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ratchet - aether

aether_albumart.jpgHappy Holidaze y'all. We have a free tune from Ratchet just in time for the New Year!

West Coast arpeggios and subbed out basslines makes Aether a great tune to add to any set this year.

You can download the free wav over at our Addictech mini store.

ratchet - warp speed

ratchetwarpspeed_5x5_72dpi_final.jpgFresh off the heels of his new Memekast giveaway "Natural Movement." I'm excited to present Ratchet's new album "Warp Speed." Out now on Ooze System Recordings "Warp Speed" just charted as's #4 release of the year! You can get it right now, exclusively hosted on Addictech's digital store.

Ratchet has been cranking out a unique brand of twisted psychedelic breaks, on the sly since 2006. His all original sets have been gobbled up on enthusiastic dance floors all across the country. Whether in underground clubs or outdoor festivals, people are taking notice of his impeccable ability to craft a sharp, precise and ultra-clean composition. Ratchet's first full length album is comin' in hot for early 2012 and will be the third release for Ooze System Recordings. Ooze is an up and coming label, by and for established veteran producers of the underground EDM scene. Collaborations are thick for Ratchet and include projects with Electrocado and another side project called ReptilianBassStation Featuring Tha Fruitbat, Spektrum and a revolving group of local producers and friends that love bass music that tells a story with naturally progressing themes. 2012 will see more releases from this young, prolific audio sculptor along with fresh new releases from ReptilianBassStation

- Ooze System

digital rust - forming formants

formingformants_art.jpgFor our second free giveaway for 2011/2012. We bring you "Forming Formants," a slammin' tune from Digital Rust. A little something funky to ring in the New Year. We featured him last March on Memekast mk053. Which was in support of his then, new "Loophole EP," available on When Loophole dropped it created quite a buzz in Mid Tempo and Glitch Hop circles. His music has been compared to Opiuo, Love and Light and even Tipper to name a few. Not to mention staying at #7 in the Addictech Top 10 since March.

When we asked him for a freebie, little did we know that he would give us one of the most asked for tunes, from both his Memekast and his live sets. Forming Formants starts out with a bang and doesn't disappoint the whole way through. It's more or less, a relentless barrage of choppy vocal synth bits and moving, sludgy baselines. Combine that, with chunky hard hitting beats and the glassy 303 leads occasionally making their appearance at the forefront of the mix. It has just enough pretty elements to provide a noticeable amount of contrast, for such a heavy danceable song.

You can expect a new EP from Digital Rust in April, 2012. Until then, this will just have to do.

Just click the "Buy" button to Download the track.

ratchet - natural movement

natural_memekast.jpgWe recently hit 1,000 fans on our Facebook fan page. So to celebrate this small achievement, we asked some of our favorite producers if they had any music that they felt like donating, as a gift to our audience.

The first one up is Ratchet. He's scheduled for a Memekast in the near future. But for now he offered up one of his most recent creations. It's a bangin' tune full of wobbles, bleeps and bloops. "Natural Movement" contains some of the most solid call and response work from Ratchet, to date. With catchy lead lines and bumping, grinding bass work that moves the song along the whole way through. And then, there is that half-time breakdown... It's almost enough to make you want to lean back to the right, with your lip sneared and be all like "Uuuuungh!" if you know what I'm sayin'.

This free giveaway also comes out just in time to give support to Ratchet's new album "Warp Speed" which comes out on Ooze System Recordings. Warp Speed will be unleashed upon January 2nd, 2012.

Just click the "Buy" button to Download the track.

Caribou - Sun (Carly-D is 4 Dubstep Remix) Featured on the latest Memekast available for free download!


Check out this dope remix Carly-D did of Caribou's track "Sun". It was featured as the last song on Carly-D and Dr. Knobz Memekast mixtape. The remix is available for listen in the player below and free download via Soundcloud.

Sun (Carly-D is 4 Dubstep Remix) by Carly-D

Ghislain Poirier: Bastard Bass Mix

ghislainpoirier-ngu.jpgMontreal's Ghislain Poirier, last seen around here on my own memekast mix mk001, has announced his Ninjatune debut, and dropped a serious promo mix to get us ready.

The mix is called Bastard Bass, and with it Poirier continues his relentless, electro-fueled assault on the border walls between dancehall, hip-hop, soca, grime, and any others that get in his way. One needs only check out his body of work to know these boundaries don't stand a chance.

Doped Up

sibot-in-with-the-old.jpgWord recently trickled down to me from somewhere along the ant trail about a producer whose beats demanded my prime headphone time. Turns out he’s an extremely prominent figure in the South African music scene. He is a Cape Town turntablist, scratch dj champion and producer who calls himself Sibot. His music is a genius blend of hip hop and electronica. It’s a touch of glitch squeezed out the edges of dope hip hop beats, smoothed out with some master scratching and just dripping with thick, grinding bass lines.

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