Posts by J-Tiffy
Posted by J-Tiffy on January 8, 2014
I hadn’t heard of this gentleman until hearing this song, but his name makes him sound like a stand-up guy – not one of those egoist producers. I listened to a bunch of the other tunes on his Soundcloud profile and they’re legit. Check the wicked beat on this chill piece. I love when he rolls it. The vocals are a prime fit. It’s a slow tune with a fast kick and it goes down smooth.
Posted by J-Tiffy on December 30, 2013
Madness – pure madness. I first heard this little piece of magic in The M Machine’s mix for OWSLA After Dark (My favourite mix of the year). It’s such a creative musical venture that it makes my head spin. Suspense is built well with an entertaining intro and build that introduces the beat. The power of the beat at 1:45 is Godzilla-sized. With a moombahish pattern and encompassing bass, it really takes me over. Then, out of no where, the song picks up into a wicked drum and bass shuffle.
The whole song is amazing in many ways, but as a friend pointed out to me, the most impressive illusion created here is that of depth. The sounds compliment each other perfectly, but it feels as though they do so from a distance. And width – I’m not sure that I’ve ever heard sound so wide. Huge, low bass and long, wide sounds add to the illusion. Without adding an overwhelming amount of sounds, these legendary artists have created a sound that is extremely full. This song is way entertaining and displays some next level engineering. Bravo guys, this is brilliant stuff.
Posted by J-Tiffy on December 23, 2013
One cool thing that happened to me this year was that I got hired on to write for FNT. I have followed this website for years and it has led me to mountains of great music. I’m glad that I now have the opportunity to share music with the website. This year I became a bigger fan of mixes; I love to see what artists can do when given an extended period of time within which they can be creative. Below is the list of 10 mixes that I liked the most from this past year, with some other mixes mentioned at the end that didn’t make this list based on who knows what. The list is more or less ranked in order, with mix #1 definitely being my favourite. If you don’t want to listen to all of the mixes, and don’t care what I have to say about them, then skip ahead and at least listen to the number 1 mix – Space Jams by The M Machine (hence the above, cool picture of those guys). Thanks for supporting the website by visiting it, thanks for supporting artists and their music, and thanks for reading our posts.
Posted by J-Tiffy on December 17, 2013
Just a week ago, Brillz dropped a remix rendition of his Twonk LP. This release is suitably named Retwonked and is a song for song remix package (granted, there are two remixes of WTF on here), and it again takes trap style music and gives if a jet engine face wash.
Brillz is among the clan of artists that are responsible for keeping trap music – and other genres, in a less significant manner – interesting and moving forward. Mundane isn’t in this dude’s vocabulary. I love listening to Brillz mixes, and seeing him live because his music is a blast to party to. It’s trap music that’s hyped way up, and includes so many elements of different genres, that he can toss in just about anything that is high energy and it feels right at home. He brought on a bunch of remixes by his other fellow innovators for this package. The result that is unprecedented, and packed with upside-down A’s. I gave a few words about each track, as well as an EP teaser mix and a full length Brillz mix after the jump.
Posted by J-Tiffy on December 2, 2013
It has taken a long time for me to gather enough nerve to write this review, because this piece of music intimidates me so much. I don’t know how to accurately convey the way that this song made me feel when I heard it for the first time. I was on a crowded city bus, but felt completely alone. I didn’t feel lonely, rather, I felt as if I had been transported away by the music, and was in a different place than the people around me. I moved to the music without regard for the perceptions or judgments of strangers in my vicinity, and it felt surreal.
Posted by J-Tiffy on November 21, 2013
Here is another great electro remix from Lazy Rich, adding to the list of great remixes of this song. I really appreciate that he puts a different spin his remixes. Although I can always anticipate that I’m going to get a fat, meaty electro drop, the presentation is always a surprise. The short lines of big synths during the build are very cool. Even though the drop sounds a bit generic, the little things make a difference for me: the wide, fat synths, the layering and roughness added to them, the pattern they’re arranged in, and the fact that it meshes so well with the interesting build. It doesn’t feel like a cut-and-paste remix, where the drop could have been slapped into any other song.
Lazy Rich notoriously posts previews of these big remixes, including all of the juicy bits that get you jazzed up for the release – which in this case will be on December 3rd. You can pre-order now, or just wear the sh*t out of the preview. Either way, I encourage you to get excited for December 3rd.
Posted by J-Tiffy on November 5, 2013
Meanwhile… OWSLA has embraced yet another killer artist. Not only does OWSLA bring our attention to another vessel of talent, but with this release, YOGI and OWSLA have finally given me a version of Stay The Night that I can fully get on board with. The original disappointed me, and there had yet to be a remix that I enjoyed all of. YOGI brings the creativity with this tune. Ruthless effects on Hayley’s vocals, and devilish use of a sample from Kendrick Lamar’s Poetic Justice are what stand out for me. Give this dark little treat a listen.
YOGI is also the man behind the original Follow U, the big song back in 2011 that received huge remixes from Xilent, Trolley Snatcha and Submerse among others.