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Remix Battle: “Spectrum” *3LAU vs Lazerdisk vs Benzi

August 5th, 2012 by | Electro, Electropop, House, Remix, Remix Battle |

Tons of DJs have remixed “Spectrum” by Zedd featuring Matthew Koma. It’s a hit electro pop song and the remixes have been quite entertaining. However, I find the three below to be my favorites and want to see which you all enjoy the most. Stream and download remixes from 3LAU, Lazerdisk and DJ Benzi. Stream the original here. (more…)

Dame 55 – Free Thinking I$ Expen$ive (MUST-DOWNLOAD mixtape/EP)

December 9th, 2011 by | Dance, Dubstep, Electro, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Recently our new friend Dame 55 dropped his latest project, Free Thinking I$ Expen$ive, presented by DJ Benzi. No up-comer has seen a range of up and downs like the 24 year old Los Angeles rapper/songwriter Dame 55. From working with such artist as Boyz to touring around Europe, Dame has come full circle with his music and his vision.

Between 2010 -2011 his talent has lead him to performing at such venues as SXSW, CMJ, and the ACL Festival.  He has graced the stage with the likes of Lil Jon, WaleBoyz Noize, Chiddy Bang,and much more. With this being his second official project to date, this Dj Benzi presented project includes a electrifying four original tracks and one remix that will guarantee to keep you #free-thinking.

You may not like all the songs, but you can’t deny his sound isn’t different and brings something new to the game. DJ Benzi wouldn’t be sponsoring this mixtape if he didn’t believe Dame 55 is legit and has a bright future in the music industry.

Listen and download to my two favorite tracks from Free Thinking I$ Expen$ive, “DAMETRO” and “TIMESTRETCH” (produced by Bassnectar). DOWNLOAD Free Thinking I$ Expen$ive.
 Dame 55 – DAMETRO


Outasight – Get It Together *MUST-DOWNLOAD mixtape

October 23rd, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop |

Seriously I love just about every track on Outasight‘s newest project, Get It Together (DOWNLOAD). DJ Benzi has compiled a collection of OU cuts from the past, and has added a trio of new cuts for the masses.

I have too many favorites but since we have posted a ton of Outasight music, here’s three I haven’t posted before that are off this MUST-DOWNLOAD mixtape.

Outasight – Stays The Same

Outasight – Losing My Mind

Outasight – The Graduate

Listen to the whole Get It Together mixtape in one hour-long continuous mix below. (more…)

James Wade – The Ugly Show (Mixtape)

October 5th, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Just looking at the title of this mixtape, I know its going to be real, and it sure as hell didn’t disappoint. One of the most powerful pieces of music I’ve heard recently. James Wade mixes gospel and rap to create a masterpiece. I challenge everyone reading this to actually LISTEN to this music. Listen to the lyrics, listen to the message, and let it get to you.

So put your headphones in, lock yourself in your room, and vibe to James Wade for an hour. My personal favorite tracks (and James’) include: Grippin on My Rosary (ft. J-Sic), Oscar Grant (ft. Lauren Eylise & Aaron Grant), and Cash Rules (ft. Kassidy Henderson and Found God (prod. Ronnie Pinnell).

Wade goes globally deep on this mixtape, tackling subjects such as police brutality, poverty, and modern culture. Fusing many different styles of rap, including some dubstep, on the Starry Eyed sampled “Lights On.”

Listen and download my favorites from The Ugly Show – James Wade (DOWNLOAD).

Oscar Grant

Grippin on My Rosary

Cash Rules

Found God

DJ Benzi is presenting this mixtape, so you know it’s worth downloading!

Gilbere Forte update *hip-hop, R&B, remix, cover & more!

June 7th, 2011 by | Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B, Remix |

I hate doing these posts but there’s so much new Gilbere Forte music that has dropped within the last few months that we haven’t blogged about yet. I guarantee there’s at least 1-2 tracks you haven’t heard yet and hopefully a few you really enjoy.

First song is produced by Swizz Beatz and has Forte and Eve on the track. It’s called “Everyday (Coolin’)” and I mostly like it because of the weird beat. Can I listen to this song more than a few times? Probably not. However it’s a decent song worth a couple listens.

Here’s an R&B cover/remix with Mateo on vocals to Kanye West‘s “Runaway” and featuring Gilbere rapping. I’m a fan of how the song opens with the vocals and piano, then slowly builds into something special. Must-download!

Adele and Gilbere Forte collaboration! Another piano smooth beat, smooth rapping from Forte as usual, then the powerful vocal hook from Adele. This version of the song should be on the radio!

Ending the post with the same song from Gilbere Forte however it’s two different remixes. First is from DJ Benzi and has a nice dance feel. 2nd remix which is by Bob Sinclar, is a little more simple, yet doesn’t take away much of the song’s vocals, has a sick dance beat and features more rapping, which is dope.

Previous: Miguel – Hard Way ft. Gilbere Forte (remix)

4 new Mike Posner remixes

April 9th, 2011 by | Dance, Dubstep, Remix |

First let’s go with the softer pop remix from The Council on Mike Posner‘s “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” featuring Lil Wayne. If I were a girl I would love this song but as a guy I think it’s catchy with the piano, drums and finger snaps.
Mike Posner & Lil Wayne – Bow Chicka Wow Wow (The Council Remix)
Next we got one of our favorite electro hip-pop duos with AudioDax doing a dubstep remix of Mike Posner’s “Cheated”. AudioDax really turns this into a club hit and with the lyrics about cheating, this is a must-play at the dance clubs. They throw some rapping in too, behind the dope instrumentals they throw in furthering the quality in this one.

Last month, DJ Benzi put out a SXSW mixtape which consisted of many remixes from several DJ’s and some original tracks from up-and-coming artists. Below is one of my favorite tracks off the mixtape which is DJ Enferno remixing “Ambiguous” by Clinton Sparks & Mike Posner. No Big Sean in this, I think his lyrical flow doesn’t fit into the pace and catchiness of this club jam.

This came out in February but it’s dope as Johnny Lawson adds some catchy instrumentals and overall I’m very impressed by the instrumentals in this as it turns “Save Your Goodbye” into an electro banger.

Big Sean & Mike Posner remixes – DJ Benzi exclusives

January 12th, 2011 by | Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Remix |

If you like great electronica mixing over hip-hop songs from Big Sean and Mike Posner, then you will enjoy this mixtape which features only 6 tracks from DJ Benzi. It’s a must download as Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang) does a remix which was enough to convince me.

Here’s my two favorite tracks off the mixtape which you can download by liking DJ Benzi’s on facebook.

Please Don’t Go (Benzi x Gianni Marino x DStar Remix)

Speed Of Sound (Xaphoon Jones Remix)

Hidden Gem: AudioDax

November 17th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Electropop, Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Electro/Hip-Pop duo AudioDax hails from Fort Worth, TX and Chicago. First heard them back in August when Crystal Castles remixed “Thoughts” by AudioDax. I loved the beat behind it plus the rhymes were dope too.

Recently they dropped “Make Noise” which is a hip-pop track with a laid back electro beat. Over the summer they dropped a mixtape, The Annexation (download), which is produced by DJ Benzi and Sully.

Below are three of my favorites from AudioDax.

Make Noise

Uh Oh

Thoughts (Crystal Castles Remix)

Check out AudioDax on facebook if you like their music.

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