One of my favorites...let's ring in the new year RIGHT! Enjoy it!
Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Get hype with this classic track right here! Enjoy it!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Someone in a chat room I was in was bumpin' this track, and I was really feelin' it, so here you go! Enjoy it!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Was playin' a lot of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair today...so that explains this appearance of a CLASSIC video gaming anthem. Enjoy it!
Monday, December 27, 2010
12-27-2010 - MIXTAPE MONDAY! (Drum & Bass): "D&BTY Live Christmas Special" - Icicle, B2B, Jubei, Ulterior Motive, Need For Mirrors, Delta Heavy, A.M.C
Post Christmas celebration right here...5 hours of massive beats for ya! Enjoy it!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Some sick shit for y'all today! Enjoy it!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
There's been a lot of discussion about this dude on the SomethingAwful Dubstep thread...figured I'd share this one with y'all. Dubstep is just as diverse as Drum & Bass is...remember that! Enjoy it!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Fuckin' classic track right here...been bumpin' this one a lot again. Don't you just love that feelin' you get when you rediscover a track you haven't really listened to in a long time? That's what I get with this one. Enjoy it!
Monday, December 20, 2010
12-20-2010 - MIXTAPE MONDAY! (French House) Go Go Bizkitt! live @ How To Kill The Party!, Toulouse, France 26/11/2010
Go Go Bizkitt! live @ How To Kill The Party!, Toulouse, France 26/11/2010 by Go Go Bizkitt! Hey fellow peoples! For my first post, I thought I'd take advantage of an amazing live set in France brought to us by Go Go Bizkitt. Enjoy...
Sweet mix right here by Mutated Forms...it's from last year, but it's new to me! Enjoy it!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Phace + Misanthrop - Desert Orgy - NSGNL006 by NEOSIGNAL
Killer tune right here...even more amazing since I normally don't like Phace's style...but Noisia teaming up with Phace might have something to do with that. Anyways, Enjoy it!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
This shit's dope...get down on it and enjoy it!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I got an E-Mail from them saying they made a video for this song, so here you go. Enjoy it!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Awesome track right here...but the youtube comments on it...at least, particular ones, remind me of a really frustrating "debate-or-something" I had with a good friend of mine a few days ago concerning the definition of "music". Anyways...glad I was made aware of the track, and now y'all get to enjoy it!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Nas & Damian Marley - Nah Mean
One of my favorite tracks off of one of my most favorite games of all time, here's some FM Synthed Thrash-style for y'all. Enjoy it!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Get hype, y'all. It's Friday! What more reason do you need!?! Enjoy it!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Excellent track right here...I know a lot of you are fightin' hard to ace your finals and whatnot...use this track to calm your nerves! Enjoy it!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Nice to hear some ridiculously good house every now and again, ain't it? Enjoy it!
Monday, December 6, 2010
This one's special...Yuzo Koshiro Dj'ed a set of his pieces from the "Streets of Rage / Bare Knuckle" video game series back in 2002 at an event called the "LEGEND Game Music Club Live". Take an old school journey and see what happens when a skilled musician takes the supposedly inferior Genesis sound chip and makes some badassery happen! Enjoy it!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Let's get obscure with it! Great track from the Bucky O'Hare game that was on the NES. Enjoy it!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
It randomly popped into my head, and now I'm infecting you all with it...and you KNOW you screamed along when she yells, "Everything's Fine". Funny that this song is seriously a letter she wrote to her mother...enjoy it!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
True fuckin' classic right here. Enjoy it!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
One of Bungles' finest tracks right here...it's gettin' cold here in Chi-town, so lets think warm thoughts with this beach party banger right here...enjoy it!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Excellent track righ there...gets me the right amount of hype, and today should be quite the Hype day, since it's my Birthday! Enjoy it!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Metrik put out a sick mix to promote his new album, "The Departure", which is droppin' on December 6th. Enjoy it!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Buck nice house banger right here...been a while since I've heard any good worthwhile house music. Then again...I haven't really been hunting all that much, shame on me. Anyways, enjoy it!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Happy thanksgiving...eat well and don't sweat the extra pounds the meal might give you later...ESPECIALLY you ladies! You'll work it off in due time, or just work it 'cause fuck the haters! Enjoy it!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
GeneticBros shows you what he's made of in this 40 minute mix...enjoy it!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Hittin' y'all with a chill ass track today. Enjoy it!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
An oldie from back in 1999...it's a shame that this group made only one album though. If any of you have seen, "Me, Myself, & Irene", you've heard them before...everytime Jim Carrey's character would switch personalities, "Fire Like This" would play. If you've seen, "My First Mister", Leelee Sobieski's character dances really fuckin' goofy to "Attitude" at the beginning of the movie. Anyways...enjoy the track!
Friday, November 19, 2010
A'ight...so I was at Smart Bar earlier to see Vaski (he rocked) and I saw a flyer up for Swayzak comin' into town in December. Earlier today, this track popped up at work when I was playin' my chill playlist on my Zune. Great track right here...Enjoy it!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Late as fuck, I know...but here's a really hype track off of the Sonic Rush Soundtrack. Enjoy it!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This is the track that kicks off Nero UK's latest BBC Essential Mix...such a pimp ass tune right here. Enjoy it!
P.S. Big ups to Chekov for postin' up a high quality version of this one.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
A really deep track comin' at you from Skreams' latest release, "Outside the Box". I really like the eerie cybernetic vibe this one gives off...enjoy it!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
11-13-2010 - Today's Hotness (Drum & Bass / Hip Hop): "Traktor (Brookes Brothers Remix)" - Wretch 32 feat. L.
Great new track right here...heard it on the Drum & Bass Arena podcast. It'll drop next year for the public, but for right now, enjoy this banger right here!
Friday, November 12, 2010
A little while back, My friend, Kelsey, and I were discussing old MTV shit and of course, AMP came up...which somehow lead to Gus Gus getting mentioned. Anyways, it was because of that that I decided to post this video, I liked the song. Enjoy it!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
From the latest game in the Bullet Hell Vertical Shooter series, "Donpachi", this track is a fuckin' banger. I'd love to play "Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu Black Label...but is it region free for XBOX360? Oh well...enjoy it.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Dave Matthews Band - "You & Me "
I'm honestly not a very big Dave Matthews fan at all.... But, this song makes me smile every time I hear it. And, I love to smile.... So, I love this song :)
From the "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" Original Motion Picture Score...the movie drops on DVD and Blu-Ray TODAY. Get on that shit.
Monday, November 8, 2010
This one is a little bit on the chill side for y'all...get your minds right on this one. Enjoy it!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
It was stuck in my head, fuck you...this is what you get to day...one of those rare "booty rap" songs that everyone remembers but never knew the name of, much less who was behind it. Enjoy it!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
One of the few gabber tracks I actually like...much like it's happier sister, "Happy Hardcore"...I like the genre in small doses. Enjoy it!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Some chick posted this on a forum I go to, and it grew on me...craziness. Enjoy it!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
CLASSIC track right here...get your learn on with this one and enjoy it! (Those shorts...my goodness...)
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
So I was up all night talkin' music with my friend Kelsey, who I met at the ATR show last month, and this group came up...so that explains this. Enjoy it!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
11-1-2010 - MIXTAPE MONDAY! (Drum & Bass): "D&BTV Halloween Special" - Crystal Clear feat. True Playa, DJ Fu, AMC.
I know Halloween was yesterday, but here's some spooktacular aftershock for ya. Enjoy it!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
According to the "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" CD Jacket, this track is "based on 'Thriller'"...so here you go! Enjoy it!
Happy Halloween and all that shit...but it's still bullshit that "Thriller" WASN'T the theme of the Graveyard level in the Genesis Moonwalker game. Anyways, Enjoy it!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Some serious shit for y'all today. Enjoy it!
heres something to blow ya mind
Friday, October 29, 2010
This one is goin' out to my homegirl, Chloe Kamikaze / Lady Wreckstep...We had a cool night end on a sour note. Everything is alright now though...for everyone else, Enjoy it!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Another one of the classics of Digital Hardcore style music. Enjoy it!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Listening to this track makes me want to read "The Originals" by Dave Gibbons...it's about Future Mods or something. Enjoy it!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Classic Drum & Bass track that y'all really need to know about, if you haven't already. Someone posted this joint on the SomethingAwful.com Drum & Bass thread to school someone else that was pretty new to the game. Bless you "EMUpirate" for sharin' the throwback. Now I will do the same for everyone else...Enjoy it!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Get relaxed and yet still hype on this hour long liquid mix right here...enjoy it!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
This track right here makes for excellent cruisin' music. Enjoy it!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Big Ups to Julian / Ghetto Child for findin' this one and postin' it on Facebook. That fact that Gridlok had somethin' to do with this is what caught my eye to begin with, and this one definitely has "classic banger" written all over it. Enjoy it!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
This track is SO fuckin' deep. That's how this shit was back then, not to say that it isn't still like that now; it's just a lot harder to find. Enjoy it!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Up and comers puttin' forth a powerful 30 minutes of mostly their own work. Enjoy it!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
It's 3 in the mornin' and you're all alone on the streets drivin' a smooth 50 mph as every light is green just for you. This is the music that would be playin' during such a moment...enjoy it!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
10-16-2010 - Today's Hotness (Drum & Bass): "Sweet Shop (Friction vs. Camo & Krooked Remix)" - Doctor P.
So, last week, I was at this Drum & Bass show at Smart Bar with my new homegirl Chloe and while we were dancin' to the tunes the guy after our friend Derek Spun, was spinnin'...he dropped this sick remix on us and we just about LOST IT on the dance floor. Make sure your bass is up for this one...enjoy it!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Some of that Late 90's "nu-disco" sound for y'all today...the melody actually comes from an old Disco Classic called "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" by Sylvester, which is also pretty badass in it's own right (Definitely seek it out!) Enjoy it!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
To this day, I still use "Hip Hop Hooray" as a catchphrase. Amazing track, but you know what wasn't amazing? When Kool-Aid spoofed the song. Not cool. Anyways...enjoy it!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
10-11-2010 - MIXTAPE MONDAY! (Drum & Bass): "D&BTV Live 118" - Blame, Northern Lights, The Insiders.
I'm quite fond of Northern Lights (also known as Steppa and Kitsch)...so I expect this one will be damn fun to listen to. Enjoy it!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Sick breaks track right here. Sorry I'm postin' so late in the day...I spent the day sleepin' 'cause I'm sick. Enjoy it!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
One of the hypest fuckin' tracks ever. This one still gets me pumped up...enjoy it!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Big ups to my peeps Derek, Chloe, and Kenny P. Smart Bar rocked tonight, so I'm leavin' y'all with this sick track right here...get down and enjoy it!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Such a soulful track right here. Get your mind right with this one in anticipation for what I hope will be a very good weekend for you...enjoy it!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Someone by the username, "Mr. Goonstein" on the Something Awful forums dubstep thread dropped this one off for us. I gave it a listen when he did and holy fuck...this is some good shit right here. Original Sin made a great team up here with Taxman. Enjoy it!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Still hype from last night, so get down on this one for me, alright? Enjoy it!
Friday, October 1, 2010
10-1-2010 - Today's Hotness (Digital Hardcore): "Destroy 2000 Years of Culture" - Atari Teenage Riot.
Gonna see them today! Never thought a chance like this would come in my lifetime, but here it is! Enjoy it!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Real talk, this weekend is going to be a great one, and I hope yours will be just the same. Funny thing, I always joked about how if you looked inside my head, you'd see a bunch of secretary chicks running around digging through file cabinets...it isn't QUITE like this, but close, hahahaha! Enjoy it!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
9-28-2010 - Today's Hotness (Hip Hop): "Guillotine (Swords)" - Raekwon feat. Ghostface Killa & The GZA.
Fuckin' Sick ass classic track right here! Boondocks cartoon fans will remember this track when Huey Freeman dreams of sword fighting Col. Stinkmeaner. enjoy it!
Monday, September 27, 2010
A half hour of POWER! Get down on this one, y'all! Enjoy it!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Awesome remix right here...who the hell saw this one comin', right? Heard it in "Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure"...one of the biggest disappointments of a game I ever played. I REALLY wanted to like it. Anyways...track is good, so enjoy it!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
So I was at work last night and decided to kick it old school a bit, which led to me playing the entirety of "System Upgrade"...one of Dieselboy's world famous Drum & Bass mixes. I was going to post the original version of this track, 'cause it's one of my favorites off of the mix, but in my search I found this 2007 remix! I had no idea it existed, but I'm listenin' to it as I type this, and it's really fuckin' good! Enjoy it!
Being a frugal music lover I find it difficult to determine when to and when not to attend concerts. On one hand you may bare witness to one of the most amazing performances you've ever heard. On the other that 20 dollar ticket, plus the 10 dollar Ticketmaster rape fee, plus the extra 20 or so dollars it took to get to and away from the venue, plus that late night snack you will need generally steers me away from most shows. When you are a college student your priorities have to be established, and for me I generally like to eat before going to a concert. However, usually once or twice a year I make the exception to my rule and set trail to Chicago for a show. My stinginess has paid off as I have not witnessed a show I disliked. There have been shows that have been technically sublime, and shows where the band made you feel like an integral part of something. Then there are shows like September 18th's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group show that make you reconsider which shows you should go see. They set the standard for a concert to an almost unfair level.
More on that later.
I think we need a bit of a back story here, a template for the explanation that is about to happen. There was a magical moment Junior year of High-School. I say magical because I found high-school to be an awful waste of time and I can't wait for the reunion just to see a bunch of overweight people I used to sit next to in Chemistry. The reason it was magical was a special pair of headphones were placed upon my head. These were no ordinary headphones mind you, no, these headphones carried the sounds of the album that would forever shape the music I listened to. Inside those little speakers carried the sounds of Deloused in The Comatorium an album by the ostentatious and long winded The Mars Volta. I could go on about that album and the future albums for days, but I will save that for another day. The critical piece of that story was being introduced to someone who I identify as the best living guitarist, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. Omar has released something to the tune of a million solo albums since that memorable day, and apparently has hard drives full of music just waiting to be released (and with finally finding a label that will put up with his bullshit onslaught his dreams are finally coming true). His albums vary from the Skull fracturing Cryptomnesia which is something to the equivalent of being date raped by sound to the sonic insult of Despair which can't be classified as anything but, "one giant awful sound". Yes, there is something for everyone, and everything for a person who is willing to follow each of these solo albums from start to finish. The journey is one that is truly rewarding if you do for you will find all sorts of brilliant gems of composing and guitar manipulation. To make this all the more interesting, when he is not touring with The Mars Volta he can be found touring with his solo band, except that he only has toured in Europe...until now! When I heard that the subject of what my girlfriend would call a more than creepy crush was coming to The Congress to play a show, well you can be assured that is one of those occasions where I would be willing to spring forward the money for a ticket to see it.
The show itself had two openers, both from Mexico city, and both proving that the best sounds in rock were coming from down south, perhaps we should let some more people hop the fence so they can at least play some good music.
First up was Vicente Gayo a band whose sound was akin to a Super Nintendo shoved into a blender mixed with... well actually that's the brilliant part, I can't really say what their sound was like. It was refreshing to hear something so smart, so crisp, and so well put together with it not sounding like everything else. As they ran through a 30 minute set I was completely entranced, usually the opener of the opener sounds about as good as your middle school concert band did... I'll let you finish that analogy (and don't even tell me your band was actually good, that is a lie). Regardless, this is a band checking out and you should.
For the second course we had what you would get if The Dresden Dolls and The Yea Yea Yeas (when they were good mind you) had a baby, and had it infused with fire...and chili peppers. Le Butcherettes consist of "Teri Gender Bender" who plays keys and guitar and two men in masks playing drums and bass. While not the most original sounding group ever (though certainly having their unique flair) they provided the audience with easily the most visually entertaining show of the night. While rocking to an actual full setlist (a shocker for an opening band) Teri could be seen doing cartwheels flopping around on stage like a fish out of water, smashing equipment off stage by the audience, and then cleaning up the venue. As gimmicky as it sounds Teri never ever gave off the vibe that it was all some cheap trick to keep the audience interested. Instead, these hilarious antics merely were an extra bonus to the already outstanding performance they were giving. Again, this is a band to watch out for.
Two bands in and expectations were already high (along with most of the concert goers), it was already determined that the $23 dollar tickets were a good investment, and the main attraction hadn't even shown up yet.
And then they did...and my god.
Omar, with Juan Alderete De La Pena on the bass, Lars Stalfors on samples, Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez on keys, Deantoni Parks on drums, and Spanish pop-star Ximena Sariñana Rivera attacked the audience like it was a battle for survival. Each track was a masterpiece after the other, with each one raising the bar even higher. The audience had already been blown away by two solid openers and to then still be blown away was a feat I hardly thought plausible. What I think made the matter all the sweeter was how most of these songs were not even from his available solo records. He simply just grabbed some songs that sounded good and said "well lets play these" and they did. From Spanish ballads, to prog odysseys, to dance rock they covered the lot, and the covered it with expertise and precision. If there was a complaint to be had it would have been the venue itself. The Congress, like many rock venues was never designed for the intricacies of a concert like this and too often the multiple tiny layers that make up the sweet dessert that was the Omar Group cake were smashed into something more of a custard. Regardless, it was a journey that could never be forgotten for it set a standard. It set a standard for quality of performance and simply winning the audience over with something they had never heard. When most people go to a show they wanna hear the greats, the big hits, the singles, the songs they can all sing along to. The people at Wrigley Field that night were seeing Dave Matthews Band, a group that can do that, and make the audience love every second of it. That takes talent, and in the case of DMB some very stupid concert goers who don't understand that Dave and his band should still never be allowed back into Chicago for the atrocities committed to the poor tourists they literally dumped shit on a few years back. Regardless, yes there is something to respect in their shit dumping chorus chanting performance. It takes infinite more skill to illicit that same reaction without having a hook, no sing a longs, no singles, and no big hits. 6 musicians stepped up to the plate with a batch of songs no one had ever heard, save for two or three songs and expected the audience to eat it up all the same, and they did, and that takes a skill beyond the scope of most musicians, and is why I will continue to indulge myself in every future solo release from the musical beast that is Omar Rodriguez -Lopez.
You can track Le Butcherettes on their facebook page "Le Butcherettes Official"
Vicente Gayocan be found at Vicentegayo.com
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez can be followed at http://rodriguezlopezproductions.com/
Monday, September 20, 2010
Starts out with a Noir-ish narrative, then goes off! Enjoy it!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
For some reason, this track makes me want to go exploring...it has this "psychadelic ethereal dungeon with a stupidly hard boss in an RPG" vibe to it. Enjoy it!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
A cool track I had picked up a little while ago, but never really sat down to listen to. It came on my playlist when I was comin' home from hangin' with friends, and it proved to be pretty awesome. Enjoy it!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Another feel good / get down banger comin' at you from the Genetic Bros. Gotta love it when Drum & Bass gets all melodical, you know? Enjoy it!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Simple yet so so sick. Aesop Rock constantly puts it down on 'em. Enjoy it!