Back to Basics Pt. 2

First time I follow up on a blog segment! But what did you expect, Cal's last post got me craving more and more hip hop for those nice summer days. Same deal as before, 5 classic tracks (edit: 6 cause I just can't stop myself); some of them you should definitely know, and others that are a must for your music collection.

Young Buck Ft. The Outlawz - Driving Down The Freeway
Know this song and don't have it? Grab it. Don't know this song? Grab it. This is the perfect summer riding song.

Jurassic 5 - Whats Golden
Off their third album "Power In Numbers" released in 02. Interesting fact, the song was part of "ATV Offroad Fury 2". Coincidence? I think not.

Vybz Kartel & Friends - Gun Session Remix
This is probably the most gangster Jamaican song I've ever heard. Featuring Akon, Shabba & Sizzla!

Dro Ft. Boe Skagz & Tay Nati - Guttaville
From "Waist Deep", alright movie but great soundtrack.

Sean Biggs Ft. Topic & Akon - Never Gonna Get It
Another Akon song? Surprising, but I find that he has done some fresh stuff. Especially when he sticks to the chorus, think of "Snitch" and "Cross That Line".

Lupe Fiasco Ft. Jill Scott - Daydreamin'
He was in my first segment and at first I wasn't going to post this. However, the song being sampled is a personal favorite so I just had to! The song in question is "Day Dream In Blue" by I Monster.

Here is a little extra for our readers.
I Monster - Daydream In Blue



prends tes petites pilules

I will be mostly posting Canadian content this evening, in the hopes that you will be exposed to some of the great talent this country has to offer. As well, two of these artists come from our very own city, Montreal. Hope you guys dig this shit.

Hovatron- Rude Boy

Yes, it is a remix of Rihanna's Rude Boy, but unlike most of the ones floating around the blogosphere (fuck I hate that word), the instrumental matches the vocals perfectly. It's on a spacey synthesizer, thumping bass infused r'n'b tip. This is a very recently released track from Montreal's own Phil A.D, also known as Hovatron. I remember seeing him dj as part of the Mofomatronix/Turbo Crunk crew at a show opening for Megasoid/Sixtoo/Speakerbruiser and The Bug at Montreal's defunct club Coda a few years ago. He was playing a lot of electro/bass heavy remixes of rap songs, and was way fucking hyped up. He released his first record as Hovatron a little while ago, and has been producing a lot of quality shit recently. Avenge The Virgins wishes him the best.


Djedjotronic- Feta

Djedjotronic is a fantastic young electro producer out of France. The dude is 22, signed to Boys Noize Records, is deaf in one ear, and started producing after witnessing a Popof set. His output, from remixes to original tracks, is positively mindblowing, and he is getting namedropped by all the right players. This track was in Harvard Bass' March 2010 Top 10 chart, and Pedro Winter (Busy P) has been mentioning his name like crazy, which is always a good sign. Big ups!


John Roman- Martyr

John Roman is a 20 year old out of Toronto, who produces really aggressive electro. Listen to the song, it's a pretty good barometer of his whole sound and swag. Although some may argue that overly distorted and filtered electro is getting old, this guy's music manages to stay relevant. It's probably because it's bloody awesome. That little melody and those keys in the background are fucking haunting, man. This is what a rave in a haunted house must sound like.


Esser- Satisfied (Egyptrixx remix)

Mesmerizing, chaotic and pounding. The dude posted a Burzum song on his myspace, which automatically gets a few points from me. I dig the black metal aesthetic on his promos and records, and the fact that he's down with the Night Slugs crew (Bok Bok, Kingdom, LVIS-1990) should give you a slight indication of his sound. Demonic Bass Music from Toronto, what's not to like?


bsbtrgdclub- Super Fusée

From what I can remember, bsbtrgdclub stands for back street boys total rude ghetto dancing club. Composed of two dudes from Montreal, JilliJilli and SuperProPro, bsbtrgdclub make decidedly weird music. I think that "glitchy, warped and raunchy bass heavy club music" is as close to a description of their music as you're gonna get. Czech it out for yourselves!



droppin by

Reflection Eternal is baaaacck. Hip Hop duo composed of producer/DJ Hi-Tek and emcee Talib Kweli. They released their only and 1st CD(Train of Thought) in 2000 and is actually one of my personal favorites. Classic,funky,groovy hip hop beats topped with one of the best modern emcee.

They pre-leaked 3 songs in the last weeks with 2 video clips. GOOD shit, cant wait for the album to drop this summer, perfect vibe for the sunny days. Love the "In this world" joint.

Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek - In This World
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek - Strangers feat. Bun B
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek - Back Again

BONUS: new Playaz Circle / Lil Wayne single, still some autotune by Lil Wayne but whatever chill summer car song i guess...

Playaz Circle feat. Lil Wayne & Birdman - Big Dawg
And if you don't know who's Playaz Circle, well you will probably remember the 1st single they did with weezy, it was a smaaaaashing hit.
Playaz Circle feat. Lil Wayne - Duffle Bag Boy



Just a little quickie

Now this ain't something i'd usually post, but the mix is legen... wait for it... dary!

Since some of you might enjoy putting this mix on your ipod for listening pleasure outside of your home, the link below should satisfy your needs (don't stream this link too much though!)

Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team - It's Raining Crystals From The Future


Broaden Your Horizons: Kris Skovmand

(all respect due to Sage Vaughn)

This installment of Broaden Your Horizons is going to focus on a very peculiar artist, one that I miraculously discovered on a psychoactive trip. I've posted one of his songs before, and I figured that you might enjoy a few other tracks from the very talented Kris Skovmand. (Actually, I just fancied posting his songs. Screw you guys.)

Kris Skovmand is a 24 year old singer-songwriter, originally from Florida, who cooks up a rather interesting blend of alt-folk, although labeling his music is rather pointless. He's traveled all around the world, lived in places like Belgium, Romania and Denmark, and has been composing since he's 13. I would have never come across his shit if it weren't for a friend of a friend, and I'm quite happy that I did. The minute I heard his music, it blew my mind. The hooks are simple, the melodies are nothing to write home about, but it gives off a great vibe. This is music to roll it up to, just in time for summer. As well, he's an unsigned, practically unknown artist. I figure that you might like a break from the pop/folk/rock mainstream for a little while. I've also included three videos, one for "I roll it up",one for the title track of his album, "Little friday", and the third for "Wild Deer" The second video is fucking mangled to hell, really poor editing job, but I think you get the idea. The third looks like it was made in Microsoft Paint. It's raw, it's ridiculous, and it's real.

Hope you guys enjoy.

Kris Skovmand- Whiskey, Weed and Health (mediafire, since it's a m4a)
Kris Skovmand- One more Smoke
Kris Skovmand- Song to my monkey
Kris Skovmand- She came back



The friend who introduced me to Kris Skovmand's music has a very talented brother who, (surprise!), also writes songs. It's a very short clip, and the sound quality is atrocious, but I think you'll like it anyways. His name is A.J. Cattapan from Alberta, and he writes great melodies. We'll get back to the usual content tomorrow, don't worry. Just MDMAwesome taking over the airwaves for a short while, as I'm prone to doing.

'Night, all.




It's gettin' nasty around here.

New internet phenomenon, The Filth, have been making their way around the blogosphere lately (big ups to Penned Madness). Their first remix of Ludacris' "Go Low" made it onto Hypem's popular page within a few days. Keeping with their style, they followed up by remixing Kid Cudi & Snoop Dogg's new song "That Tree". For those of you who know me, my taste in music is somewhere between Cal's hip-hop and Brigden's electro. Electro hip-hop, could it be?

Ludacris - Go Low (The Filth Remix)

Kid Cudi & Snoop Dogg - That Tree (The Filth Remix)

Headed back to The Filth's MySpace recently and they already have another song up. This time around they tear apart Passion Pit's hit single and turn it into a mad BANGER!

Passion Pit - Little Secrets (The Filth Remix)