Archive for October, 2010

An-Ten-Nae

An*Ten*Nae is one of San Francisco’s most sought after DJs and live performers. He has taken the art of live remixing to new heights with his own customized setup, that bends genres in ways seldom heard. This sound is called Acid Crunk, and there are no rules, no restraints in its quest for a pure sound that is not Homogenized. 2010 also sees the birth of An*Ten*Nae “The Live Experience”, featuring an audio visual barrage including live drums and synths combined with dramatic theatrical and visual stimulation. Welcome to the future, and no it wont be televised.” – AN-TEN-NAE  SoundCloud

In the recent past An-Ten-Nae has put out two new albums, their original/remix album Acid Crunk EP 7, and of course the well-publicized exclusive compilation album Acid Crunk Volume 3. Both of these albums are well worth the purchase, and if the total album cost is too much, you can always get the individual tracks that really strike a chord with you. I’d be more than happy to reccomend a few favorites: Priceless, Get The Lectroid, and Funkin Lovely. The whole album is great though and really does a wonderful job giving an overview of who is rocking the scene at the moment. Yet another job well done by Muti Music superstar An-Ten-Nae.

Acid Crunk Volume 3:

  • Soom T & Disrupt – Dirty Money (An-ten-nae Remix)
  • Professor Nalepa vs It’s Not Over Quebec – Unrest
  • Thriftworks – Get The Lectroid (Rook Remix)  **(Great Track)
  • Knight Riderz – Turn It Up
  • Marty Party – Sassy
  • An-ten-nae – So High
  • Lorn – Toilet
  • Lunice – Solution
  • Love & Light – Funkin Lovely  (GREAT track)
  • Blunt Instrument – Battle Toad
  • Mimosa – Customs
  • Sidecar Tommy – Bump Box
  • Random Rab – The Desert Flux
  • Opiuo & Jay Wikid – Panty Slingshot
  • NastyNasty – Priceless    *** Possibly favorite song on the album
  • FuzZ – Doom

Also, check out the AN-TEN-NAE  SoundCloud for lots of free downloads. His newest free track is his remix of MIA’s “Steppin Up”, which is part of Acid Crunk EP7, give it a listen  and if you like it swing by and pick up the album!

Steppin’ Up (An-Ten-Nae Remix):

M.I.A – Steppin Up (An-Ten-Nae Remix) by An-Ten-Nae

An-Ten-Nae Facebook

An-Ten-Nae Myspace

Upcoming Shows:

Nov 02 – El Circo SF
Nov 04 – NYC pool Party
Nov 05 – NYC
Nov 06 – Club Six SF
Nov 12 – w/PantyRaid SF
Nov 18-28 Australia
Dec 03 – Seattle
Dec 10 – W/ Zeds Dead & Knight Riderz
Dec 31 – Sea of Dreams SF

-Ethan

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+Verb

Laserz n Bass n Bounce
“+verb (pronounced Adverb) is the result of many long hours of work, obsessing the details of numerous styles. Taking influences from dubstep, glitch, hip-hop, urban, electro, RnB, and heavy bass, +verb melts together sounds that defy boundaries set forth by typical genres. +verb is currently the secret weapon of many live performers and has support from Starkey, Dev79, Slugabed, Mimosa, Salva, Dave Seied, ill Cosby, Stephan Jacobs, Bassobese, Sugarpill, Ana Sia, Pixelord, Demokracy, Coco Bryce, and more…” -Dominic Tetmyer (+Verb)

Not only is +Verb highly active in releasing new tracks, EP’s and mixes, he is also an extremely good connection into the underground bass movement. Follow +verb on his SoundCould and Twitter (@verbmusic), and you will quickly see the methods of a true music-digger. The most active place on my SoundCloud Dashboard….+Verbs daily favorite tracks!

Not only is +Verb an excellent source for discovering new tracks, his originals tracks are extremely complex and unique. For some of his best check out his new free track “Luv U”, as well as a “Ginormous Bliss” from his Sensual Frequencies EP.

+verb – Luv U:

Luv U (FREE DOWNLOAD) by +verb

+verb – Ginormous Bliss:

Ginormous Bliss (OUT OCT 11 ON CAR CRASH SET) by +verb

Car Crash Set Website

Purchase Sensual Frequencies Here

Influences include but are not limited to:
•    loved ones •    awry melodies and detuned basslines •    quirky layers of intriguing noise •    frantic glitches •    function over form •    isometry & geometry •    quality coffee •    laughter •    markers

Contact +verb

twitter: @verbmusics < most active here…

http://soundcloud.com/verb-1

http://www.myspace.com/adverbproductions

http://www.facebook.com/verbzzz

+Verb is killing it, follow him on SoundCloud and give him the attention he well deserves.

-Ethan

Abboriginal [Productions]

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Mike Abb AKA Abboriginal is an all around good man to know on the scene. From music production and promotion, building an ever-expanding archive of great artist audio and video from shows, to working for www.lividinstruments.com developing midi controllers, Mike Abb is doing what he can to help the music he loves. He has literally uploaded hundreds of video clips from live shows, many of them are of your favorite bass artists. Check them out at his Youtube Channel.

Even more exciting for you as the reader, Abboriginal just put out a new Mix of his favorite dub and glitch tracks. For those of you into the scene, this guy is definitely worth looking into; for those of you who just want the music….here you go!

Abboriginal Homepage

Abboriginal Soundcloud

Abboriginal Facebook

The Tunes:

Abboriginal – Jazzy Crunk 2010 Mixtape:

Jazzy Crunk MixTape 2010 by Abboriginal

From the mouth of the man himself (Mike Abb): “Some of the jams i’ve been digging on the past few months — mixed lightly and seasoned to perfection – enjoy and share these talented producers with other friends and fans of music.”

TrackList:
1. Malefique – Simple Rock
2. Foner – let me heal the bruises
3.MK6MK2 – The Dawning of the Day w.Mos Def Acapella “Priority”
4. Abboriginal – Beat Butter 1 and 2
5. IONIK – Blue Balls
6. ESKMO – Comeback
7. SAMPLES – Bat Country
8. DARK PARTY – Status
9. LOVE & LIGHT – Phenomenal
10. +VERB – Why You So Gangsta
11. VibeLynx – Bang Bang remix
12. Felonious Crunk – Pac Man
13. SIREN – Stunna
14. CHARLES TREES – Mahjongg
15. MUX MOOL – Skulltaste
16. ALEX B – Hog Knuckles mux mool remix
17. Jones FoSho – Honeylemon

-Ethan

Emancipator

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, “Emancipator played his first live show in July 2009, opening for Bonobo at the Roseland Theater (cap. 1500). Since then, he’s toured with Bassnectar, STS9, Pretty Lights, drawn crowds at festivals like Trinumeral and Symbiosis, and closed out Sound Tribe Sector 9’s late night parties in Denver at the request of the band…Emancipator’s agile melodies layered over headnodic, immaculately-produced beats captivated fans across the internet and across the world.”

“His latest album “Safe In The Steep Cliffs” blends new instrumentation and organic samples with the signature Emancipator style of clean production, silky melodies and addictive drums. Dense layers of choirs, horns, American folk instruments such as the banjo and mandolin, violin and some distinct Asian influences make for a playful but refined album built out of intricate tracks listeners can enjoy on as many levels as they want. Dance to it, chill out to it, immerse your mind in it.” – Emancipator Homepage

Emancipator’s production is crisp and beautiful, a seamless meld of organic beats and instrumentation combined with beautiful downtempo melodies. While very unique and different from the music usually featured on this site, checking out Emancipator is an absolute must.

Emancipator Homepage

Emancipator Soundcloud

Favorite Tracks:

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F6109052&show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0037
Black Lake by Emancipator

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F6108723&show_comments=false&auto_play=false&color=ff0037
Anthem by Emancipator

Features:

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=2578856879/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//

Archnemesis

“Formed as the music brainchild of Curt Heiny and Justin Aubuchon, Archnemesis creates its distinct sound by combining original music with samples ranging from early 20’s blues and jazz to modern hip-hop and soul.” – Archnemesis Homepage

Archnemesis recently released their first EP, “Diamonds and Glass”, and as a gesture of good faith, they are giving it away for free. I’d do the talking for them, but they say it far more elegantly than me:

“We are very excited and proud to give you “Diamonds and Glass,” our first office release. When we decided that we wanted it to be an EP, the first question was “How do we get across the Archnemesis sound in 5 songs?” After contemplating, we decided to give you an EP where each song was stylistically different, but with some common elements weaving their way through each one. We are going to be giving away “Diamonds and Glass” to you as a free download. All we ask in return is that you spread the music to your friends and we see all of you at our shows We hope you enjoy “Diamonds and Glass.” It was made for you. See everybody soon…..”

I’m sharing it with you, I hope you all share it with your friends as well. Grab the Free “Diamonds and Glass” EP now and I’ll see you at some shows!

Favorite Track: It’s My Turn

 -Ethan

iONiK: Subsynthesis 2010 Promo Mix

Another great up-and-coming DJ out of our very own Colorado. iONik (Ian Ker-Seymer) can most easily be placed in the Glitch-Hop genre, but, like everyone else worth listening to, his take on the genre is completely unique. His remixes don’t just change the tempo of a song or harshly juxtapose a familiar vocal with a new beat, he transforms songs into glitchy new tracks equally at home in headphones and on the dance floor. Be it his Originals or his Remixes, this Boulder DJ is releasing a lot of killer tracks.

For a great overview of his music and style check out his free 2010 SubSynthesis Promo Mix. (Big thank you to Ian for the Mix, Job well done man!)

Also, pay the Ionik SoundCloud a visit and download all of his free tracks, they are well worth the effort it takes to click the link!

Also, I figured out how to embed SoundCloud tracks into Tumblr. Hurray! These are some of my favorites:

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F5091385&secret_url=false
The Asterite – It’s Just Your Feet (iONik Remix) by iONik

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F4853360&secret_url=false
Wrong Trail by iONik

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F5844989&secret_url=false
Bipolar by iONik

Enjoy!

 -Ethan

Fresh2Death AKA Girlfriend Bull5hit

Fresh2Death is a Colorado electronic duo comprised of both of the previously featured artists, Greg Fisk and Ben Samples. Between Samples and Fisk, the group has a combined 12 years of DJ/Producing experience. Fresh2Death accentuates a wide spectrum of genres; Producing and remixing anywhere from Glitch-Hop, PsyHop, and Crunk-Hop, to the occasional DownTempo, Electro, or Dubstep track, Fisk & Samples are at the forefront of the Bass Culture sound. FRESH2DEATH a.k.a GirlFriend BullShit is also now currently involved with the Denver Bass Squad, a collaboration of DJ’s, Musicians, Producers, & Remixers all based out of the Front Range of Colorado.

As one of the few formalized collaborative projects, Fresh2Death brings a consistent energy to their live performances that many solo projects lack. I highly encourage everyone to check out both of their SoundClouds as well as listen to the Live in Austin Fresh2Death set. Fortunately for all of you, the set is free, so download away! Just make sure to visit their SoundClouds and give the artists some credit where Credit is Due.
-Samples Soundcloud  ——> Fresh2Death Mix on SoundCloud
-Fisk SoundCloud

Alternative Mix Download (Please only use this if the SoundCloud download is capped)

Favorite Moments in the Mix: ~minute 12, ~minute 36. Check it out!
Ethan