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


LINEUP.

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)


FREE TILL 10PM!!!!
Entrance: R30
CRAZY DRINK SPECIALS:
..............................................

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

R.O.A.R

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

BLITZKRIEG
JoNNY RoBoTIX
GRIMEHOUSE
LG FRITZ
QI
MARCI X
JED RABID
MEZZANINE

R20 GETS YOU IN, HOWEVER IF YOU "LIKE" THE FAN PAGE YOU GET IN FOR R10!!!

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!
SIIIMMMPPPLE!!!

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...

DJhookups
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 BreaksPoll.com 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

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Brand Focus: Dansville

The second of our MTTM competition Brand Focuses and the spotlight is on the guys supplying the main prize a set with Mix n Blend at the legendary DANSVILLE!

We sat down with the brains of the Dansville operation, Brendan Meyer.


MTTM: How did the Dansville parties start out, where's the name come from and all that, tell us the story!

Dansville: The first parties started out at a small local bar in durbanville called kunskafee which had a small stage for bands to perform. I've been a big fan of electronic music since I started studying thanks to Tyron Kuypers (Bruce Willis??) & Graham Kennedy (Kennedy) the masterminds behind Brick City and all those kind of parties were only available in town at the time. I come from Durbanville
but stay out in town so the highlight of my month was the Homegrown parties. When I went to durbanville over some weekends the only thing really happening were some local bands playing their gigs out in Durbanville side which I got gatvol of, so one night out at one of
these gigs after the bands played their set I went to my car, grabbed a Ed Rush and Optical cd and started playing some drum & bass and obviously
the few people left over at the early hours of the morning started going crazy, it was then when I decided I'm gonna start throwing parties out in the north. I knew there
was a crowd for this kind of music in the ville, but didn't think it would grow into anything at that time, I think the people were just waiting for it to happen, and it happened at the right time.

The next day with a fakken huge babbalas the idea was still fresh in my mind & I started thinking up some names and realised I was trying too hard to think up "cool" names and kinda sticked with something that was just straight forward and said what it was, a "dans" in the "ville". I started up the group page on facebook and people slowly started joining. The guys that helped build Dansville to what it is today are Rohan Olwage (Infemy), Mark Ackermann (Hydraglyph, Construkt) & Steffen Olivier (beatjuice).
After a few gigs at Kunskafee I realised we needed a bigger venue were the bar also stayed open for longer and Blizzards
was the perfect venue for it. I think were the parties really took off and people really started to hear about it was when Jack Parow did a set at the first party for 2010 and we organised a braai outside of the venue which was a huge success. From there on bigger names came, bigger crowds came and we still proud to keep the scene alive out this side of the world were I think most people probably thought we are still boer.

MTTM: What music genre's is Dansville known for?

Dansville: When it started out it was D&B, Electro and trance but now its DnB, Electro and Dubstep

MTTM: What makes Dansville stand out from other party brands/events?

Dansville: I don't think Dansville stands out that much from other events I think the only difference it has is that it's the first of it's kind in Durbanville and the people were just waiting for it to happen. I also think that because it isn't dedicated to one music genre it caters for all so wether you like DnB, Electro or Dubstep you know it's gonna feature at a Dansville event. And obviously the D'ville crowd are fucking nuts so at the end of the day they make it happen and are always keen to lose some face!

MTTM: Past DJ's that have played for Dansville?

Dansville:  Hmmm! Hope I can remember them all but I'll start off with the resident guys, Construkt (Hydraglyph), Infemy, Beatjuice, Illtastic, Haezer, Niskerone, Hyphen, Dublusion, Idioteque, Dynamo, Blitkrieg, LG Fritz, Liver, Das Kapital, George Daniel, Bruce Willis??, SFR, JoNNY RoBoTIX, Half-Life, Totem, Tommy Gun, AM Stereo, & Kennedy, Sparrow, Marci X & Kylie B Sorry if I left anyone out :)



MTTM: We saw something a while ago pairing the Dansville name and Assembly, tell us more about that.

Dansville: That was actually something Dansville & the band Foto na Dans did together for the launch of their album DIE VLOED, we combined the 2 brands and held 3 events called Foto na Dansville at Assembly,
Klein Liberates and one at Blizzards. Always good to try different things I suppose. Big ups to all the guys that were involved and to Assembly for giving the opportunity.

MTTM: What do you as a promoter think of the MTTM concept?

Dansville: Personally I think it's the only way now a days for DJ's to help promote themselves and to have the opportunity for people to hear what they are capable of apart from actual gigs which is sometimes hard to get by. As a promoter I only make use of MTTM & Soundcloud to hear who's who and what they have to offer in terms of producing and mixing and from their I can judge who's got the skills and who doesn't, so MTTM is doing a great job :)!

MTTM: What does the future hold for Dansville?

Dansville: To keep organising great parties, building and keeping the scene alive alongside all the other awesome Party brands in Cape Town, maybe even getting a few internationals out this side one day….. ;)

MTTM: Looking forward to that!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Volume 35: Hektek Elektrek

We got out first Psy-Trance minimix in! Proving that it can be done using a little
creativity.



This minimix is in by a new Djing and at some stage production duo called
Hektek Elektrek. Check out their Soundcloud page for their full demo, a nice mix of Psy-Tech, Psy Breaks and Funky Psy.



They will be playing at Mungus Fungus presents Psykick this coming Friday at Purple
Turtle, Long Street, Cape Town from 9 - 10:30.



Mungus Fungus are now doing a sick Psy party every Friday and as the trance season winds down the parties thrown by the Mungus guys are going to hot right on up!!



PsyKick Minimix by Hektek Elektrek

Friday, February 18, 2011

Unofficial: Zero Zero

So we have been thinking of extending the time of a minimix, 10 minutes is a tad suffocating. 15 minutes is still regarded as a short hard hitting taster of what a particular Dj can do, so we going to be on the lookout for mixes that are of the slightly longer variety.

Doing the usual Soundcloud browsing we came across this sick Jungle inspired Drum & Bass minimix, done using 3 turntables. Done by a fellow from the UK called Zero Zero.

Really been enjoying the Jungle sounds of late here at MTTM so this makes for some perfect listening!

The man himself gives us the low down:


I'm from Jersey in the UK, started Djing a couple of years ago, my first big gig was supporting DJ Friction at the Watersplash. On NYE 2009-2010 myself and a couple of mates threw a barnparty after the town parties, which we had CTRL Z play at. Not long after that we setup the Nightshift which is 2 of us and an MC, we have supported quite a few acts that have come over including Dub Concept, Gerra & Visionobi, Krogenic & R-Dange, Terminal State, Caged Baby, Plump DJs, Schema, Ctrl Z, DJ FU, Friction, Marcus Intalex, TC and Noisia. We have 2 residencies, 1 with local promoters, and our own night we started not long ago.
I started producing just under a year a go, and I've just recently started working in the studio with Terminal State and will hopefully send some stuff out by early summer.

For bookings contact: nightshiftdnb@hotmail.co.uk

3 Deck Jungle Dubs Minimix - ZeroZero by ZeroZero

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Brand Focus: MyCityByNight

The next 3 Brand Focuses will be on the sponsors of the MTTM Dansville competition, bringing you the indepth and the low down on what make them tick!

First up is a brand which probably needs very little introduction: MyCityByNight

If you are not already a daily reader (you should be!)
it's a blog/website dedicated to the young Generation Nexters who constantly live their lives by being updated with the latest and hottest music, competitions and well just generally cool random stuff!!

Don't take our word for it, Kreg of MCBN has sat down with us to fill you in on how it all started, what keeps them motivated and what might be in-store for the future!!!


MTTM: How did the MCBN idea start?

Kreg: Well Ricky and I had been writing on Cape Town Alive for a while which gave us the confidence to start something on our own. We wanted to basically write about all the sick parties we attended as well as just to keep everyone up to date of what’s hot in and around Cape Town (seeing as though we are both born and bred proud Capetonians). We also saw it as a promotional tool for artists as well event promoters to use MyCityByNight to promote themselves or their event. We usually like to find up and coming artists ourselves as we are out and about often enough After about the 5th or 6th post on MyCityByNight, I was fully hooked and knew it was something I wasnt going to be able to stop doing easily. The possibility of advertising in the long run was a goal but never a major goal as we have been always very much focussed on content as we all know “content is king”. I think this overall view has got us to where we now...

MTTM: Introduce us to the contributing "staff" who specialises in what?

Kreg: Currently there are 3 of us who run the show, Myself (Kreg), Ricky ByNight, Stacky (My half boet or as we like to call him Ari Gold) and we are very lucky to have 2 amazing contributors such as Stroob and then the ever so lovely Raven looking after everything for us in the Perilous City of Jozi.

MTTM: Does blogging get you laid? Hehehehe

Kreg: Blogging gets you what ever you want ;)

MTTM: Tell us how you became such a music lover?

Kreg: I have always loved music, it was something I have been brought up on. Busting moves to the Macerena was always a high point in my childhood. I played a few instruments throughout junior school but I first fell in love with electronic/dance music around the age of 11 (Seriously!!). A mate of mine, Craig got into Djing around the age of 12 and played his first gig at the age of 15, so from then on I was following him around and getting involved...

MTTM: What's your pick of the electronic music genre's?

Kreg: I would have to say Psytrance and Electro. I listen to a lot of electro and my psy collection runs all the way back to 2001. I will always love Breaks and Drum n Bass. More recently though I have been loving Dubstep, but it has to be the harder, darker Dubstep, I feel a lot of it can be hit and miss otherwise.

MTTM: You go to alot of local parties (super jealous!), we all know the outdoors are tops in terms of best parties week in week out, what/who/where comes in 2nd?

Kreg: Our outdoor parties are one of a kind – I got mad respect for all organisers as they put in such hard work for us to party in the most beautiful surroundings possible. Weekend after weekend you have a dance floor of 1,500 person strong, you know you are doing some right. Then again our local psy producers, in my eyes are some of the best in the world. To have guys like Headroom and Broken Toy playing the closing set at an outdoor is an absolute treat in its own right. Being on the trance floor on a Sunday for me has to be one of the best thing ever, some of the most enjoyable times have been had on the trance floor.
Its hard to say who comes in second as there are some solid events in and around Cape Town that all deserve a mention. I kind of have a set routine, week in, week out (well not really but you know what I mean). Cape Town has some really awesome weekly events that you can without a doubt wake up severly hungover after. My weeks can sometimes look like this: Tuesday – Fiction for Untamed Youth (Tommy Gun has done a great job the Tuesday nights), Wednesday – Trinity is by far the best place to be on a Wednesday. With a mix between techno and electro and the hottest DJ’s in Cape Town it almost makes it hard not to go there. Thursdays – PsyNopticz. I always loved a little bit of a trance on Thursday before the weekend. Friday has been DOMINATED by The Assembly with the weekly Discotheque events. In my eyes, Discotheque has to take second place purely for their role in growing and strengthening the electro scene in Cape Town and for giving us some deadly international acts in 2010, Le Castle Vania, Cyberpunkers, Gtronic, Fukkk Offf and A1 Bassline to name a few.
And then wake up on Saturday and head off to the trance party...
Good times!


MTTM: Who are your favourite artists, break it down locally and international?

Kreg: Okay, this is going to be tough and I apologise if I leave anyone out but locally:
Pascal and Pearce, Mix n Blend, El Gordo, Niskerone, Enough Weapons, Illtastic, Haezer, Double-Adapter, Liver, Tommy Gun, bteam, Crazy White Boy, Riot Squad, Twelv & Thesis, Toby2Shoes, DEADBEAT FM, Anthea, Ivan, Rob Gonzo (another really underrated tech DJ in Cape Town), Jam Jarr & Soundproof.
Local psytrance DJ’s: Deliriant, Shift, Skragg, Broken Toy, Headroom, Archive, SwitchCache, Super Evil, Gandalf Grey (one of the most under-rated in the psy scene), Artifakt, Dirty Motion, Frozen Ghost, BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE (Solar Axis), Slug, Plusminus, Xatrik, Lost n Found, Hiyarant... Jeeees, this list could go on forever. The talent in the South African psy trance scene is unbelievable.
International DJs: Skrillex, Skrillex, did I say SKRILLEX? Le Castle Vania, Riktam and Bansai, Umek, Myles Dyson, Wolfgang Gartner, Felguk, Porter Robinson, Cyberpunkers, Justice, NEELIX, Vaishiyas, Fukkk Offf, Saint Pauli, F.O.O.L Music, Dada Life, Netsky, Rusko, Glitch Mob, General Midi, Adam Freeland, Stanton Warriors, Stereoheros, Belzebass and obviously, the Above & Beyonds and Armin Van Buurens etc etc

MTTM: Any thoughts on the future of Cape Town clubbing in general?
(We would love to see some beach parties or illegal parties, also the whole drinking laws)

Kreg: This whole drinking law is absolutely ridiculous and is going to have a huge effect on the nightlife scene in Cape Town. With that said, I got a feeling that we will be seeing more festivals and if not more, the festivals we have now will definitely be expanding and getting bigger. People can bring their own booze and wont have to worry about the bar licence. I see ALOT more international acts making their way to Cape Town. Last year was great and if it is anything to go by, 2011 should be one helluva year for partying AND I see a massive door opening for Sunday day parties to make a come back.
I went to Mykonos in Greece a couple years back with Pascal and Guy and my eyes were opened to the beach party vibe. Clubs and pubs along the beach, people partying at/on the bar, on the sand or in the water, girls in bikinis and lots of shooters! It was insane and vibe was so awesome. A similar concept needs to be done in and around Camps Bay... We can only dream though
With the new addition of Trinity and the SugarHut, there will be more options for people to party and I know Trinity have got 2 HUGE international DJ’s line up the next two months.
With the amount of “Commercial concerts” coming up in the next few months as well, we are seriously lucky. Faithless, U2, Kings of Leon within the space of a month aint to shabby either. Its definitely not my vibe but I know that tickles a lot of peoples fancy.

MTTM: How does it feel that you fast becoming the go-to-guy when it comes to fresh talent and music?

Kreg: Hahaha, that sounds pretty cool, the go-to-guy! Djing/Producing was a long time dream of mine and when I realised that it wasn’t ever going to become a reality, I decided I would like to get involved in another way. That is another reason why we started MyCityByNight, to show of talents we found along the way as well as trying to help those guys get sorted in club slots that they wouldnt be able to organise themselves. We are in contact with promoters and event organisers very often and I like throwing new names at these guys as often as I can. Everyone wants a chance behind the decks, well thats how I see it.

More info on Dansville & DJhookups to follow soooon!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

SOTD: Enough Weapons - Got Digital

So this is a SICK Breaks track by Enough Weapons.

Don't think they getting enough credit for the excellent work that they consistently put out. We think the local club scene needs way more breaks appreciation and Enough Weapons are at the fore-front of that revolution!

Take a listen to the track below, because it has been shortlisted on BreaksPoll.com for best track and we of course would like to lend a hand in rounding up the votes.

Go to the voting link: Click here and vote via email address or facebook.

You don't have to fill in all the other catagories just select the drop down option list on Best Track and choose Enough Weapons - Got Digital and that should do it..... So go ahead and DO IT!!!

Got Digital - Enough Weapons by Enough Weapons

Monday, January 31, 2011

Volume 34: JoNNY RoBoTIX


DUB NATION WEDNESDAY'S LAUNCH PARTY!!!

TEQUILA TOWN'S EXCLUSIVE Dubstep/Drum & Bass Wednesday...Basically your MID week BASS & TEQUILA fix!!!

Bringing you your MID week BASS fix will be DUB NATIONS resident DJ's.

+ Guest DJ Phaze

First 60 PEOPLE receive FREE TEQUILA!!

Cover Charge : R10

BAR SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!!!!!

Bacardi coke R19
2L Cocktail Jugs R85
Savanha R15
Cuervo - R14
Many More.....




DubNation Minimix by JoNNY RoBoTIX

Friday, January 28, 2011

Volume 33: LG Fritz

1 minimix for 2 parties done by LG Fritz. The parties are being thrown by Purebase Entertainment who are busy doing an excellent job of easing the underground music scene into the notoriously commercial Claremont!

The Zone 9 Dubstep & Dirty Electro party is first up on the Tuesday 1st Feb at Tantra (Mainroad Claremont).

Riot Squad
Das Kapital
LG Fritz
Skrum
Liberazzi

R15 for girls, R20 for guys party starts at 9pm and ends off at 4am.


The next party is called Hypnotech, solid line up as well! Its on Tuesday 22nd of Feb.

Catch the likes of:

Pascal & Pierce

Das Kapital

LG Fritz

Johnny 12-Inch

Some sick drink specials on for this one, 2 for 1 all night, some cocktails for the chicks at 1am and FREE shots for all at 2am, so don't dare leave early!

Zone 9 and Hypnotech Minimix by LG Fritz

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SOTD: Rabotik - The Kave

Rabotik have been making some serious waves in a short time. The trick? Some cracking production and networking in all the right places we say! We found out about them via Kyle Watson's shout out a few weeks ago.

They've basically sprung onto the scene with 4 tracks which are available for download on their Fb page, so head on over there, click "like" and grab those tracks!!

We going to feature our favourite of the Rabotik tracks called The Kave.  Some awesome grinding Dubstep thats has a real party warming up feel to it, really nice!

The rest of the tracks can of course be found on their Soundcloud page, so get to checking those out. Right now press play have a listen and read on for some more Rabotik info!

The Kave - Original Mix by Rabotik


MTTM: Ok, so Rabotik has just burst to our attention pretty much out of nowhere, but listening to the production quality of your tracks and some of the big names punting you guys, something tells us you have been around the block so to speak.

Rabotik: Ye, between us we are lucky enough to have quite a fair amount of production experience. It's great that Rabotik has been received so well and especially so early on, with some big supporters already on board.

MTTM: How did the name come about?

Rabotik: To be honest we just bounced a few names between us over a ciggie and came up with Rabotik. We both liked it and we think it translates our style of music pretty well, so it stuck!

MTTM: Where are you guys based?

Rabotik: Both of us stay in Johannesburg in South Africa, so it's easy to hook up in the studio and write music in the same room as opposed to, say, an international collaboration.

MTTM: So Dubstep and Drum & Bass seem to be your thing, the genre's are doing REALLY well down in Cape Town, how are things in Joburg?

Rabotik: It's picking up in Joburg a bit, although it still has a fair amount to go. Dubstep has really only started making waves in the SA scene over the past year or two. There are only a few parties scattered here and there at the moment, but we're hoping we can change that.

MTTM: What gear/software you got hiding in the studio?

Rabotik: We both swear by Mac, and either write our tracks in Logic or Cubase and make use of FXpansion Geist. Software-wise we both love the Native Instruments range, and the FabFilter plugins are also a hit. On the monitor side of things we produce on a set KRK's, often using our Access Virus as hardware to fill in the gaps!

MTTM: Any plans for a live act?

Rabotik: It's on the cards...

MTTM: Do you guys have any tracks planned for release in the near future?

Rabotik: We do indeed. We've piqued the interest of a local label based in Cape Town, so we're working on an EP for them at the moment. Watch this space!

MTTM: How can someone who wants to know more get in contact with Rabotik?

Rabotik: Any questions/requests/promos can be sent straight to us personally through our email: rabotikmusic@gmail.com. Of course the links to our Fb fanpage are provided, anywhere you see the Rabotik name!