Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sinistarr - Something's Working EP

Jeremy Howard has been DJing since 2003, but is still somewhat new to Drum n' Bass with his first release as Sinistarr dating 2007. He also is a part of Peer Pressure Recordings, out of San Diego, California. His music's quite fresh with his jazzy style (similar to Flying Lotus's) while retaining influences from Detroit techno. I've read (as stated by Metalheadz) Sinistarr is working on something with DJ Stingray (check out my Urban Tribe post) which is pretty exciting. Recently, I've been listening to 'newer' drum n' bass and it seems reminiscent of 'newer' dubstep with a compelling rhythm, no offense to anyone who's into artists such as Bassnectar and Skrillex. I'm not huge into techno that I can't dance to.



Saturday, July 30, 2011

Panic in Detroit - v/a

Here's a compilation from the short-lived "Buzz" (Electric Soul's sub-label) out of Berlin. Generally speaking, I've never been a huge fan compilations, but this is too solid for me to pass up. Multiple artists on here have extremely limited recorded material, not to mention there's not many sources offering this either, so hey, enjoy.


Track listing:
01 Open House Featuring Placid Angles- Rainforest (6:31)
02 Prototype- The Path (6:35)
03 Yennek- Serena "X" (5:23)
04 M500- Dimensions (5:51)
05 Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes- O.C.C. (5:13)
06 Lucky Charm- Double X-Posure (6:13)
07 Inertia- Satisfaction (6:34)
08 Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes- Pure Afro Sound (4:44)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Punisher - Recycled Dreams

Michelle Herrman, or Punisher, is probably best known for beginning Seismic Records (not to be confused with the UK label) in 1998. Asides from this, she has quite a bit of local fame with multiple years of playing at the annual and well known Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF). Her more recent endeavors include the creation of Hej Records with John Overfiend. Although I'm yet to see her play for myself, I've heard many people recount just how fantastic her performances are. A friend of mine swears that Punisher is the only techno show he's been to where he's noticed the sensation of his eyes moving in its sockets because of how intense the bass was.

Hej Records


Friday, July 22, 2011

Elecktroids - Elektroworld

Technically speaking, the lineup for Elecktroids is 'mysterious' where as the 'rumors' claim the members to be Gerald Donald, Dennis Richardson, and Alex Lugo, with exception of the late James Marcel Stinson (better known as Drexciya) who has been confirmed. They've received an amount of attention through appearances on multiple compilations including Dave Clarke's "X-Mix: Electro Boogie". Elecktroids creates a relatively chilled texture of electro, enhanced by the well-produced quality of the album. Even after sixteen years, Elektroworld doesn't sound outdated in the least.



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Moon Pool & Dead Band - Untitled (CDR)

Through pounding dark synths and experimental techno, Moon Pool & Dead Band are quickly chiseling a solid reputation for themselves. This group's very unexpected when dealing with the member's backgrounds. Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) coming from a more noise-based group and Dave Shettler (The Sights), a well-known garage rock band. Moon Pool manages to stick to classic analogue equipment and the driving heart of Detroit techno; reinventing their roots and owning a devastatingly fresh style. I would also recommend listening to a live set or even attending a performance. They seem to play a notably different show every time.

*Please note how the artist's tag's technically incorrect. Blogger doesn't allow "&" within a label. Also, please excuse my anally retentive habits.

AA Records


Adjust - Your Bad Luck

Justin Ivey, or Adjust, has been DJing for roughly fifteen years and has had appearances on Lollapalooza and URB Magazine tours. Adjust began Low Res Records, which claims to be "Detroit's first hardcore industrial and experimental breakbeat techno record label". I hope people will appreciate this post being that I'm trying to provide a larger variety of music.

Low Res Records


Sunday, July 17, 2011

DJ Nasty - Booty Night 3 Promo Mix

DJ Nasty is considered to be one of the pioneers of Detroit ghettotech with his music dating back to the mid-90's and at least 35 releases. He also owns and operates "Motor City Electro Company", although it hasn't put out anything for the past few years. It seems as if he has dropped off a bit from the music scene and I suspect it might involve the death of Aaron Carl from about a year ago (I can infer that he was a friend), but he also has stated that his full time job gets in the way of DJing (as of 2009). After all, the "Subject Detroit" blog and site (of which they were both worked with) don't appear to have been updated since around his passing. Regardless, I hope you can down with this hyper-speed mix.



Friday, July 15, 2011

Andrés - Salvador De Bahia

In all honesty, I know little, nor can I seem to find very much information on Andrés, other than how it's apparent that this album's great. Mahogani Music (Moodymann's label) released "Salvador De Bahia", along with a few others by Andrés. This particular record has latin house flavor, more so than his other releases, which could likely be indicated by the title. If you're a fan of "international" music like I am, then please trust me on this download. If anyone can fill me in on really who this guy is, I'd be happy to learn more.

Mahogani Music


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

DJ Adon - Sunday Selections

This is a good example of a highly versatile DJ that has rocked every genre he's attempted. Sunday Selections is a 'downtempo' mix he put together, although his other mixes and releases are also worth checking out and more is soon to come on his soundcloud (along with possibly more on SynthSD). He may not be the most well known performer (you might be familiar with his previous name, "Adon Angel), but this download is well worth the time.



Monday, July 11, 2011

Inner City - Fire

Kevin Saunderson, a producer, hooked up with Paris Grey for vocals, thus creating Inner City. They're well known for their hits which include "Big Fun" and "Good Life". Over inner City's lifetime, many top 40 hits were achieved in the UK and combined sales totaled over 6 million. Here's something for a dancier (I don't care that I'm not using a real word) mood.



Friday, July 8, 2011

Urban Tribe - Acceptable Side Effects

Sherard Ingram (DJ Stingray) is, in a sense, the leader of Urban Tribe, which could be called a collective involving Carl Craig, Kenny Dixon Jr., and Anthony "Shake" Shakir. The project began on Carl Craig's label; Planet E. He intentionally keeps his identity a bit mysterious, avoiding the mainstream and performing with a ski mask. Urban Tribe holds a rather original sound, seeming to be influenced by German electronic music while reaching inside himself to create an experimental sound of his own.

Planet E shop


Monday, July 4, 2011

House Shoes - Free Your Funk Mix

House Shoes, or Michael Buchanan, was a producer for J Dilla, and has been around in the hip hop scene for a couple decades now. He also runs the independent label "House Shoes Recordings". Although it was a bit before my time, he was apparently a "resident DJ" at St. Andrew's Hall from 1994-2004. This is a mix that I ripped from a podcast and it's my first experience with "Free Sound Recorder", so the sound quality isn't a good as I'd like it to be.

PodOmatic Profile


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Coon Daddy - Big Baller EP

Here's something that might be considered more interesting than anything else. Coon Daddy's most likely best known for being the guy who raps and shouts things on DJ Godfather tracks. Here's the only solo release that he has (this is excluding the Coon Daddy & DJ Godfather "See U No Mo" 12") and it's quite enjoyable. The last track's also an instrumental version of "Holdin' the Wall" that might be worth DJing. On another note, there's so little information about this guy on the internet that I can't even seem to find a photograph of him, even off to the side on stage. Find one and I'll gladly post it.