This1that1 is what happens when the two bass wizards Kill Frenzy and Nick Monaco team up for a collaboration, forthcoming on Moda Black. Kill Frenzy, the Willy Wonka of the Booty Clap factory, brought out all the secret ingredients for his debut release on dirtybird which made waves throughout EDM with everyone m-m-making that booty clap including Skrillex. Nick Monaco is also no stranger to dirtybird, having been recently featured on their Hatched compilation, he is master chef in the bass kitchen. This1that1 is gonna be wrecking dancefloors all summer. Its well engineered bassline keeps you on your toes then its soft melodies and hook takeover the wheel steering you straight into Basstown, USA for an extended vacation.
Archive for June, 2012
Sepehr never looked so good ! ‘Apple Bottoms’, the track heard round the world, is finally seeing a proper release on Anabatic. I first caught wind of this tune on Justin Weisberg’s Sound Pellegrino podcast, and I’ve been waiting to get my hands on it ever since. When we hosted Sepehr at Bangers &MASH you know he dropped it legit (photos). With summer vibes taking over ‘Apple Bottoms’ is gonna get some booty’s clappin. Support from Justin Martin, Claude Von Stroke, Maelstrom, Tom Flynn, and others. Keep your ears open for more fire from Sepehr more big releases are on the way.
Out now on Beatport
Girl Unit is back !! Club Rez a 2xLP is out now on Night Slugs. After putting out what was arguably one of the tippity top tracks of 2010 with his club smasher ‘Wut’ expectations are high, but as he says in this interview with cluster mag “I could’ve done a follow up with a similar thing, but I really didn’t want to try and outdo it.” Even though we arent getting a Wut 2.0 with Club Rez it definitely raises the bar even higher and fleshes out one of the world’s most interesting producers in the form of 6 solid bangers on all white vinyl.
With that said the standouts for me are ‘Ensemble’ best described by the man himself ”it’s all done on a LINN drum – the old Prince drum – with a shit ton of effects on it, but at the same time I wanted to show a grimier, darker side of it”. Seriously nasty prince club vibes serenaded by a synthladen miami beach breakdown. Next, If theres anything that comes close to a Wut 2.o its ‘Club Rez’. Leading with a tron style synth buildup which drops into a no frills bassline it keeps you grooving while still wanting more, it might leave a lil to be desired but it gets better with time. Finally, theres ‘Double Take’ which is drenched in hyphy bloops and inspired by drum programming from the bay area (YEE!). Listen to the end of the the track to get a preview of what Girl Unit calls ‘Double Take 2′ on course to be a for sure banger !!
2xLP available now at boomkat
EP out now on beatport
Big things are on the horizon in digital music distribution. iTunes revolutionized buying and selling mp3′s for pop music, and beatport has done a great job doing the same for dance music. Even with these great places to buy music many of us still spend hours googling for new tracks one by one. Hard to fault anyone for doing this because its so easy and for the most part the final product is the same. What if there was a place where you could get all the tracks from your favorite labels 2 weeks before they get released, plus ticket giveaways, and all for a flat rate of 10$ a month ?
Welcome to drip.fm a new music distribution service for premier labels and their fans. Some of the launch partners include our hometown favorites Dirtybird, Mad Decent, Stones Throw Records, and Fools Gold. Ive been a member with Dirtybird and Mad Decent for the past few months and its well worth the 10$/month. Just having all the new releases two weeks before they drop makes it worth it for me, throw in WAV and 320kpbs downloads on every track plus freebies from their back catalog and its a slam dunk. This is future of music distribution, straight from the labels to their fans with no middle man. I know what its like to be a starving DJ but it feels good to support the artists and labels who bring us gems like Justin Martin’s Ghettos and Gardens, Booty Clap, and Bauuer’s Harlem Shake. This is just the beginning and were lucky to have access to so much music for so little money, if anyone remembers buying vinyl at 15$ a track like me you’ll appreciate how good we’ve got it nowadays.