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Well, the day has finally arrived! My latest EP featuring, some really good remixes by DJ Hidden, +verb, HavocNdeeD, and TZR + Press is out. I’m stoked to finally get this one out, as we had some delays, but pushing forward we managed to get this one loose into the wild!
Big thanks goes out to the guest artists who created some amazing remixes, and of course, to all the fans who’s support continues to motivate me throughout the years.
Check out the clips and promo vid below!
BoomBox consists of two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors while incorporating their signature Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds. Applying a multi-track platform, they are free to create their hybrid style on the fly with a rhythm that moves fans and opens them up to Godchaux and Randolph’s overall vision. Derived from the rich musical history of Muscle Shoals, AL, to the psychedelic rock and underground electronic scenes of the west coast, their unique approach can only be achieved by the blending of sound and culture.
For over a decade, ill-esha has been an integral part of the North American electronic scene. Beginning as a vocalist, she soon added MCing and DJing to her repertoire, creating a dynamic and unique live show which has headlined alongside artists such as Andy C, Klute, Dieselboy, Vibesquad, LTJ Bukem, Tipper, T-Power & De La Soul. She has performed across North America, Europe and Asia; in clubs, at festivals, and even on TV shows on MTV Canada and the CBC.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, ChrisB was immersed in Westcoast flavor since day one. Drawn to music and art from an early age, Chris grew up always having an instrument in his hands. Although new to production, his obsessive musical passion is palpable in the deep and sensual soundscapes he meticulously weaves. Boldly exploring vast melodic realms full of hypnotic textures and a heavy dose of emotionally-resonant driving bass, his high energy live performances never fail to inspire each person in the audience. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he is utterly unafraid to toss aside the crutch of ‘brute-force’ sonic assaults and instead relies only on his brilliant melodic compositions. Chris’s sound reflects a developed musicality not often associated with the bulk of contemporary electronic music.
Wow, so it’s 2012 already and I feel completely behind in updating my blog. Well, let me give you some updates on what’s been going on.
First and foremost, I’ve been in a transition of moving and I haven’t had a lot of time to dig through my emails and post up new releases or tunes of my own. School was quite hectic for me last year, and even though I had a 3 week break, I spent it all packing my house and shopping for a new one. I’ve got a temporary place to stay for now, but I’m still in the process of looking for a new home.
School starts up for me in a week, and that is also going to eat into my time to write music and update the blog, but rest assured, I’m putting in work when I get the time!
I do have a release coming out early this year – the goal is to have it out in February. The music is finished, the artwork is complete, and I’m working on a write up for promotion. We are just waiting to get all masters finished up and then sent off to our digital retailers. I’m very excited about this one: It’s called Buddy System, and it features remixes from +verb, HavocNdeeD, DJ Hidden, and TZR + Press. It’s going to be a mix of Dubstep, Glitch-Hop and Drumstep. Some dark, atmospheric vibes and very interesting takes on the ideas from my friends working the remix angles. I’ll have clips up on our Theoretic Records soundcloud soon, and I’ll post up the info when it’s there.
I’m excited about 2012, it’s a new year and new challenges await! Hope you all had a fantastic 2011 and I wish you all a great 2012 (end of the world and all that).
We’re starting our Friday off with a hot new mix from ill-Legal?, brought to you by Theoretic Records. This mix is sexy, funky and energetic, and sure to be a welcome addition to your music library..
The mix is the first of the In Theory Sessions – look for more in the future from artists on the label, as well as Arizona locals.
01. Clinton Sparks – Run This City
02. Ben Samples – Wanted Dead or Alive
03. Queen – We Will Rock You (J.me J Rmx)
04. Nosaj Thing – Coat of Arms (Boreta Rmx)
05. Innit – Tarnival
06. DMG$ – Follow the Leader (Mexicans With Guns Rmx)
07. Lorn – Greatest Silence
08. Jeannie Ortaga – Crowded (Instrumental)
09. Elephant Man vs. Ed O.G. – Haters Want a War/Just Call My Name (Adam John Masher)
10. Ben Samples – Drop Bombs
11. Nasty Ways – Schopwrekka
12. Ango The Merciless – Fuckthat
13. Unknown – Document 74
14. KRS-One – Krush Them
15. King Fantastic – All Black Ying Yang (The Party Song)
16. Minnesota – Original Gangsta
17. Ana Sia – Voodoo Love
18. Runge Kutta & D-Theory – Say What (Original Mix)
19. Omega – DADstep
20. EPROM – Humanoid
21. Wu-Tang Clan – Let’s Get It (Evol Intent Rmx)
22. Stephan Jacobs – Notorious Thugs
23. Rob Sparx – Casino
24. Bird Peterson – Zutopong (Akira Kiteshi VIP)
25. Bare and Messinian – Thugs In The Hood
26. Jammer – Better Than (Lorn Rmx)
Fent Plates’ latest from Rob Sparx is sure to please. Broke Feat. Roqqert is a DEEP dubstep tune with enough soul to fill a canyon. Smooth vocals flow alongside a tight drum groove and some serious chest rattling basslines. This is the type of dub I wish was being played out more in my town. The follow up tune, Try To Remember, is no less spectacular than the former. The vocals from Dee are lovely and elegant as the glide along with the soft pads and melodies. If you need a tune for your ‘love makin’ playlist, look no further than Try To Remember.
One solid release from Rob Sparx and I definitely recommend it. Check the clip below of Broke and be sure to pick this one up at the following locations.
If you like what you hear, check out the Fent Plates facebook fan page.
Grime Syndicate is a bass heavy tag team crew hailing from Washington, D.C. consisting of DJ Myst, DJ Atticus, and Them Granny Slappaz. Diverse styles converge on their debut EP as streetwise Dubstep and Drumstep heaters chronicle the unique grit of the DC/Baltimore sound!!
HAR062 Grime Syndicate – “Grime Syndicate” EP
[Dubstep / Drumstep]
1) Grime Syndicate – Lip n’ Off
2) Grime Syndicate – The Legend Of Grime Syndicate
3) Grime Syndicate – Moonlight Massacre
4) Grime Syndicate – Two In The Trunk
Check this release out and be sure to grab it at beatport.com
VOODOO FARM is the music/film project of NYC-based producer/DJ/filmmaker Liam Dirlam. The sound is described as “Electronic Dancerock” and infuses styles of Electro House, Dubstep, and Hip-Hop using live instruments, vocalists, and machines.
VOODOO FARM has collaborated with such artists as Wiz Khalifa, Thievery Corporation, Talib Kweli, Curren$y, Thomas Pridgen (of The Mars Volta), The Disco Biscuits, Ski Beatz, and Tabi Bonney.
VOODOO FARM’s first single, “Bangers & Cash” was placed on rotation on at MTV, VH1 and SpikeTV… also considered for mtvU’s “Best Freshman Video Award” in September 2010.
Liam Dirlam and Robert E. Corrigan Jr (Muscle Car Chronicles) are now working on a REMIX/B-SIDE album that will drop this summer for free. Their second full-length album will be finished in September. For more info, check out VOODOO FARM on….
Grab the download here: http://mocaicedo.com/liam/AloeBlacc-INeedaDollar(VOODOOFARMREMIX).mp3
There have been a lot of good tunes coming out this year, it’s hard to keep up with everything getting released. Below is list of some of the tunes I’ve been into so far, and I’m looking forward to what the rest of 2011 has to offer. These are in no particular order!
• Headspin by HavocNdeeD featuring the vocals of Skaught Parry
Heavy, melodic and moody – just the way I like my tunes. I’m a big fan of vocals in electronic music, and not everyone can do it well, but I think Skaught and HavocNdeeD pulled this off with ease.
• Sexy Shapes by iONik
Glitched and skewed with some dope melodies and a solid vibe. Been diggin’ this one for a good minute and can’t wait to hear more for this producer.
• Cymbol Rush by Raoul Sinier
This one came out late January this year, and it’s a beautiful track. Excellent vocals, moody instrumentals and a pleasant listen.
• Minotaur (Stephan Jacobs Remix) by Kraddy
Bangin’! I loved the original tune by Kraddy, and this remix from Stephan Jacobs does it justice. I’ve been rocking to this one almost non-stop.
• Stacking by NastyNasty
Lasers tear through the beats on this low slung number by NastyNasty – Definitely the jam to have in your ride when cruising the strip.
• In Passing by Semiomime
Experimental, lush and dark – my kind of music. You may be more familiar with the name DJ Hidden, as Semiomime is his experimental music project. The detail in this tune is superb, and definitely deserves to be on my list of favorites for the year so far.
• Universal Symphony (Pixelord Remix) by Manni Dee
Manni Dee had a new release out recently on Vermin Street, which you can find by sifting through the blog, but this remix by Pixelord stood out as one of my favorite tunes. This guy has a great way of blending in 8bit sounds and chunky beats – definitely pick up this entire release.
Set to release on June 20th, Theoretic is proud to present De Novo Creation!
Full release will be available at:
Digital-Tunes.net | Addictech.com | JunoDownload.com
De Novo Creation EP is the debut self-titled release from Theoretic Records’ newest artist. Hailing from Bloomington, Indiana, De Novo Creation produces an organic blend of psychedelic dubstep, trip hop and experimental electronica.
With skittish beats under dreamlike top-end explorations, De Novo Creation’s music stretches easily between genres, hooking the listener into sharing the same tall view of the sonic universe. Each of the two tracks feels like an expedition and is designed with a storyteller’s finesse from start to finish.
1. Shaved Lace – With an expansive warehouse vibe the intro track “Shaved Lace” begins forcefully with an atmosphere of drum and bass. Syncopated snare work and futuristic tones churn together, building tension as the shimmering synths halo outward. Soon a chunky beat takes over, injecting an organic warmth to the track as it evolves into a gentle ending.
2. Stray – Heftier and full of strange sounds squeezed from the brain of a space-traveling robot, “Stray” is slower and more pensive, with an emotional thread that pushes its way in through the sure-footed frequencies. Leaning towards trip hop and using off-kiltered beats to keep things interesting, the track becomes insistently more energetic before finally echoing away.
As a big ‘THANK YOU’ to all of our supporters, we are giving away a free remix of Stray by TooMuchPorn! Grab the download below!
Dank ‘N’ Dirty Dubz is back at it with a new release slated to come out on June 10, 2011 – You may remember this label from a previous post we made giving away a TON of free tunes. Now they’re back and ready to go with their first retail release. The quick write up below is from the words of the label themselves:
DANK ‘N’ DIRTY DUBZ is back at it again, with this long anticipated release by Birmingham-based (UK) producer, Laney. This release is full of good vibes and contains two dub-reggae influenced tracks. ‘Hunger’, which has been floating around the underground for more than a year and ‘Go Back’, which is one of Laney’s newer tracks on which he collaborated with CALI., have been receiving support from the likes of Von D, NumberNin6, Filth Collins, DUBTEK, BUKKHA, T Vicious, Psy:am, p0gman, Fish Finger, Hosta, and HORSEFORCE. If you aren’t already aware, it’s also in your best interest to check out TIGERLIPS (a duo consisting of both Laney & Cali).
Be sure to support the artists and purchase this track when it is released on Friday, June 10th!!! The EP will be available to buy on all online retailers including Beatport.
While you’re here, don’t forget to grab the free download!