No Pants on.
- Kit Kat
Massive shouts to everyone who’s supported me this year in any way…..This album is complied of old stuff,Lost dubs and some new stuff so i hope you enjoy! Heres to 2011! Massive shouts to Mario Cvetic for the Artwork! BIG UP!
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Have you ever secretly wished that the words “Christian Louboutin” would have the same exhilarating effect on you that it has for the girls, especially those Sex and the City girls?
Well guys, wish no more. Louboutin, the French footwear designer to the stars, has come out with a swanky line of sneakers for men. Following the recent trend of mainly women’s designers making men’s fashion items—Balenciaga and Jimmy Choo have recently come out men’s stuff—Louboutin’s quirky, but fashionable, sneakers combine a 1980s-style, high-top basketball design with exotic, jungle-inspired, animal fur-like prints.
When asked by journalists why he decided to do a men’s line, Christian reportedly said it was because “… I needed some new shoes to wear.” That’s sounds sensible enough to us.
For months now, IDM enthusiasts have been awaiting the forthcoming LP from Jennifer Lee, who plays under the guise of TOKiMONSTA. Currently a part of heavy-hitting IDM roster at Brainfeeder, TOKiMONSTA debut, Midnight Menu comes to us via an imprint of Japan's Art Union Recordings.
From the melodic Gamble, which sees mesmerizing guitar licks strung out over a glitchy backdrop, Midnight Menu is a soulful soundtrack that irrespective of your situation, will conjure images of warmth and relaxation. Hotly tipped to any fans of Nathan Fake, Nosaj Thing, or Baths, TOKiMONSTA melts hearts with a beauty of production that appears to strip her music down to the bare essentials, this is never more prominent than on "Solitary Joy," a track featuring the sultry vocals of Shuanise. Record highlights include "Simple Reminder," a track that goes deep into overdriven samples and trumpet stabs, while "Madness" is a soul-sampling head-nodder that gets better with every play.
With the release of Teebs' Ardour, and FlyLo's Cosmogramma, 2010's been a huge year for the Brainfeeder roster, and IDM in general; gaining an even bigger fan base, from further and wider than ever before. For the moment though, Midnight Menu is a cracking debut album from one of the brightest lights currently working the IDM sound. TOKiMONSTA is presenting her own version of the vintage California sound on a debut LP full of warm and positive, glitchy IDM. If you dig this, be sure to check out her recent work with Suzie Analogue as the two combine to create the genius that is Analogue Monsta.
FrankRadio and iHipHop Distribution are proud to announce the highly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s “Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture: Enter The Dubstep Vol. 1.” On December 21st, the freshest sounds in underground electronic music will once again encounter the classic hip-hop stylings of yet another foundational group of legends: Brand Nubian.
After the wild success of Vol. 1, it only felt right for its producers and A&R’s to embark on a new journey down the same road. Brand Nubian holds a unique position in hip-hop history. Universally respected as pioneers of a new way of thinking during the “golden-era” moment of the early 90’s, Brand Nubian’s political, social and cultural messages were delivered with a heavy dose of hardcore. With this 2nd installment in the ground-breaking series, “Enter The Dubstep” continues to trailblaze the collaboration between Dubstep and Hip-Hop, bringing hard bass and gritty lyrics together as none have done before. As Dubstep continues to push itself into mainstream ears, this album continues to push the boundaries of both genres.
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Enter The Dubstep
w/ special live performance by Brand Nubian
January 7, 2011
New York, NY
“Enter The Dubstep Vol. 2”
In Stores 12.21.10
If I haven't emphasized it enough, I am a sucker for really anything slapped with the label of Night Slugs on it. They can do no wrong and their backing of Toronto-'bassed' (get it?) beatmaker, Egyptrixx (real name: David Psutka), is no exception to the rule. Like many of the 'Slugs', Egyptrixx teeters between genres but never seems to shy away from the bassweight.
His sound is within the realm of the future funky movement, heavily influenced by both garage and hip-hop. Truly, this strain of dubstep is very far off from what most consider the genre to be – but his bass tendencies definitely earn him a spot among the elite. Dude can also cook up some mean samples and percussion to get your ass on the floor… proof enough that he is most definitely a dancefloor technician.
To start this one off, I've got a featured interview from Scion A/V – the video features an interview of Egyptrixx by John Dadzie (AKA 12th Planet) – the discussion scans through Egyptrixx's raver days, his respect for Phoetek, Africa and drum metal.
While Egyptrixx's releases are a bit scattered and shared between some smaller labels, he's made his biggest impact within the last year with the help of his recruitment to the Night Slugs team. His highly-acclaimed EP, The Only Way Up, featured only two original productions and three remixes from some of his finest labelmates (Kingdom, Ikonika, and Cubic Zirconia). Below you can check out the release's title track…
Egyptrixx is quite a master at the art of remixing, as well. To be honest, that is how I caught wind of him in the first place – his remix of Dev79′s "In Ya Face" was recommended to me by a friend, and I was really blown away by his different take on the bass sound. I have been really diggin' on his refix of Serious Saturday alum, Starkey and his latest single "Robot Hands" – which you can check out over at XLR8R.
Following the success of his slew of remixes and EP, Night Slugs has announced the forthcoming full-length release for Egyptrixx – entitled Bible Eyes. With a tentative release date of February 9th, this one is definitely going to be one of the more highly anticipated albums within the bass culture for early 2011.
In the meantime why don't you check out the visually stunning video for the album's opener, "Start From the Beginning" to get the anticipation building.
It used to be that EPs were considered "less than." A precursor to an album, an unfinished work, a place for cast off tracks that didn't quite fit anywhere else. But times, they are a changin'. We now live in a world built around instant gratification, where the ability to know what someone is doing at any given time is considered not an intrusion but a standard. We've all seen how this paradigm shift has affected the music industry.
The internet has made the release of music easier than ever, with independent artists able to work closely with boutique labels, or even self-release their work. From a consumer perspective, this is certainly an exciting yet daunting development. Though the access to new music is essentially limitless, choosing which artists to listen to has become borderline stressful. Especially when confronted with a full length LP, many listeners may choose to skip over a new artist that they haven't heard of, simply because there is no time to spare.
With LP sales becoming a less and less viable commercial option, artists have taken to releasing multitudes of tracks online, seemingly at random. In an environment in which "stardom" can be determined by a blog or a retweet, artists are clamoring for any foothold. Tracks are nice, but music is not at a point (nor am I sure it will ever be) where we want to (or should) move beyond collections of songs. So we have the EP: the black sheep made paragon.
2010 has seen young artists embrace the EP like never before, with many of the most buzzed about bands having yet to release a full length. But these EP's are not the samplers of yesteryear; rather, they are fully realized and polished packages, simply shorter. It's almost a game: to try and distill your sound into the strongest 15-25 minutes possible, to leave the greatest effect over the shortest time.
With some artists (James Blake and Zola Jesus to name a few) releasing multiple EP's in a year, it has done nothing to diminish artist output. It instead has just organized it into easily consumable packages. Freedom from the LP has allowed artists to present works that are stronger separated from the padding that is so often shoehorned into albums. For many emerging genres (Witch House, Future House), the EP has become the vehicle of choice to convey their music and ethos: short and sweet.
To create our top 25 list, all of our music bloggers/reviewers were asked to submit their own individual lists of their top 15 EPs for the year. Then based on their individual rankings and frequency of appearances across multiple lists, our master Bloglin top 25 EP list was created. So, without further adieu, here are The Мишка Bloglin's picks for the Top 25 EP's of 2010.