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Just Blaze & Baauer – Higher

18 Jan

Just Blaze & Baauer

With trap music at an all time high, legendary hip-hop producer Just Blaze tries his hand at the genre with his tour mate and Harlem Shake producer Baauer. Now Just Blaze is quite familiar with dance music and is often seen in the company of DJ Chuckie, producing random house anthems sampling his own songs, or collaborating with new, innovative artists. But this track is a testament to the fact that dance music can completely cross genres without sacrificing quality. ‘Higher‘ which features both a Jay-Z tag in the beginning and vocal samples of his Just Blaze produced ‘U Don’t Know‘ is absolutely trap madness. Ridiculous synths and a mesmerizing bassline will make this a huge hit in 2013. Try not dancing to this next time you hear it while you’re out…I DARE you.

Oh and “JUST BLAAAAAAAAZE”. Sorry,  I had to.

Preview: Just Blaze x Baauer – Higher



Russ Chimes – Minimix (Annie Mac BBC Radio 1)

11 Jan
Russ Chimes

Russ Chimes

Recall our feature with Russ Chimes’ “Turn Me Out” last month? Annie Mac invited him back on the airwaves recently with a 5 minute minimix that caught our ears this morning. No, no human can or will do a live mix of 29 songs in 5 minutes; however, the song selection and engineering that went into this speaks to the tune of Russ’ ear. Broadcast last week on BBC, given out today as a free delivery, and delivered right to your ears courtesy of the J. Fantastic melting pot of tunes and pretty amazing, in this listener’s opinion. Track List after the jump. If you were hoping for something a bit more lengthy, we’ll leave another of his mixes below for your weekend:

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Larry Levan Live @ Sound Factory, NY [3.22.1991]

6 Jan
Larry Levan (circa late 1980s)

Larry Levan (circa late 1980s)

Here’s your history lesson for the weekend: Larry Levan, the godfather of djing. Larry was offered a residency back in 1977 in New York at the legendary Paradise Garage – mind you this was at a time when disco was at it’s peak popularity, the LGBT community thrived in underground clubs like this and heavy drug use influenced djing’s creative innovation. Paul Oakenfold has been quoted in his experience of Larry’s sets that Larry wasn’t at the top of the list when it came to mixing – of course, he knew very well how to beat match, but his real skill set resided in selecting exactly what the crowd wanted to hear, whether they knew it or not.

Larry championed his way to the top alongside DJ’s like Frankie Knuckles, as well as countless big name producers during in his rise to underground fame throughout the 1980s. Considered one of the most legendary DJs and most influential American dance icons, Larry died somewhat prematurely at the age of 38 due to heart complications. Take a listen back to one of his sets a year prior to his passing to get a sense of his impeccable flavor and taste:


XXYYXX Gives Away Literally All His Tracks For Free

9 Dec


XXYYXX, or Marcel Everett of our homeland Orlando, FL., began releasing originals and remixes under this name a little under 2 years ago. His releases were limited in the scope of downloads (usually the first 100 lucky fans could receive a copy), until he unexpected announced through his facebook page a few minutes ago that he could be giving away all his productions for free here on his bandcamp. Marcel will be moving on from his XXYYXX project later this month to pursue a live band project, but the 17 year old has already established himself as a committed producer. The instrumental and sample-based productions of his that we’ve enjoyed over the past 2 years can now be anyone’s, but more importantly, we have a reason to remember Marcel as he moves into a different sector of the music business. And it really wouldn’t surprise me to see this next leap in his career as a simple hiatus from his widely successful XXYYXX name.

Enjoy only a portion of the downloads below and follow the link underneath for the full collection. All tracks are at a “name your own price” option – so feel free to donate as well!

Download: All Downloads from XXYYXX



Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Star Slinger via London Refix) – Kendrick Lamar

20 Nov

The ever popular Producer/DJ/Vibe Consultant out of the UK, Star Slinger, recently released his own take on Kendrick Lamar’s hit single, ‘Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe’ a couple of days ago and it’s certainly worthy of your time. Love what this guy can do with Hip Hop tracks and I think you will too. He claims to have whipped this remix up on a train to London – and if that’s where Mr. Slinger does his best work then someone better get this guy a Monthly Pass on the Tube for christ’s sake. While this wonderful artist from across the pond will never have to tell us twice, it’s important to warn the masses: Star Slinger, BONDAX and special guest Sweater Beats will be playing together on December 5th at Glasslands in Brooklyn – and if you think for a second that we’d miss that then you’re smoking the good stuff my friend. Enjoy this one for FREE and grab your tickets below if you’re gonna be in the area…the Brooklyn Jet Jam is a must see.

Purchase Tickets: Jet Jam x New York: Star Slinger, Bondax & Sweater Beats

-Barry ß-

Compliments of PB&J.

MartyParty – MVP [Album Release]

14 Nov

Trap is seemingly taking over the music scene as 2012 comes to a fast-approaching close. As an innovator on many fronts, it’s no surprise that the South African, MartyParty (1/2 of PANTyRAID), has dipped his genre, Purple, into the mainstream mix. Classified as “Purple Trap”, MVP spans a wide array of musical tastes and production styles, but that deep Purple groove is ever present. With 16 tracks riddled to the bones with hip-hop hooks and influences, this album is sure to have something for everyone. Take a peek at the full stream of the album on Soundcloud and shoot over to Beatport if you have to have this one for yourself! Check it!


Purple! Purple Everything!

Monday’s in the Mix: Carl Cox, Armin Van Buuren, Flying Lotus, Zimmer, Chris Jylkke

8 Oct

Soon to become a weekly installment, we’ll be presenting you a new playlist of mixes every Monday from now until you stop breathing. This week, we feature a mind-altering new BBC Radio 1 set from Flying Lotus (pictured above), as well as Carl Cox‘s 3-hour set from his most recent shindig at Space Ibiza, yesterday.

Of course with more sets from our usual suspects: Armin van BuurenChris JylkkeZimmer and Eats Everything. An eclectic selection in all, but Monday’s in the Mix are about accommodating and appreciating all the genres.

Download: Flying Lotus, Diplo & Friends – BBC Radio 1 Mix


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