The picture says it all this E.P. has some big hype to live up to. The combination of massive originals (3 of them!) and massive remixes (5 of them!) all brought to you by a label quickly rising in the scene as bringing guaranteed heat with support from scene heavyweights such as Stupid Fresh, Lee Mortimer & Nick Supply. This E.P. really has a lot to deliver! Firstly.. who are the artists bringing the boom this time?
Mightyfools are fresh from their success over the Atlantic with Pottymouth that saw them hit top 10 on the Beatport chart with their remix of Chris James & Lee Dearn’s Torcida Cumbia released on the 28th November. Featured on the BBC Radio 1 show hosted by Kissy Sell Out, this Dutch duo are quickly proving their potential with signings from labels such as A New Hope Records, Palms Out Sounds, Crux, Illeven Eleven & obviously Venga Digital & Pottymouth.
They first came to attention of the fidget scene with bootlegs of Kelis, DMX and Oh Snap!
Check out one of their mixes here
Trouble and Bass member, signed to Freek, Palms Out Sounds, Destination?, Interscope and even Ministry of Sound what hasn’t been said about this Brooklyn producer that hasn’t already been said. A big big remix from the modern legend as he works his magic on the track Amsterdam in this release.
This year he has high hopes for his label venture ‘Party Like Us’; the topic for a Franki Chan interview (well worth a read). Anyone with any memory to the last year could pick out several tracks that have destroyed the dancefloors. If you can’t, just hit a search on our blog!
AC Slater’s Interview with Franki Chan @ iheartcomix
Guest Mix @Kiss FM
These guys are newcomers to our blog so lets run a brief biog about them.
They hail from Utrecht, Netherlands and they focus heavily on putting on an awesome show. Their roster includes 3 DJs, a host/MC and also a VJ group in the form of Subliminal Mess. Check out their myspace for more information about their record label (releasing on the 17th January including a Mightyfools remix).
They take on Amsterdam and give it a remix aimed at creating messy scenes at peak time with an unmistakable dirty e-guitar hook and a filtered breakdown.
Oh SNAP!’s description of himself is just perfect.
“A self-professed check-to-check millionaire and inventor of the Fab-U-Fly lifestyle, OH SNAP!! is everything that is right, and wrong with society. Not really a DJ, and not really a rapper, as both imply talent, OH SNAP!! is trying to conquer the world with his average looks, average flow, and his “you might like him, you might not like him” personality.”
His remix on this release mixes up the track ‘More Gunz’ and turns it from a crunked up, bass driven bonanza to a more chilled stomper edging toward the baltimore style, incorporating some wicked new vocals. Very different to the rest of the release and no doubt one of his best.
He kinda looks like Frankie Boyle.
OH SNAP! NLLR MIXTAPE
Venga Digital co-owner and fully fledged producer in his own right, Liam Vizzle takes More Gunz and wonks it up with a gritty but deep bassline and then jacks it up with clever percussion & sample effects; using More Gunz’s best elements to perfection! The minimix doesn’t do this track justice, check out the full version when it’s released!
Awesome Liam Vizzle Bootlegs Here
Heavyfeet are the two man, Manchester based, production and DJ team. Everything you need to know its on their myspace or on the Beatportal interview below. Give it a read! If you search our blog you will find plenty of Heavyfeet tracks.
Another huge signing for Venga Digital with an adventurous remix of the Addict track. They use influences from 90’s happy hardcore. It’s not a subtle use either, sounding like a modern homage to the likes of Breeze & Styles. Like it or loath it you cannot deny the damage the drop brings.
Beatportal Interview with HeavyFeet
This release is all about the originals, they are Mightyfools at their very best. The big name remixes are no weak links though, every track is brilliant in this release. Our favourite would have to be Mightyfools – More Gunz.
Who thought 2009 would start on such a bang?
Mightyfools – Partyjunkies EP
Release: 19th January 2009
A1 – Amsterdam Ft Guerilla Speakerz (Original)
A2 – Amsterdam (AC Slater Remix)
A3 – Amsterdam (Boemklatsch Remix)
A4 – More Gunz (Original)
A5 – More Gunz (Oh Snap! Remix)
A6 – More Gunz (Liam Vizzle Remix)
B1 – Addict (Original)
B2 – Addict (HeavyFeet Remix)
CHECK OUT THE MINIMIX SAMPLER HERE