JJ Stonebreaker AKA Tonebreaker/DJ^3 from Austin, TX dropped me a nice little gift this afternoon with his latest set "Stoke, Until the Cold Coals Smolder". I found his set the perfect companion to the afternoon leg of my work day, a masterfully crafted journey through chillville and beyond. Im going to quote him here for some extra special bonus insight:
"So this mix is an experiment. I realized I really hadn’t done a ‘Progressive’ mix in a long long time… Really since ‘Drizzle’. That said, I also didn’t want to do a purely progressive mix as I’ve really been enjoying the blending of generas, tempos and textures instead of staying with one theme. This mix contains music from movie scores, older progressive tracks, organic instrumentation and even a couple of tunes from a video game. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did arranging it. Thanks for listening."
Looks like we have another Bell Biv Devoe Remix that has surfaced. This time around we have a wonderfully kicked back lurker from BootySweat (yes, BootySweat). BootySweat hails from Lexington KY, and has a wonderful selection of big bass and glitch style mash-ups, so be sure to cruise by his soundcloud for more Booty bumpers!
Protohype, one of those artists where I get really excited when they release a new track, whether remix or original, just dropped one and it does not disappoint. Melodic dubstep sounds almost counterintuitive to the unwashed heathen, but for those that have been following his stuff, you know that this is quite accurate.
Take a listen to his latest offering and you will see the other side of the oft-maligned genre of dubstep. It can be delicious and it can be jamming without being cartoonishly "filthy".
And if you missed the first time he was featured on our blog, check out his Soundcloud page to see what you've been missing.
Kinematix has introduced himself quite noisily to The Waxhole what with that bumpin track from last week and now with this remix of Ratatat which he dropped recently, he's firmly ensconced on our wall schematic of emerging artists. Not only is this a great original track, but Kinematix treats it so well and makes it a nice little glitchy alternate.
Kinematix was nice enough to provide a little background into the track when asked.
"I decided to flip this track when I was digging through some tunes I had not heard in a while and Ratatat popped up. I saw "Drugs" and remembered the last time I heard it, I wanted it to be all slowed down and funked out.... Turned out it had some nice cuts for a funky glitch-hop track."
Yeah I'd say that track had some potential, and Kinematix unlocked it quite well.
Check Kinematix's Soundcloud page for more great remixes and mashups and keep an eye out for an album he's working on that should be out within the next couple of months.
I've been jammin this tasty little track for awhile now and on this crisp, sunny Sunday morning, I think it deserves to see the light of day. It's an homage to Aaliyah whom I am a big fan of and it gets the soul and chill just right with Sonora adding the nice laid back moombahton beat for some spice.
Sonora, out of San Antonio, TX, is all over the map, genre-wise, slightly trending most towards moombahton, but when he drops these love tunes on you, you can't help but get in the kood.
So when two of my favorite artists collaborate I always get a little too excited for my own good. But I've done it again for K Theory and Blunt Instrument (my favorite Aussie glitch artists) and their collab The Observer. And when I say I wasn't disappointed, well...I wasn't, ok? Not only do they get the grooving beat and the nice synthy punch, but they add some scratchin and some synth lines to further accentuate the track.
Whether you're a Blunt Instrument fan or a K Theory fan (You should really be a fan of both) this track is definitely worth checking out, buying and bumping in your Cutlass.
And if you are ready for more awesome after listening to this, check out K Theory's page and Blunt Instrument's for a ton of freebies, remixes and bangin' originals.
The Weeknd, like you've never heard. No I swear. I know there've been a load of Weeknd remixes thrown out there and admittedly a lot of them are good. But this one? This one really takes it to another level. It's enough to chill you out, but also get you hyped. Funny how that dichotomy works, but it does so here.
As for the rest of Sovereign Sect's stuff? Well they (Sovereign Sect is made up of three producers and a drummer) have an album out that I implore everyone to purchase and bump. It's got enough lazer bass to BBQ a herd of rhino's. Yeah it's THAT good.
Sugrapill is a big favorite of mine and when he dropped this Big Sean remix I was all over it like...well..like a LOT. I'm not really a fan of the original but Sugarpill massaged it enough where I not only like this track but love it!
Check it and then go to his page and check out the rest of his great great stuff.
KineMatix came out of nowhere when he dropped by our room on Turntable.fm yesterday. Turns out this gent from Boulder, CO. has been cranking out bangers left and right for some time now. He has an excellent selection of sounds ranging from dubstep to funky electro and glitch hop, all of which are worth a listen. This morning im going to highlight his latest track "Be like McFly" - a super funky glitched out heater. Jam this one nice and loud and give him a follow at his soundcloud!
Kimbra seems to be a household name these days due to her success with Gotye's Someone That I Used To Know. People tend to forget she is an artist with her own catalogue. And then to further that, people seem to miss some of the remixes that were done back then when she just had her album out.
But now we have this track getting the love from Blunt Instrument, a glitch hop and remix duo from Australia (and big favorites of us here at Waxhole), and he knocks it out of the park.
Check it out and buy into the Kimbra hype. She's pretty good and probaboly wouldn't lay an egg on SNL like someone else we could name....
Jenova 7 dropped a wonderful surprise on us today when he dusted off this super funky Daft Punk remix of his from back in 2008. I love the ever so slight chopping, and subtle additions layered into the original - this is how remixing should be done. We are all big fans of Jenova 7 here at the Waxhole, make sure to drop by his soundcloud and check out his latest works, which you could easily burn an afternoon away with.
Also see our sneak preview of Dusted Jazz Vol. 2 HERE
So I found this waiting for me in my inbox laying there like an African croc waiting to pounce on me at river's edge, the unsuspecting baby Ibex. And pounce it did. This track got me in a vice grip from the intro to the outro. It's a jamming tune and worth multiple listens.
Cry Wolf is a remix meastro and has picked some great tunes to lay his touch upon and this one is his biggest jam. His entire catalogue, small as it may be, is worth ripping through, downloading and jamming anywhere you can find speakers.
Ralf, AKA Popeska, is 19 and lives in Atlanta, GA - and he feels that's all you need to know about him so far, which is ok in my book. You can find out everything else about Popeska by diving into his any one of his masterfully produced songs, all of which do a fantastic job of telling us a little something about ole Ralf from Georgia. His latest upload is a duo with 'I wish', followed by his own remix of the same track. Melt away into the void with the original, then brace for impact with the remix, both are a treat for the ears.
I'm a sucker for anything Black Keys and Dank of the South African Gravy Crew (I'm still not entirely sure what that is all about, but I like all the members so I'll go with it) has given me something to vibe on. It's a remix that's not a just layting a beat over the original (which annoys me), but yet it keeps enough of the original vibe to as not to completely bastardize the thing. Then as in the original, the switch-up at the end throws a curveball at your face and lays you low with a completely different feel. It's original and funky and I like it.
He's got some good stuff and a lot of free downloads (we all love that!) so check his page & give him some love.
Wick-it the Instigator dropped this heater off just in time to reverse the afternoon sleepies. I can't help but wonder if he's not only naming the song 'Future Crunk', but also claiming it as a whole new genre. I suppose only time will tell, until then jam it up!
As the picture shows, this is some Sunday Sexy for your enjoyment from Sleepyhead a producer out of Brooklyn. This tune combines the bass, lush organ and the sexy vocals to create one helluva laidback and chill track to get down to.
Check out Sleepyhead's noises, though. He runs the gamut from chill downtempo to manic, frantic juke. A versatile artist who excels no matter what the genre.
Burial's Archangel is one of my all time favorite tracks. It's just one of those you can play over and over again and never get tired of it. So when I went into the vault and pulled out this remix from Snub-Luck I was equal parts stoked and skeptical. Taking a favorite track and rebaking it to where it sounds good but yet original is hard to do.
Snub does the trick though. The wonky cowbell can't disguise the original track's lushness that lies underneath and when you're finished with the listen, I dare you to not listen again. It's that good and Snub was good enough to give it out for free.
So do us all a favor and check out Snub-Luck's page and patronize his great stable of tracks. He has many more recent ones that are wonderful.
This track is from a collective(?) or artist(?) called Unsub. Unsub describes itself in a very obtuse way that seems like they're a collective of artists who just put out random and anonymous jams.
This one in particular is a deceptive banger that starts you out with one sound and ends up with another. It's a great trip down the Unsub road, though, and I'm glad I've found it...even though I really don't know who/what Unsub is...
This tune belongs in the dark. It belongs in a cold dark alley with flickering lightbulbs and rustling chainlink fences. This track is some really good mid-tempo dubstep that makes it clear you're not getting out of this one alive. Tuck yourself in tonight because Widowmaker is after you.
But if you do make it through the night, check out Widowmaker's page for some good freebies and mixes.