Archive for May, 2010

Bare Back Jack & Sunburn Mixtape Are Here!

May 28, 2010

So this month I’ve decided to do an unashamed post about myself I think I’ve justified it though by giving you loads of free goodies. First I’ll start with my new free EP “Bare Back Jack” Heres a quick press release.

After a year of creating remixes and passing out free tracks through the interwebs Bobby has finally finished his first EP. The EP which features 4 original tracks and 3 remixes from Ed Hustle (Local Irish based tech demi god) Leonardus (Dutch funk master and all round nice guy) and Club Cavalry (American Filter House Genius) has been a year in the making but is finally ready for your ears today.
The record I feel represents a good cross section of Electro and Disco House that I am particularly proud of and is a good starting point for records I intend to make in the future I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it. Here is what people are saying….


“We love Break Addict and Suck my Rod, they always works well on the dancefloor” – Reset! (Cheap Thrills)


“Suck My Rod is Dope” – Cousin Cole (Flagrant Fowl Records)


“Sounding good dude. Nice selection” – White Girl Lust (Solid Bump Records)


“Fresh As Hell” – Attack Yourself


“Boppin.This track is more irresistible and addicting than meth” – Wulf (ilictronix)



Stream the full record here and download the tracks individually or download the full EP below.

Bare Back Jack Download



Sunburn Mixtape

This is a mix comprised of summer fun for sitting listening to while enjoying a BBQ or having a few cold beers in the heat. It also contains a little advice on how to protect youself against sunburn but for the most part its just a set of groovy summer jams.


Track List

1. Baz Luhrman – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
2. Rockets – Running To You
3. Monospace – Loving You
4. Joey Chicago – Magic
5. Olav Basoski – I Feel So
6. Voodoo Chilli – Love Song
7. Bobby Analog – I Want You (Leonardus Remix)
8. Kill The Noise – Perfect Combination
9. Serial Thrilla – Hotter Than Hot
10. Uffie Feat. Pharrell – ADD SUV ( Armand Van Helden Remix)
11. Audio Jacker – Pump Up The Volume
12. Voodoo Chilli – Check Out The Groove
13. Dj Funsko – Disco Sucks
14. TDR – Squelch (Olav Basoski Remix)
15. Bobby Analog – Sunburn


Sunburn Mixtape Download

Bobby.

Mash It Up

May 21, 2010

Now a completely accepted part of the musical landscape, the mash-up has a long and somewhat chequered history, but has only really exploded into the public psyche since the dawn of mass file-sharing. The concept is simple; take 2 or more songs, “mash” them together, and see what comes out the other side.

The concept has been around in one shape or another since the middle of the 20th Century, but started to take the form we now recognise during the 1990s. One of the earliest examples was the seminal “You Got The Love”, taking a Candi Staton acapella, and lobbing it on top of the Frankie Knuckles/Jamie Principle classic “Your Love”.

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This early example was not really indicative of the way mashups went for most of the 90s and early 00s, which found them generally working as DJ tools, being pressed on to bootleg vinyl releases and rarely making their way into the charts. This had the benefit of acting as a quality filter, meaning some actually quite brilliant records came out, such as the sublime Girls on Top track, I Wanna Dance With Numbers, with its equally awesome artwork.

Girls On Top – I Wanna Dance With Numbers

In recent years their has been a mushrooming explosion in the level of mashuppery, not necessarilly leading to an equivalent increase in quality. With the move away from being DJ tools, there has grown a tendency for them to exist either to make you laugh with their absurdity (eg You\’re The One I Want In The Next Episode), or to impress you with the sheer number of tracks mashed together – a case in point being DJ Earworm taking what seems to be the 25 worst songs of 2009 and somehow making them even less good.

However, the genre’s surging popularity has had some interesting side-effects – the best mashups have now started to be adopted by the artists involved. Some bright spark called Erol put Kylie and New Order together, and before you knew it this had happened, creating something of a trend for Brit award mashup performances.

The genre probably reached its high-watermark around the time of Danger Mouse’s incredibly popular release, The Grey Album. Taking a deceptively simple idea to its (il)logical conclusion, he used the acapellas from Jay-Z’s Black album, chopped the hell out of The Beatles’ White album, and the rest is history. Danger Mouse went on to be half of Gnarls Barkley, produce Gorillaz’ 2nd (and best) album, work with MF Doom on DangerDoom, and much, much more. The Grey Album massively blurred the lines between mashup and production, and despite not really being as good as its fame suggests, it is an incredibly impressive piece of work from a technical standpoint.

Dirt Off Your Shoulder

Because pretty much anyone can make a mash-up now, with file-sharing allowing anyone to get the requisite instrumentals and acaellas for free, and software to do the job being so cheap, there is an abundance of mashups, good and bad, all over the net, with bucketloads of sites and forums dedicated to them. I’m going to ignore them, because for the most part they are awful, and house hundreds of out-of-key monstrosities made  by tone-deaf enthusiasts egging each other on. But enough of my snobbery, here are a few of my favourites from over the years.

Santero

Amerie vs Massive Attack – Unfinished Thing

Young Folks Pussy

Chris Isaak vs Billy Idol – Wicked Wedding

Justin Timberlake – My Love (XXXChange Remix)

Beastie Boys – Ch-Check It Out (Gringo Starr Remix)

Rihanna vs Ce Ce Peniston – Disturbia/Finally (Emynd blend)

Tears for Fears vs Digitalism – Zdar Shout

DJ Twister – I Want Your Message

Oliver Huntemann

May 14, 2010

Summarising can be a complicated task when it concerns someone who has achieved so much, especially whenever that person is someone who you greatly admire. Oliver Huntemann for me is one of those people. Music producer extraodinaire, Huntemann has been at the forefront of the techno scene for years. His tracks have helped shaped how people perceive what techno music is today on a monumental scale. So before we get into the music, it’s almost obligatory that we know a little about the man himself.

Huntemann was raised in Northern Germany, where from an early age took a strong passion for contemporary music. Growing up, Oliver was exposed to rap, graffiti and breakdance along with superstars Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash. Along with films like Beat Street and Wild Style aroused his curiosity with regard to breakdancing and DJ’ing which enthralled him to start spinning vinyl in public at the tender age of 14. Fast forward a few years and you would then see Mr. Huntemann training with Electronic Engineering whilst studying with the German Navy. At which point he was hosting Acid House events in his home town. It was at these early acid events that Huntemann became aquainted with Gerret Frerichs. The fateful meeting led to the creation of the Humate Project along with the release of Huntemann’s first releases ‘Chrome’ and ‘Love Stimulation’.

It was in the following years that Huntemann really began to shine. Venturing out on his own under the H-Man moniker, Oliver became a producing machine having releases on Cocoon, Gigolo Records, Datapunk all whilst setting up his own label Confused Recordings. Not to mention collaborating with the likes of Dubifre, Stephan Bodzin and doing remixes for people like Underworld, The Chemical Brothers, Depeche Mode and Cirez D. The list goes on and the tracks just get bigger and better.

My love for Huntemann’s music is infallible. A genuine producer with a strong passion for what he does that shows in each of his productions. Like I said before, it’s hard to write about someone when they’re a person that you greatly admire, so now that I’ve talked about the man himself I’m not going to talk about his music, my humble ramblings wouldn’t be enough to justify, so all you have to do is listen 🙂 This is Oliver Huntemann – Enjoy.

Oliver Huntemann & Dubfire – Dios

Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin Remix)

Oliver Huntemann – Femme Fatal

And here are a few of my favourite tracks for download too, all are at a 160kbps, so if you want to bare witness to power that is techno, I strongly suggest that you buy them!

Oliver Huntemann – Shanghai Spinner (Joey Beltram Remix) – Mediafire Link

Oliver Huntemann – Scary Love (Featuring Chelonis R. Jones) – Mediafire Link

Extrawelt – Trummerfeld (Oliver Huntemann Remix) – Mediafire Link

Until next month – Keep Dancing 🙂

Robocat

Fuck it all!

May 7, 2010

Disco will always be my first love. But sometimes, I just like to put on something a little heavier, and fuck shit up. And my fucking-shit-up soundtrack of choice? Slipknot.

Slipknot are nine very, very angry people from Des Moines, Iowa. They wear masks. They wear boiler suits. They make a racket more insane than any other band I’ve ever listened to. My love for this adorable lot was re-kindled recently when I was listening to a friend’s iPod on shuffle and their song “Eeyore” (which has some of the most amazing drumwork ever, by the way) came on. Headbanging occured.

To date they have released four studio albums; 1999’s “Slipknot”, 2001’s “Iowa”, 2004’s “Vol.3 The Subliminal Verses”, and, after a long hiatus, 2008’s “All Hope Is Gone”. Unfortunately though, even after days of searching through my house, I have been unable to find any of my Slipknot albums. So I’ll have to post some videos instead I’m afraid.

If this doesn’t make you want to pump your fists in the air, then you cannot be pleased.

Till next month,

AY! x