Justin Bieber pitched down 800% = Dead Can Dance

August 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

I’m always on the lookout for new movements in technology+music.. and today this newsbit had me shocked. With the help of a new, open-source software called Paul’s Extreme Timestretch, you can do some amazing things with sound.

As an example of it’s power, one user named Nick Pittsinger has time-stretched Justin Bieber’s entire original track “U Smile” – and slowed it down 8 times (or 800%) to amazing result. The resulting track is something Peter Gabriel might publish.. or the backtrack for a Dead Can Dance epic. Pretty amazing. Hear the re-worked track below (The SoundCloud link had over 1,000,000 hits this week – pretty impressive.)

Lifehacker has also posted a nifty How-To on making your own ambient epics. Check it out HERE.

Halcyon presents an interview with Scuba + SCB Live at Panorama Bar [download]

August 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

Nice things coming from the NorthEast this week: download of Scuba/SCB live at Panorama Bar and an interview with Scuba on Halcyon’s website. Also – if you are in the NYC area make sure to check out the BLKMARKET show happening on Saturday August 14. Get there by 11:30 to hear Halcyon/Hot Flush’s Nihal Ramchandani who has been making waves with his selections lately, follow up with sets by Dj Three, Scuba Jennifer Cardini, Taimur & Fahad. Info below the break.


Download: Halcyon presents Scuba/SCB live at Panorama Bar
(Duration: 1:02:40 — 143.4MB)


Halcyon interviews Scuba (read the entire article HERE)

halcyon: I’ve been following your production for a long time and was very interested when your first more techno-sounding tracks were released. I’m aware there was a certain trend towards this in the dubstep scene but can you say what specifically in your case led to this development?

Well the dubstep/techno thing has been rumbling on for a few years now, and to be honest it’s become a bit of a cliché. The interesting thing aboutdubstep originally was always that it was very wide ranging in terms of influences and the general direction of the music, but obviously as it’s become a bigger thing a certain amount of that has been lost so anything outside the mainstream is seen as some kind of sub-genre, which is quite regrettable from my perspective. But in terms the SCB project, that’s not dubstep at all, it’s always been intended as pretty straight up house and techno. It started off as a result of a few things, the most important of which was probably going to Panorama Bar as a punter and just soaking up the atmosphere there. I’d been playing more and more slower, 4/4-based sets anyway, and messing around in the studio making tracks to fit in with that kind of DJ set, and to me it’s pretty far removed from the Scuba stuff so it made sense to call it something different.

h: To me your tracks have also had a certain melody to them for a long time but this has also been coming to the fore more recently. You mentioned dBridge as influencing you towards this but it seems evident with other producers also, and in other genres of dance music. Please comment on this.

I’m not scared of using melody, of course. I think the key thing with anything is knowing when to use certain elements of whatever you’re doing, judging when something works and something doesn’t. In terms of the music coming out of London, house music has made a huge comeback as an influence and also as a genre generally so that’s had an impact on the way producers think about melody I think. The Autonomic guys are taking in a wider perspective though, which is what I find so refreshing about them.

h: Do you think contemporary trends towards more melodies in dance music may have anything to do with the comparative lack of melody in many older dubstep and minimal techno productions? Are the producers and the audience maybe missing that aspect of the music?

With London-based stuff it’s the influence of house. And actually house has completely eclipsed minimal in Berlin as well, but it’s a different kind of thing to what has been happening in London, which is still very focused on what people call urban music. Berlin is quite the opposite of that. Music goes in cycles like anything else, but it’s easy to over-analyse that kind of trend. It’s as much to do with money as anything else, certainly in London.



SCUBA vs. SCB [Hotflush/Substance] EXTENDED SET
JENNIFER CARDINI [Crosstown Rebels/Kompakt]
TAIMUR & FAHAD [Blkmarket Membership]
NIHAL RAMCHANDANI [Halcyon/Syllabus]

INFORMATION http://www.residentadvisor.net/blkmarket

Deep Chords & Echoes in Space [mix] by NorthernShore

April 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

Nice mix of deep dark dub for your spaced out journeys to the void. Classy stuff here..  a lot of Soultek, CV313, Deepchord and Intrusion – some of my faves of the new wave of Maurizio and Basic Channel-inspired dub techno.  I don’t know much about this guy but you can check his myspace and soundcloud profiles for more info.

Deep Chords & Echoes in Space by NorthernShore

01 Intrusion – Never Forget
02 DeepChord pres. Echospace – Celestialis
03 cv313 – Subtraktive (Intrusion’s Twilight Dub)
04 DeepChord – Vantage Isle (Echospace Spacial Dub)
05 Intrusion – Tswana Dub
06 cv313 – A World Apart
07 Echospace – Sonorous (Version Dub)
08 Intrusion – A Night to Remember
09 Kaito – And That Was The Way (Echospace’s Shinjuku Sedative)
10 DeepChord pres. Echospace – Sunset
11 DeepChord – Vantage Isle (DC Mix III)
12 cv313 – Dimensional
13 Sons of The Dragon – Orbiting Planet Arp
14 Echospace – OBMX (Original Remastered)
15 STL – Checkmate (cv313 Remodel)
16 Intrusion – Intrusion (Phase90 Reshape)
17 Model 500 – Starlight (DeepChord Mix)
18 cv313 – SailingStars
19 Soultek – Glacial Blue
20 Brock van Wey – A Gentle Hand To Hold (Intrusion Reshape)
21 Intrusion – OceanView
22 DeepChord – Grand Bend (Echospace Restructure)
23 Intrusion – Reflection I
24 cv313 – Space (Live Mix)
25 Sons of The Dragon – The Journey of Qui Niu (Unreleased Live Mix Madrid)
26 DeepChord – Vantage Isle (Echospace Spacial Dub)
27 DeepChord pres. Echospace – Elysian
28 cv313 – Lost Sequence
29 Soultek – Dreaming Under a Starlit Sky
30 STL – In My Dreams (Intrusion Dub)
31 DeepChord pres. Echospace – Spatialdimension (Echospace feat. The Howard Street Rhythm Section)

Stanton Warriors – Stanton Sessions Vol. 1 released for FREE download on Soundcloud

April 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

BIG UP to the Stanton Warriors who have released their LEGENDARY mix, “The Stanton Sessions, Volume One” for FREE download on soundcloud. I have personally bought this album at least two times (burned through one from too many listens and gave the other to a friend who needed to hear it.) It’s one of THOSE albums.. it just rocks the fucking party (or car, ipod, stoop, etc.) This mix dropped in 2001 and put Stanton Warriors on the map in a big way. This mix is a great snapshot of music from 2001.. when breaks and twostep were starting to meld into what would later become dubstep.. but a time when it was all fresh and new and mashed-the-fuck-up. Highlights here include a Busta Rhymes acapella over some Warriors breaks, Bushwacka’s remix of Renegade Soundwave’s “The Phantom” and punchy dubstep sounds from T Power. Grab this mix now!

Swirl People / Aroma's Raoul Belmans free dj mix – Last summer Raoul Lambert saved my life (part 2)

September 2, 2009 § Leave a comment


Raoul Belmans – house dj, labeal head (Aroma) and producer (Swirl People) – is known for his funk-infused house sets and an ear for party rockers. “Last summer Raoul Lambert saved my life – PART 2″ is a mix he recently posted on SoundCloud. Lovely disco and funk classics, soul, slow-tempo house, vocals and a summer vibe. Download the mix HERE.

1. Un fait divers et rien de plus (Raoul Lambert re-edit) LE CLUB
2. Solid (Special club mix) ASHFORD & SIMPSON
3. Something’s gotta give AFRO CUBAN BAND
4. (Nothing Serious) Just buggin’ WHISTLE
5. Prisencolinensinainciusol ADRIANO CELENTANO
6. Paper planes (DFA Remix) MIA
7. Ma quale idea PINO D’ANGIO
9. Happy station (Club mix) FUN FUN
10. Feeling love L.E.B. HARMONY
11. I’m ready KANO
12. You’re my number 1 RADIANCE feat. ANDREA STONE
13. Good times (instrumental) CHIC
14. L.O.V.E. Is what you need LIFELIKE
15. Falling lin love SURFACE

Dub pioneer Scuba delivers a hot podcast for mnml ssgs

August 27, 2009 § Leave a comment


Hot off the press comes a new mix from Scuba (aka Paul Rose / SCB) va the mnml ssgs blog. This blog has had some great podcasts recently and this mix is no exception. Tracklist to follow soon on the mnml ssgs blog.

mnml ssgs mx37: SCB
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Hot Blog Alert + Falko Brocksieper mix

August 20, 2009 § Leave a comment


Thanks to Jon on the TNL list for this great link and a new blog for me to geek on. The mnmlssg blog has a wealth of information and exclusive mixes by some amazing tech-influenced talent. Most notable is a new mix from Berlin’s Falko Brocksieper, wunderchild of mind-bending tunes on Contexterior, Leena and Sub Static imprints. “It’s a music that teaches you something about groove-based electronic music; that reminds you of important things; that re-focuses and refreshes you by showing you the new and the old, the glittering of the half-forgotten… classic, not plastic.”

Falko Brocksieper presents – mnml ssgs mx 36: some old junk from falko’s shelf
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Falko on: Discogs Myspace RA

Tracklist: (holy shit wow..)
Mouse On Mars – Schnick Schnack Meltmade [Too Pure, 1997]
Two Lone Swordsmen – Mr. Paris’s Monsters [Warp, 1998]
Grumptronix – Black Orchid [Silicon Audio, 1996]
Peter Elflein – Roots [HAL9000, 1999]
Mark Ambrose – Greetings From Madam Dominique [Mosaic, 1999]
Vibert/Simmonds – Aple [Rephlex, 1993]
Pin-Ups In Exile – Body Shop [Pomelo, 1995]
Baby Ford – Mobile Home [Black Market International, 1997]
DJ Sneak – Purple Haze [Relief, 1995]
DJ Slip – Sketches Vol. 1 [Missile, 1996]
Robert Hood – Wandering Endlessly [M-Plant, 1996]
Anthony Shakir – Fact Of The Matter [7th City, 1998]
La Cienda Honduras – Om Igen [Gungeligung, 1999]
Funky Transport – Vice [Playhouse, 2003]
JP Buckle – One For Da Laydeez [Rephlex, 1998]
Kenny Larkin – Azimuth [Warp, 1994]
Steve Stoll – Ausgang II [Synewave NY, 1995]
Dettinger – Blond [Kompakt, 1999]
JP Buckle – Heavy Soil [Rephlex, 1998]
Dave Tarrida & Tobias Schmidt – Teenager [Tresor, 1998]
Photek – Glamourama [Science, 2000]
Todd Sines – Can’t Keep Up [Residual, 1996]
Hell+Jonzon – Bastoya [Disko B, 1995]
Ratio – Motorcity Revisited / Daniel Bell Mix [Central, 2001]
Justin Berkovi – Temptation [Nightrax, 2001]
Fred Fresh – 5 Mouths [Sounds, 1995]
Alenia vs. Torul V – Ladua Theme [Tissju, 2000]
Planetary Assault Systems – Function 4 [Peacefrog, 2000]
Plaid – Ol [Warp, 1997]
Chiapet – Tick Tock [Phonography, 1999]
G.T.O. – Majika Dub [React, 1995]
Tobias Schmidt – Mean It [Scandinavia, 1999]
DJ ESP – Sick & Tired [Communique, 1994]
Cristian Vogel – The Eternal Now [Mosquito, 1999]
(on top: Andrea Covington – Glen21 Interview [Tomorrow, 1999])
Le Car – Cinematic Automatic / Heinrich Mueller Remix [Intuit Solar, 1999]

Cates & DPL – Live June Podcast released in anticipation of "351" single on OM

June 4, 2009 § 2 Comments


Portland’s wonder-duo of Cates and DPL are set to release a new single with OM at the end of June entitled “351.” As a teaser Cates, DPL and Om have posted a new mix by the duo online.

Cool details from the OM Blog: Our favorite production duo from Portland, Cates&dpL are gearing up for their next single ‘351’ due out on June 30th. Back in April we conducted a remix contest via SOUNDCLOUD in which the winner would get his remix officially released with the single. Unfortunately, we ran in to a little problem, there were simply too many quality remixes submitted and we couldn’t just pick one. The end result is a 8 track release with 7 remix winners including Hanssen (Jacob London), Forest Avery (fellow Oregonian), Ezekiel Bickford, Oliver Maier, Pete Dooman, Rob Slac of Chillin Music & Earth Delivery. Just to give you a taste, stream the original production below and look out for the digital release later this month. Don’t forget to download the Cates&dpL ‘Live June Podcast’ after the jump including new productions from Audio Soul Project, Mike Monday and some handy original and remix work from the dynamic duo.

Download Cates & DPL – Live June Podcast Here

1. Jon Cates – Under My Skin (dj tool)
2. Jon Cates – Under My Skin (Original Mix)
3. Leo Portela – Get In The Action (Cates&dpL Space Dub)
4. Cates&dpL – Magdalena (MG’s Deepy Dub)
5. Mike Monday – Plankton (Pezzner Mix)
6. Audio Sould Project – Tied To You (Dan Berkenson Dubby Mix)
7. Luhabra – Life (Jay Tripwire Mix)
8. Giznekistan – Gotta Get Up (MiniMe Mix)
9. Joseph Capriati – Third Dimension
10. Mark Broom – Meltin Pot (Original Mix)
11. D-Nox & Beckers – Cala A Boca (Original Mix)
12. Umek – You Might Hear Nothing (Original Mix)
13. MIA – Paper Planes (Cates&dpL Papered Up Dub)

Grandmaster Flash, Soundcloud, & Native Instruments team up for a Dj Mix competition

May 2, 2009 § Leave a comment


“Mix it like flash” is a new competition put together by Grandmaster Flash, Soundcloud and Native Instruments. The dj mix competition encourages up-and-coming DJs to make a 30 minute mix that includes two Grandmaster Flash tracks that are provided for free. One grand prize winner gets ” Traktor Scratch Pro digital DJ system including Traktor Pro software, the award-winning AUDIO 8 DJ audio interface, timecoded vinyls and Multicore Cables. Winning mix played out on the new Strut radio show on Diesel-U Music and it will be featured on the Strut podcast.” For more information on the competition check Flash’s site HERE or NI’s site HERE.

Tuning Spork DJ Set by Tomas Vector / DIY / Feb 2009

March 7, 2009 § Leave a comment


D.I.Y. (Dumb Irresponsible Youth) are Tomas Vector and Sierra Sam, releasing analog house music on the Contexterrior and Toys for Boys labels. Pumping late-night jams that slip between almost anything and bring the dancefloor to a stomp-stomp chug that keeps grooving til 5am. I’ve recently discovered their magic and wanted to share.

Check out their promo mix for Tuning Spork here

Upcoming and current releases for Toys For Boys are here

Toys For Boys LTD 10 – All Together EP on Soundcloud

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