Friday, February 22, 2013

Congratulations Rokk!



Our main contributor Christian Rokk got engaged this week to his long time girlfriend Jenna Freeman. As a bit of an engagement present I made him a Moombah remix of Stardust, one of the all time great love songs to come out of electronic music. Its message is simple yet compelling just like love. I hope you enjoy the edit.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Getting back at it.

Its been a super long time since I've posted. Thanks to Mr. Christian Rokk for keeping the blog alive. I'm trying to get better about using other social media, posting things on my blogs etc. You know general post FacePlace domination internet life. Music in madison has been great. Still plenty of touring acts coming through, enough hands in the air music to keep the kids happy and a revival of a really strong house scene in the city. With events like: Tea Time, a midnight to 5am party at a tea house; Tipsy, a weekly tuesday party at jolly bobs; and Micro, a monthly event featuring adult electronic at the inferno. Its also nice to see a new solid venue in town, The Bayou restaurant aka Voodoo Night Club. With a great lighting system, a brand new to them Bag End sound system and much cheaper drinks than competing bars in the area they really stand out.
I've got a ton of shows coming up I should talk about and I will soon, but for now I leave you with a flyer for a show that I like. I don't often like my graphic design but this one I feel.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Chill Out


Well folks, the Packers did not win last night.   I heard a rumor that Aaron Rogers was listening to Moomba+ radio before the game in his locker room.  Can I say I distracted him? I won't go that far but we did play some pretty big tunes.   I will have to feature those in another article though because today is the chill zone.   Before we share some tracks,  make plans to attend the Red Party at OB's Brau Haus in Appleton February 15th! It features Wyatt Agard and Christian Rokk and I heard a certain famous quarterback might stop by.....(not really).

Let's start with Cabo Blanco.  Henry Cardenas is a well rounded producer/DJ who has garnered attention for infusing soul, hip hop and far out sounds into his modern beatwork.   Supported by major moombahton DJ's like the Rot10 Musik crew as well as by new trap stand outs the #Tomcrew.   Basically, he's a DJ's producer.   I will put three of his songs here.   All different.   Major changes throughout.   Chill. Listenable. Awesome.

 An article by a local blog about chill electronic music would not be complete without mentioning Milwaukee's Kayjay and his recent accomplishments.  Mixmag and Legitmix teamed up with heavyweight producers, Sabo and Heartbreak, to host a contest to see who could make the best moombahsoul tracks and then to compile and sell them legally with Legitmix's help.  Great deal for anyone and huge exposure.  So I am happy to type that Kayjay's remix of Camron's "Oh Boy" was chosen.  Big ups homey.  You are making moves and keeping it chill.
I'm going to be honest and say that these tracks are a little more uptempo than I intended.  But, I just saw that Amtrac's massive house track, "Those Days", has been remixed!   So, if you've heard me spin house (Christian Rokk spins house btw), you've heard the original.  Go get them all because I guarantee they ROKK.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

#LocalHero

Heavy Artillery is a major label and Madison's own Von is one of their incredible recording artists.  His latest release for them, the Spinkick EP got an amazing response and charted immediately and near the top of the Beatport charts.   We would be remiss in our duty at Clearly Good Music to cover local happenings without giving some digital ink to this massive EP.  Oh, and there is a free download if you spent all your money on "lunch".

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christian Rokk Is Workin' It

So I'm the half of Clearly Good Music that works in edit genres and with internet phenomenon whilst my partner, Wyatt Agard, sticks to making you shake via the ever so sexy rhythm of house music.   So, I'm going to let you know a little bit about the projects I've been working on at Deadly Viper Recordings and Rot10 Musik.  Before I start that off, I would like to say that Wyatt Agard and Christian Rokk will be performing together for a full show in the first time in a long time.  December 28th, Cardinal Bar, Clearly Good Music founders reunited for a special night.

So Deadly Viper Recordings is the baby of Christian Rokk and DieGnostic (Chris and Eric) and we've recently brought Justin Pissoff and Shotty 305 on board the mgmt team.   We typically fool around with moombahton and trap but we've had some electro tracks come our way.   Here are a few examples of us at other BPM's. Free Download on This One! Today only!!
Eric, Shotty and I also perform as the Deadly Vipers and sometimes we run the trap.


Lastly, I am an intern at Rot10 Musik (www.rot10musik.com) and we released a huge track today called #YouAlreadyKnow by Kid Cedek (@kidCEDEK), DFACE, and Achi and B-Stee with remix support from Sazon Booya (@SazonBooya), Etc!Etc! and Inflect.  This shizz is massive.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Something For Everyone

The picture above is from Magnifire 3.0 "Communion" which was an amazing party just outside Madison, WI.   Big ups to Wyatt Agard for having the Deadly Vipers out to play.  Good times.

Sarah Young is a popular DJ/producer from the UK who has capitalized on a savvy use of the media and relationships with influential brands like Adidas and Red Bull and parlayed into a successful music career at an early age. Having worked earlier in the year with UK Garage and Drum and Bass hero, Dynamite MC, I wasn't entirely surprised her latest release on MTV Hive included a garage track. I was surprised by how good it is.
Kimbra has been causing a sensation as a vocalist working with Gotye, A-Trak and others.   This track features her vocals very well and then gets taken to the next level by Opiuo, who recently performed with Vibesquad here in Wisconsin.   Bass heads are gonna wanna peep this....

The homey Dice Beats makes some really trill trap beats and this track is no exception.  MJ sounds really good in trap tracks. #trapfacts



The very first track we ever released on Deadly Viper Recordings was from Mexican and proudly and openly gay producer Boy Toy.  That track was under his alias "BLU" but it seems he largely works under one name now.  He also makes a variety of genres including this storming house remix.


New Acid track from local hero, Wyatt Agard.




Friday, November 9, 2012

Booty Bounce


DJ Funk gonna hurt somebody! I first saw DJ Funk spin in 1994 and he's been making an impact on the underground dance scene every single minute since that time.   No one is immune to the power of his ghetto house formula and it pops up in new and creative ways all the time.   Mad Decent's blend of bass, breaks and tempo shifts seem a good fit for the DJ Funk sound and now thanks to GTA, Mad Decent/Jeffries has a monster of a release.   The A Side "Booty Bounce" features DJ Funk and it gets the crowd moving just like the B Side "Shake Dem".   Totally Free. Video Evidence Included After The Break. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Get ready to bounce.