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ESKMO – Brainfeeder – Colorbrain Mix

time December 31st by John-Michael authorTags: , , ,

Brainfeeder has been serving us with some serious stuff. I forgot to post this and totally have been backed up. Eskmo’s mini mix for brainfeeder is just too fresh!

I remember when I heard this mix I had just woken up and was suppose to be somewhere. It totally caught my attention that left the water running for a shower for at least 10min before realizing ohh shit water is running!

Glad I was reminded of this when saw he posted it up on SoundCloud. Big up to Mr Eskmo aka Welder.

Hope you enjoy and don’t leave the water running!

01. Eskmo – We Have Invisible Friends
02. Eskmo – Let Them Sing
03. Eskmo – San Francisco (The Rhythm)
04. Eskmo – I Dream I’m Flying
05. Backdraft – Headcharge (Eskmo Remix)
06. STS9 – Shock Doctrine (Eskmo Remix)
07. Eskmo – From The Standpoint
08. Voodeux – Enter The Voo
09. Bibio – Dwrcan (Eskmo Remix)
10. Mew – Vaccine (Eskmo Remix)

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Afro Monk’s First APC Mix

time December 30th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

Since early December I’ve been working real hard. I decided to put all my free time into learning Ableton and using the APC40.

I knew it wouldn’t be an easy task but with great support from some friends online I was guided in the right direction.

I was invited to play at a house party and had made a promise by the time that party I’d be ready. I spent countless hours finding the right tracks that would fit. This party was most likely going to consist of people who have not heard much glitch so I consintrated on the glitch hop style.

After many nights of watching videos, having discussions with other DJs, asking for help, and overall just playing with Ableton I decided I had reached my goal.

The only problem was the party was moved to my house and I hadn’t been sleeping for the past 2-3 weeks more than 5hrs. I have been treating my body like crap and staying up late prepping tracks for the APC40. When it was time to preform I couldn’t for more than 20mins. I felt horrible but I wasn’t going to preform when completely burnt out and it’d come out liek crap. Also I realized I was missing something quite important, a laptop stand. Bending over the laptop and APC was killing me after 20mins. I had been sitting down when practicing and working on my laptop.

I was disappointed with myself in the end but knew I’d record something. A few friends came over later to play some Fifa. I figured this would be the perfect time to record while they were playing. Not to mention see how they’d react to the music while playing a game. To my surprise everyone was digging it.

I have over 3-4 mess ups that I’m quite frustrated with but it’s a learning experience. Never had I played an entire set through with the APC. After going through a whole entire hour set I know what definately not to do and where to be careful. There are even some new tricks I picked up while in the zone. This was more of a trial and error mix.

Check it out and feel free to give some feedback. The reason I’m posting this now is because it’s a preview of the type of stuff I’m working on. Come January I’m going to modify the overall feel a bit to more of a IDM feel instead of hip hop feel.

Miami, it’s time someone has a try at this glitch thing. Hopefully this will be the start of something fresh! Wish me luck because I’ll need it!

Afro Monk’s First Mix with Ableton & APC40

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TOKiMONSTA – Current DJ Crush!

time December 23rd by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,
Right now I have the biggest DJ crush ever! I don’t think I’ve ever had a crush on a DJ before…. Wait a second. Take that back, Dj Rap. Well in other words right now I’m falling hard from the LA Queen, TokiMonsta. She’s got those beats, producer, DJ, Asian, adorable, and packs a serious punch of bass.
Nothing but respect goes out to Tokimonsta. Check out her recent mix below.
Expect tons of new things to come from her. She recently tweeted about a new project.
Suzi Analogue + TokiMonsta = Analogue Monsta

‘ i have this thing where i usually don’t give a tracklisting–for various reasons: sometimes bc i’m sharing exclusives, private gems, and simply for fun (i found that people enjoy figuring out what songs are being played).  Also, people tend to listen to the mix longer this way–otherwise, they’ll just go and download the tracks separately.  also, im getting serious issues with people pulling apart my mixes and bootlegging my friends tracks, my tracks, tracks that i’ve dug for.. etc…..’ – TOKiMONSTA

Honestly I can’t agree with her more on this. The passion for music really comes to light when you search and search for that one track you absolutely LOVED! If you didn’t love it that much you wouldn’t spend the time to find it or appreciate it. Not to mention sometimes you have NO IDEA what it takes to get some of them and that feeling.

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Spotlight Producer / DJ – Ooah

time December 21st by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , ,


There is one producer that takes my mind, spirit, and soul to another place it’s, Ooah.

His tunes are emotional, catchy, crunk, and deep all at the same time. Of Porcelain, is his solo album that he released a couple years back and it a masterpiece.

Ooah also makes up 1/3 of The Glitch Mob. He also works on other projects of his own and others. His most recent release has been under the alias of Panty Raid with MartyParty. He also has an banger with superstar Mimosa. Not to mention he has a track on An-Ten-Nae’s new Acid Crunk Vol 2.

Expect many things from Ooah in 2010. The new Glitch Mob album is around the corner. Who know what else he has in store for us.




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ATL RMX – Adult Swim

time December 17th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , ,


Adult Swim really? You know it going to blow up!

Glitch is starting to gain some serious momentum.
With all starts like Flying Lotus, Hudson Mowke, Prefuse 73, Dabrye, & El-P look out! The West Coast has embraced these producers with open hands. It’s time for the world to see what this glitch movement is all about.

Catch this free album till the end of the year.

1. Young Jeezy – I Got This (El-P remix)
2. Rich Kids – Patna Dem (Mad Decent Patna’s remix by DJA)
3. Dem Getaway Boyz – Imma G (Memory Tapes remix)
4. Good Time Guys – Is That You God? (Dabrye remix)
5. Young Dro – Take Off (Michna remix)
6. Cee-Lo – Hello Miss (Armani XXXChange remix)
7. Lil Jon feat. Kee – Give It All You Got (Danger Beach remix)
8. Gucci Mane – Photoshoot (Flying Lotus remix)
9. Gorilla Zoe – Lost (Starkey remix)
10. Shawty Lo – Dey Know (Prefuse 73 remix)
11. Kollosus – Breakin’ Bread (Phaseone remix)
12. Pill – Lookin’ (Chris Devoe remix)
13. B.o.B. – Satellite (Hudson Mohawke remix)
14. Playboy Tre- Sideways (SALEM Drag Chop remix)
15. OJ Da Juiceman feat. Gucci Mane – Good Night (HEALTH remix)
16. Lil Jon feat. Kee – Give It All You Got (Drums of Death remix)
17. Hollyweerd – Have You Ever Made Love to a Weerdo? (Dam-Funk remix)

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Glitchmas Party!

time December 16th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , ,

Glitchmas Party

I was asked awhile back by my amazing new friend, Adam aka Munkz, if I wanted to DJ a house party. It would have to be a glitch hop funk oriented set similar to Pretty Lights show we had recently been to. I Agreed.

Women are silly creatures and turns out party was a no go at their place. I let Adam know that I have no problem moving the event to my house. I’ve been working on this parties set for awhile and had tons of friends asking if they could attend this event. He said forsure and December 18th is my first small glitch event. I’ve been hard at work and in a matter of less than a month I’ve picked up Ableton and APC40. It’s going to be the start of something BIG!

The party is a few days away now and feel fairly comfortable and ready for this. Instead of recording a live mix for December I plan on recording my set at this party and releasing it as my December mix.

Get ready Miami I’m going to try my best to bring this glitch sound to the mainstream as much as I can. Makes me sad when I see the events that go on the other side of the States. Miami, I believe in you and hope you embrace this.

Expect a more IDM Glitch mix for January. December has been more oriented to the glitch-hop and going to start 2010 with more of a mellow IDM feel of glitch.

After I record this mix on Friday hopefully it’ll be the last piece of my resume for Glitch.FM. This might get me the radioshow I’ve always wanted and goal for 2009 reached.

Big things popping in 2010!

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Dj Nobody & Free the Robot – Low End Theory Podcast!

time December 15th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , ,

Nobody  Free the Robot Low End Theory Podcast

This week LA’s finest club Low End Theory drops a new podcast mix for us! This podcast features Dj Nobody & Free the Robots.

Get ready for some serious BASS! I have yet to listen to any of these podcast and be disappointed. I pride myself on keeping up to date on all the things that come out of West Coast glitch hop scene but never am I able to figure out all the tracks that are dropped. It is my dream to one day step foot on those scared bass grounds of Low End Theory. Soon LA soon!

If you aren’t too familar with Low End Theory it’s a weekly event that goes on in LA. It features some of the hottest and most innovative producers and DJs. You can found on hearing some next level stuff every week. The residents could be headliners in any other city in the world: Daddy Kev, Nobody, GASLAMP KILLER, D-Styles, & Nocando. Expect lots of surprise guest on line-up like Flying Lotus, Daedalus, Ras G, & TokiMonsta, etc…

Low End Theory

To download the 10th edition of the Podcast click here.

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Fire Friday Mix – Ben Samples – Sweeping Up Biters Mix

time December 11th by John-Michael authorTags: , , ,

ben samples

This week’s Fire Friday Mix is from Ben Samples. Samples has become one of my favorite producers. I’m not even sure if this man is human based on how many tracks he pumps out. If I had to pick any artist which makes would define all the elements of Glitch Hop I’d probably pick any Samples tracks.

One day I hope that I’ll be able to meet him in person and possibily play along side him. That would be one of my dreams right now. Now check out this fresh new mix!

1. Intro – Beach Boys “Good Vibrations”
2. Duck Hunt “Happy Hip Hop” (Samples Live ReEdit)
3. Omega Clash “Border Song” (Samples Live ReEdit)
4. Debruit “Navette”
5. Me Gusta “Megadrive”
6. Crookers “What Up Y’all” (Graintable Remix)
7. Samples “Ninja Kung Fu”
8. P.H. Fat “The Big Five ft Fuzzy Slipperz”
9. STS9 “Metameme” (Alex B Remix)
10. STS9 “Beyond Right Now” (Glitch Mob Remix) (Samples Live ReEdit)
11. Hudson Mohawke “Overnight”
12. Adam Freeland “Do You” (PANTyRAID Remix)
13. Samples “Zulu Bass 2.0”
14. Bullion “Long Promised”
15. Samples “Spark”
16. Samples “Find Your Own Path” (Remix)
17. Samples “Caribbean Heat (Nolia Clap Edit)”
18. Samples & S.P.E.C.T.R.E. ” VIP Bass”

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Will Marshall – iPhone controlling Ableton

time December 10th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

I can’t thank my friend Will Marshall enough for all the help he provides me with. The internet is a serious networking tool.

Will is becoming the Ableton Guru over in New Zealand. He has been passing some of his knowledge over to me. He recently started a web site and posting some of the work he’s done along with some tutorials.

He has developed some software that lets you control Ableton from your iPhone. I let me friends know about it and joked how we could be on the dancefloor and be DJing in the middle of the crowd. LOL. Too be honest I haven’t played around with it yet but mad respect to him for creating something on the iPhone that lets you mess around with Ableton.

Using TouchOSC with Osculator and Ableton from Will Marshall

Big up Will and the whole NZ gang!

Check out Will Marshall site:

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Ableton & Akai APC40 DJ Setup – A Beginner DJ’s Take

time December 9th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , ,

Transitioning to Ableton and APC40.

I’ve only been doing this DJ thing since mid 2009. The first purchase I made was a Numark NS7. I believe it’s one of the best controllers out there. After the NS7 I finally made the plunge and picked up turntables. As of late November I’m a proud owner of the Akai APC40.

The APC stands for Abelton Performance Control. Ultimately what it means is that it’s mainly designed to be used with Ableton Live. It is layout so you can go out and use Albeton for live acts flawlessly.

I’m not going to lie; I’m no pro at DJing and mixing. Right now I’m pretty terrible at beat matching. Yet after really understanding what a standard DJ does I’m ok with not being the best at it or remotely good at it. The APC40 takes care of all that and yet introduces a new challenge, programming. Whereas a standard DJ with CDJs or Decks is limited in playing a track and slight control on a mixer the truth is all they are doing is popping in a CD or record and matching the beat and moving to the next track. Yes they do mess with the EQs but nothing too crazy. The APC gives you endless possibilities when using Ableton. The amount of things you can do is mind blowing.

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