bra straps and smokin' gats

As I'm sure you've all noticed, we've buckled down and bought a new domain. www.avengethevirgins.net is now up and running, so update your bookmarks, 'cause shit is definitely about to get serious. We've also set up a twitter account, www.twitter.com/atvirginsmtl, which is updated daily. Check it out, we'll be dropping goodies pretty regularly. Videos, pictures, etc. Just another way to keep your daily portions of Avenge The Virgins at a healthy level. (Also, you get two posts tonight. The amount of flavor we provide is practically blasphemous.)

And now, for the main feature presentation... [drum roll]

Deadrat6- Very Exactly

Ok, so it's really generic trance. That name is pure genius though. Deadmau5 is a prick anyways, from what I've heard, so the more parodies/disses, the better.

Highbloo- 50cl

Highbloo is a 19 year old Belgian producer, a talented-as-fuck purveyor of trippy, bleepy percussive tech house. I think one of Brodinski's monthly charts probably tipped me on to him, and I've been digging his output ever since. There are a lot of young talented producers making some really experimental, daring and fucked up music out of France and Belgium these days. Must be something in the water.

oOoOO- Hearts

San Francisco sure knows how to spawn weird psychedelic music. oOoOO are mysterious as hell, weaving sparse, hollow sounds into an unsettling sonic landscape. I read an interview they did in Vice Magazine that featured a quote that said that oOoOO sounds like something a serial killer would listen to speeding through the fog across the Golden Gate bridge, after committing a murder. Pretty fucking apt, I would say. Fantastic stuff.

Breakage ft Burial- Vial

See, this is what dubstep is supposed to fucking sound like. Admittedly, I was first introduced to the world of dubstep after listening to Burial's second CLASSIC album Untrue. I thought dubstep was supposed to be music that sounds like a city, to put it crudely. Sounds that evoke images of grimy industrial districts, with warehouses and smoking chimneys. Isn't dubstep supposed to sound like the ringing in your ears after driving back home from a rave in the morning? What's with all the bleepy bloopy bullshit? Wobble wobble fuck off.(I'm hating, but I love this shit. Raw, dirty, pounding sub-bass is fucking ace.)

Kidz in the Hall- Flickin' (Nick Catchdubs x Proper Villains remix)

Catchdeezi and Proper Villains. Their remix of the Cataracts' "Club Love" was major, and so is this. This shit oozes steez.

Afrojack- Bangduck

Yes, it sounds almost exactly like Boris Dlugosch's Bangkok. . It's intentional. Some say it's a diss, some say a tribute. Either way, Afrojack has just dropped one of the biggest bangers of the year, and has had his sound jacked by just about everyone in the past year. Those high-pitched rave stabs are getting to my head. Call a fucking doctor, already.

Rusko- Da Cali Anthem

Finally out. Cheaaaaaaaaaaaah.


I've also included Rusko's new video for Woo Boost. He is the most popular (and divisive) figure in dubstep, and is working with big pop stars like Rihanna now. He seems like an awesome dude, and I would've loved to see him at Igloofest (If it wasn't minus 40 degrees at the time). His music is either really good or unbearably cheesy and horrible, but I dig his drive. (Plus, keytar, Max Headroom swagger-jacking and weird mohawks! what's not to like?)

Summer is in the air. Terrasses, sundresses, shows and bombing. Can't wait.


my suit is blacknot

Yes yes, its that special time of the week. Hip hop is coming around your corner. In this post ill be focusing on legal hip hop mixtapes. But dont get it twisted, the mixtapes featured in here are no rickross gangsta grezill ones. Each group produced a quality "album" wich they called mixtape since they are giving it for FREE, buuuuut beat quality is there my friend.

1st off, the most known artist of the bunch : Chip Tha Ripper
Mister Chip might be considered a bit more rap-ish then Hiphop but his beat selection for his mixtape "The Cleveland Show" is quite interesting. Loads of electro beats but still comes with great hip hop production like the track produced by one of my favorite producer DJ Hi-Tek. To top it off, there is about 20 tracks in this mixtape, all produced by a bunch of different locals (OHIO) and Chip's friends.

Chip Tha Ripper - Like That

DOWNLOAD - Chip Tha Ripper - The Cleveland Show

2. Pac Div
2nd mixtape is from Pac Div. A west coast flavor with a lot talent. The mixtape "Church League Champions" was very well received by the rap/hiphop community. With all this hype they were able to reach the ears of The Neptunes, who will produce songs for their upcoming album called "Grown Kid Syndrome". You can compare their sound to similar west coast modern hiphop groups like The Cool Kids or Dom Kennedy. Enjoy, great videos too...

DOWNLOAD - Pac Div - Church League Champions

3. 6th sense
6th sense is a raper/producer/DJ from New York. The dude works his ass off to come up with fresh eastcoast hip hop. On his most recent mixtape "Vol 2 & 3", he produced mellow beats on which well known rapers like : Skyzoo, Chip Tha Ripper, The Kid Daytona spit verses.

Spiritual Game feat. Donwill & Shawn Jackson

DOWNLOAD - 6th Sense - Its a 6th Sense Mixtape Yo! Vol 2 & 3

BONUS(in case you havnt heard it yet):
Kid Cudi feat. Snoop Dogg - I Do My Thing



Get outta here & get me some $ too

Who wants another story? I'm sure all of you do and your now intent on actually reading this marvelous post instead of just downloading our awesome music. Enough boasting, let's get this one going.

Last Friday, March 12 to be exact, Avenge the Virgins and a few of our friends decided to hit up the Blog Wars. First off, we need to thank Duke of Swabia for hookin' us up with a guestlist, As Heard From Mars for taking into consideration my request and dropping "Pon De Foley", and finally 4MTL for getting the crowd moving with their brilliant choice of songs and taking home the win.

Harvard Bass was first on stage, and although the crowd was less wild than at his last show in December he still delivered some quality songs like
Round Table Knights vs Bauchamp - Calypso
and even played his remix of Felix Cartal's "World Class Driver"!

Avenge the Virgins was there and has some fabulous clips to share.

L.A.'s Classixx followed up and gave us a wonderful set full of funky-disco-indie songs which got me stoked beyond belief that summer is right around the corner. Take this song for instance, it's now my new summer anthem!
Mylo - Otto's Journey

AtV offers you a taste of Classixx

Had no idea what Drop the Lime was going to be doing for his part since I never saw a live set of his. Let's just say it was one of my favorite sets ever. This mofo sings over the songs he's playing, good start. Every song he plays seems to be the most incredible thing he has ever heard, seriously I had never seen a DJ so siked about the music he's playing. To top that off, he went from some banging electro,
Fabio Lendrum - Trouble (Drop The Lime Remix)
into some sweet dubstep,
The Boogaloo Crew - Days Go By
and finished up his set with some nice 60s groove.

Woah! This was such a good show!

Now things get interesting, the next day my friend asks me about some groovy, 60s sounding song with a woman singing from the end of Harvard Bass' set. At first I thought he was mistaking Harvard Bass with Drop the Lime, but he assured me it was him. Naturally I had to check this out, so I headed to my trusty Internet to start searching for it. About 5 minutes into my search, I got bored and went to get my fix of Facebook. BAM! on the home page, a clip of the show was uploaded by a friend. Gets better, it was Harvard Bass. Even better, it sounded exactly like the song I was looking for. From better to best and the track is already IDed. GOD I LOVE YOU INTERNET! So a quick google search gave me a nice download link.
Gramophonedzie - Why Don't You (Original Mix)
Think the story is done? It ain't. My friend is pleased, but wants so much more: which song is the voice being sampled from?

Gramophonedzie - Why Don't You (Radio Edit)

After reading the amazing youtube information, I came across the name of Peggy Lee, singer from the 60s. Keep googleing and up comes the song,

Benny Goodman & Peggy Lee - Why Don't You Do Right

I also came across a remake of this song.
Lil Green - Weedsmokers dream
Old school huh?

Well that's pretty much the whole story behind how I hunt down music yadig? Since there can always be more, be sure to click THIS! for a few extra goodies ;)


It's been a while, hasn't it?

Que pasa, motherfuckers.

As you all know, we've been having legal problems, what with losing avengethevirgins.com and all . We should be back up and running with another domain, hopefully .ca or .net, in the next week and a bit. We haven't been updating due to these little snafus, but fear not, we'll be back in full swing soon enough.

Tonight, I'll be giving you a few goodies that will hopefully tide you over til things get back to normal.

Dave Nada- Moombahton

I think this little blurb from THE FADER can explain this stuff better than I ever could. IT'S A MOOMBMENT! (All respect due to the Fader.)

"I probably shouldn’t tell this story, but here goes. Lo ciento Tia Sona! My little cousin Jean-Pierre is a huge Nadastrom fan and he’s about to graduate from high school. Him and his boy Mike are notorious for throwing these wild skipping parties. For those that don’t know, “skipping parties” are when you throw a house party mid school day and you tell all your friends that morning, and everyone who knows about the party skips school to go wild out. Word of mouth only too, no internet/paper trail. Anyhow, around their homecoming last fall they asked if I could DJ one of their skipping parties, and I, being the supportive/bad seed cousin that I am, agreed. They had a beat up system, but like 329439 speakers all over Mike’s basement so it sounded huge. They told me it would last about an hour because cops usually bust it up. The house/neighborhood was right by the woods so it was convenient to bounce and hide if need be. Anyhow, so here we are at Mike’s empty house around 11:30AM and everything is set up. Kids start pouring in around noon and the music starts. Mike and JP are dropping bachata and moving into reggaeton. This shit was getting crazy. Twenty minutes in and the place is PACKED, all Latin kids and everyone is fuuuucked up. Haha! I was gettin mad nervous (oldest dude there) and JP was like, “Yo you gotta go on soon primo!” and I’m thinking, fuck I cant play house/techno shit, I’ll get jumped. So I had the idea of slowing down some of the tropical/Dutch house stuff I had on CDs. Afrojack’s “Moombah Remix” being the biggest tune, I said fuck it and turned that shit down to 108 bpm. JP told all his people about me so bamas started cheering when I went on. And that’s when shit popped the fuck off. The minute that T-t-t-t-turn up the bass! part came in and dropped the place went insane! I played it all the way til the end and then did the same to Sidney Samson’s “Riverside” and EVERYONE is yelling the “Riverside motherfucker!” part and shit was just too much. I was losin’ it and told myself, I need to make some edits of this shit! And thus, Moombahton was born. Long story short, neighbors complained a good 15 minutes into my set and threatened to call the cops. Half the party started to bounce and then a few minutes later Mike yells, “Cops on the way!” and like clockwork this party was done. All in about an hour. I parked down the street and drove both my cousin JP and Mike back to school so they could catch the end of their classes as if nothing ever happened."

Elephant Man- So High (Fireflies dubplate)

Elephant Man has jumped on a bunch of really corny tunes in the past year or so, and I fucking love it. The last big one he did was a dub of Beyonce's Halo, and this time around, Owl City's Fireflies gets the Jamaican treatment. He turns a cute little radio favorite into a hilarious ode to the ganja. I'm not mad at it at all.

Florence And The Machine- Drumming Song (Jack Beats remix)

Bloody amazing chune, eh bruv? Jack Beats and Florence make for a terrifying combo.

Kris Skovmand- Drinking

I'll be doing a feature on this guy really soon. Listen, enjoy, tell me if you dig in the comments. Amazing talent, and I love everything I've heard so far from this alt- folk singer. Floridian who has lived in Denmark who is friends with a guy in Victoria B.C., who knows an Albertan guy I met about a year ago. Blaze some piff, pour yourself a drink, and enjoy the vibes.