Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The collaboration, Starski & Clutch, consists of Brian Gillespie (Starski) and Todd Osborn (Clutch). This electrifying ghettotech duo is rather unique being that it's not the usual single person, but they also incorporate a solid dose of electronic funk into the mix. Their activity in recent years has been limited, but Brian Gillespie has been pushing his "Gillespie Hustles Harder" DJing deal and to be honest I'm not sure what Todd Osborn has been up to. For anyone who's familiar with the metro Detroit area, the "Trailer Park" version of Belle Isle Players will likely make you laugh.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Kyle Hall's quite young in the scene which I mean literally, being that he was born on July 17, 1991, yet he's already become quite a high profile artist. It was through Omar-S, off of his label FXHE where his first album was released. This "Worx of Art EP 1" was the first to be put out through Kyle's own outlet, Wild Oats. In 2010, the major weekly publication "Real Detroit" awarded him the title of "Best Electronic Artist" of the year. With an excellent fusion of deep house and jazz, Kyle Hall is doing quite nicely in the electronic music sphere.
Information to obtain a physical copy of this record and his other releases can be found on Kyle's myspace.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Even after posting a Sinistarr album not long ago, I couldn't resist. He has quickly become one of my favorite up and coming local artists. This is his latest solo release off of Metalheadz based out of the UK, the label that Goldie's been working off of seemingly exclusively since 2005.
Also, I'm sorry I haven't been posting as much. I've been very busy and I'm looking into having others aid me with SynthSD endeavors.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Juan Atkins met Richard "Rik" Davis when they both attended Washtenaw Community College where Rik handed Juan Atkins demo tapes he had recorded, all leading up to Cybotron. This name, "Cybotron" (derived from "cyborg" and "cyclotron"), comes from"The Grid" that the two had written, a dictionary of more or less "futuristic lingo". This book will later serve as their major inspiration for all their music. The similarities Kraftwerk had with techno are extremely apparent, even though Atkins claims he was completely unaware of the German group for the first couple years of his career.
"The beauty of first hearing Kraftwerk was that the sounds were so similar to what I was doing, and these guys were halfway across the planet" - Juan Atkins
This release also includes the ever-famous single "alleys of your mind". It's hard to have a blog of this nature without posting this techno essential.
Also, I'm not even going to bother with a "purchase" link because I have no clue where one could pay for their music and have money directly or indirectly travel into their bank accounts.
Monday, August 15, 2011
The ever-so-famous Detroit Grand Pubahs have returned with another release (well, about a year ago) and it's reliably good. With artists such as DGP, you can expect to hear a near-exact style in their music that won't stray too much, thus take any significant risks. Still, Madd Circus has a slightly more 'sophisticated' sound that seems to branch more into techno than their earlier recordings. If you aren't interested in a second Detroit Grand Pubahs album, then you're likely an asshole, and nobody's interested in those.
*Download link needed to be removed. My apologies.*
Friday, August 12, 2011
DJ Satta Don Dada has honored us with an EXCLUSIVE mix! Here's his bio:
Satta Don Dada aka Evan Glicker is one of the hardest working and most talented DJ's in Michigan's electronic music scene. Consistently, blending tunes in a manner that is original and effective in making people want to move whether it be on stage, radio, or at a bar. His style is truly unique, combining the sounds of Dubstep, Grime, UK Funky, Laser Bass, Moombahton, and Jungle with old school Reggae, Dance Hall, Dub, World, and Hip-Hop. Live performances often feature all vinyl sets that are loaded with tons of energy and emotion every time. His mixes are always filled with exceptional selections that run the gamut of styles and moods in a way that is innovative and thought provoking. Evan's been developing his style and skills since late 2001 and has only recently emerged to take the Michigan scene by storm. He's shared the same bill as acts like Borgore, Emalkay, Reso, Datsik, Cookie Monsta, Matty G, Vaski, Antiserum, Noah D, Hellfire Machina, NTRLD, Mark Instinct, J.Rabbit, Joe Nice, Marcus Visionary, Murderbot, Trillbass, Dieselboy, Reid Speed, Soundmurderer, SixteenArmedJack, Fish Finger, FS, Robokop, Cyberoptics, The Flashbulb, DJ Swamp, Kero, Freddy Todd, 8en, and many other noteworthy DJ's/musicians.
Mixes/ Music Videos:
Generally, DJ Satta Don Dada makes music around the areas of jungle and dubstep, but here's a successful attempt at something new with his 'future bass' mix.
1. Cedaa - Jasmin (Sine Slabs on Swangas Remix),
2. Joy Orbison - Sicko Cell,
3. +verb - Micrometeroid,
4. Baobinga - Make Me Feel,
5. Vista - Lounge Dub,
6. Luke Envoy - Uptown
7. Cedaa - Nippon (Myrryrs Remix),
8. Synkro - Girl,
9. Fused Forces - Fairy Cakes
10. Ruckus & Roke - Solar Panel Dance Flex,
11. Spherix - Rules of Three,
12. Altimeter & Native - Clarity,
13. Laney - Summer Feet,
14. Matty G - Watching Feet,
15. Tribal - White Rain,
16. Doctor Jeep - Yr Mnd (Brothers Remix),
17. Duncan Powell - Laid Back,
18. Hudson Mohawke - Overnight,
19. Slugabed - Ultra Heat Treated,
20. Dibiase - Skullcrack,
21. Drake - HoustonAtlantaVegas (Wizard Remix)
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I decided to post more Urban Tribe because of how many people downloaded the previous link. Sherard Ingram's (DJ Stingray) latest release is a mix released through FACT magazine to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Planet E, which released his "Covert Action’/'Rebirth" single in 2002.
STATION BASS / ORIGNAL MIX 2 / HYDRAULIC RECORDS
HELL + JONZON / BAZETOYA / DISKO
SILICON SCALLY / PROTEUS / FIREWIRE
CONDITION RED / THE SAFETY IS OFF / UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE
THE ADVENT / WASPER / KOMBINATION RESEARCH
FRUSTRATED FIGURES / ELASTIC / CLONE RECORDS
MATT CARTER / EXPLODE / FIREWIRE
ROBERT HOOD / RIDE / MINIMAL NATION
TACTICAL SYSTEMS / PHASED ENERGY RECTIFICATION / ROULETTE REKORDZ
SCAPE ONE / OMEGATROPIC / TEMPLE DOG RECORDS
DECAL / FREEKIN EMPIRES / ROTTERS GOLF CLUB
TIME TRAP TEKNIK / FUTURE CITIES / ECKO UNLIMITED / KOMBINATION RESEARCH
E8 / CLONE RECORDS
DOUBLE DUTCH / LAUNCH DETECTED / MARGUERITA RECORDS
MARCO BERNARDI / MORPHEUSIS / FRUSTRATED FUNK
IILEKTROLAB / REAL PIMP SATAMILE
D.I.E. / LET YO BODY ROCK / MAP RECORDS
DJ LHOIE / SUBLIMENTAL / SUBJECT DETROIT
MARCO BERNARDI / PREACHER TEACHER / FRUSTRATED FUNK
SILICON / SONIC DISTRESS / FRUSTRATED FUNK
VENOMOUS / THE TOXIN / UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE
3 PHASE feat. DR MOTTE / DER KLANG FAMILIE / NOVA MUTE
BILEEBOB / CALL ME / UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE
SILICON / ELECTRON PUSH / NSC RECORDS
DREXCIYA / DANGER BAY / UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE