Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Rox 'Dope EP' [Crux Records]

Got to admit I haven't been on top of our inbox for a while, juggling a number of production alias's means I have to jump between sign ins and that's just too much effort for a 'losing faith in this' blogger like myself.
Anywhore after a quick rake through there was a number of releases that stood out for me. First being this release on Crux Records by The Rox.

For me the best track is the roeVy remix, but that said the rest are all solid techno tracks.

The Rox rock! After a very successful remix of Ostblockschlampen on Crux, The Rox are back debuting their EP Dope!  A monster of an EP with 3 classy originals and 2 of the best remixes we have heard in awhile. The EP ranges from future techno to pumping electro w/ a bit of a tech house nod. The title track Dope opens the EP with obsessive percussions and chopped voices, the bassline is rough and conceived for big venues complimented by an unexpected piano filled melodic break at the end.  U, Me & Chopper is a dreamy yet smooth take on house with a tropical flare and percussive attitude. In the final track XL is sexy lil number that is all about the arpeggio. The remixes are true gems on this EP. We have the mighty American duo roeVy dropping a whipping and madly driven techno tune followed by the wonder boy Destrox with a hectic take on the original with electrified horns over a techno / electro backdrop!''

Whipping up support from the likes of Steve Aoki, Shinichi Osowa and Blatta & Inesha it surely can't be a miss.

To celebrate the release they have also released this exclusive mixtape featuring some of the best names in electro techno.

Friday, December 21, 2012

[Tracks] Best Track of the Year?

What is the best tune of the year? Gut instinct and popular opinion would say Julio Bashmore's Au Seve, which has been played about 70 billion times in clubs and parties all over the world since it's release. However, I want to pick something else.

There are many contenders; Claptone - Cream, Clouds - Consciousness, and Jamie Jone's remix of Cajeme's timeless classic Percolator are some of the tunes that have been enjoying repeated playback on my CDJ's this season. But that is just scratching the surface, it would take me days to list them all here.

To pin down my favourite, I might just have to go with Duke Dumont's No Money Blues. The Duke has excelled himself this year and has delved into a deep house sound that we didn't really here from him before. He also had a stormer with his The Giver track, with the Tiga remix being a personal fave of mine. Well done Mr Dumont, you are a WINNAR.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Soundclash Live Sessions: The launch

A few months back we covered parts of the Soundclash DJ showcase on Monster FM. It was a complete success with chat on facebook and twitter trending throughout its four week term. This got a lot of people talking and most importantly showed that you lot can be interested in what talent our local scene has to offer!

So when it finished we we're left waiting on a follow up. Not to be disappointed Soundclash and Karma Lounge have got together to bring us something better. The Soundclash Live Sessions.
To explain, anyone that's into their electronic music will have heard of the Boiler Room. If you haven't you may be forgiven, but its basically an online live (visual and audio) stream with the worlds best underground DJ's playing all sorts of heavy electronic music to a room loosely filled with almost relaxed looking listeners (mouthful!). Well this is based on the same idea, but you'd be mistaken for thinking this is just a smaller scale Boiler Room. I know personally that those involved have put a huge amount of thought and work into this project and the outcome will no doubt be even bigger than that of the showcase!

The Soundclash Live Session will mostly focus on showcasing the work of local DJ and producer talent, blending footage between mixes, promotions and interviews with varying hosts each week starting January 4th and continuing every Friday from there on 7pm-9pm. Ally from Soundclash says:

''SoundClash Sessions will have its own website so you can watch the live streamed shows, chat on the forum and we`re even gonna have our own phone app so you can watch the shows while your on the move''.

Already gaining support from the biggest names in the Highlands, a launch has been put together with a line up of epic proportions. This inlcudes Polymath, Robbie Dunsmore, Alan Macpherson, Soundclash DJ's, Safehouse, Boomshank Redemption, Mark Mackenzie, Alottarythm, Mastershake, Stereo Crookz, Alan Grant, Andy Stone and Stephanie Lewicki. You'd be mad not to tune into that!

Make sure you keep in the loop and do the following things
- Like the page
- Attend the event
- Spread the word!

We'll make sure to keep our posts up to date and be back with further information on how to watch the live sessions. Until then get yourself ready for the launch!

Heres our JNS DJ Mr Boomshank with his Monster FM mix.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

[New Release] - Alex Metric Ammunition Pt 2

Just a quick one guys but wouldn't want you jazzy cats to miss out on this! Alex Metric (I'M A HUGE FANBOY) has just released Ammunition Pt 2 which has enough bass to make your other half air tight. Here's just one track of the EP. Enjoy Guys, you'll be viciously throwing down on your box in no Time! x