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Go Buy: Feed Me- Escape From Electric Mountain EP [Mau5trap]

6 Feb

Feed Me is back with another wild aural adventure full of dubstep, electro, dnb, house and his signature next level touch.

Just a week after label mate Moguai dropped Mpire, Feed Me stepped up to release another highly touted EP on Mau5trap. The 6 track EP is a full on journey and the diversity is easy to see with tracks like Relocation vs. One Click Head Shot. Both are easily my favourite tracks but so completely different and unique.

This is an album that I would classify as ‘forward thinking’ and is definitely worth the ‘Go Buy’ status.

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Switch Fusion- Oceans (Original Mix)

31 Jan

Switch Fusion show us what Liquid Drum N Bass should sound like- pure bliss.

Right from the start this had me in a constant state of euphoria. And just when you thought the soothing sounds of the ocean and the building melody were going to put you to sleep, they drop some BASS in the mix to round this one out.

Grab this one fo’ FREE and check out more from the 18 year old on Soundcloud.

Switch Fusion – Oceans [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Utah Saints vs. Drumsound & Bassline Smith- What Can You Do For Me * Preview

13 Jan

Drumsound & Bassline Smith have literally tortured us for a year with their remix of Utah Saints- ‘What Can You Do For Me’.

Unfortunately they didn’t use traditional methods of torture like tying us to a chair and dripping a single drop of water on our foreheads every minute. Instead they resorted to new school methods of releasing the track as a preview, littered with the voice of Annie Mac throughout it.

If you’re a sucker for punishment, and a fan of top notch drum & bass, give these two previews a listen and mark February 26th on your calendar for the release of ‘What Can You Do For Me’ (on Ministry of Sound) and January 29th for ‘Who Knows’ (on Digital Soundboy Recordings).

And catch up with these guys via Soundcloud

Utah Saints vs. Drumsound & Bassline Smith- What Can You Do For Me

Youngman – Who Knows (Drumsound & Bassline Smith Remix)

Best Of 2011: Odds & Ends

4 Jan

Wrapping up the best tracks of 2011 hasn’t been easy. Over the past 12 months thousands of tracks were released in varying styles and with the popularity of genre blending, categorizing them has been a daunting task.

After revealing our Best Of’s Trance, Dubstep, House, Prog House, Electro, Tech House & Mashups we decided to highlight some of the tracks that just missed the cut.

For the sake of this ‘Best Of’ series and my sanity, we have picked our favourite tracks of 2011 based on genres categorized by Beatport. With that being said, our picks are purely based on personal taste and they give remixes the same weight as an original track.

Progressive House

Florence & The Machine vs. Mark Knight- You’ve Got the Love

Deadmau5- Aural Psynapse (2nd Edit)

Drum n Bass

Blu Mar Ten- Whisper (feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw)

Moombahton

Toddla T- Take It Back (Dillon Francis Remix)

Hip Hop

Drake- Over My Dead Body

Dub Hop

Illa Scorsese- Rude

Interview: Blu Mar Ten

1 Dec

Whether you’re an original junglist or a newcomer to Drum n Bass, you will have stumbled upon Blu Mar Ten. The trio (now down to 2) have been active contributors in DnB productions since the early 90s. With the recent release of their new album- ‘Love Is The Devil‘ we decided it was time to learn more about the supergroup. Click READ MORE to find out all about the inspiration behind the album, production setup and the inside scoop into their self titled label.

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Go Buy: Blu Mar Ten- Love Is The Devil

16 Nov

To put it simply, Blu Mar Ten’s 5th studio album is a masterpiece. ‘Love is the Devil’ was released on the self titled Blu Mar Ten imprint and showcases the trio’s progression and growth over their successful career which has spanned well over 15 years.

The album starts out with the hypnotic ‘Into The Light’ featuring Airwalker and moves into an onslaught of highly melodic liquid drum n bass. ‘Love Is the Devil’ showcases some unbelievable vocalists including Jenni Potts, Rochelle Parker and one of my favorites- Kirsty Hawkshaw.

If you are a DnB fan or not this album is for everyone. Check out my picks for standout tracks and grab ‘Love Is The Devil’ on vinyl, cd or digitally at www.blumarten.com

Blu Mar Ten- Whisper (ft. Kirsty Hawkshaw)

Blu Mar Ten- The Fourth (ft. Jenni Potts)

Blu Mar Ten- Into The Light (ft. Airwalker)

Feed Me- 15 Minutes of Fame

14 Nov

Feed Me on BBC Radio 1 with Pete Tong is a long overdue milestone. Jon Gooch who originally went by the moniker Spor and produced drum n bass has expanded his musical horizons and has blown up in a very short period of time. Signing on to Mau5trap Records and blowing up under his Feed Me character there is really no end in sight for the UK native.

Check out the interview and some EXCLUSIVE tracks below including a Two Door Cinema cover of ‘What You Know’.

Feed Me- 15 Minutes of Fame on BBC Radio 1

Top 10 Road Trip Songs

31 Oct

I am minutes away from embarking on the biggest road trip of my life. Over 6,000 km, 6 provinces and a two week timeline. In preparation for this adventure I have hand picked my top 10 favourite road trip songs.

Hit the jump for the list!

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Rusko – Everyday (Netsky VIP Remix)

28 Oct

This track comes off the forthcoming 15 Years of Hospital Records which is set to drop November 28th. The album is said to fully cover the past, present and future of Hospital Records with a variety of remixes and original material. I’m excited to see what this album has to offer, and if it is anything like this track, we are in for a treat.

Laidback Luke vs. Example- Natural Disaster (Andy C Remix)

3 Oct

If you know your Drum n Bass then you’re well aware that Andy C is a legend. On top of turning out hits since the early 90s he is the co-founder of highly acclaimed label- RAM Records. So when Ministry of Sound releases a FREE Andy C Remix you’re not NOT gonna download it.

Check out more from the Ministry on their Soundcloud

Laidback Luke vs. Example- Natural Disaster (Andy C Remix)

Loose Ends

10 Aug

I have been meaning to do a massive post covering my unbelievable experience at Lollapalooza as well as another biggie with all the music submitted to us but there are not enough hours in the day. For now I decided to give you all the tracks that I have put on Soundcloud over the past year. This is a serious dose of Conductor Beats and includes everything from Trance to Dubstep to Techno. For now they are all under the 100 download limit so hit the jump for an onslaught of FREE tunes!

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Ambassador Beats & Illa Scorsese Present: 21 Dub Street

21 Jul

This is by far the most talked about and anticipated post in Ambassador Beats history. For the past 6 months we have been teasing you with previews, leaks, radio interviews and today I am happy to bring you the final copy of 21 Dub Street!

The mixtape is a hip hop meets dubstep project in collaboration with Richmond, Virginia’s rising star- Illa Scorsese. Sitting at 34 minutes in length the record features 7 bass filled tracks courtesy of Zeds Dead, Bassnectar, Magnetic Man, Netsky, as well as original tracks from Paul David & Damn You Mongolians.

Illa Scorsese has poured his heart into this masterpiece and has once again proven that he is a diamond in the ruff. No rapper has successfully crossed over from R&B to Hip Hop to Electro to Drum n Bass to Dubstep and back the way Illa has. He has literally made genres his bitch and bass music his best friend all in the same breath.

If all the hype hasn’t inclined you to hit the DOWNLOAD button yet then preview these three tracks, be amazed and let 21 Dub Street take over your soundsystem.

Download 21 Dub St.

Illa Scorsese- Underwater ft. Tina Malia & Lew Giles (Prod. by Bassnectar)

Illa Scorsese- Rude (Prod. by Zeds Dead)

Illa Scorsese- Sci Fi High (Prod. by Paul David)

Hit the jump for tracklisting and information on the artists featured on 21 Dub St.

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ConRank Next Step FREE EP

11 Jul

I think it is apparent that The Conductor is the major contributor of electronic music for Ambassador Beats, but every once in a while I’ll find something that I really like and want to share, even if I know little to nothing about it.

This was the case with the Dada Life post and now once again with this ConRank post. I remember The Conductor playing a ConRank song on The Rinse once and when I saw this new Next Step EP I thought I’d give it a chance.

Well the 4 track Next Step EP blew me away. With drumstep making waves, I think this EP is the perfect introduction to the genre for those who have not been exposed to it.

It has the very distinct drumstep rhythmic lines, but isn’t too hard or overbearing that would scare the occasional listener away. Check out the EP below and download it free.

Netsky- Mellow ft. Illa Scorsese *Radio Rip

28 Jun

On July 21st Ambassador Beats and 1st Class will be dropping the highly anticipated Hip Hop meets Dubstep mixtape titled- ’21 Dub Street’. As we already know Illa Scorsese has been raping and pillaging track after track for the upcoming album and he never ceases to amaze us with his diversity, wordplay, and the overall calibre of his productions. Whether he’s writing for some chilled out hip hop or grimey dubstep you know he brings 110% to every single track. And trust us, this will all become clear to you in 3 weeks time.

But until then, check out the latest leak off the mixtape which was featured on one of Windsor/Detroit’s finest radio stations-CJAM 99.1 FM. And to top it off, our good friends Dj Victory and J.C of ‘Real Talk Hip Hop’ hosted the world premiere.

Check out the ‘Real Talk Hip Hop’ facebook page and show some love to Illa via Twitter

Netsky- Mellow ft. Illa Scorsese *Real Talk Hip Hop radio rip

Save The World Remixes

20 Jun

Swedish House Mafia are currently holding down a residency in Ibiza for the summer and there is no doubt in my mind that even these guys are sick of hearing this track. The original ‘Save The World’ officially came out a few weeks ago and instantly gained international attention and mass appeal. It’s been played so many times on my Itunes that my girlfriend has literally threatened to punch me square in the face if she hears it one more time.

Luckily for us we have had guys like David Berrie and Alesso to help us save face and to keep this song alive and today I am happy to pass on 2 MORE remixes to rekindle your love, or possibly hatred.

#1: Cazzette diverts from the house music to deliver a much needed dubstep treatment. These guys should be on your radar as they are on the At Night Management roster alongside Avicii and Tom Hangs and deliver a unique blend of electro/house/dubstep… oh and there Swedish if that means anything.

Swedish House Mafia- Save The World (Cazzette DubbySteppy Bootleg)

#2: Next up is a harder DnB remix from Futurebound & Metrik that keeps the same melodic flow of the original only cranked up a few notches and BPM.

Swedish House Mafia- Save The World (Futurebound & Metrik Remix)

I Like That Dubstep Stuff

23 May

I think the picture says it all… grab these three gems and get the subs heated up. To D/L: Right Click & Save As

Richard Vission & Static Revenger- I Like That (Adam F Dubstep Remix)

Bare & Datsik- King Kong

Deadmau5- Raise Your Weapon (Noisia Remix)

BONUS: Dubstep/Drum & Bass remix!

Deadmau5- Raise Your Weapon (Switch Fusion Remix)

Jessie J- Nobody’s Perfect (Netsky Remix)

6 May

Jessie J is killing it over in the UK with her debut album “Who Are You” sitting at the top of the charts. Unfortunately due to North America lagging when it comes to quality international releases you are probably just hearing this now. ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ is currently ranked 18th in the country for top singles and DnB producer Netsky went and upped the ante. Grab this track and become enlightened on the hottest new female act to emerge from across the pond.

To D/L: Right Click & Save As

Jessie J- Nobody’s Perfect (Netsky Remix)

Travis Barkers Tinie Tempah Simply Unstoppable (YES REMIX) Video

2 May

I can’t believe I let this one get past me, but big shout out to KDotDuke for sharing this with me. In this video, Travis Barker hits the studio to record his remix of Tinie Tempah’s Simply Unstoppable track. He attacks this song on an enormous drum kit and takes the track to a whole new level.

Andy C + Bass Week

18 Mar

World renowned Drum & Bass dj/producer Andy C is making his way back to Toronto next week to kick off the first annual Bass Week. The ‘Executioner’ will be joined by Ed Rush, Optical, Red One & High Contrast to turn Toronto and junglists alike on their heads. ‘Bass Week’ kicks off on March 25th at The Guvernment and runs through till April 1st. The week long event will celebrate the Drum & Bass, Dubstep and Breakbeat culture and will also run in collaboration with Wednesday night Bass Mentality with residents Zeds Dead & The Killabits and featuring special guests Toddla T, Redlight & Untold.

This is going to be a massive event so grab your $50 wristbands by heading over to Destiny Events. In the meantime watch this clip from Andy C’s set last year at The Guv and grab the two DnB classics below. If you haven’t already picked up Andy C’s Nightlife Vol. 5 which features the breakout hit from Loadstar titled ‘Rapidas’ get on it. Bigggg tunes!

Loadstar- Rapidas (feat. Ikay)

Adele- Hometown Glory (High Contrast Remix)

Illa + The Rinse

21 Feb

We are bridging the gap between electronic music and hip hop tonight on The Rinse with a special guest interview from one of hip hop’s rising stars. Codhoppers and myself will be throwing down an hour of the freshest house/electro/dubstep/dnb followed by a chat with Ambassador Beats favourite Illa Scorsese and a sneak peak into our upcoming mixtape.

We have been keeping it pretty hush hush but we have an exclusive mixtape dropping at the end of March which features collaborations with Illa, R.C, Paul David, Slick Werk, DYM & Emdeema as well as remixes of Bassnectar & Magnetic Man. Grab Illa’s outstanding remix to Bassnectar’s ‘Magical World’ below and tune in tonight from 10:30-Midnight to CJAM 99.1 fm (Windsor/Detroit) or stream us live by clicking HERE! Also, pick up Illa’s latest EP for a deeper look at his impeccable lyricism and word play.

Bassnectar- Magical World ft. Nelly Furtado & Illa Scorsese

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