Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

We Proudly Serve

Accompanied by this excellent track by Pixelord, is an equally (if not more) striking visual treat.  The video for 'Been Lookin' came out just days before the release of his Supaplex EP.  With a combination of smooth and stimulating graphics and samurai movie footage, this video has a strange yet alluring element.  Video editing/directing credit goes to Dan Hankinson.  View below.

"Operating from an undisclosed location deep within the dungeonz of the innanetz" ... Mack Blajick, aka "Oh My!", gives us a nice and smooth original garage track.  A detuned vocal hook coupled nicely with the full bodied synth underbelly sets a sexy late night vibe for your dance floor or your bedroom.  The plethora of percussive instruments is a nice touch, keeping the track interesting and diverse.

More Mack Blajick.  This time you're getting a hi-hat filled juke track that is your typical 4am AC-less warehouse jerker.


Bonus Round

Aluna George's silky voice....

Love, Patrick

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hallo!  Here's...  some stuff...  for you to listen to... or whatever.

First up tonight is a nice little techno diddy by Hamburg, Germany based Yør.  Recently released on the Purple Maze label, this crunchy track features an extremely high level of white noise, giving it an atmospheric dream-like aura.  The pulsing forward motion of this track has the momentum to feel like it really took you on a journey.  Enjoy da free downloadz.


Have a penchant for great production and rap music?  Try out this trap rap beat muzik power hour mix by TNGHT, comprised of legendary Hudson Mohawke and Lunice.  Ayyye 

Love, Patrick

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Future Funk

"We don't really need a crowd to have a party, Just a funky beat and you to get it started."
download: Jobe - Future Funk (Original Mix)

Off of Purity Ring's recent (absolutle fire) debut album Shrines. I highly recommend you go buy the whole thing if you haven't already (here).
download: Purity Ring - Odebear (Original Mix)

The Magician: making the 80s seem cool again.
download: Sebastien Tellier - Cochon Ville (The Magician Remix)

These next two are two based and bassed-out garage style remixes. Love em, bump em, do anything with em, but whatever you do make sure you play em loud.
download: BRANKO - Going In Hard feat. Dominique Young Unique (French Fries Remix)

download: Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz - Mercy (D.Fine Remix)

I have to disclaim that this one is only 192kbps since this is a song that only exists on vinyl, BUT I will say it's definitely worth grabbing since it's absolutely gorgeous. Done by the mysterious producer 'N' for a special release on Exploited, grab the vinyl HERE. (by the way the producer is Noir)
download: N - Lucy In The Sky With Pearls (Original Mix)


Friday, August 17, 2012

In A Dream

I'll begin this post the way I seem to begin many summer days. Out of a grogginess; out of a haze: out of the dream world and into the sun of the day. Pyramid is a young artist from France whose hallucinatory brand of hip-hop inflected electronic music conveys that essence perfectly in the form of this remix. Start listening from the beginning and you'll see what I mean; the ideal song to have bubbling out of the speakers as you drift back to reality.
download: Lifelike & Popular Computer - Getting High (Pyramid Remix)

Our friend Yooj (of Berlin by San Fran fame) has two big things going on right now that you need to know about. Firstly he gave away this super smooth track for free a couple weeks ago for anyone who likes his facebook page:

and secondly, his 'I Took You In' EP came out the other week on Not Bad Music - needless to say we're pretty excited about it. Each of the two original tracks are dark and sleazy in all the ways that make them perfect for a pulsing dancefloor sometime after 3AM, while the Ron Costa remix adds its own degree of techy flavor to the mix as well. Preview it below and grab the whole thing off Beatport.

To keep things going with the morning theme from earlier, this Paul Kalkbrenner track is another one I've been finding myself throwing on repeat whenever I want to wake up. Simple, raw elements mesh together to form a pulse of energy that constantly builds and crescendos over the 8 minutes of the track.
download: Paul Kalkbrenner - Altes Kamuffel (Original Mix)

Check it as the opening track in this rather awesome live documentary..

I saw Eric Prydz at the Palladium in LA last month (absolutely incredible) and it completely reawakened my love for the swede's banging style of progressive electro. This classic bootleg is definitely from the harder end of his discography..
download:Eric Prydz vs Pink Floyd - Proper Education (Original Mix)

Two equally monstrous remixes, one of Gesaffelstein and one by Gesaffelstein. Future Rave.
download: Zombie Zombie - Rocket Number 9 (Gesaffelstein Remix)

download: Gesaffelstein - Hatred (David Caretta Remix)

I recently came across this free Mosca EP and was really impressed by what the UK garage producer could accomplish within a more traditional house structure. Smooth, unadulterated rhythm with sweetly soulful influences.
download: Mosca - The Way We Were (Original Mix)

Stay Classy,

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lost & Sound at Backbar

WASHINGTON, DC -- This Saturday night at Backbar in the basement of the 9:30 Club, we will be once again be hosting a party alongside our esteemed friends at Blisspop. No theme this time, and the only rule is to get weird. So bring your friends, come out, and get down to the sounds of we, the Bright & Shiny DJs, as well as homies Chris Nitti and Lxsx Frank.

Lxsx Frxnk
Chris Nitti

Special guests:
Peter K.
Coby Jones

10pm, $5, 21+
Backbar - 815 V St. NW 

facebook event

Lost & Sounds
  Paris Underground Trax - Sexy Thing Remix - My Love Is Underground 2010 by And so I dance
  MINDSHAKE018 - Alexis Cabrera - Wherever (Kabale und Liebe & Lauhaus Remix) by Mindshake Records


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lost & Sound: Stolen Identity Edition

WASHINGTON, DC -- Friday night at the back bar of the Black Cat we will be hosting a fun little shindig alongside our good friends at Blisspop.  It's a (very) unofficial after party for Identity Festival, so come through if you've still got dance fever. Or skip the festival altogether and come hang out! We're more fun then all those guys anyway. PK and I will be performing from 9:30-10:30, followed by the sounds of our homies Chris Nitti, Lxsx Frxnk, and ID Fest headliners: Volta Bureau. Plus, there will be super trippy live visuals from Kylos. The theme is "stolen identity," so come dressed as anyone you'd like (or don't).  Come out and get lost inside someone else. 

9:30p, $5, 18+
FREE before 11pm w/ RSVP
Black Cat Backstage
1811 14th St. NW

Volta Bureau (DJ set)
Lxsx Frxnk
Chris Nitti
Bright & Shiny DJs: Peter K b2b Coby Jones

Facebook event

Bright & Shiny Sounds

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bright & Shiny Exclusive: Interview with Eats Everything

 Since his track "Entrance Song" appeared prominently in Maya Jane Coles' Essential Mix last summer, Eats Everything (real name Dan Pearce) has taken the dance music world by storm. In that same year, Pearce saw his very own entry onto the shortlist for Essential Mix of the year, followed by numerous releases on a list of labels which reads much the same as a list of our favorites might: Dirtybird, Pets, Defected, Get Physical, Nurvous, Hypercolour, Futureboogie, and most recently on Jaymo & Andy George's fledgling imprint, Moda Black.  2011 was a good year for a man who is as down to earth and amiable as his music is smashing, and 2012 is looking even better, with the release of his subtle, Dr. Dre-inspired track "Jagged Edge" still topping charts two months after its release. We had a chance to sit down with Eats Everything this past March following an appearance at the legendary Get Lost in Miami to discuss everything from an upcoming collaboration with Disclosure, to mixing at 118 beats per minute, and male ejaculation.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Nite Life

I've got a couple EPs here for you to check out today. This first one is a release courtesy of Brazilians Digitaria and Funky Fat and all the tracks on this "Masochist" EP sound right at home on the Hot Creations label. Each features presumably the same sexy female vocals, but they are also equally unique. The old soundcloud ep preview seemed lacking so I'm putting the full songs below. If you like what you hear, which I'm sure you will, hurry over to beatport and pick 'em up.

Maetrik, the darker, more sadistic and maniacal version of Maceo Plex plans to unleash this EP towards the end of July. Let me tell you, I have heard each of these in various heathen-filled dance floors and they go the fuck off. A great man (Seth Troxler) once said "I go out and I freak peoples minds. I get in their mind pussy and I play with their mind clit. and then I'm like here, thas whats happening." I believe Maetrik has a similar philosophy when at the dj helm.


Download: Compuphonic ft. Marques Toliver - Sunset (DJ T. Remix)

Download: Kim English - Nitelife (Alexis Raphael Remix) **

- Jimmy

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Blissed-out, Baeleric-inspired deepness on this first one. Honestly this track seems like it was made for a sandy dance floor in Miami at sunset or something. Just start listening at the beginning and wait for the drop at the 1:30 mark if you want to see what I mean.
download: The Mekanism - Can't Believe (Original Mix)

Bart B More gets back to the basics on this collaboration with Harvard Bass, and the result is probably the best track by either of those two to come out in a while. Some Boys Noize-esque, sharp-edged electro that builds across the (slightly short) 4:54 of the song into a pulsing, energy filled beast of a track. Coming soon to a festival near you.
download: Bart B More & Harvard Bass - Pari (Original Mix)

A classic Biggie sample and a dancefloor dusting drop make this next one a winner. Deep grooves from two of my favorite underground producers of the moment Amine Edge & DANCE.
download: Amine Edge & DANCE - Going To Heaven With The Goodie-Goodies (Original Mix)

Some more super dope, self described 'thug house' from the duo..

Atapy has been doing all sorts of wonderful things recently. I came across this next remix of his a week or so ago and I have to say I've been playing it almost non stop ever since. The lyrics of the  soulful vocals are slightly funny, but the bassline and the horns combine perfectly to form a vibe thats as beautiful as it is highly danceable.
download: Dirty Culture - You And Me (Atapy Remix)

Lastly but definitely not least is this debut single 'Up' from the Berlin based dance project Nod Ones Head. Super smooth and delicately organized, the vocals combine with the different elements of this track for a refreshingly organic feel that you don't normally come across in dance music. Check out the preview for their new EP below as well.

Stay Classy,

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Summer Effect

Summer is occurring all around us in full effect in the northern hemisphere right now, and inevitably this golden season affects the forms and styles of the music that end up getting blasted on every speaker within reach of me. Darker, harder edged sounds get replaced by lighter and softer ones, and I find myself absolutely in love with anything and everything that would be perfect echoing across a swimming pool or on a beach. In honor of this, I present to you a selection of tracks, some old, some new, but all chosen entirely with a summer vibe in mind:

download: Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)

download: Body Language - Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix)

download: Disclosure - What's In Your Head

Released recently on Mother Recordings, this original by Daniel Dexter is at once nostalgic and positively uplifting. Sampling the beat from Pete Rock & CL Smooth's 90s hip hop classic 'T.R.O.Y.' (see video below) will get you automatic points in my book, but the way Dexter does it here is just phenomenal. Summer bliss and good times are practically bursting from this one at the seams. Pool party anthem.
download: Daniel Dexter - Today (Original Mix)

Simple, happy energy on this bootleg that can only really be dignified by the word BANGER.
download: Lykee Li - I Follow Rivers (Sam Young Bootleg)

Italo disco vibes on this good times edit from Dimitri From Paris. Time to groove.

Just about the only thing wrong with that amazing track above is it version isn't available for download, but luckily this slightly shorter dub version is so grab it below..
download: Little Boots - Headphones (Dimitri From Paris Dub)

Strip Steve's newest single is absolutely gorgeous. A future disco on acid vibe combine with incredible vocals to add up to a perfect summer track. Head over to beatport to grab the equally styling edits/remixes by Kink, Boys Noize, and Destructo as well.
download: Strip Steve - Astral Projection feat. Puro (Original Mix)

Oh and if you're in LA, be sure to stop by Dim Mak Studios this tuesday as Strip Steve, Destructo, and DIM take over the dance floor for the official Astral Projection release party. If you haven't seen it yet, check out the wonderfully trippy music video for the track below:

Stay Classy,

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mixtape Sunday: Episode 008

Eats Everything has been a definite favorite of ours around here. He's a fantastic performer and his bouncy bass-driven style of house is infectious. However, this mix he did last week for Resident Advisor is delivered with a mild mannered energy; something his signature sound would not lead you to expect. Don't let that feed you any doubt though because this is an excellent mix and in his own words "It is my favourite mix I have ever done and it showcases a different side to me from the bangers that I suppose I am known for playing." You can check out the few questions he answered about the mix here, and check out the tracklist on the soundcloud page. Also, get excited for the write up of our interview with him coming out this week!

- Jimmy

Thursday, June 21, 2012


German producer B-Ju boldly made his way onto my "to watch" list with his tricked out, slow and sleazy remix of Wool & Cerebral Vortex's "Erotic Dancer". His latest effort, an original production soon to be released on the Squelch & Clap label is in good keeping with the UK funky/hip-hop influenced sound that characterized that remix, a sound and vibe I've grown increasingly fond of over the past few months. Featuring a sample from Brandy's "I Wanna Be Down" (a sample also used by Blawan in his massive "Getting Me Down" release) and some bouncy percussion, things really get going for me at the breakdown around halfway through. Take a listen below, and keep an eye out for more from this young beat-wizard. With releases through acclaimed labels like Dirtybird and S&C already under his belt, it's clear we've got a lot to look forward to.
  S&C009 B-Ju Cry Wolf by Squelchandclap

More yet-to-be-released goodness from abroad, this time from the eccentric haircut sporting Parisian they call Bambounou. Out July 9th on ClekClekBoom, the star of this two track release is "Night", a garage thumper that chugs along a bed of grimey percussion and ravey synths. It's pretty easy to picture this one going off in some dark warehouse basement somewhere. CLEK CLEK MATERIAL.
  Bambounou - Night / Brawl [CCB005] - Out July 9th (12" + Digital) by ClekClekBoom

And since we're on the subject of ClekClekBoom releases, might as well throw this preview up as well, this time coming from none other than French Fries. I don't have a lot to say about this song that isn't readily apparent upon listening. Justin Martin dropped "What to Do" at U Street Music Hall during their Dirtybird residency over the weekend and things got a little more than crazy. French Fries has demonstrated a strong affection for that ghetto-tech infused house sound with his last couple of releases, this one's no different.
  French - What To Do / One Ting Dub [CCBWL001] - Out July 9th (12" White Label Vinyl Only) by ClekClekBoom

This post wouldn't be much of a post without some download-ables, so here's two. The first comes from Julio Bashmore, who really needs no introduction to any semi-educated electronic music enthusiast, but who  burst onto the scene in 2011 and has been one of our favorite producers ever since. It's called "Troglodytes" and is the 2nd release with his newly founded Broadwalk Records label. Admittedly, I needed a little bit of time for this track to really grow on me, but its chilled out sound is quite nice after a few listens. This is a tune for the poolside.
  Julio Bashmore - Troglodytes by juliobashmoremusic

Bit of an oldie, but it's just plain pretty.
Iron Curtis - Goma

- PK

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


If you're a fan of UK bass music and garage, then Bwana is someone you're gonna wanna follow and keep on your radar.  This 21 year old producer hails from Leeds, UK and has been making music for about one year.  His productions are relaxing and beautiful, often comprised of luscious synth chord progressions, light and quick percussion, and soulful vocal samples that make you feel like you're in a dream.  Happy listening.

And if you enjoy the boy's taste, like him on his facebook page then check out his Rinse FM mix:

Love, Patrick

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mixtape Sunday: Episode 007

It has been exciting to see the Venezuelan duo of Delete and Israel Sunshine tear up the scene this year after seemingly appearing out of nowhere. Getting signed to the notorious Crosstown Rebels label is no small feat and this mix should give you a pretty good idea of how they accomplished that. This mix is about what I would expect from them at this point (amazingness). It is maybe a little darker than usual, but that allows for a deeper journey highly appropriate for anything Verboten. Fur Coat at a Verboten party should sound like utopia to any one that has experienced an inkling of either. Basically, this is what you want. Now crank the speakers and enjoy the twisted ride.

- Jimmy

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Amazing vibes, per usual, courtesy of Poolside. This is the first track off their debut album, slated for July 9th. Free download doesn’t hurt.

Walker & Royce came through with a couple debut singles and a Francesca Lombardo remix for one of them just a few days ago. These two Brooklyn boys have been working magic as of late so definitely keep an eye on them. Go to their soundcloud and get a taste if you know what’s good for you.

I accidentally bought this song before I listened to a preview and had a fleeting moment of regret. Then I was like ‘oh wait, I’m an idiot, this is a DJ T remix. His shit is golden 110% of the time all the time’. Now go make the same mistake I made and check out the other magnificent releases on Get Physical’s “Full Body Workout Volume 9” release.

Black Light Smoke – Lovework (DJ T Remix) [Stream Only]

Here are three more gems you are now required to get. Jump out of your seat and run to the beatport store nearest you, buy them, acquire endless aural satisfaction, and support our boys Solomun, Sharooz, and DeMarzo. Then go back home and wait for further intructions.

Solomun - Kackvogel [Stream Only]

A shot of liquor and a cigarette can work wonders, just stay away from bears.

Chicago remix with a little less "Chicago" than the original.
Hoshina Anniversary - Chicago (Sharooz Remix) Removed by request

Look up the rest of the Goodie-Goodies EP for more.. goodies
Amine Edge, Dance - Going to Heaven With the Goodie-Goodies (Demarzo Funked Up Remix) [Stream Only]


Download: DJ Le Roi feat. Roland Clark - I Get Deep (Embassy Of Love Remix)

Download: Pele, Findling & Shawnecy - Suspect

- Jimmy

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Give It Whatcha Got

I just came across this Mr. Rodriguez, but apparently he’s been in the game for quite some time releasing tunes from deep house to acid and nu disco and dropping remixes for acts like Tiger Stripes and Crazy P. But with aliases like ‘Future Beat Investigators’ and ‘Acid Kings’, just to name a few, how could this man not produce all kinds of great music. Here’s my favorite track off his recent “Dawn” LP that features his own vocals. Just after it’s settling into a steady rhythm and hitting the breakdown he whacks you with some old rave stabs. Didn’t expect that did you?
Download: Roberto Rodriguez – Eternity

You may notice this sample from the timeless “Regulate” by Warren G and Nate Dogg (R.I.P.), but just like this one, that too actually draws from Michael Mcdonald’s “I Keep Forgettin”. Props to Solomun for the crate digging.
Download: Solomun – Love Recycled 1

If any bit of this narrative is true, Warren G and Nate Dogg are officially the most baller people I personally know. Just listen to the lyrics.
Download: Warren G. feat. Nate Dogg - Regulate

Starting with a dark piano solo and evolving into an trippy harmony, Maya Jane Coles takes on a remix assignment and develops something that I’m sure Bo Saris is proud to be a part of. I think at this point I’ve lost the ability to articulate how musically gifted this young lady is, so I’ll let the music do the talking.
Download: Bo Saris – She’s on Fire (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

I’m not sure how I completely slept on this Art Department remix given that I was obsessed with Jamie Jones’ effort for how long I can’t remember, but I would say they are easily on par with each other. This take is like a 9-minute ballad that keeps repeating in my head.
Download: Azari & III – Hungry For The Power (Art Department Remix)

Kieran McDermott of Leeds dropped his Motion EP not too long ago and I suggest you check it out. The EP’s namesake track has a cool U.K. garage rhythm and even a little bit of Q-Tip, which is always a good thing.
Download: Kezla – The Motion

Maxxi Soundsystem gathers the essentials of an 80’s hit to engineer a refreshing mix with a more active guitar riff. Although his typical bass driven style is evident, this remix clearly exhibits his versatility as a producer.
Download: Scandal – Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)


Download: Subb-an – What I Do (Burnski’s Tulum Remix)

Download: Alexis Raphael – Into the Light (Hot Natured Remix)

- Jimmy

Thursday, June 7, 2012

In Session

In the abstract, this can be understood as a series of organized sound waves selected to induce a state of maximal hedonism.

download: Destructo - Stand Still (Original Mix)

download: The Juan Maclean - Happy House (Original Mix)

download: Major Lazer - Get Free feat. Amber (What So Not Remix) <-- bonus points for being crazy unique

Boys Noize's tribute to Donna Summers. Whatever that dude is drinking, it's working.
download: Boys Noize - Donnastag

Absolutely gorgeous and amazing track off of Justin Martin's Ghettos & Gardens album, which you ought to buy if you haven't already. Or at least be sure to check out the song 'Butterflies' too.
download: Justin Martin - Don't Go (DJ Version)

This next one, in the right context, is simply a dancefloor destroyer of untold proportions. Now, I know that Jamie Jones is as good of dj as anyone out there (#1 in the world isn't too shabby), but for whatever reason I've never been particularly engaged by any of his productions or remixes. A week or two back in San Francisco though, Maceo Plex dropped this one at around 4AM and the dance floor absolutely WENT OFF. It was probably the highlight of the set for me. After rummaging through tons of remixes the next morning, I couldn't find the right one so I kind of forgot about it until I stumbled across it today. ITS TIME FOR THE PERKYOULATER
download: Cajmere - Percolator (Jamie Jones Vault Remix)

Nic Fanciulli with that thumping TEK AUS on this one, showing why they love him so much at Space Ibiza. We like him too.
download: Radio Slave feat. Danton Eaprom - Grindhouse (Nic Fanciulli Remix)

"Deep House Provokes Thought. The Real. Deep Shit. Let's Get Back To The Raw."
download: Kerri Chandler - Back To The Raw (Ruff Mix)

I first discovered Bubba in a Gesaffelstein mix, and since then he's definitely lived up to that high level of sheer lunacy you'd expect from anything associated with Gesaffelstein, although his style is decidedly on the deeper side of things. And every track with his name on it somehow seems almost overflowing with bass. I'm not complaining. This new remix from him is probably my favorite effort of his so far. Check out more Bubba on Beatport.
download: Kasbah Zoo - Show Me (Bubba'S Show This Mix)

Stay Classy,

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Get Lost

We slept a bit on this latest U-Tern release, but it really is delightful.. Sun-soaked vibes that feel perfectly crafted for a summer day at the beach.
download: U-Tern - You Don't Know Me (Original Mix)

Sgt Slick brings the ruckus on this one, almost sounding like some early Hardwell with a progressive banger that's equal parts melodic and fist-pumping.
download: Sgt Slick - Picture This (Original Mix)

Next we've got two weapons from Avicii, my personal favorite being the Lenny Kraviz bootleg Superlove. Definitely up there with Avicii's best..
download: Avicii vs Lenny Kraviz - Superlove (Original Mix)

download: The Good Guys ft Tesz Milan - Spotlight (Avicii Rising Star Mix)

Jack Dixon is a new face in the UK bass scene who's been getting recognition for the way his sound blends elements of sexier tech house with melodic UK bass. Off his most recent EP this Dauwd remix is definitely the choice pick of the bunch..
download: Jack Dixon - Lose Myself (Dauwd Remix)

This next one is far and away the mega anthem of this post. A Dubfire classic from a couple years back, I stumbled on this one when my iPod was on shuffle and let me tell you this is a timeless monster. At over 10 minutes long it's a song explicitly crafted for destroying dance floors in the way that only Dubfire knows how. Every phase of the song is different and bigger and better than the last section, and it seems to steadily build into a massive crescendo at the end. This song is literally destined to be blasted out of festival speakers. I love the part around the 3 minute mark when it really takes off with the vocals strobing in and out of the beat.
download: Robbie Rivera - Float Away (Dubfire's Casaplex Remix)

Stay Classy,


is simplicity. (round 15)

Download: Lee Foss - Masta Blasta (Richey Ahmed Remix)

Download: Noir, Westboy - She's Got My Heart (Larse Remix)

Download: Geeeman - Bang't

Download: Flashmob - Ninety Five

Download: Alexis Raphael - Kitchens, Bedrooms

Download: H.O.S.H. - Finally Mine

Download: Soul Clap, Gadi Mizrahi - Romantic Comedy

Check out this music video of Eats Everything's recently released "Jagged Edge" on Pet's Recordings. Also look up the B side of the EP, "This Elbow", and grab the whole thing off off beatport. Now watch this girl eat just about... everything.. ahhh ok

Extra Eats Everything. Stay posted for the forthcoming write up of our interview with him!

Download: Dupree - Brass Disc (Eats Everything 90's Throwback Rework)

- Jimmy

Thursday, May 24, 2012

das Wochenende

I'm writing this right before we hit the road to drive up to San Francisco for Maceo Plex and Maya Jane Coles tonight (so stoked), so I'll have to keep it brief. These tracks are a taste of the weekend-inspired jams we'll be bumping on the roadtrip, and in honor of tonight let's start off with some Maceo Plex.

download: Martin Dawson - Think About It feat. Nicholas Ryan Gant (Maceo Plex Remix)

A monster of a track off of Santigold's new album, thanks to the all star production team of Diplo and Boys Noize.
download: Santigold - Look At These Hoes (Prod. Diplo & Boys Noize)

download: Huxley - Let It Go (Original Mix)

THROWBACK ALERT. (probably one of my favorite electro classics of all time)
download: Tiga - You Gonna Want Me [12 Inch Dance Mix]

Stay Classy,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


SCNTST is probably one of the most fascinating producers flying under the radar out there right now. The 17 year old German prodigy on Boys Noize's label seems to switch up his style on every new remix or original that he puts out, all the while retaining a really high level of production quality. This remix is almost like some relaxing trip hop, which is definitely a switch up from his typical techno-inspired sound.
download: Mickey Moonlight - Welcome Aboard (SCNTST Remix)

Hot Since 82 are the next big thing in deep house. Mark my words. Somewhere between the Hot Creations/Art Department sound that's become so popular over the past year, these dudes have been riding a wave of success with a string of really high quality releases recently. This original just might be their best effort yet. Pure fire.
download: Hot Since 82 - Sundown (Original Mix)

Energetic, driving techno from one of my favorite recent discoveries out of germany, Oblast.
download: Wat - Missile (Oblast Remix)

This is the song playing in the back of my head when I look at the picture for this post..
download: p e a c e FIRE: Sapphire (Grum Edit)

Stay Classy,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dream On

Gigamesh's new All My Life EP on French fashion house/record label Kitsuné is some serious heat. Ranging from sun-soaked nu disco, to moments of almost-psychedelic dream pop, this release really has it all. Aside from the title track, this B side "Dream On" is probably my favorite one off the EP. Check it out below and be sure to head over to Beatport for the full release.
download: Gigamesh - Dream On (Original Mix)

This next track comes off of another equally amazing release. Mat Zo's The Sky EP on Anjunabeats is plain old incredible, and shows him exploring the interplays between classical trance and various other sub-genres on the electronic music spectrum. The EP comes with two mixes of the track - the club mix, which is absolutely huge and takes the song in a Nicky Romero face-melting electro direction, and the chiller Extended Mix, which is my choice of the two. Beatport it for the full ra-leece.
download: Mat Zo - The Sky feat. Linnea Schossow (Extended Mix)

Everybody loves some new Disclosure. Well, this one isn't quite new, but I bet you haven't heard it. An obscure edit of Q-Tip (of Tribe Called Quest fame)'s solo effort 'Work It Out'. Half Fidget house, Half bass-twerked electro, and completely freakin' booty shaking.
download: Q-Tip - Work It Out (Disclosure Booty Call Edit)

More hip hop influence, this time on the deep house side of things with a classique from Adana Twins and Doctor Dru. RIP Biggie...
download: Adana Twins & Doctor Dru - Juicy Fruit (Original Mix)

Also thank you Heidi for dropping this SUPER MEGA RIDICULOUS BOMB-of-a-track during her set on BBC the other week..This release is about to be a straight dancefloor murderer (drops first week of June)..

Mas music coming later today..

- Augustus