My nautical talk is on point, yes? Swab them poopdecks and point the mast due west — we’re going down under to the land of Wallabeats & Bangaroos to visit one of Australia’s most talented producers, Riggers! This guy popped onto my radar about a month ago, and since then I’ve been seeing his name EVERYWHERE! From break-style fidget beats to well-crafted electro, this guy has some mad skills. His latest release, The Rumble Strip EP, dropped just a couple days on the 25th for one of CYV’s favorite labels, Sketch Records.
Pumping, thumping main-room Electro is the name of the game with ‘No Response;’ Riggers hits hard every time and this is the knock out punch! Sun, sea, sky are the Riggers colours, and this track is a true Aussie summer snapshot! He follows it up well with ‘Nine Hours Driving’ and ‘We Can Drive,’ both of which truly exhibit a mature sound; this kid has his production locked up tight.
1. Daniel Haaksman – Hands Up (Jan Driver Remix)
2. NT89 & Camel – Flush
3. Keith – Get up Ouch
4. Rachel Barton – Goose Step (Justin Martin Remix)
5. Breach – Man Up
6. La Riots – The Drop (Duke Dumont ‘Thudding Like Elmer’ Rmx)
7. Sovnger & Alex Gopher – Breathless (Alex Gopher Night Remix)
8. Tiga – You gonna Want Me (Hey Today Remix)
9. Disco Of Doom – Sex Face
10. Nom De Strip – Tickler
11. Steve Angello – Knas (Wafa Re-edit)
12. Novalima – Machete (Savage Skulls & French Fries Remix)
13. Harvard Bass – O.N.U.R.P.
14. L-Vis 1990 – Forever You
15. Brenmar & NguzuNguzu – Knee Deep
16. Wildlife – Metazoa
17. Skream – Rolling Kicks
Going to be another BANGARANG! Stay tuned for the CYVtv recap.
Dillon Francis has already claimed his place amongst quickly rising dubstep and electro producers, but he’s also part of a newer movement. This movement is something no one really knows whether to take jokingly or seriously. The music of this movement was invented only one year ago by Dave Nada of Nadastrom. It’s easy to make, and it feels like slow-motion sex. It’s MOOMBAHTON. (See Oh My!’s original post on Moombahtoon back in March.)
For those who don’t already know, Moombahton is Dutch house slowed down to a tempo of around 108 beats per minute. It can make you laugh, and it can make you cry. It can also paralyze your inner core and actually warp your consciousness so that your mind perceives Time at 84% of its original rate.
“Masta Blasta” is some of the most recent Moombahton out there, and Dillon says it’s already getting a huge response. Sorry no download though, as it’s coming out on Plant Music in the near future. Also included here is the Moombahton version of DF’s collaboration with DJ Ammo, which Major Lazer opened their set with at Coachella this year.
One of my buddies from a couple years back started making some dubs. His name is Ian Murphy and he produces under the guise 65L. I came across his latest piece on Soundcloud and it is some really well-produced stuff! Kind of reminds me of the chill-factor displayed in Skream’s Sub Island or even Rottan, care of dubstep’s favorite wind-instrument, the flute. Airy atmospheric sounds equipped with a strong handle on strategic panning, guide you through a fog-filled journey deep into the dub forest. About 30 seconds in, the sub-rattling bass queues up and delivers the goods!
Check this kid out and show his soundcloud some love! You can catch a full-quality free download there!
Mixpak Records is a taste-making hub for our time. Modern, dimensional, and mosaic-like, Mixpak brings together influences from the worlds of club music, dancehall, rap and beyond and gives them the shared roof of a common home. Like Raphael’s famous painting, The School of Athens, the Mixpak artists represent a powerhouse of sounds that exhibit the label’s distinct branches of breakthrough urban and electronic music, as well as alternative culture.
With brand new releases slated for this fall and winter, Mixpak Records is revving up to be the record label to watch for in 2011. Founded by Dre Skull in early 2009, the Brooklyn-based imprint is the natural extension of both his work as a producer exploring numerous genres and his extensive international touring as a DJ.
As Dre Skull describes: “When I started Mixpak, I wanted to build something that could bridge many different worlds. With the music industry undergoing some cataclysmic shifts, there are interesting opportunities for creativity and we’re trying to play in that space”.
A staple of the South African fidget house scene, Nick Supply has always delivered the goods with some of the cleanest, juiciest fidget on this planet. He began owning the scene at 17, and he now seems to be casually kicking ass with each new release. He first caught my attention a couple years ago with “Hizniz” when Stupid Fresh remixed it, then “Phat Jak” when WoNK and Aquilaganja remixed it, and then I came across “Guava Mouth,” and the addiction of shouting “man eating iguana” kicked in.
Here’s a remix of his that I’ve been listening to lately. It’s certainly some dirty ass fidget, but it’s got this really soulful power behind it.
This next track has been one of my absolute favorites during the past year and a half. I used to listen it all the time on a mix CD in my girlfriend’s car but could never figure out who it was. I should have known… the one and only Nick Supply, “SA’s booty bass legend-in-the-making preaching fidget as ‘the way!’”
To celebrate the release of Hijack & Brabe’s Boogie EP we are launching the Boogie remix competition in association with Soundcloud. The winning remix will be released on Jack Union in December, and the winner will also receive a Soundcloud Pro account. You have unitl 18th November to submit your remixes. Full info here: http://jackunion.net/boogie-remix.html
One of dance music fastest rising stars DJ, producer and label owner Hijack returns alongside fellow producer Brabe to deliver Boogie EP; four funk-fuelled house cuts ready to smash any party.
Having remixed for the likes of Moby, Adam Freeland and Magik Johnson on labels such as Skint, Underwater as well as his own Jack Union Records, Hijack is firmly establishing himself amongst dance music’s elite. Known for his distinct sound that fuses house and techno with a variety of influences, which has earned him support and praise from the likes of Switch, Crookers, Riva Starr and beyond!
Bram Faber is upcoming producer Brabe with offerings already on labels as diverse as Southern Fried, Brickhouse Records and Nu-Style Recordings, which have been championed by some of the scene’s key figures including Crookers, Mowgli, Kissy Sell Out and Bart B More to name but a few. We predict big things from this rising talent.
Released on Hijack’s acclaimed Jack Union Records, Boogie EP contains four huge house tracks; Boogie, Gravity Modulations and Outside with a dub of the latter thrown in for good measure. This EP if full of huge beats, addictive grooves and funky loops, already garnering support from some the scene’s key players including Laidback Luke, Foamo and Lee Mortimer. Watch as it blows up dancefloors near you!