Wednesday, December 24, 2008

2008 MildWild Music Awards

2008 has been an undeniably ground-breaking year in all genres of electronic music, sparking new sounds and directions in the specter of each genre. Ultimately, this has led us to bringing you the best of the best (according to what we think), as we present to you the First Annual MildWild Music Awards. Feel free to participate as well by letting us know your favorites in the comments if you disagree!

We look forward to bringing some great stuff this year and are excited you've made 2008 a great year with us!

MildWild Picks For Best Artists of 2008
Electro House
~Nyklus VanHoorn - Sébastien Léger
~Sébastien Chassé - Wolfgang Gartner
~Jean-Baptiste Persaan - Lee Mortimer
~Ivan Aagnok - Mowgli
~Zygmunt Hainrich - Riva Starr
Disco House
~Nyklus VanHoorn - N/A
~Sébastien Chassé - Matt Hughes
~Jean-Baptiste Persaan - Mike Monday
~Ivan Aagnok - N/A
~Zygmunt Hainrich - Xinobi

Progressive House
~Nyklus VanHoorn - Deadmau5
~Sébastien Chassé - Deadmau5
~Jean-Baptiste Persaan - Paolo Mojo
~Ivan Aagnok - N/A
~Zygmunt Hainrich -John Dahlback

Tech House
~Nyklus VanHoorn - Style Of Eye
~Sébastien Chassé - Matt Nordstrom
~Jean-Baptiste Persaan - Oliver Huntemann
~Ivan Aagnok - N/A
~Zygmunt Hainrich -Oliver $

MildWild Pick For Best Label of 2008 : Potty Mouth Music
(Runner-Up : Made to Play)

MildWild Rookie of the Year Award : Foamo
(Runner-Up : René van Munster)

MildWild Most Consistent in 2008 Award : Will Bailey

MildWild Best Duo of 2008 : Bloody Beetroots
(Runner-Up : Alter Ego)

MildWild Picks For Most Outstanding Tracks of 2008
Nyklus VanHoorn
Electro House : Adam Bozzetto - I Can't Go feat. Killa B (Scott Cooper Remix)
Disco House : I:Cube - Supernovac (Live At The Lanchonete Version)
Progressive House : Andrea Doria VS LXR - Beauty Of Silence (Inpetto Remix)
Tech House : Style Of Eye - The Prophet (Original Mix)

~Sébastien Chassé
Electro House : Jokers of the Scene - Baggy Bottom Boys (Original Mix)
Disco House : The Eternals - Wrath of Zeus (Original Mix)
Progressive House : Kaskade & Deadmau5 - I Remember (Strobelite Edit)
Tech House : Underworld - Holding The Moth (Audiojack Remix)
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~Jean-Baptiste Persaan
Electro House : Lee Mortimer - Fully Automated (Oliver $ Remix)
Disco House ::Soul Minority - It's A Soul Thing (Original Mix)
Progressive House :Spunuldrick- The Walrus (Matias Faint Remix)
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Tech House : Mathew Jonson - Symphony for the Apocalypse (Original Mix)

~Ivan Aagnok
Electro House : 3 Is A Crowd - Take it Back (Heavyfeet Remix)
Disco House
: Divine Mother Zebrass - Rain Forest (Mix Two)
Progressive House : Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso - Partouze (Jean Elan Remix)
Tech House : Luckey Charmes & Kid Kaio - Plain Dots (Original Mix)

~Zygmunt Hainrich
Electro House : Fatboy Slim - Rockafella Skunk (Riva Starr Remix)
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Disco House : Mr. Oizo - Gay Dentists (JFK Edit)
Progressive House : John Dalbäck - Kaiki (Original Mix) [listen here]
Tech House : Oliver $ - The Greatest (Original Mix) [listen here]

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bringin' Dabruckus & Klein

The dynamic Electro House duo that we are featuring today is comprised of two music enthusiasts with a unique vision: Stefan Dabruck and Frank Klein. Dabruck & Klein have begun to turn quite a few heads with their large portfolio of remixes and originals, and it is hard not to jump on the bandwagon after hearing the perfectly sequenced synths and melodies that their creations are always comprised of. Not only have they been busy in the studio, but also playing at the most noted clubs and festivals all over Europe, and more recently in Asia, Russia, and America. Keeping in mind the creation of their own label 'WePlay' in Summer 2008, we can only expect great things to come from these two in the future, and urge you to keep your eye on them.

Dabruck & Klein - Cars (Original Mix)
Stefan & Frank's take on a classic track. Great builds and drops into an energetic tune that will make you get up on the dance floor.

Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso vs Salem Al Fakir - It's True (Dabruck and Klein Remix)
Amazing tune; electro blips and wonderful vocals sending me into a state of bliss.

The Stafford Brothers - I'm Feeling (Dabruck & Klein Mix)
Another amazing tune with some uplifting African American female vocals, and great production quality.

Dabruck & Klein - The Comeback Of The Hero (Original Mix)
An amazingly electro-infused anthem, minimal vocals, maximum party.

Tocadisco - Streetgirls (Dabruck & Klein Mix)
"If this is what you want, I can give it to you!" What can I say here... another phenomenal tune!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Moan for the Møller

Trentemøller loves to create antipodes in his music; the contrast between vast echo chambers and sharp, direct, in your face sound bits are characteristic of his one of a kind sound. Coupled with outstanding production skills, he creates fascinating song structures. Thanks to Trentemøller’s unique sound he has also been a much demanded remixer. Thanks to the special “Trentemøller twist” most of the remixes became huge hits in clubland. In 2006, his debut album, "The Last Resort", on Poker Flat gathered a big haul in many many reader polls and scored the #1 album of the year in many magazines.

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Trentemoller- African People (Original Mix)
A beautiful African soundscape, undeniably ear pleasing

Trentemøller- Physical Fraction
You gotta love his style, minimal perfection!

Mody- Go (Trentemøller Remix)
This remix is really huge and I don't know how else to describe filth like this.. I suppose brilliant works

Mathias Schaffhaeuser- Coincidence (Trentemøller Remix)
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Techno at its best, dirty bass and an intelligent sound all around makes for some Grade A filth

Yoshimoto- Du What U Du (Trentemøller Remix)
Good house production, a fine example of his production audacity

Trentemoller- Miss you (Trentemøller Remix)
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A fine production, radiating goodness from start to finish

Trentemøller- Miss you (Pascal F.E.O.S Remix)
An amazing compliment to to the original, thumbs up

Djuma Soundsystem- Les Djinns (Trentemøller Remix)
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A fantastic easy listener, wonderful and memorable the whole way through

Robyn - Konichiwa Bitches (Trentemøller Remix)

A glitchy, upbeat ass shaker, killer vocals that bring some heat

Modeselektor - The White Flash (Feat. Thom Yorke) (Trentemøller Remix)
Trentmøller does an amazing job re-rendering the original sound phenomenon by Modeselektor, accompanied by the unmistakable vocals of Radiohead's Thom Yorke

The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health (Trentemøller Remix)
A fun sounding remix, containing heaps of original material from The Knife combined with Trentemøller's signature style

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Yes, It's Really Rusko!

With so much buzz surrounding such a breakthrough sound mechanic, how could BBC Radio 1 and Pete Tong not offer 23 year old Christopher Mercer (AKA Rusko) a chance to show the world what he can mash together in a two hour period via Essential Mix. As we all know, no Average Joe gets an essential mix, and with that being said it's plain to see that Rusko has put in a solid amount of work to obtain the priviledges he has today. Born in Leeds in 1985 to a musical family, Rusko was constantly surrounded by a musical crowd, whether it was by his families pianos, guitars, banjo’s or saxophones, or in his later years when the heavy reggae and dub sound systems of Leeds took over. With support and a jump-start help from SupDub, Chris was introduced to the widespread style of Dub Step music, investing heaps of time in the connecting of himself and the music. The result: A production genius toting a Degree in Music Performance and an impressive array of original tracks and remixes that have been making people go off the walls. As a producer, Rusko has proven again and again that he's more than prepared to bring some heavy sound and to continue his reign of keeping it ruthless and absolutely insane. His sound continues to develop with different BPM’s that lean to Jungle, House, Hip-Hop & Electro, ensuring that you can immediately tell a Rusko track when you hear it. The Essential mix is an aural concussion to say the least, with rapturous winding bass wobbles that wiggle into your head with no intention of leaving. A ridiculous tracklisting boasting such collaborations as Crookers, Clipz, Caspa and Diplo is the icing 0n the cake, and at that the rest is up to you.

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Rusko - BBC Radio 1 Rusko Essential Mix (12-13-08)
Full force Dub Step filth at its finest, delivered for 2 Hours straight. Prepare your ears for some grinding and smashed up bassline love courtesy of Rusko

Rusko - Scareware (Feat. Clipz) (Original Mix)
Jakes - Rock The Bells
(Original Mix)
Rusko - Gogogadgetrusko (Original Mix)
The Quemists - Dem Na Like Me (Subscape Remix)
Stenchman - Prime Time Swine
Russo - Jahova
The Prodigy - Breathe (Numbernin6 Remix)
Rossib And Luca - Dont Cry Soundboy
12th Planet - 68
Jonny Osbourne - Rudeboy 08
(Original Mix)
Rusko - Mr Muscle (Original Mix)
Tc - Where’s my Money (Caspa Remix) (Jack Beats Remix)
Skream - Meta-Lick
(Original Mix)
Skream - Horny (Original Mix)
Enur & Natasja - Calabria (Bomberman Remix)
The Others - Kingpin
(Original Mix)
Redlight And The Voodoos - Superkurl (Original Mix)
Stenchman - Run Rabbit Run (Original Mix)
Chase And Status - Against All Odds (Feat. Kano) (Dubstep Mix)
Rusko - To Da Floor
(Original Mix)
Kid Cudi - Day N Nite (Ruskos Big Trombone Mix)
Rusko - Oy! (Feat. Crookers)
(Original Mix)
Jakes - Modem (Original Mix)
Rusko & Diplo - Major Lazerr (Original Mix)
Rusko - Woo Boost (Original Mix)
More Fire Crew - Oi
Skream - Murderer VIP
(Original Mix)
Rusko - Period (Original Mix)
Bennypage & Zero G - Majestic
The Others - Bazooka
(Original Mix)
Unitz - The Drop
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl (Rusko Chapstick Mix)
Benga - Benga’s Off His Head
(Original Mix)
Skream - Dutchflowers (Rusko Babylon Remix)
Doctor - Raise The Temperature
Chase And Status -Saxon
Marcus Visionary - Black Panther Riddim
(Original Mix)
Distinction & Kromestar - Zappah
Rusko - Lets Go
(Original Mix)
Rusko - Soundguy Is My Target (Feat. Lutan Fyah) (Original Mix)
Caspa - Louder (Original Mix)
Skream - Woinky (Original Mix)
Benny & Vincenzo - Burberry Boy
Chase And Status - Eastern Jam
Rusko - Hammertime
(Original Mix)
Reso - If U Cant Beat Em (Rusko VIP Mix)
Rusko - Dirtydirty (Feat. Virus Syndicate)
(Original Mix)
Dz - Down
Zero G - Ranzom
Leon - Bring It On (Rusko Remix)
Skream - Fastlane
(Original Mix)
Rusko - Do U Wanna Have A Party (Original Mix)
Giant - Rocker
Kid Sister - Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)
Bun Vs Ill Bill - Choppa
(Original Mix)
Kid Sister - Switchboard (Original Mix)
Benny Page - Liar Liar (Original Mix)
Rusko - Moaners (Original Mix)
Rusko - Cockney Thug (Buraka Som Sistema Remix)
Marcus Visionary - Flying Dubs
(Original Mix)
Benga - Night (Buraka Som Sistema Remix)
Rusko - Mr Chips
(Original Mix)
Rusko & Clipz - Rats In The Kitchen (Original Mix)
Rusko & Clipz - Rats In The Kitchen (Clipz Remix)
Pendulum - Showdown (Clipz Remix)
Clipz - Offline
(Original Mix)

HK119 - Cest La Vie (Rusko Masher)
An unusually modern sounding track, thrusting, piston like sounds charge full force in this electrified showcase.

Kid Sister - Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)
As all of Rusko's work gets filthy, this remix of Kid Sister's, "Pro Nails", is definitely no exception, a smooth re-working with all of the original goodness of the track still compromised

Rusko - Cockney Thug (Original Mix)
The track that broke him as a major Dub Step aficionado, take a listen and see if you could have predicted his sound as massive, the likes of Pete Tong, Diplo, Annie Mac and Switch did; Game recognizes Game

A1 Bassline VS Rusko - Cockney House (A1 Bassline VS Rusko)
A1 Bassline allows his sound to get significantly darker on this nightmare esque fright excitement. Perfect for a Vampire Rave? Indeed.

Audio Bullys - Flickery Vision (Rusko's Staying Awake Remix)
Listen as Rusko masterfully smashes Audio Bullys' sound down to a science, impressive noise selection and a precisely delivered remix, amazing!

Alaa, Daddy Rich, Snookz & Wilson, Dean Del

Today's post includes mailbox items as well as a bonus mess around mixtape from yours truly, solely for your listening pleasure. We'll kick it off by taking a look at some new fire from Nellie Recordings, who has just finished setting up their new visually pleasing website, complete with blog, media, links, and artist info. Sent to us was a remix by Alaa, of Britney Spears' new song, "Circus". Complete with techno and electro elements, Alaa has created a wonderful progressive tune here.

Britney Spears - Circus (Alaa's Unofficial Remix)
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Slanted Black has sent over the new self-titled EP from Daddy Rich. I've hand selected two of the best tracks to share with you guys, and each comes equipped with steady beats and a choice house feel.

Daddy Rich - Dance Fever
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Daddy Rich - Give It To Me Dirty
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Snookz recently sent over some promo tracks (160kbps) and I selected some of them to share with you. The genre here is a blend of tribal and electro, and needless to say I'm diggin it!

Snookz & Wilson - Blizzer (Snookz Tribal Mix)
Snookz & Wilson - Drop It (Original Mix)

While browsing through our chat box yesterday, I noticed that Dean Del hooked us up with a remix he did of, "Invaders Must Die", by The Prodigy. Normally I don't blog about any links posted in the chat box, but I decided to make an exception for this Electro & Tech House tune.

The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die (Dean Del Remix)
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Bonus: As a result of my boredom, I have thrown together a mixtape that includes an array of Minimal, Electro, and Techno tracks all released in 2008. The purpose of this mixtape is not to promote myself, but only to give our wonderful viewers and listeners some great beats to jam out to. Enjoy

Nyklus VanHoorn - Wrappin' Up 08 Mixtape
M.A.N.D.Y. & Booka Shade - Donut (Original Mix)
Tyree Cooper & The Cookie Monsterz - Hip Housin' (Kid Massive Remix)
Tom Novy & Adrian Bahil - Ziganje (Orginal Mix)
Dave Oldershaw - Prism (Rudi Stakker Mix)
Sebastien Leger - Majuro (Original Mix)
Nick Supply, NFA - She Rock N Roll (fRew Remix)
Bryan Cox - Blinded Me With Science (Crux Blanc Bootleg)
John Acquaviva & Zenker - Swimming With Sharks (Noir Re-Edit)
Franky Rizardo & Daniel Beasley - Voodoo (Original Mix)
Oliver Twizt - Get Down (Feat. MC Roga) (Original Mix)
Liam Vizzle - That Banana Track (Kelevra Remix)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Concept of Dancing, That Sorta Thing

Upon first hearing the freshly cultivated and enormously bass'd, 'We Can Play EP' by Potty Mouth kids Chris James & Lee Dearn, my eardrums trembled as I was taken through a kickdrum vortex of Tech-House reminiscent sound with deep booming bass to back up the whole damn thing. The combination of the two and their signature sounds is astounding to say the least, and as I hear more of what their producion has to say I can't help but keep listening. With new music and other projects on the horizion, the boys are hard at work pushing their long talked about collaborative effort, DubNoir Music. The label was created with the intention of fusing "together deep house with a mixture of techno and lashings of jackin house producing an end product that wont sound out of place in a warm-up set or at peaktime", and with a description like that how could you not want to investigate. Take a listen to some choice tracks by the two and let the music speak for itself.

Chris James & Lee Dearn - Torcida Cumbia (Original Mix)
A thumpy and stomping mix of some classic foreign sounds and some incredible flute action. Heavy, heavy bass.

Chris James & Lee Dearn - The Concept of Dancing (Original Mix)
A smashing vocal track with some in your face rudeness and some story-telling to boot, a wonderful concept.

Chris James - Take U (Original Mix)
Chris James delivers a proper House rhythm, complete with clean vocals and a subtle bassline

WildWednesday_Number2 (12-17-08)

With 7 Days and counting, the joyous holiday celebration of Christmas is almost among us and we could not be happier. This being our second installment of WildWednesday, your Bi-Weekly fix of Electro House hand picked by those who post, we once again have 5 songs for you that should quench the thirsts of those craving an electrocharged slap to the face. Don't forget to support these artists by purchasing their music on Beatport and other digital download stores. Enjoy and have a wild one.


Re-Zone & Afroboogie - Singomakers (Original Mix)
~Nyklus VanHoorn

Robb G - 12 Inch Therapy (Bass Kleph Dirty Ows Mix)
~Sébastien Chassé

Uppermost - Funk (Original Mix)
~Jean-Baptiste Persaan

Ocelot - Our Time (Tom Neville Remix)
~Ivan Aagnok

Wu-Tang Clan - The Jump Off (Bird Peterson Remix)
~Zygmunt Hainrich

Links : Re-Zone, Afroboogie, Robb G, Bass Kleph, Uppermost, Ocelot, Tom Neville, Wu-Tang Clan, Bird Peterson

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Have You Sena Him?

Every once in a while I like to get nostalgic and let loose on a MSTRKRFT esque synth binge in listening, returning to my favorites from months past to give me that little fix of aural electricity that I once craved so frequently. As I await the arrival of fresh works from such MildWild favorites as The Japense Popstars, Auto Erotique (Formally VND/LSM), and the afore mentioned, MSTRKRFT, I've been given a little help from a man who's all about that sort of heavyness, allowing myself to indulge in something a little more up to date. Dim Mak signee and San Francisco native, Dan Sena has been on a roll recently with the release of his brand new, 'Algarve EP'. Killer noiseyness, heavy synths and unstoppable ear humpage pack some of these tracks with that classic electro sound that gets so undeniably great sometimes, also while keeping it rocker with crazy guitar works. The Dan man sent me over a copy of the EP and gave me the greenlight to share my personal favorites in full quality, hope you enjoy it.

Dan Sena - The Rising Sun
Some classic guitars and pitchy business can be heard in this beastly synth take on a lawnmower blades day to day routine; Rip, Slice, Slice, Rip.

Dan Sena - Unfinished Buisness
Some bobbing, terrorizing filth. Sleeze filled and exsuberant at the same time, a great electro jam.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Holden It Down

This is James Holden, The founding father of the always outstanding Border Community. His first release was the genre-defying melodic anthem, "A Break In The Clouds", before coming of age with his twisted debut mini-album of next level music for dancing to, 'The Idiots Are Winning' in 2006. James Holden is a man of many talents: label boss, trend-setting producer, widely demand monster remixer, and on top of all of this he finds himself at the head of the pack of that very modern breed of the DJ aesthetic, exploiting new technology to the fullest in order to bring his unique musical vision to life by brazenly uniting tracks from music's past and present, regardless of scene.

James Holden- Idiot Clapsolo
A great experimental mini track.

James Holden- 10101 (Original Mix)
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Excellent track.

Andre Kraml- Safari (James Holden Remix)
This is a journey into the African Savanna plains in minimalistic form

Accadia- Into The Dawn (James Holden Remix)
A rather old remix, still packing a refreshing sound

James Holden- Lump
This is a masterpiece, a must listen of course

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