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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.

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