We are loving the new Daft Punk album. Essentially they have got the kings of disco on there playing live and then used the recordings like samples. Dance music has come full circle!
We are really excited by the new deep house material we are working on. Here is a sneak preview of the a dub mix of one of the tracks…
After such a great response during the 24 hour period that the tracks from our debut EP Human Nature were posted on this site we have decide to put edited versions of the tracks into a short DJ mix…
We are delighted to announce that the Deep Addiction radio show collective – coming straight from the home of house music, Chicago – have agreed to contribute a regular show to BLR.
Deep Addiction Bio
Deep Addiction is a DJ collective from Chicago (US). Together we’ve hosted successful events, opened for well-known acts, held residencies, and played abroad. Collectively we appreciate those opportunities and understand it’s about more than us. It’s about good music!
We are inspired by multiple genres of House Music. Tune in and you’ll hear Deep House, Soulful vibes, Afro tech/dub, and other interesting sounds.
Together we are: Toby G, DJ EF, Maxflow, Simply J, and Miles Franklin
Are you addicted?
Toby G – http://nomadicdeep.podomatic.com
Simply J – http://djsimplyj.podomatic.com
Brick Lane Radio DJ roster
DJ Lone bringing the best in techno from France
Jack Kandi from the Netherlands who will be spinning Hed Kandi and mainroom house
Igor Jukovsky aka Lovesky who will be laying down the latest deep house and tech cuts from Russia
Paul Kennedy, Ireland’s favourite UK-based DJ, playing underground house
Lord Heyz from NYC who will be bring the love with his US deep cuts
Alex Jolliffe (DJ Deranger) and Uzul Hybrid who will be showcasing France’s finest dubstep n beatz
Chris Banbery aka DJ Neptune who will be spinning the latest D&B and jungle jams from Wolverhampton
Alex Sandereva from Belgium who will be giving us the best in house
Dominic Houldey aka DSTA from London who will be spinning an eclectic range from house to D&B
DJ Nizzy, Scotland’s finest, bring in techno from north London
Sticky Micky will be banging those electro house basslines from Norwich
Producer extraordinaire Richard ‘Jack’ Guy from Australia/London will be bringing in the rock hour
Our crew from the Tower Hamlet’s Addiction Services (with whom we are running music workshops) will be playing the latest in UK garage, dubstep and reggae from east London
And of course, Foolboyz, who’ll be bringing their love of house and more to the airwaves
The station will be hosted from this site for the initial period before moving to a dedicated site.
There is much debate at the moment in the clubbing scene as to whether the new Pioneer CDJ 2000s with their tempo sync button is the death nail in the art of DJing. Those familiar with laptop DJing using Traktor, Ableton or Serato will be familiar with beat matching/syncing/warping etc. functions for some time now, but DJs who use CDs had, up until recently, to beat match two tracks manually to ensure they were playing at the same tempo.
We respect both sides of this argument, but our view is that people want to dance and have a great time in a club and are not so worried about whether the DJ is manually beat-matching and, in that sense, the end product is the most important thing. Furthermore, if a sync button saves the DJ 60 seconds or so of time then they can use this to take advantage of the myriad of creative functions that come with the new Pioneers and programs like Traktor to enhance the mix further.
We’ve tried the Pioneers and they are great, but we are also part of a band of select few DJs who can mix across various platforms from vinyl through CD to laptop.
We’ve noticed an increase in the volume of unwanted advertising on the ‘net these days in the guise of hyperlinks to (usually) iPhone/iPad offers (the link below this text is an example!). Unfortunately our site has been hit by these spam ads. We are working hard to resolve this issue but in the meantime all future links within the site will be clearly marked with the relevant URL (as per the post below), as unsightly as it may be, and we will not be embedded the link within the text of the post.
Chicago House is back! We are so delighted that this genre is filling the floors nowadays (in the guise of Deep House) we have put together a mixtape as a homage to all things Juno basslines, 808s and male vocals…
The mixtape has received 1000 plays in 24 hours.
Don’t forget to sign up to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to receive exclusive Foolboyz mixes in the future. We release one mixtape per month and, in addition, you will receive loads of Foolboyz goodies!
We are delighted to announce that our debut EP Human Nature is now finished.
You can listen to exerts from the 4 tracks on Soundcloud: http://snd.sc/XiL4MB [NB: This link will be on Soundcloud for 24 hours only]
Sign up to Foolboyz.com on email@example.com if you want to receive an exclusive mixtape containing remixes of the tracks on the EP, as well as other goodies.
Also, Brick Lane Radio will be launched by Foolboyz at the beginning of February.
Apologies for the website being a little quiet lately – we have been working feverishly on our debut EP. We are pleased to announce that the 4-tracker is now finished, including a lead vocal song Human Nature, and once it has been mastered (very soon) we will post the tracks on the site and Soundcloud.
Plus, Brick Lane Radio will launch in early February so it is exciting times here at Foolboyz HQ!
We are starting off a series of posts providing tips for both DJs and producers in mixing and production techniques. The first one involves the latest episode in our Mixtape series ‘Technique’. If you want to receive the rest of this exclusive series – which will not be available to the general public – please sign up here using our site’s contact form.
Anyway, on with the tutorial…
Here is a tasty technique for transitions from track to track when DJing – one that we have used for nearly all the mixes in set below. For this you’ll need a CDJ mixer/DJ controller with a delay effect unit with a freeze function.
Line up the incoming track at the first kick drum of the intro section before the bass comes in. Set the delay effect to the channel on the mixer for the track currently playing, but switched to ‘off’ (or ‘dry’ if you have a dry/wet knob) and with the ‘freeze’ button for the delay set to ‘on’. Now bring in the second track at an appropriate moment to start mixing. When the incoming track reaches the the point where the bass comes in quickly turn on the delay effect. The effect will mean that there will be a lovely echo on the outgoing track but the freeze function will stop the delay messing up the incoming track.
For extra effect, if your mixer allows these functions, chain a high pass filter to the delay and you don’t even need to worry about swapping over the basslines of the two track in the traditional way, as the outgoing one will cut when the delay is triggered because of the filter. Finally, set the rate of decay on the delay to low and this wicked effect you have created carries on for a beautiful mix. Listen to the transition starting at 16 mins 23 secs for a good example.
If you want to find out how we achieved the effect on the Infinity Ink track (27 mins 57 secs into the mix) and further DJing and music production tips sign up to our series here.
Foolboyz have collaborated with upcoming star of South American House music DJ Nav for the latest release in our Mixtape series and Nav’s Contrax series. The mix has gone out on Costa Rican radio too.
You can listen to the Podcast of the mix on iTunes here - the first 30 mins is Nav and the second half Foolboyz.
Check out more about DJ Nav (Side B Underground Records) here.
We are please to announce that our Mixtape series has had over 75,000 online plays.
Check out one of our various mixes on our Mix.DJ page here
We are doing a 2 hour mix on Radio Tuna in the US on 17th November 23.00-01.00 (EST). Here’s the link.
The show will be going out again on iClub.FM – we’ll keep you posted about the date.
Our weekly show Beatz FM is on hold for the moment because the station is off air as they work through some technical issues.
Meanwhile we are hunkered up in our studio putting the final touches to a 4 track EP, which will follow hot on the heels of our debut single Beta Bounce out on Pulsation Records in January.