Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The new funk




I know its been a long time since I put anything up. So I thought I would reward the folks out there still checking the site with a Free Download link to my latest track New Funk Jam. Its a fun house track I had to get out of my system before things get dark and gritty for the winter.

Wyatt Agard - New Funk Jam

If you like it check out the soundcloud page and leave a comment.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Leaky clocktower


I just got done with a remix for Chicago based Radiohead influenced band Save The Clocktower. Its somewhere between booka shade and ibiza. Take a listen and let me know what you think.


Drip (Wyatts Downtown Remix) by Wyatt Agard

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Thats not a saw, thats a pulse


I love me some Dada Life. Its a rare set I don't find a way to work something in with their name on it. So it hit extra hard when I realized I wasn't feeling their latest single 'fight club is closed'. It just seemed a bit mailed in, a catchy vocal with no real meaning, drops that took to long to get to no where special. All in all just not my thing.
So when I got the email letting me know that Ftampa had done a remix I didn't have my sights set too high. But then I took a listen and I was chair dancing in no time.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Lobby Love

I had a blast playing at the orpheum last night. Its been a minute since I got to rock a hands in the air, hard as nails electro set. I got a ton of really good feed back about the set, since I failed to hit record I thought I could at least share the setlist.
Enjoy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Moar cowbell


Heres a real Disco stormer for you. With a walking bass line, whirling strings and wood block percussion all fused together into a dance floor killer. I really feel the movement to organic sounds thats going on right now. I feel like its a response to the overly synthesized noises dominating the dance floor (saw wav + distortion + over drive anyone).
Slice and Soda is a side project of the chart topping super producer Para One, and the experience shines threw in the fullness of the track. Thick, but each noise sits nicely in the mix, in its own unique space.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fear skynet


I'm a sucker for a vaguely anti war vocal. I bleed blue and it shows in my song selection. This is a big room, over the top pseudo pop song that I've been jamming in my sets. Enjoy.


Doctor Miles Bennett Dyson was the original inventor of the neural-net processor which would lead to the development of Skynet, a computer A.I. intended to control electronically linked weapons and defend the United States, but which would later seize control of the world and launch a global war of extermination against humanity. He was the man most directly responsible for Judgment Day, although his work was clearly not intended to bring about that, and Dyson was visibly distraught and disgusted to learn of the Rise of the Machines.

Miles was married to Tarissa Dyson, with whom he had two children,Danny and Blythe.


Oh also I made my last track free for download on my soundcloud. Check it out.



Break the disco by Wyatt Agard

Monday, May 9, 2011

Dirty dirty boy

I've got a new original for you guys today. I had saturday night off so I got to it and by the middle of sunday I had a song. Its a dirty electro tune with some disco nods. I hope you enjoy it.


Break the disco by Wyatt Agard

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Club flame


An edit of the DJ Kue remix of the club anthem No Hands. Special made for my guy DJ Brook, but too playable not to share.


Waka Flocka - No hands (wyatts club edit) by Wyatt Agard

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Letting go


In a summer poised to have see the redistribution of music across different genres and the hindsight that comes with that movement I can only hope that we look back far enough to realize how much more dance floor friendly Drum and Bass is than Dubstep. Where dubstep finds fans in its simplicity, drum and bass has had the chance to evolve. Lets put some soul back in our music shall we?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Before it was Nu


As I take in the fact that we will never have a new LCD soundsystem song to listen to I am forced to look back. To find the history of James Murphys most brilliant musical project. This song was the first song that made me learn to love that little hand drawn lightning blot logo of DFA Records.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Four stars




I really like where the LA scene is headed right now. It reminds me of the early days of Wax Trax. With heavy use of distorted drums and a strong marching feel. Steve Aoki and LA Riots are leaders in that scene, and Tai is not to be missed.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Curds and whey


The first time I heard about James Curd was a short run record distributed by downtown161 back in the day under his Greens Keepers Moniker. A little Later he picked up a vocalist (Nick Mauer also a fantastic DJ) and, before splitting ways made some fantastic music. Im not sure if was his first record or not but it was early on in the career. That track still bangs and gets thrown into my sets every now and again. This is one of James' newer tunes and I like it alot. Nice rubbery bass with some very well mixed vocals.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Shiny new tune


Sorry to leave you folks out there high and dry for a week with no tunes but I was hard at work in the studio having one of those 'everything I experience I hear as music I want to make weeks'. Some of the tunes have to stay in the private stock for a while, so if you want to hear them come check out one of my shows (tipsy tuesday at jolly bobs is always a good place to hear some of my original stuff). But I do have one up for folks to check out on my soundcloud, so I thought I would share that here.
I should be back to work on the blog shortly.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

In the woods?



Two bears is a couple of guys from the UK who have ended up on the always up front Southern Fried Records owned by the one and only Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim. Midland has taken the already sexy song and turned the bass up to baby making levels. Im really feeling this one.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Whoring it up


Hoxton Whores have been around for a very long time. First coming on the scene with a slew of bootlegs they have since started making their own originals. A nice progy feel with out being too formulaic and some nice early 90's goth influences make this track a give me for a lot of my crowds.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The drums of spring


Nouveau Yorican is a side project of Laidback Luke. Abandoning the huge builds of arena house for some mighty fine african and latin influenced beats. Even the name of this project imparts a knowledge of dance music history. Nuyorican Soul was a Masters at Work side project that incorporated live musicians and vocalists (as opposed to samples). This tune will surely find a home in my spring sets, but I have a feeling that little horn drop and a solid vocal sample might keep this one active for quite some time.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Amen brother


Todays tune is a wonderful melding of new and old. With big room electro bass that pushes and pulls dancers all over the floor and some laser fills to spin the spun there is no mistaking this for an old song. But its heavy use of the Amen Break and a vocal sample from this amazing video explaining that breaks importance tie this song into the collective history of dance music.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sol unlimited


Dreek sol posted this little gem on soundcloud about a month ago. I thought I had posted it already but I was wrong. Dreeks music is solidly techno, but it has a funk to it. Hypnotizing, not boring in its repetitiveness, thick but not overbearing his music walks the line and walks it well.
He will be performing his super flashy fun to watch Live PA / DJ hybrid set tonight at the Inferno in Madison, WI. If you are in the area check it out.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

All beat up



Im going to take today to pimp my new spring mini mix. Its a jam packed 6 tracks in 14 minutes of hard hitting electro house. The recording is an unpracticed set, recorded live in one take, and Im pretty pleased with it.
Also bonus points for anyone that can name the intro sample!


Sprung forward by Wyatt Agard
Track List
Umek & Traumer - She Never Wants To Come Down (Original Mix)
Tiga - You Gonna Want Me (Hey Today! Remix)
Autokratz - Opposite of Love (Les Petits Pilous Remix)
Ftampa - Hard Thing
The Subs - Face of the Planet (Gtronic Remix)
Miles Dyson - Minimal My Ass (Miles Dyson & Flutuance Remix)
Mord Fustang - The Electric Dream

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Not your dads tron



Gtronic is a man from Antwerp who makes amazing music. Its like someone took some shit ass electro house and shoved it threw the skinny puppy grinder. With long distorted snares and bass so thick you could cut it with a knife. Keep an eye on this one, hes set for large things.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hitting the gym


Bob Sinclar might best be known for over the top club singles now. But, if you search back into the early days you will find an album, Paradise. That album is home a hand full of songs that defined an era of house music. When sampling technology had finally come of age but the music being made with samplers wasn't taken seriously. Disco and funk records where ripped to pieces (sometimes as small as one drum hit, sometimes as recognizable as a chorus vocal) and weaved back together into raw, soul filled collages of time and dance.
This was the definitive hit off that album, 'co produced' by Thomas Bangalter (one half of daft punk). Rumor has it that this one was really all Thomas, and a lack of proper crediting caused a rift.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

No thorns


When I found out that Jesse Rose and Henrik Schwarz were making music together as Black Rose I almost screamed I had such a fan boy moment. Then I heard the the first tune 'Anthem' and I didn't love it right away. Knowing the quality of tunes these guys usually put out I thought I might have been missing something, so I played it out a few times.
I am so very glad I did. This song is made to be played loud, on large speakers. It grabs you when played at the right volume. Hips are unable to stay stationary. It is a house tune the likes of which are rarely made and often played.

Friday, March 11, 2011

A room with no windows


I'm playing at a nice little sweaty on campus dance spot called Opa tonight. It presents a common problem for many DJ's. The max capacity at this place cant be more than 70, and while I bet we cram a good 110 in there on a given friday its not exactly a festival environment. But its also an on campus bar where students go to hear some banging tunes that live on their iPod mixed with a few new tunes. This means alot of Deadmau5, Chris Lake, Laidback Luke and Afrojack, but those breakdowns are just too long for such a small space, people get bored. Enter the DJ edit. Heres my quick and dirty edit of the Deadmau5 banger Cuthulhu Sleeps.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Running


Im running a bit late today so not much of a lead in. Im really feeling this Bass Kleph joint though. Its a proper spring jam.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bang!



I figure if I'm going to lay into a chart topper I might as well share one of the new tunes I'm actually really excited about. Umek has been on fire lately. I feel excited every time I see his name on something. Working alone or with other people, original or remix its just all good. This one brings a solid bass line together with a nice squelching synth. Its got what it takes, and Ill be playing it for quite a while.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sailing in the dark


Chris Lake is a Scottish producer who has been on the production scene for just over five years. Walking the thin line between good clubby and formulaic boring, Lake uses super clean noises and a superb understanding of mixing vocals to add brightness to his music.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

THE BIGGEST TUNE EVER!!!


I sort of felt left out of the cool blog group because I hadn't yet put this tune up. But I didn't really know what I wanted to say about it. So I gave it a few weeks and let it mill about on my iPod and played it out a few times.
This song has so much hype behind it that a whole festival got named after it in the EU. Its been in the play lists of the A list electro guys for about 9 months. It has everything a song needs, except soul. I listen to it and I feel about as excited as a dead man. Its formulaic to the Nth degree. Its even missing that super punchy clean sound that redeems so many of these chart topping floor fillers.
I don't think any one song has ever made me understand the hatred that one of my (to be unnamed) mentors had for Alice DeeJay's better off alone (spoken quietly to be the reason said man closed his record store). To see so many people so excited for something so plain, it just feels wrong.
*as a side note, as I was writing this listening to the tune at hand my girlfriend (who could take or leave dance music) said 'see baby thats a good song, its not boring' so I guess it has something...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Deep house drop


Soul Clap is on a mission to make you love deep house. With lush, deep production and a hand full of R+B edits for the folks that want a sing along song, their tunes are a staple in my early night sets at clubs as well as the foundation of my martini house set right now. Anything they touch it its good at the least and most of the time amazing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wheres Garfunkel?


Benoit & Sergio might be the best two man house team since Masters at Work. Thats saying a lot, cus I love me some MaW. But these guys incorporate the ethnic rhythms just as well and bring a Nico style atmosphere to the music. From a cocktail lounge to a sunrise set at a massive, these songs are home everywhere good music is appreciated.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

all messed up


Chromeo poses a unique problem for me. I really like his music, but I really hate playing it out. Something about it just feels like I missed a gear mixing into and out of every track out there. Until now.
Djedjotronic has worked his magic on Hot mess, and turned it into a ghetto tech master piece. Im pretty much a fanboy for anything edjotroinic has done after he started hanging out with Busy P, and this is no different.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Spare change


The whole electro house / blog house thing seems to have sort of peaked. With a return to more genre based music and dynamics returning to the mastering of tracks our ears can finally take a rest. That being said, they are some damn fine tunes to bang your head to. So heres one of the newer electro tunes that will still be making its way into my set.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Getting ready for the thaw

Armand Van Helden has been around house music for a very long time. Pretty much every generation of party kids will name at least one remix or production of his in their list of top five anthems. From Professional Widow to A.D.D.S.U.V. from Witch Doctor to Flowerz the man has made some tunes. I don't think this tune will really get the play it deserves until we get to the spring months, but its already gaining some momentum.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Haze days



Jay Haze has been around the scene for over a decade, making nice disco house when producing under his own name (he has a few pseudo names for other sounds). Now based out of Berlin he originally hails from Philadelphia.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fierce Filter



Fierce City is a new name to me. The total sum of information I can find on them indicates that its a pair of guys out of Chili making some of the sweetest filter house this side of the millennium.
If you enjoy this tune, you might want to consider coming to the CZR show at the Inferno Nightclub in Madison, WI this sunday. Its a free show with one of the most celebrated names in banging funky house.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Gold Starr


Diagram of the Heart is a newish british pop / dance duo. Here we have the Riva Starr remix of their second single 'If I Were You' the follow up to their smash hit 'Dead Famous'.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

TGonCGM


The Throbbing Gristle wikipedia page is a joke. Not once mentioning that their lead singer has been a man, a woman and is now as a living art project is blurring the lines between the two to become third gender. It also fails to mention their part in the creation of what we now call industrial music, or the shows they played that almost got them charged with treason in England, or band member rolling around in broken piles of glass while asking crowd members to pee on them.
This tune is off Mutant Throbbing Gristle a little remix ep that came out in 2004 and I finally got around to digitizing.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sooooo big


Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs is possibly the best name for a music producer ever. Also the man makes some damn fine music. I first got exposed to them by the Jesse Rose remix of Garden, but this tune is the one that has stood out to me over time.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Not so little and fluffy


Clouds is one of those artists that I found it near impossible to find out information on. With a handful of remixes and only one original release (the only release on Fake Blood's label) it feels like a pseudo name or side project. Well Here's a more technoish reedit of one of their remixes.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hits like clay.


I've had one Cassius track or another in my play list for most of the 12 years I've been a DJ. Possibly overshadowed by another French house Due, Cassius has just as solid of an ability to make a dancefloor banger.
This tune reminds me of Fake Blood, but has a just slightly more french feel to it. Its been working wonders in the club.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sad days and slow beats


Its always a long day when we find out a friend has passed. But something about a good slow beat can make a long day move just a little faster.
RIP Ryan.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The fancy man


A) I think the term 'Historical' might be being used loosely for that book.
B) Nic Fanciulli is the face of fresh house music for 2011. After his remix of 'Two Dots' Nic had a lot of peoples ears. Heres one that I'm really feeling.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Paradise


Sandy Rivera is one of those names that just seems to linger in house music. I'm not sure I've ever heard someone say 'Sandy is my favorite producer everything he does is a must', but I'm also not sure I've ever heard a 3 hour plus house set without one of his tracks. With more pseudo names that a car full of detroit techno artists its not always easy to pick out his work, but I'm sure if you dig, you will find you already have a track or two of his in your library.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love to Love him


Giorgio Moroder is one of the essential names to know if you want to wrap your head around the history of house music. The way he used synthesizers in the 70s and 80s has become 'the right' way to use synthesizers in production today.
Todays tune is an update of 'The Chase' Moroders second most recognizable dance floor anthem, right behind the Donna Summer classic Love to Love You Baby.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Breaking things


Im in a rush today so you get one of my older DJ edits that still finds its way into my sets at least once a week. A beat port top ten tune from mid 2010 this edit was the first of my own works to see heavy rotation in the clubs.

Friday, February 11, 2011

So very vital

In a classic story of dance music culture, an artist known as Dima was hanging out at The Rex (Laurent Garnier's club) when he ran into The Hacker and struck up conversation. The Hacker suggested that Dima send his demo to DJ Hell at International DJ Gigolos, and that is how Vitalic was born.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hard and Plump

Plump DJ's were THE defining force in the early 2000's break beat scene. After years of not hearing form them, I saw this banger pop up. Its like Brap but 1000% better.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The other side of the pond



DJedjotronic remixing Gonzales I don't know how this could be anything other than amazing. Wait till about 2/3 threw to hear some classic velvet style vocals.
Gonzales - I am Europe (Djedjotronic remix)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Return to Chicago (original mix)

Keeping up with a personal goal of one original track a week till I get it down a little better here is Return to Chicago, my second track in two weeks.


Return to Chicago (original mix) by Wyatt Agard

Monday, February 7, 2011

Double up Monday

As I was going to share some songs with a friend I thought I'd just double up the blog today and share them with everyone. Two tough as nails songs that I've been banging the hell out of lately.

Acid will never die

I loved the original of this song, and a fresh remix pack is just what it needed. Out of the three I really thought that the Ado mix was the stand out banger even thought the Reset! remix has been getting all the press.