Great new sounds from Arveene & MiSK on MofoHifi here. Free download of radio edit, and iTunes for the mixes!
Who wold have thought that The Darkness would sound great as a disco anthem?
The Young Punx return for their second studio album, a startling and inventive exploration of the deliberate destruction of genre boundaries in electronic music. Probably the first album in history to have toyed with drum and bass, heavy metal, electropop and cuban timba within the first 5 minutes (!) “Mashpop and Punkstep” is a vibrant manifesto for the next generation of mashup music. Featuring the epic collaboration with Memphis hip hop Don ‘Count Bass D’ – “Ready For the Fight” (already heard as the theme music for EA Games “Fight Night 4″ and as official entry music for world middleweight champion Arthur Abraham), the J-pop electro disco of SugarCandySuperNova and the Ragga House of “Juice and Gin” the album spans Puccini Opera, Punk rock, hip hop, synth pop, Japanese rock and much more…
“[The Young Punx are...] jubilantly shredding genre boundaries, swooping like crack crazed Magpies to grab their favourite shiny bits with maniacal gusto” – Clash Magazine
“It’s like a cross-section of contemporary music, totally amazing” – Disco Demons Blog
“I think Mashpop and Punkstep is already one of the best party albums this year!” – Extra New Music Blog
In blog world we’re a bit late on this one but none the less it’s still good for glory. New from UK producer duo, SuperMal – whose tracks and remixes are regularly supported by the likes of Grum, Fear of Tigers and Russ Chimes – is this super-synth Frenchfest remix of Dada ft. The Other ‘Majestic’. Frenchmen take cover, this one’s incoming straight from across the channel and it’s gonna blow!
As the debut for his new label, La Bombe, Sharroz has demonstrated how firmly his ear is stuck to the (dance)floor. Getting much-hyped Miami wunderkind, SonicC, to give his forthcoming cut, ‘Saccharin‘, a damn good roughing-up is a touch. And one that hasn’t gone unnoticed in blogspehere. With the likes of Discodust, GottaDanceDirty, and Louis Louis all chomping at the bit to post the remix ahead of the game, this ‘high-rising’ sonic punch in the face gives La Bombe it’s first point on the score-card.
Sample & download the 192: Sharooz ‘Saccharin’ (SonicC Remix)
When we ain’t busting it hard with a fat bassline, we like things a bit deeper here at TYP HQ. Surfacing towards the end of last year and already boasting an array of taste-maker DJ/blog support, dadahack is a new cross-country production duo made up from 1-part James Banbury (based in UK) and 1-part Pete Davis (based in Sweden). The first material they have teased out under their dadahack moniker is a 5-track EP called ‘Hellos’; a heady mix of house, nu-disco, electro and sleaze.
The lead track ‘Hello Dust’ features vocals from Hannah Robinson, but for me it’s all about the sensational 11-minute gritty electro workout from Freelance Hellraiser that never ceases to tires my ears.
dadhack ‘Hello’ [Freelance Hellraiser RMX]: Sample and download
The ‘Hellos’ EP drops ahead of a clutch of forthcoming remixes and new tracks from the duo, paving the way for a dadahack album due for release in the next coming months. The full ‘Hellos’ EP bundled with alternative remixes by håkan lidbo and Tranquility Bass can be purchased in high quality via the dadahack homepage.
And now for something new from a man that need no introduction.. oh, except to say that his eponymous debut album is due for release in September and this is the lead.. Ladies and Gentlemen, i give you the MIGHTY Phonat!
Words by: Aleks from Discodust
‘Set Me Free’ is a brilliant fusion of the loveliest elements in both french house and the more melodic variations of current big room sound, combining huge riffs reminiscent of pryda or (gasp) deadmau5 with the edgey disco roots of daft punk and the soulful warmth of a fred falke production, in short: phonat delivers this season’s perfect peaktime anthem. check out the official video and the extended mix right here.
In order to reach out to an even greater audience, ‘Set Me Free’ has been remixed by Avicii, the latest ‘made man’ in the orbit of the Swedish House Mafia, mosh-pit dubstep terrorist High Rankin and the UKs hardest working french revolutionist and personal friend/peer of Phonat, Louis la Roche. The single with remixes just dropped on beatport today but you can preview all tunes in 192 kbps right here.
Following on from the success of the Sidechains remix of Blue Pearl’s ‘Naked In The Rain 2009’, UK based Big Life Records continue to revisit their extensive back catalogue. Now back for 2009, Yazz’s ‘The Only Way Is Up’ has been bought back to life by Goshi Goshi. An ever-rising space-bass glitch affair that nods less than gracefully to the chopped-up work of Coldcut who were responsible for producing the original 1980′s classic.
DJs take note:- you can grab the 320s at Beatport from 7th September
Also on remix duties there is Miami based house producer Robbie Rivera, The Tastemakers alter-ego, Soulmakers deliver something for the funkier floors whilst a big room trance mix comes from Nathan C & Ben Preston.
Discovered by Mofo Hifi Records, Goshi Goshi’s debut, ‘Lock Shot’ was massively hyped across blogspehere as well picking up support from Kissy Sellout, Andy George & Jaymo and The Loose Cannons. ‘Lock Shot’ went on to be signed to Norman Cook’s Southern Fried label and Goshi Goshi continued to make their mark with remixes of The Young Punx and Autokratz for the mighty Kitsune.
This brand new Sidechains remix takes a once pretty tired, has-been track and gives it the full 10-years younger treatment.
New teeth, polished skin and an coiffe to die for, Sidechains have totally restyled an ageing Blue Pearl record, dressed it to the nines with old-skool references and vintage flavourings and made it hot property, superb!
now… where’s manhood (ahem).. must watch football, must drink beer..
I first came across Don Diablo some time around 2004 – 2005 when we collaborated on the production of a fairly commercial track, that went out under a different name. Back then he was something of a mystery in that he had achieved some kind of superstar status in his native Holland, whilst being pretty much unknown just a couple of hundred miles away in the UK. The situation was pretty much the same in 2007 when we commissioned this remix of Your Music Is Killing Me from him. We thought he was a great artist, who we had mutual respect with, who seemed to operate in the same musical world as us – we both had our feet firmly in the world of European club / house music, yet found that niche rather too cliquey and restrictive. We both wanted to add more to the mix : Rock, rap, pop – MUSIC goddammit! Yet if you mentioned him to most UK clubbers they would still have no idea who he was, despite being on the cover of glossy magazines at home.
The past 12 months has seen all that turn around. With numerous plays on the likes of Pete Tong, CD cover mounts in the UK, and a worldwide blog mp3 hypemachine drive for glory, he is now one of the most blogged and well known electronic artists around.
And last week we noticed a new phenomenon of people blogging his mix of us. Simply put, if other people are blogging our track, then we may as well too! So, from 2007, but still sounding pretty fresh now, here’s The Young Punx with “Your music is killing me” as remixed by Don Diablo!