The Chairmann shuffle is a new segment devoted to old music. I’ve been in the midst of an epic music library reorganization and have been digging through all kinds of tracks from my infancy as a DJ. A lot of the stuff I used to love is downright shameful but I’ve also found some gems that I can’t believe I forgot about.
Tellier’s “Look” is a low BPM affair featuring 80s style synths and sultry French vocals. Haunting and beautiful. One of the most hyptonizing combinations of audio/visual stimulation I’ve ever encountered. Full track below.
Bobby C Sound TV is a media jack of all trades. A prolific remixer, producer, and film editor, the man flawlessly combines his talents, often with a a sense of humor to boot. Typically disco funk with some big beat electro sprinkled in, his productions are always high quality yet light hearted. Almost like a showcase of his impeccable taste, he heavily samples from movies and classic music genres. Dudes got it. As always, show his fan pages some love for more free music and updates on his endeavors : soundcloud & facebook
The Bloody Beetroots newest track “Church of Noise” dropped on beatport yesterday featuring the vocals of Dennis Lyxzén from Refused. The track has an epicness to it that is almost completely void of the dirtiness that made them famous. I’m almost tempted to call it scream-o synth pop but they would probably take offense to that. From a music theory standpoint it’s nothing you haven’t heard many times before but as always the bloody beetroots find a way to transpose hackneyed chord progressions into something uniquely their own. The distinctive change of sound may be explained by their Church of Noise Manifesto that was released along side the track. Regardless, this is one of the most pleasant surprises in recent memory, peep the full 320 below and also check out the official video that dropped just a few hours ago.
And he did.. I suppose we are a little late on the Steve Jobs memorial bandwagon, but in my humble opinion there can never be enough praise for a person who encourages you to pursue what you love. His passion and drive led him to micromanage at times, but it also led him to create computing tools that were unbelievably useful, beautiful, and completely attune to the user experience. I was just glad to see that countless people around the world came out to show their love for a man that revolutionized the way we all interact with and consume media. Unfortunately this is all we could do to repay him.
Luckily there was a talented producer (AzRmusic) was able to stitch together sounds from Apple products with Steve’s 2005 Commencement address to create a song that is nearly as beautiful and inspiring as the devices those sounds came from.
I’ve recently become obsessed with the 100 BPM range. This infatuation was sparked by a lot of Sebastian’s new work which captures a grooviness that I feel is not possible in the 120-130 range where I spend most of my time. However, bridging the gap between my two favorite ranges has proven difficult with moombahton, electronic’s bastard child that nobody likes, being the only established intermediary.
Alas, my problem is no more thanks to those lovable Auzzies from down under. A new sound (at least to me) has been developing in Melbourne led by guys like Nick Thayer and Opiuo. Their music is derivative of big beat and electro, slowed down to the 100-110 range. I still have no idea what people are calling this stuff but it definitely needs its own name. Fun, funky and brimming with character, I think I’m in love.
both sound excellent (love speedball 2). Another video. This one is extremely bad quality but you can still make out some tunes.
^^at 3:30 in this vid there’s another unreleased song that ppl are raging about on the forums. Luckily there is a better quality version of that song here:
On being asked to upload the new set, the man in charge noted “I’ve tried everything, we have no chance to upload this set. It contains lots of (or too much) unreleased tunes, which will be released in 2013 or later damn and sorry mates”
2013 seems ridiculous, and people mentioned that they expect at least an EP by the end of this year.
I haven’t heard much about this guy, The Walton Hoax, but I sure dig this track. Very chill, got that burial–mountkimbie vibe to it. And the vocals stay with you. (Edit: I originally had the wrong version of the song, the below is the original–sorry about that)
Also, Skream has this new-ish track that’s been appearing in mixes recently, such as this one or this one. It seems to be a collaboration with Hijack, and is definitely that minimalist, deep, dark, quality Skream we all know and love. He’s back.
Finally, this last track is possibly the best tune to hit dubstep yet.