1. Coin Operated Boy – Trust Me (Clouds Remix)
2. Marcus Price & Carli – Mat, Bira, Kvinnor, Weed (Kingdom Remix)
3. DJ Zinc – Nexx
4. The Living Graham Bond – Skimmer
5. Dubbel Dutch – Deep Underground
6. Nom De Strip – De Piano
7. Calvertron – Doggy Mash
8. John Roman – Sala
9. A1 Bassline – Close To Me
10. Hostage – Take A Lick
11. Tom Piper & Destory Disco – Bender (Figure Remix)
12. Missy Elliot – Pass that Dutch (Angger Dimas Bootleg)
13. Hostage – Versatile Sound
14. Slap In The Bass – Biass
15. Hostage – Make ‘Em Drop
16. Magnetic Man – I Need Air (Redlight Remix)
17. T.E.E.D. – Blood Pressure feat. Riko (Dub)
18. Mumbai Science – Ancova (Original Mix)
19. Figure – Torture (Dub)
20. Hostage – Versatile Sound
21. Teenage Bad Girl – TonTon Funk (Les Petits Pilous Remix)
22. Polymorphic – Robodance
23. Slap In The Bass – Mosquito
Archive for June, 2010
1. Coin Operated Boy – Trust Me (Clouds Remix)
My favourite festival is getting closer and I received some great news about it! I’m allowed press access, so I’m hoping to do some nice exclusive backstage work! The last artists I mentioned were from the first two days, this next batch is mainly from the third day.
Sub Focus, Andy C
For as far as my knowledge about DnB goes these two are one of the bigger names in the scene. After all the electro, hiphop and alternative rock violence some straight to the point DnB is always appreciated. The two indoor halls are perfect for this and last edition also proofs DnB brings up probably the best audience atmosphere.
Probably the most bizar figure of the already extravagant ed banger bunch. Even though he isn’t very strong in the technical dj’ing stuff, probably most of the time because he is under influence (check out this appearance in this Ed Banger Seven video), but as a producer he’s an absolute genious and he will certainly bring the best electro bangers of the moment.
I haven’t heard much stuff from this guy before I looked him up when he appeared in the Les Ardentes lineup, but after some classic youtube research I really started digging his productions. It’s hard to describe his “genre” it feels like a mixture of hip-hop background tunes, electronic stuff and dubstep? I’m looking forward to his performance and I bet it will the most unique and refreshing one.
Health is not your average alternative rock band. This L.A. based band brings very experimental stuff with the use of your typicall drum, guitar stuff and some amazing synths and electronic stuff. When looking at the video you immediately think “what a bunch of weirdos, especially the one in the front!”, but still the stuff they bring is very addictive? in some way. Curious who this will be live and what reactions we’ll see from the crowd.
Was called one of the best djsets at Les Transardentes (the smaller one night version of Les Ardentes). His newest EP is coming 5 July, so I’m hoping for lots of new stuff. Not much more to add, he probably won’t disappoint!
Les Petits Pilous
Even though I’m not a huge fan of their latest EP these two guys still bring back some good old memories. In a small venue not far from where I live there was a party … with Les Petits Pilous. The “electronic scene” isn’t so big over here, so of course the turn up wasn’t that big. Still these guys went full on and the accompanying Born To Film crew even tried to Crowd surf (I think there were two rows of people in front of the stage …)
Sound of Stereo
These guys were absolutly everywere last year and are still killing it in 2010, even though I must say I’m not the biggest fan of their latest remix for Proxy. Even though I have already heard them plenty of times I’ll still swoop by even if it’s only for their “big-room banger” Metric, which will sound brilliantly in the big indoor halls.
A name from day two, but a nice fresh artist to describe at the end of this Les Ardentes guide. Janelle Monae isn’t a name that would normally pass the frontpage on this blog, but from what I’ve seen from youtube videos she brings an amazing live performance. She brings a mixture of soulfull hiphop and jazz.
Some rather sad news came from Aeroplane a good week (or is it already two weeks?) ago. Aeroplane split up, I immediately feared the worst, but it was actually just one of the two members, Stephen, who left Aeroplane to go an other direction in producing music (maybe this can be a very good thing?!). Vito (he’s on the right in the picture) is carrying on with Aeroplane, who was doing most of the stuff behind Aeroplane anyway. Today Aeroplane reached 10.000+ facebook fans and therefore are, I mean “is” (this splitting up makes it a bit confusing) giving away a free track. You probably heard it on the 500th Essential mix, dreamy vocals and a typical Aeroplane sound!
Belgium is getting his first heatwave of the Summer and as some of you probably read on our facebook page we all took some time to catch our breath after school. That’s why the blog hasn’t been very alive, but don’t worry we’ll be posting frequently again soon. In the mean while I’m writing up the second part of the Les Ardentes guide and giving you the following few tracks straight from the inbox.
Admiral Freebee is a name I wasn’t expecting, but there he is. I’m guessing he’s trying to launch himself across the borders of Belgium. This next remix is from DJ Harvey for the track “My Hippie Ain’t Hip”. A combination of guitar rifs and minimal electro working suprisingly well.
Blende Adam Freeland and Etienne De Crecy and you get … the following track.
Swoon from the Chemical Brothers might become a big hit during this Summer. Original or Boys Noize remix? I don’t care they are both awesome. Another awesome track coming from the same album is Horse Power. Here’s the Kovary remix who added some more punch to the track.
Not a big fan from BeatAuCue, think their productions are a bit over hyped (in my opinion). But this remix is far from bad. Nice hipsters lyrics with a nice vibe in the background.
Don Rimini worked himself up high rather fast. Last year he killed it at Pukkelpop and Transardentes, didn’t see both of them, but he’s back in Belgium next week for Les Ardentes and this time I’m not going to miss it. His new EP which is being released 5 July will most definitely be in his playlist and we have one track for free from that EP.
Capt and Cooked got a lot of good responds for their youtube bootleg of Sebastian – Threnody. Here is one of their latest remixes for the Klaxons – Flashover. Anyone have news on a new album of the Klaxons? Let us know!
Katy Perry seems to have scored another chart hit with her California Girls featuring Snoop Dogg. Dj Barlette hooked us up with his remix. Very fresh with the typical Barletta signature.
Ow yeah, and we strongly recommend Stella Artois beer as your summer beverage!
Next up in the festival guide, the first part for Les Ardentes 2010. It has a more alternative dance/rock/hiphop setting going on so there are bands enough to talk about for this one! It’s the third year I’m going and the previous two edition were absolutely brilliant. Four days of rock, alternative, pop, hiphop, electro, dubstep, techno, dnb, … on one main stage outside and two indoor halls (which you very much appreciate at bad weather!). I’m trying to get press access for this festival, so there might follow a review with some hot content afterwards! but for now here are the bands that are on my must see list and should be, yet again, on yours!
This band is completely new to me but that’s probably because they were out for 10 years and got back for a full on reunion. Pavement is a Rock/Pop/Indie band and is actually very easy listening, it’s not easy to compare them with an other more known band, but you should check out some of the youtube videos and their best-of compilation album “Quarantine The Past”.
Cypress Hill, Missy Elliott, Drake
I told you Les Ardentes also featured some hip-hop names and these aren’t some small names. Missy Elliott will be playing for the very first time in Belgium and I’m sure not going to miss out on it. I’m absolutely clueless if she had any new numbers lately but tracks as “Pass that dutch” and “Get your freak on” will surely pas the revue. Other old school legends are Cypress Hill, their latest album “Rise Up” doesn’t bring much new under the sun but yet again we’re going for the absolute classics as “Insane in the membrane”. Drake is a young and fresh hip-hop artist who is currently finishing his debut album on the record label runned by Lil Wayne who normally was performing at Les Ardentes last year but cancelled his gig, I’m hoping Drake doesn’t do the same.
By the looks of several youtube videos that showed parts of their gigs true out the last years this is probably one of the most energetic performances there is. Crystal Castles is an electronic duo formed by producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass. Their debut album was very rough, trashy and oh so damn brilliant. Alice Practice a track from that debut album was used as a soundtrack in one of my favourite UK shows Skins, I was suprised by its effect, literally goosebumps! Their second album Crystal Castles II wasn’t release that long ago. It stepped down from the rough and trashyness and made it a bit more accessible for a larger crowd. I hope Alice won’t be holding back!
wonder “kid” Pharell Williams formed with band member Chad Hugo a productionduo that was responsible for the production of artists as P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears and many more. In 2001 they teamed up with Shay Haley and started the group N.E.R.D. A mixture of Hip-hop, Funk, Rock and Pop makes this a must see. Their last album Seeing Sounds is so damn fresh and has very catchy tracks as “Everyone Nose”. And as you can see in the video, they sure know how to get a crowd hyped!
Planet Turbo feat. Tiga, Proxy, Thomas Von Party, Zombie Nation, Riton and Matt Walsh
This will probably be the best “electro” experience of the whole four days. Tiga and his buddy’s will be taking over one of the two indoor halls for a complete evening. Proxy and Zombie Nation will be bringing us live stuff of course, I just hope Proxy updates his setlist! and Zombie Nation … well he can play whatever he wants, his gig at Pukkelpop last summer was brilliant. Turbo recordings on myspace.
Along with a good friend of mine we expected their debut album too be huuuuge. and it was huge! But unfortunately not with the bigger crowds (in Belgium at least). I bet some of the tracks from that album like “Road To Recovery” and “Into The Galaxy” sound familiar even tough they aren’t fimiliar with the band itself (check those out on youtube). The Midnight Juggernauts recently released their second album “Crystal Axis”, a somewhat “darker” set of tracks. The first single Vital Signs has past the front page a time or two. These guys are most definitely on the top of my to see list.
For our Belgium readers the names Fredo & Thang will probably ring a bell. These two did a lot of dj work some time ago, but then suddenly somewhat dissapeared (or I just lost track …). Well, for those who are still clueless about the name VILLA, it’s Fredo & Thang + Seba. Their djsets differs a lot from those by Fredo & Thang back then. Down tempo warm house like tracks, hard to describe, but best placed in line with productions from Aeroplane.
Next up Les Ardentes part two!
Voltronixx from Brasschaat, Belgium made a lot of new tracks since I last mentioned them in November last year. I noticed they’ve definitely grown more mature in their productions. I only posted two new tracks but don’t hesitate and check out the other ones on their myspace. If you like what you hear, check out their releases on Beatport!
Go ahead and visit their Facebook page!
Beat & Bang is a producing and dj trio from Westhoek, Belgium. They finished a new track called “Hunger”, it’s a classis trash track with vocals which Redial also used in his track “Deadrising”. Unforunately we can’t hand out the full version, you’ll have to wait for the release for that. But because I don’t like leaving people empty handed, here’s one of their former tracks “Beatconductor”!
Beat & Bang – Hunger (Blog Edit) (starts after 0:07)
Beat & Bang – Beat Conductor (320 kbps)
Beat & bang – Ouch
It’s been while since we posted something from Foamo. He was rather big in the early days of the whole fidget house genre, but lately I got the feeling he isn’t reaching the same level as his older remixes (Primary1 – Hold Me Down remix for example). His latest remix is for Nas & Damian Marley – As We Enter. Big fan of the vocal work by Nas, less fan of the vocal work by Damian Marley (I’m just not that into reggae).
Vermin Twins is formed by the duo Lotte Vanhamel (yes, the sister of Tim Vanhamel, who we know from Millionaire and his own solo project) en Micha Volders. I like to compare their music genre as a mashup of Daft Punk and Mr. Oizo. Daft punk for the catcy futuristic tunes and Mr. Oizo for the numerous beats, bleeps and “trashy” vocal loops. Their debut album “Exoskeleton” received lots of good reviews.
I haven’t heard it myself to be honest, but I do have the following two remixes: first one is a remix for their own track Exoskeleton (there will follow some other remixes for this track by Rave Our Souls, Title, Egon Fisk, Casio Nostra, Murdock and more…) and the other one is a remix for the belgium band The Van Jets. It’s a very “experimental” remix, so I’m curious on what you guys think about it. I think … I’m liking it.