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Pat Fontes “My Keys to Your Car” – Out May 13th

Release Date: May 13th 2014

There’s something Golden Era about this. The shakers, the xylophone, the iridescent keys and lush strings. Pat’s combination of traditional instruments in an urban setting with dirty lo-fi drums solidifies the deal. We’ve been waiting for this and the delivery is accepted. This is a masterfully crafted piece of dance music. DJ Premier & Bonobo are some of the levels of craftsmanship that come to mind, all wrapped up in a deep tech affair. Have a gander….

Beartrax takes things into drone territory with a spaceship shot to the moon. An intense and beautiful climb as the atmosphere pools together like a storm cloud. He accentuates elements of the track tastefully with a very balanced approach overall. Glasgow Underground fans will surely enjoy.

Sturdy frontman DJ Melee delivers a dance floor pounder refining elements of the original. Using the xylo sparingly, but focusing on an intense drum build with a drone bass line wobbling its way thru your heart chakra. Piano elements trickle in as the break down gives you a little 2/4 break reminiscent of earlier times. The effort commences with signature-style-sturdy beats. Up, up and away!

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Phoenix Landing Summer Boat Cruise

It’s that time again, where one of the best events of the year is taking place. The annual Phoenix Landing Boat Cruise! It’s been about 5 years since the last time I played and HIGHLY recommend this party to anyone that hasn’t been yet. Non-stop action for the whole event!


SUNDAY 22 JULY 2012 @ 6.30PM

Hands-in-the-Air jams provide by:


All boats depart from Rowes Wharf in Downtown Boston at 6:30 PM and return by 10:00 PM. Everyone 21 years of age or older is welcome with a valid I.D. $20 per person grants admission to cruise party as well as free admission to post party celebration at the Phoenix Landing. Tickets may be purchased in advance in-person or by phone with any major credit or debit card at the Phoenix Landing or Hugh O’Neills. Tickets purchased over the phone may be picked up at the boat the day of the event.


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Beltek Festival – Maine – August 3rd-5th


Are you ready for this shit!? This is going to be one for the books for the summer of 2012. This will be 3 days of pure insanity in the middle of Maine. Be sure to visit the BELTEK FACEBOOK PAGE

Below is a live mix from 2005 of DJ Melee from Beltek Festival 2005. Some quality tracks on this mix. It’s definitely one of those mixes that I listened to myself and get goosebumps of how much I enjoyed the event itself and the tracks on this mix. enjoy!

DJ Melee – Live @ Beltek 2005 by djmelee

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Red Bull Music Academy – Boston Sessions – March 2012

As part of the Red Bull Music Academy Workshops to promote and launch the Academy’s call for applications for the 2012 International workshops in New York next Autumn.

Be sure to check these RBMA workshops in Boston this month as they are VERY informative and a lot of fun. Also, remember that if you’re interested in applying for the RBMA this year, you MUST have your application postmarked by April 2nd 2012. WWW.REDBULLMUSICACADEMY.COM




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Kid Blue – My Lovin (Dirt Revolver Remix) – Free Download

We just received this smashing remix that Dirt Revolver did for us on Kid Blue’s newest Sturdy Recordings release. You can download it for FREE on his Soundcloud page!
Kid Blue – My Lovin (Dirt Revolver Remix) – Sturdy Recordings – Free Download by dirt revolver

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