Not only is Miami-based DJ Craze a master of turntablism (he’s the only solo DJ to win 3 consecutive DMC Championships), but he has the producer and labelhead roles down as well. He’s teamed up with Kill The Noise in the past couple years to launch the rapidly growing label, Slow Roast Records, where artists such as Codes, Klever, Señor Stereo, and, of course, the labelheads have released top notch EPs. Most recently, Craze released his latest EP, Dance Alone, on August 30th, and he put together a rockin’ promo mix and music video to go along with it. Grab the mix as well as Codes’ remix and head over to Beatport to pick up the entire EP.
1) Sepalcure – Every Day Of My Life (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
2) Chromeo – When The Night Falls (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)
3) Treasure Fingers & Codes – Win Your Love
4) ROGERSEVENTYTWO – Take Me Higher
5) Craze – Gimme Some More
6) Heavyfeet – I Will
7) Outkast – Spottieottiedopalicious (Nacey Remix)
8 ) Craze – Love No More
9) Codes & Treasure Fingers – Blowing Up
10) Klever – To The Top
11) JWLS – Stay With Me 12) Craze – Dance Alone ft. Wrekonize (Codes Remix) (Direct Link)
13) Klever – Let The Music Play (Kill The Noise Mix)
14) Codes – Dying 2 Be Dancing (Rob Sparx Remix)
15) Craze – Dance Alone ft. Wrekonize
Check out this great video to the bouncy title track. I’m sure you’ll recognize a few faces in it
I don’t know if I can speak for all DJs, but I’m constantly being bothered to categorize certain songs into genres for people who consider the heinous songs of LMFAO ‘techno’. Granted, you’re probably a well-seasoned blogger bro who could rattle off every genre from uk-fidget to garage to post-indie-nu-disco whatevers, but when it comes to Señor Stereo, I consider it to be proper dance music. The three piece group release their Unintentional EP today on Slow Roast with 5 tracks ranging from Italo to jazz to dancefloor destroyers like the -soon to be acclaimed- ‘Hot Damn’. Cop the entire EP HERE ON ITUNES.
Things have been relatively quiet for Boston duo Pirate Stereo since their acclaimed remix of Jace Everett’s ‘Bad Things’ last summer. But now that one half of the duo has graduated from Berklee College of Music and has moved back to Miami, expect a whole lot more from these young upstarts. They’ll be releasing a 4-track EP sometime around WMC, as well as playing a few shows with me (and pedro!) Because they’re such groovy dudes, they sent me two of their newest remixes to start off the new year, which include a remix from Danny Daze’s (Discotech) side-project called Senor Stereo, and a sexy rework of Simian Mobile Disco. On top of that, they put together an exclusive mix just for you guys.