Sunday, June 19, 2011

We Have Moved!

Some of you may be wondering where we went... Well we are now on our own server and have our own URL! Come see what's new at the blog...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bon Iver - Calgary (Flip & Rodsten Edit)

Bon Iver - Calgary (Flip & Rodsten Edit) by flip

Flip and Rodsten decided to take the warm and soothing vocals of Bon Iver and spread them all over some haunting disco sounding house beats. I think this is my fist ever Bon Iver remix post. I hope to hear more. Such a perfect combination!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fare Soldi - Capri Sonne Mix 2011

Capri Sonne mix 2011 by FARE SOLDI

I don't know if I have ever heard an electro masterpiece start out with a beat box. Fari Soldi take no time dropping into their "Yo! Raps Remix" of Mothers of Charleston song "Taxi Driver". From Beat Box to Hip Hop to Frisco Disco they get things started fast and furious.

I look forward to the Fare Soldi Carpi Sonne Mix every year. Its always jammed packed with their completely original and unique remixes. They also feature the hottest sounds out right now.

Case and point is the Roy Booge Brukup of Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time". Remember the Time is probably my least favorite Michael Jackson song. Something about the video left a bad taste in my mouth still many years later. I can't get the horrible image of Michael dancing around as an pharaoh out of my head. But when they dropped this track, I literally was frozen in disbelief. Not only was it good but it fit Fare Soldi's crazy ass sound perfectly.

Capri Sonne 2011 picks up right where they left it last year. If you start listening in your cubical make sure your co-workers are not around. Trust me, I have gotten more than one funny look as I fidgeted uncontrollably in my seat as Fare Soldi pumped through my headphones. I can't wait to get in my car, roll down the windows, turn it up and enjoy the open rode. I hope you enjoy this beauty of a mixtape as much I have in the past 24 hours...

Download it here

1) Eklips - A Beatbox History of Hip-Hop
2) Mothers Of Charleston "Taxi Driver (Fare Soldi "YO! Raps" rmx)"

3) Senor Stereo "Hot Damn! (Kid SL Crafty edit) "

4) Bag Raiders "Sunshine" (Armand Van Helden rmx)

5) Pierre De La Touche "Song Of The Sirens (Louis La Roche rmx)"

6) Fare Soldi "Cassa Forte"

7) Moonchild "Love Birds" (Gigi Barocco rmx)

8) Hervè "Together"

9) MJ vs HC "Remember the time" (Roy Boogie's brukup)

10) Alan Sorrenti "Love fever"

11) Munk "Keep my secret" (Rory Phillips club mix)

12) Beyoncè "Crazy in love (Fare Soldi "Chiapponzilla" rmx)"

13) Broke One "Go go go (Russ Chimes Gunman rmx)"

14) ODahl "Out of Control (Justin Faust rmx)"

15) Toro Y Moi "New Beat (Fare Soldi "Cantatu" rmx)"

16) Swing Out Sisters "Breakout"

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Alex Metric Remix)

Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Alex Metric Remix) by alexmetric

It makes me happy that songs from my youth have not been forgotten. Granted I was only 10 when this song was released back in '89 but I was old enough to appreciate it. Terrific remix by the one and only Alex Metric.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rusko - Everyday (Video)

Rusko - Everyday from Mad Decent on Vimeo.

Rusko & Mad Decent are back with a new single. Everyday is a little of a departure from the slow, bass driven, dubstep bangers that we are accustomed to hearing from Rusko. This track has some Trance elements that we got glimpses of in the first album. Great track, even better video... Eagerly looking forward to the new album.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jayou - Manga Riddim

Jayou - Manga Riddim by JAYOU

When listening to this new Jayou joint I keep seeing Cosby doing his shuffle. I hope both of these goodies bring a smile to your face...

Monday, April 18, 2011

It Came From the Cloud: Monday Mixtape Edition

This fantastic mixtape from Anoraak is right in my wheel house of music. When I was younger, I used to think my brother's taste in House music was so lame. It was "old guy" electronic music for me. I used to think, what's with all these vocals and two step beats? At that time I was listening to furious drum and bass. The grimier the bass lines and the faster the beats; the better. Talk about polar opposites! This House music was for old people... Fast forward ten years and now I am that old guy and feel bad for dissing my brother.

So what exactly am I talking about and what does it have to do with this mixtape. Let me first say that this mixtape is not house music centered but features some smooth vocals. It starts out fairly poppy with some crossover electronic music. Anoraak then progress into some serious dance music of the disco/house/electro variety to finish it off. These types of tracks suit my old man ears I guess. The most complimentary thing I could say is if I were to make a mixtape, these are the types of tracks I would play. It has been on repeat for the last three weeks and I hope you check it out...

Anoraak is an electronic/pop artist from France with two great full length albums under his belt. Djing isn't his main stick but he does an really awesome job putting this mixtape together.

GRAND BLANC Mix n°1 | by Anoraak by Anoraak


Uniforms - 1020 Trickery Lane (Eumig & Chinon Remix)
Jupiter - Vow populi (Lifelike treatment)
Kelis - Scream (Russ Chimes remix)
Chas Bronz - Walking in space (Mustang remix)
Luke Million - Italo journey (Part II)
7he Myriads - Running man (Oliver DAX remix)
Michael Cassette - Winter
Bot'ox - Blue steel (Para One & Tacteel remix)
Dirty Super Car - Get a grip (The Loops Of Fury remix)
Pnau - With you forever (Dirty South remix)
Vandroid - Slave (Van She Tech remix)
Daft Punk - Burnin'
Bloc Party - One more chance (Alex Metric remix)
Yuksek - Daladeu2
StardonE - Space romance

Friday, April 8, 2011

Whitest Boy Alive - 1517 (Young Edits Extended Remix)

Whitest Boy Alive - 1517 (Young Edits Extended Dance Edit) by Young Edits // Youth

Its not every day that you stumble upon a Whitest Boy Alive Remix so this is definitely worth posting. Happy Friday everyone! I hope you enjoy the tunes. Sorry for the lack of activity over here on blogger. Tumblr has been consuming most of my blogging time. I love the instant feedback. For me having post go viral is one of the coolest blogging experience that I have experience. If you haven't checked out my "other" site, come visit me at

Friday, April 1, 2011

LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean (Unofficial Video)

I am fairly sure Jim Henson would of not approved of this video but maybe Lcd Soundsystem would. It makes me smile every time I watch it. Something about Muppets getting trashed on the beach is hilarious to me....

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The XX - Islands (Den5hion Remix)

Islands (den5hion remix) by den5hion

Working on a massive WMC blogpost from my time in Miami last week. Currently hooking up my youtube page with all the video I took down South. That probably won't be ready for a few more days so I leave you in the more than capable hands of Den5hion. I featured this dude on my It Came From The Cloud Volume Two and am loving the remixes he is banging out. I am a sucker for anything redone for The XX. This is one of the more interesting remixes with the latin inspired beats and accordion overlays.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fare Soldi - Ryskee "Horror of Love" Remix

Ryskee (Play Paul ft Jenny Wilson) - Horror of Love (Fare Soldi "Spaghetti molto bene" rmx) by FARE SOLDI

I won't be back on the blog until Monday but I wanted to leave you with some tunes to at least get you though the afternoon. Fare SOldi just dropped this remix one day ago on their soundcloud page. As always, its fun and carefree. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Smith Blogs Atlanta Compilation : It Came From the Cloud Volume Two

It's been three months since my first compilation was posted. I am back with 16 free tracks from the best of Soundcloud. Some returning artists were too good to keep off, It Came From The Cloud Volume Two, like Punks Jump Up, Hood Internet, and Fare Solidi. The majority of the tracks on Volume Two are brand new artists for me. I am really excited for you all to explore.

Side A

1)Your My Friend - Quinten 909
2)What's Going On (White Stripes vs Marvin Gaye Edit) - Flirtphonic
3)Herbie Hanckock "Bring down the birds bassline" (Kick-OH Edit) - Kick-OH
4)Notorious B.I.G. "We got Machine Funk" - Relative Funk SoundSystem Remix
5)Herr Style "Jack" - Fare Soldi Remix
6)Chromeo "Hot Mess" - Punks Jump Up Remix
7)Love it is, Then - Moullinex
8)Fenech Soler "Demons" - Jokers of the Scene Remix

Side B

9)Find Me - Gold Rush
10)Thumb - Lung
11)Cafe Tacuba "El Punal y El Corazon" - Den5hion Remix
12)Persistance - Caballo & the Mothafu Kings
13)Siba e a Fuloresta - A Folha de bananeira - Amy Grante Edit
14)Kayne West vs Journey "Runaway" - The Hood Edit Mashup
15)Black Sabbath "War Pigs" - An-Ten-Nae
16)Kayne West "Dark Fantasy" - Figure Remix

Combined Download

Side A

Quinten 909 - You're My Friend by Quinten 909

What's Going On [Marvin Gaye vs. The White Stripes] by Flirtphonic

Herbie Hanckock - bring down the birds baseline (Kick-OH Booty is in the Heart) by KickOH

Notorious BIG-we got machine gun funk-Relative Funk Remix by Relative Funk SoundSystem

Herr Styler - Jack (Fare Soldi Jackette rmx) by FARE SOLDI

Chromeo-Hot Mess (Punks Jump Up remix) by Punks Jump Up

Moullinex - Love it is, Then - Free download! by Moullinex

Fenech-Soler "Demons (Jokers of the Scene Rmx)" by Jokers of the Scene

Side B

Find Me . . .feat. Anneka [Free DL] by GoldRush

Thumb (FREE DL) by Lung

El Puñal y El Corazon (den5hion remix) by den5hion

Caballo and the Mothafu Kings - Persistance by caballo

Siba e a Fuloresta - A folha da bananeira (Amy Grante Edit) by amygrante

The Hood Internet - Runawayfully (Kanye West x Journey) by hoodinternet

Black Sabbath - War Pigs (An-Ten-nae's Acid Crunk Remix) by an-ten-nae

Kanye West - Dark Fantasy (Figure Bootleg) by Figure

RZA - Gab-Gotcha "Japan" - Tsunami Memorial Track

Gab-Gotcha "Japan" by RZAWU

Japan has been in my thoughts and prayers since I woke up Friday in horror. I couldn't believe I was watching entire towns being washed away.

I blog about music and try to keep this blog clutter free. No one cares what I ate for breakfast or the most recent "hardship" at work. Basically all of that non-sense is a bunch of bullshit when you think about real hardships, like your town or city being washed away.

When I was 13 I learned the hard way what it was like to lose everything. I rode out an 8 hour category five hurricane that left me shipwrecked and homeless on a deserted island. When we were rescued I had my family, our dog, and the clothes on my back. I was alive. I still had family and we had relatives that housed us when we returned to the states.

In Japan there are survivors that have the clothes on their back. Whole families have been washed to sea and their relatives homes went with them. In retrospect, I was very lucky. I can't imagine the pain an entire country is dealing with in the days since the waves.

I found the RZA on Soundcloud just a few minutes ago before I started writing this blog post. He released a Tsunami inspired track two hours ago. It beautiful and reflective. It also allows me a music forum to express my prayers for the Japanese. God bless the thousands that perished last week.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rick Ross - Hustlin' (Jayou Remix)

Rick Ross - Hustlin' (Jayou Remix) by JAYOU

SBA favorite Jayou has got some ridiculous new music that you got to hear. The beats are hot and the bass is low. Hustlin' has been remixed 1000x but I have never heard it like this...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Hood Internet - Journey vs Kayne West

The Hood Internet - Runawayfully (Kanye West x Journey) by hoodinternet

I almost hate posting this track because I really don't want to show all my cards. I am working on the second volume of "It Came From the Cloud: A SmithBlogsAtlanta Compilation" and I am fairly certain that this track is going to make the final cut. It's to0 great to keep it to myself for another week while I work on the compilation. For now enjoy and maybe you will see this track very shortly in compilation form too!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Kiev - Loot Recovered (Video and Download)

Kiev was described to me as, "If Radiohead was from Orange County and a Jam Band..." That is actually a very accurate of the quintet's music and vibe. These five have been playing together for years but finally have made their mark with the release of the EP, "Ain't No Scary Folks In On Around Here." It randomly got into my hands and I am not letting go of this one. I linked to a free download of their track "Crooked Strings" if you want to check them out. In the mean time enjoy them live...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Nick CatchDubs - LuckyMe Mix

It's Hip Hop, it's Electronic, it's Dubstep, it's Tribal, it's EPIC. Totally caught me off guard from the minute it started. I am really impressed with the ease Nick CatchDubs jumps from genera to genera. The tracklist looks incredibly manic at first glance but as each track unveils itself, it makes total sense. I haven't been this excited about a mixtape in a while. So sit back, enjoy, and turn it up!

LuckyMe Mix - April 2010 by Nick Catchdubs


1. Armand Van Helden – Hey Yah Heh
2. E-40 ft. Laroo, The DBz, Droop-E, B-Slim – Spend The Night
3. Dungeon Family ft. Bubba Sparxxx – White Gutz
4. Dave Nada – Ruffcut (Moombahton Edit)
5. Doble T y Croc – Pepe (Ted Smooth Remix)
6. Busy Signal – Bare Gal
7. Martin Brothers – Duckface
8. Redlight – Stupid (Instrumental)
9. Geeneus – Ultrafunkula
10. SonicC – Drunk Skunk (LA Riots Remix)
11. Tim Dolla ft. DJ Spaz – Let It All Out
12. Mele – Bombay (Nadastrom Remix)
13. DJ Pierre – Feelin On Me
14. Ikonika – Heston
15. Devin The Dude – Where Ya At

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Charlie Sheen's on the DuckSauce

Sheen's On The Duck Sauce (Hey Now Edit) by Falcona

I knew it was a matter of time before a good Charlie Sheen remix was made. This one happens to be done to one of my favorite tracks, Duck Sauce's "Barbara Streisand". Enjoy the madness...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lykke Li - I'll Get Some

I have had two weeks to fully digest the new Lykke Li album. Yes, it is an entirely different sound. The seemingly young and innocent Li grew up with her newest album "Wounded Rhymes". Even her singing style transformed from her girlish whisper into a strong female lead voice.

The content is more mature and the sound is BIG and polished. At times she almost sounds like she has been transported into a Pains of Being Pure at Heart meets Peter Bjorn and John recording session. There is a soft velvet fog over the entire album. Its lush and over the top. Its perfect. Fans of hers might scratch their head after watching "Get Some" but give the album a chance. She will win you over again.

Monday, February 28, 2011

It Came From The Cloud - Interview and Sounds with DJ UMB

It has been a few weeks since my last SoundCloud profile but the wait is going to be well worth it. This week I am going to share with you some of my favorite mixes from Dj Umb, one of the founders of Generation Bass. He was kind enough to give us an interview so I hope you enjoy the wordz and the sounds....

Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep Compilation Promo (Excerpt/Taster Mix) - 1 FEB 2011 by djumb

If you liked the sounds in the teaser, make sure you pick up Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep here

SBA: First off, congratulations with your blog's first compilation album. Just based on the mini-mix and title alone "Transnational Dubstep", it sounds like you are going to be featuring artist from around the world. How did you got about finding these artists?

DJ UMB: Thank you.

Most of the artists on the compilation I discovered almost 2 years ago or some discovered me knowing what I was into. Some like Celt Islam, Bandish Projekt and Barbarix I’ve known personally and for a longer period too. Others I found on soundcloud and some were introduced to me by various people in the industry after they heard my mixxtapes.

I’ve been into global sounds for as far back as I can remember. There’s just something about music from foreign shores that excites me so much and so I have always been interested in that. I suppose in way, it’s my way of finding my own utopia on this earth through music.

For me, as a DJ, I have always found African, Arabic, Indian, Balkan, Latin and Far Eastern sounds far more fascinating and when fused with Western beats, it’s like my idea of heaven.

Also for me, it’s like to trying to paint the kind of world I’d like to live in through music. Where there is no prejudice, racism and intolerance and where people take each other for what they are without pre-judging on the basis of skin colour, ethnic/religious background or nationality. It’s a perfect world for me. I know it sounds a bit hippy but there isn’t anything wrong with that in my opinion and I just want to live in that kind of world.

SBA: With such an international vibe found on it seems that you are on top of the global movement. Where in the world is the next hot spot for bass music / dubstep productions outside the US / UK?

DJ UMB: Mexico seems to be doing its thing atm, not with dubstep but with Tribal Guarachero/Hurrache, 3ball & Pre-Hispanico which seems to be some of the most exciting new stuff coming out at present. However, there is a dubstep offshoot too created by Sheeqo Beat called Guaracherostep!

Of course the States too with Moombahton and in the Netherlands with Monsieur Munchi who is gonna kill it in 2011 with Moombahcore!

Moombahcore is gonna be one of the next big Dubstep sub-genres, created by our very own Generation Bass genius Munchi.

Munchi is Holland’s next Tiesto, with one major difference, he’s gonna piss all over him!

Africa is still doing it on so many levels with stuff like Kuduro and also South Africa with it’s sublime deep house and shangaan electro.

I think we might see some very interesting dubstep coming from all over the world in various forms!


SBA: In Atlanta, Dubstep is now becoming the sound of the counter culture. When I was growing up it was punk rock that the displaced youths were gravitating to. Now it seems like Dubstep is becoming that scene here. What is the Dubstep scene like in Birmingham / Britain?

DJ UMB: Yeah it’s still pretty underground and you’re right. For me, it has that same kind of tribal element that Heavy Metal had way back in the 80’s.

In London the scene gravitates more towards the deep soulful/post Dubstep club vibe and producers and dancers are attracted to that.

In Birmingham and other areas, the more brostep/popstep type of vibe seems to be most popular with artist like 16 Bit, Datsik, Flux Pavilion, Bare Noize etc etc killing it.

SBA: What direction you see Dubstep music going in 2011?

DJ UMB: I think the more poppier elements, Magnetic Man, Nero etc etc will solidify and start becoming very commercial worldwide and not just in the UK.

I hope for more song based compositions like James Blake (without the hype) and our boy GoldRush who is demonstrating melodic/romantic song based dubstep/bass .

I think there will be a movement towards more chill out grooves as the brostep will force that to happen.

I feel there will be far more Global/Transnational experimentations with it too and so I still see a very exciting future for it.

Also of course, I’ve already hinted at Moobahcore and that’s already being confirmed as dubstep heads are gravitating towards it .

Skrillex is playing out Munchi Moombahcore tunes!!! Skrillex is in the process of creating original Moombahcore tunage himself!!!!

So, remember that word, MOOMBAHCORE!


SBA: I first heard your work on the Maddecent blog during the World Cup when they posted your African Deep House Mixtape. How did you get linked up with those

DJ UMB: We’ve been following Mad Decent from the early days of the blog and you just get to know each other, it’s inevitable.

We’re at a stage now we seem to be giving back the influence they gave to us in the early days but of course we’re no way near being on the same level as them from a commercial perspective. Diplo’s become very bankable and has a huge and very celebrated musical history behind him.

They’re signing a lot of the talent we’re breaking and also showing us a lot of love on their blog and that is appreciated. Man, I think we do deserve it too as we’re not just following. Indeed we are leading the way in a tastemaker way and doing things our own way too.

HOUSE OF AFREAKA VOL II - THE DEEEEP HOUSE SESSIONS (JULY 2010) Free track but click BUY 2 get free! by djumb

SBA: I really like the multi-genera dubstep sounds on Transnational Dubstep ranging from Indian influenced to Jamaican in sound. Were you exposed to global music growing up or is that something you grew into?

DJ UMB: I’ve been Global/Transnational from day 1. I had no choice. I am a product of post-colonization and my parents were asked come to the UK from Kashmir in the 60’s. I was born and brought up in the UK feeling very English but not feeling fully accepted by everybody because of my background. This did not manifest itself in an overt racist way (occasionally it did but not too often) but in a more unwitting way. So I found solace in Transnationalism, I prefer to keep company and socialize with people of all national backgrounds and I always found their music/cultures enticing and attractive. It’s my world and that’s how I’d like to see the world and society progress, where we are all, ONE!

SBA: What types of music influenced your production and dj style?

DJ UMB: Great quality music from all over the world. It just needs to hit me emotionally or physically.

French DJ Claude Challe was really the guy who was the most influential person to get me into dj’ing though his creation of the Buddha Bar sound. He was one of the first guys, after David Mancuso, to really give music from around the world any credibility in the dance world. You know the guy has sold over 10 million albums as part of the Buddha Bar brand and man that is HUGE!

I love all sorts of stuff really but for mixing, obviously something with consistent ranges of Bmp makes the task of mixing hugely enjoyable. I go for melodic stuff and always try to create a journey when laying down a mix to listen to. Live, it’s different as the main task is to get people moving.

House music was really the first thing that grabbed me, dance music wise and essentially some of the House inflected with a global feel in some way. But since then I’ve got into all sorts.

SBA: Your profile says that you have been djing for 6 years now? Are you a vinyl guy or have you moved onto laptop technology? What type of equipment / software are you using now?

DJ UMB: No I’m a strict CDJ guy. I don’t use vinyl and I’ve never used a laptop in my life to dj with, I wouldn’t know where to start.

I still use CDJ’s.

For production I just use my mind and somebody else does all the hard technical work..ahahahaha I don’t have the time to be a fully fledged producer and I don’t want to be either. I’m the “ideas” guy!

HOUSE OF AFREAKA VOL II - THE DEEEEP HOUSE SESSIONS (JULY 2010) Free track but click BUY 2 get free! by djumb

SBA: I am always interested in Dj's favorite artists. Who are your favorite producers / artists out there? Do you have any "guilty pleasure" artist that your fans wouldn't expect?

DJ UMB: Favourite dj’s – Claude Challe and you know I never listen to many dj’s at all.

Favourite producers – At the moment it’s guys like GoldRush, NastyNasty, MartyParty, Schlacthofbronx, Liquid Stranger, FLeCK, Celt Islam, Bandish Projekt, Datsik,.

Guilty pleasures – Dj Cremoso, a guy who does cheesy covers of pop tracks in a Brazillian style called TecnoBrega.

Favourite artists are peeps like Zeppelin, Tom Waits, Cowboy Junkies, Radiohead, Rush, Prince, REM, Flaming Lips etc etc and I love bands such as The Fleet Foxes and so at present anything with a baroque gothic vocal harmony is my guilty pleasure.

SBA: You spin a bunch of different Generas. Do you have a favorite to listen to or a favorite to mix?

DJ UMB: I love mixing dubstep atm and also Moombahton/Moombahcore and Deep House!

SBA: If you had the chance to spend an afternoon with one musician living or deceased, who would that be?

DJ UMB: I’d love to spend an afternoon with Jeff Buckely listening to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

This video is always the easiest ways to get me to shed some tears. Buckley was not just a vocal/song-writing genius, he was a genuine, sincere and passionate music lover too! He knew the truth!

SBA: What's next for generation bass? Now that you have a compilation out, is a record label next?

DJ UMB: We already have a label and are on our 5th release already.

We’ve had 4 dubstep releases:

Herr Muller




and 1 footwork release:


We go some mega releases coming this year. Some really innovative stuff, Dubstep, Moombahton, Moombahcore etc, so watch out for it.

Hipgnosis LUvLY Lovestep/ Sexytech Mix

HipGnosis - LUvLYm Lovestep/Sexytech mix by Between Zero and One

We have been fans of Hipgnosis for quite some time here at SBA. I am very excited to bring you a ridiculously good dubstep mix from the man himself. Anytime you start a mix out with an XX dubstep remix, I am totally sold...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Broken Dreams - Fleetwood Mac (Julien Love Edit)

Broken Dreams (Julien Love Edit)-Fleetwood Mac by SUPERBREAK CHARTS

First off, Happy Friday everyone! I heard this remix last friday when I was down in Florida visiting the one and only Big Jim. After seven days, I still couldn't get this jam out of my head. I never was a fan of Fleetwood Mac but this lazy, relaxing by the beach in Ibiza, after a long night, remix is some really fantastic stuff....