Womp Womp Wednesday
The most jam-packed edition of Womp Womp Wednesday to date – From Nero, Diplo, Skrillex, and A-trak to Ayobi, Robot Dentist , Artec, Kasbo, and plenty more.. This 17-track feature has several names you may recognize and several names you will want to recognize! One thing I can guarantee you will recognize.. is THE WOMP. Cheers!
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We got 11 tracks that are absolutely electrifying on this weeks edition of Womp Womp Wednesday. Featuring artists include: Vindata, Nebbra, 20syl, WRLD, Pusher. Wave Racer, Club Killers, HWLS, Akouo, CRNKN, and Bassnectar. Have fun with these ones, cheers.
Ok peeps, time for some WOMP. You’re going to want to turn the bass up for these tracks. First up we’ve got a fresh Low Steppa remix of ‘Tear It Down’ by The Aston Shuffle, that is an absolute dance anthem. Next, DJ Price puts some heat on on ‘Man of the Year’ by Schoolboy Q. The FOR remix of Dot’s ‘Super Moon’ is straight vibes from start to end :). And you can’t have womps without Flosstradamus and Remedy, this remix of Flume’s ‘Insane’ starts off with a lyrically focused intro, that transitions straight into womps about a minute in. Last, but certainly not least, is a remix of SAFIA’s, ‘Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds’ by PACES. The tropical-feel blended with the vocals and deep synths give what was an already incredible piece, an awesome new feel. Enjoy the womps, cheers.
The Aston Shuffle – Tear It Down (Low Steppa Remix)
Schoolboy Q – Man Of The Year (Price Remix)
Dot – Super Moon (FOR Remix)
Flume – Insane (Remedy & Flosstradamus Remix)
SAFIA – Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds (Paces Remix)
I’ve posted some KillaGraham before, and I’ve liked everything I’ve heard by him. This song has been remixed far too many times (with my favorite being the DJ Marvel Dynamic remix), but Killa G brings the womp heavy on this one. PS does anyone else think that “I ain’t went this hard since I was 18” kind of sounds like the tagline of a Viagra commercial? Does Drake take Viagra? Ask an expert.
Everyone knows Benassi’s classic “Satisfaction,” and DJ Chuckie absolutely kills this blend, fitting the two songs together perfectly in a way that accentuates the best factors of either song. “No one knows what that means, but it’s provocative. It gets the people going” is easily one of the funniest samples I’ve ever heard.
Aylen is a house DJ out of New Jersey. He’s got a bunch of stuff on Soundcloud that I was just shown, and with each project he gets exponentially better. This, his latest release on Soundcloud, includes house remixes of genres ranging from Paramore to Joe Jonas to Wiz Khalifa which is pretty cool (except for Joe Jonas, fuck the Jo Bros). Looking forward to seeing what he releases in the future.
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So I posted this last night, except for the fact that it never posted. Just, ya know, disappeared. Anyways…
Got a big one for you today to mark my return…now that the summer’s over, I’m back for good. Let’s do the damn thing.
Dope little house remix of the RHCP classic for you guys here. This one starts off high energy right from the start, with some synth reminiscent of the mau5 or Avicii. Big fan of the way they twist the vocals a little bit, and a bigger fan of how they incorporate Flea’s filthy baseline from the original.
Were you guys as torn apart by The White Stripes breaking up as I was? My favorite non-original version of this song is still The Flaming Lips tearing it up in Australia , but this is a close second. Glitch Mob kills it per usual, and I especially love how they drop the womb right when the guitar would drop after the verse.
Download “Seven Nation Army”
So not much introduction needed on this one, just two titans of house music getting together to blow some got damn minds.
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What’s up, party people? Broadcasting to you live from the home of alliteration since 2009, this Womp Womp Wednesday I’m subbing in for D Prep‘s flow, which is currently on the road with Hoodie Allen, Fortune Family and a bunch of other bloggers nervous about what their potluck roommate is gonna be like in the dorms (nudist/vegan?? my roommate had really bad gas).
I can’t pretend to be an expert of the ‘Womp Womp’ genre, but here are 5 songs that I could see people recklessly gyrating to. And the dry humping.. All of these songs have some element of that ‘wobble’ that the kids go crazy for, so strap on some studio headphones or plug the auxiliary chord from your high end stereo equipment into your Zune for these. Not for computer speakers!!! PS: FLOCKA!
Lunice – I See You (Girl Unit Remix)
My old buddy DJ Bahler hit me up this fine Wednesday morning with a remix he did that blends Kanye’s Power, Paper Diamond’s remix of Power, Gambino’s Freaks and Geeks, and a few other songs. Basically, filth multiplied by filth equals exponentially larger amounts of filth. BAHLINNNNNNNN’
Download “Let Go (Parisian Nightsuit)”
Styles has been posted on Womp Womp Wednesday posts a few times now, and I really dig his glitch sound. He makes some pretty crazy womp noises (IE that frog sound), and almost all of his remixes make me want to get in a moshpit and just lose it. This is definitely a track I will drop live next time I spin.
Download “Knuck if You Buck”
So I’m a HUGE Skrillex fan (which is ideal because he’s going to Lollapalooza and I will probably have media passes to Lolla again this year), and I know SoniXx has remixed a few of his songs, but this might be my favorite of his remixes. I really like the vocal samples in this song, especially the “CALL 911!” part. Dopeness.
Download “Ruffneck (The SoniXx Remix)”
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My buddy was playing this at a party last night and everyone was really feeling it–I had never heard it but asked him what it was and immediately downloaded it. Been listening to it all day. Awesome, easy-going club/trance feel to this one that’s hard not to groove with. Takes the acapella from Cudi’s “Symphonies” and really turns it into something completely new. Dope. The drop into the beat is really well timed.
So unconscious, just me and my conscious
I’m running with them wild things, living to do wild things
Download “Falling Star”
Random Disclaimer: Hey, don’t do anything that I say in this song. OK? It’s fucking fiction. If anything happens, don’t fucking blame me, white America. FUCK BILL O’REILLY
Musically, I’m not sure how great this one is, but I still love it. FUCK IT, we’ll do it live.
Download “FUCK BILL”
I really like Ellie Goulding, I really like British MC Tinie Tempah, and I really like the womp. Through the transitive property, I like this song. Enjoy.
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Gold Guns Girls (Nit Grit & Stephan Jacobs Remix) – Metric
First up, we have a collaboration between two producers who are just straight up filthy–Nit Grit and Stephen Jacobs. They remix Metric’s “Gold Guns Girls” and add some really cool synth sounds to it before dropping the womp. I really like the texture of the sound in this track. Pretty mellow as far as dubstep goes, but I really like the combination of her voice with the wobbles.
Download “Gold Guns Girls”
The World is Yours – Big Gigantic
Well I don’t really know what to say about this one. These guys are from Boulder, and this is just grimy. With a dope, trippy vocal sample, these guys kill it on the wobbles, slaying face with no regard to safety. Be careful with this one, if you’re not mentally prepared to listen, it will shatter your skull.
Download “The World is Yours”
Mykonos (Barbaric Merits Foxtronic Dubstep Remix) – Fleet Foxes
My boss is boss, and so is this song. Lyds sent me this one today as a request (yeah, she has been successfully converted to the womp, my crowning achievement this far in life), and I think it might be my favorite song in this entire post. Absolutely insane Fleet Foxes example, who just dropped a new album by the way…if you haven’t heard about Helplessness Blues…you might have been living under a rock. Love the guitar, love the vocal sample, love the womp.
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This first one is a Brenton Duvall track that dropped a few days ago that I have yet to post. I mean at this point me talking about his talent is a little played out because we all know he’s dope. Yeah, very talented, etc. But now he’s kinda like gonna take over real soon. Ya know when artists just up their game to a completely new level? That’s basically what’s going down. Filthy little remix of Neon Hitch stems mixed with a Wiz acapella from “No Sleep.” Étoucez, mes amis.
Recently, I was lucky enough to get in contact with one of the greatest producers in the world, and a personal God of mine, Benny Blanco. He asked if I wanted to do a remix to a new track by Neon Hitch. I said “fucking fuck yes I wanna do a remix.” So he sent me some stems to the new Neon track and threw in some stems from Wiz Khalifa’s “No Sleep” too. Benny Blanco is the shit. Neon Hitch is the shit.
Download “Silly Girl”
Now I’ll let Skrillex womp your face into oblivion. He’s been coming out with a ton of new stuff that I really dig. I’m not into his super hard stuff–it’s kind of like screamo music. Just doesn’t float my boat. Sinks it real quickly, as a matter of fact. But these two new songs are filthy.
First up we have Disco Rangers 2011. Not sure if the 2011 is in the actual title or if that’s just how it downloaded but I really don’t care at all so it’s all gravy. This one just has a dope groove, and I’m sure would set any rave off. I really like the disco step he uses. He’s great at bringing influences from different genres into this kind of music. I don’t really know what happens starting at 1:55 but it made my brain feel fuzzy. I liked it.
Download “Disco Rangers”
The second one is a remix of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” cleverly titled “Died This Way.” Skrillex does of course slay the song so it makes sense. I can imagine Lady Gaga rocking out to this one. It would be sick to see a live version of this between the two of them at some festival. I love the drop. It’s a little high pitched but that’s Skrillex’s style and I really dig it in this song. But yeah basically keep this one away from children below 6 and the elderly and shit.
Download “Died This Way”
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This past Friday, I was fortunate enough to see Rusko at Chicago’s Congress Theater. Let me tell you one thing: Rusko is not a DJ. He is not a music producer. Rusko is a natural born performer, bestowed upon this world to do one thing: slay his adoring fans with heaving bass and dangerously immense drops. He doesn’t stand behind a computer pressing buttons, he doesn’t stand there messing with a drumkit or a soundboard: he performs. His body seems perfectly in tune with each massive drop he wallops the crowd with, and he is always in control of the vibe of the room. I have seen a lot of concerts, and Rusko absolutely blew me away.
Womp Womp Wednesday is one of my favorite posts on Sunset in the Rearview, so I thought my first WWW post on the new site would be a perfect opportunity to share some of the footage I took of the concert on my iPhone. It’s not the best quality, but it does the trick. The footage and pictures are mainly from a little far back in the crowd–it was too crazy to get anything from closer up. I did make my way up to the very front of the show though, and let me tell you, but for being 6’4 180, I may not have survived. The crowd was so insane that the show was shut down early–at about 1:30 am, everything just kind of died. The music slowly deepened in pitch and slowed until it stopped, the lights flickered and died, only to reemerge to fully light the theater, and everyone was told to leave. Not sure what happened, but to all those involved, I think we can safely say that it was one hell of a night, and whatever happened was worth it.
1. Pro Nails (Rusko Remix) – Kid Sister
I’ve only heard the original version of this song because it was included in some TV commercial that wasn’t significant enough to remember, but Rusko’s version is just filthy. Keeping elements from the original instrumental, Rusko basically covers it with a thick layer of grime and lets it womp. One thing I admired about his live show was that, while most DJs or producers let beats carry on for a while once they drop, Rusko seemed to constantly be changing his sound. He’d drop something disgusting, let people enjoy it for a short while, then let it grow into another heavy drop. He remained on-point with his drops throughout the entire show, and I do not think I’ve seen a DJ/producer with as much control over their audience as Rusko had on Friday.
Download “Pro Nails”
2. Bass Cannon – Flux Pavillion
This is a big track. And when I say “big track,” I mean “this will rip your goddamn head off if you aren’t careful.” I immediately recognized it when Rusko was working it into his previous song from the semi annoying cowbell introduction, and I was very excited to see what he would do with it. Flux’s original womps hard, but with Rusko altering it, I’m surprised the the Congress Theater didn’t say “fuck it” and collapse. The crowd was going nuts, jumping up and down, heads bobbing as one being. Flux will be here in June with Dr. P, and I cannot wait for that show. One thing that was particularly cool about Rusko’s set was the great light show they had. You can see in the picture above that the lights spelled out “Rusko,” and they were moving up and down and strobing all night. Complimented by an array of other lights, it looked like fireworks were fornicating all over the place.
Download “Bass Cannon”
3. Sweet Shop – Doctor P
I cannot tell you how excited I am for the Doctor P/Flux Pavillion show in June. That is just going to be inhumanely wompy. This is probably the most popular Doctor P song, and Rusko definitely let this one womp at the Congress. The thing about shows like this is that people really just let themselves go–they let the crowd carry them, and they depend on their fellow concertgoers for survival. If someone gets pushed and falls (as is bound to happen), it is the duty of those around the fallen soldier to help them up before they are trampled to death (which certainly could happen, all too easily). Concerts like this are not meant to be taken lightly–these are survival of the fittest. Your face can melt, your heart can stop beating, and this music can literally womp you to death. Don’t fuck around.
Download “Sweet Shop”
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I was in the hospital all morning and am having just about the worst week of my life so I’m going to keep this short and sweet, but I couldn’t let my loyal wompers go without their Wednesday dose. I hope you guys will enjoy anyway – Nick
This is a filthy little blend of Sean Paul and Beyonce with The Glitch Mob put together by a producer out of Boulder, which seems to be the EDM capitol of the country right now. The grimy bass in this one really gets people going, and recognizing the original pop song from Sean Paul and Beyonce turned into an absolutely filthy remix.
Download “Bubblin’ Beyonce”
I posted a Love + Light Remix of The Police’s “Roxanne” last week, and they’ve got another great remix of a classic that they just released that was too good not to post. It always really impresses me when an artist can take a well known song, or in this case what I would consider a classic (one of RHCP’s best, in my opinion) and put it into a completely new context, while still respecting the original. This one has some parts that are largely just the original, some parts that take nothing from the original, and a lot of parts that are awesome blends of old and new. Look out for Love + Light, if they keep this up they’re going to be all over the place.
Download “Can’t Stop (Love + Light Remix)”
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