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Weekend Energy 12/4 Preview

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Here’s the first post in what I hope will be a weekly series, previewing the mix for Saturday night’s Weekend Energy. This week’s show is wild, so wild it’s like fending off an Amazonian ocelot ambush with a squeaker horn and a garbage can lid… in your ears. Sounds promising, right? 🙂



Flash Republic – Twister (Leo Cuenca Old School Remix) – See “Discovery” below.

Camaro Kids – Heat Wave 88 (Original Mix) – From their awesome self-titled EP

Basement Freaks – Something Freaky (Extended Mix) –  Has a freaky, old school video.

Doctor P – Sweet Shop (Friction vs. Camo & Krooked Remix) – Incredible DnB remix.


(After the jump read this week’s Discovery and what Almost Made It)


Flash Republic

According to their Facebook page, this indie dance-pop trio hailing from South Africa has been stomping around for five years. Over the weekend I stumbled across the video for their 2008 single “Twister” from their second album “Danger” and was blown away by their frivolity and freshness layered over an overall sound that is both familiar and irresistible. Leo Cuenca’s Old School Remix takes this factor to the next level, so I went with that one for this week’s mix. Check out the video below, get familiar with Flash Republic if you aren’t already, because they are a sound to be reckoned with.


Almost Made It

Here’s a song that almost made it in the mix. I haven’t given up on it, just ran out of time and space. Hungarian breaks team Beatman and Ludmilla dropped this incredible single, which reached Number 1 on the Beatport Breaks Chart. As you can see by the number of Soundcloud comments, this thing is a well-flavored beast. Dark, monolithic and irresistible. I’ll throw in the mix soon.


Second Hour Rewind

The second hour rewind is the previous week’s first hour. Featured artists include Wolfgang Gartner, Struboskop & Violetta Parisini, The Crystal Method,  Munk and Terravita.


“Crank up your stereo, bust out the strobe light and kick up the bass.”

Weekend Energy has been blowing out car stereo systems, upsetting the neighbors and enhancing the night life of western Kentucky every weekend since July 2007 on WKMS. Host Matt “McG” Markgraf pours through hundreds of songs each week to create “the loudest show on public radio” featuring the best techno, dance and electronica from around the world.

Weekend Energy airs Saturdays on 91.3 WKMS from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Stream it live on Saturday nights.

Hear the show streaming online.


Written by Matt Markgraf

December 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm

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