Mmm yes folks, it’s that time of the year. Time for one of the most insane EDM lineups us Americans get to see. Time for nearly 100,000 people to pile into the L.A. Coliseum grounds and get super ill funk hyphy crunked mega blast stupid dumb! Furan and I are heading down on behalf of the CYV™ team and we’ll be sure to come back with a grip of new photos and videos for your viewing pleasure! That’s not to say we won’t be dancing our effing asses off all day and night, because hot damn, check out this lineup:
So we are a little belated in celebrating dirtybird‘s 5 year anniversary (Arpil 2010) but there’s always time to give some props. Dirtybird is based out of SF and they consistently drop fire. Their catalogue covers a wide range of genres from house to tribal, over to hyphy and back again, but one thing is for sure – the basslines are always heavy hitting. Dirtybird’s label artists Claude von Stroke and the Martin Brothers (Justin and Christian Martin); as you know, they have some major hits under their belt. Hitup their Beatport Artist profiles to hear what I’m talking bout – Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Christian Martin.
For their Five Year Anniversary they dropped a triple CD split up into ‘The Past’ ‘The Present’ and ‘The Future’. Lots of amazing production throughout, with ‘The Present’ being mixed by DJ Justin Martin. As you’ve probably noticed, we are no stranger to the likes of Dirtybird – check out the latest Fresh Kuts mix, which features one of my current favorites – Crack El (Justin Martin’s Stoopit Crunk-ill Hyphy Mix).
So you’re amped, now go checkout the full writeup on dirtybird’s website about their Five Year Aanniversary which includes a few paras about how they got started. Ok, now I’im gonna leave you with 2 tracks- one from ‘The Past’, and one from ‘The Future’.
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..and what does he do? Black Noise makes some big tunes. They’ve done remixes for Laidback Luke and Diplo, Crookers, Trevor Loveys and work with Southern Fried Records. Their remix for Diablo’s Who’s Your Daddy boasts a super bouncy electro bassline and some dirty wobbles. I haven’t been into the “dirty electro” as much lately, but this one definitely had me head boppin.
Today is a special day! Some great fidget house coming from a local artist based out of Monterey CA, Doogie Houser. If I haven’t said it enough, I really enjoy supporting local music, and not only is this cat local, but he’s pumpin’ out some fidgety fire!
The Eastwood Swing is a great mix of wonky wobbles, piano stabs, and punchy percussion. Very jackin’, very housey — very good. What a great movie to sample! The second track, Raisin Brand is a bit more high energy, stabbing some 50 Cent vox throughout and dropping in some bloopers here and there. Pick em upppppp!
And today’s special is: Beat Soup served with a fresh Bangeruette. We got some top-notch fidgetry here, from the home of the wonkiest pitch-bent house music you can get your hands on, South Africa. Baboon Tunes comes hard with great artists like Schenk, Oliver Leigh & Jeff Doubleu. They just released Jack of All Trades: Part 2 on June 7th, and oh boy is this some exciting stuff! I was at work when I happened upon the release, and I ended up listening to almost every single track on the Baboon Tunes Soundcloud. And hey, I’ll be honest, I really hadn’t heard of a bunch of these artists, but I assure you, Baboon Tunes is serving up some seriously jackin’ house music.
Unfortunately I don’t have anything but Soundcloud preview tracks here, but we may have some downloadable promos from the label in the future — so stay tuned and put on them listening ears for all these tracks!
Thats right folks, this is the 100th post! I’m not even quite sure what to do with this one. I feel like it should be some sort of ultra-mega post filled with all kinds of goodies. I’ve at least got a couple things..
First up, we have the latest mix series from Hyphidelity. Fresh Kuts IV is here with a bonus guest mixtape! These mixes are a bit different this month, exploring genres like deep house, downtempo & tech house.
Fresh Kuts IV
01. Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
02. Claude VonStroke – Aundy
03. N/A featuring Rosina – Fables And Fairytales (Deniz Kurtel Remix)
04. Maetrik – So Real
05. Claude VonStroke – Who’s Afraid Of Detroit? (Audion Remix)
06. Michal Ho & Lil Dirty – Break Free
07. Tom Demac – Draw Me In
08. Oliver $ – Watcha Gonna Do?
09. Worthy – Crack El (Justin Martin’s Stoopit Crunk-ill Hyphy Mix)
10. Claude VonStroke – California
11. Lemos – Kalooo
12. Matt Tolfrey & D. Ramirez – Bounce To Me (Lauhaus Remix)
13. Matthias Meyer & Souls of Mischeif – Infinity (Hyph’d 93til’ Blend)
14. Kate Simko – Take You There (feat. Brenda D)
15. Baeka – Right At It
FKIV Guest Mix: Caley Martin
01. No Regular Play – Derecha (Gadi’s coming to get you remix) [Wolf + Lamb Music]
02. Gadi Mizrahi and Soul Clap – Beautiful thang [Double Standard]
03. Fries and Bridges – High men [Music for Freaks]
04. Tanner Ross and Sergio Santos – Sedara [Mothership]
05. Maayan Nidam – Perplexday [Freak n Chic]
06. Chris Lattner – House ya [Fear of Flying]
07. Soul Minority – Take me to the rhythmn [Maxime Records]
08. Chronic Flakes – Easy cure [Bosconi]
09. Daze Maxim – Strange things [Hello? Repeat]
10. Sascha Dive – Jus groove [Tsuba]
11. Peace Division – Gotta have you [Tsuba]
Also have some great new Tiefschwarz comin’ your way.
They’re back with their third album ‘Chocolate’, and a major leap forward for the duo: things are different now for Tiefschwarz, as this is the first release on their own label, Souvenir. Techno and house still form the foundations, yet Tiefschwarz push themselves beyond their previous limits. They’ve found a new, intrinsic sound of their own that oscillates between numerous genres – at once both clear-cut and immensely intricate. One minute the steady bass drives a dancing rhythm, the next it would have you believe that four to the floor is actually a beat based on a prime number.