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The very talented and house/techno/food/Arsenal infatuated gentleman from Toronto – Meech – delivers an exclusive best of 2012 groovy house mix in the Mixin’ It Up series for us here at Discobelle. Starting off with British wonder Julio Bashmore and then he incorporates some of his own excellent releases along with some deep jams from the likes of Forrest, George Fitzgerald, Disclosure and ends with the stellar Lorca track “Love Like This”.

“Here’s a collection of tracks which seemed to appear in most of my sets in 2012. This year was great for House and anyone who wanted to groove their night away! Hope you do the same with the mix! Happy New Year, hope its filled with much love & happiness!

Meech”

Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
Meesha – Feel U (Meech remix)
Rudimental – Feel The Love (Dusky remix)
Forrest – YSL
Oliver $ – Hoes
Jessie Ware – No To Love (Todd Edwards remix)
George Fitzgerald – Child (NY Stomp remix)
MikIX The Cat – Inside Down
Breakage – The Promise
Meech – Somethin (Urulu remix)
Disclosure – Boiling ft. Sinead Harnett
Lorca – Love Like This

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Happy Easter from all of us at Discobelle. Here’s the return of our much loved Mixin’ It Up series, get ready for Seattle’s very own Astronomar.

“First off I would like to thank Discobelle for the privilege of adding to their deep dug and
adventurous Mixin’ It Up series!

Grab a pack of smokes, a six pack, a bag of… something; whatever you need for the next 50 minutes and let’s party:

Tom Trago – Steppin’ Out (feat. Romanthony)
Love this tune! Perfect “on the way to the club” vibes, but also sick in the club.

Jurassic FightClub – Origins
Welcome to the jungle! If you listen closely, you can hear Biggie Smalls welcoming you.

Grandtheft & U-Tern – Feel Good
Stellar reinvention of a classic feel good number.

Astronomar – Had To Move On (secret remix)
Secret remix of my first release by a legend who wishes to remain anonymous; respect! Grab the original & the Hijack remix on Neoteric’s Turned On Vol.2 from Discobelle!

Swick & Tranter – Mad Dings
This one is a No Brainer, it bangs! Shout out to my dude Swick.

Keith & Supabeatz vs Slap In The Bass – Exhale
Another No Brainer; big up K&S and SITB for the PSA on the dangers of smoking… got a light?

Milt Mortez – Pluto (John Roman remix)
A heavy handed yet very tasteful remix of one of my favorite tunes off Neo’s Turned On Vol. 1.

NT89 – Voices
This song speaks to me.

Kobra Kai – Sambishta (Astronomar remix)
Remix I did for the Italian bros Kobra Kai, will be out on their imprint Deepsession soon!

Moon Chon Chayoh – Zombie Disco Squad Remix
So drawn in to the “one” vocal stab in this song, sounds like an old scratch sample from battle records.

DJ Trajic – Pants R Saggin (Del Ghetto Mix 2009)
Latin flavored Hard House sampling Busta’s famous lines from Tribe’s “Scenario”? Pretty much everything I need from music right here.

Kingston Hume – Pines
I think this guy lives in the woods.

Disco of Doom – Shake And Bake (Astronomar Remix)
My remix for Disco Of Doom, thanks for reaching out fellas!

DJ Trajic – The DJ
More Trajic! Again, everything I could ever need is in this track.

Astronomar – Hacksaw
Original unreleased track thawed out especially for this mix.

Saur – Angry Duck
Migrating to a club near you.

Astronomar – Wanna Do What
New track from my EP for Top Billin, look out for it!

Astronomar – Had To Move On
My first single! Big shout to Neoteric for including it in Turned On Vol.2 and thanks to
Discobelle for putting it out! Unchained gratitude my dudes!

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More info soon!

Kimba – John Davis
Wanted to end this mix on a groovy uplifting note; this jam from Kimba was a solid vote

Thanks for checking out my mix! Had a lot of fun making it and was an honor to do one for Discobelle!”

Not Over

Jul 28 2011
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Those crazy Australians in Bag Raiders have been with us here in Discobelle from the start, remember their epic Mixin’ It Up? Now, they’ve gone on to touring the world and release singles like “Not Over” where they enlist dancefloor aficionados such as NYC legend Eli Escobar and Swedish mad man Tony Senghore to handle remix duties. Luckily for us – and for you – is that Modular decided to hand out the excellent pianolaced, popdisco remix from Eli Escobar for free which you’re more than welcome to grab below!

Bag Raiders – Not Over (Eli Escobar remix) (ge.tt)

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All the way from Japan, we give you a Mixin’ It Up from the great DJ P.O.L Style who fires off a beast of a mix.

“Originally from Glasgow, I’ve been living out in Tokyo for the last 7 years where I run Numbers Tokyo and a new monthly night called Laguna Bass with my friends. This year I took some time-out from producing, to concentrate more on mixing and developing my own style as a DJ – The P.O.L.Style….LOL!!! I’m looking forward to getting back on the grind as far as production is concerned in 2011 though. Last year I started a booking agency here in Japan called Clear, setting up mini-tours and helping artists rolling through the city find gigs. Holler if you’re ever in the Tokyo area or come by one of my shows in NYC / Philly later this month!!”

For this mix, I started by picking out a bunch of tunes I’m feelin’ just now + a bunch of tunes from various genres / times in my life that I thought would work. After that, it was all about the blenderzz – looping up parts in Serato and making sure that each transition was tonally correct and added a new dimension to both tunes in the mix. For me, the best mixes are the ones that leave such a strong impression, that whenever I hear one of the tunes played somewhere else, I’m surprised to realize that certain parts weren’t in the track originally and it was just all part of the blend. Hopefully this mix will leave that sort of impression on someone, somewhere.”

DJ Schedule:

12/15 – 10% Disco @ ELEVEN, Tokyo
12/16 – Raw Luv @ LUV, Seoul

12/22 – P.O.L. B2B Nargiz – Blam City @ Medusa Lounge, Philly
12/26 – P.O.L. B2B Nargiz – Rad Summer @ The M Room, Philly
12/27 – Mad Decent Mondays @ Fluid, Philly
12/28 – Rando @ Gallery Bar, NYC
12/29 – Player’s Club @ Pianos, NYC
12/30 – Math + Science Show on 89.1FM WNYU

DJ P.O.L Style – Discobelle Mix, December 2010 (ge.tt)

1. Cooly G – Up in My Head

I love the intro to this tune, but it’s one of those fade in ones so I never usually get to play it cuz it’s difficult to play in the club. That’s why I decided to use it as the first track on the mix. The bassdrums in this tune are sick!

2. Roska & Untold – Long Range

One of my favorite releases on Numbers this year. I’ve been a big fan of Roska & Untold for a while, so I was really excited when I heard about the collab. The organ stabs and sax riff on this tune really do it and it sounds cool when the bassdrums from ‘Grab Somebody’ start kicking in.

3. Ramadanman – Grab Somebody

What can I say? Ramadanman – Killin it!!!

4. Braiden – The Alps

If you went to Carnival in hell, this is what it would sound like. I’ve been rinsing this tune in almost every one of my sets since before the summer. . Shouts to Braiden for one of my favorite tracks this year!!

5. Breach – Fatherless

Massive tune! Love the percussion and the flute sample. Who would have thought the word ‘fatherless’ could become such a catchy hook!?

6. A Made Up Sound – Alarm

I first heard this tune back on the Night Slugs Mishka mix before I knew anything about A Made Up Sound. I love the way the way the rave stab in this tune sounds detuned and the way the song builds up.

7. Altered Natives – The Bitch

I’m a sucker for square waves, Altered Natives and bitches. So this one works well for me.

8. BD1982 – Trails (Jam City Remix)

One of my favorite tunes by fellow Tokyoite, co-worker, Laguna Bass resident and major dude, BD1982. Jam City completely smashed it with his remix.

9. Untold – Come Follow Me

Some dark vibes going on in this tune and it’s a bit of a down beat number. It’s like the quiet before the storm, in terms of this mix.

10. Christian Martin – Ghosts (L-Vis 1990 Remix)

This is the “I’m goin in!” part of the mix. I remember playing this tune at 7am at an after-party in Tokyo. Everyone was either fucked up, sleepy or acting super shifty, and this tune just summed up the vibes in the room perfectly. I can ‘t get enough of that “Woooooo” ghost noise, and the bassdrum fill is hard as…..

11. Boddika – Boddika’s House

I got this EP the day I made this mix cuz I wanted to include the “Syn Chron” tune, but when I heard Boddika’s House I was like “Oooohshiiiiiet!!!” and this tune just seemed to work better in the mix.

12. Zoo Brazil – Rock The House (Rework)

This tune mixes perfectly with ‘Boddika’s House’. It’s like the two were made to be played together. I love it when that happens.

13. Canblaster – Jetpack

The best thing about this tune is that all types of people get into it and you can mix it with all different types of shit. It’s a pretty epic tune imo.

14. Spark – Revolving (Ramadanman Rework)

The bassdrum pattern in this tune goes hard, but I always try to mix it out before the emo breakdown.

15. DJ Assault – Vandalism

DJ Assault has always been one of my favorites. This tune demonstrates that DJ Assault has a deep side too, and any tune with breaking glass samples is usually a winner in my book.

16. KW Griff – Invitation

Last month I finally managed to get this track at a decent bit-rate (Big ups KW Griff!!) and I’ve been playing it constantly ever since. This tune always puts me in a good mood.

17. SBTRKT – 20/20

A bit of a break from the bangers. Again, this is something I would probably never play in the club, so I’m glad I managed to work it into a mix.

18. Slackk – Theme From Slackk (Dub)

I freakin love this tune. I’ve heard it being described as ‘obnoxious’. It’s definitely relentless and can be a little tricky to mix out of, but I was super happy with the way this Slackk X Dopplereffekt blend came out.

19. Dopplereffekt – Superior Race

This is the first record I ever bought from Rub A Dub in Glasgow and pretty much the record that got me into most of the stuff I listen to now. Shouts to Marty from Rub A Dub for the recommend all those years ago!

20. Roulet – Kitamanda (Girl Unit Remix)

The original of this tune is a lil bit fidgety for my tastes, but Girl Unit did a sick job on the remix. I love the way this version’s got grime, funky and fidget influences with the trademark Girl Unit syncopated drums. The start of MDMA looped up sounds so good over it too.

21. Redlight – MDMA

One of the best uses of the side-chain that i’ve heard in a long time. There needs to be more tunes like this…..and Woo Riddim!!

22. Aaliyah – R U That Somebody (Brenmar Remix)

I’ve been using this tune a lot lately as a tool to transition from 140bpm bass ish into some 70bpm R’n’B stuff. I love the original of this tune but don’t get much chance to play it out, so I’m lovin this flip.

23. Mr De – Whonleone

I love it when an artist who is known for doing one type of music comes out with some shit on a completely different level. This is one of those tunes. It sounds dope in the mix with Brenmar’s toms over it.

24. K.P. & Envyi – Shawty Swing My Way (Edit)

This tune is a staple in my sets. It always kills it in the club and is a good tune to totally switch the atmosphere of the set.

25. R. Kelly – Ignition Remix (Edit)

R. Kelly’s the man! I know every line of this tune off by heart. So happy I finally managed to work it into one of my mixes.

26. Girl Unit – Wut

This is one of my favorite EPs from 2010 and it was difficult to decide which tune to use for the mix, but it just worked so well with the Do or Die tune that I had to use this WUT. Girl Unit = Badman.

27. Do or Die – Playa Like you and Me (Edit)

Everyone knows Bone Thugs, but I feel like people slept on Do or Die. Maybe that’s just cuz I’m from Glasgow though, where back in the 90s barber quartet style R’n’B wasn’t that popular. Random trivia – DJ Funk used to be in Do or Die.

28. Patra – Romantic Call (DJ Deller Remix)

Classic garage number! The pads on this tune over the Do Or Die edit are dope too.

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Been a while since we had a new Mixin’ It Up but now we finally got something for you and it’s a big one from Samo Sound Boy. Take it away:

“Lately, I’ve been having a lot of conversations with my producer and DJ friends about what an incredible time this is right now. The amount of exciting underground music being made is astounding. It’s coming from everywhere and being put out both for free and for sale by labels that give back so much more than they take. To be involved in this here in LA, and everywhere else, is huge to me.

This mix represents a lot of sounds from the producers who I identify with and take inspiration from. At the same time, this stuff is all exactly what I play in clubs no matter where I am. I think the level of forward creativity being displayed by these types of producers and DJs really enables everyone to both play, and make, exactly what they want. The level of compromise and easy safe sounds is way down these days. That’s a good thing. Shout out to everybody pushing it forward.”

Download: Samo Sound Boy – Mixing It Up for Discobelle (Mediafire)

1.INTRO – Mouse – Better Believe it (Instrumental)

It’s a movie.

2. Dubbel Dutch – It’s Over

New one from the man they call Dubbel Dutch. This one gives me chills for real. The sound is amazing but it’s also paced in such an incredible way. It builds so patiently. When the drums/bass do come in, you have a major moment on your hands.

3. Fun City – Pa Dentro

This is an older Cutting Records thing. I definitely mess with some older joints in my sets and I just love the vibe of this one. Classic material.

4. T. Williams – In the Deep

This has been a huge record for me the last couple of months. The minimal feel and the way the drums slap make it feel like a hyphy thing more than anything. Definitely one of those joints that i listen to over and over trying to figure out where it’s coming from.

5. Bassanovva – Chicken Lover (Samo Sound Boy Remix)

I’m sure anybody who’s ever done a few remixes know the feeling of getting sent less then inspiring parts… Complete opposite with this. The sounds from the original were so unique and fun to work with. Definitely my favorite remix job from this year. The whole Bassanovva record is serious business too. Look out for that on Grizzly very soon.

6. Rizzla – BadmindHa

Yooo this one! The lead track for the next release on Dave Quam’s Free Bass label, and definitely one of the tunes that i’m most excited about at the moment. Such a rugged sound. My favorite club music is all a little scary, and this definitely fits the bill. Rizzla absolutely murdered this. Cannot wait to hear more from him and Free Bass in the future.

7. One Nil – Congo Static (LOL Boys Remix)

Big new remix from the infamous LOL Boys. I’ve really been trippin lately thinking about how versatile the LOL boys are. Listen to their output this year. The range is incredible. It’s scary almost… They can do anything.

8. Brenmar – You Make Me Say (Ikonika + Optimum Remix)

Great remix off of Brenmar’s brand new EP. I like how Ikonika and Optimum made this one little harder to get your head around. I think it’s a great compliment to the slickness of the original. Also big shout out to Ikonika for playing the best DJ set i saw all year in LA… was too heavy!

9. DJ Znobia – Yes We Can

This one is an album cut from the latest DJ Znobia LP. I hear so many influences in this track, and it’s a hard one to describe, but it definitely has that rough edge that I seek out in dance music. Such a raw sound. The whole album is really interesting too.. it’s so varied. I definitely get the impression that Znobia is experimenting with a lot of sounds these days and the results are amazing. Shout out to Marc for putting me on to the LP.

10. Glass Actor – Gimme Money

My favorite track off the EP that Glass Actor just gave away for free. If you don’t have that one, you’re a fool! Sidenote: Glass Actor is probably the most famous guy I get to hang out with. I want to a club with him once and as soon as we sat down they put a red velvet rope around us and brought over a huge bottle of vodka and a swan carved out of ice.

11. Distal – No No No Yes Yes Yes

This one is too crazy. Maybe one of the most unpredictable tracks i’ve heard all year. The first time I listened to it I really couldn’t believe all the twists and turns it was taking. Really impressive to me how Distal is able to take this one on such a ride, but have it fully cohere at the same time.

12. Burn Up Riddim

Just a little riddim interlude for you to whip your hair too.

13. Samo Sound Boy – Rattlesnake

This is something I’ve been playing live for a bit, but is going to available to the world through Trouble and Bass very soon.

14. R1 Ryders – Karni4

I had to include this because I have been playing it everywhere I go since last summer. Definitely that raw energy sound.

15. DJ Sliink – Get Da Patty Cake Going

Big hit from the Brick Bandits, DJ Sliink. I always play a Brick Bandits segment in my sets and this is the one I really like to work up to. It’s just undeniable. The vocal chops in the background are what really seal the deal for me. They carry so much momentum, it’s amazing. Club music for life.

16. Sancocho – Tumba La Casa

Another classic latin house thing that I like to pull from. It’s all about those heavy drums.

17. Tim Dolla – Switch (Samo Sound Boy Remix)

Tim Dolla is a legend.

18. No Sleep – Randomer and Fife

Really love the lush percussion on this one. To me, it sounds like a drum circle where some guy’s also playing a great woozy synth line in the corner.

19. Samo Sound Boy – Burning and Stealing

20. Frank Ski and Kenny B – Eastside/Westside

One of my all time favorites for real. That line, the break, and those vocals. It’s a perfect track to me. Out to the classics and the originators.

Australian outfit Bag Raiders released their debut album October 1st (check the video for the first single “Way Back Home” above and grab the Harvard Bass remix over here), back in the day they did one of the best Discobelle Mixin’ It Ups.

Bag Raiders – Mix For Discobelle 2007 (Zippyshare)

BONUS: “To celebrate the release of their debut self-titled record, Bag Raiders had their minds firmly set on ‘permanent vacation’ while putting together this self-professed ‘Tropical Holiday Sound Selection’. Have a cocktail or two handy and make sure plenty of suncream is in arm’s reach before you hit play. ¡Vamos!.”

The Bag Raiders’ Pina Colada Podcasta – A Tropical Holiday Sound Selection (direct link)

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We got a new Mixin’ It Up in store for you this lovely Friday.

“Brendon, Seb & Phil run the Night Trackin’ parties at the Velvet Speakeasy in Montreal. alongside DuVall. We reach for warm and fuzzy house vibes, yet try and keep people on their toes by playing all sides of the music we love and bringing guests that inspire us to do what we do. To name a bunch, we’ve had the pleasure of inviting The Juan MacLean, DJ Kaos, Kevin Saunderson, Azari & III, CFCF, Dam Funk, YACHT, Nacho Lovers, Hunee, Premier Rang, Jacques Renault, Hercules & Love Affair, Bottin, Linkwood, Floating Points, Martyn, Soul Clap, Jimmy Edgar, L-Vis 1990 to the party. 2010 was a good year, 2011 will be even better. Here’s an hour long taste of Night Trackin’, mixed live after a really long weekend and while a portuguese marching band paraded up and down our street (seriously). If you enjoy it, check out our weekly podcast featuring some similar sounds and guests.”

Night Trackin’ for Discobelle (mixed by Seb Diamond & Phil AD) (Mediafire)

1.Damu – Mermaid – Unreleased

Damu is a newcomer making ridiculously interesting dance music that, without wanting to fall into too many cliches, defies categorization.

2.Arto Mwambe – Une Seule Nuit (Mix De Danse) – Brontosaurus

Our good friends from Nacho Lovers turned us on to Arto Mwambe and, ever since, we check for everything they do. The bouncy sawtooth synth and vocal “woos” make this sound like the party’s going on in the song and not the club. We love it, and so does the crowd.

3.Ramadanman – Mir – White Label

We remember first hearing Ramadanman’s work a few years ago when dubstep was just making its way to North America and thinking “Yeah, this dude is one to check for”. Sure enough, his latest releases on Swamp81, Hessle Audio, AUS Records and this white label (the flipside Grab Somebody is absolutely nuts), confirm that he’s one of the most groundbreaking artists out there making some of the dumbest (in the best sense of the word) dance music.

4.Art Department (ft. Seth Troxler) – Vampire Night Club – Crosstown Rebels

Johnny White and Kenny Glasgow’srelease onCrosstown Rebels is some of the coolest Canadian dance music we’ve heard in a bit. “Straight gangster”.

5.Jacques Greene – Tell Me – Forthcoming LuckyMe

Jacques Greene is a young kid from here in Montreal that has been sending us mp3s for a few months now. This particular number will appear on his debut release in the Fall on the Glaswegian label LuckyMe. Dark and moody dance music that makes you feel like you just left the longest after party of your life. Full of great memories yet sort of lonely and beat.

6.Scope – Frequencies (Steve Bug Flying Faders Remix) – NRK Sound Division

Older Steve Bug remix we found kicking around that adds just enough “prog” without making it unbearable. The pads just felt right after the ridiculous lushness of the Jacques Greene.

7.El Txef A – She Kissed Me First (Holger Zilske Remix) – Hypercolour

This is the type of track we’ll refer to as a Night Trackin’ record. Heavy, Jackin, with tasteful vocals and piano. A great mix of the old and the new, heavy and light.

8.Azari & III – Indigo – Forthcoming Turbo Recordings

Azari were some of the first guests we brought to our Night Trackin’ parties and they properly blew our minds after playing one of their first live sets as a group. The upcoming turbo release compounds a bunch of our favourite sides of their multi-faceted sound, dark, brooding, industrial, yet beautiful and uplifting. Cedric really comes through on the vocals.

9.Actress – Ivy May Gilpin – Werk Discs

Actress makes strange music. That’s probably why we like him so much. This track of his Hazyville full length starts in a quite bleak and ominous way, but soon enough the clouds part and you’re left quite a groovy and beautiful piece of music.

10.The Gathering – In My System (Chris Carrier Tex Mix) – Gathering

We heard this record during the amazing Floating Points & Kyle Hall tag team set on Rinse.fm after Sam jokingly regretted “always sharing the best ones”. The amazing chords and stripped down feel to this one really outshine the rest of the 12″ and it never fails to get a rise out of the crowd. Jef K & Chris Carrier are also doing some great things after a relatively long hiatus.

11.Jimpster – The Sleeper – Freerange Records

Even if you don’t really check for certain labels or artists, every once in a while a record will jump out at you with its brilliance and vibe. The Sleeper is an unexpected track for Jimpster. This acidic joint bangs hard, but keeps it sexy and smooth.

12. Machinedrum – DDD – Unreleased

Machinedrum is simply one our favourite producers out there. The man is a fountain of talent and everything he touches turns to gold. We’ve had the pleasure to play with him a handful of times over the years and he just keeps getting better. Besides his new EP “Many Faces” on LuckyMe, a bunch of amazing production for rappers and singers, an upcoming Broadway musical (no joke), he’s been flooding us with a wealth of amazing songs such as this one. The simple sine line is so infectious.

13. Mood II Swing – Move Me – Music For Your Ears

Masters of their games and authors of many dance classics, Mood II Swing are a personal favourite who will always manage to find their way in the crate and in the club. This track has an insane groove and the best synth / snares ever. Sometimes it’s hard finding records from this era of house music that have stood the test of time and still seem in good taste. We might even venture to say this record sounds better now than ever.

14. Kode9 (ft. The Spaceape) – You Don’t Wash (Martyn’s Scrub) – !K7 Records

We just had Martyn play our party this weekend (incidentally it was one of the best sets we’ve ever heard in that club) and when he dropped his remix for Kode9′s amazing new release on !K7, people lost their minds. Martyn has an amazing knack for making funky that is completely uninhibited, but extremely tasteful at the same time. Truly one of the best producers, phenomenal DJs and all around great man out their right now, hats off!

15. Braiden – The Alps – Forthcoming Doldrums

Neither of us can play this without head banging. This song has been on constant rotation on UK radio for good reason, and will soon come out on Joy Orbison’s label Doldrums. Indescribablly genre-defying, dark & beautiful dance music, The Alps has quite possibly the coolest percussion line and vocal samples we’ve hear in a long while. If you happen to be one of the best radio DJs in the UK, and you’re first record happens to be incredible, chances are this record is going to be a modern classic.

16. Roska & Untold – Myth – Forthcoming Numbers

Forthcoming Numbers, which incidentally is one our favourite labels out their, that combines two of the great young producers to emerge from the “funky” and “dubstep” scenes. Slamming drums, great synth line, and just over all super driving. This song can simple be described as “really fun” and “completely retarded”.

17. Larry Heard – The Sun Can’t Compare (Long Version) – Alleviated Records

A fantastic melancholic house record. An acidic love song for dance floor romance and beyond. A lovely end to any night (or morning).

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The Discobelle Mixin’ It Up series has been on a bit of a hiatus but now we’re back in full force with this mindblowing seriously assaulting mix of rave and bass courtesy of Italian producer Digital Boy & Italian NYC transplant Badman Shark. Together they form the duo Digital Boy + Shark, check out their newly launched website Gangster Rave and now we’ll let them do the talking.

“Past, present and future collide as the forefather of Italian Rave music, Digital Boy, joins forces with one of New York’s most infamous bass warriors, Mishka NYC’s music man, badman Shark. In just under 5 months of activity they established the shape of Rave to come: 2010 will see the rebirth of Techno through Rave, Hardcore and decades of blood, sweat and tears spent on hoarding the best parts of dance music genres blending it into one, sounding like a punch to your face! With support from all the Italian heavy weights like Crookers (for whom they will be remixing “Royal T”), Congorock and Riva Starr and international champions of modern sound Doorly, Buraka Som Sistema, Trouble & Bass, Night Slugs and DMC champ Shiftee; the duo will be looking to release it’s first single in October and EP shortly after including collaborations by Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Mixhell) and vocalist Carrie Wilds (Drop The Lime, Crookers) along side remixes by Buraka Som Sistema, Congorock, Adam Tensta, Rx feat. Chae Hawk, Mr. Vega, Bare Noize, Alexander Technique, Blatta & Inesha, Deathface and Kaptain Cadillac.

This is the debut mix from Italian duo Digital Boy + Shark. 40 minutes of cut throat mixes and edits to be reckoned with that play out like a freight train destroying everything in it’s past. The lines between time are blurred by hyper speed and heavy bass creating a time space continuum from which there is no escape! Featuring the dance floor smasher “Gangster Rave”, the anthem “No One Can Stop Us” and their soon to be released remix of Congorock’s “Babylon”, this is more than an introduction… It’s a warning!

Digital Boy + Shark – Spirit of ’91 Mix, Discobelle Mixin’ It Up (Mediafire)

1 Combichrist – This Shit Will Fuck You Up

My recent obsession with Hellraiser has brought me back to the dark side of music. I’ve always had a soft spot of Goth and EBM and thanks to our partner in crime Lightknife and his dark past we were able to dig up this gem and open the doors to another dimension…

2 Drop the Lime – Doomsday Device

The Heavy Bass Champion of the world delivers yet again. DTL has been a long time brother in bass and has shared many sleepless nights driven by our common passion for the music and NYC owes alot to this person. We Never Sleep!

3 Mr. Vega – Whopper Junior

Our friends Mr. Vega and the Subdrive imprint have been real busy pumping out quality music and this is a great example of it…I could drop this anytime even though i’m vegetarian!

4 Digital Boy + Shark – No One Can Stop Us 

In this dream i saw myself and Digital Boy on top of a mountain with the clouds running fast behind us in a firey sky. Him holding high the bass flag and myself chanting “No One, No One Can Stop Us!”

5 Bizarre Inc – Raise Me

Somehow we have the worst memory and definitely we have all our brain cells but don’t fault us for wanting to play this more than once, it’s been on the playlist since the early ’90s and we don’t plan on stopping now.

6 Example – Dirty Face (Benga Remix / Dominator Edit)

Years ago i had to babysit the Afro Warrior and trust me, you best give the man his Chinese Food! the evening was followed by a session of myspace dating and watching wrestling and ended in a sweaty night courtesy of T&B during which, borderline throwing up, he fed the crowd bombs while I incited them to riot!

7 Boys Noize – Kontact Me (Beataucue Remix)

It is undeniable that the kids still want Techno and who better than Boys Noize to deliver a classic pounding to the cranium! I can always recall the first time i heard someone’s track i liked and this was, as many others, in a dark basement courtesy of the Fixed party’s Dave P and JDH.

8 Blatta & Inesha – Pet Massage 

Inesha used to be in a turntablists crew called Alien Army that literally ruled the Italian underground for many years. How incredible is it that he now, along side Blatta, makes these heavy tunes? Really cosigning the whole turntablist migration towards dance music. More body tricks please!

9 The Prodigy – Everybody In The Place (Fairground Remix)

The Prodigy is without a doubt one of my inspirations for music but also for life, they were always seminal for their style and forward sound. Nothing better than a group that still stands their ground after so many years and can still produce relevant music. One of Digital Boy’s first USA tours was supporting them and Moby back in 1991 and there was hell to pay! The echo of destruction still resonate… and whatever you do, make sure you never touch another man’s equipment before the play!

10 Congorock – Babylon (Digital Boy + Shark Remix)

If you had asked me one year ago, after recording the vocals for the original track, if i thought it would have gotten this huge…i would have said, of course! It is a great feeling to see an old friend through thick and thin and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this track. One day perhaps the world will hear the warrior edit of “Babylon” with the entire vocal session…

11 AC Slater – Take You (Doorly Remix) 

Life is nothing but a sequence of days starting at 3am and mr. Slater is the boss of this time! Once the clock turns to 3am you are in his possession and there is no escape! Enter Doorly… it’s Chris Penn time!

12 Holy Noise – Get Down Everybody

It is such an honor to collaborate with a legend of the previous rave generation, not only for the magic that is performed in the studio with the use of analog hardware and modern day software but also for the quality story telling. Digital Boy started touring in the early 90s when i was in Jr High School and has played along side every big name in rave. He recall this being one of the first tracks to come out of Rotterdam in 1991:” I recall going to Midtown Records and Paul Elstak (a name to reckon with in Hardcore), who at the time was working there as a clerk, gave me this promo. He told me it was his production and that DJ Rob played it out all the time at Parkzicht in Rotterdam. I was sold, the rest is history…”

13 Huoratron – Corporate Occult

Mad music from a mad man! A couple of days spent with this individual and you’ll get a perspective on the northern hemisphere. So you know, this is the real cause of global warming.

14 Lil’ Louis – Video Clash

One Digital Boy’s all time favorites from 1987, most likely the first real techno track he heard and it still holds true in its simplicity and raw energy.

15 Waxmaster – Waxscratch (His Majesty Andre Edit)

Us Italians just keep multiplying and taking over all your music. The King is dead, long live the king.

16 Manix – 88 To Piano

Will the ever be a day when DJs will pay attention to what other ones play right before them? I honestly don’t wanna hear the same track 3 times during the night. I can deal if its a genuine banger and then maybe i can go for a repeat. Well, times haven’t changed as this here was the tune everyone played over and over in Italy and Holland’s mega raves in the early 90s. The nuisance is when you are the headliner, such as Digital Boy was, do you play this track for the third or fourth time?

17 Manix – Special Request (Hero Remix / Set Me Free Edit)

Our favorite vocalist of these times, Carrie Wilds, could not miss out on the action. The defining vocal of 2010 from a modern classic courtesy of DTL, “Set Me Free”.
“Old school or the new, doesn’t mean a thing if your heart’s not true. Greedy ones faded fast, we’re here. Built to last!” – Sick Of It All

18 Rusko – Kumon Kumon

I can still remember the first time i heard those horns… “FUCK!”. The raw energy that Rusko brings to his, blood sweat and tears at any given moment! Still to day we really need to make a response to “Cockney Thug”… Did anyone say “Guido Thug” ? After 7 years finally the USA is catching up to this mysterious music called Dubstep. Good Job!

19 MMM - Nous Sommes MMM

All praises due to the kings of dark techno: Jokers Of The Scene, for being the purveyors of future unknown pleasures. They have always been my I.V. of bangers and this one is certainly one of them. Full steam ahead!

20 Momma’s Boy/Mikix The Cat – Party Rock

This is certainly the product of a life with no sleep, a life that thrives on big bass as its life’s blood! In between buying swanky shoes and getting haircuts, the big bad Cat finds time to produce a pounding EP. Warning: step away from the screen when playing this or you will get knocked out!

21 Swedish House Mafia – One (Congorock Remix)

When i think of “One”, my mind wonders to Metallica… seems that it’s reaching the same height in a weird parallel universe. Congorock certainly ads the the land mines to this remix… “All that i see, absolute horror!” – James Hetfield

22 Benga – Baltimore Clap (Yall Ain’t Safe Edit)

Do you remember the first time you heard that B-More break? If you were in NYC then you were definitely at one of the epic Cut parties where The Captain and myself on a megaphone would be invading people’s space and making even the walls sweat! This is how we give back, big up Unruly and all the big boys of the Baltimore Club sound.

23 Marshall Master – Stereo Murder

This is the devil’s voice. It echos in our brain from the cradle to the grave, we are slaves to the rave!

24 Deathface – We Still Kill The Old Way

“Hey man don’t you see that you’re scaring people?”.”Cool, how about you leave?”
- Deathface

25 N.R.G – He Never Lost His Hardcore

Years of incessantly devouring music has brought us to where we are. We cannot forget our past, we embrace it and celebrate it to create a better, harder future.

26 Lauren Flax & MK Feat. Carrie Wilds -Stronger Now (Bare Noize Remix)

“Hey man, how is it?”. “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!”. I got my bass face on and I’m slipping into a skankin’ paralysis.

27 Bart B More – Brap

“I really like this track because it build and build and builds and then and then it has that grinding sound and then and then” yeah we get it, we like it too.

28 Junior Sanchez – HeavE Mental

This dude ain’t soft no more! He’s been grinding hard with his Jersey brother Alexander Technique and many other big boys of Techno baking pounds of bass! Don’t touch my face…I can’t feel it!

29 Lightknife – This Is

Legend goes that after this track was produce, it was never to be listened to again as it caused hearing loss. Lightknife somehow escaped to tell the tale and continue producing haunting musical monsters. We are not insured, don’t sue if you go deaf.

30 Alias – Gladiator (4×4 Remix)

This is my life as a Thug Wizard, i wear basketball jerseys and sweatpants; i get denied at borders but most importantly i party all night long and i never ever forget the stickers.

31 Phenomania – Who Is Elvis (Who is LVis Edit)

We built a time machine and we ended up in a little village of Mali, after we got chased by shamans as they thought we were demons we jumped into a waterfall and ended up in a vessel orbiting Mars. This is the sound of our heads rattling, please no bongos.

32 Skream – Pitfall

Not too many people can be cited for having created essential tracks to one genre. Skream is one of the forefathers of Dubstep. Too much backseat DJing on the megaphone…

33 Digital Boy + Shark – Gangster Rave

This is the past, present and future. This is who we are and we swear we’ve never tried any chemical substances… coming at you like a punch to your face! Gangster Rave 2010! Nocche dure come mattoni!”