Brain Damage

I guess we could say posting "pop-ish" music ain't really the general tendency of this blog. Not sure what has gotten into me, but I just had this urge to do "it". Possible brain damage might be the cause to all "this".

Shoops - Do Me, Work It ("Jerk It" Remix)
Had heard about these guys and never got around to posting. I must admit that their type of music ain't what I listen to most, but I do like their style. They've got a wonderful blend of naughty electro-pop going. Plus this duo is from Montreal, got to show some love. Rep your hood, namean?

Shoops - DTF
This could easily be a popular club song. Dance-worthy beat, catchy chorus and naaaasty lyrics!
MySpace.com you follow me?
My place, my home, you wanna leave?
My keys, my coat, you following?
Your knees, your throat, you swallowing?

Lady Gaga - Alejandro (Afrojack Remix - Audio1 Moombahton Edit)
Ode to hot spanish dudes I believe. Afrojack remix, cool. Audio1 puts this song into the awesome zone with an unbelievable moombahton edit. Coming to you live from Munchi's Summer of Moombahton. Since Matt's post I seem to have been overcome with an addiction to him.

Katy Perry - Milk Milk Lemonade (Audio1 Edit)
Probably rethink this one through once i'm not high. *Ok took some time on this one and I'll just run with it. This track most likely won't make it to her new album. Such a shame, I haven't heard this many sexual innuendos since "The Todd" from Scrubs.

Soulja Boy - Crank Dat (Cousin Cole Remix)
For me, this song was the anthem to f*cking up the dancefloor in clubs. Followed by mad hate when everyone started catching on to this. I'm glad I have a decent remix which I can still bang out sometimes without becoming incredibly aggressive.

Emynd Ft. Young Chris - We Don't Give A F*ck (Cousin Cole Remix)
I greatly respect Cousin Cole and Crossfaded Bacon. As for further writing, well, WE DON'T GIVE A FUCK!

Today's special double double formula was brought to you by:




Today is another one of those days that I'm just throwing tunes at you, for shits and giggles. I figured that a nice balance between huge text-heavy posts and shorter, more concise posts was in order. Cal gets back soon, and Bynie started doing night shifts, so you won't have to put up with my incessant rambling every single day, haha. Enjoy! (Oh, and R.I.P Aaliyah. 9 years already? Damn, time flies.)

Echoes- The Crystal Guru

Loic from Source of Cool recently put me up on this friend of his from Reims, a 19 year old producer and DJ who goes by the name of Echoes. There must be something in the water in Reims (read: Odus, Brodinski, Yuksek,etc), because there seems to be a lot of fine talent there. The tune I'm posting today is an fantastic original by Echoes, an rousing minimalist banger called The Crystal Guru. It's filled to the brim with all sorts of great percussive sounds and a bouncy groove, and a nice little vocal sample that fades in and out. Bloody hypnotic, I must say. Echoes has also been signed to Blast Records, which means that there should be a lot more great songs in store for us soon. Keep your ears/eyes peeled, people.

Echoes' Myspace
Echoes' Soundcloud

Stromae ft Boogat- Alors on Que Viva (Ghislain Poirier refix)

Although we try not to post blends or mashups, this one caught my attention. Montreal's self-proclaimed king of booty bass, Ghislain Poirier, recently concocted this effective refix of Belgian/Rwandan producer Stromae's gargantuan hit, Alors on Danse. He mashes-up (...sorry) this tune with his own collaboration with Latino-Quebecer Boogat, Que Viva, and the result is pretty decent. A late-summer sizzler, to put it simply. .

Wallstreet- Out There Somewhere (John Dahlback remix)

My appreciation for John Dahlback (and his cousin Jesper Dahlback, who has worked with Soulwax) runs quite deep. His productions all have a real feel-good vibe to them, and a huge sound. Orchestral and operatic concert-hall rave music, if you will. Or, if you want a less pretentious description, it's just damn fine house and techno made by a very talented Swedish producer. This tune should put a smile on your face and a shuffle in your step, if there's any justice in the world.



Broaden Your Horizons: Munchi

Did you enjoy that Steve Starks remix I posted yesterday? I hope so, because today's post is focused entirely on Munchi, one of the most interesting producers out there at the moment. He is a 17 year old Dominican prodigy living in Rotterdam, Holland, and has received a lot of blog attention in 2010, mainly due to his extremely prolific output and his almost feverish desire to innovate.

Munchi's sound, so to speak, skirts the line between moombahton, cumbia, kuduro, reggaeton, merengue, baltimore club, baile funk and salsa. He has tried his hand at a lot of different types of regional dance music, with a great level of success, in my opinion. He has an amazing ear for dope shit, and I especially dig his drive. Munchi, if you're not aware, releases almost every single one of his tracks for free on his blog (link below), in monthly promo mixtapes. Basically, every month, this kid takes on a new genre and puts his spin on it, and releases it to the public for feedback and listening pleasure.

Munchi has been called "The Next Diplo" by Generation Bass, and while it's too early to tell, I can see why they'd throw that out there. Munchi, much like Mr. Mad Decent, is completely unafraid to take the most obscure or obvious sample, and flip it into something amazing. They've both got a manic drive to make people go buck wild, but it may be a while before Munchi attains the same level of recognition. However, if he keeps up his output, all the while turning Planet Rock into a creeping dutch house banger, The Fugees songs into rousing cumbia anthems and Ed Banger electro into Kuduro/Reggaeton hybrids, he might have a chance. Can you say facemelting?

Heartbreak & Munchi- Aponte o Não

Munchi- Puerto Rican Pussy (remix)

Munchi- Bellakeo

Munchi- Minigame 2010

Sebastian- H.A.L (Munchi Bootleg Kuduro-More remix)

Munchi- Metele Bellaco

Munchi- Mojito Montagem

Mu-Gen- Fizzdom (Munchi Moombahton remix)

What makes a lot of regional dance music like kuduro or guarachero attractive to me is the fact that these producers make this amazing music with limited resources, usually an old computer running a bootleg early copy of Fruity Loops. While they might not have the luster or big sound of proper recording studios or fancy equipment, the rawness and power of these tracks makes them almost better/funner to dance to, in my opinion. The innate sense of rhythm that these producers have without much outside influence and the almost hedonistic vibe of the tracks makes them appeal to a much wider audience. It is global dance music, if that makes any sense.

What does this have to do with Munchi? Couple that innate sense of awesome rhythm with being surrounded by an exploding dutch house scene, and you have a producer with his finger directly on the pulse of what makes people dance and go apeshit. Truly a force to be reckoned with.

Bottom line: It's awesome music.

Munchi's Myspace
Munchi's Soundcloud
Munchi's Blog
Munchi Twitter

Of course, this post wouldn't be complete without shouting out the two blogs that have given Munchi a huge amount of support and exposure. Respect.

Generation Bass

Buenas Dias, people. I hope you enjoyed this segment, even if it was a bit text heavy.


work faster

Just a quick little post this evening. Throwing a few heavy tunes your way, just because. See you tomorrow.

Steve Starks- Git Em (Munchi remix)

I'm unleashing a HUGE Munchi post tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Rotterdam's boy wonder is making huge moves, releasing a slew of crazy shit at a ridiculous rate. Massive!

McLusky- To Hell With Good Intentions

My love is bigger than your love, we take more drugs than a touring funk band.

Simple yet effective Welsh garage rock.

Mindmap by Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man's new EP Brainstorm came out today on Jesse Rose's Made To Play label. This is my favorite tune on the EP, a deep, dreamy powerhouse of a tune. They've produced a lot of amazing tracks, and this one is no different. If you ever have the chance to see them in a show, don't miss it. I saw them perform at Igloofest in January, and they tore the house/ice village down.

(You can buy the EP on Beatport HERE)



merde il pleut

On the menu this afternoon: a delightful eclectic mix of genres, sure to tease and titillate your taste buds.

D.A.M.B- Daylight

D.A.M.B is a producer based in Sacramento who makes beats. He's cool, and this is a tropical banana boat bass anthem. Really awesome flip on this sample, in my opinion.

Scarface- On my block

One of the greatest who ever did it. The H-Town legend's classic ode to his neighborhood, with a great backing piano track that makes me think of Mr Rogers, for some reason.

Wavves- Green Eyes

I love this kind of lo-fi stoner/slacker music. Catchy and fun.

Finntroll- Rivfader

Here I am posting ear-grating metal music again. Finntroll is a Finnish (coughnoshitcough) band that is known for its rather unique and extreme mix of different genres of music, like polka. Yes, you read that right. Polka meets black metal. Boom.

Regina Spektor- Us

If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time, you're familiar with my unabashed love for corny love songs. I watched 500 Days of Summer for the first time in a while yesterday, so that's probably to blame. Still a good song, though.