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NATHAN VICE/DEATHWAVE – INTERVIEW

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We’re big fans of this Puerto Rico native, turned New York transplant. Ever since he came down to DC in May of 09 and played almost an entire set of originals, he’s been heavy on our radar. Last year he teamed up wtih the Tighten UP! crew on his remix of Illy’s Double on the Rocks project, “Thats My Steez.” And was recently featured on Tighten UP! Podcast 4.

So how did you get your start DJ’ing?

I guess it all started when I heard drum & bass for the first time back in 2000 (kind of late I know). I was absolutely blown away. The energy, the sound design. Everything. I didn’t really know how to go about it… I just wanted to make music like that… Somehow. Had a friend who was into promoting parties and knew about this stuff. He recommended I start out DJing first, and then I would pick up on the musical and production skills. Bought a cheap pair of turntables and a mixer, bunch of records, and got to practicing. Played a few small parties for some time, then I took a break to focus on making music for a while. I picked up DJing again around 2008, when I finally jumped from drum & bass to house, electro, etc.

Favorite Jello flavor?

Orange

You’ve played in Puerto Rico quiet a bit, what do you find is the difference between there and the states?

PR has a surprisingly active party scene with lots of great, high profile acts dropping by all the time. It’s an island of course and most of the scene concentrates around the capital, so all in all it’s a handful of local people running things and playing most of the parties along with the bigger names. It’s a tight knit scene so once word spreads that you’re doing good work, especially on the production front, and getting outside recognition, it’s easier to get a variety of consistent gigs. But its not a walk in the park either. You have to put in your work and pay your dues like anywhere else. Here in the states things feel more spread out. Lots of promoters, companies, DJs, producers, etc all trying to do their own thing, so it ends up being a little nerve-racking at times… Until you get one or two tracks that really blow up and put you on the map. I’m working on that heh.

GI Joes or Transformers?

teenage mutant ninja turtles

Favorite track or Remix you’ve done so far?

Probably the last two tracks I finished as Deathwave
Deathwave – Pancake
Deathwave – Jack Her (Til She Screams)


Your stuck on an island, and you can only bring 3 DVD’s to watch for the next 3 years. What do you bring?

Anchorman
Blade Runner
Scarface (I know it’s a cliche but goddamn I always loved that flick)


What can you tell us about your new project “Deathwave”?

I’ve kind of been focusing most of my energy into Deathwave lately. I’m using this project to experiment with darker, heavier tracks. The Nathan Vice thing will continue to draw from 80′s soundtracks, new wave, italo, disco, rock, etc. while Deathwave will include a broader range of influences like acid house, techno, drum & bass, hip hop, funk, tropical stuff, and whatever else. I’m not really limiting myself with it. No set rules. Just an emphasis on big bass, dark, raw, gritty vibes, and getting people to break a sweat on the dancefloor.

What will make a comeback first? Drum and Bass or the Achey Breaky Heart?

I hope country gets huge in 2012. It will make armageddon feel like not such a bad thing after all.

Nathan Vice – Light Cone by Nathan Vice
Deathwave – Pancake by Deathwave

The Friday Round UP! – Podcast edition

It’s been an MP3 crazy 2 weeks. We kinda feel bad because we didn’t point this out last week. But now EVERYTHING MUST GO!!! For our Friday Round UP! we’re linking you to all of the mp3′s we gave away with Tighten UP! Podcast 4. We’re also linking you to some of the other great songs we gave away this past week. So download them. Trade them with your friends. Just make sure you collect all 6.


Tighten up Podcast 4

http://tightenup.biz/2010/08/03/tighten-up-podcast-4/

Nelly Furtado – Maneater (Silverback Dubstep Remix)
http://tightenup.biz/2010/08/19/endboss-strikes-again/

Yeasayer – O.N.E (Peter Dragontail Remix)
http://tightenup.biz/2010/08/18/yeasayer-o-n-e-peter-dragontail-remix/

Lazerbitch – Twilight (Booman Baltimore Club Remix)
http://tightenup.biz/2010/08/12/lazerbitch-twilight-dj-booman-bmore-club-remix/

Painted Face – Undreamt
http://tightenup.biz/2010/08/10/painted-face/

Ten Toes Down – Mayhem bootleg
http://tightenup.biz/2010/08/09/monday-mayhem/

Sidefx – HYX & H0U5T0N Dubstep Redit
http://tightenup.biz/2010/08/04/nerds-in-herds/

ENDBOSS STRIKES AGAIN

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Following up on our series of featured artists from the Tighten UP! podcast volume 4 is our guy ENDBOSS. Not to be confused with this END BOSS, he’s a dubstep producer from Philly getting serious looks for his dirty basslines that reak of Hot Robot Breath. He’s recently teamed up with another Philly producer, Stepkinetic, to form the side project, Silverback. We knew they were up to some damage when they made Nelly Furtado sound dope over dubstep. Mad kudos bars to you two. And with that enjoy the download.

Nelly Furtado – Maneater (Silverback Dubstep Remix)

Tighten up podcast 4

Days have passed. Months even, since we dropped the last Tighten UP! Podcast. This one is something else though. We’ve been holding on to the material just til we had the right blend. Infact, wikileaks threatened to release our podcast to the public if we sat on these tracks any longer. And for an added bonus, Tighten UP! Is throwing in downloads this week from Mayhem, Painted Face, Silverback and HYX & H0U5T0N. So in the words of Han Solo, “Here’s where the fun begins.”

Pendulum – Witchcraft (Rob Swire Drumstep RMX)
Honorebel, Jump Smokers Ftr Pitbull – Now you see it ( Blokhe4d rmx)
D Minds – T minus 10 (Gansterstep rmx)
Crissy Criss & Youngman – Kick Snare VIP (Drumstep rmx)
Terravita – Lockdown
Gein – Motherfucker
Da VIP & Encode – High Technology
Implex & Enei – Universal
Rusko ftr Amber Coffman – Hold On (Sub Focus)
AK1200 ftr Cleveland Lounge -Drowning (Terravita rmx)
Netsky – I refuse (Shock One rmx)
Fresh – Acid Rain
M.I.A. – I am Free (12th Planet rmx)
Caspa – Marmite (Doctor P rmx)
Nelly Furtado – Maneater (SilverBack rmx)
Dizzee Rascal and Chase $ Status – Heavy
HYX & H0U5T0N – SideFX edit
Project Pat + OJ The Juiceman – Keep it hood (Mayhem bootleg)
12th Planet & Juakali – Reasons (Doctor P rmx)
Nero – Innocence
We Bang – Smash the floor
Painted Face – The Undreamt
Alvin Risk – Live Mix
Polymorphic – Rock to play (Proxy Re-Work)
Pendulum – The Island part 1
Le CastleVania – Nobody Gets out alive (rrrump rmx)
N-joi – Anthem (TADT rmx)
Zombies for money – Numbra One
Starks & Nacey feat. Get High – The Flip
Nathan Vice – Earthquake Sex
N E R D feat Nelly Furtado – Hot and Fun (crookers rmx)
Chop Shop – Squeeze Chune

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ENDBOSS

Dirty beats. Dirty bass. Say hello to our pal, ENDBOSS. Featured on Tighten UP! podcast numero 2, he’s bent on shaking things up in the Dubstep world. One of his first offerings was the “Thats My Steez” remix for Double on the Rocks, released on Dj’s Are Not Rockstars, earlier this spring. Currently he’s working on releases for Foul Play recordings, and Down Jones’ P5 records. Keep it up ENDBOSS. Just keep it up.