Posted by: Jay
Hola amigos y amigas! I’m back on the podcast to serve you up a healthy portion of electro house, sweet progressive house & trance, some salted classic trance, a dash of spicy Latin house, all topped of with a bit of savory dubstep. If you think this too much for one dish, have little faith in this veteran chef! Turn it up and get ready to be taken on a musical journey that will surely have you shaking your nalgas every step of the way.
“El Gusto Es Mio”, or “The Pleasure is Mine”, is meant as introduction to the kind of music you will most likely hear me play out at a discoteca. As I’m sure you all know, I’ve been living in Bolivia for the last month, learning Spanish at a breakneck pace, and getting ready to work in La Paz until February or so. I would also love to DJ at some local clubs out here, so this set will also be the demo CD I hand out to folks. Because I’m using the set as a promo, it’s a little bit longer than we normally dish out here at The Beatery (one hour instead of 45 mins), but I’m sure you won’t mind ;) You can also hear the Latin influence in the first few songs, as I am try to dial in my sound to the Latin American crowd a little bit.
Anyway, enjoy “El Gusto Es Mio” and please leave some comments to let me know what you think!
Tracklist and more comments after the jump (but no photos this time). And remember, subscribe to out podcast to have these sets delivered directly to your itunes or other music player every other week!
Posted by: Jay
So our Chip Tune post Monday made me remember this awesome site by Chip Tune band Anamanaguchi for their latest album “Dawn Metropolis”. They made full length 8-bit flash videos to go with all their 8-bit inspired tunes on the album. It’s a fantastic way to kill 30 minutes, check it out! It’s really quite impressive… in an 8-bit sorta way:
PS - Be sure to come on back tomorrow as I will have a delicious yet wholesome, pipein’ hot new podcast for ya!
Posted by: Jay
Beatery favorite Steve Porter does it again, this time mixing and mashing some of the best sports press conferences of all time. I’m really liking this trend (and so are like 5,000,000 other people on youtube), let’s hope he keeps it up! I know many of you aren’t sports fans here so if you’d like a link to any of the full clips drop a comment and let me know, they are all classic!
Posted by: Cor
Chiptune. Whether or not you know the term, you’ve heard the music. Recognize the little ditty below?
That’s right. In a nutshell, chiptune is old-school videogame music, be it authentic retro game soundtracks or non-videogame music created with old console sound chips. This stuff takes me way back to my early days of gaming, when I could endure a single three minute loop for hours on end as I attempted to guide my 8-bit hero past a multitude of lava pools and bottomless pits to rescue my pixelated girlfriend. However, these days it takes all of three minutes before the tinny square-wave timbres become too much for my aging ears.
But it certainly is fun in small doses, so to give us a taste, here are a couple chiptune songs I uncovered on a website called 8-Bit Collective, an online community dedicated to creating and sharing chiptune compositions. I’m linking two cover songs (along with the originals for comparison’s sake), both created by a user named Ikuma. If you dig this stuff, there’s plenty more where it came from.
Daft Punk - Around the World
Original (Do I even need to play a song we’ve all heard a million times before?)
Ikuma NES Remix
Sasha - Xpander
Akuma NES Remix
Speaking of Sasha, his upcoming single was just leaked on to YouTube before it’s been officially released, and whoa boy is it ever sweet! In this track he combines electro, breaks, progressive, and yes, even a hint of chiptune together to create what is easily his greatest work since the first Involver CD. If you’ve been waiting to hear Sasha’s return to form this track isn’t going to let you down. CHECK IT!