Thursday, November 26, 2009

Meet Flashworx



New hits on the blogs, new kids from on the block Flashworx are taking the neo liberal and pseudo original blog world by storm. Their delightful remixes cannot be missed in your ever growing collection of awesome tunes!

These young cool cats were born in the 80s and are heavily influenced by the sound, vision and fashion of that period which is reflecting in their contemporary dance music. They hail from Italy but have moved to Swiss.

Working hard on their first EP and promoting a few remixes on the way, they are here to stay. So go ahead and listen to what they have done to the mighty Futurecop! the wonderful Visitor and the rapping Keith Masters!

zshare: Futurecop! Karate Kids (Flashworx Remix)
zshare: Visitor - Los Feeling (Flashworx Remix)
zshare: Keith Masters - I love to floss (Flashworx remix)

Mr.METATRON HITS IT FROM THE BLOGS



Our friend The Metatron is back, this time he brings us an exclusive mixtape for Playmaker. With these hits from the blogs, he brings you the latest and hottest in 'blog-house' tunes... You know the deal, these handpicked tunes are surely going to set your car stereo or ipod on fire! (drink enough water to stay cool) !!!

01. Intro
02. Vitalic - One Above One
03. Discoballistic - Dream In Reality
04. Parallels - Ultralight
05. Alex Gopher - Aurora (Riot In Belgium & Knightlife Remix)
06. Fake Blood - I Think I Like It
07. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (Chew Fu H1N1 Club Mix)
08. El Paso Hot Button - Admiral Sloth (Trash Yourself Remix)
09. Cyberpunkers - Is Alternative (Original Club Mix)
10. Beni - My Love Sees You (DerDieDas Remix)
11. Simian Mobile Disco - Off The Map
12. My Gold Mask - Bitches (Hood International Remix)
13. Martin Solveig - Boys & Girls Feat. Dragonette
14. Grafton Primary - All Stars (Calling In Sick Remix)
15. Get Well Soon - Heading Home To The Pole
16. Peter, Bjorn & John - It Don‘t Move Me (The Knocks Remix)
17. High Voltage Humans - Laser Symphony (Catastrophe)

...but wait, there's more! Here's Transformer Di Roboter, who ripped up the dancefloor of Metatron's latest Skitzo Disko event in Austria... in the awesome edit styles!



Also find many more mixtapes from The Metatron on his MySpace pages! There's all awesome!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fear Of Tigers album coming soon!



Yes, highly anticipated here by us on the Playmakerzplayground is the debut album by Fear Of Tigers named 'Cossus Snufsigalonica' (yo does anybody know what this means?)

First up, before the real storm is happens, check out Diamond Cut's remix of 'The Adventures Of Pippi Longstrump' ... a smooth version that smells like Sunday breeze in an awesome, tight production style!

Fuck, we aren't even going to upload it... click here because it's been blogged all over the globe and the hypemachine has 10 or 20 or 30 different uploads, well almost, so, go to 'read full post' to download.

Yay! and the best news is the 'Cossus Snufsigalonica' album will be available for FREE, dropping on December the 1st, which is... very soon =)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Unbongo Mix by Warlock



Unbongo is a new type of events held in London. Here's a promo mix by none other then Warlock, a DJ refusing to be sucked into any one genre, a typical Warlock set is a new experience every time. So hey... it's funky, has ethnical vibes and sounds like a bongo gone bonkers! A really nice, different and fun mix to digest.

Direct Download Link

Friday, November 13, 2009

D/A/D Interview + EP



We just discovered the wonders of youngster D/A/D and it immediately struck us to ask this dude a few more questions... This is some awesome and deep Eighties zoned-out music, complete with classic guitar shreds and layers of niceness! Playmakers, meet D/A/D and while you're at it, check out his rad videogame metal band, Dracula Mountain!




PM: What does D/A/D stand for?
Nothing. I'm a big fan of dads so this is my homage to them.

PM: Main influences of any kind?
Obviously the 1980s have so much material to gain inspiration from. There are several musical styles from the decade that find their ways into my music, these include synth-pop, new wave, synth funk, italo-disco, and most importantly in my opinion, 80s shred. But it isn't just the music of the 80s; it's the fashion, the pop culture, the technology, the attitudes of the decade that leave a strong impression on me.

PM: When did you start producing?
i've been writing music for a while but I think I wrote my first D/A/D song about a year ago.

PM: What's your favorite years in the eighties, and why?
I think late 80s are my favorites, and I'm biased with 1989 because I was born in that one. I'm also a huge fan of the early 90s so I love the years in the late 80s that sort of blend in with the 90s. The evolution of pop culture during these years is pretty fun to analyze, and admire!

PM: How do you compose what gear are you using?
Because I'm making most of this music in my dorm, I have very limited resources. I use Logic Pro and the majority of the sounds you hear on the EP are logic synth samples which I've tweaked. If i'm not using MIDI, i'll be using my JX3P (which I don't have in the dorm room). As for guitars, I'm using a strat and an epiphone sheraton with a teenie little vox practice amp. Ideally, i would like to have some junos, yamahas, and rolands, up in here, but that's going to take some more saving on my part.
As for actual writing, I usually write my songs in parts and then figure out ways to put them together. I feel like with dance music, producers get too caught up in repeating and looping, which is totally fine and absolutely works for the dance genre. I'm constantly looking for ways to keep the song moving, however, which I think separates me from the genre a bit. I consider D/A/D dance music that is meant to be performed live, not DJed. I would be surprised if someone played my stuff in a DJ set actually, but hey if it works go for it!

PM: What's your ideal environment as D/A/D?
Top down, shades on, cruisin....just cruisin.

PM: Future plans, releases, ... ?
I'm going to take a little break on the writing front, but I'm hoping to be playing live a lot more. I have my first show in Chicago tomorrow and I played back home in LA several times over the summer. If the album gets enough circulation, I'd love to do a mini tour no doubt. I'd also love to add some visuals to my set. I'm experimenting with visuals a bit tomorrow for the show and I think it's gonna come out real nicely.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Werelctrique Vol.2



Franklean is bringing forward his second volume of 'Werelctrique'. A great compilation with his own edits, remixes vs orginals.

You're in for some hilarious moments of pure fun and party vibes and palm trees and most likely even coconuts, when you hear songs titled like this: Multipac VS Bat For Lashes or Hans Zimmer VS Daft Punk... resulting in an instant classic and great rework in the housey yet late eighties feel of Franklean's sound.

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The Hood Internet


"It's the soundtrack to your next house party."

What's been playing in our office the last few days?! You know it.. The Hood Internet Mixtape Volume 4. A great mix just over 1 hour combining the freshest tunes with some classic rhymes and vocals, all blended together... resulting in one amazing and movin mash-up!


T R A C K L I S T I N G :

1. Intro
2. David Banner vs Fujiya & Miyagi - Get Like Pterodactyls
3. The Beastie Boys vs Matt And Kim - Good Ol' Fashion Rump Shaker
4. Kanye West vs Cage & Aviary - Touch The Television
5. Lil Wayne (feat. Babyface) vs Royksopp - Comfortable Up Here
6. Passion Pit vs Juvenile - Back That Sleepyhead Up
7. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince vs Daft Punk - Summer Circuit
8. Public Enemy vs HEALTH vs Nosaj Thing - Bring The Tabloid Sores
9. AZ (feat. Ghostface) vs The Golden Filter - Solid Gold From New York
10. Modest Mouse vs Kanye West - Floating Paranoia
11. Clipse vs Yuksek - Kinda Like A Big Break
12. Weezer vs Glass Candy - Buddy Holly's Imagination
13. Bangers & Cash vs Bag Raiders - Bang Raiders
14. Amanda Blank vs VEGA - No Reasons To Like You Better
15. Michael Jackson vs Ratatat - Billie "Wildcat" Jean
16. Kid Sister (feat. Pitbull) vs Phonat - Free Control Ocho
17. Twista (feat. Erika Shevon) vs Boys Noize - Wetter And Jeffer
18. Flo Rida (feat. Ke$ha) vs MSTRKRFT - 1000 Times Right Round
19. R. Kelly (feat. Keri Hilson) vs Sally Shapiro - Number One Christmas
20. Drake vs The Rapture - Best Jealous Lover I Ever Had
21. Bon Iver vs Friendly Fires vs Aeroplane - Lump Sum Of Paris
22. Jeremih vs Handsome Furs - Birthday Furs
23. Yung LA vs Solid Gold - Who Ain't I Gonna Run To?
24. Major Lazer (feat. Santigold) vs Dirty Projectors - Hold The Stillness
25. Dead Prez vs Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks Of Hip Hop
26. Soulja Boy vs Joe Jackson - Swaggin' Out
27. OJ Da Juiceman (feat. Gucci Mane) vs Discovery - Make The Loop Aye
28. Glasses Malone vs Chromatics - A Moment To Remember Haterz
29. Paper Route Gangstaz vs Animal Collective - Animals Collecting Money
30. B-Hamp vs Little Boots - Ricky Bobby Boots
31. Ghostface Killah vs Beirut - Save Me Concubine
32. Keri Hilson vs The Glitch Mob/TVOTR - Red Dress Turnin Me On
33. Dorrough vs Bibio - Fire Ant Paint Job
34. Outro

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Transformer Di Roboter



Besides being a great DJ and graphic designer, our friend The Metatron from Austria hosts a regular club night in Salzburg called (just like his mixtapes) Skitzo Disko, a party celebration zone he's been maintaining for a few years now.

We got our hands on a exclusive edit from their upcoming headliner on November 14th, the amazing Transformer Di Roboter, who have been around for a while making orignal tunes but also are known for playing occasional covers and dressing up like all stars. A very promising headliner for SD for sure, especially when they give us a special edit to one of their tracks!

So, catch this awesome edit by none other then Zingone, who gave their original song "Ultra Maxximiser" some more swing for full dancefloor explosion to it's maxximising potential!

Transformer di Roboter - Ultra Maxximizer (Zingone Ultra Edit) by TheMetatron


also check out some more Metatron related graphix, Skitzo Dizko mixapes and general information about the parties, right here

Monday, November 9, 2009

ABC Order



Highly recomended are some new EPs by the ABC Order. For example Patterns Of Creation, a deep and dreamy yet realistic downtempo project consisting of Christopher Kenobii and Richard Sloan from the Canyon Group.



Always one with nature, the ABC Order seems to be striving towards naturalist envirements as their main inspiration and undeniably reflects that in their sound. Going hand in hand with the awesome designs by the Design Library, forming a great escape into a more peaceful musical landscape, beautifully arranged, yet holding it down with a simple twist making nothing unnessarily complicated.

<a href="http://patternsofcreation.bandcamp.com/track/downward-slope">downward slope by Patterns of creation</a>

<a href="http://canyongroup.bandcamp.com/track/cocopah">Cocopah by Canyon Group</a>

Friday, November 6, 2009

LAZERHAWK



God damn Rosso Corsa is on a roll. This must be one of the heaviest jams we heard in a while. We're talking none other then Lazerhawk, who brings it to us, full speed ahead!

Check out the amazing OVERDRIVE tune, right now. Close your eyes and see the road closing in on you, until everything turns white... and when that synth lead finally drops, you're zapped into the another dimension, where speed is essential and gravity is pulling you back in place.

Lazerhawk - Overdrive

http://www.divshare.com/download/9202366-eb7

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Loose Shus



If you haven't heard of Loose Shus before, then now is the time to discover his might. He's been producing awesome and original tunes in a extremely cool and funky disco dance vibe for a while now, with a few classic releases on Plant Music and Valerie under his belt.

Basicly we just want you to explore his .com website and find out what he's all about, listen to his tunes, take a look at a few of his production styles and read some intresting articles like interviews with the mighty Evan Patrick and Cyndi Seui.

Go here and find it all: www.looseshus.com