Sunday, February 28, 2010

Diamond Cut

Wassup Playmakers, here are some totally mindblowing remixes that'll set the night on fire, believe! Some people don't need no introduction. But for those of you who are not familiar with work of the rocking indie synthpop wizkid The Diamond Cut... well then... Let's go!

Currently based in New York City and also working close with the London based pop sensation Visitor, the Diamond Cut just always impresses whenever he releases another remix. Last year he gave us already top notch epic sounding remixes, most notable was the one he did for Fear of Tigers' The Adventures of Pippi Longstrump' which turned a already beautiful song into sheer magic.

So in the last last year or so, the Diamond Cut truely became one of our favorite producers/remixers in clubland and is without a doubt at the top of his game, totally up there with that new class of Grum, Starsmiff and Russ Chimes. But what makes him stand out from a crowd? It's that extra magical signature-touch of totally rocking drums and grooving basslines that sound like a comet in the nightsky, ready to floor you and bring instant funk to the sometimes dead and stale dancefloors.

Here's a selection of brand new remixes he did for Starrset, Radio INK, Beta. Then we've also included his amazing remix of Booty Luv, one of the favorite Diamond Cut remixes from last year and as bonus we added the 'slowjam' version of Candle Thieves' We're All Gonna Die.

My Face (Diamond Cut Remix) by diamondcutmusic

Wish U Were Here (Diamond Cut Remix) by diamondcutmusic

Weisse Tiger (Diamond Cut Remix) by diamondcutmusic

Say It (Diamond Cut Remix) by diamondcutmusic

We're All Gonna Die (Diamond Cut Slow Jam Mix) by diamondcutmusic

Monday, February 22, 2010

Vim Cortez

Time to get our funk on here at Playmaker. The wonderful Vim Cortez from Paris has just sent us his “SynthFunkatero” EP, a reinterpretation of the funkiest vibes of the eighties through Vim Cortez's musical lens.

Vim Cortez pays tribute to the sounds that marked his childhood – from Michael Jackson to Shalamar, from Prince to Cameo. Big synth bass sounds rub shoulders with old school drum machine hits, fresh synth stabs and hot guitar licks. But this is no nostalgic or tongue-in-cheek wink at the kitsch-loving crowd: there is an urgent, darker edge to the beats, the lyrics and the vocals to remind us that synthfunk is the angry, fidgety little brother of future soul.

Vim Cortez - Monica Darling

Vim Cortez - Givin it Up

If you like these funky styles, say hello to Vim and support his music by downloading his SynthFunkatero EP on iTunes. Great stuff!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Let's go to Laser Beach

The Aminova EP is out since a few days! Check it out, we posted about Aminova a few posts ago, none the less, we are happy to present and promote his debut EP, and it's free for download. Awesome!



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Skitzo Disko Vol.7: Legacy of a Skitzo Dancer

A new mix, Playmakers! Here is 'Legacy of a Skitzo Dancer' by none other than Skitzo Disko mastermind The Metatron. This time he managed to throw in 30 tracks. Check the line-up, enjoy and keep the legacy alive!

01 Transformer Di Roboter - Rock Me Skitzo (Transformer Viva Austria Mix)
02 Hadouken - M.A.D
03 Prodigy - No Good (After Midnight Whats Really Good Mix)
04 Missill - We Don't Care
05 Tape Deck Bros - The Dance Of The Dead
06 Bestrack Productions - Oh Snap
07 Amanda Blank - Might Like You (The Black Dove Underground Remix)
08 Le Castle Vania - Zero Machine
09 Nelly Furtado - Maneater (Peter Rauhofer Reconstruction Mix Part 2)
10 Flo Rida feat. Nelly Furtado - Jump (Designer Drugs Remix)
11 Steve Aoki feat. [[[Zuper Blahq]]] - I'm In The House (Gigi Barocco Remix)
12 Bonaparte vs. Markus Lange - Anti Anti (Markus Lange Edit)
13 Franz Ferdinand - What She Came For (Drums Of Death Remix)
14 Vitalic - Your Disco Song (Docipede Remix)
15 ElectroSound - Harder, Harder, HARDER, HARDER!
16 Hey Today! - Wonderman
17 Fukkk Off - Rave Is King (Le Castle Vania Remix)
18 Lily Allen - Not Fair (Annie Nightingale - Far Too Loud Electro Mix)
19 Super Viral Brothers - Hot Chocolate + Polar Bear Rug (Dada Life Remix)
20 Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby (The Disco Villains Remix)
21 Super Viral Brothers - Hot Chocolate + Polar Bear Rug (Dada Life Remix) Reprise
22 Dada Life - Perfect Itch
23 Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (Yellus Remake)
24 Grossstadtgeflüster - Laut Reden Nichts Sagen
25 SebastiAn vs. Lady Sovereign - Walkman vs. Love Me Or Hate Me (Overthrill NLLR Edit)
26 Tiga - Shoes (Mr Oizo Remix)
27 Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden - Bonkers (As Heard On Radio Soulwax Edit)
28 Enur feat. Natasja - Calabria (Hot Pink Delorean Remix)
29 Yuksek feat. Amanda Blank - Extraball (Duotone Remix)
30 Franklean - Nate River & MD Luffy vs. Beastie Boys

The Metatron - Skitzo Disko Vol.7 - Legacy Of A Skitzo Dancer by TheMetatron

Monday, February 15, 2010

Alexander McQueen and Monsieur Adi

And so another living legend dies... If you haven't heard the news yet, fashion icon and visionary Alexander McQueen has killed himself. This is very shocking news, right when London Fashion week is about to take off.

McQueen, known for his unconventional designs and shock tactics, earned the British Designer of the Year award four times which makes him one of the most highly regarded names in the fashion industry.

Our Italian friend, the wonderful Monsieur Adi, has dedicated one of his upcoming tracks of his much anticipated debut album We Are The Romans, to McQueen. It is a sad yet totally beautiful song and serves the purpose right, a deeply emotional track and shows a different face of Adi's style.

His trademark style of classical strings is omnipresent and send shivers down our spine. It's a sort of meditating, spiritual moment as it seems this one seems to be all about stopping the time, standing still for a moment, and moaring about the death of someone who was a true innovator, a talented enigma with the attitude of a true gentleman.

Alexander McQueen, you were one of THE GREATEST and will be truely missed.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

1977, the year of the Ghost Driver

It's quite amazing to see most Sakura Night related projects come back to live. So, who's next to rise from the grave? Holy shit, watch out! It's the Ghost Driver and he's more angry than ever before. Deeper, darker and angrier, this is the kinda Ghost Driver that races through your nightmares at 88 MPH in the wrong lane. But how did all of this begin in the first place? The legend takes us back to 1977...

In 1977, in the deserts of Nevada, a mysterious car began mowing down innocent victims. No one knew the make or model of this car-of-carnage, and no one was able to catch a glimpse of the license plates. Stunned onlookers wiped the blood from their faces and stammered that it looked like a Camaro while others swore on their mother's grave that they saw it change shape. Robin Wrenshaw, a shaken auto mechanic of Blue Diamond Auto, reported that she had seen it change from a 1970's style Camaro into a futuristic-looking model of the car. In her own words: "After that thing ran over Billy Myers, it stayed in neutral and blasted its horn like it was claiming victory or something. Then it started to make this ear-piercing sound and the metal of the car started crunching, transforming into a different model...some would call me crazy, but I think it was disguising itself so It wouldn't be recognized." Eyewitnesses said the murder-mobile would be preceded by a cloud of smoke so thick you could only see the twin beams of headlights approach through the fog. Other witnesses said it fired its engine so loud that the citizens of distant cities heard the rattle. The noise was so powerful that people plugged their ears with whatever they could find. Some claimed that after it's hit-and-run victories, the car left behind a dust cloud that formed the image of a human skull out of smoke. Because no one was ever able to tell who was driving this vehicle through the windows painted a ghastly black, law enforcers began calling it the GHOST DRIVER, while townsfolk believed that the car itself was a ghost...


Be supportive! You can download this EP for only 1$. Or why not show your support with a original Ghost Driver T-Shirt!? Visit the Ghost Driver for more info and great graphics.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Team Midnight Club

OK, it's time to bring on a super team from France, consisting of Telemac, Hosta and Chwingman, who collaborate under the name Midnight Club.

They will release their EP on On The Fruit records. This is awesomely produced retro electro with a touch house and soundtrack, dreamy yet consisted, sounding in vein of likeminded producers such as The Outrunners, Illapa, or maybe even Knightlife at times.

Check out a few tunes we have selected for you to enjoy, allongside a Worship remix! 3 Amazing jams, and check the full EP if you're diggin what you hear.

Midnight Club - Escape Time

Midnight Club - Hot Space

Midnight Club - The Machine (Worship remix)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Playmaker News, found on the internet!

Hello all, here are few new musical pieces for yall to enjoy! All different yet totally amazing music in it's own right.

So, it's almost Valentine and Breakbot has done a great romantic 30 minutes mixtape, check it out:

Than we also want to bring Sickboy's latest Tweencore Mix on CockRockDisco to your attention:
more here:

Also, in other news: our previous mentioned post by the epic Indian 303 waves of 10 Ragas on a Discobeat has been re-issued by Bombay Connection, check them out over here:

Hope you enjoy these!