Green is the new…Rainbow by celeste

In this day and age we are constantly being reminded that green is the way forward…but not only with energy and industry, but with fashion as well! More and more designers are incorporating sustainability and recycling into their designs, and Continue reading


Lazers Never Die – Rave Review by Dan

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This EP is what MIA’s horrible new album should have sounded like. The opening track, Sound of Siren sounds like an anthem for our scandalous, thieving, decision-regretting generation. The EP keeps going with tracks like Good Enuff (Cash Flow Dub) and Bruk Out (Buraka Som Sistema Remix) that could keep the party chilled for hours – in the best of ways.
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All Work and No Play by Dan
December 8, 2009, 4:18 pm
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At Play

Deadmau5’s recently released album Deadmau5 at Play Vol. 2 sees his return to canadian based label Play after spending some time at big gunz, EMI. Full of previously unreleased tracks and colaborations, this unmixed dj-friendly album already sounds as though it could be the soundtrack for Dirty Disco. Full of Deadmau5’s signature sound, I think this is the kind of release we were looking for from him. Its not as trancy as some of his older things such as ‘I Remember’ and not as minimal as ‘For Lack of a Better Name.’ It has the thump that we all love and very little of the cheese (no pun intended).

Check out Deadmau5’s most recent minimix which features a bunch of tracks from the new album.

Deadmau5 – At Play Volume 2 Minimix

Uffie has been Deposed as Queen of Club by Dan
August 14, 2009, 4:39 am
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Amanda Blank
Well, I know what I’m gonna be listening to on repeat for the next month. Amanda Blank, you know, that chick that hangs out with Diplo, Spank Rock, and Major Lazer? Yeah that one has just released what some (me) call THE SICKEST ALBUM OF THE SUMMER. The album is called I Love You which is weird but whatever, I don’t judge books by their cover. I recommend track no.4 Gimme What You Got (feat. Spank Rock). Its a sick beat mashed with Amanda’s uncanny ability to throw down lyrics like the best of them.

To be honest, I heard it wasn’t coming out until September, so I wasn’t on alert for it, but I just came across it on iTunes and oh my god – its like heaven in an album. PA is seriously tearing it up this summer. I’m sure Asher Roth and Amanda Blank are never going to go on tour together, but they really should. Their music fits together so well (Asher’s good stuff, Amanda’s…stuff).

Finally, I think we all admit that this album absolutely answers the question “Who is the queen of club? Uffie or Amanda Blank?” Well Uffie, I’m sorry to say but since you haven’t released a track since 1978 (rough estimate), you loose. All hail Queen Blank (that sounds so bad).

Rave Review: White Lies – Death (Remixes) – EP by Dan

White Lies came out with an EP of remixes of their hit song Death last tuesday. Here is a track by track review:

Chase & Status Remix: It isn’t what you would expect but then again, maybe they’re going another route with their new songs (or something). It sounds incredibly mainstream of them and while they still manage to keep their dubstep/drum n’ bass roots, they are sounding like they’re either trying to expand the genres or leave it all together.

Crystal Castles Remix: Much tougher. this is definitely a side of crystal castles most of us haven’t heard yet. I have to say I thoroughly enjoy it and am looking foreword to future releases from these guys. Its got enough of a beat to be played in clubs and it will surely stand out in your set. All in all, it might be the best of all the remixes on this EP.

L’amour la morgue Edition: It sounds like a Killers b-side. End of story

Mistabishi Remix: Totally awesome. What I like about this remix is that I think it really shows off the quality of the original song in that it just works with any genre that gets thrown at it which when you think about it is really the test of a great tune.

Haunts Remix: Really really cool. Reminds me of The Faint’s early work with less of a gloom-and-doom type lead singer. I don’t mean to mention the killers again, but I think this is kind of stuff everyone was hoping would come out of the Killers for their second/third/fourth albums.

At the end of the day, this EP is really worth picking up. At worst, it will show you how much White Lies sound like the Killers only much more interesting. At best, you’ll be stuck listening to these remixes on repeat for the next few weeks which doesn’t sound too bad to me. (image via panormx)

Rave Review: Deadmau5 – For Lack of a Better Name by Dan
July 30, 2009, 9:37 am
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I feel like all summer the only tracks released are meant for Ibiza. And yes I know I mentioned Ibiza in the previous post, but thats the point dammit! None of these tracks seem like they’d do well anywhere else. I can’t imagine this track going over well were DJ Mehdi were to throw it on around christmas time ’09. To put it blunt: this track would blow your mind on ecstasy, this track will put you to sleep otherwise. Check it out here

Rave Review: Tiësto & Sneaky Sound System – I Will Be Here by Dan
July 30, 2009, 9:31 am
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I have never been a fan of Tiësto’s work and when I had the chance to see Sneaky Sound System at the most recent Rockness, I choose to have lunch instead, so my review might be a little biased. Frankly, it sounds like another Ibiza anthem. I feel like if Cascada had come out with the same song, no one would have noticed the difference. The weak drums and lack of a real melody lend to the distant air that I hate so very much. Its like if Dave Gahan were to get castrated and release another solo album, this would be the track that didn’t make it onto the album and is then released on his greatest hits as a “rare single.” The Benny Benassi remix on the other hand is a different story. I could see people rocking out to this. For those of you unconvinced, feel free to pick up the full EP from iTunes here