Light And Dark

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I'm a bit ill educated on the musical history of Lee Coombs but after looking at his release catalog I'd say it was fair to assume that he's one of the prominent DJ's of the past 10 years or so. I received two of his newest tracks that appear on his third album 'Light and Dark', including the title track and I'm hooked. I suggest you have a listen to them too but first here's a bit of info about the man.

‘Light and Dark’ is in Coombs own words “a true tech funk album”, an amalgam of sounds and influences from dance music’s often disparate scenes. Alongside acts like Meat Katie, Dylan Rhymes and Elite Force, Coombs has pioneered this open minded attitude and helped forge the sound of ‘tech funk’, a fusion of techno, breaks, house and electro. On this long player Coombs takes the tech funk spirit and develops it to the n’th degree, it is a true melting pot of influences, from the opening bars of the Diva driven Control with the wonderful Katherine Ellis to the final refrain of the heavily Echo & the Bunnymen inspired ‘Blues I’m Singing’.

Lee Coombs feat. Katherine Ellis - Control.mp3 (Mediafire)
Lee Coombs - Light And Dark.mp3 (Mediafire)

Dodgems

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Here's yet another update from recent featured artists Whis This, some more jackin' fidgit electro in the form of two original tracks and two remixes. Check out the two versions of Dodgems, the first a little down tempo to the second which has plenty of bass and even a dubstep break. Also a brilliant remix of M.I.A.'s 'Tic Toc'.

Whis This - Dodgems pt.1.mp3 (Mediafire)
Whis This - Dodgems pt.2.mp3 (Mediafire)
M.I.A. feat Rye Rye - Tic Toc (Whis This 3 Step Remix).mp3 (Mediafire)
Fukkk Offf - Love My Shake (Whis This Remix).mp3 (Mediafire)

Wake Up

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You may remember a while back I posted some remixes and a mini interview with Meterhead, well they're back with another fine collection of remixes including official ones due for label release. Here's there latest EP all zipped up and ready for download including remixes for Wale, Black Lips and Acid Girls. Also, check out the EP from July featuring remixes of Richard Vission & Static Revenger, Pop Levi and Tittsworth.

Meterhead Remix EP Oct 09.zip (Direct Link)
Wale ft Lady Gaga - Chillin (Meterhead Remix).mp3
Black Lips ft. GZA - Drop I Hold (Meterhead Remix).mp3
Acid Girls Ft. Frankmusik - Wake Up (Meterhead Remix).mp3

Meterhead Remix EP July 09.zip (Direct link)
Richard Vission & Static Revenger Feat. Luciana - I Like That (Meterhead Remix).mp3
Richard Vission & Static Revenger Feat. Luciana - I Like That (Meterhead Instrumental).mp3
Pop Levi - Police Sign (Meterhead Remix).mp3
Pop Levi - Police Sign (Meterhead Instrumental).mp3
Tittsworth - Drunk as Fuck (Meterhead Dark Disco Instrumental Remix).mp3

Maximus

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California's Harvard Bass has added his touch to Beni's latest release Maximus out now on Kitsune. Its an electro stormer, perfect for dropping mid set when the place is already dripping from the ceiling at 2am. Check out the video for the original version here.

Beni - Maximus (Harvard Bass Remix).mp3 (Mediafire)

Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes

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You may remember a while back I posted some remixes by Argentinian producer JMP
well, he's back with an awesome eclectic mixtape spanning numerous genres of disco and electronica.

DJ JMP - Promo Mixtape October 2009.mp3 (Mediafire)
01. Junkie XL - Cosmic Rave
02. LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations (Lindstrom Remix)
03. Moulinex & Xinobi - D.I.S.C.O Texas Theme (Esto! Remix)
04. Classixx - I'll Get You (Feat Jeppe)
05. Scratch Massive - Spirit Catcher Remix (Baba Black Edit)
06. Retro Grade - Moda
07. Mousse T Suzie - All Nite Long (Dimitri From Paris Dub Ledisco Mix)
08. Hugg and Pepp - Sweet Rosie (Disco dub)
09. Cassius - Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes (Don Diablo Remix)
10. Eric Prydz - Pjanoo (Dada Life Guerilla Remix)
11. Fuckk Offf - More Than Friends (Markus Lange Stereofunk Remix)
12. Linus Loves - European Vacation (Linus Loves Roadtrip Mix)
13. MSTRKRFT Feat. John Legend - Heartbreaker (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)
14. Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor (LA Riots vs Villains Remix)
15. The Gossip - Love Long Distance (Fake Blood Remix)
16. DJ Alex Kidd - I Feel It (Dirty Mix)
17. Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - Dance The Way I Feel (Avh Dlub Mix)
18. Mason - Exceeder (Original Mix)
19. Calvin Harris - Ready For The Weekend (Fake Blood Remix)
20. Don Rimini - Hools (Mashed Paper Klub Feat. Floating Remix)
21. The Disco Villains - We Just Came to Get the Party Started (Night Drugs Remix)
22. Acid Girls - The Numbers Song
23. Alter Ego - Rocker (Dub) 192k
24. Proxy - Raven (Flashy Rock Remix)
25. Steve Aoki Feat. Zuper Blahq - I'm In The House (Gigi Barocco Remix)

Whis This

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Photo: Popwhore

Whis This are an electro/ fidget duo from Italy. Hailing from different musical backgrounds the duo have started producing both original and remixed material. Check out their efforts below, and in particular my favorite 'Bad Boy'. Don't forget to stop by their Myspace page.

Whis This - Ass Back.mp3
(Mediafire)
Whis This - The Bad Boy.mp3 (Mediafire)
Whis This - BangBangBang.mp3 (Mediafire)

Pimpsoul

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Pimpsoul are an amalgamation of two DJs, a vocalist, an MC and a saxophonist, who between them have over forty years worth of experience in the music scene. The brain behind this new act is Steve Jeffery a.k.a Darft Phunk who had multiple releases on Splank! Records, Breakin Even and Ground Level. Check out this tasty breakbeat mixtape from the man himself to get you warmed up for the weekend. Be sure to stop by the Myspace page and give them some love.

Pimpsoul - Summer Mix Tape 2009.mp3
(Mediafire)
1. Pimpsoul intro
2. Mooqee - Mice Elf - (Bombstrikes)
3. Deadbeats - I can break it down (20/20vision)
3b. Ski Lo - I wish (accapella)
4. A-skillz & Beardyman - Rhythm (Fingerlickin)
4b. C+C Music factory - Do you wanna funky (accapella)
5. Pulp Fusion - Fonky Monkeyy (CDR)
5b. Ultramagnetic MC’s - Poppa Large (accapella)
6. Chad Jackson - Hear the drummer get wicked
7. Micheal Jackson - Just another part of me (Featurecast Regroove)
8. Insane Bangers - LSD
8b. Ador 1-4 - renegade master (accapella)
9. Beat Vandals & Mooqee - Shooting (Bombstrikes)
10. Featurecast - Throw ya hands up (CDR)
11. Chris Joss - Freedom (CDR)
11b. The Gossip - Standing in the way of control (accapella)
12. Pimpsoul - The One (Bombstrikes)
13. Featurecast - Run of Cover (sticky buds remix) (CDR)
14. Les Ryhtm Digitales - Hey you whats that sound
15. Pimpsoul - Bust a dope smoker - (CDR)
16. A-Skillz & Beat Vandals - Funky sounds (Bombstrikes)
17. Bonkers Banger - (CDR)
18. Flat foot - Pimpsoul remix
18b. ODB - Shimmy Shimmy ya (accapella)
18c. Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah (accapella)
19. Also Vanucci & Featurecast - Blue Grassed Devil
19b. Drumattic Twins - Feelin Kinda Strange (accapella)
20. Pimpsoul - Noggins Groove (Ground Level)
20b. The Source Ft Candi Staton - You got the love (accapella)
21. Pimpsoul - 25 (CDR)
22. Pimpsoul - Outro

A Secret

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Illustration: Bizzare

Well it's been a bit busy around these parts of late so, I'm catching up on posting. First up is yet another fine release on the Bigger Than Barry label featuring a selection of Dubstep, Electro and Midget House remixes of 'A Secret' by the Scarlet Harlots. Its now available to download exclusively on Beatport before a general release on November 2nd.

Scarlet Harlots - 'A Secret' The Remix EP
Scarlet Harlots - A Secret (Shorterz Remix CLIP).mp3 (Mediafire)
Scarlet Harlots - A Secret (Enigma & Shorterz Dubstep Remix CLIP).mp3 (Mediafire)
Scarlet Harlots - A Secret (Kitch 'n Sync Remix CLIP).mp3 (Mediafire)

Haynes

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Well it looks like the summer is officially over and its time to batten down the hatches for a long wet winter. But, lets not get too down about it all, especially when we've got this cheeky little mix from DJ/Producer Haynes. Heres what he had to say about it;

"Here’s a mixtape I’ve been working on for the last gasps of summer. Its themed as the kind of songs that would go down well as the sunsets, so needless to say quite different from allot of the techno stuff I play. Lots of disco, old and new, but also just things which give a sense of Euphoria. Plus allot of mixing and sampling."

Haynes - Sunset Mixtape.mp3 (Mediafire)
1. Moby - Porcelain (intro sample - reworked)
/Sole and the Skyrider Band - Shipwreckers
2. Hercules and Love Affair - Blind
3. Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
4. Hotels - Near the Desert, Near the City
5. Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye (Luvtek Remix)
/Apparat - Fractales pt II
8. Marlena Shaw - California Soul (Diplo-Mad DeCent Remix)
9. Cheatham vs Room 5 - Get Down its Saturday Night (Haynes' Disco To Funky House Edit)
10. Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy (Grum Remix)
11. Kelis - Milkshake (Night Drugs Remix)
/Kelis - Milkshake (Acapella)
12. Stay Ali - Emotional Day
13. Duck Sauce - aNYway
14. B-Xcentric - Vice
/Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (A-Trak Remix)
15. Cicada - Edge
/Deekline and Ed Solo - Give it up Booty
16. D-Cup - Epic
17. Frank Musik - Confusion Girl (Russ Chimes Remix)
18. Pony Pony Run Run - Hey You (Mondkopf Remix)

Bigger Than Barry


No stranger to throwing down some of the sickest nights around, Bigger Than Barry have set up their own label. In light of their first release they are giving out some free tuneage for every one to get stuck into. With Support from, Annie Mac, Toddla T, Tomb Crew, Doorly and Jayou.

Bigger Than Barry - Shorterz 99: Enigma Groove (Ripgroove Dubstep Mix).mp3 (Mediafire)
Bigger Than Barry - Shorterz Pimps - Spin Spin Enigma.mp3 (Mediafire)

Still Wild

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Gooseflesh is the alliance of two producers from Turkey: Ulas Pakkan and Volkan Akaalp. Signed on the Boxon Records label, 'Still Wild' is their first release but they are already making the right moves winning a remix competition for Digitalism and their remix for Azzido Da Bass has made the Beatport Indie Dance top 10.

Gooseflesh - Still Wild (Original).mp3 (Mediafire)
Gooseflesh - Still Wild (Gooseflesh Remix).mp3 (Mediafire)

Download via Beatport

Your Love

Michael Zavros

It's been a little quiet round here of late, mostly due to Bestival, holiday and a shed load of work all blending into one and being over much too soon. Well the work goes on of course. Anyway, I'm in the process of posting some new music so keep em peeled.

First up is a touch of French House from Tysaun Alexanderic who is actually based in South Carolina. The EP title track ' Your Love' has already got plenty of airplay on some summer Ibiza House compilations and even on Radio 1 thanks to Andy George and Jaymo.

Tysaun Alexanderic- Golden Rings.mp3 (Mediafire)
Tysaun Alexanderic- Waves.mp3 (Mediafire)
Tysaun Alexanderic- Your Love.mp3 (Mediafire)