Sunday, March 12, 2017

Terminally Ill - Ill.Gates (New Album!)

I've heard a few Ill.Gates tracks and remixes here and there, and have noticed on social media he's turned into a touring machine. This San Francisco based bass and future producer just released his new album - Terminally Ill - and it is FANTASTIC. It's the type of album you can listen to end-to-end and never get bored, and you know that it's the type of sound that melts your face in your headphones or live - either way you are SOLID.

My favorite tracks on this album are "Ice Bucket" - a track that starts out with an ethereal female vocal and drops some reverberating bass line that is one part house / one part dubstep, but without the over-the-top wobble or transformer creaks that can topple a good dubstep track. My other favorite is the Ill.Gates remix of Minnesota's Thunderdome.

If you like Bassnectar, Minnesota, Pretty Lights, then you'll like Ill.Gates. Listen and download here:

Friday, March 3, 2017

Coming soon (available end of March)! Pioneer DJ DJM-250MK2

For the starting DJ, or the DJ on a budget, this is a perfect 2-channel mixer with all the features you need to get started. DVS for CDJs and Rekordbox, plus inputs for turntables and auxiliaries. It's got the best of the base features from Pioneer's suite of mixers. I may swipe one for my home setup!

#DownbeatLounge Selection - Vol 10 (Feb/March 2017)

Here's what I was listening to February!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Downbeat Lounge Selection - Vol 9, January 2017

Just in time for the weekend! Here's a playlist for all moments of your Friday, Saturday and Sunday - some deep house, airy funk, chilled downtempo and trip hop beats. My favorites from this are:

- Sam Redmore / James Brown - "I Feel Good" great funk soul remix
- Bodhi Collective - Chay & Dead Space - "Night Vibe" ethereal sounds for meditating or moving
- GRiZMATik - "As We Proceed" another hit from GRIZ and Gramatik electro-funk collaboration
- Sleepy & Boo - "Tolerance" a deep house future classic from my favorite NYC house DJs

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Return of the Classic - Mister T (Cold Busted)

Just downloaded this album to work into my lounge sets. Amazing funky hip hop vibes - you can always rely on the Cold Busted label to provide classic sounds.

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