Monday, December 26, 2011

A Bright & Shiny Christmas

Meeerrrryy Christmas. Joyeux noel. Frohe Weihnachten. Feliz navidad. Even though it's a little late, it seems only natural that we celebrate this holiday the only way we know how to celebrate anything here at Bright & Shiny - with lots and lots of pounding techno music. Just a note - these are not happy go lucky Christmas tracks, these are massive pieces of electronic destruction, most of which will probably best suit you during the new years eve madness that's about to be upon us. Happy holidaze.

Up first is the latest magic from up and coming producer and Bright & Shiny homeboy Ekstra, and let me say this one REALLY thumps. A mix of pounding tech house with a hard dutch electro edge, 'Forte' simply has festival madness written all over it. If you like what you're hearing, be sure to show him some love over on his Facebook page and grab the exclusive Bright & Shiny download HERE.
  Forte (Original Mix) by Ekstra

Also, check this sneak peak of one of his latest projects, I can't wait to hear the final version of this one. Straight ridiculous.

Another great track from some of our favorite up and coming producers, this time from LA based duo (one half of whom runs the awesome DSCOtech) No Body, this is far and away the best remix of Dada Life's gargantuan single Happy Violence that I've come across yet. Nothing else even comes close. See (hear) for yourself below, and make sure you hit up their soundcloud for all things No Body.
Download: Dada Life - Happy Violence (No Body Remix)

We never got around to giving you guys our full HARD Haunted mansion review, but if there's one thing you should know it's that Paul Chambers absolutely stole the show. The dude brought a party full of  face-melting electrons like few other people I've ever seen. One of the craziest parts of his performance was this remix of the ZZT anthem Partys Over Los Angeles, which he actually talked about on his twitter he just finished like the day before HARD haunted, specifically for that festival. Feeling the Christmas spirit, Turbo Records gave it away for free the other day. Grab it below.
Download: ZZT - Partys Over Los Angeles (Paul Chambers Remix)

This track is one that I have a hard time finding words to explain. Upon first listen, it might not seem like much, but if you hear it blasting out of some proper speakers at full volume, this one is straight lunacy. The repeating (wood block?) percussion hits sew together a vicious groove that seems ripe for any underground dance party deep in the AM. Don't sleep on this one.
Download: Alex Jones - Shoe Of The Year (Original Mix)

The recent debut "Be As One" EP from mystery duo BS1 on  BNR Trax is one of the most well rounded and dangerous dancefloor-oriented releases I've come across in a while. The EP features four different tracks, all of which have slightly varying flavors but feature a unifying retro-futuristic take on techno that seems right at home on Boys Noize's label. All of the songs manage to bring together moments of spacious, pad filled beauty somewhat reminiscent of Julio Bashmore's best work along with straight relentless and pounding beats that Boys Noize himself would be proud to call his own. Here's two of the tracks off the release, but scope the whole thing on Beatport. It's well worth the money.
Download: BS1 - Nothing But U (Original Mix)

Download: BS1 - Be As One (Original Mix)

Top notch work as always from Canadian youngsters Prince Club. Keep an eye on these two. Beatport for the full release.
Download: Prince Club - Love Strong (Original Mix)

Bonus Presents
Download: Michael Calfan - Ressurrection (Axwell's Recut Club Version)

Download: Mightyfools - Tonight (Original Mix)

Download: Tensnake - Need Your Lovin (Tiger & Woods Remix)


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