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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Waer Rock – Fullstep

Architectural rendering by Zaha Hadid

Harking back to Winter here in Seattle is like trying to remember the long dull headache from Chinese water torture. I did manage however to put together a mix of dark and tangled Drone and Dubstep to heal my drenched Seattle mind and was graced with the re-up from one of my favorite corners of the blog-world. That haunt is called Culture System, run by Mike “Waer Rock” Steyels and is indeed haunted by crooked basslines and gnarled Dubstep, much of it from the Brooklyn area where Mike works for a local publication called BushwickBK.

Besides Culture System always offering new artists and sounds from the world of bass, Waer Rock shapes some of the most dynamic mixes around. From Classical to Hip-Hop Waer Rock isn’t afraid to merge seemingly disparate sounds to offer new ideas and sonic pallets. The mix offered to you today is a more focused project for Waer Rock and I think does the best job at capturing the most exciting iterations of Dubstep and Future Bass to hit the internets in the last few months. Artists like Distal, Mite, Scuba, CRST, and Marcus Visionary all make appearances here, coming together for a truly explosive mix. Be sure to keep tabs with Culture System and I’m pleased to share a mix with the blog-world that doesn’t have Dubbel Dutch on it.


Waer Rock – Fullstep

00:01 – Thark — “Wait” [dub]
03:03 – Scuba — “Lights Out” [Hotflush]
05:14 – Pocz — “Hunan Garden” [dub]
08:38 – S0n!ka — “Bright Lights” [dub]
10:58 – Distal + Mite — “Forgotten Formula” [dub]
13:03 – Actraiser — “Throne Of The Lost King” [forthcoming Stoke Audio]
15:12 – Djunya — “On The Verge” [dub]
17:55 – CRST — “Mighty Music” [dub]
20:10 – Pete Lawrie — “Panic (Monky RMX)” [dub]
22:54 – Mite + Beta SP — “Juggernaught” [forthcoming Trenchant Dubs]
25:57 – Nato (Mad Scientist) — “Full Circle Riddim” [dub]
27:50 – T.Williams — “Afric” [forthcoming Local Action]
29:08 – Marcus Visionary — “Pepper Pot” [forthcoming LionDub International]
31:39 – Yolanda Be Cool — “Villalobos For Presidente (Dubbel Dutch RMX)” [dub]
34:26 – Marcus Visionary — “London” [forthcoming LionDub International]
36:02 – Jack Sparrow — “Terminal” [Tectonic]
37:25 – High Tone — “Liqordub” [forthcoming Jarring Effects]

UPDATE: I overlooked the presence of a Dubbel-Dutch tune on this mix, my apologies. Of course it happens to be one of the best ones I came back from Austin with. FUCKALL.

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posted by TheCrookedClef at 12:00 pm  

Monday, April 26, 2010

Rustie Mix for FWD + Rinse

Alright, so the dude Rustie, pretty much king of the sloppy hip-hop sizzurp-step (I’m claiming royalties on that phrase) mixed up this crazy promo mix to get the hype up for this coming Friday’s FWD>> vs. Rinse rave in London.  I’m loving the mixing techniques…  it’s rare to hear battle scratching in mixtapes these days (at least in this scene), and with everyone focused on getting that perfect blend between tracks, Rustie just comes in holding a 40 oz. and pees on the whole DJ orthodoxy with his unique approach to the turntables.  Or at least that’s how I see it.  Expect synth-heavy, off-kilter shuffled hip-hop and future beats; lots of arpeggios, slippery triplets,  over-compressed squishy-ness and vortex sounds coming out of nowhere.  SO COOL!

The mix is up for download over here.

…and the tracklist:

Four Tet – Sing
Machinedrum – Make Me
Hudson Mohawke – Freek
Brackles – 6am El Gordos
Ciara ft Ludacris – Ride
Ramadanman – Glut
Lazer Sword – Shot in the Night
DJ Dysu – Deegaan
Mussck – I Slay Speakers
Machinedrum – Fresh Kids [Rustie Resmak]
Halp – Leek
8bitch – G41
Mweslee – Eurocarne
Rustie – Hyperthrust

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posted by Max Pearl at 10:33 am  

Friday, April 23, 2010

EGGGIRL!

So I’ve got this problem; I’m addicted to club music.  Dumb, stupid, banging club music.

I bump club music when I wake up, when I’m in the shower, while I’m doing homework, when I’m trying to sleep, when I’m driving to class.  Club music is so fucking good these days that I’ve pretty much completely forgotten that “bedroom” music exists- you know, hang out music, pretty music, shit that doesn’t have machine-gun vocals about “tight pussy” or wobble basslines and amen breaks.

Luckily, the man Coralcola (who I’m proud to say is another Boston affiliate) has reminded me of my love for vibrant soundscapes, reverb, noise-y background grit, and gorgeous string samples with his recent single, Egggirl, released on 4/20 sans record label or proper distribution.  His productions have given a much needed update to the ambient techno sound popularized by people like the Field and the Kompakt record label, with a lo-fi, fuzzed-out angle and long-format composition.  And I’m really not just saying this because my remix appears on the EP, although I’m proud of that one too.

The release has remixes from a number of New England producers and musicians, each of which has an amazingly unique approach to the piece, from straight-up orchestral noise drone, to bounce-y percussion-driven house and drugged-out, late 80s synth-wave.

This just goes to show that sometimes New York is a little overrated- and yes, we bring the heat as well.  Check out video for his single above, with direction work from Steven Grisé.  And cop that shit for $$FREE.99 over at CoralCola’s website. Big ups to the homie!  Here’s a streaming “tasting menu” of what the EP’s got in store for you, and yes, I’m including my own remix because I like and it’s my damn blog:

Coralcola – Egggirl (Original Mix)

Coralcola – Egggirl (Die Young Remix)

Coralcola – Egggirl (Space USA Remix)

Coralcola – Egggirl (Kat Fyte Re-Rub)

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posted by Max Pearl at 1:50 pm  

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Taken on a Cross-Cultural Vaudevillian Visionquest with Tremor’s Caracol EP

Tremor Caracol EP

Hello TM readers. Pardon my train of thought but I thought I’d post a tune that is the EXACT reflection of my state of mind right now. Imagine working countless hours on something that involves executing a surrealist creative direction (sorry can’t go into detail since I signed a NDA), daydreaming about taking a holiday around the world and then allowing your delirium to twist the two into a hypnotic whirlwind of sound, harmony and rhythm. That is basically what happened as I gave El Remolon remix of Tremor‘s Viajante a listen.

It started with a South American feel, using “SAYA”, a rhythm from the high mountains of the Andes as the backbone of the song. Then Balkan, South American and pan-European instrumentals laid their way in. My personal favorite happened 2/3 of the way through when I began to hear tango accordion in combination with some Ray Parker Jr. style Ghostbustin keyboard synths!

After that, I continued the journey with the remaining tracks on Tremor’s Caracol remix EP. released by ZZK Records. Feel free to buy it on Itunes, Amazon, TTL, Boomkat, Juno, Zero-Inch or Phono Monkey

And check out the track here:

Viajante – Tremor (El Remolon remix)

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posted by Waxyjax at 12:39 am  

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Introducing: SAMO SOUND BOY

What emerged at SXSW this year was surely a seminal convergence of forces, the reverberations of which will hopefully amass to something veteran next year. Tormenta Tropical’s Thursday and Friday night showcases had the sounds of Cumbia, Tribal Guarachero, Dancehall, UK Funky, and Dubstep all under one roof, with some of the most forward thinking producers/DJ’s of tropical bass in attendance. And while it was hard to imagine who could possibly be missing from my own dream-line-up of entertainment, there were no doubt many who were absent.

Someone who I hope will be there next year is L.A.’s Samo Sound Boy, whose club-centric weaving of House, Baltimore Club, Juke and Cumbia are demanding attention within the milieu of Tropical Bass interpreters. Recently featured alongside a host of other nascent producers in Sinden’s Fact Magazine mix, we are delighted to be able to introduce Trash readers to Samo via an exclusive mix and one of his own tunes as the succulent cherry. Samo’s mix is an absolutely essential snapshot at his L.A. influences (NGUZUNGUZU not least of which) as well as what makes him such a stand-out sound boi.


SAMO SOUND BOY – The Bandit


SAMO SOUND BOY – Trash Menagerie Exclusive Mix

1. INTRO
2. WACKA FLOCKA – SAMO SOUND BOY
3. DEEP DOWN (THE UNDERGROUND) – MIKE DUNN PRES. THE MD X-SPRESS
4. THE BANDIT – SAMO SOUND BOY
5. TRIBAL 2010 – DJ LALO
6. RATTLESNAKE RIDDIM – SAM SOUND BOY
7. EL BEBE AMBIENTE – NGUZUNGUZU
8. SONIDO DEL ARPA – DJ MOUSE
9. HIGH DEFINITION (T WILLIAMS DEEP TEKNOLOGI MIX) – DJ MA1
10. MUMBOI – MAD KIDS
11. FEELS SO GOOD – ALINA SANTIAGO
12. LAY ME DOWN (DJ SEGA REMIX) – SISSY NOBBY
13. POPPIN’ SUPER TURNT UP (SAMO SOUND BOY CLUB REMIX) – LADY G
14. TAKING IT ALL – SAMO SOUND BOY
15. I GET LIFTED (DUB VERS) – BARBRA TUCKER
16. SHOOK – SAMO SOUND BOY
17. ME HOLD YOU – LADY SAW

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posted by TheCrookedClef at 4:37 pm  

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Berlin Exploited By House Music! Nobody Hurt.

Have you heard of Shir Khan? You certainly have. Either of the the villain from Jungle Book or of this other sharp guy from Berlin, who runs his own dance-music label called Exploited.

I’ve been paying more attention than usual to Exploited ever since I accidentally received a brand new remix for one of their artists, which clearly wasn’t meant for me. And this label’s output has grown on me with every release Shir Khan has sent over.

The latest one is an EP by Malente & Dex, who both aren’t exactly new to the game. “Habibi” is a nice piece of Sahara house (a new genre!). Shir Khan is giving away his own remix of the tune for promotional purposes.


Malente & Dex – Habibi (Shir Khan Remix)

Buy the EP here.

Only slightly older is “Ain’t No Bump” by a producer crew from Berlin called Consistent. Great house too!

Here’s a track off the EP,  that should get you in the right mood to buy the whole thing on Beatport.


Consistent – Instant

Go say hi to Malente & Dex and Consistent on Myspace!

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