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DIRTYMIX 013 – 2GI

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Each week, one of our invited guest producers and dj’s will create an exclusive one hour continuous mix, giving them the chance to break genre barriers, and giving you an opportunity to explore a unique soundtrack.

This week we welcome Simone from the self-proclaimed wild Italian duo 2gi (“2 Genial Idiots”). Expect a raw mix of heavy electro beats and mash-ups. “I hope you will enjoy it as much as i did compiling that stuff”.

2gi on Soundcloud
2gi on MySpace
2gi on Facebook

You can also check out the latest 14-track album “Cartello fiorentino” on Bandcamp.

DirtyMix Tracklist:

01. Snow – The Chemical Brothers
02. No.22 – Moderat
03. Shades of Marble – Trentemoller
04. Blow Your Mind Away – Unknown Artist
05. Want 2 Need 2 (Trentemoller Remix) – Sharon Phillips
06. Until It Talks – Divide & Kreate
07. Until it sleeps – Metallica
08. Talk (Thin White Duke Mix ) – Coldplay
09. Groove Is In The Girls – Dunproofin
10. Groove is In The Heart – Deee Lite
11. Girls (Rex The Dog Remix) – Prodigy
12. Soap – Shadow Dancer
13. Limonare – Crookers
14. Battle Royale – Does It Offend You, Yeah ?
15. Waters Of Nazareth (Justice Remix) – Justice
16. Càpricci – 2GI
17. Don Giòvanni – 2GI
18. Niobe – Caribou
19. Machine Gun – Noisia
20. Serious Brainskin – Von Sudenfed
21. My People (Mouse On Mars Remix) – The Presets
22. Strategisch Wertvoll – Mono No Aware
23. Fine Objects – Eskamon
24. Dwrcan (Eskmo Remix) – Bibio
25. FNSZ – 2GI
26. Autostop – 2GI

Full link to the DIRTYMIX 013 – 2GI page

DIRTYMIX 012 – Neo Khult

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Each week, one of our invited guest producers and dj’s will create an exclusive one hour continuous mix, giving them the chance to break genre barriers, and giving you an opportunity to explore a unique soundtrack.

This week, Barcelona born DJ Neo Khult steps up with a superb selection of Tech-House and Techno.

Neo Khult on Soundcloud
Neo Khult on MySpace

Tracklist:

01. Siwell – Doppler
02. Robert Dietz – Soup Opera
03. Yousef – I Suggest
04. Paul Ritch – Carrrrramba (Monkey Mix) .
05. Butch – Tease Me
06. m0h – Aurich
07. Alan Fitzpatrick – 9 Hours Later
08. Rino Cerrone – Rilis 05 A1 2010 Re Edit .
09. Slam – Cacophony
10. Reset Robot – Do The Slot
11. Secret Cinema – Basically
12. Henrik Schwarz & Amampondo – I Exist Because of You (Henrik Schwarz Live Vers.)

Full link to the DIRTYMIX 012 – Neo Khult page

DIRTYMIX 006 – Will Jax

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Each week, one of our invited guest producers and dj’s will create an exclusive one hour continuous mix, giving them the chance to break genre barriers, and giving you an opportunity to explore a unique soundtrack.

This week we open the decks for a House session with Adelaide based DJ, Will Jax.

Tracklist to follow.

For the past four years, Will has been playing funky, soul and jazz house sets, playing out a selection from his favorite genres. For this mix, he has showcased his own productions as well as other Australian artists like Sonny Fodera and The House Inspectors (also Adelaide residents) and also included some tracks that he is really feeling at the moment like Dimitri Max, Arco and Fabio Bacchini as well as a little edit that Giano did.

Will is currently working on a number of tracks, and is very excited about his upcoming releases on Flapjack, Maracuja and Union recordings. He also tells us that he has been working on some more downtempo productions, providing him with another avenue to be creative and applying experience from producing house into different genres.

You can catch Will Jax on his regular radio slot on www.soundpond.net every Thursday evening from 10 pm (+9.5GMT)

More Info:
www.facebook.com/pages/Will-Jax/10938203610
www.myspace.com/willjaxmusic
www.soundcloud.com/will-jax
www.purehousemusic.net/will_jax

Full link to the DIRTYMIX 006 – Will Jax page

The Audio Files – No.03

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This week we have Part 1 of a two part Soundcloud special. I’ll be pulling tracks from artists on Soundcloud that were either made available for download to begin with, or else i just flat out asked them for the files. This week we continue our deep and dubby trends and also take some little tangents into Future Garage and Jungle stylings. Tune in next week for Part 2 where i’ll be featuring more tracks from some of my top rated artists on Soundcloud.

01. Inofaith – Girls Go To Bed Early
02. Eggchan – Forever Ain’t a #
03. Dark0 – Boo
04. Vishnu – The Hungry Busker
05. Roughquest – Symmetry – [Rudimentary Records]
06. Cairo – Bird of Pleather
07. Introspectionist – Dream Sleep
08. TM45 – Scavenger
09. Policy – Farewell TH3
10. Milyoo – James Blake’s Postpone(I think i edited this Edit)
11. Ricky Force – Dreams – [Absys Records]
12. Loefah – Just a beat
13. Digger – Helicopter

Full link to the The Audio Files – No.03 page

Beat Connection • Surf Noir

This week’s album of the week comes from Seattle based duo Jordan Koplowitz & Reed Juenger, aka “Beat Connection”. Perhaps we could have generalized the sound of “Surf Noir” as ‘instrumental indie synth’, but instead of making presumptuous statements in an effort to put the sound into a category, we decided to catch up with the guys exclusively to find out a little more…

  • dR: Where does the name ‘Beat Connection’ originate?
    Reed / Jordan: Well, its a homage (ok it sounds cool and we love the band so we used it) to the B-side of LCD Soundystem’s first single. Who puts out a song to start an amazing career about how washed up and old they are? Fuckin’ LCD does.
  • dR: What should people expect to hear in this EP?

    Reed: We have been compared to a lot of artists, but in most cases as a combination of two or more, I think that many influences shine through, but this is kind of meant to be music that can fit a lot of different settings. Tracks like “In The Water” and “Theme From Yours Truly” are kind of just fun party music, and sometimes thats all you need.

    Jordan: What we’ve said before is that our music is challenging surf-y-psychedelic-balearic-disco-dance-electro-pop infused with a healthy dose of rock and house music. Some people may say that’s just chillwave…which we don’t entirely disagree with. I just think our music is a bit “dancier” than chillwave and has a bit more substance.

    Download Beat Connection • Surf Noir for FREE on Bandcamp:
    <a href="http://beatconnection.bandcamp.com/album/surf-noir-ep">Sunburn by Beat Connection</a>

  • What albums have you listened too lately?

    Jordan: I have pretty eclectic tastes so it’s been all over the board. Here’s my list: Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind, Yeasayer – Odd Blood, Ruby Suns – Fight Softly, Cut Copy – In Ghost Coulours. Honestly I’m still really into Discovery by Daft Punk. I always make playlists and when I search through my computer and see Daft Punk I don’t see a reason to not put it on.

    Reed: Too many to list, and I’m weird: Nas – Illmatic, James Blake – CMYK – EP, Saint Etienne – Foxbase Alpha, ceo – White Magic, Cut Copy’s New Single! Also, I am going to go so wild on Tuesday when the new Arcade Fire album comes out. That’s one that I will be listening to all the way through on vinyl when its actually out.

  • Are there any particular techniques that you use to achieve your sound?

    Reed/Jordan : Well we use some of the mainstays of electronic music, i.e. side chaining, selective compression, and some of the mainstays of chillwave with reverb and echo etc. But we also do try out some weird things, like degrading audio quality of some instruments by just playing them over our PA and recording them back into Logic. We really like to use instruments in ways like they’ve never been used or are uncommonly used. For example side chaining the flute in the song “Silver Screen” pretty ingenious right? maybe uncalled for…but It’s all about experimenting and being patient.

  • How do you think net labels will shape / are shaping the future of electronic music?

    Reed/Jordan: Basically, people don’t buy that much music any more. The end result if you buy a cd is you put it on your mp3 player and thats that, so basically may as well buy digital, from the internet. I love buying dead medium music with big art, but cd’s are essentially on par with digital music, so I might as well save some money and buy some stuff online and get it immediately.

    I think that net labels are going to take over, its already become way easy for an artist to release their music, but way hard to support themselves because labels haven’t really caught up. So there are going to be more artists (which is a good an bad thing) and more net labels to release their music. And hopefully its gonna be a new paradigm where everything can co-exist. Beat Connection has toyed with the idea of starting their own digital label which will use sales money to one day release vinyl. We will just have to wait and see I guess.

  • What was your first record you bought? Do you shop at record shops often?

    Reed: Well, this is embarrassing, and I probably bought or was given music before this, but best as I can tell… The first record I bought was a Spice Girls cd. There was this girl in my, i dunno, 2nd grade class who I had a crush on, and she loved the Spice Girls and all that shit, so I bought one of those cd’s so that I could start a conversation up with her….Problem was I definitely ended up buying another one. I try to buy as much of my music as possible, I’m pretty broke so I stream a lot of stuff, and I’m not holier than thou, I download music too. But digging through bins of old vinyl is a past time of mine.

    Jordan: (Lawl at Reed) I think the first album I bought was a Space Jam soundtrack cassette tape that I would always listen to as I went to sleep. The only problem with cassettes is that they make that horrible clicking sound when the first side ends. I would stay awake because I knew that sound was going to happen and I was going to have to switch sides. In the end….probably hurt my sleeping patterns.

    Reed: Oh yeah that tape sound when it reached the end of a side would freak me out every time.

  • Do you play out live often? What sort of set-up do you have?

    Reed/Jordan: Well, soon, some of the songs on the EP were made without really considering how we were going to play it, so now, since its just the two of us, we are going through a pretty long and drawn out, but fun process of figuring everything out. A really key component to our live set-up is an MPC-1000, we also use a midi keyboard so that we can control some of synths we made in logic and then play them live. There is also a fair amount of guitar that gets played, and a lot of the drums and bass are played on a backing track through a program called torq which allows us to set loops so that we can jam on stuff instead of being super rigid.

  • Any advice would you give to up and coming artists?

    Jordan: Basically, don’t be lazy. It’s really easy to start songs and then not have the ambition to finish them. Or to maybe finish a song but not want to master/fix it. It takes a lot of a effort, no doubt, but when you’ve put that many hours into making something, you’ll love that you did. Also, drink a lot of water. sitting and working on music for a long time can make you dehydrated!

    Reed: Drink beer instead of water. No but seriously don’t get too hung up on getting a label or booking shows, focus on the music and make music that you like and that you’re proud of. Then sell out immediately.

  • Do you cook, what’s your favourite dish?

    Jordan: I cook up some sick beats! But no really, when I’m not working on music I’m most likely preparing a lavish dish. I extremely enjoy cooking. I think my favorite dish that I’ve made recently was a green curry with some buddies. It turned out pretty much perfectly, minus the fact we didn’t make enough rice. I do still really like quesadillas though, they’re so easy but so delicious.

    Reed: I AM THE GRILLMASTER.

  • If you had a time machine, where would you go? 😉

    Jordan: Well this is difficult…does the time machine fly or do I have to stay where I am when I travel through time? I’ll assume it flies. I think I’d go back to ancient Egypt and try to live as a pharaoh or king or something. I’m very interested in cultures like theirs because science has come up with so many conclusions about it. I’d want to see if it’s actually like we thought. All this minus all the slave labor.

    Reed: Dude time travel is fuckin terrifying. I would have to go to the future because if you go into the past everyone is gonna think you are looney and you are gonna die from all sorts of sub par living conditions or some shit like that. If you choose the future there is the slim chance that people will be like: oh yeah your from the past? Oh thats cool me too, what up?

“Surf Noir” is in rotation on the dirty.radio playlist from 2nd August 2010.

Listen to the full album on Soundcloud:
Surf Noir – EP by Beat Connection

More Info:
http://thebeatconnection.wordpress.com
http://www.myspace.com/beatconnexion
http://beatconnection.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/beatconnexion

Full link to the Beat Connection • Surf Noir page

Dancecast – No.41

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Dancecast continues with a fresh prominent pick of house grooves and driving techno. You can tune in to Dancecast each Friday at 8pm UK Time (9pm CET), and if your in the USA, you can also tune in at 8pm PST (11pm EST).

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01. Carl Craig – At Les (Christian Smith’s Tronic Treatment Remix)

02. L’usine – Two Dots (Nic Fanciulli Remix)
03. Lanauze – Yorya (Markojux Remix)
04. Inkfish – Attercop

05. Jazzanova – Glow & Glare (Âme Remix)
06. Ahmet Sisman – Shake That Beat
07. Pol & Lynch – Roses (DOWNLOAD FROM SOUNDCLOUD)

Hottest New Tune
08. Josh Gabriel – Viscosity

The Prominent Mix
09. Tim Xavier – Uplift The Ghetto
10. Alexi Delano & Adam Beyer – Loose Turn
11. Gary Beck – Enough Talk
12. Marc Marzenit – Motor

Dancecast will return to dirty.radio on 30th July 2010.

Full link to the Dancecast – No.41 page