Hauntober!

Alright I got a good mix coming your way today, with the help of some friends :] including a few new club banger tracks and a CD start your week off with…

Of course, with my absence on here, I’m a little behind in bringing you some new big tracks from the likes of Wolfgang Gartner! His new bit is pretty damn tight, oozing his trademark glitchy-haunted style out of every note. Definitely gonna be hearing this one mixed in just about every house mix in the coming weeks.

• Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica (Extended Mix) √++

Keeping up with the dark sound, I heard this wompy dubstep mix of CocoRosie’s “Werewolf” and I honestly get chills to how wicked it sounds! (And if you’re wondering like I was, she does sing, “Yea I suck dick,” ha).

• CocoRosie – Werewolf (Omega Remix)

Zeds Dead is making a pretty good name for themselves in the dub scene. I gave you taste of their work a while back with their epic remix of Blue Foundation’s “Eyes On Fire”. I figured they deserve some better recognition, on here at least, for their grimey, wompin’ beats! Here’s to, what I feel is, a great sampler: √++

• Dragonette – Volcano (Zeds Dead Remix) (love the chorus @ 2:00)

• Zeds Dead – White Satin

• Radiohead – Pyramid Song (Zeds Dead Illuminati Remix)

• Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Zeds Dead Remix)

Speaking of Massive Attack, I came across this amazing (non-dubstep) remix of “Paradise Circus”. Very ambient/down-tempo, lovin’ it.

• Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (feat. Hope Sandoval) (Gui Boratto Remix) √++

So I meant to post this guy a few weeks back, no sense in not, right? Wait for the sweet electro drop @ 2:23, it’s electro at its best, imho. (Thanks NaveeDJ for showin’ me this one)

• Felguk – Side By Side (Felguk Intro Mix)

A few months back, Laidback Luke quietly released a very tight (less effeminate than the original) electro/Dutch mix of Bellatrax’s “I Can’t Help Myself”. It’s got a great build throughout the song.

• Bellatrax – I Can’t Help Myself (Laidback Luke Remix)

Keeping up with the infamous Skrillex, he’s got a newish track out, mixing vocals with his unique style, blasting hectic drums beats at you, then he drops the womps on you, and trust me they drop!

• iSquared – Hey Sexy Lady (Skrillex Remix)

Romanian musician, Edward Maya, released this piece as his first single last year (Oct 2009) and it apparently was a pretty big hit across Europe (reaching #1 on over ten charts, only #93 on the US’). I’d never heard it till recently, but I thought it was kind of a nice refreshing track with a interesting incorporation of an accordion that truly makes this a unique song amongst the progressive house genre.

• Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – Stereo Love ft. Alicia (Extended Mix)

Breakbeat masters Stanton Warriors got their hands on Sub Focus’ track “Rock It”. They certainly do! It has the typical high energy sound of breakbeats with a twist that resembles Daft Punk’s “Discovery” CD (think “Aerodynamic”).

• Sub Focus – Rock It (Stanton Warriors Edit)

The new Magnetic Man self titled album is pretty tame in terms of the dubstep genre’s unbound sense of experimentation, and it’s certainly no attack on the charts (perhaps exempting “I Need Air”) – despite the supergroup’s individual potentials and the presence of vocalists including Katy B. However, that’s not to say there aren’t some great tracks to keep you listening all the way through (most of it is instrumental btw). I really enjoy it as a sort of background beat (for the rainy weather here). So give this one a listen, but make sure you have a subwoofer of some sort, otherwise you’ll just find yourself in a lot of treble (ha).

Magnetic Man – Magnetic Man (Full CD) [156MB]

Drop Down

I haven’t posted much filthy dubstep on here, but this song starts with a really enchanted tribal sound then drops into a filthy dubby beat @ 1:50. Both parts are excellent.

• Modestep – Exile √++

…and some follow up dirty dubstep from Rusko.

Rusko – Hold On ft. Amber Coffman (Sub Focus Remix) √++ (crazy grind/wobble)

Going back to the 90’s with this track, Wiley spits over White Town’s “Your Woman” while Hervé drops a nice grimy downtempo beat to pull it all together.

• Wiley – Never Be Your Woman (feat. Emeli Sande) [Hervé Rework] √++

Deadmau5 is back with a new progressive house track with a similar sound to his other hit “Moar Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff“.

Deadmau5 – Some Chords (Original Mix)

I meant to press this one a while back. Designer Drugs brings us another “ambitious club banger” with an interesting video to match (perfectly), plus they’re playing at UCSD’s Sun God Festival!

Designer Drugs – Drop Down (heavy)

I came across this the other night – always diggin’ on CLASSIXX. Treasure Fingers add a bit more rat-tat-tat to the remix and a touch of jazz piano in the background.

CLASSIXX – I’ll Get You (Treasure Fingers Remix)

This next track is one of Calvin Harris’ more recent singles (although it’s nothing new in blog time). It has a nice deep bass line and a catchy chorus but it can get a little repetitive after a while. Nero provides a more calm approach while Laidback Luke’s mix is a bit more synth intensive.

Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me

Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me (Laidback Luke Remix)

Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me (Nero Remix)

Some cool drum ‘n’ bass trance.

BT – Godspeed (Hybrid Remix)

Brooklyn based Chimp Beams is an downtempo, electronic dub trio formed in 2001 by three Japanese men. It’s a rather dreamy CD, the first half is pretty solid while the rest becomes very downtempo/ambient, almost too much. Their music is a mixture of dub, breakbeats, jazz, and techno (you try classifying it!).

CD Highlights: “Menina”, “Brooklyn Dub”, and “Sleeptalking”

Chimp Beams – Menina (Full CD) [93MB]