Saturday, September 17, 2011

Filthy Strands | Simply ...


Hey guys, here we go again with another post to end up this week.

I wish the best of luck to all those having exams in the following weeks to come (just like myself, ha !) 

Today, i just wanna tell a few words about a new rising style ... has anyone heard about Moombahton ? or someone has heard the productions of Munchi, Nadastrom or Sazon Booya ? So, if you haven't ... you should do so. (Remember, just like Google, SoundCloud is your friend if you need to look for specific music) 

Basically, moombahton is just a mixture of styles ... mainly influenced by reggaeton beats, it also includes dutch house (the bleepy thing you go used to with Afrojack, haha) and sometimes Hip-Hop or Zouk. So, if you liked any of those styles, you should give moombahton a try. 

I'm proud to say that i experimented that new style, and i pretty love the results. Here is a little private edit i made of a reggaeton track which was melodically great but the beats were somehow meh...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Filthy Strands | Back


I expect that a lot of you have been wondering if the blog was down or something ... 
Actually, it's just that i was having no more time to get it updated and mostly all of my staff left me as most of them had exams and stuff.
But now, i am back and will be getting you updated about the Strands releases and random info.
I am actually preparing my first album (a debut album ? that's what we say, right ?) which will include a lot of collaborations with talented people such as The Phoenix Bros., Jordan Ferrer, Sulto, Herve Pagez and many more.

I really want to cause a hype with this album so i'm trying everyday to get everything done to make this perfect ... and guess what, there'll be a free version and a version for the stores. I will keep you in touch with more info about it.

I've been working on a lot of stuff lately, less remixes and more originals which caused that now, my music folder is filled with demos and unreleased tracks.

No preview today but expect a new post later on something i was asked to talk about.

Cheers to the people,
Nick Strands.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Promo : Jordan Ferrer - I Need You EP [Harkee Records]


Hello guys,

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 !

Jordan Ferrer - I Need You EP Beatport May 3rd by Jordan.Ferrer

Buy it on Beatport !

Music Is Love...
Nicolas Strands.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter 2011 | Remember ...

Hello guys,
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.

Nicolas Strands & Sulto - Something You Like - IamRevero "Dark Side" Remix by revero

Happy Easter y'all ! :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Filthy Strands | 15 April (Tribute To A Legend) + Episode 1 of Podcast


Hey guys,

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

Filthy Strands | April's Fish

Hey peeps! Welcome To Filthy Strands! 
How was your first day of April? Mine's was great ;) (Although I was victim of some...pranks) Anyways! ^^' It's holidays and Easter is coming at a great pace - and, Yes, I love chocolate :) I wish you happy days, and for those who aren't in holidays, don't worry, I have something for you! Ever seen an Adidas commercial? The one with an awesome music? wondered which music it was? Well, here it is! 
It is Civilization from the awesome band Justice. I love the bass and the effects, especially the upbeat rhythms. But then, the band itself is amazing, you shouldn't expect less from Justice. 

Enjoy =]

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato 

Have a great week-end!

Mia Margeira

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Track Of The Day | Tiesto & Mark Knight feat. Dino - Beautiful World

Hey guys,

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.

TiĆ«sto & Mark Knight feat Dino “Beautiful World” - Out Now by toolroomrecords

That's all for today.
Nicolas Strands.

Ripple The Sound : Episode 10

Hey everyone :)
Today I'm bringing fresh news about M.Strands! 
He is participating in a contest called KGB Mind Groove which packs up several producers from Mauritius who have to post a mix made by themselves. And here's Nicolas Strands' submission for this huge contest :) Enjoy, and don't forget to pass it on ! Get it spinned and let's make him win this contest !

Have a great week-end!
Ripple The Sound,

Mia Margeira.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ripple The Sound : Episode 9

Hey everyone! How's life?
Mine's been as usual, full of witches, spells (Yes, I'm a fan of Harry potter) and I've encountered Lord Voldemort recently, he's been fine, but he's dreading the oncoming movie, Haha. 

I'm bringing some crunchy new stuff today :) Ever heard of Adam1time and of the Phoenix Bros? Well, it's high time dudes! I present the new track of M.Strands and Adam1time featuring The Phoenix Bros. Here's the promotional sample. On this one, Nicolas tried to apply his talent to hip hop music, and, seriously, it's a success. No really, that's amazing. The first time I listened to it, I couldn't remove my cursor from the replay button, I couldn't help it. I remember I was singing along while tapping my feet (I couldn't do more, there were people behind me ^^') 

Enjoy! =)

  Nicolas Strands & Adam1time - Trouble feat. The Phoenix Bros. (Sample) by Nicolas Strands

Have a Blast! 
Ripple The Sound
Mia Margeira

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ripple The Sound : Episode 8

Konishiwa readers! Welcome to Filthy Strands.

These past days, horrible things have happened, and among them, there has been the earthquake which had a huge impact on Northern Japan. It triggered huge tsunamis and for now, it has killed about 1200 people. It is an international matter which is on the mind of millions of people, just like the case of Haiti. Let's just hope that there will be no more deaths. I dedicate this article to them. 

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. 
Get pumped!

When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.

Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself... 'How did I get through all of that?

Ripple The Sound
Mia  Margeira

Thursday, March 10, 2011

43th Anniversary of Mauritius' Independency | Why celebrate ?


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 !

Tonic Vs Sulto - Fire (Nicolas Strands Edit) - PREVIEW by Nicolas Strands

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ripple The Sound : Episode 7

Hey everyone, here's Mia Margeira...again!

I Really just had to share this mix from M.Strands because it's too awesome to be left in the corner of my computer. Oh gosh I just Couldn't wait till Saturday, when I usually have to post an article prepared for you guys. Poor Mia had to wait ^^' But well, I fell really sick lately but don't worry, I'm fine now. I hate colds. Who doesn't anyway? 

Back to business! =]

Here is the music which made me dread the time I had to wait:

It is a preview of Zebra from the amazing dj-producer AnTiTo mixed by Nicolas Strands -who nicknamed it 'midnight mix'

This is what I call a nasty mix! 

That was the music of the week according to me! So Enjoy =)

Ripple The Sound

Mia Margeira

Top 10 | February 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

Ripple The Sound : Episode 6

Hey buds =] 
Welcome to the 6th Episode of Ripple The Sound!

How you've been? I've been tired in my world, just got back from it  as all I've been hearing was : wars, work and wars. I'm genuinely happy for the Egyptians who - finally- got their 'freedom'. But then I'm astounded by the events which are occurring in Libya. I guess the protests in Egypt left off some snowball effect on every country! I hope they're going to be fine. :/

 I needed some fresh air so, back to Filthy Strands! ^^ 

So, here's a song from the Swedish DJ and producer, Eric Prydz, best known for his 2004 hit single “Call On Me”, his remix of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall” (known as “Proper Education”) and more recently the anthem “Pjanoo”. 

The song is called Niton (The Reason), by Eric Prydz himself, featuring Jan Burton, a Welsh music producer best known for his work with ex-Fluke member Mike Tournier in their joint project, Syntax. Personally, I think that this song is underrated. It is something we could easily listen at night when we're unable to sleep- so as to bring peace in mind because at night we tend to think too much ^^'- or even on the road to school/work to bring us back on track to the best mood ever! I highly recommend you this beautiful piece of soul. 


Here's another sick tune from the amazing producer Sandy Vee featuring Robin S. Called 'straight to the sky''

That's the song of the week :)

"Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will."
~ Dr. Robert Anthony

Have a great week-end!

Ripple The Sound!

Mia Margeira

Friday, February 25, 2011

Eargasm For The Week : Episode 3


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 ! ;)