Tuesday, 22 February 2011

SONNY WHARTON – 'RELEASE YOURSELF' GUEST MIX…


I love watching the progression of an artist. Especially one I’ve been following for a long time. It's tough for a DJ to become synonymous with a genre, however this guy is well on his way to doing just that. Not only is he a prolific producer but also can bang out a phenomenal mixtape.

Find below a guest mix by the man in question, featured on Roger Sanchez's radio show 'Release Yourself'...

http://soundcloud.com/dirty-smart/sonny-wharton-release-yourself

Mad props Sonny. Its an absolute honour to be associated with you, and I look forward to our tee collab launching at the end of the month.
Peace
x

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LAIDBACK LUKE TO BECOME FULL TIME REFEREE…


It is a sad day.
My favourite artist of all time has revealed the shocking news that he is hanging up his headphones and pursuing his childhood dream of becoming a rollerskate referee.

This shocking revelation has been met with extreme hostility.
A group of the Dutchman's fans, calling themselves “The Laidback Lucy's”, have kidnapped his tour manager 'Toeknee D', and are threatening him with excessive tickling unless Luke continues to make music.

Thus far Luke has refused to comply with their demands, and issued the following statement:
"I was getting sick of Toeknee D anyway, after he added ham and cheese sandwiches to the artist rider..."
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Just kidding!

The above picture is actually taken from the music video of the dancefloor destroyer- TIMEBOMB!

Luke has teamed up with long time collaborator, vocalist Jonathan Mendelsohn, to create what Annie Mac on Radio 1 described the Instrumental mix as a ‘stadium house’ track.

Never one to shy away from his fans and supporters, Luke has decided to offer you the high-quality video for Timebomb to post on your blog site.

Loud, colourful, fast paced and action packed, it’s the true visual epitome of Luke’s larger-than-life-ethos and a great accompaniment to the Radio 1 and Buzz Chart topping single from Holland’s most in demand house producer.

This is a brand new video for one of the house hits of the coming months, and we are looking to spread Luke’s manifesto far and wide.

Ch-Ch-Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atKs4H3Occ8

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APHEX TWIN & WEIRDCORE @ WE LOVE, SPACE, IBIZA…


If there was anyone who could sully the perception that club visuals are all pretty colours and shapes, it's Aphex Twin. The electronic renegade descended on Ibiza for the We Love…Space closing party in September 2010, and he made sure his debut was not one soon forgotten.

Last week, Aphex Twin's visuals wizard – the appropriately-named Weirdcore – posted a video of his handiwork from the main room at Space.
Complementing the unhinged sounds booming out the speakers, Weirdcore's visuals, projected on custom-built screens, used the freaky technique of 'face-mapping' to mess with minds on the dancefloor. In the video below you'll see clubbers excitedly registering their faces on the screen, before watching themselves morph into something far more sinister.

"I was just trying to make the show interesting and interactive," Weirdcore told the We Love blog. "But what was done there was very early stages, the technique has been developed waaaay further, and is still in development...."

http://vimeo.com/19923897

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Monday, 21 February 2011

I LOVE NANDOS MORE THAN YOUR MUM DOES…


Stumbled across this gem and couldn’t stop laughing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DussnqvJy1g

Before becoming a house music fiend I was a Hip-Hop DJ, signed to Atlantic records. I first heard of Example when Atlantic sent me the EP ‘You Cant Rap’ back in 2007.
Prolific doesn’t do this guy justice…
BIG love x

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WILL.I.AM.A.THIEF...


You’d think that Will.i.am would’ve learned his lesson by now. After his world-crushing group The Black Eyed Peas had two previous plagiarism run-ins with Deadmau5 and Adam Freeland – the latter of which went to legal action – the BEP frontman is at it again, this time blatantly lifting beats from German DJ and producer Boys Noize.

In a case that’s eerily similar to when he jacked a Daft Punk production for his own single, Will.i.am has ripped Boys Noize’s recent dancefloor destroyer -Yeah- to serve as the backing track for -Dance-, a tune released under Will.i.am’s Zuper Blahq moniker. While Boys Noize and Will.i.am have worked together on previous Black Eyed Peas material it would appears as though there was no collaboration this time around, with Boys Noize seemingly addressing the drama on Twitter when exclaimed that it was “used without permission”.

What makes this whole thing even worse is that the use of -Yeah- isn’t even creative, it’s just there almost completely unaltered save for some incoherent vocal rants.

In an interesting turn of events, the video director Jam Sutton has disabled the original Vimeo link and Dim Mak has now removed the Zuper Blahq video from YouTube. All we can find of the track is this low quality rip of the video on YouTube, but don’t let that spoil your enjoyment of the song… Naaat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XasSomhMpQ

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