They wonder why I play my piano.

Chilly Gonzales is back on the blog (remember his remix of Waves?), this time around he has a new mixtape for us. "Pianist Envy" is the first all piano mixtape and includes remixes of some of the top pop, hip hop and dance songs. You'll find artists such as 50 cent, Busta Rhymes, Clipse, Claude Von Stroke and Daft Punk.

Chilly Gonzales - Pianist Envy Mixtape

1. Tipsy
2. Many Men

3. Touch It

4. Vocal Chords

5. A Milli

6. Grindin’

7. Rollin’ and Scratchin’

8. Single Ladies


Hi Tek Ft. Ghostface & Raekwon - My Piano



Zinc: a metallic chemical element; having the symbol Zn and atomic number 30.


Zinc is a dj out of the UK who's been around for quite some time now. At the start of his career, he became well known for his Drum and Bass. He recently moved away from this style, took some time off, and has come back with his own style of house; Crack House.

DJ Zinc - 128 Trek
This song perfectly describes his take on house; fusing it with his roots in Drum and Bass and adding a few jungle sounds. He once again shows his skills in producing a low BPM banger like he had previously done with "138 Trek".

Since his comeback with the Crackhouse EP, Zinc has been working hard and recently dropped the Wile Out Ep. Zinc brings back Crackhouse's "Blunt Edge" and throws some catchy vocals by Ms Dynamite over it. The result, the A-Side of the EP.

DJ Zinc Ft. Ms Dynamite - Wile Out

DJ Zinc - Blunt Edge

He also collaborates with Benga on the insanely wobbly bassline behind "My DJ" which once again has Ms Dynamite throwing in some erratic vocals.

DJ Zinc Ft. Benga & Ms Dynamite - My DJ

Ah and now "la pièce de résistance". The last song on the EP, "Music Makers" is one of my favorite songs of February. The vibe is so spacey and uplifting I can pretty much listen to it nonstop. Plus the lyrics are mesmerizing "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." Don't be fooled though, this song could easily kill it in a club.

DJ Zinc - Music Makers



going to hit you with some strange and special things this evening.

L-Vis 1990- United Groove (Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team remix)

The original song came out quite a while ago on Mad Decent records, but for some reason, the remix package just recently arrived. It features remixes from Buraka Som Sistema, Baobinga & I.D, MJ Cole, Kingdom, TRG and this one, which is my favorite. It is a well known fact that the label called Sound Pellegrino has been making a serious impact in the funky/tech/tribal/etc. house music scene with a wide variety of releases, each one crazier than the last. From 'Boriqua' to 'Peanuts Club' to 'Caked' to 'What is Guru', this label is aiming for the stratosphere, and beyond. Neat fact that not a lot of you might know: Sound Pellegrino was founded by none other than locally infamous Teki Latex (of TTC fame) and DJ Orgasmic (also of TTC). Some might talk down on the rotund frenchman, but he has a knack for predicting musical trends (they were the first to rap over electrocrunk beats). This remix is quite simply amazing: Teki preaching over one of the best songs of last year.

David Guetta ft Kid Cudi- Memories (Bingo Players remix)
David Guetta ft Kid Cudi- Memories (Armand Van Helden vocal remix)

Same song, two different vibes. The Legend himself, Armand Van Helden, or the amazing Dutch duo, Bingo Players? Personally, I prefer the Bingo Players one. It fits the vibe of the lyrics and is a perfect early morning sing-a-long song to play in a club. Which one do you prefer? Let us know in the comments.

Sneaky Sound System- It's not my problem (Thin White Duke remix)

This came out last year, but it got almost no blog buzz, from what I can remember. That's a damn shame, because it is a fantastic remix. Melodic, moody and euphoric, this is the type of remix that Thin White Duke (a.k.a Jacques Lu Cont, a.k.a Les Rhythmes Digitales, a.k.a Man with Guitar, a.k.a extremely popular and prolific producer Stuart Price, who has produced for Madonna, Gwen Stefani, the Killers, etc) excels at. It kind of reminds me of his nigh-perfect remix of that Royksopp song that came out a few years ago.

Sean Roman- Phone Call

Amazing new talent out of Ontario. Big Things will happen in 2010, croyez-moi. Haunting dance music with a really solid groove.

Slim Thug ft Young Jeezy- Diamonds (DJ Ayres & Winslow Turner Porter III remix)

Heh. Who says I don't post rap? This is the best version of this song, hands down.

Malajube- Etienne D'Aout (La Mort)

Hometown heroes Malajube deserve all the critical acclaim that they get. If you haven't heard of them, this song is perhaps not the best introduction, but it is my favorite. I've heard their last two albums, and they are modern rock classics in my book, especially Trompe-l'Oeil. You'd really be missing out if you ignored this incredibly talented Montreal band that still only sings in French despite the fact that they tour worldwide. Support Quebec talent!

Aloe Blacc- I Need a Dollar

I'm getting a Gil Scott-Heron vibe from this, for some reason. Aloe Blacc is the past, present and future. Get familiar, bitches. Soul that trascends genres. Off of the brand new DJ Green Latern mixtape called 'How To Make It In America'. (Listen here!)

-MDMAwesome( who should really learn how to summarize instead of this stream of consciousness bullshit he does.)


Don't drop your heart, drop the bassline

You might be surprised by the fact that Valentine's Day isn't our top holiday here at Avenge the Virgins. There is a simple explanation for this however, the true love holiday is a month away. Nonetheless, I do have several things to share today.

For those of you looking for a calm little mix to put on with your loved one, all your needs will be satisfied here.

Next up is a mix that will get ya girl's ta ta's bouncing with ridiculous basslines. I personally never would've expected a dubstep mix for Valentine's, but this works way too well with the help of a few well placed samples from Forrest Gump.

Dirty South Joe & Flufftronix - Luvstep.

Art Of Noise – Moments In Love (Caspa Remix)
M83 – We Own The Sky (Udachi Remix)
Subscape – Nothings Wrong
Deadmau5 – I Remember (Caspa Remix)
Jupiter One – Find Me A Place (Rx Remix)
Stenchman – The Number One
Yael Naim – Toxic (16Bit Remix)
Starkey – Miracles
Little Dragon – Twice (16Bit Remix)
Mala – Alicia
Booty Luv – Say It (Nero Remix)
Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Jakwob Remix)
Attacca Pesante ft. Shea Soul – Make It Funky For Me (Rusko Remix)
Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)
Little Jinder – Youthblood (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)
2000F & J Kamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is (VIP)
Passion Pit – The Reeling (Flufftronix Remix)
Turboweekend – Something Or Nothing (2000F & J Kamata Remix)
Chromeo – Night By Night (Skream Remix)
Cosmic Revenge – Late Nights
Rusko – Love Is Real
Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (XX Remix)
Boxcutter – Foxy
Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo

Finally, Brodinski put out this 45 minutes mixtape which isn't what you'd usually expect from him, this joint is 100% hip hop infused and banging! Try thinking: New Boyz "You're a jerk". Not that it wasn't to be expected from him since he mainly posts hip hop and rnb in his blog Smoke Mashine.

Brodinski - My Jerk Mixtape.

1. Asia Lynn – Pretty Girls Jerk Too
2. The Breakfast Club – Big Boobs
3. Trill – Feelin My Doughie
4. YG – Fucked Up
5. Ron C – Drop It
6. Fe RAw – I Do Know I’m Fly
7. Lost Generation – Go Bad
8. YT – I’m On
9. YG – Just Broke Up
10. YG – She A Model
11. The Rangers – Tag Em In
12. Jaye Cooley – You Wid It
13. New Era & YT – Flow’s So Cold
14. The Rangers – Go Hard
15. YT – Lemonade
16. Nay Nast Ft. Get It – Stuck Up Bitch
17. YG Feat. T4 Steeh 3 – 5 On The Dro
18. Gary B – Bite Down

Next clip was pointed out to me earlier today by none other than Cal. This song has a nice Jamaican flow and hilarious lyrics.

The end of this post is gonna take a unusual turn. My stuff tends to revolve around music, music and more music, but as a nice little present for you guys I've got a nice surprise!

That's right, the picture up top is from the 2010 Pirelli Calendar by Terry Richardson.

The full calendar can be found here.

The backstage pictures here.