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Justin Martin & Ardalan- Mr. Spock

September 1, 2010

After all the hype stemming from Claude Von Stroke’s performance this year at Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Justin Martin and Ardalan’s highly anticipated “Mr. Spock” drops today on dirtybird.  This thing is a mind-scrambler, much in the same style as that banger from Catz n’ Dogz we discussed last week, ay?  Yet another hype monster from Martin’s label, which has been churning out some serious gold all year-   bass-lines that are going to have clubs teeming well into the fall.  And look for it to be a break through performance for Ardalan (20), of the TCH Dolphin Crew from San Jose.  Von Stroke seems pretty sold that he’s the next big thing from the Bay Area…. and if its good enough for Claude…


MP3: “Mr. Spock” – Justin Martin & Ardalan


Throwback Thursday- Bitches Be Crazy

August 26, 2010

Words as true today as they were when they were written. Its been a hell of a week folks, and going into this weekend, theres only one thing on my mind.  Go get some.


MP3: “Gimmie That Nut” – Eazy-E

Throwback Thursday Double Feature

August 19, 2010

Since over the last few weeks I’ve been breaking Max into some of the best downtempo, super sexy house, I figured I’d dedicate this Throwback Thursday Double Feature to him.

This might not be a blast from the distant past, but Alliyah has been gone for almost 10 years… feels like it was yesterday.  Thanks to Soul Clap (and Bo Hebert for turning me onto this), Alliyah’s music has new life- and its as sensual as it has ever been.  For this weeks Throwback Thursday, I give you Alliyah “Rock the Boat,” and Soul Clap “Rock The Boat.”


MP3: “Rock the Boat” – Alliyah

MP3: “Rock the Boat (Soul Clap Remix)” – Alliyah

Catz ‘n Dogz- I’m The One Whos Crazy

August 17, 2010

Here’s a nice dose of creaky techno to start your week off right.  Hailing from Poland, Catz ‘n Dogz have been turning out some of the most original tracks electronic music has to offer in recent months.  Its like they are operating from somewhere other producers have yet to discover.  Their editing is precise, their beats are abstract, the product is artistic AND danceable.  “I’m the One Who’s Crazy,” the first track to be released from their album “Escape From Zoo,” due out on Mothership in September, is an absolute destroyer.   Check it out and then go HERE to preview the rest of the album.


MP3: ” I’m The One Whos Crazy” – Catz n’ Dogz

Burnt Island Casuals

August 15, 2010

These guys are nothing new… . Graeme Clark, akaThe Revenge (aka 6th Borough Project, Deportivo Street Team, OOFT Music, The Hong Kong Micros, Grizzle and Cronk Family Enterprises) and DJ Harri, aka The Pa Pa Washington Trio (aka Daddy’s Favourite, H Foundation) have been around forever.  Whether you’ve realized it or not, these guys have been cranking out some of the best burnt, post-house edits you’ve listened to over the last several years  (here’s looking at you chill-wave).

The end of this spring saw them together again under the moniker Burnt Island Casuals- the result was “Scotch Hop,” an EP that captures a more soulful side of dance music.  “Truth and Temptation” is a real show stopper.  Trust your b-sides.

Check em out.

MP3: “Truth & Tempation” – Burnt Island Casuals


Throwback Thursday

August 12, 2010

Another week has come and gone and the weekend has arrived. Granted, the weekend doesn’t really start til punch out tomorrow, but lets face it, you’ll probably get way more bellig tonight than you intend to and be dead to the world tomorrow at work anyway. So get up right with your friends, press play, and get after it.

Today’s selection, Ice Cube’s cousin, Del tha Funkee Homosapien with the incomparable, “Mistadobalina.”


MP3: Mistadobalina – Del The Funkee Homosapien

Do You Know Jimmy Edgar Yet?

August 11, 2010

Have you heard of this guy?  He’s awesome.  Every time you think you the music is going to slip into the dull realm of generic pop, he goes and switches up genres, putting on a master class while doing so.  If the more housey tracks aren’t your thing- boom, he switches over to dubstep.  Dubstep getting old- just like that theres a monotoned vocal line eating away at your brain and igniting the dance floor.   And dude is young- having broken the scene pre-twenty on a label like Warp, this seems like just the beginning.

So get aquainted with Mr. Edgars while you’re here, then head over to Allez-Allez and check out a live set recorded in Berghain.

MP3: Hot, Raw, Sex – Jimmy Edgar


Throwback Thursdays

August 5, 2010

Day job was totally whack today… maybe its because its thursday and i’m looking forward to the weekend… maybe its because my co-workers are uninspiring. either way, its over- and that means one thing.

Heres to the desk jockeys.


MP3: How High – Method Man & Redman

Andri’s New Stuff

August 4, 2010

Do you dig peter gabriel as much as I do? Andri does. check out his sampling mastery in his new release on City Fox with Greenbank, “Its Time for New Stuff.” and while you’re at it, go ahead and back date your catalog with an Andri classic from January- “Houser’s Revenge,” his nod to the east coast brooklyn don.

B. Cos

MP3: Housers Revenge – Andri

MP3: New Stuff – Andri