Sunday, November 29, 2009
Due to my lack of being able to find post worthy things but wanting to post I've decided to come up with a holy blog day on the Holy Day. YACHT ROCK SUNDAY!!!
Hall & Oates are two soulful white dudes who managed to crank out some of the greatest pop hits of the 80's. Rich Girl is far and away my favorite song ever. The opening guitar riff is going to make you sway and bob before giving way to sweeping melodies and soulful lyrics.
You can survive on the old mans money.
more MUSIC, dates, and booking INFO @ www.myspace.com/hallandoates
Hall & Oates - Rich Girl
Posted by A. WARD at 10:15 AM
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
this track is the jam fo sho. dirty, sawing bass... pumpin kick... and an excellent job of reworking the vocals. KIDS AT THE BAR totally kill this remix of ELLIE GOULDINGs uk pop hit 'UNDER THE SHEETS'.
more MUSIC, dates, and booking INFO @ www.myspace.com/kidsatthebar & www.myspace.com/elliegoulding
Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets (KIDS AT THE BAR Remix)
Posted by A. WARD at 1:01 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
i remember the hay day of trance... its 1999 and TIESTO is king. well 10 years later and the guy is still bustin his hump grinding on the world as the "#1 dj". this remix cometh from LA RIOTS, a totally gritty electro duo out of... LA. LA RIOTS are a personal favorite to listen to and see live, always banging, and always high energy. im sure youll love the epic dirtiness of this one. be sure to check out all of the remixes of 'TIESTO - ESCAPE ME' on the 'ESCAPE ME EP'. 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 11/29/2009 from 10pm-12am on 101X/101.5fm & www.hypersonicradio.com.
more MUSIC, dates, and booking INFO @ www.myspace.com/tiesto & www.myspace.com/lariotsofficial
Tiesto - Escape Me (La Riots Remix)
like the preview? buy it and other TIESTO & LA RIOTS music on beatport!!!
Posted by A. WARD at 1:35 PM
Friday, November 20, 2009
TFFKRWD.com exclusive interview with IHEARTCOMIX records label owner/producer/dj FRANKI CHAN!!!
TFFKRWD - where did you get your start in the dj/music business?
FRANKI - I got my start playing drums in a punk band based out of Bloomington, IN called Operation: Cliff Clavin. We were very immersed in the DIY scene and this inspired me to start booking my own shows. fast forward a few years and I moved to Bellingham and Seattle, WA. There wasn't much to do after the shows I was doing there, so I decided to start playing music after, which lead to DJing, which lead to throwing dance parties. It was all a pretty natural evolution.
TFFKRWD - how man years have you been producing?
FRANKI - The production side of what I do is fairly recent. I just began working on making my own dance tracks in the last year. Before that I was always just DJing or working with the various artists on my label or drawing.
TFFKRWD - what are some of the tools you are using to produce?
FRANKI - Right now I'm mainly working in Ableton while using a midi keyboard. I work a lot of stuff out on turntables as well and sometimes friends will help me mix in protools.
TFFKRWD - how do you select an artist for IHEARTCOMIX records?
FRANKI - It's quite simple really, I just have to like them. That's the first major step. My tastes are always changing as well, so what I looking for is constantly evolving (hence the diversity on the label). Once I become interested in an artist, then begins the process of getting to know them, watching them play live, etc. If the relationship turns into something positive and it makes sense for us to work together, then hopefully we work it out!
TFFKRWD - what are a few tips for starting up a record label?
FRANKI - Be careful how much money you spend and where you spend it. The industry is changing rapidly and old standards are quickly becoming extinct. It's also important to do what's important for the individual artist vs just putting someone through a cookie cutter machine. Again, the world has and what works for one person may not work for another. You need to take the time to discover everyone's niche market(s).
TFFKRWD - where can people go to find out more about IHEARTCOMIX & its artists?
FRANKI - The best place to start is our website www.iheartcomix.com
Our myspace page is a good resource as well www.myspace.com/iheartcomixrecords
TFFKRWD - i really appreciate you taking the time to do this interview.
FRANKI - thanks alot!
Posted by A. WARD at 4:13 PM
Thursday, November 19, 2009
philly's beloved and talented AMANDA BLANK does it all... she can sing, rap, write amazing pop songs and perform them with irresistible charisma. this time she gives us the awesome track 'SHAME ON ME', and with this edit CHEW FU puts a nice spin on it to create a high energy remix ready to rock dance floors across the globe. 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 11/21/2009 from 10pm-12am on 101X/101.5fm & www.hypersonicradio.com.
more MUSIC, dates, and booking INFO @ www.myspace.com/amandablank
PLEASE SEND CHEW FUs INFO... THANKS!!!
Amanda Blank - Shame On Me (Chew Fu Festival Fix)
like the preview? buy AMANDA BLANK on itunes!!!
Posted by A. WARD at 6:57 PM
Monday, November 16, 2009
This is the hot new remix by production/DJ powerhouse duo Cortinas & Wade from Austin Texas. The original, "Afraid of Something" comes from the talented production team Alien Six from Brighton, U.K., and the full release with wave and 320, will be in November of '09 on various download sites with PeakHour Music.
more MUSIC, dates, and booking INFO @ www.myspace.com/djlucaswade & www.myspace.com/cortinasandwade
Alien Six - Afraid of Something - Cortinas & Wade Epic Funk remix
like the preview? BUY IT @ MASTERBEAT november 19th!!!
and then 3 weeks later @ BEATPORT!!!
Posted by A. WARD at 4:35 PM
Recently my computer decided to poop out and I was forced to reinstall my dj program of choice and go through all my music again. I came across a few lost and forgotten gems. The one I'm digging on the most right now is this TEPR remix of My Name is Prince... It's a Prince remix... I shouldn't have to say anything else, download it already will ya!!!
more MUSIC, dates, and booking INFO @ www.myspace.com/tepr
Prince - My Name is Prince (TEPR just for fun rmx)
Posted by A. WARD at 2:30 AM
Thursday, November 12, 2009
All I can say is.... ROFLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!! Ouch my sides!!! BIRD PETERSON & GO GO GARCIA did it... It's the new gawd damned stanky legg. Now I know what you're all thinking... How exactly does one do "The Batman"? Well Go Go has informed me that there's a contest... America it's up to you to come up with The Batman!!!
more MUSIC, dates, and booking INFO @ www.myspace.com/birdpeterson www.myspace.com/gogogarcia
Bird Peezy & Go Go Garcia - Do The Batman ft Bruce Chayne
Posted by A. WARD at 1:42 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Following up the Airwolf theme remix with the most predictable post ever. French floor banger extrodinares WE ARE TERRORISTS decided to produce a remix of the classic 80's Knight Rider theme. Kangou 2000 comes complete with everything you'd expect in an electro Knight Rider remix, it's pretty rad. Sadly nothing blows up or crashes when this track ends either... EXCEPT THE DANCE FLOOR!!! Get it?
more MUSIC, dates, and booking INFO @ http://www.myspace.com/weareterroristsmusic
We Are Terrorists - Kangou 2000 (Knight Rider Theme)
Posted by A. WARD at 6:34 PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
ALEX METRIC turns this indie rock hit into a dance floor killer. The original track is sick all by itself, but ALEX METRIC puts his golden electric touch on it to create an absolute dance hit. seriously check out the other works from FENECH SOLER they are making quality tracks, touring, and doing big things over in the UK. Hopefully we will get some U.S. dates from these guys real soon (preferably AUSTIN, TEXAS). 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 11/14/2009 from 10pm-12am on 101X/101.5fm & www.hypersonicradio.com.
more MUSIC, dates, and booking INFO @ www.myspace.com/alexmetric & www.myspace.com/fenechsoler
Fenech-Soler - Lies (Alex Metric Remix)
like the preview? BUY IT @ BEATPORT!!!
Posted by A. WARD at 1:48 PM
Anyone who has ever hung out with me while drinking has heard me talk about Airwolf, It's like Knight Rider but in the sky. More specifically they have heard me gush endlessly about how amazing the Airwolf theme song is. Well I'm not the only one who thinks this song is great. UK duo GEOMETRI deemed it good enough to produce a killer remix. It's a short track and doesn't go anywhere you'd expect, dipping dangerously into dubstep for a short time, but the build up to that is pretty incredible. The only downside to the track is nothing explodes when it ends.
more MUSIC, dates, and booking INFO @ http://www.myspace.com/geometri
Posted by A. WARD at 2:08 AM
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
thank you LA RIOTS for the fresh remix. this one is off the new 'VHS Or Beta - Feel It When You Know' EP. Be sure to check out beatport.com to find the full EP and track set. 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 11/07/2009 from 10pm-12am on 101X/101.5fm & www.hypersonicradio.com.
more MUSIC, dates, and booking INFO @ www.myspace.com/lariotsofficial & www.myspace.com/vhsorbeta
VHS Or Beta - Feel It When You Know (LA Riots Remix)
Posted by A. WARD at 9:47 AM