Oh hey, how are ya?! We at MMIBTY sure hope this Spring thing is shaping up nicely for you because with all this great music coming in we have been working day and night just to make sure you’ve got it all on your go-to playlist by the time summer rolls around! As previously concluded, good music is timeless, so we’re pleased to bring you two free unreleased remixes of classic vocal tracks from Boston-based Producer and DJ Salvatore LoGrasso in this here Oxtavius Magical Goodybag 008.
Salvatore Marco LoGrasso has been an important fixture in the Boston house music scene for nearly a decade and has performed across the globe alongside Pirupa and Amine Edge & DANCE, and Davide Squillace played Sal’s “Don’t Stop Til Ya” Edit at BPM in 2012. LoGrasso’s sound is a strong amalgam of disco, funk, ghetto house, deep house, techno, and of course house. Once in a group with Pirupa, Leon, & Scot Cox called “Trebled Kids,” Sal also has releases on CUFF, Nurvous, Louder Music, Melodic Art, Foot & Mouth, InMotion, Monique Musique, Stealth, PlayPerView, High Definition, Prawler, Manchester Underground Music, Resonance, FlatBelly Recordings, and Let It Play to name a few!
I had a chance to chat with Sal the other day fresh off playing Sankeys NYC with Amine Edge and after a little convincing, he agreed to give us his unreleased remix of Michael Jackson’s 1979 smash hit “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” to share with you lucky dancing ducks. Sure, the remix is 120bpm just like the original but LoGrasso really has a knack for taking classic vocal tracks and putting a funky-ass spin on ‘em. His sharp percussion and signature kick give way to hefty, sauntering basslines and beauteous breakdowns and “Don’t Stop Til Ya” is no exception. Adding another anthemic weapon to your elaborate arsenal of beats, we pass along an edit of “Don’t You Want Me Baby,” this one with a fantastic vocal breakdown and robust bass that could damn well get your dive bar to appreciate house music. Keep an eye out for this maestro on SoundCloud and Facebook, especially if you’re a MA resident or one of those fortunate enough to visit the musical mecca that is Ibiza this summer as this guy is playing everywhere from Boston to Ibiza (and hopefully Chicago?)!
Also included in this eighth edition of Oxtavius Magical Goodybag is a smooth deep house remix of Timo Maas’ “Hunted” by Romanian duo Livio & Roby found through djmag’s SoundCloud. Digging deeper through our goodybag we find a rework by Cleavage of their well-received “Prove.” With a synth line reminiscent of old school garage, this “Psychedelic Dub Mix” is sexy but serious.
We’re very excited to share this week’s MIX BOX segment of OMG with you because on top of three remarkable sets/mixes, we also have a pair of two-part mixes to share! The first pair is the Harder They Come Spring Promo from Burlington, Vermont based Chris Pattison of Nexus Artists. As with the rest of today’s goodybag, there is garage and deep bass aplenty! Featuring tracks by Low Steppa, Hector Couto, Darius Syrossian, Jay Lumen, Josh Butler, Filthy Rich, Paul Woolford, NiCe7, Maxxi Soundsystem, & Sidney Charles (amonst others), these two halves complement each other perfectly and reaffirm Pattison as one of the main pillars of Burlington’s ever-growing music scene.
Spanish duo Pig & Dan are up next with their superb 2014 March Mix. Full of techno and tech house gems, this two act show is worth the intermission.
We’re not done yet! Great Britain’s Ant Brooks is on episode 26 of his Groovant Podcast and they just keep getting better. Featuring tracks/remixes by Mladen Tomic, Nicole Moudaber, Matt Sassari, Harvey McKay, Proudly People, DJ Anna, Oscar L, and Brooks himself, this is a podcast you should not only download, but also subscribe to!
Yes, we saved the biggest treat for last. This dude has been making waves throughout Chicago for several years now but with a growing fanbase in Miami, Mexico, New York, and beyond, Garrett B is sure to become a household name for techno- and house-lovers worldwide. Three and a half hours of his opening set for the one and only Jamie Jones at Spybar last week. BOOM! This is deep house or “ghetto sex tech” (as Garrett’s SoundCloud tag tells us) at its finest. Talk about warmin’ the place up!
Michael Jackson – D.S.T.U (Salvatore LoGrasso Remix)
DoNt YoU WaNt ME (Salvatore LoGrasso Remix)
Timo Maas – The Hunted (Livio & Roby Remix)
Prove (Cleavage Psychedelic Dub Mix)
Chris Pattison – HTC Spring 2014 promo part 1
Chris Pattison – HTC Spring 2014 promo part 2
Groovant Podcast 026 With Oscar L
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