FRESH NEW SPRING MIX FOR THE STREETS! THIS ONE MAKES UP FOR THE MISSING GAP OF MIXES IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS. WE GOT SOME SIDNEY SAMPSON, AFROJACK, BINGO PLAYERS, MALENTE, HARVARD BASS, BEATACUE, BART B MORE, DOUSTER, KID SISTER AND TONS MORE. FOR THE BEST LISTENING EXPERIENCE, A SMOKE SESSION & BIG BASS ARE A MUST!
STEREOBAIT SPRING 2010 by STEREOBAIT
STEREOBAIT SPRING MIX 2010 mixed by GORDON THOMAS ««« additional download link
@ 7:43 PM by gordon thomas
FRESH REMIX FROM LA BASED PRODUCER DILLION FRANCIS. THIS DUDE HAS BEEN GETTING ALOT OF BIG DJS EXCITED ABOUT HIS WORK SO HEAR IT FIRST. HERE IS THE MIX...
DILLION FRANCIS • THE ANIMAL STYLE MIX
THE ORIGINAL OF THIS IS INCLUDED ON THE STEREOBAIT SPRING 2010 MIX WHICH IS OUT THIS FRIDAY! IN THE MEANTIME, CHECK OUT THIS FUTURE DUBSTEP REMIX...
BINGO PLAYERS • WHEN I DIP (DILLION FRANCIS AIRHORN REMIX)
@ 5:34 PM by gordon thomas
MAJOR MIXTAPE ACTION FROM HEAVY HITTERS MAJOR LAZER & LA ROUX IS OUT TODAY! FEATURING TRACKS FROM NACEY, GUCCI MANE, SKREAM, DRAKE, RUSKO, AND NEW SINGLES FROM MAJOR LAZER! HUGENESS!
MAJOR LAZER & LA ROUX present • LAZERPROOF (mediafire link)
@ 8:32 AM by gordon thomas
BALTIMORE CLUB AT ITS FINEST!! THE DOO DEW KIDZ TEAM UP WITH MULLY MAN TO CREATE THIS ANTHEM SURE TO FILL FLOORS AND BUST HEADS (MUSIC HEADS). SOME REALL SHIT HERE BOYS & GIRLS SO GET IT, PLAY IT, LOVE IT!
DOO DEW KIDZ feat. MULLY MAN • STEP ASIDE VIDEO LINK
DOO DEW KIDZ feat. MULLY MAN • STEP ASIDE MP3 LINK
@ 1:47 PM by gordon thomas
"As you probably know this is a sequel to the first Dirty South Dance CD that came out in 2007. For the die-hard collectors I’m teaming up with Obey again to make a deluxe pack that includes a poster, t-shirt and physical CD in sexy digipak format. Stay tuned for the exact release date, it’ll be in about 3 weeks." - A TRAK
A TRAK • DIRTY SOUTH DANCE 2
@ 9:09 AM by gordon thomas
MASSIVE TUNE RIGHT NOW! THE THREESOME OF THE SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA AND THE VOCAL STYLINGS OF PHARRELL WILLIAMS MAKE THIS TRACK THE BANGER IT IS.
SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & PHARRELL • ONE (RADIO VERSION)
@ 2:12 PM by gordon thomas
ANOTHER NEW TUNE FROM M.I.A.'S NEW ALBUM HAS SURFACED! THIS ONE IS CALLED "XXXO" AND OF COURSE ITS CUTTING EDGE SICKNESS! DID YOU KNOW RUSKO PRODUCED IT? YES INDEED! GRAB HER NEW ALBUM DUE OUT ON JULY 13TH 2010.
M.I.A. • XXXO (ORIGINAL VERSION)
@ 11:56 AM by gordon thomas
THIS THURSDAY @ THE HIFI (CALGARY) IS A MASSIVE THOWDOWN OF EPIC PROPORTIONS INCLUDING MY #1 RANKING DJ AND PRODUCER - DOUSTER! ALONGSIDE CANADIAN HOME GROWN DUO, THE UBER TALENTED BONJAY! WHO IS BONJAY YOU MIGHT ASK? I RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH ALANNA & PHO TO BRING YOU UP TO DATE:
STEREOBAIT: What/Who is Bonjay?
Alanna: Bonjay are Alanna Stuart on vox and Pho on beats and effects. When we have to put a name on it we say we sound like dancehall meets R&B and indie. And we're from Toronto.
STEREOBAIT: What/Who started you on the dancehall sound?
Alanna: Dancehall for me started when my sister brought home Lady Saw "Raw" on cassette. My mother banned it from our house, but it didn't stop me. It was this music that I wasn't allowed to listen to, but all of my friends at our West Indian Pentacostal church would chat about during choir practice. I would go to church on Sundays, but on Saturdays I would copy the Chaka Demus and Pliers video on Xtendamix and practice wining while doing a head stand. As a 13, 14 year old girl, listening to dancehall made me feel grown.
Pho: One of my earliest memories is visiting my cousins in Toronto, walking down Yonge and feeling the bass. I didn't know what it was but I liked it! So it's been a long time. But I didn't start making dancehall-influenced music until the mid 2000s, around the time that hip hop started running low on new ideas beat-wise and stuff like the Applause riddim and South Rakkas was coming out. I was always big into both UK bass music and hip hop and here was a style related to both with NO RULES at all. I can't think of a better starting point if you want to build a unique sound in 2010. . .
STEREOBAIT: What/Who is your 2010-2011 influence/inspiration?
Pho: A lot of my favourite music walks the line between forward-thinking and accessible. So right now I think producers like Joker, Zinc and Sticky are probably doing that the best. Lately I'm listening to a lot of weird old soul music like ESG, Labi Siffre and the 20th Century Steel Band. Really in terms of inspiration I learn so much from guys I run into in Toronto like Egyptrixx, Graham from Thunderheist, Alias, Nacho Lovers, Alister from Grand Analog, Azari & III, Marcus Visionary - and lots more.
Alanna: During the vocal writing phase of this EP, I really surprised myself with my influences. At first I reached for Aaliyah tunes and the Roisin Murphy and Seiji collaborations for ideas. I'm a big fan of both vocalists and they both feature on big beats. But in the end it was Talking Heads, St. Vincent, Dirty Projectors and other music that I listen to more regularly that I studied most. Like Pho's influences, I think those artists are excellent at making forward-thinking, complex music easy to listen to. There's a lot of dimension to the vocal production of those records too. You think you're listening to one lead vocal, but on the tenth listen pick out a ghost-like backup tucked in the back. That's what's influencing my side of things: finding ways for our EP to earn that tenth listen.
STEREOBAIT: What is your creative process for making music?
Pho: For me it starts with an idea for a story to tell - an emotion or a situation. So I start putting together the sounds to get those feelings across. In dancehall they say you "build a riddim" and that's how I think: starting with a foundation, constructing the scaffolding then adding the decorations. And leaving holes here and there when it feels right.
Alanna: For me, I like to sit and riff on vocal ideas until I find one that locks into the instrumental. But, I will take away Pho's idea for a story and create vocal parts that achieves the mood of the story. I record myself these days and it gives me the mental freedom to go 'out there' with my ideas without worrying about what the engineer is thinking. My general rule for creating is, not so much going for 'weird', but if an idea feels too safe for me, then I have to go in and write again. I try to push myself to think that much further ahead.
STEREOBAIT: Whats next for Bonjay?
Alanna: Our upcoming EP is called Broughtupsy and it's our first all-original body of work. I feel like we're finally starting to get close to the sound we have in our heads. It's definitely dancehall-inflected, but with more singing than chatting and a bunch of twists and turns. It comes out in the fall, but we're already looking ahead to writing the first album.
Pho: Yeah it's hard to describe. I was in the studio with our engineer today and trying to get at what kind of a finished sound we're aiming for - we ended up touching on The XX, Beenie Man, and Shuggie Otis. And once the Broughtupsy tunes are sent off to the pressing plant I REALLY can't wait to start fresh on a bunch of remixes and sketches of album tracks...
BONJAY WILL BE @ THE HIFI CLUB THIS THURSDAY PERFORMING LIVE ALONGSIDE SMALLTOWN DJS AND A MASSIVE DOUSTER DJ SET! CHECK OUT BONJAY MUSIC BELOW & GET PUMPED FOR THE SHOW! HIT EM UP ON TWITTER
BONJAY • GIMME GIMME
BONJAY • FAAT GYAL
@ 9:27 AM by gordon thomas
HOMMIE LE'ANDRE HOOKED IT UP WITH THIS DEBUT SINGLE FROM NEW DUO PURPL POP. HERE'S THE DETAILS: "PURPL PoP is a two man band based in Sweden consisting of members Le'Andre & Skoog. For multiple seconds of COMPLETE boredom feel free to visit PURPL-POP.COM Imagine Prince, Brad Pitt, And Public Enemy all rolled into one...Thats PURPL PoP"
FOLLOW THEM ON THEIR TWITTER
PURPLE POP • THE WAY
@ 6:04 PM by gordon thomas
"Renaissance Man invades Japan and this is the uniform of choice. Together with Rocstar in Tokyo they are putting out this stylish Tee and a mixtape to celebrate! Downtown & Jaxxon are doing it real smooth with this one, perfectly suited for you monday office session!" - DISCOBELLE
Renaissance Man Mix for Roc Star TokyobyRenaissance Man
@ 8:45 AM by gordon thomas