Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New John Tejada album released by Kompakt + free mp3!

John Tejada has just released his first full length album for Kompakt - Parabolas. Now available as a CD / 2xLP / digital download.

Parabolas Track List:

[CD version / double vinyl]

01. / A1. Farther And Fainter
02. / A2. The Dream
03. / A3. Mechanized World
04. / B1. Subdivided
05. / B2. Timeless Space
06. / B3. A Flexible Plan
07. / C1. The Mess And The Magic
08. / C2. The Honest Man
09. / C3. The Living Night
10. / D1. Unstable Condition
11. / D2. Hollow Hemispheres
12. / D3. Uncertain End

Click Here to visit the Kompakt Facebook page and listen to streaming previews of all of the songs from the album.

As a gift, we have a free album track for you:

John Tejada - Subdivided [click to download]

Click Here to purchase John Tejada music from iTunes.


Palette Recordings : John Tejada's label

New Eli Escobar single released by Plant Music

"Desire" is Eli's third release on Plant Music and it features Nomi Ruiz. The release includes the original mix, Eli's rework, the Beg To Differ remix and another original Eli Escobar track, "What You Meant To Me".

Full streaming preview of all four tracks on the release:

Eli Escobar SoundCloud

Click Here to purchase this release from Beatport.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Free Tech House remix of You've Got The Love by Candi Staton

Graham Morley is a DJ and producer from Vancouver, B.C. He did a unique tech house remix of the Candi Staton classic "You've Got The Love".

Candi Staton - You've Got The Love (Graham Morley remix) [click to download]

Graham Morley official site

Graham Morley SoundCloud

New Karton EP being released by Sound of Habib

The Bang EP is the first release off Karton's second album 'Find The Constant'. Karton's work has received a lot of attention the past year following their Breakspoll nomination and debut album in 2010. The EP showcases the new musical direction the Australian duo has taken, focusing on heavier club sounds. The opening track Bang is a collaboration with Melbourne based UK rapper Fraksha, Girl with Vertigo is a no nonsense breaks tune and Feed The Horde is an ear popping dubstep track. The video for Bang was shot in the legendary Landspeed Records shop.

Here is the music video for "Bang" featuring British MC Fraksha

Karton YouTube channel

Streaming clip with snippets from all 3 tracks on the EP:

Click Here to purchase this release at Beatport.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New DVD/CD of LIVE action from The Prodigy!

The Prodigy have recently released "World's On Fire" - the group's first ever Live album! This double disc release on DVD/CD and BluRayDVD/CD features live footage from their largest show ever - July 2010 the Warrior's Dance Festival at the Milton Keynes Bowl.

a note from The Prodigy about the concert:
“A lot of thought went into the place where we could throw the best party, we never wanted the typical stadium venue so Milton Keynes Bowl was perfect for our first ever UK Warrior’s Dance Festival coz it felt like a mad party in a field. The night was massive for us. It was important to us to bring a proper festival day and night for the people to remember and bring the same intense atmosphere like when we play Brixton Academy.... and it was. Standing on that stage was a truly triumphant feeling for us as the whole place kicked off, we looked out and we were fuckin' proud……We never intended to do a live DVD, but when we saw the footage we knew it had to be done…and born out of that we realised we had a great live album too!”

Here is the video clip for the live version of "Firestarter" from the DVD:

from the press release:
With the audio for the DVD & Blu Ray versions having been engineered by Liam Howlett himself in 5.1 surround sound it’s a chance to re-live that feeling of standing in the crowd all over again or witnessing their blistering performance for the first time.

The release will be a chance for fans to see brand new and re-worked footage of the band including films taken on the road during their ‘Invaders Must Die’ world tour – see the boys in Brazil, Japan, America and of course select performances taken from their explosive tours in the UK and Europe.

There’s also some exclusive gallery photos to explore and some hidden extras which you’ll have to navigate an interactive menu to find!

Directed by award winning director Paul Dugdale, the MKB footage was devised with heavy input and direction from the band throughout.


Audio CD & DVD/ Blu-Ray – Live @ Milton Keynes Bowl:
1. Intro (Live)
2. Breathe (Live)
3. Omen (Live)
4. Colours (Live)
5. Thunder (Live)
6. Warriors Dance (Live)
7. Firestarter (Live)
8. Run With The Wolves (Live)
9. Weather Experience (Live)
10. Voodoo People (Live)
11. Omen Reprise (Live)
12. Invaders Must Die (Live)
13. Smack My Bitch Up (Live)
14. Take Me To The Hospital (Live)
15. Everybody In The Place (Live)
16. Their Law (Live)
17. Out Of Space (Live)

1. Run With The Wolves, Brixton, London
2. Spitfire / Mescaline, Brazil
3. Breathe, Slane Castle, Ireland
4. Poison, Glastonbury, England
5. Warning, T In The Park , Scotland
6. Japanese Film
7. Smack My Bitch Up, Isle Of Wight To Download, England
8. USA Film
9. UK Arena Tour Film
10. Voodoo, Bestival and Paris, France

Click Here to buy the regular version of the release from Amazon.

Click Here to buy the Blu-Ray version of the release from Amazon.

Here is my review of the DVD::

This live set is a great representation of their unique take on electronic music that was birthed in the early stages of rave music. A hardcore breakbeat orgy with punk influences.

The camera work is excellent, making you feel right there at the show, alternating between close-ups of the band and sweeping crowd shots bathed in the seizure-inducing light show.
Once it gets dark, the night sky is lit up with an impressive laser display.

Highlights of the live DVD for me include the opening shots of the size of the crowd which are near jaw-dropping. The group quickly get the crowd bouncing with "Breathe" showing they've got as much raw energy as they did 20 years ago. Next up is "Omen". The entire place is bouncing and everyone is singing and shouting along.

With "Warriors Dance" they invoke a massive mosh pit and the place explodes. They go way back with "Weather Experience" giving the frenzied crowd a moment of rest before launching into a great live version of "Voodoo People".

The set is capped off with a fun version of "Out Of Space" with the crowd singing along.

Click Here to purchase music from The Prodigy at the iTunes store.

The Prodigy Facebook

Hot New remix from A.Skillz

This is a really fun remix of a great classic song. Super funky and a perfect vibe for summertime.

Marlena Shaw - California Soul (A.Skillz Remix) [click to download]

A.Skillz Facebook

Click Here to buy music from A. Skillz at the iTunes store.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Announcing Closer - the Electronic Music Festival in Portland!

Celebrating Portland’s unique and vibrant underground techno and house music scenes, Closer 2011 is a three-day, multi-venue festival event featuring the best in modern electronic dance music.

In its debut year, Closer features 25 local djs and live electronic music performers, along with special guests from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. Local and guest performers include artists from Portland-based independent record labels and collectives including Nude Photo Music, SubSensory Recordings, Bassland, Alga-Rhythms and Click Track Lab.

“In addition to the great guests, this year’s lineup includes some of the Portland scene’s most respected and influential talent,” said Gustavo Lanzas, an organizer for the event. “These are artists who’ve given back to the scene by producing original music, organizing events and helping push Portland’s electronic music culture beyond city limits.”

The line-up includes Bryan Zentz, Jerry Abstract, Let's Go Outside, Audioelectronic, JAK, Trevor Vichas, Chris Firenze and many more. For full lineup click here.

For full festival details, visit CloserPDX.com

A full festival pass is only $15 and can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets. Click Here to buy tickets now!

For a chance to win a pair of festival passes, leave a comment below with your name and e-mail address, who your favorite performer is from the lineup page and why. Comments will not be published, it is just a way for you to submit information. Please be 21+ as most events are in nightclubs. Contest ends at 12am (midnight) Pacific time on Sunday, June 19th. Winner will be notified via e-mail and the passes will be delivered via mail or in person.

Here are some goodies from some of the performers at the festival::

JAK - A Thought Apart [click to download]

Click Here to purchase music by JAK from Beatport. JAK runs SubSensory Recordings - a Portland-based techno and tech-house label.

Juan Farcik - Irritante (Chris Firenze Remix) [click to download]

Chris Firenze is a Portland-based techno and tech-house producer who runs Akashik Records.

Chris Firenze Facebook

Let's Go Outside + Unknown Wanderer - Fantastic Teeth [click to download]

Let's Go Outside is a Portland-based producer who makes a variety of sounds and has released tracks on Soma. He now runs his own label - Slant Records.

Ain't No Fool (Jerry Abstract's Flapjax remix) [click to download]

Jerry Abstract is a very eclectic producer and DJ who has released music on a variety of labels including Shitkatapult (Musick), From 0-1, Slant, Dragon's Eye Recordings, Semisexual, Peloton, Dulcette, Memex and Fourthcity.

Jerry Abstract SoundCloud

Closer Festival Facebook Page

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Free remix of Axwell from Ant Brooks!

DJs and dance music fans alike should love this free track from Ant Brooks. Find out why his name is being mentioned alongside such producers as Michael Woods, Filthy Rich, Mark Knight and D Ramirez. This guy just makes Big Room House Bangers. He has already released tracks on labels such as Strictly Rhythm, Toolroom, Size and Spinnin.

Axwell - I Found You (Ant Brooks Re Edit) [click to download]

Ant Brooks Facebook

Ant Brooks SoundCloud

Click Here to purchase Ant Brooks music from iTunes.

The Glitch Mob embark on an epic Summer Tour!

from the press release for the tour:

Releasing one of the year’s premier electronic music albums, pursuing an epic tour schedule spanning 2 nationwide tours including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Ultra, plus tours of the U.K. and Australia – apparently all that wasn’t enough for The Glitch Mob. If anything, it’s just proven to be the beginning...

The Los Angeles-based trio comprising Justin Boreta, Ed Ma, and Joshua Mayer continues their movement into 2011, gearing up to embark on a 35 date tour beginning June 23rd in North Plains, Oregon at the Re:Generation Festival. There they will perform alongside acts such as Phantogram and Com Truise - who join the tour on select dates. The tour ends with a triumphant return for the Mob at this summer's Lollapalooza. Other highlights include Sasquatch Festival, NYC's Terminal 5 and Red Rocks.

Here is a brief glimpse into their live show, this snippet was recorded March 19th in Chicago:

Glitch Mob YouTube

The Glitch Mob have tons of free music on their music page. Here is one of the tracks you can grab for free by joining their mailing list:

White Stripes - Seven Nation Army (The Glitch Mob remix) [click to download]

Join The Glitch Mob mailing list for info on new music, tour updates and more::

The Glitch Mob Facebook

Click Here to buy music from The Glitch Mob from iTunes.

One more treat, a music video for The Glitch Mob remix of Daft Punk's "Derezzed" from Tron Legacy:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fierce! A Pride Party and Q Center Fundraiser in Portland on Saturday, June 18th!

This event is a FUNdraiser for The Q Center.

Featuring House + Tribal Beats from special guest Marcus Jerard from SF and Portland's own DJ Tronic!

On the patio we will be having midtempo / tropical / moombahton beats from El Cucuy and Darkcloud13!

Flaggers on stage!

The Whiskey Bar is located at 31 NW 1st Ave in downtown Portland (formerly The Ohm) and has one of the best soundsystems in Portland!

Cover is only $5 at the door!

There will be prizes for those that look extra FIERCE!
Grand prize is a cut and color from Carlos!

More on Marcus Jerard here
More on Tronic here
DJ mix from El Cucuy here
Darkcloud13 SoundCloud here

Click Here for the event listing on Facebook to RSVP.

Here is a DJ Mix that Tronic will be handing out on CD at the party:

DJ Tronic - Pride 2011 Tracklisting

Second City Rhythm - Da Musik
DJ Chus & Oliver Moldan - U Got 2 Have It
Tom Boxer feat. Antonia - Morena (Original Extended Mix)
Quivver - Not Givin' Up (Quivver's Dried Out Mix)
Soul Collector - I Like It
Savino Martinez - Piano Is Not Over (Dino Lenny Rework)
Katy Perry - Peacock (Reynaldo Klawa Club Mix)
Angel Ceja feat. Javier Kastellanos - People Are Still Having Sex
Tim Mason vs Chocolate Puma - The Moment Electrique (Fabien Jora Bootleg)
John Dahlback ft. Terri B. - Flirt (Club Mix)
Haley - Physical (Hardwell remix)
Hard Rock Sofa & St. Brothers vs Adele - Blow Up In The Deep (Southside House Collective Mashup)