Posts Tagged ‘justin martin’
As a rainstorm nears the city of San Francisco, the best thing to do to enhance your weekend is to throw on Worthy’s new EP, out on his own digital imprint Anabatic Records. The “So Sunkin” EP is rain music at its best.
For tonight, designate “Brill” as the soundtrack for your soirée. “Brill” drives home the import of Worthy’s three favorite words: West Coast Bass. A creepy but playful descending ladder riff and an ambiguous but soothing vox loop guide us smoothly towards the unveiling of a minimalistic – and of course super gangsta – “future house”/tech beat.
Meanwhile, “So Sunkin” is best for tomorrow morning. Existing in a sonic environment akin to that of “Brill,” “So Sunkin” confronts us with an undeniably sweeter side of bass music… a hopeful nostalgia that’ll guarantee you a calm morning wakefulness.
Join Worthy and Anabatic Records on Facebook and catch him live at Mezzanine on May 10th with Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, Julio Bashmore, French Fries, Eats Everything, J. Phlip, Catz & Dogz and Leroy Peppers.
An evil mastermind of grimey tech-house, the Bay Area’s own Dirt-Nap would like to offer up his latest mixtape in exchange for your soul. Dirt-Nap’s “Dapper Slappers” runs on a hyphy motif while seamlessly grinding through the sickest bouncy-gangsta tech grooves. Check it out for yourself!!!
Claude VonStroke, otherwise known as Barclay Crenshaw, is the head of the San Francisco-based record label, Dirty Bird. A product of the internet generation, Crenshaw saw his first tufts of fame through an instructional DVD on how to be a DJ — growing up, young Barclay was determined to make it as a hip-hop DJ; as this dream began to take on a new name, house music, he decided to make a video that would have answered all the questions he had as a young’n. In the process of filming DJs from around the world, he also learned a lot about running his own music label.
Dirty Bird’s signature blend of hip-hop inspired, jacking tech-house beats vibrate the speakers of clubs all around the world. The label gained it’s notoriety through Crenshaw’s ‘Deep Throat’ back in 2005, and traces it’s roots to an original push of promotion through the European dance music scene. It wasn’t long before the recognition trickled its way back into the states as people sought after these bass heavy, Cali-grown beats. With an impressive roster of artists that are making waves in their own right, it’s no wonder this group of tech-house savants can’t manage to put out a bad record. Release after release, they have proved their name, and the future shows no boundaries for these dirty birds!
We had a chance to catch up with Barclay right before his gig at the infamous Control down in LA. Check out the interview after the jump!
This would be prime for the Dirty Bird BBQ this Sunday. Some lovely Chicago sounds!
Super mega bass blitz from the Texan who knows how to bust a dub. (Download available on Soundcloud)
Lemme get summa dat chikin tetra-zeenie. (Download available on Soundcloud)
Tom EQ, jack-master extraordinaire turned this one inside out.
This is a preview of what’s to come for Baboon Tunes in the next couple months. 808 go boom!
Kelevra’s new sound is my gaht damn jam right now! This dude will have you twerkin’ booty in t-minus NOW.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of DJ’ing with a fellow named Ardalan. He currently DJs as a duo with another gentleman under the alias Ardpehr. And why was the experience a pleasure you may ask? Well fellow blog readers, Ardalan Noghre-Kar recently released a track with a certain Justin Martin. This little track, entitled Mr. Spock, was actually in Martin’s past essential mix and is quite the hitter! It was definitely an honor to meet this kid, as I know much is in store for this young producer. I don’t have a promo copy or anything for you, but you can check out this tune care of Pete Tong’s essential tune via soundcloud.
Really great stuff here! Don’t forget this cats name because he’ll be back around with some more fire; I’m sure of it!
And on the lighter side of things, you should check out this podcast series over at WhatPeoplePlay. They hit me up a couple weeks back with news on Wolf + Lamb and I never quite got around to posting, so check that one out too! The website is superbly designed and you shouldn’t hesitate to show ‘em some love! The latest installment comes from Marcel Knopf. Groovy, downtempo, and deep is the name of this mix. Throw this one on at 10AM when you’re posted up behind that computer like I am!
WPP #33: That’s Marcel Knopf
01. Kassian Troyer – Tourist
02. Sascha Funke & Nina Kraviz – Moses (Stimming Rmx)
03. Dan Berkson & James What – Ghost
04. Slam – Positive Education (D´Julz Rmx)
05. Ahmet Sisman – Hey Now
06. Olderic – Monkey Buisness
07. Slam – We Doin this Again?
08. Shlomi Aber- Efrat
09. Mood 2 Swing – Move Me (Alternate Version)
10. Losoul – Up the Beach (Soul Phiction Rmx)
11. The Big Crunch Theory – What To Say (Roman Fluegel Rmx)
12. Marcel Knopf – Perchance to Dream