M.I.A. huddling a rowdy beat provided by Switch and Surkin, “Bring The Noize” does exactly what the title says and M.I.A. has us dancing around the office.
Parisian tag team Teki Latex and DJ Orgasmic are the masterminds of and run the current dance music scene with their label Sound Pellegrino and its innovative releases, they also form the dj outfit Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team who are currently tearing it up in the US.
Check them out at the grand Future Perfect party at the Electric Pickle in Miami tomorrow night March 24th where they’ll be playing together with an all-star line-up consisting of Brenmar, Christian Martin, Curses (Drop The Lime), Destructo, DJ Dodger Stadium, Dubbel Dutch, Harvard Bass, Hot Mouth, Jokers of the Scene, Kastle, Lazer Sword, Myd, Nguzunguzu, Salva, Sam Tiba, Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team, Sinden, Surkin, Todd Edwards, Yolanda Be Cool & Worthy.
To get you hyped, here’s a mix they did for their appearance at Fabric last month.
Tracklist after the jump.
Them Paris marauders are at it again, new french dj/producer Boston Bun is onto something with his robotussin infused lean house movement. Together with dancefloor aficionado Brodinski he’s started screwing and sometimes chopping up house classics etc. at 108 bpm and the result is remarkable. Be sure to bookmark the lean house Tumblr and Soundcloud pages where you’ll find an exclusive edit for download every week.
We can exclusively give you the Boston Bun “Lean House Mixtape” filled to the brink with slo-mo house edits from an all-star team ranging from LOL Boys to Surkin, an exclusive edit from Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team and also the Boston Bun remix of recently released track “Javier” from Club Cheval member Myd.
“Do we really need to explain why we scew and chop our favorite house tracks? This is a dedication to H-Town, from Paris with love, RIP DJ SCREW. HOUSIZZURP, SLOW MO ON THE DANCEFLOOR”
Tracklist for the mixtape after the jump.
I once saw Surkin in an arcade in Japan. I’d been living there for a few months and was in an arcade in Shinsekai (the only neighborhood where you can still run into a bloodied mob member and transexual dance troupe on the same block) losing a game of Tekken 6 against some teenager who was playing as a gigantic panda. Surkin walked by past my console just as the panda kicked my character in the face, and I was temporarily stunned to see the prodigious producer doing who-knows-what in a grimy arcade far from France.
But hearing High Powered Boys’ (Surkin + Bobmo) first offering on Sound Pellegrino, Surkin’s presence in Japan makes a bit more sense – “Udon” feels like a tribute to the crowded arcades and crammed walkways of Shinsaibashi at night, packed full of turbulent noise and voices layered on percussion layered on more voices.
Julio Bashmore’s reworking is more like walking the streets of Shinjuku right at the moment at 5am when exhausted ravers are stumbling home on the train at the same time that the businessmen are going to work. Bashmore centers the beat around a sole saxaphone solo coming out of the shadows, Gerry Rafferty “Baker Street” style.
Meanwhile, “Work” and it’s accompanying Tom Trago remix are both bouncy firestarters that make devastatingly effective use of an infectious beat and crooning “oh girl” sample.
As a sad counterpoint to this amazing release, inspirational and trendsetting former Sound Pellegrino mother label Institubes has announced that it will be closing shop.
You can read more about the end of Institubes from their post here, which cites “a post-apocalyptic, terminally pauperized landscape, complete with irradiated A&R zombies and mutated eyeless bloggers” as well as a defective “post-Napster economy” as some of the reasons they’re calling it quits. Sound Pellegrino will now be operating as an independent entity, and Bobmo, Para One and Surkin just announced the birth of their new label called MARBLE, home to their (many) upcoming singles, including a new EP coming from Das Glow.
So, if you’d like to do something to ensure that the labels that shaped your influences and inspired you can survive through following years, consider grabbing the new Sound Pellegrino release here.
(Thanks to XLR8R for Udon)
The winners of our Surkin contest are: Emma Bartosz and Olivier Brunet. The correct answer is Benoit Heitz. Congrats!