Mixpak Family Round-Up

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The Mixpak family is starting 2014 off strong, with some great cuts coming from all sides:

Cadenza & Mr. Lexx

Cadenza taps into his Jamaican connection for ‘Diamonds’, adding Mr Lexx to his ‘Darkest Hype’ beat that dropped last year.

Murlo

Murlo is as prolific as ever, here he drops a preview of a new one on a grime tip.

Mele and MGK

Mele delivers an impressive (unofficial) remix of rapper Machine Gun Kelly.

DJ Sliink

Jersey Club producer DJ Sliink felt like giving everyone a late Christmas gift and gave away two tracks, a French Montana remix and a collab with Al Kayduh.

Rizzla

Fade To Mind producer and general club destroyer, Rizzla, flips a Sissy Nobby track to make you feel some kinda way.

Mr Mitch

Producer and grime terror, Mr Mitch, just premiered his new track, “Pipe Dreams,” on Sonic Router. Make sure you check out his EP coming soon on his own Gobstopper label.

Words: @paradiserhythm

Bounce Spotlight: Diplo Interviews Sissy Nobby


Watch: Diplo’s “No One Is Safe” – Episode 1 (New Orleans Bounce)

Between Sissy Nobby’s recently released “Lay Me Down” single that’s finally available both as vinyl & a digital download and a brand new season of Treme on HBO, New Orleans is ruling my world right now.   For a brief glimpse of what the world of NOLA Bounce is like, check out Diplo’s investigation of the New Orleans bounce genre, including a bit of extra coverage of Sissy Bounce genre (focusing on Big Freedia and Sissy Nobby).

For those of you who think it seems next to impossible to summarize the Sissy Bounce scene in a brief seven minute video, I encourage you to check out XLR8R’s coverage of Sissy Bounce, OR revisit a few classic Sissy Nobby music videos, including my personal favourite: B-B-B-B-Be-Be-Buh-Be-BEAT IT OUT THA FRAME!!!

Style Of Eye’s Ministry Of Sound Compilation

Ministry of Sound is releasing a new double disc compilation from Style Of Eye and they’ve licensed Renaissance Man’s Sissy Nobby “Lay Me Down” remix from us. Looks like a winner.

The second chapter of Ministry of Sound’s Club series has been mixed by Linus Eklow aka Style Of Eye. The DJ and producer is specialized in a tech-house driven sound with bits of electro to it. On his 2008 album Duck, Cover and Hold we could see his talent. Now he shows his skills again on a new compilation that features two discs: the first simulating the kind of set one might hear on a night out at Ministry of Sound, and the second collecting Eklows’s own productions and remixes.

Ministry of Sound Club Presents – Style of Eye will be out on April 26th, 2010.
Tracklist after the jump »

Sissy Nobby “Lay Me Down” Out Now!

Mixpak is proud to release Sissy Nobby’s new single “Lay Me Down.”

This anthemic, midtempo rap song is equally indebted to the sounds of No Limit Records and Rap A Lot Records, carrying on a Southern tradition of syrupy synth strings and a head nodding bass perfect for cruising in your Cadillac. Featuring the inimitable voice of New Orleans bounce star Sissy Nobby, “Lay Me Down” is a sex track like you’ve never heard before.

To say Nobby is the next Southern rap phenomenon is no exaggeration. With no label backing or promo, he’s gotten over ten million plays on Myspace, leading major label A&Rs to come calling. He performs on a nightly basis, 365 days a year, running the club scene in the city of New Orleans with additional dates taking him around the South. On any given Friday or Saturday night, Nobby can be seen playing up to three shows a night (each show at a different club), and it’s that kind of dedication to the live show that gives him a strength of voice beyond the reach of many rappers. Still in his early twenties, Nobby’s unforgettable voice and raw production style has become a local institution, cemented by mixtapes, Limewire downloads, and the crowds of crazy girls that follow him around like he’s the Pied Piper of booty.

Grab “Lay Me Down” now on iTunes!

Sissy Nobby Record Release Party

Sissy Nobby Lay Me Down Cover

“Lay Me Down” is a Sissy Nobby rap track in the vain of “Da Letter” and “Consequences” with raw sexual lyrics and a heartfelt delivery. Produced by Dre Skull, this anthemic, midtempo rap song is equally indebted to the sounds of No Limit and Rap A Lot Records, carrying on a Southern tradition of syrupy synth strings and head nodding bass.

You’ve heard the “Lay Me Down” remixes and it’s finally time to drop the single. Tomorrow night is the Sissy Nobby “Lay Me Down” record release party in New Orleans, Louisiana and Dre Skull, Rusty Lazer and Sissy Nobby will be in the building.

You can order the limited edition vinyl now – only 500 copies.

If you’re in New Orleans, get the full record release party details here.

Mixpak Interview Series: Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man

They’re everything most men wish they could be: dapper, sophisticated, modern, and really, REALLY good at making a new genre of house music that has the world enthralled, ecstatic and confused, all at the same time. They’re also secretly a new breed of super-human warriors who can survive being submerged in lava and can go weeks without sleep. Okay, so the last part wasn’t true, but geeez, Renaissance Man have one of the most impressive work ethics I’ve heard of in years.

They describe themselves as “a platform for contemporary dance music” and 2009 saw a rush of new users embrace the platform. With an onslaught of remixes for Turbo, Kitsune, several classy bootcuts, and EPs on Dubsided and Sound Pellegrino, Renaissance Man arrived in style.

Scandinavian upstarts Martti (Jaxxon) and Ville (Downtown) took some time while they were in the studio to talk about the resurgance of open minded dance music. [Note: this interview took place several months back, apologies for our delay in posting.]

Brendan: What are some of your first memories and experiences of house music?

Jaxxon: The city where I used to live in Finland when I was younger called Turku had a very vibrant house scene in the 90′s. The whole late 90′s deep house thing hit me hard.

Downtown: Yeah, same here. I started feeling it in the late 90s.

Jaxxon: Actually we are now working in the studio one of the O.G Finnish house guys, Sasse, aka Freestyle Man in Berlin.

Read the full interview below »