Saturday, November 27, 2010

HEAVY - GIVE IT UP TO THE BASS GODS

"It's that time again.
The night where the normal rules don't apply.
The night where we return to the trenches."

Come out November 27th to the Graveyard Tavern for OMFG's favorite party: HEAVY!!!
It is the official Heroes & Villiains We Off That Mixtape Release!
~OMFG

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sub Swara - Triggers



About a month ago we brought you the Sub Swara remix of Shutterbug. And about two weeks ago Sub Swara dropped their second album 'Triggers'. I did give you a widget to grab one of their tracks free after signing up on their email list, but now they've dropped us Bend You and Steam as 320kbps giveaway  tracks!


Sub Swara creates, constructs, produces and plays genrebending bass music that parallels the diversity of their home town of Brooklyn, NY. Consisting of Dhruva and Dave Sharma, Sub Swara's musical genome brings together a wide assortment of DNA - from dub to hip-hop, dancehall to punk rock, and all the global sounds in between. Sub Swara combines electronic production, live instrumentation, and 3000% of recommended energy levels to bring to life an inclusive, human experience that creates an inviting space for anyone and everyone.

Sub Swara's second album, Triggers (out on Low Motion Records), continues the group's exploration and blending of different spaces in bass music and draws from a completely unique sound pallete that marries both live (much of the percussion is actually played by the group in addition to other instruments by guest artists) and electronic elements. The aesthetic is not tied to any single genre. It traverses through dubstep, hip hop, and sounds yet to be classified, binding these elements together with a strong melodic center, dancefloor energy and inventive production.

The album features collaborations with Dead Prez Lyrics Born, Kendra Foster of Parliament Funkadelic and the up and coming hip hop act, Freddie Mills. The instrumental collaborations feature the afrobeat horns of Antibalas and a host of master session musicians from around the world.


               
  


Here's an extra treat, a 44min, 320kbps mix of tracks off the album mixed by Sub Swara


Triggers Mixtape Vol.1 - Sub Swara

Now go buy the album! = )
--p.a.t.t.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Culprit 1 - Theme 2 + Cluedo



Culprit 1 Cluedo. Enter now to win some amazing prizes.
Hello and welcome to Culprit Cluedo, a new competition from Exceptional Records to celebrate the release of Culprit 1's second album 'Theme 2' on 22nd Nov.
By the way, you can listen to tracks from the new album right here : http://soundcloud.com/exceptionalrecords/sets/culprit-1-theme-2-album-sampler
And preorder your copy from iTunes here :  
Start playing Culprit Cluedo now to be in with a chance of bagging yourself an exclusive, personalised signed copy of the album, 2 tickets for a Culprit 1 gig of your choice, a copy of Culp’s first album ‘Running In Order’ plus immortalisation* by being announced as the winner by James “Culprit 1” Hannam himself in a video message (which may or may not self-destruct) on Exceptional and Culprit 1 web pages.
Scattered across the Culprit 1 and Exceptional Records-related web pages are 10 x unique Culprit Cards. It’s your job to don your monocle, fake mustache and silly hat and go in search of them. Some will be easy to find, some may be a little more tricky, but don’t worry we’ll provide clues along the way on the Culprit 1 facebook wall. The competition runs until one of you collects all 10 cards and email them to us at jake@exceptionalrecords.co.uk using the subject line “I’ve only gone and won Culprit Cluedo!”) – the first to send all the cards in wins the lot. Anyone who collects 5 cards or more can email them in to claim their a free track download from the album by emailing them in.
Feel free to share/trade/swap cards with other followers on Culp’s facebook wall but be aware the more you give away the more likely someone else will win!
Here is a list of the cards, they’re numbered 1 to 10 so you can keep track of how you’re doing :
Example: Theme 2 Album 
Culprits: 01.Culprit 1 / 02.Polar Bear / 03.Smiler / 04.Iko
Weapons: 05.SM58 / 06.Keyboard / 07.Macbook / 08.Violin
Crime Scenes: 09.Cardiff / 10.Exceptional HQ
By entering the competition you are agreeing to our terms and conditions
Right, that’s it. Ready, steady… go!
You can watch James ‘Culprit 1 Hamman’ chatting about the making of the new album right here :

--p.a.t.t.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beautiful Bells - Managing Depth



Another very interesting artist. I'd have to say his sound is mostly chill, downtempo, sometimes hip hop rhythms, sometimes abstract rhythms and lots of samples and effects.


Beautiful Bells is the Alabama-born Justin Peake, who now splits his time between New Orleans and Brooklyn. While primarily a drummer, music has always been at the center of Peake's life, starting with the violin at age 4, and later the piano at age 6, learning drums and guitar in his early teens, Justin's family history is deeply rooted in Jazz. With a broad and eclectic array of musical influences, citing names like Iannis Xenakis, J Dilla, Fela Kuti, Bill Evans, Autechre, John Cage, and many in between, harmonious complexity is the fuel behind many of Justin's multifaceted works.

With more concern regarding the true expression of a musical vision, Peake states that "I don't want to say something musically or artistically that's already been said because...well, it's already been said. The next record will be different. And the one after that will be different too, and on and on. I'm coming at electronic music [based on] what feels good to me." As Beautiful Bells, his forward-thinking beats wax future jazz with ample helpings of homemade samples and improvised melodies, fusing them with synths, as well as instruments both digital and analog. Perhaps it is best summed up by examining the meaning of the name Beautiful Bells-- the root "bell" is used in many languages in the word "beautiful," while the ringing of bells produces some of the most physically complex tones that we observe in the world. "Funny that our word for the most complex of tones means 'beautiful.'" - Moodgadget

--p.a.t.t.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

OMF(ashion)G- Wanderlust Fashion Show


FASHION AND RETAIL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SET TO LAUNCH FIRST EVER SPRING 2011 COUTURE RUNWAY SHOW 
WANDERLUST, a spring 2011 runway show to be held on December 1st, 2010 at The Defoors Art Center and Gallery, will be the first ever couture runway show production showcased by The Art Institute of Atlanta’s Fashion and Retail Management program.
WANDERLUSTA Journey of Timeless Obsession is based on the theme of indulgences and over-consumption of luxurious and glorified vices throughout history- sex, status, body image, alcohol, and technology, are all presented and set against an exotic and tropical background.
It is going to be a cohesion of seduction and fantasy.  The students are "attempting to bring the standards of a Parisian Couture Fashion show to the Atlanta market by the next generation of Industry tastemakers”
The WANDERLUST fashion show is a charity event benefiting The Art Institute of Atlanta’s Scholarship Program to help aspiring artists develop the skills and education needed to succeed in the ever growing creative fields of fashion, graphic design and culinary arts.
The WANDERLUST evening will include a pre-show silent auction beginning at 7pm and admission to the show will be a $5 dollar donation to the AI scholarship fund.
The couture women’s and menswear collection to be debut at this event will be Autonomous by ChristianHarris.
Accompanying Autonomous by Christian Harris’s exquisite designs will be lavish jewelry and accessories graciously donated by W Hotels The Storeboutique in Midtown and hand crafted jewelry courtesy of designer Karmen Fairley for CAKE accessories.
The night’s musical entertainment will be provided by DJ tD of  RARE FORM DJ Crew, and as a suitable close to WANDERLUST, all attendees are cordially invited to the event’s official after party which is being held at the glamorous lounge and nightclub WHISKEY PARK, located on the 3rd floor of The W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta.
For more information please contact Rebekah Bowen, Publicity Director at redbrickblonde@netscape.net
Or Ash Foster, Show Director at Paradisefound47@yahoo.com

OMFG - Bass for Bullies Fundraiser - Nov. 18th @ Graveyard Tavern


Atlanta Bully Rescue & OMFG Atlanta are teaming up to bring you a special event. We would like to invite you to come out & help us raise money for a great cause. 



"Atlanta Bully Rescue is a nonprofit that focuses on helping stray pitbulls, cats & other breeds of dogs in South and East Atlanta. The majority of the time, adoptable pets are kept in their licensed shelter and treated as if they were their own pets. ABR has a healthy, well socialized, and diverse pack of resident dogs."

We have a fun night planned for this event! 
Good times + Good tunes for a Great cause!

DJs:
DJ Assault
Eric ZBD
Grav3y
Mark Graves

Burlesque Troupe, MINETTE MAGNIFIQUE, will be on hand to help with the raffle! 

Limited edition OMFG T-shirts for sale ( % of proceeds go to ABR.)

((......MORE DETAILS TO COME......))

So, come donate some bucks to help out some pups! 
It is a suggested $5 donation towards the pups at the door.

**Help us spread the word by telling your friends & "sharing" a link to this blog post. Feel free to contact us if you know of a business that would like to donate an item for the raffle: omfgblogspot@gmail.com 

Any potential adopters can fill out ABR's application before meeting any of our adoptable pets: http://www.totherescueentertainment.com/Animal-Rescue-Assistance.html
~OMFG

Polly Mack & The Pleasure Principle - The Playground (Jeuce Rework)



Polly Mack & The Pleasure Principle are a rising name in Liverpool's indie band scene. Jeuce drop their signature electro-dubstep sound over their single 'The Playground' and it's just heaven.


--p.a.t.t.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Excision/Downlink - Elite Force ReVamps Released



Check out these fresh releases from Elite Force. Crazy basslines from heavy dubstep producers with heavy drumlines laid down for the breakbeats from Elite Force. As well as a freebie download of the old Hardfloor classic 'Acperience'




                       

--p.a.t.t.

DJ Fame & Eric Sharp - Drop It Like




And of course here's my fave...

Check out the rest of the release here

--p.a.t.t.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

OMF(ood)G- Simply Delicious - Uncle Julio's!

Hi there! I have been on a trip or two lately and so I haven’t shared any good local places to eat in a while. Well, today a group went to Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande CafĂ© or Casa Grande on Peachtree St. for lunch. For starts we got 2 large orders of guacamole to go with their famous thin chips and salsa! It was mighty tasty!!! I had their steak quesadillas and the others ordered tacos, tortilla soup and salad, and fajitas. We all were stuffed and happy by the time the meal was complete. 
The one bad thing was we had to go back to work so that meant no margaritas! Oh DARN! They have some of the best Mexican food in town in my opinion. If you have not already eaten there I recommend you give it a try. Try their Swirl:
LBlizzard

LOVE Thursdays? Me too!


dj p.a.t.t. 8:30pm - 12:30am
(chill, electronica, indie, funk, hip hop, disco, dubstep)

Join us at Apres Diem in midtown. Off the Intersection of 8th St and Monroe Dr.
Behind Trader Joe's, next to The Highlander and Midtown Arts Cinema

--p.a.t.t.

Shigeto - Full Circle (Out Now) + New Free Download




Shigeto's new website is offering free downloads, tour updates, release info and more if you sign up for his newsletter. You can also stream the album at his website or you can check it out at AOL Spinner.

--p.a.t.t.

The Chemicals Brothers - Hey Boy, Hey Girl (DivKid Organic LadyBoy Remix)


DivKid take their skills to a classic. This is a solid remix. I really like the wonky bassline they dropped in there. Otherwise it's an easy song to remix and that's why most of them sound the same, but DivKid makes a quality rework here with a slightly darker progressive sound. The video isn't their best overall, but the dancing skeletons and the skeleton DJ made me smile.


--p.a.t.t.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bassgate vs. Lil' Wayne - Steady Mobbin'


Whoa, hold on to your hats Ladies and Gentleman, We've got a remix HOT off the press and straight to you. Local ATL club banger BASSGATE comes slamming through the door with a great HOUSE/DUBSTEP rework of Lil' Wayne. House and Dubstep? Yeah, just listen:

http://soundcloud.com/jwag1200/lil-wayne-steady-mobbin-bassgate-remix

Go Holler at 'em here: http://www.facebook.com/bassgate

~Mark~

Serena Andrews - Phoenix



A fresh face on the indie electro-pop scene, Serena Andrews delivers an 11 track album full of soul and graceful melodies. She's also released remix elements under the moniker "Stems" volumes 1,2, and 3. A certain recipe for massive remixes and mash-ups to come. Serena is setting a deadline of November 20th for this current remix contest, so producers get on this! Just goto her site to check out all kinds of links remixing tracks and making videos!

Cee-Lo Green - F**k You (NAPT N-Funk Remix)



In case you hadn't had enough Cee-Lo yet...

All round hot property NAPT return for part 4 of their Contraband series,
this time re-mixing Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You" into a futuristic N-Funk
electronic workout.
 

--p.a.t.t.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer (In Stores Now)

And it's good! Yes ATL and abroad, The Lady Killer hits stores today. So if you haven't downloaded it from iTunes, HMV, Play, or Amazon already then it's time to hit the local record store and get this piece of gold. 


Here's Cee-Lo talking about his career with ABC News.


Most of us know his original work with Goodie Mob, but even more know him as part of Gnarls Barkley along with Danger Mouse. Of course, his rap sheet of collaborations is endless. This is Cee-Lo's third solo album. A classic piece of modern soul with a timeless sound.

Tracklist
The Lady Killer Theme (Intro)
Bright Lights Bigger City
F**k You
Wildflower
Bodies
Love Gun featuring Lauren Bennett
Satisfied
I Want You
Cry Baby
Fool For You featuring Philip Bailey
It's OK
Old Fashioned
No One's Gonna Love You
The Lady Killer Theme (Outro)


--p.a.t.t.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tricky - Mixed Race



Tricky, the man behind some of the most famous lyrics in early trip hop, has a new album out. Most people probably remember hearing Tricky's vocals on Massive Attack's Blue Lines. He worked with Massive Attack on that album as well as wrote some of the lyrics for Protection, at the same time his debut album Maxinquaye was receiving huge acclaim in the UK. 

Personally, it was 1997's Pre-Millenium Tension that introduced me to Tricky as a solo artist. "Makes Me Wanna Die" featuring the vocals of Martina Topley-Bird was one of those songs that stuck me deep from the first time I heard it and became a treasure hunt to regain that sense memory later in life.

The new album Mixed Race (available at Amazon) is definitely a mix of all the different influences Tricky has channeled throughout his career. Blues, trip-hop, jazz, reggae, and dance are all present on this album. Featured is a track called Kingston Logic (sometimes listed as UK Jamaican) which is actually a really kool collaboration of Daft Punk, Tricky, and a couple of other artists. I'm not sure if Terry Lynn was a part of this production. Murder Weapon was the first single put out from this album. Using the familiar Peter Gunn guitar riff, it's a catchy sound but otherwise not my choice for a featured track.

The lead song, Every Day is a heavily blues infused trip hop song which will quickly get stuck in your head. Ghetto Stars is more the dark, punk electro trip hop style I loved from Pre-Millenium Tension. Time To Dance is a really interesting track simply because it sounds a lot like some of the chill-wave we hear these days from acts like Miami Horror. Early Bird is classic jazzy Tricky with his signature voice crawling all over and under your skin.
 

--p.a.t.t.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Jimmy Vallance - Put The Kettle On



A gorgeous track from Jimmy Vallance. Something I could definitely find myself listening to on a Sunday morning as I put the kettle on to make some tea. Yes, I drink tea and not coffee. Not all Americans drink coffee ya know. Besides, this song just feels more like tea time. 

--p.a.t.t.

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Mix from p.a.t.t. - A Tranquil Tragedy




--p.a.t.t.

Playing For Change


"The Inspiration

Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truth firmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world.

The Production

We built a mobile recording studio, equipped with all the same equipment used in the best studios, and traveled to wherever the music took us. As technology changed, our power demands were downsized from golf cart batteries to car batteries, and finally to laptops. Similarly, the quality with which we were able to film and document the project was gradually upgraded from a variety of formats-- each the best we could attain at the time—finally to full HD.

One thing that never changed throughout the process was our commitment to create an environment for the musicians in which they could create freely and that placed no barriers between them and those who would eventually experience their music. By leading with that energy and intent everywhere we traveled, we were freely given access to musicians and locations that are usually inaccessible. In this respect, the inspiration that originally set us on this path became a co-creator of the project along with us!

The Effect

Over the course of this project, we decided it was not enough for our crew just to record and share this music with the world; we wanted to create a way to give back to the musicians and their communities that had shared so much with us. And so in 2007 we created the Playing for Change Foundation, a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to do just that. In early 2008, we established Timeless Media, a for-profit entity that funds and extends the work of Playing for Change. Later that year, Timeless Media entered into a joint venture with the Concord Music Group through the support of label co-owner and entertainment legend Norman Lear and Concord Music Group executive vice president of A&R John Burk. Our goal is to bring PFC’s music, videos and message to the widest possible audience.

Now, musicians from all over the world are brought together to perform benefit concerts that build music and art schools in communities that are in need of inspiration and hope. In addition to benefit concerts, the Playing for Change band also performs shows around the world. When audiences see and hear musicians who have traveled thousands of miles from their homes, united in purpose and chorus on one stage, everyone is touched by music's unifying power.

And now, everyone can participate in this transformative experience by joining the Playing for Change Movement. People are hosting screenings, musicians are holding benefit concerts of every size, fans are spreading the message of Playing for Change through our media, and this is only the beginning. Together, we will connect the world through music!"

 -- all of us @ OMFGAtlanta

AC Slater - Grand Hotel Mix




Following a tour that took in the amazing Parklife Festival across 5 cities in Australia and a clutch of club shows in Eastern Asia, AC Slater returns to the UK to demolish some dancefloors with his trademark brand of bass-heavy upfront dance music. Ac Slater will be joining the Plump DJs to celebrate their new label Grand Hotel at Sankeys in Manchester on Friday, 19th of November and Saturday the 20th at The Plug in Sheffield. Plump DJs are London based production and DJ duo Lee Rous and Andy Gardner whose energetic, quirky productions and skillful, pounding DJ sets have acquired a loyal and admiring fan base the world over.

This mix will serve as a taster for what ravers are in for when he checks in to the Grand Hotel.


--p.a.t.t.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Black Diamond Bay - Peace



The latest release from Black Diamond Bay who have delivered Peace, a violent and graceful composition, combining the dirty energy of drum and bass with the raw beauty of a string section. Motivated by lyrical anarchy this song seeks to start a dialogue, a conversation to be expanded upon.

Peace is only available for purchase on iTunes, and it is highly worth buying. 


--p.a.t.t.

LOVE Thursdays? Me too!



dj p.a.t.t. 8:30pm - 12:30am
(chill, electronica, hip hop, dub, house, disco, funk, dubstep and more)

Apres Diem is located off the intersection of 8th St and Monroe Dr.
(behind Trader Joe's, between The Highlander and Midtown Arts Cinema)

--p.a.t.t.

Thomas Schumcher presents Get Physical 8



Get Physical’s 8th annual Anniversary Compilation represents the Berlin label’s dancefloor legacy and its bright future with 19 tracks, 6 of which are previously unreleased, from familiar names, old friends and fresh talent. With longtime DJ, producer and labelmate Thomas Schumacher at the helm, the compilation is guided by his expert hand through seamless mixes and astute selections. 

This is one the few really good progressive house compilations I have heard in recent years.You can pick this up through Get Physical in the UK.

 
1. Buddies - M.A.N.D.E.A.R.
2. The Disco Dub - Lee Curtiss
3. Lunchbox - Delete aka Sergio Munoz
4. Bassline Track - Andy Cato
5. Deep Down - Noa Siano
6. It's Time - Kris Wadsworth
7. You Got Me - Thomas Schumacher
8. Make Me - Emerson Tood vs. Tim Green
9. You (Kine Musik Remix) - Steed Lord
10. Pleasure Seeker vs Me & I - Elektrochemie vs Tiger Stripes
11. Stand Clear - Italoboyz
12. Teenage Spaeman (Booka In Space Remix) - Booka Shade
13. Kitchen (Pop Version) - Noze
14. After Rave Delight - Damian Lazarus
15. The Burning (Desire) - Raz Ohara and The Odd Orchestra
16. Gorilla Hug (Nicolas Jaar Remix) - DJ T.
17. You Have To Dance (Mathias Kaden's Mouthacapellapolka Remix)
18. Wasted Days - Lopazz

--p.a.t.t.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Greg Churchill - Aside From U (Gung Ho's 50th Release)



Also, Gung Ho has been kind enough to deliver us this filthy dubstep remix of Greg's last tune.


--p.a.t.t.

DivKid - Donkey Wildo EP



And they're back at it again! An original release EP from Divkid with a sick remix package. The soundcloud below is a preview of all the tracks on the EP. The entire package is available now on beatport before the full release on November 11th.


--p.a.t.t.

Miami Horror - Holidays


Holidays from Miami Horror on Vimeo.

--p.a.t.t.

Rimer London - Squaring The Triangle



Rimer London is one of the members of the electro-pop group Le Le, formed back in 2008. Since thier success, Rimer has released his second solo track (the first being Intercity) and I am really diggin the soulful, piano-laden house track he's given us. Out now on Magnetron Music.


--p.a.t.t.