Like me, I’m sure most of you have been to an Electro/Dubstep/Bass event and you’ve felt the low end penetrate your entire body making you feel like someone just stuck a vibrator into your left ventricle. Graphic yes, but you get the picture right? Anyway, this week I happened to be chatting with Justin Brown, of Tommie Sunshine‘s Brooklyn Fire Records, and he sent over this brand new collaborative track from Germany’s JSK and NYC’s Dances With White Girls that reminded me of the aforementioned feeling. ‘Shake That Thing’ is the 4th release on the Brooklyn Fire imprint, and with label support from Tiesto, Laidback Luke, Bart B More, Kaskade, and more, I’m sure we’ll be seeing many more great releases this year. If you like it, show some love and buy it on Beatport.
• JSK ft. Dances With White Girls – Shake That Thing (Original Mix) √+
A year ago we posted on Fazhands, a DJ and Producer from London, UK. Over the past year he’s been kicking up a lot of heat: In 2009, his tunes were dropped midset at Ultra in Miami by none other than Tommie Sunshine, and his remix of Kanye’s ‘Love Lockdown’ was getting airplay by KissySellOut on BBC Radio 1. This week, Fazhands shall be crossing the Pond to grace our shores; embarking on a two week tour of the West-Coast of the US. Los Angeles hold tight, he’ll be spinning the Honey Lounge at The Avalon in two weeks time with Tiefschwarz. More on that next week, but for now, I’m going to let the beats do the talking. Here are two tracks from the forthcoming Flush EP that Faz has kindly given to GDD™ for an exclusive first look:
• Fazhands – Flush (Original mix)
• Fazhands – Mulberry (Original mix)
To pick up some of Fazhands’ earlier work, you can view our last post on him here.
Enjoy these, and stick Friday 2nd April in your planners – to quote a recent comment by my buddy ///Bones, “this is going to be the tits’ bananas”.
Although I moved out West a while back, I still find that my roots and comfort zone lie 3,000 miles to my right. The East Coast harbors an amalgam of people and cultures, and this diversity creates a uniqueness found nowhere else in the United States. Therefore, it is not very surprising that the East Coast electronic music scene has been flourishing for the past few years. I have compiled a little list of recent tracks produced by artists from across the way, so check ’em out and give the East some respect.
Many of my friends involved in music have been slow to join facebook and resistant to sign up for twitter, but I use both of these services to discover new music. First, Tommie Sunshine, the godfather of the indie electro remix and Gotta Dance Dirty™ follower, has been updating his twitter every time he uploads a free remix to soundcloud. I can’t get enough of this collaboration with Toronto’s Barletta that he uploaded almost a month ago.