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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AK1200 Live at Whiskey Bar July 18th 2014

AK1200 Live at Whiskey Bar July 18th 2014

AK1200 still has it! 1.5 hours of prime Drum and BASS!



Download it HERE!!

Track List

1. Callide & Intraspekt - Stone Cold ft. MC Coppa
2. Spexion - Those Eyes
3. Illskillz & Dkay - Codename Zero
4. Mob Tactics - Mirror Mirror
5. DJ Vapour - Paper Cuts Loop
6. Original Sin - Stronger
7. Teddy Killerz - Demolisher (Gridlok Rmx)
8. Wilkinson - Dirty Love (TC Rmx)
9. Konichi - Entrance
10. Break - Groove With It
11. Optiv., BTK, & Mindscape - Intruder
12. Ulterior Motive - M.I.R.
13. Quadrant, Kid Hops, & Iris - Partials
14. Aries & Gold Dubs - Took My Love
15. Optiv, BTK, & Cold Fusion - Void
16. Krust - Warhead (TC Rmx)
17. Chris SU & State Of Mind - Above Earth
18. Dimension - Crowd Reaction VIP
19. The Prototypes - Humanoid
20. Slang Banger - Labyrinth
21. Annix - Take It Back
22. Philth & P-Fine - Tired
23. AK1200 - Drowning (Terravita Rmx)
24. Digital - Deadline Loop
25. Erb N Dub - Mosh Pit
26. BCUK - Torpedo Loop
27. Dose - Something's Wrong
28. Dcision & Shot ft. RMS - Reality Check
29. Gridlok & DSL - MDMX
30. Ed Rush & Optical - Bacteria (Pendulum Rmx)
31. Gridlok & Hive - Violence Sound
32. Rockwell - 1,2,3,4
33. AK1200 & Gridlok - Long Weekend
34. DJ SS - The Lighter (Piano Loop)
35. Gridlok & Jamal - Concrete
36. Q Project - Champion Sound (Total Science Rmx) Loops
37. Callide & Intraspekt - Noise Disturbance
38. Optiv & BTK - Shredder
39. VLTRN - Dirt Signal
40. Stealth - Smash It
41. Hive & Keaton - Bring It On
42. Metrik - Want my Love ft. Elisabeth Troy
43. Callide & Intraspekt - Judgement
44. Stealth - Homage (Back to you) Ft. Stylus
45. The Prototypes - Just Bounce VIP
46. Future Cut - Whiplash Loops
47. Noisia & Prolix - Asteroids
48. BCUK - The Nine
49. Isaac Maya ft. Papa Michigan - Killa Dubplate
50. DMinds - Blacker ft. Strikez
51. NC-17 - The War Master
52. Pleasure - Danger Close
53. Mob Tactics - Unbalanced
54. Mob Tactics ft. Lauren Johnson - The Answer
55. Serum - Big Loader
56. Dr. Meaker ft. Sian Evans - Right Back (Break Rmx)
57. Double Helix - Cue
58. AK1200 & NC 17 - Summer Funk
59. Brookes Brothers - Tear You Down

60. Foul Play - Renegade Snares


https://soundcloud.com/ak1200

Green Velvet - Essential Mix 07-19-2014



I am amazed that this was his first Essential mix. SOOOO GOOD!

TURN THIS ONE UP TO 11!!!



Download it HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Tracklist

Sidney Charles Feat. Hector Moralez - 303 Love Story (Patrick Topping Remix) [Avotre]
Gus Gus - Crossfade (Maceo Plex Remix) [Kompakt Digital - 040]
Trus'me - I Want You (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix) [Prime Numbers]
Carisma - Talento Matemático [Comeme - 025]
Bimas - Robbing Banks [Rawthentic]
Claude VonStroke - EYE I EYE [Dirtybird]
Chambray - Ghetto Giants [Ultramajic]
L-Vis 1990 Pres. Dance System - No More [Clone Jack For Daze - CJFD 20]
Josh Wink - Are You There (Ben Klock Remix) [Ovum (OVM) - 242]
DJ Rush - I Like It Like This [Kne'Deep]
Stefano Kosa - Last One (Alberto Ruiz Remix) [Audiojah]
Phil Kieran & Green Velvet - Free Yourself [Phil Kieran - PKRD 004]
Monika Kruse, Gregor Tresher & GTMK - Retox [Terminal M]
Floorplan - Never Grow Old (Re-Plant) [M Plant - M.PM 20]
Literon - Freak Funktion [Clone Basement Series - CBS 15]
Alberto Ruiz - Particle [Suara - SS 21]
Pirupa - Get Lost vs What's So Funny (Laughapella) [Snatch! - King Street Sounds]
Green Velvet - Bigger Than Prince (Nathan Barato Remix) [Relief]
Skiver - The Void [Relief]
Gene Farris - Can U Dig It [Relief]
Theo Meier - Abbug [Traum - CDDIGITAL 30]
Nicole Moudaber - I Know Where I've Been vs Shake It [Drumcode - Relief]
Eric Sneo - Bongofreak [Tronic]
Fred Hush - Frogs [Relief]
Jewel Kid - Armor [Suara - 121]
Popof - Serenity [Form-Music - FORM 01 EP]
Owen Sands - The Great Houdini [Ill Bomb]
Federico Locchi - Odyssey [Noir]
Green Velvet & Gary Beck - Stronger [Relief]
Barnt - Tunsten [Cómeme]


https://soundcloud.com/green-velvet-1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wkfp



Friday, July 18, 2014

Mato - Around the World Dub (Official Video) and Daft Punk cover album

Homework Dub cover art

Mato (known for his dub work) has done a dub cover album of Daft Punk's first album.

From the record label...

"Thomas Blanchot, 40 years old percussionist and drummer, started his production structure Mato Production in 2001, with which he collaborated and directed for many projects.

Composer, music publisher and producer of music for TV, advertising, films and records, he also began a career as reggae producer since 2006, under the name "MATO". Since then he’s released music through various projects concepts, coming out through labels such as Makasound, EDR Records or Big Singles. In the meantime he developed a real trademark: taking over classics French, Hip-Hop, or Pop song, into roots Reggae-Dub new versions.

Besides since 2010, Mato’s built a solid reputation thanks to his many remixes of Hip-Hop classics on Stix Records. It is therefore natural to find him back with a new attractive concept on the Favorite Recordings’ sub-label: seasoning the notorious "Homework" by Daft Punk, with his special Reggae-Dub sauce.

Once again Mato achieves a brilliant rendition with this “Homework Dub”, making almost dreadlocks grow on the French robots’ heads! Using kick-effects, delays and roaring bass, he reinvents one of the most famous albums of electronic music, as if it was straight-out from Scientist, King Tubby or Mad Professor’ studios in Jamaica."

Here is a video for 'Around The World'.



You can stream the full album below.



BUY IT HERE!!!

http://favoriterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/homework-dub

http://www.favoriterec.com/



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Present Paradox - Institutions

Institutions cover art

Enjoy this cool experimental electronica from Present Paradox.

It's pretty freakin' sweet.



Download it HERE!!

http://presentparadox.bandcamp.com/album/institutions

Torkelsen - Sattellittskygge

Sattellittskygge cover art

Torkelsen’s second album Sattellittskygge is out now!

If you like ambient spaced out beats than check this out!



BUY IT HERE!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

https://sellout.bandcamp.com/album/sattellittskygge










Highasakite - Since Last Wednesday (Official Video)



This might be my album of the month. So good.



https://soundcloud.com/highasakiteband













Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons - Lovers' Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya) OFFICIAL VIDEO



To celebrate the release of 'Lovers' Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya)',  Damian Lazarus and the Ancient Moons have unveiled the video,  shot in New York and directed by Chris Rubino.  One of the year's more unique and distinctive electronic music releases,  the track features Pakistan's leading Qawwali singers Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad and Hamza Akram,  who appear together on film for the first time ever in the video..



Buy it here:

Juno: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/damian-lazarus-the-ancient-moons-lovers-eyes/535640-01/

Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/lovers-eyes-mohe-pi-ki-najariya/1312613

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lovers-eyes-mohe-pi-ki-najariya/id881516330

https://soundcloud.com/damianlazarus




Two Twins - Bell Tower


Bell Tower

Ambient shoegazey bliss.



Download it HERE!!

https://soundcloud.com/two-twins





Zinc - Show Me (KiNK 'Vocal' Remix)

Zinc - Show Me - KiNK 'Vocal' Remix


This is gonna be big.



https://soundcloud.com/zinc

https://soundcloud.com/kink

https://soundcloud.com/rinsefm

Big Deal - Always Boys (video)



A new video for another awesome song from 'Big Deal'.



I can't wait for more from these two.

https://soundcloud.com/big-deal

Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden - Hangover (video)



Nashville-based Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden play dreamy indie pop.



Check out more of their sweet tunes below.



http://katetucker.net/

https://soundcloud.com/sons-of-sweden









Zimmer - Sensify Me (feat. KLP)



'Sensify Me' is a catchy club hit that is perfect for summer.



https://soundcloud.com/zimmermusic

Immigrant Union - I Can't Return (Video)




'I Can't Return' is the first single off Immigrant Union's second studio album 'Anyway'.



http://www.immigrantunion.com/

Lovd Ones - Mountain Top - video & FREE EP




Great new reggae from Lovd Ones.



For a limited time you can download a FREE EP HERE!!

http://lovdones.com/

All India Radio - Red Shadow Landing (Demo Versions)

Red Shadow Landing (Demo Versions) cover art


All India Radio is back with ANOTHER FREE DOWNLOAD.



Grab it HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

http://allindiaradio.bandcamp.com/





















Crazy Daylight - Do You Like Dancing EP

Crazy Daylight - Do You Like Dancing EP

'Do You Like Dancing' is the newest release from Crazy Daylight. These three original glitch and bass tracks are each infused with the Australian producers signature funk and vocoder hooks,



Buy it HERE!

https://soundcloud.com/crazy-daylight

















Oster - One Minute Beat

One Minute Beat cover art


The French beat maker Oster has released a fantastic new beat tape.

Enjoy.



Download it HERE!!

http://osterbeatmaker.bandcamp.com/album/one-minute-beat








The Active Listener Sampler 21

The Active Listener Sampler 21 cover art

Here is a wonderful collection of new psychedelic shoegaze folk pop.



Download it HERE!!

To hear more from these artists please visit:

Southern Boutique: southernboutique.bandcamp.com
The Electric Magpie: electricmagpie.bandcamp.com
Coloured Clocks: colouredclocks.bandcamp.com
Verma: troubleinmindrecs.com/bands/verma.html
Tor Peders: www.fruitsdemerrecords.com/torpeders.html
Pez Headz: pezheadz.bandcamp.com
Dark Haze: darkhaze.bandcamp.com
The Goatman Motion Picture Soundtrack: www.reverbworship.com/news_2_10.html
Firefay & Alison O'Donnell: stonetaperecordings.bandcamp.com
Savage Sister: savagesister.bandcamp.com
The Planets Collide: theplanetscollide.bandcamp.com/releases
The Galileo 7: thegalileo7.fourfour.com
The Love Explosion: theloveexplosion.blogspot.com
Torpa: torpa.bandcamp.com
Casual Strangers: www.facebook.com/CasualStrangers









Monday, June 23, 2014

Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars - live online chat



The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars have long been hailed for rising to incredible success despite great adversity during the country's brutal civil war. They recently released a new album, Libation, as I mentioned last week and in celebration will be holding a special live, interactive video chat to raise money for Sierra Leone education charity Schools for Salone. 

What: Live, interactive Q&A Chat with the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, moderated by Afropop senior editor Banning Eyre
When: June 29th at 1 pm EST
Where: Online at https://www.wizeo.me/#!profile/25
Cost: A donation of any amount, which benefits Schools for Salone

Make sure to support them by buying their albums below!!



http://sierraleonesrefugeeallstars.com/



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Austra - Habitat (Official Video)


Austra - Habitat

Habitat is the title track from Austra's new EP.



https://soundcloud.com/austra_midi

D/R/U/G/S FT. FÉ – OVERCOME

Overcome ft. Fé

If David Byrne did electro you'd get D/R/U/G/S.

Enjoy.



https://soundcloud.com/drugsbeats

YOUTH - Low (Fever Trails Remix)

YOUTH - Low (Fever Trails Remix)

Great track from Youth. Awesome remix from Fever Trails.

Check it.



Download it HERE!

Here is the original video.



http://youthmuzak.com/

https://soundcloud.com/fevertrails

MUMBAI SCIENCE - 'Déjà Vu'



Another  top  album. I know I've said this a lot recently but I can't help it...there is so much good music right now!!

Mumbai Science has released their new album 'Deja Vu'!!

Here is a taste of what to expect on the album.



Here is the video for  the title track.



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/mumbaiscience

OOFJ - 'Snakehips' (video)



Dreamy electro-synth-pop from OOFJ.

Sooooooo  good.



I expect big things from these two.

https://soundcloud.com/oofj

http://oofj.net/

Kitten Pyramid's debut album Uh-Oh!

Uh-Oh! cover art

Psychedelic experimental rockers Kitten Pyramid have released their full length album "Uh-Oh'.

This is in my top releases of the year (so far) as well.



Outstanding stuff!

BUY IT HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Here is the video for their second single 'English Rose'.



https://kittenpyramid.bandcamp.com/



SUMMER BOOTY 2014 - The Summer Mashup Album




Here is the annual Summer Booty collection featuring 2 new mashups from yours truly!

There are great tracks from DJ Useo (who organized the whole thing), Voicedude, DJ Zebra, DRA'man, TjT, Spider, Chocomang, mARKYbOY, DJ Rudec, MP3J, & so many more over the course of 3 discs, and 3 & 1/2 hours.

Disc 1



Download it!


Disc 2



Download it!



Disc 3



Download it!


More download mirrors HERE!!

Centri - Boric Acid

Centri

Addictive underground hip-hop from Centri. The production is ridiculously good!



http://centrimusic.com/




Ajax Ray ' O Vaque - Best Days Of Our Lives (Video)



In celebration of his new album...here is the video for 'Best Days Of Our Lives', the newest release from uber producer Anthony J Resta's alter ego, Ajax Ray O'Vaque. He will release the full album, 'Dreaming In Subtitles', on July 1st.



http://www.dreaminginsubtitles.com/


Leisure Cruise - Double Digital Love (official video)




Another one of my choices for top albums of the year....here is the new video for the Leisure Cruise track 'Double Digital Love'.




https://soundcloud.com/leisurecruise

http://iloveleisurecruise.com/

Hundred Waters - Murmurs (Official Video)



New video for Hundred Waters track 'Murmurs'.

It's dreamy.




http://hundred-waters.com/

http://facebook.com/100waters

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars




Another contender for my top albums of the year.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (also called Refugee All Stars) is a band from Sierra Leone which was formed by a group of refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War. Since their return to Freetown in 2004, the band has toured extensively to raise awareness for humanitarian causes. Their story is documented in the 2005 documentary film Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars.



You can buy the DVD HERE!!

This is pure feel good music. I can't help but be happy when I listen to this.

An amazing mix of reggae and West African music . It doesn't matter if they are singing in English or a variety of African languages...the music tells the story and takes you on fantastic voyage.

Here is their newest album, 'Libation'. I've had this on repeat in the car for days now. Perfect summer music.



Check out their other albums below .

Radio Salone



Rise & Shine



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

BUY THEM ALL HERE!!!!!

http://sierraleonesrefugeeallstars.com/






Darkitalia - 3​.​5 Decades - A Joy Division Italian Tribute



Outstanding Italian Joy Division tribute album. A little punk, a little electro, a little new wave...a whole lot of awesome!



Buy it HERE! (name your price!) 


http://darkitalia.bandcamp.com/





Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tunnelvision - Sky Swallower

Tunnelvision - Sky Swallower Album - OUT NOW!

Hands down the best house music release I've heard in ages.

Had this on repeat all day.



Buy it HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!

https://soundcloud.com/tunnelvisionmusic






Pretty Lights - The Hot Shit , Sonar Barcelona Edition

Pretty Lights - The Hot Sh*t , Sonar Barcelona Edition (Ep. 130)

The HOT Shit airs at 8PM EST/6PM MST every Wednesday with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 12PM EST/10AM MST on SiriusXM’s Electric Area.

Set list available at facebook.com/prettylights/notes



1     Dam Funk - (My Funk Goes) On & On - Archetype Records
2     Stwo - Syrup - HW&W
3     Valles - Farewell - Neonized Records
4     Massive Attack - Black Milk - Circa
5     Tokimonsta - Sweet Day - Art Union
6     SuperVision - Dizzy Feeling - Pretty Lights Music
7     Pretty Lights - Fly Away Another Day - Pretty Lights Music
8     Break Science - Light Speed Transit - Pretty Lights Music
9     Bonobo - Antenna - Ninja Tune
10   Caribou - Odessa - V2 / Coop
11   Pretty Lights - Can't Stop Me Now - Pretty Lights Music
12   Pretty Lights - Vibe Vendetta - 8 Minutes 20 Seconds
13   Pretty Lights - Summer's Gone - Pretty Lights Music
14   Michal Menert & Break Science - Throwback - Pretty Lights Music
15   Eliot Lipp & Jasia 10 - Sunrise - Old Tacoma Records

https://soundcloud.com/prettylights

https://www.facebook.com/PrettyLights/notes

Tanner - "Come Alive" (Official Music Video)



This is just fun. Great for a weekend drive with the windows open and the sun shinning.



https://www.facebook.com/Tannerband

Sonia Stein - Demented Mind



I'm diggin' this soulful and brooding track from Sonia Stein.



https://soundcloud.com/soniastein




Wozniak - Pikes Peak and El Maresme video

Pikes Peak cover art

Wozniak is an awesome shoegaze-dream-pop band that I can't get out of my head. It's the soundtrack to my daydreams. Filled with hints of Catherine Wheel and The Cure, this EP is a great introduction to the band.

Take a listen below and you will be in dreamland too.



BUY IT HERE!!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

You should also check out the video to El Maresme.



http://wozniak.bandcamp.com/

HAWK



London-based HAWK have been described as everything from alt-pop to dark folk. Check out the tracks below and see if you think that description fits.

All I know is that it's good music.






https://soundcloud.com/hawk_official

http://www.hawkofficial.com/

Arure - Aymara EP

2014 - AYMARA EP cover art

If you like your Dubstep and DnB on the chill side... then check out Arure.



Buy it HERE!!!

https://arureofficial.bandcamp.com/


Lucius - Don't Just Sit There [Official Lyric Video]



Lucius, one of my favorite bands from last year, have a new video from 'Don't just sit there'.

Enjoy.



Seriously, one of the best bands out there today.

http://www.ilovelucius.com/

https://soundcloud.com/ilovelucius



Parquet Courts - "Sunbathing Animal" (Official Video)




Brooklyn based indie punk band Parquet Courts have released their full length album 'Sunbathing Animal' and here is the video for the title track.

These guys know how to get your feet tapping for sure.



http://sunbathinganimal.com/

Big Deal



London duo Big Deal may live up to their name after all.

Check out the videos for two of there tracks and get hooked, just like me.





https://soundcloud.com/big-deal

https://bigdealmusic.bandpage.com/

Chela - Singles



Check out these tunes from Australin electro-pop singer Chela. This should  give you a taste of the sweetness that is to come when her full length album comes out on Kitsune next year.

Dig it.



https://soundcloud.com/chelamusic

Underground Sound of Lisbon




Pioneers of the house scene, Underground Sound Of Lisbon (Rui Da Silva & Dj Vibe) are reforming after a 13 years.

Listen to this and remember why you loved them to begin with.




https://www.facebook.com/undergroundsoundoflisbon
https://soundcloud.com/ruidasilva/
https://soundcloud.com/dj-vibe-official

Smoove & Turrell - Broken Toys



If you are a fan of funk and nu-soul then you will love the new album from Smoove and Turrell!!!

Make up your own mind and check out the whole album below!!



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

https://soundcloud.com/smoove-and-turrell

Die Antwoord - "Cookie Thumper" (Official Video)



They're back...and as crazy as ever!!



http://www.dieantwoord.com/

NatalieMcCool - Wind Blows Harder



Here is the new single from Natalie McCool!

Give it a listen, I think you'll like it.



Here is the video.




https://soundcloud.com/nataliemccool