Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, it’s been a busy week, but I do have a few gems I picked up from BLOC. The first, a highlight of Laurent Garnier’s LBS live show, the second, a track that Joy Orbison played that took me a while to find, and the last I don’t quite remember who played, but it was written down in my phone, and I’m definitely happy it was. Enjoy.
Also, make sure to check the blog in the next few days, because I’ve an exclusive interview with Munchi coming up!
Munchi posted a huge post over on Generation Bass recently all about bubbling, and I’ve just got to go over the music. Bubbling was what dutch house stemmed from, and so there is lots of it which is quite obviously dutch, with high dutch synths, but there is also lots of it without it, more percussion based, which I’m really digging. It’s generally around 135 – 140 BPM, with tropical reggaeton rhythms, and very percussion focused. He said there’s a ‘part 2′ post about Bubbling on the way, so be sure to look out for that.
While ‘from the vault’ normally means a collection of dusty, cherished vinyl relics from years ago, I mean the digital vault. I mean looking back through your Soundcloud or Hype Machine favourites to tracks you saved which weren’t released yet, or weren’t available, and then digging them out. These are three such track, all from very different genres, spanning garage, bmore, and disco, but three very nice tracks, and one’s which make me glad of the digital vault.
90s-style shuffle snares, a slightly altered male speaking about vinyl, and a big sine bass. It’s a classic formula for house music, and it’s a classic formula because it works. I came out of Jacob Husley with the misheard lyrics “don’t go to Liverpool, and don’t touch the stereo” trapped in my head, and I’ve been searching frantically to find the track. Of course, getting the lyrics wrong makes it a whole lot harder. Eventually I found it thanks to a friendly email from Jacob himsef. Buy it, and the rest of the Hard Time To Travel EP here.
I mentioned Battle For Middle You a month or two ago, and it’s been one of my favourite tracks of recent times. Today, the remix package came out, and it’s just as strong as the original EP. The A-side is a remix of Battle For Middle You by Ramadanman, under the alias Maurice Donovan. On the B, Midland turns Ask Yourself into a more housey affair. Pick up the EP here.
Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You (Maurice Donovan Dub)
I know I’m quite late on this one, but to be honest, that’s because at first I didn’t take to this EP as much as most other people seem to have. It’s definitely taken a few listens, but I’m still not a big fan of all the tracks. However, one of the tracks is definitely standing out for me, the J Sparrow remix of Sacrifice. It’s big. I’m also feeling the vocal mix of Smasher, and seeing as the original is one of my favourite tracks of recent months, it’s hard for a different version to impress me. Make up your own opinion, and download the full EP here.
1) a form of electronic dance music originating from Chicago
2) a sexualized form of dancing, associated with juke house
3) a mobile phone created by Samsung for Verizon Wireless
4) an SUV manufactured by Nissan
Eimear, from TheMisEducationOf is somewhat a partner-in-crime of mine when it comes to moombahton. Anything that slips past me she’ll find, which is what happened with this track. Heartbreak’s new track. Moombahton really seems to be getting better and better, the further these guys go from comedic slow dutch house the better.
I only ever talk about two blogs on here really, Haido and Truants, luckily enough, Haido is now focusing on Truants, so I only have to mention one. I got this track from Haido, so in return, go check his posts on Truants.
(Fucking truth bullets right there). Heartbreak gives us some beautiful chilled moombahton soul, which makes me want it to be summer. Seeing all these new original moombahton tracks come out makes me excited, as I predict in 2011 moombahton won’t just be a comic genre of pitched down dutch house and Pitbull vocals, but will be a fusion of UK Funky influences, dubstep, deep & tech house, and cumbia, all at 108 BPM. I can’t wait.