It’s been awhile y’all. I guess I’ll start this thing off by apologizing for my lack of consistency on these monthly charts, but hey, I’m here now. So lets get this thing started. I got a bunch of new tunes that I’ve added to my arsenal this month, some of my own, some of my homies’, and some just too good to leave out. Let’s start the show…
Starting things off heavy sounds good to me. Proxy still keeps popping up and surprising me with some really nasty productions. This remix of Azari and III couldn’t be further from the OG, but I absolutely love what he did with it. Feel good vibes, say goodbye, rave, say hello.
Mr. Oizo is another dude in the game that’s always had my support. His new remix of Para One is another downtempo banger. I’ve been loving this new style of dance thats been popping up from producers lately. I don’t know if it’s the success of the moombahton movement that’s made producers want to explore lower BPM territory lately, but I love it.
Two KiD tracks up next. These are two 90′s joints that I absolutely loved back in the day, so I wanted to find a way to work them into my sets. The remixes were born. I have a new 6 track EP on the way in early March, so let these hold you over until then.
Gesaffelstein. Probably my favorite artist at the moment. I cannot express how excited I get everytime I hear one of his songs on big speakers. Here’s a video I took of him and Brodinski at the Key Club a couple weeks ago, as well as one of my favorite tracks.
Turbo wrote this about him…
Gesaffelstein’s ‘Variations’ EP set an all-time record for feedback at Turbo. For a new artist to attract that kind of attention from such a broad cross-section of DJs is extremely special and a clear sign that he’s tapped in to something very, very big. To the younger generation of clubbers and DJs for whom the funtastic era of 2001-2003 revivalism was a missed experience, Gesaffelstein represents a double-breasted jacket of nostalgia for everything from the power of Industrial and 80s New Wave to the Gigolo-glam of early Kittin & the Hacker, Steril, Vitalic, Fixmer, and yes, Tiga.
We have no hesitation in declaring that he has single-handedly updated an entire genre, sharpened the edges, and notably traded in the camp and pastiche that made Electroclash a dirty word for a refined and stylish simplicity. The breakdowns are massive and very French, but never out of order. These are futuristic party bombs which skillfully draw from our favourite dance music of the last 30 years… and add more cowbell!
Homies are absolutely killing it with their productions lately. Jay Fay, an 18 year old cat currently based outta Missouri, is dropping some really fresh sounding moombahton to the genre lately. I love me some tribal music, and the percussion on this track is so BIG. It’s also pretty rare that I find a dance song where I like the beat and build just as much as the drop. I approve of the song title Yung Fay.
Next up is the homie, ETC! ETC! on a track he did with Nacey, who is a whole other monster in his own right. Le Gran Zombi is mystifying and heavy at the same time. The saxophone glues it all together on this one. love it.
Not much to say about this new Planet Rock twist on Theophilus London except that it’s fucking nasty. I love the style that these boys have already developed for themselves. The good music revolution is coming, and Planet Rock is part of it. But hopefully you Danceism headz already knew that
To slow things down a bit, I want to take you into the high world of frenchman, Sam Tiba. This fool first caught my eye last year with his massive tune, “Barbie Weed”. Since then, I’ve been an avid follower of his soundcloud. Recently he did a remix for an artist named Richelle on a track called “I Think”. This record sat in my iTunes library for awhile until, after more than a few listens, I began to see the magic. This is one of those tracks that will grow on you over time. Tiba’s remix is so original, so weird, and so hard at the same time. Shit makes me wanna shift in ways I never have before.
Lastly, I’m going to leave you with this gorgeous Gina Turner bootleg of James Blake. This shit goes. And I love how true to the original she kept the track. If you’re DJing before 11PM some night soon, try this one out on the dancefloor. Seriously.
Thats it for now. Comment back, and lemme know what you think.