The music world was shocked and saddened by the loss of the legendary Frankie Knuckles earlier this week. Normally here we put together a fresh new mix each week. In honor of the greatness that was Frankie Knuckles I have decided to give everyone a taste of what this dude was all about. To put it simply he was the embodiment of what pure house music is and always will be. The man was a pioneer and innovator in the disco and house scene throughout the 70′s and 80′s and well on from that as many of you all know. He made some of the biggest dancefloor fillers that dj’s and producers are still dropping and remixing left and right. The mix up above is from an essential mix he made back in 2000. I can tell you with 100% confidence this is the shit. I actually remember listening to this mix live back in the day like i did every week back then streaming BBC into my Dorm room every Saturday afternoon. Never Stop Dancing Mr Knuckles and thank you for filling my ears with great music for so many years!!
Track of the Day — Stranger feat. Sam Dew (Brooks and Millar Bootleg)
So pumped for today!! Brooks and Millar are going to be playing for FREE tonight at The Short Stop. They will be opening for a special guest Dirtybird headliner who will be comin in hot from Miami. You will not want to miss this one. Brooks and Millar have been hard at work making tunes for their upcoming EP release (more on that later in the week) as well as a couple of remixes/ bootlegs. Most recently they just finished a bootleg of Stranger feat. Sam Dew by Skrillex. Im not sure if you have heard the original but I will link it down below. I highly recommend it. It is such an epic track that just sort of takes you on a crazy journey of electronic music and divergent soundscapes that all seem to fit perfectly together. The Brooks and Millar bootleg takes all of the essential elements of the original and re imagines it leaving behind some of the dubstep and elctro sounds giving it more of a breakbeat feel while at the same time making it an extremely dancefloor friendly tune.
What can I say about this other than YES!! Maybe I have been watching too much of the WWE but YES YES YES! Dirtybird have done it again with this latest collaboration of Justin Martin and Eats Everything. The track titled “Kong” is one of two that the duo put together on this latest EP. You wanna talk about a track that takes you on a journey? Kong will take you there and back again and then some. I love the album art for this too. I strangely reminds me of a recurring dream I used to have when I was a little kid!!
As I mentioned earlier Brooks and Millar will be playing a free show tonight at The Short Stop with one of the Dirtybird Players. They are going to be dropping a bunch of their new songs from their forthcoming EP release so you wont want to miss this opportunity. Click the banner above for more info!
Track of the Day — Bambounou – Ignition (Laurent Garnier Remix)
Happy Monday everyone. Big thanks to Mr. Puzl for coming in and holding things down last week. Been getting ready for a exciting week this week. Starting with the Track of the Day brought to you from Bambounou via 50 Weapons Records and Techno God Laurent Garnier. Felt like getting into a little techno this week and couldnt resist the deep melodic tone and almost trance like vibe to this tune. Definitely one to keep those late late nights going well into the morning.
Tomorrow we also have some very exciting things happening. Brooks & Millar will be opening up for a secret guest Dirtybird artist Tuesday April 1st @ The Short Stop in Echo Park. FREEEEEEE Click the banner below for more details. Tomorrow the blog This Song Slaps will be featuring a bootleg of theirs so make sure you head over there to check that out as well. Plus an announcement about the next LAMP event coming on Wednesday