We here at Tighten UP! take pride in bringing you the freshest of the freshies. Recently we’ve decided to expand our podcast universe. In addition to the high quality, banger-Fest you’ve come accustomed to, we will be featuring guest mixings from the “Super Friends” of Tighten UP!
First on deck is a brand new mix from the Dubstep Sex Panthers known as “PLS DNT STP“. They are currently making waves with their remix work of Designer Drugs, “Through the Prism“, and have releases and remixes slated for the likes of Sex Cult, Trillbass, and Unruly Records. So sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy “Information Overload Volume 2, brought to you by Tighten UP!
Nero – Me & You
Dodge and Funski – Devil Inside -
Lea Luna – Hearts Under Fire (Bare RMX)
Rusko featuring Amber Coffman – Hold on (Sub Focus RMX)
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – Look at Me Know
Designer Drugs featuring Cerebral Vortex – Through the Prism (PLS DNT STP RMX)
Trolley Snatcha – Pass Me By
Monstar – Party People
Foreign Beggars, Bare Noize, Skrillex – Scatta
Calvertron – Bring the Bass Back
Sporty-o – Motion (Reid Speed and Ca$h Money Mix)
Computer Club – Load Rocket (Your Dirty Habit RMX)
Designer Drugs – The Terror
Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Matt and Kim – Cameras (Alvin Risk RMX)
Rico Tubbs – Gangsters (Calvertron RMX)
Ajapai – Brain
Ellie Goulding – Lights (Bassnectar RMX)
Cutline – Let Me Go (Not Safe For Work)
TRiLL BASS – Killa (Mark Instinct RMX)
PLS DNT STP – Future Ghetto
Duck Sauce – Barbara Sriesand (PLS DNT STP Charlie Sheen Bootleg)
iQD009 finds iQ Entertaiment dropping 2 bangers from Philadelphia-based emcee and producer Illy. The release liberates Illy’s classic collaboration with Bmore legends Uncle Jesse of Unruly Records fame and the follow up to last year’s smash “That’s My Steez” by Double on the Rocks! “Wilin’ Out” is an instant party anthem with a crazy Baltimore club backed beat and the insanity of Illy on the vocals. On the flip side, “Sex Raps” takes a more electro house approach with production from CT Burners, but Illy keeps the verses hot all the same. The release is out now exclusively on Beatport!
Looks like a bit of some nastyness just hit the press. Illy goes back to his home turf and drops a dnb release with Uman of BLOKHE4D. Hard hitting heavy beats. Peep the clip towards the end of the video and check out the vinyl at Chemical Records, or the digital release on BeatPort.
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?
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?
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.
Sorry things have been kinda bland folks. Illy has been sick with a serious case of the end of summer AIDS, and H0U5T0N has been working on podcast 5 something serious. All we have for the Round UP! is this piece of advice. NO WHITE PANTS.
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.
Busy week for Team Tighten UP! We released podcast 4 on iTunes and Mixcloud, and it looks like the internet will never be the same. We also gave away a free song (Hyx + H0U5T0N Side FX VIP) from the mix. We’ll be giving away free jams every week for the rest of the month. Watch out! We’ve also got T shirts in the works from last weeks party. Not really much to report on for the Round UP! Oh and super special thanks to our guy Jason @ SEDSO for this amazing internet gem.
Hey we’re doing a short run of these Jungle Rave Zombie Tighten UP! shirts designed by Imri. So get in fast. We’re taking orders now, and the shirts will be 15$ a piece. Email us with your size and desired color. Tightenupdotbiz@gmail.com