Mustard Pimp dropped this sweet free EP about a week ago and I just caught on. The original is an old skool techno club banger which is exactly what I’m expecting from these guys, reminds me of Bizarre Inc a little bit. Run DMT‘s Festival Death Remix turns up the tempo and then rolls off the drop into a heavy dub bass. SPL delivers a solid drum and bass remix with a sweet drum rinse and distorted synth to start it off then lays on some stuttered electro heavy bass lines. Interferon keeps things old skool with an awesome industrial techno remix. Download the whole EP free from the player below.
Fink is an English singer, songwriter, producer and DJ, also known as Fin Greenall. However, as his career has gained steam, the name Fink has also come to encompass the band’s bassist, Guy Whittaker and drummer, Tim Thornton. Basically, Fink began to rise to the upper echelons of music performance after the 2006 release of his album Biscuits and Breakfast. I however, did not discover Mr. Greenall until the release of his song Sort Of Revolution (which I featured the Cinematic Orchestra remix on one of my mixes, honestly forgot which one right now…). Which is a great track to introduce yourself to Fink, so if you’re unfamiliar, please click the above link first.
The important thing here is that Fink’s new album Hard Believer is coming out July 14th. The title track is available to download free from the Fink soundcloud page or the Fink website. Go get it while listening to their new single, Looking Too Closely.
Did I ever tell you guys the story of how The Knocks got their name? Essentially, Ben and James moved into a small flat in New York together. When inspiration would strike, they would do what any producer does and retire to their respective bedroom studios and begin rockin out. And more often than not, eventually one of them would get the typical knocking on the wall from their neighbors. So Ben, or James would then peek into the other’s room and say, “Hey I’m getting the knocks.” Personally I thought that little anecdote was pretty awesome. I know that practically everyone has had that experience, but I think it makes a great artist name and back story.
Well, B-Roc and JPatt are kind enough to release this follow-up B-side from the Comfortable EP cutting room floor. Move Me is a sweet disco club track with big distorted synths and an irresistible funky electro groove. Free to download from one of my fave blogs: thissongissick.com
So, it’s been a little while… Between working about 30 hours a week, completing classwork for 5 online classes and 1 on-campus lab, writing for the school paper, and of course keeping up with this little blog here; I managed to squeak up a couple of mixes here and there. One of them is this sweet nugget of downbeat bass-y decadence I like to call Slow and Low, and yes it is a reference to the Beastie Boys because they just rule. The first half of the mix is a bit slower and heavier on the dubstep side. The second half is a bit more upbeat and hails to the trap vibes. As usual though, my mixes always build you up, shake you round and then bring you back down.
Oh, and I apologize for not writing anything lately. I finished up finals with As in all 6 courses (fuck yeah!) but the day that was all over with I got into a wreck while riding my scooter home from work and sprained but wrists. Although I am extremely grateful that was the worst of it. Hopefully I’ll be back to writing soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the mix! Download here.
A two hour journey of beautiful ambient and downtempo tracks masterfully juxtaposed… perfect for studying, napping, stargazing…
Cosmic Kids hail from LA… check ’em out