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Haj i Ji – Above & Below [ Featuring HÄANA + more ]

time February 11th by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Haj i Ji releases “Above & Below” on On The Perch Records, it’s a sonic amalgamation through enchanting electronic rhythms, dub visions, percussive leads, angelic chants, organic instrumentation, deep synth, lucid movement, and heavy bass/dubstep feels.  It’s a remembrance of our ancient wisdom through organic roots, intentional depth, imaginative collaborators, and hypnotizing states.  Originally written by Haj i Ji (formerly Sub Swara, Freek Factory, Nyxyss, Rising Smoke of the Hobo Kings) as a performance piece for international tribal belly dancer, Sera Solstice, this journey mysteriously and magically aligns further through HÄANA‘s violin, Raymond Sicam III‘s cello, River Guerguerian‘s percussion, & Imani White‘s vocals/percussion.  This journey goes on further into present existence as it also features production remixes by Hobotech, HÄANA, Sub Swara, SUV, RSD, S.B.Yond, and Jaxx.  

A spiritual &  symmetrical visual representation of this gem is seen by the imaginative, elaborate, and mystical creation that is Mugwort, an exploration into divine awareness & interconnectedness through wisdom.  Expanding and connecting into an evolving spiritual path through this saga release, experience a moving, intentional, & creative art piece through next level composition which brings forward an imaginative dive into timelessness.  A deep, dark, clear, transcending, & dynamic presence has the power to cleanse and heal through Universal frequencies and balancing effects which create an overall majestic approach through a distinctly alluring path – “Above and Below” has triggered a powerful effect!   Experience a distinct display of intentions by these imaginative artists stemming from all over the world and keep an eye out for truth behind these organic pioneers as they will continue to us a touch through ancient flavors, movement healers, and expressive styles.  I predict future live orchestral and theatrical performances.

Above & Below

HÄANA remix [ Artist Spotlight]

HÄANA (LA): producer/violinist, fresh and upcoming voice in the North American bass music scene. Her production sensibility is informed by her natural gift for melody. HÄANA’s violin work is featured prominently in the original composition, and for her remix she explores a darker sound with a slowed down Dubstep feel.

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Secret Recipe – The Cookbook

time December 23rd by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Secret Recipe self-releases his first full-length album, The Cookbook.  Formerly known as Intellitard, Secret Recipe is a whole new concoction created through the depths of his genius and ever-glowing brain.  Through his frequencies, Benji Hannus reveals psychedelic escapes, sparkly fusions, melodic glitch, & eerie-intergalactic purple bass  – a taste so fresh you melt through slurps.  A genre-bending mixologist, this rising artist is turning heads all over the industry; experience a phonic and polychromatic frequency through 12 tracks of weird squelches, get-downs, and creativity.  Revealing above, sick new artwork by Sponge!

The illuminating yet mysterious fresh bass venture of Secret Recipe has left many intrigued as he creates vivid frequencies – an expansion of the mind made possible through twisted and thought-provoking fusions, a newly formed imagination – it’s an elegant dessert.  Bizzare yet rhythmic leads make for an inventive composition as he swerves through deep 808’s, synth crescendos, and wobbly sonic expositions.  Spoken Bird is featured in this album, as they collaborated on the track, “Good Question” – a psyhop, lazer journey through future.  The ever-talented CloZee, hailing from France, also hopped in on the cooking with a smooth remix of one of my favorite tracks, “Interstellar Symphonies” – it’s trippy, percussive – it’s psytrap & glitch-hop imagination.

I aligned with Benji last February during his “Mental Vacation” release, and met him in ATX for a show of his!  Aside being an eclectic producer that stands out in the underground bass movement, Benji is a hard-working individual with a great sense of humor, mad respect!  Secret Recipe is also Co-Founder of a weekly called “Wormhole Wednesday’s” which takes place at the New Parish venue in Oakland, California, it’s a dope experience every single time – creative explosions!  Newly signed into Street Ritual Agency, his representation is cooking up a solid tour in 2016, so make sure to catch him near your city! Whether you want a new discovery, a jam to groove to while you cook, or a bubbling taste, this mixologist of bass can cook!

01/05/2016 | Dallas, TX | Future Funk Lounge | Granada

01/06/2016 | Austin, TX | Create Culture | Empire

01/09/2016 | San Diego, CA | Sypnatik Events | Spin

01/13/2016 | Lake Tahoe, CA | Bass Heavy | The Grid

01/15/2016 | Chico, CA | Bass Mint | Peking Chinese Restaurant

1/20/2016 | Santa Cruz, CA | Space Bass | Motiv

1/22/2016 | Olympia, WA | Outer Base | OLY Underground

1/23/2016 | Bozeman, MT | Zebra Cocktail Lounge

1/27/2016 | Arcata, CA | Whomp Wednesday’s | Jambalaya

1/28/2016 |Boise, ID | Insomnia | Fatty’s Bar

1/30/2016 | Salt Lake City, UT | Street Ritual X Omunity Collective Showcase | Metro Bar

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Mumukshu – Objective Reduction (Feat. KarmasynK)

time December 17th by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , , ,

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One of my favorite tracks that I jam to on the regular is “Objective Reduction”, a collaboration between Mumukshu and KarmasynK (International artist from India), released on Shanti Planti earlier this past Summer, 05/17/2015.  It’s 1 of 3 tracks in Mumukshu’s “Abstract Systems” EP.  Jake and Ruturaj are very good friends, they became good friends after meeting in CalArts in Los Angeles, California two years ago.  When they lived together, Jake (Mumu) was the only other person in CalArts who knew what “psy” was …. they instantly bonded and became friends & roommates.

Jake (Mumukshu) introduced me to West Coast flavours and showed me Tipper..and he was friends with this psy artist, luuli,  that I would drop tracks of and thus because of all this we really connected.  I have been working on music literally every second I can for the past 2 years…no break, no movies, no traveling, no fun weekends at all.” – Ruturaj (KarmasynK)

Discover KarmasynK:

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Ruturaj Wankhede, aka: KarmasynK, is a 22 year old International producer hailing from Pune, India, and is currently living in LA, California, and has recently sign to Street Ritual Agency!  He’s an ever evolving and innovative sound alchemist in roots of Glitch-Hop, Bass, IDM, Drum & Bas.  He has had multiple releases out on several different labels from all of the world including Street Ritual, Swamp Music, Glitch Hop Community, and Shanti Planti.  He’s currently a Senior at the California Institute of the Arts and is expected to graduate w/ a BFA in Music Technology Summer of 2016.  He’s played at several festivals such as Serenity Gatherings (USA 2014), Mo: Dem (Croatia), Blessed Coast Gathering (SoCal), and club shows in LA area.  He has shared stages and opened up for leading artists in the electronic music scene such as Thriftworks, Random Rab, Bluetech, Akasha Experience, HeavenlyFather, Bwoy De Bhajan, Machine Drum, Phutureprimitive, Landswitcher, Mumukshu, Mr Rogers, and kLL sMTH.

Listen to the full 3-track EP:

Stay Connected w/ Mumukshu & KarmasynK:

Mumukshu: Soundcloud | Facebook

KarmasynK: Soundcloud | Website | Facebook | Booking

 

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My Pet Monster – New Age Gangster [MalLabel Music]

time August 21st by Sofia authorTags: , , , , ,

My Pet Monster releases his solo debut, New Age Gangster, on MalLabel Music earlier this summer and it’s a “cinematic dubstep” extravaganza of many moods and eras.  From Electro Swing to Hip Hop, this Ghetto Swing feel will have you swerving and feeling groovy, hop on the 1930’s millennium swing-hop. West Coast feels will  regress you 3 generations down while remaining in present day flavor and flow.  Ryan Summers resides in San Francisco, California and has been focused on the creation of this new sub-genre of electronic music.  Artwork by Sparkuhl on the album art is very original, and brings in visuals that are in sync to the title: New Age Gangster.  Adding to the album art cover, a pet monster is revealed next to six symmetrical women figures with a 30 – 40’s look.  A new age of reaffirming the impossible, a mixture of sounds never thought possible, has come into a reality state.  Classic sounds blended with present-day glitch and bass make it a journey of its own.  

New Age Gangster consists of 3 original productions including incorporation of soulful vocals, and 3 remixes of the originals:  New Age Gangster, When I Get Low I Get High, Baton Rouge Bounce, and remixes include: “New Age Gangster” by Samples, and “Baton Rouge Bounce” by Defunk and Timmy Tutone.   “New Age Gangster” kicks off with mid tempo snare, and a momentum of rhythm accumulates, while whistles blend in the mix.  Piano and brass instrumentation giving off a danceable beat.  Woodwinds can sporadically be heard and the production of glitch hop squelches and future bass make it a unique creation.  Combination of two opposing worlds mixing freshly.  When I Get Low I Get High, is full of an upbeat tempo and female vocalizations of old-school swing music, with fine creation of sound design of bubble wurbbles and twists of lasers.  Saxophone and snare give the swing a full effect, break down your best dance move, as the title suggests the style of swing dance.

Baton Rouge Bounce definitely has a southern touch to it.  The track initiates with a banjo crescendo that foreshadows a steady swing, and old-school breaks.  A very melodic swing vibe is present, with additions to well thought out glitch patterns.  New Age Gangster remixed by Samples reveals his signature glitch-hop style filled with hard hitting bass lines – a crunk effect that will leave you feeling like the sound of lightning bolts striking.  Very rhythmic composition blends well between the genre of My Pet Monster and his.  Baton Rouge Bounce remixed by Defunk has initial piano key notes and saxophone instrumentation by My Pet Monster which is then meshed with incorporation of deep male vocals.  Soon, Canadian producer, Defunk, crescendos an upbeat vibe full of glitch and funky and melodic bass beats for the rest of the track to follow.  Baton Rouge Bounce remixed by Timmy Tutone adds in 808 explorations and a smooth feel, a future sound that is pleasant to the ear pineal.

The development of American “Swing” music in the 1930’s is back with a twisted and glitch-ed out vibe.  My Pet Monster isn’t afraid to make his ideas an innovation, as this cinematic dubstep and glitch producer has shown in his first solo release.  Tagging along to his creation, three well-respected bass and glitch producers joined in on the mix exposing endless support for his style with their own unique taste.  I’m excited to see My Pet Monster continue to grow as an artist, especially after a release with a well-known established label.  MalLabel continues to hit high charts as they will continue to expose artists and producers such as My Pet Monster.  If you’re in the West Coast, be sure to catch artists branching out of this label the best way possible: LIVE.

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HÄANA – Brym EP [Artist Spotlight]

time August 16th by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , , , ,

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HÄANA released BRYM on June 03, 2014, an orchestral downtempo atmospheric soundscape felt with immeasurable depth, emotion, and talent.  Hannah Thiem is the mastermind behind this production as she weaves her ambient production tempos and Nordic melodic roots with her dexterous and rhythmic violin playing skills that will create a clear and powerful cleansing energy within.  BRYM marks her first solo album, and she withholds a diverse and expansive collections of previous works and collaborations.  From having played countless festivals such as Lightning in a Bottle, Burning Man, and Shambhala Music Festival and having past collaborations with Beats Antique, Random Rab, Irma Thomas, and The Human Experience, she will continue to immerse herself in the music world by making profound connections. The ambience and elegance of her stylings also creates heavenly echoes of lyrical bliss felt through her core, her soul.  I met HÄANA exactly 5 months ago [March 16th] here in Austin, TX during a secret SXSW show featuring other artists such as Govinda at Black Swan Yoga, and felt profound elation for my new discovery of her uplifting and mesmerizing music – a dynamic performer with passion and intention.  BRYM EP graphic was also designed by HÄANA, making her a multi-talented artist.  Each track contains within it a heart-felt story, landscapes of hidden emotion and knowledge are revealed through each string note, within each beat, within each vocal chord – a divine spiritual truth.

BRYM consists of 5 golden tracks: “Skaldic Roulette”, “Phavet”, “Brym Al Mar”, “The Finding”, and “Sweetest Invitation”.  “Skaldic Roulette” is initiated by minimal bass beat and ambient sonic soundscapes followed by violin wonders which sync up and blend rhythmically together.  Its composition is brilliant, as she mysteriously reveals more depth through lyrical and poetic Scandinavian bliss: “Lights from across the sea…lost notes, in a bottle…on the shore…”.  “Phavet” is a cinematic story of electronic production which really speaks to me, especially when it comes to the derivation and inspiration – from a traditional Finnish Folk Song…half of my nationality.  Each bow draw across the each violin strings is luscious and energetic and will trigger and captivate emotion.  “Brym Al Mar” is a thematic blend of liquid original dubstep feels and uplifting violin composition.  Energetic vibes will freeze time and take you to ancient medieval past-life, made possible by sonic time-travel.  

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“The Finding” is a long-awaited journey found within each beat pulse of subsonic original creations and intentions.  Luminous frequencies and violin instrumentation tied with foreign Icelandic lyrical messages are found in her voice, angelic drones heard through overcoming’s of a shadow, a found self, a discovery.  “Sweetest Invitation” is the sweetest invitation of sound seen through the eyes of the universe.  A dramatic approach of cinematic electronic production is the theme of this track, as it will pull, twist, and spiral you up and down.  Through sound, she reveals a narrative approach and will take you on a journey, an escape into spirituality and depths of the ocean heard through deep bass lines and violin technique.

HÄANA is a creative producer and a truly gifted violinist, and the BRYM EP surely reveals this.  Very immersed with the study of Nordic and Middle Eastern traditions, she channels this knowledge and experiences in Eastern Europe through her own creation of sound and composition.  Influenced by artists such as Massive Attack, Trentemoller, Phaleh, Bonobo, and Boards of Canada, she will continue to be inspired and therefore will continue to create around her passions and experiences.  I really enjoyed Brym and the journey it took me on, it left a powerful impact on me, and was astonished with her craft of creations.  I am excited to see HÄANA continue to grow as an artist, as she is a driven artist with visible passion.  Ever since this release, she has been on a extended 2014 Summer Tour  with many more dates being added as Fall approaches…be sure to catch her at her upcoming performances at Wanderlust Festival and Burning Man.

Watch “Brym Al Mar” Official Video:

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Psymbionic | Parallels Part 2 – Eye [Gravitas Recordings]

time July 4th by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , , , , ,

Psymbionic releases Part 2 of “Parallels” [Eye], on Gravitas Recordings on July 1st, 2014. This second part of “Parallels” explores a parallel genre to that of a heavier bass influenced feel for Part 1. It revels an atmospheric creation of downtempo/chill feels, an experiment that illustrates Psymbionic’s versatility, a dive into another realm – a pull into the Eye of the Storm. The eye is a region of mostly calm weather at the center of strong tropical cyclones, and through sounds, John Burchman, expresses a deep meditation of fulfilling low tempo frequencies, a whirlwind of cloud hypnotization. Clear and light sounding extraterrestrial communication reveals futuristic visions of new-world change, enlightened transformations, and exploration of versatility.  Versatility of production is rare, and when a product of rarity is illuminated, full-depth creativity is expressed giving the creator a sense of forward thinking and acceptance of change as important factor in culture in many fields of life- Psymbionic has done that with Eye.

Eye consists of 5 auditory chill out portals: “One Thing” ft Cristina Soto,”How Am I Not Myself” ft. Govinda, “S ilkscreen” ft. Soulular, “Sonder” ft. The Digital Connection, & “Silkscreen ( ill-esha remix ). One Thing ft. Cristina Soto is downtempo galore, a future chill trap experience ready to sooth your ear pineals.  Psymbionic’s rhythmic future bass composition and fluidity blends passionately with Cristina Soto’s mesmerizing vocals as she touches your heart chakra with her deeply thought lyrics, an angelic escapade.  How Am I Not Myself ft. Govinda is initiated by Govinda’s sensual frequencies resonating from string instrumentation of the violin.  High-pitched synthesizer and a lively melodic tempo on Psymbionic’s behalf symmetrically syncs up in addition, and a spacey future garage atmosphere is present.  This tune calmly sooth your present state of mind and will unblock passages of a forgotten memory.

Silkscreen ft. Soulular is a co-production between the two, a chill-step portal, a swim into infinity, a closer pull into the eye of the storm.  Souluar’s organic sound composition and spacey sounding downtempo dubs mesh well with Psymbionic’s signature melodic uplifts and glitch/bass exposure, this is the creation of two soulful producers joining forces.  Sonder ft. The Digital Connection is a spacey chill tale into the unknown, an epiphany within an epiphany.  This is a future bass mystery waiting to be revealed and is felt within electronica ambience.  Psymbionic’s signature sounds can be heard sporadically thoughout the tune, and a deep rhythmic glitch fusion of The Digital Connection follows through creating a liquid groove.  Silkscreen remixed by ill-esha is a glitch masterpiece full of limitless synth frequencies and melodies.  She produces a re-occurring glitch pattern which gives it a mind of its own, it’s a distinction of rarity illuminating the original production, an aftermath of chills down your spine.

Submerge into the eye of the storm and prepare for a lift-off into explorations of the sounds and tempos of the universe and beyond.  Psymbionic reveals a downtempo/chill side to his music production in variation and style.  Not only does he create variety in Part 2 of “Parallels”, but also a variety of styles  and collaborations of accomplished vocalists, instrumentalists, and producers.  John Burcham is a driven force of light that isn’t afraid to explore other dimensions of sound frequencies, a creative and fresh outlook.  Like a thread weaving together with other threads, and like sacred geometrical patters coming together, a flowing towards a creation of warmth is revealed as Psymbionic weaves sounds, textures, and rhythms together. This results in the creation of pulsating and radiating sounds meant to trigger brainwaves, and therefore release and cleanse energies, a fresh feel of relief.  The fact that this was written, mixed, AND mastered by John himself amazes me. As AfroMonk himself likes to put it, Keep it Fresh.

Join the Gravitas crew this Saturday, July 5th at plug.dj‘s “Just A Chill Room” for Psymbionic’s DIGITAL album release party & Q&A! 

Listen/Download “Eye”: Parallels (Part 2: Eye) by Psymbionic

 

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The Widdler – “OGO” (MalLabel Music)

time May 18th by Sofia authorTags: , , , , , ,

The Widdler released “OGO” on MalLabel Music on Tuesday, May 13th and currently stands #4 on Beatport’s “Dubstep Top 100 Releases”.  If you’re not familiar with The Widdler, now is the time to start familiarizing with this innovative producer that is pushing boundaries in the underground dubstep and bass music scene. He has a very creative original spooky spark to him, which is revealed through his unique sound design – he is an innovator and originator of “dub” sound.  A little bit about The Widdler, he was born in Tel Aviv and is currently residing here in the music capital of the world, Austin, TX.  Yoni Oron has been playing and producing music since he was 10 years old, and constantly practices to perfect his skills. Recently signed to OWSLA Records, he incorporates daily mix sessions into his everyday life, which is revealed through his impeccable performances – I witnessed his latest performance at Barcelona here in Austin a couple months ago during SXSW and it was a thrilling night full of deep felt bass dubs.

“OGO” consists of 6 rich yet spooky dub filled tracks: “Gitfukt”, “Killa Bitz”, “Lobster Trap”, “Martian Ambassador”, “Ogo”, and “Space Balloon”–  each containing within it a very mysterious vibe, taking you on a whirlwind of unimaginable bends, twists and spooked-out frequencies.  “Gitfukt” follows a deep bass heavy theme, a sign of what to expect in this release; these original dubstep frequencies meshed with laser sounding beams will hypnotize then levitate you, twist and spiral you out onto a high energy and ghostly filled atmosphere.  “Kill Bitz” slithers with a mystical vibe to it, eerie bass growls will enter your ear pineals and take you on a video game space tour, an unexpected mission, a challenge aimed to clear a shadow.  “Lobster Trap” is definitely a favorite, it’s like a maze; a turn of events waiting to happen; a space battle filled with minimal dubs mixed with heavy sounding vibes and intricate xylophonic melodic sounding strikes which blend perfectly with the short vocal incorporations.  

Martian Ambassador” is initiated with a passage filled with deep groove and midtempo feels of dubs and wurbbles, which reveal an otherworldly being: The Martian Ambassador. “Ogo” is the spookiest of them all, an arrival to a new destination, “Ogo”; a condition of mental divergence, he finds himself on the planet “Ogo”, part of an intellectual elite…a construct of  his psyche.  These deep bass drops create energies of Shamanic cleansing that is heard through ancient Widdler signature and mind blowing audible vibrations.  This release concludes with a high feel, a bounce off on the “Space Balloon”, a continuation of deep bass dubs and multitude amount of vibrant arpeggios can be felt then released.

“OGO” showcases a variety of dub styles and frequencies, and will cleanse the shadows of your soul through deep dub triggers of bewitching sound composition.  A leading figure in what has been deemed the “Deep Dub Renaissance”, he will, without a doubt, continue to keep breaking boundaries, making the impossible possible, and therefore will lift you off into space, maybe even higher – he will take you to an extraterrestrial landscape waiting to be discovered.  His organic, melodic, tribal and visionary sounds are challenging the paradigm in the dub step scene. Creating original and groundbreaking dubstep “drops”and crescendos, The Widdler will invigorate and clear your being.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO “OGO”: Ogo by The Widdler

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J:Kenzo – J:Kenzo

time September 24th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,


Legend J:Kenzo is back! This is his first full length. Tempa records delivers with another classic. This album brings back memories. I’ve kept myself at a decent distance from dubstep due to the massive abuse of mid-range wobbles. Yeah, you can call me one of those hipsters who says they hate dubstep. Truth is it’s not easy knowing that the original dubstep musical form sounds NOTHING like the new age brostep. J:Kenzo is one of those names that is just all to familiar and impossible not to to pick up.

J:Kenzo delivers! This is album reminds my of why I loved dubstep so much. It’s dark, deep, minimal and bass heavy. The low end just gives you that tingling feeling as waves of bass flow through your body. This is where the original dubstep sound came from. There’s no question what the music evolves into there will always be albums like this that stand the test of time.

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Turntable.fm | Glitch / Chill Dubstep / IDM

time August 2nd by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , ,

Turntable.fm is changing the game for online social media. If you haven’t heard of Turntable.fm you should probably be warned it’s VERY ADDICTING. The site is fairly new and currently still in Beta from my understanding but quite complete as is already.
Ever want to DJ and play music for others? Turntable.fm gives you the opportunity to do just that. There are rooms that you can join that have a specific theme or you have the option to make your own. The rooms can have up to 5 DJ spots when created. Create or join a room that suites your mood.

Once you’re in a room you’ll notice there are tons of fun avatars of people with points and fans. Depending on how many DJ spots there are you’ll find people on the stage with one person having a spotlight on them showing that they are playing a song. The name of the song and artist scroll across the screen of the stage giving you the option to add the song you’re listening to any of the more popular music social sites to share or buy.

The bottom of the room you’ll find a meter with a Lame button and Awesome button. This is where the whole social media thing comes in. You’ll be able to vote Lame or Awesome for each song playing. Every time you hit Awesome the DJ who is playing the song gets 1 point. Now if you hit Lame the meter will tip closer to the Lame side. No points are deducted from the DJ if someone hits Lame but if the meter gets too close to Lame it will skip the song.

The major success and appeal of the site is that you can create your own custom que of music from the existing library that Turntable.fm has hosted by Medianet. You can search a particular song or artist and a list of music related to your search appears where you can preview the songs and easily add the song to your que list. Now this is where it gets good. If you’re a producer or have songs that are not contained in the library you have the option of uploading your own music!!! That is right! You are limited to 40mbs and MP3 format but besides that you can upload your own music, works in progress, or favorite song not listed in the library. A huge concern is that if once uploaded will the song be added to the Turntable.fm library. The answer is NO BUT keep in mind that any user can add the song you play to their list. I’ve uploaded a few dubs that I have and realized later that others have added it to their list. No one can download it but I can see how some artist and people might be upset that some of their unreleased music is being played. The major plus of the que list is that Turntable.fm saves everything you’ve added to your list including the MP3 you’ve uploaded so you can have a giant list of music ready to go for whatever room you’re in.

The more points you get from people hitting Awesome allows you to unlock some sweet new avatars. Also keep in mind that you can tell who Awesome’d the song you are playing by seeing who is bobbin’ in the room. There’s nothing like the rush you get from seeing the whole room just bobbin’ to your tune. You can also become a fan of someone in Turntable.fm. Right now it doesn’t mean much but the feature enables notifications to your e-mail about when someone you’re a fan of takes a DJ spot in turntable.fm. This allows you to know when someone you follow is in a specific room so you can go listen to them DJ.

The last thing I want to mention about Turntable.fm is how there are Owners and Mods for rooms. If you create a room you’re allowed to Boot people from the room or remove them from the DJ spot. The owner of the room also sets the room description and creates the rules. The mod of the room is usually the owner of the room but if the owner leaves the room the person who has been in the room the longest is assigned as the mod. If the owner returns he still maintains authority without having to worry about it. If the mod leaves the room it is passed on to the next person who has been in the room the longest.

Why is Turntable.fm so addicting?! The chat room, hearing new music others play, seeing what people enjoy, talking crap to people who play terrible music, networking with other similar likeminded DJs or producers, and most of trying to acquire as many points as you can and flex your musical taste. I’ve been recommending Turntable.fm to everyone I know because it’s a great way for producers to connect and network with their fan base. I run a run a room on Turntable.fm that has guest appearances by Mexicans with Guns, +verb, Ben Samples, Elfkowitz, Michael Menert, Protohype, Subsynthesis, etc… Overall it’s a great way to connect with other people who enjoy the same style of music. My room is: Glitch / Chill Dubstep / IDM you can generally find me in there throughout the entire week while I’m at work. Come out and check it out! Be warned though… Only rule implemented is NO BROSTEP! So no aggroo basslines! Keep it chill for the most part so we can all jam and enjoy music while we work or hanging out online.

Things I’d like to see added to Turntable.fm:
iPhone APP
Owner/Mod can skip a song
Avatar add-ons: hoola hoop, poi, glowsticks, etc…
More Avatars

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Wut chu k’no aboot ze Bleep Bloop?

time July 1st by WubberStumpper authorTags: , , , , , ,

Bleep Bloop is the moniker that is Aaron Triggs, a bass music producer out of Northern California.

His style spans from Lazer Blap, Dubstep, and even to wonky-Glitch Hop, always pushing his productions further with every tune.

His sets are polytempo, fun filled sonic journeys comprised of original tunes, and remixes.

Bleep Bloop is signed to Gruntworthy, Lazer Town, and Prime Dub Records so look out for new original tunes on the regular.

We’ll start off with a free remix!

A full mix with unreleased material –

A free stream of his EP –

This is where you can purchase his EP on Addictech entitled, —> “Lazer Bouquet“. <—

For booking contact lazerlazerlazer@yahoo.com
http://www.soundcloud.com/bleep-bloop — Soundcloud
http://www.facebook.com.bleepbloopbass — Facebook
httP://www.twitter.com/bleepbloopbass — Twitter

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