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Review: Mord Fustang’s Debut Artist Album “9999 In 1″

Estonia is a small country located in the Northeast portion of Europe, commonly referred to as the Baltic region. With a population around 1.3 million people and a size comparable to Vermont and New Hampshire combined, Estonia isn’t exactly the center of the dance music world. There is, however, a certain electronic DJ and Producer who has emerged from his peers as a supremely talented and unique artist. His name is Mord Fustang and despite spending years producing singles, EPs, and remixes, last week he finally released his very first artist album called 9999 In 1.

On a personal level I’ve been following the 24-year-old Mord Fustang since 2011 when the incredible “Lick the Rainbow” was on heavy rotation for my friends and me. Any fan of “Lick the Rainbow” knows just how unique the track is – it has one of the most devastating drops in Electro-House in the past few years with heavy doses of Electro wobbles, yet contains uplifting melodies and some perfectly-chosen jazz licks. While Mord Fustang likely took a lot of time to find his sound, “Lick the Rainbow” to me, now defines his style. Fustang’s sound has that futuristic, video game edge that also molded guys like Porter Robinson, yet stays true to dance music often with four-on-the-floor beats around the 128bpm range. Since I discovered Mord Fustang I have made sure to pay attention to all his music and it should be noted that the entire A New World EP, which “Lick the Rainbow” can be found on, is nothing short of incredible. All of Mord Fustang’s releases over the years have built on the unique sound he’s carved out in his productions and they keep our bodies moving the whole time. Even more so, the couple times I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Mord Fustang perform live I left feeling impressed and wanting more.

But I’m not here to talk about the past, I’m here to talk about the present and future of dance music by way of 9999 in 1.

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Supper Club: Pig&Dan at Verboten on Thurs 1/22/2015

Nestled in the bosom of Williamsburg lies a little place called Verboten. A relatively new venue that has made tsunami sized waves in the underground house music scene of NYC. They began by throwing their own warehouse parties for years, and eventually settled on their own venue space to call home. Verboten is known to be the home of some of the most talented resident DJs on the planet, and also to have thrown some of the best parties on this side of the milky way.

But this Thursday 1/22/2015 they are introducing something that aims to satisfy on more than an aural level. The Supper Club is a unique experience where patrons are invited to come dine with the DJ on the dance floor before the show. After dinner is completed the tables are removed and the dinner hall is transformed into a dance floor. This is a really cool chance to be able to dine and dance with the artists.

If you have never heard of Pig&Dan then you are certainly in for a treat. They are well known for producing and playing music that is far from linear, they are two people the thrive on pushing the boundaries and creating something that is special to each show. With an almost too good to be true meeting on an airplane in the 1990s these two have been receiving support from the likes of Sander Kleinenberg, Felix Da Housecat, John Digweed and Nic Fanciulli just to name a few.  You can check out a few samples of what they sound like below.

TICKETS TO SUPPERCLUB 

If you are interested in going to the show you can follow this link for all ticket information.

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T.Williams Releases Bangin’ House Tune “Back & Forth”

Fresh off the January 2015 edition of Holy Ship and currently on tour with DESTRUCTO, Anna Lunoe, and Motez for the Ship2Ship Tour, T.Williams dropped his latest track “Back & Forth” late last week. “Grime” seems to be a common word to describe T.William’s tracks and that’s especially evident with “Back & Forth”. The UK Bass and House legend Tesfa Williams, who simply goes by T.Williams, cut his teeth in the London electronic scene, carving out a dark sound in the House, Grime, and Bass realms. “Back & Forth” is an immediate dance floor destroyer with some classic House synths, a driving distorted bass line, and a chopped-and-screwed vocal hook that reminds me of Roger Sanchez’s “Dangerous Thoughts” that was released under the S-Man moniker.

Word through the grapevine is T.Williams’ “Back & Forth” will be released in the coming weeks and that we can also look forward to new material from him. If you have a chance to catch the epic lineup that is the Ship2Ship tour, sandwiched between the two Holy Ship sailings, absolutely make sure you get out there to get down with some fresh beats. I know I’ll be doing everything I can to get to the San Francisco edition on February 5th at Audio Nightclub (TICKETS HERE).

Bird Peterson Drops Two And A Half Hour ‘Drankenstein Infinity’ Mixtape

It has definitely been a while since I posted a mixtape, and it has probably been even longer since I have posted a mix consisting mainly of trap. With that said there is always an exception to any rule and in this case it is the two and a half hour long Drankenstein Infinity mix from Mad Decent’s own Bird Peterson that fills the void. Peterson has been running the trap pretty consistently for a few years now and there is no doubt this guy has an amazing level of song recall as he runs through dozens and dozens of rap and hip-hop tracks from the 90′s until today. One thing that really impressed me about this mixtape was Peterson’s ability to utilize lyrics from multiple tracks simultaneously almost creating a brand new third track. I know that two and a half hours of trap may seem overwhelming but trust me this mix consists of so many throwbacks I can guarantee it will bring a smile to your face at somepoint, enjoy!

Martin Solveig & GTA – Intoxicated

Song of the Summer 2015? Maybe! Martin Solveig & GTA have come back from their minor hiatus with a huge tune, titled “Intoxicated.” Like most people in the electronic music world, GTA and Martin decided to venture into the sound of Future House made famous by the likes of Tchami and Oliver Heldens, and heard throughout all the major festival sets in 2014. the new jackin’ house track has a big sound yet Solveig’s vocal contribution smooths the song enough to possibly make it into the mainstream, definitely a track that will be played over and over as festival season approaches. Check out the track below!

Martin Solveig & GTA -Intoxicated | BUY ON BEATPORT

J-Louis – HEAVEN SENT FT. ZACARI

In the past year the Los Angles based future music group SOULECTION has taken over a multitude of different music fronts. With artists like Mr. Carmack, Ta-Ku, and J-Louis under their roof they’re bound to break the genre barrier and with J-Louis’s latest release, this is no exception.

Based in Los Angles, California J-Louis has continued to put out bangers for the better part of a decade. With his newest installment, he brings together a beautiful blend of jazz and hip hop for HEAVEN ft. ZACARI. He takes an easy going base line and runs it into a beautiful melody, a great blend of downtempo house with jazzy hip hop influences. if you can get down with this, dont forget to go show some support! Hit like and snag a free download while you can, these guys are notorious for taking stuff down!

This is perhaps a perfect example of what SOULECTION produces. If you think this track is a banger you should go check out the rest of the team over at their website. Click on the link below to be sent to the SOULECTION team roster!

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