After premiering on the Diplo & Friends Valentine’s Day special, Benzi has unleashed the final masterpiece in the GIRL TRAPZ series. Volume Five closes out the series in ultimate form, with thirty-five new and classic jams getting the Benzi treatment. Included on the mix are super exclusives from the likes of Salva & RL Grime, FS Green, Trippy Turtle, eSenTRIK, DJ Sliink, and many more! This may be the end of GIRL TRAPZ but get ready for a whole new series and many more Diplo & Friends / BBC Radio mixes coming very soon! This is just the beginning shawty!
Download the tracked out album version below and if ya missed any previous volumes, download the entire GIRL TRAPZ series at benzi.co/GIRLTRAPZCOLLECTION
Plus here is the first track in the mix… a brand new remix by eSenTRIK of the hit single “Pony” by Ginuwine!
Aaand we’re back! Sure, it’s only been two days since we’ve given out one of our magical goodybags, but since I skipped a week and have three days off in a row, I’m pulling some grown-up shit and banging this out today, finally go to the gym tomorrow, and then I can just mix records nonstop after that. So, this time I’ve made things a bit easier because all of the tracks and mixes in today’s bag are straight from Soundcloud, that way you can download, heart/like, repost, message, follow, or do anything else you can think of right from the comfort of the Soundcloud widget on our lovely page!
Today the bag is heavy; chock full of weird and funky deep house, tech house, tribal tech, techno, house, and everything in between. I didn’t realize as I went along but there is certainly a good amount of vocal tracks (especially the first few) this time, both female and male, new school and old! Tip of the hat to DurtysoxXx for his Funk Like Dat edit of “Rebirth of Slick” staying true to the classic hip house sound while breathing new life into it.
The assortment of mixes we have in this fourth magical publication is top notch. We start things off with two hours of Sian (Octopus Recordings) live in Barcelona, then get a dose of Arjun Vagale by way of Boris and his Transmissions podcast. If you live in Chicago or will be around on March 1st, be sure to catch Boris play at Spybar!
Moving along, we are graced with the sounds of Italian techno maestro Joseph Capriati, this time a live recording from BPM Festival just a few weeks ago. Again, if you live in Chicago or happen to stop by on Friday, March 7th, do not miss his set that night at Spybar. If you’re 21, you have no reason not to go because as a MMIBTY reader, you can enjoy FREE ENTRY to this event! Ladies pay no cover all night, and guys only have to pay ten dollars if you (stupidly) arrive after midnight. Detroit native and Chicago favorite Jason Patrick is on warm-up duties, so even if you get there right at ten you’re gonna have a blast. All you’ve got to do is say “Oxtavius” at the door!
Meet Charles Fenckler, the 19-year-old French Producer/DJ whose debut EP Anklam drops on Slam‘s Soma Records this coming Monday. Sure, he may only have a few hundred Facebook likes or Soundcloud followers at this very moment, but if Anklam is anywhere near as good as the tracks we have for you today, this kid is definitely going somewhere.
First up is a strong acid track called Sequences that would make KiNK proud. The seemingly simplistic 4×4 beat is soon joined by some pert cymbals which carry the 303 theme beautifully. Next is the dub techno Strings Systems. These synth chords have a rich analog sound providing a well flowing theme and are fully supported by a sturdy kick drum. Also included are two tracks Fenckler released about a year ago under the name Aztro. Black Rainbow has an enveloping melody, crisp percussion, and a neat dubby breakdown with chopped vocals, snowballing until it is capped by a sample that may or may not be a distorted dial tone; either way, it sounds sick and makes me want to dance. Parallel 2 features a dissonant melody with chiller drums. For your added pleasure, we’ve passed along a super solid, hour-strong techno mix Charles Fenckler recently recorded for a German magazine called Musix Mag!
Enjoy a taste of the Anklam EP here then pre-order or wait until it officially drops on Monday.
Already tired of scrolling through all things “Best of 2013?” MMIBTY has solutions: five crucial mixes to help you make it to 2014. Three days ago, Josh Butler gave us a great teaser mix to get us excited for FOUND Music Festival in London this upcoming June. Now, if you haven’t been to London but have been meaning to, this is right up your alley. Last year FOUND was held at Haggerston Park in Shoreditch; a pretty happening area with a great arts scene all around. The last time I was in Shoreditch during the summer I was lucky enough to check out a club tucked away in a disused urban railway yard on Rivington Street called Cargo. I couldn’t tell you for the life of me who was DJing that night but what I can tell you is that it’s got a pretty cool layout and it looks like they’ve got quite the New Year’s party planned with Russ Yallop & Ceri (both of Hot Creations) playing and a “free zombie after party” starting at 6am!
Okay, I promised I wouldn’t get all teary-eyed and reminisce about the greatest songs of 2013, but in case you feel like hearing a handful of familiar deep jams mixed in with a bunch of other really rad tracks, we’ve got the perfect 2+ hour set for you to download: Hoj live from Robot Heart at Burning Man 2013! On Hoj’s Facebook page, his info reads simply “smooth grooves” so listen for yourself and I guarantee you’ll agree:
Still with me? Alright, good. Next up we’ve got another brand new promo mix, this one mixed by Waifs & Strays for their NYE party at fabric! Check it out:
Okay, I know we usually specialize in providing single songs and such, but we’ve all got long drives, flights, train rides, and/or parties approaching, so forgive me for squeezing in two more smashing mixes that are available for free download… Second to last it’s: SlamRadio episode 63 by Slam! I never tire of the driving, stimulating house & techno this pair of Scotsmen puts out!
BONUS #1: Just found another Burning Man set that was recently uploaded. wAFF shreds it at sunrise at Black Rock!
BONUS #2: Since it’s the season of giving, I figured I might as well share with you a mix I threw together the other day. It got chopped three hours and eighteen minutes in, but thankfully there are only two files to it. From deep house to techno to nudisco and tech house, “AV8 Sessions: A December to Remember” should keep you going for several hours! Toss this on at your next party for sure
I don’t know about you, but last night’s festivities took a lot out of me. Since so many people get stuck spending Thanksgiving Eve at the same old bar, I’m grateful to have grooved into the wee hours of the morning at Spybar as Dubfire returned with his jet black, polished chrome beats. Needless to say, what most people consider the morning did not take place today. After one too many hours of visual stimulation courtesy of Frozen Planet, a disco nap on the couch seemed like the right idea. In need of some aural therapy, I nosed out this mix I remembered a friend had shared the other day and was immediately immersed into a soulful dreamscape. One hour and forty-two minutes of beautiful tracks–old and new–laced together elegantly by New Englander Don Fochi of Fresh Headz, this November mix is one to play any day of any year (but do yourself a favor and use a good set of speakers or headphones). Never wavering from the range of 109 to 118 beats per minute, this selection is perfect to throw on at a gathering, in the car, and wherever you see fit. After you download this magnum opus, be sure to like Mr Fochi on Facebook, follow him on Soundcloud, and get to one of his many shows in the Boston area and beyond!
Denver is becoming a “house heads” haven as of late with clubs like NORAD Dance Bar coming to life with weekly events highlighting some of the best underground (as well as national) house acts currently on the circuit. This deep movement cannot be credited to one specific individual, but everybody in town will say that Brennan Bryarly aka option4 has been one of the pulses of change. Denver os no longer all about of the bass, with his bookings dropping jaws across the state. However, option4′s strongest strength may lie in his production skills. Having opened countless shows in his career he has learned what sound is wanted in the crowd and has set to work to making that beat. option4 releases his newest track for free entitled, Late Night Drop, full of g-house and Chicago style flavor that may even include a few vocals recorded by himself! It’s an excited time for option4 as he has just signed with The Windish Agency and hopes to hit the road soon to maybe play at a city near you!