Mixin’ It Up: Dubbel Dutch
Mix number 100!
We’ve come a long way since those baby steps 3 years ago. For this mix, Dubbel Dutch who is certainly one of the most exciting producers out there at the moment rips it up with an all out awesome mix.
“Born and raised in New York I’m a DJ/producer now based in Austin, Texas. I’m kind of a dance music geek with aspirations to make music in just about every style, but for now I’m focused on the left-field sub bass heavy mutated funky sounds originating out of the U.K. For this mix I decided to incorporate a number of North American producers doing big things at the moment. You will also find that the beginning of the first song is placed at the end of the mix as it’s designed to be burned to CD and listened to continuously. Hoping that in 2010 club music boundaries will loosen up even further and DJs will continue to challenge the dance floor.”
4 Hero – Humans
This track sounds like it could be a recent Ikonika tune but it’s actually from 1998. Beautiful melodic synths and a “future garage” beat from the past. Parallels a lot of the sounds cycling around at the moment so I thought it would be a good palate cleanser.
HEALTH – DEATH+ [Darling Farah Mix]
Originally from Detroit, Darling Farah is an extremely talented young producer now living in the U.A.E. I’m really proud since I’ve watched him go from having no releases to this official remix for HEALTH. It starts out like any other Health song but lands out in that distinct Darling Farah deep minimal bass territory.
LOL Boys – Cloudy
Smooth and melodic dreamo-funky from the L.A./Montréal based LOL Boys. Overdramatic club music with pop sensibilities. Their new demo tracks are really good. Get ’em while they’re hot.
VVV – Traverse
Fellow Austin-based producer VVV serves up infectious warped vocals over a sputtering garage beat. Overall it’s an incredible composition. MASSIVE earworm alert!
Esko – Shook
Shrill hip hop synths in this dark funky track make a nice transition into…
Egyptrixx – Everybody Bleeding
This song is just the tip of the iceberg for Toronto based Egyptrixx. His new material is really impressive. A cross between funky, trance, and deep techno. Watch out for the live P.A. coming to a city near you!
Rishi Romero / DJ Flava – Highly
Another transition tune with a really appropriate name by some dutch house dudes. The lead melodies are intense and ethereal. Something about this track grabs me, plus, I’m a huge sucker for ragga vocals.
Sam Tiba – Barbie Weed
Club Cheval member Sam Tiba wins the prize for hardest track to pidgeon hole. Marching drums, a distorted kick lead line, some Jamaican sounding sample, and chopped sirens. Banger.
Dubbel Dutch – Deep Underground
New track from me. Forthcoming w/ “Throwback” on Palms Out Sounds.
Wicked A – A Nie Dvamata S Bobi Piem Kafe [Ramadanman Refix]
Unintelligible vocal snippets and complex mutated funky percussion. Ramadanman is always ahead of the curve. Surprisingly he recently played one of my favorite bassline tunes when he rolled through Austin. I thought that was pretty awesome.
Pearson Sound – Wad [Dubbel Dutch Refix]
This is Ramadanman under an alias. Similar style to the song that comes before. I think I was listening to a lot of Cajmere on youtube and got inspired to edit it down into a classic house version.
NGUZUNGUZU – GOT U
Wasn’t going to leave you without your dose of heavy breathing for the day. Club music with really catchy vocals and hypnotic melodies from L.A.’s NGUZUNGUZU. This one’s off their new free ep – be sure to cop it if you haven’t yet and don’t forget to say ‘thank you’!
Baobinga & I.D. – Tongue Riddim [Dubbel Dutch Mix]
Bass music blog decided to give away some parts to this track. I’ve been playing the original and Roska remix to death and decided to take a stab at it. Tribal (Monterrey style) inspired off-kilter triplet rhythms within a dubstep-like beat.
Marcus Price – Var e Näääken [Bok Bok Mix]
Evolving 808 toms, deep pounding subs, and some creepy dragged vocals that seem to suggest things I can’t mention without blushing. Not even gonna try to classify. Envelope pushing at its best.
Distal – Grape Donut
Atlanta based Distal has some of the cleanest productions around. The track title reminds me of the pics on the Highness blog. Baile funk rhythms, playful RnB sounding synths, and vocoded vocals.