lizard

Everything Dillon Francis does is fantastic.  He’s somebody that does dubstep, moombahton, and electro house on a regular basis, churns out tunes, and tours constantly, which is really pretty impressive.  Francis has been averaging at least a couple of really solid songs a month.  The Nero remix of this is pretty good, too, if you want to look it up.  Calvin Harris, by the way, despite the fact that I find his production way too repetitive, is absolutely worth seeing live if you ever get the chance.

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Dillon Francis Remix)

Zomboy – Organ Donor (Free Download)

Bonus Points: Can anybody identify the melody in this track?  It’s from 16bit’s first EP.

16bit – Ford Fiesta

 

 

How to find electronic music that doesn’t suck

1 Aug

I’ve noticed that a lot of people seem to have trouble finding decent electronic music, or at least decent electronic music that isn’t really old.  This is a brief guide to finding good songs that you might not otherwise be able to.

First: Pandora is terrible, don’t bother

Pandora is pretty great for mainstream music, and even a lot of indie-style rock.  It’s gotten a lot better with the genre than it was a few years ago, when it pretty much only had Justice, Boys Noize, and a few others, but usually Pandora only has songs from the bigger labels.  Worse, though, it’s really, really slow about adding new songs, and will frequently play songs from a few years ago, which in electronic music years might as well be from the Cambrian era.

So, what actually does work?  Start with Hype Machine.

The Hype Machine is basically an aggregation of the more popular blogs.  It lets you stream music, follow artists and blogs, and will suggest new music for you.  It’s also a good way to…

Find good blogs.

The Hype Machine will show you which blogs are posting the artists you like, which you can then explore to hopefully find new artists you haven’t heard of.  Elbo.ws is another blog aggregator that’s great for this.  It usually publishes less well-known blogs than Hypem does, as well, which is sometimes a good thing.  This blog is, of course, a great place to start.  Subscribe!  There’s also a few more that I like in the sidebar.

Listen to DJ mixes.

Most electronic music wasn’t really made to be listened to on an iPod.  It’s supposed to be blended together on turntables by a decent DJ.  Mixes happen to be, in my opinion, the best way to find new artists.  The BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix has by far the best mixes, but most DJs put out one from time to time.  Radio 1’s mixes are almost always available to download somewhere online with a Google search.

SoundCloud

SoundCloud has, in the past six months or so, become one of the best places to find music since practically every major producer has an account at this point.  It publishes new songs to your front page whenever an artist you’re following puts one up, and you can stream it and often download it for free.  Follow all the artists you like and it will usually keep you on top of their stuff.

Forums

Probably the best place for leaks and free releases, there are some really good forums out there.  This is a really good one for dubstep, but there are a lot more if you Google around.

 

Finally, as some others have noted, the charts on Beatport and Juno can be great ways to find more music, especially since you can sample the songs via streaming.  Just be aware that neither of these sites contain everything available from most artists.

It’s shark week!

1 Aug

It’s motherfucking shark week on the discovery channel.  Watch it.

Rye Rye ft Robyn – Never Will Be Mine (Kill the Noise Remix)

Getter – What?!

Gemini – Elevate

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