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Axwell

axwell

Axel Christofer Hedfors from Stockholm, Sweden is one of my favorite House producers and goes by stage name Axwell.  Not only is he the driving force behind Swedish House Mafia, but he also slays on the DJ decks.  I first saw him live at the NCMF in Chicago this past year and his set was quite amazing.  A great house set, he kept the energy high and made me forget about wanting to see SHM.  He currently owns his own label and was voted #12 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 of the year 2011.  Below are some of my favorite youtube videos/songs from the man.  Keeping it short and sweet for today, hopefully we can get back into posting more frequently.

Enjoy!

BarneyFranklin

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Laidback Luke

Lucas Cornelis Van Scheppingen was born in the year of 1976 at the location of Manila, Philippines. Growing up in the Netherlands this Dutch DJ goes by the alias Laidback Luke!  He first made his claim to fame as a graffiti artist and tried his hand at operating his own brand of protein and weight gain products “iBeefer” before taking his skills to the turn tables.  Voted #46 for DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s for the year 2008, #27 in the year 2009, #17 in 2010, and #20 in 2011.  He has worked with many big artists including the Swedish House Mafia and has been playing at all the large festivals around the world!  He is definitely one of my favorite artists, mostly because he’s dutch and he kicks ass!  I can’t even count how many times I have listened to his 2011 EDC Vegas set, so filthy!  I unfortunately missed him this year at EDC Vegas, as he was up there on my list.  He had a conflict with Camo & Krooked‘s set which I had to get to early for front row, absolutely no regrets there.  I will absolutely see him next chance I get!  Alright, so I have quite the predicament here with way too many songs that I love from this man and I’m just going to say F*** it and throw them all up.  Main reason being because my suit is tight, very tight!

First up is LaidBack Luke‘s  remix of Dragonette‘s “Let It Go” an awesome remix bringing in a banging beat to go along with Dragonette’s great vocals!

Cambodia” is a free track Laidback Luke dropped for a 300,000 twitter follower mark.  This song has a nasty, glitchy beat that I find quite unique, making this free track a must listen!  Even though he doesn’t list it, this is a remix of Kim Wilde‘s “Cambodia” as he throws in a sample of her original in here.

His remix of Savoy featuring Heather Bright We Are The Sun” is a quality remix, re-hashing the base beat with a little nasty piano and later dropping some subtle dutch sirens.  Don’t worry not those crazy sirens.

Laidback Luke‘s remix of Benny Benassi‘s “Cinema”  has a little bit of a rough intro for the first 40 secs, but stay patient this one gets dirty!  Funny thing here is my dumbass didn’t realize Cinema was Benny’s song. I always thought it was Skrillex‘s, as he has a ferocious remix of it.  Don’t know how I missed that as Benny is an all-time favorite of mine.

His remix of Anjulie‘s “Brand New” is an amazing remix and hails as one of my favorite’s.  The beat goes so very well with those vocals and he makes a straight banger out of this one!

Laidback Luke‘s Edit on Avesta & B Valley’s Dutchano” is filthy, starting off really slow, this song builds and drops into a ferocious beat!

Oh wait there’s more, some of his best work still awaits in these hilarious music videos!  Laidback Luke featuring John MendelsohnTimebomb” is a great song in a ghetto music video depicting a roller derby pin ball game?? maybe? So random…

Another music video of Laidback Luke‘s featuring John MendelsohnTill Tonight” is straight dirty and is another favorite, I know I have a lot of favorites … Another low production video, this track doesn’t need any fancy visuals or screenplay to justify its worth!

The next video is a collaboration of Laidback Luke and epic trashbag / piggy backing bitch, AKA Steve Angello.  This is a remix of Robin S‘ “Show Me Love” an old hit she produced back in ’93! Another crappy music video, this song has been played all over and I’d be surprised if you haven’t heard it before. Gotta give Robin S a lot of credit on this one with her amazing pipes and her original song!

Last Video, congrats if you made it this far, lol.  I know you’ve heard this one! Laidback Luke‘s collaboration with the Swedish House Mafia (Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello) featuring Deborah Cox Leave the World Behind” is a grade A production and is truly an amazing song!  This video is the best music video of the bunch, showing some great clips of SHM‘s travels and shows.

Longest post ever >.<

BarneyFranklin

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Kill Paris

So I’ve been waiting to drop this post for quite some time now… but I can’t resist any longer. I have the day off today and I’m currently raging about it, eating a frosty. seriously. Pretty much everything this man puts out is pure GOLD, so it may be a long one. I suppose we begin with the Californian’s newest: a remix of indie classic Fallen Love by The Great Flood Catastrophe. The drop on this disgusting track explodes with massive syncopated synth. Next up is an equally epic track, the better known remix is In My Mind by Axwell (who btw SLAYED NCMF), but I MUCH prefer KP’s take on it. The Love We Shared is a euphoric drumsteppy track. It’s called Panty Soak and Dropstep for a reason. I first heard of this cat when making a mix to play out, needless to say, the mix went over well. Listen to I Do Love You and tell me you aren’t boppin’ your head to his EPIC saw synthesizer. Corey Baker knows funk too. Shades of Funk is perhaps my favorite of the bunch, however it’s so hard to pick from this collection. This one BANGS with piano and electro funk, the title is an apt one. So this time I’m leaving some of the soundcloud exploring on you guys…. Kill Paris has SOOOO many epic tracks its impossible to capture it here (think M83, Lana Del Rey, Beth Ditto to name a few) PLEASE go check it out… I used I Wanna Be Your Lover in my Heatwave set, and I could listen to it over, and over again. Check this man OUT.

Enjoy!

-Ames.

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