Friday, April 30, 2010
2. Paul Chambers - Yeah! Techno
3. Foamo - Centavo (buy)
4. David Keno - Upside Down (buy)
5. Sandro Silva and Anjiro Rijo - Fifty What (Dem Slackers Remix) PP
6. Gucci Vump - Sha! Shtil! (L-Vis 1990 Remix) PP
7. Lazy Rich - Funkjet (Jay Robinson & SupaBeatz Remix) PP
8. Sidney Samson feat. Lady Bee - Shut Up and Let It Go (Bass Kleph Remix) (buy)
9. Ricky Vaughn - Jungle King
10. Dolby Anol - Weapons Of Mass Distraction PP
Deadmau5 Live at Coachella 2010 DSCO's favorite!
Pryda - Rakfunk
Vandalism - Throw Your Hands Up (Angger Dimas Remix) DSCO approved!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
DSCO: Let's begin by having you give the DSCOTECH readers a little background information about yourself.
DSCO: Now that our readers know you a little better, let the good times roll. Everyone has that one track that initially brought them into the Electronic music culture. For instance, when I first heard Daft Punk’s Around the World, that was it, I was hooked. What was track or group of tracks sucked you into this culture?
Ben Oprstu: I've been into electronic music since napster came out really, I just typed Techno in the search and got all these great artists. At the time i was really into hiphop so it was natural for me to freak out when I heard Mr. Oizo's Analog Worm Attack, it was so cutting edge, with its grimy synths, vinyl sound, and crazy swing. I know some people will think this is blasphemy but I heard Daft Punk and thought they were alright. Mr. Oizo's Analog Worms Attack, thats when I was like OMG this is SIIICCCKKK.
Ben Oprstu: The scene i'm in now, (if you want to call it that) was first introduced to me (ironically) through Daft Punk's myspace. On their top friends, there was this weird guy in a m&m's costume, his name was Busy P. I heard Chop Suey and BAM I was in it.
DSCO: Your release titled Jungle Game, made quite the splash here in LA and even got some remix attention from friends of the blog, PeaceTreaty. How does it feel to have one of your tracks remixed by other artists?
Ben Oprstu: It feels great! I'm currently putting together an EP with other friends Robot Love, Asaa, Relgion, Illimental, Spider Werks, Domotron maybe too? Its really exciting for me because its my first track and to receive so much support from others makes me feel like im apart of something bigger. Its a really weird feeling hearing your song reinterpreted through other people at first, but like that Peace Treaty track is out of this world, I drop that one all the time hahah.
DSCO: Whenever I see you take the stage at an event, you look genuinely stoked, comfortable and ready to rip. What’s your secret? Gin & tonic or what?
Ben Oprstu: hahah I'm glad you say that, sometimes i'm a lil nervous for big shows its like jumping into a cold pool. I'm timid to go in, but once i'm in, it's awesome! You know I suppose it'd be good to tell you and fans that i don't actually drink that often, nor do i encourage it. I stay drug free too. The real secret is in energy. I meditate, practice, and pray before going on. Not in a religious sense, I just call to the universe to bring in great things. I've been doin musical performance for a long time, at least 8 years, so in part it's also just experience.
DSCO: I’ve seen you open your set with a quick beat-boxing session, which is something that I found very unique to your performances. How did you first come to discover your beat-boxing talent? What made you decide to incorporate this talent into you DJ set?
Ben Oprstu: I jumped into beatboxing after a friend showed me Rahzel "If your mother only knew" OMG that blew my mind! I just thought, "hey if he can do it, so can i!". Beatboxing actually propelled me into music, which lead me into joining Robot Love as a live band, and then eventually starting DJing as Ben Oprstu. It's simple choice to bring this in to my dj set, it gets the crowd going, grabs everyones attention and starts the party!!!
DSCO: The internet has allowed for producers, event promoters, and especially artists to promote their brand to the entire world. How do you think this effects the party culture? Does it effect it positively or negatively?
Ben Oprstu: Hmmm positive! It allows people to get out to the world! DANCEiSM's initial promotional network started virtually through facebook. It was a huge plus for us. Now i make a couple emails and get out to thousands of people through a blog post. It opens the worlds resources to an otherwise inaccessible world of corporate record labels n such. As far as parties are concerned, I think it helps because it forces innovation. Me and friends made DANCEiSM a party we would want to go to and thus the body paint, installations and cool shit were added hahah. I'm also experimenting with an events blog which you guys should all check out, http://danceconnectla.com , I guess im interested in seeing how a site can effect events because if they're all put in juxtaposition then they have to compete in some way (creatively) or if events want to be featured they need some kind of artistic integrity. I'm into the long term development of events, I ask how events effect the masses and how will this effect us over time?
DSCO: I really enjoy reading your blog for anything and everything LA. Tell our readers a little bit about your blog, DanceConnectLA.
Ben Oprstu: Oh thanks! im glad you like it. Well in short DANCE CONNECTION is a connector. We aim to connect people to great fun & fantastic events, artists, shows, bands, and places in LA. We exclude all stuff of mainstream thought, because L.A. is so big and disconnected a lot of great underground go by every weekend, we're here to help those looking for a more meaningful experience find it, its about having fun in all sorts of places.
DSCO: You are also a part of DANCEiSM, a collective group of artists who also happen to throw some of the sickest events in LA. Run us through a typical night at a DANCEiSM party? What does DANCEiSM have in store for us in the future have?
Ben Oprstu: DANCEiSM has a lot of things planned for fall 2010, and spring 2010. As DANCEiSM, we will go to new places we've never been before and start cranking out the releases of our artists like there's no tomorrow. Got lots of planning to do...
DSCO: Now for some fun. What would you prefer, DJ-ing a killer, rocking party or spending some studio time creating originals?
DSCO: Lastly, what can we expect from you in the future? Do you have any new releases in the works?
DSCO: It was a pleasure speaking with you, thank you for taking the time to speak with us.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Check out this new straight-up mental track that was dropped by none other than 2manydjs at this years Hipster Fest 2010, I mean Coachella : P! It's titled Yeah, Techno! by Paul Chambers. Just a complete monster of a track.
Biggest Bonus Ever:
I present to you the entire 2manydjs set from Coachella 2010, enjoy!
2manydjs Live at Coachella Musica Festival 2010 DSCO just came in his pants! no seriously, get a towel.
Cheers to GottaDanceDirty for the find.
Seanie Will Don't Stop Promo Mix
Seanie Will's new EP. Seanie Will's Don't Stop EP consist of three originals and two remixes. The title track, Don't Stop, gets the listener boppin' with a catchy vocal lead accompanied by wicked snare drums and tribal kicks. The next track titled Hit Me was made for the dance floors with its' smooth synthesizers and b-more style drums. The third track and my personal favorite titled Wuuaaaa, brings more of that b-more style of drums and really breaks-down quite nicely. The first remix that accompanies the Don't Stop EP is done by Cobra Krames. He remixes the track Hit Me into what first appears as dancehall killer, and then after the first break-down, the track begins to slow, revealing a hip-hop stunner. An interesting concept if you ask me. The next remix was done by Mr. Vega. The talented Mr. Vega manages to turn Wuuaaaa into a warehouse rave monster filled with bass and heavy synth. Throughout the EP, the hip-hop influence is very apparent through the old hip-hop vocals samples and the don't-let-up-style synth leads, which makes the EP refreshing and new. Overall, Seanie Will's first EP ends up being a hit. Below are some tracks off the EP, but be sure to grab the full EP here.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Swedish House Mafia - One DSCO's favorite!
Sidney Samson feat. Lady Bee & Bizzey - Let's Go (PH Electro Remix Edit)
Here is some fanastic evidence of what Sidney Samson did to Los Angeles this past Saturday at the Hollywood Palladium. He murdered everyone! He's a monster I tell ya'! But seriously now, someone please bring this guy back to LA as soon as possible.
Sidney Samson's newest release remixed by Bass Kleph. Enjoy!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Get Down With Funky-Ass Self:
Heatwave - Boogie Nights
Parliament Funkadelic - Flashlight
The Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive DSCO's favorite!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Foamo - Saturday Sessions Mix
Roska - Squark DSCO approved!
The Martin Brothers - Duckface (kyes edit)
Tony Senghore - If you came here
Round Table Knights - Calypso Get your tropic on.
Highbloo - My Orkestra
Foamo - Centavo
Boy 8 Bit - The Keep
Major Lazer - When You hear the Bassline (Tony Senghore remix)
Foamo - Jookie
Felix Cartal - World Class Driver (Harvard Bass remix)
LA Riots - The Drop
Zinc - Music Makers
Oliver Twizt - Gangsterdam
Mele - Mugged
Crookers ft Roisin Murphy - Royal T (Foamo remix)
Clouds - Liquid
Brodinski - Arnold Classics (Egyptrixx remix) DSCO's favorite!
Busy Signal - Tic Toc (Greenmoney remix)
Hot Chip - I feel better (ill blu remix)
Miike Snow - Silvia (Sinden remix)
Kito ft Reija Lee - LFO
Dolby Anol - Cameroon
Dolby Anol - Your Woman (White Town Cover) SICK.
Dolby Anol - Heather I'm Dry (Anol Edit)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
These bros. are performing at HARD L.A. MIA. Should be one awesome, twisted ass, fucked up party. Are these dudes for real or what? Something tells me that the marketing team behind these trio is made up of Albert Einstein and Steven Hawkin. Pure genius. Here are a few mp3's so you can educate yourself on the musical sensation that is Die Antwoord.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Gucci Vump - Sha! Shtil! (L-Vis 1990 Remix) DSCO approved!
Mom & Dad - Judas (Dem Slackers Remix) Pleasant ear bleeding.
Rusko - Do You Want To Have A Party Rusko's new hit.
Radiohead - Everything In The Right Place (Gigamesh / DiscoTech Remix) DSCO's favorite!
Sandro Silva and Anjiro Rijo - Fifty What (Dem Slackers Remix) DSCO approved!
As always, support the artists by going to Beatport and snatching up what's good!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Ricky Vaughn - Jungle Rage EP
1. Jungle Rage
2. Jungle King DSCO's favorite
3. Four Tres Two Uno
4. Jungle Rat
5. Jungle Rat (Death of Your Remix)
Buy the entire EP on Junodownload.
Now for the 420 related tracks and a laugh.
PeaceTreaty - 420
Monday, April 19, 2010
Rynecologist Still Thinking Mixtape
Favorite track from Still Thinking:
Santiago & Bushido - Head Trick
Malente & Dex - Hyperactive (Bobmo Remix)
Saturday, April 17, 2010
New LED Mau5 Head!
Fuck Me, Right?
A very appropriate track that fits the tone:
Lonley Island - Jizz In My Pants (Cousin Cole House Edit)
Friday, April 16, 2010
Pase Rock - Nights (Nadastrom Remix)
Made To Play's If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade - Remixes, or better known as I Was Drunk Remixes Pt. 2, on Beatport. Here are two of my favorite remixes of Riva Starr's I Was Drunk. I've been bangin' to these for a while now. Enjoy.
Riva Starr - I Was Drunk (PTM Remix)
Riva Starr - I Was Drunk (Douster Remix)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Check out Barbra Streisand being dropped at Ultra!
Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand (O-God Remix) DSCO approved!
Pogo - Upular (Rynecologist Helium Rework) Genuis.
Here is the video of the original remix. It proves itself to be a visual marvel as well.
I've been listening to a lot of Lykke Li lately and I have to say her voice is absolutely angelic. I just couldn't resist.
Kleerup - Until We Bleed (feat. Lykke Li) Angel voice.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
All this dude knows is bangers. He is now responsible for transforming the biggest track in Electronic Dance music into a Dutch House masterpiece. He's a monster! Hide the women and children! Afrojack is back at it again!
EDIT: It's here! Enjoy!
Benny Benassi - Satisfaction (Afrojack Remix)
MOWGLI APRIL MIX - DeadFish podcast 4/10
Mowlgi has also recently released his new EP titled I Want Everything on his own label, DeadFish Audio. The EP features two tracks, I Want Everything and Panacea. It's typical Mowgli, with his masterful use of a catchy vocal and some groovy tribal drums. As typical with almost all Mowgli releases, the EP proves itself to be a must have with two bumpin' tracks. I recommend snabbin' that mix, and immediately after that, head over to Beatport to buy the his newest EP. Sounds like a plan to me!
Mowgli - Nu Skool (Camel Remix)
Mowgli - London to Paris
Round Table Knights - Belly Dance (Mowgli Remix)
Check out Mowlgi's blog here.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Dem Slackers & Fake ID - Working Title DSCO FUCKING APPROVED!
I have been in love with this track as of late. You should love it too, so here you go.
Jinder - Youth Blood (12th Planet & Flinch Remix) DSCO approved!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Jay Robinson's Original Mix is a straight up festival banger. The track is led by a perpetually building bassline that hypnotizes, and a catchy trumpet riff that knocks you off your rocker!
Jay Robinon - Rawr (Original Mix Clip)
Detboi turns Rawr into a fidget house masterpiece with chopped up loops and a bouncy bass. Detboi's Remix brings somewhat of an ethnic feel to the original, creating more a variety of musical vibes within the four track EP.
Jay Robinson - Rawr (Detboi Remix Clip)
SupaBeatz creates a house number, with an up-beat piano riff taking the limelight this time. It kind of sounds like a folk song gone nutty with the interesting use of the trumpet and vocals.
Jay Robinson - Rawr (SupaBeatz Remix Clip)
Kitch n' Sync creates a fantastic Tech house track that I know for a fact will get played out copious amounts of times. My personal favorite of the four tracks, Kitch n' Sync simplifies the track composition, while simultaneously emphasizing the alien bleeps found in the Original Mix.
Jay Robinson - Rawr (Kitch n' Sync Remix Clip)
Purchase the Rawr EP here.
Lazy Rich - Funkjet (Jay Robinson & SupaBeatz Remix) DSCO approved!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I'm Crazy Baby EP
Mr. Vega - I'm Crazy Baby
Mr. Vega - Don't Kiss The Kroc
In added news, Mr. Vega is preparing to drop a new EP on April 20th, titled Whopper Junior. It's quite a departure from his I'm Crazy Baby EP, as he his newest EP veers towards an Electro house vibe, rather than a Disco feel. This EP is reminiscent of such artists like AC Slater and Foamo, with it's heavy bass-ridden synthesizer taking the spotlight. I recommend checking out the two track EP below and purchasing the tracks when they are made available.
Whopper Junior by Mr_Vega_Music
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Their newest release will contain:
A1 - "Doe Deer"
A2 - "Mother Knows Best" (2004 Guitar Version)
B1 - "Insectica" (2004 Guitar Version)
B2 - "Seed" (2004 Guitar Version)
Crystal Castles will be making an appearance in the following cities:
Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor (LifeLike Remix)
Treasure Fingers - What Am I Supposed To Do DSCO approved!
Louis La Roche - Super Soaker
Louis La Roche - Malfunction DSCO approved!
MyKill - Flashback DSCO approved!
Friday, April 9, 2010
DSCO: First off, thank you both for taking the time to speak with the me, i’m a big fan of your work.
PT (Josh Anaya & Sam Hiller): Thanks for wanting to interview us! We really appreciate you helping us spread our music to the masses!
DSCO: Tell the DSCOTECH readers a little bit about yourselves. When did you guys first start producing electronic music?
PT: We both started producing in 2009, but not together. Josh started on his own with a laptop and FL Studio, and I went to the SAE Institute in Hollywood for 6 months and learned primarily Logic and Ableton, so we're each bringing something different to the table which is nice.
DSCO: How did PeaceTreaty first come to be? Are you both involved in the producing process? Or does one handle the DJ portion and the other takes care of the beats?
PT: Josh started PeaceTreaty last year. We've known each other for a while because we both DJ in the same circles here in LA, and we'd always talked about getting together to produce, so finally early this year we did and then PeaceTreaty became a duo! We both produce and we both DJ, PeaceTreaty = Teamwork! Haha
DSCO: At this point in time in the electronic music culture, everyone and their mother is killing it. In your guy’s opinion, which artists are kickin’ ass and taking names?
PT: Oh man, it's nuts right now. There is more good EDM music being made than ever before, and there are so many great producers tearing down genre boundaries, which I think is what we really respect the most in an artist. Some of our favorites would have to be Laidback Luke, Dada Life, 12th Planet, Sub Focus, Afrojack, Camo UFO's, Bassnectar, Sharooz, the Bloody Beetroots, Fake Blood, Boys Noize...we could go on for a while haha.
DSCO: I’m constantly drooling over that signature PeaceTreaty sound. It seems like all you guys know how to do is create banger tracks. How would you guys describe your sound?
PT: Well one of the first things people hear when they listen to PeaceTreaty is the dirty dutch house influence, which is definitely there. However, we try really hard not to stick to close to one sound. When starting a track we never have any particular sound in mind, the sound of the songs just kind of take shape as a part of the writing process. As we progress and evolve you'll definitely be hearing all sorts of different sounds in our tracks...dubstep, breaks, electro, it's all going to pop up here and there. Our next bootleg is a Mowgli remix that sounds nothing like anything we've put out. However, there is one thing we like to do often with PeaceTreaty, and that's make bangers!
DSCO: Tell us a little bit about your Funk N’ Deep EP. What can my readers expect from the two tracks featured on the EP?
PT: The EP is scheduled to come out digitally on May 3rd through Ho-Ju Records and will contain two tracks, an A and a B side. The first is our original "Funk in da Ganja," which is of course a tribute to one of our favorite pastimes and creative ingredients. The second track is a collaboration between PeaceTreaty and a good friend of ours, Disk Jo Slim, called "Deepher Insideher." It's a dutch/electro track based around the Harddrive classic "Deep Inside"
DSCO: What do you prefer, creating originals or remixing someone else’s track?
PT: We love doing both! We've been pretty lucky to get a bunch of remix opportunities recently from awesome artists with great tracks so those are a lot of fun. And of course we love making bootlegs, there's something really challenging about remixing a track w/o the stems that we enjoy a lot, it's the creative sampling I suppose. And we do enjoy doing originals as well. We had a lot of fun with the EP, and we're definitely looking forward to doing more stuff of our own.
DSCO: What does the future hold for PeaceTreaty? Any bitchin’ collaborations to look forward to? Any performances planned for the near future?
PT: We've got a stack of remixes and bootlegs that we're continually working on. We should have a remix coming out soon on Kissy Sell Out's label San City High, and also a remix of the Disco Villain's latest and a remix of a new track by an artist called Kissed With a Noise called Get Buck that features Young Buck on vocals. Our next original EP is going to be two collaborations with a good friend of ours, MC Whiskey Pete, and finally, we're going to be starting a production project with a Grammy-Winning musician, which we can't say anything else about at this time ;)
DSCO: Once again, thank you for taking the time off your busy schedule to speak with me. I am excited to see what the future holds in store for PeaceTreaty.
PT: Thanks again for having us! The support really means a lot! Always remember to keep the Peace!
These dudes are planning to play out very soon in LA. I highly recommend catching them!
4/23: Control w/ Kid Sister, Mr. White
5/7: Mode 7 w/ Disk Jo Slim, Sir Charles, Colours
5/2? (Date Uncomfirmed): DANCEiSM w/ Ben Oprstu
Get your PeaceTreaty fill below:
French Fries - Senta (PeaceTreaty & Disk Jo Slim Red Stripe Remix)
Dooze Jackers - Got Line (PeaceTreaty Bangers Remix)
PeaceTreaty - Silly Boppers This is a Killa DSCO approved!
Mowgli - Nu Skool (PeaceTreaty Yellow Fever Remix) Just dropped, already DSCO approved!
Ke$ha - Blah Blah Blah (PeaceTreaty & Skeet Skeet Rave Rave Rave Remix) DSCO approved!
Be sure to check out PeaceTreaty's: facebook page, myspace, soundcloud
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Highbloo - Sitar EP teaser (LL26) by lektroluvrecords
Highbloo - 50cl DSCO approved!
Crystal Fighters - I Love London (Highbloo Remix)
Highbloo - Ouchhh!!! DSCO approved!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
N.A.S.A. feat. Kanye West, Santogold & Lykke Li - Gifted (The Aston Shuffle Remix) (DSCO EDIT)
Get a taste of the Doom EP here:
Chewy Chocolate Cookies "Doom" EP - OUT NOW on Beatport by ChewyChocolateCookies
Straight from the oven:
Busy P - Pedrophilia (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
Chewy Chocolate Cookies - Apocalypse DSCO approved!
Chewy Chocolate Cookies - Thunder DSCO approved!
Check out their promo video for Doom below:
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Justice - Genesis (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
Boy Noize & Erol Alkan - Avalanche (Religion Remix) DSCO approved!
Housemeister - What You Want (Siriusmo Remix)
Calvin Harris - Merrymaking At My Place (Deadmau5 Remix) DSCO approved!
Saturday Night Feva is currently on hiatus due to lack of grooviness. Don't fret, it will return next Saturday, groovier than ever ; )
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Deadmau5 & Jelo - The Reward Is Cheese - Now considered an anthem in the culture. There is no other way to fully experience this track other than hearing it live. I have never seen a breakdown make so many people freak out in my life! The jaded bass and the bubbly hook creates a wave of anticipation that eventually explodes and does not disappoint. This track illustrated to the entire world that the Mau5 was the real deal, putting Deadmau5 on the map immediately.
Deadmau5 - Ghost n' Stuff (Hard Intro Version) - Lordy, Lordy, Lordy. The song to end them all. Ghost N' Stuff first caught my attention when it was dropped at HARD Halloween 2008. Ths track took, not only the attendees by storm, but the world soon after. I swear, after that years Halloween, every car in LA was blasting this track. Don't believe the hype? Crank your speakers and relive the moment below.
Deadmau5 - Not Exactly - Not exactly my favorite Deadmau5 track, but there is no denying the part it played in getting his sound to the masses. The track was more popular in Europe by far, playing in all the famous clubs and festivals. After releasing this track, he quickly had all of Europe eating out of the palm of his hand, causing everyone to be extremely eager for his next release. Europe's love for the Mau5 only grew from this point on, and like they say, the rest is history.
Deadmau5 - Moar Ghost n' Whatever - I remember hearing this track for the first time live at the Hollywood Palladium. At first, I thought he was literally remixing Ghost n' Stuff in real time, but then I quickly came to my senses and bounced around like an idiot. It amazes me how Joel can use the bits of an already fantastic track and somehow make it into an even better one. This track remains to be one of my favorites, as well as one of my silver bullets in my DJ arsenal.
Orlando Voorn - Paco Di Bango's World (Deadmau5 Remix) - This absolute massive unreleased track gives the listener a taste of the Mau5's clever humor AND slaps them in the face for ever doubting that Deadmau5 has gone soft. At first, the track conceals itself as a generic house track, with two bumbling bafoons conversing on the current state of House music. Before you know it, the listener is emerged in a bass frenzy with no place to hide.
And after seeing multiple videos of the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, there is absolutely no chance of him slowing down. In these videos, his momentum was most noticeable after playing a handful of unreleased tracks that slaughtered the scantily clad audience into a frenzy. The dance world is anticipating the new album as well as the new L.E.D. mau5 head, which according to Deadmau5's facebook page, will debut at Coachella! Oh and did I mention he's creating Dubstep? The man will never cease to amaze me.