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What a gay title for this post. I know. I just couldn’t resist. Anyways, to tie in with my previous post, the Chemical Brother‘s new album Brotherhood comes on the 1st of September. I have high hopes for it. They never seem to disappoint considering the amount of commercial success they have had. In the meantime, here is a free Mp3 of “Hey Boy, Hey Girl” I received from the Chemical Brothers remixed by the Dewali brothers (aka 2 Many DJs/Soulwax). Still waiting on the official release of MGMT’s “Kids” by Soulwax though. Peace & Beats

The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy, Hey Girl (Soulwax 2ManyDJ’s Remix)

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The 14th anniversary of nocturnal wonderland is just a few weeks away. I am not sure if you will believe this or not, but Paul van Dyke actually isn’t headlining! That makes me so excited you have no idea. I am so sick of that guy, and the other major trance acts, hogging America’s dance music spot light. Seriously, what if there was a massive with headliners a long the lines of Booka Shade or Gui Boratto. I think that would be pretty cool. Of course the headliner on what I presume will be the main stage is Above & Beyond. Lame considering last year they had The Chemical Brothers who have some of the best visuals since Pink Floyd’s lazer shows in the 70’s. But, surprisingly another stage has Richie Hawtin headlining. However, I am not sure if that is the case or not because the set times have yet to be released and it seems like Dubfire, also playing in the same room, would be the most likely headliner for this type of crowd. Other notable acts performing are Dubfire’s sidekick Sharam, Digitalism (Live), So Me, Le Castle Vania, Claude Vonstroke, Infected Mushroom (Live), Christopher Lawrence and Planet of the Drums (aka one of the few DnB groups I know). Peace & Beats

Click HERE for the full line up.

 

 

 

 

I used to not give the Crookers the credit they deserved. Well, depending on how much you think they actually deserve. I am pretty sure I bashed on them in one of my previous posts. Needless to say, I am either a hypocrite or just plain stubborn, because their remix of Kid Cudie‘s “Day ‘N Nite” is off the chain. It was released earlier this summer on A-Track’s Fools Gold record label. It is much better track than most of the ones the other records labels got from the Crookers. Peace & Beats

Kid Cudie – Day ‘N Night – (Crooker’s Remix) [Fools Gold Record’s]

 

GENRE: ELECTRO HOUSE          

 RATING: 5 STARS

 

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Kompakt, the label for electronic big whigs like SuperMayer, SuperPitcher, and my personal favorite, Gui Boratto, has just released their 9th mix compilation titled Total 9. The tracks on this album seem to bit slower than some of their past compilations. Too slow for the big dance floors. Why expect that in the first place? Kompakt always give off a darker vibe than other popular labels. But, isn’t that what separates them from the more dance floor friendly labels, such as, Ed Banger and Kitsune. Whether  Kompakt is better than the other two? That depends on what you are judging them on. If it is by the quality of their most recent mix compilations, then, Kompakt is clearly the winner. So, if you’re looking for an album to chill out to, this is it. Everyone needs some good night music to crash to every now and then. Peace & Beats

For  a better review of the album check out RA’s HERE

TRACK LISTING:

01. Justus Koehncke – No Thanks For The Add 
02. DJ Koze – Zou Zou 
03. Superpitcher vs The Congosound – Say I’m Your Number One (Album Version Superpitcher Remix) 
04. Juergen Paape – Come Into My Life (Feat. Alison Degbe) 
05. Matias Aguayo – Minimal 
06. Supermayer – Hey Hotties! 
07. Joerg Burger – Modernism Begins At Home 
08. Superpitcher – Disko! (You Don’t Care) 
09. Partial Arts – Telescope (KOM CD 67 Version) 
10. Thomas Fehlmann – With Wings 
11. Burger & Voigt – Wand Aus Klang 
12. Dubshape – Droplets (Early Night Mix) 
13. Jonas Bering – Can’t Stop Loving You 
14. Robert Babicz – Don’t Look Back 
15. Nightguy – Pretty Face 
16. Gui Boratto – Anunciacion 
17. The Rice Twins – The Signifier 
18. Nicolas Stefan – Time Is Over 
19. Kaito – Everlasting Dub 
20. SCSI 9 – Another Day Acid 
21. Maxime Dangles – Tulipa 
22. Freiland – Geduld

 

Maxime Dangles – Tulipa [Kompakt] Zshare

Great song. I used to listen to it when his EP was released earlier this year. Along with his other song “Firewire.”

 RATING: 4 STARS

 

Matias Aguayo – Minimal (DJ Koze Remix) [Kompakt] Zshare

The DJ Koze version of “Minimal” isn’t on Kompakt’s Total 9 but it is a stellar remix and I could easily see it becoming huge on the Indie dancefloors across the globe. Check it out. If you don’t like it I will be amazed. The vocals are insanely catchy.

 RATING: 5 STARS

Christian Burkhard – Doubledub [Raum…Musik]

German producer releases 2nd LP. “Doubledub” is the best track from Christian Burkhardt‘s LP, also titled, Doubledub. It starts off with a smooth rolling bass and only gets better once the looped and filtered vocals enter. It has a cool French feel to it. It reminds me of the Briggtte Bardot song “Contact”, which can be found on Booka Shade’s DJ Kicks album. Check it out. 

GENRE: TECH-HOUSE

  RATING: 4 STARS

 

Simian Mobile Disco – Sleep Deprevation (Simon Baker Remix) [Wichita Recordings]

SMD recently released Sample and Hold (Attack Sustain Decay Remixes). Continuing with a tech-house theme; I am posting the Simon Baker remix of “Sleep Deprivation.” The song doesn’t overwhelm you or progress too much, but has an enjoyable, and what I like to call upbeat minimal, feel to it. If you have the spare cash, I would also recommend purchasing Pinch’s dubstep remix of I believe. If you dig Pinch then give his album Underwater Dancehall a listen, or Burial’s Untrue.  

GENRE: TECH-HOUSE

  RATING: 4 STARS

 

Probspot – Stalker (Fine Taste Remix) [Curvve]

Fine Taste, a duo from the Netherlands, have only been working together for about two years apparently have already developed the skill to make good tunes. That is exactly what Fine Taste did with their remix of “Stalker.” I can’t wait to hear what kind of tunes they will be making two years from now.

GENRE: PROGRESSIVE HOUSE

  RATING: 4 STARS

Indie dance record label Ed Banger released a mixtape earlier this month. After listening to it I concluded it is absolute shit. Seriously, it is total garbage. Considering the incredible rise of Justice and other acts like DJ Mehdi, Mr. Oizo, and SebastiAn, you would think they could release a better album. Hopefully none of these tracks are fresh because they sound like tracks they could have made back in the day when they were trying to get their foot in the door. There were only two songs I found to be mediocre at best; “Stress” by Justice probably due to I saw that amazing show, “Pocket Piano” by DJ Mehdi, and “Decalcomania” by So Me. Sorry but due to the letdown caused by listening to this album earlier today I am not going to post any songs to download. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day with new music to share. Peace and Beats.  

 RATING: 1 STAR

So I just got my third laptop in three years today. This time I hope to have made the right choice by switching to Mac. So far I am pretty sure I did. However, it is not hard to compete with the Dell I bought that was actually one of the few cases where the laptop actually caught on fire. Of course Dell, like HP, practically told me to go fuck myself. Luckily I heard that now they are getting in trouble because one of their shitty laptops started smoking and almost caught on fire on a plane. Way to go Dell, knowing the assholes that are in charge of the TSA, I could see laptops being banned from being used on airlines. By the way, just so you know, the TSA doesn’t require their employees to have a high school diploma. So, in fact, airport security guards are actually as stupid as they look. My second laptop was just as shitty. It has been unable to turn on for months due to some problem that HP refuses to release any information about. My theory is they are going to wait most of the owners warranties expire before they tell us how to fix it. That is if it is actually fixable. Anyways, I am really enjoying my Mac along with my free Ipod Touch and printer Apple gave to me with it. The only major problem I am having with it is trying to get my Maya 44 USB sound card installed. If anyone can help me with this then please do. 

The three songs I’m posting today are in honor of Apple and the first three songs I downloaded on my MacBook. Peace & Beats

 

Bingo Players vs. Chocolate Puma – Touch Me (Bart B More Remix) [D:vision Italy]

GENRE: ELECTRO HOUSE

RATING: 4 STARS

 

 

Dave Darell – Children (Club Mix) [Tiger Records]

This track is similar to Klaas’s stellar remix of “Infinity 2008” minus the sax. Both tracks are a necessity to all DJs. 

GENRE: ELECTRO HOUSE

 RATING : 4 STARS

 

 

John Dahlback – Morphine (Young Rebels and Fracesco Diaz Mix) [Music Diaz/ Toro]

GENRE: ELECTRO HOUSE

RATING: 3 STARS