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Always good to get Nightshifters mail, even more so when the boss mr Dj Donna Summer is coming down to play our party this saturday at Central Station in Prague, we are super hyped about this as Nightshifters has been on of our favourite labels since it’s humble beginings! The only issue I had is I had to stop listening to Don’t Be Cruel by Bobby Brown on repeat to check it out!
Here is the press release that came with the Proper Villians mail out and a download links to to the track, don’t for get to click the buy links as well. it’ll be money well spent!
Over a year in the making, Nightshifters is proud to release a massive new EP by New York City’s own Proper Villains! “Big Top” is about as big as you can go, complete with swervey bass, air horns galore, ghetto claps and even some of that most coveted of rave resources – the piano breakdown! Yes, this is perfect for the festival season and if this don’t get those filthy ravers going, then nothing will.
The title track, “Big Top”, is a rolling bass-house masterpiece with massive undulating bass under horn stabs and wait -is that Ozzy? “Music Takes Me Up” keeps the rave going with an uplifting synth-line that lifts the roof right off the club. But it’s the track “Rave Juice” that will surly give you flashbacks of them old-school piano vibes all the way. We round out the release with “Sick Like” a hot as hell heaving rumbler that fits perfectly between old-school and new, UK and Detroit, house, dubstep, and jungle. Oh hell yeah, it’s that-kind of beast.
And to compliment the original tracks are a suite of remixes from producers around the world that push “Music Takes Me Up” in totally different directions – just like we like it. The collective known as C.R.S.T. from Wales strips the original down and gives it an eerie tech vibe – very deep. Representing Chicago and Ghetto Division comes MaddJazz with his marching snares and UKF flavors with a touch of Bmore. Edu K from Brazil has been heating up the scene lately and here he delivers a sort of double-time minimal joint with piano stabs and scads of swing. And last but most assuredly not least is the epic remix by Philly’s Emynd, a complete flip of the original with a classic Philly soul backbeat and horns-a-plenty.
Juno Download: http://www.junodownload.com/ products/1577849-02.htm
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/ big-top/id371297701
We are proud to announce that 1ino1eum hailing from Sydney, Australia is the deserved winner of the Meanbucket label launch remix competition! Many of the remixes seemed to be going in the bass fueled club banger direction, we which were all for, but we really appreciated the efforts that took a slightly different stance. After all the original was a house track in a classic format and after multiple listens we realized that this remix stayed true to the original by keeping a nice solid groove in place but in the process being extremely creative, chopping the beat, flipping the vocal and dragging a 90’s influenced house track screaming into the 21st Century! We never tire of listening to this one and are sure 1ino1eum has a very bright future ahead of him!
The 2nd winner comes from a 20 year old Swede by the name of Matt Divine (not to be confused with the infamous teenage myspace lesbian from Pisa), it was a really tough decision but out of all the “banging” remixes we received we just felt this was the tightest and the one likely to have the most longevity with enough bass and enough groove to keep everyone happy, we also really like what he did with the drums and in the end when you are listening to the entries as many times as we did its always going to be the subtle things that stick out the most! With a couple of remixes and releases under his belt I wouldn’t be surprised if Matt Divine is a name you’ll hear a lot more in the coming year!
The peoples favorite! Maybe we’ll regret not making this one a winner because while we really liked it, it seemed everyone else loved it, and for good reason, it’s a truly great remix by an extremely talented producer! Bratislava’s Bad Mojo is definitely a guy for you to look out for as most of tracks he does are of an extremely high quality as this remix demonstrates! As long as he keeps sending us his tracks we’ll keep posting them and we really hope he starts to get the exposure he deserves and hopefully this remix at least proves that people should stop over looking the Czech & Slovak republics when it comes to electronic music!
A huge thanks to all the entries, we really appreciate all the hard work that went into it and some of them were really hard not to include so please keep sending us your music!
Multiple ITF champion and Meanbucket pal Kid Fresh just sent over these productions by multiple DMC champion and Meanbucket pal Rafik, we were pleasantly surprised as I’m usually pretty critical of ex battle DJ’s producing dance music. The tracks speak volumes for themselves, some great dancefloor orientated material but not offensively over produced! Really looking forward to hearing more!
Some new Nightshifters goodies in the inbox including a video by Bad American that “picks up where Lawnmower Man left off and goes were Dire Straight Money For Nothing feared to tread”, remember you can catch Dj Donna Summer at Dutty Weekend, Prague in May!
Third in Nightshifters’ series of free EPs comes Rx’s wild and bumpy “Bumble” and a suite of varied remixes sure to make you tweak as much as twerk. Hailing from Philly and part of the global bass family known as Subdivision, Rx’s “Bumble” is somewhere between nu-step and chip-tune with a touch of rumble in the trunk. In true Nightshifters form, “Bumble” is an exploration of the strange; defying expectations in his embrace of musical madness.
Additionally there is a Santa-sack of massive remixes to round out the release. Nightshifters label head, DJ Donna Summer, delves into the deep end with some chill house organs over bubbly beats. Fellow Subdivision pal Nate Day rips “Bumble” to her bones, adding a somewhat hip-hop vibe; while Seattle up-and-comer, Tony Rocky Horror, raves the fuck out of some wobbles. However it’s newcomer, Nifian, that’s sure to turn heads with his epic dark and arty Dubstep remix. Clocking in over 7 minutes long, it’s a cinematic trip through a twilight landscape.
Sometimes but very rarely some promising DJ’s come out of the woodwork in Prague, BAF! fit that bill, you can catch them spinning at our NYE party. Until then check out their great mix.
BAF! – Shake Your Ass Mix
1 – HARD HOUSE BANTON – THE MUSIC
2 – EMVEE – GLITCH DUB
3 – D-MALICE – VISIONS
4 – SHYSTIE – PULL IT (ILL BLU REMIX)
5 – ROC HARD – I WANT CHA(ROC-U-MENTRY MIX)
6 – 24HOUR EXPERIENCE – TOGETHER
7 – D-MALICE – KEEP ON
8 – STICKY – JUMEIRAH RIDDIM
9 – N B FUNKY – 2ND STRIKE(V.I.P MIX)
10 – ALTERED NATIVES – RASS OUT
11 – PEAK HOUR PRODUCTIONS – HEART OF AFRICA(SUN CITY UNDERGROUND MIX)
12 – KIG FAMILY – HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES & TOES
13 – HK119 – C’EST LA VIA(RUSKO MASHER)
14 – KANJI KINETIC – KAWAII RIDDIM
15 – DANNY DUBBZ VS DAVINAH – RUNAWAY (MARCO PAVONE MIX)
16 – ZOMBY – STRANGE FRUIT
Another more than solid mix from DJ Ethix in Tokyo! The tracklist speaks for itself! Exactly what we are into right now.
01. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts 6 [MCDE]
02. Dave James – Back To My Deep (Nick Lawson’s So Deep Mix) [SHRINK]
03. Osunlade – Momma’s Groove (Jimpster’s Slipped Disc Mix) [STRICTLY RHYTHM]
04. Roska – The Sheppard [ROSKA KICKS & SNARES]
05. Soul Purpose – Homage [SOUL PURPOSE]
06. Mass Destruction – Monopoly (Kenny Dope Remix) [ILL FRICTION]
07. L-Vis 1990 – Run [DRESS 2 SWEAT]
08. Deadboy – U Cheated [WELL ROUNDED]
09. Pearson Sound – Wad [HESSLE AUDIO]
10. Martin Kemp – No Charisma [BLUNTED ROBOTS]
11. Joy Orbison – BRKLN CLLN [DOLDRUMS]
12. A Made Up Sound – Closer [A MADE UP SOUND]
13. Instra – mental – Forbidden [APPLE PIPS]
14. Untold – Don’t Know, Don’t Care [HEMLOCK]
15. Martyn – Everything About You [TEMPA]
16. James Blake – Air & Lack Thereof [HEMLOCK]
17. Guido – Beautiful Complication [PUNCHDRUNK]
Two Meanbucket obsessions, bongos and bass-destruction, collide spectacularly in this sick Dubbel Dutch remix.
While we’re at it, why not throw in the Kid Conga remix that’s currently doing the rounds…
Our good buddies El-Bitches from Czech’s second city played at the all day/all night Summer Of Love festival here in in the summer (obviously). Luckily for us they recorded their set and have now made it available for download. If you wanna get in touch with them hit them up on their myspace.
01-HiJack – Party People (Bootleg Mix)
02-Heartache – Temptation (Calvertron’s 666 Remix)
03-Orbital – Lush (Herve Remix)
04-DJ Dan – That Phone Track (Calvertron Remix)
05- D.I.M. & Tai – Lyposuct (Noob Remix)
06-HiJack – RVM Bootleg
07-Designer Drugs – Back Up In This (Nadastrom Remix)
08-Boy 8-Bit – Wolfen (Original Mix)
09-HiJack – Higher (Original Mix)
10-Black Noise – Knock You Out (Andy George Remix)
11-Tom Deluxx – Reactivate
12-Chaka Khan – Feel For You (Calvertron Remix)
13-Chemical Brothers – Do It Again (Disco of Doom Remix)
14-Hot Pink Delorean & Fantastadon – Party Favour
15-Calvin Harris I m Not Alone (Herve´s See You At The Dub Remix)
16-Crystal Fighters – Xtatic Truth (Arcade Remix)
17-Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now (Da Disco Boyz Remix)
18-L.B.G. – As Good As My Love (Bart B More Remix)
19-Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At (Robbie Rivera Mix)
20-Acid Girls – The Numbers Song
Next up is a track by Portuguese madmen Octa Push who have been making mad waves in the Atlantic with their cool as… dubby/grime/affrobeat/garage sounds. What ever it is its good and I like it.
‘Octa Push started out as a live project in the beginning of 2008, when the Portuguese pioneers of bass music, Conspira, challenged these two brothers from Lisbon to join forces and booked them for a show. After succeeding on stage, Dizzycutter and Mushug quickly started to produced tracks together and developed a unique fusion of dubby grime, bashment techno, afrobeat-fuelled UK garage and Baltimore inspired concoctions, that put them in the vanguard of Lisbon’s rising electronic music scene’