Example - Say Nothing (TC Remix)
Sort of different than my usual posts, but I love variety and diversity of music and genres, I am all about the eclectic. Little drumstep/dnb/dubstep remix of Example by TC. This sort of jam takes me back to The Do Lab of Coachella 2011 where this is the type of raging that goes down. Scope this banger.
DJ Kicks By Photek - [Download]
This DJ Kicks album by Photek is easily one of the best mixes I have heard in 2012. Thanks to Electronic Battle Weapons, I was able to listen to this album the first thing this morning. Give it a shot and you’ll know what I am talking about, if you’re into heavy, clean, bass music with hints of tech house and dnb. I don’t want to spoil the magic of this album, so give it a listen yourself and see how awesome this DJ Kicks album really is. Peep the tags if you want more descriptions. Please listen to this with good headphones or great speakers with heavy bass for true appreciation of this wonder.
1. Photek - Azymuth
2. Kromestar - In 2 Minds
3. Hot Toddy feat. Ron Basejam - I Need Love (Morgan Geist’s Love Dub)
4. DLX - Modern Man
5. DJG - Here Come The Dark Lights
6. Dustmite & Kuru - Bare
7. Photek & Pinch - M25FM
8. Photek - No Agenda
9. Baby Ford + Eon - Dead Eye (Original Version)
10. Marco Effe - Sexgas (Arnaud Le Texier Remix)
11. DJG - Say Something
12. Guy J & Miriam Vaga - No Under But You
13. Daze Maxim - Tomorrow Universe
14. Sepalcure - Taking You Back
15. Photek - Levitation
16. Photek & Kuru - Fountainhead (DJ-Kicks)
17. Synkro - Look At Yourself
18. Photek - 101 (Boddika’s Drum Machine Remix)
19. Parxe & Grincheux - The Art Of Nothing pt. 1
“Better than: All that shit that happened at Burning Man while you were on acid and can’t remember anyway.” -LA Weekly writer Ron Garmon
10/16 Show Review - Amon Tobin at the Music Box, Hollywood
Amon Tobin - Journeyman [download]
Journeyman. ISAM takes you on a journey, man. The first track off Amon Tobin’s ISAM (2011) album, “Journeyman” can give you a pretty good idea of the type of visual and auditory adventure that I embarked on this past Sunday at the Music Box. This show truly took me on an odyssey filled with beautiful sights and experimental sounds. I had never really heard much of Amon Tobin’s music until I saw the preview for his new audiovisual show, ISAM, back in July. After watching a YouTube clip of Amon doing it live at the Mutek Festival in Canada, I knew that I had to see his show. So naturally I bought a pair of tickets back in July for a show in October that I knew little about.
ISAM live is quite possibly the most technologically advanced visual show in the entire world, and hands down the best that I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen Nosaj Thing, Deadmau5, Pretty Lights, and other artists with fantastic lights and visuals, but Amon Tobin’s setup was on an entirely different level and playing field. The stage was built with 64 white cubes, stacked in a tetris-like manner that made it stand out as a wild 3D contraption.
When the visuals were projected onto these cubes in perfect synchronicity with the music, I felt like I was seeing in 4D or something! It was absolutely mind blowing. Amon DJ’ed from the center cube, as you can see in the picture* above, and once in a while the cubes would become translucent and you could catch glimpses of him tearing it up in his little cube. There were the craziest projections on these cubes - moments where a spaceship would whizz through the cubes, or when the music got extremely intense there would be an electric lightning storm that you could feel from the sights and sounds.
There were sections in the show where it felt as if I had just entered The Matrix.
Musically, Amon Tobin dropped a lot of dubstep, but the rest of the show was experimental electronic noises and soundscapes that were perfectly synced up with his visuals. There was even a moment where he dropped some drum and bass, and the crowd went absolutely nuts. I for one danced especially hard during this section! I was impressed with how long the show went; I surely didn’t expect it to go as long as it did. Amon finished the show with a huge drop and confetti was BLASTED all over the crowd, and cheers erupted throughout the crowd in approval of this avant-garde spectacle. If you ever get a chance to see Amon Tobin’s ISAM audiovisual show, please do yourself a favor and go. It’s like visual ecstasy for your eyes. Your eyes (and ears) and soul will thank you.
*Note: All the pictures come from LA Weekly photographer Brian Erzen. Mad props for his quality shots.
okay okay this is the last Emalkay track I will post. it’s heavy.
Emalkay - Metropolis [download]
Emalkay continues to amaze me with his repertoire of ridiculous bass. If you bump this song LOUD, you will feel all the different layers of bass. Emalkay is an anomaly to me. He’s heavy yet light and melodic at times. He’s drops the filthiest, dirtiest sounds, yet he has some of the cleanest sounding bass in other tracks. Emalkay’s Eclipse (2011) might just be one of my favorite dubstep albums this year… along with Magnetic Man’s eponymous, monstrous album.
…and here’s a treat in [320kbps goodness]. It’s a .rar so if you don’t know how to unarchive it, I suggest you figure it out!
Emalkay - Eclipse (2011) [download]
*Favorites: Fabrication, Space Hopper, Transpose, Metropolis, When I Look at You, The World… basically the entire album!
Emancipator. thought provoking, spiritual-sounding music that speaks to my soul. for some reason it reminds me of a) Native Americans and b) just nature in general.
Emancipator - Old Devil (Kept Blue Remix) [download]
This track is as heady and as glitchy as they come. Each bit is chopped and spliced to such a degree that it gives this track an almost drum and bass like feel. Give it a listen.