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A little promo for a big monthly!

A much-liked monthly is returned to my town of Cincinnati called PRESSURE.  I was fortunate enough to be tapped to rock out at the first one next month and in hopes to generate as much attention as possible I did a little promo for the event (which is 8.21.14).   It’s 24 tracks in about 45 minutes and hopefully touches a little something for everyone!

TRACK/LIST

1. I Am Legion - Make Those Moves (Teddy Killerz Remix)
2. Audio - Heads Up
3. The Upbeats & Insideinfo - Espilon
4. Neonlight - Heavy Bettie
5. Noisia - Oh Oh
6. Maztek & Cern - Multiverse
7. Fourward & Friction ft. Jakes - Battlescars
8. Dimension - Crowd Reaction VIP
9. Ulterior Motive - M.I.R.
10. Metrik ft. Elisabeth Troy - Want My Love
11. Lynx - Shimmy
12. Major Look - Kid$ of 2moro
13. Supreme Being - Loco
14. Recon - Flava (Supreme Being Remix)
15. DJ Sly & Pacso - 5 Tones
16. Six Blade - Punks
17. North Base & Jenna G - Beats So Loud
18. Dimension - Digital World VIP
19. Technimatic - Not Perfect Love
20. SecondCity - I Wanna Feel (Brookes Brothers Remix)
21. Smooth ft. Shaz Sparks - Sky’s Gonna Break
22. Fred V & Grafix - Forest Fires
23. Logistics - Somersaults
24. Wilkinson ft. Tom Cane - Half Light

SUMMER 2014

This time of year is always my favorite.  The few weeks right before Summer when everyone’s excited that it’s finally warm and there’s leaves on the trees and blankets on the beach.  Every year I try to do a mix that captures a few of the vibes I really like to feel in this time and they’re always the most fun podcasts to do.  So here’s 2014’s Summer mix:

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You can feel the sun on your skin and in your brain HERE HERE HERE

I will put it on soundcloud with a tracklist in a few days.  For now just grab it on my little ol’ blog in the link above  :)   SHARE AWAY!!!  <3

The 70 min. Getaway

Here is my latest full length mix!  A hefty collection of drum & bass, dubstep, and trap that I’ve been using to make the walls of my home shake violently for the last few weeks!  Enjoy the shit out of it!

grip the shaft

Buckle up & push the pedal to the metal HERE! HERE! HERE!  (right click > save target as > drift out of reality)

1. Matrix & Futurebound ft. Luke Bingham - All I Know (Smash & Grab mix)
2. Loadstar - Bomber
3. Shock One - Way You Move
4. Mattix & Futile - Burn Out
5. Tantrum Desire - Get With It
6. Sub Zero ft. Grimm - Why Can’t You See
7. Shufunk - Nasty Girl
8. Loadstar - Passenger
9. Stanza - Runaway (Disaszt remix)
10. Dodge & Fuski - Come Again (Phetsta remix)
11. Delta Heavy - Get By (174 mix)/(original)
12. 501 - Chasing Stars
13. Hirshee ft. Sue Cho - Hold On to Love (KillaGraham remix)
14. xKore - Stabs
15. Stinkahbell ft. Psy:am - Hot Poo/Doctor P ft. Jenna G - Neon (Roksonix remix)
16. Filth Collins - Bomb Bass
17. TNGHT - Goooo
18. Willy Joy - Eyes Wide Open
19. Lunice - I See You (Girl Unit remix)
20. Foreign Beggars ft. Donae’o - Flying To Mars (12th Planet’s Martian Trapstep mix)
21. Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2Chainz - Mercy
22. Filth Collins - Show Your Teeth
23. Birdy Nam Nam - Goin In (Skrillex remix) [Goin Down Hard edit]
24. DC Breaks & Skism - Killer (Tantrum Desire remix)
25. Far Too Loud - Lightbringer
26. Konflict - Messiah (Noisia remix)
27. Mark Knight ft. Skin - Nothing Matters (Noisia remix)
28. Upbeats & Noisia - Blindfold
29. The Prototypes - Pandora
30. Nymfo & Black Sun Empire - Battlefish
31. The Prototypes - Abyss
32. DC Breaks - Move Closer/DJ Hazard - food fight (VIP)
33. Drumsound & Bassline Smith ft. Tom Cane - Through the night (club mix)

Thank you so much for taking the time to check it out!  As always, if you like it, please please PLEASE share it with everyone!  <3 <3

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HYPER KID WINS!! K.O.!!

                                                  

Us dudes at Dance Hard Die Hard are very pleased to introduce DJ HYPER KID to our semi-illustrious and full-blown sleazy roster/website/whatever-you-call-it!  Dis MF’er goes dumb Lunchables to the sounds of trap, juke, Baltimore and all things street!  Here are two mixes to get you started, to get you hip, and to get you ratchet…  Wait, scratch that last one, I don’t think people say that anymore.  Grip dat wood grain and turn up your Alpine cuz these will have you Movin’ Like Berney all the way to the bar for a nice, refreshing Harlem shake in no time!



Hyper Kid’s Introduction (Right Click > Save Target As > Shake Dat A$$)





THAT FUTURE TRAP SHIT (right click > save target as > hit them switches!)





Salute our new soldier and send some <3 his way by sharing these on any & every website you can!  Thank you guys *so* much  -DHDH

SUMMERTIME VIBES 2012!

Get out your party hats, plug in your blenders, and tuck your boners into the waistband of your swim trunks… IT’S SUMMER TIME!  You know what that means:  Beaches, Brews, Broads, and Bass!  It’s no secret that I love this time of year and to celebrate I like to toss out a decadent slab of grillin’ tunes, seasoned with uplifting riffs and paired with some saucy vocals!  MMmmmMMMMm funky!

hot damn!

1. Sway - Level Up (Blame remix)
2. The Funktastics - All of the Lights (remix)
3. Feint & Two Thirds - Starscapes (Rameses B remix)
4. Cyantific - Mirador
5. Example & Flux Pavilion - Daydreamer (Danny Byrd remix)
6. Seven Lions - Below Us (Smooth remix)
7. Slogun & Ioh - Magic
8. Smooth - Timeless
9. Subfocus - Out the Blue
10. Crimsonix - Saturday
11. 2DB - Amiga Man
12. Delta Heavy - Get By (174 Edit)
13. Major Lazer - Get Free (Andy C remix)
14. Netsky - Come Alive
15. Adam F - When the Rain Is Gone (Delta Heavy remix)
16. Coyote Kisses - Acid Wolfpack
17. Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Lose Control
18. Wideboys - The Word (Crissy Cris drumstep mix/DnB mix)
19. Tantrum Desire - Get With It
20. Stooshe - Betty Woz Gone (Blame remix)
21. Daddy’s Groove - It’s Not Right But It’s OK (Fred V & Grafix remix)
22. Bungle ft. Ayah Marar - The Siren (Bladerunner remix)
23. Bladerunner - Love Is Gone
24. Rusko - Somebody To Love (Sigma remix)
25. Matrix & Futurebound ft. Luke Bingham - All I Know (Rolling out mix)
26. Sigma ft. Takura - Summer Days

Rip those stupid floaties off your arms & take the high dive RIGHT HERE!!  (right click > save target as > CaNNOn bALL!!!!)

Since it’s summer, get in the spirit by opening the cooler that is your heart, reaching in for the cold one that is this mix, and pass it on to a friend.  Share it on your facebook wall.  Post it on your blog.  It’s guaranteed to be that final splash that gets the girlies wet!  *wink nudge*

DANCE HARD DIE HARD PODCAST #29

Some new electro biznezz.  Crank it and smile.

crank!

Get gyrating HERE! HERE! HERE! (right click > save target as > become one with the speakers)

  1.  Steve Aoki ft. Wynter Gordon - Ladi Dadi (Angger Dimas remix)
  2.  Steve Aoki ft. Wynter Gordon - Ladi Dadi (Autoerotique remix)
  3.  Brilliant - Higher
  4.  Acetronik ft. Sue Cho - Yours Tonight (Fast Foot remix)
  5.  Ryeland - Giga Elektron Volts
  6.  The Famme - Pretender (Mind Electric vs. Phetsta remix)
  7.  Sharem Jay ft. Katrina Noorbergen - Livin’ Like I’m Dyin (Mr. Wonk’s Green Mask mix)
  8.  Fast Foot - Cows to the Slaughter (Lazy Rich remix)
  9.  Beltek - Party Voice
  10.  Nicky Romero - Toulouse
  11.  Bingo Players - L’Amour
  12.  Lazy Rich & Porter Robinson ft. Sue Cho - Hello (Chrizz Luvly & Rocket Pimp mix)
  13.  Dilemn - Always Continue
  14.  Blood On the Dance Floor - Party On (James Egbert remix)
  15.  Genius - Tapedeck
  16.  Morgan Page ft. Tegan & Sara - Body Work (Lazy Rich remix)
  17.  Fatso - Far From Home
  18.  Sander Van Doorn ft. Lucy Taylor - What Did I Do

As always, if you’re even slightly into it, please please PLEASE like and share it with someone… Preferably EVERYONE!  <3 <3

PODCAST #26 !

1. Knife Party - Destroy Them with Lazers
2. Eddie K. & Millions Like Us - Sonar
3. DJ Fei Long - Body Heat (Utku S. remix)
4. Miles Dyson - Trackster
5. Jaxta & Split - Roulette (Le Castle Vania remix)
6. Felguk - Bassive
7. SHM & Knife Party - Antidote
8. Dan Sena - Damage Control
9. Zedd - Slam the Door
10. Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone (Laidback Luke remix)
11. Tommy Trash - The End
12. Wolfgang Gartner - The Way It Was
13. Avicii - Levels (Cazzette remix)
14. Hellfire Machina ft. Infuze - Good Love (Soundkeepers mix)
15. Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks (DJ Kue remix)
16. Figure - Cut Throat (Faust & Shortee remix)
17. Imprintz & Kloe - Humanoid
18. Sander Van Doorn & Laidback Luke - Who’s Wearin the Cap (A-Trak mix)
19. DJ Chick & Pipe Cruz - Just Let It Go (Electric Soulside mix)
20. Volta Bureau - Alley Cat

Download that MF’er HERE HERE HERE (right click > save target as > rave!)

If you like it, please “like it” on here or FB or Twitter (or all of them!!) and pretty pretty please SHARE the shit out of it!  <3 <3

HAPPY HOLIDAYS BITCHES, LISTEN TO THIS!

NEW MIX, BECAUSE SANTA NEEDED SOMETHING TO BUMP IN THE SLEIGH!

Track list in case you’re scared to click the link:

1. Far Too Loud - Ready for the Stomping
2. Jan Waterman - Right Track
3. Dallask - Front to Back
4. Spencer & Hill - Dance
5. Wolfgang Gartner - Shrunken Heads
6. Hot Pink Delorean - I Surrender
7. Kizzo & Bloodline - This Time (Sidney Samson remix)
8. Cold Blank - Die Famous
9. Zedd - Shave It
10. Rrump - Chubby Decker (Le Castle Vania & Street Lurkin remix)
11. Porter Robinson - Unison (Knife Party remix)
12. Labrinth ft. Tinie Tempah - Earthquake (Noisia remix)
13. Misanthrop - Hammerfaust
14. Josh Money - Let Go With Me
15. Cutline - Shrink Wrap
16. Playma & MC Kyla - We Can Live Forever
17. Delta Heavy - Hold Me
18. Ali Love - Diminishing Returns (Alvin Risk remix)
19. Gemini - Vision
20. 501 - Timeout
21. Camo & Krooked ft. TC - Make the Call (dubstep mix)
22. Camo & Krooked ft. TC - Make the Call (dnb mix)
23. The Prototypes - Your Future
24. L Plus - Time Travel
25. Raw Theory - Headrush
26. Prolix - Visualize
27. Trei - Mumbo Jumbo
28. Upbeats & Trei - Raiders
29. State of Mind - Ronald Reagan
30. Ram Trilogy - No Reality (Noisia remix)
31. Friction - Flip the Page
32. Ill Skillz & Fourward - Gangsters
33. TC - Tap Ho
34. Delta Heavy - Overkill
35. DJ Fresh - Louder (Drumsound & Bassline Smith remix)

Spread the cheer!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS & ALL THAT SHIT!  :)  <3

PODCAST #25

Last one was all drum & bass, so this one is all dubstep.  Next one will be something else, like throat singing or something.  Till then, enjoy!

spaceshipz brah

1. Reso - Ishimura
2. KOAN Sound - Meanwhile, In the Future
3. 501 - VM3000
4. SpekrFreks - Voyager
5. Eddie K & Statix - Blinded
6. Wolfgang Gartner ft. Will.I.Am - Forever (Plastician & Kutz remix)
7. Flux Pavilion, Skism - Jump Back ft. Foreign Beggars
8. Excision & Downlink - Crowd Control
9. Calvertron & Downlink - Pistons
10. Cutline - Runnin VIP
11. Eddie K & Statix - Anymore ft. Astronaut
12. Gemini - Elevate
13. Ill Skills - Gold Streams Ft. Thomas Azier
14. Bare Noize - Twilight Zone
15. Kill the Noise - Talk To Me
16. Dirtyphonics - Oakwood
17. Dan Sena - Song of Siren (Dirtyphonics remix)
18. Shock One - Relapse
19. Furlonge - All You Ever Knew
20. Zedd - Shave It (501 Remix)
21. Sigma - Do You Love (Subscape remix)
22. Rustie - Ultra Thizz

Zip through the asteroid belt HERE HERE HERE!  (right click > save target as > blast off!)

Like I always say, if you like it, PRETTY FUCKING PLEASE share it with everyone!  I LOVE YOU!  HOLIDAYS & SHIT!

The Local Devil

The definition of the word “local" has been augmented by today’s scene kids to mean something almost derogatory.  Time and time again I hear things like “Eh, he’s local, I can catch him whenever" or “It’s just a group of local DJs" or “He’s local, how good can he be?"  Does anyone ever stop for a second and realize that everybody has to be from somewhere?  Literally every human being is local to some place.

It used to mean a person from the area.  A native.  Apply that to the music or entertainment industry and it suddenly becomes synonymous with adjectives like “sub-par."  I obviously can’t speak for every city, but in a good majority of the ones I’ve been in and the people I talk to agree. 

I don’t know if the average listener (aka the expert critic) knows this or not: describing someone as local does something to that person’s brain.  It sort of alters them.  They may not know exactly when, or how, but it does happen.  These homegrown DJs (and I use DJ because that’s my background, I’m certain you can replace that with band) go to a gig at a bar or club with at best a fair turnout, at worst they show up with just their friends and a handful of other seemingly uninterested people standing around.  This can be disheartening.  The DJ may start having thoughts like “Oh this is just some ‘local’ thing, I’m playing mostly for my friends."  I feel like that’s when they don’t give it their all.  Not only do they feel it’s not worth it because of the lack of audience, but also because it’s “local" and it’ll happen again (no big deal).  This is when the DJ just sort of stands there, looking almost upset & bored that he has to do this and the audience gets the human equivalent of paint drying.

I genuinely feel like DJs and other musicians feel held back by the word local.  It’s as if people who paint them with that word assume they’ll never go anywhere else.  Where’s the faith?  The love?  The pride in your city?  While we’re at it, what does it take to become more than a local?  I’ve played all over the country but I still live somewhere, so when I play in my home city I’m “just a local."  When does that title vanish?  Plenty of other DJs from my city have played in other necks of the woods as well.  You hear things like “At first she didn’t want it, now I made it and she’s asking me to take it!" in nearly every rap song (I just made that up by the way, I should rap!)  Then there’s the whole other topic of “making it", but even then said made person has to live somewhere.  He’s local to NYC or LA or wherever.

I guess what it boils down to is show some love to your city’s artists.  They work hard.  They want to show you what they can do and they want to entertain you (and you want to be entertained, right?).  You may be surprised at what “just a local" can do.  Some of us have been around the block and learned a thing or two.  We all come from somewhere, but it’s where we go that really matters to me.  Don’t you want to be a part of that?  Isn’t it one of the coolest feelings in the world to say “Oh THAT DJ?!  I was hanging out with him at dirty $5 shows a long time ago!"  You never know, we might just up and move away, giving a totally new group of people to call us locals.  You don’t want that, do you?

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