The Night Out

April 10th, 2012

Posted by Scott Willats

A Tuesday to celebrate for fans of French house (and really, aren’t we all?). One of bpm:tv’s — and Canada’s — favourite European DJs, Martin Solveig has released the latest instalment in his “Smash” series of videos.

“Smash” has proven a massive success, and has really demonstrated what good music, clever filmmaking and savvy use of social media can accomplish for an artist. In addition to which, it has revealed a charmingly vulnerable and human side to one of EDM’s true superstar DJs — something refreshing for all of us “ordinary” people to see.

This new episode, “The Night Out,” features cameos from Sidney Samson, A-Trak, Porter Robinson, Dillon Francis, Laidback Luke, Zedd and many more. The offbeat humour of the story, the pause-worthy guest appearances, the stellar cinematography — there’s something in here for just about everybody. Enjoy the show!


Previously on “Smash” …


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Sweets of the Week – February 24

February 24th, 2012

Posted by Scott Willats

  

A short week, what with the Family Day holiday on Monday, but I’ve still managed to load up a supply of raging tunes to rock you all through the weekend. We’ve got new cuts from some lesser-known names that you’ll want to clear some memory space for, plus a brand new remix from New York’s own Nico Jaar that is up to his usual high standards. Plus new joints from A-Trak, Guxxi Vump and Conspirator. A serious supply of 128 bpm, so let’s get right into it.


SWEETS

Seems right now like some of the most innovative sounds are coming out of … Hungary? Tits & Clits put this country on the map for me, but it’s We Plants Are Happy Plants that have me booking my flight to Budapest. This track may not get people in the club raging like lunatics — but it’s definitely one for those early morning sessions when you feel the need to zone out and vibe.

We Plants Are Happy Plants – Rise And Fall: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Nico Jaar has the rare ability to make each of his songs sound completely different from the others. That’s creativity in a nutshell. Another slower track for you to vibe to — and like the previous offering, it’s a top-quality production.

Shlohmo – Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


This is just right. A-Trak takes a man who’s “Big in Japan” and flips him on his head. Fly and funky …

Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Brand new Killabits. ‘Nuff said …

The Killabits – Motown 2000 (Ft. Riggadale): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Brodinski is as streaky as Phil Kessel. For long stretches you don’t hear from him — then he turns around and pots five joints in a week. He’s definitely feeling the heat right now.

Yuksek – Off The Wall (Brodinski Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Speaking of which, this track goes just as hard. Wait a good 1:30 for the drop.

Lana Del Rey – Born to Die (Guxxi Vump Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Moombah madness. Let’s take one of the biggest hip-hop tracks of our era, and throw that 110 bpm we moombahton fans just can’t get enough of. Sounds wick-it!

Dr. Dre – Still California (Wick-it Moombahton Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Nothing better than a pop song gone EDM. Laidback Luke seems to do these best.

Madonna – Give Me All Your Love (Laidback Luke Remix) (Snippet): LISTEN TO IT HERE


The best thing about music nowadays: everyone is doing it. OK, sometimes that’s actually a bad thing. But in the case of Dimension5 it’s a magical thing. Try it on — bet it’ll fit perfectly!

Dimension5 – Blasted (Original Mix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


VISUAL SWEETS 

Rusko is doing an album with Cypress Hill. At first I thought there was no way they would blend well. I am and continue to be wrong. Perfecto! Expect to hear this a lot.


That’s it homies … keep it locked and bookmarked, ’cause the sweet is never as sweet without sour………..xx

 


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