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Willy Joy shares his remix of one of the biggest tracks of 2013 which happens to be a track that’s propelled Swedish duo Icona Pop into instant stardom. His version of “I Love It” takes the track into a different direction when he pitches down the vocals and adds trapped out squeaks along with massive drops.

Hot on the heels of the “Invader EP” from dark techno afficianados Disco of Doom, Discobelle Records is proud to pull you back into the fray with the “Shake and Bake” EP – focused, powerful dancefloor tools to move crowds and simultaneously explore some pretty dark crevasses on the dancefloor.

The title track “Shake And Bake” scales you up to some paranoid heights with its jagged, bumpy rise and fall pattern. You know the producers are doing something right when the kickdrum rolling in out of nowhere to accompany the track is sounding ominously like the sound of a tightening noose. Can’t emphasize enough how addictive it is when everything climaxes in a flurry of hazy synths and percussion, only to go plummeting back to the molten hot bassline.

Astronomar’s remix of “Shake And Bake” dares to up the ante a bit more with military rigidity, like a wartime drum propelling the beasts of Hell towards the nearest nightclub.

“The 808” throws some iron-filtered vocoder chants over raw drum patterns, a punchy syncopated bassline and mind-melting synth stabs. Reminiscent of something that might be in Thomas Bangalter’s record bag that time he DJed in the 90s with no Daft Punk costume on, it condenses a helluva lot into an anthemic five minutes.

While the beginning few seconds sound like an orgy run through an 8-bit vocoder, Chicago Trouble & Bass member Willy Joy’s remix of “The 808” sounds like it’s always just milliseconds away from melting your hard drive. Full of ravey stabs to rival the biggest of big room tunes, it has a drop so bafflingly big that even Skrillex might describe as “overkill”.

Discobelle Records alumni Wool chills things out a bit with a smooth rolling house beat and a little bit of churning organ split up by howling wolf cry and disembodied voices mumbling “dance to this”. As if it wasn’t immediately obvious that dancing is what you should be doing.

The 3rd original production on the EP “Conkers” stirs things up into a slow building frothy tension, accompanied by a hauntingly addictive cowbell line and a bassline so thick you’d need a steak knife to even puncture it. Perfect percolating dance music to work yourself into a frenzy over.

Mike Mago takes the eerie vocal line weaving its way through “Conkers” and harnesses it to maximum effect throughout the track, building up a tapestry of cloudy drugged up synths around it only to break everything down for a lone steel drum echoing in the mist before bringing things back into rave mode, within which a dragon emerges from the fog and bites your head off.

Support from Style Of Eye, Mixhell, Round Table Knights, Nick Catchdubs, Armand Van Helden, NT89, Adam Port, Zombie Disco Squad, Tittsworth, Hostage, Mikix The Cat, Mason, Larry Tee, Neoteric, Botnek, Swick, Meati & Meech, Mustard Pimp, Act Yo Age, Aquasky etc.

Grab “The 808” as a free download and listen to the EP below, then proceed to Juno or Beatport to buy the whole EP:

BONUS: The Disco Of Doom boys made this smashing mix to go along with the release, blast it!

Chicago producer/dj Willy Joy returns to Trouble & Bass with todays release of his “Whispering Woods” single. He’s part of Trouble & Bass Bookings which means that he’s been touring all over North America during the last year, recently dropped an EP on Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint + he’s made tons of remixes for the likes of Hostage, Kastle, Treasure Fingers etc!

“Superhuman” is the second track on the EP and it sees Willy provide us with a jacking groove and a bonerattling bass all atop tropical drums to create what feels like an unstoppable dancefloor monster.

Willy Joy – Superhuman (ge.tt)

Top Billin’ just won’t slow down with its barrage of good dance music. That’s a good thing for everybody though with the exception of those unfamiliar to the label who might be overwhelmed with where exactly to start. Well, let us suggest that you start with the new forthcoming remix EP of Willy Joy’s “Woman Like Me” single.

In particular, you could start with Cousin Cole’s steamy tech-house twisting of the original into a bumpy fog machine house workout for the ages. Departing a bit from the chilled out ecstatic vibes of the folk remixes found within Cole’s old Tambourine Dream mix CDs, this direction keeps the addictiveness of his Neil Young edits, but with that the extra “oomph” that Willy Joy’s track deserves.

Willy Joy – Woman Like Me (Cousin Cole Remix) (Mediafire)

Paradise Falls

Nov 11 2010

Mansions on the Moon’s mixtape, “Paradise Falls”, is now available for free download.

The Echo Park trio formed a little over a year ago and they have since collaborated with N*E*R*D, Diplo, Benzi & Willy Joy, and Xaphoon Jones (Chiddy Bang).
Their debut mixtape “Paradise Fall”, presented by Diplo and DJ Benzi illustrates the wide range of Mansions on the Moon’s capabilities. The fusion of Mansions’ electro indie pop into a trip-hop flavored mixtape shows this band has huge things on the horizon. Keep an eye out for their debut original album and tour dates in the early part of 2011.

DJ Benzi & Diplo present…Mansions on the Moon “Paradise Falls” (direct link)