Sunday, October 31, 2010

Volta Cab Is Feeling Good.

You might have heard of this guy before. Volta Cab is a Russian house / new disco producer. He describes his musical influences to be mostly based on the 70s and 80s disco scene, on chicago house and on jazz music.

Ice (Original Mix) by Volta Cab

His music has been in the blogosphere for a couple of months and now Volta Cab has a couple of  12″ releases coming up. One to be released on Chez Damier’s Finale Sessions France, another one on Maelstrom’s Solar Disco and some on others labels. Quite a busy man.

Once you listen to the tracks below, you’ll know why these great labels are quite lucky to have this new producer on their roster.

Tell Me Why You Come Back Here (Original Mix) by Volta Cab

Say You Need Me (Forthcoming on Finale Sessions France) by Volta Cab

I Feel Good In My Skin (Forthcoming on Finale Sessions France) by Volta Cab

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posted by PD Williams at 4:31 pm  

Friday, October 29, 2010

Nick Thayer – Gonna Getcha Remixes Plus More!

A few months back Nick Thayer released his debut album ‘Just Let It Go’ on Aquasky’s label Passenger .

The album itself was nominated for ‘Best Electronic / Dance Album’ at the Australian Independent Record Awards. Around the time of the release, Nick made available the parts to the killer single ‘Gonna Getcha’ to anyone who wanted them.

Some killer remixes came back, and Nick has even done a new VIP himself.  

Here’s the pick of the bunch. ALL FOR FREE 320 DOWNLOAD.  As a special added bonus there’s also a huge remix Nick did of DUCK SAUCE’s new single ‘BARBRA STREISAND’ also for FREE (Will that song never go away?! :) ).

Nick Thayer ‘Just Let It Go’ (Passenger) Reviews and Feedback

ATM ‘Watch and learn kids, Nick Thayer, rolls out an impeccable album for Aquasky’s Passenger label.’

Tilllate 10/10 RECOMMENDED

Big Shot ‘Dedication to energetic goodtime atmosphere’

Computer Music magazine 6 page feature!

IDJ ‘Perfect for the Summer party season’

London Street Design magazine 6 page feature!

KISSY SELL OUT – BBC RADIO 1 “I’m liking pretty much everything Nick Thayer is doing right now.”

UTAH SAINTS “You are on fire right now! Nick Thayer!”

DJ YODA “I can always rely on Nick for the serious club bangers”

Free Nick Thayer Tunes

Nick Thayer – Gonna Getcha VIP – FREE DOWNLOAD

Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand (Nick Thayer Rmx) – FREE DOWNLOAD

Nick Thayer – Gonna Getcha (Pimpsoul Rmx) – FREE DOWNLOAD

Nick Thayer – Gonna Getcha (Smile On Impact Rmx) – FREE DOWNLOAD

Nick Thayer – Gonna Getcha (Bill Posters Rmx) – FREE DOWNLOAD

Nick Thayer – Gonna Getcha (Shaun Fiddle Rmx) – FREE DOWNLOAD

Nick Thayer – Gonna Getcha (Wolfbane DJs Rmx) – FREE DOWNLOAD

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posted by Keith Wilson at 2:16 am  

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

TM Exclusive – Jamie Grind

I haven’t been sure how to usher in fall here at Trash, but fortunately the transition landed in my inbox in a rather timely and unexpected manner, such as seasons often do.

Earlier this summer we shined some light on rapidly ascending Leeds producer Jamie Grind, whose Sonic Router mix came shortly after his first release, an auspicious split EP with producer Gon on the well-executed Infrasonics label.

In addition to his own production work Jamie plays host to the UK underground at his monthly Modulate party along with co-host Louis Saville. Former guests include UK bass hopefuls like XXXY and Hackman, both of whom released stellar records this year on Fortified Audio and PTN respectively.

Not only will you find some exclusive dubs from the likes of XXXY, but new material from Jamie himself, Darling Farah, Mista Men, and The Phantom. Don’t the let the mix’s rainy opener damper your spirits, this mix is an excellent snapshot of the rising UK producers Jamie Grind his surrounding himself with and a foreshadow of Jamie’s rightful place in a stalwart collection of new artists to watch.

Jamie Grind – October Mix for Trash Menagerie


Submerse – Move On [Forthcoming Formant]
Midland – Leitmotif (Midland Remix) [Phonica]
Mount Kimbie – Carbonated [Hot Flush]
Jamie Grind – Without You [Unreleased]
The XX – Crystalised (Dark Sky Remix) [Forthcoming Young Turks]
Kidkut & Arkist – Vanilla Imitate [Unreleased]
Darling Farah – Berline [Forthcoming Civil Music]
Roska & Untold – Myth [Numbers]
Deckstar Vs Kut Klose – Lovely Thang
The Phantom – Night Game (Hackman Remix) [Forthcoming Senseless]
Jamie Grind – Rum n Raisin [Unreleased]
Tina Moore – Never Let You Go (Kelly G Bump-N-Go Vocal Mix) [RCA]
Pariah – Railroad [R&S]
XXXY – Ordinary Things [Forthcoming Ten Thousand Yen]
Mista Men – What U Do To Me [Unreleased]
Gold Panda – Snow & Taxis [Notown]

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posted by TheCrookedClef at 5:56 pm  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chico Mann – Analog Drift

I apologize for not connecting with all of you more recently. My life has changed in the last couple weeks, including a move to San Francisco for a hot second before I make my exodus to New York City, and even a new job!

Straight from the man like Nate Mars (producer, PR, taste-maker) comes a project from Chico Mann aka Marcos Garcia, a Cuban-born musician based in New York who has toured with the likes of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, plays a multitude of instruments, and makes music that draws on everything from Hip-Hop and Electro to 30′s years of Afro-Cuban musical intersection.

Out on October 23rd is Chico’s first full-length Analog Drift for the esteemed Wax Poetics label and here are two cuts from the record. The first, “Go to the Place” takes (real) electro’s bounce and uses it as a jump off for Afrobeat guitar strokes that get extra funky when a bubbling synth creeps in after the chorus. The second track, “Ya Yo Sé” continues with Chico’s love of soul, funk and Afrobeat, building on the warmth of the first song with a song about love and longing.

I highly recommend that you check out Chico live. He has just returned from Australia and is out on the road in the U.S. beginning next week. Tour dates and free tunes are below!!

10.20 The New Parish Oakland
10.21 The Elbo Room San Francisco
10.22 330 Ritch San Francisco
10.23 The Mint Los Angeles
10.24 Little Temple Los Angeles
10.27 Santos Party House NYC
10.28 The Vagabond Miami
10.29 The Mink Backroom Houston
10.30 The Scoot Inn Austin

I’ll be checking in with you all soon, hopefully with more notes from the underground.

Chico Mann – Go To That Place

Chico Mann – Ya Yo Sé

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posted by TheCrookedClef at 3:19 pm  

Monday, September 27, 2010

Frikstailers U.S. Tour; New EP

I rarely share my DJ schedule with you (it’s not top secret, or very heavy) but I’m super honored and excited to be opening for Buenos Aires’ duo the Frikstailers (pronounced “Freak Stylers”) this Wednesday, September 29th at the Nectar Lounge here in Seattle. I’ll be playing alongside Seattle badman DJ Darwin of Mad Rad fame, and it’s only $7 if you snag tickets right now!

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the work of Buenos Aires label and club night ZZK (pronounced Zizek), then I’d do yourself a favor and backtrack to their excellent “Cumbia Digital” compilations that have come out over the past 2 years. Through various conduits of musical excellence and taste, namely DJ/Rupture and Geko Jones of Dutty Artz or Disco Shawn and Oro 11 of San Francisco-based label Bersa Discos, Latin America’s decades-old Cumbia style has been elevated to international intrigue and recognition.

Self-described as “Cumbia Digital,” or Digital Cumbia for the non-Spanish grammar folk, ZZK has defined itself as a truly pioneering force behind the re-invention of a sound the was born in the folk traditions of Columbia to a sound that is inspired by everything from Dancehall and Hip-Hop to Dubstep and House. ZZK’s roster of artists is perhaps overwhelming at first glance, but few artists rise to distinction like the Frikstailers.

Released earlier this month, the Frikstailers’ latest EP “Bicho de Luz” is an infectious whirlwind of sounds and styles, samples and shuffles, and is a great snapshot of what to expect from them on their North American tour. Few sounds seem to be uniting genres and styles like Cumbia, and with American producers like New York’s Uproot Andy or Austin, TX’s DJ Orion traveling the world with their own Cumbia styles, few genres seem to be maintaining the freshness that Cumbia has been maintaining over the last year.

Available for download are a couple goodies from the Frikstailers duo. The first is a free high-quality download of the track “Dancehallete” from their “Bicho de Luz” EP. Also, available today via XLR8R magazine is a Frikstailers remix of international-renowned Colombian band Bomba Estereo.

Frikstailers – Dancehallete

Bomba Estereo – Fuego (Frikstailers Remix) [Via XLR8R]

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posted by TheCrookedClef at 6:14 pm  

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lamin Fofana – What Elijah Said EP/#Calypso Mix

Google “Lamin Fofana” and you may discover that I’ve been a Fofana proponent for the last year, giving his “Fatmata Was Here” mixtape the shine back in August of ’09. Lamin’s mixes have always ranked in my most-played; their disregard for seamlessness and love of space tug at the strings that stretch from head to heart. Mix structures and sonic intersection aside, Lamin’s mixes often showcase what an eager and omnivorous music listener he his. From Rap nerdery to ambient aesthetics, to his musical affection for his Sierra Leonian heritage, it’s no surprise Lamin is now making music that defies categorization.

Out today on Lamin’s homefield, Dutty Artz turf is his first EP What Elijah Said. Featuring 4 of Lamin’s original productions, the depth and range of Lamin’s sound palette is staggering for a first outing. The EP is at times haunting, at times celebratory, experiences that are often the result of Lamin’s use of complex rhythms and punchy percussion. Vocal samples thread through the record as well, stretching each song’s resonance beyond beats and into metaphysical realms worthy of discussion. Asked to describe the EP, Lamin quoted Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam founder who said,

“Yet, he would refer to the Mother Plane, a mysterious space ship with superior beings, giant black gods or something like that, that patrolled the universe, keeping an eye on the devil and ready to rescue Black Muslims from Armageddon.”

A couple weeks back XLR8R magazine debuted Lamin’s “Dance In Yr Blood” for a free, high-quality download and I will re-up it here to pique your interest. I also received a brand new mix from Lamin today entitled #Calypso (yes, hashtag and all), that is in keeping with the impeccable taste of his previous mixes and is sure to further intrigue newcomers into the musical world of Fofana.

What Elijah Said is out now on Dutty Artz and can be found at Boomkat, Juno, and iTunes.

Lamin Fofana – Dance In Yr Blood

Lamin Fofana – #Calypso

#Calypso Track List:
Kuedo – Shutter Light Girl
Lucky Dragons – Realistic Rhythm
The Big Pink – Tonight (oOoOO Remix)
Ikonika – Yoshimitshu
Scissors and Sellotape – Chapter 4
Mount Kimbie – Carbonated
Svpreme Fiend – Heartache VIP
Shed – Ostrich-Mountain-Square
Spoek Mathambo – Control
Oneohtrix Point Never – Preyouandi
Mike Ladd – Planet 10
Mark Pritchard – Heavy As Stone
Digital Mystikz – Unexpected

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posted by TheCrookedClef at 6:41 pm  
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