Category: Music

A Duet for Leaves & Turntable

May 23, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

Composer and sound artist Diego Stocco released a clip featuring his experiments with a new turntable and a few freshly gathered leaves. More specifically all bass, kick and snare sounds heard in the video were made by alternating the leaf type, angle, pressure as it was applied against the turntable. Amazing isn’t it? (via #vinyloftheday)

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Recently I bought a turntable to use it for an experiment, but that didn’t turn out as I was expecting.
Then, I noticed the equally spaced ridges on the plate and got an idea for something else.
For about an hour I recorded short musical phrases by rubbing leaves against the turntable (the type of leaf, angle, pressure and fold determined the sound), then I combined the different takes together. Every element comes from those recordings, including the bass, kick and snare sounds (shaped with EQ, compression and resonators).
If you’d like to see more of my musical projects based on trees and other natural ingredients here’s “Music from a Tree” bit.ly/9hRhB2 and “Music from Nature” bit.ly/ID6Vow Enjoy!
- Diego Stocco

Teaser Time: AutoErotique and Felix Cartal ‘The Alarm’ Remixed

May 23, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

Wake up because AutoErotique and Felix Cartal have officially rung the alarm! “The Alarm” is the hot new collaboration that has everyone wanting to make their own rendition with remixes by Charlie Darker, Erick Rincon, and Keys N Krates. “The Alarm” is scheduled to be released on June 6 on Dim Mak Records. You can pre order “The Alarm” here and have the track on your playlist just in time for summer festival season!

Beatport Chart: Greg Cerrone WoaWoa Chart

May 23, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , ,

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So, I was listening to Greg Cerrone’s WoaWoa BeatPort chart this morning while preparing my first cup of coffee for the day, and I actually had to put the coffee down and bust a move in the middle of my kitchen. I’m not even kidding. It’s a rare sight to see a sleepy headed, coffee deprived person dance their ass off in their pajamas at six in the morning. BUT THIS CHART IS THAT GOOD, Y’ALL. It got me amped. In support of his very recent release of “WoaWoa”, Greg Cerrone has given us a BeatPort chart that is overflowing with hyperactive tracks guaranteed to make your boring work/school day go by like nine thousand times faster. Featuring SHOWTEK, JOHN DAHLBACK, STEVE AOKI, ALESSO, ALBIN MEYERS and a handful of brilliantly chosen other talented producers, Greg Cerrone’s WoaWoa BeatPort chart is basically the equivalent of an adrenaline shot to your face. Go get it. Seriously.

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Teaser Time: The Partysquad & The Death Set ft. Diplo – P.O.V. 2.0

May 23, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , ,

POV2.0 artworkTake a dash of funk, a spoonful of electro, two cups of dub, and pound of dance. Mix it all together. Chill it out. Sprinkle with Diplo. Serves a billion. Now, prepare yourself for the tasty and groundbreaking release of “P.O.V 2.0”, the follow up release of the original “P.O.V” by The Death Set. With “P.O.V 2.0”, a mastermind reworking has been produced by Diplo and The Partysquad, and it is just a whole new level of gritty/sexy/delicious fun. Described as “a punk, electro banger”, this track has something that will appeal to basically anyone who enjoys good music in all its various incarnations. Put together so flawlessly, “P.O.V. 2.0” is a work of art that will make you dust off your mirror and brush up on your twerkin’ skills, or (in my case) just dance like a total maniac because when music is this good, who cares about dance moves. Plug in, turn it up, and get down on this anthem of epic proportions.

Beatport Chart: Garmiani’s Rumble Chart

May 23, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , ,

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Following the debut release of his EP “Rumble”, Garmiani has meticulously put together a BeatPort chart that will make you want to send him fan mail requesting he come arrange your music library into something equally as brilliant as his chart. Featuring two slammin’ tracks off his new EP, along with the newest music from Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal, Greg Cerrone and more, the Rumble Chart is preparing us for the songs we’ll be hearing all summer so that by the time you get to (enter favorite festival name), you’ll know every in and out of every badass track like the back of your own hand. Or better, because there are more important things to do than study the backs of your own hands. You get the point! Rumble Chart is a compact little party for your ears, the host of this party is Garmiani, and it’s all under the roof of Dim Mak Records.

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VIBE Premiere: Garmiani “Rumble” EP + FREE track download

May 22, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , ,

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Dropping his debut EP on Dim Mak is up-and-comer producer Garmiani who brings his versatility and influences into one big blender to come out with “Rumble”. Featuring the funk of saxophones and voice samplings courtesy of Garmiani himself, this three-track EP is packed with solid sounds that would make any club floor ‘rumble’ into chaotic, dance frenzy. Listen to a VIBE exclusive here.

Artist Spotlight: Azari & III ‘Hungry for the Power’

May 20, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , ,

Groovy basslines, feel-good rhythms, and dark yet hooky vocals, three signature elements you can certainly count on house music masters Azari & III to integrate into every one of their hypnotic tracks. The Toronto based quartet takes us on a ride back in time and drops us off during the classic Chicago house era where chill synth textures and syncopated overtones ruled the scene. Azari & III fuse classic house revivalism with modern interpretation. Their featured track, “Hungry for the Power (Jamie Jones Ridge Remix)” released on Dim Mak Records, highlights their back to the future type sound.

Azari & III have the power to captivate you with their upbeat dance moves and expressive stage presence. The music video for “Hungry for the Power” is a compilation of live performance footage from the Sonar North American tour and the 2013 Dim Mak Records showcase in Austin, Texas. The soulful house collective command the stage as Dinamo Azari and Alixander III handle the live electronics while Starving Yet Full and Fritz Helder take charge of the vocals.

In October of 2012, the Canadian house music group released their self titled album Azari & III on Dim Mak Records, which features “Hungry for the Power”. Dim Mak founder, Steve Aoki boasts “[Azari & III] bring up sounds from the past, but it’s what I think the future sounds like. And Azari & III are beyond any trends, which makes this one of the best albums of our generation. They also recently released an EP with their latest single “Lost in Time”, also released on Dim Mak Records in April 2013.” Both are available for purchase on iTunes.

Azari & III will be touring the states in late May/early June with shows in Hollywood, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia.

Official Video: Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas ft. My Name is Kay – Singularity

May 20, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

Evolve. Transcend. Prepare. The future is near, and from the looks of it in Steve Aoki and Angger Dimas’ video for “Singularity” ft My Name is Kay, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. In this voyeuristic video, Steve is at the merciless hands of mad scientist My Name is Kay and her henchman as they turn Steve into a lab rat cyborg with major rager issues, all while the brilliant Ray Kurzweil narrates what the future of mankind will look like. Part science fiction, part futurist theory, the video for the chilling track “Singularity” begs one question: are you prepared for the Neon Future?

♬ Out Now: Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Singularity feat. My Name Is Kay

May 14, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , ,

When Steve Aoki teamed up with Angger Dimas and My Name Is Kay, the result was the totally electrifying underground hit “Singularity”. Now we’re back with the “Singularity” remixes provided by Tim Mason, Topher Jones, and Oliver Twizt. The new remixes improve on the already…