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Fake Blood’s highly anticipated debut album, ‘Cells’, is set to be released via Different Recordings on November 12th, but you can stream the 11-track EP in its entirety below. The album is doused in Fake Blood’s infamous ghoulish, eerie and sinister vibes. He has truly mastered his signature breed of juggernaut basslines and haunting piano riffs; there are no gimmicks, stadium sounds or fancy effects, just unpretentious house music intended for a genuine crowd.

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Fake Blood’s highly anticipated debut album, ‘Cells’, is set to be released via Different Recordings on November 12th, but you can stream the 11-track EP in its entirety below. The album is doused in Fake Blood’s infamous ghoulish, eerie and sinister vibes. He has truly mastered his signature breed of juggernaut basslines and haunting piano riffs; there are no gimmicks, stadium sounds or fancy effects, just unpretentious house music intended for a genuine crowd.

Photo Credit: Philip Mendoza

After a year and a half absence, Fake Blood is back! His new EP titled ‘Yes/No’ dropped earlier this week and features three gloomy tracks. Sidestepping from his original funky and uplifting vibes, Yes/No delves into murkier waters with shadowy riffs and utterly despondent basslines. The tracks have great composition and are thought provocative, however, Fake Blood has progressed away from the party scene and is venturing through the deep dark woods.

Buy the album HERE

Fake Blood – Yes / No (Original Mix)
[audio: http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/benefit/01%20Yes%20_%20No%20%28Original%20Mix%29.mp3]
Fake Blood – End Of Days (Original Mix)
[audio: http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/benefit/02%20End%20Of%20Days%20%28Original%20Mix%29.mp3]
Fake Blood – Bionic (Original Mix)
[audio: http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/benefit/03%20Bionic%20%28Original%20Mix%29.mp3]

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Photo Credit: Philip Mendoza

After a year and a half absence, Fake Blood is back! His new EP titled ‘Yes/No’ dropped earlier this week and features three gloomy tracks. Sidestepping from his original funky and uplifting vibes, Yes/No delves into murkier waters with shadowy riffs and utterly despondent basslines. The tracks have great composition and are thought provocative, however, Fake Blood has progressed away from the party scene and is venturing through the deep dark woods.

Buy the album HERE

Fake Blood – Yes / No (Original Mix)
[audio: http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/benefit/01%20Yes%20_%20No%20%28Original%20Mix%29.mp3]
Fake Blood – End Of Days (Original Mix)
[audio: http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/benefit/02%20End%20Of%20Days%20%28Original%20Mix%29.mp3]
Fake Blood – Bionic (Original Mix)
[audio: http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/benefit/03%20Bionic%20%28Original%20Mix%29.mp3]

^ That’s how I feel about these mixtapes. So stoked to see a change of pace from a dj without it going into a “side project” or being hyped beyond belief. These are just good, rare, rad (yes rad) tunes being spun together at a mellow little pace (Jay Dee chills), highlighted with some light scratching for effect. It’s a rad opportunity to get inside the (no doubt extensive)library of one of the more mysterious and ominous producer/djs out there. He released these three mixes in the past three weeks, each exactly 7 days apart, and he says he’s not done. Listen and download below, do your ears and soul a favor, you’ll honestly find some gold in there.

“Used” Vol. 1

“Used” Vol. 2

“Used” Vol. 3

He also put out a teaser yesterday for his upcoming EP “DEEP RED”, to come out in a few weeks on Cheap Thrills and F.B.’s own label, Blood Music. Gotta say I’m not too stoked about the first two tracks, and Medieval (although a rad track)has been around for awhile now. Kinda meh’d on this one. Thoughts?

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^ That’s how I feel about these mixtapes. So stoked to see a change of pace from a dj without it going into a “side project” or being hyped beyond belief. These are just good, rare, rad (yes rad) tunes being spun together at a mellow little pace (Jay Dee chills), highlighted with some light scratching for effect. It’s a rad opportunity to get inside the (no doubt extensive)library of one of the more mysterious and ominous producer/djs out there. He released these three mixes in the past three weeks, each exactly 7 days apart, and he says he’s not done. Listen and download below, do your ears and soul a favor, you’ll honestly find some gold in there.

“Used” Vol. 1

“Used” Vol. 2

“Used” Vol. 3

He also put out a teaser yesterday for his upcoming EP “DEEP RED”, to come out in a few weeks on Cheap Thrills and F.B.’s own label, Blood Music. Gotta say I’m not too stoked about the first two tracks, and Medieval (although a rad track)has been around for awhile now. Kinda meh’d on this one. Thoughts?

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Take a good, long, HARD look at that flyer. Gary Richards has done it again. You can poke blindly at any part and land on someone that should be headlining their own world tour. I had a minor heart attack when I first saw the bill at HARD Summer. This amount of talent couldn’t be confined to a one night event, as this is gonna be a whole weekend endeavor. And he’s made it damn near impossible to choose a night over the other. Thus, I bought my two day ticket already. At this point, choosing one night just means you’re cool with not seeing the DJs on the other, and I’m definitely not cool with missing anyone here. In order to help make your decision easier, I’ve compiled some artist bios and a track list of songs by from the artists I’m excited to see by night (aka Everyone). This is the best lineup in the world of its kind. It’s going to be a delightful halloween indeed.

Saturday, October 30th

Tickets (Currently $65 and rising)
Playlist

Artist Spotlights

Fake Blood

With his essential mix making it into the top 5 of 2009, Fake Blood has definitely made it apparent that he’s one of the more premier DJs/producers in the electronic scene today. With instant classics, like “Mars” and “I Think I Like It,” and his renditions of songs like Miike Snow’s “Animal,” you can expect nothing but bangers through his whole set. I saw him at HARD 13 in March, and you can take my word for it, he will not disappoint.

Click for Essential Mix DL

The Bloody Beetroots [Death Crew 77]

It wasn’t long after I first heard these guys that I knew they were going to be one of the driving forces of electronic music in the near future. Big thanks to Steve Aoki for putting them on his label and getting them the exposure they deserve. It’s kind of annoying that Warp 1.9 was the song that put them on the spot, because there is much more to them, but whatever it takes! You’ve heard it and have gotten down to it at one point or another. The first two times I saw them were DJ sets. Don’t get me wrong, they were fun but nothing I hadn’t seen before. [Death Crew 77] is their live set and one of the more entertaining shows as far as this music goes. Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, The Bloody Beetroots‘s front runner, teams up with DJ Tommy Tea and drummer Edward Grinch for this action packed performance. Rifo sings, plays guitar, and a variety of keyboards while the DJ and drummer back him up for this show. Seeing all of Rifo‘s talents right before your eyes is definitely entertaining as hell, and having a drummer adds a lot to the sound. DO NOT MISS THIS.

Rusko

England bred DJ/Producer is finally making his stand in the city of angels. Dubstep’s faceman, and newest edition to LA, is working his ass off to shape the world of dubstep in California and the U.S. It pains me to say that I still haven’t seen him, because I feel like he would be one of the few dubstep artists I could stand for a whole hour set. His new album O.M.G.! really let me down. I was expecting a whole CD of songs like “Woo Boost” only to find he decided to get into the more mellow, not-as-heavy forms of dubstep. His live shows seem to be the exact opposite of that. I’ve been watching a lot of his videos, and it looks like his set is going to be a dubtastic fiesta. With remixes like “Da Cali Anthem,” I’m sure he’s going to come out hard for this crowd. HARD events make or break you as a DJ, and as far as I’ve seen, DJ’s haven’t brought anything less than their A game to these events. So, I’m expecting a lot from his performance. Peep the video if you I haven’t convinced you.

sebastiAn

SebastiAn is another one of those DJ/Producers that has been with me since the beginning of my electronic music escapades (and by good reason, has remained on top as one of my favorites). He has a sound and style that is unmatchable by anyone else. It’s kinda dark, has a lot of quick samples that I feel would take ages to put together in the way that he does, and it’s bassy as can be…he makes sure of it. He was a special guest at HHM ’08, and definitely a highlight of the night. I remember when I heard him open with “Motor” and I ran to the front of the crowd as fast as I could. Flawless set. He even had a remix of “Reptilia” by The Strokes. If you know anything about me, you know about my eternal love for them, so this gave him extra points. I was devastated when HARD Summer ’09 was canceled, because I was most excited to see him that night. All is well, as I will make up for it on October 30th, 2010. He is my Delightful Choice of the night. DO NOT MISS THIS.

As you can see, it’s going to be a very promising night. I feel like this line-up would have been better for Halloween, because it’s a little bit of the darker side of electronic. Regardless, I’m pumped for this. I’ll have the Night 2 post in a couple days, probably after the next YOLO List. Educate yourself on these tracks and artists! I would hate for this to sell out (WHICH IT WILL) after you buy a one day.

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Click for NIGHT 2

Take a good, long, HARD look at that flyer. Gary Richards has done it again. You can poke blindly at any part and land on someone that should be headlining their own world tour. I had a minor heart attack when I first saw the bill at HARD Summer. This amount of talent couldn’t be confined to a one night event, as this is gonna be a whole weekend endeavor. And he’s made it damn near impossible to choose a night over the other. Thus, I bought my two day ticket already. At this point, choosing one night just means you’re cool with not seeing the DJs on the other, and I’m definitely not cool with missing anyone here. In order to help make your decision easier, I’ve compiled some artist bios and a track list of songs by from the artists I’m excited to see by night (aka Everyone). This is the best lineup in the world of its kind. It’s going to be a delightful halloween indeed.

Saturday, October 30th

Tickets (Currently $65 and rising)
Playlist

Artist Spotlights

Fake Blood

With his essential mix making it into the top 5 of 2009, Fake Blood has definitely made it apparent that he’s one of the more premier DJs/producers in the electronic scene today. With instant classics, like “Mars” and “I Think I Like It,” and his renditions of songs like Miike Snow’s “Animal,” you can expect nothing but bangers through his whole set. I saw him at HARD 13 in March, and you can take my word for it, he will not disappoint.

Click for Essential Mix DL

The Bloody Beetroots [Death Crew 77]

It wasn’t long after I first heard these guys that I knew they were going to be one of the driving forces of electronic music in the near future. Big thanks to Steve Aoki for putting them on his label and getting them the exposure they deserve. It’s kind of annoying that Warp 1.9 was the song that put them on the spot, because there is much more to them, but whatever it takes! You’ve heard it and have gotten down to it at one point or another. The first two times I saw them were DJ sets. Don’t get me wrong, they were fun but nothing I hadn’t seen before. [Death Crew 77] is their live set and one of the more entertaining shows as far as this music goes. Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, The Bloody Beetroots‘s front runner, teams up with DJ Tommy Tea and drummer Edward Grinch for this action packed performance. Rifo sings, plays guitar, and a variety of keyboards while the DJ and drummer back him up for this show. Seeing all of Rifo‘s talents right before your eyes is definitely entertaining as hell, and having a drummer adds a lot to the sound. DO NOT MISS THIS.

Rusko

England bred DJ/Producer is finally making his stand in the city of angels. Dubstep’s faceman, and newest edition to LA, is working his ass off to shape the world of dubstep in California and the U.S. It pains me to say that I still haven’t seen him, because I feel like he would be one of the few dubstep artists I could stand for a whole hour set. His new album O.M.G.! really let me down. I was expecting a whole CD of songs like “Woo Boost” only to find he decided to get into the more mellow, not-as-heavy forms of dubstep. His live shows seem to be the exact opposite of that. I’ve been watching a lot of his videos, and it looks like his set is going to be a dubtastic fiesta. With remixes like “Da Cali Anthem,” I’m sure he’s going to come out hard for this crowd. HARD events make or break you as a DJ, and as far as I’ve seen, DJ’s haven’t brought anything less than their A game to these events. So, I’m expecting a lot from his performance. Peep the video if you I haven’t convinced you.

sebastiAn

SebastiAn is another one of those DJ/Producers that has been with me since the beginning of my electronic music escapades (and by good reason, has remained on top as one of my favorites). He has a sound and style that is unmatchable by anyone else. It’s kinda dark, has a lot of quick samples that I feel would take ages to put together in the way that he does, and it’s bassy as can be…he makes sure of it. He was a special guest at HHM ’08, and definitely a highlight of the night. I remember when I heard him open with “Motor” and I ran to the front of the crowd as fast as I could. Flawless set. He even had a remix of “Reptilia” by The Strokes. If you know anything about me, you know about my eternal love for them, so this gave him extra points. I was devastated when HARD Summer ’09 was canceled, because I was most excited to see him that night. All is well, as I will make up for it on October 30th, 2010. He is my Delightful Choice of the night. DO NOT MISS THIS.

As you can see, it’s going to be a very promising night. I feel like this line-up would have been better for Halloween, because it’s a little bit of the darker side of electronic. Regardless, I’m pumped for this. I’ll have the Night 2 post in a couple days, probably after the next YOLO List. Educate yourself on these tracks and artists! I would hate for this to sell out (WHICH IT WILL) after you buy a one day.

Party people. It’s always good to be back here with these playlists. I was worried for a second that it’d be harder to make these lists as the weeks went by, wrong. Every time I’m shuffling through my library, I stumble upon another song or artist I feel you guys should be listening to. I hope you guys are using these lists to help guide you in the direction of finding new music. I’m just trying to make it easier. Use Last.fm to help you find related music and just go from there. Last.fm is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me music-wise. When you sign up for it, it gives you this program that goes through your iTunes and sees what and how much of what you’ve been listening to and gives you recommendations depending on that. Plus, the artist bios and the most popular song lists are very helpful. Anyway, the list is all ready for you below. Try and leave a comment of your thoughts on the list if you can. I love hearing that you guys are enjoying these.


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Delightful Mention!

Gifted – N.A.S.A.
N.A.S.A. (North America South America) is a DJ duo who have collaborations of songs with artists from a wide spectrum of musical backgrounds. This song in particular features Kanye West, Santigold and Lykke Li. “Gifted” is another one of those songs that has numerous remixes, many of which that rival the original. The first time I ever heard it was the Treasure Fingers remix. Leave it to Treasure Fingers and The Twelves to take a choice song and turn it into a disco’d out party. His remix is definitely my favorite rendition of the original. I just heard the Masuka remix the other night. Instant hit for any bass head. As I’ve said before, I’m really particular about dubstep. It either hits home or is garbage, to me. This song is definitely one of the better dubstep remixes that I’ve heard. Ya’ll mutha fuckas know who dis is.

Artist: Fake Blood

Fake Blood is one of those DJs who constantly delivers. “Mars” put him on the map last year as it made its way onto any experienced DJs set. His songs always hit hard as fuck, and he kills it live. I saw him at HARD 13 in March with Jack Beats and Boy 8 Bit. He also released an essential mix that ended up being the fifth best of the year. Make sure to look him up and remember his songs, because you can bet you’ll be hearing them at an electronic show. He’s going to be at HARD Haunted Mansion on Saturday. So, if you DO go that day, be sure to see him. You won’t be disappointed.

Fake Blood Essential Mix

Artist: Cheetahsaurus
If you’ve been following these lists, you probably remember me talking about one of my favorite bands that broke up called The Colour. I don’t want to get into how sad I am, still, that they broke up, so I won’t. Of their band members, the lead singer Wyatt Hull went to this band, Cheetahsaurus. It’s nice to hear his voice, because it was one of the best parts of The Colour, but it’s definitely not the same. These guys still have a lot of soul, and the song is pretty catchy. As far as I know, they’ve only released one album that was decent at best. The remaining members of The Colour went to a different band, that seems to be doing better, called We Barbarians. Both are still great indie rock bands, but they’ll never really compare to The Colour.

Previous YOLO Lists
Week 5
Week 4
Week 3
Week 2
Week 1

Giving another week it’s own playlist..

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Party people. It’s always good to be back here with these playlists. I was worried for a second that it’d be harder to make these lists as the weeks went by, wrong. Every time I’m shuffling through my library, I stumble upon another song or artist I feel you guys should be listening to. I hope you guys are using these lists to help guide you in the direction of finding new music. I’m just trying to make it easier. Use Last.fm to help you find related music and just go from there. Last.fm is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me music-wise. When you sign up for it, it gives you this program that goes through your iTunes and sees what and how much of what you’ve been listening to and gives you recommendations depending on that. Plus, the artist bios and the most popular song lists are very helpful. Anyway, the list is all ready for you below. Try and leave a comment of your thoughts on the list if you can. I love hearing that you guys are enjoying these.


Click to Download

Delightful Mention!

Gifted – N.A.S.A.
N.A.S.A. (North America South America) is a DJ duo who have collaborations of songs with artists from a wide spectrum of musical backgrounds. This song in particular features Kanye West, Santigold and Lykke Li. “Gifted” is another one of those songs that has numerous remixes, many of which that rival the original. The first time I ever heard it was the Treasure Fingers remix. Leave it to Treasure Fingers and The Twelves to take a choice song and turn it into a disco’d out party. His remix is definitely my favorite rendition of the original. I just heard the Masuka remix the other night. Instant hit for any bass head. As I’ve said before, I’m really particular about dubstep. It either hits home or is garbage, to me. This song is definitely one of the better dubstep remixes that I’ve heard. Ya’ll mutha fuckas know who dis is.

Artist: Fake Blood

Fake Blood is one of those DJs who constantly delivers. “Mars” put him on the map last year as it made its way onto any experienced DJs set. His songs always hit hard as fuck, and he kills it live. I saw him at HARD 13 in March with Jack Beats and Boy 8 Bit. He also released an essential mix that ended up being the fifth best of the year. Make sure to look him up and remember his songs, because you can bet you’ll be hearing them at an electronic show. He’s going to be at HARD Haunted Mansion on Saturday. So, if you DO go that day, be sure to see him. You won’t be disappointed.

Fake Blood Essential Mix

Artist: Cheetahsaurus
If you’ve been following these lists, you probably remember me talking about one of my favorite bands that broke up called The Colour. I don’t want to get into how sad I am, still, that they broke up, so I won’t. Of their band members, the lead singer Wyatt Hull went to this band, Cheetahsaurus. It’s nice to hear his voice, because it was one of the best parts of The Colour, but it’s definitely not the same. These guys still have a lot of soul, and the song is pretty catchy. As far as I know, they’ve only released one album that was decent at best. The remaining members of The Colour went to a different band, that seems to be doing better, called We Barbarians. Both are still great indie rock bands, but they’ll never really compare to The Colour.

Previous YOLO Lists
Week 5
Week 4
Week 3
Week 2
Week 1

Giving another week it’s own playlist..