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Mashup Monday: Friends and Strangers

October 31st, 2011 by | Mashup, Mashup Monday |

Friends and Strangers are a fairly new DJ duo that makes sick ass party mashups and remixes. They are working on original material but for now, here’s five banger mashups for Halloween!
Friends and Strangers – Sofi Forgot Her Ladder by Friends and Strangers

Night Calling by Friends and Strangers

Jagger Likes Unison by Friends and Strangers

The Deep One by Friends and Strangers

Sky Junk by Friends and Strangers

dj brownjoe – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites remix + many more!

August 25th, 2011 by | Dance, House, Mashup, Remix |

Three new tracks from my favorite DJ in Vancouver, DJ Brownjoe. Once he changes his DJ name to something more catchy and appealing, this kid from the great white north is going to blow up. He’s opened for Steve Aoki and The White Panda and is doing some stuff with female pop/electronic duo Nervo as well.

Last week he sent me three new bangers he just finished including a remix to the Skrillex track, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”. He stripes the song down, pretty much taking out the dubstep, giving it a more dance/house feel that everybody can groove to.

Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (DJ Brownjoe remix)

Next he made a progressive house DJ set that I saw him begin to create back in July with “Bite Me”. It’s got catchy electronic piano instrumentals, synths are banging  and reminds me of many other great progressive house tracks out there today.

DJ Brownjoe – Bite Me (Van Kay remix)

DJ Brownjoe created an interesting mashup-remix. He takes Dragonette‘s vocals in “Hello”, then remixes the Alesso remix to Alex Kenji, Starkillers & Nadia Ali‘s track, “Pressure”. However he keeps parts of the vocals from Nadia Ali in “Pressure” as if Nadia Ali and Dragonette are having a sing-off! 5-star banger!
DJ Brownjoe – Hello Pressure (feat. Dragonette & Nadia Ali)

I love Alesso‘s remix to “Pressure” so I’ve decided to include that since it’s thirsty Thursday and this is an excellent club banger to bring the party noise.

Alex Kenji, Starkillers & Nadia Ali – Pressure (Alesso Remix)

The White Panda and BrownJoe Zalesky live at Key Club

July 5th, 2011 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Concert/Festival Review, Mashup, Remix, Reviews |

I saw three artists on July 3rd but honestly I only remember two of them, The White Panda and BrownJoe Zalesky, as the pre-4th of July Pandamonium show was off the hook at The Key Club Hollywood.

Unfortunately I missed AudioDax opening and don’t remember the 3rd act, Electrolightz but I do remember hearing and raging to some awesome sets from DJ BrownJoe Zalesky and The White Panda.

I get to The Key Club at first disappointed for missing AudioDax, and also getting there so early I would be left seeing the filler acts leading to the headliner. However, BrownJoe Zalesky came on and really started the party with his DJ mix which included a few originals, some mashups and mostly some dope remixes.

What impressed me the most is BrownJoe only started DJing seriously in late 2010 and has already done several shows with The White Panda, did a show with Steve Aoki (view the highlights here: BrownJoe is the guy with Van City on the back of his tee and it’s his mix in the video!) and many more in the future! I’m still getting more tracks from him, but until now, here’s a Passion Pit remix that’s a BtB Exclusive!
Passion Pit – The Reeling (Brownjoe Remix)
Next came Electrolightz which I don’t remember much of as I was partying it up with BrownJoe after his set and mostly talking about music including what to expect with The White Panda.

Being pretty wasted by the time The White Panda came on, I mostly remember jumping up and down with my hands in the air and singing along to the catchy lyrics The White Panda always seems to find the right fit with, instrumental-wise. However, the only difference between The White Panda live and not live isn’t in the music but rather the fact that you are raging/partying much more seeing them live than listening to their music some other way. Here’s my new favorite (“Foolish Monsters”) and their most recent mashup (“Ignite Cherie”) that they played in their hour-long set.
Foolish Monsters
Ignite Cherie

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