Saturday, September 17, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
I hope you all spent a good week. Mine was pretty great.
This article will be a favour i'm making to a great friend of mine, Jordan Ferrer, another young and promising producer from Chile (i'm saying young but he's older than me). I'm actually working with him in some projects under the alias MindWash. (You will soon hear of this)
Anyway, Jordan just released his very first solo EP "I Need You" which features a really great original mix and remixes from Adam1time, Sulto & Kama Qu (What if i said that i was about to be one of the remixers ?)
The track will please most big room progressive house fans with an awesome piano line, airy synths and a disco-oriented vocal sample going on in here.
You guys should really check it out cause it's worth listening. And don't forget ... to save the music industry, we should SUPPORT THE ARTISTS ! (Cheesy mode : Off)
Here's a minimix of the whole EP for you to have an idea of what it is ... and buy it to support my homie Jordan please !
Buy it on Beatport !
Music Is Love...
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I wish you all a happy easter and i guess you haven't wait for me to start the day, going to the mass, enjoying some chocolate eggs, spending the day in family. That's exactly the spirit of Easter for me ... but we also have to keep in mind that Easter's not just for the chocolate eggs but it's mainly the celebration of Jesus Christ's rebirth. Yeah, I know ... it may sound cheesy and you would probably think "Nicolas Strands is catholic ... he's going to spoil us with his stories about religion" but that's not it ... it's just that we should remember the original celebration before the festive and commercial one.
Anyway, i've been doing pretty loads of tracks, mainly remixes during my holidays (at least, i worked, haha) and I can tell you that you will soon see them out on stores.
The track i want to share with you today is a special one because it is one of the best remixes i've ever had of one of my tracks. It's going to be released later this year itself (probably at the end of it because of vocals and short time) but still you can hear a preview of it.
It is a track i made in collaboration with Bruno Simonetta (aka Sulto) and it's called "Something You Like". The version i'm sharing is Revero Remix ...
If ever you've heard the Tron soundtrack ... this should remind you of it.
Happy Easter y'all ! :)
Friday, April 15, 2011
I know it's been a very long time that i haven't posted anything ... but i was in holidays and it seems that Mia, Neimad & G-Deon have been too. But we're back with some great stuff.
Just for today, i just wanna make you guys remember the great guy Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin also known as "Charlie Chaplin" was. He was one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era who gave more entertainment, pleasure and relief to so many people when they needed it to the most during the world war and during Hitler's rise. He was an English comic actor, film director and composer who used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines.
He wrote and directed most of the films, from 1915 he was also producing them, and by 1918 he also composed music for them, the most known being "Modern Times" and just for this, i wanna share this version of the song remade by J-Five, some rapper. Enjoyable!
Oh, and to those asking why i'm posting this ... it's because Sir Chaplin is having his 122th birthday today ... moment of silence please !
Just to end this post, i just wanna announce the very first episode of the blog's official podcast. For this first episode, it's a mix by Herve Pagez, a very talented producer from France with i'm collaborating on some stuff you'll hear soon !
Enjoy ! :)
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I know it's been quite a long time i haven't updated the blog ... but i've had some sad time as one of my friends lost one of his relatives and i had to be by his side ... hope you understand that, and i know you will.
Anyway, this time i'm coming to share with you my favourite track for this whole month.
Released on Toolroom Records, it is the collaboration between two very huge names in Electronic Dance Music ... Mark Knight & Tiesto ... (you should know either one or the other).
The outcome is a very club-oriented track ... all techy and trancey ... with a very beautiful vocal line from Dino Lenny (aka Dino).
The vocal line repeating "cause if you closed your eyes, it's a beautiful world" spreads a message everyone should understand. Considering all the horrible things happening around the world like the nuclear explosion and the tsunami occuring in Japan, all the strikes against the government in the African countries ... the war against Kadhafi, just to name a few of the recent ones ...
So, all we have to do is to listen to this track, close your eyes ... and just see the good out of the worst in this world.
Tiësto & Mark Knight feat Dino “Beautiful World” - Out Now by toolroomrecords
That's all for today.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
In the mood of listening to world-ranked Djs? Here we go with 'Cinema' from the widely acclaimed -Grammy Winner- Benny Benassi featuring British pop rock singer Gary Go. The beat is right on key and the vocals make the track extremely catchy. This single will be on Benny's fourth upcoming album Spaceship.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Hey guys, it's like the first time i'm posting just to talk about something else than music.
Every 12th of March, since 1968, we, Mauritians, celebrate the anniversary of our independency ... but honestly, i think it's just some wastage of time because we are still being slaves to that f**king system that we created of our own hands.
Anyway, the only positive thing is that i really like the atmosphere felt on that day. (Haha, i'm a living contradiction)
And i'm proud to be a Mauritian myself, and i partly owe it to you guys who are following me in my achievements.
Anyway, i'm not going to end this post without letting you have some piece of sound to get yourself satisfied. This is a preview of an edit i did of a remix of Tonic's "Fire" by Sulto, which is an unreleased remix. Enjoy this preview !
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Hey guys, here we go for another Top 10 for the past month of February. There hasn't been much banging music lately ... but there were, of course, some who went out of the box for me.
01. Eric Prydz - Niton (The Reason) feat. Jan Burton (Extended Mix) [Vendetta]
02. Sultan & Ned Shepard - Call My Name feat. Nadia Ali (Eran Hersh & Darmon Remix) [Harem]
03. Armin Van Buuren - Drowning feat. Laura V (Avicii Remix) [Armada]
04. John Dahlback - Winter (Original Mix) [Mutants]
05. Mysto & Pizzi - Where Is Love (Love Is Hard To Find) feat. Johny Rose (Main Mix) [Ultra]
06. Adam1time, The Phoenix Bros - Dirty Girls (Dustindl Remix) [Harkee]
07. Tom Geiss, Mark Simmons - Dream On feat. Polina (Original Mix) [Work Machine]
08. Audiobot - 3000 (Original Mix) [Rot10 Musik]
09. Nouveau Yorican - Chiuso (Gianni Marino Defected Remix) [Defected]
10. Juan Deep - Gitanillo (Nicolas Strands Remix) [Harkee]
Sorry for all those days where nothing was posted anyway. The blog activity will be back to normal and just stay tuned because there are very big news awaiting ...
Have a nice day !
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Hey pals, i just hope you're all right.
During most of our meetings, it was claimed by Mr. Strands that all my musical choices were never directed towards electronic music, so for this week i have chosen an awesome track "AutoSave" from Fedde Le Grand and Patric La Funk whose name is enough for making you guess that it is a pure banger. Believe me, this is what we call a really good sound !!!
Enjoy it ! ;)
Hello there bloggers,
I'm back from USA after having passed a whole week-end at Los Angeles for the NBA All-Star Game (You should have heard of this somewhere in the news, it is one of the most popular shows that takes place in the Staples Center). I just gotta admit it, i have a real passion for basket-ball ... and i am a die-hard fan of Kobe Bryant and i just can't help being amazed seeing players doing dunks.
Alright, enough speaking, time for some great music.
Today, i'm sharing a bootleg of the Dirty Money (P. Diddy's band) song "Hello Good Morning" by Subliminal Records artists Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick. Suits well the theme for me. Enjoy !
Dirty Money - Hello Good Morning (Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick Bootleg Mix) by Subliminal Records
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I just hope everyone's solemn :D.
My sound for this week is a groovy and really catchy beat from one of my favorite groups.
You must surely have heard about the "TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB" band by their thrilling and dynamic genre (mainly for their song "Something Good Can Work").
This song is actually the number one song in my playlist of the week, i hope that you appreciate it. Enjoy !!!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Guess what, it's Valentine day ! So just to start, i'll wish to all lovers to enjoy their night. Personally, i don't really like celebrating this (and it's not because i'm single, if it's what you think) because i don't think that we should all wait for this special day to show the person we love some appreciation.
I spent my day just like a normal one except that i was gifted some pretty headache but that isn't going to disable me for gifting you some special freebie for the occasion.
So, for today, i'm giving away a second track, another bootleg itself (or an edit, whatever) of a Daft Punk track "Make Love" which i thought was the most fitting for such an occasion.
Download Link (Sendspace)
Just enjoy this one, while thinking about whatever you want ... really soothing and relaxing melody with hip-hop influenced beats.
Happy No-Valentine Day,
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Back from Turkey, i'm finally back here on Filthy Strands.
I spent those 2 past weeks on the African land watching the people on strike. (And for real, that was quite spectacular)
Sharing their joy when they got the news that Ben Ali quitted the country ... and the presidency was such a great experience.
Humanoids, for this week, just to put yourself into the love ambience, just the sound of the day by a young producer just like M. Strands himself (a friend of his btw).
So, here is "Banega" by Bruno Simonetta aka Sulto. Check it out peeps !
Yo guys! If you're on M.Strands' blog this certainly means you're in huge need of music :]
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Let me introduce myself, i'm G-Deon and i'm the crazy element of the Filthy Strands team.
My weekly post, "Eargasm For The Week", gives me the responsibility to introduce to you guys a new song each Sunday that's gonna get you to the seventh heaven ! (Trust me, i can do that !)
So, for the first episode, let us start with some big sound which is, really soon, gonna make you dance on TV or on the radio : Ian Carey's brand new single "Last Night" in collaboration with Bobby A & Snoop Dogg.
Special stuff for you party people who always end up drunk !
Saturday, February 5, 2011
So, Valentine's Day is coming at great pace ! [still 1 week to go !]
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Hey peeps !
I just hope you're all doing good but even if not, i'm sure this will boost up your mood. This is my first free giveaway since i created the blog so i just hope it can cause a hype, lol.
So, it's a bootleg of Cassie's "Me & U" which is a song i really love and that i remade the NS style for 2011. Enjoy it guys, it's free !
There'll be more to come, just stay tuned !
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Hello humanoids !
It's Neimad ! Sorry for not having posted anything on Friday, i was busy in that Funck Galaxy to ... save the day, haha !
I haven't prepared much, so for now just enjoy one of the best tracks by Nicolas Strands according to me : his collaboration with dutch producer, Revero "Leave Me Down" with M. Strands himself on the vocals.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Hello guys, it's me again, Nicolas Strands and here i come for the first monthly top 10 for 2011. So, here we go :-
01. Revero - The Love (Original Mix) [Housepital Records]
02. Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris - Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You) (Chuckie Remix) [CDR]
03. Rama RivaL & Nicolas Strands - Insane (Dynasty Un-Sane Remix) [Rot10 Musik]
04. Audiobot & ETC!ETC! - Fresh 2011 (Original Mix) [Rot10 Musik]
05. Avicii - Street Dancer (Original Mix) [Vicious]
06. Nelly Furtado - The Night Is Young (Mr. Vega & Nicolas Strands Bootleg) [CDR]
07. Cassie - Me & U (Nicolas Strands 2k11 Remake) [CDR]
08. Ian Carey feat. Snoop Dogg & Bobby Anthony - Last Night (Extended Mix) [Spinnin]
09. Angger Dimas - Are You Ready (Mahesa Utara Remix) [Vicious]
10. Junior Sanchez - Weee! [Play Da Rave] (Sandro Silva Remix) [Mixmash]
And a special favourite i wished to share with you guys, nothing to do with electronic music, "Fall For Your Type" by Jamie Foxx featuring Drake.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Hello you visitor and welcome to Filthy Strands, my brand new official blog. On this blog, i will be posting news either concerning my life (nothing private, huh ^^) or anything about new releases and new stuff. So, just stay tuned for more info. There will be surprises as well for every week. So, have a nice visit (even if the blog is really empty for now).
P.S. : We are in need of some members for the team so just message me if ever you could be interested in it. We need you !