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In this column, we cover songs for you to nod your head to in the EDM scene [electronic dance music, not extra dancey music, for those not in the know]. This week’s guest writer is Shell of Jangala.

Mixmaster Doc “That Now”

We’re starting off with a tidy dubstep tune in which doctor prescribes positive vibes and points out the global consequences of local actions. His prescription is meticulously crafted with steppin beats that swagger like a gang of buffaloes meandering lazily through Medina alleyways. Deep subs fill up the space left by the minimal clanking (like the ting-tang of cowbells) beats. “That Now” must be had for the crates and can be picked up from the US based label Driven AM.

Jonathan Cowan “Mental Health”

Thank for calling the mental hotline.

If you are paranoid, we know what you are and what you want.

Stay on the line and we’ll trace your call…

Rare is a song than can make you dance and laugh at the same time, Jonathan Cowan has pulled it off with a cheeky twist of an automated response from a mental health hotline. Simple cleaned up Detroit techno rhythms glued together with shuffling snares and hats set the stage for some ha-ha funny spoken -word vocals. This one can be scooped up from Stacey Pullen’s Blackflag Recordings.

Getz “The Wicker Man”

Getz brings the St. Petersburg shimmy-sham in his new tune, The Wicker Man. In this one, we get a classic drum and bass beat that gets progressively more fidgety with the build up of some shivering hats. The electric acid synths bring a certain melancholy that immediately hypnotize as they unfold in a seemingly endless pattern.

Real Connoisseur “Faux De Baux”

This one’s pure candy especially for the wake up and get ready to get out of the house in the morning routine. In this bit of four-four deliciousness Mr. Connoisseur compresses bubbling bassey synths with pads so tightly that bass and beat are nearly indistinguishable giving it that irresistable dancing sweetness. You can grab this one from Purp &Soul Records.

John Lennon “X-Mas Song”

What’s to say about this one? It’s winter, the year’s almost over, be happy now and for the new one coming along !

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