We all know that you can’t have a successful roady without good tunes. After concluding a 7,000 km road trip that brought me from London, Ontario to Whitehorse, Yukon I am happy to say that I made it alive and that I ‘test drove’ the shit out of my music collection.
Hit the jump to find out which 5 tracks went the distance.
I have been meaning to do a massive post covering my unbelievable experience at Lollapalooza as well as another biggie with all the music submitted to us but there are not enough hours in the day. For now I decided to give you all the tracks that I have put on Soundcloud over the past year. This is a serious dose of Conductor Beats and includes everything from Trance to Dubstep to Techno. For now they are all under the 100 download limit so hit the jump for an onslaught of FREE tunes!
This one will definitely be making the rounds across the intraweb and we had to contribute in spreading the good word. I’m not a big afrojack fan but Moguai takes this one up a few notches. Progressive, techy with the characteristic bleeps and bloops from Afrojack this one is stinkier than a duck fart… get it while its hot
Finding good quality music has been like pulling teeth over the past few weeks, but thankfully we have Kid Massive and Roger Sanchez to carry us through these hard times.
I made some bold statements about Kid Massive’s new track ‘A Little Louder’ and although it may not be THE track of summer, I am standing by its unquestionable ability to destroy dance floors, top international music charts and forcibly take over your Itunes most played list. Last week we gave you the bassjackers remix and today I am going to sweeten the pot with the Muzzaik Remix. This is my favourite remix of the bunch as it brings a perfectly crafted tech house spin which builds momentum for 3 minutes until Peyton tells us to turn it up a little louder… we are teased for another minute until the beat finally drops again at the 5 minute mark. This track is not for the inpatient listener so if big buildups are your thing than fuckin turn this upppp.
If you haven’t already grabbed the original, buy it as well as the remix package from beatport.
The second standout track that needs to be shared is the Bobby Burns remix of Roger Sanchez’s new heater- ‘Worldwide’. This is the perfect start to your set as it has all the elements of a big room party starter including the chant like vocals, dirty dutch synths and a driving bassline. You can buy the original here and PLEASE download both of these tracks to get you through the weekend!
Last weekend’s Space Ibiza party in Toronto went off with standout sets from Adam Beyer, Jay Lumen and obviously Adam K. The turnout wasn’t great and Oliver Ingrosso didn’t get any love but nonetheless we came and partied hard. The Tech-house room was by far the biggest hit of the night and I left craving more deep and techy house beats. Luckily I stumbled upon this years edition of Ibiza Weapons. Alex Kenji and Federico Scavo get my vote for standout track with ‘Get Funky’. If you’re into driving basslines, big buildups and heavy drops then this one is for you.
Its almost that time of the year where electronic music fans, media, djs and producers flock to Hart Plaza in Detroit for the annual Detroit Electronic Music Festival known as Movement. I went last year for the first time and stepping off the bus in Detroit was like walking into a different planet. After witnessing jaw dropping sets from guys like Excision, A-Trak and Orlando Voorn we quickly got situated at the Vitamin Water stage where London native John Acquaviva stole the night with an onslaught of techno and tech house beats. For those who don’t know…
Movement has become the ultimate stage for the city that founded techno music to showcase its electronic music muscle.
Starting at Noon on Saturday, May 28th Techno heads, House heads and electronic dance music enthusiasts from across the globe will pour through the turnstiles at Detroit’s Hart Plaza for the start of Movement 2011. And for the next three days and nights they will have a chance to experience the ultimate outdoor electronic music venue. 36 hours of music; 4 stages and more than 70 electronic music artists and DJs. Last year’s attendance nearly reached 90,000 over the three days of the festival.
This year Movement is bringing in a lot of talent including heavy hitters Carl Craig, Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Calvertron, Felix Da Housecat and Skrillex. If you haven’t already grab your weekend pass over at the Movement Electronic Music Fest facebook page
Also, check out the new single from John Acquaviva and company and head over to beatport to buy the ‘Good Music’ EP
Funkagenda was kind enough to drop a free track for his fans today and it is a heavenly slice of techy, progressive house. The perfect pick me up for a dreary wednesday night. Here is what the man had to say about this tune
Thank you all so much for helping me to reach 50,000 followers on Facebook! It means a lot to me that you not only follow me, but also interract with me so often. Honestly, Twitter + Facebook have become like my friends… To show my appreciation, here is Shinjuku. You probably read about this when I had just finished writing it on my flight back from Japan. Since then it has been mixed + mastered + I am giving to you absolutely free! All I ask is that you don’t share it on other sites. If people want it then give them this link, cuz every hit counts!
Many thanx for your loyalty + your friendship… FA x
With WMC 2011 just around the corner you can bet that Ambassador Beats will be keeping you in the loop with all the new music that will be infiltrating our speakers come March. It is going to be interesting to see how things pan out down in Miami with the Conference being at the start of the month and Ultra falling near the end of March. Corporate greed has definitely set in and it is obvious with the separation of the two events that there is a shift in the purpose of this annual event. Many artists have spoken out about WMC and Ultra and many have shown their anger towards club owners and the organizers of both events. Some have even gone as far as having their own events separate from Ultra (SHM) and once again fans and music goers will be torn between when to head down to Miami. It seems that it has turned into a game between who can attract the most people and this takes away from the whole purpose of this event- the music. Regardless, thousands will flock down to hear the latest and greatest tunes from all over the world and djs/producers will be showing off their productions in one of the most anticipated events of the year. Stay tuned for more coverage on upcoming releases for WMC and enjoy this tech-house ‘banger’ from Mark Knight & Michael Woods which is off Toolroom Records Miami 2011 compilation. Buy it here.
Weekly Webisode #7 has a wide variety of music for your listening pleasure. We have a couple drum and bass tracks, a post-hardcore tune and two songs from former Fall Out Boy members. It’s a nice mix that produces another outstanding webisode. Check it out below and click on Read More to see the track list. Enjoy
Another huge lineup of new and old music on this week’s episode of The Rinse on CJAM 99.1 FM . We threw down an array of dubstep, house, DnB and electro in between spreading the word about CJAM 99.1 FM’s Annual Pledge Drive which focuses on expanding the radio frequency in order to reach a bigger audience throughout the Windsor/Essex & Detroit area. If you havn’t already, head over to CJAM.ca and donate a few bucks for a great cause. CJAM 99.1 FM is the only campus based not-for-profit radio station in Windsor and has been doing great things for the community since 1977.
Hit the highlighted tracks for a link to their soundcloud and tune in to 99.1 FM Monday nights from 10:30-Midnight with your hosts; The Conductor & Feeva (with appearances from Codhoppers)
Another big progressive house tune to keep the good vibes flowing. Darwin & Backwall are new to me so here is a little info on the duo from Stockholm. Also, preview the progressive/tech house remix to Dmitry Vegas & Like Mike’s hit ‘Underdog’ and click on the d/l to buy the track.
Darwin & Backwall are making steady footprints in the world of house and techno with album releases on labels like: We Play, Punx, Starbuster and Stoney Boy.
Their recent single “Bob-omb” charted high on beatport.com and trackitdown.net.
Every thursday the guys run their own club at the nightclub Solidaritet in Stockholm.They have hade guest DJ’s like: Dabruck & Klein, Chris Lake, EDX, Inpetto, Ida Engberg, John Dahlbäck, David West, Özgur Can and The Good Guys.
This is just the start of a long and exciting journey for Darwin & Backwall that is bound to take them far, so keep your eyes and ears alert!!
Take a seat for another instalment of the finest in electronic music courtesy of your trusted conductor. We will be exploring some tech, progressive and electro house, dubstep and mashups on this weeks journey.
Another huge release for all you party people out there. One of Toronto’s finest drops a monster tech house track which highlights his evolving and diverse abilities in the studio. Not only is he producing and dj’ing but he is the founder and head of Hotbox Digital… Basically what I am trying to say is, Adam K is going to do big things. Check out the new one and preview ’The Mask’ which takes the dark side of Adam K to a new level. (Download link removed- Preview only)
Remixes can do wonders for an artist. For instance, the success of UK’s La Roux has been partially due to the overwhelming amount of remixes to tracks such as ‘Bulletproof’, ‘Im Not Your Toy’, ‘Quicksand’ and ’In For The Kill’. I will be the first to admit that I over played the sh*t out of La Roux on The Rinse last year but I couldnt and still cant stop playing their tracks. To my delight, Michael Woods dropped a new remix to once again remind us of how good this tune is. He brings his signature deep/tech house feel making this a club friendly jam. Bonus: Skream’s Lets Get Ravey Remix for a darker spin to to the original. Track was featured on Entourage a few weeks back and has definetly garnered some well deserved attention. On a side note, check out our friends at Remix.vg for the best in mashups, remixes and covers.
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