There’s something viciously nostalgic about french house producer Panteros666 latest LP Hyper Reality. This new album released by one of my favorite labels, Bromance Records, seamlessly blends 90′s hardcore rave samples and dark house vibes, unquestionably inducing you into a convulsion of no return. Hyper Reality converges into a musical concept like no other, there’s no doubt an alien abduction took place and the message is… DESTROY!
Panteros666 aka Victor Watel has spent years developing his cyber-pscychedelic aesthetic, cleverly molding genres from acid techno to future bass, and even some southern rap influences. Expect drone-type vocal samples, steady bass lines, apocalyptic synths and just an overall invitation to another dimension. Definitely not an album for the faint of heart. Check out the Hyper Reality mini mix and what Panteros666 crafted for his live shows… the future is here!
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It’s rather alarming how much being a musician amps up a gentleman’s (or lady’s) “sexiness” level, but there’s no denying it’s true. Musicians have been beacons of much affection for as long as music has existed, perhaps (this is my psych major talking here) because of our innate emotional connection to music, or maybe by some grace of god the handsome gene is connected to the music affinity gene. Who knows. Although I’m more particular to band dudes (drummers, specifically) there’s quite a few devilishly handsome gentlemen amongst the DJ/Producer world that are worthy of the ample female attention they get.
So here we are, as a preliminary chart to GDD’s “Best of 2012″…. Three Wise’s and my list of the “sexiest” artists amongst the electronic sphere. Not only are the below gentlemen considerably easy on the eyes, but their personalities, charisma, wit, and duh, MUSIC all add to culminate what I’d like to call “sexy”. Keep doing your thing, boys. Check out the list all the way to #1 after the jump (my votes in blue, Three Wise’s in red) and let us know where your most handsome DJs rank! -Laura.
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Novocain. Or is it Novocaine? Or Allocaine? Or if you’re Frank Ocean… Novacane? Technically, all wrong. Ubiquitous under the trade name Novocain, procaine is something more or less we’ve all likely had anencounter with over our lives. An alkaloid pharmaceutical used as a local anesthetic (big words, for your health), procaine is synonymous in our minds for dulling pain… and for good reason. By blocking sodium channels into the cell, Novocain is frequently used in minor surgeries and dental work as a way of numbing pain sensations in a small area.
There’s definitely something perplexing about local anesthetics. The paradox of knowing something painful is happening, but feeling it in a different way. Dull, blunt, and softened, like someone is punching you through a pillow. The odd sensation of feeling numb but completely alert at the same time. Behind the jump you’ll find a selection of songs derivative of every direction I could take Novocain in. Blunted songs, songs that feel as though the edge or aggression has been taken off, songs that make YOU take the edge off, ones that make you conscious of their presence in a different way. Get numb.
Today we are excited to announce our first official collaboration with one of our favorite imprints, BROMANCE Records, in the form of a perfect mix from one of the best ladies in the game, Louisahhh!!!. This BROMANCE Summer Tape exclusively features her collaborations with the likes of Brodinski, Danny Daze, Prince Club, and more, as well as Louisahhh’s original, ‘Narcotic.’ Louisahh’s vocals truly shine through in this mixtape, showcasing her undeniable dexterity for writing and lyricism. This mix, mastered by BROMANCE rep Gesaffelstein, has been made available for free download by the wonderful people at BROMANCE Records, so download below and find the impeccable tracklist after the jump. √++
This week we welcome some youngbloods at VS at The Central in Santa Monica including the most junior member of the Dirtybird family, Justin Jay. We’ve been watching this guy for a bit now, and we’ve been so impressed by his original productions that we needed to bring him over to the West Side to showcase his unbelievable sound. In addition, we also have the meteorically rising Techno producer, Vakkuum, who is fresh off of a European tour, has releases on Tiga‘s Turbo Recordings, and has already gained support from Fake Blood, Brodi, Mumbai Science, and more. Come on out this week to hear the next generation of top talent.
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Bromance Records is simply on fire. Brodi really has the vision for his label down, and he’s let his pal Gesaffelstein take the reigns for the 4th EP, Rise of Depravity, due out on July 9th. Rise of Depravity sees 2 originals from Gesa, ‘Depravity’ and ‘Belgium.’ The title track consists of the pumping Techno you’d expect from the handsome Frenchman, but ‘Belgium’ slows the tempo way down into something I can only describe as Technoombah (see Dave Nada I can make up genres too!), and pays homage to the early 80s/90s ecelectic electronic scene of the country. Pick it up on Beatport in a couple weeks, and until then have a listen to the previews below! √+ Continue Reading
Another split single EP was just released yesterday on Brodinski‘s Bromance Records and as the two EPs before it, EP#3 is an instant summer must-have. The first single comes from the ‘can-do-no-wrong’ collaboration between labelhead Brodi and the clever vocalist, Louisahhh!!!. Bouncy Techno elopes with Louisahhh’s repetitive vocals, and ‘Nobody rules These Streets, Not Like Me’ quickly gets caught up in the brain. The second single, ‘Now U Realize,’ comes from the supergroup from France known as Club Cheval (Canblaster, Sam Tiba, Panteros666, Myd). Don’t try to put this one in a genre because you’ll find that you need about 5 to really lock down all the different sounds that this power quartet have included. Stream below and pick up both tracks on Beatport now. √+ Continue Reading