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]

Visit La Roux on MySpace

Visit Skream on MySpace

Buy music from La Roux at the Itunes store by clicking here

Buy music from Skream at the Itunes store by clicking here

{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]

Visit DJ Red on MySpace

{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]

Visit The BPA on MySpace

Visit the official BPA website

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]

Visit Division Kent on MySpace

Visit Melnyk on MySpace

Buy music from Division Kent at the Itunes store by clicking here

Buy music from Melnyk at the Itunes store by clicking here

{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]

Visit Elite Force on MySpace

Buy music from Elite Force at the Itunes store by clicking here

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]

Visit DJ Medley on MySpace

Visit the official DJ Medley website

Buy music from the Jungle Brothers at the Itunes store by clicking here

Buy music from Cassius at the Itunes store by clicking here

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!

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