Monday, January 30, 2012


Myd screws up Krazy Baldhead's Surabaya Girl nicely if anything. s/o Myd.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

system for success

Scuba - The Hope

While most of you were expecting the world to end in 2012, I was looking forward to some serious new ish courtesy of Hotflush. The man himself, Scuba, is setting the standard with what I'd like to call this year's first banger. No matter what party you're at this is sure to go off. I've got the hope and he's got the system - chances are you've got a calendar. Mark down Feb 27 and make sure you aren't the only kid on the block without a copy of this

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Even if you’re not a techno aficionado, chances are you’ve come across TWR72. An eclectic producing duo from Holland, these two have been making a lot of noise in the dance community as of late. Starting off as a DJ act, TWR72 (The Walk and Rogerseventytwo) have come together as a highly praised package of well-produced party starters, and are becoming big names in their own right.

First described as “artists to look out for” by Erol Alkan, back in 2008, they have since received airtime by many noteworthy artists; these include the boys over at Sound Pellegrino, Laidback Luke, Bart B More and Brodinski.

Labeled ‘future techno’ by some and ‘awesome’ by others, the guys are able to produce a variety of dance floor fillers. Their remix of Alex Metric & Charli XCX’s ‘End Of The World’ leans closer towards a big room house template; While their remix of Bart B More & TAI’s ‘Cross It’ stays truer to their techno sound. The latter being a much-appreciated improvement on the original track, particularly after the second drop.

Their original work is something to behold in itself. With booming bass, one-note synth work, and some very clean builds, you will not be able to stop yourself from moving to their impressive techno sound. After listening to a song or two it will become quite clear why there has been so much hype surrounding them. Last august's Paradox EP was no exception. The title track, which is built around a wordless female vocal, turned out to be a rather eccentric and extremely infectious tune. In fact, the song was such a hit that it even found it's way into Brodinski's mix for the FabricLive 60 cd release.

Be sure to take a listen and support the guys through any of your favourite spots to purchase music.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Dons..

Haven't listened to anything from Flosstradamus in probably about 5 years. This is my bad. They just released a massive head bobber remix of Major Lazer's "Original Don". All you have to do to get a free 320 of this smasher is 'Like' the muthafuckin Facebook page! Follow @flosstradamus

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


By now, most have heard, and either love or hate The Weeknd. This is one of his boys. DropxLife just released a free mixtape of real dope instrumentals. Definitely worth the listen, grab this shit now!

Dropxlife - TRIPXENT

Monday, January 16, 2012


The odd time that somebody does hip hop right these days is always a good time. It isn't '96. This kid is killing it; simply put - do not sleep on it. Follow @Elaquent

Lemon Lime
Beginnings (Bahwee x Elaquent)
Buy It. We Are the Best - Traxman

Saturday, January 14, 2012

XI putting the Squeeze down once again..

It's no surprise that Toronto's XI is getting attention from some very big names overseas, the most recent being Benji B who dropped his upcoming release on Orca Recordings the other morning on BBC's Radio 1. He is pushing a sound that is beginning to get overpopulated, but easily maintains a very strong individuality that sets him apart from the onslaught of 808 samples and syncopated percussion that have become so popular as of late. With an arsenal of well-received releases and remixes and fresh off a US tour, Christian Andersen has made the move over to Europe(Berlin, specifically) and the results look promising. In his time there he has already opened during a Hotflush release party, and has become acquainted with the likes of Scuba, Machinedrum, and others doing big tings. I expect nothing but badness in the future from XI, and to start it off here is his(soon to be) first release of 2012. "Squeeze" is more tame than we're used to, as it makes great use of space as opposed to the brilliant layering and synthesis we're used to hearing. Nothing but love for this dude, bigup! Follow XI at @XIGamma

XI - Immunity / Squeeze

Sepalcure - Love Pressure (XI Remix)
Here is a dope three track present XI gave away at Christmas(with limited downloads). The price in no way reflects the quality of these tunes, heaviness as always!
XI Christmas Giveaway
Gamma Rain(128, buy this shit)
And for good measure, because XI's talents as a dj should not be over looked, here is his set for the Hotflush Podcast.
And a more recent set here.