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Daft Punk- Derezzed (Rhythm Scholar Remix)

13 May

This is a great remix of the Tron Daft Punk anthem, “Derezzed”. It’s definitely not like any of the other mixes I’ve heard and I really like how Rhythm Scholar transformed it into something original. The tasteful splicing of the original track, added sounds, and rhythmic variations make it very engaging to listen to!

Daft Punk- Derezzed (Rhythm Scholar Remix)

 

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Coachella 2011 Recap

29 Apr

For me, it was an event categorized more by experiences than music. With that being said, here’s my take and a few jams dedicated to the best party around.

Friday began with some heavy sunshine and even heavier dubstep. As usual, 12th Planet threw down an energetic, crowd-pleasing set. Dubstep’s American embassador has great taste for new music and tons of stage presence. He stood on the DJ booth a few times during the slower points of the set to get the crowd amped. I have yet to be disappointed by one of 12th Planet’s performances.

I was able to catch bits of Excision and Skrillex‘s sets between trips to the beer garden. Both kept the crowd jumping with their bass-filled soundtracks to nondescript horror movies. The live collaboration between Skrillex and a few members of Korn was a highlight.

After a house version of “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”, the Sahara tent shifted gears for the breakthrough hip-hop group, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Despite all the negative press regarding their performance, Odd Future was one of my favorite acts all weekend. Reminiscent of an old-school punk show, the group
did their best to incite a riot. The chaos of the set featured chants of “Wolf Gang!” and “Fuck the Police!”, crowd surfing, moshpits, some daring stunts by Tyler the Creator, and all around anarchy. Shout out to Big Tuna for keeping the party alive during this one!

Tyler the Creator-French (Toro y Moi Remix)

 

Once OFWGKTA ended, I had a brief time grab another drink, catch my breath, and enjoy some of A-Trak‘s feel-good combination of hip-hop and house. The transition between a cut-up, scratch-happy version of “All of the Lights” and “6’ 7′” was definitely a highlight.

What can I say about Afrojack that hasn’t been said already? This was the third Afrojack set I have had the pleasure to experience and it was unquestionably the best, and my favorite set of Coachella 2011. His ability to combine original, mind-blowing music with flawless, extended build-ups has always left me amazed. A testament to this was the presence of none other than Sir Paul McCartney. If music royalty has the good sense enjoy your set, your doing something right. I strive to think this is a sign of the upcoming dominance of electronic music.

Afrojack and Adele- Rolling in the Right (DEFEP Bootleg)

 

 

After a few shenanigans, I made it over the main stage to catch rock heavy-hitters, The Black Keys and Kings of Leon. Both bands tore the main stage up, with slashing guitar melodies and true southern rock style. I can’t wait to catch The Black Keys again at Bonnaroo!

The last portion of the night was dedicated to raging with some talented DJs. Boys Noize was on his game as usual, keeping the Sahara Tent going with his crazy, German techno sound. Hearing him drop his Daft Punk remix was a highlight for me. House legends, The Chemical Brothers, were given the main stage honor and they took full advantage of it. The HEAVY bass the stage had to offer, accompanied by some incredible production, made for one spectacular performance. Here’s another link to a track with the best of both worlds.
The Chemical Brothers- Swoon (Boys Noize Remix)

 

On Saturday, the weekend took a turn for the stranger. As such, I can no longer give a detailed play by play like Friday. Here are some of the highlights:

Trampled by Turtles fired up the main stage early with their own fast-paced blend of folk, country, and rock. Despite being a band more traditionally suited to play Stagecoach than Coachella, they put on an extremely enjoyable show.
Trampled by Turtles-Wait So Long

 

Two Door Cinema Club was a cool change of pace. Their light-hearted, indie rock style fit perfectly in the afternoon, and the crowd was loving them.

Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work The Twelves Remix

 

Chuckie was the only electronic act I caught all day, but he was no disappointment. If there is any dutch house artist comparable to Afrojack, it’s Chuckie. His set, filled with deep bass and toy gun synths, certainly kept the Sahara Tent happy.

Carolina Marquez-Wicked Wow (Chuckie Extended Mix)
http://groovebat.com/download/sdb.mp3

 

The last act to perform on Saturday I feel qualified to discuss is Mumford & Sons. The fast rising popularity of the band is well supported by the serious talent of the members and great music they release. They put on a flawless performance, jamming on each song, and using silence to build tension for their epic crescendos. And with the inclusion of a brass section as backup, it couldn’t have gotten any better.

 

 

Sunday was a day I will never forget. It was filled with wandering, see-saw riding, picture taking, H&M tent chilling, sunset watching, great music and amazing friends. Here are a few jams in dedication to the best, most emotion-filled day I have had in a long time.

The Strokes- Under Cover of Darkness

Jack Beats- All Night (feat. John B)

Ratatat-Allure (Jay-Z & Notorious B.I.G.)

 

Last, but certainly not least, I have the honor of introducing the partnership between WEST LA CNCT and Veloce Hats! Veloce Hats is a Los Angeles based company fueled by the imagination of designer and founder, Cameron Picardi. Cameron has drawn inspiration from all aspects of the fast-paced city life to create unique, timeless designs.

Veloce Hats strives to support fellow startup businesses and artists of all industries. It understands a diverse city like Los Angeles has tons of creativity to offer, and that these up-and-coming innovators will lead the push toward the city’s artistic future. WEST LA CNCT is proud to debut the promotional video, “Our Summer Daze”, for the collaboration between tank top trend-setters, Once Youth, and Veloce Hats!
 

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Daft Punk vs Star Dust vs Arno Cost vs Ianick- One More Sound Colossus (Munich House Mafia Bootleg)

8 Apr

Wow, this song is good. Munich House Mafia did a great job creating this blend of excellent tunes. Enjoy and remember keep it WEST LA CNCT this weekend!

Daft Punk vs Star Dust vs Arno Cost vs Ianick- One More Sound Colossus (Munich House Mafia Bootleg)

 

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Tron: Legacy R3CONF1GUR3D

5 Apr

Tron: Legacy R3CONF1GUR3D is out! Many of you have probably already heard the whole thing by now because of the leak, so this release date is a bit diminished. Check these out if you haven’t already!

Daft Punk- Derezzed (The Glitch Mob Remix)

Daft Punk- Derezzed (Avicii Remix)

Daft Punk- Fall (M83 Vs Big Black Delta Remix)

Daft Punk- End Of Line (Boys Noize Remix)

 

New Glitch Mob video for their remix!

 

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Tron: Legacy R3CONF1GUR3D Streams

21 Mar

So if you haven’t heard by now, Tron: Legacy R3CONF1GUR3D was leaked. The album as a concept is pretty awesome and thankfully, so is the music! Although, I wish Daft Punk was actually involved in this. Regardless, there are definitely several gems on the release. I’ve put up some of my favorites on here for you all to stream and enjoy! Keep a heads up for the official release on April 5th!

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Daft Punk- Derezzed (The Glitch Mob Remix)

Daft Punk- Derezzed (Avicii Remix)

Daft Punk- Fall (M83 Vs Big Black Delta Remix)

Daft Punk- Adagio For Tron (Teddybears Remix)

Daft Punk- End Of Line (Boys Noize Remix)

Daft Punk- Rinzler (Kaskade Remix)

Daft Punk- Solar Sailer (Pretty Lights Remix)

 

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Daft Punk- Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D

2 Mar

Daft Punk remix album??  Yes, it’s true.  Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D will be released by Walt Disney Records on April 5th.  Scope this track list and consider your mind blown!
 

The Glitch Mob – Derezze
02. M83 vs. Big Black Delta – Fall
03. The Crystal Method – The Grid/Game Has Changed
04. Teddybears – Adagio for Tron
05. Ki:Theory – The Son of Flynn
06. Paul Oakenfold – C.L.U.
07. Moby – The Son of Flynn
08. Boys Noize – End of Line (Boys Noize Remix)
09. Kaskade – Rinzler
10. Com Truise – Enron Part II
11. Photek – End of Line
12. The Japanese Popstars – Arena
13. Avicii – Derezzed
14. Pretty Lights – Solar Sailor
15 Sander Kleinenberg – Tron Legacy (End Titles)

 



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Ellie Goulding Ft. Daft Punk & Monsieur Adi- No Guns And Horses, Just Make Love

4 Feb

With the release of the Bassnectar remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” earlier this week, I’ve been in the mood for more of Ellie’s distinct vocals. Monsieur Adi was the man behind this mashup of Ms. Goulding’s “Guns And Horses” and Daft Punk’s “Make Love”. You won’t be  disappointed with this track’s mellowness and beautiful string arrangements! Big ups to Vacay Vitamins for this one.

Ellie Goulding Ft. Daft Punk & Monsieur Adi- No Guns And Horses, Just Make Love

 

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WEST LA CNCT Holiday Mix

13 Dec

Today, I am proud to debut WEST LA CNCT’s first, but certainly not last, mix.  This mix is inspired by the notion that, because finals week has just begun, it will soon be over.  It’s about time to party like it’s 2011!  What better way to celebrate than with a good mix?  Let the sweet sound of  house music fuel you throughout the inevitable kegnog and ugly sweater themed parties. Enjoy!

Sander Van Doorn v. Choclate Pump v. The XX- Intro Chants (Triarchy Festival Edit)

Lil Jon ft Claude Kelly- Oh What A Night (Chuckie Remix)

Rihanna- Only Girl (In The World) (Liam Keegan Remix)

Usher vs Michael Mind Project- DJ Got us Falling In Love (RomanShark & Ruben Teixeira Tweety Remix)

David Guetta feat. Rihanna- Who’s That Chick (FMIF Remix)

Bruno Mars- Just The Way You Are (Carl Louis & Martin Danielle Classic Mix)

Dada Life- Unleash The Fucking Dada (BetatraXx ft. Krystal Vocal Remix)

Enrique Iglesias Feat. Pitbull- I Like It (Chuckie Remix)

The Black Eyed Peas- Whenever

N.E.R.D & Daft Punk- Hypnotize U (Nero Remix)


 
Allione- WestLACnct Holiday Mix

Shout out to my buddy Kyler Holway.  LA will miss you.

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Daft Punk- Tron Legacy (End Titles)

24 Nov

So I came across the Tron Legacy Soundtrack today that was released as a promo in VBR quality. I sampled all of the tracks and many of them were what you would expect a typical movie score to be like, with the exception of some that had a touch of Daft Punk electro. In addition to “Derezzed,” which I did a post on a couple of weeks ago that you can find here, the “Tron Legacy (End Titles)” is probably the closest thing on the soundtrack to sound like an actual song rather than music put to a scene. It starts off with a sequence of short, distorted notes over a steady beat that gets joined with the orchestra about mid-way through making for an epic track. Check it out!

Daft Punk- Tron Legacy (End Titles)***

 

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N.E.R.D & Daft Punk- Hypnotize U (Nero Remix) *UPDATED: 320

15 Nov

If you have not already listened to Nero’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, I recommend you do so! If you have listened to the Essential Mix, you might have heard Nero’s debut of an unreleased remix of the N.E.R.D & Daft Punk song, “Hypnotize U”. Nero, time and time again, proves their expertise in the Dubstep genre, so the fact that they produced this excellent tune was no surprise. You’re not going to find this non-rip version on many other blogs, so check it out and be sure to buy the full 320 version when it gets released!

 

N.E.R.D & Daft Punk- Hypnotize U (Nero Remix)***Wow. *UPDATED: 320 kbps

 

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Tron: Legacy- Daft Punk

6 Nov

Tomorrow, we are one month away from the December 7th release of the highly anticipated Tron: Legacy soundtrack. I’m sure you would agree that everyone has been itching to hear what these mysterious two robots have in store. I have included one of the better quality versions of the song “Derezzed” from the soundtrack, one of my old favorites, as well as the track list for the soundtrack!

Daft Punk- Derezzed

Daft Punk- Aerodynamic (Daft Punk Remix)

Tron Legacy Soundtrack Tracklist:
01. Overture 2:28
02. The Grid 1:37
03. The Son of Flynn 1:35
04. Recognizer 2:38
05. Armory 2:03
06. Arena 1:33
07. Rinzler 2:18
08. The Game Has Changed 3:25
09. Outlands 2:42
10. Adagio For Tron 4:11
11. Nocturne 1:42
12. End of Line 2:36
13. Derezzed 1:44
14. Fall 1:23
15. Solar Sailer 2:42
16. Rectifier 2:14
17. Disc Wars 4:11
18. C.L.U. 4:39
19. Arrival 2:00
20. Flynn Lives 3:22
21. Tron Legacy (End Titles) 3:18
22. Finale 4:23

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For The Weekend: Afrojack, Swedish House Mafia

22 Oct

Afrojack has definitely been making his mark on the electronic scene this year. From Bonnaroo to the L.A. Electric Daisy Carnival , he’s been hittin’ people hard with his great production and better sets. The first song, “Bangduck Got It,” is a new bootleg of his own with “Bangduck” and the vocals from an Angger Dimas remix of “She got it” by Vandalism. The original was already awesome, so the vocals on top make it even better! Also, you might have heard one of his newer singles, “Take Over Control,” which an official video just came out for, and you can check out this remix of it that puts a different groovy vibe to it (without the laser gun sounding synths).

Afrojack- Bangduck Got It (Afrojack Bootleg)***

Afrojack ft. Eva Simons- Take Over Control (Ian Carey Remix)

Swedish House Mafia seems to never disappoint and this new edit of a Fedde Le Grand track is no exception. I think the title speaks for itself…(Hint: Empire of the Sun- Walking On A Dream/Eurythmics- Sweet Dreams)

Fedde Le Grand- Walking On A Sweet Dream (Swedish House Mafia Edit)

Bonus:

Imogen Heap- Hide & Seek (Otto Knows Remix)***Best Hide & Seek Remix I’ve heard

Also, if you haven’t heard already… Daft Punk made their first appearance in 3 years last night at a Phoenix show at the Madison Square Garden in New York. When I heard this news, naturally, I was overcome with jealousy of all who were lucky enough to be in attendance. Can’t wait for their tour next year!

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