Thursday, July 24, 2014

GRiZ: Fall In Love Too Fast (Exmag Remix)

On my way to get something to eat, I was listening to the Chill station on XM Radio and this awesome remix of GRiZ's "Fall In Love Too Fast" by New York City electronic band Exmag caught my attention. I get back here to headquarters to search for this tasty treat to see it is a free download! Sign up for his mailing list on his website and you get a bonus. Not much to ask for to get some goodies. Just remember, your support helps make that happen.

Pomo: Start Again Ft. Andrea Cormier

Happy Thursday! Just thought we would get you kicked into high gear this morning by posting a new track from Montreal multi-instrumentalist producer Pomo, known for his upbeat dance tracks that takes many electronica fans for a fantastic ride. "Start Again" is the first single from his debut EP The Other Day that will be released soon on HW&W Recordings. Vocals are provided by ambient and acoustic performer Andrea Cormier. Pomo is currently on tour. Check for show dates and venues.

Kuumba Freeque: 8 Nytez N NYC [ft. Kila Jai, Bel​-​Ami, & R​.​A​.​P. Phenomenal]

If you heard the broadcast of The Groove about a month ago, then you heard this track by Houston's own Kuumba Freeque, who knocked this big tune out while on a visit to New York City for an artists showcase. Additional vocals are from songstress Kila Jai, Bel-Ami, and New Jersey rap sensation R.A.P. Phenomenal. Grab this free download via Bandcamp and go check out their show if you're in Houston.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Da-P dabeatX: Havok Highway

Here's a producer by the name of Da-P dabeatX from Montreal, Canada, who dropped this nice five track album earlier today on his Bandcamp page. My favorite is the opening track called "Tortoise". ENJOY!

Turntable Tuesdays: Summer In The City (Sunlight)

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Since the summer is sizzling with plenty of great music to last for several seasons to come, I decided to put together this mix to celebrate this time of warmth. Packed with memorable originals and action packed remixes, this blend of tunes should help to get you in a partying groove. Currently, SITC has been climbing the Top 100 R&B chart on Mixcloud. It started out as #100, but has climbed up 40 places, cruising at #60 for now. If you guys help to get it past #40, i'll supply a download link. Share & Enjoy!

Summer In The City (Sunlight) by Djkoolemdee on Mixcloud

Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Birthday: Grand Mixer DXT

We take this time to salute a Hip-Hop pioneer, Grand Mixer DXT, formerly known as Grand Mixer D.ST, credited for being the first to establish the turntable as a fully performable and improvisational musical instrument. By performing the scratches on Herbie Hancock's 1983 single "RockIt", DXT helped to popularize DJ culture. "RockIt" is cited as being the first popular song to feature a DJ scratching and using turntablism techniques.

DXT has appeared as himself in several movies throughout his career, such as performing with Rammellzee and Shock Dell at the Amphitheatre in Wild Style (1983), Fast Forward (1985) (writer: "Hardrock" - as Derek Showard), Scratch (2001) (performer: "Rockit 2.000"), Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012) (performer: "Megamix 2 (Why Is It Fresh)"), Sound and Chaos: The Story of BC Studio (2014) (Himself), and Art Officially Favored (Himself), which is currently in production. Television appearances include The 26th Annual Grammy Awards and Saturday Night Live where both appearances were performances with Herbie Hancock in 1984.

View the discography of Grand Mixer DXT at Discogs.

KING: Mister Chameleon

Artwork by Donald Ely

It's been three years since the debut EP The Story from KING, consisting of twin sisters Amber and Paris Strother, along with good friend Anita Bias. In 2013 they released "In The Meantime", increasing the anticipation for a full album. That same anticipation continues to grow with their latest "Mr. Chameleon", the first single off their new album which is a continuation of their melodic story-telling style of songwriting and singing.

Log on to the weareKING website to sign up for their mailing list to get future concert dates and all things KING. You can also follow them on Youtube for video updates, as well as get the lyrics to this song. "Mr Chameleon" is OUT NOW and available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

J-Dilla x Biggie: (Cold Steel) Shot Ya [DJ Kool Emdee Edit]

By being a huge fan of J-Dilla's work and respecting Biggie as a lyricist, I decided to take my own spin on the two to put together this blend. Hope you enjoy!

HAYWYRE: Smooth Criminal

About a week ago, Minneapolis born producer Haywyre, born Martin Voigt, posted this smashing video of his re-interpretation of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal". His start to learn piano came at the age of six, then honed his skills as a pianist after spending time in the capitol of classical music, Austria.

The following comment is Haywyre's expression of his view of the track. He doesn't consider it to be a remix:

This video marks one of many more performance videos that I will be uploading in the future. The performance aspect to my tracks has always been absolutely huge; this video explores this concept to its fullest.

Also, re-interpreting a great musicians track can be controversial. Most of the time a balance between material from the original track and new material is expected. My remixes have always contained way more new material than content from the original track; hence I felt it wasn't appropriate to call this work a remix.

Additionally, I will not be posting this track to my Soundcloud because I think its meant to be an audio-visual experience. Hope you all dig it, more coming soon!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Super 3: When You're Standing On The Top (DJ Day Edit)

DJ Day has uploaded this exclusive edit of the Super 3 to help celebrate 13 years of the First Friday Super Jam. August 1st will mark the official anniversary with massive sets by DJ Day, Magneto & Mr. Jeigh, at The Goodfoot in Portland, Oregon. Enjoy your Friday freebie.