Soldiers in the Blood Army

November 30th, 2011

Posted by Scott Willats

 

It’s amazing. Fake Blood has one of the most distinctive sounds in all of music — yet he has managed to find a militia of devious DJs who share his refined ear. The only fault most electro heads have ever been found with Fake Blood is the fact that he doesn’t release as much content as we want to hear. No worries: his Blood Music label has become the perfect remedy for all those desperate fans — the Roc-A-Fella to his Jay-Z. Another Blood Music soldier is set to drop a release in the coming month; we got a sneak preview of some of the tracks yesterday, and they are big: the Big le-Bowski Big.

Bowski ‘s new EP, Poppies will be released on Decemeber 18, and these songs get your attention quickly. Due to a shortage of time, I can’t break them down — and to be honest, they are too fresh for me even to try. But as you would expect, Bowski delivers. All I can tell you is that the formula is pretty much the same for all of the artists in the Blood Music stable: dark-yet-pleasant-soulful-mindf*ck-sounds at their best. Menace, Ado, Clouds, Nick Cambell, LeBreton and Bowski: this is turning into the absolute dream team. Enjoy these artists and support the label, because the only thing better than more of these releases would be a Blood Music tour.


Special!

Bowski – Balloon Brain: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Very special!

Bowski – White Russian: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Okay, screw it — they’re all special!

Bowski – Poppies: LISTEN TO IT HERE


In case you missed them: some other stellar tracks from the Blood Music crew.

Still addicted to it …

Ado – Voids: LISTEN TO IT HERE


One of the best openers to a set you’ll ever hear.

Menace – Hz And Tones (Original Mix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Up and down, around and around … from three minutes on, I’m drooling …

Clouds – Liquid (Original Mix): LISTEN TO IT HERE 


The Clouds remix is tight — but this is even tighter. Check ‘em both!

Nick Cambell – Brick Scrap (Original Mix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Love this melody … dark and twisted blood music.

LeBreton – Ghoul: LISTEN TO IT HERE


The master. “Deep Red” and “Medieval” got more love, but this was a favourite the minute I heard it and still gets played every week. Can you blame me?

Fake Blood – Voices: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Thicker than Water……..xx

 


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Halloween Special

October 28th, 2011

 

Posted by Scott Willats

It’s the week when guys dress in the most hideous or hilarious outfits they can find, while every woman resembles a porn star — and I couldn’t be happier. Halloween is a weekend that many of us cherish. Whether you’re the little kid who gets a night of candy and excitement, the high school and college kids making blurry mistakes at a Halloween kegger or the adult who appreciates the fun of a good night with friends, Halloween is always a joy. So let’s make it a little more fun!

I’ve compiled a playlist of some of the best electro-house tracks to play this weekend. Whether you’re playing at a party, hosting one or just messing with the kids that walk to your door, I’m sure this will fit in nice and perfect. So strap up and keep your children close because … alll work and no play make Johnny a dulllllll boy! REDRUM!


Felix Cartal does a great job of making an eerie melody, Clockwork picks it up and adds the zombies!

Felix Cartal – Skeleton (Clockwork Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Creepy and vicious … Ado gives you a taste of Blood Music with Voids

Ado – Voids: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Not the scariest melody, but dark and deranged!

Gesaffelstein – Glass: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Like I wasn’t gonna get him up here. The master of the dark melody: even for Fake Blood, this one is a little murderous. Makes you feel like the prey being hunted.

Fake Blood – Voices: LISTEN TO IT HERE


Michael Myers on dubstep? Get me out of here! From the king of horrocore, Figure!

Figure – Michael Myers is Dead (Original Mix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


Having gone to school in Ottawa, I know how they get on Devil’s Night out there. Ottawa’s finest lend a vintage sound to the evening.

Boy 8-Bit – Wolfen (Jokers Of The Scene Remix): LISTEN TO IT HERE


And a couple videos to top it all off. First up, from the French Jack Ripper, Gesaffelstein, who shows you what Tour de France you do not want to be a part of (or maybe you do).

Gesaffelstein — Viol: WATCH IT HERE


Meanwhile, Designer Drugs practically party in a graveyard. From 1:55 on I feel like I’m watching a Kubrick flick. Love it!

Designer Drugs – Drop Down: WATCH IT HERE


 

 Have a Happy Halloween…………xx


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A Man Named Blood

September 13th, 2011

Posted by Scott Willats

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of a certain British DJ who was in Toronto last week. Theo Keating, a.k.a. Fake Blood blessed Toronto for the third time in a calendar year with another set to remember.

Earlier in the day his Twitter spoke of his excitement to be back in Toronto: “What you guys got planned for me tonight, always a great show in this town” was the tweet that left the mouth salivating. He was back, but this time with some of his new tracks. Big tracks.

I won’t go into the details of his show, because it’s always good and the way The Hoxton is set up it made it very intimate and fresh. These new tracks, however, are something else. He has such a specific style that you can immediately tell it’s one of his songs the minute you hear the first bar. So to have a whole venue full of loyal and knowledgable fans accompanied by new sh*t, you couldn’t go wrong.

Fake Blood: “Voices” (Original Mix)
First track is off his new Black Ghost project and it’s my fave. I heard it in his set when he debuted at Rockness Festival along with “Deep Red” and “Yes and No,” but this one is in another league (Deep Red is pretty heavy too.) When the bass drops try not to say ew … go ahead, try it.


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Fake Blood: “Medieval”
Second track is a little bit of an older one. It should also be coming out on this Black Ghost project, but please don’t quote me on that. I had a copy of this track before but it was a rip version and he has really tightened and polished it up. This track brings emotion out especially around the 3:30 mark….enjizzzoy!


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Fake Blood: “I Think I Like It”
The last track is the classic. The video is as catchy as the tune, in fact I adore this video. Bright colours, great slow-mo shots….just dope! Disco Inferno being chopped up with the excellent touch of Mr. Keating! I know I like it!!


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There you have it.  For those of you who didn’t know who this man was, enjoy looking for and finding his tracks — and when he comes to a city near you, he is most def worth the $30.  For those of who who are Blood fans, I truly believe we are on the eve of a classic.  He got his remix bug out of the way (pray for more), and now it’s time to unveil his classic masterpiece.  (PS, Boy 8 Bit is my new Fake Blood, but we’ll save that for another post.)


BONUS! I’ve also included my two favorite remixes from the remix legend.  Oldies but goodies, real goodies.

Little Boots: “Stuck On You” (Fake Blood Remix)


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Noah And The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N (FAKE BLOOD Mix)


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Blood is thicker than water….xx


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