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