Kanye West – Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix)

No need for a lot of words here, I’ll let the track speak for itself. Big up RL Grime and Salva on the rework of this new one from Kanye. Now available for download!

No need for a lot of words here, I’ll let the track speak for itself. Big up RL Grime and Salva on the rework of the new single Mercy by Kanye West.

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UPDATE- DOWNLOAD: KANYE WEST – MERCY (RL GRIME & SALVA REMIX)

Corporate Rave Culture

A few things I found missing from the New York Times piece, I feel the writers failed to mention the amount of good corporate money fostering valuable contributions to the music industry.

New York Times goes in-depth on the rise of corporate funding for underground electronic dance music. Fresh off the heels of Ultra Music Festival last month, and the sentiments from PercussionLab last week, and a related post today, sharing this article felt appropriate.

The big dance festivals have built themselves into valuable brands, able to sell tickets on their name alone and the immersive audio-visual spectacle they present. One big company could bring together a handful of promoters and find economies of scale.[*]

A few things I found missing from the New York Times piece, I feel the writers failed to mention the amount of good corporate money fostering valuable contributions to the music industry.

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Wheez-Ie – Keep Yer Chin Up (EMB008)

Review of Wheez-ie’s forthcoming ‘Keep Yer Chin Up’ on Embassy Recordings. Three originals plus remixes from Salva and DJ Assault. Audio inside!

Out now on Embassy Recordings
[ iTunes / Beatport / Juno ]

Embassy Recordings presents its next release from Wheez-ie, the production alias of Matt Mauldin. Based at Berklee School of Music via Houston, TX, EMB008 brings the producers penchant for fast-paced frantic rhythms to light. Bubbling drums, deep 808 bass, and carefully crafted vocals lay the foundations of his originals. “Keep Yer Chin Up” and “Barefoot Billy” with intense rhythm sections are a decidedly tamer beast than the sheer mayhem found in the release’s climactic “House Ball.”

Remixes from the legendary DJ Assault and San Francisco’s Frite Nite founder Salva offer slower groove-focused reinterpretations of Wheez-ie’s furious productions. The contrast between the originals and remixes on this release offer a unique blend that gives the release a wide appeal.

For fans of Machine Drum and Africa Hi-Tech, EMB008 will be a welcome addition for any bass-music fan’s arsenal.

Wheez-ie [ Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud ]
DJ Assault [ Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud ]
Salva [ Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Frite Nite ]
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