Tuesday’s Turn – February 14

February 14th, 2012

Posted by Scott Willats


So what happened? Did Skrillex win a Grammy? No, please don’t answer that. The biggest sign of the EDM takeover isn’t the awards these artists are winning — it’s the sheer volume of buzz that gets uncorked when these awards go down. My Facebook and Twitter feeds were a veritable orgy of Skrillex and Deadmau5 praise on Sunday night, and that will always elicit a wry smile. But of course, congrats to Sonny for bagging three awards –and  to all the other winners, too.

Let’s jump back into it, shall we? On Friday I was bemoaning what a slow week it had been for new releases, and the production gods must’ve heard, because on the weekend I came across an abundance of new tracks — enough material to be talking about for days. But It’s only Tuesday. Let’s just check ‘em out and discuss later. Highlights include Jacques Lu Cont, who is worth the price of admission to Coachella alone!

Today is the eve of Dillon Francis Day, which we’ll be celebrating by checking out his brand new EP. In the meantime, Dillon has a nice fresh remix for us. So sick!

Clockwork – Hulk (Dillon Francis Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE

Felix Cartal is a beast — always has been, always will be. Whenever there’s anything new from him, it’s instantly news. Cop this on Beatport asap.

Felix Cartal – Domo: LISTEN TO IT HERE

After his huge night on Sunday, Skrillex served up a brand new joint with vocals. Seems about right. However this song is a litttttttle too emo for me.

Skrillex – My Good Bye: LISTEN TO IT HERE

Came across this thanks to Toddla T. It’s wibbly-wobbly-funky … catch-up?  Naw, ketchup! Very tasty!

Justice – Canon (Erol Alkan Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE

… and I have plenty more. But you neeeeeed to really hear these two tracks. Here we go!

Anthem status!!!

Jacques Lu Cont – Church: LISTEN TO IT HERE

Miike Snow – Paddling Out (Jacques Lu Cont Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE

Jacques Lu Cont also put out a pretty crazy mini-mix on Annie Mac‘s show last Friday. CHECK IT OUT if you have a chance.

And a visual, mais bien sur.

Should have clips of my encounter with Dennis Ferrer up sometime this week.

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Tiga Style!

December 19th, 2011

Check out this two-hour festive season mix from Canadian “electro ambassador” Tiga on BBC Radio 6. You can listen to it HERE.


Bok Bok & Tom Trago — Pathfinder [Sound Pellegrino]

ZZT — Work (Nautiluss Remix) [Turbo Recordings]

Blawan — Peaches (Melting Faces) [Clone Basement Series]

Untold — U 29[R&S]

Locked Groove — Different Paths [Turbo Records]

Agoria — Speechless (Gesaffelstein Remix) [Infiné]

Justice — Cannon (Tiga Remix) [Ed Banger]

Drums of Death — Tear the Box Apart [Civil Music]

A-Trak & DJ Zinc — Stingray [Fool's Gold]

Nina Kraviz — Ghetto Kraviz [Rekids]

Factory Floor — Two Different Ways (Original) [DFA]

Radio Over Moscow — Rush to the Capsule (Footprintz Cover Version) [Turbo Recordings]

Joey Beltram — Psychobass [R&S]

Adam Beyer — Second Surrounding [Truesoul]

Regis — Blood Witness [Downwards]

K.V.D. — Into the Night [Downwards]

Amadou & Mariam — Je Pense a Toi (Henrik Schwarz Remix) [Philomena 7:09]

Zomby — Trapdoor [4AD]

Zomby — Witchhunt [4AD]

Mickey Moonlight — Simulation Crocodile Skin Handbang [Ed Banger]

The Durutti Column — For Belgian Friends [Factory]

Robert Görl — Mit Dir [Mute]

Zola Jesus — Hikikomori [Sacred Bones]

Walls — Drunken Galleon [Kompakt]

Frankie Goes to Hollywood — Power of Love [Island Records]

Red Bull Culture Clash Stream Audio

October 4th, 2011


Posted by Scott Willats

Never been much of a stream listener myself. Unless the event is live, I kind of never have the patience to listen to a set for two or more hours. But this one is different.

I’ve always been a huge fan of clashes, and the Red Bull Culture Clash brought a different type of energy. I’ve linked below to the Toronto Culture Clash stream on the Red Bull Music Academy Radio site, and if you find yourself in a tedious position with lots of time to kill, this collection of sets might help you out.

Overall, I felt as though LuckyMe won — mostly because they treated it like a battle for the entire show. The Toronto All Stars were very tight in their third set, and Afrika Bambaataa‘s crew were also tight with their throwbacks. But when you listen to Dillon Francis‘ last set (around the 20 min mark) … well, you tell me what you think.

Enjoy the stream. It says “Playlist Coming Soon” … let’s hope.

RBMA World Tour 2011 Toronto -  Culture Clash live at Echo Beach, Part 1: LISTEN HERE

RBMA World Tour 2011 Toronto -  Culture Clash live at Echo Beach, Part 2: LISTEN HERE

Dream Stream Team … xx

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