Friday, 30 April 2010

Introducing... DJ Umb

Hit you with some top content in the past couple of days, and I'm not going to be letting up at all! A lot of action coming you way this week... exclusive sheet for your ears!

Got a great mix for you from DJ Umb, the head honcho over at GenerationBass ... a fantastic website who've given me a lot of love in the past, so I thought I'd return the favour.

Grab this mix immediately!

Horse The Band - Rape Escape (Dmndays Remix - DJ Umb Edit)
Plummet - Damaged (Murdok Remix)
The XX - Infinity (Marty Party Remix)
Noduz - My Baby
Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over (Breakage Remix)
The Foals - Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie Remix)
Marty Party - Until We Bleed
Phoenix - 1901 (Dj Chase Marz Dub Mix)
Fleck - Remember ft.Pelina
Wonders - Freak (Habstrakt Dubstep Remix)
David Guetta - Sexy Bitch (12th Canvas Hearthrob Remix)
Cobra Starship - Citys At War (Shower Beer Graveyard Remix)
Loops Haunt - Huarache (Nastynasty Edit)
Nastynasty - Melting You
Bassnectar - Magical World ft. Nelly Furtado
Black Eyed Peas - Good Feelin’ (Furious Sounds Remix)
Jeuce - Flavour (Bare Noize Remix)
Santigold - Starstruck (Murdok Remix)
Throwing Muse - In My Minds Eye ft. Jessie Moncrief

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Squeaky Bleeps 1st Birthday Podcast

So late last month was the first anniversary of the first post on Squeaky Bleeps. It's somewhat of a milestone that we certainly wanted to celebrate with a more meaningful post than just necessarily music for masses.

We met up at Ben's house in North London to record an exclusive podcast for our fantastic readers. Sometimes when you post on a blog, it's hard to see how your writing or views are received, but over the past 12 months, every now and again I have had some great feedback from friends, DJs, Producers and general music fans from across the world. So thank you to anyone who has ever listened to, read, commented, downloaded or sent in any material to us. We may not always reply to messages we're sent, just due to the fact that I'm doing my third year of university and sometimes we've slacked a little bit with posting, but we've always listened to everything we've received. Even if it wasn't something we felt was music we liked personally, everything has helped to broaden our horizons and post up material and comment that we feel can take this blog to the next level.

First off we each played a few tracks from the last year that we've either posted up on the blog or have felt a special mention is needed, then towards the end of the podcast (just over an hour in length) we both have a wee play on the decks and play some more current sounds that we're feeling at the moment. Possibly some hic ups along the way, considering I play off timecode vinyl with Traktor and Ben was also playing some vinyl and CDs... it got interesting, but was nethertheless a good laugh, and great to meet up and share some stories and banter.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it... the tracklisting is posted below, and I've also uploaded it to Mediafire if you wish to have a listen or download it.

Cheers for a great first year, much more to come this year!

Ben & Lee's 1st Birthday Picks
B: DJ Rolando - Knights of the Jaguar
L: Raffertie - 7th Dimension
B: Rubies - I Feel Electric ft. Feist
L: Dusty Kid - Nemur (Walls of Guitars)
B: DJ Technic - Gabryelle (D-Malice Refix)
L: Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit (Kissy Klub Version)
B: Joker - Stuck in the System
L: Nuboy - Where It Began

Vesper (Lee)... in the mix
Baobinga & I.D. - Tongue Riddim
Geeneus - Yellowtail VIP
DJ Donna Summer - Raw
Baobinga & I.D. - Man Down
Double 99 - Ripgroove
Skream - Memories of 3rd Base
Aftee - Serenity

Ben... in the mix
Starkey - Stars
Four Tet - Sing (Floating Points Remix)
The XX - Dark Sky (Crystallised Remix)
C.R.S.T - Dial The Operator
Bok Bok - Citizens Dub
Sully - In Some Pattern
Sduk - On A Low Low
Apple - De Seiliger
Hackman - Always
Crazy Cousinz - Funky Anthem (Instrumental)
James Blake - Lock In The Lion
The Dream - Fancy

Dummy 1st Birthday & Dollop Present Hudson Mohawke

Excellent magazine Dummy and top promoters Dollop have combined to bring the bank holiday spirit this Friday in London - Hudson Mohawke, Egyptian Hip Hop and Stopmakingme are all playing, and advanced tickets are a measly £7.... Hudson Mohawke's Butter LP was one o f the most consistently entertaining albums of the year, and his sets are no less so - tickets are selling fast, so don't sleep on this one. Grab your advance tickets here, full details follow below and Dollop resident Foe has put together a top little mix, with plenty of nice garage and 2-step beats as well as some hip hop heat.

Dummy 1st Birthday, the Macbeth, (70 Hoxton Street, N1 6LP); 30th April; 9pm-2am; tickets £7, more on the door.

1: Sines – Tenderoni
2: Pariah – Orpheus
3: VVV – Back to Life
4: Roof Light – Street Level
5: Sunship – Cheque One Two
6: Wookie – Battle (MJ Cole Vocal Mix)
7: débruit – Nigeria What?
8: Efdemin – Acid Bells (Martyn’s Dark Mix)
9: Bonobo – Eyes Down (Warrior One Mix)
10: Von D – EchoLow
11: HudMo – Ooops!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

A1 Bassline... back in the game.

Short and sweet... and bigups to Dizz over @ At Yo Service for the heads up on this one... a new mix from A1 Bassline for Ministry of Sound, a lot of new material from a wealth of producers, including the man himself. A couple of new tunes forthcoming on his Breathless EP soon to drop on Southern Fried Records... and collaborations with Tek One, Kavs Rave and fellow Chew The Fat! resident Foamo.

You can also catch A1 this weekend at Londinium @ the Union St. Car Parks in London, and Life in Brighton on May 14th... I've had the pleasure of playing with A1 before, and I promise he is not to be missed. Lots of energy and personality behind the decks, good times.

1. A1 Bassline – Plumbing (Intro Edit)
2. Foamo – Centavo

3. A1 Bassline – Here Come Da
4. Sound of Stereo – Button (BeatauCue Remix)

5. Kid Kiao – Hey
6. Mike Snow – Silvia (Tony Senghore Remix)
7. A1 Bassline vs. Foamo – Untightled
8. TV Rock – In The Air (A1 Bassline Remix)
9. Ill Blu – Blu Magic
10. Headhunter – Prototype (Modeselector Remix)
11. L-Vis 1990 – United Groove (MJ Cole Remix)
12. A1 Bassline – Breathless
13. Jamtech Foundation – Too Fast (Camel Remix)
14. AC Slater – Take You (Drop The Lime Remix)
15. The Aston Shuffle – I Wanna See You (Havard Bass Remix)
16. JFK – Beehive
17. Style Of Eye – Profet
18. Boys Noize – Sweet Light (Boris Dlugosch Remix)
19. A1 Bassline – Close To Me
20. Tony Senghore – Sitzkrieg
21. Congorock – Babylon ft. Lexx
22. Mvsevm – French Jeans (Style Of Eye Remix)
23. A1 Bassline – 8oh8
24. French Fries – Senta
25. Kid Kaio – Broadway
26. Buraka Som Sistema – Klang
27. A1 Bassline – The Lane
28. The Partysquad – Rage
29. A1 Bassline – Breathless (Eraserhead Remix)
30. A1 Bassline vs. Tek One – Untightled
31. A1 Bassline vs. Kavs Rave – Luckier Charms

I had the impression his Breathless EP would be released this week, but it might have been put back... I will get back to you on that one and keep you updated.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

SqueakyBleeps #004 - Cavner

This week I am very proud to bring you the fourth installment in our exclusive mix series, this week from one of my favourite up and coming producers, possibly in the world at the moment.

Squeaky Bleeps presents to you... Cavner.

If you like your techno, deep, dark and brash... to the point, bassline heavy, evolving over time and space, then Cavner will show you how it is done.

Over the past year I've slowly brought you Cavner's amazing productions, and we're very proud to bring you a mix of epic proportions that goes hand in hand with his studio work.
Any promoters out there... please get onto Canver (aka Dan Pitts) and book him immediately, I promise you won't be disappointed.

Squeaky bleeps mix by Cavner

1. Animal Collective - My Girls
2. Fergie - The Badness
3. Obando - Close my Eyes
4. Joris Voorn - Sweep the Floor
5. Mikas - Elipse (Manuel De Le Mare Mix)
6. Freeland - Mancry (Gui Boratto Mix)
7. Michel Cleis - La Mezcla (Paul Kalkbrenner Mix)
8. Cavner - Um Bongo
9. Riva Starr - Black Cat, White Cat feat. Noze
10. Marc DePulse - PS. You Rock (Spektre Remix)
11. Popof - Serenity
12. Trancesetters - The Search (Christian Smith Remix)
13. Mikas - Temperamental (Manuel De Le Mare Remix)
14. Glitter - Take Over
15. A Square - Hormiga Atomica (DJ Diry Remix)
16. Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal 

I will have a downloadable link available for you by tomorrow!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Mix Monday: Rubix

Howdy all... had an awesome weekend, went to Stealth in Nottingham to see Fake Blood on Friday, then spent all day Sunday at Kissy Sell Out's mad hatter's party @ Vibe Bar in Brick Lane... sunshine, good music, a BBQ... good times.

Anyway, got a great little heads up today on a great producer quickly becoming one of my favourites from mainland Europe. Rubix, not your typical Belgian DJ... he's not bent on the big warping ravey synths and anything that gets thrown down the 2manydjs pigeonhole. Think more Riva Starr spliced with Les Digitales Rhythmes, with big influences from the French House and Italo Disco scenes.

Becoming a signing last year on the Girls Love DJs imprint, has really kicked off Rubix's career, and a recent label showcase in London has helped introduce him to a raft of new fans.

Rubix - Disco Electronique (Rubix Edit) by IamRubix

I was a massive fan of his 2009 single Baiser Sur La Disco, which was originally released on Legacy Kids Club, and his remix of C-Code's Burning Up In Here. He sent this fantastic mix over to me last week, I had to share it with you. Rubix has also given us a heads up on an edit of his new single Disco Electronique, which was recently released on Girls Love DJs... grab that for sure.

GirlsLoveDJs Records presents: Rubix - Disco Electronique from GirlsLoveDJs on Vimeo.

You might also recognise Rubix from the most recent release on label of the moment Sound Pellegrino, where Rubix remixed Bart B More's latest release... Romane.
If you're feeling Rubix's work, then please hea over to his Beatport and support him in the best way possible!

Rubix - Vruchtvlees Couture Mixtape No. 7 by IamRubix

1. Pino D'Angiò - Ma Quale Idea
2. Kavinksy - Nightcall (Breakbot Remix)
3. Qdup Foundation - Renegades Revenge
4. Crydajam - Playground
5. Gramophonedzie - Streetlady
6. Louis La Roche - Get On Down
7. 6th Borough Project - Planets (The Revenge Lost Groove - Roboot & Dorian Paic Re-Edit)
8. Locksmith - Unlock The Funk
9. Duck Sauce - The Motion
10. Rubix - Baiser Sur La Disco (Rubix Refix)
11. Don Diablo - Who's Your Daddy (Rubix Remix)
12. Arabesque - In The Heat of a Disco Night (Rubix's I Like It Like Fakeblood edit)
13. C-Code - Burning Up In Here (Rubix Remix)
14. Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup - We No Speak Americano (Rubix Beat Fix)
15. Riva Starr - Dance Me
16. Homework - Fissa Tune
17. Lorkan Mak - Gypsy Bum (Rubix Refix)
18. Bart B More - Romane (Rubix Gypsy Remix)
19. Crookers - Gypsy P
20. L-Vis 1990 - United Groove (MJ Cole Remix)
21. Congorock - Babylon
22. All Leather - I Don't Hate Fags, God Does (His Majesty Andre Screams Louder Now Remix)
23. Gary's Gang - Do It At The Disco (Rubix from Disco To Dubstep edit)
24. Datsik - Havoc
25. Deadmau5 & Kaskade - I Remember (Caspa Remix)
26. O.J. Symstem - I've Been Near You (Rubix Beat Fix)
27. La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Mix)

Rubix - Baiser Sur La Disco (Rubix Refix) by IamRubix

C-code - Burning up in here (Rubix Remix) by IamRubix

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

MJ Cole - Riddim EP

Is MJ Cole not telling us something?

I think the Civil Aviation Authority might want to have a word with MJ in the next couple of weeks, it seems the veteran producer, responsible for one of my favourite dance tunes of all time with Sincere, has some kind of foresight sense.

Next week sees the release of his hugely anticipated Riddim EP, which features a lead track titled Volcano Riddim... yes, I thought so too. How very, very interesting. The legend is clearly one step ahead of the game.

Anyway, before we get too serious and boring, I thought I'd give you a heads up on the EP, which you can pre-order in it's entirety in 320k quality from for just £2.45, which is insane! Follow that link and please support his work!

Some really strong Funky and UK Garage influences here, with a hint of tech and minimal aspects. You can grab a preview of the EP below from MJ's soundcloud. I hugely recommend this release, MJ is making some big noise this year. He's sprouting a second coming this year, like Zinc in 09'.

MJ Cole - Riddim EP by MJ Cole

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

AC Slater - UK Tour

Ok, so I've badgered on about AC Slater enough on this damn blog in the last year, but here's another snippet of news that applies for everyone in the UK.
I am so happy that in the past few months that AC has given up the woeful sounds of everything wobble-fied, reinventing his sound and creating something unique with his latest release Take You featuring Ninjasonik, which came out on Trouble & Bass last week. A massive fusion of Chicago House, UK Funky, old skool vibes, and heavy-bass action with a huge spectrum of diverse remixes, most notably from Drop The Lime, Urchins, Nadastrom and Tete-A-Tete.
You can watch the video for Take You and grab two of the remixes below, which were recently given away free... and you can buy the rest of the release from Juno here... top notch!

Yet to come later in the year is his Calm Down EP, with a great club mix featuring scratching from Craze, and his awesome remixes of Crookers' Cooler Couleur, Drop The Lime's Set Me Free, and his collaboration with Mumdance, Badness and 77Klash, titled the Transatlantic Riddim.
However, what's been really impressive of late is how he's been taking on the UK Bass sound, that's steadily getting more support over in the US, thanks to Starkey and B.Rich's new project Kastle.
Taking influences from all the scenes and creating his own take, with a lot of heart. 2010 promises to be a great year for AC Slater and Trouble and Bass in particular.

So, the key behind all this ranting about AC, is due to the fact that this week he is embarking on a tour of the UK, and is stopping off very nicely in London on May 1st for the Londinium warehouse party at Union Car Parks, which is a guaranteed road block.
The last three times AC has played in London, I've either been out of the country or unable to get out of working, aiding to the misery of my current life vacant of his beats so far.
He's just dropped an immense new mix for Mishka in aid for the tour, which starts on Thursday in Cardiff and finishes up in Nottingham a couple of weeks later.
Take a good swipe of the mix, with some top new exclusives, one especially from Trouble & Bass's newest signing Zombies For Money, which I really recommend.

AC Slater - Take You ft. Ninjasonik (Drop The Lime Remix)
Zombies For Money - Kolkata (Sticky Version)
Momma's Boy - Party Rock
Crookers - Cooler Couleur (AC Slater Remix)
Marcus Price & Carli - Var E Näääken
Flinch - Midnight Hustle (080 Acapella)
Hostage - Skin Out
Headhunter - Prototype (Modeselektor / Drop The Lime Acapella)
Cosmin TRG - Strobe Lick
Wata Down Sound - Gemma (77Klash Acapella)
Benga - Stop Watching (Ninjasonik Acapella)
Massive Attack Paradise Circus (Breakage Remix)
Donae'o - Riot Music (Skream Remix)
92 Eternal - The Feeling (Luna-C Remix)

Monday, 19 April 2010

Mix Monday #14

Hey Hey!

Sorry for the lack of posts... had a bit of an interesting week, which I don't need to bore you with, you just gotta know it's been pretty shit. Anyway, on with a new week, and a new freshness for the blog. Some top new mixes from three of my favourite producers of the past 6 months... all with a lot of new material. Get down!

First up is Redlight and a short segment I've taken from his most recent show on In New 1xtra DJs We Trust on BBC 1xtra, from last week. Lots of new, unreleased material from Redlight himself, and a new tune from Benga. Some of the tunes featured are from his Lobster Boy EP, which you can catch from all the decent download stores. Also not featured in this mix, but released last week is Redlight's new single Stupid, featuring Roses Gabor.
It's a fantastic single which you can grab from practically everywhere, but I'd recommend as you can get it for just 70p :D. I've also embedded the video below as well. Good to see Roses, finally getting the exposure she deserves!

Redlight - Weepers (feat Dynamite MC)
Redlight - Kid Soldiers
Redlight - Untitled
Redlight - Feels So Good (feat Redskin, Dread & Zaniah)
Redlight - Give Me The Funk
Redlight - Stereo Deck
Redlight - Butterz
Redlight - Twist Up (feat Redskin & Scorpio)
Little Boots - Remedy (Redlight Remix)
Redlight - Love Sick
Redlight - Get Down (feat Ben Westbeech)
Benga & Kutz - I’ll Cut You
Redlight - Bandwith
Meleka - Go (D-bridge Remix)

Redlight needs to release some of these other tunes... Give Me The Funk and Love Sick are stompin riddims, as is Get Down, make it happen sir!

Next up we have Audiofun, and a fantastic new mix for April from him... you may remember our feature on Audiofun a couple of months ago in the run up to the release of his debut EP on Southern Fried Records, titled the Sirens EP, which was also featured on the front page of Beatport.
Well he's back with a brand new Factory EP ready to drop on Southern Fried next month. I will keep you posted on that, but for now, download this mix and enjoy!

1. Afrojack - Pon Di Street
2. Keith & Supabeatz - Basement Wolf
3. AudioFun - Factory (Cassette Jam Remix) [Southern Fried] RELEASED MAY 2010*
4. Unknown - Unknown (AudioFun Remix)
5. Crookers - We Love Animals ft. Soulwax & Mixhell (Keith & Supabeatz Remix)
6. Cassette Jam - Just To Be Near You (AudioFun Remix) [Pieces of Eight]
7. Tiga - Overtime (Brodinski Remix)
8. AudioFun - What What? [Southern Fried] RELEASED MAY 2010*
9. AudioFun - Gave You (Tommie Sunshine & DJ Figure Remix) [Southern Fried] RELEASED MAY 2010*
10. LA Riots - The Drop

Finally, we have one of my favourite labels around at the moment, Top Billin. Responsible for one of the best EP releases of the year to date in my opinion, with their Club Cheval EP, featuring Sam Tiba, Myd and Canblaster.
Formed in the mid noughties in Helsinki, Top Billin have made their name with a series a quirky remixes, mashups and re-inventions of old classics and newer (slightly shit to begin with, but made a lot better!) cuts from the more urban spectrum of things.
They've also been running a club night in the city since then, and have hosted international big guns such as Scottie B, DJ Ayres and Tittsworth. Having caught the eye of a number of producers since then, they soon turned to releasing their own material, and in the past 18 months have gained some what of a cult following the world over. With an uncanny eye at spotting that home grown underground talent, Top Billin's more recent releases have been firm favourites with me, and with Sharkslayer on board last year, solidified themselves as a force to be reckoned with. 2010 is going to be a huge year for them, and just a few days ago they stuck up their 2010 Megamix for your ears. 95 minutes of awesomeness, don't miss out!

1. Rico Tubbs & Top Billin – Hazy Shade Of Purple
2. TV OFF – Boogiemon (Sharkslayer remix)
3. Schlachthofbronx f. Spoek & Gnucci Banana- Ayoba (Top Billin remix)
4. Canblaster – Chicken Run
5. Yves Rockers Crew – Up To No Good (Malente & Jay Robinson remix)
6. Sam Tiba – Barbie Weed
7. Jamtech Foundation f. Sizzla – The Agenda (Sharkslayer riddim mix)
8. So Shifty ft. Ward 21 & Natalie Storm – Clap (Top Billin remix)
9. Emynd f. Roundhead – The Most High (Top Billin remix)
10. Diamond K & Al Ripken Jr – Single Ladies Single Fellas (Trusta remix)
11. Wale f. Lady Gaga – Chillin (Top Billin UK mix)
12. CLP f. Tunde Olarian – Superconfidential (Top Billin inspiration mix)
13. Rob Threezy – The Chase (Top Billin Chicago mix)
14. Giant – We Movin’
15. Top Billin – Playboy Anthem (Lenno remix)
16. Ka So Re – Bunnies (Helsinki 78-82 Remix)
17. Kid Sister – Daydreaming (Helsinki 78-82 vocal mix)
18. Helsinki 78-82 – Cruising
19. Femme En Fourrure – Plump Bisquit
20. Myd – Rwall
21. Sekta f. Spoek – Jabajaws (Camel remix)
22. Sekta f. Spoek – Peterpan (Julio Bashmore remix)
23. Diamond K & Al Ripken Jr – Hands In The Air (Bok Bok remix)
24. Act Yo Age – Hornheadz (Top Billin dub mix)
25. Teezy & Zeppy – MTP Riddim
26. The Phantom – Cambodia
27. Joyce Muniz & Shanti Roots – Get Your Conga On
28. Sharkslayer – Who Is He
29. Helsinki 78-82 feat. Villa Nah – So Lifelike

Friday, 16 April 2010

April Mix / Stag & Dagger DJ competition mix

My mix for April, tried something a bit different at the beginning to how I usually start my mixes, with a nice disco/chicago house bit. New stuff from Ikonika, Untold, Ramadanman, Todd Edwards, Deadboy, Roska. Please listen and comment as this mix is being entered for the Stag and Dagger DJ competition!

Tracklist below, Mixcloud link here:

DEN HAAN // Night Shift
CHIC // I Want Your Love (Todd Terje Edit)
ANANE // Walking On Thin Ice (Masters At Work Dub)
SCOTT GARCIA & MC STYLES // It's A London Thing
BEN WHITE // Waves
STEVE SILK HURLEY // Jack Your Body (Original Club Mix)
DEADBOY // If U Want Me
CRAZY COUSINZ // Funky Anthem (Instrumental)
MARTYN // Friedrichstrasse
SCUBA // You Got Me
MAURICE // This Is Acid
A4C // Unnamed Mambo
ROSKA // Tomorrow Is Today
RAMADANMAN // Don't Change For Me
EL-B // The Club
IKONIKA // Idiot
UNTOLD // Anaconda (Douster Dagga Robot Edit)
HACKMAN // Always (Brackles Remix)
LIGHT CLOUDS // Town Alive
STARKEY // Gutter Music VIP
ROLL DEEP // When I'm ere

Monday, 5 April 2010

Mix Monday #13: Vesper

Now some people might say that #13 is unlucky, but I see that very differently, because today I'm presenting you with my own mix for April. Featuring a few exclusive tracks and my own picks for tracks I think are really gunning it at the moment.

It's the second in my Future of Funk mix series, you can catch the first in the series from both Soundcloud and Mixcloud if you're feeling the first one.

As usual I take things on quite an upbeat and full on approach and then towards the end tone things down... firstly working with some new bass, then onto a more housey tip, before playing some dubstep that I'm feeling at the moment, that isn't necessarily 'wobbly', but that has an edge about it.
I've been constantly trying to get away from the wobbly and 'filthy' infested side of dubstep for a few months now, and I think the tunes I've included go some way towards that. I wouldn't have included Spanish Fly for example, had it not had some cheeky salsa-erish edge to it :).
I love odd ball tunes, and anything with a tropical kind of feel to it, gets my vote every time.

I've uploaded the mix to Mixcloud, Soundcloud and Mediafire to cater for people's personal preferences... the main link highlighted in blue takes you to the mediafire download page and then I've embedded the other links, should you wish to go to them. Please give it a listen and most importantly, enjoy :).

Future of Funk #2 by VesperDJ

1. Douster - King of Africa VIP
2. Geoffrey James - Just Another Jack (Dizz Remix)
3. Sduk - Clunge
4. Drop The Lime - Devil's Eyes (Tomb Crew Remix)
5. Drop The Lime - Devil's Eyes (Foamo Remix)
6. Drop The Lime - Howling
7. Foamo - Jookie
8. Myd - Train To Bamako (Canblaster Remix)
9. Herve - Hot! Drum Attack
10. Foamo - Centavo
11. Sam Tiba - Barbie Weed
12. Mumdance - Sacrifice Riddim ft. Badness
13. Joker - Tron
14. BBE - 7 Days and One Week (Emalkay Remix)
15. J.Rabbit - Spanish Fly
16. Tom Piper & Blaze Tripp - Brrrap
17. Raffertie - 7th Dimension
18. Kastle - You Got The Love

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it... I've also done up some wee artwork for it as you can see above, as I hate posting up pictures of myself.
Although I'm trying to promote myself here, it's not just about me and my mixing, it's most importantly about the music... As is shown below in the video I've embedded of Hard House Banton's The Music, as a wee in joke I have with most friends who refer to me as, The Music Man.
You know who you all are.

Introducing... Asian Trash Boy

Now, I'm not usually a fan of the whole over-hyped electro-rock scene that was being rinsed to death over in the US during 2009. This scene kind of lost my interest around the time that Justice got big over there, and it's slowly turned into a bit of a joke in my opinion.

I'm not trying to be a music elitest snob, but some of you must get what I mean. It was amazing when Waters of Nazareth was released in 2006, but, you know when it gets a bit overplayed, and ultimately bit boring.
When dance music turns into a head-banging mosh-fest, like say, Bloody Beetroots, then my interest in squarely lost unfortunately.

The only producer that came out of that era with any sign of credibility was Shinichi Osawa for me. It's not that I don't like that kind of music anymore, far from it. I'm always up for it from time to time, but I don't want to hear it when I'm out in a club anymore.

Anyway enough about my ranting, I just wanted to share with you a mashup from a dude I think is making the right kind of noises at the moment.  Quite a full on attempt, but I feel also leads on to give us an idea that this producer from France, has a little more style and substance than most. His mashup bootleg of Bloody Beetroots and Daft Punk is spot on. They're both tracks that will be looked back on in years to come as pure classics, and he's managed to keep things away from a distortion fest and instead focus on a more musical tip. Good on him.

AeroBeetroots(2) by Asian Trash Boy

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Skream - Clap Your Hands

Had to post this... up there with Skream's best tunes he's ever produced. For pure originality and sheer brilliance. I first heard this on Annie Mac's show about a year ago then... then dropped by Caspa at my student union and then by Skream himself at the Bugged Out/Mad Decent warehouse party in London. Since then I've not heard a peep from it, until around four hours ago when Skream very kindly posted it for free on his soundcloud page. Absolute legend... expect a short interview on this track which I'll edit in on Wednesday.

Clap Your Hands by SKREAMIZM

Friday, 2 April 2010

Radiohead + dangerDan = Genius.

Hello there... I'm sure by now you're familiar with one of our most championed producers from the UK, who goes by the name of dangerDan. No? Well if you don't, then I suggest you first, go stick your head in a blender, dust yourself down, and come back eager to learn. Firstly you shall learn, how amazing he really is, and second what you've been missing up until now.

dangerDan has been turning upside down my concept of what uplifting house music is. It has always been a quam of mine that fans of Trance music seem to live in a world where Trance music is the only emotionally motivated form of dance music that has ever been created. It's not a dig at Trance per say, but it's something I've noticed quite a lot in the 5 or so years that I've really been following dance music.

Trance may have been more soothing that Drum and Bass, more accessible than Techno, and yes slightly edgier than early House music during it's hey day in the 90s, but it certainly has a lot to answer for in the current climate. I'll leave with you to ponder what you will about my statement, but let's not dwell on that, because I'm here to gift to you a real gem.

dangerDan has shown with his latest remix of Radiohead's iconic Kid A... that you don't have to make hefty heap of noise, for a journey to become and uplifting and spiritual one.
I'm not going to be stupid and give this kind of music a genre or a label, that's not what my job is... I am the mediator, you are the audience, you are to make of it what you will, and anyone who tells you any different, is a prized gypsy fart in action.
If you are not in some way moved by this piece of musical genius, then I suggest you forever leave this blog and never return.

I present to you, exclusively from Squeaky Bleeps... dangerDan's top remix of Kid A, in the quality and clarity that so many of you have been craving over the past few days. Currently riding high at #21 on Hype Machine, with current support from none other than Fake Blood and destined to become certainly one of the most eye catching remixes of the year.
You heard it here first, remember that.

Radiohead - Kid A (dangerDan Remix)

Radiohead - Kid A (dangerDAN Remix) by dangerdan_

This is by far not Dan's only remix, and I would urge you to check out his Soundcloud page where there is a wealth of other material for your fine ears, available for free from the kind man himself.
I have also embedded a couple of my favourites. His awesome remix of Little Boot's Earthquake, and two of his original productions, the powerful, Escape and the melancholy, but yet transient Mokini.

Little Boots - Earthquake [dangerDAN Remix] by dangerdan_

Escape by dangerdan_

Mokini by dangerdan_