Mixcloud Monday 005: Cunei4m

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Greymatter - Too Much
Cosmin TRG - Strobe Lick
Africa Hitech - Blen (Instrumental)
Parson - I Rep the Dirty South (Dubbel Dutch Edit)
Kuoyah - Angels Dub (Sully remix)
Ramadanman - A Couple More Years
Hickup - Hakazou!
Teki Latex & Orgasmic - I Was Sober
The Martin Brothers - Duckface
Mr. C, Sycophant Slags, Adultnapper - Keep Off (Wighnomy Brothers remix)
Chaos In The CBD - Bong Song (Original Mix)
Darc - Check This Out (Voltron Remix)
T. Williams - People's Choice
Pariah - Orpheus
Ike Release - Jenova
Brackles & Shortstuff - Pipey D
JackBOT - Axe2Grind (Captain Crunk Remix)
Christina Milian - Chameleon (LOL Boys Remix)
LoSoul - The Crush
Doc Daneeka - Drums in the Deep
Monkey Steak - Haarlem Drift
Baobinga ft. Untold - Ride It (Untold Remix)
Deadboy - If U Want Me
Get Em Mamis - Alpine's Kickin'

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We enlisted the help of Newark, Delaware's Scott Serota aka Cunei4m to head up the latest edition of our ongoing Cloudcast series and he was more than happy to accommodate. Going above and beyond, the mix clocks in at just over an hour long and features more fresh tunes than you can shake a stick at. Be sure to follow him on twitter @cunei4m to keep up to date and get involved with his ever spontaneous live sessions on Ustream. He was kind enough to lend us a few words about the mix;

"I see mixes as an opportunity to not only represent yourself as would be heard in a peak-hour time slot, but also as a way to explore different juxtapositions, recontextualization, and tracks which aren't necessarily meant to be banged out at the height of the night. This mix, accordingly, was recorded live and captures a bit of experimentation as well as a more "grounded" portion geared toward a sweaty dancefloor. I appreciate this opportunity and extend a great thanks to the bassfaced blog as well as all of you who listen and enjoy.

I've also been asked to provide a top 10 list to accompany this mix. This is virtually impossible since tastes change and new music discoveries happen *DAILY*...so, here's the top 10 for today..."

Cunei4m Top Ten (April 26th, 2010)

GIRL UNIT - I.R.L.- released TODAY!! Cop that!!
Ramadanman - Glut - forthcoming Hemlock
Theo Parrish - Heal Yourself and Move - Peacefrog - 2001
DJ Mike Q ft. Ms. Theresa - Make You Gag - Qween Beat Productions - 2009
Funk Butcher - Work (Funk Butcher Funkernator Mix) - Rinse FM Giveaway - 2010
Keri Hilson - Slow Dance - Interscope - 2009
DJ Deeon - Gimme Head - Booty Bar Records - 2002
Johannes Heil - Warrior of Light - Klang Elektronik - 2006
VVV - Back To Life - Fortified Audio - 2010
Low Deep - The Instrumentals - Colourful State - 2007 (Yes, the whole album)

Special bonus throwback honorable mention:
Iconz - Get Fucked Up - Relentless - 2001




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Unique 3 - Warp Records X-Mas Party 2004.

Luke Vibert - UK Hardcore Rap 1988-1992 ::: via Planet Mu's Mixcloud.
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Addison Groove forthcoming on Swamp 81. snag

Headhunter - Juke Mix December 2009 by Headhunter


Douster Mixtape for ZZK Records.

Clipse - Zen (Douster edit)
Zonora Point - Huachita Rica (Douster Remix)
Bangladesh - Drop (How you feel) ft. Muffy (Douster edit)
Marcianos Crew - Lloren ft. Camilito flow (Douster edit)
Beenie Man - Hum Hum (Douster Tumba riddim mix)
Douster - Khasr (Loser edit ft. Cecill & Lady Saw)
Douster ft. MC Dandao - Puta que Paria
Fauna - Gauchito Gil (Douster Remix)
Douster - Dame Duro
Douster - Schlaggada (Swaggada edit)
Douster - Zombie ft. Fauna
Douster - Yezz
Douster - Triassic Genesis
Douster - Dumbo (Gunship funk edit)
MC Zulu - Body Rock (Douster remix)
Douster - Carajo

Brodinski Jerk Mixtape via Discobelle

1. Asia Lynn – Pretty Girls Jerk Too
2. The Breakfast Club – Big Boobs
3. Trill – Feelin My Doughie
4. YG – Fucked Up
5. Ron C – Drop It
6. Fe RAw – I Do Know I’m Fly
7. Lost Generation – Go Bad
8. YT – I’m On
9. YG – Just Broke Up
10. YG – She A Model
11. The Rangers – Tag Em In
12. Jaye Cooley – You Wid It
13. New Era & YT – Flow’s So Cold
14. The Rangers – Go Hard
15. YT – Lemonade
16. Nay Nast Ft. Get It – Stuck Up Bitch
17. YG Feat. T4 Steeh 3 – 5 On The Dro
18. Gary B – Bite Down

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Mixcloud Monday 004: Cromie

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Latyrx - Lady Don't Tek No Words
Justin Martin - Get Low
Martyn - Friedrichstrasse
Don Morris - Up Close
Presence feat. Shara Nelson - Sense of Danger (Pepe Bradock's Risky Cut)
Eric Johnson - In 2 Deep
Geeneus - Ultrafunkula
Tevo Howard - The Glass Ceiling
DVA - Natty
A Made Up Sound - Sun Touch
Four Tet - Love Cry (Roska Remix)
Joy Orbison - BRKLN CLLN
Kyle Hall - I'm KMFH GIRL!


NYC's Cromie first got into DJing a few years ago while running a Tuesday night weekly in college out in California. Initially falling hard for the sounds of Dubstep, he has slowly and surely moved into the rhythmically compelling worlds of other UK styles such as Funky and UKG. Hopelessly addicted to the bass culture and dance music of all sorts, house music still calls his name the loudest.

"With this mix I tried to find a common link between UK-centric funky/broken beat sounds and more linear house music while repping producers from both sides of the pond. This one's a bit more on the cool out tip while still keepin it funky and danceable. Big, big shout outs to all the artists represented; I love all of your music very dearly." -Cromie

Check out Cromie every Wednesday on WHCS Hunter College Radio at http://whcs.hunter.cuny.edu from 5-6pm EST.

Cromie Top 10 (April 2010)

Roska - I Need Love 12"
Guido - Mad Sax
Rox - My Baby Left Me (Terror Danjah Remix)
Mizz Beats - My World
Virgo - Virgo
Ikonika - Idiot (Altered Natives Remix)
Geiom feat. Marita - Sugar Coated Lover
The Dream - Love King
T Williams - T Williams EP
Floating Points - People's Potential 12"




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Mixcloud Monday 003: Brandwan

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Guido - Orchestral Lab
SBTRKT - Rundown
Silkie - Test
Crookers ft. Kelis - No Security (Rustie Remix Instrumental)
Kuedo - Starfox
Ginz & Kool Money Kwame - Oreo
General MIDI - 4 Million Ways (Ginz Purple Interpretation Dub)
Hyetal & Shortstuff - Ice Cream
Terror Danjah - Zumpi Hunter
Ikonika - Millie
Starkey - 11th Hour
Joker - Tron
James Blake - The Bells Sketch


The 3rd installment of our Mixcloud series comes from NYC's own Brandwan aka Brandon Brink. A Michigan transplant, Brink resides in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood and chances are good that you've seen him out and about if you frequent any of the city's popular monthly and one-off dance music events, including DubWar, The Bunker and Turrbotax.

A dub music enthusiast, Brandon first got a taste for mixing by producing a Dub Reggae podcast called "Dub On Y'er Hands" and participating in a monthly series called "What is Dub?" at Brooklyn bar Quarters.

In recent years, he finds himself interested in mixing newer forms of bass and dance music including dubstep, future garage and techno. His winter mix entitled "Time is No Future" can be heard on the New York based Percussion Lab website HERE.

His Cloudcast runs the gamut of wonky synths and beats with Bristol, London, Glasgow, and Philadelphia all being properly represented in the mix.  Featuring freshly released tunes from Kuedo, Starkey, James Blake, and Joker; this isn't one to sleep on.

Brandwan Top 10 (April 2010)

Andrea - You Still Got Me [Daphne]
Ramadanman - Don't Change For Me [Hessle Audio]
Kyle Hall - You Know What I Feel [Hyperdub]
Scuba - So You Think You're Special [Hotflush]
Swarms - Never Step On Me [For The Win]
Ikonika - Look [Hyperdub]
Sepalcure - Love Pressure (Falty DL Remix) [Dub]
Levon Vincent - Double Jointed Sex Freak [Novel Sound]
Luthor - Waterfall [Haunted Audio Recordings]
Claro Intelecto - New Life [Modern Love]




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Label Spotlight: Haunted Audio

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The Haunted Audio label based out of Orlando, FL have been consistently putting out quality music since their first release in the Summer of 2009, Simonoff's 'Realize It' and 'Think For Yourself'.  Since then, Haunted Audio have been busy with releases from UK producers  Actraiser, Luthor, and RDubz as well as Iceland's Hypno and Brussels-based producer Janner.  This month alone has seen the release of Janner & Acky's 'Hyperion' and 'Ophelia', two beautifully composed garage and broken beat productions as well as Simonoff's latest release, the 3-track 'Resist EP'.  Our first exposure to Simonoff's music was through BunZer0's FBOM show always showcasing the latest in unsigned tunes as well as through Distance's Up and Coming section on his old Rinse.fm show.  Simonoff's 'Resist EP' demonstrates his uncanny ability at creating lush environments with unique and carefully constructed sound design and a fresh palette of sounds that toe the line between dubstep, techno, and 2-step without ever sparing the sub-bass.  The 'Resist EP' can be purchased HERE at JunoDownload along with the rest of the Haunted Audio catalogue.

Upcoming releases on the label include another batch of tunes from Actraiser as well as debut releases on the label from Subreachers and ill-Esha.  Preview the tracks HERE on the Haunted Audio soundcloud page and keep it close to their website for more info on the releases.  Check out Actraiser's Haunted Audio promomix posted below taking you through the varying sounds of the label and also previewing some of the forthcoming material.  

Actraiser - Let It Rain
Janner & Acky - Ophelia
Actraiser - Blue Sapphire
Luthor - Some Place
Actraiser - Apocalypto
Luthor - Waterfall
Actraiser - Lone Wolf V.I.P.
Janner - Hyperion
Rdubz - Do Re Mi
Simonoff - Realise It
Simonoff - Resist It
Hypno - Elevate
Simonoff - 3056
Hypno - Autumn
Actraiser - Nevermore
Subreachers - Upside
Subreachers - Wild Rose
Actraiser - Realms Of The Haunted

We recently had a chance to talk shop with label partners Brad (Redcoat) and Emily (Eade):

BF:  First off, would you mind giving us a brief history on the Haunted Audio label?

Redcoat:  Haunted Audio was a name that I (along with another DJ at the time) was going to use as a production/dj alias back in 2007 but that never really became a reality. The name had started to become associated with Dubstep in Florida so I continued to use it when DJing out at local events and radio shows. The logo came about when Emily & I decided to do a show with Mala called Haunted Audio Sessions and we needed one for the flyer. In 2009 when Emily, Travis & I began talking about a digital record label it was pretty much a forgone conclusion that would be the name.

Eade:  It was all Brad's idea and I'm along for the ride!

BF:  The label has an incredibly unique sound and melodic approach to dubstep/bass music. As the genre continues to grow in popularity, it's becoming harder and harder to find tunes that standout from the generic mass that are being produced right now recycling the same old sounds and using the same old bass patches. In terms of quality control, what are some of the things that you look for in potential release candidates and how do you know when you've found that winner?

Redcoat:  Quite simple really – Do we like it? Would we play it out? Would we buy it? It was decided early on to make a concerted effort not to put out your standard Dubstep bangers so we do tend to look for the people doing something a bit different. There are so many good writers out there we just wanted to contribute to them getting some extra exposure. Just for record, we have no problem with the same old sounds and bass patches just as long as some thought goes into how they are used.

Eade:  I personally consider myself a music pusher. I love turning people onto new sounds and love hearing new sounds. How do we pick tunes? Personally I go with the feeling I feel when I hear the music. If it speaks to me on a deep level it's a winner in my book. I feel so very blessed that we have such amazing artists and music on the label.

BF:  Tunes like 'Om' by RDubz and 'Ophelia' by Janner and Acky are beautiful Garage flavored productions and maybe two of my favorite tracks on the label. With some producers constantly trying to move on to the next big thing or next big sound, it's always refreshing hearing producers taking a look backwards and paying tribute to the roots of where a lot of this music came from.

Redcoat:  I think it's great. I was never really into "garage" a great deal so it's all new to me. My music background has always been centered around Drum & Bass it its various forms & I love hearing tracks that incorporate that old school rave sound or a PROPER breakbeat. Tracks like Nevermore by Actraiser have that obvious garage kick to them but when I first heard that tune, the first thing that come to mind was mid 90's tech step D & B, the kind of dark minimal rollers from years ago. 'Om' by Rdubz, for me, has a similar vibe as 'Show Me Love' by Robin S from years back.

Eade:  I don't care what 'genre' something is considered or not...if it moves me on deep level, I'm sold!  I do love the old school elements and garage was something never played out here in Orlando, so I love that now I'm playing all this music out myself.

BF:  Haunted Audio HQ is located in Florida, but you've had plenty of releases from producers in Belgium, Iceland, and the UK. How did you guys discover and establish relationships with these producers and what role has the internet played as a part in that connection?

Redcoat:  The internet has 100% been a factor in making this come together. For example, the BunZero broadcast on subFM is a great resource for checking out unsigned music. Emily spends a lot of time networking with people/producers who frequent the chat room there so it was quite easy to approach people about getting involved on the label. A good example would be 'Om'. We heard that on Bun's show and within a week or so we had it signed. Now we are up and running, producers have started seeking us out, either on their own on though recommendations. I have no issues asking people upfront. The worst they can do is say “no thanks” right?

BF:  With the internet and social networking connecting us more and more every day, do you feel like this aides you as a label or is it now even harder for you to find those diamond in the rough tunes that often times are overlooked and get lost in the constant din of self-promotion and hype?

Eade:  It's a double edged sword; as you end up spending all your time networking while trying to spread the word so people will come purchase the music. Our aim to focus on the group of artists we have and just try to provide as much exposure as possible.

BF:  What else can we expect from the Haunted Audio camp in the coming year?

Redcoat:  We have music coming from Subreachers, Actraiser and Ill-esha in the next few months. And you never know, I may find myself in the Studio with our Audio Engineer, Travis. It would be nice to put something out on the label ourselves with a couple of remixes from the guys we have already signed. We would also like to be in the position to do some limited vinyl releases at some point as we get asked all the time about certain tracks coming out.  We would also like to see some releases by Florida producers.

Eade:  We'd also like to have a vinyl release by years' end.

BF:  Lastly, any producers that you guys haven't worked with yet that you would like to get signed and think would be a good fit for the label?

Redcoat:  Hxdb, BunZero, Dfrnt, Saviour,

Eade:  Same for me. And Mala doing a remix for us would be a dream come true.

BF: Thank you guys for taking the time out to talk with us! All the best. Looking forward to the upcoming EP's!

As an added bonus, check out the March promomix from Haunted Audio producer Janner:

01. Janner & Acky - Ophelia [Haunted Audio]
02. Janner - Fever [dub]
03. Janner - Horns of Ganymede [dub]
04. Janner - Sinister Science [dub]
05. Saviour - Stillbirth (Janner Remix) [Stainage Dubs]
06. Burial & Four Tet - Wolf Cub
07. Janner - Hyperion [Haunted Audio]
08. Hypno – Elevate [Haunted Audio]
09. Janner - Minimal 26 [Rest In Beatz]
10. Ghost - 2000 [Tempa]
11. Janner - Enceladus [dub]
12. Janner - OhOhh [Rogue Plates]
13. Janner - Rubba [Rest In Beatz]
14. Janner - Driver Unknown [Rogue Plates]
15. Actraiser - Nevermore [Haunted Audio]
16. Janner - Just One Kiss [dub]
17. Darkstar - Aidy's Girl's A Computer [Hyperdub]
18. Submerse - So True [Dub]
19. Burial - Fostercare [Hyperdub]
20. Burial - In McDonalds [Hyperdub]
21. Janner - One Drop Arkade [Jemenfish]
22. Janner - T3kno Worrier [dub]
23. Janner & Acky - Chapter One [dub]

Florida heads! Be sure to catch the next Haunted Audio party in Orlando on May 15th!


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Mixcloud Monday 002: Deep Teknologi

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After recently conducting an interview with S.E.F. from Deep Teknologi on the blog, we contacted him about the possibility of putting together a mix for our newly minted Cloudcast series and he was more than happy to oblige. The mix is 40+ minutes of pulsing, funky, bass-driven House music with unreleased tunes from Martin Kemp, Roska, MA1, Girl Unit and also features all 3 tracks from DeepTek counterpart T.Williams' EP out this month on Local Action. Check out the interview with S.E.F. and review of the T.Williams EP HERE.  Be sure to keep up to date on the DeepTeknologi radio show Sundays on the UStream channel and also check out the track that T.Williams built live on the spot during yesterday's show on their Soundcloud page.

Enjoy the mix and big up the Deep Teknologi!


Breach (AKA Ben Westbeech) & Kutz - Space Odyssey
T. Williams - Anthem
Mista P - Grunge
Roska - Time Stamp
Justin Martin - Robot Romance
Dubbel Dutch - Deep Underground
Girl Unit - I.R.L.
Zander Hardy - Signalling To The Chosen Ones
J. Bevin - When It Comes
Brackles - 6AM El Gordos
T. Williams - Afric
Martin Kemp - Terr
Joy Orbison - Brkln Clln
T. Williams - Flooring
Don Morris - Amiga
DJ MA1 - High Definition
Baffled - Going On


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Oscillations part 1

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juslikemusic & applejuicebreak present: Oscillations part 1 a FREE compilation featuring music from Japan, the UK, Australia, Canada, Central America, and all over the map.  Part 1 contains twenty blissed out, soulful beats that you can download in 320 or FLAC format complete with .pdf booklet containing original artwork and info about the artists involved.  Look out for part 2 dropping soon with tunes from Slugabed, Mr Beatnick, Alex B, Blue Daisy and more.

Oscillations Part 1 Tracklist:

Broken Haze - Block

Om Unit - Neptune

Chairman Kato - No Coincidence

Vital - Gaffer Tape

T.Hemingway - Dirty

le N?KO - Crushed Universe

Lunice - Perpetual Leisure

Invisible Inc - Paradise

Paper Tiger - Good Feelings ft. Sabira Jade

Ocuban - Favela ft. Kit

Cohoba - Caltri

DZA - Shifty

East Winston Lake - Indigo's Wah Wah (prod. Akello Light)

Grillo - Fronting the Weekend

Bluntspeakers - 1000 Miles

Sampology - Mamaye

Dipak Chand - Nurse, Hello

BUG - Indica

Jesse Futerman - I Love You So

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Turrbotax® Season

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Contakt + Mayster- Turrbotax April 2010 mix

01. Derrick May & System 7 - I Travel (Kay Nakayama Remix)
02. The Brown Acid - Bastard Kids (Ikonika Remix)
03. Bok Bok - Citizens dub
04. Wolfgang Gartner - Latin Fever (Jackson Glass Remix)
05. Shortstuff & Hyetal - Don't Sleep
06. Lee Curtiss - The Disco Dub
07. Azari & III - Hungry For The Power
08. DJ Mo Reese - The Motor City Shuffle
09. Jodeci - Freak In You (MK Dub)
10. Evans & Waterfall - Cafe Loco (Mendo Remix)
11. M.A.N.D.Y. Vs Booka Shade - Donut (Boy 8 Bit Remix)
12. Martyn ft. dBridge - These Words (Roska's Speechless Mix)
13. Scuba - You Got Me
14. Andre Lodemann - Vehemence Of Silence (Motor City Drum Ensemble Perspective)
15. Skwerl - Liron
16. Mano Le Tough - Eurodancer (Tensnake Remix)

The Turrbotax monthly party in BK has become one of THE go-to destinations to get your bass music fix in NYC.  With resident DJs Contakt, Mayster, C-Sick, Rem Koolhaus, & Video City; the crew has brought in talent from all across the US as well as recently flying in the UK's Martin Kemp and Alex Bok Bok.  The party is held every first Thursday of the Month at the Cove (Formerly Hugs) in Williamsburg on N. 6th.  Boasting big talent as well as No Cover charge and free beers from 10-11pm and 1-2am courtesy of sponsor Asahi, there's no excuse to be missing out.  The party, the first in the US focusing specifically on these sounds, aims to showcase the ever evolving movement of bass driven underground House music.  As genre lines continue to blur and become more vague by the day with people trying to pin down the music with terms like Funky and Future Garage, the Turrbotax party is about the tunes first and foremost, Wot-You-Callit is up to you.

Already hard at work on their 1 Year anniversary party slated for this Summer, the Turrbotax crew puts some Spring in your step with 2 huge parties lined up for this April's Tax season.  Not foolin' around!  April 1st, Dubbel Dutch out of Austin, TX will be gracing the decks along with SF Icee Hot resident Rollie Fingers.  April 10th,  the Turrbotax business edition will be taking place with DJs Bok Bok, Kingdom, and Jubilee as well as the residents rounding out the bill and  taking it to the early AM hours.  There is however a 5$ cover for this one so utilize that Tax refund and all the money you've saved on free beers and reach!  If you saw the Night Slugs at Trouble & Bass this past November, you know this isn't one to miss.  And if you live in NYC, are viewing this blog, and don't know about Kingdom & Jubilee you need to get out more.  Seriously.

In honor of these April parties Contakt & Mayster threw us together an exclusive mix.  Enjoy.  See you at the Cove!


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