Thursday, July 21, 2011

West Coast Productions: Far Too Loud (UK)

West Coast Productions are bringing down Far Too Loud to the new Zula Bar to celebrate the launch of their label and brand.

Line up looks a little like this:

Main floor

20:00 – 21:00 – LG Fritz (WCP)
21:00 – 22:00 - George Daniel
22:00 – 23:00 – Kennedy
23:00 – 00:00 – Enough Weapons (Live)
00:00 – 01:30 – Far Too Loud (UK) (Live)
01:30 – 02:30 – Illtastic (WCP)
02:30 – 04:00 – Riot Squad (WCP) Vs Deep Filth (WCP)

Bass Binge Floor

20:00 – 21:00 – Jonny Robotix (WCP)
21:00 – 22:00 – Jason Borland (WCP)
22:00 – 23:00 – USB Human (WCP) vs Element (WCP)
23:00 – 00:00 – Johnny 12” (WCP) vs Blitzkreig (WCP)
00:00 – 01:00 – Half-life (WCP)
01:00 – 02:00 – Dublusion (WCP)
02:00 – 03:00 – Bruce Willis??
03:00 – 04:00 – DJ VaVa (WCP)

They are running a competition, giving away a set of double tickets to the event. All you gotta do is tag the event in a status or 10!! Winners announced on the Friday before the event..... Get tagging!!!

WCP presents Far Too Loud (UK) by ILLtastic

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Krafty Kuts 8 Min Minimix

Very very sick minimix done here by Krafty Kuts for Jag Skills for his Monstrous Radio 1 show.

A word from Krafty himself:

I thought I would hit a different approach on this one and show another side to my musical tastes. Loads of old & new tracks plus some unreleased gems. I honestly think this is one of my most creative mixes that I have ever put together here is the track list enjoy :

1. Krafty Kuts Intro
2. Fatboy Slim - Talking About My Baby - Skint
3. Partridge Family Clip
4. Fatboy Slim - Mad Flava - Skint
5. Ice Cube & Dr DRE - Natural Born Killaz - Death Row
6. Jimmy Ruffin - What becomes Of The Broken Hearted - Motown
7. Funkdoobiest - The Funkiest Acappella - Epic
8. Clip From The Film - Annie
9. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under The Bridge - Warner Bros
10. Johnny L - Back To Your Roots - Shogun Audio
11. Dillinja - Twist Em Out - Renegade Hardware
12. Foreign Beggars - Contact (Noisia Remix) - Dented Records
13. Wondawulf - Too Hot For Drumstep - White
14. Figure & Will Bailey - Move - Simma Records
15. Jillian Ann Love & Light-Know Us (Ravager Drumstep Remix)-Simplify Recordings
16. Doctor P - Big Boss ( Decypher Remix) - White
17. Jay Z - H to the Izzo - Roc A Fella Records
18. Strobot - Shame Boy (Netsky Remix) - Radar Records
19. Method Man - PLO Style (Acapella) - Def Jam
20. DJ Hype - Ready Or Not - White
21. Planet Funk - Chase The Sun - Vendetta Records
22. Utah Saints - What Can You Do For Me [Drumsound & Bassline Smith Remix] MOS
23. DJ Vizzice - Hold On To Your 808 - White
24. Herve - Together (DJ Fresh Remix) All Around The World
25. Pendulum Feat Freestylers-Fasten Your Seatbelts(Krafty Kuts & Featurecast Remix)
26. Krafty Kuts Feat Dynamite MC - Pounding - Instant Vibes
27. George Kranz - Din Da Da - 4th & Broadway
28. Betatraxx - Relic (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub) - White
29. Dynamite MC Outro - Instant Vibes

29 Tracks in 8 minutes.... Go try that at home!!!!!

Krafty Kuts 8 Minute Mini Mix - Jaguar Skills Radio 1 Show by KraftyKuts

More on the man right here:

Martin Reeves, AKA Krafty Kuts, is without doubt one of the world’s greatest DJ's. Lauded in the UK, worshiped in Australia, acclaimed in America, where ever he plays he is guaranteed to cause a commotion with his riotous skills. So far in a glittering career he has gained dance music’s top accolades including Best International DJ at the Australian Dance Music Awards, Breakspoll’s Face of Breaks 2003 and Best Breaks DJ at the M8 Ibiza awards 2006, in only his first year as a resident on the white isle. A stunning haul at Breakspoll 2007 saw him claiming Best Album for his debut long player ‘Freakshow’, Best DJ for a record third consecutive year and to cap it off, the richly deserved Outstanding Contribution to Breakbeat award that acknowledged his long journey to the acme of club culture.

Inspired by the hip-hop and electro sounds that were rocking his world, Martin first stepped behind a pair of decks when he entered a DJ competition and incredibly, as a complete novice, he made it all the way to the final. With his love affair for the wheels of steel well and truly cemented, Krafty Kuts set about learning his art, perfecting the cutting and scratching that was to become the core of his DJ sets.

Immersing himself in the music he loved, Martin went on to run one of Brighton’s most popular record shops throughout the 90s. Building an encyclopaedic knowledge of dance music in all its forms, Krafty’s expertise marked him out as a prime supplier of dance-floor bullets to Brighton’s musical elite, including the town’s most famous son Norman Cook. Having built a fearsome DJing reputation for himself across the south-coast, with a string of high-octane gigs it was during 1996 that Martin took the next logical step, transferring his dance-floor knowledge to the studio, creating his own tracks to take his sets to the next level.

His first big break came when a dubplate of Krafty Kuts’ ‘Gimme The Funk’ found its way to Norman Cook who immediately snapped it up for his Southern Fried label, releasing it to huge club approval. Suitably impressed Ministry of Sound offshoot FSUK took on Krafty unleashing a string of classic singles; ‘Funky Elements’, ‘Wild In the Aisles’ (a tribute to Martin’s legendary appearance on Supermarket Sweep!) and ‘Return of the Elements’.

With his own tracks elevating his profile across the globe Martin mixed his first compilation ‘Slam On The Breaks’ which gathered the cream of the breaks scene into a mercurial mix, further enhancing his notoriety as a devastating deck technician and selling by the bucket-load. At about the same time, Krafty hooked up with Skool of Thought to establish the SuperCharged club night. Home to his longest standing residency, the night continues to pull in huge crowds and after 8 years of all encompassing party action on a Wednesday night, it is now one of Breakbeat’s most globally revered nights.

With the club world at his mercy the demand for Krafty’s studio abilities reached new heights. Becoming the remixer du jour, Krafty transformed numerous tracks in to serious party bangers for the likes of Jurassic 5, Arthur Baker, Eric B & Rakim, Stakker Humanoid and Afrika Bambaataa’s Funky Heroes’, for which he won a Best Remix award.

By 1999, with his all-encompassing club style, blending beats and breaks across the board, honed to perfection, Martin entered the studio with Freddy Fresh, long standing studio partner Ed Solo and NY’s own Dr Luke. Together they produced a series of beats and skits that were destined to become the backbone of Finger Lickin’s legendary Finger Lickin Funk release.

The following two years saw Martin’s star rise still further, creating music for a Coca Cola advert, PlayStation 2 and Guy Richie’s ‘Mean Machine’ as well as mixing one of Mixmag’s most popular cover mount CDs. With DJing and music making taking up all of his time, Krafty decided it was time to leave music sales behind and left the record shop that had proved pivotal in his early career. Free to concentrate fully on his creative side Martin launched both the Against The Grain and SuperCharged labels with club partner Skool of Thought and began releasing a series of smart-bombs that would hake the foundations of the Breaks scene. The ‘Lost Plates EP’, ‘Lock The Hype’ and ‘Sound Check’ proved beyond any doubt that Krafty Kuts was now established as a force to be reckoned with in dance music.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tantralic Trance Tuesday's

Bit of a Psy-Trance night going down in Claremont every Tuesday night at Tantra.

This coming Tuesday will see the following line up:

9-11 Hektek Elektrek (Mungus Fungus)
11-12 Mindbreaker (T.N.T)
12-1 Semantic Drift (Mungus Fungus)
1-2 NiFEX (Digital Chaos)
2-3 Pandemonium

Decor By Mungus Fungus

Happy Hour - 830 till 11
2 for the price of 1
R32 for Dbl and mix ( 2 4 1 till 11)

After 11
R10 Tequilas
Double and Mix R19

Doors open 9
First 10 people get in free
R20 Before 10:30
R30 after 10:30

PsyKick Minimix by Hektek Elektrek

Monday, March 28, 2011

SOTD: Super Evil - Brutal Train Blues

I think this picture speaks for the thousand words that I could have! SUUUPEEEERRRRR EVILLLL!!!!!

Super sick indeed and you can catch some more of this craziness at Mungus Fungus presents Strung at Purple  Turtle this coming Friday.

Super Evil - Brutal train Blues (snippet) by superevil


09:00 - 10:30 BROKEN SWITCH (PsynOpticz)

10:30 - 11:30 PARANA (Organik)

11:30 - 12:30 DALA (Nano)

12:30 - 01:30 SUPER EVIL (MMD/PUSH Records)

01:30 - 03:00 EMP (Alien Safari)

03:00 - 04:00 SWITCHCACHE (PsynOpticz)

Entrance: R30

Brandy / Cane Jugs R35
Jagermeister R12
Castle/BLK LBL/Hansa 2 for R20
Selected shooters R5
Peroni R12
Castle Draught R15
Amstel 2 for R25
Red Bull + Vodka R25
Double Brandy + Coke R20

JBL rig that is sure to keep even the deaf happy.

Mind warping psychedelic decor created by MUNGUS FUNGUS

WARNING: Explosive Content


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dub Nation Secret Sunday

This Sunday is a bit of a special one due to there being a public holiday the next day, what it is isn't really of any relevance is it now!?

What we do know is that there is a little something going down at
Tequila Town, Dub Nation presents Secret Sunday.

Keeping you entertained from 18:00 - 3:00



Theres a a competition running with Wic'dwear for this event. They are giving away a SICK T-SHIRT & CAP!

To enter tag @wic'dwear and this event in your status, saying: I'm wearing @wic'dwear and I'm going to @Dub Nation Secret Sunday!

They will choose the winner on Sunday...

In true MTTM spirit here is a bit more on the DJ's playing and what you can expect from them!

LG Fritz started to DJ at the age of 18 while living in the UK. Learning on vinyl and being an avid listener of dance music since the age of 14, he quickly picked up the knowledge and began to play Hard House and Trance. This quickly led to sets all around the UK playing amongst some of the best underground DJs in the scene.

Slowly his musical tastes evolved to a new sound emerging from the underground, Electro. LG Fritz was hooked and soon started to promote a monthly event, Audiotronic, showcasing the best up and coming Electro, Breaks and Techno DJ's.

At the age of 21 LG Fritz made the move back to his country of birth, South Africa, in 2007. He took some time away from the DJ scene to concentrate on various other projects including working on some original tracks and remixes.

After an extended break from the scene LG Fritz decided to get back into what he loved the most, playing dirty, filthy, bassline driven music. LG Fritz can be heard playing anything from Dubstep, Electro, Drum & Bass and Breaks.

LG Fritz also runs the Fukk It parties along side Jonny Robotix + Blitzkrieg, and has recently been asked to represent On a Break Records as a DJ.

Fuck It, It's Chilled! Minimix by LG Fritz

Raised by Wookiees. Breastfed by bears. Marci X.

With a strong passion for a wide variety of music and childhood dream of always wanting to become a DJ, Marci X set out to bring the dirt, as well as the illest
sets in the north.

Marci X started DJ'ing from the age of 18, after many years of dabbling with the electronic genre as well as being the front man of Durbanville's Deathcore sensation, "Lines of Separation". Soon after the split of "Lines of Separation" Marci X decided that it was time chase his dream and push into the scene, shortly securing a weekly spot at Edward street's, Cafe Venezia(Cafe V).

This soon led to an offer for a residency at the infamous Cheetah's to headline their weekly Student night parties, keeping the Drum & Bass and Dubstep scene alive and thriving in the Bellville/Brackenfell area.

After his debut set with the big boys at DANSVILLE along side SFR, Dynamo & more, Marci X is sure to be turning heads with the grittiest basslines in the Cape.

Lazer beams. Oreos. X-step by Marci X

We recently saw Jed Rabid as one half of The Intu, a dynamic blend of chilled dub and some MCing. Sadly they cannot make it as a full group but Jed Rabid will be providing the groovy beats! Here are some words from the man himself, describing his sound.

Psychedelic electronic music for the thinker. Mixing genres together to create something different.
After many years of sleepless nights, coming down, stuck infront of the computer making music, I decided to redefine my abstract experiments, and make them into songs people could relate to and enjoy.

jed rabid - mini mix by bass.steppaz

Next up, no no this is not the order of appearance, just random, is Grimehouse. This is a project started by Straight Jack, who is leaving behind the Electro vibes and throwing down something a whole lot more grimey!

Check out Straight Jack's bio over here. We pretty sure Grimehouse will be writing a fresh bio very very fast!!

Grimehouse - Make a Riot by Grimehouse

For every person, something changes within them once they hear their first electro song. An awakening occurs. A passion begins. Some enjoy the party and appreciate good music; others make it a lifestyle. Something changed in the wee little German lad all those years ago; praising a mixtape, Crookers brought him to life. The German lad put DJ Sammy and Evermore aside, for far better beats to live for.

Cape Town's electronica scene exploded. With parties hosted by Arcade, Untamed Youth and Rub-A-Dub-Something bringing a regular installment of sex music to the children of Cape Town, a following grew and amidst the crowd, young wee Blitzkrieg found his calling. Beginning as a mixer, inspired by Crookers, Blitzkrieg's DJing style evolved with the scene; dabbling in drum and bass and dubstep, until finally settling on a distinct and versatile sound.

Every musician starts out in someone or others basement, and after having played at several house parties, Blitzkrieg had his first taste of the limelight. After winning a spot on the Brickcity line up, Blitzkrieg commanded the Fiction Dj booth, delivering a flawless set to a room of eager sweaty beatfreaks. From there, his career has flourished; a regular at Dansville, a collaboration with LG Fritz and Jonny Robotix, has seen Blitzkrieg join the Fukk It crew in hosting regular parties all over Cape Town and delivering a serious mix of electro, dubstep and the like.

Making the jump from mixing to producing, a promising future as on of Cape Town's up and coming DJ's awaits the wee German lad. Blitzkrieg will deliver a mess of original sound; distortion of hair raising quality and beats to jolt your pulse. Don't wander about in the breaks, get lost in the music.

'Blitzkrieg' literally means 'lightning war,' and he's going to burn this city down.
All the sweaty 20-somethings are demanding his encore. If you can hear them, you've been at the bar too long...

Im thinking I want some treats... by Blitzkrieg

Qi, a DJ/producer from Somerset West, been jamming out to Drum n Bass since before he was born. He digs anything dark and anything energetic, so you can expect a mix of those 2 in his mixes.

He has played at Rubadub, Noctivega, Dub Nation, and used to be a resident DJ at Nameless in Somerset West.

Buy a subwoofer drum & bass minimix. (320 kbps free download) by [Qi]

JoNNY RoBoTIX has had music in his circuitry since he was sparked to life. Rock and metal inspired him and he programmed himself to play the drums. A brief stint in a high school band followed and that all ended rather badly after the lead singer started to let the principal know exactly how he felt about his recent expulsion.

The Prodigy was the first electronic type of music to grace his auditory circuit boards and because he was mostly well, electronic himself, he fell inlove that very instant. For years he graced the dancefloors of Clublands finest establishments getting his nightly fixes of electronic stimulation.

The rock and metal long forgotten, he still yearned to have control over the music he loved, just as he was able to when thrashing out the drums. So it was not long until his visual sensors where scanning the DJ booths of the clubs he visited. Watching, listening, learning and downloading, all the while doing his, well, robot dance of course.

Because he had a love for all electronic music he found it hard to choose and stick to one specific genre - when he did finally lay his hydraulic hands on his very first set of decks.

Fuck It, It's Frantic by JoNNY RoBoTIX

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Brand Focus: DJHookups

Well the Dansville competition is all wrapped up and the deserving winner is
Johnny 12-Inch!!!!

Big thanks to the sponsors Dansville, MyCityByNight & DJHookups!

As promised we have some more information on our last sponsor, namely DJHookups. We sat down with the 2 guys who run the store George Steyn & the lastest sensation to hit the local club scene George Daniel.

MTTM: Ok so by the title there's probably not much in asking what you guys do, however just give us a rundown in any case.

George Daniel: Well, the name does say it all, we hook DJ's and producers up! We specialize in the sale and rental of professional DJ and sound gear.

MTTM: Where are you based?

George Steyn: Spiro's corner, corner of Vrede and Main road, Durbanville.

MTTM: Any particular hot products you would like to talk about?

George Steyn: Well, our favourite at the moment is the NI Traktor Kontrol S4 and we're anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Pioneer DDJ T1 which should be in-store next week!
George Daniel: It's really difficult consentrating on only 1 piece of equipment as DJ'ing has become so intricate and complex as what it was a few years back with everything and everyone going digital, but the new midi controllers on the market are extremely powerful and that makes us excited to see what the future holds for digital DJ'ing!

MTTM: The Technics 1200s have stopped being produced, Pioneer has brought out it's own Midi Controller, how long before we see the death of CDJs... Or not?

George Steyn: I personally think that CD players will still be around for a while. There's still allot of DJ's out there that's using CD's. The midi controllers are not yet a standard in the DJ club scene and some DJ's are not yet ready to switch over. Some still prefer the hands on method. The day will come, but not soon.
George Daniel: Agreed, and Serato etc, are keeping the CDJ revolution alive. Digital DJ's can still gig with there laptops and just plug it into the serato and go! So in my opinion, I think CD players are still going to be here for quite a while, but the time will come when controllers will take over...

MTTM: You got any celebrity DJ customers?

George Steyn: George Daniel (HaHa), Dublussion, Codax pops in every now and then.
George Daniel: We get our fair share of celebs coming around and not just DJ's, we can't say who they all are, you should come hang out by the shop and see for yourself ;-)

MTTM: Tell us what you're going to be giving away as the prize from your side of the competition?

George Steyn: Denon DN HP-700 Headphones and some DJhookups merch!!

MTTM: Are there any projects in the pipeline for DJhookups?

George Daniel: We're busy installing our Producers room, where producers will be able to sit and work in an relaxed and secluded  enviroment with some of the best gear available. We're also busy upgrading our website into a fully operational online DJ-store! Watch this space...

Professional DJ Gear and Services
t: +27 21 979 4369 | f: +27 21 946 4048 | c: +27 84 241 3630
Address: Spiro's Corner | c/r Vrede Street & Main Road | Durbanville

Monday, March 14, 2011

SOTD: Hedflux - Mindcell

We did a SOTD recently to help along local boys
Enough Weapons in their attempt to snatch the award for Best Song 2011.

Sadly they never made it, but we have to say that losing to this particular Hedflux track is no shame at all! Psy-Breaks is fast on the up and we at MTTM are all for it!

Not much in explaining what Psy-Breaks is other than Psy influenced Breaks really, have a listen to the track though and make your up own description.

Harnessing the rational to illuminate the transcendental, Steve Young aka Hedflux is synthesising a gleaming new event-horizon of controlled, pulsating energy across dancefloors worldwide. Unifying chunky tech-funk with refined psychedelia, the result is a stylistic hybrid that whips together laser precision engineering, liquid tight grooves and a visceral, rampaging energy.

His seminal 2010 track Mindcell found a strong resonance in the collective, spending 10 weeks at the top of the Beatport breaks chart, becoming the 3rd top selling breaks track of the year and scooping the coveted “Best Track” award at the 2011 Breakspoll International Breakbeat Awards. Exemplifying the Hedflux sound, Mindcell delivers distinctive tough beats, molten basslines and an evolving stratum of resonant synth sorcery, illuminating expansive crystalline spaces in the frequency domain while remaining firmly rooted to the dancefloor.

Starting as a DJ at the tender age of 15, Steve honed his music production skills in parallel with an academic interest in physics and mathematics. This life long obsession with truth led to obtaining a PhD in quantum physics in 2004, but left him intellectually disoriented, with an unraveling faith in the traditional scientific worldview. Five subsequent years of unsatisfying employment inspired him to pour ever more love and energy into music and spiritual growth, finally summoning the courage to let go of the corporate world, pursue his creative ambitions full-time and trust in the consequences.

Within the first year of that fateful decision, Hedflux turned out remixes for legendary tech funk labels Lot49 and U&A, as well as the chart-smashing originals Revolve and Rhythm Prism on Broken Robot Records. Armed with these plus a ground-breaking collection of unreleased exclusives, Steve organised a tour of Australia and New Zealand in January 2011 and played no fewer than 8 highly successful gigs over a three week period, including a peak time performance to around 10,000 people at the awesome Rainbow Serpent Festival.

Steve returned from Oz to 3 Breakspoll nominations for “Best New Producer”, “Best New DJ” and “Best Track”, with Broken Robot receiving nominations for “Best Label” and “Best New Label”. Winning the Best Track award against competition from the Stanton Warriors, Elite Force and Noisia, Hedflux has become forever associated with some of the most influential artists in the breaks scene.

His pioneering psychedelic tech-funk has sparked a flame in a new generation of sublimely talented producers who are now stepping up to elevate the sound to a fresh level of universality. And as the aftershocks of his monumental Australasian tour oscillate vividly across borders, more and more cultures are grooving to the infectious sonic geometries of this alchemical music.

Steve can also be found writing on the subject of science and spirituality for the critically acclaimed LSD Magazine, documenting his spiritual and intellectual journey with soul-bearing honesty and open mindedness. With big opportunities and even bigger intentions for the future, you can be sure to expect powerful manifestations from this unique and inspiring artist.

Hedflux - Mindcell by BrokenRobot