To gear you up for this year’s Brunch (@ Mesa) 2014 season, our very own BONES has mixed up 30 minutes of the vibes to come. Featuring artists scheduled to play the events and as well the genres to be played, let this mix take you on a journey into the sounds of Brunch, and get ready for the summer!
The Aston Shuffle – Tear It Down (Low Steppa Remix)
Claptone – United (Original Mix)
Clean Bandit, Sharna Bass – Extraordinary (Bontan Remix)
Oliver $, Jimi Jules – Pushing On (Original Mix)
Nick Monaco & Kill Frenzy – Femininity (Original Mix)
Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Soul Clap Balearic Mix)
Poupon – I Want It All (Original Mix)
Last year, I randomly discovered this emerging South East London duo, Howson’s Groove, and I was immediately taken in by their strikingly fresh, eclectic sound. After hearing their pair of EPs and remixes, I thought it was time for us to feature them in our guest mix series. Now Howson’s groove has delivered a captivating mix of Garage, House, and Post-Dubstep that sheds light on the increasingly sought-after UK sound. We’re looking forward to hearing more from this promising act. Enjoy!
Artwork by Joyce Su
Since releasing his debut EP on Symbols Recordings, Druid Cloak has put out two other EPs, Athene’s Hollow and Bastion of the Sterling Thrones, while staying busy with touring and strong remixes/mixtapes. He now introduces his forthcoming offering, Return To The Grove, that accentuates his signature genre-defying sound.
Druid Cloak manages to infuse a human element into these intricate productions that range from smooth, sub-bass house to percussive downtempo. In addition to his tracks, the dirtybird-affiliated Kill Frenzy rounds out the release with a ghettofied remix of “Hearthstone.” Have a listen to Druid Cloak‘s Return To The Grove EP below and if you’re in town, come out to the Lyric Theatre tomorrow night, October 4th, for his Los Angeles debut performance (I’ll be there :D).
Release Date: October 8, 2013
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)
Kill Frenzy‘s storming debut on dirtybird, the addictive, juke charged brute with its ingenious hip hop breakdown, is back for re-release with a slew of remixes from some choice label affiliates. Not content with the originals genre-traversing legacy (including plays from Soul Clap to Skrillex and pretty much everyone in between), Belgiums booty obsessed Kill Frenzy has rallied the likes of The Martin Brothers, Zombie Disco Squad, Plastician and Mark Starr to deliver their own take on the track, bringing the work out to brand new dance floors in the process.
The Martin Brothers (Justin & Christian Martin) set the pace with a characteristically heavy house bass line, the twisted “make that booty clap” vocal sample dancing over the driving groove. Zombie Disco Squad let’s the buttock-smacking claps take centre stage, while a clever percussion score and perfectly timed ellipsis make for certified ghetto house dance floor material. Dirtybird debutant by way of Croydon, Plastician, focuses on the bass elements of the original, creating a swaying dubstep rhythm where booty claps become glock pops before your very eyes, while Mark Starr opts for a similarly languid groove, without losing sight of Kill Frenzy‘s playful genre-splicing.
“Make That Booty Clap” became an instant milestone in the dirtybird canon and its great to see Kill Frenzy’s debut receiving such masterful reworks a year on.” - Claude VonStroke
Kill Frenzy – Make That Booty Clap feat. DJ Funk (Remixes)
Available on DRIP.FM: 5/3/13
Available on Beatport: 5/6/13
Available Worldwide: 5/21/13
The Florida resident and very promising Dirtybird talent, Mark Starr, comes through with an excellent guest mix that’ll put your cranked up subwoofers to work. Upon listening, you’ll find that he included an eclectic array of his own originals, special edits, and of course some other infectiously groovy tracks to round out the booty bass masterpiece. With two forthcoming remixes of Kill Frenzy’s “Booty Clap” due out on Dirtybird, as well as an original called “Rood Boy,” due out on the Dirtybird Players Club compilation this year, Mark Starr certainly has quite a bit to look forward to this year as a fresh face on the scene. Don’t sleep on this one.
TRACKLIST AFTER THE JUMP
Kill Frenzy has had a very, very good year. He’s got releases on dirtybird, Anabatic, and Moda Black, a track that hundreds of DJs across hundreds of genres fired out from their crates as a club weapon, and DJ sets all over the world (including a stop here in LA for HARD Summer), all helping him quickly become a name at the tip of everyone’s tongue when it comes to bumpin’ booty bass. Unsurprisingly so, with a track that has made millions of people not-so-secretly wish they could make their booty clap. With a marketable and clever DJ name, a hairstyle rivaling Roger Klotz from Doug, and a finesse for groovy but rattling bass lines, Kill Frenzy is locked and loaded to continue along his path of tech-y goodness.
Last week I caught the elusive Brussels native for a chat on Twitter, and what a charmer the young lad is. Go check out our discussion after the jump, where we talk about many of his favorite things, including naked girls in his studio, chocolate, the Ghettos & Gardens album, and more.
While I personally can’t stand to hear “Make That Booty Clap” one more time this year, there’s no denying the massive success it had across all genres of dance music in 2012. From Soul Clap to Skrillex, Kill Frenzy united the community with his rump-shaking masterpiece. Now, the Belgian follows up his debut EP on dirtybird with Go To The Mo — a 3-track EP which once again demonstrates Kill Frenzy’s ability to make dance music for all sorts. Bits of Breaks, Techno, Bass, and more can be heard throughout the 3 original productions, leading me to believe that Kill Frenzy has found a good home here in America with the eclectic dirtybird family. Go To The Mo is out today on Beatport and will be released worldwide on the 25th. √+ Continue Reading
A massive 12 song compilation dropped today compliments of Moda Black. The roster of artists appearing in the package is a dream-team of rising stars like Disclosure, Eats Everything, Nick Monaco, and Kill Frenzy. I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite out of the bunch, as the tunes vary from the deep house camp over to the peak-time warehouse vibe. Expect to hear a fair bit of this compilation this summer, especially since Moda Black’s label heads are none other than BBC1′s Jaymo & Andy George. Pick up a copy on iTunes or Amazon. Check out previews after the jump.
The up and comer from San Francisco, Nick Monaco, and the “Booty Clap” mastermind, Kill Frenzy, have teamed up for an awesome release on Moda Black. As an essential contender on BBC Radio 1, you can expect a superior tune with more than enough bass and grooves to satisfy any subwoofer happy listener. Mark your calendars for it’s July 19th release, and listen to it as much as your heart desires after the jump.