Your daily earful

There are definitely dry spells when it comes to scouring the interwebs for music, where you can’t seem to find anything exceptional not even from your usual go-to artists. Remarkably¬†I haven’t experienced one in maaaaaaaaad long. I hope none of you will either, at least not if I can help it ūüėČ

Que Tal?

I finally went on another music buying binge.The last time I purchased a bunch of tracks a friend was nice enough to compile them into a continuous mix for me. This time around though, with what i’ve learned so far, I think I can handle the mixing myself >:)

It’s interesting how messing around with the controller has demystified a lot of the elements of “DJing”yet in a really fascinating way. I’ve barely scratched the surface but it seems that the creative possibilities are endless, even for individuals that don’t produce their own music. I truly respect the craft so much more. I see it for its potential…which can be limitless in the able hands of a passionate musical connoisseur with a taste for improvisation.

I’ve managed to become even more enamored with beats than ever before. It’s really exciting!

I’ll hold off on sharing all the tracks I gorged on for now, but here’s a little taste:

Take it easyyyy Berlin

Way to make New Years in America look flaccid!

Starting on December 29th, Hyte will be hosting 4 nights of fuckin top notch parties in Arena Berlin. Considering the lack of curfews, I would expect the artists to go long and hard…(mmmm que rico). You lucky attendees better be prepared for one long dirtyyyy night.

Check out the details below and burn with envy:

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Everytime I stare into your eyes….

Pulse Radio has just released its Top 50 Tracks of 2014

This is a fucking phenomenal list, and a beautiful little reminiscence of an incredible music-filled year.

Find a few of my faves below, although¬†I never really liked #13 Patrick Topping’s ubiquitous “Forget” it must be an Ibiza thing….

It¬†really is a¬†shame about #4: √āme’s remix of Dan Groll’s¬†“From Nowhere.” As the accompanying description states it seems it’s never going to be released, and has been strictly policed online by the copyright trolls. I heard Dixon roll this out at Sonus to amazing¬†effect, hopefully it finds its way out of that handful of select dancefloors its been gracing.

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Set of the dayyyyy goes to Gel Abril. Most Israeli DJs I know either blast mind-fucking psytrance or subdued deep house. But Gel brings a tight rolling groove for this appearance at Club4 in Barcelona that will undoubtedly mesmerize dat booty.

You can find the full 3 hours over at his soundcloud-> AQUI

Comenzó La Fiesta

Christmas came early as hell ya’ll.¬†The BPM Festival has begun posting its events. Which admittedly fills me with premature melancholy, as it’s impending¬†arrival means an equally swift ending.

But¬†for now, let’s bask in the excitement¬†of what’s to come!¬†It looks like BPM is mixing things up. The Cadenza party is in a completely different venue and is also during the day. Which is robbing us of the Luciano sunrise that year after year remains the spine-tingling climax of the week. I really do think he’s going to play a closing somewhere secret and magical. The Ushua√Įa Ibiza staple ANTS, will bring its party to Blue Parrot on the first weekend. Pleasurekraft was given a night slot, hopefully¬†i’ll finally get to catch them.

For venues, it’s a relief to see La Santanera back in action this year with a DJ set by Rudimental on the 11th. Canibal Royal is hosting Solomun and Ame. Although it is a bit further north it’s a lovely venue. Steve Lawler and Jamie Jones are playing at Blue Venado, which is also a trek to get to but is one of the most beautiful spaces in Playa.

Check out the details below:

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Fucking FINALLYYYY

Finally found these 2 tracks that have been killin me for awhile now.¬†And it’s no wonder they’re so dope considering they’re from my lovas Pleasurekraft and the papi Beyer. The first¬†is¬†a fave of Capriati, but I heard it¬†played a few times at Time Warp this weekend as well. Press play and relive it! You know you want to…

 

And also dis one:

Tasty Releases

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Monika Kruse’s label Terminal M has just dropped some savory cookies. The sound is¬†buoyant¬†and hip¬†for the usually sedated minimal style of¬†Kruse herself. Paul C and Paolo Martini bring the freshest track on the volume. I’m really digging this duo. It seems Italy with its pervasive¬†raw talent is comin for that numba one spot.

Dive in below:

Get it here: http://www.beatport.com/release/cookies-vol-3/1413527

Unity Records is one of my favorite labels at the moment. Whenever a situation calls for tunes with a kick I know their releases never skimp on pumpin the bad assery. Its roster includes D-Unity, Raul Mezcolanza, Ant Brooks, Matt Sassari, UMEK and Adrian Hour. Have a listen to the flavor they bring, I guarantee you’ll like the taste.

I’ve been looking for what I was told is a Gaiser track for awhile now.¬†In my search I came across this one, which¬†I distinctly recall¬†Raul Mezcolanza tearing up in one of his sets, it’s such a fun ass little offering.

ROCK THE VOTE!

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Voice your opinion on¬†the best goddamn Disc Jockeys¬†in the game¬†by voting in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 for 2014. Keep in mind you have to be registered on the site and have attended the events of said artists.

Do you part ya’ll:

http://www.residentadvisor.net/poll-vote.aspx