I just love the pulsating gritty bass of deep house infused with a raw edgy hip-hop vibe, except without out the commercialized lyrics and lame idioms. Harsh? Yeah, but y’all know I don’t really vibe with the hip-hop of today, unless it’s real original, has a classic vibe, or is grime. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like hip-hop and the atmosphere, but I prefer it infused with house. So basically, I love Gangsta House.
I had never heard of G House until this summer in DC when I saw The Juan Maclean live and he played this amazing track by the French duo, Amine Edge & Dance. The song I heard was called “Going to Heaven with the Goodies Goodies” and it’s such a dope song that will put you on game with Gangsta House.
Since following in love with that sub-genre of house over the summer, I’ve been following Amine Edge & Dance, which are basically two guys from France; Amine Edge was strictly House, Dance was strictly hip-hop. So the two came together and became the gurus of Gangsta House in the French scene, and now they pump out dope mixes and original tracks. So badass!
Now I’ll admit I went crazy on the dancefloor when I heard “Going To Heaven with the Goodie Goodies,” but Amine Edge & Dance’s mix @ Exploited Label Party in Wilde Renate in Berlin has given me an eargasm! It’s so eargasmic, gangsta, sexy, raw, and deep…just how I like it. Oh, and it’s a free download, so I’ve had the pleasure of listening to it twice so far. Should I listen to it again? Hmmm, hell yeah! It’s worth multiple eargasms.
And here is the other set that starts off with the track I loved from above.It’s got nasty lyrics, sex appeal, and a slow morphing bass. It’s good, real good.
Graffiti/street artist MTO recently made a trip to Rennes, France to work on two massive murals. Oh, and when I say “massive” I’m not just exaggerating for attention. The murals MTO worked on are intricate pieces on an old, what appears to be, abandoned building/house.
The final products are magnificent in all their aerosol splender, but you can’t help but wonder how MTO even started the mural. What did he draw first? What sections did he work on, revisit, and then declare complete? Those are just a few of the questions that came to mind when I saw the photographs of the murals, but luckily MTO included a “Who Wants to Kill MTO?” making-of video to show fans his creative process unfolding.
Watching the fruits of his labor below.
“Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!” The aforementioned quote is from The Truman Show and I thought it was an excellent way to great all of my fabulous readers from various parts of the world. So wherever you are, I’m giving you a warm greeting!
Here in Maryland it’s midmorning and I’m just browsing the web in search of good music, film, and design that is worth sharing with y’all. In the midst of my search and checking my YouTube subscription list, I ran across a spectacular new EP by the French duo The Noisy Freaks.
Have you heard of The Noisey Freaks? Well this duo from France have been making music for quite some time and in 2010 they began to receive a wide amount of recognition for their remix of F.O.O.L.’s single “We Are Not French.”
Since 2010 the duo has pumped out a lot of edgy electro tracks and their latest EP with Soulero, Bon Appétit, is a spectacular three track release that truly exemplifies what electro could, can, and should sound like; powerful edgy synths.
Listen to The Noisy Freaks & Soulero’s Bon Appétit EP below.
By no means necessary do I possess the superpower (nor the patience) for dealing with the absurdity of ignorance plaguing YouTube commenters, which is why I mainly express my opinions on my blog.
In regards to my aforementioned statement and how it relates to this post, well it’s partially due to the fact that high levels of negativity always surround Skrillex. Now, yes, I did write an article called “Skrillex Didn’t Invent Dubstep, the 90s Did,”mainly because I got tired of people saying he started dubstep; absolutely not true. Yet, that doesn’t mean that I have malice in my heart towards Skrillex, I actually like the young fella.
And I especially like his latest remix of Birdy Nam Nam’s ”Goin’ In.” Birdy Nam Nam is composed of four DJs from France, and they have been critically acclaimed for their insanely dope skills on the turntables; them dudes be killing it!
So what happens when you take four French DJs and team them up with an American dubstep guru? Well, you get a legit remix titled “Goin’ In (Skrillex ‘Goin’ Hard’ Mix.”) And while some people out there are hating on it or saying it sucks, well I’m going have to say that I personally like the remix + the original as well. Yeah…it’s legit. Trust me, give it a listen and see for yourself.
The Original Track