Don’t think I have to introduce Adam Freeland, he’s been around for quite a while. About a week ago, he released an excellent album titled Cope, which you can entirely stream and purchase online. I’m absolutely in love with it, it’s one of the most promising albums I’ve heard so far in 2009, offering a great variety of musical styles on one single CD.
Also make sure to check out this free mixtape: Adam Freeland went to Brighton and all we got was this lousy mix tape.
Now this is where it gets really interesting for you: On July 4, Adam Freeland will be DJing at Hyde Park Cafe, Tampa, FL. I’m giving away two tickets for this show, all you have to do is to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, telling me your full name (for the guestlist) and a good reason why I should give you these tickets. Subject line: FLORIDA
“On May 22nd I headed to Nairobi, Kenya with HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) for the experience of a lifetime. We were there to bring our artistic abilities and knowledge to the locals, share with them, and work with them. As part of the trip I DJed at the Sawa Sawa Festival, participated in interviews, taught kids about DJing and how to use Serato, as well as recorded music with Kenya’s biggest hip hop emcee.
In addition to donating my energy and time, I am offering an advance download from my upcoming album, The Maestro (out in July), to benefit the HOPE Campaign.
The song is called “Work It Out,” and it is very fitting to my journey, and is one of my favorites on the album.
The donation price is set at a minimum of 60 cents and all the money goes to the HOPE Campaign (minus 10 cents to PayPal).
Please download it, enjoy it, and know that all the proceeds will go to incredible projects for the advancement of the arts in Kenya.
Thank you for your support,
Judging by the number of track submissions I receive, there’s obviously a strong electronic music scene growing in Ireland. DJs and producers such as Ghostscene DJs, Schizofonics, Mark Lam -to name just a few- are tearing up dancefloors all over the world with their tracks and remixes. Nice to hear tracks from Northern Ireland as well: Excellent remix of The Presets’ Kicking And Screaming by Gunstar.
Very Justice-esque remix of Chromeo’s Call Me Up, delivered by German producers Grave Robbers. Awesome use of analogue bass samples, very close to Justice, without copying them, though. These guys have a pretty decent Kanye West remix out as well, unfortunately I decided to boycott Kanye a long time ago, when he described himself as the “voice of an entire generation”…
Here’s the latest remix by Swiss producer Johnny Roxx (make sure to check out his Yeah Yeah Yeahs remix as well by clicking here): Electro Messiah, a catchy dance track by Austrian electro outfit A.G.Trio. Watch out for them, kiddos, you’re gonna hear a lot more of them soon!
Alan Wilkis shouldn’t be a new name to you, I already posted up his remix for Phoenix’s 1901 in April. Unfortunately, his email somehow ended up in my junk folder, so this might be a bit late: Alan recently released a full EP on his own label Wilcassettes, consisting of 6 funky tracks. All of them are 80s-influenced, retro dance tracks with various vocalists and guest artists, definitely the right soundtrack for a nice summer day.
You might’ve heard of British outfit Stockholm Syndrome (ex Artful Dodger), who just remixed their compatriot SEB‘s track News For You. I’m in a bit of a hurry, so you have to make up an description for yourselves, kiddos.
Always interesting to browse my spam folder. I have no idea why from time to time mails end up in there, but yeah, it just happens. This one is a few days “old”, just digged it out. Drlkt Freddie‘s latest remix, combining hiphop break beats and techy synths. Taken from Dirty Disco Youths Stupid Sound EP.
Plus another mashup of two tracks I really like, Daft Punk’s Technologic and Does It Offend You, Yeah?’s We Are Rockstars, which also received Cold Blank’s remix treatment lately. Thumbs up to LightsoverLA.
I featured mysterious producer Black Block only three days ago, now there’s already new material in my inbox: A banging original track titled Techno Call Rapid and a remix for Make The Girl Dance. Both tracks are driven by heavy synths, incredible amounts of distortion and sick flangers. Love the gun sample drop in Baby Baby Baby.
I’ll post up his Boys Noize remix (which caught my attention in the first place) once more, for those who missed it. Grab ‘em while they’re hot, kiddos!
Hiya kiddos, look what TrentemÃ¸ller just sent me: A dub rework of Franz Ferdinand’s No You Girls, taken from their latest album titled Blood, consisting of nine dub reworks from their album Tonight.
And I need to get some rest,
I confess, I burnt a hole in the mattress,
Yes, yes, it was me, I plead guilty,
And on the count of three I pull back the duvet,
Make my way to the refrigerator,
One dry potato inside, no lie
Not even bread, jam,
When the light above my head went bam!
I can’t sleep, something’s all over me,
Greasy, insomnia please release me,
And let me dream about making mad love on the heath,
Tearing off tights with my teeth.
But there’s no relief,
I’m wide awake in my kitchen,
It’s dark and I’m lonely,
Oh, if I could only get some sleep,
Creaky noises make my skin creep,
I need to get some sleep,
I can’t get no sleep….