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Artist Spotlight: Ken Loi

Well I don’t know if my musical ear is maturing, but I cannot stop listening to the DJ’s and producers that are pushing todays insane House music scene. From the “Dirty Dutch” to the glitch and Electro-house monsters; from SHM to Skrillex. Everyone is getting their hands on some epic vocals, combined with massive drops and epic track construction this genre is set to make a take-over similar to rock and roll in the sixties. Yeah I said it, I truly have to believe as I watch House music swallow up each and every music genre it approaches only to rework and spit it back out making todays youth dance harder than any generation before us. That the answer lies within the godfather of all electronic dance music genres, House, this I believe will be what truly brings EDM to the masses.

With all that said, I want to introduce everyone to San Francisco based DJ and Producer Ken Loi, known for his epic mashups and truly genius bootlegs Ken has made the evolving world of electro-house his bitch essentially. The mans Soundcloud alone has more activity then most of my friends Facebook feeds. Below I have posted the preview to Ken’s biggest track to date which Beatport clearly had to scoop up and I can’t blame them this track makes me want to dance, fuck, and go to war all at the same time. The insanity comes in the form of the Denzal Park song Militia. Ken takes it to the remix decks and absolutely turns up the noise. The track, which you can buy on Beatport, is worth every penny, the preview below is just the first 2 minutes of the almost 6 minute final piece.

Denzal Park – Militia (Ken Loi Remix)

Next up I have Kens take on Gotye’s  chart topper. This one is a combination of works from Michael Burns, Special Features, and Thomas Gold all mashed up making for another great tune.

Michael Brun & Special Features vs Thomas Gold vs Gotye – Fire Somebodys Synergy(Ken Loi Bootup)

Although this last track is a few months old it is a keeper for sure, this is the Ken Loi edit of the epic, and already once mashed-up track By Deniz Koyu and Coldlay entitled Hertz in Paradise.

Deniz Koyu vs Coldplay – Hertz In Paradise (Ken Loi Edit)

Lastly here are a few tracks: a Ken Loi original, a Ken Loi bootleg, and a Ken Loi mash-up (this is the stuff he got huge for – Tiesto loves featuring Loi’s mash-ups on the Club Life podcasts).

Ken Loi – Hands Up (Original Mix)
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army (Ken Loi 2011 Bootleg)
Nero vs. Nicky Romero – Crush on Toulouse (Ken Loi Mash-Up)

Also, fun fact: Ken Loi gets his hair did at Supercuts…

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Show Preview & Ticket Giveaway: Robotic Pirate Monkey & VOODOO FARM 4.12.12 Boston

Thursday night Robotic Pirate Monkey (RPM), VOODOO FARM, and Richard Fraioli will be tearing up the Middle East basement in Cambridge Massachusetts as part of their Northeast tour. Thanks to promoters The Royal Edge Experience (T.R.E.E.), there will be a massive light show to go along with the hard beats and deafening drops only these guys can bring to you. For your chance to win FREE tickets, Like MMIBTY on Facebook and fill out the form – winner will be selected at random tomorrow.

Headliner RPM is a trio of bass music producers and DJs by the names of Matt Berryhill, Matt Flesher, and Andrew Hathaway, otherwise known on SoundCloud as Captain FlesheHathaBerry. The crew hails from Boulder, Colorado and began producing tracks in the Spring of 2010. Since that time they’ve managed to rack up a huge following and just under 10,000 fans on Facebook. According to The Untz, “Robotic Pirate Monkey in its truest essence is the holy trinity of electronic music. Their robotic nature of using computers to their fullest musical potential, combined with their ruthless habit of pirating and manipulating musical samples as they see fit creates an atmosphere where “monkeying around” seems to be the only appropriate behavior.” Since their foundation they have “put every waking effort into bringing people the music that makes them go bananas“.

Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know (RPM Remix)
Dolly Parton – Joleen (RPM Remix)

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VOODOO FARM is the music project of NYC-based DJ/producer/filmmaker Liam Dirlam. By infusing sounds of Electro House/Dubstep/Glitch-Hop/Moomba, and releasing self-made music videos for each track, VOODOO FARM sets himself apart both musically and visually. If you’ve read this blog over the past year, you know that VOODOO FARM is one of our favorites and we even selected his remix of Marvin Gaye’s “Grapevine” as one of the Top-20 remixes of 2011. After seeing him in Rhode Island in front of a PACKED house, we quickly realized Liam can THROW DOWN. If your body isn’t moving during his set you may want to go to the hospital because you are probably pulse-less. VOODOO FARM’s debut album “The Weird Circle EP” is slated to drop this month.

Marvin Gaye – Grapevine (VOODOO FARM Remix)
VOODOO FARM – Smoke That Fool (Original Mix)

VOODOO FARM’s YouTube (original videos)

Artist Spotlight: Where The Hell Did TheFatRat Come From?

The other day, when I was looking over all of the music that we’ve posted in the past few months on this blog, this questing kept nagging at me. TheFatRat has simply bursted onto the scene out of nowhere and arguably has produced the best remixes of some of the most heavily remixed songs out there. He first made a name for himself with his remix of Foster The People’s “Don’t Stop”, which introduced the blogosphere to his incredibly melodic and upbeat sound which paired so well with the indie band’s vocals. The hook was set. Was it electro, indie dance or something else entirely? Did it really matter?

Foster The People – Don’t Stop (TheFatRat Remix)

Then, when he released his next remix, the nagging of music blogs to give this next “Levels” remix a chance (ironically titled “Next Levels”) seemed to indicate that he actually had produced a Avicii remix worth adding to our collections. And not only that. In my opinion, his remix shits on Skrillex’s and every other one I’ve heard. Again, the sound was hard to categorize but it just felt so goddamn right. Musically on point.

Avicii – Next Levels (TheFatRat Remix)

Finally, to complete the trilogy of his takeover, he took on a song so overrun with remixes (and really good ones to boot) that I never thought he could stand a chance. On this blog alone we had probably posted four or five remixes of this song before his ever came along. That’s right: it’s Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”. Nobody will ever really be able to understand what made this such a perfect song to be remixed. Again, the internet pleaded that we give his version a chance. And I don’t think anyone ever looked back. Unlike “Levels”, I think it’s much harder to say his is the best because every remix brings such a different energy; I could listen to a playlist of Gotye remixes straight through and not get bored. The point is: he nailed it again.

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (TheFatRat Remix)

Last week, he announced his first official remix which is gearing up to be a great one. This time, he is going to be redefining Martin Solveig’s “The Night Out” and I personally cannot wait to hear how it’s going to sound. This preview he released on his SoundCloud already has me excited and it sounds like it’s going to get very hyphy compared to his other offerings. Until then, become acquainted with the amazing talent of Mr. TheFatRat and hopefully he will not stop making his self-entitled “fuck the genre” music anytime soon.

Haven’t had enough of TheFatRat? Head over to his Facebook Page or Soundcloud to follow the guy and download all his music for free.

A Vocal Infused Smash from 4FRNT

This fine lady pictured above is unfortunately not someone I used to know, but today is about moving on and 4FRNT’s new remix of Gotye’s hit single featuring Kimbra entitled Somebody I Used to Know is a certified break up banger! Gotye’s original track from the land down under was originally filled with an extremely catchy Brazilian guitar line and passionate vocals referencing lost lovers and romantic strife. Although I am not previously familiar with 4FRNT and looking at his minimal Soundcloud content and lack of a Facebook page at all it would appear this dude is pretty new to the scene. Either way this track has clocked almost 10k in plays on Soundcloud in 7 days, this track combines great song composition with great tweaks, synths, and big drops guaranteed to knock your socks off!

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know ft. Kimbra (4FRNT remix)

Dirty Dubstep Because It’s Just Been Too Long

I spent some time the other day on the internet and in my iTunes hunting down some amazing dubstep bangers. Just good ol’ face-melting, mind-blowing, bass-heavy massive tracks that make you realize how good the fucking WOMP really is. I hate when other blogs just give you a million tracks and leave all the sifting up to you… I spent a good deal of time honing in on my favorites and I have no doubt you will love every one.

Heard Rusko dropping this one twice this summer and apparently Flux has been as well. In a word, addictive.

Brown and Gammon – Blow My Mind

Song was already a guilty pleasure of mine and this remix is absolutely insane.

Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci (Helicopter Showdown & IB Remix)

This one isn’t new but it deserves to be shared… Classic as is everything Nero does.

Drake – Forever (Nero Remix)

Finally, we already posted the Neon Stereo remix of this song, but this one is a whole different take that I find to be pretty unique.

Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (Bombs Away Remix)

BONUS: Because this is technically drumstep, I saved it for down here. So tight what BHB did with the sample. I’m LOVING this one…

Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers – Goody Goody (BHB Drumstep Remix)