What up what up. Here’s the newest installment of my Dance Music Posts, just in time for some New Years Eve partying. I’ve also been hooked up with a p&p email address so I am open to both conversations and submissions, especially any electronic music. But really anything. Hit me up at email@example.com. Hope everyone’s holidays are going well, definitely hit me up in the comments if you like the tracks. Check em out after the jump. Go forth and shake ya tailfeatherz.
First up is a submission I got from a Chicago artist named Hypester. It’s some pretty crazy electro-tech-house that I’ve found myself coming back to over and over again. Plus the vocal samples are funny and skillfully done. This is a collabo with another dude who goes by Pink Panther. Check it.
No streaming for this track right now because I only have a .wav file. Should be fixed soon.
I threw up A-Trak’s remix of Robyn’s Indestructible a while back, and here we have the alternate, stripped down rework. It’s got no vocals, but it’s discotastic and, although I would disagree with it, the argument could be made that it’s better than the original remix.
Keeping up with the pop remixes, my go to producer Kingdom has remixed a song I’ve never heard before, Sean Kingston and Nicki Minaj’s Letting Go. He’s a huge fan of Nicki, thus this is called Kingdom’s Kingston-Less Dub, as he edited out all the vocals except Ms. Minaj’s. I’m fine with that. (Gosh Damn DJ’s)
The most devastating duo in dubstep have churned out another remix that’s just as huge as most of their previous efforts. Datsik and Excision are two fairly well-known producers, but I’m generally only a fan of them when they’re collaborating with each other. This one’s heavy, a remix of Noisia, another big name.
Dillon Francis is crazy talented. He seems to span a wide array of genres within dance music with ease and everything he produces is a banger. A track as good as this one is kinda what I expect from him now. Shout out to the GDD crew, I don’t know where I’d be without those guys.
As a Chicago kid, Footcrab by Addison Groove was easily one of my favorite tracks of last year. He’s a Londoner making juke, a genre that has been a staple in the Chi for a while now. I know a ton of people who grabbed this release on vinyl for that specific reason. Anywayz, amidst all the Christmas free releases the best one was easily the Footcrab VIP mix that was liberated for the season. Excellence. Squeegie on the tip, yo.
XLR8R had a great end-of-year list. However, at the top of their best songs of 2010 was a track I didn’t know all that well. Mosca is signed to Night Slugs, so I’d had his Square One EP when that dropped just off the strength of the label, and because of how good Square One is I’d never really gotten into the B-Side track, Nike. XLR8R named it the best song of 2010 so I revisited and now color me obsessed. This is the club edit, cutting the 10 minute long behemoth to a still ridiculously long 8:12. Big up XLR8R, give me a summer internship plz.
I was under the impression that Angger Dimas was a Dutch house producer, but here he tones down that annoying high pitched whistle that is the signifying aspect of the genre to craft a huge electro banger. Crystal Fighters are awesome, the original was heavy, but this track ups the ante.
Another Night Slugs release on this one. It’s a track that somehow slipped through my fingers till I grabbed their compilation CD (buy that and you’ll probably understand why I keep babbling about this group of artists), it’s not new at all. Jaques Greene creates a bouncy, light-at heart jam with enough bass to destroy a dancefloor. And that chopped vocal sample hits me just right.
More heavy synthed-out electro here. F.O.O.L. remixes Jungle Fiction for a really great combination. This should keep a NYE party going or something. Whatever. I’m running out of things to say. These posts have surprising amount of writing.
We here at P&P love and miss Four Loko. Consider this my tribute to that wonderful drink. Never Fourget.
This track’s been getting mad hype around the internet for a long time now, and I was having a surprising amount of trouble getting a download of it. Well now I do, after playing it countless times through YouTube. I generally like to play long, slightly chilled out tracks at the end of my DJ sets. This is perfect for that, while maintaining a huge amount of emotionally viability, which is an amazing feat in itself. Deadboy is a dubstep producer in the class of guys like James Blake, Mount Kimbie and Jamie xx. They’re taking electronic music in a hugely creative direction, and I love what they’re doing. This is just a phenomenal, meticulously crafted song.