Friday, April 30, 2010
Farace Friday - Free Tune - EXCLUSIVE - MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker Ft. John Legend - Laid Back Luke Remix (Farace Re-Rub)
MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker ft John Legend (Laid Back Luke Remix/Farace ReRub) by farace
MSTRKRFT on Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/mstrkrft
MSTRKRFT - "Heartbreaker" - Cool Hand Luke Remix - Farace Re-Rub - http://waxdj.com/download.php?band_id=1780&song_id=32431&mode=song_hifi
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Starting off as a pirate radio station in 1985, Kiss FM out of London is celebrating 25 years of pumping badass music through your speakers. Kiss FM was the first radio station to go from a pirate radio station to legitimate and it is believed that even as a pirate station they were garnering in the area of 500,000 listeners. Kiss FM was originally founded by Gordon Mac and counterparts Tosca, Pyers Easton and George Power. After trials and tribulations and hitting the streets with a petition the Kiss FM team was rewarded for their hard work by being awarded their license and being made a legal station on September 1st 1990. Kiss FM is still going strong in 2010 being broadcast across the UK and worldwide via the internet. Kiss FM has made a major impact on the music scene across the Globe and are still doing things big with resident djs like Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, and Jay Cunning. Winkball have been documenting 25 years of Kiss FM on their website and they've interviewed everyone from Gordon Mac to the original pirate Djs including Trevor Nelson, Paul 'Trouble' Anderson, Judge Jules, Danny Rampling, Tim Westwood, Daddy Bug and Steve Jackson. Compiling their stories from the early days of this legendary radio station and tracing the importance of Kiss FM on British and worldwide music, from the beginning until now. We've got a dope trailer below for you to watch and you can check out their website for tons of great interviews and more!
Click here to see the video wall
Winkball Webite - http://www.winkball.com/microsites/kiss25/people.html
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Black Box - "Ride on Time" - Andy McAllister Re-rub - http://waxdj.com/download.php?band_id=1780&song_id=32397&mode=song_hifi
Monday, April 26, 2010
Monday Monday..... you're always back like a bad dream. Thankfully here to save the day and give to the poor is Robin Steal. His latest venture draws on elements from 1991's Rave classic by Alpha Team, "Go Speed Go". Not quite Breaks or Dubstep it comes close to being Techno at times as well. "Speedy Does It" has a stiff crisp beat that works well against the classic vocal samples, breaking into the cartoon's theme song on the drops. Everybody get down!
Robin Steal on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000864992192&ref=ts
Robin Steal on SoundCloud - http://soundcloud.com/robin-steal
Robin Steal - "Speedy Does It" - http://waxdj.com/download.php?band_id=1780&song_id=32382&mode=song_hifi
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Taking remixes to a whole nother level is the man they call Elite Force. His Re:Vamped album recently owned Beatport like no one has done before and he is putting together some crushing stuff. We recently discussed his album Re:Vamped here on the blog so I'm not going to go over it all again today. Let's just say it's freakin awesome and you should definitely get over to the Re:Vamped store and check out the kick ass packages that are available! Today we are featuring another tune from the album, "Standing in the Way of the Engine". Drawing vocals from The Gossip's "Standing in the Way of Control", this is one killer tune. Awesome edits, deep throbbing zappy bass along with the sensual and tearing vocals align as one humongous whole. Power!
Elite Force - Re:Vamped - http://www.eliteforcemusic.com/
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Elite Force Re:Vamped Store - http://www.eliteforcemusic.com/storerevamp.htm
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Holy hump day Batman, we're halfway through another week and summer is coming up fast! The best part of summers is festivals! I'll be making my way to a few myself this year as I'm sure you all will be as well. Today's tasty little tidbit is coming to you from A-Track by way of a J2K Re-Edit. A-Track has been kicking ass and taking names for over a decade. At only thirteen he took his bar mitzvah money and bought himself a set of tables and a mixer. After practicing non-stop, A-Trak emerged to win multiple world championships and formed the Allies with fellow turntablist Craze, as well as other well known djs from the circuit. Music tends to be in your blood and A-Trak's brother Dave 1, is one half of the Electrofunk duo Chromeo. Back in the late 90's, the two ran an independent hip hop label by the name of Audio Research. In 2004 Kanye West hired A-Track as his official tour DJ. How's that for a full time job! Recently having founded a new label with now partner Nick Catchdubs, Fool's Gold is dedicated to providing djs and club-goers alike with the crème de la crop in club music. His remix of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's "Heads will Roll" is awesome as well is his remix of Sebastian Teller's "Kilometer". Originals like "Shake it Down" have a good vibe and hold their own as well. Putting his club edged take on the Clipse's "Wamp Wamp" ft. Slim Thug, A-Track takes a hip hop tune and works it into a dancefloor banger. J2K picks up the tempo and chunks up the breaks while extending and reworking the arrangement. Hip hop fun with a bit of a wobbly edge, wamp wamp.
A-Trak 's Website - http://djatrak.com/
A-Track on Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/djatrak
J2K on Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/j2kjaxfl
A-Track - "Wampercycle" - J2K Edit - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4619206/A-Trak%20Wampercycle%20Re%20Edit-J2K%20-%208B.wav
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Today we have something a bit different than our norm on the menu. Si Biddle is definitely proficient in bassline business and wobbling sub frequencies. His tracks like "D Bomb" blend a bit of a Drum & Bass flavor with Fidget beats and a wonky bassline. Having started off with partner Paul Carter, Si has recently gone solo to express his influences making darker Electro music fused with Dancehall and Electronica. With releases already on multiple labels, things are just heating up for this bassline barbarian. Today's course kicks in with a smooth deep bassline and housey hats. Dropping out on the chopped up "Hype the Funk" vocal, the bassline comes back in with more authority after a short drop. The main break/build is done well and comes back in proper with solid energy. Video game sounding edits are dispersed throughout. Funky banging shiz.
Si Biddle on Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/sibiddlemusic
Si Biddle on SoundCloud - http://soundcloud.com/sibiddlemusic
Si Biddle - "Hype the Funk 2010" - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4619206/Si%20Biddle%20-%20Hype%20the%20Funk%202010%20%28Original%20Mix%29.mp3
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Monday, April 19, 2010
Happy 420 Eve everyone. I hope you are all stocked up and set to go for the big day tomorrow! No other time does the phrase "Smoke em if you got em" fit more! Now I'm not saying whether or not Wolfgang Gartner smokes the green goodness but the man is definitely packing some firepower. I guess he's used to packing heat being from Austin Texas and all. When it comes to speaker shredding ass kicking in your f*$@ing face electro house, Wolfgang Gartner is the man! Every one of his tunes is peak time 4/4 of the mind blowing sorts. From "Undertaker" with its piano of the dead, to the hard hitting "Firepower" with its eerie, Tetris sounding breakdown and phenomenal editing. Wolfgang has gigs all over the world in 2010 from Brazil to the UK. If you're lucky enough to catch one of his Live sets, you won't be disappointed as he owns the floor as well bringing his glitchtastic style of Electro to the House. Today we have Wolfgang's "Killer", the Breaks edit and stepping up to the plate on edit duty is Oz native, Kai Project. Kai Project is making some moves of his own in 2010 with quality sounding stuff. Dropping in a breakbeat and adding a dash of Australian Dorrigo to the mix, Kai Project spices things up a bit. Quality stuff and you can get it right now for free. See, Mondays don't always suck.
Wolfgang Gartner on Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/djwolfganggartner
Kai Project on Soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/kai-project
Wolfgang Gartner - "Killer" - Kai Project Breaks Edit - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4619206/Wolfgang%20Gartner%20-%20Killer%20%28Kai%20Project%20Breaks%20Edit%29.mp3
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Friday, April 16, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Based out of Brooklyn New York, MGMT is comprised of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. The two met in college and quickly started making music together. In 2007 Spin Magazine named them artist of the day on October 5th and in the same year Rolling Stone pegged them as "one of the top 10 artists to watch in 2008". Their first album "Oracular Spectacular" debuted at number twelve on the UK album chart and number six on the Australian ARIA Charts, as well as managing to hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart! They have now been nominated for 2 Grammys and The Justice remix of "Electric Feel", won the Grammy for "Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical" Their follow up album, "Congratulations" was just released on the 13th of April. As one might expect, it features some amazing tracks and has a classic and nostalgic feel that is hard pressed to come by in 2010. "Congratulations" is now available for purchase on their website.
"Time to Pretend" was one of the hits from their freshman album and the boys of Slyde have gone and done us a favor but sprinkling their magic all over it and then giving it away for free. Reworking it with a bit of a Florida Breakbeat style and reggae vocal snippets, Slyde churn out a dancefloor groover. Now everybody say, "Thanks Slyde".
MGMT's Website - http://www.whoismgmt.com/us/home
Slyde on Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/fingerlickinslyde
Slyde - Slyde Vs MGMT Booty - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4619206/SlydeVsMGMTBooty.mp3
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
London natives Hot Chip have recently released their new album "One Life Stand". Having a more classic pop feel than their previous albums, "One Life Stand" is full of danceable ideas. Taking a groovy little tune and turning it into a dancefloor banger are Dada Life with their Guerilla Fart #2 remix of "Ready for the Floor". Dada Life mean serious business when it comes to remix action and this one does not disappoint. Punchy drums, a killer build up and slamming bass chunk this tune to the max. If for some strange reason you are not familiar with Dada Life's work, this is an awesome tune to give you a taste of what the Swedish duo are up to. Do not miss out on this one!
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Friday, April 9, 2010
Time flies when you're having fun so the clock is always running at full speed for me! You know what that means right? Another Farace Friday is upon us. You all are one lucky lot today as Farace has put together something super for our readers. Having gone to school and obtaining a degree in Audio Engineering, Farace is no slouch when it comes to sound manipulation. His insane catalogue of work on multiple labels like Caffeine, Kick It, Dead Famous, Boxon, and Pop and Lock, is quickly gaining him worldwide recognition. Remixing artists from Pimpwax to Quadrat Beat, Dj Garen, and Joman, Farace is tearing things up in 2010! Today we have a sample pack from the man himself up for grabs for everyone. Covering all the basics like snares, kicks, and hat fills, this kit is jam packed with quality samples! Effects like the Helicopter LFO and breaks like Break #5 will add some serious punch to any tune. As an added bonus, Farace has taken the time to put together a short five minute instructional video for all the aspiring producers out there. Using Logic with deftness Farace quickly puts together a kicking beat using only synths a sampler and samples from the FREE kit. So what are you waiting for? Download some free samples, watch the vid, and get something featured on this blog!! We look forward to hearing your work!
Farace - Drums & FX Sample Pack - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4619206/Farace_DrumsandFXSamplePack.zip
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Yes, that's right everyone, it’s new Sneaker & The Dryer mix time. The S&D boys are back, only this time they're bringing you something a little bit different. Never ones to stick solely to Nu Skool Breaks and Breakbeats, Sneaker & The Dryer love playing around with all genres in their sets while staying true to Breaks at the same time. Switching things up a bit, this mix focuses more on the Electro House and Tech-Funk side of things. It features big tunes from names like Robosapiens, Dilemn, and Jay Force. Plus, exclusive edits you won't hear anywhere else. Never ones to rush a mix, this one is just about an hour and a half long so the boys have plenty of time to take you on a proper journey. Settling for simple is not the S&D way and this mix makes no exception because Sneaker & The Dryer are back at it with the LIVE 2x4 business! No editing, cutting, or mastering. Just raw LIVE mixing recorded on 2 turntables, 1 DJM 600 and 1 Xponent, "Breaking Down The House" has 3 tracks going in multiple places and the layers never stop coming at you. Guaranteed to make bodies rock and panties drop ;) You can stream or download it right below, enjoy!
Sneaker & The Dryer - "Breaking Down The House"
1. Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrel – Aint No Mountain High Enough – Mikey Mic Remix
2. Danny Soundz & Ruel Quiroz – Rock the House – Hirshee Remix
3. Hedflux – Non-Stop – Ben Hash Key Remix
4. Wolfgang Gartner Vs The Beastie Boys – Intergalactic Firepower – Stealth Bomber Edit
5. Dilemn – Everybody
6. Robosapiens – The 9
7. Dro & Lodzy – Not Yet Now – Dilemn Remix
8. Robosapiens – Bodies
9. Feline – Let Go
10. Deadmau5 – Ghosts & Stuff – Elite Force Re-Fix
11. Lee Coombs & Uberzone – Right Now
12. Peter Paul – Electrolia
13. Stereo :Type – Sewer Gash – Far Too Loud Remix
14. Jay Force – Bangin
15. Spitloop – Electricity
16. Jay Force – Fuckin
17. BSD – Get Hype on This
18. BSD Vs Major Lazer – Get Hype Pon De Floor
19. Digital Freak – Disco Falls – Stealth Bomber Edit
20. Vadim Shantor & Stonewash – Darkness
21. Lebrosk – Madonna Vs Soulrunner
22. Armand Van Helden Ft. Yolanda – My My My – Deekline & Wizard Vocal Mix
Sneaker & The Dryer - "Breaking Down The House"
Stream HiFi - http://waxdj.com/play.php?band_id=1780&song_id=32147&mode=song_hifi
Download HiFi - http://waxdj.com/download.php?band_id=1780&song_id=32147&mode=song_hifi
Monday, April 5, 2010
Check your drawers and make sure they're yours cuz it's Hot Laundry time. That's right boys and girls bringing you the banging exclusive Dj Tool is Kick It resident Hot Laundry. Previously released on Kick It Recordings in September of 2009 "Planet Rave" has a driving bassline that wobbles in and out. It features some classic Technotronic samples which are also present in the Dj Tool Mix available only here, for free! Cow bells, big time synths, and heavy duty filter, along with a crunchy jungle break pump up this jam for a peak time layer. Let's do it now!
Hot Laundry - "Planet Rave" - Dj Tool Mix - http://waxdj.com/download.php?band_id=1780&song_id=32185&mode=song_hifi
Friday, April 2, 2010
Another week flies by and summer is that much closer! TGIF! and you know what that means, it's Farace Friday here on the Kick It Blog. Mr. Farace has been upping the ante on the promo end of things with his personal website recently updated and he has started a mailing list for everyone to keep up to date on his current developments. With recent gigs at Breakspoll, in Vienna with the Dub Pistols, SXSW, WMC, and an upcoming one in Canada, Farace has got a pretty busy schedule right now! With new releases on top labels like his remix of Jinx & Brain's "Big Fat Ass" on Yellowfinger and his remix of "Bass Pumpin" by Pimpwax on Dead Famous Records and many more, Farace is owning in the production department as well. All while continuing to drop big tunes on his label, Kick It Recordings. Farace was recently interviewed by FERN TV and was also nominated for multiple awards at the 2010 Breakspoll Awards.
Kicking his mailing list off with a proper start, Farace is giving away one of his tunes for free. "People's House" was released on Kick It Recordings in 2009 but you can get the Breaks mix right now for FREE by just signing up for his mailing list. "People's House" is a great example of Farace's style and the type of energy he instills in his music. A main room track with super clean drums and a bit of a trancey feel to it, it's one solid tuna! Not only do you get this track for free but you will also have access to other tracks you will not be able to get anywhere other than by joining the Farace mailing list. Exclusive edits and remixes from Farace are one reason I would sign up right now ;) Plus all kinds of other good stuff like T-Shirt give-aways, ticket and remix contests, and more! So do yourself a favor and join!
Farace's Website - http://www.farace.info/
Farace on SoundCloud - http://soundcloud.com/farace
Join the Mailing List - http://farace.fanbridge.com/