I’m always amazed how STANTON WARRIORS can consistently produce tunes that sound distinctly theirs yet progressive and relevant to what’s happening all around them. Without having any insight into their production techniques, the critical element (for me) of the Warriors’ tunes seems to be their mastery of the MPC and the 808. The kick drums and basslines always drive their beats with such rich and lush low end that can’t be found anywhere else. Both cuts in the Where’s the Beef? single, the title track and “MPC” are prime examples. Don’t believe me? Check out the videos by the DANCEFLOOR OUTLAWS below – Your ears won’t lie.
Oh, and you gotta check out their latest mix too. It’s a stripped down mix of bass & beats they made to compliment their new Stanton Sessions 4 compilation which is being released in various territories around the world this month. To be expected there’s the afformentioned 808 breaks, but there’s a some garage influences and some custom edits (that I’d give my left nut for) too.
Finally, if you missed these, for shame. Get on it. We’ll start with a free download, then the PLUMP DJs remix of “New York.”
Halloween has to one of the best excuses of the year to party as an adult. Suggestive and inappropriate costumes aside, the holiday is always a great time. This year will be no different. In Winnipeg alone there are many options. I’m happy to announce that I’ll participate again, much to my wife’s chagrin.
Italian Turbofunkers FIRE FLOWERZ team up with NAPT to bring their own unique mix of French house and heavy-weight stomping to MofoHifi. In this track in particular, the French house nuances have been rolled over with a bassline thick enough to crush a monster truck.
This isn’t the first time these two pairs of producers have worked with each other. A couple months back Fire Flowerz and NAPT got together to stomp out Italian Spiderman.
At first, I thought NAPT’s penchant for the boom influenced Luca D’Angelo and Yoru Matteo Soru’s (who make up Fire Flowerz) softer side, but after listening to some of their back catalogue this clearly isn’t the case. The Italian duo can pound it out as well as they can the French touch.
For those looking for solid techno and tech house suggestions on a monthly basis, I recommend checking out my monthly chart. It is hosted on Beatport and Resident Advisor, and will also have variations on JunoDownload and Sattelite Records (Variations due to distribution differences across the sites). I will do my best to post it here regularly for you too.
Each month I select the 10 tracks coming up that I think will move dance floors. This month I seem to have a chuggy, laid-back sunshine feel – likely due to the gorgeous weather we saw here in London at the end of May…totally has me ready for summer! Give me some sunshine, techno and beer!
A couple favourites that stand out even among the top 10 this month are:
JP Chronic – Burning Man [RED ELEVEN]: I tried a few years ago to get this guy to Winnipeg, but Visa challenges meant it wasn’t possible. Since then, he has blown up on the Ibiza scene with releases and residencies gaining increased acclaim. This track is pure chugging excellence.
Adam Port – Sally [PLAY IT DOWN] : This has a very old-school summery groove to it, and a GREAT vocal.
Will Addict – No Pasaran (John Norman Remix) [7 STARS]: A little shameless self-promotion never hurt anyone. This track has a nice groove you can totally imagine dancing to in the sunshine. I am dancing right now.
Fuldner vs Pooley – Zoana (David Herrero Mix) [STEREO COOL]: This track just screams summer. Listen to it and try to disagree with me.
John Norman Beatport Chart: http://www.beatport.com/chart/john-normans-original-language-chart/81834
John Norman: www.johnnormanmusic.com
RESET! is a collective based in Milano, made of 5 djs, producers and promoters. Whether it’s in the studio, behind the decks or promoting their own nights, Reset! have established themselves as an A-List act.
They’ve just passed on three bootlegs we can share as a limited download – all revved up with their signature Turbofunk blend.
A couple of Manalogue favourites, NAPT and PEO DE PITTE, got together and hammered out a deadly tune. For those old enough to remember, the track samples Bizarre Inc.’s club hit from 1992, “Gonna Be Mine.” All I have to say is, if I knew dance music in the early 90s would sound like it does now, I probably would have creamed myself. I’m creaming myself right now actually.
You’ve heard the tune before, in various mixtapes so finally we have an actual release date. The single is released on April 9 on Vicious Bitch with remixes from Oliver Twizt, Far Too Loud, Valentino Khan, Pablo Calamari, and Redial. Below we have a small taste of the original (rework) in the form of a hilarious video, as well as a couple other snippets.
Here we go with Week Seven of the mammoth RVMPD2 project, diving straight into this week’s massive freebie.
This week ELITE FORCE has a much requested ‘Vamp’ in the form of ‘Der Collossus’, a sharp, punchy, peak time slam-dunk that blends elements of Ftampa & Daft Punk together with some trademark Forcebeats. Result = dancefloor pandemonium and the seventh free download in as many weeks.