Saturday, January 28, 2012

Porter Robinson Essential Mix

Unfortunately we're still making changes to the blog, so all the music is down.  I suggest listening to this new essential mix from Porter Robinson to tide you over.  Prepare to have your mind blown.  The mix is a live recording from a recent set at Hull.  Of particular note is the second to last song, a new track from the man himself that has me beyond excited for the HQ version to come out.  Enjoy.

Porter Robinson Essential Mix Tracklist:
01. Porter Robinson – Spitfire
w/ Kraze – The Party (Acappella)
w/ ID – ID
w/ Wolfgang Gartner – Space Junk
w/ Spencer & Hill feat. Lil Jon – Less Go (Chrizz Luvly Remix)
02. Tiesto – Maximal Crazy
03. Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Remix)
w/ Kill The Noise – Kill The Noise (Alvin Risk Remix)
04. Michael Woods – VMS
05. Tiesto feat. Kay – Work Hard, Play Hard
w/ Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherf**ker
06. Porter Robinson feat. Amba Shepherd – Vandalism
w/ Wolfgang Gartner – The Champ
07. Porter Robinson feat. Jano – The Seconds
08. Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner – Animal Rights
w/ ID – ID
09. Skrillex & The Doors – Breakin’ A Sweat (It’s Alright) (Zedd Remix)
10. Knife Party – Destroy Them With Lazers
11. ID – ID
12. Hardwell – Spaceman
13. ID – ID
14. Tommy Trash – Future Folk
w/ Angger Dimas & Tommy Trash – Big Fucking House
15. Knife Party – Tourniquet
w/ Chuckie – Who’s Ready To Jump (Acappella)
w/ Plump DJs – Gobstopper
16. Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell Re-Cut Club Version)
w/ ID – ID
17. Swedish House Mafia & Knife Party – Antidote (Vocal Mix)
18. ID – ID
19. Chris Lake – Sundown
w/ Knife Party – Internet Friends
w/ ID – ID
20. Knife Party – Internet Friends
21. Porter Robinson – Unison (Knife Party Remix)
22. Porter Robinson – 100% In The Bitch
23. Feed Me – Pink Lady
24. Afrojack – Polkadots 2010 (Oliver Twizt Remix)
25. Kaskade feat. Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down
w/ Zedd – Shave It (Kaskade Remix)
26. Spencer & Hill feat. Lil Jon – Less Go (Porter Robinson Remix)
27. Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Instrumental)
28. Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger (Acappella)
w/ Adam K & Duro The Third – Daun’t Kick My Bag Bitch
w/ Uppermost – Mainstreaminization
29. Dubsidia – Kill Humans (Dirtyloud Remix)
w/ Tom Hangs feat. Shermanology – Blessed (Avicii Edit)
30. Deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire – Moar Ghosts N Stuff (Hard Intro Version Mix)
w/ Deadmau5 – Some Chords
w/ Noisia – Machine Gun
31. Porter Robinson – ID
32. Porter Robinson – Say My Name

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hold Tight

None of the links will be active for a short time while we make improvements. Thanks for your patience.


Mainstream RemiXXX Mondays Part 5


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Come On Baby Light My Fire

This remix take a mediocre song and turns it into fire. Zedd is killin it these days, keep your eyes peeled for rumored upcoming collaborations with Dada Life, Nicky Romero, and Porter Robinson.


SOPA shall not pass!

Some of you guys may have caught wind of some internet censorship bill called SOPA, or the Stop Online Pirating Act.  Not only would this law allow for widespread internet censorship, it would also pose a very difficult problem for our beloved music blogs, who make use of websites such as mediafire that could be blocked by internet providers given its propensity to allow for online pirating.  So, if you like the first amendment, or you just like downloading music from blogs, speak up and act out against SOPA.

In other news, looks like Traktor and Ableton had a bare back sesh, which has led to a beautiful baby.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Put A Ring On It

As it turns out, not only will Mat Zo be embarking on a North American tour in the coming months, he is also set to release a four song EP on anjunabeats in Febraury.  Included will be Bipolar, as well as Put A Ring On It, which was recently featured on Above & Beyond's podcast Trance Around The World.  Above is a recording from Mat Zo's set at TATW 400 in Beirut.

Here's s'more of that good shit.

BT - A Million Stars (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love Mix)

2012 (Twenty Twelve) - Fareoh & Archie V
I've been tuned into Fareoh for a while now, and everything I've heard up to this point have been terrible rip-offs of Avicii.  This song is finally a worthwhile rip-off of Avicii.

Bassnectar - Heads Up (Glitch Mob Remix)
Heavy weights of the glitch hop and bass music scene collide.

Moguai - Mmpire (Original Mix)
Wowie-zowie production.

Netsky - Give and Take
Lets get it done on some drum n bass yo.

- Thieves

Monday, January 16, 2012

Introducing Michael Woods


Mainstream RemiXXX Mondays Part 4

Ass On The Floor (Zedd Remix) - Diddy Dirty Money

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dillon Francis @ Manor West

Last night I made my second attempt to see Dillon Francis. This time I bought a ticket presale knowing from my first experience that he has a huge San Francisco following. And as I wake at the tender hour of 2 PM, I have only good things to report. He played a wide variety of music at different tempos which is impressive from a DJing perspective. Champaign bottles, Songebob pinatas, and banger after banger were released into the crowd by the LA native.

Here is a video taken from my phone of an unreleased collaboration with Skrillex set to be released on Valentines day.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Guess What?

Mat Zo just announced that he is coming to Amurica and we here at Fuck Yeah Humans could not be more excited. In the meantime, "Ask yourself, can you dance?"


Put Your Hands Up For New York

I'm a bit behind on this post, I was recently uprooted from California and have yet to settle back down in New York where I'll be for the next four months.  Luckily living in New York means I'll be able to catch a bunch of sick shows, including Dada Life, Above & Beyond, and an epic night at Pacha with Zedd, 12th Planet and Skrillex on the bill all in the next month.  Keep an eye out for some reviews and the like.

Anyways, here are some songs I've been bopping too lately.  Enjoy.

As promised, Zedd's newest release on OWSLA is here.  Its definitely closer to Shave It than Stars Come Out which I know some people don't want to hear, but in terms of inovation and funk-nastiness, this song is epic.  Give it a full listen before you decide to write it off.

I always love to hear an unreleased Avicii track, particularly when the HQ version comes out before I've even heard a preview.  This is a treat.

The winner of A&B's recent remix competition, this track brings the type of dubstep swag I hope will come in and save the genre from its decent into grimey decay.  California dubstep outfit Seven Lions maintains the smooth beauty of the original while adding some gut-busting bass and vocal chops to create a masterpiece.  Keep an eye on this dude, I'm expecting big things.

Seven Lions Bonus:
Above & Beyond presents Oceanlab - Satellite (Seven Lions Remix)

New Crizzly.  Jah please.


Monday, January 9, 2012

Mainstream RemiXXX Mondays Part 3

Been a while since we kicked you some mainstream goodies.

Mainstream Remix at it's finest. Kaskade and Katy Perry combine into a delightfully singable danceable track.

Try to get this out of your head.

Rack city bitch!

Huge track from Porter known for smashing the dance-floor into pieces.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Thieves' 2011 Top 10

2011 saw a huge number of changes and advancements to the world of electronic dance music.  The unmatched Electric Daisy Carnival packed up its bags and moved from Los Angeles out to the Las Vegas desert, Skrillex and Deadmau5 unleashed some of the most awe inspiring live stages ever seen, Avicii climbed the ranks to no. 6 in the DJ mag polls, we receieved artist albums from the likes of David Guetta, Nero, and Above & Beyond, trance god/legend Armin van Buuren's world famous radio show reached its 500th episode matched by an enormous trance show in Den Bosch, and last but not least electro-pop became the America's favorite brand of music, with crossover hits like David Guetta's "Without You," the Rihanna/Calvin Harris monster "We Found Love," and the Afrojack/Pitbull collaboration "Give Me Everything" all finding a home at the number 1 spot on the billboard charts.  As far as I'm concerned, EDM's journey from Europe back to its home in the states (techno and house were invented in Detroit and Chicago after all), was officially completed in the year 2011.

Below I've listed my 10 favorite tracks of 2011.  I hoped to include some of the festival and club monsters that you could not possibly go out without hearing, while also including some of the great songs that got lost in the shuffle.  Enjoy.

10.  Above & Beyond ft. Richard Bedford - Thing Called Love (2011 Club Mix)
I was a little bummed to see Above and Beyond throw this song on their sophomore artist album Group Therapy earlier this year considering that it already received an official release as a single a while back, but I was more than okay with it once I heard this updated club mix released with the single.  The boys of A&B gave this modern classic the trance 2.0 facelift with incredible results.  The strong dynamic changes and squeaky clean production on this track made it a powerhouse.

9.  Calvin Harris - Feels So Close (Nero Remix)
Far and away Nero's most face-melting remix to date, Nero took Calvin Harris' electro/rock/house beauty and slapped it with a speed ball to the dome.

8.  Deadmau5 - Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix)
2011 saw the rise of french wunderkind Madeon, who's funky disco electro house remixes found their way into college dorm rooms everywhere.  Expect big big big things out of this man in the coming months.

7.  Andain - Promises (Myon & Shane 54 Summer of Love Mix)
2011 also saw the return of trance legends Gabriel & Dresden, associated with this track in that Gabriel is one half of Andain.  Myon & Shane 54 smoothed out this song into a lush trancer that could be heard playing out at festivals all summer long.

6.  The M Machine - Promise Me A Rose Garden
I cannot say enough about how flat out cool this song is.  No drum intro, no real build to speak of, saucy female vocal line, and one of the nastiest bass lines you'll ever hear.  I really hope to see big things out of these guys in the future.

5.  Moby - Lie Down In Darkness (Arno Cost Remix)
I could not stop listening to this song this year.  The tastiness of the piano line is irresistable, and the vocal line floating over it brings chills to my spine everytime I hear it.  I still have yet to hear this song live, which is a shame, it could have gotten a lot more attention on the trance circuit.

4.  Mat Zo - Superman
There's not much I can say about Mat Zo that hasn't already been said.  He's an absolute prodigy, and this year he really managed to create a unique sound for himself while also gaining some sweet DJ chops (check out his set from Trance Around the World 400 if you haven't already, you will not be disappointed).

3.  Kaskade - Eyes
Though much argument has ensued between my friends and I over this topic, I strongly believe this is bar-none Kaskade's best production to date.  With a dash of the new direction of progressive house music (think Avicii and Alesso) and a spoonful of his classic sound, he's created one epic song.

2.  Ferry Corsten - Punk (Arty's Rock-N-Rolla Remix)
I have never seen a dance floor turn into a raving mad-house faster than when this song comes on at a show.  As soon as the first ominous bass chortle echoes out through the speakers there's no turning back, everyone's shit is about to be lost.

1.  Spencer & Hill ft. Lil Jon - Less Go! (Porter Robinson Remix)
I picked this track as my number one for a few reasons.  First of all, it tears speakers to tiny pieces.  It is a bass monster.  Its also incredibly innovative, blending and crafting new styles and methods that electro-house tracks have never seen.  Also, I think Porter Robinson deserves a nod as producer of the year, churning out not only this mondo track but tons more like it.  He is an animal.

Things to look out for in 2012:
The death of agro dubstep
Avicii and Alesso imitators galore
EDC 2012

Artists to watch:
Porter Robinson
Nicky Romero
Mat Zo
Dillon Francis

Hope you're all having a happy 2012 so far, I know I am.  Keep spreading the Fuck Yeah Humans word and we'll keep hitting you guys with new tracks.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Computer Noises

Looking for something a little different? See if you can bounce to these.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Slaptop's Year-End Wrap-Up

Fuck Yeah Humans! 2011 was a momentous year for electronic dance music. It's popularity soared, its influence spread, and its quality increased. And as you have been slowly recovering from the biggest party night of the year, I have posted the highlights:

Love it or hate it, Avicii's "Levels" was hands down the biggest track of the year. The song is perfect and no matter how pretentiously "sick of it" you might think that you are, it is a track that you are certain to dance your pants off to in 2012. I think we can expect big things from Avicii in the future. Coming off of what he called the biggest night of his life in NYC on NYE, he has more momentum than ever. That said, I saw Avicii a few days prior at the Warfield in San Francisco and was pretty underwhelmed. He played none of his forthcoming hits and never even took off his sweatshirt and played an uninteresting largely predictable set. He seemed to be going through the motions. If Avicii is going to continue to take things to the next "level" in 2012 he need to tour less, produce more, and learn how to DJ better. In the meantime, congratulations to the Swede for being the breakout artist with the biggest track of 2011.

This show was incredible. Best live set I have ever heard. Swedish House Mafia will continue to tear shit up in 2012 but this night will not soon be forgotten. Congratulations to SHM on the biggest show of 2011.

Like "Levels" it was hard to go out without hearing this song. One of this year's most significant happenings was the birth of Alesso and this song is largely responsible. He went on to produce chart topping remixes that kept us dancing all year.

Electronic dance music at its finest. This song is a masterpiece. We can expect huge things (like this) from both of these producers in the coming years.

Sun & Moon song has a particularly warm place in my heart and has left its mark on many my favorite nights of this year. Above & Beyond is a group that often gets overlooked in the US. However, as house music's popularity grows, and the lines between house and trance become increasingly blurred, it is only a matter of time till this bomb explodes. If you ever have a chance to see them perform live do not let it pass you by.

A trip to DJ Magazine's top 100 rankings will show you where this guy is at. This was my favorite album of the year. It had the poppy hits that we expected, but then the b-sides blew my mind. It showed us that David Guetta deserves to be #1 because he can really do it all.

I Saw Fedde on Jan 1, 2012 (the night after new years), and he absolutely slayed it. He is a very talented DJ as well as a producer, which is becoming rare in music these days. When he dropped this song the lights went on, the confetti dropped and the crowd went wild.

Hold It Against Me - Britney Spears

There are so many song to point to as evidence of the complete takeover of pop that electronic music did in the last year but this is one of my favorites. Who new Britney Spears likes to womp out (2:17)?

Watchlist for 2012:
Mat Zo
Nicky Romero
Matisse & Sadko
Deniz Koyu
Dada Life

Worst of 2011:
Big Bad Wolf - Duck Sauce
Daft Punk doing everything in their power to blow it

Fuck Yeah Humans, like electronic music, looks to up its game in 2012 and that means we need your help. Theives and I will continue to bring you our favorite artists and tracks on a more consistent basis. So if you like this blog, tell your friends and help us spread the good music.

Happy New Year,