Every time Brodinski announces a mixtape I swear it’s like f*cking Christmas came early or any feeling similar to when they announce a new Gears of War or that you won first round draft picks in your league or whatever you good people get overly excited about (pretty sure I just embarrassed myself there but also pretty sure I don’t care) . Brodinski is like the kid in high school who always put you on to the cool shit and apart from being innately cool himself was SUPER cool because he made lesser-souls like us free mixtapes all the time. Well praise the rap and techno gods because Christmas is in July this year with the delivery of his newest mixtape: The Purple Ride. It’s got ridiculous artwork. It’s got rap. And Techno. And vibes. And probably a lot of tetrahydrocannabinol behind it. It’s released next week on the 8th of July through his label Bromance Records. Tite.
Up for download as a bit of a teaser to the mixtape is his remix of King L’s “Val Venis”. Not much of a surprise here on the choice of rapper as King L had a SICK verse on the track from Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ that both Brodinski and Gesaffelstein worked on, “Send It Up“. The remix stays true to the Brodinski stylings with what I would love to call “purple drank techno” & is a good indication to the new mixtape being another fire delivery from Brodinski.
The clouds have finally broken as HARD maestro Destructo has finally dropped his much anticipated HIGHER EP today, being released on both OWSLA and Boysnoize Records (and making for one hell of a debut). CO-produced with U-Tern, The EP single features a special extended mix, along with 2 monstrous remixes from Tommy Trash and Brodinski, both flexing their styles respectively onto the already anthemic original. The package also includes the B side “2112″, which highlights Destructo’s obsession with technology and futuristic sounds as the bouncing bass ebbs and flows from beginning to end.
Listen below, and make sure to pick up the EP today on Beatport!
It’s time for the weekend – and what better way to kick it off with a special HARD edition of The Dirt, bringing you (15) tracks to pump all the way through. We welcome the HARD bossman Destructo to the selection, along with his #2, mister D BELL himself and our very own BONES. Some of these you can download (where you see the DL link given), but some you just have to listen and wait because they’re either too good to be FREE or their quite frankily not even out yet. All in all, gems abound. Dig in, my weekend warriors.
Listen & Download (after the jump)
Cashmere Cat has made a name for himself in the DJ world at the DMC championships, but has recently started to acquire a following for his production abilities. His single, “Mirror Maru” did so well, in fact, that a remix EP is due out soon on Pelican Fly records. As an Easter goody, though, he has chosen to release a remix that Brodinski and Guillaume (of The Shoes) put together for him on Cashmere Cat‘s soundcloud. The comment, “This took the original and flipped it completely on its head,” from ohWut said it best, because very little of the original is left to be recognized. The dramatic strings put you on edge as the piano comes in to iron out any tension the climactic builds may have caused, as a completely new track rises to the surface.
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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• Rusko plans to release all of his music for free
• Brodinski pulls out of Hard Day of the Dead
• Jay-Z signs Sander van Doorn to Roc Nation
• Video: Tensnake “Mainline (feat. Syron)”
• Foxes Release FIXYN Remix of their hit song “Echo”
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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.