Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Jokers of the Scene

Jokers of the Scene are making big waves with some hot mix sets and remixes. Their remix of the Kid Cudi track 'Day 'N' Nite', is blowing up, and is available on Itunes and also in records stores on 12". You can also check out the track on their MySpace page.

The track is also included in their latest mix set which I would like to share with you:

Jokers of the Scene - Disconnected Volume 5

Here is the tracklisting to the mix:

Hot Chip - Shake A Fist
Duke Dumont - Pop Dat Poosay
Detect - Dance Division (Yuksek Rmx)
Destroy Disco - Fly or Bounce
Water Lilly & St. Plomb - Shake A Leg (Jokers of the Scene Rmx)
Dave P & Adam Sparkles - Sunday Nite In Glasgow
Alter Ego - Fuckingham Palace
Boy 8-Bit - Suspense Is Killing Me (Drop The Lime Rmx)
Zeus - Zeus
Estelle - Wait A Minute (Count Of Monte Cristal & Sinden Remix)
Don Rimini - Let Me Back Up (Crookers Rmx - JFK Edit)
Armand Van Helden - Je T'aime (Switch Rmx)
Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler (AVH Rmx)
CJ Bolland - Sugar Is Sweeter (Twoker Rmx)
Foamo - Moving It Over Here
Moston & Malente - Fucked Up (Stupid Fresh Rmx)
Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Rmx)
Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite (Jokers of the Scene Rmx)
Winona - Without You (Dead Soul Brothers Remix)
Presets - My People (D.I.M. Remix)
Shinichi Osawa - The Golden
SLUTT - Stop Copying Me (Jokers Of The Scene Remix)

Show them some love on MySpace!!!

Also, enjoy this short video clip that showcases the true meaning of Dancefloor Mayhem. This video was shot at a monthly party they do in Ottawa, CA:

Monday, February 25, 2008

M.I.A. love!!!

M.I.A. is certainly not missing in action. She is hotter than ever!!! First, check out the video for Jimmy:

If you like the original version from the video, be sure to grab Eli's remix of Jimmy:

M.I.A. - Jimmy (Eli remix)

Eli also remixed her track Come Around:

M.I.A. - Come Around (Eli remix)

I know, I know, her latest album 'Kala' came out last year, and everyone should have it by now, but I need to hype my girl up again because this blog is relatively new and we love us some M.I.A.!!!

You can also check out M.I.A. on MySpace.

If you don't have 'Kala' go out and buy it at the record store or on Itunes today. It's hot like fire!!!

One more treat...here is the video for "Boyz":

Friday, February 22, 2008

What is a Hot Chip?!

Hopefully, this group needs no introduction, but I will give some background info for the un-informed.

Hot Chip is a 5-man electronic music group from London that is signed to DFA / EMI records and distributed in the US by Astralwerks.

Their new album, 'Made in the Dark' is a must buy, and contains 14 smokin' tracks including: "Shake A Fist", "Ready for the Floor" and "One Pure Thought".

Here is the video for "Ready for the Floor" which was the first single from the new album:

Hot Chip will be touring the US and Canada, so check out the tour dates below to see when they will be near you!

April 10th - Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
April 11th - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
April 12th - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
April 14th - Boston, MA @ Paradise
April 15th - Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
April 16th - Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix
April 17th - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
April 18th - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
April 21st - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore
April 22nd - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
April 23rd - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
April 24th - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
April 25th - Indio, CA @ Coachella

Now I'm not authorized to share Hot Chip mp3 downloads with you, but as a special treat, I have created a Hot Chip music box, with some of my favorite tracks and remixes that you can listen to on this page:

You can also visit Hot Chip at MySpace.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Feel the Funk

J.D. Funk is a DJ / producer in Seattle, WA. His latest DJ mix is an electro house banger! Released on 2-14-2008, it is aptly called 'My Filthy Dirty Valentine'.

Click on the album artwork to download the mix:

Tracklisting for My Filthy Dirty Valentine:

1) Groove Armada - Get Down (Daft Mix)
2) Bebe Brown Vs Phunk Investigator - Dark Beats Collateral
3) Tacodisco - Open Yours Eyes
4) Dr Kucho & Gregor Salto - Love Is My Game
5) Under The Influence Of Giants - In The Clouds (Bimbo Jones Mix)
6) 2 Pure dust - Every Day (Big Room Mix)
7) Cicadia - Beautiful (Michael Grey Remix)
8) Dj Delecious - Funk Adelic (J.D. Funk Re-Edit)
9) The Freaks - The Creeps (Thomas Gold Remix)
10) Bump - I'm Rushing (Dave Spoon Remix)
11) Audio Jack - Robot (J.D. Funk Re-Edit)
12) Adrian Martian - My Friend (Houseshaker Remix)
13) Unknown - Play It Loud
14) Granite & Phunk - Make Me Feel
15) Yes - Owner Of A Lonley Heart (J.D. Funk Own You Remix)

In addition to electro house, J.D. can throw house, breaks, rock and d-n-b in the mix, along with his own unique re-edits, remixes and original production work.

You'll notice there are several of his own re-edits and remixes in the mix above. We here at Dancefloor Mayhem also have the privilege of sharing some of J.D.'s original remixes and production work with you. Check out the links below:

Fall Out Boy - This Ain't A Scene Its A God Damn Arms Race (J.D. Funk's Pounding Techno Music Remix) :: When J.D. says pounding, he means it. This remix is techno a la Frankie Bones in a warehouse.

Theory In Motion - The Devil's Play Ground (J.D. Funk's Dirty Devil Remix) :: Another good remix, this one has a techno / industrial / electro feel to it. A male vocal on this track, even kind of reminds me of Lords of Acid or KMFDM a little.

Under The Influence Of Giants - In The Clouds (J.D. Funk's Intoxicating Remix) :: My personal favorite of the three remixes. This is a great electro house track that does a good job of retaining a lot of elements from the original track. I will definitely be playing this one in the clubs!

J.D. Funk - Helter Skelter :: This is a nice squelchy techno track. Great for fans of Frankie Bones, Angel Alanis, etc.

J.D. Funk - Lonliest Heart :: This is J.D.'s reworking of the Yes classic 'Owner of A Lonely heart' that is the last song of the DJ mix above. A great electro club rework. I'll be playing this out as well!

J.D. Funk - The Answer :: Oh My God, no he di'nt! That was my reaction upon first hearing this one...so we did save the best for last! This is a searing hot electro track with the vocal sample from the Danny Tenaglia classic 'Music Is The Answer'. You'll hear this one a lot from me.

Be sure to keep your ear open for any shows J.D. Funk may have in your area. He plays in Seattle regularly, but is also playing in other cities around the US. Tell your local promoters to bring him to your town and watch him tear it up!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Get caught in the Tide Pool

Tide Pool Recordings is a net label based out of Canada. They release amazing electronic music that is hard to pigeon-hole into genres. Their artist roster includes: Fractal, Robsounds, Betamax Warriors, Blake Jarrell, Mendel, and many more talented producers.

In addition to being able to buy all of the Tide Pool releases directly from their site (thus ensuring that the money actually goes directly to the artist and label instead of a distributor), they also have made some of their releases available as free downloads!

Here are some direct links to the releases they have for free download:

Various Aritsts - Bootleg EP 2 : From the link, you can listen to each track, or download each track as an mp3 or wav file for free. Here is the tracklisting:

1: boards of canada - pete standing alone (blake jarrell's cta greenline retouch)
2: bent - the waters deep (afk's cascadia subduction remix)
3: libra - calling your name (fractal will call you back)
4: made of leaves - karate robot (russian linesman remix)

Various Artists - Bootleg EP 1 : From the link, you can listen to each track, or download each track as an mp3 or wav file for free. Here is the tracklisting:

1: radiohead - kid a (kid b remix)
2: cinematic orchestra - all things to all men (foxc's certain things are gone dub)
3: the beatles - eleanor rigby (fractal remix)
4: boards of canada - dayvan cowboy (blake jarrell's chicago redline bootleg)
5: art of trance - madagascar (fractal's battletech edit)

Robsounds - The Robsounds EP : From the link, you can listen to each track, or download each track as an mp3 or wav file for free. Here is the tracklisting:

1: robsounds - eep
2: robsounds - tch
3: robsounds - ahh
4: robsounds - ugh

Fractal - Bonus Levels : From the link, you can listen to each track, or download each track as an mp3 or wav file for free. Here is the tracklisting:

1: fractal - steppin' razor
2: fractal - power up (acid fuckup)
3: fractal - power up (plushapella)
4: fractal - the tiger

In addition to all of those choice tunes, you are also able to find some free goodies in the Tide Pool Forum, so get over there and register today and let these artists know how damn cool they are!

Tide Pool releases have received love from such artists as James Holden, Matthew Dekay, Chloe Harris, Villo, Jondi and more.

Get caught in the Tide Pool today.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Meet the Digital Primate

Digital Primate is an electronic music producer from Australia who has been at it for over 15 years. He released his debut album in 1995 to rave reviews, and has since played his music all over the world, including at Tresor in Berlin, Japan, New York City, London, and many large parties and festivals in Australia.

Digital Primate is also well known for combining his excellent production skills with astute political commentary, as first evidenced in his 2003 'Bunker Buster' EP which was a critique of the Iraq war. His most recent release, the full length album 'Siege Mentality' has taken that approach to a whole new level. Infusing sounds as varied as UK ragga, grime and electro, mixed with his trademark ghetto techno and booty house sound.

Local rapper/singer/songwriter and breakdancer Queen Khadeeja is a future star and is Primate’s right-hand woman on much of ‘Seige Mentality’. In ‘No Soldier’, she joins up with Kar’melody to rap about Beyonce’s inane call for a ‘soldier boyfriend’ in her track “Soldier”.

Enjoy the video for the Digital Primate track - "I Ain't Wid It" which also features Queen Khadeeja:

All of Digital Primate's music can be purchased as a hi-res, DRM free download direct from his own site, DigitalPrimate.com

Digital Primate can also be found on MySpace

As a special treat to the readers of Dancefloor Mayhem, we are going to give you a free download of two Digital Primate tracks:

Digital Primate - Snake Charmer
[free mp3 download]

Digital Primate - On Da Radio (feat. Melodic and Mark Shine) [free mp3 download]

Monday, February 11, 2008

Teletubbies dancing to Booty Bass?!

This was too funny not to share. Watch the Teletubbies dance to "Shake That Ass Bitch" by Splack Pack.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Missy Elliott in 3D!

This is the hot new Missy video I had to share. Bust out your 3D glasses and enjoy!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Happy New Year (Finally)!!!

Okay, so it has been quite a while since the last post....BUT, let me make it worth your time. Lots of free goodies in this one, so enjoy!

Good Music @ Music.Download.com

First up, if you like free music, I am a huge fan of Music.Download.com. You can listen to lots of full-length tracks on there, but, they also have a lot of mp3 files that you can download for free. Here are a few of my recent favorite downloads from there. Grab these songs and enjoy!

Peaches + Tone Loc - Wild Thing (Peaches remix) [free mp3 download] - A super fun rework by Peaches who keeps the original elements intact and adds her own unique take, great for the dancefloor!
Cut Copy - So Cosmic (DJ mix - 60 minutes) [free mp3 download] - a full-length DJ mix from Cut Copy! If you like your mixes eclectic, this one you should love!
Morgan Page - Falling For You [free mp3 download] - a nice downtempo track with female vocal
Kasper Bjorke - Back & Spine (Fidel Astro remix) [free mp3 download] - for fans of Fischerspooner, The Knife, Boys Noize, Miss Kittin, etc. This is a quirky vocal electro track that is a lot of fun.
Samantha James - Breathe You In [free mp3 download] - a great vocal house track from Samantha's debut album 'Rise' which is available now from OM Records
Cassius - Rock Number One [free mp3 download] - not the best track off their latest album, but it will give you an idea of the eclectic sounds of '15 Again'. My favorite tracks on the album are Toop Toop, Jackrock and Shame Shame Cherie
Britney Spears feat. Madonna - Me Against The Music (Justice remix) [free mp3 download] - I'll end this list with a Justice remix of a pop song that is a guilty pleasure of mine. I love this remix and it brings them to the floor in the clubs.

Introducing Astrolabe

Next up, I'd like to introduce you to the music of Astrolabe. Astrolabe is a music producer / remixer as well as a graphic designer. I recently met him on Last.FM and once I heard his music, I had to share!

Here are some direct links to download his music. These tracks, and all his other production and remix work are available on the Astrolabe Music page.

Pink Floyd - Keep Talking (Astrolabe's Verbatim Mix) [free mp3 download] - a great remix of Pink Floyd
The Streets - Blinded By The Lights (Astrolabe's Benefits of Tranceformation Mix) [free mp3 download] - a trancey remix of The Streets
Madonna - Has To Be (Astrolabe's Possession Dub) [free mp3 download] - this is a great re-work of this Madonna track

Krazy Fiesta

Krazy Fiesta are an electro production and remix act from Sweden. You can also check them out on their MySpace page.

They've got a busy schedule in 2008, including releases on many different record labels. Below, find a link to my favorite track they've done so far, a re-work of Technotronic's - Pump Up The Jam:
Krazy Fiesta - Fiesta Pump It Up [free mp3 download]

Many other Krazy Fiesta tracks and several mixes can be found on their website.

Thanks for reading, enjoy the music, and come back soon!