Mixpak FM is back with German duo So Shifty! The production/remix team from Hamburg blasted their way onto the scene in 09, with their huge remix of The Very Best’s ‘Warm Heart of Africa’. Before long, they were sought after remixers and their own productions, like the dancehall-tinged club banger ‘Wine’ (featuring vocals from Ward 21′s Kunley), set dancefloors alight. They have created some top crossover tunes, and their productions skip comfortably across house, cumbia, dancehall and tropical. They’ve also collaborated with some of the past year’s biggest breakthroughs (like Natalie Storm and Douster) and have undoubtedly produced the very best Busy Signal remixes.
Before you ask, we don’t know what the German bits are saying but it’s probably something nice like ‘We’re So Shifty, welcome to our amazing mix’.
Club Infinity – New York City’s premiere club night for future-minded dance music from around the world – is back this month! Come hear the newest mutations of House, Garage, Dancehall, Crunk, and everything in between. Brought to you by resident DJs Dre Skull and Kingdom, with special guest GIRL UNIT.
Hailing from London and the Night Slugs label, Girl Unit seamlessly blends deep and melodic variations of juke, RnB, hip hop instrumentals, South African house, ballroom, grime, UK Funky, and re-interpretations of all the above.
WHEN : Saturday, August 21th
WHERE : Santos Party House :: 100 Lafayette St
DOORS : 11pm
COVER : $5 with RSVP // $10 without
I am still wondering whether LOL Boys are real, or intricately constructed androids with a penchant for head throbbing, game changing percussive dance music. A quick google search will give you an idea of how expansive their remix work has been over the past year, with an arsenal mainstream R&B re-edits to spine crumpling drum patterns overtop indefinable dance anthems of the future.
But who exactly are these two strange musicians? Real people, or a manifestation of the internet becoming aware of its own existence and using that consciousness to start making dance music?
These two mystical overseers of the web took a moment to shoot the breeze about influences, forthcoming work, (never) forgetting about Dr. Dre, and also provided us with a fantastic mix of exclusive club music – much of which I can absolutely guarantee that you have never heard in your life.
Interview by Brendan Arnott (my text in bold)
For those on the internet who don’t know – who are LOL Boys and how did they start making music together?
We met through a music message board. We were both into each other’s music and thought “Why not try something together for this remix competition?” We liked how it came out, so we continued to work together. So, basically, the whole concept behind LOL Boys was like, to exist on the internet… to make music over the internet sending parts back and forth, try something different. It’s an ongoing collaboration. We’ve made beats where we’re in the same room but normally we’re about two thousand miles apart.