Wednesday, March 31, 2010


On the grind,

So over this past weekend in Miami, FL, took place the most epic two day rave ever that is considered the modern day mecca of electronic music. Tiesto, The Crystal Method, Deadmau5, Carl Cox, Rusko, Groover Armada, Disco Bicuits, Caspa, Diplo, Armin Van Buren, Bassnectar, Glitch Mob, Steve Aoki, The Bloody Beetroots, Crookers, Infected Mushroom, Dirty South, etc, etc, etc. The list is endless and that is the most stacked line up of the most prestigious DJs out right now. Pretty much every major electronic artist out right now minus Justice and Jack Beats.

Not only that this was the first year in Ultra Music Festival's history that the event was sold out. That is just one testament to the recent growing popularity of electronic music. Not only that, it had already been announced that next year it's going to be three day festival. I don't know about y'all, but I was already super bummed that I missed out and I have already have Ultra in my calendar for next May. This event is the equivalent to Woodstock for psychedelic rock-n-roll, Ultra is literally the mecca of electronic music. No other music festival that takes place in America is exclusively electronic and for Ultra to sell out the event is hard evidence to prove that the electronic music genre is getting more noticed.

While thinking about Ultra, festivals, raves, etc. I pondered what exactly makes them so successful? And after thinking about it for a little bit I realized just how smart concert promoters for raves are. The cost to put on these large scale events are little to nothing, the area must be booked and the stages and speakers set up, but the stage performances and lights are completely left up to artists to handle. Not too mention, electronic artists and DJs earn a lot less money than typical artists because they only play 1-2 hour DJ sets.

But besides being just economically favorable, these events and the popular attendance of these events have made me look to societal reasons as to why these festivals are becoming seemingly more popular and made to be bigger and bigger every year. I think it's our generations attitudes and beliefs that are really the driving factors as to why we attend these festivals, raves, etc. Music festivals in themselves represent several ideals in my opinion; peace, community, and overall enjoying oneself amongst others having a good time as well. Maybe festivals are meant for hippies but I truly believe that our generation continues to go these events in full force and even increased participation because we believe in the fact of the pursuit of happiness and overall peace that should be enforced by all of us as members of our society.

Let's be honest, few people would turn down the chance to go and rage for three days in an outdoor area with some of the best musicians assembled to entertain you. It really boils down to people just wanting to release from the everyday pressures and struggles and escape for a few days to a place where only music, love and peace seem important--and that's exactly what the attraction is of these festivals and events.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Squelch.

Let's get crazy (sound remedy),

So I stopped the dubstep posting for a while but I could only hold out for so long. So back in the building with already blogged about Flux Pavilion, and new additions, Datsik from BC, Canada and Trolley Snatcha, is yet another London dub don. Datsik's Nuke 'Em samples the classic arcade game Wolfenstein and hits you with the heaviest bass you'll ever hear that'll make you bend over back like you got the McDonald's arches from thizzin', and Trolley Snatcha's We Rock The Forest blasts the hardest, crunchiest, and fastest paced dub in your face. The Prodigy's Take Me To The Hospital remixed by Rusko is one of my favorite songs, period... womp womp womp, wobbley goodness (take that A-stack). Listen, download, check 'em out, yee.

Datsik - Nuke 'Em
Datsik & Flux Pavilion - Crunch
The Prodigy - Take Me To The Hospital (Rusko Remix)
Trolley Snatcha - We Rock The Forest

[Just right-click the song titles and click "Save Link As" to directly download the mp3s]


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Who Loves Random Remixes? Everyone. Duh. (5)

Hey yaaaaaw,

The Kills is an amazing American alternative rock band and Fake Blood takes their original song and thrusts some mesmerizing and bouncy synths on top of some 808s and a driving bassline to transform the original into dance mania.

The Kills - Cheap & Cheerful (Fake Blood Remix)

I don't know a lot about either the artist, Baxter, or the remixer, Lifelike, but boy am I sure glad they met up and made this song. This is pure disco shit, the playful and ambient synths over Baxter's wailings makes this song into electro-trance awesomeness.

Baxter - Proof (Lifelike Remix)

You already know that da mau5 is da man, and his song Ghosts 'N Stuff was HUGE. Dirty Disco Youth takes the original, speeds it up, chops it up, false breakdowns-climatic buildups-huge drops galore. Take that all in, they just make the original that much more dancy and energetic.

Deadmau5 - Ghosts 'N Stuff (Dirty Disco Youth Remix)

I've already blogged about these bodacious Aussies, The Temper Trap, and I guess the dubbers are in love with them too. Little known Herve puts some nasty squelch over some buzzy synths and a little bit extra wobble to keep the dub steppin'.

The Temper Trap - The Science of Fear (Herve Dub Remix)

Barletta is an electronic DJ that was remixed more times than Snooki got ham-sauced at da shore in 2009. John Roman the Canadian teen prodigy takes this song and makes it his bitch, putting his aggressive dark brooding and cranking synths over this calm original. Checkity checkity check it.

Barletta - Panther (John Roman Remix)

Snoop D-o-double-G and his nephew Cudders made a tight song, and The Filth makes this remix into filthy electro bliss, The Filth definitely captures a mixture of Deadmau5 and the Beetroots and I can't stop listening to this remix.

Snoop Dogg - That Tree ft. Kid Cudi (The Filth Remix)

[Just right-click the song titles and click "Save Link As" to directly download the mp3s]


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Brand New!!!

Sailing to nowhere (Broken Bells),

We got that knock that'll make you rock, so today brand new shit from Frisco's electro-dubstep-wobble master Bassnectar and the electro-glitch-hop DJ wrecking crew Glitch Mob come and drop some new nastiness for y'all to enjoy. Bassnectar's drop Magical World featuring Nelly Furtado is some serious squelch and WILL blow your speaks out. Glitch Mob's new drop captures their famous glitch-hop sound and makes some serious cruising music. Check it out, listen, download, yaaaaw.

Bassnectar - Magical World ft. Nelly Furtado
The Glitch Mob - Drive It Like You Stole It

[Just right-click the song titles and click "Save Link As" to directly download the mp3s]


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

City's tight with PRETTY LIGHTS.

Another week another dollar,

This is one of the posts where I get real condescending and tell you to immediately listen to Pretty Lights and call you a loser who lives under a rock if you haven't heard. Pretty Lights is the creation of Derek Vincent Smith and drummer Cory Eberhard, and these guys womp out every show they go to. I first heard them from my homie Bluntmann who's from Colorado, and lo and behold so is Pretty Lights. It's hard to really describe their sound... they cover so many bases, but I guess if I had to verbalize their music it would be glitchy-electro-hip-hop with wompy synths that sprinkle in vintage/soul samples. (Elaborate I know, and my constant usage of the words womp and wobble don't help). Either way, these guys are A-MA-ZiiiNG and you MUST check them out. If you don't, kill yourself.

Pretty Lights - Hot Like Sauce
Pretty Lights - More Important Than Michael Jordan
Pretty Lights - Can't Stop Me Now

[Just right-click the song titles and click "Save Link As" to directly download the mp3s]

PS: Pretty Lights is one of the rare artists who has fully embraced the internet and file sharing revolution and has all of his songs up for download off his site,


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Erol Alkan & Boys Noize.

Call on me,

I know, I know... whatsup with these long ass hiatuses? Well let me say spring break x took a little too much out of me and Lake Havasu, AZ, is the shiznit. But back to the blog, boy genius Erol Alkan and German electro-master Boys Noize has teamed up before but they just recently put out the Lemonade EP, and oh boy there are some fiya ass tracks. Take a listen to the first two and tell me what you think.

Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Lemonade
Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Avalanche

BONUS BLAP: Here's an older track from this dynamic duo that's sure to keep those heads nodding and fists pumping.

Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Waves

[Just right-click the song titles and click "Save Link As" to directly download the mp3s]


Friday, March 12, 2010


Y'all know the name... (Jokers of the Scene),

So yeah living in LA we are blessed with so many tight ass raves that are put on locally, and this weekend is no exception. I'm not personally going but I know a lot of people who are and lemme tell you, JACK BEATS are going to smash their set because their are sickygnar. Destructo is HARD's resident DJ and genius promoter, not to mention, Fake Blood and Boy 8-Bit are no slouches either... Hard XII is definitely going to be super hard and I'm envious of those are going. Here are some tracks from these DJs, check em out, listen, download, whateva.

Kidda - Feel Too Good (Jack Beats Remix)
La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)

Armand Van Helden - I Want Your Soul (Fake Blood Remix)
Hot Chip - Touch Too Much (Fake Blood Remix)

Florence + The Machine - Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit Remix)

Major Lazer - Bruk Out (Destructo Remix)

[Just right-click the song titles and click "Save Link As" to directly download the mp3s]