Wednesday, 28 January 2009

AC Slater

When i first found out about this guy, i hoped it was that Latino mullet wearing jockstrap of a human from Saved By The Bell who had somehow become actually relatively cool but turns out its actually a regular bloke hailing from Philadelphia but now residing in New York City. He was one of the biggest American hardcore and freeform DJs and in 2001 started the Pitched Up record label as an outlet for American hardcore music. In 2007 AC Slater moved away from hardcore and raves to focus on a more club oriented sound, getting commissioned to do remixes for artists such as Freestylers, Moby, Shwayze, Human Resource, and Drop the Lime. When asked as to why he started DJ'in he says "When I was really young, I went on vacation, and I had saved up all this money for the vacation with my family. And I met this kid, a friend of my cousin's, who was a DJ, and I was completely mesmerized so I took all the money I had and went to the pawn shop and bought a DJ mixer. When I came home, I started making hip hop mixes for all the kids in my neighborhood and it just kind of took off from there". Its not surprising then that alongside "old school rave stuff", early 90's hip hop has influenced his music a lot. In fact, AC considers De La Soul's album De La Soul is Dead his most influential album "because it's so humorous and fun, and well put together and so lighthearted, but at the same time it's really good, just bad ass".

AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Udachi Remix)

Math Head - Turn The Music Up (AC Slater Remix)

Everyday Hustle (AC Slater Remix)

AC Slater - Party Like Us (Bulgarian Remix)

Moby - I See The Stars (AC Slater Remix)

AC Slater - Poison

Myspace here

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Daze Of Thunder

I couldn't for the life of me find a picture of Daze Of Thunder together. We do know though that Daze Of Thunder is the project of PARTY FOUL dj Kevin M.O.B. and dj Frank The Rabbit (which one of these do you think the picture is of?). Can't get enough of Out For Blood at the minute

Daze Of Thunder - Out For Blood

Fukkk Offf - Rave Is King (Daze Of Thunder Rave Rave Rave Remix)

WuTang Clan - C.R.E.A.M. (Daze Of Thunder Banger Remix)

Myspace here

Corpus De Textes

Very filthy electro that comes off of their Hot Dog Cie EP. If you want to know their life story then go find it for yourselves, i'm tired. They are good though!

Corpus De Textes - Bon Appetit

Corpus De Textes - Golden Grahams

Corpus De Textes - The Hot Dog Cie

Corpus De Textes - Donne Moi La Mustard

Myspace here

Monday, 26 January 2009

Jokers Of The Scene

After five years running their wildly successful club night Disorganised, longtime selectors DJ Booth and Chameleonic decided to dive headfirst into producing tracks of their own, and Jokers Of The Scene was born. JOTS take the best and most mind-meltingly intense parts of dance music through history - the ecstatic build-ups of big room euro-house, the hyper-distorted basslines of electro rock, and the lighthearted samples of 1990s rave - and throw them all in a blender at 130 BPM. Well thats the gay spiel out of the way, this is good music, take a listen. It's loud, it's fun, and it's lighting up dancefloors worldwide. The duo are generally regarded as some of the new club producers to watch for 2008.

Jokers Of The Scene - AcidRod Original Mix

Thunderheist - Jerk It (Jokers Of The Scene)

Andy George - Jump & Twist (Jokers of the Scene Remix)

Jokers Of The Scene - Baggy Bottom Boys

Jokers Of The Scene - Baggy Bottom Boys (Ravestep Mix)

vitaminsforyou - B4U (Jokers Of The Scene Remix)

Myspace here

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Shinichi Osawa

Shinichi Osawa, also known as Mondo Grosso, is an artist currently signed onto Avex Trax's "Rhythm Zone" label. Previously he has released albums under the title of 'Mondo Grosso', which is is Italian for "big world". Over the course of his career he has worked in genres from Acid Jazz to House, with strong influences of underground club music, though his recent work has been in the genre of electro house. HMV Japan rated Mondo Grosso at #95 on their "Top 100 Japanese Pop Artists". His album "The One" is out on the 26th Jan, buy it! Its definitely gonnna be quality. I'm a geek and pre-ordered that badboy ages ago.

Kap10Kurt - Dangerseekers (Shinichi Osawa Mix)

Clazziquai - Prayer (Shinichi Osawa Remix)

Girl Next Door - Jounetsu No Daishou (Shinichi Osawa Remix)

And a couple of remixes for your listening pleasure:

Shinichi Osawa - Rendevous (Crookers Remix)

Shinichi Osawa - Star Guitar (Brookes Brothers Remix)

Myspace here

Wednesday, 21 January 2009


More of the same from this California duo with exceptional track selection and unparalleled production values. If you like some of this, get on their myspace and download their mixtapes free of charge.

Villains - Thrilla I F.U.C.Kiiiiiiiing love this at the minute

Bloc Party - Hunting For Witches (Villains Remix)

And another type of villain, jury will probably be out on these ones but you can go blow me, i like em, especially move bitch.

Ludacris - Move Bitch (Disco Villains remix)

N.E.R.D. - Rockstar (Disco Villains remix)

50 Cent - In Da Club (Disco Villains remix)

Myspace here

Hot Pink Delorean

Here's some tunes from Hot Pink Delorean! These guys are fairly new on the electro scene, but are following in the footsteps of some of their DRUM N' BASS peers and jumping ship for a bit (see also: TREASURE FINGERS & LA RIOTS etc...), as in they've been well know Drum n Bass DJs for a while and now are over to the fidget scene.

Hot Pink Delorean - Field Agent

Hot Pink Delorean - Paganini

Hot Pink Delorean - Party Favour

Hot Pink Delorean - Freak Night

Hot Pink Delorean - Miami Snatch

Myspace here

The Toxic Avenger

Born Simon DeLacroix, the man behind the comic book and B-movie-inspired persona, The Toxic Avenger is notorious for his infectiously catchy, self-produced dance-a-thon tunes, but is equally recognized for his perfected remixes.

Signed to IHEARTCOMIX Records, in 2007, The Toxic Avenger was named by Rolling Stone as “One of the 5 most influential electronic artists of the year” alongside Justice, LCD Soundsystem, Digitalism and Simian Mobile Disco. The same year, he was a finalist in Diesel’s U:Music Awards.

Still, music is nothing new to The Toxic Avenger. At the tender age of 12, the tiny Avenger played for various punk bands, as guitarist and vocalist, and a number of short-lived hardcore metal bands, including Comity, who continues to play to this day. Dropping the punk-hardcore genre, he fell into the electro movement after falling in love with a girl who worked at an electro radio station. Soon after catching the electro bug, he began creating songs on his low-budget computer, quickly mastering his unique sound.

Art Whiplash - Party, Sex And Bullshit (Toxic Avenger Remix)

Aux Raus - Wire (The Toxic Avenger Remix)

Toxic Avenger - Escape(Bloody Beetroots Mix)

Secret Handshake - Too Young (Toxic Avenger Remix)

But for a better secret handshake mix, sorry i couldn't keep this one from you could I? Definitely check this one out

Secret Handshake -Summer of 98 (Bloody Beetroots Mix)

Myspace here

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


Look at him, not the standard looking DJ is he? But Bobmo a young producer hailing from the hyperactive city of Paris via the even more hyper city of Bordeaux. While in high school, with no musical training, he launched a short-lived rap career, making beats on his Playstation (no seriously), spitting awkward tales of murder and woe. Bobmo got into Detroit techno, Miami bass, electro and, most importantly, Chicago house. He got himself a PC and downloaded everything from legendary labels Dancemania and Trax. Like so many kids (he's 19, by the way) of the P2P generation, he ended up taking matters into his own hands.

Surkin - Kid Gloves (Bobmo Mix) VERY GOOD!

Malente & Dex - Hyperactive (Bobmo Remix)

Bobmo - Turn On, Cop Out

Bobmo - Freak Me

Bobmo - To The Bobmobile

Myspace here


Quality LA duo LAZRtag, bringing out remix after remix at the minute. Just waiting for an album! Nuff said check out the Smooth Criminal Mix.

Michael Jackson -Smooth Criminal (LAZRtag Remix)

Bonde Do Role - Solta O Frango (LAZRtag Remix)

Digitalism - I Want I Want (LAZRtag Remix)

LAZRtag - Detonate

The Faint - Get Seduced (LAZRtag Remix)

Myspace here

DJ Barletta

A pretty strong favourite of mine at the minute, every new remix this electro maverick makes is getting better and better. Dj Barletta has been wiping out tunes and remixes by the dozen, gaining great attention from artists such as MSTRKRFT, Crookers, Don Rimini, and many more. He recently partnered up with fellow Toronto native Van Helder for the group Mansion. Mansion has also been blowing up and been gaining notoriety in Toronto and in the blog world.

Pseudonympho - Blow It (Up Your Nose Barletta Remix)

Kid Cranberry & DJ Barletta - Fly Walker

TMDP - Running (Barletta’s Glitch Fix)

Lady GaGa - Just Dance (DJ Barletta Crunk Remix)

DJ Barletta - (Bass Live (Gingy Remix)

Blink 182 - Shut Up (Barletta Nostalgz Bmore Fix)

Myspace here

Monday, 19 January 2009


Taken from a recent interview:

For those that dont know your music - how would you describe your sound?

If it was a recipe for a nice dancefloor-cake you'd do the following:
500g of Electro and mixed with 250g of House music
125g of Techno
A dash of Old-Skool Hardcore
A tablespoon of Fidget (If you don't have any fidget a wee bit of Wonk will do)
A knob of Bassline
Blend them all together into a nice wobbly dough.
Bake at Gasmark 128bpm for 1 hour and 20 Minutes.
Sprinkle with UK Rave Stabs circa 1992

Whats your favourite track so far this year?

Bird Peterson - The Essence

What do you think to Crookers potentially going 'mainstream'? Will this affect your production style at all?

It wont affect my production style at all but It's kinda nice that the sounds which I like are being accepted in a mainstream way.

I heard the Crookers remix of Kid Cudi's Day and Night on TMF at 9:15am on Monday morning this week - which made me think - AWWGAWWWD, but then I thought, no, wait, that's damn cool, I bloody love that bassline, Ok, i've heard it in every set in every club all year, but damn, that's good that it's so popular.

Who should we look out for in 09'?


Hostage - The New Gun

Hostage - Shake It (AC Slater Remix)

Hostage - Stab Up

Myspace here

Designer Drugs

Designer Drugs anyone? American electronic music duo consisting of Michael Vincent Patrick and Theodore Paul Nelson....Gay names but nice music!

Love Get Out of My Way - Designer Drugs Remix

Cross the Dancefloor - Treasure Fingers (Designer Drugs Remix)

Tiger Sapien - Youth & Vitality (Designer Drugs Remix)

Little Boots - Meddle (Designer Drugs 80s Coke Jam Remix)

Avian X - Dark Circles (Designer Drugs Remix)

Fake Shark-Real Zombie - Designer Drugs (Designer Drugs Remix)

Designer Drugs - ZOMBIES! |

Myspace here

And a cheeky bit of Van She which never goes amiss:

Van She - Changes (G.L.O.V.E.S. Remix)

Van She - Strangers (Strip Steve Remix)