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The first ever Sugar Rush dance party was held on the on the 1st of this month and the event far exceeded are expectations. With over 800 kids walking through the door and onto the dance floor shit got insane. The folks at MixRevolution and TheDopeFiend are back at it with Sugar Rush Vol. II. The lineup includes NeverEatNeon, Nova, Matt Hoffman and Mikal2000. This time around we have selected a different, smaller venue so if you plan on attending you best get there early, this event is sure to sell out.
Stay tuned for more info and official Sugar Rush mixtapes to come.
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It’s no secret I am a fan of the “king of party”, Mr. Steve Aoki. I honestly have no idea how the guy makes time for everything. Somehow between DJing at a different club pretty much every night of the week, running his record label/clothing line Dim Mak and posing as the posterboy of the party scene he finds time to produce a banger of a remix by Metro Station. I heard Metro Station not long ago, but since they have been somewhat of a guilty pleasure. While listening to Metro Station I imagine teenage girls locked in their rooms, relating to the lyrics and browsing Myspace while they are supposed to be doing their homework. “It’s like… totally… cornily… awesome!” Steve has managed to transform their track “Control” into a DJs secret weapon to get the crowd hyped.
(Originally posted at RCRD LBL)
No, despite what it sounds like iPartee is not another random overpriced accessory for the iPod. It is in fact a website designed for people who want a one-stop-shop for party events. In a nutshell this site allows you to plan events and share info with friends, share and promote your events, see what events your friends plan on attending, post photos of events and of course gives you widgets to share this info on your site. One feature I would see using a lot on this site is the venue guide. Whenever I visit another city I find myself browsing tons of useless websites trying to find what is going on where. If iPartee catches on I could see it being a great tool to browse venues and events in unfamiliar cities. In the sea of cool websites popping up these days it’s a bit hard to stand out from the rest, but if iPartee manages to do so it could be great.
If you were to gather a majority of the biggest electronic/dance music names talked about throughout the blogosphere in the past year and throw them all into one massive event you would have Embrace Miami. Miami seems to be an epicenter for insane dance parties and with Embrace’s roster of DJs and artists it is sure to add to the reputation. The website isn’t all that informative about the actual event, but with Deadmau5, Switch, Sinden, Drop the Lime, M.A.N.D.Y., Junior Boys, DJ Medhi, VNDLSM, Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco and Boys Noize all performing at the same event I am not sure what else you need to know.
I recently went on a three month stretch of not having a car, and quite honestly the thing I missed most about my car was driving alone and cranking my music. I can’t think of many better stress relievers. Today while driving I came across a track I hadn’t payed much attention to before but really struck a chord at this particular moment. The track was “Silver City” by Ghostland Observatory from their album delete.delete.i.eat.meat. These guys have a really wide variety of sounds and “Silver City” has to be one of my favorites. I highly recommend checking this track out as well as their new album that was just released on the 4th of March by the name of Robotique Majestique.
Occasionally I come across a remix so good I hesitate spreading it around. So good I don’t want it to get burnt out or overplayed. When I first heard this remix of “Lauren From Glebe” by Damage I hesitated posting it. After listening to it on repeat for a week I couldn’t resist. I have been waiting for a good remix of a track off Muscles‘ new album since it was released. This edit keeps all the great elements of the original and adds just enough to make it a hyped-up banger. This is the second remix Damage has done of a Muscles track, the other being of “One Inch Badge Pin” which is also really good. Damage is yet another artist emerging from Down Under with a hand full of great party tracks like remixes of Ming and Ping, Frankmusic and Lifelike.
Congrats to Nicholas Hamidjaja out of the T-Dot for winning The Fader/New Ear/Panda Bear Cap Contest! You just scored yourself 1 of 80 of these super limited edition caps! You best not go and sell that shit on Ebay!
If you like good music, and you like good free music, and you like to read about good free music I suggest you head over to RCRD LBL this very minute. RCRD LBL is an online record label that gives exposure to both emerging artists and artists already established. The music released on RCRD LBL is absolutely free, and absolutely legal. Of course the idea of a music blog with free MP3s is not unique to this site. What makes RCRD LBL unique is that the artists are compensated by ad revenue generated by the site. So every time you visit the site you are supporting your favorite bands. Everybody wins… you get to fill your iPod, artists get to share their music and get paid.
I have always been a fan of artists that aren’t afraid to cross musical boundaries. A friend of mine by the name of Marcus Bently recently released his new EP titled Snow Covered Morning. Previous to the work he has done on this EP he has been known for his more acoustic approach to music. After working with well known House producer Kaskade and experimenting with a more electronic sound he has released a very impressive first attempt at the sound. I personally think Bently would fit nicely in your album collection right along with Modular artists VHS or Beta and Cut Copy. Bently has proved his musical skills no matter the genre, nice work.
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Last night while listening to LastFM Radio I heard a song on the recently released “D-Sides” by Gorillaz which influenced me to check out the entire 2-disk release. I was pleasantly surprised when I came across a remix on the album I hadn’t heard yet… a remix of Feel Good Inc by Stanton Warriors.
The entire second disk of the 2-disk set is compiled of remixes by masters like Metronomy, Soulwax, DFA, Hot Chip and more. Some of the reworks are better than others, but in all I would recommend checking it out. The first disk also has some good original tracks that didn’t make it onto previous releases.
If you have missed out on the other contests to get your hands on Panda Bear’s collaboration with The Fader and New Era you have been given another chance! This is the first in a series of super-limited-edition caps put out by The Fader and New Era and was designed by Noah Lennox himself. So here is how to score this cap along with a free 1-year subscription to The Fader – simply email me with your name, address and your top 5 blogs or daily reads (please include “Panda Bear/New Era/The Fader Contest” in the subject line). Simple as that. The winner will be randomly selected this Friday (the 8th). Don’t forget to include your top 5 blogs or you will be disqualified.
Oh PS – There were only 80 of these caps made, so if you want one you best enter!
My friend Jeff and I were talking the other day about plans for NYE. He mentioned we should head down to LA for Hard NYE. At the time I was like, “Ah, I don’t know if it’s worth driving all the way down there and dealing with the insane mass of party kids and all the other shit”. Later I got to thinking about it and almost punched myself in the face. Since when is a road trip with friends to go see Justice, Peaches, A-trak, Steve Aoki and tons of other kick ass DJs a “pain”. Damn, what was I thinking? There’s going to be a midnight countdown by Peaches herself, along with acrobats and a special screening of Daft Punks new film Electroma. So if the stars align properly and I am able to take make it to what is sure to be an insane party, perhaps I will see you there.
edIT is bringing something new to hip-hop. Something that has been lacking for some time now, a new perspective. In my eyes hip-hop has been stuck in a rut. Sure there have been occasional producers and MCs doing their thing, but when I heard edIT’s new full length Certified Air Raid Material it immediately stood out in my mind as something different. This album brings aspects of all my favorite genres and mashes the into one undefinable style of music. It’s obvious that edIT has been influenced by the French dance movement, as most tracks have that dirty/gritty sound you might here in an electro dance floor banger, but it’s more than that. It seems edIT has also been influenced by a lot of glitch and IDM for this album as well. Stand out tracks in my mind include “Battling Go-Go Yubari in Downtown L.A.” (coolest song title ever), “Artsy Remix” featuring the The Grouch and “Crunk De Gaulle” featuring TTC and Busdriver. These MCs and edIT productions skills are a recipe for an instant classic, as well as a dance floor shaker.
For those of you who use RSS readers I’d like to let you know I finally fixed the feed for this site. Sorry for the delay. Enjoy.
For one reason or another the Klaxons have been thrust to the forward of the NuRave movement (hate the word or not, I am still using it) being hailed as the genres poster boys. And even though I dig the Klaxons, I don’t see much “rave” in their music at all. I would be far more likely to throw several of their remixed tracks into this category. One in particular I recently came across is by hard-hitting duo Mr. Miyagi. This is by far my favorite remix of Atlantis to Interzone to date, and if anyone was going to do it, it would have to have been Mr. Miyagi. The two have been on a remixing roll editing up tracks by Cicada, Melomantics and have had one of their original tracks remixed by none other than JFK. Also check out their official mixtape if you get a chance.
Klaxons :: Atlantis to Interzone (Mr. Miyagi Remix)
[via :: Ohh! Crapp, a music blog very much worth a checkout. They've got some great posts and great interviews]