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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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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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Borgore – Goresteps Most Hated

time December 8th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , ,


There is one DJ that I can’t get out of my head on how much he has done in the dubstep scene. The king of gorestep… Borgore.

Borgore reigns from his throne in Israel but has graced us with a US Tour not long ago. He brought fourth some serious energy and a tour that left us all wanting more. Never had I seen a DJ rush into the crowd and start a pit mid set. The man then closed his set with a stage dive and complete mayhem on the dance floor. I won’t ever forget that night. He came up to me and asked if I’d grab him when he dove off stage. It was epic.

Borgore is hard at work producing grimey dirty beats. He has put out Gorestep Volume One and Gorestep 1.1, go pick them up! He also has Ice Cream / Act Like a Hoe coming out on the Trillbass label. Not to mention the creation of Ultragore with Ultrablack. He has recently put out a mix tape that has given us a small taste of what is forthcoming from him.

borgore ice cream

I can’t express to you despite all the hating done on Borgore and stickers out there, GO SEE HIM LIVE. The dance floor explodes when this guy is on the decks.

borgore act like a ho

Borgore’s Latest Mix Tape
01: Borgore – Cry Me A River
02: Borgore – Ambient Dub Shit
03: Jelly bass & brother culture – No Love (Borgore and Jazzsteppa Remix)
04: Borgore ft. Ranking Levy – Rub A Dubstep
05: Borgore – Ice Cream
06: Borgore – Borgore Ina Trouble
07: Borgore – Act Like A Ho
08: Borgore – Mamas Boy
09: Borgore – Go To Bed V.I.P
10: Borgore – Birthday And The Black November
11: Borgore & Jazzsteppa – Shamen
12: Borgore – One Step Ahead
13: Borgore – The Bitter Orchestral Girl
14: Borgore – Guided Relaxation Dub
15: Borgore – Perversion
16: Borgore – Love
17: Borgore – Foes V.I.P
18: Rusko – Wooboost (Borgore Remix)
19: Britney Spears – Womanizer (Borgore Remix)
20: Borgore – Money
21: Borgore – Saturday Night
22: Borgore – My Favorite Tingz

UPDATE: I’ve almost decided to take this post down. The image that is conveyed is a bit disgusting. The more I thought about it this, it’s a disgrace. The idea that this guy can make anywhere near 10k a show is quite impure. Women have stripped down and gotten naked to his sets and plays aggressive vulgar tunes. It just doesn’t resonates with me well. If it were up to me I’d put out Lovestep Killed Brostep mix now.

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Technics stops producing 1200s – Turntables retired rumor

time November 28th by John-Michael authorTags: , , ,

There is a rumor going around that Panasonic the parent company of Technics will stop producing the stable turntables that we’ve all been so familiar with. Technic 1200s have been the industry standard for decades when it came to a DJs setup. The recent transition to CDJs and digital controllers seem to have finally taken away market share of the traditional vinyl ways. This is a major blow to the traditional godfathers of DJing.

As of now I haven’t found a legit source but it if were true, I wouldn’t be surprised. One thing I can’t help but wonder… how will this affect the price of MK5s once they are sold out at major retailers. How much longer will we see DJs using vinyl?

The details explain that Panasonic will completely stop production in 2010. This might be the best time to get a pair of 1200s. Now I almost regret getting a pair instead of the Vestax’s. Who knows MK5s could become a serious collectors item in a few years.

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SixSense Technology – The Future of Computers…

time November 23rd by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

This has to be one of the wildest things I’ve seen in my entire life. I thought the Xbox 360 Natal project was wild this thing blows it out of the water!

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Tomba! Dubstep maniac!

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

I’ve recently been shown a new up and coming artist tracks. I’m all about that crazy dubstep fifth even if its just laying in bed, driving, work, or club. As much as the growing trend is to hate the aggressive styles of some dubstep producers, welcome to you’re worst nightmare haters!

Tomba is about to explode all over your face. This guy’s styles are quite parallel with the infamous Borgore’s style. Mind blowing samples to hook you in and then unleash pure bass all up in your face.

Keep your ear out for this man.
He has two upcoming releases coming out on Rottun Records and Bass Punch Records.
Also don’t be surprised if you catch a fresh new mix tape by him in near future.
You might also be lucky enough to catch him on UK tour in the works.

Big up to you Tomba!

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Four Tet – New Releases & Album

time November 6th by John-Michael authorTags: , ,

Four Tet has been quite busy and hard at work this year. Earlier this year he had great sucess with the 12″ release with Burial. It sold out within the first day it was released. Just this past week he released a solo 12″ EP, Love Cry. Now word is that at the end of the month another 12″ will be released, Love Cry Remixes.

The big news though is that Four Tet plans to release a new LP. This might be a great start of releases in 2010. There Is Love In You, looks to be released on January 25th 2010.

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Fabric’s new series: Elevator Music Vol. 1

time November 5th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , ,

We all know about the epic Fabric Live mixes we’ve come to love. The series of mixes has taken the best of all the genres and put together something special. It looks like the Fabric label is looking to expand into actual CD releases now.

This may be the first of the last but from the looks of it I wouldn’t count on that. The first CD they are sticking to the 140bpm bangers! Tons of unreleased stuff that too be honest I haven’t even heard most of these. From glancing over who the producers are though I don’t expect I’ll be disappointed.

One thing that has really excited me about this releases is that we’ll most likely see it come out on wax!

Elevator Music Vol. 1 Tracklist:
1) Hot City – If That’s How I Feel
2) xxxy – Sing With Us
3) Doc Daneeka – Drums In The Deep
4) Hackman – Pistol. In Your Pocket
5) Julio Bashmore – The Moth
6) Untold – Bad Girls
7) Octa Push – Doctor Bayard
8) Shortstuff – Behave
9) Skinnz – Behave
10) Mosca – Gold Bricks, I See You
11) Martyn – Friedrichstrasse
12) Vista – Elixir
13) Caspa & Rusko – One Of The Same
14) Om Unit – Encoded
15) Starkey – Black Monolith
16) Shortstuff & Brackles – Melvin Blue (Digital Bonus Track)

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