DEMF (aka Movement 2010): Detroit Electronic Music Festival

7 06 2010

Last weekend (Memorial Day Weekend), two of us bloggers here went to all three days of DEMF, and had a blast. It was crazy sweet, seeing some sick acts from classic techno to dubstep and downtempo. A couple highlights:

First and foremost, Pretty Lights brought down the house. Monday evening in general was just out of control amazing on the Red Bull stage, but my favorite by far was Pretty Lights. They did a live set with a guy mixing and a live drummer. They put together music at a little slower of bpm, but with huge downbeats, sweet samples, and great rises and falls. Within seconds of arriving on stage, the place was packed to the gills, superhot, and heaving. Arms went in the air, rocking the beat. This group does a sensational live show. Do not miss. One song they played was:

Pretty Lights – Total Fascination

Another favorite was A-trak, who played a dj set on Saturday. He’s got a real hip-hop vibe, and actually toured with Kanye West as his dj. The whole show had some sweet energy, and he was clearly having a blast doing it. The best piece of the show was a remix of Daft Punk’s Robot Rock, with an inserted sample saying “Barbra Streisand”. I wish I could that recording. And my favorite track by him (and how I heard of him in the first place) was his remix of Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It is awesome. Unfortunately I only heard from over by the porta-potties.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-trak remix)

Great shows!!!

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Bass. Deep Techno. Tolga Fidan. Tiga.

23 05 2010
There’s a new tune I came across that is fun and has a sweet bass. The artist, Tolga Fidan, has been described as doing “deep techno”. To me, it’s a big mix of beats and bass and sounds, with a real good flow. But the thing that definitely got me most was that bass. By the way, it sounds way better with headphones or a good sound system (vs. laptop speakers).
Tolga Fidan – Venice
But if you really want bass to blast your pants off, there is really nothing quite like Tiga’s Mind Dimension 2. Get ready. Here it comes:
Tiga – Mind Dimension 2




Mixes, mixes, who’s got the button?

13 05 2010

I’ve had the greatest time being able to share some of my more exciting sets on percussionlab and soundcloud, two very well put together music platforms.

Recently I submitted one of these sets to a promoter for an interesting arts & music event coming up in Jackson, Michigan in July. It is my understanding that I will be playing ambient musics with fog as a backdrop. I am really excited for this opportunity and wanted to share the set with you all. So, without further ado,  ((( Ambient in April ))) and some others from earlier.    Indie Dance/NuDisco   –   Amps in Universally Hectic Areas

and the always destructive

android commandroid mx.

Stream, download and Enjoi.