The DJ Central TV crew are super excited to be featuring videos from New Zealand Drum and Bass legends The Upbeats and their pal K+Lab.
This trance mix goes for almost 1 hour and 20 minuets, that means you have over 1 hour to dance and shake it! Now the tracklist was released, (see below) you don’t need to worry about searching and trying to track down your most favourite song of this mix. Now if you want the whole hour and 20minutes worth, here is a link where you can download an mp3 version.
1. Fonzerelli feat. Sash – Ecuador (Fonzerelli Remix Mix) 0:00
2.Ossie – Holyland 4:29
3.Rex Mundi – Sunrise At Ibiza (Drive Mix) 9:13
4.Mike Foyle vs Signalrunners – Love Theme Dusk (Mike’s Broken Record Mix) 13:48
5.Boom Jinx feat. Key – Eternal Reminiscence 20:26
6.Richard Durand – Sunhump 2006 28:10
7.Frost & Maron – Mute Your Mind 33:00
8.Galen Behr VS Hydroid – Carabella (Orjan Nilsen Remix) 37:10
9.Galen Behr – Time Will Tell 41:39
10.ReLocate Feat.MIDOR – Alcatraz 46:00
11.The Thrillseekers – Synaesthesia (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)51:57
12.Armin Van Buuren – Shivers (Alex M.O.R.P.H Remix) 58:23
13.FKN Feat. Jahala – Why (Aly & Fila Remix) 1:02:22
14.DJ Shah feat. Adrina Thorpe – Back To You (Aly & Fila Mix)1:06:57
15.Paul Oakenfold – Southern Sun ( Christian Pheng Upbeat Remix) 1:12:05
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Check out AraabMuzik
If you were to Google the name AraabMuzik, you would discover many videos showing this music producer hammering on an MPC as if he was Travis Barker on the drums. With his fast rhythmic touches on the machine – while donning a New Era fitted, some might call it poetry in motion, others might say it’s suicide on an MPC, but for the this producer it’s just another day on the job.
Born Abraham Orellana in Providence, RI, the middle child of two other siblings, he grew up with affection for music starting at a very young age. “I’ve been drumming since the age of 3. When I was around 10, I started getting into keyboard and producing my own music.” Half Dominican and Guatemalan, he confesses that his Hispanic heritage has influenced his music to a degree. With his mom being a one-time professional singer, he’s been around melodies and beats his entire life, however; growing up in Providence… it’s natural to assume Hip-Hop not having much of an influence in the city, considering that’s it sprawled so far away in New England. “There’s definitely a lot of Hip-Hop here. You’ll find a lot of local rap groups, solo artists out here that are trying make it, it’s just the fact that we’re not on the map like that just yet.”
Having found much success working with Dipset members Cam’Ron, Duke Da God, Hell Rell and others, he’s also shopped beats to Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Cassidy, Gucci Man, Young Dro and Fabolous. With his rapid beat making techniques, it’s easy to understand why it’s getting him on shows from state to state because it’s amazing to see. “I’ve been getting booked by clubs lately to do shows performing on my MPC live. It’s something different and unique, and it puts me in a position to be a trendsetter, but on the other hand – it’s allowing other producers in the crowd to hear my sound and see what I’m doing, but I don’t think you can really duplicate what I’m doing.”
Putting a name on how to define his music and style is a daunting task, but under the fabric of his beats still lies a blueprint from the influences of Dr. Dre, Swizz Beats, Alchemist, Just Blaze, Scram Jones, Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, Hi-Tek, DJ Khalil and Heatmakers. These famous producers vicariously helped in perfecting his craft to the point now that it’s a full time job. “When I first started making beats, I went from the keyboard to a software program and to an MPC.
My motivation at that time was just for the fact that I wanted to hear and make my own music. All my old beats on the keyboard where like a good 3-4 minutes long and as I got better, so did the beats.” Making new beats also seem to come naturally. “I’m not the type that needs to smoke a blunt or have a drink to be creative. I just sit down and think of what I’m going to do or how I’m going to do it. It doesn’t take long, no more than ten minutes for me to complete a beat. It’s always like 10-15 minutes the most and then I’m done.”
When most think of Crystal Castle, they think of the Canadian duo’s riotous, strobe-strewn live shows, or front woman Alice Glass’ manic yelps, or producer Ethan Kath’s paranoid synth static. They don’t think of the words coming out of Glass’ mouth– probably because nearly all of them are distorted beyond recognition. But they’re there. And they’re important to Crystal Castles.
On new album (III)— which you can listen to in full below, via Spotify– Glass’ lyrics attack various forms of oppression: religious, societal, governmental. Her overall outlook, as you might guess from her dying-animal delivery, is quite bleak. On “Insulin”, between claustrophobic bass hits, she cries: “Your first born will be accosted/ Fill their lungs with tar and sage/ Make the stem cells act their age.” Her message is unrelenting as it depicts a dystopia filled with disease, hypocrisy, and bride burnings– it makes The Matrix look like “Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood . And, as Glass explained to us over email, her words are even scarier because they’re all based on real-life injustices happening right now around the world. click here for the full interview