I think everyone hates Skrillex now but in case you wanted to get all hype and throw cars and run around and shit you can listen to the set of he and Boys Noize’s “Dog Blood” project from this year’s Coachella Music Festival: (it’s PRETTY damn wild).
So if you didn’t get to catch any of the 3 days at Electric Zoo this year (like I did not) and you actually enjoy electronic dance music (like I do), the good folks at Bleed Housecompiled a bunch of the sets from this year’s festival that were broadcasted over Sirius Radio. Follow el link-o and get into some dirty sets from the likes of A-Trak, Dada Life, Benny Bennassi, David Guetta, Kill The Noise, Pretty Litghts, Tiesto and a shit ton more!
Here are two extremely mean and abbrasive sets from Kill The Noise and Flux Pavilion & Doctor P
Just came across this free release from Raf Riley. It’s a set of three dubstep tracks which are all over the place. There are some orchestral sounding spots as well as some sounds that seem to be straight out of a video game. I feel like the overall sound would be perfect for accompanying some sort of cartoon horror narrative. There wouldn’t need to be any dialogue, just some spooky imagery.
Hopefully someone from Mad Decent reads this and makes that happen. Check out the tunes below and see if you agree.
It feels like almost a relief to be back on the East Coast, only because I’m willing to admit that I probably could not handle another day of Coachella. It’s a beast of a wild time. This year we were able to expand our camping group to 20+ different people and there’s no telling what next year will be like.
If you haven’t noticed, the festival scene has exploded as of late. I can’t turn my head around without hearing of a new event packed with a slew of artists waiting to wow you. Each one is entirely different from the next, varying in genres, tiers of artists, camping vs. non-camping; these things have seriously evolved. This is where the music industry is going.
During the phenomenal Radiohead set on Saturday night Thom Yorke said it best, music is about being together and the sense of community we have at these things. To me music is extremely personal, it performs as the soundtrack to my life, a constant ebb and flow. But being in the middle of a sea of tens of thousands of people all consumed by the lights, synths, and strong percussion; it really felt like something else.
As Coachella is one of the only places I will completely keep my phone off and separated for days at a time, I won’t be giving you the minute-by-minute timeline of what I was doing. I will give you some insight on who I saw after 3pm those days though, and trust me, that heat was brutal in the campgrounds before the sun went down. Continue reading →
Winter is a bad time of year. Even wild cats get depressed. I haven’t felt like Pregaming or partying. I changed my diet and now I feel more energized. I was eating only catnip before, but now I take in more salmon so my vitamin D levels are higher. Vitamin D is now considered an important part of pregaming.
#PumaNutrition #PumaDiet #PumaFitness Vitamin D has made me feel great. Feeling great makes me feel lucky. I feel lucky in the winter. I feel lucky independent of the date. Lucky on this date. Lucky Date 36 Dance Tracks. Party to Lucky Date. Pregame to Lucky Date!
Woof! is/are the collective musical (and other) endeavors of three forward thinking individuals. It’s beats, and electronica, it’s lo-fi, it’s hi-fi, it’s live instrumentals, it’s samples, it’s manipulated sounds and vocals, it’s a whole lotta things. It’s hard to categorize, but occurring to these gentlemen:
“Typically humans think too finitely, thus feel the need to categorize everything”
One listen and you’ll understand these guys don’t need to be put into a box. But if you must categorize it, think of it as an exploratory conglomeration of post-dub, progressive, beat-making combined with a WIDE range of vocal and instrumental clips and samples. These guys are all about getting together something interesting (and sometimes weird) sounding and then fucking with it and somehow making it even better. These sounds can relax you, make you move, but they will also make you think and listen critically.
With a soundcloud account of 23 tracks, a Youtube account of 40 videos (many interesting visuals compiled by Woof friend hockenburyj2), the group already has an impressive catalogue of tunes and are still releasing new material on a steady basis. I am constantly checking their pages for new updates and after checking out some of their stuff below, you should too.
Check out their first full proper release simply entitled “◊” below as well as some select visuals and you’ll understand (or maybe you won’t…because I think that’s really the point).
Hate to break it to you folks but I’m not the type of girl who waits all year long for the radio to finally start playing Christmas songs 24/7. I at least like to wait until December but a friend of mine sent me a slew of Christmas dubstep and it got me wanting to create a Holiday round-up.
Check out some wonky beats, low frequencies, and club remixes that will surely get you out of your seat and ready to throw down with some spiked eggnog ASAP.
I’ve generally refrained from using this as a forum to promote my endeavors, but I guess that sort of ended when I started posting up mixes for Carrot Creative…
So, that being said. I’d like to introduce you to my boys (now) What’s Protocol? fam, Scranton, PA’s Laser Sex.
The electronic/jamtronic outfit came together back in the Fall of 2009 and have been hard at work honing their sound and skills both in and outside of the studio. To date, they have released2 EPs (available for free or pay what you can) and are currently working on another to be released by the end of the year.
Originally starting as an in-studio duo, the group has gone through some lineup changes over the past two years and now finds itself as a foursome. With the core of the group being MikeNasser (on bass, guitar, and synths) and Jeff Felkowski (on guitar, synths, and Kaoss Pad) and now featuring Rich Hartranft of One.Man.And on drums as well as a revolving sit-in keyboard player (occasionally Zach Cole of RougeChimp and Angelo Miraglia of SUICAUDIO) the group has really filled out their sound.
The group is (as of TODAY!!!) heading up North for a little adventure and has two shows in the New England area (details below). They are also currently in the top 8 bands out of 64 submitted in the running to win The Untz Challenge 2. Needless to say, Team Laser Sex has a lot going on and the future is looking increasingly bright for this group. Don’t sleep on them!
Check some tunes and a special announcement about the shows below:
There’s gotta be some of you guys out there who like to get straight weird to some music every now and then.
So, meet Zeds Dead who are controlled chaos for your ears and cognitive systems. Good god do I enjoy their searing take on dubstep. DC and Hooks serve up a healthy dose of club beats and crazy samples over wonky bass that feeds on the bottommost frequencies.
This DJ duo shares our same passion and appreciation of digging through crates of obscure records searching for interesting hip-hop samples or funk breaks, disco classics, etc. These two have a wide-eyed look on the music scene and will draw samples from Radiohead to Sublime able to create something extremely unique and ready to hit the dance floor immediately. These hardworking guys crank out remixes and original tracks on the regular so you’ve always got to keep an ear out. They’re currently on a nation-wide tour, check them dates out.