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LAZERPROOF

 

DIPLO & SWITCH GONE DONE IT AGYAIN!! new mixtape from major lazer put together on the whim of brixtonian synth royalty, LA ROUX. as expected it features plenty of collaborations via the extended mad decent family, a jah tinted flavour and a selection of saucy dubplates …but, to be honest i just loved the artwork and think it’s quite an ingenius idea, plus, it was recorded in kingston. TOPICAL TAPES!

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LAZERPROOF TRACKLISTING
1. Bulletproof (Nacey Remix ft. Matt Hemerlein)
2. Colourless Artibella
3. I’m Not Your Lemonade + Heroes ‘N‘ Villains Remix ft. Gucci Mane
4. Independent Kill ft. Candi Redd
5. Keep It Fascinating
6. Magic (Falling Soldiers Dub)
7. In 4 The Kill Pon De Skream
8. Houstatlantavegas Pains ft Drake
9. Tigerlily (DYWHAP Blend) ft. Rusko
10. Can’t Stop Now (Armor Love Remix)
11. Quicksand (Mad Decent 2010 Rerub) ft. Amanda Blank
12. Cover My Eyes (Costra Nostra Edit)
13. I Said It (Major Lazer Dubplate) ft. Opal
14. Hold Yuh (Double Dubplate) ft. Gyptian

ps. i reckon a major lazer film would be epic.

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We’re not going soft on ya!

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After a few unhappy comments on my last post about the inevitable invasion of minimal/tribal/tech house, which were actually expected, its probably best we give you some hugeness! You may have to get used to more minimal posts, seeing as us wizards actually quite like it now. But if you think we’re going soft on ya, well then…….you’re very wrong! Wobble and bass is in our veins and we’ll never grow tired of it! Constant bangers will be posted, and here’s a few which I’m loving at the moment.

First two tracks from electro wobbler Sticky K, both worthy of any dirty dancefloor. ‘The Testament of Dr. Mabuse’ sways towards the wobble side with a rhythmic bass synth and a fidgety beat. On the other hand ‘Alphaville’ is a horror film electro banger.

STICKY K – THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE

STICKY K – ALPHAVILLE

 

New Jack Beats remix here of guess who, La Roux. This is proper old school Jack Beats , with a definate tinge of their legendary remix of AC Slater’s ‘Jack Got Jacked’, but they also incorporate La Roux’s undoubtedly brilliant voice in the build ups and bridges. The main bassline rhythm is a classic, but certainly nothing new.

LA ROUX – I’M NOT YOUR TOY (JACK BEATS REMIX)

 

Joker’s on fire at the moment, producing dubstep that is actually pleasant to listen to. No chugging metallic bass (don’t get me wrong, we love hyper dub!). I’m loving this track, warm yet warped bass combined with Mario/Crystal Castles-esque synths creating a groovy dub instrumental.

JOKER – DIGIDESIGN

 

More dub, but on a different level completely. I didn’t know that there was a Lopside EP by Stagga released a few months back. I downloaded the title track expecting greatness and that’s exactly what I got. This track is all over the place, hence ‘Lopside’, with Stagga’s signature sound pitch bending till your brain melts alongside a chilled beat thanks to the clever use of a ride cymbal.

STAGGA – LOPSIDE

 

Another man with a particularly superb signature sound is Gtronic. Along with his dirty dirty bass grinding along, there’s some very pleasant synth and vocal melodies in this remix of Heads We Dance’s ‘Sirens’.

HEADS WE DANCE – SIRENS (GTRONIC REMIX)

 

Rico Tubbs is a man on form. We loved ‘Cutty’ which we posted a few weeks ago. Usual use of a funky disco feel, topped off with his brilliantly created wobbly bassline.

RICO TUBBS – HIP RAVE ANTHEM

 

This next tune is a real journey. A massive build up including syncopating bongos, interesting effects on the vocals and great production climaxing to a short period of crazy ravy synths.

RQM – BARELY EVIL (BASS WEAZAL VOCAL MIX)

 

Ha! An absolute classic original track which is Fat Boy Slim’s ‘Right Here, Right Now’ is confidently remixed by Trumpdisco, staying true to the original and bringing it into 2009 by remixing it as an excellent electro banger.

FAT BOY SLIM – RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW (TRUMPDISCO REMIX)

 

Afrojack has already impressed us with his remix of Silvio Ecomo and Chuckie’s ‘Moombah’ which is probably my tribal house anthem so far this year. His latest remix of Kid Cudi’s collabroation with Kanye West’s Make Her Say’, is more fidgety with a solid beat and bending synths, but he still brings a tribal feel with bongos and cowbells.

KID CUDI FT. KANYE WEST – MAKE HER SAY (AFROJACK REMIX)

 

Finally we have quite an old tune from Foamo, but a classic none the less. Probably one of his more original and experimental tunes with use of strange ascending bass synths with a few wobbles here and there.

FOAMO – WARDANCE

RICHES TO BASS

shit just realised this has already been posted but what the hell. it deserves a full post!!! hahaha!

B. RICH

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mandem!!!!! B.RICH’s new remix of the insanely remixable la roux is the sex!!!!!! lovely lovely  LA ROUX; filthy filthy DROP!! and another original full of looping synths and bass. PLUR!

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tigerlilly (b. rich remix)>>>la roux

ain’t here to party>>>b. rich

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oh yeah and don’t forget to buy your tickets for the night!!! just below!! paix!

Post Glasto Post

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Glastonbury was an experience beyond explanation. So much amazing, strange, fun, trippy, euphoric, chilled, banging stuff going on. You could stay in the dance village and dance all day, or chill at the stone circle with a spliff, or go and get stuck in to the best bands the world has to offer, and SO MUCH MORE. Blur was my highlight, having been into them in my childhood and now just appreciating how diversive and musically brilliant they are. Damon Albarn cried on stage which got me going as well!

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Animal Collective were out of this world. All of their songs were mixed into one long, dreamy trip with tight singing harmonies and synths. The light show they put on was entrancing and I found myself doing some real hippy dancing throughout the whole thing. ‘Brother Sport’ was the closing song and as thats my absolute favourite, I left on an obscene high!Apart from that, out of the actual bands, I saw Spinal Tap who were hilarious!

The dance village was my home. The weekend was kicked off early on thursday with Raffertie who filled out the Dance Lounge (huge) and as this was one of the only acts on at the time. But he was insane, luring in the unknowing crowd with classic dance tunes and then dropping them into dirty bassline, what a way to start Glasto! I’m not quite sure what days all the rest of the dance acts were on as its a bit of a blur at the moment! But I do remember that we saw Skream & Benga who obviously didn’t dissapoint. Rusko got his bass guitar out and Joker (directed towards by Skream when I bumped into him, hopefully not to get me to fuck off!) was probably my favourite dubstep act. Managed to catch the end of Don Diablo who was well into it before Jack Beats which was pretty empty but fucking awesome as he played all his own tracks (incedently, I heard ‘UFO Khole bass’ three times over the weekend!!). Scratch Perverts was a let down due to their speakers fucking up even though they had a sick set. Wow loads of others, Deadmau5 was BANGing and Zinc had Benga bigging him up on stage which added to the great atmosphere his sounds produced. Oh, and of course Crookers who got the whole tent stomping even though at one point the speakers fucked up. Annie Mac was very excellent as well playing the best of all genres whilst Caspa played some evil, alien dubstep. Basically the dance village was a massive rave with constant floor fillers of every dance sub genre pumping out all day and night.

As we haven’t been able to bring the tunes, here’s a tasty selection mostly including artists we saw, so it does relate to Glasto a bit?!

TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS – BOURNEMOUTH

Firstly we have a euphoric sexy synth driven tune with some funky bass, resolving into a great house track.

JESSE ROSE – TOUCH MY HORN (CROOKERS REMIX)

Now a new Crookers remix, jackin house to the max with horns!

MAJOR LAZER – PON DE FLOOR

One of the classic tunes at the moment. Heard it so many times at Glasto to my great delight. Major Lazer is taking over the blogosphere in a big way.

LA ROUX – TIGERLILY (B.RICH REMIX)

A dirty dirty dubstep remix of La Roux. Quite similar to all the other of its kind but don’t we just fucking love it!

ZINC – SUBMARINES

LA ROUX – BULLETPROOF (ZINC REMIX)

Zinc is another guy taking over the blogosphere and rightly so with a new sub-genre dubbed ‘crack house’ by the man himself. Formerly known for producing drum ‘n’ bass, he’s been converted to the house side of dance and thank the lord for that. Much the same as Hostage who produces banging electro wobble today after being a d’n’b head.

BEAT ASSASSINS – BOOM STYLE (AC SLATER REMIX)

On the subject of convertion from d’n’b to electro, AC Slater has converted ‘Boom Style’ into some funky, bassy electro. GO ON MY SON!

DJ LOVEBOAT – OH THE BASS!

Sexy techno/electro. Clean, punchy drums have a stabby bass to get you moving.

THE ROOTS VS. DON DIABLO – THE SEED 3.0

MICHAEL JACKSON  – ROCK WITH YOU (DON DIABLO REMIX)

Not just posting bangers here. The Roots vs. Don Diablo is very cool and respect for MJ on the other Don track.

COMPANY C – GHETTO BASS MIX

The mixtape was sent to us by a dude called Company C and its very well mixed with loads of our faves Jack Beats and A1 Bassline.

Tracklisting:

Get Down – Jack Beats

Its What you do to me (jack beats remix) – Steed Lord

What (Dub) – Jack beats Ft Mc Dynamit

Where’s My Money (Caspa Remix – Jack Beats Re-Edit) – TC

Hooligans (A1 Bassline Remix) – Don Diablo & Example

Back of the Van (A1 Bassline Remix) – Ladyhawke

Don’t Let Go (A1 Bassline Radio Edit) – Yo Majesty

Like to Freak (DJ Bam Bam Remix) – Kelevra

It’s Going Down – Lee Mortimer & Foamo         

Manabadman (Andy George Re-Fix) – Toddla T

Thats all from me, we’ll see a lot more posting from ‘The Wizard’ now he’s finished his exams which is very exciting!

LONG LIVE GLASTONBURY!

PEACE

WIZARDS XXXXX

NIC SARNO and other beauties!

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                                                                                                                                                                  Nic Sarno is yet another guy from the Italian ‘fidget’ scene who has impressed me. This aint raw power though, its more subtle and quirky, using strange noises and clean sounding drums. People have described Sarnos style as ‘jackin house’….. whatever. Be sure to check him out at Bugged Out this sunday.

NIC SARNO – HOT JACK

NIC SARNO – THE SAMPLE TRUTH

REDMAN – I HOLD IT THE CROWD (NIC SARNO REMIX)

Now something for the RAW ENERGY addicts!

BLATTA & INESHA FT. CONGOROCK – STEPOFF!

THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS – PASS DEM POPPAZ (PREVIEW)

LA ROUX – BULLETPROOF (FOAMO REMIX)

Bloody Amazing / Leaving presents

bloody-beetroots-016A trully wonderiferous night we had at the Bloody Beetroots show at the egg. I had high expectations and they met them. Playing banging tunes mixed very well with a great soundsystem and just the buzz and excitement of having the two masked beetroots in arms reach! This picture was my favourite of the night! Favourite track of the night had to be the Bloody Beetroots remix of Sound of Stereo’sHeads Up!”. They also played their amazing new track Warp, for which i’m sure fans have seen the preview video, to hear the whole thing in super high volume and quality was simply mind-blowing. Punks Jump Up also had a pretty tasty set, laying down some Gigi Barroco (awesome), Foamo, Fake Blood’sMars“, The Proxy and other banging delights. The beetroots also played this tune of tunes:

Tiga – Mind Dimensions (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)

Leaving Presents

Two of the wizards are off to India until June 1st. But don’t worry, THE wizard will still be here to bring you the best music IN THE WORLD as usual. Much love from deathlectrics and vandalsavage, thankyou for the support and spread the word! Here’s a few tracks we’ve been desperate to bring you over the last few weeks.

Heavyfeet – We Gettin Crunk (A1 Bassline remix)

Teen Wolf – Hypeman

Kaiser Chiefs – Everyday I love you less and less (Boys Noize Remix)

Hot Pink Delorean – Paganini

La Roux – In For The Kill (Hostage Remix)

Tiga – Move Your Body (Boys Noize Remix)

The Proxy – Raven (Crookers Remix) RIP

Jon Kennedy Ft. Mr Eyez – Jakk’d ‘n Screw’d (Dem Slackers VS Mom & Dad Remix)

Teen Wolf – Fukt (Stereoheroes Remix)

Gigi Barroco – MINI MIX

Mikix The Cat – Freeze

Mustard Pimp – RER D (Killing People Remix)

U2 – Get on your boots (Crookers Remix)

Lars Moston – Jack It (Daniel Dexter & Nhan Solo Remix)

skream is in for the kill

been waiting for this one in good quality for a bit. it is amazing. skream at his minimal peak. la roux’s  shudderingly beautiful voice with a trademark skew courtesy of croydon. now here we have it at 320!

la roux – in for the kill (skream’s let’s get ravey remix)