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Steffi – “Kill Me” [MUSIC]

Get back into the HOUSE groove with this track by the German female producer/DJ Steffi from Berlin. This is a bit more laid back than what you’re used to hearing from the HOUSE genre on the blog, but it’s only Wednesday. Throw this one on in the car and just cruise, as Steffi lets this smooth beat ride out. Hear more music at her myspace page.

Battles “Ice Cream/ Gloss Drop”[MUSIC][SONG]

Battles.  One of the best band names I’ve ever heard and one of the most creative/ best bands I have ever seen.  If you have ever had the privilege of seeing them live I think you’ll agree that not only is there live show a proverbial “battle” but it’s also the sweatiest fun you can have with your pants on.

In 2007 Battles released a full length called “Mirrored” with the massive track “Atlas” and a ridiculous video to go with it (below).  Cut to 2011 and they are releasing a follow up to “Mirrored” and it’s called “Gloss Drop.” With a new track “Ice Cream,” just released on their website recently with the rest of the record due out in early June this is a first listen from their new record.

Ice Cream feat. Matias Aguayo- Battles

Over the summer multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Tyondai Braxton left the band.   Here’s what bassist Dave Konopka had to say about the line up change on this new record from Pitchfork.com.

I’m not going to candy-coat it– the situation was kind of dark. The three of us argued and were pissed off after Ty left but we were like, “Fuck that. That’s chapter’s closed. Let’s move on.” From there, the most important thing was to maintain the integrity of what the band means to us and to carry on with it. When Ty left over the summer, we were close to having an album’s worth of material– we had put so much energy into the project and then we had to re-establish ourselves as a three-piece. The end result is a culmination of reworked things we’d been putting together the past couple years and some newer songs. — Pitchfork.com

Obviosuly ready to move in a new direction with a reworked lineup here’s what Dave had to say about the bands positive outlook for “Gloss Drop” and more specifically the track “Inchworm” yet to be released.

There’s one called “Inchworm” that’s based on a four-hour jam I did by myself in our practice space– which reminds me of this guy upstairs from our space who kept knocking on our door and losing his shit. He’d go, “You guys are driving me… “– and his voice started cracking because he was so angry– “fucking insane.” He was like, “It sounds like you’re dropping a fucking anvil down here! I don’t know what type of music this is but even people that like your music don’t like your music!” So maybe that gives you an indication of how good this album is going to be. [laughs] —  Pitchfork.com

I am ready for some new Battles.  It’s been four years and if “Ice Cream” is any inclination of how “Gloss Drop” is going to turn out I think we are all in for a massive treat.

Ice Cream is available for download here. (iTunes)

Gloss Drop is available for pre-order here on the bands site or here at Bleep (with a free Ice Cream download).

Last but not least just to get your juices flowing for the new record here is “Atlas” off thier debut record “Mirrors” and the video for it as well.  I think you’ll agree the world needs more Battles.

Atlas – Battles

Atlas – Battles

By: Steve Rippin | Beat-Play Ambassador Los Angeles | @stevewithMWL |Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Monotonix [MUSIC] [VIDEO]


There are few experiences in life more satisfying than discovering a band that pisses off your parents/neighbors/civilized human beings within earshot. Cranking up an obnoxiously loud, manic whirlwind of guitars, bass and drums is like communion for those who worship rock n’ roll.

Sure, a good hook, a well constructed song; those things can also bring joy, even rapture on occasion, but nothing – nothing – beats hearing some out of touch flunky, be they young or old, shout those four magic words:

“Turn that crap off!”

– which I’ll go out on a limb and say is exactly the reaction the maniacs in Monotonix got at their first show when they started in Tel Aviv, Israel.  Luckily for those of us stateside, they tired of the few venues that would accept them overseas and decided to import their madness to our shores.

In the center of their storm, drummer Haggai Fershtman finds a deep-pocket stomp for singer Ami Shalev and guitarist Yonatan Gat to lay their squeals, hoots, hollers, riffs and wails over.  Gat’s leads lie somewhere between The Stooges and the White Stripes, while Ami howls like he escaped from the asylum the Ramones sang about but never actually visited.

Their live shows are part performance art, part concert, and infamous for living up to exactly what the sound promises: non-stop dancing, crowd surfing, broken instruments, the occasional fire and complete, utter insanity.  Just watch:

Also, watch them take a show outside:

Track below is from the “Where Were You When It Happened?” EP.  Their newest LP “Not Yet” just dropped and was produced by Steve Albini (Nivana, The Pixies).

Blast it, enjoy it, and for God’s sake, don’t ever turn it down.

Chris Cullari | Beat Play Ambassador Los Angeles | @ChriswithMWL| Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC |

Deadmau5 – “HR 8938 Cephei” [MUSIC]

For a moment there I wasn’t really sure if Deadmau5 was going to put another bangin’ hit like when he dropped “Strobe” in ’09. But sure enough the Toronto based HOUSE DJ, currently the top DJ in the world, answered to his fans and created this new jam that’s an obvious Friday List worthy track. Its really hard to create such a long song over 10 minutes and be able to maintain the focus of the listener but Deadmau5 has perfected this process with “Strobe” and now “HR 8938 Cephei”. Along with the length it’s good to note the slow build up in the new track that makes for a great club opener to really get the crowd going. You can visit the soundcloud page where he just released the song 4 days ago.

Matteo Marini – Texas EP

Matteo Marini Texas EP

It’s the end of the week and everyone is ready to let loose and have a good time. Here is a great addition to todays Friday List with progressive house DJ Matteo Marini‘s newest hits “Texas” and “GreenP” from the ‘Texas’ EP which released this monday on beatport under Deeperfect Records. Obviously had to weight until Friday to let this one out to you all. No one likes raging on a Monday, LOL. So bump it up and get your dance on tonight!!!

Homeboi – “Shrimps” [MUSIC]

Here is the title song off of the recently debuted “Shrimps” EP on BeatPort from German producer Homeboi. This album was released early February and really kills it but this is the only track you can purchase without having any remixers. The originality alone puts this song on a totally different level as the rest from the EP. Check it out

Mord Fustang – “The Electric Dream” [MUSIC]

So far there isn’t much to here from Mord Fustang, having only 2 tracks under this artist name the people are really pushing for an EP release ASAP. This song absolutely kills it and obviously going on the FRIDAY LIST. I honestly thought it was Deadmau5 at first because of all the sound influences used but now I’m moving towards Mord Fustang taking on the role of The Estonian Deadmau5. There is no doubt in my mind that these two will be rivaling DJs in the upcoming years. As for now, you have TWO WHOLE TRACKS to listen to for the next who knows. Lets hope for something new soon, ENJOY:

Cirez D – “Full Stop” [MUSIC]

There are dirty house tracks coming out of Sweden it seems like everyday from Eric Prydz, and he really makes his mark on the world when he drops a new project. Here is one of his latest hits, the original mix for “Full Stop”, currently one of the premier HOUSE tracks around the world. Can’t wait to see what mixes come out of this one here. Visit his site for more tracks

Brenton Duvall – “Blow The Skrilla (Too $hort)” [MUSIC]

Brenton just recently released a video with the MicControl Blog, showing the creation of this latest beat. Watch how he grabbed a sick Skrillex sample and created an entirely new beat. Definitely check out this video quick before enjoying this track.
This underlying beat he just created is totally awesome. Here is the full version of the song that you just witnessed being created, enjoy:

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Slakah The Beatchild – “Enjoy Ya Self” V.2 ft. Drake [VIDEO]

Musician and producer Slakah The Beatchild comes at ya with this cool hiphop tone produced for Drake. If you enjoy those more well-rounded producers who jump into any type of genre with the same drive and passion then this guy is totally your style.

Came across this track from Slakah’s most recent documentary release which you can see here featured on his youtube channel. What an inspirational artist with such a huge drive to create the next sound for people all over to enjoy. Sit back and listen to more here and let Slakah pursue all your musical interests.