John Dahlbäck has been a consistently respected producer in the electronic music scene for nearly a decade now, with productions spanning from deep and techy, to progressive and chunky, and now finally, with his latest single “One Last Ride”, outright bold and joyful. This new school ballad features goosebump-provoking vocals from fellow Swede Erik Hassle surrounded by airy pumping synths creating an epic crossover hit.
The remix package is superb. Felix Cartal, a master of dark, grungy bass, delivers his version with chopped up vocals laced throughout the overbearing and glitchy ‘punch-to-the-gut’ rough style while maintaining the uplifting original melody in the breakdown of the song. It’s been a mainstay in Tiësto’s recent sets. Meanwhile, Tommy Trash turns the track into a proper club banger with his crisp production style with a pure bred electro house bassline that could please the crowds at both Pacha and Fabric. Tommy’s remix first gained the world’s attention when Sebastian Ingrosso dropped it into Swedish House Mafia’s takeover of Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show. Finally, My Digital Enemy creates a tropical jam; the jungle beat, horns and big bass drums will have hips shaking worldwide.
2011 has been John Dahlback’s most prolific year; packed with a full global tour schedule and new releases on Toolroom, Spinnin’, Defected, Versuz, Big Beat/Atlantic NEWS, Universal GAS, Universal Nordic, Ministry Of Sound Australia and One Love/Sony Australia. He’s also remixed Lady Gaga, Nicole Featuring 50 Cent, Skylar Gray, David Morales and Sneaky Soundsystem, among others.
John is prepping for an even busier 2012 with the January release of a mix CD for Toolroom Records and brand new singles each month thereafter.
Wandering Worx Music officially releases the much anticipated new album from Seattle MC Khingz’ Liberation Of The Monster, an 11-song album produced entirely by Vancouver’s REL!G!ON. Fresh from his opening performance this past weekend for Freestyle Fellowship and Blackalicious alongside his fellow Hi-Life Soundsystem bandmates, Khingz is ready to drop what he calls “A sonic assault on all the preconceived notions that chain a person to mediocrity”. Khingz and REL!G!ON met at a Vancouver music showcase in 2010 and started work on the album at REL!G!ON’s studio shortly thereafter. Khingz also has albums in production with Seattle producers Vitamin D and Bean One. You can find him in Seattle opening for Mos Def and Talib Kweli at The Show Box on November 5th. Visit www.wanderingworx.com to get the album and tons of free music from Planet Asia, Jasiri X, Moka Only and more.
Esinchill is excited to release his new mixtape, The Appetizer. Serving as both a follow up to his recently released album, Vigilante, and a precursor to his forthcoming Hate Food EP, The Appetizer is a treat for fans new and old. Hosted by DJ D-Sharp, the 14-track mixtape features Esinchill going in over a mix of industry beats and originals, with the new production coming courtesy of DJ D-Sharp, Cras, Beat Roc, and C-Dash. Meanwhile, guests on the tape include Marcell William, Mistah FAB, R.O.D Project, Nate’, and the R&B singer Samm.
Esinchill is all about lyrics, and feeling a shit in momentum towards those more lyrically inclined emcees, the Bay Area rapper was compelled to release a new project where he could put his own bars on display. “Folks seem to be paying attention to me and what I have to say as of late,” notes Esinchill. “I’ve long felt that if a person has a voice they will be heard no matter what hip-hop’s fad of the moment is, but now it just seems like lyrics are becoming more prominent again.”
Now, with the mixtape out, Esinchill has his focus set on his upcoming Hate Food EP, a project that will be produced entirely by DJ D-Sharp and include features from Yukmouth, Erk Tha Jerk, London Land, Nette Brielle, and Kev Choice. “The music is splendid and I’m just happy to be able to present it to the people,” Esinchill explains. “All I ever wanted to do was be heard and to have that happen coupled with the grand response the music has received is indeed overwhelming.”
Download The Appetizer mixtape here: http://www.therealdjdsharp.com/
In case you missed it, you can purchase Esinchill’s album Vigilante here:
Having moved beyond their recent LP, When Pigs Fly, and still putting the finishing touches on their new EP, a project that will include production from Black Milk, S1, Picnictyme, and others, Dallas duo A.Dd+ continues to release a string of new, quality tracks they’re now packaging and releasing them as a collection of free, non-album singles packaged as “Loosies.” The latest in this line of new freebies for the fans is “Genocide,” easily one of the most aggressive tracks that duo Slim Gravy and Paris Pershun have released to date.
“We’re drawing a line between the music we make and the BS that Dallas is mostly known for,” say A.Dd+, citing their inspiration for the track. “We represent a new wave of artists here, with more diversity and substance – and we’re proud of that.” And as bold as the statement is from the two rappers, the beat is with them step-for-step, a raucous affair full of grinding synths and lively vocal chops, that was produced by Brain Gang Blue and co-produced by Picnictyme. “King Blue just gave me a beat and he said, ‘Make sure that you rock it’/ ‘Bout a year ago, big bro gave us a key to the city, said, ‘Here, ni**a, lock this bitch,” raps Slim Gravy, “Mold with the old/ Grow with the new/ Ni**a die, pick a side/ Any two, gonna lose/ Gotta pick one!”
Download “Genocide” here:
You can also Download the debut EP When Pigs Fly here: http://addplus.bandcamp.com/album/when-pigs-fly
Space disco! Clubby R&B crooning! Heart of glass hooks! Do you like these things? We sure do. That’s why we dig Gigamesh’s latest take on Theophilus London’s &ldqou;I Stand Alone.” Nerd note: Gig’s initial ‘Sunlight’ remix of the song was selected by Mr. London himself to premiere at last month’s string of Noisey.com global shows. So, we’re sure hoping you’ll enjoy the follow-up: the ‘Moonlight’ remix we’re gifting today. Play it because it is full of our favorite things. And then go get more new Gigamesh, over on Beatport.
MAKE NO!SE, a lifestyle multimedia series that highlights (via highly stylized photography and video) local creatives such as artists, musicians, DJs, and more that are “Making Noise” within their respective crafts/industries. Combined, these candid shots and video will tell two stories:
1.) How this person is building their brand
2.) The steps they take to create a branded project
In the fourth edition of MAKE NO!SE (photography by Rosina Photography, video by Opiyo Okeyo, product from Native Shoes) I highlight Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi – the owner of Lil SoSo Productions – a concept event production and artist management company.