Chromeo is Pee Thugg and Dave 1: best friends since their adolescence and virtuoso musicians. Pee and Dave met in 1993. “I really didn’t like him at first,” Pee recalls, “because I was with mostly hip hop kids and he was hanging out with the skaters and listening to rock and roll.” But bonding over their shared love for funk, the two became inseparable. Here is a sneak peak of their upcoming musical odyssey, and their first original song since 2007: the heroic, guitar-laded, disco masterpiece “Night by Night.” this is your www.tffkrwd.com & www.hypersonicradio.com HYPE track of the week. LISTEN to it here now and check it out in this weeks broadcast of HYPERSONIC RADIO airing 10/31/2009 from 10pm-12am on 101X/101.5fm & www.hypersonicradio.com.
here is a TFFKRWD.com exclusive interview with artist/producer/label owner DANI DEAHL...
TFFKRWD - how long have you been a dj?
DANI DEAHL - Good lord...it's been ten years!
TFFKRWD - what are some of your most fun/memorable dj experiences?
DD - There are so many - there are sweet moments, like the time a fan in Mexico brought me handcrafted local gifts for my birthday, and there are wtf moments like the time I found myself playing beer pong with Greg Dona (of blog Panda Toes) in the basement of his frat house. There was a time promoters in Nicaragua took me to a small surfing town for lessons and the time I was nearly arrested and held for ransom by Federalis in Cancun. It's absolutely insane to think about the odd experiences I've had in the course of DJing. That's the brilliant part about traveling and doing it - because you're in the hands of locals, not resorts, the opportunity for crazy seems to present itself a lot.
TFFKRWD - who are some of the names on your label calamity jane?
DD - The Glamour was our first release, followed by True Pseudo and currently we have Pilotpriest, whose single "Zipper" just recently hit (and watch for the ultra-amazing Stonebridge mixes coming out soon!) The fantastic thing about our artists are the breadth of sounds they produce and the volume of material they're constantly working on. They're true artists - not just guys making tracks.
TFFKRWD - what producers/artists are major influences to the music you produce?
DD - There's tons of sounds. Generally I try to produce what it is I would want to listen to if I were at a club, and it was 2am and packed and sweaty. It's a visceral reaction. Right now I find myself moving away from more synth-laden tracks (although I do have one that I'm finishing up) and moving towards a more minimal, slightly Dutch influenced sound. I think minimal tracks present different challenges - every piece has to be perfect so the track sounds full without layers and layers of sound. That being said, I totally have an audio crush on Afrojack right now.
TFFKRWD - where can people go to find out more information about you and other calamity jane artists?
DD - For more info on me, they can check out my website, www.danideahl.com which has links to everything from my podcast to my Facebook. For Calamity Jane artists, they can check out our website, www.calamityjanerecordings.com which has access to our Myspace as well as our podcast, Facebook and everything else!
very happy to bring you the hype track of the week this week. here is one of the bangers off the new DESIGNER DRUGS ep 'RIOT/DROP DOWN' on IHEARTCOMIX records. this is your www.tffkrwd.com & www.hypersonicradio.com HYPE track of the week. LISTEN to it here now and check it out in this weeks broadcast of HYPERSONIC RADIO airing 10/24/2009 from 10pm-12am on 101X/101.5fm & www.hypersonicradio.com.
this track is as groovy as they come. SOMETIMES combines indie pop electro with a touch of funk, and is also a teaser track from MIAMI HORRORS upcoming ep 'ILLUMINATION' due out in 2010. this is your www.tffkrwd.com & www.hypersonicradio.com HYPE track of the week. LISTEN to it here now and check it out in this weeks broadcast of HYPERSONIC RADIO airing 10/17/2009 from 10pm-12am on 101X/101.5fm & www.hypersonicradio.com.
Ok this has to be the best dub step tracks i have heard in a while. The bass is super dirty, vocals are very soothing, synth is pretty epic, and the drums are nice and tight. this is one of those rewind tracks all the dub steppers love. nothing but GOOD stuff.
BIRD PETERSON has been wreaking havoc with his heavy bass and fidgety tracks. he has roots here in austin as an artist, and now he is touring the world with artists like MSTRKRFT & FELIX CARTAL to name a few. special thanks to BIRD for making this exclusive mix happen for HYPERSONIC RADIO. more details @ www.hypersonicradio.com
Tracklist: Bird Pete - The Wizards Intro Bird Pete - Big Weapons Anthem Diplo - Blow Your Head (Eli Escobar Remix) Blaqstarr - Hands Up Thumbs Down (Bird Pete Remix) Designer Drugs - Zombies (Bird Peterson Remix) Tittsworth - Tear The Club Up (Bird Peterson Remix) Nadastrom - Sweat Bamabounce - Road Runner Tittsworth - Black Dynamite Bird Peterson - Torture Motherf*cker Bird Peterson - Chuck Up The Deuce Chicago - 25 Or 6 To 4 (Bird Pete Remix) Bone Thugs - Crossroads (Bird Peterson Miami Beatdown)
this track is super catchy. great bass lines, drums, and vocals. all the ingredients are here to make a good track. this is your www.tffkrwd.com & www.hypersonicradio.com HYPE track of the week. LISTEN to it here now and check it out in this weeks broadcast of HYPERSONIC RADIO airing 10/10/2009 from 10pm-12am on 101X/101.5fm & www.hypersonicradio.com.
Swift on the heels of “My Adidas” is Pilotpriest's debut single “Zipper” with Calamity Jane Recordings. “Zipper” follows in traditional Pilotpriest fashion, focusing on impeccable programming, lush 80’s inspired synths and a vocal hook built for the dance floor: “Take down that zipper, you know you gotta take that zipper down.” Remix support not only comes from additional artists, but Pilotpriest himself who provides the “1994 Remix” with a more stripped vibe and the “Nasty Alley Mix” which goes heavy on dark tones and a minimal tech-inspired sound. LA’s Breakdown also lends a hand with a mix that adds a more frenetic and intense sound with dubstep undertones.
Pilotpriest has achieved a mythic quality to him without even having a single out. Born in Ontario, Canada but eventually ending up in Toronto, Pilotpriest is an incredible self-taught talent, not only deft in production, but also live instruments (such as the guitar) and video/CGI work (for companies like MTV Canada and Alchemy). Among the music community, his remixes of everyone from Kanye West to Lioness have graced countless blogs and earned him a devoted following globally.
NEW OCELOT remix on the IHEARTCOMIX label. this remix of Rush Hour is from Toxic Avengers new EP for Scion (SCION A/V VOLUME 26 - THE TOXIC AVENGER) This CD features the video edit of 'TOXIC IS DEAD' as well as 4 other brand new songs and 9 new remixes by SWITCH, ACID GIRLS, THE JUAN MACLEAN, BURNS, DESIGNER DRUGS, HARVARD BASS, OCELOT, JAKWOB and LADYTRON! The CDs will be available free all over the US @ TOXIC AVENGER SCION partys. the TOXIC AVENGER SCION party will be in AUSTIN, TEXAS this SUNDAY. more details @ www.thepeenscene.com