2012-01-15T21:28:47-05:00 2012-03-27T13:54:26-04:00

Night Rumours - Week 15

Night Rumours - It's what keeps you up at night. From the basement to the bright lights - you're here today because you love dance music and want a little more wamp. Hitting Electro, EDM, Techno and back -- every week, Amperror (aka electblake) will bring you the next wave of floor burners. It's not a sundae, it's a massacre.

I took a step back this week, becuase ontop of wanting to hit the gym more & stop smoking & see my family more this year, I want to re-target where my musical tastes lie - which has been the entire purpose of #NR (believe it or not). This week I took a look at techno / tech house, and yes - the focus is on sonics not on release date.

There are definitely some tracks here that the gregarious hords of clubland won't lift up like a stepp'n stage diver. Take for instance the deep groove of Maetrik and greek judicator Axel Karakasis. Both generate a gloomy minimal sound that I personally love, and I want to explore. Both riff on the core techno paradigm, which I hope we can be appreciated here - but to be honest I really looking for something a little more.. accessible? Which (to me) is at least in part being less minimal.

Take for instance, one of my favourite tracks this week - "Party Time" by JELO. At it's core, the march has a classic riddim but with touches of high end snaps, and some traditional sweeping, I believe a part of it can play to a much wider audience - specifically the one thats just arriving in the scene in these past couple of years, maybe heh.

Because, although so many of us will gripe about the latest blitz of college fist pumpers - they are new fans, and it would be great to save some of them when this mosh dust settles. Dare I say we can re-educate them in a way that doesn't involve "bro" or "core" and hopefully they'll find themselves in a scene that sees past the banger pit, and hopefully back to the decks.

Anyway, that's my diatribe for the week - take it as you will, it's where I find my humble opinion lying these days.

oh - on a completely different note (and probably more to the point), be sure to listen to BETABLOCK3R's "Alive", which sources say is completely original. I know I'll be following their upcoming releases with held breath and captivation.


      Alive (Original Mix)
Download: BETABLOCK3R - Alive (Original Mix)

      Holidays (Lenno%20%20Jesse Oliver Remix)
Download: Miami Horror - Holidays (Lenno & Jesse Oliver Remix)

      Midnight City (Who Killed JR Remix)
Download: M83 - Midnight City (Who Killed JR Remix)

      Boing Boom Tschak (The Parallax Remix)
Download: Kraftwerk - Boing Boom Tschak (The Parallax Remix)


      The Entity (Original Mix)
Download: Maetrik - The Entity (Original Mix)

      Tripes (Original Mix)
Download: Axel Karakasis - Tripes (Original Mix)

      Researchers (Original Mix)
Download: Mumbai Science - Researchers (Original Mix)

      Body Acid (KiNKs On Acid Remix)
Play: Gingy & Bordello - Body Acid (KiNKs On Acid Remix)

      Crunk It (Symone Remix)
Download: Gigi Barocco Ft Jane Bang - Crunk It (Symone Remix)

      Get Down (Alex Gopher Remix)
Download: Punks Jump Up - Get Down (Alex Gopher remix)

      Heroes Of The Night (Original Mix)
Download: Umek & Christian Cambas - Heroes Of The Night (Original Mix)

      Party Time (Original Mix)
Download: JELO - Party Time (Original Mix)

      F U Betta (Chuckie Club Remix)
Download: Neon Hitch - F U Betta (Chuckie Club Remix)

      Sex Drugs Rock N Roll (Original Mix)
Download: Tommy Trash - Sex, Drugs, Rock - Tommy Trash - Sex, Drugs, Rock

      F U Betta (LA Riots Club Remix)
Download: Neon Hitch - F U Betta (LA Riots Club Remix)

      Geddown (Gigi Barocco Remix)
Download: Les Trashick - Geddown (Gigi Barocco Remix)

      Dancin (Laidback Luke Remix)
Download: Aaron Smith ft Luvli - Dancin' (Laidback Luke Remix)

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  • Being one of those "College fist pumpers" I totally agree that since reading the blog almost everyday for a year now. that my musical appreciation/knowledge has increased remarkably... 

    Avatar Sikoti Langi January 15, 2012 10:48 PM Reply
    • I wonder if others will take this as well as you have. I just ask that dance music gets some respect & appreciation. lol. Thanks for understanding :)

      Avatar Blake Shoji Earmilk January 15, 2012 11:29 PM Reply
  • loved it.  tech house is something we don't get exposed to enough, and it very much deserves its spot in the club scene.

    Avatar Paul Keith January 16, 2012 3:18 AM Reply
  • Bro, this Betablocker track, Alive, is so good. 

    Avatar Joshua Bull January 16, 2012 4:08 AM Reply
  • appreciate the love, you're a champ.

    Avatar Who Killed JR? January 16, 2012 10:08 AM Reply
  • Holy shit, that Laidback Luke remix is giving me shivers... moombah shivers... the worst kind of them all

    Avatar Dranoel January 16, 2012 7:13 PM Reply
  • The first Neon Hitch track is sick. Best new song I've heard all week. Thanks.

    Avatar lillywolf January 16, 2012 10:41 PM Reply
  • Get DADADAdown.

    Avatar Joshypants January 17, 2012 1:23 AM Reply
  • Just found this blog from HYPEM and couldn't be happier! Thanks for all the great music. 

    Avatar Mat Mullen January 18, 2012 2:54 PM Reply
  • before: screen hypemachine for music
    now: go right to night rumours

    Avatar Dan February 12, 2012 9:37 AM Reply
  • I love night rumors! Please more soon thx  =D

    Avatar luhhDIS February 18, 2012 7:33 PM Reply
  • jesus, this post is ABSOLUTELY on fire. blake you know exactly what's popping right now.

    Avatar Antonio February 24, 2012 6:29 PM Reply
  • You posted that Dirty South stuff in week 7, dude ;)

    Avatar Meekron February 27, 2012 8:52 PM Reply
  • what's happened to night rumours, was my favourite weekly...more techno!

    Avatar jmac March 28, 2012 4:52 AM Reply
  • This page going to be updated any time soon? Or is it done with?

    Avatar Nick Karsten April 2, 2012 1:19 AM Reply
    • I agree. Wtf D:

      Avatar Antonio April 21, 2012 7:18 PM Reply
  • it says "Alive" is by Dirty South and Thomas gold, but Im pretty sure that's a different song... (a brilliant one, mind) ?

    Avatar Vince_morris April 9, 2012 9:59 PM Reply
  • epic

    Avatar Saul Nuñez August 6, 2012 10:40 PM Reply

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