It seems we couldn't get enough of the remixes when the week began. Cassettes Wont Listen gave the Brooklyn-based indie band Dirty on Purpose a facelift. Christian Martin of dirtybird turned Worthy's space-tech into drum & bass madness, and Skoozbot made a bleep-driven version of JPLS's "Green01." Upon having our fill of remixes, we enlisted Justice to supply us with 2007's undisputed club banger, then finished off the week with a track from eclectic funk outfit, The Ticklejunk All Stars.Read more »
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N-Type is dubstep’s demon dervish–a whirlwind of energy, enthusiasm, and destructive dubplates. Born Mark Newton, the DJ, producer, and globetrotting music ambassador connects with crowds from Croatia to Chicago via his fist-pumping DJ sets, along with a growing catalog of solo discs and remixes. Audiences in the US will get a chance to see what all the fuss is about when the RinseFM host returns for a tour that starts in California and heads East.Read more »
With Torq Xponent, M-Audio decides to give Serato and Traktor the proverbial middle finger. This latest platform in digital DJing isn’t merely a software application, but a hardware/software bundle that eliminates having to touch the computer keyboard at all during a live set. Complete with two CD turntables, a two-channel mixer, and MIDI-Learn capabilities, Torq Exponent is a miniature DJ labyrinth, for a mere $749.99. Serato, it’s your move.
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After a two-year hiatus and the fatal overdose of guitarist Ryan Noel, New York-based band A.R.E Weapons is back, and more pissed off than ever. Modern Mayhem, the outfit’s latest album, conjures the spirit of the snotty punk rebellion without forcing the four remaining band members to succumb to DIY clichés or a lack of bathing.Read more »
Rarely are funk outfits as outlandishly eclectic as The Ticklejunk Allstars, but these dudes produce jams that encompass just about every dance genre known to man, including breakbeats, housey grooves, and some lounge-friendly guitar riffs.Read more »
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