I'm currently in the process of getting reading for Reading Festival this weekend but before I leave I've got one little gem to share with you. A sweet little re-edit from my man Jim Sharp. You can probably guess from the image what it might entail but when I first heard it I didn't have a clue, until the breakdown. Enjoy.

Episode 4 - Cantina (Jim Sharp Re-Edit).mp3 (Mediafire)


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Dmerit are Outputmessage and Micah Vellian who hail from Washington and together they are bringing their French house influence to the UK house scene. Their first EP 'Stuck On You' is out now on Output Noise Records and features a remix from The Phantom’s Revenge which, has already been getting spins from Jaymo and Andy George on Radio 1.

Dmerit - Stuck On You EP
Stuck On You (Original).mp3 (128 kbps)/(Mediafire)
Girls And Make-Up
Stuck On You (Outputmessage Remix)
Stuck On You (The Phantom’s Revenge Remix).mp3 (128 kbps)/(Mediafire)

Click here to buy the EP from ITunes.
Click here to buy the EP from Amazon.

Hands In The Air
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Heres some deep-tech-fidgit for your ears from Gavin Burrows. Featuring some small samples of hip hop vocals, movie quotes and even The Beach Boys Burrows has compiled some head bopping groves to kick things off on the dancefloor. Check out the EP title track below.

Gavin Burrows - Hands In The Air EP
1. Hands In The Air.mp3 (Mediafire)
2. Song For Brian
3. Husbands and Wives

Purchase the EP from Beatport here.

$jammie the Money

$jammie the Money

I've never heard of $jammie the Money or his band Nobody Beats The Drum but after a listen to his The Money Get Paid EP he's definitely a guy to keep an eye on for the future. His sound is like a fusion of jacking beats with electronic and fidgit samples, kind of like if you put Siriusmo and Trevor Loveys in a blender. The EP is out now on Basserk Records who have kindly shared my favorite track on the EP Get Paid which you can download below. You can listen to the other tracks on the $jammie the Money Myspace and purchase the EP from Beatport here.

$jammie the Money - The Money Get Paid EP
1. Get paid.mp3 (mediafire)
2. Break Even
3. Monkey In My Brain (feat. MilkMoneyMaffia)
4. The Money Maker


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Now I'm not a massive fan of the La Roux influx on the radio these days but this remix is one to be heard. Nacey has done it again with a little help from Matt Hemerlein to produce this brilliant take on the track Bulletproof. Also, check out his remix of Wale's Chillin'.

Nacey - Bulletproof (ft. Matt Hemerlein).mp3 (Mediafire)
Nacey - Chillin'.mp3 (Mediafire)

Super Summer Skanks

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This Saturday the Skanks! team take over Dex Club in Brixton for 18 hours of musical madness also featuring BBQ, jacuzzis, DJ's, live acts, Live art, Prize giveaways and maybe a raffle. It kicks off on the terrace at 12 midday and carries on into the wee hours. Check out the Facebook event for more details.

ROOM 1 - Terrace (12pm-12am) Hip Hop, Funk, Electro, Breaks, House, Nuskool Breaks & Drum and Bass and a mash up of all great genres featuring:
Dj Matman ( supreme DMC champ 2005)
Farouk Deen (Cellar Door Group)
Apply The Breaks (Winners of Breakthrough DJ Breakspoll 2009)
Sandels Of Justice (Solid Steel)
C O L L I N S 3 0 3
Ryu (Rokit Science)
Codex Machine (rocksteady)
Red (Full Fat) LIVE!!!!
ch!co (Getting Hectic / FBBB)
Black Tie Dj's
Dtism B2B Miss T (Skanks)
BoyWonder (Skanks)

ROOM 2 - Club (12am - 6am) Deep, groovy house and techno featuring:
Will Saul (Simple Records/Aus Music)
Jozef K (Tribal Sessions, Sankeys)
Tom Brydon (Skanks)
Maxy (Make-Shift)

Vote For Me

Dazed Raw Blog Awards

So, I found out this morning that my blog has been shortlisted in the final 15 of the Dazed Raw Blog Awards in the 'music' category. To be quite honest I didn't think I'd even get close to the top along with such blog big guns as Discobelle, Trash Menagerie, Discodust, 20JazzFunkGreats, and a whole heap of like minded competition.

I feel very privileged that my one man show pony of a blog of almost two years even came close. But it's not over yet! I still have a chance of being crowned the top music blog with the help of you. It's now down to the public to vote for their favorite blog so, I'm asking you to head over to Dazed Digital and cast your vote.

Hopefully I have left an impression on your hearts and minds with an independent, friendly, good looking and interesting blog to browse every now and then so you'll cast your vote for me. But don't worry I like totally understand if one of the other 14 comes out top in your list, maybe just tell your friends to vote too so you don't feel so guilty. So get voting! and may the best blog win!

Don't forget you can vote in the other categories too so check out the Fashion, Photography and Arts & Culture shortlisted competitors.

Sick Boy

Sick Boy

Well I'm off for short break to the beach for the weekend which, could in fact be my only holiday of the summer. Great. In an attempt not to be disheartened by this fact I'm going to share this uplifting mixtape with you from Holland's Sick Boy.
If you're in Amsterdam this weekend then check out his myspace for details of a huge party to celebrate his birthday.

Sick Boy - Extra Music Blog Mixtape.mp3 (Via Soundcloud)
1 Sick Boy- Bang Boom Beng
2 Stupid Fresh-pump And Flop
3 Armand Van Helden/dizzie Rascal-bonkers(Club Mix)
4 Dan Oh- Bring That Funky Track Back
5 The Aston Shufle -the Shoes (Dj Edjotronic)
6 Litle Boots - Remedy (A1 Bassline Remix)
7 Ac Slater-banger (Drop The Lime Remix)
8 Proxy- Tha Raven (Kazy & Bulldog Reverse Remix)
9 Benny Benassi/laidack Luke - Be Satisfaction (Swedish House Maffia Bootleg)
10 Crookers- What Up Yall (Dirty Disco Youth Remix)
11 Mustard Pimp- Bad Man Horror Theme
12 Machines Dont Care - Beat Bang (Action Man Aka Herves Tank Mix)
13 Mixhell/jen Lasher/oh Snap - Boom Da (Edu K Remix)
14 Dirty Disco Youth - Stupid Sound (Sick Boy Remix)
15 Steve Aoki/bloody Beatroots-warp 1.9
16 Verb/don Rimini - Psssy Mind (Don Rimini Remix)
17 Bul!m!atron- Stab Attack (No New York Bay Area Bass Remix)
18 Sick Boy- Poptrash (Oh Shit Remix)


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Native Argentinian, JMP from Buenos Aires has dropped me two tracks recently. The first was his remix of the Presets' Kicking And Screaming a couple of weeks back and today I received his take on Autokratz' Can't Get Enough. Its pretty clear to me that the guy is well versed in electronic music and knows how to build an electro track with suited build-ups and breakdowns and not overcomplicating it with heaps of synth noise. Check these out and be sure to check out his Myspace.

Autokratz - Can't Get Enough (DJ JMP REMIX).mp3 (Mediafire)
The Presets - Kicking And Screaming (DJ JMP REMIX).mp3 (Mediafire)