Saturday, October 30, 2010

Etherea as f***

This post is about Etherea. He goes to Ithaca, or at least he did at the time of this release, which means he is really talented for a young dude. He makes music akin to Toro y Moi, in the sense that it tends to get classified as "chillwave" or "glo-fi," but there's an undeniable hip-hop/beat scene influence in the music as well. His myspace calls it "psychedelic....created in headphones, created for headphones," and I'd say that's pretty dead on. I guess you could call it psychadelic indie beat music, or "psychedelindiebeat"..................a genre name I just invented that I will proceed to squeeze all music under at some point.

Back to what matters: the music! It's really fucking good, and it's from all the way back in 2008!! That's the year FlyLo's seminal Los Angeles was released, for those who don't know...the beat scene was hardly the popular phenomenon that it is today. It seems this dude just slipped under the radar, I can't imagine him NOT blowing up in this current scene, where dudes like Baths and Flying Lotus are becoming HUGE left and right. And as a matter of fact, I can most definitely hear a FlyLo influence in his remix of Animal Collective's "College," not to mention that his remix of "Birdo" by Josephine Foster straight up reminds me of Shlohmo. Really lush production + super hard-hitting beats = good shit.

Also his only release is a free mixtape, the fittingly titled Free Etherea. You have no excuses. If you've got no room on your HD, then delete your fucking Girl Talk albums and give this stuff a spin. You won't regret it.

click dis––––––> Free Etherea - Etherea

Also if you really, really feel bad about getting rid of the Girl Talk, then let me inform you that he mashes up MF Doom and Wavves on the album. So click the goddamn link.

Lobster out.

~ ~ ~

BONUS: new Bastille shit! That's the boys over at Apes With Barrels, for those of you who don't know. Awesome dance music blog, awesome dance music producers. GO GET.


Shigeto is a brilliant electronica/indie/beat music producer based out of Brooklyn. To clarify: it's mostly beat stuff, with that downtempo/hip-hop feel, but he's got a very neat sound that sometimes strays out of the hip-hop spectrum. He's a master of soundscapes: bright synths, pretty chords, kick-ass drums, and percussion up the wazoo. But he is undeniably beat-driven. And one hell of a good producer.

He's signed to Ghostly International, a bad-ass label/collective/site that has a lot of amazing artists signed to Gold Panda, who I will post on soon. He (Shigeto) has an album, Full Circle, coming out in a couple of weeks, I am extremely excited and will most definitely purchase it. More info here.

~ d ~ a ~ s ~ ~ t ~ u ~ n ~ e ~ s ~

Adrift (Shigeto's Adrift A Dream Remix) - Tycho

First song of his I got. From XLR8R...point made. So beautiful, the beat is stripped down to these minimalist clicks over beautiful synth washes and a simple melody, with a little sub thrown in there for good measure. It struck me because I'd never heard this kind of sound anywhere else.

Spoons (Shigeto Remix) - Shlohmo

This one's from Shlohmo's Camping EP. Whereas the original track basically oscillates between glitch/ambient and gnarly wobble-bass beat music, this one takes those ambient, woozy chords and throws them over a killer beat in the first 30 seconds, then holds off on the wobble bass til later, when it arrives in a more subtle, muted form than in the original. Really tight remix.

Jungle Strings - Shigeto

From his Soundcloud. This starts with pretty much an electro beat, like something you'd hear from SebastiAn. But with intricate percussion & use of white noise, a droning string sample, and some arpeggiated blips in the background. Also it slows down to hip-hop tempo at the end, which is pretty kewl.

Is This All For Real - Shigeto

From a Moodgadget compilation called The Nocturnal Suite. This one's got a plucked guitar sample and vocals (reverbed up the wazoo and faded to the background), both of which mix well with the beat. Great bass, groovy beat, and some FUNKY lead synths. MAN he knows how to make good synth noises.

After The Smoke - Shigeto

From the What We Held On To EP. Amazing song. A neckbreaking beat soaked in distant sidechained chords hits you relentlessly, only occasionally giving you a measure's respite by breaking for a mournful vocal sample. By the end, the chords are everywhere, from high end to low, until you are literally saturated in synths. If you like this song, GET THE EP. I cannot stress this enough. It's not a big file size, it's beautiful music, and most importantly, IT'S FREE, COURTESY OF THE ARTIST. So he wants you to have it!

[Go get. No excuses.]

Lobster out.

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BONUS: new groundislava shit. he's half of LandLord, who we posted on here. this track was originally a remix but I like it a lot more without the vocals; this dude is a fantasic producer in his own right, and the rappers on the original suck. So cop it. Now.

Flawed Fortress (I bet I do remix instrumental) by Groundislava

You can grab the actual remix (with vocals) over at WEDIDIT.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


///patkins/// aka DJmus *

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

indie new beatsz

dorian concept, featured below
Even after laying all that good shit on you last night, i still have more for you! The music scene never stops moving forward, so why should we? Most of this post is a bunch of indie beat-type stuff, including the up and comer Dorian Concept (see photo). He is actually currently touring with Flying Lotus (aka instant respect), and is much more than a pad-mashing producer. He dabbles in Jazz and in other projects, showing that he has the perspective on his music that i ascribed to Teebs as well. Besides Dorian, though, i have some more Baths and Teebs for you... and some Mau5. We stick to the favorites here, you know. If you want all the files, just head over to their folder (not a zip) here.

This reminds me a lot of eLan + Flying Lotus. Basically, a sweet sawtooth synth line thats had the shit syncopated out of it, with a catchy beat underneath it that is fun to dance to. Pretty cool. Then, at the second iteration of the theme, he adds a rumbling, heavy bass on the bottom to make the room vibrate as you dance. 

I've never heard this song before in my life, but it really makes me wish that ALL mass-produced rap could sound this way. considering that the Beat movement essentially birthed itself from rap tracks, now what makes a rap remix awesome is that a beat producer redid the track. 

Oh look, its the trio thats touring RIGHT NOW! all in ONE TRACK! Anyway, I wanted to post this with the stuff from Ardour (here), but thought that might be a BIT too much Teebs. I like this track, its very simple but still has Teebs' masterful counterpoint of lilt and thump that attract me to him. 

Baths put this out today, and Langosta linked me to it... Mr. Wisenfeld dismissed it as a sketchy thing he threw together in his apartment, but its still definitely Baths and therefore worth having. Its very relaxed, and somewhat reminds me of Nordic Laurel and some of his other projects (Post-Foetus and Geotic). 

I have no idea who Fol Chen is, but he released this Baths remix for free with his In Ruins EP. Its essentially Baths + echo-y, romantic lyrics. Again, Baths, therefore worth having and enjoying.

This is extremely entertaining for anyone that loves Deamau5 or knows his music well. AKA everyone here at this blog, don't know about you guys... also, really hoping he didn't mix this live. I would be impressed beyond belief.

Get everything here: Fresh Favorites folder

Seeing passion pit tonight...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Proof that Fidget House isn't dead and 8-Bit lives

This post has two parts to it - a FIDGET HOUSE portion and an 8-BIT portion... with zips for both.

Fidget house pretty much happened in 2009 - by 2010 it was clear that dubstep had taken its mantle of the 'new genre around' and has pretty much owned a lot of the blogosphere's focus this year. Parenthetically, i would mention that i predict the Beat scene that Langosta and I love so much will take over dubstep as the 'new' thing. Anyway, i think its a shame that fidget house is more rare, because there is no denying how funky it is to put a wobble bassline under a house beat. Luckily, its not COMPLETELY dead, and this post is proof. I spotlight two duos - Jack Beats and 2 Bit Thugs - who are pretty much champs of the genre (along with names like AC Slater). Be sure to check out the zip too, because i have included some special gifts [read: random cool shit].

I Don't Want To (JB Dub edit) - Example
THIS IS EPIC. the drop pretty much smacks you in the face with wobbly undulating low end. it makes you unable to not dance. yep.

Insane In The Brain (2 Bit Thugs Remix) - Cypress Hill
2 Bit Thugs essentially remix rap, creating a genre called bmore. i still consider it fidget house.. this has a 2 minute intro with a rap breakdown and everything... its a great use of the original song. And of course, the bass. what can i say. LOVE IT

Shutterbug (JB Remix) - Big Boi

This isn't as good as the above, but still worth having. Theres another one of those rap breakdowns towards the second drop... again, awesome. check it.

Ba Bada (2 Bit Thugs Bootleg) - Jackinori
This IS SIMILARLY EPIC. absolutely sick bassline, and interesting eastern vocals at the opening... i love this too.

Special Gifts (Zip ONLY)

One (Foals Remix) - Swedish House Mafia
YEP. INDIE BAND DOES SHM. A Foals remix of One (the vocal version, obviously). Very entertaining/worth having.

The Kids Don't Stand A Chance (Miike Snow Remix) - Vampire Weekend
I like Miike Snow and I (don't hate me) like Vampire Weekend. So... anyway. this works really well.. arpeggiated, low-end heavy synth pop awesomeness. Sick on a good subwoofer.. in a dorm room... 

Fidget + Special Gifts ZIP

8-Bit it lives!
this part of the post is about Old Grey Wolf, an indie 8-bit producer from New Zealand. I'm giving you his free demo of music. He performs live with his own hand-built chipsets and everything.. its really cool. This is fun stuff to play to confuse people or yourself.. or just to rock out in the mornings. Enjoy
Old Grey Wolf Demo Zipp

Anyway, thats all for now... thank god i finally got this up!

PS: Seeing Passion Pit tomorrow, Jack Beats Thursday, and partying Friday. Expect some reviews once the hangover is gone.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


UK Funky is, as I understand it a particularly fast, drum-driven genre of house music. A lot of the time I find it repetetive, but here are a few select tracks that really got me movin'. Props as usual to Apes With Barrels and XLR8R.

Steam - Sub Swara

BANGER BANGER BANGER. Opens with these intense tribal drums, then drops into a super nasty house groove, complete with squelchy bassline. It even has a dubstep breakdown at one point. This sucker really moves.

I Might Be (Joy Orbison Remix) - Todd Edwards

Joy Orbison is a champion of this whole Funky/post-dubstep/whatever-the-fuck-it-is-they're-calling-it-now sound, and I dig his stuff. This is a really cool track, very chill and deep but with a sub bass that could melt faces, not unlike that Subwave liquid track I posted a while back.

Addicted To You (Lone Remix) - The Count and Sinden

Very housey. This one has a reeeeally cool lead synth line, very 8-bit (and you know how I love my 8-bit)

//~ Z ¡ P ~\\

BONUS: ..........more UK Funky! (not included in zip though...they were already on teh internets)
Move On - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Blood Pressure - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
We've definitely posted on this guy before. Well, he's from the UK, and he is funky. Though he doesn't just make UK Funky: he has some great electro-pop jams, SO GO GET EM.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Teebs - Ardour

beautiful album art, eh?
Teebs' Ardour LP came out today. Its fucking awesome, if you haven't looked into it yet. For the love of beat music, buy it here. Its rich, melodious and catchy. You can tell it was produced by a musician and not a pad-mashing, synth-tweaking music box... pure excellence. I am SO fucking excited to see him play here in Boston. There are some preview tracks below. Buy it here.

Moments - Teebs (via The Tape is Not
Double Fifths - Teebs (via Pitchfork)


here are two tracks that El Langosta's favorite Dntel gave out for free. Enjoy in 320.

Monday, October 18, 2010


They just keep comin'.

gah. so freakin good. brilliant animation, written to a psychadelic groove...put this on your "watch-while-stoned" queues. (though it's still great sober)

BONUS: two bangers by Mux Mool and Devonwho respectively, found over at 92bpm (GREAT BLOG, FOLLOW IT). Mind-blowingly deep kick drums on the Mux Mool joint, thick dense bass on the Devonwho. Whip out your headphones/subwoofer and prepare to have your soul massaged.

BONUS part deux: another banger, courtesy of XLR8R (what a boss website), this one a remix of Shigeto (who I will post on SOON) by Mike Slott. Who is the fuckin tits. Want proof? Check out his INCREDIBLE remix of Flying Lotus:

Kill Your Co-Workers Video

Flying Lotus - Kill Your Co-Workers from Warp Records on Vimeo.

everyone on this blog loves flying lotus. especially in video.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

a weïrd batch

*golf claps to patkins for the more acoustically-inclined interlude*

Time to plug back in. We've got some weird shit for you right here. Open your minds and dive in...

Cryptic Motion (Mr. Oizo Remix) - Squarepusher

Mr. Oizo, aka the muse of those gentlemen over at Apes With Barrels, has mastered the aesthetic of weird-ass electronica. And yet he never misses a chance to bring the funk, either: chopped up slap bass, computerized vocal samples, and weird little pitch-bent clavichord breaks make this track an awesome little oddity.

Earth King - Newman Wolf

Baths posted this track on his facebook page; it's by a friend of his. Really neat indie/beat music stuff, a lot of the sounds in there remind me of Baths' stuff, actually, specifically "Maximalist," but the expert vocal chopping and drum work reminds me a lot more like Duke Dumont's remix of Lily Allen...this is a really cool track, it's well-structured and awesome. And most importantly, it makes me want to hear more from this guy. Indie/electronica/beat track.

Deadcatclear II (Baths Remix) - Themselves

I know next to nothing about Themselves, but as you're probably aware by now, it wouldn't be our blog if we didn't post a Baths here you go. No shame. Strange vocals, but not in a bad way at all. Great track.

FWUH 16 - Bomb Zombies

Bomb Zombies (best name ever!!) is the EPIC duo of Low End Theory residents Nobody and Nocando: Nobody on the sick beat and pitched-up hook, Nocando killing it on the mic as usual. Their Sincerely Yours EP is out November 9 on Hellfyre Club, Nocando's label. And I cannot freakin' wait. "Fuck what you heard, this is what you need to hear."

Trusss - matthewdavid

matthewdavid, a dublab labrat and founder of the almighty Leaving Records, is the shit. He's certainly at home with the L.A. beatheads, but he has a penchant for fucking with field recordings and tape manipulation as well, so his stuff has this incredible experimental/atmospheric vibe. I love it.

And We Gonna (Samiyam Chopsticks Remix) - Shigeto

Now for a certified JAM: Samiyam remixing Shigeto. Hell fuck yeah. Prepare to drown in heavenly sawtooth synth chords before the kick knocks yr skull in. Awesome percussion, bass, beat...Samiyam is a boss.

Ruby (Live @ Berghain) - Mount Kimbie

I know very little about the UK's Mount Kimbie, except that supposedly they put on one hell of a live show. And this track certainly supports that claim: it's super mellow, intricate, and performed live. I think they're generally described as "post-dubstep" (genre pigeonholing ftw), and you can hear why that is in the beat, but this is pretty damn far from dubstep, sharing more in common with deep house and UK funky in my opinion. But descriptions aside, give it a listen, it's a neat track.

{{ ~ wEïRd ~ BaTcH ~ .ZiP ~ }}

BONUS [zip only]:
The Fear (Duke Dumont Remix) - Lily Allen (<-- youtube link).
Beautiful. One of my favorite songs ever, gorgeous synths and brilliant vocal chopping. Worth getting the whole batch for, we promise...

Lobster out! Enjoy the music.

Friday, October 15, 2010

this is a mid-october indie post

photocredit: patkins
it's been a while since we have done one of these. probably since mid-september... anyway, here is a batch of music i have collected and curated over the past month or so that departs from our usual DnB, Dubstep, Beat music and electro indie side. a bit. There's a zip at the end, so if you feel inundated by links, head for the zippp.

Besides their AWESOME name, Timber Timbre have a very cool, sparse, bluesy-folksy-lets-go-roll-in-a-meadow type feel. This is from their self titled album, and is one of my friend's favorites.

King Tut. I don't really know much about them except that they have since broken up. However, their music is awesome. Its like Grizzly Bear plus wayy more post-production processing and more agressive, noodly lines. These two tracks are from their album Chopping Wood and Carrying Water but are not in any way the only types of sounds you will find on that album. Buy it somewhere if you can.

Meditative, almost baroque fugue-like banjo bluegrassy folk indieness. LOVE.

THIS reminds me more of our friend Baths than it does of bluegrass. These guys know how to do everything - not only can they produce intricate arcs of banjo plucking, they can chop it up and add samples and stuff and make what you find here. again, LOVE.

Train Song - Feist and Ben Gibbard
This is mostly here because i know El Langosta has a Ben Gibbard fetish and that he would really like this track. I really like it too. Its exactly what you would expect from these two. that is, simple, pretty and soulful. Plus i have a thing for male-female duets (nevermind that there are backup singers)

Honk Town - The Toughcats
I have posted (in a limited way) on these guys before. Anyway, i have a special place in my heart for the toughcats - they hail from an island in maine near where i summer, and they have been becoming more and more and more popular in recent months/years. That just makes me excited. I love these guys, essentially bluegrass folk-rock-ness, but awesome. think more improvised barn dance hall than big bluegrass festival in tennessee.

Iron Horse - These are two epic bluegrass covers (the hell with me and bluegrass?! i don't know) of popular indie/rock songs - the ubiquitous Float On (Modest Mouse) and New Slang (The Shins).
I love these SO MUCH. Get them both.

Float On (Iron Horse Bluegrass Cover) - Modest Mouse
New Slang (Iron Horse Bluegrass Cover) - The Shins

mid-october indie post zip


Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's been awhile...MIX TIME

Hey, guys.

This one's for ma buddy Patkins.

He's been going through some personal drama of late, nothing too serious, but enough to stress the guy out, which is not what he needs. I mean, the man is working simultaneously on two degrees, as well as writing for this blog, going to know, actually having a life.

So I figured I would make him a mix, seeing as it's been awhile since I've done one for the blog anyways.

And besides, what else soothes the soul like hard-hitting Electro House bass?

The "For Patkins" Support Mix - DJmus ∆

Hardly a perfect mix: a couple fuckups and some embarassingly basic transitions, but undeniably amazing tracks. I'm proud of the selection, especially in the first half. It's fun when you find 4 songs in relatively the same key that all sound AWESOME.

[obligatory Apes With Barrels plug. I get most of this stuff from them]

Feel better, buddy.

Tracklist in the comments.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Gobble Gobble!!

Reeeeally dark shit... metal vocals and a dubstep beat collide violently with the catchy hooks and top-notch noise-pop production we've come to expect from Gobble Gobble. Cecil Frena screams dark, visceral lyrics at you through layers of delay, while 8-bit synths cascade like waterfalls over an understated wobble bass and a crisp 2-step beat, until just when you feel starved for melody he gurgles a wordless hook before crooning in his signature distorted tenor: "move til' you can't feel..."

But to be perfectly honest, this band's music pretty much defies description. So just give it a listen, and be open-minded. Because I will admit that this shit is undeniably weird...

<< >>

+download+ [right-click/save-as]

Our previous post on this brilliant band (with tracks!): {_h_e_r_e_}

Lobster out.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tim Berg and some trim Beats

bad visual puns ftw!
hi there. so its tuesday, which means... absolutely nothing related to the mission of this blog. Anyway, this is a two part post; the first three tracks are all Tim Berg, or Tim Berg remixes (note that Avicii = Tim Berg...). All really awesome prog house or prog electro house or prog-whatever. 

The last four tracks are some fresh beats for you.. look for descriptions. thus the iceberg with speakers embedded ... i couldn't resist.


Awesome progressive house track... wish it had vocals, but hey. its awesome.

Porter Robinson takes Bromance, turns it into electro house, adds vocals, and makes it a fucking JAM.

With that many northern european names remixing this track, it better be good. and it is. The original version of Alcoholic came out with a TON of remixes, and i found this to be the best one. Heavy prog house banger... bedroom rave status!


This is from a new beat tape by Bahwee - definitely some interesting stuff. It was posted at WEDIDIT (link here) Its really chill and very hip-hoppy - but I definitely can't not move when i play this track. soo sweet. The whole EP is $7, but check out the link i gave you and the comments below it....

This is from the Teebs/Daedelus album from the Los Angeles series. Its only available if you buy it from them on tour (which i plan to do when the come to Boston 11/3 with the Gaslamp Killer). Anyway, i found this on XLR8R. Cool shit.

I found this one by combing his SoundCloud - i suggest you do the same. Theres lots of good stuff that artists post on their soundclouds (especially beat producers) that you can just straight up download. This is one of those tracks. It's a treat - syncopated, heavy beats with 0. rapping on top of em. Download this.

I found this on FMLY, i think. Essentially <3, slowed down and with interesting bleeps and bloops dropped in. Good homework music.


AshTreJinkins & ¢hit$ - The$tomp [REVIEW]

Oh yes, ladies and gents. The time has come. AshTreJinkins, a freaking fantastic 17-year-old beat music producer (previous posts), has released a split beattape, The$tomp, with like-minded producer ¢hit$, who I'm fairly unfamiliar with. But he's also great, the two fit really well with each other, vibe-wise. These guys are NOT amatuers; they're fantastic producers, the both of them, so let me tell you, it is a freakin DEAL that you can go grab this for FREE at their bandcamp. Although you are allowed to pay for the album if you'd like, and I highly suggest you do. These beats are for sure worth some cash. You can listen here if you'd like, however:

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The tape opens with ¢hit$ on a beat called "Sawdoff," which has some neat, crisp claps and clicks riding over what seems to be a bitcrushed kick drum, all bathed in a gorgeous synth/string sample. Then AshTreJinkins takes the reins on "Gremlins," which makes brilliant use of fat, ominous synths and what sounds like, well, a bunch of gremlins snarling and growling. Really cool beat. Then ¢hit$ is back, holding down the softer, more contemplative end of the tape with "Travaja," before AshTreJinkins comes back in (you can see the pattern here) with the brutally skull-crushing "CaveDwellers," which gains extra points for sampling Monty Python. But I absolutely love the super dark and atmospheric vibe he's got going on his half of the tape. Really top-notch production, you've heard me rant about this kid plenty before. The rest of the tape sees ¢hit$ getting down with some really cool synths on "19," AshTreJinkins moving from a percussion-oriented vibe to yet another incredible beat (all saturated in GORGEOUS ambient synths) on "Symbolic Rainforest," and the two remixing one of each others' tracks. They essentially take the same approach on both ("aSymbolicRecreate" and "Travaja (Jinkins'SourDownfallRmx)," each taking the ambient aspects of the other's original and adding a heavier beat. And both work exceedingly well.

Point is, this is an awesome tape. You should go get it, as a reward to yourself for sitting through my ramblings and ravings.

Lobster out.

~ ~ ~

BUT WAIT! Another reason why you need to dig this AshTreJinkins kid: he's coming out with ANOTHER tape as well!! How's that for productivity?! So expect a post on that soon...possibly accompanied by Crustacean Cognition's first interview?! Keep your eyes on this page............

Monday, October 11, 2010

Baths Kicks Assths

I like how our last two posts have literally followed the same basic format: "oh look, here's some new shit by artists we fucking LOVE and post on waaaaay too much." .....but in all seriousness, this is a song called "Ocean Death," performed live by Baths.

BATHS - Ocean Death live in Seattle WA USA from Kevin N. Murphy on Vimeo.

He's at the tail end of a big-ass tour of the US with El Ten Eleven (patkins reviewed such a show here), and this is a brand-new jam, possibly from his next album. He's been saying that it's gonna follow a much darker vibe, which I am super down for if it sounds as awesome as this. You can read an interview with him here, but here's a particular excerpt I liked:

~ ~ ~

"I have been thinking about 13th Century Europe where the idea of the devil and going to hell were actual truths to these people. It was not the way that that religion is now where you can take it or leave it. In that time period it was an absolute brutal truth, like if I do this certain wrong thing I am going to be condemned to hell forever. The zeitgeist of that time, that crazy fear is really interesting to me, that people lived every day of their lives with something which to me is really terrifying, I think that is a really interesting subject and vibe for music. I want to make music as fierce or creepy as that idea as well as incorporating a lot of ideas of death. But not in the horror of it, like in American horror, but in the more contemplative Japanese outlook on it. It can be a beautiful thing, even the process of it…"

~ ~ ~

So basically he's saying we should be really fuckin pumped.

Zeroh sum game

0. being a genius, as usual. There is also wayyy more on his sound cloud to check out. Also, revealing that he uses Fruity Loops... 
fruip loots by Z E R 0. H
more later 


Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Drum & Bass is a genre of dance music I've only recently gotten into. Aside from being hands-down the most awesome music to run to (and definitely the most dangerous to drive to, makes you feel like you're in an action movie. don't do it kids), it's incredibly high-energy, and there's just an awesome diversity in sound throughout the genre. Here's a sampler post. Got all of these from Apes With Barrels, as usual. Get all your dansemusik fixes there.

(sorry, no divshare players for this one. did it on the fly, so just download links)

Get Shakey (Matrix & Futurebound Remix) - The Ian Carey Project
The original is already a great track, but this version is just downright epic. Great chords, vocals, beat, and one of the most solid drops ever. I pretty much listen to this at the peak of every run I'm ever on.

I Need You - Subwave
Favorite track here, it's DnB but sounds so close to something you would hear Garth Trinidad or Raul Campos play on KCRW late at night. Like the Get Shakey remix above, it's part of a subgenre of DnB called Liquid, which I think is basically like progressive house is to electro house: there's more emphasis on musical aesthetics than on just making bangers. Which both of these nonetheless are. Get this if you get nothing else. And make sure to listen to it on a system with adequate bass, otherwise the drop seems really underwhelming. Suuuper subby.

Deep (feat. Jakes) - TC
MC Jakes kills it. Sick track.

Helium - Engage
The fellas at AwB described this as "tech DnB." They're pretty dead on; it's very dark and atmospheric, with all these techy, machine-esque sounds. Really awesome. Chase scenes should be written and filmed specifically for this track.

Act Like You Know - Nero
You've all heard the dubstep version of this. Honestly I like this one about the same, obviously the two have totally different feels, but that fucking bass kills pretty ubiquitously, whether it's half-time or double-time. AVE NERO!!

(( DnB Post Zipped ))

lobster out. off to NY for the weekend!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Electro + Lyrics (or, AN EPIC POST)

new album artwork, yo
WHAT? ELECTRO WITH LYRICS? well, okay usually it winds up being rap. and yes, there are many instances of electro with lyrics. i just wanted to find some sort of theme to bind this post together and give me an excuse to post this stuff. so here you go.

THE FUCKING AWESOMEST TRACK EVER. Lyrics from Sofi Needs A Ladder + Deadwolf Gartnermau5's Animal Rights. FUCKING ;LAKDJSF;LAKDJF;LADSKFJ. GET THIS.

Bass Head (King Fantastic Remix) - Bassnectar
What was a pretty ordinary dubstep track becomes a banging, smashing, EPIC ass track when you add profanities and verse. SO GOOD

Forever (Nero Remix) - Drake
Another rap/pop dubstep track, but with the production quality you would expect from Nero. Fat ass bass, a good one to drop in a live set. 

Epic shit!



If you navigate to between the hours of 8 and 10 EST tonight, you may hear me djing. Just so you know... its an awesome show. Lots of good stuff getting played.



((look, literally "over" him! heh heh heh...))

Oh lordy this is a trip. Cosmic rhymes over a Cosmogramma beat ("Nose Art"). Trippy as hell but god I love it. 0. kills it. Every time. You should read up on him. The dude's supposedly got a tape coming out in the near future, but until then the world waits with bated breath...


"Respect your deities."

Lobster out.

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EDIT: IT IS YOUR DUTY AS AN ELECTRONIC-MUSIC-LOVING HUMAN BEING TO GO HERE. It relates to two things: Wolfgang Gartner and Wolfgang Gartner. SO DO IT

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Autumnal Eclectica Mix

here's my latest mix. Its called an eclectica mix because it has some pretty random things.. and the mood changes a lot. should be good for homework, and stuff.

1. What You Talking About? (feat. Ms. Dynamite) - Redlight
2. In For The Kill (Skrillex Remix) - La Roux
3. Nordic Laurel - Baths
4. To The Lighthouse - Memoryhouse
5. Promiscuous (Flying Lotus Remix) - Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland
6. 2222 - Nosaj Thing
7. Hello - Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette
8. The Finishing of a Thing - Daedelus
9. Sleepyhead (Acoustic Piano Version) - Passion Pit (from a live on NPR recording)
10. Rafting Starlight Everglades - Baths
11. Bombay - El Guincho
12. Antigravity - Shlohmo
13. Mbira Spirit - Juj
14. Hidden Track

Autumnal Eclectica Mix - DJmus* (removed)


This Batch Makes Very Little Coherent Sense

I've just had some tunes kicking around my head of late, figured I should share em with y'all. Mostly Indie Rock, with a dance jam and some experimental/beat stuff packed in there at the end for good measure.

Like Eating Glass - Bloc Party

Bloc Party are probably the first band I became seriously obsessed with. This is off their stellar debut, Silent Alarm, which should be mandatory to have in your music library. The other albums are good too, but they never really topped this one; they just went in different directions and tried new things, which is totally respectable.

Up - Modern Memory

Freaking obsessed with this band/record. Expect a post in the near future detailing why I am so obsessed with Modern Memory. And their past, and their future, and everything else related to the brothers Faler. But just vibe with this jam in the meantime, and keep your eyes on this blog.

We Laugh Indoors - Death Cab For Cutie

People hate on Death Cab a lot. And while I can see why (cf. the lyrics from Plans...), I can't help but love them. They have an undeniably pop quality to them that I think some people find distasteful, but there really is so much there in the music and lyrics, I dunno. Fuck it, I like em. Though on second thought, the bridge to this song is pretty awkward. They pull that sound off better on the bridge to "Tiny Vessels." (youtube link)

White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes

I most certainly was not into Fleet Foxes back when everybody else was two years ago. That was my Electro/EDM phase, I had other things on my mind. But after hearing an acapella group here utterly KILL this song, I had to go back and see what I was missing. And man, was I missing. Gorgeous lyrics, wonderful songcraft, and vocal harmonies that will lift you high above this plane... Another essential album for y'all's music libraries.

Electric Boogaloo (Hudson Mohawke Remix) - Wiley

Jam Jam Jam. Super awesome synths, very spacey feel, then in come the drums and this shit gets tribal. Fuckin HudMo. What a boss. "Report to the dancefloor, honey..."

Weak Will - [Post-Foetus]

It wouldn't be our blog if we didn't post something related to Will Weisenfeld, aka Baths, aka Geotic, aka the bee's tits. But here's a track from his earlier moniker, [Post-Foetus], from the release The First Will Weisenfeld EP. Warning: EXPERIMENTAL AS HELL. I fucking love it, though. Spoken word lyrics over epic handmade soundscapes, touches of the pop sensibility that we love so much about Baths, not to mention the song is about not being able to talk to someone you love from a distance, who can't relate to that!?

~ [[ whole batch in a .zip ]] ~

BONUS!! (zip only!!): Baths - Mecha Joy (youtube link). An early Baths track that was a BITCH to track down in 320, as it isn't officially on any release that I can track down. SO GET ON THAT SHIT!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Diplo meets Indie Rock

Wouldn't expect this from Diplo and Lunice... this works really well. Very pretty..
check it
Helicopter (Diplo and Lunice Remix) - Deerhunter


Friday, October 1, 2010

10/1/10 Wavelength of the Moment: Shlo-Fi EP

Beauty comes with a fat flippin bassline. Who knew?

<a href="">Ghost pt. 2 by Error Broadcast</a>

Doesn't hurt that you can nab an entire album of this shit (the Shlo-Fi EP) for free over at Error Broadcast. And I seriously suggest you do. In my opinion it showcases Shlohmo at his best, with its perfect balance of the beautiful atmospherics and heavy beats we've come to expect from young Monsieur Laufer. He's been moving more in the atmospheric direction of late, and I love it. We posted on him here.

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Also, any being participant in experience of the world who happens to live in or near Los Angeles should attend this event. Low End Theory, that's all I have to say.

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Lobster out. Some real posts to follow.

El Guincho - Bombay

Who gives a fuck if its all in spanish? this song is a jam. I first heard this while in training at WMFO (my schools radio station) and my trainer played this on his show... i picked it up immediately and drenched myself in its Animal Collective-ness. And then i saw the video. Awesome track, i recommend the whole album.

El Guincho - Bombay (Buy)

Buy Pop Negro (album)