We took a couple weeks off from the Monday Mix but we’re back in full swing! This week we’re featuring Yawn John, a local DJ who I’m sure all of you have seen play at one point or another. He’s been DJing a wide spectrum of genres for the past 5 years and is currently a resident at the No Rush weekly at No Fun in the L.E.S. every Thursday night. He’s opened up the likes of Jantsen and most recently Baauer, with some more big shows on the horizon. Keep an eye out for him in the NYC nightlife scene cause this guy is blowing up. Make sure to check out his Mixcloud for all his latest mixes!
This week, the Monday Mix was done by UK dubstep and drum & bass producer Eddie K. Eddie K has a very interesting introduction into the scene as a driver for artists like Mary Anne Hobbes and DJ Fresh back in 2006. He’s come a long way since then, having been signed to D-Style Recordings, Stereotype, and H.E.N.C.H. with six releases under his belt. In 2010, he released ‘Serial Killa‘, a collaboration with Minus featuring vocals from Beezy, which easily became one of the biggest dubstep tracks of the year. His most recent release ‘Dark Ages‘, also a collaboration with Minus featuring vocals from Beezy, has become almost an anthem for dubstep purveyors across the globe, seeing plays in countless mixes and on radio shows on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Xtra, etc over the past year. Check out Eddie K’s Soundcloud for all his latest original tracks, remixes, and mixes!
The Monday Mix feat. Eddie K
This week, the Monday Mix was done by NYC-based moombah production duo Sazon Booya aka Mr. Vega and DJ SAV. Over the past year and a half, Sazon Booya has really exploded onto the scene with early support from the likes of Dave Nada, Munchi, Skrillex, Heartbreak, and more. In July of 2011, they released their debut ‘La Bomba‘ EP on Rot10 Musik with tracks reaching as high as #14 on the Beatport top 100. Since then, they’ve had 15+ releases including their ‘Moonlight‘ EP which reached #4 on the Beatport Top 5 Releases. They are represented by both Rot10 and Skrillex’s label OWSLA. Their live performance is a sight to behold as well. With the help of Mystereo (their hype man who is usually donned in a mask, studded denim vest, and bouncer hands dragging him off stage) they can get any crowd jumping. If you’ve never seen them live, you can catch them on stops of the Bros Gone Wild tour and Moombah Massive dates later this Summer. Also be sure to check out their Soundcloud for all their latest original tracks, remixes, and mixes!
The Monday Mix feat. Sazon Booya
This week, the Monday Mix was done by UK dubstep and bass music producer Dubfreq. At just 24 years old, Dubfreq is getting loads of support from the likes of Benga, Hatcha, MistaJam, N-Type, Distance, Cookie Monsta, Dream, Dismantle, Stinkahbell, Unitz, Benton, etc; as well as plays on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Xtra, Kiss 100, Choice FM, Rinse FM, Dubstep FM London, Rood FM, and more. He’s also had some really notable collaborations with the Dream, and Mutated Mindz, just to name a few. Keep an eye and an ear out for Dubfreq because 2012 is going to be a big year for him. Make sure to check out his soundcloud for all his latest original tracks, remixes, and mixes!
The Monday Mix feat. Dubfreq
This week, the Monday Mix was done by UK-based dubstep producer p0gman. At just 24 years old, p0gman has had a handful of releases including his most recent: his ‘Leaked Within The Hour EP‘ on LU10 Records which features top tracks such as ‘Here We Go Again‘ and ‘Smokin‘. He’s also had releases on Dank ‘N’ Dirty Dubz, Badman Digital, BroTown Records, and of course Birmingham-based Styx Recordings (the same label on which his debut EP was released), the sister company of Chronos Records. p0gman has garnered support from some of the hugest names in the scene such as Skream, Benga, Toddla T, Mistajam, Hackman, and more. Make sure to check out his Soundcloud for all his latest original tracks, remixes, and mixes! (Hey promoters! p0gman is coming to the USA so BOOK HIM.)
The Monday Mix feat. p0gman
On Sunday, Knife Party headlined a phenomenally unique show at the Beekman Beer Gardens, along with openers Alex English, Sazon Booya, Nick Catchdubs, and closer Hellfire Machina. As we previewed a few days ago, we were quite enthusiastic about the show. Knife Party has really succeeded in making a name for themselves as some of the finest producers in dubstep, and what’s impressive is that their first show ever was only 10 months ago one August night in Ibiza.
The show was supposed to be at the Brooklyn Terminal Project, a brand new venue that promised many exciting concerts and raves. The venue had to be changed, as Brooklyn Terminal Project has moved all of their scheduled shows to other venues due to delays in the opening. But the show felt completely at home at the Beekman Beer Garden, a trendy, fun, and relaxed hotspot that isn’t usually associated with concerts, but seems to be hosting plenty this summer. Walking past the tent of music where music was being played, there is a neat little artificial beach with couches, a foosball table, and even an arm wrestling table,all surrounded by a gorgeous view of the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Alex English opened up the show at around 5:30,and while we missed most of the set, English is a staple on the New York DJ scene, and always deliver a premium, groovy set. Sazon Booya came on after English, and Sazon delivered a quality and seemingly never ending set of moombahton. Sazon, who opened up for Skrillex earlier in the year, really nailed his set, and the ambiance during his set was probably the best of the day. Seemingly everyone was just smiling and kicking it during Sazon’s set, whether it was the ragers up front or the scenesters out back. It might as well have been a pool party. Sazon also played at EDC NY recently, and we are pretty certain we will be hearing more from them in the future!
Much more bloody bloody Knife Party after the jump! (more…)
In posts mentioning the new genre Moombahton, I’ve often referred back to Dave Nada the unintentional creator of the movement and how he started the wave of 108 BPM productions. Well thanks to Diplo’s Mad Decent label, a recent number of remixes were commissioned including the original track that began Moombahton: Chuckie & Silvio Ecomo ‘Moombah’ (Afrojack Remix)
This literally is the track that started Moombahton, something that is kind of crazy in my opinion. I don’t think there’s ever been a case where you can simply point to one specific song that started a genre. Also included with this release are remixes from Moombahton specialists like JWLS, Sazon Booya, and David Heartbreak to name a few. The edits are incredible ranging from Adele to Michael Jackson to Jay Z & Kanye West you’re sure to find at least one that you like.