Want to know who has a “big year” every year, and people often times forget about it and this man’s insane amount of production talent? Yea, that would be Mr. John Dahlback. Every time I post something relating to John, I feel the need to remind people just how diverse and robust his production skills are. He is a legend. Don’t forget it. Now, here is a preview of his latest original production called “Pressure.” It is out on Spinnin’ Records later this month I believe. Preview below. If you like crazy drops this one is for you. It’s wild.
Ok, we are baaaack. Hurricane Sandy really fucked us up here in NYC, and of course we had to do a bit of partying this weekend to celebrate the return of power and cell service. So, yes this is the first post in awhile. Asenso is a local DJ/Producer and good friend of mista Wallace. Kid has some serious talent. Check out his fresh mix he did this past week. Peep the tracklist as well, great stuff in there.
1. Orjan Nilsen – Viking (Original Mix)
2. PeaceTreaty feat Anabel Englund – In Time (Original Mix)
3. Kryder ft. Bo Bruce – Damaged (Extended Club Mix)
4. A Thing Called Love (No Body Remix)
5. AN21 & Max Vangeli feat. Example – Whisper/ John Dahlback & Greg Cerrone feat. Janice Robinson – Every Breath (Lucky Date Remix)
6. Firebeatz & Schella – Dear New York (Original Mix)
7. Michael Brun-Rise/ Marco V – Analogital (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
8. Avicii-Silhouettes [Disco Fries Remix]
9. Zedd Spectrum Feat Matthew Koma – (Congorock Remix)
10. Tiësto & Wolfgang Gartner – We Own The Night ft. Luciana (Original Mix)
11. Archie feat. Anna Yvette – Villo (Original Mix)
12. Fafaq – Indeed (Original Mix)
13. Kaskade ft Dragonette – Fire In Your New Shoes (Sultan & Ned Shepard Mix)/ Tom Staar – Cheyenne (Original Mix)
14. Avicii feat. Andreas Moe – Last Dance (Vocal Club Mix)
15. Ken Loi feat. Zashanell – All It Takes (Original Mix)
16. LAZRtag – Let Me See Those Hands (Hot Mouth Remix)/ Ferry Corsten – Check It Out (Bassjackers Remix)
17. Rob Marmot & My Digital Enemy – African Drop (Original Mix)/ Nicky Romero – Camorra (Original Mix)/Nervo-Army
18. Alesso vs. Steerner vs. Medina – You And ID (Pixel Cheese Bootleg)
19. Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child (Tom Staar ft. Kryder Remix)
20. Tiesto ft. Kay – Work Hard Play Hard (Paris FZ & Simo T Remix)/ Chuckie & Junxterjack – Make Some Noise (Original Mix)/ Marie L Feat. BRUK – Keep Running (Lazy Rich Remix)
21. James Egbert- Legion (Original Mix)/ Afrojack – Rock The House (Original Mix)
22. The Bloody Beetroots feat. Greta Svabo Bech – Chronicles Of A Fallen Love (Original Mix)
23. Supermode –Tell Me Why (eSQUIRE NuFunK Remix)
24. Albin Myers – The Beast (Original Mix)
25. Felix Leiter feat Amanda Wilson – Dancin’ Dancin’ (You’re In Love) (Denzal Park Remix)
26. Dirty South & Alesso feat Ruben Haze – City Of Dreams (Original Mix)
27. Russ Chimes-Back 2 You (Original Mix)
Big Beat records is back with another big release. This time, it’s an EP featuring a wild progressive house collab from John Dahlback and Greg Cerrone with lovely vocals from Janice Robinson and a drop that I would dub “freakynaughty.” Trust me, you’ll know when you hear it. Additionally, if you don’t know Lucky Date…oh boy. They rip it up. They took this original mix and turned it into an electro monster. I dig it. Enjoy the rave music.
This is the naughtier side to my 2nd favorite Swedish DJ/Producer, John Dahlback. His new track is called “Get Wild” and it’s out on Laidback Luke’s label, MixMash very soon. There is also a mix that was uploaded to celebrate MixMash’s 1 millionth Soundcloud play. Not a bad way to do it if you ask me. Also, this artwork is so cray. What are you thoughts?
1. Kill Frenzy – Booty Clap [DIRTYBIRD]
2. Nom De Strip & Peo De Pitte – Big Knobbler [RISING]
3. Chris Lake & Lazy Rich feat. Jareth – Stand Alone [ULTRA]
4. John Dahlback – Get Wild [MIXMASH]
5. Kaskade feat. Haley – Llove (Dada Life Remix) [ULTRA]
6. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child (Kryder & Tom Staar Remix) [EMI UK]
7. Albin Myers vs. Prydz & Pink Floyd – Hells Education (Tristan Garner Bootleg) [MOS/DIM MAK]
8. Joe Garston – American Wasteland
9. La Riots & Manufactured Superstars feat. Selena Albright – Born To Rock (JQA Remix) [MAGIK MUZIK (BLACK HOLE)]
10. Topher Jones – Brohammer (Nari & Milani Dub Remix) [ULTRA]
11. Deniz Koyu feat. Wynter Gordon – Follow You [BIG BEAT]
12. John Dahlback – What’s Up Now [RISING]
13. ID – ID
14. Alesso & Dirty South feat. Ruben Haze – City Of Dreams [PHAZING]
15. John Dahlback – Panic [RISING]
16 ID – ID
17. Wolfgang Gartner – Love & War [ULTRA]
18. Jewelz & Scott Sparks – Toxic Rush [FLAMINGO]
19. Dave Aude – Something For The Weekend (John Dahlback Remix) [AUDACIOUS]
John Dahlback just released two monster electro house tracks on Rising Music today. The first is called “Panic,” which seems appropriate…you’ll know when you hear the drop. And the other track is called “What’s Up Now” and is equally enormous. The synth work is superb, and each have a dark, naughty feel. And let’s be honest, we love that shit. John continues to show how versatile he is. How he is left out of the Top 10 in the DJ Mag ratings is beyond me. A borderline tragedy. Anyways, ranting aside, these two tracks, along with his recent progressive release “Sing That,” should be getting huge praises from producers everywhere and are must downloads for all you serious house music fans.
All these guys do is win. No matter what. Everything they touch turns to gold. Why the hell havn’t they come to America for a tour yet? Hmm…can anyone explain this to me? Nonetheless, this month’s promo mix is sensational. It features a new original from John Dahlback, an unreleased Walden remix, a couple nice bootlegs, a brand new remix of Calvin Harris’s hit single “Let’s Go” from their comrades Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa. and the forthcoming remix form Whelan & Di Scala that will give you goosebumps. Keep in mind, these are the two minds behind the epic “Beating Of My Heart” remix and “Trio.” So, pay attention.
01. John Dahlback – Sing That (Original Club Mix) [Toolroom Records]
02. Kryder vs. Danny Howard feat. Joel Edwards – Sending Out An S.O.S (Original Mix) [Spinnin Records]
03. Mika – Make You Happy (Walden Remix) [Island Records]
04. Wolfgang Gartner – Love & War (Original Mix) [Ultra]
05. Inpetto – Shhhh (Sander van Doorn Edit) [Doorn]
06. Skytech vs. Fafaq – International Language [Spinnin Records] w/ Fedde le Grand & Nicky Romero feat. Matthew Koma – Sparks (Acapella)
07. Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – Let’s Go (Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa Remix) [Columbia (Sony)]
08. Digitalism – Zdarlight (Fedde Le Grand & Deniz Koyu Remix) [Toolroom Records] w/ Justice vs. Simian – We Are Your Friends (Acapella)
09. Jewelz feat. Scott Sparks – Toxic Rush (Original Mix) [Flamingo Recordings]
10. Moby – Extreme Ways (Bourne’s Legacy) (Moguai Remix) [Little idiot]
11. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Dont You Worry Child (Original Mix) [EMI Records]
12. Dirty South & Alesso feat. Ruben Haze – City Of Dreams (Original Mix) [Phazing]
13. Bobby Vena & Andy Murphy feat. Livingstone – Let’s Go All In (Whelan & Di Scala Mix) [Onelove]
Believe it or not, I was actually on my game this week. This was prepared over the course of the whole week, and is one of the most robust editions of “Funky Fraiche Friday” to date, so I hope you enjoy it. This week we are featuring free downloads from Breakbot, Plastic Plates, and Star Slinger, plus new releases and previews from Louis La Roche, Jacques Lu Cont, Monkey Safari, and Simon Shout, and a new mix from Prince Language that has a heartfelt message and purpose. But, we start out with one of the legends and spiritual founders of this post…oh ya, that’s Mr. James Brown. He reminds us 1) that it’s all in the baseline, and 2) that this is real dancing. Take notes.
Let’s kick things off with a free download taken from the new Breakbot album “By Your Side,” which is scheduled for release next week on Ed Banger.
Haven’t caught up with my man Star Slinger in a while. Rediscovering his music is like rekindling an old flame…and by “rekindle” do the horizontal mambo. Pick his latest production, “Take This Up” up for free below. It’s superb.
And we briefly take you a bit deeper with a fraiche EP called “Things I Didn’t Know I Loved” from Plastic Plates. The title track features vocals from the soulful and wise, Simon Lord. They are also giving the Amine Edge & DANCE remix…extra deep for those sensual moments…away for free. Which is nice. The other two tracks are available for preview and purchase via their Soundcloud. For the free remix click here FREE DOWNLOAD.
Louis La Roche is a staple of these posts. Here’s another reason why. So smooth.
Jacques Lu Cont insanely diverse and talented. Such a wide range of production styles and techniques. Gotta respect the man. The results ain’t to shabby either. This one is going to be big. Check out the preview of his new track “In The Night.” Epic baseline.
John Dahlback continues to impress. This new track is just pure genius. From a production stand point, it doesn’t get that much better than this dude. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. He is the most talented and diverse Swedish producer. Period.
Simon Shout usually produces progressive stuff, but this is a preview of his first tech house track, and may I say…it’s pretty dope. Title is “Here To Move.” Seems only appropriate, cause he makes it impossible not to. Really looking forward to this release.
Ok, it’s official, I have developed a strong obsession for Monkey Safari. This song is a perfect 10 in my book. So funky, yet so dreamy. Great vibes.
Enter the mix…
The first of the two mixes with have today comes from DCUP, and it is a sort of introduction to his new label, CHOOKIE. Creative name…still not sure what it means, but it is definitely not concerning me in the least. To paraphrase Bill Belichick (in reference to drafting Warren Saap out of college), I want to be on this label so badly “my dick is hard.” True stories…both. Seriously.
Tracklist available via Soundcloud…bascially it was too much effort to type out. Sorry.
Lastly, here is a mix from Prince Language. As you can sense by this point…we are fans of Prince Language. So much respect for him as an artist and a person. This mix was done especially for his friend and fellow artist, Michael Richards, who was killed in 9/11. Read the full dedication below.
“On the morning of September 11, 2001, my friend Michael Richards was working in his studio on the 92nd floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. He was a resident artist there as part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s World Views program. Michael was an incredibly gifted artist and sculptor whose work addressed tragic aspects of African-American history through a poignant, poetic, and ultimately transcendant use of iconography. Ironically, much of his work dealt with flight, and the history of the Tuskegee Airmen, as a theme.
Michael grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, and loved reggae. I originally met him through our mutual friend, the curator Franklin Sirmans, who knew that we would have this in common. Shortly after Michael’s death, Franklin asked me to make a reggae mix to be played at a memorial gathering he was organizing at the Studio Museum of Harlem, where Michael was also an artist in residence, on September 23, 2001. Beginning with King Tubby’s elegiac dub of The Aggrovators “I Shall Be Released” entitled “Release The Dub”, the songs I gathered addressed the mood of mourning that we New Yorkers felt in the wake of the attacks, as well as the themes of love, war, struggle, hope, spirituality and release that are so beautifully expressed in Reggae music. This is the original recording of that mix.
I thought that today, 11 years from the attack that took his and many others lives, was a fitting day to share this small memorial for Michael. I hope you can take the time to explore his powerful work and rich legacy. I miss him.”