La Big Familia: Familia Jam vol1 PROMO

La Big Familia is a collective of top-tier producers and DJs from the south of France. They regularly release mixtapes and put together debauchery-filled events all year long.

Today's post features the promotional mix for the first volume of their free compilation series, entitled Familia Jam, which is dropping this Saturday. 10-01-2011 will be a date to mark down on your calendar for sure, as it features 9 brand new original productions & remixes.

My introduction to La Big Familia came from hearing a few tunes from Raziek and Mago on some blog a while ago. After that, I met Laurent, aka Azamat B, also a member of LBF, who did our first Avenge the Virgins mix, and I started to investigate their work a bit further. I must say, these dudes have their fingers directly on the pulse of club music.

While club music (and by club music, I mean the kind of bass-heavy double-time dance music that sounds like frontline artillery) was undoubtedly birthed in inner-city Baltimore, Chicago and their surrounding areas, it has a huge fanbase across the Atlantic. I have been hearing a whole slew of fantastic club hits from producers from France and the UK for years. Baltimore club, juke, and all of the related club sounds all share a common love for classic breaks, 808 claps and snares and monstrous bassy kicks, and it's nice to see this formula incorporated in new ways. The modern wave of tunes, concocted and rinsed by collectives such as La Big Familia, sound familiar yet unquestionably new and refreshing.

La Big Familia is keeping the club torch brightly lit, and from what I've heard of their material so far, they've only just started to make their mark. I've been told that the beach parties they throw are pretty epic, so if you're ever in the South of France, you should definitely scope them out. Anyone who can play a set of Gucci Mane songs mixed with uptempo club anthems is fine by me.

Anyways, enough chatter. Just put this on a good system, or plug in great headphones, and wile out. C'est mortel.

Familia Jam Vol1-Promo Mix by labigfamilia


• Le Med - Kamikaze
• Loose end - Slow Down ( Raggo Flame Remix )
• Raziek - Thong Song
• Mago - Hands on u
• Perfect Hand Crew - I don't mind#Pomplex
• Night Drugs Ft Ankiel's Revenge - Head Wiggle
• Gucci Mane - Big Boy Stuntin ( UM REMIX )
• Freaks Show - Redenption
• Clapper Lark - The Stomp
• Every Dayz - Made in Bengladesh

Don't forget to check out La Big Familia's soundcloud page on Saturday when the compilation drops. You won't regret it.

Promo mix soundcloud page
La Big Familia on soundcloud
La Big Familia on blogger



Alright, fuck this hiatus bullshit. I'll dive right back into it. Enough of the excuses.

Long-time readers of the blog, and pretty much anyone with an ear for great music will have heard of today's featured producer.

I met Sinjin Hawke when he first started the now infamous Boomclap parties in Montreal. Since then, he's gotten married and permanently relocated to Barcelona. I'm guessing the beautiful weather has been treating him well, because all of the music he's released since moving has been exceptional. Every time I saw him DJ, he always had a penchant for r&b and juke with a monstrous amount of bass, and his new remixes definitely reflect this. We've featured pretty much every single song he's ever released on Avenge The Virgins, and today I'd like to introduce you to a few of his newer productions. The Cuizinier one in particular is really sick, as the heavy drum fills and throbbing bass fuse together so perfectly.

Cuizinier- Gourmand (Sinjin Hawke remix)

Sinjin Hawke- I'm on One (remix)

Once I heard that Sinjin Hawke would be collaborating with one of my favorite labels, the forward-thinking Pelican Fly, and will be releasing his much-anticipated (and long overdue) first EP, I must admit that I was beyond stoked. If you haven't heard of Sinjin Hawke by some stroke of misfortune, here's your chance. Dude's got a crazy ear for production, is a skilled DJ, and all-around nice guy. Show some support. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Sinjin Hawke is one of the top 10 producers you should keep your eye on in the coming year.

Look Like- Buggin (Sinjin Hawke remix)

Beyonce- Countdown (Sinjin Hawke remix)

See you tomorrow for more incredible music.




asleep at the wheel

Nothing too fancy tonight, just a jumble of songs and videos that I've been digging recently. Most have been posted all over the internet, but I'm not one to be a whore to exclusivity.

I've got a few posts coming up this week, including a new mix by Azamat B's collective La Big Familia. Keep your ears and eyes peeled.

Girls- Honey Bunny

I was lucky enough to get to see Girls perform at the Corona Theatre in Little Burgundy this past Sunday, as part of the great Pop Montreal festival. I've been a huge fan since their debut album Album was released, and I've seen their popularity skyrocket since then. People really warm up to their delightfully earnest pop ditties and awkward love songs. If you like drugs and instantly memorable melodies, you're not going to find a better band to match that ambiance. Their new album Father, Son, Holy Ghost, which was released two weeks ago, is definitely worth your time.


Manhattan's A$AP ROCKY is one of the first rappers in a looooooooong-ass time to make me pay attention to New York's hip-hop scene. His southern-influenced swagger is fresh and exciting, and is giving me faith in a scene that has egotistically self-cannibalized itself for the past 10 years. He's been working with San Francisco's Main Attrakionz and LA's spaceghostpurrp, and I must say I'm stoked to hear what will follow. Say what you want to say about the movement, but the based sound is taking over. The new wave of hip-hop producers like Clams Casino, Keyboard Kid, Young L and more, are producing spacey, ethereal masterpieces, and A$AP ROCKY is one of the first rappers to actually have potential to break through. His smooth baritone works well on these beats, and he has made some of my favorite rap videos this year. A$AP will take over in 2011-2012, buh-lieve that.

Coeur de Pirate- Adieu

New CdP! I will always be a fan of Béatrice Martin's sweet pop music. Her new album blonde, will drop in November, and this is the first single. I dig the evolution in style that is quite evident in this tune. Her usual melancholic piano music is getting slightly more upbeat, although the themes haven't changed much. Haters are gonna hate, but I dig it.

à demain