Monday, 31 August 2009

Club Candy

Some big news ahead this week in the blogosphere... Ben has returned to the UK! He's currently sorting his life (email inbox) out, but shall be writing posts here again very soon! Also Noiseporn finally completed their mammoth journey to Mongolia raising money for charity.

From their tweeting homeland: "arrived in Mongolia after 47 days on the road raising money for @savethechildren and listening to @mixtapemarathon. it's been mad!!!!!!!!!!!"
A very very very big congratulations to them!

On with the tunage...

I thought with it being Carnival this Notting Hill bank holiday weekend, and with there being a very special shank-up with Major Lazer in town this afternoon... some Samba was much needed
I've been a fan of Bonde Do Role ever since I bought a mad stash of promo's off ebay a few years back, in which Gasolina. Many happy times ensued. This is their first crack at the South American instiution in music. Many Kudos Kudos Kudos to them. It has brightened up my Sunday morning recovering from Eastern Electrics, which way the way was banging!

After a hugely impressive jackin' remix of Pon De Floor comes this slice of booty bass action from Sheffield based Skullduggery, who can do no wrong in my eyes. Opting to not tackle the mammoth task of altering the K-Hole Bass Riddim (and rightly so, leave that mother well alone), Skullduggery have decided on playing with the signature ravey theme sequence, which I heard yesterday all the way from Creamfields... even though I was actually in the kitchen as Pizza Hut in Dartford... got to love your mates ey, they know when to make you feel great! Anyway, download this immediately, purely makes you smile from ear to ear :)!

Little bit of funky disco here from our main man Alan Hostage, who is simply of fire at the moment, I envy his work ethic tremendously. Seems like there's a new track or remix weekly from the Scot.
Keeping things rather fresh a well with a tasty ravey breakdown and juicy lead synths off the back of a class funky beat. There's a whole host a new material from the man at the moment so I really urge you to check out his MySpace.

Clearly one of the tunes of the moment right now... Crookers here on the remix and a weird combination. The signature 2009 ravey electro sound, but on top of a generic housey beat, which kind of makes it sound really flat until the drop. Big ups to Electric Zoo for the upload.
Big tune... play it... learn to like it... play it... love it... play it some more... get sweaty for it!

The Raged - Home Experiment [SqueakyBleeps Hot New Tune]
An absolute techno monster here from The Raged, who I introduced you to last week with his superb remix of The Arctic Monkeys.
With support from Richie Hawtin and Joe & Will Ask? I could really see this track should going places if it's picked up by the right people. I thinking Hannah Holland, Meat Katie and Evil Nine would love this kind of track. Shit is banging, and I don't often say this about techno, but hear and feel that bass! I'm playing with DeepGroove in October so I'll definitely be introducing this tune to them... hats off to you dude! Home Experiment... more like Military Secret.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Vinyl is a Pain in the Ass!

A bit late on this one, but had to post it... Pure genius!

Riva Starr blends his re-chunk of Solid Groove's This Is Sick, with the famous quote from the legendary Richie Hawtin. check it!

Monday, 24 August 2009

Club Candy

Rise and shine... another day, another week, a new start?

I can safely say I've had an awesome weekend, having played my first London gig and seen my favourite DJs live for the first time... my mood can kind of be summed up if I was to type holy sheet five billion times, but I will leave that analysis of expression up to you. To the tunage!!!

So finally, after over a two year wait for some new material we've finally had the third coming of the Northern Primates let onto us. This is a great glitchy housey/techy remix from a member of the Erol forum massive who has been gracious enough to urge everyone to blog about it. Seeing as this is a very good day for British music, I thought this tune was very necessary!
Hope you like it!

A really clever re-work here from the sheffield based lads, which they sent over to me yesterday. Hints of HiJack and Will Bailey for me, but keeping things have been kept fun and not too overbearing. It's a slight edit of the original remix, which sounds exactly the same until the middle when all hell breaks loose into downright jackin' lunacy. I love tracks like this, they don't take the music too seriously and aim to smash the fuck out of any dancefloor at the same time. I banged this out up London last week to devastating effect!

Now this track first came to my attention via Mr. K Sellout a few weeks back on his Rhaaadio 1 show, and upon enquiring about the tune from The Cheerz I was told it will be getting a full release as part of their new EP The Birth. It's soon to drop on .... and I'll give you a heads up when its released so you can a cheeky 320 sometime soon! Feel that bassline though... it kind of reminds me of the last time I ate a chilli pepper, my mouth was on fire and I managed to tip a 2 litre bottle of coke down myself while insanely fucked one night back at a mates house last year. If its good enough for Kissy, its definitely good enough for me!

Yet another fine remix from a UK Techno producer literally blowing up at the moment. You might remember I let onto you his exclusive remix of his own take on the classic tune The Trouble With Me by Black Legend. This one is a more stripped down affair, but nevertheless a good listen and solid remix.

Highbloo - 50cl [SqueakyBleeps Hot New Tune]
Finally... saving the best for last here with up and coming producer Highbloo. I came across this dude's myspace yesterday, and via a marvelous stroke of luck (at the same time) he ended up getting in touch with me and lacing a 320 of his killer tune 50cl over to my person.
Much respect to this 19 year old producer from Belgium, after only a year of producing tunes, he's managed to come up with this banger. It really captures the whole essence of the electro scene change this year from a jackin' sound to a more ravey techno based sound. Think Renaissance Man, Riva Starr, Jesse Rose, Mowgli and Boy 8-Bit's new Baltic Pine EP. Any record producers out there check out his MySpace and SIGN UP our man... killa tunes!

Monday, 17 August 2009

August Chart

Well seeing as Ben is away for this one, it's kind of hard to really gage a guess at what he'd want to put in his list, and seeing as I've lost the only phone with his number on it, the only way would be to send him a msg on facebook and hope that he'd respond within the next hour or so... should have really done this a while back... oh well. Instead I'll post up a top 20 of the top tunes that I'm currently feeling for the next, well just under 2 weeks... should also have done this post sooner! Poo! I've also chucked in the video for Stanton Warriors remix of Bang Bang that I hope gets a release as it's one of the first true Breakbeat tunes this year that I've been genuinely very excited about. Get locked on to it asap!

Squeaky Bleeps August Chart

#1: Rye Rye ft. MIA - Bang Bang (Stanton Warriors Remix)
White Label

#2: Riton & Primary 1 - Who's There (L-Vis 1990 Remix)

#3: Erol Alkan & Boyz Noise - Waves

#4: Florance & The Machine - Drummin' Song (Jack Beats Remix)
Island Records

#5: Black Noise - Knock You Out (Andy George Remix)
Southern Fried Records

#6: Star Eyes - Disappear (Dexplicit remix)
Trouble & Bass

#7: SonicC - Stickin'
White Label

#8: Blake - What I Like (Knuckles Remix)
Ecletic Records

#9: D.I.M & Tai - Lyposuck (Noob Remix)
Boys Noize Records

#10: The Cheerz - R U Ready
White Label (Release TBA)

#11: The Loops of Fury - Flick A Switch (HiJack Remix)
U&A Recordings

#12: Burns - Turbo (Jokers of the Scene Remix)
2112 Records

#13: Proxy - Dance In Dark (OlliE & Bare Noize Remix)
White Label

#14: AC - Calm Down ( New Refix???)
Trouble & Bass

#15: Pola Riot - Superpimpin'
Brooklyn Fire Records

#16: Major Lazer - Pon De Floor (Skullduggery Remix)
White Label

#17: Harry J. All Stars – ‘Liquidator’ (Kissy Klub Version)
Trojan Records

#18: A1 Bassline – Bad Man Horror Theme
Southern Fried

#19: Will Bailey - Hit The Club

#20: Rockwell D vs KRS One - Sound of Da Loco (Vesper's sort-of-a-mashup Edit)
White Label

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

New Hadouken! EP

Got some sick news for you today in the form of an impending EP from the one and only Hadouken!

I've been a firm follower of the band since they first came about at the end of 2006 and have managed to see them on a number of occasions including their sold out Astoria gig, and performance at Glastonbury 2008. Everytime I go back and listen to their old material, even their first release That Boy That Girl, it still sounds like it could have been released just last week. I even named my first club night I ran at University after their second release Liquid Lives.

I was really looking forward to hearing the new material after I was taking some work experience at their management company last summer and heard a few rough tracks, that they may have dropped. However, it seems they've kept things fresh with this track. It's good to see how they're always on top of every scene, I saw James (Singer) from the band at Count & Sinden's recent Mega Mega Mega Warehouse Party and he said he'd come along to see Plastician mainly, who coinsidently has remixed their new tune M.A.D, which is part of the new EP, with remixes also from Detboi and Phace.

It's set to be released 14th September on Atlantic, which will be their first release since Crank It Up last July. I'm really excited for the guys as it seems they've taken the time to reassess the scene and not rush a second album that was originally planned for release late last year. I interviewed James last year for a Podcast that me and a course mate done as a short project to get some experience interview wise with artists and he said that he couldn't see the band going for more than three albums, purely because he seems himself as more of a producer than a band member.

You can catch the Phace remix from the youtube video below and Plastician's remix can be streamed from the link below. The original track is also on their Myspace. Must admit as well, that's some sick cover art!

Dub-Breaks anyone?

It's an EDM debate that has waged for years, 4x4 or broken beats. Some people see Breakbeat as more of an esteemed genre of dance music, and I agree with this in heaps and spades. As much as I enjoy a nice jackin' 4 by 4 house or techno beat, for me nothing beats a damn good break. Whether it be breakbeat, big-beat, dubstep, drum and bass, jungle, rave breaks or psy-breaks. I am there.

There are those select few Breaks producers, which I hold very close to my raving heart, the most prominent ones being Crystal Method, Plump DJs, DJ Icey, General Midi, Soul of Man, Dylan Rhymes and the tech-funk pioneer known as Elite Force.

Elite Force needs no introduction in the Breaks world, his productions over the years have been legendary to say the least, and his contribution to the tech-funk and nu skool breaks scenes have been revolutionary in carving open new doors in Breakbeat and beyond.

Tracks like Cross The Line, Ghetto Fabulous, Here Come The Flow, Gasoline Alley and Unsung Hero are tunes that will stay with me forever for they're cutting edge innovation and creativity. I can't help but think that the likes of NAPT and Far Too Loud would be where they are today, had this man not existed.

Well he's well and truly back with a bang in 2009, with his new take, infusing Dubstep in his productions. Where many Breaks producers have gone down the electro route of late (Rogue Element) and others have tried they're hand at more of a fidgety affair (Specimen A, Deekline); Elite Force has skipped that completely, and taken on fidget-house, wobblier, dirtier and darker older brother, Dubstep.

What we have here, are three massive edit's of three absolutely barnstorming tunes, and I urge, nay, BEG YOU to check them out!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Club Candy

I really need to think about posting an entry on this blog when I'm not drunk, however, you dudes need some rave in your lives and I am here to sort you out before the week is truly upon us! Let's get ready to skank!

Now I enlightened you with this absolute banger of a track just a few days ago, but there have been some serious developments since then. Mr. Dirty D himself was very kind to comment on the post in which his directed us all to a 320k version of the track, which has subsequently gone on to be broadcast for the very first time on the airwaves, on Kissy Sell Out's Radio 1 show last week.
Taking the best parts of each track, D, has managed to keep things fresh whilst still keeping the party going with this brilliant mash-up. Get onto this asap!

When I heard that a Dubstep remix of this track existed, I literally started foaming at the mouth with excitement and rightly so! Serious Dubstep remix of Proxy's huge tune from last year... Caspa's been rinsing this recently, and rightly so, its an absolute barnstormer of a tune.
Probably one of the most creative basslines I've heard all year, download link available from the page.

Currently getting played to death by everyone whos anyone right now.
There seems to have been a huge surge in tunes of late with this sort of sound... I'm thinking Pon De Floor and Knuckles huge remix of Blake as definiate similarities. Almost wobbled basslines with a huge ravey emphasis on high pitched whines. Kind of like a fox yelping, but without the annoyingness of it. If that makes any sense to you whatsoever. Also check out this guys MySpace... some seriously sick material from such a young producer!

I was directed to this through the wonderous Erol Alkan forum, from a very nice chap indeed!
He's quite new to producing but everything I've heard from him so far via the forum has really impressed me, and this is a perfect example of his unique sound. Probably one of the best remixes of Mars that I've heard, can't wait to play out that bassline :D

Rusko's bass thumping monster of a glitchy dub remix was finally let loose via download services today, with a 12" release coming along with Sub Focus' DnB take on August 31st. Please head over to Rusko's Beatport page and support him in the best way possible! His newest tune Rock Bottom with Caspa was also released last week :D

Friday, 7 August 2009

Shake It To Wake It!

Hey all... got a very special treat for you all here. My first mix under my new name Vesper, which is aimed at launching me to the next level of DJing in London clubs and, hopefully beyond!
I've been working on it for the past couple of weeks, and I'm about as happy as I can be with it, even if it did take me 5 days just to decide on an ending! It's quite a long one, clocking in at almost an hour and 3/4, but trust me it's very worth it!
I definitely think I've taken a huge leap forward with my mixing talent and style, that I want to use to help get my name out there! It's basically a big mash-up of the freshest sounds that I'm digging right now, spanning House, Techno, Electro and Dubstep.
Please pass this mix around to as many people as possible, and by all means pass it onto people who run nights and all that shiz, if you know anyone who runs one :). To book me to play a set, anytime, anywhere in the UK, just give me a shout at my new email:
Hope you enjoy it... any feedback is as always very much appreciated!

1. Boy 8-Bit - A City Under Siege
2. Hockey - Song Away (Jack Beat's Anger Management Remix)
3. Jack Beats - Labyrinth
4. Boy 8-Bit - Chapel Of Ghouls
5. Solo - Congaloid
6. Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes - Longacre (Dylan Rhymes Edit)
7. Zodiac Cartel - We Don't Play That (Aniki's Playground Mix)
8. The Loops of Fury - Flick A Switch (HiJack Remix)
9. Boltan - Creepy (Mightyfools Remix)
10. Herve - Who Da Champ
11. Diplo & Laidback Luke - Hey! (Foamo Remix)
12. Rockwell D - Plain Loco
13. KRS One - Sound of Da Police (Riva Starr Re-Chunk)
14. Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie - Moombah (Afrojack Remix)
15. Major Lazer feat. Vybz Kartel - Pon De Floor
16. Major Lazer - Hold The Line (Matt Cox's Toned Down Bass Remix)
17. Blake - What I Like (Knuckles Insomniac Remix)
18. Ursula 1000 - Zombies (HiJack Remix)
19. Drop The Lime - What I Need (Shark Slayer Remix)
20. Will Bailey & Wongo - The Cannock Wobble (Bill Eff Remix 2)
21. Dub Frequency - Guy Brutus
22. Audiostalkers - Hallucinate
23. Jack Beats - U.F.O (K-Hole Riddim Mix)
24. Foamo - Wardance
25. Lee Mortimer & Foamo - Its Going Down
26. Black Noise - Knock You Out (Andy George Remix)
27. DJ Fast Eddie - Yo Yo Get Funky (Tim Healey & Deekline Remix)
28. DJ Fast Eddie - Yo Yo Get Funky (Crissy Criss Remix)
29. Crissy Criss - Kick Snare
30. AC Slater - Calm Down
31. Jokers of the Scene - Baggy Bottoms Boys (DZ Ravestep Remix)
32. DJ Mujava - Township Funk (Jayou Remix)
33. Mr. Oizo - Flat Beat (16-Bit Remix)
34. Barletta - Panther (Zeds Dead Remix)

Thursday, 6 August 2009

The Strongarm Sessions return!

One of my favourite breaks producers ever, Elite Force (who was responsible for the simply stunning Ghetto Fabulous) is back with a new mix as part of the Strongarm Sessions that he brought to the fore back in May. This is the second installment in the series, which has played host to an array of edits and mashups from the man from his shows over the past couple of years. Just given the mix a one-over, and can confirm it full of delicious beats, bass and beautiful mixing... get on that download immediately!
You know I can't help but feel that deadmau5 draws some of his influence from Elite Force, especially on tracks like Ghosts n Stuff and FML.

01 DJ Hell - Hellracer [International Deejay Gigolo]
02 Dustin Zahn - Stranger to Stability (Len Faki Podium Mix) [Rekids]
03 Calvertron Vs Banga - Invisible (Lazy Rich Mix) (Elite Force Re-edit) [Destination?]
04 Mr. Fingers & DH Dan - Can you Feel It? (Zodiac Cartel Mix) [Nettwerk]
05 Zodiac Cartel - All Day [CDR / U&A] PROMO /
06 The Faint - Machine in the Ghost (Djedjotronic Mix) [Boysnoize]
07 Elite Force Mashup - Barbar Blaze [CDR / U&A]
08 Cirez D - Raptor [Mouseville]
09 Deadmau5 - Ghosts 'n Stuff (Elite Force Re-Edit) [CDR]
10 Meat Katie & Elite Force - Non-Believer [U&A]
11 Soulfix & DJ Trim - Failed War (Jelo Mix) [Atomic Zoo]
12 Phuture - Acid Trax (Plump DJs Edit Vs Elite Force Edit) [CDR]
13 Astronivo & DJ Zombi - Anything You Want (Miki Litvak & Ido Ophir Mix) [Sprout]
14 Elite Force - Fear The Pain [CDR / Lot49]
15 Datsik - Retreat (Elite Force Re-edit) [CDR]
16 Dylan Rhymes - Superstar (Elite Force Remix) [Lot49]
17 La Roux - In For The Kill (Acapella)

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Kneel Before Zod!

Literally just recieved this fine mix from the one and only Zodiac Cartel that features a fresh selection of tunes and fresh edits from the man they call Zod. There's some delicious dub in the form of the AC Slater and Lee Mortimer... which then glides into some crunky house from Rockwell D and HiJack... before getting down to the Zod we know best with Mightfools massive makeover of Boltan's Creepy and Aniki's new remix of the Zod's classic We Don't Play That. Three of these tracks are on my new mixtape, which shall be ready for your listening pleasure on Friday :D. For the meantime, enjoy!

Intro (Kneel Before Zod)
AC Slater - Calm Down
Tony Anthem & Axl Ender - Foxy Lady
Lee Mortimer & Foamo - It's Going Down
Figure - Aura (Original)
Rockwell D - Tempo Critical
The Yank - We Can't Be Stopped (ZC re-edit)
Hijack - Party People (Bootleg Mix)
Mike Hulme - 100mg (The Loops of Fury Mix)
Laidback Luke & A-Track - Shake it Down (ZC re-edit)
RQM - Barely Evil (Bass Weazel Dub)
Shab Ruffcut - Little Lady Lou Lou (Tom EQ Mix)
Boltan - Creepy (Mighty Fools Mix)
Haggstrom & Casswell - Room is Spinning Quickly
Zodiac Cartel - We Don't Play That (Aniki Mix)
Zodiac Cartel - Sweet Control
Bill Eff - Trouserflap (Will Bailey Mix)
Detboi - Y'all Want More (Sinden Mix)
TC - Where's My Money (Caspa Mix) (Elite Force Re-Fix)