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.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Remix comp!

Due to some sweet news I'm now looking for some remixes for my last original 'Dark at 5'. So here is the Zip pack with all the parts.

Champion days

Not a new tune, not even new to me. But a damn fine banger to post on Superbowl Sunday. GO PACK!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A bridge to no where.

Afrojack has put out yet another big room killer, this time in collaboration with Bobby Burns. As I play in non arena venues, I thought a little chop job was in order.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Crate digger

Going back into the vinyl stores for todays post. A remix from diplo when he was still just a DJ from Philly. Great sample work, nice raw beat. This track has it all.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Times other than day

At Night is one of those tracks I always like to see a good update of. Just a classic club vocal.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dark at Five

My new original track. From start to finish in one afternoon. Enjoy.


Dark at 5 (Original Mix) by Wyatt Agard

Meet Paco

The Deadmau5 remix of the '94 classic Paco Di Bango's World isn't new but it is new to me. Its a banger for sure, but watch out for the intro its a tricky mix.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Song for the Subversive

Who puts a 2 minute break down in a chicago house tune? DJ Nano thats who. Just a quick chop job and we come up with an edit that you don't have to be faced to enjoy.

Dada Heat

The Dada Life mix of Tim Berg's Alcoholic is clearly the banger of the bunch. But, like so much good music these days its break took forever and there was too much trance in its pants. Heres the edit Ill be playing.