Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Bloody Throwback

From catching them at HARD last summer and failing to find any of their songs available to buy/steal online the next day, to hearing Benny Benassi drop WARP to 90,000 people at EDC, this past year has been remarkable for the pair from Venice, Italy. They might have hit the mainstream with hits like “Warp” and “Cornelius”, but I still prefer the “Non Steve Aoki Emo Screaming” productions. With a higher emphasis on Bob Rifo’s classical upbringing, the instrumental side of their music shines through. Ok, it might not shine through the liver shaking beats, but its still incredible.

Ps. I pray that Rifoki is a joke….

Aston Shuffle - Stomp Yo Shoes (Bloody Beetroots Remix) (LINK)

Bloody Beetroots - We Are From Venice (La Serenissima) (LINK)

The Toxic Avenger - Escape (Bloody Beetroots Remix) (LINK)

Timbaland - Misscommunication (Bloody Beetroots Remix) (LINK)

Bloody Beetroots - Detroit (Getto Edit) (LINK)

Goose - Black Gloves (Bloody Beetroots Remix) (LINK)


Monday, July 20, 2009

Drop the .blogspot

I switched hosting services today and the .blogspot extension is no longer needed to access the site. To honor the switch check out Jack Beat's Remix of ProjectBasslines "Drop the Pressure" that was featured in Tiga and Herve's Essential mixes.... Also lots of updates coming soon so great ready.

Project Bassline - Drop the Pressure (Jack Beats Remix)


Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Sources

So a lot of people have been asking me where I go to find music...So here are my sources:

1. HYPEM.com The Hype Machine is a blog aggitator that collects and plays music from all over the internet. Allowing users to listen to the songs, favorite them, and then go to the blog and download them, I made an account and now try to look at the Favorite page once a day

2. Favorite Blogs: After a few months of HYPEM i had ten or so blogs that I was repeatably visiting for their posts. Instead of going through HYPEM I just follow them and get an RSS update when they post something new.

3. Podcasts: Artists like Tiesto and labels like Mad Decent host weekly podcasts that automatically update on my itunes. Most of them provide a tracklist that updates through the mix so its easy to figure out the song that's playing during the mix. Average an hour long and best of all they are free

4. BBC Radio One Essential Mix:
Hosted by Pete Tong, the weekly 2 hr show features up and coming dj's or big names and are an incredible sample of what you'll hear from the artists live. Although you can stream them on the BBC site for one week, just Google the mix and you should be able to download it from another source.

5. Djmag.com: From the site that brings you perhaps the "most legit" world dj rankings, DJ mag also keeps an updated Killer Download area on the left side of their main page. Pretty hit or miss but its a great resource to see what the big club songs from around the world.

5. Fairtilizer: Similar to Hypem but more for artists instead of bloggers, I use the site to find new live sets and singles that Hypem doesn't have. The site is still pretty small so I still use it sporadically


Essential Mau5

For an artist one Essential Mix is an honor. Having two throughout a career means you've made it. Getting two in four months, absolutely unheard of and just goes to show the immediate success of Toronto's Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5. Although I enjoyed his first set from July, his October follow up gets major points from being recorded LIVE at the infamous Warehouse Project in Manchester, and for bringing a much higher level of energy earlier in the set. With an incredible opening that he replicated for us all at HARD Haunted Mansion this set goes down as one of my all time favorites

Deadmau5 Live at the Warehouse Project