giovedì 24 dicembre 2009

Kudu - "Bar Star"

Kudu is a great and interesting band from Brooklyn, NYC. In 2005 they released Bar Star, toghether with the amazing following super8 videoclip...

This song can be considered as a tribute to Sheila E, best known for her collaboration with Prince.
Kudu's singer says the phrase "Love Bizarre" in the first bridge which is also a Sheila E song, and the video reminds me "The Glamorous Life" Sheila E.'s video, from which I think they sampled the intro synth part...

mercoledì 23 dicembre 2009

Uffie - "Pop the glock"

She's young, she's sooooo sexy.... she's Uffie!
She said she was Ready to f*ck and, sooooooon got pregnant! WoOoOoOoOoW!

Let's talk about her first single Pop the glock.

It was first released in 2006 on Ed Banger Records, produced by Mr.Oizo and Feadz, her boyfriend at that time.

On october 2009 it was re-released as an EP, as a promotional release for her upcoming album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans that will be out in early 2010.
A music video was released on October 3, 2009 and was directed by Nathalie Canguilhem.

This song samples the intro drum riff and quote most part of lyrics and flow of Top Billin' by Audio Two

Her latest single, "MC's Can Kiss" was leaked onto the internet on December 12, 2009 and will be officially released on February 1, 2010.

L-VIS 1990 - "Come Togheter"

"L-Vis 1990, a.k.a. James Connolly, is a Brighton-based renaissance man who turns his hand to graphic design and music videos for Riton and Van Helden as well as his thumping beats. Despite leaving behind his breaks background, L-Vis 1990 has come full circle and nods in that direction on more than one occasion.

Influenced by pretty much everything with a beat in club land, from Europe to the US and drum & bass to electro, L-Vis 1990 has coaxed together the best bits to create some wicked dance music: in the true sense of the word.

Rather cheekily, L-Vis 1990 held the official funeral of “new rave” at his Brighton club night, So Loud, last summer when it was still riding high in the mainstream press. As he recalls: "We painted a giant banner with the words "New Rave R.I.P" written in blood. I think that was the turning point for me, the return of bass". He has brought his self-titled “hyper bass” to save us all from suffocating in the all-consuming attack from the Ed Banger mafia."

(via DataTransmission)

In 2009 he released different white labels and EPs, such as United Groove, published on Mad Decent label.

United Groove Ep contains "Come together":

This song is a re-work of "Come together" by B.A.R. feat. Roxy a big 90s italodance project.

If you liked the "hyper bass sound" check out the L-Vis Dubplates Mix 09 and also the "Compass/Zahonda" EP.

It was released in October 2009 on Sound Pellegrino, a brand new house and techno label run by Orgasmic and Tekilatex.

venerdì 18 dicembre 2009

Bombaman - "Exia"

Matt Carl aka Bombaman is a Canadian Dubstep producer and one half of dubstep duo Loetech.

On June he released the Face Down EP on ESP Records, an italian record label dedicated to electronic dance music, based in Milan.

This Ep contains Exia a samshing hit featured also on Crookers WMIG mix.

This is the new school Techstep madness!

This song contains a sample taken from "Face Down Ass Up" by 2 Live Crew.

martedì 1 dicembre 2009

3 is a Crowd - " What Is A DJ? "

3 is a Crowd are a dj and producers trio from Milan. They belong to the new electro italian scene, and together with Crookers, Congorock and His Majesty Andre they're burning down dancefloors all over the world!

What's is a DJ? has been around since 2008 and we found it in different podcasts and live sets. The official release was signed on March 2009 with Mental Groove Records.

The intro part contains a vocal sample of What Is a D.J. If He Can't Scratch by Egyptian Lover (1984)

We also enjoy the jazz part at 1:22 but we searched a looooooooooot on blogs and forum without answers...
Now we got it! We use Logic for mixes and music production, and, scrolling the loop library, we found a loop called: 44th Street Long (into the jazz loop section). That's it!

3 is a Crowd did also a lot of remixes such as:
- Congorock - "Exodus (3IAC Back To Home Mix)"
- Useless Wooden Toys - "Fuckin' Business (3 Is A Crowd Columbia Mix)"
- Stereoheroes - "Washout (3 Is A Crowd Rmx) [Crux]"

Meanwhile they released different tracks, and they've signed a brand new EP that will be out on La Valigetta records label.

Stay tuned!