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NastyNasty – RobotHands Remix

Any day that NastyNasty puts out a new track is a good day; any day he puts out a new track from his famed “Lazer Soul” mixtape is a fantastic day….Today is one of those days. Co-Owner of Seclusias and Slit Jockey Records, Starkey will be releasing a new EP entitled “Space Traitor Vol. 1”, it’s due out on Dec 6 on four track vinyl with a 12 track digital edition. One of the remixes of the upcoming release is done by NastyNasty himself, and has been released for free download thanks to FACT Magazine. Grab the track for free and be able to listen to all your favorite tracks off one of the best mixes of the year!

Robot Hands (NastyNasty Remix)

Starkey – RobotHands (NastyNasty Remix) by NastyNasty

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The RobotHands remix is yet another of Jasper’s slow textural journeys through a dark wonderland of Lasers and Bass. Every one of his tracks is imbued with passion and emotion and takes the listener on an adventure through the mind of Jasper himself. Enjoy the new track and check out his Previous Features, especially his LazerSoul mix which I have previously mentioned, it is an absolute must-have from 2010. Make sure to grab the new Starkey EP as well when it comes out on December 6th!

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-Ethan

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Nit Grit – This Old Heart

Danny Beall aka Nit Grit, King of SoundCloud, Lord of Lazers, has finally seen fit to release another track into the multitudes. However, in order to combat his writers block, Danny has decided to try something new and exciting. Not only is he breaking away from his typical sound, he is breaking away from he typical method of release by which artists expose their songs. Jasper aka NastyNasty recently released a commentary to the public in which he emphasized the importance of Blogs as the primary form of introducing electronic music to the masses. Nit Grit is pioneering a scheme in which his new track is released exclusively through the Blogs he supports in order to draw attention to the community surrounding his music. We should all give Danny credit for being one of the most down-to-earth, honest artists on the scene right now. You can be sure when listening to any of his tracks, particularly this new one, that Danny is pouring his heart and soul into every synth, every melody, every beat, every measure.

I can’t really think of how to explain this track other than to say that it would be right at home on NastyNasty’s Lazer Soul mix. It has the signature NiT Grit lasers and beautifully orchestrated melodies, but their is a new emotive dimension that Danny has been progressively approaching. The era of the dance-hit is ending, and the dawn of musical honesty in the electronic genre is finally being born. Show Danny some love and grab his newest track, it is an absolute killer.

Nit Grit – This Old Heart:

NiT GriT – This Old Heart by SubSynthesis

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Also, Danny is going to be posting a list of all the blogs he pre-released the track to. Make sure to visit the Nit Grit Facebook and bookmark all these amazing blogs. They really are the path to musical nirvana!

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-Ethan

NastyNasty – Apologies

Recently every track released by NastyNasty has been pure gold. I saw him live the day before Halloween as the opener for Eprom and Vibesquad….NastyNasty easily stole the show. If any of you ever have the chance to see him live, he is an excellent performance; his character perfectly matches his musical style and voice. His highly recognizable style consists primarily of the atypical and beautiful use of glitched out vocal samples, an uncanny knack for utilizing the slower tempo to develop intricate and unique sound textures, and a great ear for melodies that make you want to dance…

On that note, NastyNasty just released a track listed as a “rework wendy renee’s “After Laughter”” The track is named “Apologies”, and it is at the same time beautiful and extremely nasty. For your own good, listen to it now and enjoy a perfect example of all the great qualities I described above.

NastyNasty – Apologies:

Apologies by NastyNasty

The great glitched out vocals first come in at 1.17 and the typically delicious NastyNasty sound textures enter the track at 2.46. Everything about the track is amazing, artistically and for performance. I can’t wait to see him play again!

Previous Feature (Includes the NastyNasty Lazer Soul Mix)

Upcoming Shows:
11/05 PDX, The Crown Room w/EPROM
11/06 Spokane, Stage54 w/EPROM
11/10 Sebastopol. Jasper’s
11/11 Arcata, Humbrews w/Sub Swara, Bass Science
11/12 SF, 1015 Folsom w/ Lorn, PanTyRaid
11/13 Nevada City, Coopers w/ Love and Light

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-Ethan

NastyNasty

Next up is the slut-nasty Bay Area producer, NastyNasty. I first found NastyNasty when he did a collaboration with one of my favorite artists, the previously featured Nit Grit. Their collaborative track is one of my favorites produced by either of them, independently or collectively.

Check out their collab here: http://soundcloud.com/nit-grit/nastynasty-nit-grit-say-my-name.

When listening to the track with at least a limited knowledge-base about both of the respective artists, it is easy to hear both of their unique styles within the track. Nit Grit’s signature lazer-bass and agressive roar pound your eardrums while NastyNasty serenades you with his namesake of nasty vocal samples. This track is really a killer.

For more NastyNasty, check out the free Mix and interview he released for SF Weekly.

NastyNasty – Lazer Soul Mix

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Lazer Soul by NastyNasty

Interview with NastyNasty about his Mix: (exclusive for for SF Weekly)

NastyNasty “Priceless (Edit)”

The live edit of one of my staple openers. It’s a lonely city we live in, so on the rare occasion that you meet someone worth spending time with, you’d better tell them. If you’re bad with words like I am, this is how you tell them.

NastyNasty “Choker (Dub)”

I had the biggest crush on this girl. I actually told myself last February that I wouldn’t date until 2010, but I broke down in December for her. The vocal snippets borrowed from Usher’s “You Got it Bad” were synonymous with the sentiments I felt at the time.

NastyNasty “Melting You (Dub)”

It’s really no wonder this track mixes so well with “Choker,” as they’re about the same girl. Once I finally had the nerve to tell her about my crush, I then began the process of breaking down all of our silly, guarded boundaries. “Melting You” is a song about breaking down little walls to see what lies beneath.

NastyNasty “No Names V.I.P. (Dub)”

After a year of playing the original a few times a week, I was bored with this one. After another six months, I was downright annoyed by it. Undoubtedly my most popular song to date, I knew it’d be cruel to eject it from the sets altogether, so I made this V.I.P. edit of “No Names” both to keep me interested and give the audience something special. Fun fact: “No Names” is about the furthest thing from a love song. The vocal samples were originally intended as painfully tongue-in-cheek. I was in the wake of one of my most painful breakups when writing the original, and I would have given the left side of my face just to speak to her again.

NastyNasty “West Coast Hardcore (Dub)”

I didn’t grow up on electronic music by any means. I listened to a lot more Misfits and Black Flag than Stockhausen or Kraftwerk. I made a series of short tracks that took aesthetics from my roots in punk and applied them to bass music. I sort of took punk’s minimalistic effectiveness and simple structure and wrapped loud bass and synthesizers around it. Due in no small part to its simplicity, this track has proven itself to be one of the most effective tracks in my repertoire. Almost instantly resonating with people, this one rips through dancefloors like a slithering cattle prod.

NastyNasty “DEAD STAR”

A good portion of the stars we see at night are, in fact, dead. They have actually been dead for hundreds of thousands of years, and their light is just now reaching us. Comparatively, a good portion of the stars we see on TMZ are dead. They have also been dead for years, and are simply hollow shells of former individuals kept inflated by teams of media moguls until they lose their tabloid usefulness. Deep shit, yo.

Nit GriT & NastyNasty “Say My Name (Dub)”

Both outsiders to the scene, more or less, Nit GriT and I frequently bounce ideas off of each other. When we finally sat down in the studio together, it was sheer mayhem. Like Rusko, Danny (a.k.a Nit GriT) has a flare for pairing melodies with aggressive dubstep sounds, so I knew when we sat down together we’d have quite a pairing on our hands. Also for the record, I totally love Destiny’s Child. “I’m a survivor, I’m not gon’ give up…”

The Knife “Behind the Bushes (NastyNasty Remix)”

When I first started NastyNasty, I did alot of mainstream rap and R&B remixes. I got to a point where I realized that, while it got me alot of attention early on, it would undoubtedly become a crutch, and if I wanted any sort of longevity in this game, I would need to stand on my own two legs. Having put a ban on doing full-fledged remixes of any mainstream rap or R&B, I now look to other sources when it comes time to pretty up my live sets or color a blog with a remix. The Knife is pretty much awesome. Initially, I was gearing up to remix “Heartbeats,” but in all truth, I’d be hard pressed to make that song any better than it already is. “Behind the Bushes” (the closing number on The Knife’s Deep Cuts album), however, struck me as the perfect number to re-appropriate and incorporate into my sound.

NastyNasty “Out Here (Dub)”

In the words of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, “I am trying to break your heart.” I’d say about 75 to 85 percent of the songs I make are about love or the lack thereof, and I feel like I’m failing if I don’t rip your heart directly through your ears at some point during my set. One of the beautiful things about music is that it can make us feel less alone in our moments of darkness. I find most of my best music comes in times of loneliness because — contrary to the definition of the term — it is a universal feeling that we all take part in at some point; we are more or less unified as humans by the sense that we are alone in the world.

NastyNasty “Pictures (Dub)”

I’m not famous by any stretch of the imagination, but I have managed to make a bit of a name for myself in the last year or so. As my music travels, my name travels with it, and as my name travels, so does interest in the person behind the name. This is all kind of abrupt and a bit jarring for somebody like me, who is, by nature, a bit of a hermit. People want bios, pictures, stories, and gossip. All I want is a secluded space with some speakers and my laptop. There is a delicate dance going on between my actual person and my professional self.

NastyNasty “Bad Scene (Dub)”

“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” –Hunter S. Thompson

NastyNasty “Sore Loser”

I am not a perfect person by any means, but I do want better for myself and for others. Hope paired with activity is what makes humans so special in my opinion. And not just the fact that we can wish for good, but our willingness to execute those ideas.

NastyNasty “Perforate (Dub)”

[London-based electronic music label] Planet Mu contacted me about doing a release earlier this year, and, being the longtime Planet Mu fan that I am, I was ecstatic. I instantly sent them a catalog of what I considered to be my best work. [Label head] Mike Paradinas rejected a large body of my work, and encouraged me to keep sending tracks as I finished them so long as they were “in a different musical key.” It was the first time I had been called out for my endless use of G minor, and I was a bit angry, to be quite honest. I made “Perforate” as a keyless track to transition between keys during my live set, as I set out to expand my key range, and also as a kind of abrasive ‘Eff you, I can totally work in other keys, dude,’ track. [It’s a] mean little bugger to boot.

Starkey “Robot Hands (NastyNasty Remix)”

Starkey has been a favorite of mine for quite some time now, so when I was asked to do a remix for his release for Civil Music, I jumped on the opportunity. The original is quite a weird tune even by my standards, and if anything, my remix stands to normal it out a bit. Although, it’s still rather leftfield.

Check out the rest of FriteNite as well, and enjoy the mix!

   -Ethan