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Friday, July 29, 2011

Fuck Yeah Friday! : Hardwell At It Again

Cam Harris checking in again for Fuck Yeah Friday here at the G-Spot. I know I know I featured a banger by Hardwell on Wednesday, but this track found it's way onto my Ipod yesterday and Holy Beats Galore, he has done it again. This Dutchman is clearly the man at the moment in the progressive house scene and has continued to prove himself time and time again. Just getting off stage from Tomorrowland in front of thousands, he has recently released this track which he also sampled at the Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas. The title track is called "The World". This song should be the perfect mix of heart stopping bass along with a unique melody that will be sure to make its way to repeat on your song selection this weekend. So twist the volume knob to max and turn the bass up for this one, this is..."The World": 

The World - Hardwell

Obviously I can't let you take off for the weekend without adding some additional " Certifiable Bangers" to really get this summer weekend kicked into high gear. Enjoy the mix of some new noise from Example and a dub banger from Big Gigantic. Happy Fuck Yeah Friday!

Stay Awake - Example (Moam Remix)

Get Em High - Talib Kweli Ft Kanye West (Big Gigantic Remix)

Almost posted this entry and then heard this.....Really not much else to say... Listen and go fucking nuts

Set Fire to the Rain - (A Stupid Hole Bootleg)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy Hump Day: You've Got The Love - Florence and the Machine (Mark Knight Remix)

Cam Harris here this week feeding you your weekly addiction of beats and wobbles. Gballz has taken off back to the motherland that is Israel for the better part of the next two weeks, so I will be the keeper of the blog in his absence. Keeping in stride with your Hump Day beats to give you that extra push through your work week, I have brought to the table Mark Knights newest take on Florence and the Machine. For those of you not familiar with Knight, he has been on a tear already this year. Already picking up a Grammy Nomination for his work on the Black Eyed Peas' multi-platinum album titled, "The End” and constantly being on top of his game at Beatport, he has done it once again with his remix of Florence and the Machines billboard topping hit, "You've Got the Love". Using his signature sound teamed with his amazing production skills, this song will be sure to give you that extra kick in your step to get you in the homestretch to the weekend. 

You've Got The Love - Mark Knight Remix

In case Mark Knight doesn't get it done for you (you must clearly be high), I added another one of my favorite sub pounding beats for you all to vibe with. Hardwell is doing huge things right now in the EDM game, known best for his collaboration with Tiesto titled "Zero 76", he is back with his remix of Martin Solveig's newest track, "Ready 2 Go". Listen, Enjoy, and check back for Fuck Yeah Friday to take you bumping into the weekend.

Ready 2 Go - Hardwell Remix

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Throwback: A Classic Pharcyde Track Plus Arty's "Around the World"

I have a feeling more people will recognize this beat from the song "Stutter" by Joe featuring Mystikal, but in fact the sample came from the Californian hip hop group Pharcyde's "Passin' Me By." This song is a classic hip hop joint and was released in March 1993. This track, produced by J-Swift, utilizes samples from "Summer in the City" by Quincy Jones, "125th Street Congress" by Weather Report and "Are You Experienced?" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

I figure it's a nice smooth track to ease you into your work weeks and doubles as a great summer jam.

As for me, this is my last post until August 8th. I take off for Israel tomorrow afternoon and couldn't be more excited. My good friend and understudy Cam Harris aka Cam Slamstein aka DJ Snippets will be taking over posting duties until that time so please bear with him as he brings you new and exciting tracks to rock to.

The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By

Since I won't have another chance to post this for a couple weeks, I wanted to bring Arty's "Around the World" to your attention. If you're big into EDM like I am, chances are you've heard this. If not, you're in for a treat. I was recently listening to the newest Dance Department podcast (highly recommended) and Dennis Ruyer played it during his portion of the show. Dance Department is known for playing more straight up House tracks and tends to shy away from bangers and more towards funky, groovy tech-house kinds of tracks. Arty is considered a combination of Trance and Progressive House and is definitely blurring the lines between House and Trance. This 21-year-old Russian producer will be at Electric Zoo and I am hoping to be able to catch some of his set.

As always, please post your comments or email me at!

Arty - Around the World (Original Mix)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fuck Yeah Friday!: Adding Some Hotness to the Heatwave

Is it hot outside or is it just me?

Well, we have ourselves a little heat wave going on here in Boston and things have been rather sticky and sluggish. Personally I've found refuge in my air conditioned room, with very little clothing, and loud bass-heavy music.

Here are a few of the songs I've been turning the bass up for recently and these tracks are a must-have for your pool parties, your ice parties, and/or your naked parties.

In particular, pay attention to the awesome "Save the World" remix created by AN21 (Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello's brother) & Max Vangeli.

Stay cool party people!

Utku S. - Big Fat Bass (Fractal System Remix)

Doctor P - Watch Out

Fractal System - Can You Dance (Darth & Vader Remix)

Aqualight - I Am Dancing (Darth & Vader Remix)

Swedish House Mafia - Save the World (AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy Hump Day: New Avicii and New(ish) Lazy Rich

Avicii's "Penguin" got a makeover and some added male vocals to create "Fade Into Darkness." It's not one of my favorite Avicii songs, but it is beautifully produced and worth a listen. Because "Penguin" was such a crowd favorite, I can see this track being huge with the added sing-a-long potential.

Also posted here is one of Lazy Rich's newer tracks called "Better Wipe That Up." Just another electro-house banger that Lazy Rich has come to make standard in his collection of tunes, complete with all the wobbles you can digest.

Avicii - Fade Into Darkness (Club Mix)

Lazy Rich - Better Wipe That Up

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Throwback: Mos Def - Sunshine

It's always fun going through your music and realizing you have awesome songs in your collection that you never listen to. This is what happened with today's Throwback, which is "Sunshine" by Mos Def. This is from his album The New Danger released in 2004. I was a bit surprised to learn the track was produced by none other than Kanye West. Although it makes sense (old school feel, high-pitched vocal samples, feels like it could belong on College Dropout, etc), I did not immediately recognize this as a West production.

The New Danger is less traditional than Mos Def's previous album Black on Both Sides and begins to show Mos Def's versatility with the style of his tracks. His flow, however, remains consistently smooth and his rhymes are just as good as any other work he has done.

Unrelated note: Thanks to everyone who allowed me to take pictures of them for My Music is Better Than Yours Saturday night at Guilt in Boston. Had lots of fun and it was great meeting everyone!

Mos Def - Sunshine

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fuck Yeah Friday!: Alex Kidd, Hoi!, Gramophonedzie, and... David Guetta?!

A recent discovery and he goes by the name Gramophonedzie
I've been hung over all day so this was a little painful to put together. Here is a 4-song collection of new songs I've been digging. These are not necessarily new to the world but they are new to my ears. Pay particular attention to Gramophonedzie because that song is funky as hell. I might be working with a local Boston promoter to bring him here so keep your fingers crossed for that.

The David Guetta song is actually GOOD. I'm surprised too, because I often don't like Guetta songs. It has a very Afrojack-ish sound and some people across the internet have been speculating that he had his hand in this track.

Enjoy party people.

David Guetta - Bassline

Gramophonedzie - Why Don't You (Original Mix)

Alex Kidd - West Coast (Original Mix)

Hoi! - Jukebox Junkie (Figure Remix)

Dada Life (finally) put out their latest mix. I haven't listened to it yet but looking at the track list I can only imagine it's a full hour of bangers as usual...

Dada Life - July 2011 Mix

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Gramatik's Debut Album on Pretty Lights Music (The Record Label) - Beatz & Pieces Vol 1

I'm a sucker for all things Pretty Lights. There, I said it. I don't care what your perception of Derek Vincent (aka Pretty Lights), his music, his following, or his record label is because he is doing big things. He is quickly building his record label, which includes artists Paper Diamond, Break Science, Michal Menert, and of course Pretty Lights himself. I have listened to all of these guys' releases (thanks to all PLR music being available for free download and they are all dope in their own way.

The reason why I like all of this music so much is because the songs essentially combine hip hop beats with samples (either vocals, instrumentals, or both) as well as melodic soundscapes and live instrumentation. Each artist has his own unique style, but it's easy to tell how all these artists fit together on the record label.

Gramatik is a Slovenian producer and was heavily influenced by American music early on, taking in everything from Funk and Jazz to Soul and Blues. He says, "I always looked at [his songs] as hip-hop beats on steroids. They are still raw, sample based beats, but with evolved arrangements and wrapped in a fine layer of live instrumentation.  And the reason I started adding live instruments is because I felt that classic hip-hop beats without vocals lose me after two minutes.  I want to keep the listener through the whole track!"

This dude has sold over 80,000 tracks on Beatport and has been nominated for "Best Chill Out Artist"’ and "Best Chill Out Track" at the 2010 Beatport Music Awards, taking 2nd place in both categories. I compare him most to beat masters RJD2, Mimosa, and DJ Shadow. He was also just announced as an artist at Electric Zoo Festival this year and I'm excited for the chance to catch him live.

Go Here to download his album for free (or to donate for the album).

Gramatik - So Much for Love

Gramatik - Break Loose

Gramatik - While I Was Playin' Fair


Gramatik vs. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Hip Hop Heaven

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Happy Hump Day: Big Bad Wolf & New Glitch Mob

The Glitch Mob's new EP: We Can Make the World Stop

Some exciting news today: I received word from the folks at Identity Festival that Brian and I would be granted press passes on behalf of My Music Is Better Than Yours for a write-up and interviews. Really pumped about this and hopefully it's a sign of things to come. Don't forget to buy your ticket today only for $20!!

In other news, I finally found a high-quality version of Duck Sauce's newest song, "Big Bad Wolf." I had heard this when A-Trak came to town and had a ton of fun dancing to it at Royale. There was a lot of buzz over this song and I'm glad it finally surfaced. It doesn't have the disco-house sound we've grown used to hearing from Duck Sauce, but I assure you it will grow on you.

Duck Sauce - Big Bad Wolf

Also, Glitch Mob released its first EP since Drink the Sea came out. It's a 3-song effort and has that great glitch-hop sound to it. Very impressed! Go here to listen for free and to download.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Show Review: Avicii @ OC Club 7.10.11

Taken from my blog post:

On Sunday night Avicii brought his Swedish madness to the Ocean Club at Marina Bay in Quincy, MA. This was my first time at the venue, which is just south of Boston. The closest comparison I can make is to a Miami club: open-air, cabanas, palm trees, sand, pool tables, etc. The DJ booth is elevated above the crowd so the performer has a great view of his/her audience.

Avicii was supposed to go on at 9pm but openers and resident DJs Bamboora and Dirty DEK were slaying the decks until about 10:30 (I think). I had conversed with Bamboora a couple times but have yet to meet him in person or catch one of his sets. Needless to say I was impressed: he was dropping nothing but bangers. One of my favorite tracks he dropped was Wolfgang Gartner's "Space Junk" vs. Steve Angello's KNAS. The build up of SJ would be playing and the drop would go into KNAS, something I hadn't heard before.

By the time Bamboora and Dirty Dek finished up, the venue was poppin. It was a pretty mixed crowd and relatively tame due to 21+ (I'm comparing this to something like a Rusko or Pretty Lights show where the crowd is high schoolers spunned out). Lots of glow sticks and ladies dressed to kill; certainly nothing to complain about.

Once Avicii went on the crowd went nuts. This 21-year-old really does have the world by the balls. Even those who are mildly interested in Electronic Dance Music know his name, know his songs, and can sing along when the hook plays. He opened with a song I had never heard before (after asking around we were to conclude this was a new track, see it in the backstage video below) and from there he had everyone mesmerized by a DJ set of deep bass, pulsating synths and melodic choruses.

Most of his song selections did not come unexpectedly after hearing his set from EDC Las Vegas and knowing he doesn't have a huge music catalog of his own right now. Of course, I was enjoying the scenery, grabbing drinks, and visiting friends in cabanas so I can't say I was paying attention 100% of the time.

Notable Avicii tracks included "Levels", "My Feelings For You", "Swede Dreams", "Blessed", and his newest track which people are calling "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" (listen below). He also dropped his newest releases which were "Fade into Darkness" (this is actually "Penguin" re-edited with vocals) and "Enough is Enough."
Clad in his flannel shirt, Avicii kept the crowd on it's toes with long buildups and thumping drops. Hands and glow sticks were in the air during the entire 2+ hour set. Other notable tracks were Alesso's remix of Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji's "Pressure" and a finale that included House of Pain's "Jump Around." As the show wrapped up to loud cheers, Dirty DEK got on the mic to lead an Avicii chant. Overall the show lived up to the hype and I had myself a great time. I hope to be back at another OC Sundays event soon and cannot wait to see Avicii again at Identity Festival.

Avicii - Poppa Was a Rolling Stone (Live from EDC Las Vegas)

Thanks to the guys at MASSEDMC for the backstage vid

BONUS: In other news, I've been on a downloading frenzy. Here are a few of the songs running through my speakers - there should be something for everyone on here, including Moombahton, Dubstep, and Electro-House:

Robin S - Show Me Love (Morrison's Moombahton Remix)

Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (The Juggernaut Remix)

Bart B More - Traction

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Throwback: DJ JS-1 ft. O.C. - Life Word

On a completely unrelated note, Avicii was last night at the OC Club in Quincy, MA and he fucking killed it (surprised?). That venue is probably the coolest place in Boston, reminding me of a Miami nightclub: open-air venue with cabanas, "sand", a water thing (think of it as a 2-foot deep pool), palm trees, and gorgeous people. I hope to venture back there again soon. Also very excited to see Avicii in August at Identity Festival.

I feel like it's been forever since I've done a Monday throwback. Here is a jam by DJ JS-1 featuring O.C. I know O.C. thanks to my bud Casey who I studied abroad with in Australia. He turned me on the old school feel of O.C. so naturally this song fit perfectly for a Monday Throwback. Take her easy and let the week sail by.

PS: I don't think it's a coincidence that this song is named "Life Word" because O.C.'s biggest album is called Word... Life

DJ JS-1 ft. O.C. - Life Word

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fuck Yeah Friday!: The Magic of

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I'm going to make this short because I'm a bit sleepy today. Basically, has turned my world upside down (in a good way). For those of you who haven't been to the site yet, what are you waiting for? I've been spending most of my time in this room:

Here are a bunch of songs I discovered from being on the site and having other "DJs" play sweet music I'd never heard of.

My favorite this week is Afrojack's "Selecta" remixed by Lazerdisk Party Sex (hailing from Burlington, VT!). Notice the tempo change mid-song: it slows down then speeds back up and I love it when songs do that. Also included is another Zedd remix. The kid is on fire!

Enjoy your weekends!

Afrojack - Selecta (Lazerdisk Party Sex Remix)

Modestep - Feel Good

Milkman - Breaking Free

Dan Thomas ft. MAB - This Year (Zedd Remix)

Another great mix by Boston's finest, DJ Spiezio, make sure to show him some love!

DJ SPIEZIO - July 2011 Mix by Speez

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Alphabethead Dubstep Trick Mixing

So there I was checking my email and out of nowhere I receive a message from Mr. David Morrison, aka Alphabethead. It turns out someone is actually reading my blog! And guess what, Alphabethead hails from NEW ZEALAND. That's right, the G Spot is going international baby! Alphabethead wrote about how much he loves the site and how it's been a great way for him to hear new music he wouldn't have otherwise discovered.

How cool is that? I'm all about exposing new artists and being exposed to new artists myself so I am excited to bring you Alphabethead's dubstep trick mixing as shown above. It's very impressive and I'm looking forward to hearing more from him.

Support Alphabethead by checking out his Soundcloud and feel free to drop him a line:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Hump Day: Calvin Harris Remixes + Skrillex & Nero

A view of Lake Winnipesaukee from Camp America (Rattlesnake Island)

Well, it's already Wednesday but I'm still recovering from an awesome weekend up in New Hampshire with the Camp America crew. Good times, good people, and some good tunes were experienced this weekend. In particular, Calvin Harris' "You Used To Hold Me" somehow became the song of the weekend even though it was released in February of 2010.

Featured below is a remix by Laidback Luke (getting a lot of love on my blog) in addition to a R3hab remix of Calvin's "Bounce." Lastly is a Skrillex and Nero remix of "Promises."

Calvin Harris - Bounce (R3hab Remix)

Calvin Harris - You Used to Hold Me (Laidback Luke Remix)

Nero ft. Subfocus - Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fuck Yeah Friday!: Independence Day Treats

Oh 4th of July, how I love you. Traditionally a day of BBQs, cold beverages, fireworks, and some sort of body of water, I couldn't be more excited for my 23rd year of celebrating Independence Day. This year I will be heading up to New Hampshire to celebrate with my UVM crew and here are a few selected tracks to make sure your long weekends are as party-driven as possible.

Side note: I highly recommend everyone check out because it's the next big thing. I like to compare it to a social media Pandora, as a way to share music with people while also discovering new music.

Enjoy these tunes and have a safe and awesome holiday!

Second side note: I'm just as sick of Adele remixes as anyone else, but this one is worth a listen.

Adele - Rolling in the Deep (Ken C Remix)

Skream - Where You Should Be (Laidback Luke Remix)

Bart B More - Traction

Dillon Francis - Masta Blasta

Felix Cartal - The Riddler