Monday, 20 July 2009

Club Candy

Now... I'm not sure when a new post is going to get to you at the current time... I'm uploading this blog outside a fucking Starbucks on my wireless, because some dick in the South East of England decided it would be a fucking great idea to cut through an underground electrical cable on a Monday morning... and EDF Energy has warned that it may take them up to 48 hours to fix the problem, leaving the entire of North Kent without any fucking power. Anyway, rant over!
New kind of post here that I will be maintaining every Monday afternoon giving out five free new tunes that I'm feeling or hit my inbox that you need to know about! Let's get straight to it!

Major Lazer - Pon De Floor (R!M!E Remix)
Got an absolute treat for you here in the shape of Sydney based Producer/DJ R!M!E. For those of you with a perfect memory, you'll remember we blogged about him in our very first artist feature at SB. It's always nice when an artist remembers the little things, and as a small appreciation for our support in the past he's be nice enough to hook us up with his newest remix of Switch & Diplo's latest banger, which has been tearing up the clubs in the past couple of months.
This makeover has his unquestionable touch in places, a stripped down, cut up fucked up boomshine of a banger! If you're a DJ, this mix will certainly add that little bit of diversity in your sets, cutting in and out of the original for example. Also please headover to his MySpace and check out three other new tunes... Journey and Gangsta are right up my street!

Santigold - L.E.S Artistes (Zodiac Cartel Remix)
Next up is Zodiac Cartel and his new remix of Santigold's L.E.S Artistes, which was a huge favourite of mine from the festival season last summer. The remix is the second in a 6 part series of free 320k downloads aptly titled Weapons of Choice. The Zod himself has assured me that it was worth it's weight in gold and I wasn't disappointed upon hearing it. The luscious vocals have been given an electro-house make-over accompanied by a delicious array of acid'y synths and sweeping white's. My personal favourite sound is a laser-ish stab that swims below the bassline, swinging to the beat and dancing on top of the sweeps. A fine attempt!

Calvin Harris - Ready For The Weekend (Fake Blood Remix)
The one man production super machine seems to be turning everything he touches into hot, sticky, red, rave-ridden blood. I've heard that he's finished a few new tracks for his next EP, which I hope will drop sometime this year, his DJ schedule so far this year has been ridiculous, but he deserves it! I just hope that new EP drops soon! Can't beat this remix for pure genius production though... "lick the Fake Blood from your finger" ;).

MSTRKRFT ft. John Legend - Heartbreaker (Laidback Luke Remix)
Laidback Luke seems to be on fire at the moment. A dazzling 2008 saw him release one of the biggest underground club tunes of the year in Shake It Down and unquestionably one of the biggest commercial club tunes of the year in Be, which cultimated in a re-release of the classic Show Me Love with Angello. Then along with remixes of Delirious, Dooms Night, Get Get Down, Fancy Footwork and my personal favourite of Surkin's timeless banger White Knight Two he continued to prove what a world class producer he is and this is definitely no exception that will surely propell help propell him into the super league of DJs.

Joris Voorn - Sweep The Floor
Going from strength to strength at the present time, the Dutch techno mystro fresh from his Balance 014 masterpiece drops this absolute bomb of a funky techno track. The vocals are so cut clean fresh, they make Umbongo look like a packed of ready salted crisps, tesco value crisps... and I apologise for that outburst of NME vocabulary. Get onto this sharpish though and as ever, please support the artists!

Bonus Track:
The Freestylers vs. Eric Prydz - Pjanoo (Breaks Mix)
Here's kind of exclusive (that was dug up for me for a DJ friend by a very kind man on the Erol forum), in the form that it was never released as a digital download. This is a Vinyl rip and possibly the only mp3 version in the blogsphere. The original vinyl pressing is a white label, which actually bears the name 'Unknown Artist vs. Eric Prydz'. However, my own knowledge told me this was definitely Freestylers mix that came about around September last year of possibly the biggest big room club tune of 2008. Enjoy :).

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