Straight off of Goth-Trad‘s forthcoming “New Epoch” LP for Mala‘s Deep Medi imprint & P-Vine Records, the video for “Air Breaker” presents a bit of deja vú for me, and perhaps maybe anyone else who attended SMOG Sundays last weekend… Goth-Trad’s latest video is eerily similar to SMOG/Media Contender’s quietly situated yet looming walls of various stacked junkyard televisions projecting distorted pictures and pixelated noise.. The video, directed by DBKN is a corrupted series of complex images and perhaps subliminal messages that in conjunction with the tracks’ own anxiety-evoking machine-teeth stabs and irrepressible high-pitched rapid-fire pings, hypnotically sucks you into its world of chaos – willing, or not.
UK-based, Night Slugs label head L-Vis 1990 is a bright-minded British gem recognized for his eclectic blend of UK Funky, dubby grime, Chicago house & bouncy basslines, that never fails to consume his out of body listeners in a thick layer of deep gutter bass. L-Vis 1990′s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut presents a sonically vivid demonstration of eloquent style & impeccable track selection rooted in absolutely sinister intentions and grab ass on the dance floor.
Feel The Void (L-Vis 1990 Street Reprise) [Island]
L-Vis 1990 — Timeless (Intro) (feat. Corey Black)
Tom Trago — Dubtopia [Rush Hour Recordings]
Cajmere — Percolator [Cajual Recordings]
Marcel Dettmann – Planning (Original mix)[Ostgut]
DVA — Step 2 Funk VIP
Lando Kal — Communication [Rush Hour Recordings]
Egyptrixx – Liberation Front[Night Slugs]
Optimum — Ghost House
Alfabet — Hell Of Samba [Rush Hour Recordings]
Theo Parrish — Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix) [Syncrophone]
L-Vis 1990 — Our Groove [Night Slugs]
Patrice Bäumel — Roar [Get Physical]
Jam City – Countess [Night Slugs]
Kingdom – SFX [Dirty Bird]
Lil Silva- Pulse vs. Flex[Night Slugs]
Mike Q. – Let It All Out Ft. Miss Jay[Fade 2 Mind]
Jam City — Ecstasy Refix [Night Slugs]
L-Vis 1990 — VHS Crash [Night Slugs]
Untold — Little Things Like That [Clone Basement Series]
L-Vis 1990 — Feel The Void (Paul Woolford After-Hours Mix) [PMR Records]
Helix — Drum Track [Night Slugs]
Bok Bok — MJT [Night Slugs]
DJ Fresh — Night Off
DJ Pierre — Hit Da Handclap 2011
Girl Unit — Club Rez [Night Slugs]
Mike Q. — Ha Dub Reworqed [Fade 2 Mind]
DJ Cease — Super Crash [Rush Hour Recordings]
Paul Woolford — Erotic Discourse [2020 Vision]
L-Vis 1990 — Tonight (Kink Remix) (feat. Samantha Lim) [PMR Records]
Grand High Priest ft. Dajae — Mary Mary (Bok Bok Reconstruction)
TWR72 — 13 Tunnel
Boddika & Joy O — Swims (No Chords VIP) [Swamp 81]
Maurice Donovan — Bebeh [SSSSSS]
Laurent Garnier — Man With The Red Face (Club Mix) [F Communications]
L-Vis 1990 — Tonight (L-Vis 1990 & Simbad’s 3am Mix) (feat. Samantha Lim) [PMR Records]
L-Vis 1990 — Lost In Love (Night Slugs Allstars Mix) (feat. Jaevon McCarthy) [PMR Records]
Look I know everyone else in the blogosphere is totally blogging this into the ground, but it’s all for good reason: Big Gigantic gave away their full LP, Nocturnal, FOR FREE less than 48 hours ago, and every single track off the release, is, remarkably, downright incredible. To the point where you feel bad for not paying for such a well-crafted work of sonic art.
Coloradian two-piece, Big Gigantic, are not a new name, at least to their bass-music-makin peers. As a matter of fact, nearly every notable artist I’ve personally interviewed in the past six months has not only mentioned, but has whole-heartedly praised Big Gigantic as being currently the single most compelling emerging act in the underground EDM realm. For the short & sweet of it, Big Gigantic make inspiring bass music that bursts with infinite layers of undiluted soulfulness. And during their live performances, with the use of live productions, saxophone, and percussion, they successfully bring the beating heart of their enthralling sound to life.
With no California shows scheduled as of yet, and an even more devastating absence from the Coachella line-up, we sunshine state kids have only this LP to clutch onto, as the closest gateway to experiencing Big Gigantic’s unique and eloquent approach to sound. And be forewarned: if you are listening to this release on your computer speakers, you are depriving yourself of the very grip of total-body resonance that makes their music so incredibly exhilarating.
Download the entire release for FREE here, and listen to the whole release in numerical order, from start to finish. Don’t feel obligated to move to this music; just relax and allow it to move you.
Follow the shit outta Big Gigantic -
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Big Gigantic – Nocturnal
Big Gigantic – Rise And Shine
Big Gigantic – Beginning Of The End
And just when we thought all things were slowing down and turning into a wasteland of music, SD is getting a wildly emphatic wake up call!!
With past events like Yacht, Poolside, and Them Jeans being hosted at this venue, it comes to no surprise that we would once again join forces with The Loft to bring only *the best* of top tier entertainment to those who reside in the underground of EDM! Consistently rising in our electrifying and bass driven sphere, Nadastrom is without a doubt one of most influencial duos to be found not only in the moombah realm, but in the electro scene as a whole.
With their latest and rather recent release, El Baile Diabluma EP, little question should have been left in anyone’s mind as to why seeing the moombah godfather himself, Dave Nada, and his better half Matt Nordstrom, would be anything short of a body-perplexing and rousing experience! Using this EP to vocalize loud and clear their progressive view on moombahton and the various embodiments it can, and will take, they’ve managed to move us one step closer to the future with their revolutionary musical views. Not being the only ones to acknowledge their monumental and apex stand point in the future of EDM, Nadastrom has been avidly supported by elite producers such as Skrillex, Diplo, Drop The Lime, A-trak, Tittsworth and more. (Read the full EP review HERE.)
Whether it’s booty banging bass, heavily saturated in tropical Latin grime, big room driven, or lustrous moombahsoul, anything these two dudes rip, layer, and bump through the speakers will indubiously have you bouncing and shaking like and 808 rumble! Only performing with the highest level of energy, the trails of strewed out rambunctious, sweaty, and riotous crowds that Nadastrom leave behind only further capitalizes on how elating and infectious their brand of sound truly is!
Familiarize yourself with the newest EP, which they so generously put out for free (!!! WTF?!?!), as well as some additional oldies but goodies that compelled us down this path!
NADASTROM – Pussy (Original Mix)
PUGA – Sabina (Four Four Bass Rmx – Nadastrom Moombahton Edit)
NADASTROM & HEARTBREAK – Church
NADASTROM WEBSITE // NADASTROM TWITTER // NADASTROM FACEBOOK
Make sure you RSVP for this event, as well as purchase your ridiculously cheap tickets ahead of time!
Saturday, January 14th
The Loft @ UCSD
Doors 8 pm/Show 9 pm
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
It’s been a hellish week in music. The digital audio landscape these last two weeks have been alarmingly barren. Like the way your tongue feels after a bong-rip of $5 mixed bag barren. A dry lick on porcelain feeling.
In an attempt to sonically oil up the ol’ blogging steam engine (and to prevent completely boring the fuck out of you guys) I decided to rant to my manically impulsive friend and forward-bass music producer EshOne. As expected he swiftly determined it was time to unleash a majestical beast, Elk Beats 003, off his self-distributed dual digital & vinyl label, Elk Beats.
First up is Chale: combine stretchy synths, a bad experience you had in Rosarito at a tequila bar, percolating Maracas, and a syncopated off-snare thing, and the result is a doomsy Barrio Bass track that sounds fun… But confronted by a thrashy distorted saw lead atop an eerie bathroom flute melody and an uncomfortable track-long anticipation for a breakdown that’s never delivered, it’s clear this was all just a front; and there’s for some shady shit about to go down.
On the same tip of almost Latin yet stuck in a ghetto groove, comes a disco tom-laden pacifier-gnawing track that met up with Mr Oizo at the breakdown for an afternoon cup of… Jameson. In a demitasse. (NO spoons, pinkies out.) Strain’s “FUCK are there BEES INSIDE THE CLUB?!”/lead is cleverly matched-up with a sinister low 808 rumble that’s way past kick drum frequency. Fuck bees. Pump up those fire-engine red Nike air pumps, drop some ecstasy, and hit up the nearest swap meet for the full STRAIN effect.
Elk Beats 003 is available EXCLUSIVELY on Elk Beats’ site, in both .WAV & .MP3 forms – for the same price. It doesn’t get more mothafucking whimsical than that.
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I cannot believe we slept on this one for a month or so, but thanks to Torro Torro‘s remix, which is apparently a ginormous hit right now across the pond in Japan (!!!), we have finally stumbled across this sparkling find of an EP! Better late than never…!
Almost a year ago Codes unleashed his funky, reminiscent of the fine tuned disco era, house EP that sent funky and libidinous vibes from coast to coast. With the help of some top-notch producers, Codes has given his soulful tracks a new rage face in anticipation of the intense year that is to come.
Turning up the intenso-meter on the funky yet smooth original God Bless, Torro Torro‘s remix has blasted the shit out of this track with bouncy synths and a whirlwind of lazers fit for any massive rager. Definitely going on my “party your face off” playlist for any given night full of debaucherous choices.
CODES – God Bless (Torro Torro Remix)
Keeping it funky with Ready Aim Fire in a less disco, more tribal & spice combo that makes that booty go pow, JWLS never lets us down, whether it’s moombahton, electro, or his capricious blend of house and hip hop.
CODES – Ready Aim Fire (JWLS Remix)
Bringing us down a few pegs, Flinch has kept the rising disco builds in What You Gonna Do, and cut them with chilled out dubstep that’ll give us a little room to breathe from all the high rise action on this EP.
CODES – What You Gonna Do (Flinch Remix)
Get some free goodies here, as well as support the full EP HERE, and the tracks original mixes HERE.
Exploding into the moombahsphere via Mad Decent this morning and setting off massive orgasmic bells, Sticky K‘s newest ass banger release is nothing short of staggering and invasive; and by invasive I mean it’s a serious FUCK JAM and it will get inside you!!!
Having originally been blasted by Diplo himself a few months back on his 4th installment of Blow Your Head mix, this track speaks volumes of Sticky K‘s pedigree, with its heavily seductive and intoxicating rhythms. Melding Persian melodies and shattering robotic builds, the commanding synth lead in this choon have mastered the ability to charm any crowd, anywhere in de world, into a rhythmic sea of cobras! Move you body like a snake mami, cause we’re shifting the mattress to the dance floor!!
If you’re still not convinced, maybe you need to “have sex to this on repeat” to fully grasp the magnitude of it’s enormity, as TD so bluntly stated upon hearing it earlier today! Oh yesss, get it gurl!!
STICKY K – Persian Algebra
☛ ¡¡ BAJATON !! ☚ is a night that’s all about keepin’ it tropical even after the sun goes down. Frosty craft drinks, spicy beats, and a vacation-state of mind that keeps the vibe cool while letting ya unleash yo inner bad gal side.
We’ve been honored to host some of the most globally sought-out acts in the worldwide moombah realm at all our BAJATONs past. So for this special edition of ¡BAJATON! and to kick off 2012 we’re doing something different: this time, we’re keeping it SD BAJA FAM ONLY!!! With an aptly named occasion titled :: ☛ ¡LOCAL-TON! ☚ :: spotlighting the worthy handful of talented artists and DJs who reside right here in our sunny city.
Over the last couple of months we’ve seen a TREMENDOUS growth of influence and tropical production within our own neighborhood – and thus we wanted to give our locals a shot at showcasing sounds that perhaps they haven’t been able to fully embrace in the nightlife environment at other clubs/events around town. We made a call out to our tropical bass enthusiasts a month ago, and the response was OVERWHELMING! So after careful consideration, we were still only able to ween our list down to SEVEN incredible forward-thinking selectas; whom we believe no doubt need to be apart of the founding team that will set the bar for ¡BAJATON!’s AND San Diego’s high sonic standard for local mid tempo global bass in 2012!!!!!!
☼ ::¡LOCAL-TON! SELECTAS:: ☼
It’s hard to know where to begin when talking about the endlessly-talented EshOne aka DON VALDEZ so if ya don’t know what makes this guy such a charismatic and universally-recognized figure across the SD scene, check out his FB fan page & Soundcloud below. What **presently** puts Don Valdez at the top of our list is the near overnight success of his latest sonic undertaking, THE DON VALDEZ PROJECT; that has ascertained an astonishing and rapidly escalating presence within the moombah realm. His DON VALDEZ MIX was even featured recently on Moombahton.com by the moombah realm’s most prestigious and recognized journalist Marcus Dowling. (article here)
****Not to mention the almost instantaneously signed EP release deal with the very TOP TIER label in the realm ROT10 MUSIK!!!****
Inspired by the cultural atmosphere of the new digs of his recent relocation to New Mexico, and feverishly encouraged by the imminent solitude of an unsurprising lack of NM nightlife, The DON VALDEZ PROJECT is EshOne’s incredibly distinctive and fresh sounding audio collection: that consists of both original moombahton productions and a whole separate arsenal; the contents of which embody a unique brand of sound, he self-coined as ‘Tijuana Bass.‘ We are unbelievably excited to debut the first ever live performance of the project, as well as host the highly anticipated return of one of our favorite long-time heroes of SD’s own local-EDM-sphere.
¡BAJATON! Alum and youngest, bright-eyed moombah cat in the game, babySTEPS regularly flexes his production muscles; keeping a constant flow of moombahcore originals and heavy-rearing remixes on his Soundcloud, that are fearless and ever-ready for any packed out sweaty dancefloor. Not to mention he is one of our most trusted BAJATONistas within our local moombah fam.
Mc Dandão- Eu nasci pra ser Putão (babySTEPS Edit) [***Personal Favorite***]
babySTEPS made this bad ass exclusive mini-mix for ¡BAJATON! not too long ago, and we are still bouncing around to this saucy little set he put together for us!
Another eager young-gun who’s just recently acquired the unavoidable moombah itch, has already flooded his Soundcloud streams with saucy moombahfied remixes and booty-bumping reflips that have gained nods of support from top tier players in the realm including Rot10 Musik/Mad Decent’s ETC!ETC!.
Hawaiian born, SD based producer, sound engineer, and DJ Ethics was introduced to electronic music production through the Jungle Dnb subculture of EDM. And 10 years later he has played with many EDM giants across the sonic board and his multi-faceted approach to sound and an immense proficiency in a multitude of instruments has broaden his electronic arsenal. Constantly active in the exploration of sound and his founding of the Ethical Recording Studio’s has inevitably led him to a fiend-like interest and fascination with the Moombahton genre. Can’t even begin to imagine the kalediscope array of sounds Ethics will have in store for us at ¡LOCAL-TON!
Local DJ and Producer CATALUXX is a versatile EDM artist with a focus on electro and house with a Zedd-like approach to sound, however he is always constantly striving to experiment in other scopes of electronic sound. Cataluxx, in conjunction with a couple of friends, runs a moderately successful weekly podcast, Exxiled, which happens to include a couple recent moombah-centric episodes. Around town he has crushed sets at this year’s past Abstract Festival and Relapse Festival and currently he has a couple of releases and remixes available on Beatport.
D-V3KZ has been making his sonic mark across the SoCal and BAJA scenes from more than 10+ years; participating in various events From local San Diego, Down South in Mexico (Tijuana) to Up North L.A. Although his arsenal contains a variety of floor-ready sounds, his productions as of late have been shifted and relatively focused on generating an assortment of his own moombahton originals.
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EL DORADO COCKTAIL LOUNGE
1030 BROADWAY AVE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101
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So it *may* have taken us a day or so to recover from the big bang of a New Years Eve our team had this year, but now we have shaken off the post-party blues and now we are MORE THAN AMPED for all the 2012 *newness* and parties that will be coming our way! For all of you who didn’t make the silly mistake of vowing to “ease up” on your wild ways this new year (let’s just see how long that will last…) there’s heaps of opportunities this brand new year to get down to killa beats and all up to no good…
This month we’re also including a new section on our party guide titled **WEEKLIES** filling you in on regular shindigs around town we super dig and are, more times than not, free to enjoy and even easier to love…
Shout to my fellow Aquariuses – this is our month water baybays. Let’s get super weird.
Full list of events, guest lists, secret deals, and more after the jump!
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I got my daily newsletter from one of my very favorite music websites PRETTY MUCH AMAZING this morning and almost jumped out of my seat with joy! I was so excited when I saw that one of my favorite artists at the tippy top of my very short list of highly diggable hip hop artists DIZZEE RASCAL decided to unleash his New Years mixtape, Dirtee TV, onto the EDM masses today!
AND NOT ONLY THAT!!! He’s giving this 25 TRACK COMPILATION of ALL NEW AUDIBLES away for FREE on his website!! It’s been a damn long time since Dizzee has released any new material so this is, more or less, fucking ahhhhhhhhhmazing.
Go to Dizzee’s website to download the free.99 goodness.