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Weekend Energy Preview 6-11

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Here’s what’s in the mix for this Saturday night’s Weekend Energy. This week’s show is so ridiculously loud, it’s like dropping a fork in a quiet restaurant that clatters on the floor as if you dropped two dozen forks!


Highlights

Richard Vission & Static Revenger – I Like That (Adam F Dubstep Remix) – I Like That first aired on Weekend Energy in October, 2009. I was instantly drawn to its electro stomping spunk, the wild lyrics and the stellar, trashed out music video. In  this dubstep remix, the electro charms are over-indulged into a swampy, filthy mess… And I love every second! It’s the opener for tonight’s show. Check out the music video for the original version.

Polosid – Tilt (Original Mix) – See this week’s “Discovery” below.

Avicii and Sebastien Drums – My Feelings For You (The Prototypes Remix) – Avicii and Sebastien Drums have made this song a house classic. I’m also partial to the jungley Angger Dimas remix. The Prototypes have made something special though. The cut the time in two and mixed a hair-raising drum and bass version. Now the feelings are not only real, they’re intensified. The energy in this remix somehow makes the lyrics sound more genuine. The builds in this song are some of the most satisfying I’ve heard in dnb. Here’s the super trendy, crisp music video.

Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica – This isn’t the first time Wolfgang Gartner has been a highlight on Weekend Energy. He lays down one instrumental masterpiece after another, Animal Rights, Hook Shot,  Latin Fever, Undertaker… Illmerica stands as another one for the ranks.. It’s got a uniquely fresh, driving beat with absolutely epic synths that creep in and take over just after two minutes in. The extended cut is over seven minutes, but the song is so well produced, it goes by quick and leaves you wanting more! If you want to watch a mind-blowingly well done video depicting a rather unique perspective of American history, check out the absolutely immense music video.

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

Discovery

Polosid

I’d never heard of Polosid until I came across an unassuming titled song called Tilt. This italodisco lollipop is a sweet and sour blend of retro kitsch and modern funk. On their MySpace page, they say the most important aspect of their performance is “an exciting show that joins a deep research in sound-design, live sampling impovisation, stunning vj sets, sexy handmade arcade-style sound machines and glam-futurist computer controlled cloathes.” Yeah… I agree! …couldn’t say it better! The StereoCool remix is also pretty good, reducing the vocals and creating more of an indie-dance tap-a-long. Among their songs on MySpace, I recommend the frantic and fresh groove of College, the more standard Think Acid and the totally dropped out Quando Passi. Theses mixes are rich and complex, and if you allow more than one listen, they’ll totally grow on you.


Almost Made It

Designer Drugs

Designer Drugs have been rubbing their dark bass all over songs for  years. Some of my favorite remixes are Baby Baby Baby by Make the Girl Dance, The Best Revenge by Fischerspooner and Freaking Me Out by True Pseudo. Zombies! Is an original and it lives up to their reputation, however the remixes to this song are like a taste of their own medicine. The stomping and angry Richie Panic & UFO Remix, also the stuttering and shuffling Kiddy Smile Parisian Rap Edit were on the shortlist for this week’s show. Both are awesome, but the Kiddy Smile version has more life in it – albeit quite undead. Check out the lovely music video below!


Second Hour Rewind

The second hour rewind is the previous week’s first hour. Featured artists include Strange Talk, MAY68, Alex Clare, Treasure Fingers, Delta Heavy and more!


“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 wkms.org Saturday nights.

Hear the show streaming online.

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