Hey guys, remember dubstep? It sounds like this now.
Anybody catch Datsik at Shambhala?
Prairie techno lovers unite! We are just a few short days away from the MEME Festival, which will feature sets from techno originator Kevin Saunderson, Montreal duo Blond:ish, Phil Western, Addison Groove, & more. The Cube and Old Market Square will be transformed by dark techno beats for 3 full days, on top of after parties at some of the hottest venues in the city.
I myself will be hitting the stage Saturday August 16th at 8:50pm at the Cube – Check out the Facebook event here.
To help get you excited, I have teamed up with MEME in my role as Ambassador Artist, Manitoba Music, and UNT Records to provide a limited-time free download of one of my original tunes, Tunnel Vision.
Check it out via Manitoba Music’s site. It is only available until August 15th, so don’t wait.
If you need some tunes to help keep you patient until the fest, I strongly recommend these mixes:
John Norman live at MEME 2013:
Kevin Saunderson live at Boooom Ibiza on the Tronic Podcast:
Tropical Heat has the the sample-based house music locked down. Their output is always lush and the release from VANILLA ACE and THEE COOL CATS is no different. If you’re after the summer vibes, the collaborative double single is exactly what you need. Grab the Beatport exclusive here.
Born out of one of the most delightfully greasy and lavishly indulgent features ever to grace a music blog, Scour Records has become a staple for anyone looking for the ghetto-influenced funky breaks. SPINFORTH and FAT HARRY‘s dedication to unearthing dance floor protein via ghettofunk.co.uk‘s SoundCloud Scour has quashed the appetite for free tunes of thousands of djs and music fans alike. They’ve tapped that market and bottled it into yet another go-to source for the funky funk. While the freebees may have dwindled, they certainly haven’t disappeared and their latest offering is a generous five-tracks to get those feet moving. Watch for the free download, it’s available as of August 14.
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The fourth instalment of singles from DJ HERO‘s sophomore album on GROUND LEVEL Don’t Say the B-Word is a triple header, with the combined forces of “Candy Cruizin’,” “Comfort Zone” and “Page 136.” Preview below, or head straight to Beatport to grab all three cuts.
Candy Cruizin, a tribute to the US candy raver scene, is a laid-back groover full of uplifting chord sequences and acid baselines.
Comfort Zone is a peak time monster combining the dark tones of a menacing female vocal and blips and blips , underpinned by heavy 808 beats.
Page 136 on the other hand is Miami electro meeting modern electro, quite fitting for a producer who’s just moved back to Florida!
For full streaming previews check Spotify.
Dutch dj/producer QUINTEN 909 has been getting into the g-house game lately. His latest, a collaboration with fellow Dutchman DONAGRANDI, cuts one of the most iconic vocal samples into a flanged-disco jam. Get on the free download then.
Here’s one from a few months back. Also worth the click and free download.
If you like house music in the twilight hours, KEVIN KNAPP‘s latest for OFF Recordings is exactly what you’re after. Brooding and sinsister, the two originals and a remix from EINMUSIK, have a firm grasp on the dark corners of the dance floor and they’re not letting go.