l'estomac plein

Today's post is going to be jam-packed with stuff, mainly because I haven't posted in a while. You know how I get when I haven't posted. I write a short novel and force dope tunes down your throat. You should be getting used to it by now.

Seriously, this post is probably going to take up half of the fucking page, but whatever. Dig it. A few of these tunes probably aren't even going to show up on the ol' hype machine feed, which blows (as it's good promo), but what can you do. If you enjoy the tunes, please pass them around.

Egyptrixx- Liberation Front

The first tune of the day is an amazing techno bomb by Night Slugs' Canadian fam, the great Egyptrixx. He dropped this at Igloofest 2 weeks ago, and the place went nuuuuuts. There's nothing quite like to dancing to dark bass music at 30 below zero, while going wild with 6000 other crazy people. Igloofest is over, but there's always 2012. If you live on the East Coast, try to hit this outdoor rave next year, I guarantee you won't regret it. (And if the Mayans are right, it might be your last chance haha) I've only been going for the past 3 years, but it's an unforgettable experience every time.

Stranger Day- Moonwalking on the sun (Produced by Emynd)

Yet another banger. Once again, Philly producer Emynd collaborates with Stranger Day and they cook up another heater of a tune. Stranger Day spits his trademark "barstool bounce" rhymes over a high-octane rework of The Clash's London Calling. No one really spits laid-back shit quite like the homie Stranger Day, and I'm a big fan of the steez. He's definitely in his own lane musically, and his choice of beats has been really top-notch recently. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the ideal soundtrack to getting faded. Smooth party music, to put it simply. Keep an eye out for this dude, he'll definitely be blowing up sooner rather than later.

D.O.K- Chemical Planet (Bombé remix)

Bombé is another artist that has gotten love on Avenge The Virgins before. I am a big fan of his brand of percussive tropical 2step bass, and I keep looking forward to him hitting us up with new tunes. He's got an EP coming out in the spring, which we will waiting for impatiently, but to satisfy your hunger, he recently dropped this remix of the huge Chemical Planet by grime producer D.O.K. He reworks this Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sampling tune into a fierce tune that pounds you in the chest. While a few of his past productions have been more on the trippy, almost spacey tip, (still great, but not necessarily party tunes) this one is firmly anchored in the club. Rad stuff, my man. You've done it again.

The following song has been getting massive amounts of hype on the internet for the past month. Called "Sicko Cell", it has been rinsed in sets by Oneman, James Blake, Melé, and many others. So far, the producer of the track has remained anonymous, and predictably, people are rabidly trying to identify the man behind the magic. Personally, I'm thinking Joy Orbison, but Loefah, James Blake, Bok Bok, Ramadanman are a few of the names that have been suggested. Regardless, it's a dope tune that I can't wait to get, but I've looked into it a bit and found the song that samples the infamous line "I'm the information. Cocaine Powder".

Page ft Drake- I'm Still Fly (T-MAC x Burial remix)

This is a spacey and trippy re-edit of the original tune, a nice alterative to the rather thin-sounding Toronto rap club banger. Whoever produced Sicko Cell is definitely basking in the huge amount of anticipation surrounding this sure-to-be Top record of 2011. Pretty random sampling choice, but I ain't mad at it at all.

Tambor Urbano & Un Solo Pueblo- le ole ole le ole ola(LOL Boys edit)

I've been a huge fan of LOL Boys ever since I heard their blend of Ice Cream Paint Job on the hollerboard many moons ago. Since then, we've posted their tunes & remixes quite often on ATV, and have even done a feature on them, as part of my defunct Broaden Your Horizons segment. Markus G, one half of the group, now resides in Montreal and is definitely becoming known as a must-see DJ in the local scene. While I have yet to see both him and Jerome, the other LOL Boy, DJ together, Markus is definitely very capable on the decks. He used to throw a monthly called Footworkin at Blizzarts, but now he organizes BOOMCLAP, which is a weekly party that he, Nick from Indecent Xposure & Sinjin Hawke of Nujax put on at Blue Dog Motel.

(This week's edition features personal fave Brenmar!) They've already brought Samo Sound Boy, and threw a #based party featuring a tag-team of Jacques Greene & Lunice. Boomclap is definitely Montreal's hottest new night. This friday will be the first time I attend, and I'm pretty stoked.

Regardless, one of the dopest things about Markus' sets is that he always tosses in at least one or two edits that sample latin music, like a 3-ball edit or something. Therefore, it was nice to see this edit of Venezuelan musicians Un Solo Pueblo and Tambor Urbano pop up on their soundcloud a little while ago. A hell of a lot of bass, frantic percussion & chanting combine to make a fantastic edit. They've also remixed ATV fam Grown Folk's massive tune Steady Movin', which was featured on Sound Pellegrino's podcast 2 weeks ago. (See, we mentioned it again. It takes two seconds to download the podcast, get to it.)

But wait, there's more!

In other big news, the second edition of FREE GUCCI has dropped via Mad Decent. As you may remember, Diplo presented the first one, where he invited a bunch of his favorite producers to remix Gucci Mane tracks. The first edition featured dope-ass remixes from the likes of Emynd, Zomby, Douster, Flying Lotus and of course Diplo himself. The reaction to this first mixtape was overwhelmingly positive, so Mad Decent commissioned a second edition of the tape.

This time around, the very talented Sinden is the curator, and he enlisted a bevy of UK producers to work some magic on Gucci Gucci's acapellas. Hudson Mohawke, Melé, Toddla T, Terror Dainjah and a few other notable producers add their own flavour to the mixtape.

To grab this tape, named SINDEN PRESENTS FREE GUCCI 2: THE BURRTISH EDITION, all you have to do is submit your e-mail, and you'll receive a download link in your inbox right away. I haven't had too much time to listen to the whole tape yet (work work work), but the following cut, a remix of the Ray J collabo Remember When, is definitely major. It closely resembles the original, but grime legend Terror Dainjah injects just enough of his trademark sound into it to make it feel fresh. It helps that Wiley & Dream Mclean add verses too.

Gucci Mane- Remember When (Feat. Ray J) (Terror Danjah Remix Feat Wiley & Dream Mclean)

Gucci Mane is my favorite rapper with an ice cream cone tattooed on his face. He should be yours, too. East Atlanta trap music sounds really good when it is mixed with the sounds of the future that are coming out of the UK. Best believe it.

As you've surely noticed, I really like to put on for my city, and shine the spotlight on local talent. One of my favorite producers, Lunice, is getting a lot of love these days, and has just released a phenomenal EP, called Stacker Upper, on Scotland's LuckyMe records. You can grab the 12' here.

SHOT BY J.F.K, which I'm pretty sure is a project of one of the dudes who works at Montreal's famed streetwear boutique Off The Hook, shot a mini-documentary on Lunice, which features an interview of sorts and footage from his set at Igloofest. It is very nicely shot, and features a little insight into Lunice's approach to the production game. Rad shit and so very #SWAG.

On Monday, I'll be throwing up a nice big post on the Lucky Me showcase show coming to Montreal next friday, but in the meantime, I wanted to post some old-school Lunice for y'all. Off of his mixtape Bossa Rendez-Vous, this is Africa 2046. Pure vibes.

Lunice- Africa 2046




  1. being reasonable is not one of your qualities

  2. Thanks for the support man!

    - Shot By JFK

  3. Cheers, man. Appreciate it. and @ JFK no problem man, keep doing your thing. I've checked out your other vids, they're pretty dope.