Electro Of The Week 6/26/2010: Quick Picks

Another hot Electro threesome for your aural pleasure. Hand selected by yours truly.

Haezer: WTFIH-Belzebass Remix (Dirty, aggressive, hyperactive, glitchy)

WTFIH (Belzebass Remix)

Chrizz Luvly: Feel Your Love (Euphoric, retro, uplifting, commercial)

Jamie Matrix: Gold Rush (Catchy, melodic, progressive, evocative)

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Electro Of The Week 6/12/2010: Quick Picks

Not one, not two, but three top picks for you to get your own freak on to this weekend. Or something vaguely along those lines anyway. Whole grain goodness for the whole family!

Lazy Rich: Discofukkr (Dirty, cheeky, driving, peak time anthem)

Kismet: Surreal (Melodic, dark, evocative, funky)

Zedd: The Anthem-Yenn Remix (Emotional, epic, progressive, chunky)

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Electro Of The Week: Play It Cool by Elliot Sivad (feat. Hayleigh)

Winner of Pete Tong’s (now defunct?) Bedroom Bedlam competition, Leeds local Elliot Sivad has played it cool with a small number of quality releases.

Play It Cool, with its sexy vocal and thick melodic bassline, is a juicy slice of Electro Disco that’s just perfect for the summer.

Watch out for this guy, ladies, he’s goin’ places.

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Super Electro Of The Week: Bam Bam Bam: The Noobish Compilation

May kicks off with the Creme De La Creme of Electro compilations.

Sounding a bit like a 70s Swedish porn series, Bam Bam Bam (on the red hot Noobish label) features a veritable who’s who of the international Electro/House scene: Lazy Rich, Steve Velocity, Donique, Yenn, Refracture, Frederick Olufsen, Zedd, Dermot Bateman, Dead Wasps, and yours truly, Phatso Brown.

The ten anthems cover the entire spectrum of contemporary Electro, from the dirt, funk and sweat of Frederick Olufsen’s modestly titled Superior to the haunting progressive beauty of Donique’s Steps.

You have futuristic anime inspired apocalyptic rave in Zedd’s cheeky Nibbler, and Kraftwerk meets Chicago House by way of Washington, DC in Booty.

Label head Yenn teams up with Refracture for the frenzied Electro Breaks workout that is Bass, while Keemarah gives the Dead Wasps’ Don’t You Know the Justice treatment.

Dermot Bateman’s Bang Bang Rosie is a stripped down grinder and a definite grower, and Refracture’s Play gives Klaas a run for his money.

If you love Electronic dance music, do not miss this cunningly crafted collection of climactic ear candy!

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Production Diary: Mr. Jackson’s Boys-From Firefly to simply Fly!

The Production Diary is back after a bit, and I am pleased to report that the Firefly remake that almost didn’t make it before mutating into something completely different, is now complete.

Ladies and gentleman, Superstar DJs, I present to you, Mr. Jackson’s Boys, a 7+ minute intense Electro workout (think Put Your Hands Up For Detroit, only better ;)) featuring the magnificent vocals of a young up and coming R&B singer from Gary, Indiana: Mr. M. Jackson.

The all important high hat is now present and correct, the arrangement (which is always tricky when dealing with a sampled vocal) is simply Shamon, and I am especially pleased with how the middle section leads into the breakdown and the outro. Ow!

There were some changes: the ‘digital’ bassline was ditched in favor of a warmer ‘analog’ one (Poly Ana), while the strings (Solina style-also Poly Ana) were pitched down to make them less obtrusive (thank you Robert Post’s child).

I used a warm toasty compressor on the drums and master, boosted some of the lows, cut some of the mids (smiley face EQ), and there you have it. Took me way to long to finish this, but I’m glad I did!

I am thinking of a Beatport/Trackitdown release date around mid April, immediately after the FTTP re-release on Noobish and the Aaren San remixes on Plasmapool. Busy month ahead.

Mike would be proud!

Electro Of The Week: The Future by Power Of 3 (Gareth Whitehead Remix)

This funk-fueled Electro-tinged Gareth Whitehead remix is quite the scorcher. With a bendy hook, meaty drums and cheeky square wave action, this is prime time material.

Out now on the rather tasty Noobish Records.

The original is a six minute Tech House workout, while the Rob Paul remix goes dirty with a rather obese bass line. All three worth checking out.

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Release Report: Aaren San’s Friction-Phatso Brown RMX (Out Now on Beatport/Trackitdown!)

My brand new remix of long haired Electro rebel Aaren San’s smash hit ‘Friction’ is out now on the trendy Aelaektropopp label, a subsidiary of Myles Dyson’s red hot Plasmapool Records.

Also be sure to check out the Original Mix from the San Man, as well as the insane Costello Remix!

This is my second remix for Signor San, the first being Breathless, released earlier this year on Plasmapool.

Thanks for the shot Aaren!

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