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Summer Vibes? Look No Further Than Voodoo Farm’s “One Million Colors Of Summer” Mix [FREE DOWNLOAD]

“Give someone a hug, tell your mom you love her” instructs Liam Dirlam, aka VOODOO FARM, at the beginning of his “One Million Colors of Summer” mix. One of my favorite Washington D.C. boys, both on a personal level and from a music perspective, dropped a new mix on the world last week and it does nothing but scream WELCOME TO SUMMER. I’ve become good friends with VOODOO FARM, but the fact of the matter is we’ve been writing about his work long before I met him. Now residing in NYC, VOODOO FARM produces a unique brand of music along with videos and artwork that really call out to me. But I’m not the only one: this mix celebrates Liam hitting over one million plays on SoundCloud – a huge milestone for any up-and-coming musician.

VOODOO FARM’s shows are a ton of fun. They are always high-energy and any time I’ve seen him he drops awesome Bass Music tracks that few other big DJs are throwing down. VOODOO FARM’s productions range anywhere from Soul to Funk to House to Dubstep, Trap, and everything in between. I was a big fan of VOODOO FARM’s Hitsville U.S.A. EP which I posted last year when it dropped. Before that I was all about his remixes of “Grapvine” by Marvin Gaye and “How Will I Know” by the late Whitney Houston.

Liam told me he’s been really feeling tunes that hang out in the Future Soul realm recently, and that’s evident with this fantastic mix. I think you’ll be extremely impressed with “One Million Colors of Summer”, which I will easily be playing on repeat this Summer. Doesn’t matter if you’re chillin’ by the pool, cruisin’ with the windows down, or hangin’ at the beach – this one is a must-hear. And do me a favor: show VOODOO FARM some love if you like what is coming out of your speakers!

*TRACKLIST AFTER JUMP (over 30 songs!)*

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VOODOO FARM Can’t Even Hold Us

VOODOO FARM is becoming the go to guy for that bass heavy remix of some of today’s favorite tracks. It all started with the Grapevine, then we heard Whitney Houston, Led Zeppelin, and Notorious BIG all get the signature glitch step treatment. VOODOO FARM decided to tackle a current chart topper for his next challenge, the catchy tune “Can’t Hold Us,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Other than maintaining the key chorus vocals, VOODOO FARM has transformed this track into a glitchstep anthem that makes you want to go HARD. Just try and sit in your seat when that first drop hits, it’s not possible.

Funky, Fresh, and Soulful: VOODOO FARM – Hitsville U.S.A. EP

Our boy Liam Dirlam, aka VOODOO FARM, is back at it again – this time in the form of a four-song EP titled Hitsville U.S.A. Upon searching the term ‘Hitsville USA’ – I discovered it was the nickname given to Motown’s first headquarters in Detroit starting in 1959. For those of you candy ravers not familiar with Motown, it was a record label that saw mainstream success in the 1960s and 1970s, home to artists who wrote and performed Soul/R&B music; between 1961 and 1971 the label gave birth to 110 top-ten hits. It’s easy to see why Liam named his newest EP after one of the biggest Soul labels to ever exist: there ain’t no shortage of Soul sounds and samples in his tracks!

VOODOO FARM prides himself on a style of music he calls Moombahglitchtrohop. The first record of Liam’s I heard was his remix of Marvin Gaye’s “Grapevine” which we posted back in August of 2011. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him perform live (kills it) as well as listen to his consistently hyphy original tracks and remixes. If I had heard the Hitsville EP without having known who produced it, I would have thought a member of the Pretty Lights Music family put it out – maybe Gramatik or Griz, and “Rain” reminds me of a Paper Diamond track. As I said before, this is a funky and soulful release with three out of the four tracks coming in under 100BPM – that swerve-and-lean swag. “Cocaine” is a great tribute to the legendary Eric Clapton but I bet the guitarist never pictured his song with wobbles the way VOODOO FARM did. And how about that horn section? I thoroughly love each of these tracks and I think the vocal samples work perfectly for this style of music.

If you’ve been a supporter of Liam in the past, continue to do so. And if this is your first time hearing his work, make sure you show him some love over on SoundCloud and Facebook and dig through his crates a little deeper.

Download the full EP for free HERE

Check out the video for “I Don’t Know Why”:

Check out a recap of his performance at Webster Hall NYC:

Editorial: Why Do Girls LOVE Top 40s Music? (+ some Top 40 Remixes For You)

This is pretty much how I feel
This is pretty much how I feel

I’m not sure how much ground I have to stand on here, but I have to get this off my chest, ask some questions, and maybe spur a discussion. Last night I was doing my usual Friday night thing – over at a friend’s apartment getting ready to go out in Boston (yes, pre-gaming). Things started off great; I walked in and there was some House music playing. I recall hearing artists like Dada Life and Kaskade which I never have a problem with. Rick Ross made an appearance for a bit but that just didn’t fit the mood at all. Eventually the music stopped for an extended amount of time, so I took liberties and attached my iPhone to the speakers. My “Recently Added” playlist included A-Trak, Wolfgang Gartner, and Tommy Trash but they were also songs I figured everyone would enjoy as a way to get pumped up for the night. Well, I was wrong. At least in the eyes of the females in attendance. I stepped out of the room only to come back to Country music being played off my iPhone. Now I don’t own any Country music so I could only assume my friend Jenny put on Pandora and I couldn’t have been more correct. I HATE Country music. It’s the only genre of music I genuinely hate. It’s cheesy and boring and just makes me cringe – I’ll take Lady Gaga on repeat before I sit down and listen to Country.

Anyways, the other ladies walked into the room and started singing along until I unplugged my iPhone from the speakers and they collectively made a disappointed “awww” sound. The next song played? “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen (watch that video it’s not what you think). Following “CMM” came an onslaught of Top 40s songs that all the girls knew and had me feeling about as unenthused as I could get. I tried to fight it but it wasn’t worth the battle because I knew I was going to lose. And then Jenny made a statement that will stick with me for a while: “Jon, we want to hear songs that are on the radio.”

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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)

Download all their songs for free on SoundCloud
RPM Facebook (Like them!)

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)

VOOODOO FARM Destroys It Again: Whitney Houston Style

Quickly becoming one of our favorite remixers here on MMIBTY, Liam Dirlam aka VOODOO FARM, has rocked out this tribute to the late great Whitney Houston. Having already released remixes of other classic artists such as Marvin Gaye and The Beatles, this track flows in the same awesome and speaker-rattling way that VOODOO FARM’s other productions do. The first minute has listeners wondering what exactly is going to happen as a synth lead intertwines with Houston’s vocals. Then all of a sudden: BOOM. Wobbly bassy goodness that Liam is quickly becoming known for. Check out the free download and don’t sleep on his video production skills either!

Voodoo Farm will be performing here in Boston at the Middle East in Cambridge. More details HERE.

More goodness can be found at VOODOO FARM’s SoundCloud.

Whitney Houston – How Will I Know (VOODOO FARM Remix)