Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Free Track and New Release - KIR 265 - Tactical Groove Orbit - Bleaching It w/ Yreane and Play Moore Remixes

Who’s ready for the serious business? Kick It is back again and we’re bringing you “Bleaching It” from Tactical Groove Orbit with two awesome remixes from Yreane and Play Moore.

Starting things off we have the Original from Tactical Groove Orbit which is a no-nonsense, heads-down, thunderstorm of a choon wasting no time in getting down to the dirty work. Heavy axe samples and the big vocals immediately start building things up and in no time at all it’s a full on perfect storm with tsunami sized low ends and a hail storm of edits. Never letting up from beginning to end like a winter Nor’ Easter, TGO will leave dancefloors devastated with this one.

Yreane is first up on remix duties and he shows us why his name has been traveling far and wide in recent times. Crisp drums and tight synth work backed by shouts of “Go” are the first things to hit your ears and it’s not long before the blistering bass takes control of your speakers with little concern for whether you are ready or not. Keeping the overall vibe of the original but taking it to an even harder level if you can believe that, Yreane scores big on this remix.

If it's the free business you're after, Play Moore has turned in a top tuna himself and his remix is available for FREE! No stranger to the remix game, Play Moore's more laid back and grooving take on “Bleaching It” properly rounds out the bunch. Big power leads and a wobbling bassline create the perfect combo for a proper crowd rocker. If vocals aren’t you’re thing, this is the remix for you.

"Bleaching It" just dropped today on all digital sites so head over to where you get your music and grab a copy of the release for yourself and you cab grab the Play Moore Remix below.

Support From

Farace - "BIG release here, loving all the mixes! One for every occasion!"

Fisso & Spark - "Awesome release! Will play original and Yreane remix!"

Wavewhore - "Feelin' the original on this one... headz down, take no prisoners bizness!"

Mobius - "Original mix is slamming, will be playing for sure."

Bass Reflections - "Sick release! Loving all the versions. Lots of different vibes to fill every set. Lots of funk and lots of jamin! Will def support this!"

TJFX - "Big release!!! Play Moore remix is right up my alley!!"

Diistortiion - "Seriously smashing package, every version is bang on. Can't wait to drop these."

Dad's Disco - "Dancefloor shredder!" 

SK-2 - "Absolutely blinding track with 2 awesome remixes, can't get better than that!! Favorite mix for me has to be the Play Moore remix, will be dropping on the radio show this week for sure!!" 

Reality Randy - "This is so hard! My favorite release yet!"

Tactical Groove Orbit "Bleaching It" on Beatport - Bleaching It

Tactical Groove Orbit "Bleaching It" on Juno - Bleaching It

Tactical Groove Orbit "Bleaching It" on Track It Down - Bleaching It

Tactical Groove Orbit on Facebook - www.facebook.com/tacticalgrooveorbit

Yreane on Facebook - www.facebook.com/yreane

Play Moore on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Play-Moore

Friday, January 27, 2012

Free Track - Knife Party - Fire Hive - Sneaker & The Dryer Edit

Happy Happy Joy Joy! Friday's are fantastic, especially when you're getting free music that will rock every crowd you drop it on! In need of a heavy banger to seriously invigorate and decimate every dancefloor it's unleashed upon.... I thought you might. That's exactly why Sneaker & The Dryer put together their latest edit and I think you'll agree after just one listen that it's pure "fire".

The ones like Knife Party have taken the EDM scene by storm in just a few months reaching stratospheric numbers in ridiculously short periods of time. Combining the best of Electro House, Dubstep and Breaks into one mind blowing sound, these guys are bringing the business in a big way!

Having recently dropped a free, four track EP entitled "100% No Modern Talking" that it is being played out by just about everybody you can think of, tunes like "Internet Friends" and "Tourniquet" are taking the Complextro style to the next level. "Fire Hive" is the first tuna off of the EP and with this one Knife Party make the journey into Dubstep territory and sufficiently stake their claim. 

What's that you say, you're not a fan of trying to mix Dubstep into your 4/4 and Breaks sets.... neither am I. Well you are in luck because the Sneaker & The Dryer Edit of "Fire Hive" is made to easily mix in with either genre.

Starting things off with S&D's trademark heavy kick and snare, this is one edit that does not just have an extra drum hit added here and there and that's all you get.  A whole new work in is the most noticeable change to start things off and Public Enemy snips will quickly remind you that this is not the original! What's that you say, you don't have your volume cranked, well turn that shit up and get ready to get down as Sneaker & The Dryer totally rework the main section into a 4/4 monster that will have kids headbanging from the front row all the way to the back. 

Pulling vocal samples from a total of four different tracks, the main breakdown makes another major change-up and 1-2 steps back into Dubstep with lyrics from Stardust and Clipse riding over the top. One last big build and break and then it's time for the final 180 returning to the four/four madness to finish things off, enjoy!

   Free Track - Knife Party - Fire Hive - Sneaker & The Dryer Edit by SneakerAndTheDryer

Get the Knife Party "100% No Modern Talking" EP Here - www.knifeparty.com/

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Free Mix - Bertie Dastard - Jungle Breakin'

Alright alright, we've got another massive mix on the menu for today and this one is coming at you from Bertie Dastard aka Mike Perks, the proprietor of the Free Breaks Blog. Bertie has been doing his thing with the FBB for a couple of years now and if you're looking for free broken tunas, it's definitely one of the best places to go! Not only is Mike a super nice guy and talented at discovering hidden gems but he's got one of the coolest logos out there as well!

Just to make sure that you are aware Bertie knows how to mix em as well as he can find em, Mr. Dastard has put together a kickin one hour and forty minute mix bringing you the best in Breakbeats, D&B, Future Jungle and 140 BPM business. If you are down with big basslines, heavy drums and growling synths, this is gonna be the mix for you. Happy hump day and enjoy the music!

Bertie Dastard - Jungle Breakin'

01. - Gella "Vapour Trail"
02. - Queen Latifah Ft. Al Green "Simply Beautiful" Pyramid Re-Fix
03. - Mindflow "Need 2 Be" Afghan Headspin Remix
04. - Baxta "Connection"
05. - Schema "Wait No More"
06. - Liquid 8 Ft. Davina Myers "The One" Sanxion Remix
07. - 601 "Brothers & Sisters"
08. - Slipmatt & Liquid Meets The Ragga Twins 
        "Third Generation Dub" Billy Daniel Bunter & Sanxion Remix
09. - Dopamine "Hold You" Pyramid & Rennie Pilgrem Remix
10. - Screwface "Phat Bass"
11. - Pyramid "Ready For Blast Off"
12. - Aquasky "Taken Over Me"
13. - Sanxion "The Casimir Effect" Can't Get Enough
14. - Toronto Is Broken "Move It"
15. - Ms. Dynamite "Neva Soft" Pyramid Re-Fix
16. - 601 "Heat"
17. - Warrior One Ft. Ayah Marar "Fyah" VIP Mix
18. - Shades Of Rhythm "Sweet Sensation 2011" Baxta Remix
19. - 601 "Pressure" Let It Go
20. - Redlight "Get Out My Head" INSa 241 Bootylishus Mix
21. - Gold "Death Mask"
22. - Gunjack "Murda"
23. - Pyramid "Trouble2"
24. - Pyramid "Gunman"
25. - Phuture Assassin "Ganja Madness" Backdraft Remix
26. - Bassrock "Oldskool Karnage"
27. - Gold "Selecta"
28. - Original Sin "Air Raid V2"
29. - Vato Gonzales Ft. Foreign Beggars "Badman Riddim" 
        Thunderskank & Trufix Remix
30. - Flux Pavillion "Bass Cannon" Ben Tomlinson Remix
31. - Warrior One "Coastin"
32. - Emalkay Ft. Rod Azlan "Flesh & Bone"
33. - Toronto is Broken "Taking Over"
34. - Toronto Is Broken "Spirit Song 2012"
35. - Emeli Sande "Heaven" Pyramid Re-Fix
36. - Alicia Keys "Butterflyz" Shapes & Colours Remix

   Bertie Dastard - Jungle Breakin' by Bertie Dastard

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Free Mix - Diistortiion - Kombinator

Pushing phat, driving broken beat sounds for close to a decade now, DiiSTORTiiON has had plenty of experience playing at clubs and events across Australia and abroad.

His roots firmly planted in Breakbeat, DiiSTORTiiON pulls influences from across the electronic music spectrum in both his production and live performances. A hybrid sound of Breakbeat, DnB, Dubstep, Drumstep and Electronic Hip hop has seen him rise in popularity within the international and local Broken Beat scene, both in the music charts and in the live arena.

Originating from Perth, Western Australia, DiiSTORTiiON discovered breakbeat in his early clubbing days and never looked back. Seeing acts like Soul of Man, Krafty Kuts, Aquasky and Adam Freeland, rock Perth’s most renowned underground club – Ambar, completely converted him over to electronic music and his alter ego DiiSTORTiiON was born.

Quickly gaining sets at clubs all over Perth, DiiSTORTiiON became well known for his harder edged style of Breaks while still having a party vibe blended throughout. Playing out more and more eventually caught the eye of Perth’s Elite Dj’s “Japan 4”, otherwise known as Ambar’s residents and he was soon invited to join their ranks.

Stepping outside the clubs DiiSTORTiiON kept busy by doing plenty of local radio support slots and a five year long weekly radio show called ‘Broken Frequency’. Starting out on local Australian radio Kranky Digital, DiiSTORTiiON eventually moved over to the number one online Breakbeat radio station in the world, NSB Radio, where he hosted a weekly 2 hour radio show showcasing the newest Breakbeat tracks to a worldwide audience.

 Spreading outside of Perth DiiSTORTiiON toured regularly on the east coast of Australia supporting such acts as Elite Force, Chase & Status and The Rouge Element while they were on tour. Gigs on the East Coast got so regular he eventually decided to pick up everything and move over to Melbourne to continue his Dj career from there.

Diistortiion's hard work in the studio eventually paid off as well with three of his original tracks being signed to USA Breakbeat label Ridiculoud Records and his online mixes, bootlegs and original material reaching over 14,000 downloads worldwide. His first EP "Dynamite" was a massive success with it receiving 3.5 out of 5 stars by Dj Mag and it also received support from Far Too Loud, Karton, Kickflip and many others. Mr No Hands, the former Breaks and Bass reviewer over at Mix Mag in the UK, described Diistortiion as “a Breaks act to keep an eye on globally.”

On the Djing front Diistortiion has picked up multiple residencies with the Mixed Messages crew, Skool of Thought's "Against the Grain" parties, Brown Alley's resident Saturdays "Under Suspicion", Melbourne’s premium weekly Breaks night "Bass Camp" at Lounge plus guest spots all over town. 

Support slots also stepped up with DiiSTORTiiON being fortunate enough to share the stage with some of the biggest names in the business including Stanton Warriors, Elite Force, Ctrl Z, Napt, General Midi, The Freestylers plus many more.

In 2011 Diistortiion heavily focused on production and in the first few months of the year he had three of his original tracks signed and released on Ridiculoud Records, V.I.M Records and Definition Breaks. Remix requests are steadily coming in as well with remixes for "Best New Label" at Breakspoll 2011 winner, Scarcity Records plus work with V.I.M records, Definition Breaks and Canadian label Breakz R Boss.

One of his latest tracks, his remix of Bassik's tune  "It's About Time" (out on Breakz R Boss records) made it into the top 3 releases on Beatport’s Top 100 releases chart plus in the top 10 tracks of the week and on Trackitdown.net it made it's way to number three in the Top 100 Breaks charts.

Gigs haven’t slowed down either with a heap of massive support slots at events, clubs and festivals up and down the East Coast. Making the move into promotions as well, Diistortiion is heavily involved with running the Mixed Messages parties at Brown Alley with his mate Muska and the rest of the Mixed Messages crew. These parties cover a wide range of electronic styles and regularly have festival style line ups blowing the place apart! You can check out their website at www.mixedmessages.com.au

So what can you expect from one of Diistortiion's Live sets? Embracing the quickly changing forward progression of Dj culture at the present time, DiiSTORTiiON loves the genre mashing styles of some of the world's current top Dj’s and he combines all of the bass heavy sounds he adores into his sets. Whether it be Breakbeats, Drum & Bass, Dubstep or Electronic Hip Hop, Diistortiion will seamlessly bring it all together while blending in heaps of his personal edits, bootlegs and original tracks enabling him to incorporate his own musical creations with his Djing. If you like big basslines, phat drums and big synths then come check it out!!

The Kombinator mix that Diistortiion recently put together is the perfect example of this hard and heavy style mixed to perfection. Touching on multiple genres throughout the entire mix and ripping through tracks like a chainsaw through trees, Diistortiion is here to show you why he is not going anywhere but up!

Loving a huge variety of Broken Beat tunes from 2011 at all BPM ranges, this mix pretty much sums up what Diistortiion has been playing and representing live, big time tunas all across the board. If it’s wicked, epic and broken, Diistortiion is gonna rock it! To stay up to date with his new promo mixes, gig and tour dates, free choons & edits and all his releases, follow Diistortiion on his Facebook Page.

Diistortiion Kombinator Mix

01. - Intro
02. - Nero "2808"
03. - Professor Green "Jungle" High Rankin Remix (Neon Steve Rub-A-Dub)
04. - Skrillex "Reptile’s Theme"
05. - Kid Kenobi "Bass Kick"
06. - Dr. Dre Ft. Snoop Dog "Next Episode" Jay Robinson Remix (Neon Steve Re-Rub)
07. - Far Too Loud "Ready For the Stomping"
08. - Access Denied "Red"
--------- Stanton Warriors "Get Up" (Accapella)
09. - Refracture "Let Go"
10. - Hyper "My World"
11. - Aquasky "Take Over Me"
12. - Black Dogs Vs Matt Sofo "Crazy Muthfuckers" Karton Remix
13. - Lyrikill  "Yes Infuckindeed" Ek Remix
14. - Specimen A Ft. Dvid Ivan"Chasing Shadows" Pyramid Remix
15. - Azzido Da Bass "Dooms Night" Stanton Warriors Remix
--------- DiiSTORTiiON Intro Build Edit
16. - Deenk "Shut"
17. - Myagi "Chaos Quokka" Beatman & Ludmilla Remix
18. - DaVip "Brick"
19. - Hyper "The End" Beatman & Ludmilla Remix
20. - Kombainer "I Don’t Have Enough Money" 4Kuba Remix
21. - Access Denied "Paranoia"
22. - Under This "Trash the Disco"
23. - Kid Digital Ft. Profit "Done with That" Breaks Mix
24. - The Qemists "Renegade"
25. - The Qemists "Renegade" Wickaman Remix
26. - Figure Ft. Whiskey Pete "Cut Throat"
27. - Russo "Bad Tonight" Shockone Remix
28. - Rollz "Plugged In" Bassnectar Remix
29. - Rage Against the Machine "Bulls on Parade" Team Awesome Remix
30. - Karton Ft. Fraksha "Bang"
31. - Deekline & Ed Solo "Always RIP" Pyramid Remix
32. - Dopamine "Hold You" Pyramid & Rennie Pilgrem Remix
33. - Sub Focus Ft. Coco "Splash" DiiSTORTiiON Intro Edit 2

     Kombinator - Mixed By DiiSTORTiiON (Dec 2011) by DiiSTORTiiON

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Video & Track - Farace & Dave Berg - Fly Away - Ft. Benzo & Kristen Campbell

Ah, that wonderful day known as Friday, who's ready for the weekend! If you're not quite yet in party mode, (granted it is 8am here on the East Coast) I've got just what you need to get you there, get ready for the business!

Front man and founder of Kick It Recordings, Florida native Farace is one of the most talented, dedicated and hard working people I have ever met. He is non-stop pushing himself to improve and accomplish more and his skill set is ever expanding. From making killer tunes to running one of the fastest rising labels along with his partner Btz, to working with stills and film, Farace can pretty much do it all and he does it well and with style!

Recently Farace has been working with two other well known Florida artists, Dave Berg and Kristen Campbell. Add MC Benzo into the mix and you have the recipe for some massive magic to happen and that's just what "Fly Away" is, pure magic and it's forthcoming on Kick It!

But as I stated before, not only is Farace a whiz-kid in the studio, constantly knocking out banger after banger but he's a creative genius all around and this has resulted in the "Fly Away Showdown" brought to you by Kick It Recordings, Diamond Dave and Sugar Fingers Farace.

If you've never experienced the cut throat and often physical game of the underground Ping Pong world, then this is your chance to get a glimpse into this often heard of but rarely seen circuit. Two of the scene's top contenders, Diamond Dave and Sugar Fingers Farace have once again decided to let it all loose on the green table with the tiny net. 

Fortunes and loved ones have been won and lost on these small folding apparatuses and the story is no different between these two paddle wielding legends. Having faced each other over the years in various undisclosed locations, the rivalry between these two fierce competitors burns like a three alarm blaze that can only be extinguished by one final match. When the sweat bands come out and the short-shorts are in sight, get out your bill fold and get ready to place your bets!

When it comes to table tennis and talking trash, both Diamond Dave and Sugar Fingers can serve up aces all day long and the matches pre-game interviews only provided more fuel for the firestorm that was to be unleashed in the shadows of a small but well known club deep in the city. Unfortunately for these two Racket-teers, the ITTF caught wind of the showdown and nothing good ever happens when they get involved, if you don't know what I mean you'll just have to see for yourselves.

"Fly Away" provides the Soundtrack to this epic battle and you can watch all the intense, heart pumping, English inducing, balls to the wall action below. Check out the interviews for an insight into the players and their styles and then it's time for the no holds barred final showdown, watch it all unfold like a brand new ping pong table fresh out of the box, it's your serve.

Farace's Website - www.farace.info

Dave Berg on Facebook - www.facebook.com/daveberg

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Release - KIR264 - Kwerk - Don't Stop w/ VovKING Remix

Ladies and gentlemen have we got a big release for you all today! Kick It Recordings is ramping things up for 2012 and today we have our first release of the year. KIR264 is starting things off right with the return of Kwerk and the one like VovKING bringing us a Massive remix which has already picked up a feature from Track It Down!

Kwerk has been garnering support from many a Dj with his crisp beats and tight production and “Don’t Stop” keeps right in line with the rest of his previous releases. Chunky drums and Kwerky stabs set things in motion for this one quickly followed by vocal stabs working their way in. A super short break and then your hit right smack in the face with the wicked bassline that jerks and twerks it’s way through the speakers. Mid way through the tune is a serious build up that will work your crowd into a frenzy before giving em another round of bass and then another big build up to really seal the deal, don’t stop!

The one like VovKING has been making serious waves with his unique style and hard edged sound and he turns out a massive remix of “Don’t Stop” which is sure to be hitting the charts! Wasting no time, VovKING gets right down to business with heavy low ends and a meaty beat backed by islandy toms for a bit of funky flavor. The first break features glitchy leads and a cracking snare roll that drops you into the rolling and wobbling bass. The energy in this one is just nuts like VovKING himself and the main breakdown is likely to make you jump before getting right back into it. Don’t sleep on this as it is already speaker tested and floor proven to do the job!

Support From

Farace - "Loving this release, VovKING Remix would be my top pick, absolute banger!!"

Fisso & Spark - "Awesome release! All 3 tracks are rocking and we will be supporting them for sure!!"

Yreane - "I'm  a big fan of VovKING and this remix is not an exception, great job on the beats and the bass but on this release the original does it for me, Kwerk just kills it! Amazing rolling bass and great vocal samples making for a very catchy tune, big ups!"

Wavewhore - "Feelin the VovKING Remix on this one."

OLMEC - "Awesome, top notch release!"

Mobius - "Liking the harder edge of the VovKING Remix here, will be playing."

Diistortiion - "Great release. Both tracks offer different takes that will work well on the dancefloor in different parts of a set. Will support this one for sure!"

TJFX - "Please Don't Stop, I can't pick one! They are both just nasty in their own ways!"

Llupa - "Cool sounding tunes, VovKING Remix is pretty nuts."

Ed Russell - "Massive! Big time Kwerk supporter but that remix is frickin' huge, love it! More please."

Kyle Cross - "I'll take tracks like this all year long! Big big big!!"

SK-2 - "It's releases like this that remind me why I love Kwerk, VovKING & indeed Kick It Recordings!! Everything about both tracks here tick all my boxes, fat, chunky, heavy floor-filling monsters!

Toreba Spacedrift - "Big business!!"

Jaden - "This is a huge release, loving them both!

   KIR264 - Kwerk - Don't Stop w/ VovKING Remix (Previews) by Kick It Recordings

Kwerk "Don't Stop" on Juno - Don't Stop

Kwerk "Don't Stop" on Track It Down - Don't Stop

Kwerk on Facebook - www.facebook.com/djkwerk

VovKING on Facebook - www.facebook.com/VovKING

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2 Free Tracks - Roxright

Hey hey, Hump Day is upon us again and the halfway point is already here. Need some free tuneage to keep your spirits up and your smile wide, I thought you might and you know Kick It is always here with the audio medicine in large doses. So, say "ahhhh" and get ready cuz a spoonful of breakbeat helps the work week go down!

Bringing us the business on this fine Wednesday is the one they call Roxright coming at us from Perth, Australia. 2011 was a big year for Roxright with his remix of Enough Weapons' "Walking on Water" on A Break Records and also a collaboration that he did with Karl Sav entitled "Johnny 5" for Karl's "Waterdog" EP, that just recently came out on Strontium Music. Roxright's radio show "Breaking Point" on NSB Radio has continued to gather fans and supporters and his regular slots at the FreQualizer Breakbeat parties in Perth are helping to make him a well known name in Breaksville.

Just a few hours ago Roxright turned loose two sweet little gems on his Soundcloud page and while they are both very different tracks, each can have it's place in a set.

Starting things off for us is Roxright's banging Re-Rub he has put together "R U There to Touch Your Toes" which takes vocals from Darrison and has them riding dirty alongside a Quadrat Beat's "R U There". Plenty of drive with a bit of disco and funky flavor = all win on this one.

   R U There To Touch Your Toes Roxright Re-Rub (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Roxright

Totally switching gears for the second choon we have Journeyman & Barrcode's "Through the Night" the Karl Sav and Roxright remix. Luscious atmospherics and acidized bass set things in motion and immediately get you into the zone and ready for the hefty kicks that are about to pulsate your woofers. Super laid back with all kinds of feeling and energy behind it, this is the perfect track to close out a sunrise set with or maybe to just get things and set the tone of the party with the vocals splashed throughout providing the perfect soundtrack.

   Journeyman & Barrcode - Through The Night (Karl Sav & Roxright Remix) (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Roxright

Roxright on Facebook - www.facebook.com/Roxright

Roxright on MixCloud - www.mixcloud.com/Roxright

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Free Track - A Dominant Species - Musical Bliss Kiss - Original Primate's Blista Remix

I hope everybody had a great weekend, now who's in the mood for another free tuna, I know I am! Today it's all about the bassline Breaks with Original Primate bringing us a wicked remix of A Dominant Species "Musical Bliss Kiss".

Original Primate have been putting out some heavy business on a handful of labels like APE Recordings, Pop & Lock as well as Kick It with their recent remix of Silverfilter's "Manila Sound" and their forthcoming original on Kick It, "Loaded Gun" which is just awesome. The UK duo focuses on broken beats and Future Jungle and the word is getting around about these two.

Putting their rough and rugged stylings on "Musical Bliss Kiss", the O.P. fellas do a masterful job on this one as there are three different versions on the original release but Original Primate's Blista Remix, is my favorite out of the bunch and you can grab it for free.

Setting things in motion we have a super crunched guitar lead that just hints at where things are about to go. Next up we have the vocals from the original entering the fray quickly followed by the Breakbeat O.P. have set this one to.

The first breakdown is where the magic really starts to happen, the guitar makes itself fully known and just a bit of sub bass sneaks in as well. Just before getting right down to it you are given just a taste of the real bassline that's about to do it's dirty work, a quick edit and then it's go time. Nu Skool skanking flavor and and lot's of LFO work are what this one is all about and Original Primate do it up proper, grab it below!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Featured Artist - VovKING in the Xata

Happy Friday everyone! Today we have yet another special show for your ear-holes, making this the fourth consecutive week of Sneaker & The Dryer Podcasts supplying you with nothing but monstrous choons. Kicking things off this week, VovKING is bringing his business to The Shoe Skool Studios with his insane one hour “Ideology Porno” mix.

This is a massive onslaught of big beats and fun, funky and fresh tracks that VovKING has compiled. With plenty of dancefloor stormers and a bunch of VovKING’s own crowd tested tunas, this mix is an excellent way to open up the show. Whether it’s “Skype”, “Moombahton in The Xata”, or “Stimulator” with its fat driving bass, you can’t help but get out of your seat and move! Also VovKING unveils his remix of Kwerks "Don't Stop" being released on Kick It Recordings January 19th.

You might look at this weeks post and think, "HEY... is it my birthday", because we also have an exclusive interview with VovKING himself! Remembering his favorite gigs, first albums, and lessons learned from the music industry, this will give you a greater insight into the one like VovKING and his music.

Just in case that wasn't enough for you we also have two killer videos from Tapolsky & VovKING starting off with the official video for "Moombahton in The Xata" followed by the promo video for VovKING and Tapolsky's remix of "Futurasia" by Aggressiveness.

The S&D Boys close out the show with two hours of ridiculousness, making all the tunes within sound new again, as the smooth and well crafted mixing takes the final two hours of tasty tracks to another level! You can download the entire show or just the VovKING mix below and we’ll see you next week for another episode of The Shoe Skool Sessions w/ Sneaker & The Dryer, Kick It!!!

Tapolsky & VovKING - Moombahton in The Xata

Tapolsky & VovKING Live Video

The Kick It 12 - VovKING Edition

1. – At what age did you first find yourself gravitating towards electronic music and who were some of the artists outside of Electronic music that influenced that?

 I started listening to electonic music when i was 8, it was The Prodigy :) Then my musical tastes  changed & I payed more attention to Hip-Hop & Rock/Metal music. When i was 16 my friend gave me my first Splitloop's album 'Here on Business'... After that I was fascinated by electronic music, I learned about Breakbeat music & became a Dj..

2. – What was your very first Album? How about CD?

I have few digital releases at the moment. I think that I'm too young for an album. You need to understansd music much better than me to start make an album.

3. – How did you first get involved with the Electronic music culture and what was the first event that you attended?

I did not go to any events before i became a dj. I was born in a small town there wasn't any raves, festivals etc.

4. – Where was your favorite gig that you have had to date?

Think, that it might be in the end of January. It'll be the massive festival Ideology, formed by my friend - Dj Tapolsky. There will be fantastic line-up! We'll play with Calvertron, Dubsidia, The Prototypes, Chasing Shadows....

5. - Who have you been most proud to play alongside?

 I'm proud that I work with Splitloop at Toastclub at the moment :)

6. - Where would you most like to play that you have not yet?

Don't know... There are many festivals in Ukraine where I'll play in 2012. I really wanna visit the USA!

7. - What is your favorite tune you have released?

I think that my listeners must evaluate my work. As for me - I'm very happy with the 'Stimulator' & with my remix for Kwerk. I play only these 2 tunes from all stuff that  I made. Also I have few succesfull tunes & remixes with Tapolsky.

8. - Who is your favorite EDM artist? How about outside of EDM?

Splitloop! They make the most quality music to me. Also I Like General MIDI, Skrillex, Oliver Huntemann, Acess Denied, Alex Metric, old tunes from Rogue Element, Camo & Krooked, CTRL Z, and Gessafelstein.There are a lot artists outside of electronic music that I like. There are many Ukrainian & old Russian artists, Rock & Pop bands such as Ill Nino, Nickelback, Hatebreed, Flaw, Killowats & Vanek, Maroon 5, Eminem, David Guetta, Rhiana & much more :)

9. - Who are some artists you would like to collaborate with in the future?

General MIDI! His sound is fantastic. Also i would like to do something with Skrillex.

10. - What is your preferred software for producing? Hardware?

I use Ableton Live for production. I like Massive, Sylenth 1. For Hardware I use the NI Maschine & few controllers. Native Instruments is incredible - I love their products very much!

11. - What life lessons has the music industry taught you?

You must develop! You must develop all life long!!!

12. – What does the future hold for VovKING?

Only God knows it. I wanna start to play live. I produce only breaks as VovKING at the moment, also I want to try to make some other styles of music with different artist. We make Dubstep, Moombahton & other bass music with Tapolsky, I produce Techno with my friend Dub-Ro. I don't know what will be the result of that all...

VovKING Ideology Porno Mix

01. - Splitloop "Frequency Rebel" [Against The Grain]
02. - Lucky Date "Hos & Discos" Space Laces Remix [Big Fish]
03. - Skrillex "Disco Rangers" [CDR]
04. - Kill The Noise "Deal With It" [Owsla]
05. - Excision "Ohhh Nooo" [mau5trap]
06. - Lazy Rich "Hello" Chrizz Luvly & Rocket Pimp Remix [Big Fish]
07. - Dubsidia "Kill Humans" Dirtyloud Remix [Play Me]
08. - Chuckie "Who Is Ready To Jump" Albert Neve Raw Remix [Cr2]
         w/ Afrika Bambaataa "Just Get Up & Dance" Acapella
         & Green Velvet "La La Land" Acapella
09. - Far Too Loud "Megaloud" [Bazooka]
10. - Diplo & Datsik "Pick Your Poison" [Mad Decent]
11. - Kwerk "Don't Stop" VovKING Remix [Kick It CDR]
         w/ Far East Movement "Like A G6" Acapella
12. - VovKING "Stimulator" [Toastclub]
13. - You Killing Me "Cant Stop" [Freakz Me Out]
14. - F.O.O.L "The Freak" You Killing Me Remix [CDR]
15. - Porter Robinson "Unison" Knife Party Remix [mau5trap]
16. - Excision "The Underground" [mau5trap]
17. - Calvertron "Prototype" [Jack Knife]
18. - Tapolsky & VovKING "Skype" [Bombeatz]
19. - A-Skillz "California Soul" [CDR]
20. - Kill The Noise "Kill The Noise" Dillon Francis Remix [Owsla]
21. - Skrillex "Bangarang" [Owsla]
22. - George Thorogood "Bad To The Bone"
23. - BB "Танці" Tapolsky & VovKING Remix [CDR]
24. - Knife Party "Fire Hive" [Earstorm]
25. - Kill The Noise "Talk To Me" [Owsla]
26. - Xilent "Choose Me ll" [Audioporn]
27. - Скрябін " Говорили і Курили" Tapolsky & VovKING Remix [CDR]
28. - Sofi & Skrillex "Bring Out The Devil" [mau5trap]
00. - Outro

   VovKING - Ideology Porno-MIX by Tapolsky & VovKING

The Shoe Skool Sessions Podcast Episode #25 w/ VovKING Mix - The Shoe Skool Sessions Podcast #25

VovKING "Ideology Porno" Mix - Ideology Porno Mix

VovKING on Facebook - VovKING Fan Page

The Shoe Skool Sessions Podcast Blog - theshoeskoolsessions.blogspot.com/

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Free Track - Sister Sledge - Lost in Music - Sketi Re-Fix

In the mood for a bit of Dubstep today?? Good because so am I and we've got a seriously heavy piece for you courtesy of Sketi.

With several successful releases in 2011 and a slew of bangers scheduled for release in 2012, Sketi has firmly established himself as one to watch in the land of breaks. Having remixed for the likes of Altered Beats, The Anologeeks, Yreane and Diistirtiion, things are just heating up for this budding producer from the UK.

When it comes to getting the job done right, Sketi is here to rock you with tracks that comprise of big beats, thundering bass and blistering leads. Rooted in Breakbeat but bringing flairs of Dubstep and D&B to the decks, Sketi is all about the relentless sonic assault on your senses.

Just in case you weren't sure about what I've had to say about Sketi, why don't you have a gander at his latest freebie he has put up for download. Originally released as an exclusive with Dubstep.net, you can now pick it up for free right here! Here is what Dubstep.net thinks about the tune...

"Sketi took 'Lost in Music' and easily transformed it into a banging Dubstep number. Growling bass, mechanical synths and power hungry vocals from Sister Sledge make this track on point!"

   [FREE DOWNLOAD] Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Sketi Refix) [FREE DOWNLOAD] by Sketi Music

Sketi's Website - www.sketi.co.uk/

Sketi on Facebook - www.facebook.com/sketimusic

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Free Track - Katy Perry - ET - Digitalchord Remix

It makes me happy when I can get to the blog daily and keep the free tunes coming at you guys so I'm thrilled to say that after all the recent goodies we've been dropping, we've got another great track for you today.

I know there has been more than one or two remixes of Katy Perry's "ET" floating around, some of which are good and some of which are not. Well, maybe you haven't found that one that does it for you yet or you're looking for another big version of it to drop at your next High School Prom Gig.... I kid!

Digitalchord from Brazil has been putting out some mean Electro House and I have dropped more than one of his tracks in my sets. His remix of "ET" is nothing but pure fire with a tripped out edge to it. The glitchy vox continue through the dubbed out first break which only gets crazier as you go, pushing things way up for a first drop in. Super-sized bass and a bit of trance flavor back Katy's vocals for the main bit and another big Dubstep breakdown will keep the youngins in the room. You don't have to kiss me but leave a comment below if you're feeling the tune!

   Katy Perry - ET (Digitalchord RMX) ~FREE DOWNLOAD~ by Big Alliance Records

Digitalchord on Facebook - www.facebook.com/digitalchordlive

Digitalchord on Twitter - www.twitter.com/#!/digitalchordliv

Monday, January 9, 2012

15 Free Tracks - Farace - Re-Edits Collection

Happy Monday everybody, whew doggie are we starting things off proper this week!! Kick It has been unleashing the free business on you guys and today is a very special day because today is the day that you can get Farace's Re-Edits Collection for FREE!

Within this collection are some of my all time favorite bangers and crowd rockers, when it comes to Re-edits, Farace is the man! Starting things off you have his edit of "Buzz Me" which I have dropped more times than most tracks and it will be in my bag for a long time to come.

The "Heartbreaker" edit is massive and number five, Sub Focus "Rock It" the Farace edit has got to be my all time number one go to when I just want to send people through the roof. The very last change-up on it is the kicker that will have hands in the air everytime. 

Don't have Wolfgang Gartner Vs Major Lazer "Pon de 5th" yet... you can now and it's another one guaranteed to make the crowd lose their shiz!

Need a sweet little closing tune to finish things off just right? Daft Punk "Something About You" the Funky Drummer Edit will work a treat everytime!

In total you get 15 tracks and every one of them is pure gold! If you haven't grabbed Farace's other 2 collection's he has already released, you can do so by heading over to Farace's website, the link is below.

Message From Farace:

This collection is album 3 of 4 (1 Originals, 2 Remixes, 3 Re-Edits, 4 Chill-Out). I have compiled these collections as I move forward and take the next steps with my music and I wanted to allow everyone an easy way to access all of my best tracks from the last 3 years.

I sincerely appreciate all of the support I have received from my family, friends, other artists and everyone involved in the scene (especially my awesome wife Ashley) - it means far more than you know! I really hope you enjoy these collections, I have worked very hard over the years and have decided to give these songs out for free. Thanks for everything, 
Paul Farace <3

   [Free DL See Info] Farace 'ReEdits Collection' Preview by farace


Farace - Edit's Collection Tracklist

01. - Felguk Vs The Body Snatchers "Buzz Me" Farace Re-Edit
02. -  Rock Massive "You Know Why" Farace Re-Edit
03. -  Dylan Rhymes "Kemptown Stuntin" Shrooz Remix (Farace Re-Edit)
04. -  MSTRKRFT Ft. John Legend "Heartbreaker" 
         Laid Back Luke Remix (Farace Re-Edit)
05. -  Sub Focus "Rock It" (Farace Edit)
06. -  Felguk "Galaxy Traveler" Neelix Remix (Farace Re-Edit)
07. -  Mr. Ozio "Steroids" Farace Re-Edit
08. -  Neelix "Disco Decay" Felguk Remix (Farace Re-Edit)
09. -  Ou Est Le Swimming Pool "Dance The Way I Feel" 
         Arman Van Helden Remix (Farace Re-Edit)
10. -  Wolfgang Gartner Vs Major Lazer "Pon De 5th" Farace Edit
11. -  Global Djs Ft. Technotronic "Get Up" Farace One Funky Edit
12. -  Glen Morrison Vs Morgan Page Ft. Lissie 
         "Longest Road" Vs "No Sudden Moves" Farace Mash Up
13. -  TWR72 "Schizophrenia" Farace Re-Fix
14. -  The Lost Boys "Cry Little Sister" Farace Re-Fix
15. -  Daft Punk "Something About You" Funky Drummer Edit

Farace's Website - www.farace.info

Farace on Facebook - www.facebook.com/faraceofficial

Friday, January 6, 2012

Free Track and New Video - Under Construction - In My Game - Sneaker & The Dryer Remix

Hot diggity another free tuna is up for grabs today! Kick It's artists are non-stop putting in work and we've got an army's worth of artillery coming at you in 2012. Yesterday we had Farace's "Madness Inside" featuring Trevor Rockwell and today Sneaker & The Dryer are back with a Broken House remix of Under Construction's "In My Game" that just went Live 24 hours ago!

Big kicks and crisp snares are backed by a plethora of bleeps, blips and stabs right from the get go keeping things moving along straight from the first hit. The unmistakeable strings from the original fill the first break which is almost identical to how Under Construction did it but things quickly change from there. 

Re-worked vocals and brand new bass give a whole new feel while still retaining all the goodness from it's predecessor. Constant changes take place through the entire track and after eight bars of synth work it's time for a round of complextro bass edits, another quick break and then a dose of talking low ends. The main breakdown has a massive buildup and then switches things 180 degrees with a super dubbed out section featuring the funky slap bass from the original. Just in case that wasn't enough for you, the final section picks things up either further with zaps and lasers really turning up the heat to finish things off in proper style. 

Grab it for free below and check out the video Sneaker & The Dryer has put together to go along with it, all  I can say is Dubstep Bear!!

   Free Track - Under Construction - In My Game - Sneaker & The Dryer Remix by SneakerAndTheDryer

Sneaker & The Dryer's Podcast - theshoeskoolsessions.blogspot.com

Under Construction "In My Game" Original Video - Check It Here

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Free Track and New Video - Farace ft. Trevor Rockwell - Madness Inside

Wow have we got a serious free tuna for you guys today! The one like Farace has been diligently plodding away in the studio and he has been putting together some monster stuff as of late! 

Farace's latest release on Kick It, "Get Up Jax" was one of my favorite tunes of 2011 and he has also teamed up with Dave Berg for a massive banger entitled "Fly Away" featuring Kristen Campbell and MC Benzo which you guys are gonna love when it finally drops!

Today's piece of free action, "Madness Inside", is an Indie Electro stormer featuring chopped up vocals from FL native Trevor Rockwell which has got Farace written all over it. The drum work is maniacal but musical and the synths and bass are nothing but the business. Sexy keys and chained arps quickly get you into the first break which is all about the snare roll and wastes no time getting you right where you want to be, stuck inside your own mind. Mad hatter like use of LFOs and non stop edits will have you wondering if you should drink the bottle or eat the cake, either way, turn this one up and let that bass hit!

Green V Photo is back with another awesome video for "Madness Inside" and if you haven't seen their work yet, you can also check out the video for "Get Up Jax" below. You can grab the tune for free by entering your email address in the box below and make sure to head on over to Farace's website for an assortment of free stuff, happy downloading!

   [FREE DL SEE INFO] Farace feat Trevor Rockwell - Madness Inside (Original Mix) by farace


Farace's Website - http://farace.info

Farace on Facebook - www.facebook.com/faraceofficial

Trevor Rockwell on Facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/Trevor-Rockwell

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year friends and readers! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and that 2012 is getting off on the right foot for you all!
Today I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about the new blog we have for The Shoe Skool Sessions Podcast. The previous site I was using to host The Podcast is terrible and I pay for it so I say screw that! We're taking things down a new road for 2012 and we're Kicking things off with the 2011 End of Year Special! It will now be easier than ever to get each weeks show and I will soon be incorporating Soundcloud as well to make things even better for our listeners and followers!

Each week you can grab a new show from Sneaker & The Dryer with at least two hours of  tunes mixed the S&D way. Plus, we will have special guest mixes from some of your favorite artists so make sure to subscribe to the all new Shoe Skool Sessions Blog!
There are two shows already up for grabs, one of them being the 2011 End Of Year Special. What better way to end the year than with 4! hours of all new banging tunes! 
If your New Year's Resolution is to dance off a few pounds, discover new music or learn to mix like the best of them then we have you covered! With near 50 brand new tracks along with some of my favorites from 2011, this year's closeout special is nothing but the best of the business and it ends with a surprise twist :) 
So, get out your dancing shoes, turn up your sub and get ready for the business! Head on over to the new Blog or grab the 2011 Special directly below, just click the link!

The Shoe Skool Sessions Podcast Blog - theshoeskoolsessions.blogspot.com/

The Shoe Skool Sessions 2011 End of Year Special - 2011 End Of Year Special