OWSLA Kills Seven Tracks With One Bird
After little more than a week since the release of the French foursome Birdy Nam Nam’s Defiant Order LP, OWSLA has released what’s presumably the first of four remix packages curated by each of the four members. First made available to NEST members June 7, volume one, curated by DJ Pone, hit SoundCloud today. Read Pone’s thoughts on each selection below.
Jaded Future (La Femme Remix): La Femme is a young band we met recently. They support us at Le Zenith (Paris) and we knew that they would create a truly unique remix. I love it because It almost sounds like a song by Gainsbourg.
Defiant Order (Breakbot Remix): Breakbot shows his skills but keeps the original vibe of this song. It’s perfect.
Parache (Maelstrom Remix): Play this song in a club! Guaranteed success!! Congratulations Mael!
The Plan (Bambounou Remix): Bambounou belongs to the new generation. It is simple and catchy. I really like the Hip Hop vibe and how the drums have been remixed.
Written In The Sand (Gucci Vump Remix): Gucci Vump at his best! It sounds like a movie soundtrack and brings back a lot of memories… I think it moved me, ha ha ha!
Cadillac Dreams (Teki Latex Remix): Teki Latex is a longtime friend; it was the first time we made this kind of track. My old love for rap music encouraged me to do this remix.
Black Bird (DVNO Remix): DVNO is my childhood friend and we used to play in a band together… This remix is very creative and highlights new aspects of the original song. This is definitely one of my favorite remixes.
-Thomas Parent aka DJ Pone
Traktor For Travelors
Loving your new iOS-based Traktor program? Now it’s time to step your game up. Native Instruments announced its ultra-compact controller built for Traktor DJ and Traktor Pro 2, the Kontrol Z1.
The hardware itself is a two-channel mixer that integrates with the Traktor DJ app and allows users to reserve the screen of the iOS device to focus exclusively on modifying the “waveform.” NI claims the built-in, 24-bit soundcard can boost the output of your iOS device to “club-ready” levels. As an added bonus, it also charges your iOS device while you play, and the Z1 will come with Traktor LE, their entry-level software for Mac and PC.
At $199, this is the perfect introduction for a fledgling DJ or one who needs extreme portability and ease of setup. No official store date as of yet.
A Bottle A Day Keeps The Doctor At Play
Circus freak Doctor P has something big to toast to today, so grab a glass.
Heard first on Diplo And Friends, Doctor P’s latest dubstep banger, The Champagne Böp, saw the light of day today via his SoundCloud page. Like champagne, it starts out smooth and bubbly, but before you know it, it’s got you feeling wild. Grab the track when it releases officially June 24.
iTunes Radio En Route
Apple finally unveiled the long-awaited iTunes Radio at their annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 10, which will allow users to stream music available on the iTunes store. Apple claims the system will have more than 200 radio stations curated in-house and will boast the ability to create playlists using track or artist names á la Pandora. The interface will also make use of Siri for song recognition and control.
Although eager users will have to wait until the rollout of iOS 6 in the fall, it will also be compatible with iTunes software on PC and MAC. The free version will be ad-supported, and users of Apple’s iTunes Match storage service ($24.99/yr) will get it ad-free.
Feel The Surge With Clockwork
Clockwork has got us craving the weekend already with his wild and outdoorsy video for Surge, which premiered yesterday.
The vid features imagery of friends dashing off into unknown wilderness on a weekend trip juxtaposed with psychedelic landscapes and imagery full of electrified skeletons surging to the beat. Pick up the original here.