Saturday, February 28, 2009

Upcoming Cut Copy tour dates!

{Cut Copy}

Direct from the group:

Just a quick note to say how excited we are to be jumping onto a plane to Mexico today to start our final tour on "In Ghost Colours." Our last North American trip was amazing, and there's no reason to expect this one won't be even more insane, bringing the party to the next level. We've got a new song or two to unleash, and perhaps some crate digging into our catalog as well. In addition our eccentric French Canadian lighting genius has put together a great new show, Matt and Kim will be bringing their manic live intensity to the stage before us, and longtime Cutters brother-in-arms Knightlife will be dispensing disco pleasure in between sets.

All the dates are listed below. Many thanks to the people of San Francisco, Denver, St Louis, Chicago, New York, and D.C. for parting with their hard-earned cash early and selling out these shows before we leave. The rest of the shows still have some tickets available.

In addition to the live show, Cutters Records (a label owned by the band) will be throwing a few parties to celebrate the re-launch of the label in 2009. Cut Copy DJs and Knightlife will be spinning at all the parties (as will the lovely and talented Daisy O'Dell) except SF, where Cut Copy DJs fly solo for longtime supporter Aaron Axelson's Popscene Party. These should be energetic, slightly messy affairs, and we hope you join us.

The dates in full:

Live Shows

2/28 Puebla, Mexico - MX BEATS FESTIVAL
3/3 Mexico City, Mexico - VIVA CUERVO SALON
3/6 Austin, TX - STUBB'S BAREBEQUE w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/7 Dallas, TX - GRANADA THEATER w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/9 Pomona, CA - GLASSHOUSE w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/10 Los Angeles, CA - HENRY FONDA THEATER w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/11 Los Angeles, CA - HENRY FONDA THEATER w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/12 San Francisco, CA - FILMORE w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/13 Las Vegas, NV - HOUSE OF BLUES w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/15 Denver, CO - BLUEBIRD w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/17 St. Louis, MI - GARGOYLE w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/18 Chicago, IL - VIC THEATER w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/20 Toronto, ON - CIRCA w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/21 NYC, NY - TERMINAL 5 w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/22 Boston, MA - HOUSE OF BLUES w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/23 Washington D.C. - 9:30 CLUB w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/24 Carborro, NC - CAT'S CRADLE w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/26 Atlanta, GA - MASQUERADE w/ matt & kim, and knightlife
3/27 Orlando, FL - FIRESTONE w/ matt & kim, and knightlife

DJ sets

3/10 Los Angeles, CA - Bardot (RSVP Only, no ticket sales)
3/12 San Francisco, CA @ POPSCENE
3/18 Chicago, IL - Berlin
3/28 A Little Shindig in South Florida Cutters is Hosting - Details TBA

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

OMG! Music Xplosion!

Lots of great stuff in this post, including 6 free songs, a video interview with Elite Force and some upcoming parties in Portland. Be sure to read the entire post!

{La Roux}

This track is seeing a lot of blog action, as well as the original version and a remix by The Twelves. An amazing voice, nice dubby spaced out sounds on this one, then it busts out into a drum-n-bass beat over the last minute of the song. Really love this one!

La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream remix) [click to download]

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{DJ Red}

We have previously featured a track from DJ Red and Josh Dupont. Josh Dupont did a remix of this song, but we were really feeling this original version. A nice uptempo house track, again in the same vein as the stuff that you would hear played by DJs like DJ Dan and Donald Glaude. It's a club banger with that funky house flavor. Play this one loud!

DJ Red - Kick The Groove [click to download]

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{The BPA}

The BPA or Brighton Port Authority, are a band from the UK signed to Fatboy Slim's Southern Fried Records label. Their debut album is available now, and features guest artists such as Ashley Beedle, Iggy Pop (featured on the original version of 'He's Frank'), David Byrne, Dizzee Rascal, Justin Robertson, Pete York and more.

I didn't care so much for the vocals on this track (no offense Iggy!), so was happy to get a dub remix courtesy of Skylark. This is a great instrumental track, emphasis on mental! It gets all tripped out starting around the 5 minute mark, gives you a second to catch your breath, then bangs back in at the 6 minute mark. A really subtle percussive undercurrent complements the bassline perfectly.

The BPA - He's Frank (Skylark Saved Me Dub) [click to download]

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Buy music from The BPA at the Itunes store by clicking here

{Division Kent}

We have previously featured music from both Division Kent and Melnyk before, so it was only natural to post a track that combines their musical talents. This is a hauntingly beautiful synth-fueled electro-pop tune.

Division Kent - In The Headlights (Melnyk is Behind the Wheel remix) [click to download]

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{Elite Force}

Elite Force has been relentless in pushing his unique sound of tech-funk and this track is a perfect example of that sound. It's got a pulsating 4/4 bassline, but borrows elements from his experience producing breakbeats. This track will definitely get people moving on the dancefloor!

Black Twang - Travellin' (Elite Force remix [2008 re-mash]) [click to download]

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Watch Bianca Dino aka The Beat Seeker interview Elite Force at last year's LoveFest in San Francisco:

This is a great job of a blend / mashup by DJ Medley. Taking two great tracks and retaining the good elements of both tracks and fusing them into a new song. That is what makes a great mashup / blend, and DJ Medley has got it down. Everyone should love this one!

Jungle Brothers vs Cassius - I'll House My Feelings For You (DJ Medley Blend) [click to download]

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Last but not least, a couple of exciting events coming up next week in Portland.

Wednesday, March 4th - Underground Rising @ Pala!

Join us for the kick-off of an entire new weekly Wednesday experience @ Pala!!! DJs will be joining Tronic for all sorts of great beats at no cost to you! This first week we have a graet breakbeat lineup featuring Vize, Electrokid and Anton Loshe. There will be live painting by Abztrakt Synergy! And when it starts to get warmer, we will have fire dancers in the parking lot area outside!

9pm - late
every Wednesday night starting March 4th!
@ Pala - 105 NW 3rd Avenue in downtown Portland!

Friday, March 6th - Blacklight Seduction @ Pala!

Join us Friday, March 6th @ Pala for a night of house, tribal, mashups, remixes and more. With resident DJ Tronic and special guest SuperVillain!

We will have blacklight reactive body painting as well as lots of glowsticks to play with! Also get there early so you don't miss the blacklight hula-hooping and flagging!

9pm - late
$5 at the door
NO COVER if you are in before 10pm!

Monday, February 23, 2009

[music video] DJ Rolando - Knights Of The Jaguar

Here is the video for arguably one of the best techno tracks ever composed:

DJ Rolando - Knights of the Jaguar

[music video] Robyn - Cobrastyle

Just found the high quality version of Robyn's video for her song 'Cobrastyle'. This is a very colorful video, very fun, and the backing music is poppy-electro but at a drum-n-bass tempo. I think you'll like it!

Robyn - Cobrastyle

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

[muisc video] Kid Cudi - Day 'n' Nite

Check out the video to the original version of 'Day 'n' Nite by Kid Cudi, some really fun animations.

Hot remixes for you!

Wanted to get your week started with some fun remixes. In this post, we've got remixes of Everything but the Girl, Kid Cudi, The Foo Fighters and more! Be sure to grab all the tracks, and also stop by the artists' websites and say hi. They love feedback. You can also leave comments at the end of the post to let us know your thoughts!

{Kid Cudi}

Minus brings us a nice bass heavy club mix of what was one of the biggest tunes of 2008. Already remixed by the likes of Crookers and Jokers of the Scene, 'Day 'n' Nite' by Kid Cudi now gets the remix treatment from our friend Minus. In addition to being a talented producer, Minus also has some graphic design and graf skills.

Kid Cudi - Day 'n' Nite (Minus remix) [click to download]

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Kid Cudi

{Everything but the Girl}

We have previously featured Howard Who remixes of J-Son and The State of Floral Beings. This time he re-works the Everything but the Girl hit 'Missing' into a great club track with an electro tinge for 2009.

Everything but the Girl - Missing (Howard Who remix) [click to download]

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Everything But The Girl

{Cates & dpL as toys}

Cates&dpL have worked their remix magic again! We have previously featured their remixes of Nina Simone, Ladyhawke and Pink Floyd. This time they mix it up and give us a really well produced breakbeat remix of 'Everlong' by Foo Figthers.

Foo Fighters - Everlong (Cates&dpL Unofficial Northwest Mix) [click to download]

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Foo Fighters

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{Roberto Bedross}

This is a nice vocal house track. A modern dance / club song with a classic house piano.

David Bas & Nick Sinckler - Feel This Love (Roberto Bedross remix) [click to download]

Visit Roberto Bedross on MySpace

{Electric Soulside}

This is a great breakbeat track. We have featured
Squatter music previously on Dancefloor Mayhem.

Electric Soulside - What I Want (Squatter ARC remix) [click to download]

Visit Electric Soulside on MySpace

Visit Squatter on MySpace

[Playlist] Plugged In radio show on KBOO - 2/20/2009

Playlist for Plugged In on KBOO 90.7FM |
Friday, February 20th : 10pm - 12am

If a song is a link, it was previously featured on the site and you can click the link to download the song for free.

1. M.I.A. & A.R. Rahman - O... Saya (from the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack)
2. DJ Hell - The Angst
3. Cates&dpL vs. Nina Simone (Cates&dpL Flyhi remix)
4. Dingle - Caprica
5. Robyn - With Every Heartbeat (Tong and Spoon Wonderland remix)
6. DJ Dove - Fade Away (Phunk Investigation Vocal remix)
7. Ladyhawke - Magic (Cates&dpL Make Magic Bootleg)
8. C Faith - FreeSpiritLostSoul
9. Sylvia Tosun - Underlying Feeling (Sted E & Hybrid Heights Vocal Club mix)
10. Nadia Ali - Love Story (Starkiller's Radio Edit)
11. Christian Fischer - Orange Sky (DJ Dunno's Green remix)
12. Triobelisk - Xrystal Eye (Dmerit remix)
13. Union Jack - Two Full Moons and a Trout (Luke Chable remix)
14. Pink Floyd - Time (Cates&dpL No Time for Miami mix)
15. Hostage - The New Gun
16. Speakerbox feat. Freedom Williams - Mindbounce (Hybrid Heights Dub remix)
17. Calvertron - Doo Doo
18. Trafik & Rachel Lamb - Surrender (Blake Potter & Habersham's Loslung Phunk remix)

We also had ticket giveaways for K'naan and Thievary Corporation shows @ The Roseland Theater.

If you are a producer / remixer / label and would like to submit music for radio play / club play and/or promotion on this site, drop us a line:

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Filthy Dukes - This Rhythm

Filthy Dukes have a new single 'This Rhythm' coming out March 9th - featuring remixes from Fred falke, Toddla T and Emperor Machine.

Enjoy the video for the original version of the song below, which was directed by Sarah Chatfield and it was shot in a disused hospital.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Nina Simone, Nadia Ali and Cicada oh my!

{Nadia Ali}

This first article is about someone who I hope needs no introduction. The voice behind the now famous song 'Rapture' and other smash club hits (from iiO). The girl who pens the lyrics to all of her own songs...Miss Nadia Ali!

On February 10th, Nadia Ali released her latest hot dance single, 'Love Story' on Beatport. The single will be released to Itunes on March 9th. With original production by Sultan & Ned Shepard, the release will include remixes from Starkillers, Sultan & Ned Shepard and Andy Moor, and will be supported by a new music video. Further remixes from The Scumfrog and others will follow. Just days after being premiered, Love Story was the number one breakout on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Chart, was featured on a number of the world's top mix shows, including Armin Van Buuren's "A State Of Trance," and was record of the week on Above & Beyond's "Trance Around The World."

The official release party for Love Story, including a full live performance by Nadia Ali, will be at 8PM on March 7, 2009 at Hiro Ballroom in NYC. For details and discounted advance tickets, please go to:

And also please enjoy the music video for 'Love Story':

Nadia Ali - Love Story

And here is 'Love Story' remixed by The Starkillers for you!

Nadia Ali - Love Story (Starkillers' Radio Edit) [click to download]

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Nadia Ali

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Cates&dpL are starting to become fixtures on this site! Not only do I enjoy giving props to some talented local producers from Portland, OR, but these guys deserve it. Now calling OM Records home, Cates&dpL have a bright future ahead of them as they continue to take dancefloors worldwide by storm!

We have previously featured the talented duo's remixes of Ladyhawke, Claude VonStroke and Pink Floyd. Now enjoy their wonderful take on Nina Simone. This is a great deep house bootleg, reminds of some classic Deep Dish production work. Very well done!

Cates&dpL vs Nina Simone (Cates&dpL Flyhi Mix) [click to download]

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Nina Simone


Cicada shook up the dance world with their electro-pop debut in 2006. The album received rave reviews from publications including MixMag, DJ Mag, and Music Week. The trio had a slew of successful singles, and have remixed artists such as Depeche Mode, New Order and The Editors.

They released a new single earlier this year, 'Metropolis' which was recently remixed by The Twelves:

Cicada - Metropolis [The Twelves B-LIVE Rio Mix] [click to download]

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One last musical treat, a special bootleg mashup that you should enjoy:

Be vs. Body Language (Mynd Over Mattah bootleg mashup) [click to download]

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dancefloor Mayhem Digital!

Dancefloor Mayhem is proud to announce that we will be taking the next step in realizing our full musical vision by launching the Dancefloor Mayhem Digital Label later this year.

We are currently looking for track submissions from producers and remixers that would be interested in working with our label. Our goal is to have our first release before the end of the summer. Target will then be to average one new release a month. Each digital EP will feature an original track with anywhere from 2 to 5 remixes.

We will be releasing house, techno, tech house, tribal, breaks and more. Don't be shy! Let us know if you are interested! Tracks can be submitted via e-mail to: dancefloormayhem @ gmail . com or via Sound Cloud.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Club Mayhem!

I tell you people keep sending in better and better tracks because it remains true! This post, I've got lots of goodies to share with you that I will be playing out at my upcoming shows. All true Dancefloor Mayhem material, so get out there and cause some mayhem in the clubs with these tracks!

DJ Dunno took an Alanis Morissette song and knocked it out of the park! OMG! So fucking bass heavy with a nice distorted kick. I love it! Serious club heat with this track.

Alanis Morissette - Straitjacket (DJ Dunno remix) [click to download]

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Alanis Morissette

This is a great tech house track that never stops building. Good driving beat. This one should be a floor-filler.

Andrea Pesta - Panic [click to download]

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Andrea Pesta

So many good remixes of 'Circus' - here is another one. This remix is from Robin Da Hood. This remix is seriously banging with a little more of an electro house feel. Very high energy. The lyrics are chopped up more than in other versions, and it has a nice thick bassline.

Britney Spears - Circus (Robin Da Hood remix) [click to download]

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Britney Spears

This next track from DJ Red & Josh Dupont is a nice DJ Dan style house track. Donald Glaude and other big name DJs have moved more to this style of house as well. Great use of the "beat box" lyric sample without having it get too repetitive. This one will rock the clubs.

DJ Red & Josh Dupont - Rock the Beat Box [click to download]

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This is a great electro track with hints of Bmore.Jungle.Tech.Breaks. A fresh original track from Hostage called 'The New Gun'.

Hostage - The New Gun [click to download]

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This track we got from Paolo Mojo is a serious Progressive / Tribal House Monster. Nice steady beat throughout. This will be banging in the clubs, great for peak hours and packed dancefloors.

Paolo Mojo - Medicine Man [click to download]

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Paolo Mojo

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Remix Contest! Calling all producers / remixers!

That's right! Dancefloor Mayhem has teamed up with My Best Friend is My Grind and Respect My Hustle Entertainment to give you three separate accapellas to choose from.

Eboi - Thats' Right (Feat. Adam Tensta & Hunt) (Accapella) [click to download]

J-Son - Lookie Lookie (Accapella) [click to download]

Bangin' on the System (Accapella) [click to download]

Now these are originally hip-hop accapellas, but we want you to turn them into whatever genre you want. We may have multiple winners depending on the number of genres we receive. We want house, tech, breaks, dubstep, d-n-b, electro, etc!

No limit on number of entries.

Winner gets some bragging rights and maybe something cooler...

Submit completed tracks to:

Saturday, February 7, 2009

DJ Hell - The Angst

International Deejay Gigolo founder DJ HELL to release 'The Angst' & 'The Angst Pt. 2' - the lead single from his much anticipated new artist album Teufelswerk.

Listen to 'The Angst' & 'The Angst Pt. 2' the lead single from DJ Hell’s forthcoming album Teufelswerk, and you’ll appreciate the direction Hell is taking. Here’s a teaser: Teufelswerk – the German for “Devil’s Work” – is Hell’s masterpiece. Across 16 exquisite tracks divided into two themes, “Night” and “Day”, Hell weaves an intoxicating spell. Celestial vocals cascade around an acoustic guitar figure as a motorik rhythm propels it ever skywards, sharing space, spiritually at least, with Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk and Can.

Hell, with his old friend Peter Kruder produced the "Day" half assisted by noted multi-instrumentalists Christian Prommer and Roberto Di Gioia. The “Night” album is raw mix of Chicago and Detroit influences combined with Hell’s swashbuckling approach to electronics, this portion is for the dance floor.

For this single release Hell invited Henrik Schwarz to bring a touch of the night to “The Angst Pt. 1 and Pt. 2.” As a stand-alone piece of music it’s as solid as the dance floors it will be played on, but immediately hints at the wealth of ideas that exist on this forthcoming album. Teufelswerk is a lush, narcotic odyssey, the album sounds unlike anything he’s produced in the past. “The album is very personal,” Hell says. “All my knowledge is there…I don’t think I can make a better record.”

The single will be in stores and available for purchase online on February 23rd. Please enjoy the video for 'The Angst Part 1' below. After the video you can stream 'The Angst Part 1' and download it for free. If you visit DJ Hell on MySpace, you can preview full-length versions of each of the three songs on the single.

DJ Hell - The Angst Part 1

DJ Hell - The Angst Part 1 [click to download]

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DJ Hell

Meat Katie

{Mark Pember aka Meat Katie}

Meat Katie has long been a favorite producer of mine, and he has been making dope breakbeat and tech influenced tracks for almost 15 years. Working closely with Dylan Rhymes, they often produce tracks together and remix each others songs, and also run the hugely popular Lot 49 record label together.

Meat Katie is also working with Simon Shackleton aka Shack from Elite Force on a new project as Dustbowl.

I wanted to share some music with you that Meat Katie has posted on the music site Sound Cloud. First up is a track he co-produced with Dopamine called 'Nectahh'.

[stream the song by clicking the play button]

This next streaming audio file is actually a soon-to-be released mix CD he did for the Chinese super-club Baby Face. It is comprised exclusively of tracks from the Lot49 label. Here is the tracklisting:

1. Sly Fidelity 'The white knight' (Christian j rmx)
2. Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes 'Roll player'
3. D.Ramirez 'Venus & Mars' (Meat Katie & D.ramirez rmx)
4. 30HZ 'Subliminal Crime' (Magic Johnson rmx)
5. Blende 'Peaches'
6. Dust bowl 'Step up'
7. Meat Katie & Kid Blue 'Indian queens'
8. Meat Katie & Dopamine 'Nectahh'
9. James Cocozza 'Garf' (Dopamine remix)
10. Vandal 'Obey'
11. Meat Katie & Jono Fernandez 'Pace' (Lutzenkirchin rmx)
12. Vandal & Blende 'Health boy'
13. Meat Katie & D.ramirez 'Stop the Revolution' (Bassbin twins)
14. Vandal 'Idiots" (Audiojack remix)
15. Paranoid Jack, Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes 'its like liquid'
16. Meat Katie 'Cracks'
17. Vandal 'Captain magic' (Rudi Stakka)
18. Dylan Rhymes 'I am sweet' (Hyperion rmx)

[stream the mix by clicking the play button]

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Meat Katie

Thursday, February 5, 2009

An exclusive interview with FreQ Nasty!

We had the chance to do an interview with FreQ Nasty via e-mail and jumped on the chance. Below is the interview, followed up with some info about him and some music!

[DM = Dancefloor Mayhem / FN = FreQ Nasty]

DM: What is the first record you remember buying?

FN: I think it was an Australian bands' record called 'When the War Is Over', but it was on a Now That’s What I Call Music compilation. Not very cool, but a great tune still in an Aussie pub rock ballad kinda way… if that isn’t a contradiction in terms.

DM: You mentioned listening to The Beatles and a lot of Blues music as a kid. What other genres of music did you listen to growing up?

FN: My dad had some old Jazz records like Les Paul and Mary Ford, and some Fijian records too… kinda like Hawaiian. I've yet to incorporate that early influence.

DM: What artists have influenced you in your music production?

FN: My influences are always changing according to what I am listening too. There are always the greats that I come back to time and time again. Funkadelic, Billy Boyo and the Greensleeves catalogue, Public Enemy. I’m really feeling Clipse right now (DnB artist), Rezo, and Propa Tingz.

DM: If you could work with any artist to make a record, who would it be, and why?

FN: Tom Waites! His records and his voice are so extreme sonically, and he’s always pushing the boundaries. Never stuck in a rut, and you never know what to expect. He’s the ultimate.

DM: In your bio, you mention that your motivation to buying your first guitar was to avoid working shit jobs when you grew up. If you hadn't become a musician, what do you think you would be doing for work right now?

FN: Probably a chef. I love making good food for people. It's kind of like being a DJ - finding great fusions and blending them in a way that makes sense. A culinary DJ. A Food jockey?

DM: Could you name a couple of cities you have played that have had very receptive audiences and really embraced the sound that you play?

FN: Tbilisi in Georgia (ex Russian state), Australia is always phenomenal, Black Rock City too.

DM: If given the choice, would you rather play at a massive event with tens of thousands of people, or a more intimate venue with just a few hundred people?

FN: Small venue, low ceiling, big system turned only half way up, stage right in front of the crowd and lots of bass!!

DM: If you were asked to name your selections for the five best songs of all time, regardless of genre, what would they be and why?


1. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

It's hard to understand the impact of a record like this when it came out. The sound was totally different, it was long, experimental, political and conscious, and he sung like an angel. Sounds kinda schmaltzy these days I guess but I can only imagine how it changed peoples worlds back then.

2. Public Enemy - She Watches Channel Zero

Again a record that changed everything (It takes a nation of millions…) in subject matter, production and presentation. After the bragging macho rapping of early hip-hop, PE upped the anti and opened up hip-hop to be a revolutionary force, adding metal to the mix to give white kids a way in to the party. Genius. Off an album still regularly rated the best hip-hop album ever and in the top 50 of any decent music mags top 50 of all time. Classic for too many reasons.

3. James Brown - I’m Black and I’m Proud – or just about anything from late 60’s to early seventies.

Arguably where most of Public Enemy's inspiration came from. The sound is insane - percussive, bass driven, with minimal melody and a guys grunting his way through a radical manifesto for world change. Half of the blueprint for all forms of dance music as we know it are here.

4. Lee Scratch Perry - Blackboard Jungle Dub

The other half of the DNA of dance music. Instrumental using dub effects and bass heavy. Came from no where and proceeded to change the way we listen to music.

5. Funkadelic

If Hendrix had lived and joined James Browns' band they would have sounded like this. And the message was a haze of psychedelic wisdom from brothers who weren’t afraid to wear spandex and arrive on stage climbing out of a space ship. KISS had nothing on these guys.

DM: I read about the work you are doing with and I think that is awesome.

If you had the opportunity to appear before the UN and tell them one global issue that they should really focus on, what issue would that be and why?

FN: Wow that’s a hard question. I’m going to side step a little and say that the point of Giveback is to create a forum for the exchange of ideas and taking action so we don’t have to rely on institutions to do our work for us. Ultimately we want to be able to help people see something on the news that moves them and do something about it regardless of whether their government, or the UN or anyone else does. Its going to take some doing but the internet is grass roots first and Obama has taken advantage of that very cleverly, and the more we see examples of others doing it the more we will start to act of our own volition rather than waiting for others like the UN to act for us.

[end of interview]

I want to take a quick moment to thank FreQ Nasty for the interview, and also thank Justin Kleinfeld for his help in coordinating it.

The second portion of this post is taken from a prior posting, but we wanted to include the music and background info with the interview for those of you that missed it.

FreQ Nasty has been making explosive bass-laden broken beats for years, and is always pushing the boundaries of dance music. He recently mixed Fabric Live 42 and has been busy working with a slew of artists to churn out some amazing new material. This latest track he produced with Propa Tingz and it is a high energy dubstep bomb.

FreQ Nasty vs Propa Tings - Peacemaker (dub) [click to download]

FreQ Nasty is also involved with the charity, Giveback. He contributes music production and remix work to the site so that people can donate money to Giveback and download the songs.

One of the songs on the site is a really hot collaboration between him and Bassnectar called 'Viva Tibet (East and West mix)'. You can listen to the track below. Please go to the site @ and sign up as a member so you can download great music like this from the site!

FreQ Nasty vs Bassnectar - Viva Tibet (East and West mix)

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The 9000

Recently signed to Slipped Disco and with appearances at Glastonbury, Glade and IndigO2 already under their belt, 2009 is set to be a big year for The 9000. Their first single, Freak Machine, is released at the end of February 2009. Check out the brilliant video for the single below - over 4 minutes of mind-bending facial gymnastics....

The 9000 - Freak Machine

Monday, February 2, 2009

Zombie Nation - Worth It

Check out the brand new video for 'Worth It' by Zombie Nation. The single is out now with 'Sick is the New Healthy' on the B-side. 'Worth It' is taken from the forthcoming Zombie Nation LP - ZOMBIELICIOUS, due out March 9th.

Zombie Nation - Worth It

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