This weeks Fire Friday Mix goes to none other than The Gaslamp Killer and Lorn. It’s that time of the month that I love! Low End Theory Podcast are something that I look forward to listening too. It’s always a refreshing feeling to hear sets from some of the greatest on the West Coast. I wish I could of gone to Low End Theory last week while I was in LA but had to leave to get back to work. People on the West Coast have no idea how spoiled they are to have such talented DJs as residents. The Low End Theory tracklist is something worth killing for but at the sametime I completely understand why they do not release it. Nothing like the feeling of hearing a fresh track on the podcast and doing everything possible to hunt it down.
TITLE: Bass Muze
LABEL: Street Ritual
RELEASE DATE: 05/29/2010
The hip hop and beat boxing of Nicoluminous has taken form in
synthesizers and drum machines for his second official release, Bass
Muze. Beats and bass dive through the sonic landscape in glorious
pristine west coast flavor, shined up like some hundred spoke 13″ gold
wire rims on an amphibious moon buggy. Nico’s got the juice, the
fiyah, the dirty girdy if you will. Don’t sleep on the super belly
bass bizzle. It’s for rizzle…all inspired by the low end, just in
time for you favorite speaker freakin’ summer festival.
1) Bass Muze
2) Belly Funk
3) Bass Bizzle
4) Souljah Crunk
5) Battery Juice
6) Dirty Girdy
7) Carpet Ride
8) Keep the FiYa!!!
9) Toki Dub
10) Sinewaves for Mermaids
Nico Luminous is located in Oregon and be on the look out because this dude is a total sleeper. It may seem at first that he is just another beat boxer but then you realize the mans skill as he creates loops on the fly and incorporate all mixed sounds in a full live performance. These are some tracks put down by him. Check out this video where he has taken the time to show you how a live performance can really go deep with using Ableton Live. It’ll makes you wonder what really all is possible when you see someone out there.
The Plastician is back with his yearly May mix. This man never lets down. Talk about a DJ for the people! These mixes are always top notch and has become my favorite series from any DJ. I’ll be honest I’ve sort of put dubstep on hold for awhile now but this is a breathe of fresh air. Don’t get me wrong there are some tracks on here that I wish I never heard again but honestly if anyone can play them and pull it off it’s Plastician. This is the 5th year he has put out an annual mix and he still ceases to dissappoint. Thank you Plastician for making all these years of listening to dubstep something to remember with these mixes.
1. Youthman & Luce – Brother Don’t Cry
2. Redlight – MDMA
3. D Double E – Woo Riddim
4. Flux Pavillion – Got To Know
5. Boogaloo Crew – Days Go By
6. Skream – Raw Dogz
7. Joker – Tron (Kromestar Remix)
8. Chew Lips – Salt Air (Plastician Remix)
9. Trolley Snatcha – We Rock The Forest
10. G Tank – Electronic Era
[Tempa T – Boy Off Da Ting Acapella]
11. Rude Kid – Electric
12. Plastician & 12th Planet – West Croydon
13. 12th Planet Feat. Juakali – Reasons (Doctor P Remix)
14. D Double E – Streetfighter
15. Joker & TC – It Aint Got A Name
16. Om Unit – Searching
17. Benga – Transform
18. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – R U Ready (Dubstep Mix)
19. Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)
20. Doctor P – Sweet Shop
21. P Money – Left The Room (Skreamix)
22. Teddy & G Tank – Ghanaian Fire
23. Distance – No Warning
24. Paul Harris – I Want You (Bar9 Remix)
25. Flux Pavillion – Normalize
26. Stinkahbell – Stalker
27. Mr Virgo – Cinema
28. Joker – Digidesign (Om Unit’s Pop Lock Remix)
29. Om Unit – The Corridor
I did the internet the favor and uploaded the mix and the separate split tracks version to my server. I’ll keep it hosted on my site since many links I’ve found were dead or moved.
Trent Reznor is at it again with a new project, How to Destroy Angels, featuring his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, and Atticus Ross. The group released their first album on June 1st, 2010 and has put it up for free download via 320 Mp3s. $2 buys you high quality file formats and HD version of the video. The album consist of 6 tracks including the single, A Drowning. There will be a physical release on July 6th with a vinyl pressing to follow. If you’re not the type to support the artist by buying the music but by buying their merch check out the bands store, it seems like the T-Shirts are going fast.
To preview or download view below:
Here is the video they have released with the album for the song The Space in Between directed by Rupert Sanders.
Lightning in a Bottle 2010 was THE Greatest experience in my life so this maybe extremely bias =)
LIB is a festival that goes on for three days in Irvine, California. The location is outside of civilization so majority of people who attend camp for the week-end. Luckily I have such great friends I was able to fly in with just clothes and a sleeping bag. As soon as you drive into the parking lot you’ll realize how serious this thing is. People of all ages, colors, shapes, and mindsets are flooding in, carrying essential supplies. Once you’ve entered the parking lot you’re great with a spectacular view of the lake with mountains surrounding it. Shuttles await you as you carry your needs to the line. Shuttles take you to all the four camp sites. I was surprised how efficient the shuttles were considering most people were taking a crap load of things. Thankfully a few friends had already arrived earlier Thursday to setup camp. Arriving early and picking out a good campsite is key! You’ll be coming back from the festival at night and a close location when it’s pitch dark helps!
The music couldn’t have been any better. The Do Lab out did themselves with the line up this year! The main highlights of the festival without looking at the line up are: Nosaj Thing, Stephan Jacobs, MartyParty, Mimosa, Vibesquad, Lucent Dossier, Jupit3r, Daddy Kev & Nobody, Eliot Lipp, Heyoka, & Daedelus. I’d go into detail of each of these magnificent performances but this post would end up being pages upon pages long. Please ask for any input out of these. It was asked numerous times who was my favorite of the festival. I’ve thought long and hard and decided that I came up with my favorite, NOSAJ THING! The man was completely live the whole time and on point. The music was absolutely amazing incorporating many of his own tracks with many others. The amount of skill and talent was clearly shown. He had no shame to hold back and tweak and glitch everything on the fly. After Nosaj I’d probably say it was Stephan Jacobs, MartyParty, and Mimosa. You might notice that I never mentioned The Glitch Mob in all this… I might just have an entire post about what I thought of the NEW Glitch Mob. Another name I didn’t mention was Kraddy. The reason for this was because since he was on the first night and much later on I ended up making a serious mistake of not wearing warm clothes since it was so furiously hot during the day. The cruelest joke of the trip was how insanely hot it was during the day and beyond a comfort level of cold at night. I ended up missing half of Kraddy’s set because I had to go to camp to change.
The experience of camping was something completely new to me. I had never gone camping in my life. I have to admit I was quite intimidated by going to a festival alone and be outside camping. Thank God I had one of the best group of people around me. If you are new to festivals I highly recommend going with someone who has been or has experience. Be warned there are TONS of hippies which can be a good or bad thing depending how you look at it. I was raised in very comfortable living situation and too be honest camping wasn’t that bad. Many even say camping at a festival isn’t really camping at all. Keep in mind that many festivals are in the dessert or remote locations so it can get insanely hot and become unbearably cold at night within a couple hours. The major experience of camping was in the community of people around you. It’s a very hospital environment where everyone is sharing and looking out for each other. Having a solid group makes a huge difference. It’s almost a barter system. I’ll tell you I spent so much less money than I could have imagined. Most of the money I spent went into buying food that I didn’t really have to have and merch. Having free running water all over the festival helps tremendously. The Do Lab clearly made camping quite easy. The one catch that everyone couldn’t help but notice was the whole leave the camp ground as if we were never there. It’s a great mentality to have BUT there weren’t enough trash cans. You would think that there would be more so this was possible. It truly surprised me how much people cared about this when it came to leaving the camp grounds. You would find people walking around with trash bags cleaning up.
The last thing I want to talk about is the amount of stores and shops available. The amount of art and merch areas was impressive. You could find all sort of fun exotic clothes and memorabilia at the festival. Everyone around was expressing themselves in the way they dressed, danced, or even communicated. A conversation came up on how some people go completely all out and look insane. We concluded that it might just be us that the joke is on and those people who do go all out truly get it. Don’t get me wrong I didn’t mind the beautiful outfits that people were wearing but you have to wonder where all the these people hide during regular life.
All in all the festival was the greatest experience of my life and I’m hooked! Everyone speaks of Burning Man but considering I’m in Miami and work during the week it won’t be possible. Lightning in a Bottle is a perfect festival to start. It’s a long week-end and it’s not as harsh conditions as some of the other festivals out there. The music is absolutely top notch and so are all the performances. Festivals is a great place to meet new people who share your same interest and taste. Let’s not forget the amount of partying and networking that goes on. Thank You The Do Lab! Lightning in a Bottle changed my life.
Another thing I’d like to mention is that there are camps specialized for families and quite camp. This is to all the people camping around us who kept complaining about us staying up all night talking and making noise. If you have kids in your camp and actually want to sleep when it’s night time… GO TO THE SPECIFIC CAMP FOR THAT! =D
Here is a great video that was posted that has some photos of the festival this year:
Bwomp Camp Memories:
Vagina Crystal Necklace
It will find you
That EP better be coming out soon
Stupid Ugly Girls
Fellow Sundsvallian Hip Hop group Supersci just now released a free downloadable track from their upcoming album “Timelines” called “Snap out of it”.
The northern melancholy is still present in their sound and the sample with the keyed fiddle just takes my viking soul to a higher place, the beat is produced by Arka and Erik L from Flyphonic Beats (also key members of Supersci)
Title: Sine Language
Cat # Muti062
UPC # 705105140308
1. Sine Language 4:46
2. Road To Somewhere (Remix) 4:47
3. Ignorant Dub 4:10
4. Vitamin Drumming 5:30
Kemek was the first artist to be released on Muti Music and now he’s back on the said label for a new EP. I haven’t heard the 12” that was released on Muti back in 2002 so I can’t say much about that but let me fill you in on what goin’ on with Kemek 2010.
Sine Language feature 4 minimal Dubstep tunes and to be honest I find this EP quite boring, it’s nothing we haven’t heard before. Track one & three are deconstructed Dubstep and they just float by and nothing stucks in your brain. Track two & four are a tad better, track two features some chimes which I find and the forth tracks has some chiptunes/bitpop influences which makes the song listenable.
Perhaps I’m not the best person to review “old school Dubstep” ’cause I grew tired of it back in 2006 but for me this is one of the weakest release from Muti Music, but be you own judge and take a listen to it, perhaps you’ll like it more than yours truly.
I’ve gone through the list and time slots and marked all the artist I want to catch. Looks like I can stay up quite late partying since most the acts I’m digging don’t start till 5pm for the most part. Damn them for putting Beat Antique & Apparat at same time Saturday! Any people on here that you suggest I check out before any of these start let me know.
Seems like from whatever time I wake up till the music starts I’ll be exploring or checking out art, workshops, gallery’s, yoga classes, and more!
Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival is less than a week away. I’ll be flying out of Miami straight to California via Virgin America Friday morning. One of my great friends, Sugarpill will be picking me up from the airport and we’ll begin our journey!
Let me first tell you that I’ve never been camping in my life nor have had any interest in camping. You could probably call me a prissy bitch but honestly that’s just how I was raised and never got into the whole outdoor thing. I’m a huge geek/nerd and always spent my free time usually on the computer. Don’t get me wrong I played base ball, soccer, football, and track & field but probably would prefer being at home playing StarCraft while listening to music being young. I’ve become an adult and spent more time inside now when not traveling because nothing is better than a long night with a beautiful woman being inside listening to music, talking, and cuddling. WAIT a second…! That can all be done at this festival with the stars staring down at you?! NOW IT MAKES SENSE! hahaha
LIB is a festival where the creative meet and celebrate the world we live in with music, art, workshops, dancing, and all sorts of outdoor things people do *cough* hippies *cough*. What ultimately made me decide that I was going to go was my undying Love for music. At the end of the day LIB is a music festival. There is so much to do and so many artist to catch live! You could probably spend hours reading about each performer or workshop that will be at LIB. I’ve gone through the list of all the musical talent and made an “Afro Monk’s MUST SEE AT LIB”
Afro Monk’s Must See List @ Lightning at a Bottle 2010
An-ten-nae, Apparat, Beats Antique, Booka Shade, Daddy Kev, Daedelus, Eliot Lipp, Emancipator, EOTO, Heyoka, Jupit3r, KRADDY, MartyParty, MiM0SA, Nosaj Thing, R/D, The Album Leaf, The Glitch Mob, & VibeSquaD. Let’s not forget the BREATHE TAKING performance of Lucent Dossier!!! (see below)
Everyone on the East Coast please take notes of these… I can’t explain to you how talented each of those acts are. I have no idea how I’m going to catch all of them let alone catch some new music in the process!
EVERYONE MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!
It’s absolutely hilarious and shows off some great photos!
Besides the unbelievable amounts of music there is endless amounts of art! When I mean art I mean it in every aspect: fashion, installations, gallery’s, sculptures, lights, dance, etc..
I’ll be meeting up with Shilo and part of the BWOMP Camp! Come say whats up and introduce yourself! Going with only knowing about a handful of people and hope to come back with many new friends! I’ll have stickers and cards so feel free to ask for some!
Introducing a member of our Miami Glitch family, CLARO!
This weeks Fire Friday Mix goes to him and boy will it take you on a journey. This mix was aired live on Glitch.fm earlier this month. Claro is no stranger to the DJ world, quite the veteran. He has held residency’s here in Miami and New York.
Claro incorporates quite a diversity of genres in this mix. Jumping from Glitch Hop, Dubstep, to Hip Hop. He specializes on working with turntables but has been working on our Numark NS7 when playing on Glitch.fm. Look out for him because he’s back to producing music and mixing. Proud to have him part of our Miami Glitch crew.