The Dave Rave Experience
Voting has started in the Electro Beach DJ contest, and Ohio’s own DJ B-Funk is currently in first place with a chance to open for Steve Aoki at Electro Beach Puerto Vallarta. We’d appreciate your vote to help DJ B-Funk win the gig of a lifetime. You can vote once a day by following this link.
We are excited to celebrate our 2-year anniversary of Dave Rave at The Union in Athens next Saturday. We are bringing Columbus’ own roeVy to Athens to help us celebrate. We wanted to invite all our Ohio Stand Up readers to visit us in Athens this weekend.
We are also excited to announce national crunkstep act Love & Light will be visiting us in Athens Feb 15 on their Winter 2012 tour. We hosted Love & Light last year in Athens, and they got us hooked on their funky style of bass music. Matt and Ryan of Love & Light are some of the nicest, most humble musicians we’ve met, so we are looking forward to a great show.
Now for our hot tunes of the week.
Plump DJs – Gobbstopper (Original Mix) [Grand Hotel]
My first exposure to the Plump DJs was their 2001 Mixmag cover CD titled Elastic Breaks. This was at the height of the breakbeat movement, and this CD was stuck on repeat for months. I rate Elastic Breaks as one of my all time favorite breaks compilation CDs, and it still sounds relevant today. The Plump DJs fell off the map for a while, but they recently came back strong with their latest release, Gobbstopper, a hard-hitting electro-acid bassline workout.
John Dahlback – Grunge (Original Mix) [Mutants]
John Dahlback‘s latest Grunge has a catchy electro hook that we really dig.
Major Lazer – Original Don (Original Mix) [Mad Decent]
After hearing this bomb of a new tune from Major Lazer, I’m looking forward to hearing what Diplo and Switch have in store on their second album. I prefer the original version of this track, but there are a lot of good remixes out there including one from the Crookers that’s worth checking out. Also, we love the sword play in the video for this song. Run the track!
Chris Lake – Sundown (Original Mix) [Ultra]
It seems like we haven’t seen the sun in a long time here in Ohio, so this song with a smooth female vocal cheers us up a little and makes us think of a warm sunny day. I also recommend checking out the Laidback Luke remix, which hits a little harder.
Finally, we wanted to share a mashup from DJ B-Funk of two monster tracks – Afrojack & Steve Aoki – No Beef (Vocal Mix) and Swedish House Mafia & Knife Party – Antidote (Original Mix). Click the link below to download and let us know what you think.
–DJ Time Traveler