Another Playlist of songs to add to your music database. This weeks list is a bit all over the place, but hey, that’s what we like, right? Alot of old school tracks in here some of your older Beat-Play Experiment followers may recall along with some new bonuses we snuck in there. ENJOY!!!
This is simply huge! To celebrate the sounds they love, DBTY decided to put together a nice, big release with the artists they dig, have worked with or want to work with the coming year.
You’ll find some epic world bass, tight house beats, and most of all, a big bunch of dance floor bangers on this EP. The line up makes is ridiculous. They’ve got some of last years most celebrated djs in there, raw talent! All courtesy of us, the DBTY Fam – enjoy!
DBTY is a label, a blog, and an international dj-crew consisting of several members from Stockholm and France. They mix, produce and remix Baltimore, world techno, house and juke with the purest passion.
Their Djs Vem’Detta, Hollydjee, Low Pee, Legobeat, Pier, Scisqo, Sticky Stockholm are awesome. They simply want to make people dance, drink and pump their fists.
aurora is a usb powered multichannel mixer in a typical dj form factor. the device features two linear channel faders, a single a/b crossfader and eight backlit buttons. 24 backlit knobs allow you to control effects. aurora, unlike most midi controllers, enhances performances with controllable ambient lighting. aurora easily integrates with your favorite midi compatible software.
aurora is an open source project. On their website is everything you need to make one for yourself. the intent of publishing the files is to generate interest in the community, not to make you rich. They are interested in seeing how you use aurora, feel free to post any mods in their forum.
matt aldrichdesigned the electronics for aurora. fed up with existing midi controllers, he convinced maro and mike this was a good idea. matt is a ra in the responsive environments group at mit’s media lab. the kerning on the logo is so strict.
Video Song Credits:
Gabriel & Dresden – Tracking Treasure Down
Volta – Robot Needs Oil (Olivier Giacomotto Mix)
Cass & Slide – Lost Life
The EP’s, named “Joy” and “Lost” both have two tracks, featuring vocals by Sindy Dondolo and Crosby, as well as some ferocious work on the guitars by Bosko Popovac. You can pre-listen to the tracks here and pick up either EP for R20 or both for a discounted R30( little under $4.50).
Here’s a track, I believe from Mix n Blend’s debut album, that you can find a free download of on African Dope’s Facebook, along with a lot more sick music:
Mix n Blend meet Fletcher – Shall We Swing [Liver Remix]
Make sure you sign up to African Dope’s mailing list to get all kinds of free dope music. Today we got a free download of a sick new EP called “Honey Beats.” It was commissioned and compiled by the cogs of Dopeness herself, Honey B. It features two tracks by Sibot, one featuring Xspand, a remix of a Mix n Blend & Fletcher track by Kalahari Surfers, and a track each from Jam Jarr and Dank. It’s pretty dank.
I’m not sure if I should do this, but here’s a track from the “Honey Beats” EP by Mix n Blend that will hopefully persuade you to buy their new double EP, because they’re really that sick. And for $4.50, I might even buy 2..enjoy:
Mix n Blend & Fletcher – Shall We Swing (Kalahari Surfers Swinging In The Rain Remix)
A free instrument from Native Instruments is always a good thing. This time it’s an abridged version of NI’s popular Reaktor Prism synthesizer. There’s even a free version of Reaktor included if you don’t have it. Download Here!
Chances are high you have probably tried out both Ableton Live and Traktor only to discover that each program has different strengths and weaknesses. While I primarily use Traktor for DJing, there are aspects of Ableton, such as playing midi instruments live, which I’ve always wanted to incorporate into my sets. In hopes to have the best of both worlds, I spent some time and money figuring out a simple to connect the two programs on 2 laptops. Now I would like to share that knowledge with Dj TechTools so others can try out that great combo as well.
The following links will open doors to a wealth of loops, drum hits, acoustic, electric and just plain weird audio samples. Most are available in WAV format, but many are made available as MP3s and other formats. We only include sites that contain drum shots, kits or instruments, whether or not they contain loops. With so many loop sites already in existence, we choose to emphasize playable instruments and drums.
Enjoy. Most or all of these sites offer free samples or entire libraries for free download.
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