In this 8th volume of the Collective Sessions series, we come out swinging! Check out this heat from Mr. Ganzarelli! Be sure to share with your friends! <3
2. Lucky Date – Freak (original mix)
3. Digitalcord – Unexpected pain (original mix)
4. Ftampa – Run Away feat. Mc Ambush (vocal mix)
5. Lucky Date – Fantom (original mix)
6. Far East Movement – Dirty Bass (James Egbert Remix)
7. Alex Mind – Wrong Monster (original mix)
8. Dirtyphonics – Walk in the fire (Schoolboy Remix)
9. Lazy Rich – Brainfreeze (original mix)
10. Wideboys – Addicted 2 The Bass (Lazy Rich Remix)
11. Chrizz Luvly – Out of the cage (Original mix)
12. Dank – Blow Me (Ftampa Remix)
13. Savoy – Kidz (original mix)
14 NWA – Straight outta Compton (Cazzette’s ass sniffin hounds bootleg)
15. Chuckie and Junxterjack – Make some noise (Deorro Remix)
16. Slop Rock feat. Whisky Pete – Super Dope (Gigi Borocco Remix)
17. Far Too Loud – Firestorm (original mix)
18. Haydan Hoffman – Girls Girls Girls
19. Lazy Rich and Hirshee feat Amba Shephard – Damage Control (original mix)
20. Awolnation – Sail (Borgore pop the sweating I’m sailing remix)
Artwork by Nicholas Love Visuals:
Crizzly gives Macklemore’s track a Bass Lift and then gives it away for FREE!
Go ahead and like his facebook page and the track is yours
With the addition of a second monthly mix in G-9 Collective’s Collective Sessions series, we were able to reach outside of the Collective and bring in house music producer and DJ, Corduroy Mavericks! Please enjoy and share!
1. Vlada Asanin, Yas Cepeda, Juan Rey – Jazz Machine
2. Steve Bug – No Adjustments ft. Foremost Poets
3. Southland Dj’s – WTF
4. Davy Kidd – Get Down Tonight
5. Stefano Ritteri – Nothing Stays the Same
6. Justin Martin & Ardalan – Wheelgunner (dub)
7. Paolo Rocco – Move Body, Move Forward
8. Roundtable Knights & Ogris Debris – Say What?! (Paolo Rocco remix)
9. Oliver $ & Sqim – Hoes
10. Justin Martin – Ruff Stuff (Pimp Squad Edit)
11. Acidkids – Greek Geek (Joyce Muniz & Shanti Roots remix)
12. Chicken Lips – He Not In (Eats Everything Chicken Tits remix)
Artwork by Nicholas Love Visuals:
On Thursday April 4th , I did something I don’t normally do, which is go to a show completely alone. But I did it with good reason, as a rarity to central Indiana graced us with the soulful sounds of New Orleans. Galactic, a staple in the jam band scene revered for their almost telepathic ability to play flawlessly, came to the Vogue on tour with the Nigel Hall Band to share with us some of their musical prowess.
I arrived to the venue around 8:30 p.m., just in time to catch the second half of the Nigel Hall Band. As I walked into the Vogue more ready then ever to experience some new music, the Nigel Hall Band, and to see Galactic in a whole new light from a writer’s perspective, I ran into a fellow writer for the scene. We spoke on life and writing, as this will be my first official Indymojo review. He talked about an experience he had not too long ago writing about the Suwannee Music Festival and gave me some tips and friendly advice, I’m never one to turn that kind of thing down. I proceeded to grab a beer and head to the stage to see what turned out to be a composite of many already well established musicians in the scene. The Nigel Hall Band was comprised of members from Lettuce and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, both excellent funk machines. Nigel was front and center on what I believe was a Rhodes leading the band in what I could only compare to a combination of Motown and Ray Charles with an added funkiness to it. I was only able to catch a couple of their songs, but the Nigel Hall Band will definitely be a new act I will be watching out for as I hit the festival grounds this summer. After they left the stage the standard mulling around during set break commenced as the bar filled up, tables were occupied and cigarettes were smoked. I was able to find a good group of homies to bullshit with and eventually getting to talk to E.D. Coomes, who plays the bass with Lettuce and Nigel Hall. He shared with me some of his story, growing up the son of an already established musician it turns out he was born to play.
As the anticipation grew, I found my way back inside and at the bar grabbing another beer as the lights began to fall and Galactic started to take the stage. They opened their one, very long, set with the energy that any other band would have saved for the encore, setting the stage for what was one of the best shows I have seen this winter. You could feel the drums in your chest as the horn section led the fully instrumental number in a wild and funky direction, then transitioning seamlessly into one of my favorites, the song “Balkan Wedding”. With what seemed like a duel between the horn section and everybody else in the band, “Balkan Wedding” had you jumping back and forth to the eastern European sounds fused with the funk of New Orleans. Next they went into “Hey Na Na”, a fairly new one for Galactic, with Dave Shaw of The Revivalists doing the lead vocals. For the crowd, this radio friendly song was well received but was not one of my favorites. I could feel the energy and definitely caught myself in a little groove, but I like my Galactic as soulful and funky as possible, the old school sounds of New Orleans without the hip hop influence that the last two Galactic albums seemed to exemplify.
I got to talking to some friends about this and it seems that, though they on their trips to New Orleans never experienced this hip hop side of the city, there does seem to be a presence, which is why Galactic chose to call it out on more recent albums. Shaw made it up to me though by following up “Hey Na Na” with “Ain’t No Love”, a very soulful, jazzy number where he took the lead on the guitar and vocals, absolutely killin’ it. They later played to our heartstrings with a cover of the famous Beatles tune, “I Am the Walrus”, which really got the crowd going. The ever presence scent of “Hippie” increased with this song as people carelessly lit up in remembrance of the iconic 60’s pop/rock band, and Galactic added a playful funk undertone to the song, really making it their own while paying tribute to a challenging song I have never seen covered. As I stood there taking notes, a friend of mine was asking me to try to describe how I document a show like this and how does one describe the feel of such a band. I let him take a look through my notes, he nodded in agreement to things I had written, while asking questions about others. I told him that solid research is always helpful in really understanding a band, especially one as dynamic and versed as Galactic. This band is different in that their city is fueled by changing music on a daily basis, and when they do a studio album they bring in many different local and regional musicians, letting them just lay it down as they see fit. They are diverse and different, so where as I may not like the hip hop side of it, it is important in understanding the rich history of a city which is embodied in their music. This was ever more evident in the following song, “Heart of Steel”, another tune lead by Shaw on vocals. While people were rowdy and excited for the cover before, as “Heart of Steel” was played you could literally feel the crowd calm down in respect of the soul Galactic was putting into this number. This is one song that was also featured with hip hop tunes on the album it debuted on; again with the diversity, this band just knows how to do it all, and how to do it right. As I continued to run into more people I knew, I continued to get encouragement for my writing (so I hope you all like it!) making the experience that much more worth it. As it came time for the encore, Galactic came out strong with the number “Does It Really Make a Difference”, and brother I can tell you it DOES make a difference.
A fellow traveler and well respected head saw me taking notes and came over to discuss some of his experiences with Galactic. He told me that, having seen Phish over 150+ times, that more then ever Galactic was there in the small towns back in the day to keep the party alive. But more then that, they would take you to the next level. I believe his exact words were, “They’ll tickle your balls and make you forget that Harry Hood encore” a hard feat for any diehard phish phan. So to the band that was always there to keep the groove goin, it does matter. For the final song, they busted out with a cover of “When The Levee Breaks”, a song that made the crowd go wild. The energy was intense, the love from brother to sister was even more so, and I was left walking away with an ear to ear grin thinking to myself, “damn that just happened”, and on a Thursday! I can only hope that we can get Galactic back to Indy in the near future, and maybe even on a Friday or Saturday where more heads can come out, and the party can go to the break of dawn, as is according to the New Orleans tradition.
Words by Chris Lucas
Photos by Aaron Lingenfelter of Wide Aperture Images
Spring is here and so is volume 6 of G-9 Collective‘s Collective Sessions Mix Series! This time we went to our good friend and Altered Thurzdaze Resident, Kodama. He delivers to us something to work those bass bins! Check it out and share with your friends!
1. Gnasher – Overblown by Gnasher
2. Machine Code – Earth (Original Mix)
3. Tantrum Desire – Guided Rhythm (Original Mix)
4. Justin Crum – Dr. I.V. (Original Mix)
5. Machine Code – Diatom (Original Mix)
6. Zardonic and Krusha – Mechagodzilla
7. Calvertron – Devil’s Playground (Original Mix)
8. Varien – Mirrors (Original Mix)
9. Kill The Noise – Thumbs Up (For Rock N’ Roll) with Feed Me
10. SAVOY – I’m Fine
11. Crazy Daylight – Baby Gets Down
12. Crazy Daylight – Rollin Twisted
13. Jantsen – Let’s Get Ill (The Funk Hunters Remix)
14. NoiseTwins – Goza!!!!
15. Alexandre – The Harvest (110-140 Mix)
16. Venoxz – Senses (Original Mix)
17. Jomekka – McVillain
18. Hurricos & Dropbear – Moments
19. Mantis – Insomnia VIP
20. Teknian – Sonic (Original Mix)
21. 4Kuba, Playma – Guitar Anthem (feat. 4Kuba) (Original Mix)
22. MUST DIE! – Arcadia (Original Mix)
23. Culprate, Muse, Elite Force – No One (RVMPD)
24. Shy Guy Says! – Sand Pit
Artwork by Nicholas Love Visuals:
All hail the dirty bass beats. Short and sweet this week. Some Dead Audio, Antitrash Jack, and new Au5 for your listening pleasure. Free stuff and stuff you should grab via $$$. I would explain more but ain’t nobody got time for that.
Out Now on Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/night-of-the-living-dead-audio-ep/1050689
Au5 is one my top favorite new producers out right now. Check out his new EP available March 24th.
So much great music this week! I have a shit-ton of FREE amazing tracks for you, including an EP. As always there is a plethora of genres to feed your eardrum’s cravings. After a few stagnate weeks from the EDM community, the amount of quality this week is a bit overwhelming. Give yourself some time and take it all in. Enjoy
The release is set to drop March 22nd for digital and April 1st on vinyl. All four tracks are immaculate!
DVRKNESSOVEREVERYTHING (FREE EP)
1. Spencer and Hill – Cool (Afrojack Remix meets Merlyn’s Ice Cold Edit)
2. Emma Hewitt – Rewind (Johnny Cage’s Mikkas Re-Fork)
3. Ralvero – Spectrum (Baby Anne ReRub)
4. Baby Anne, Dj Hero – Is you is
5. Rebel Sonix vs. Geek Boy and Whiskey Pete – Get on It (Keith MacKenzie Mix)
6. Dj Hero – This Ish is Breaks
7. Sharaz – Too Far
8. J-Trick – Inhale (Keith MacKenzie Mix)
9. Dj Fixx – Sound the Alarm
10. Infiniti – Running Away (Curtis B Cover Mix)
11. Colombo- Keep you Dancing
12. Geon – Astral
13. Sidestep – Closer Feat. Laura Shea (Donald Glaude vs Curtis B breaks Edit)
14. Keeta – Bubbles and Sticks
Artwork by Nicholas Love Visuals:
Back at it! Oh yes, I have returned once again to share with you some spaced out, bass-ed out sounds. There is so much talk about the amount of Trap music circling the EDM community. I have to say first and foremost that although I do like the genre, I believe it to be short lived. No doubt this Harlem Shake phenomenon will launch it in popularity but, then again makes it look like a gimmick. One thing that is for certain is Dubstep could never be stronger and the sounds coming out of the Eletro House producers have been blowing my mind recently. I have found so many tracks lately, I cannot even fit them in this blog. Here are my favorites.
This 3 track EP features remixes by Schoolboy and Culprate. Both remixes are stunning and unique. Schoolboy’s remix is most certainly the stand out track on this EP.
This past Valentine’s Day the Barry Whites of Dubstep Flufftronix and Dirty South Joe released their fourth edition of Luvstep. The track listing is the the best I have seen yet. This mix is a must download.
Don’t miss Herobust at IndyMojo’s Mojo Radio release party this Friday at The Vogue. Entry is free. https://www.facebook.com/events/556982277645391/
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After the attention and what I would call “success” of the last blindly judged mixtape competition, we decided to put a second one together. This time, with a bigger prize at the end – MOJOSTOCK!
It’s no secret that we do a lot of events and book a lot of talent over the course of the year. But we can admit there can be holes in the system in which we use to book said talent, and many budding artists and DJ’s could be getting overlooked. This is why we want to put together a Mixtape Competition, with blind judging, so there’s no playing favorites, no spam, no complaints. (Who am I kidding? There will always be complaints – but you get the idea).
Winning Mixtape will be awarded:
- Mojostock Booking (Main stage – Date/Time Slot TBD)
- Headlining slot at Altered Thurzdaze.
(on a mutually agreeable date once winner is selected)
- $100 cash
- Potential to open for a national act at one or more of Indymojo’s events.
(depending on coinciding music genre that makes sense for available headliners, mutual agreeable date, and some restrictions apply)
Second Place Prize:
- Mojostock Booking (2nd EDM stage – Date/Time Slot TBD)
- Altered Thurzdaze booking (date TBD)
Runner Up entries will be considered for future bookings as well.
We want to set a few simple guidelines:
1. Create a new mix (50-60 minutes in length).
All genres welcome – PLEASE NO TOP-40 commercial crap. Be creative. Don’t insert anything that will reveal identity, such as a name drop.
2. Put it on a CD/Audio quality disk. (Markings are ok, as I will burn blanks)
3. Give the disk to me (Matt Ramsey – You can find me at any Indymojo event) by March 21st. < ~ Deadline (Extended to the 21st)
*For regional mixes, contact me for mailing information.
Disks will be assigned a number and securely logged in for identification purposes after the judges have ranked them accordingly.
- Entries will be duplicated and given to 5 judges of various music tastes and experiences, who have no knowledge of the entry creators. Judges TBD.
- Judges will rank the entries based on track selection, originality, and technical ability.
- Winner will be announced by April 20th.