Media Contender Podcast Series

The Media Contender Podcast Series features the best music in the ever-changing and progressing landscape of dance music culture. From Baile Funk to Kuduro, Dubstep to Drum n Bass, Hip Hop, House and Techno, you will hear it all. We are firm believers in pushing the boundaries. The artists that we feature are not only known for their great taste in music, but are also known as trailblazers and are influenced by many sounds and cultures. There will be no limitations put on any of these episodes, just pure expression from the mind of the creator. Subscribe to our Podcasts and spread the word, we will continue to deliver.

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Bro Safari (Soundcloud)

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Media Contender Podcast 14 01.2012 Direct Download

Bro SafariBro Safari, one of the many musical facets of Knick Weiller (of Evol Intent and Ludachrist fame) is a busy man; apart from production and DJing for his various identities, he’s got his game on lock and is a wise and well-spoken individual who understands the music industry and is tuned in to the sounds quite well. The mix is a nice blend of moombahton, deeper dubstep, and glitch-style tracks, from a ton of both new and established artists within the scene.

01. Bro Safari & LeDoom – Avalon
02. Valentino Khan – Kingstone
03. McMash – Braindead
04. Stratus – Jasper’s Theme
05. LeDoom ft. Tony Mundaca – CumbiaTRON
06. No Body – Munch On This
07. Bro Safari & Sazon Booya – Quieres Sexo
08. Bro Safari – K-hole
09. Jay Fay feat. G-Eazy – Starlight
10. Schlacthofbronx feat. Gnucci Banana – Coolie Fruit (Valentino Khan Remix)
11. Skratch Riddim (Jay Fay Remix)
12. JWLS – Redlight
13. ETC!ETC! – Killafornia
14. Will Bailey – Sex Shop
15. Autoerotique – Turn Up The Volume (edit)
16. Bro Safari – Cold Turkey
17. 2 Edit – Datsun Tropicalia (JWLS Remix)
18.Tasha Baxter – The Journey (Culprate & Twist Remix)
19. Atlantic Connection – Set Me Free
20. NumberNin6 – Where’s The Drop?
21. RackNRuin – Signal ft. PMoney_Koast (Torqux & Twist Remix)
22. Chuckie – Who Is Ready To Jump (Dillon Francis Remix)
23. :DFace – Mad Man
24. Inan3lik3 – Bad Pitched (Aylen Remix)
25. ETC!ETC! – Kilogram
26. Valentino Khan – Talk Trash
27. Munchi – Fuck This
28. Bro Safari & ETC!ETC! – The Clap
29. ETC!ETC! & Sazon Booya – She’s The Bass Drum
30. Puga – Bolete
31. Pickster One – Dem Bow Is The New Amen
32. Nadastrom – i!!
33. Bro Safari – 5150
34. Bro Safari – Da Worm
35. SPL – Back At It (Bro Safari Remix)

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Two Fresh (Soundcloud)

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Media Contender Podcast 13 12.2011 Direct Download

Two FreshWe are very excited to have Two Fresh come forth to deliver the “Lucky 13″ edition of the Media Contender Podcast Series. This mix delivers 30 minutes of jams, lots of grooves and plenty of Two Fresh material for your aural enjoyment. They’ve just finished a massive North American leg of Skrillex’s Mothership Tour, bringing their electrical live show to over 45 cities around Canada and the US. They’ve already got two albums under their belts and aren’t slowing down in the slightest on the production tip. With low end, synth-driven tracks that blend hip hop and jazz with the origins of bass music, Two Fresh have opened up a window of music that can be enjoyed and appreciated by a wide spectrum of music enthusiasts. It’s bright and refreshing, hip-shaking and impossible not to jam out to. There’s something innately respectable about young guys keeping the beauty of old school hip hop alive.

Unreleased- Two Fresh
Synkro – Girl
Hot Snacks – Jables (Two Fresh Remix)
Pretty Poly – Teebs
Pan Fry – Two Fresh
Crawwl – Big Friendly Giant
Superfume – Herobust
Dream Catcher – ProfLogik
Chronic Footprint – Two Fresh
My Egos (Feat. FKI) – Two Fresh
Dim The Lights – Taku
Chanel – Jesse Boykins III (Body Language Remix)
Playin the Game Instrumental – Two Fresh

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Pools (Soundcloud)

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Media Contender Podcast 12 10.2011 Direct Download

PoolsNext up in the Media Contender Podcast series comes a duo that may be somewhat newly formed, but whose members have a long-standing and well-estabished history in the scene. Our own (thee) Mike B, along with Morse Code, have joined forces to create the most bodacious duo, Pools. They auspiciously released their first mixtape around Coachella last year and have since been in the studio bringing their sound to light with a few really solid releases lined up.

The Pools podcast is plain and simplly around good vibes…Nat and Mike have the feel-good, do-good, its all good m.o. on lock and this mix lends copious amounts of these things to the listener. They truly bring forth a great symbiotic relationship; the notable combination of both their efforts and knowledge comes across boldly and presents itself in well-orchestrated musical adventures. While the summer days and mojitos by the pool may be on their way out for most, Pools and their music will continue on promoting the eternal summer. Stay tuned in the coming months for more from these guys.

Towa Tei – Exterior
Bumblebeez – Betty Jane (Jagwar Ma’s Love Me Remix)
Talking Heads – Seen And Not Seen
Pools – Water’s Fine!
Madlib – Smoke Theme for Dankery Harv
Mark E- Black Country Saga
Hackman – Satisfy
Benoit & Sergio – Around The World
Eddie C – Listenin’
Dominic Pierce – Florid Beats
Tropics – Celebrate
dotmatic – Joies Overture
Vanilla – Sure
Hype Williams – Your Girl Smells Chung When She Wears Dior
International Moods – What Kind Of Problem (Zero Cash Edit)
Locussolus – Throwdown (Com Truise Remix)
Jacob 2-2 – The Dinosaurs of Cabazon
The Deadstock 33′s and Stopmakingme – Gravity
Mr. Troy – Fever
Ron Basejam – Hell No
Streets Of Haze – RnB Edit #1
She – Easy Money (Pools Edit)
Laberge – KP’s Jam

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Kuru (Facebook)

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Media Contender Podcast 11 08.2011 Direct Download

KuruIt’s time for another dose of the Media Contender podcast, this time with Club Muse residents, Kuru. Consisting of Ryan Origin and Media Contender’s own Jeff Tovar, Kuru are doing really cool things together. The fusion of their efforts, along with their finesse in sound engineering and creative perspective on design and aesthetic creates an artistic and deep view into electronic music that can be appreciated on a much deeper level. It is progressive sound at its finest. There’s so much complexity behind the duo and their sound, and it seems as though every minute little piece of what Kuru provides to the music world has been carefully selected and wrought to create a little gem with so many unique and specifically cut facets.

Kuru – What Makes Us Human Intro
Lisa Gerrard – Junky Fight [Virgin]
Amon Tobin – Journeyman [NinjaTune]
DFRNT – Short Bus (jus Wan Remix) [Nu Directions]
Kuru & Dustmite – Linius feat. Kemst [SMOG]
Cosmin TRG – De Dans/Fizic [50 Weapons]
The Talk – Holy Mountain (Skinnz Remix) [Nightshifters]
Blawan – Kaz [R&S]
UFO!, Flinch, Kuru – LA Water [unsigned]
Randomer – Brunk [Hessle Audio]
Pearson Sound – Stilfe [Hessle Audio]
Pearson Sound – Blanked [Hessle Audio]
Golden Boy feat. Miss Kittin – Rippin Kittin [Emperor Norton]
Mike Shannon – Under The Radar feat. Fadila (Deadbeat Mix) [Cynosure]
Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka – Creeper [50 Weapons]
Hertz – In My Mind [Atom]
Roska – Blame The Speakers [Rinse]
Misery Peat – The Hyde [Eye4Eye]
T. Williams – In The Deep (Zander Hardy Remix) [Deep Teknologi]
Boddika – Boddika’s House [Naked Lunch]
iO – Dirty Little Secret [unsigned]
Cosmic Revenge – Hurricane Blues [Fortified]
Joaan – Splendor In The Grass [7even]
Amon Tobin – Surge (16Bit Remix) [NinjaTune]
Breakage – Higher [Digital Soundboy]
Photek – Totem [Photek]
Plan B – Prayin’ (Breakage’s Bad Week Remix) [679]
Redinho – Pitter Patter [Numbers]
M83 – We Own The Sky [Virgin]
Bloc Party – So Here We Are [Wichita]
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Tha Crossroads [Sony]

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Flinch (Myspace)

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Media Contender Podcast 10 02.2011 Direct Download

FlinchMedia Contender only champions artists that display diversity and who aren’t just following trends, but creating them. Influenced by the originators of the sound our next featured guest in the Media Contender Podcast Series is a serious heavyweight contender who most notably has been making a name for himself as super producer—Flinch. He is no stranger to dance music, this 10 year veteran has been making bass music consistently under various alias’. His unique style has been carved out as an artist who is able to deliver a happy medium between the super hype jump-up and the deeper, more melodic synth-based Dubstep, he has a unique ability that can marry a massive tear-out bassline with a melody that could serenade your grandma. And it doesn’t stop there. A true tastemaker, Flinch delivers a selection of future cuts riding between the UK Funky, Moombahton, Techno, Garage, and Dubstep genre lines. Regardless of the label you put on it, it’s simply good bass music.

Cliffhanga – Landmines ft. The Beautiful Word (Arkists Mix)
Eventide – Sublo
Linius – Kuru & Dustmite ft. Kemst
Sticky Situation – Lady Chan (Toddla T Remix)
Gun Clap – Berts On Beats
Sonora – Johny Love (Udachi Remix)
Make You Feel (Bass Music) – Toby Ioi
Blood Pressure – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Love Kills Slowly – Marlow
Real Life – Bro Safari & Nerd Rage
Loose Tights – Hussle Club (Flinch Remix)
Black Out – Infuze and Code-D
What You Do To Me – Screen Age
And You – Gemini
Burning Up – Torqux & Twist
Throw Some D’s – Richboy (Bukkha Edit)
Wut – Girl Unit
Follow We – Armanni Reign (Flinch Remix)

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Nadastrom (.com)

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Media Contender Podcast 09 01.2011 Direct Download

NadastromIt is time for another edition of the Media Contender Podcast Series. This is #9 and it comes from DC duo Nadastrom. In 2007 Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom joined forces to blow up the dancefloor. Individually they have crafted a sound that has made a huge impact on the global dance music scene but when they work together their most massive ideas manifest. I could go on and on about their individual accomplishments which include a Grammy nomination and creation of Moombahton, but its their collaborative work together that we are spotlighting here. Their motivation is simple—to make people dance. In 2008, world-renowned producer and Grammy Nominee Switch (M.I.A., Santigold, Basement Jaxx, Diddy, Christina Aguilara, Lily Allen) signed them to his Dubsided label in 2008 and their debut EP titled Pussy charted internationally, further solidifying their place in the upper echelon of EDM fame. There is no doubt in my mind these two have barely scratched the surface and 2011 will be their biggest year yet.

1. Beirut “Akara”
2. Roska + Jamie George “Wonderful Day (Dave Nada Moombahton Edit)”
3. Foamo “Here Comes Foamo (Nadastrom Moombahton Edit)”
4. Sandro Silva “Venga (Nadastrom Moombahton Edit)”
5. Nadastrom vs Knight Riderz vs Pitbull “Brojangles”
6. Tittsworth + Alvin Risk “Pendejas”
7. Benga + Coki “Night (Sabo Moombahton Edit)”
8. Mescal Kid/Ms Thing “Majic (Smutlee Moombahton Edit)”
9. DJ Apt One “Bells + Whistles”
10. Billy The Gent “Seductive Moombahton Edit”
11. Dillon Francis + Dave Nada “Brazzer’s Theme”
12. TC “Where’s My Money (Caspa Remix – Munchi’s Kinda Aggressive Right Now Moombahcore Remix)”
13. Billy The Gent “Hands Hi Moombahton Edit”
14. Steve Starks “Fr33ky in tha Club”
15. Savage Skulls + Douster “Bad Gal feat Robyn (Dave Nada Moombahton Edit)”
16. Alex Font “Angola (Obeyah Moombahton Edit)”
17. Munchi “La Brasilena ta Montao”
18. Nadastrom “Sweet Moombahton”
19. WIN/WIN “Releaserpm (Nadastrom Moombahton Remix)”

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Atlantic Connection (facebook)

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Media Contender Podcast 08 12.2010 Direct Download

Atlantic ConnectionWe try and champion music from artists you may or may not have heard of. One thing is certain though, they are doing something that is true to themselves and for that they are trailblazers. If you look back at our podcasts, I hope you take away that exact sentiment. You hear so much regurgitated shit on the radio and it seems everyone is a dj these days, but for some reason you hear them playing the same tracks over and over in the clubs. I can guarantee you that the artists from our podcasts will not fall into that category.

Media Contender Podcast 08 comes from our good friend Nathan Hayes aka Atlantic Connection. This man has been making quality forward thinking dance music for many years. Formerly based in North Carolina where he cut his teeth as one half of the Drum n Bass outfit Basic Operations, AC transplanted to Los Angeles almost 5 years ago to pursue the California dream of making the music he loves in an undeniable environment. His label Westbay Music Group has carved a niche over the last few years putting out quality drum n bass music but what has really got my attention lately is the new material from AC. I haven’t been able to categorize it which is a big part of the reason I like it so much. Its somewhere between liquid, funky, dubstep, garage, drum n bass, etc. but whatever you would calssify it as, the underlying theme is soul. It has that warmth I have come to expect from AC but he’s def put a new twist on it. Download this all exclusive mix from the Westbay soul man.

1. Atlantic Connection – You’re the One
2. Atlantic Connection – Miami
3. Atlantic Connection – Take My Number – Deceast Records
4. Atlantic Connection – Rise with the Sun
5. Atlantic Connection – Santiago
6. Atlantic Connection – Chemistry featuring Shannon Swain
7. Atlantic Connection – Freeze Frame
8. Armanni Reign – Follow Me Now (Remix)
9. Submorphics – When You Said featuring. Christina Tamayo (Remix) Westbay
10. Atlantic Connection – Last Flight to Barcelona
11. Atlantic Connection – LUSH
12. Atlantic Connection – No Explanations – Deceast Records
13. Atlantic Connection – Rites of Passage
14. Atlantic Connection – Look Around You

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Kastle (Twitter)

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Media Contender Podcast 07 10.2010 Direct Download

Recently, we introduced you to one of our favorite new artists. Although he is no rookie to dance music, Kastle hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His unique style of garage/2 step/RnB/Dubstep is making serious waves with a slew of remixes circulating the interweb. With the rise in popularity of the big electrified sound of Dubstep, Kastle has taken a different approach. His sound has a certain maturity to it. Its warm, percussive, and soulful. Some are dubbing it Future RnB while others Post Dubstep or Future Garage. We don’t care what you call it, we call it good music. It is with great pleasure to be able to present to you his latest mix on the form of Media Contender Podcast 07.

01. Ginuwine – Interlude
02. Au Revoir Simone – Take Me As I Am (Max Cooper Remix)
03. Soul Clap – Action/Satisfaction
04. Adultnapper & Big Bully – Lie to Me
05. Dop – Genius Of The Crowd
06. Yannah & Eddy – This Is Love (Rainer Truby Vocal Remix)
07. Dave Aju – Hide And Go Seek
08. Pirahnahead – Badly ft. Ciara Hill
09. Ben Watt & Stimming – Bright Star ft. Julia Biel (Sunset Mix)
10. Midland & Ramadanman – Your Words Matter
11. Cooly G – Dis Boy (DVA Hi Emotions Remix)
12. Maddslinky – Special ft. Omar (AtJazz Remix)
13. Musaria & Saturna – Moment (JACKeens Remix)
14. A Made Up Sound – Alarm
- Brandy – Boy Is Mine
15. Africa Hitech – How Does It Make U Feel
16. Pariah – Railroad
17. Pirate Soundsystem – Dub N U (Girl Unit Remix)
18. Brandy – I Wanna Be Down (Kastle Bootleg)
19. CRST – May Not Be Real
20. Distal & Hxdb – Typewriter Tune VIP
21. Kastle – Time Traveler
22. Velour – Booty Slammer
23. Shureshotz – Freaksh101
24. Monky – Hipster
25. Bok Bok – Say Stupid Things
26. The XX – Crystalised (Dark Sky Remix)
27. XXXY – This Much
28. Kastle – Bring Me Back
29. Die & Interface – Bright Lights ft. William Cartwright (Joker Remix)
30. Phaeleh & Soundmouse – Afterglow

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Von D (Myspace)

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Media Contender Podcast 06 10.2010 Direct Download

Having recently relocated to Berlin, Von D, has found himself immersed in new surroundings, a new culture and full of inspiration. In short, this mix is a peak into what’s come from his new album, ‘Daydreaming’ soon to be released by Argon Records. This mix will incite feelings of lust, and introduce you to Von D’s latest efforts into what has been dubbed as “Sexystep”.

1) Science-Motion Tween (Von D “im Your Drug” Remix)(forthcoming Stainage)
2) Von D & Riskotheque – Like a Bird (Forthcoming on Disfigured Dubz)
3) Sines – Dreams are made of (Von D’s Mooving Stab Remix)(Forthcoming Formant)
4) Von D ft Phephe – The Sunlight (Dj Madd SummerStep Mix)
5) Mensah – Digital Dreamer (Forthcoming Hench)
6) Dlx Ft Kemst – City of Cars (Von D Remix) (Smog)
7) J-Kenzo – B-Boy Roy (Dub)
8) 2000F & JKamata – You Don’t Know what love is (Sukh Knight Remix) (Dub)
9) Jack Sparrow – Way Out West(Dub)
10) Walsh & N Type – Fuse (Dub)
11) Von D ft Phephe – You’re the One (Forthcoming on Von D’s Album-Argon)
12)Von D & Riskotheque – Needed Someone (Forthcoming Boka)
13) Von D & Mr Lager ft Phephe – Your My (Forthcoming on Von D’s Album-Argon)
14) Gemmy – Midnight Drivin (Dub)
15) Joker& TC – It aint got a name (Dub)
16) Von D ft Phephe – Show me VIP (Dub)
17) Von D – E Von (Forthcoming on Von D’s Album-Argon)
18) Babylon System ft Amanda Yoshida – What i have Found (Forthcoming Lutetia Dubz)
19) Von D – Incognito (Forthcoming CloqWorq)
20) Von D ft Alyz Be – Push it (Forthcoming on Von D’s Album-Argon)

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Star Eyes (Twitter)

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Media Contender Podcast 05 07.2010 Direct Download

The name Star Eyes is synonymous with bass music in America. This DJ/producer extraordinaire has made contributions to dance music in this country in more ways you can imagine. We’re serious, you can look back to the nineties and reference the impact made by Vivian Host aka Star Eyes in so many ways. Back then she was best known as one of the first drum n bass DJs in the US, her more recent output as part of New York City’s Trouble & Bass crew is helping to shape the future of bass music, it’s no wonder critics are calling her New York City’s “Best Kept Secret”.

Devin the Dude: Sticky Green
Joker: Tron VIP
Scarface feat. Devin the Dude & Too Short: Fuck Faces
Cotti: Tamil Dub
Matty G: My 808
Cadillac Don: Inside Peanut Butter Outside Jelly
Emalkay: Super Duper 2
Mike Jones: Still Tippin’
Skream: Oskilatah
Yo Gotti feat. Gucci Mane, Trina & Lil’ Boosie: Five Star Bitch
MRK1: Skank Out VIP
Body Head Bangerz: I Smoke I Drank Remix
Flinch: Midnight Hustle (AC Slater & Dell VIP Dub)
Crime Mobb: White Tee (Girl Version)
Emalkay: Battle Suit
Breakage ft. David Rodigan & Newham Generals: Hard
Unitz: Funky Junky
Flux Pavillion: Excuse Me
Dreadzone: Gangster (Trolley Snatcha Rmx)
Numa Crew: Gangsta Na Play
Murder Dem
I Don’t Give A Dub
Noah D: Seeeeriousss
Doctor P: Vampire Dub
Rusko + Judi K: Soundguy is My Target
DJ Madd: Dub Marine
The Specials: Ghost Town (DJ G Bootleg)

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Fashen (Myspace)

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Media Contender Podcast 04 05.2010 Direct Download

With a name like Daniel J Kutz, you know this guy was meant to be a bad man on the turntables. Professionally known as Fashen, this Arizona native has been at the forefront of DJ culture for almost 20 years bouncing back and forth between LA and Phoenix in the early years just to stay in touch with the freshest club music. What started out as a bedroom hobby has turned into a global DJ’s way of life. Fashen plays all styles, you never know what you will hear, but you can bet the dancefloor will be bouncing and the set will be technically flawless. We think this dude is a trailblazer and someone you should make yourself more familiar with, starting now.

1. Rad Anthem (HavocNdeeD Remix) – Rad Omen
2. GO Wobble – Emperatron
3. Bassline – Anton Triplet
4. I Think I Like U 2 (Breakbot Remix) – Jamaica
5. Walking On A Line (Lifelike Remix) – Pony Pony Run Run
6. In The Zone (Bart B More Vocal Mix) – MC Flipside
7. Roots – Kill The Noise
8. Pow Pow – LCD Soundsystem
9. I Might Be (Joy Orbison Remix) – Todd Edwards
10. Reasons (Doctor P Remix) – 12th Planet & Juakali
11. Solarize (Bird Peterson Remix) – J Majik
12. Shut The Lights Off (Caspa & Trolley Snatcha Remix) – Adam F & Horx feat. Redman
13. Mexico Caliente (Dooze Jackers Remix) -
Blood Shake feat. MC Gi
14. The Keep – Boy 8-Bit
15. What Am I Supposed To Do – Treasure Fingers

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Skeet Skeet (EatSkeet.com)

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Media Contender Podcast 03 05.2010 Direct Download

Trevor Mcfedries aka DJ Skeet Skeet found himself immersed in the LA party scene after an awkward run at high school football, playing in hardcore bands and the ladies. After a couple years at college, Trevor moved back with Mom and immersed himself in the clubs and afterhours scenes, inspiring the birth of Skeet Skeet. Building a name at the core of the LA scene by hosting events with friends LA Riots, Royal Rumble, Classixx (Young Americans at the time), and playing celebrity hotspots, hipster hangouts, and Vegas mega clubs, the dance music boom took Skeet on a ride and changed his trajectory for good. He then teamed up with Cisco Adler to complete Shwayze, putting out a Billboard top 10 record and two top 40 singles and touring extensively. Getting his production chops up landing several remixes for Katy Perry, The Ting Tings, Little Boots, this dude built up an army of followers via his blog (eatskeet.com), Twitter, and his recent Scion Radio 17 show called Roach Coach Radio co-hosted by partner in crime, 12th Planet. Skeet has proven he is a trailblazer, creating a path that is truly his own.

Wil May – Got To Move
Dom Kennedy – Still Me
Lloyd banks & Juelz Santana – Beamer Benz or Bentley
California Swag District – Teach Me How To Dougie
Boo Bonic (Ft. Pharrell) – Mr. Treat Ya Nose
Asia Lynn Ft. YT – Take Me Out
New Boyz & Ray J – Tie Me Down
Indigo Unchained Ft. Nerd Boi – VIP!
DJ Sdunkero – Choosing Love
Teki Latex – Dinosaurs With Guns
Kid Kaio – Saxtape
Oliver Twizt Ft. Maluca – Loca
JoeySuki – Smash It
Egyptrixx – Drive U Crazy
Dubbel Dutch – Throwback
Batida – Bazuka
DZ & Skeet Skeet – Bizarro Funk
Beyonce – Diva (Jwow Rmx)

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(thee) Mike B (Myspace)

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Media Contender Podcast 02 02.2010 Direct Download

We made it through month two of 2010. So far the year has been a bit of good and bad, and while life can be rough, music makes it all a little easier to deal with. We think the greatest part about the music game today is that the rules have completely changed. Let’s face it, old distribution methods are fucked, which allows artists to create art they feel good about rather than what would sell. They are now taking matters into their own hands distributing the music via digital retailers like Itunes and Beatport, popular blogs such as Media Contender, or their own websites. The genre lines are definitely being blurred and the parties are a lot of fun these days. Production software and techniques are shared globally; people can easily connect with their favorite artists via social media. In short, cutting edge music has become much more accessible for the average music lover. Different scenes are starting to cross over and everybody just wants to have fun. It can be Hip Hop, ‘Ardcore, Jungle/D&B, Bmore, Dubstep, Funky House, or Techno. Whatever man, let’s just fucking party.

We think the Media Contender Podcasts should reflect what’s happening with music at the core of dance music and club culture as it develops, featuring the influencers that are actually making the impact. Everything happens in cycles, you’re seeing sounds from the past get re-introduced and received by a whole new audience.

Bring on the Media Contender Podcast 02 by our good friend, (thee)Mike B, who has been rocking parties from LA to NYC for many years. Many of the best DJs in the world consider him their favorite. He is known to play very diverse sets and can rock any party he steps into. His recent collaborative project with Nate Day called Camo UFOs delves into his love for old school Jungle/Drum&Bass. With several recent high profile remixes for the Count and Sinden, Major Lazer, and Laidback Luke under his belt, this dude is absolutely destroying it right now. We asked him to do our second podcast, simply suggesting a mix that he would feel good about. Seeing as how we just released the Camo UFOs debut mix a few weeks ago and he has done a grip of Electro mixes in the last couple years, he decided to come with a fresh Dancehall and Hip Hop mix that has hot new joints, some classics, dubplates, and a couple specials.

James Pants – Through The Rabbit Hole
Classixx – I’ll Get You – Steve1der Remix (Camo UFOs VIP)
Nas – Know My Style
Rye Rye – Bang ((thee) Mike B Remix)
Notorious B.I.G. – Come On (Bladerunners Remix)
Beanie Sigel ft 50 Cent – I Go Off
50 Cent – Baby By Me
R. Kelly ft R. City – Crazy Night
Missy Elliot ft Lil Wayne – All 4 U
Missy Elliot – Whatcha Gonna Do
Redman – Beet Drop
Dizzee Rascal – Dirtee Cash (Phonat Mix)
Turbulence – Notorious (Diplo Remix)
Wayne Smith – Under Mi Sleng Teng (DJ Muggs Remix)
TOK – Interlude
Damian Marley ft. Bounty Killer & Eek-A-Mouse – Khaki Suit
Mr. 1Derful – A Millie (Streetsweeper Re-fix)
Burro Banton – Boom Wah Dis
Buccaneer – We Own Show
Sean Paul & Mr Vegas – Hot Gal Today
Juelz Santana – Mixing Up the Medicine
Big Boi, George Clinton & Too $hort – For Yo Sorrows

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Paul Devro (Mad Decent)

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Media Contender Podcast 01 01.2010 Direct Download

It’s 2010 and we think it’s about time we started our own Podcast Series—something that displays our diverse tastes in music. We took some time to think about this, writing a list of artists that best embodied what Media Contender stood. When Paul Devro came up, we knew he had to be the first. His sets span across all genres, even those we can’t pronounce. We asked him if he would do us the honor of debuting the series and he kindly obliged, asking, “What do you want me to do?” Our response was quick and easy, “Just do what you do.” Some of our favorite DJ sets have been from him, always hearing something we have never heard.

Ayoba – Schlachthofbronx
Ku Bo – Sumanita Featuring Daniecell (Daniel Haaksman remix)
Danny T – Chico (Tom Piper’s CrackCrack Freshness Remix)
Zinc ft. Nolay – Killa Sound (Skream Remix)
Kesha – Tik Tok (Untold Remix Dub)
Doctor P – Sweet Shop (Circus)
Alias – Warriors
Buraka Som Sistema – General Remix
Lil Silva – Pulse VS Flex
Claude Von Stroke – Vocal Chords (Schlachthofbronx Edit)
Rusko – Woo Boost (Douster Remix)
Killamu – Flaminguinho (Bang Ski!!! Edit)
Jeremih – Imma Star (Evereywhere We Are)
Florence And The Machine – You Got The Love (The XX Remix)
Gucci Mane – Dope Boyz (Paul Devro Edit)
Lil B – I’m God