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24: Electronic Snowball Style


With a mere 24 hours standing between us and the opening of the doors to the first annual Electronic Snowball, a feeling of indescribable bliss has overtaken everyone here in F5F headquarters.  As Austin just put it on 98 Rock- It’s like the feeling on Christmas Eve.  

And you know- thats something that  we should all be keeping in mind as this event approaches as all of the money we collect tomorrow night is going to Toys For Tots.  Lets face it everyone- we are a part of some tough economic times.  Arguably the worst since I’ve been alive.  So make sure you make it out tomorrow night for the music, but make sure you stay to help us raise money so that everyone can enjoy their holiday season this year.

There are still tickets available at www.frontgatetickets.com and I’m sure there’ll be some left tomorow night at the door.  And remember- if you start feeling like 20 or 25 dollars is a bit steep and the charity aspect of things doesn’t tickle you (Scrooge), OPEN BAR FROM PINK VODKA AND RED BULL from 9-10.  25 bucks wouldn’t get you as hammered over the course of a night as you will get in an hour of drinking free Red Bull and Vodkas… just ask Stash from 98 Rock.  

We’ll be at the Belvedere all day tomorrow loading in gear and setting up so if you need anything give us a call or swing by.  

We love you all and thanks for your continued support of Fortune5Fifty- we’ve got big plans for you all in 09.    



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Sebastien Leger- Majestic


Very few producers have managed to have the career defining year that Sebastien Leger did in 2008.  Release after release, Leger managed to hone what would become his signature production elements into some of the finest, most melodic progressive and electro house on the market.  Starting with the full length album “Planets” released last December, the charted output from this young Frenchman was more than impressive.  

This summer saw an epic tag team with Chris Lake for the tracks “Word” and (from my Toilet Bowl videos) “Ghost,” as well as the captivating “Hello Piano” remix for label-mates David West and Inkfish.  Another run of original material followed with “Jaguar,” “Bamboo,” “Talisman,” and “Cylo.”  All of these were ravished by the public and producers alike, but perhaps the peak has just come with the release of “Majestic.”  

At the time of this articles publishing, “Majuro,” the last track on this 3-track EP, sits at number 2 on the all of Beatport chart and number 1 on the progressive house chart with the title track, “Majestic” sitting comfortably at number 5.  And as for the third track on the release… it’s just a remix from this years hottest producer Deadmau5 of Leger’s 2006 smash, “Bad Clock,” which is sitting at number 7 on the Electro House charts.  

To release a three-tracker and have all of the songs chart simultaneously is almost unheard of.  

Trading remix honors with Deadmau5 , Leger has also released a remix of Joel’s track “Slip” which was released earlier this year on his debut album, “Random Album Title.”  The song, which owes much of its success to the tone variation and playful melody from Zimmerman, was a sleeper pick for the best song on the album but has made a strong case for itself.  Leger’s remix was released last week on vinyl and dropped yesterday on Beatport.  It’s quite the edit and definitely worth a listen.  

Hopefully this video will attest to some of the tone talk… and if nothing else, check out that fat hoodie he is wearing.  Fresh.  


Let the big dog eat.


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Nadastrom- The Pussy EP


So it turns out that this pussy is not one to fuck with.  OK sorry- I couldn’t resist.  But in all seriousness, this might be the biggest EP to have dropped so far this month. 

Hailing from Washington, DC, Nadastrom, the production duo and Taxlo Sonar staple consisting of Matt Nordstrom and Dave Nada, has just dropped what could be considered one of the biggest accomplishments this year for their genre.  What genre, exactly?  I like to consider it a mix of Baltimore Club, classic turntablism. and electro {kind of like that whole Crookers bass-tone (dare I say WHOMP) sound).  No matter what kind of label you try to put on it, though, this EP is an absolute club banger (I’m sure there is a joke in there somewhere… use your imagination).  

After a summer of putting out top notch remixes of Estelle and Kanye’s hit “American Boy,” Tittsworth’s “WTF,” and Lil’ Wayne’s “Millie,”  the Pussy EP dropped in the early fall on 12″ format only.  A week ago the boys took the tracks digital exclusively on Beatport where it has climbed the ALL OF BEATPORT chart to hit an impressive #4 position and is holding down the Electro House chart at #2.  

As for the tracks themselves, the obvious stand out is “Pussy.”  Sampling the classic Soul II Soul song, “Back to Life,” which you may remember from that scene in the movie “Belly,”  this song releases  over and over into cut beats and the best electro bass you’ve heard this year.  Yes, better than “Day N Night.”  And far more clever.   The other honorable mention from this four-tracker is “Tween You + Me” which features another Taxlo staple, Blaqstarr, who’s less familiar vocal track is equally infectious.  

You really need to hear it to believe it and you’ll get your chance this Friday at the 9:30 Club @ the Blisspop Holiday Party Extravaganza with Tittsworth and friends.  You can also catch Nordstrom around DC working in the studio with Deep Dish and Nada working with Kanye’s current tour DJ, DJ Craze. (Craze, by the way, is unbelievable- no one uses vinyl like he does.  got the chance to see him a few years ago- if you have the opportunity, don’t miss it)  

In the mean time, cruise on over to beatport for your copy of this monster.

 Nadastrom- Pussy EP Sampler from Dubsided Records 



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Mr. Oizo: Lambs Anger

Ever wonder what Robots (…and Chris Keating) listen to in their spare time?  Thanks to a friend, I now have a pretty good idea.  Turns out he’s a pretty ugly guy from Paris named Mr. Oizo.

Combining an experimental edge with that French Maximalist sound that has been *all the rage* amongst the kiddies since Daft Punk touched down at Coachella sparking the world wide phenomena known as the Pyramid Shows (and even before that… yeah they were out in the early 90’s young ones… and that kanye song, it was theirs first… crazy right?) and Justice raised their Cross, Oizo brings things to the near brink of analog atonality just before firing a rhythm thruster and dropping a melody that will have you thinking, “shit, I should have known.”  The result is nothing short of an audial-eargasm and to quote a British brother of mine- “It’s straight mental, mate.”  

Lambs Anger, his new album, throws down 17 bangers with some of the most punchy beats and subtle (edit: sometimes not so subtle) sample use in recent memory… which is becoming an increasingly important element in music these days.  Don’t believe me, look who we booked to headline the snowball… and if you haven’t checked out Pretty Lights yet, shame on you. 

Buy it on beatport- or search for it on google and see what you find- but definitely make sure you check it out.  Here’s a taste of both worlds…

  Mr. Oizo- Cut Dick

 Mr. Oizo- Z (includes a bunch of hilarious pictures of him)

 Mr. Oizo- Two Takes It


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Universal Mind Control



Hip Hop has been a large part of my life and without dating myself I’ll just say I’ve been listening to Common for 10+ yrs.   His new LP Universal Mind Control has taken his infamous philosophical verse and laced it with Kanye’s electronic funk.  The combination is almost too spicy (if that’s even possible). 

 Hip Hop’s lyrical content has dwindled over the years but Common’s conscious thoughts have remained one step above the rest.  Proof that is pays to have your eyes wide open and a message worth sending.  If you haven’t already downloaded this I highly recommend it. 

For a taste of  Universal Mind Control check out http://www.myspace.com/common 


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Check out the Fortune5Fifty Crew on ‘the night show’ tonight 7pm-9pm with THEO on 98ROCK!!!!



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