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Mindelixir | Doomsday Ticket

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

Mindelixir is a name that many of you should be familiar with. Bill is a great friend and has been making some serious waves on the East coast. He recently just put out a full LP on Daly City Records and has been hustling harder than everyone I know. Besides working hour after hour in the studio he manages a team of minions in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mindelixir has been a rising power in the bass community and not be be underestimated. At the end of this month marks his one year anniversary of his legendary Bass Church monthly event. Bass Church is one the largest monthly events if not largest bass events in the States.

This is Mindelixir’s second full length EP and boy does it roll deep in diversity yet keeps the same organic flow and style. Ever since I’ve listened to it for my first time I’ve been impressed. 1492 instantly became my favorite track after a full listen. It has a unique melodic sound that appeals to my personal taste. I recently told Bill that it was my favorite and how I even throw it into sets sometimes. It was funny to hear that he said he’s never even played it out but our live styles are quite vastly different. The other track that really stands out and took me by surprise was A Man and a Woman. The track features a vocal sample that balances it heavy bass lines. If there was any track off this album that I can see being rinsed out it’s definitely A Man and a Woman. The rest of the tracks work off each other to create a journey into the mind of Mindelixir.

The one thing that I want to emphasize the most about this release is how much intrigue time and attention to detail this release has. Bill is a hard worker and puts his all into writing an album. While he is known for being one of the most explosive DJs out there his original work showcases the soul and work he puts into his music.

This marks one of his last releases that solely has been written in Reason. Expect his sound to evolve even more as he transitions to Ableton and the world of VSTs. There is much more ahead from Mindelixir as he continues to build his following, monthly event, and production. Expect to see his name a lot more and coming to a city near you as he can be found at many of the East coast festivals and other major events. His live sets are truly the highlight of any evening.

Nothing but respect and love goes out to my great friend, Mindelixir! I can’t wait till the next time we cross paths which might be sooner than later. You  can always expect a great time whenever Bill is around!

1. 1492
2. Doomsday Ticket
3. Aruba
4. Bassfunk
5. Captivation
6. Dubfunk
7. Galvanic Response
8. Nomura’s Invasion
9. Roadblock
10. Water hoarding
11. A Man and a Woman
12. Game Over
13. Gutfunk
14. Jabber Hockey
15. Collective Paranoia

BUY: Mindelixir – Doomsday Ticket

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Bass Science | Slip N Slide

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

Bass Science is BACK!!! Just got e-mail from the talented and incredible human, Matt B. He is about to put out a brand new release on his label, Made in Glitch. Bass Science is his stage name where he rocks it with all original music for the most part. He brings such positive vibes every time I have spoken to him and seen him on stage. Not to mention I can’t thank him enough for the support he has always given me. He is one of those people I’m glad to call a friend and not just another artist. He puts real passion and feel in everything and always excited to talk and catch up. Truly a remarkable person in the industry.

Slip N Slide is four track EP which features two separate original tunes with two remixes of the banging title track. The official release date is today, April 24th! Matt has been out of the States for awhile now but will be returning in May. This is a small preview of what he has been working on and man do these tunes explode. Mindelixir and David starfire ft. I-Catching add their own takes of Bass Science’s tune to add flavor and more diversity to this small 4 track.

Be sure to be on the look out for Bass Science on tour soon and more releases from Made in Glitch. I know I’m DYING to get a final copy of the upcoming Gladkill release on MIG. Lots of projects and new releases brewing so you’ll want to remember these names: Matt B, Bass Science, and Made in Glitch.

Preview the title track above with the album art widget!

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ill-esha | Cherry Blossoms

time April 22nd by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , ,

ill-esha, one of the most talented and beautiful women in the business has recently put out a small EP, Cherry Blossoms, out on TrueScoreTheory. The title track features her hypnotic vocals and signature bass sounds we have all come to love.

Along with her title track comes a group of all stars that take their stab at what they’ve taken from this track. All of the remixes are full throttled with extra bass and dance floor ready. The legendary Trillbass squad dialed in a heavy hitting remix that builds up and drops seamlessly. East coast bass king Mindelixir produces another mind tingling remix which gives you a small preview of what his next full LP might sound like. Lastly Dan Wall and Ron Gee close this EP off with some fire business.

Be sure to catch ill-esha while she’s tour all over the States. Can’t wait to see her again on my adventure to Lightning in a Bottle this year!

BUY: ill-esha – Cherry Blossoms

Also be sure to grab the FREE Splatinum remix

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Stereotonin | Lazerfiend

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

Stereotonin has been blowing me away lately. He sent over his new EP that comes out today and man it’s fire. I’ve been following his work ever sine Mindelixir put out that compilation out, Repeat Business. It’s great to see a new solo release from Justin. Lazerfiend is out now and has been put out by Abstract Logic Records which is starting to really hustle.

If you haven’t heard any of Justin’s stuff it sounds like a mixture of organic groovy beats with some crazy spaced out lazers all over the place. Totally the stuff I love to kick back, light up, and just let the beats groovy take my mind for a ride. This release I’ll def be rocking out live quite a bit. It has that eccentric style that’s perfect for opening, closing, and overall just blowing some minds when you got a crowd in front of you. I know I can’t wait to drop some of these tunes in my set and glitch them the eff out. The title track Lazerfiend definitely is my favorite as it features some vocals and makes for a perfect layer on top of the track.

If you’re on the East Coast and anywhere near Nashville be sure to check this guy out live. He is also part of the Bass Church family so you can expect him to be rocking the massive crowd out there time to time. I have a feeling this is only the beginning for Justin as he becomes a rising star in the game right now.

BUY: Stereotonin – Lazerfiend

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Fast Nasty | Mourning of the Empress

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

Fast Nasty is a rising star on the East Coast. I had the pleasure of meeting him out in Asheville when I went out there to play a show. This guy has a great head on his shoulders and is making tons of moves. He is working closely with the monster Mindelixir and has been featured in the mind blowing event, Bass Church.

I’ll never forget the time I first met him and were hanging out. We exchanged names and he made my month probably year when he told me that Jasper saw the flyer for Rogue Fest and pointed to my name and said you want to check this guy out. It was such a honor to hear that from one of your favorite producers. Fast Nasty will never be forgotten after he told me that.

I had the pleasure of doing a fresh tag set during the real late night of the Rogue Fest in NC that night. This guy rocks a midi fighter like no one I’ve ever seen. It was one of the better tag sets I’ve ever done. We were just having fun playing music without a care in the world. Matt has a great attitude and is hustling hard as you can hear tons of emotions and plenty of love in this small EP.

Mourning of the Empress is just the beginning for him. I assure you there’s a stock pile of solid tunes coming soon from him. He is a prime example of someone that I can’t help but smile when see his hard work and energy is starting to pay off and people starting to notice this guy. It’s always great to see friends and people you’ve come across rise up and gain some visibility.

Be sure to check this FREE 3 track EP. I’m a huge fan and always helps when you’ve been in contact with the producer putting out such work. I can’t wait to make it back to the East Coast and rock it out again with him.

Much respect and love homie!

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Repeat Business | Mindelixir Presents

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

Mindelixir has been hard at work during 2010. He’s put together most likely the biggest dubstep monthly on the entire East coast and most likely one of the biggest in the States, Bass Church.

It’s my pleasure to introduce a compilation album Bill has put together from some of the most upcoming producers today. This is probably one of the better compilations I’ve seen put together. It features some of my close friends Elfkowitz and Psymbionic. Everyone on this compilation will be making serious moves. Stereotonin was the one who impressed me the most out of the bunch that I hadn’t heard of. I was given a promo bootleg to give away from him.

Check out this fresh remix… Afro Monk Exclusive!!!
DOWNLOAD: People Under the Stairs – Acid Raindrops (Stereotonin Remix)

1. Axiom Crux – Vapor Nation
2. T8rtot – Not 2B Missed
3. Elfkowitz – Gone
4. Stereotonin – Hop Scotch Warrior
5. Ghetto S*xuual – Deep Breath
6. Deformati – Careful Demons (Elfkowitz remix)
7. Mindelixir – Sonic (Lo Bounce Remix)
8. Charlie P – Hole in my Pocket
9. Fast Nasty – The Arcadian Shark
10. Panther God – Zomba
11. Spooky Jones – Starship Ping Pong
12. Bookworm – Ursine Combat Squad
13. Spooky Jones – Attack of the Coincidence
14. Psymbionic – Pseudo Science
15. Stereotonin – Thank You, Come Again

BUY: Repeat Business Presented by Mindelixir

Here is a mini mix put together by Psymbionic to give you a small taste of this major release. Big ups to everyone part of this one. Keep on working hard and sharing your music with the world!

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Elfkowitz | Artist Spotlight

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

Elfkowitz has been my secret weapon for quite some time now. He is one of those producers you literally hide all the names and come up with funny names for tracks just so those lurkers who stalk your track selections. Ian is a close friend and only wish great success upon him. Truly ever since I brought him into Miami for a small show with Freddy Todd he’s been real cool and sharing his music with me so I can give some feedback. If I post about sick sessions and jamming to fresh new music chances are it’s cause listening to some of Ian’s tunes.

Right now Elfkowitz is making moves and getting the recognition he deserves. Expect his major release, Prolific, on Daly City. It’s coming out exclusively on Additech on January 11th and then full release on iTunes and all that jazz February 15th! Also be on the look out for two his tunes out on an upcoming Mindelixir presents compilation.

UPDATE: BUY Elfkowitz – Prolific EP

There isn’t enough to say how much of a cool cat this guy is. I’ll never forget when picked him up from the airport and he was rocking this tie dye shirt with The Grateful Dead hat on with a giant flower on it. I knew immediately it was homie! We had a great time chillen and throwing done some tunes with Freddy. He is one of the few producers I’ll randomly text just to see what’s up because he always puts out those positive vibes and has the freshest tunes out there.

Elfkowitz sound is simple yet not. His tunes have a certain presence that leaves room to have fun while playing. I know if I ever can tone it down and put the crowd in a trance I’ll bust out with a few of his tunes. The feel and expression shines in every single one of his tunes. As someone who is venturing into the idea of production Ian’s music has a great influence for the sound I’m looking for. If it were up to me I’d play entire sets like this but you know we need some raggers and trust me Ian has some up his sleeve to but you’ll get to check that out much later.

Nothing but LOVE and RESPECT for Ian. Pay your respects to him when you see him. He works real hard and deserves every big up out there! Glad to call him a close friend of mine. I am beyond stoked for our next adventure. We’re going hard in 2011 Dallas!

Check out his X-Mas remix track and a few of his originals!

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R/D | Starve the Ego Remix | Drink the Sea Remixes

time September 13th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , ,

R/D is a name you all should become familiar with if you haven’t already. You might have heard his remix he did of Fever Ray earlier this year which gained great hype. He also just put out an EP recently that I featured, Face of God EP. R/D is no new comer by any means. He’s been doing this for quite awhile but has come into light again with his recent glitch hop beats. He has been taking the US by storm playing Coachella this past year and Lightning in a Bottle.

R/D is back again with a new release to be featured on The Glitch Mob’s Drink the Sea Remix album. He has outdone himself with this remix but not a surprise as he is close friends with the members of The Glitch Mob. Random fact: Hes actually lived with edIT and Ooah. This release is due out this week and I wanted to share with you all this epic remix from R/D.

Here is another bonus to build hype for his next release.
R/D – Third Eye High Remix out September 20th 2010

The Glitch Mob’s Drink the Sea album has been chopped and skewed by many of the biggest names recently. They ran a remix contest that just ended. The prize was to have their remix be featured in the Drink the Sea Remixes release as well. Mindelixir was the winner and here’s his remix of Drive it Like You Stole It:

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