New name, new music. Indaskyes has been djing for over 10 years, but hasn’t put anything new out for years. 2020 gave him the motivation to get back into music and here he is with a massive mix! DISGO Ball DJ mix for the win!
I have a lot more time on the weekends to do blog posts and have been thinking about doing little blurbs and links to some of the music that has me captivated each week- new releases, old stuff revisited, upcoming or unreleased stuff… just a place for random music.
This week Ben Samples put out another huge release, this time on Simplify Recordings.
The Skyscraper EP is the young Colorado producers fourth major solo release in less than a year. Ben has been pumping out massive bass for a couple years now and has pretty much become a household name in the scene. This EP is his most sophisticated production to date and considering he spent the first part of his production career giving away his tunes on Bandcamp, it is well worth the price to purchase. Buy the Skyscraper EP here! Grab more of Samples music on Bandcamp and follow him on Facebook and Soundcloud.
Tommy Cappel aka Sidecar Tommy, the beat master drummer from Beats Antique just dropped a song on Soundcloud available for free download. Tommy’s solo work is every bit as inspired as his work with Beats Antique and we should keep an eye out for more solo music from Tommy in the future. Download Bangin Beauty here! Follow Sidecar Tommy on Facebook and Twitter. BANGIN BEAUTY – SIDECAR TOMMY by sidecartommy
The Glitch Mob released Drink The Sea- The Remixes Volume 2 this week. This second round includes remixes from Virtual Boy, Beats Antique, Machinedrum, and DJ Vadim among others. All proceeds from sale of the album go to help rebuild Haiti. Buy both remix albums for one donation here! Follow The Glitch Mob on Facebook and Twitter.
Oakland is home to David Sugalski, the producer of many names. You may know him as Ample Mammal or The Polish Ambassador. This week, The Polish Ambassador released Homeboys In Outer Space- Episode 1. This five song EP includes remixes of songs by Outkast, Young MC, and The Roots. Name your price here! Follow The Polish Ambassador on Facebook and Soundcloud.
Dave Seied has been DJing in Denver for several years now and came out strong last year on Addictech’s charts with his debut release Speaker Organisms. He just dropped a mix of original and unreleased songs on Memkast this week. Grab the mix here! Follow Seied on Facebook and Soundcloud.
When I first heard “Speaker Bump vol.1” by Indaskyes, I was blown away and scoured the internet to find out who this DJ was and why I hadn’t heard of him. His name made me wonder if he was some big name going by this name as an alias (“in disguise”). It turns out this mix was Jared Lindo’s second gig EVER recorded in a small club in San Jose, CA! This mix is amazing and still gets me moving even after a solid 9 months of bumping. Download “Speaker Bump vol.1” here. Follow Indaskyes on Facebook.
David Starfire has been a favorite of mine since I saw him at Love Parade in San Francisco a couple of years ago. He is an amazingly talented producer and DJ whose beats are heavy on the bass mixed with a huge variety of ethnic sounds, from Middle Eastern to gypsy funk to hip hop. This mix takes you along on a psychedelic journey of massive proportion. Download the “Psychonaut Spinner Mix” here (right click… save as). Thanks to Reality Sandwich for hosting this mix. Follow David Starfire on Facebook. You can also watch David’s site for free songs and mixes at http://davidstarfire.com
Cory O is one to watch in 2011. His Bandcamp and Soundcloud are full of remixes and original music up for grabs. He has been playing at all of the major clubs in Portland for the last couple years and is amped up to take on the world. His mixtape “Fuckin N Tha Streets” is just the right combination of glitched up hip hop beats with heavy bass. It’s not the same old run of the mill stuff many people are putting out these days. He has a unique new sound that works perfectly with the glitch hop music we all love. Grab the mix here.
Kitty-D has been playing music in California for years. He is not on any label and doesn’t have a huge catalog of releases, but that makes what you can get your hands on even more valuable. He has collaborated with Mimosa around the country at festivals as Halo and with Ooah as Of Porcelain. This mix from a full moon party in Humboldt 2008 is a must have! Get it here (right click-save as).
Konekta is someone I started to see around Glitch Hop Forum and I was surprised when I found all kinds of great songs on his Soundcloud. When he released his “Audio Splash Promo Mix” I made sure to check it out and was glad that I did. This mix is bangin’! This dude has serious DJ skills and his remixes are spot on. When I shot him an email to find out more about him, I was happy to find out that he had just moved to Santa Rosa, California- just a few miles from me! He is moving in the scene, working hard on his music- I have no doubt 2011 h0lds huge promise for him. Grab the “Audio Splash Promo Mix” here and make sure to follow him on Soundcloud and Facebook.
MiHKAL is an Oakland based shamanic crunkster whose ceremonial approach to music has been getting attention from bassheads around the world. Though he has not released an official album, he has been DJing and remixing since 2008 and has played at huge parties alongside his homies Mimosa, Heyoka, Sleepyhead, Knowa Knowone, Kitty D, NastyNasty, GladKill, ChrisB, An-ten-nae, Bassnectar, R/D, EPROM, Joker, Marty Party & PANTyRAiD. MiHKAL is on the same level as every one of these artists. His DJ skills truly move me.
Snuglife is full of soothing female vocals, emotional instrumentals, heavy bass, and crunk vocal samples. He knows how to weave these different styles together in a way that I rarely hear to create an amazing dance floor experience that moves your body and your spirit. It is no surprise to me that Beat Church keeps him as a resident shamanic DJ. I expect him to release some music this year, but until then, he has several mixes available on his Soundcloud. You can DOWNLOAD Snuglife HERE (right click, save as)
Be sure to attend Beat Church to praise the bass music gods and dance yourself to a higher place under MiHKAL’s beats.
Stephan Jacobs & Sugarpill have been working together on songs this year like a couple of crazed music scientists. Both reside in LA and play there regularly and they are both starting to tour around the US for gigs. You can also find them on Glitch.fm for the Polybeat Plant show on Tuesdays at 6pm PST. Sugarpill and Stephan Jacobs have each had a busy year in 2010 with several big singles and mixtapes released, and Sugarpill’s huge success with his debut album Flow Goggles.
Stephan Jacobs and Sugarpill worked on Level Attack and came up with a nicely polished piece of glitch hop art, complete with tough yet sexy vocals of Naada, who was also featured in a single that Stephan Jacobs and Love & Light collaborated on a few months ago. Her vocals give Level Attack that human voice that is so often missing in electronic music. This release features remixes by +verb, Ben Samples, Willy Whompa, Great Scott and ChrisB. Each remix focuses on a different highlight of the original and I am actually able to listen to the entire release without getting bored of this song! A separate post should be written about each of the amazing artists who remixed this song- each artist is doing amazing work to shape the future of glitch hop in their own way. Make sure to check them out! Thanks to Stephan Jacobs & Sugarpill for making “Level Attack” and inspiring these remixes!
Stephan Jacobs has quickly risen to the top of the Southern California glitch-hop bass music scene with his massive remixes that pack any dancefloor in seconds, combined with his huge arsenal of original material that grows with each day. He is a dedicated producer who spends more time working on music than most people are awake in a day and his Soundcloud is full of songs with thousands of plays and comments. His recent remix of “Under The Sheets” screamed to the top of the charts at Hypem.
Stephan Jacobs released music in 2009 as one half of Kether, with their chart topping albums Marine Layer and Layer 2, both on Muti Music, San Francisco’s most successful underground music label. He recently released a song on Gruntworthy Vol. 1 with other big up and coming artists +verb, Sugarpill, Dr. Knobz, Minnesota, and Carly-D. On December 6, Muti is dropping another release on Addictech called Level Attack, a collaboration of Stephan Jacobs & Sugarpill Featuring Naada on vocals. The release is a single with remixes by +Verb, Ben Samples, Willy Whompa, Great Scott and ChrisB. This is guaranteed to be one not to miss!
As a preview for what is to come on Level Attack, Stephan created a mix of originals for 2011 that you can grab here- http://beglitched.com/mixes/StephanJacobs_OriginalMix2011.mp3 (right click, save as…)
1. Bluetech – Leaving Babylon (Stephan Jacobs Remix)
Notorious Thugs Accapella
2. Ben Samples & Stephan Jacobs – Nano Puppy
3. Ellie Goulding – Under The Sheets (Stephan Jacobs Remix)
4. Stephan Jacobs & +Verb – Blind Dreams
5. Stephan Jacobs & Sugarpill – Level Attack feat Naada (Original Mix)
7. Stephan Jacobs & ChrisB. – Flux Capacitor (Luniz Edit)
8. Stephan Jacobs – Hyperion
9. Stephan Jacobs – Top Shelf
Keep your eye on this guy because 2012 is going to be a year of touring and releasing a huge backlog of tunes. Expect to see him at a lot of the major summer festivals and parties. You can also catch his monthy radio show on Glitch.fm the last Tuesday of the month at 6pm PST.
Follow Stephan Jacobs on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud. Check out his website for more remixes and dj sets.