Here’s a final peek at the entries from the Om Records x Juno Download remix competition and we have some good ones for you today. ‘Everybody’ by Miguel Migs featuring the ever fresh vocals of Evelyn “Champagne” King gets a rub down from three similar but distinct house producers, all of which would be in my download folder if they were up for grabs. The last remixes before the announcement of the winners on Friday are:
Synthetic Junkie (Ireland)
Set Mo (Australia) — my personal favourite
Oliver Bach (Germany)
Results of the competition will be announced on Friday, Feb 10. Enjoy the remixes of all four Om tracks from this week and last!
Posted by: Intern #1 on February 8, 2012 @ 3:00 PM
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Last week, a handful of contestant entries from the Om Records x Juno Download remix competition were revealed as I announced my top picks for Body Language’s ‘Falling Out’ and the Wagon Cookin’ ‘No Bossy Girl’ jam. Today I’ve selected my favorite remix of ‘Go To Work’ by J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science featuring The Pimps of Joytime.
This kinky rub comes from Lisbon’s Jersey-born Mikie Wilde, and apparently it’s for the people. So here it is, in all of it’s Portugese dance & groove glory.
Check back tomorrow, I’ll be posting a couple great remixes of Miguel Migs & Evelyn Champagne King’s ‘Everybody’. And don’t forget, the results of the remix competition will be announced this Friday!
- hungry intern
Posted by: Intern #1 on February 6, 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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Hey all, Charlie the Marketing Assistant here. In anticipation of Body Language’s selection for the ‘Falling Out’ Om Records x Juno Download remix competition , I’ve compiled a couple of the entries that I enjoy. There’s no telling whether any of these remixes will be chosen as the winner by Body Language themselves, but I feel like these couple have a fighting chance! So here we go:
First up we have an entry from Brazilian producer Dake. The plucked bassline and rolling hi-hats make this a disco dancefloor killer, good stuff Dake!
Next is the “deep’n’curly” rework from Denmark’s Pete Oak. Solid deep house re-imagination of Falling Out, super sunny vibes.
Last choice of mine comes from Orbz (Daniel Horner) out of Chester, UK. Techy remix, well produced and big party potential! Big ups Daniel, enjoying your tune.
That’s all for now folks, stay tuned as tomorrow I’ll post my favorites from the Wagon Cookin’ contest. Early next week I’ll bring you the best of the Miguel Migs and J-Boogie remix entries, and by next Friday the official winner of the Om Records x Juno Download competition will be announced!
- hungry intern
Posted by: Intern #1 on February 2, 2012 @ 1:27 PM
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DJ Theory & jBoogie drop a double sided remix joint for the Moombah and hip hop heads! “Jazzy Belle” is Theory’s deep & sexy remix of your favorite classic Outkast joint. “Motto Moombah” is J Boogie’s Latin hand clapping remix of Drake’s hit with Los Rakas, E-40 & Ladybug Mecca adding the extra vocal treatment. Included in the .ZIP are DUB versions for both and full artwork.
The fall of the Berlin Wall marked its 20-year anniversary about a week ago. A year after the fall, Andre Lodemann, born in a small city in the GDR, picked up his first set of turntables.
Over the past nineteen years Lodemann has made a big name for himself in the Berlin music scene. This Om Podcast features some of his excellence, and given the context of Lodemann’s history, it’s really damn unique. If you’re pressed for time, listen to the first eight minutes of this minimally dark, sonically emotional awesomeness!
If you’re into those adjectives, then you’ll probably want to listen to the whole thing.
Adelaide Parklife, Australia – October 2009. During an Aeroplane DJ set, this all-star electronic cast jumped on the drums and shakers and jammed out to James Curd’s“We Just Wont Stop”. Check it out by clicking the image.
James Curd just came out with the already popular The Wills & The Wonts (Treasure Fingers Remix) E.P. I’m feeling a little under the weather, and these disco-pop, electro-fied tracks are putting a smile on my face. If you want to brighten the day up, then I suggest you scroll right down there and listen to Curd’s remix of Amplive’s “Gary is a Robot”!
Funky, spacey, minimal, and continuous; this SPIRITCATCHER mix is perfect for a Friday night chill out session. SO pour yourself a glass of wine, maybe a few glasses, get on the couch, if you have a couch, and just CHILLOUT. Let those subtle elements come together, build, and fall apart over and over again, until you feel good. The only thing is… if you’re trying to keep yourself inside for the night, best avoid the last seven minutes, because it will surely inspire you to go out and live it up.
SPIRITCATCHER is pretty notorious for insane sets (check their myspace) where they do a lot of live, musical processing. This mix, entitled “Missing Danger”, definitely captures a lot of their unique space flashes and funky undertones, but it’s a lot more relaxed than in your face, which is often times a good thing. Thanks for the mix SPIRITCATCHER!
So I’m taking this music class at U.C. Berkeley entitled AfroFuturism. We study the reoccurring themes of space, technology, and the future in African American music. We’ve looked at several artists who incorporate such ideas, everyone from Sun Ra to Earth Wind and Fire to Kanye West.
AmpLive (DJ half of Zion I) has so many of the themes we’ve talked about in class. Robots, space ships, and technology are all present in this tune Gary is a Robot. This is not the first time Amplive has brought space up; Zion I’s debut E.P. was called Starship!
One last note on philosophical content. The track starts off with a british voice saying “auto-tune activated”, which I think is great. Many people caste auto-tune off as an excuse for poor vocal qualities. I think there is much more forethought that goes into using auto-tune (not all the time); there’s a deep history with using vocal changing technologies in African American music like the talk box and vocoder( I know kraftwerk are white Germans), and I think Amplive is saying something when he decided to use such technologies. What he’s getting at I’ll leave to you.
Okay, besides the philosophical content (which I think everyone should delve into), Gary is a Robot is ridiculously catchy and well produced. All the synths and drums chosen are perfect, and despite some of the darkness in the vocals, i’’s a real upper track. I will definitely be running to this and/or forcing it into whatever car happens to be taking me across the bride tonight.
There are also some awesome remixes that you can pick up at turntablelab.com. Trust me, this is a fine addition to your collection, and perfect to drop at your halloween party.
The remix single features remix work from James Curd, Grand Theft Auto, Al Velilla, and one of my favorites is the Blu Jemz.
Purchase Amp Live Feat. Trackademicks “Gary Is A Robot (The Remixes)” At Turntablelab.com
Listen To Amp Live Feat. Trackademicks “Gary is A Robot (Al Velilla Remix)”
Posted by: Intern #1 on October 26, 2009 @ 1:39 PM
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Just in case you havn’t heard, there’s nothing like it. Nothing! In my opinion VonStroke’s new album “Bird Brain” further cements his position as a one of a kind in a genre filled copiously with similar acts. His ingenuity for composition really shines in tracks Vocal Chords and Jasper’s Baby Robot; his awesome weirdness emanates fully in Beat that Bird and Monster House—going on my Halloween mix.
If you’re pressed for time visit DirtyBird Records and sample Vocal Chords and Beat that Bird. I think these two tracks are really interesting. Vocal Chords is an earthy, ambient track with unique synth-voice sounds that work perfectly for a drive through Big Sur, an at home yoga sesh, or a late night contemplation on whether you’re a cyborg. Beat that Bird shows VonStroke’s uncanny, unique ability to drop FAT four-on-the-floor bass kicks with sparse textures you’ve never heard before; I can only imagine how this tune would ring at Mighty.
All in all, it’s a work that really shows Claude VonStroke’s ever-evolving character. Again, you can hear pretty long snippets of Bird Brain here and make your own call, but I’m pretty sure you’ll be pleased!