Morning Brew: Disclosure – Latch (Manic Focus Remix)

Absolutely the definition of a remix right here. Completely lets the song be itself, and lays some amazing sounds overtop. Just listen.

-Dusmo

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Had a two-liner with Zedd today.

Minimal – but still something cool. Thought I’d share with you all.

Context: He announced his first arena show in PA and I asked him if he liked the idea of playing in an arena, or if it felt more distant from the fans and less interactive/intense. Didn’t expect a response but hey, cool! I feel like EDM is a scene where you can actually interact with the “famous” and the “celebrities” because it is on the front lines of technology, making it a lot more personal despite there being hundreds of thousands of people in the culture. It is pretty cool if you ask me.

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MORNING BREW: Subfocus will make you happy.

Subfocus is an English music producer who started as early as 2003. What I want YOU to wake up to though is his most recent stuff. First we’ve got his new(ish) track with Alex Clare and it is something I didn’t originally intend to feature, but discovered along the way and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to tell people about it. Look at the music video. So intense.

This one is a bit older, but I have been wanting to share it with as many people as possible ever since I first heard it around last fall.

Have a great day and do something with your life.

-Dusmo

Dusmo’s Top 5: Mashup Artists

Fuck I love mashups. I posted about it just this morning on the Morning Brew. Something about the combination of  different sounds that bring stuff unrelated together just gets me going. So here are my favorite mashup artists, they put in the work and it is all for free and the glory of music (due to licensing laws and shit). These people deserve to be making money for their talent and I am sure they do through merch and shows and such.

Definitely feel like mashups are an underappreciated sector of EDM that deserves to be shown more exposure.

Number Five

White Noise

His name is Mike McCourt from Huntington, NY. This is his Soundcloud, follow it. Here he pulls together Bass Cannon by Flux Pavilion, Mercy by Kanye West, and other stuff that gets me amped up. He has 7 discs out on his BandCamp channel, all for free download and streaming. Find it here and support him!

I mean holy shit people.

Number Four

KapSlap

KapSlap (Jared Lucas from Bethlehem, PA) is not just a mashup artist. He does mixes, house, electro, so I definitely do not want to give anyone the impression that he exclusively does mashups. However, Frequent Flyer is such an awesome mashup CD, 17 tracks and 84 minutes of constant enjoyment. This is honestly something you could put on at a party and just let it run with no effort necessary (don’t do that though – that’s lame). KapSlap also currently has Bootie Bundle Vol. 1 out – and just started up Slapcast, his podcasts, which are available for free download!

Number Three

Super Mash Bros.

These guys. These fucking guys. They are amazing. I have been listening to them for about 2 years now, longer than I have listened to most other artists. And they constantly keep coming out with grade A high quality mashups. They are a trio from LA, comprised of Nicolas Fenmore, Dick Fink and Ethan Dawes, and manage to go to school in addition to their artist careers. I am featuring the Pure Fix Mix in this post because it is the most accurately titled mix I have ever heard. Thriller from start to finish.

Number Two

Girl Talk

Girl Talk aka Gregg Gillis from Pittsburgh, PA, is probably the biggest mashup artist out there. He also is one of the oldest, coming out with his first album, Secret Diary, in 2002 under the label Illegal Art. Perhaps one of his biggest accomplishments – Girl Talk’s album Night Ripper was named #22 on Rolling Stone’s best albums of 2006. He offers all his music via his website with the option to “pay as you wish” which essentially means the music is free but you have the option to help the EDM scene and the deserving artist by making a donation (Which you should).

Number One

The White Panda

The White Panda is comprised of Tom Evans (Procrast) and Dan Griffith (DJ Griffi) respectively from Chi-town and LA. They stepped on the mashup scene in 2009.These guys, in my opinion, are hands down the best mashup artists in the world right now. They are just destroying everything they do. I cannot get enough of them and have been playing “Bearly Legal” since it came out a little over a month ago. You can download it for free here. Follow them on their Facebook page for updates, as they release full versions of each of their Bearly Legal tracks.

One of their biggest successes is this amazing mashup of Kanye West and M83. I don’t know why Kanye is good for mashing but oh well.

Here is an amazingly chill mix I just found of Kendrick Lamar and Pierce Fulton. Really relaxing.

Last, my favorite track off of “Bearly Legal” – “All Knas Everything”. Which is one of the few tracks they have released a full version for. THIS IS FUCKING HYPE.

Follow these guys. They are going places. I would love to have the opportunity to interview them, like that is one of my goals right now.

WHITE PANDA IF YOU READ THIS LET’S SIT DOWN FOR AN INTERVIEW.

Enjoy guys.

-Dusmo

Survive The Weekend: Michael Jackson – Beat It (Mutrix Remix)

You don’t like Michael Jackson? Well thanks a lot, the terrorists have already won. Mutrix dubs this classic up, cutting it, dropping it, making you want more. Basically everything you shouldn’t do with a child… which is ironic… Because Michael Jackson.

Anyways it’s almost Friday at 5 which marks the official start of the weekend for the pitiful souls with desk jobs. Don’t die this weekend and have a great fucking time. Go to a show, annoy your parents, do something stupid. Make bad decisions! Fuck take a trip to Neverland Ranch on acid, you can’t really top that. Add that to my bucket list.

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CHAMMMMONNNNAHHHHHHHHHH. RIP.