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Lush EP | ChrisB.

time March 29th by Mr Ed authorTags: , ,

ChrisB just dropped a fantastic new EP this morning that totally kills it.  2 Songs full of gorgeous melodies layered over slightly glitchy beats with some atmospherics really showcase how ChrisB is taking his music to the next level!  The release which can be found on Bandcamp is perfect preview to what we can expect to see this festival Season.  Catch ChrisB at the Do Lab stage at coachella or check out his site to see the other venues he is playing this spring!

Whats a halfstep among friends- ChrisB


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Disciples of Headtron Vol 1

time December 26th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Disciples of Headtron is a compilation made up by some of the members of the Headtron Agency. The roster includes: Sugarpill, Gladkill, Chris B, +verb, Russ Liquid, Goldrush, Stephan Jacobs, Jobot & Jupit3r. This past week they have recently just added a new member to the family, Griz!

The collection of artist that make up this team is lead by Alex Becket one of the best agents in the business. Headtron has only been around for merely two years or more and they’ve made such an impact in such a small amount of time that I can only imagine how busy Alex has been. The entire roster in some sort of fashion have played some of the biggest festivals and events in 2011. There isn’t a major event that you can’t find at least one or two members representing the Headtron family.

This compilation is a prime example of why they are such a driving force in the EDM community. There are even a few surprises that caught me off guard, Swordfight! I’ve heard much talk about this over the course of time but here is their debut! Another surprise is to find more Jobot tunes, especially one that features ill-esha! =O It’s great to have something unified and put together and this is only the beginning as this is Volume 1. I’m looking forward to Vol 2 already which I hope features more from them in particular More Champagne & Griz.

My favorites you ask? Sugarpill stole this one from everyone in my opinion with A Gift To. There is no question that tune is perfect to open up the release. It’s one of those moving tracks that you can listen to in any state of emotion. Russ Liquid’s Pars Lunae also blew me away. Chris B stepped up his game big time and only look forward to see what he and Boris have been cooking up. Also do I need to bring up how I’ve been dying for Jobot’s debut album?!

All in all I can’t wait for 2012 because this is just the beginning and there’s a lot more where this came from. Also big ups to Muti Music and Dov for putting this out. Be sure to grab it on release date Jaunary 2nd, 2012! Be on the look out for any of the Headtron members this year. I’ve had the pleasure of booking many of them in Texas and man do they deliver <3

Much Love & Respect to the Headtron Family!

1. Sugarpill – A Gift To
2. Swordfight – We Will Never Know
3. jOBOT & ill-esha – Fossils
4. +verb – Mileage
5. Gladkill – Insomnia
6. Stephan Jacobs – Groove Around You
7. Jupit3r – Shark Bark
8. jOBOT – Bottle Of Bumpy
9. ChrisB – It’s All Good
10. Russ Liquid – Pars Lunae
11. Goldrush – Katura

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More Champagne | TI – Poppin Bottles Remix

time December 5th by Taradactyl authorTags: , , , ,

I definitely want to pop some bottles while jamming to this new free More Champagne tune (New Years Eve, perhaps?)! If you haven’t heard of this collaboration, familiarize yourself. Close homies ChrisB. and Gladkill have teamed up to bring you this banger of a remix, Poppin Bottles by TI. I have known about the collab for quite a while and have been waiting to hear what they have in store for us – so far they did not disappoint. Burning Man attendees were lucky enough to catch More Champagne live, and now everyone has the opportunity to snag the outstanding bootleg that they remixed for BM.

At first I was slightly skeptical when I saw that the artist they chose to remix was TI – I tend to favor thought-provoking hip hop over top 40 artists. However, the production quality in itself is inspiring enough. The banger has nice texture; they incorporate the samples flawlessly and there’s a good balance of bouncy high notes and bass. I love the depth that they add around 1:05. I know that I’ll enjoy this track equally while chillin at home as while raging at a show. We can expect to hear much more material (an EP is in the works) from More Champagne in 2012, so stay tuned!


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