Sep 18, 2012

SmithAgentSmith - NOW: That's What I Call Open Format (mix)

Every time I think he's put out a great mix, SmithAgentSmith goes ahead and releases something even more fun and more exciting than the previous one.   I was pretty much obsessed with his No Dudes Allowed mix, playing it all summer in my car.   Then I discovered his Slow Your Roll (Part Dos) mix tape and that took center stage.   So of course, his latest masterpiece NOW: That's What I Call Open Format knocked my socks off. Or my chucks.   Whatever.

This one is kinda cool for a different reason.   His explanation on soundcloud summarizes it very well for me- before you have the chance to wonder if you like it, you're already hearing the next song.
In less time than one month, SmithAgentSmith has released two absolutely massive mixtapes. NOW: Thats What I Call Open Format is the follow up to Slow Your Roll (Part Dos) and it applies the same type of musical influence as its predecessor: a mix of electro, house, dubstep, pop, and hip-hop. But the way it comes together is nothing like Slow Your Roll (SYRPD). Just take one look at the tracklist. In SYRPD, Smith stays between 104-109 beats per minute maintaining a similar speed over the course of the entire mix. But in this 100 song, 84 minute mixtape, the Tempo, Genre, and Energy change completely almost every 5 minutes. This mix is the definition of high energy meets open format.
With so many songs in such a short amount of time, there is no room to disengage from this mix. Before you decide whether or not you like the track playing, it is onto the next one. But what is unique about the number of songs involved is that these are not mashups, or samples a la Girl Talk, Madeon, or even Smith's own style with Slow Your Roll, these are the original tracks (and remixes) from artists as dissimilar as Nicky Romero and Chief Keef; Lauryn Hill and Avicii; or Drake and Alesso. Nearly every track builds from where the track before it left off. Where SYRPD is a melting pot of sounds from different genres, NOW is more like a bento box in which each song gets its own time to shine. It plays out like an 84 minute bootleg. Take a look at the tracklist. If you're not intrigued to hear how Smith smoothly transitions from Tommy Trash to travis Porter, or from Trey Songz to Deniz Koyu, it is probably because you have already played this mix out!
Point is- if you think you have a great assortment of music in your playlist check out the songs he uses on this mix- epic.   And super current.   And danceable.   And fun.  Oh and did I mention you can download it for free????

I was really lucky this summer and got to see almost every single DJ or artist on this list if they did a set or show in LA.   I'm not even kidding- check it out- the one's I saw live over the past few months are highlighted below.  I only highlighted them once even if they appear more than that on the list- it's also possible I saw a few more and just can't remember.  The only one I missed that I really really wanted to go to was Calvin Harris and that was my own fault.   Links to all things SmithAgentSmith at the end...
Ellie Goulding - Lights (Acapella) 
Michael Brun - Rise 
Martin Solveig - The Night Out (A-Trak Remix) 
Martin Solveig - The Night Out (Madeon Remix) 
Lady Danville - Operating (SmithAgentSmith & MADEin82 Remix) 
John Dahlback - Embrace Me (Dirty South Remix) 
Kanye West, 2 Chainz - Mercy 
Kanye West, 2 Chainz - Mercy (Figure Remix) 
Knife Party Vs. Lil Wayne - My Homies Still vs. Centipede (SmithAgentSmith Bootleg) 
Felix Cartal - Tonight (Autoerotique Remix) 
Dyro & Rene Kuppens - Raid 
Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up (Kronic & Jake Carmody Pjanoo Bootleg) 
Eva Simmons - I Don't Like You (Nicky Romero Remix) 
Chief Keef - I Don't Like 
Future - Same Damn time 
Rihanna - We Found Love (Acapella) 
Hard Rock Sofa & Squire - Just Cant Stay Away 
Kaskade - Room For Happiness (Feenixpawl Remix) 
Felix Cartal - Domo 
Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know (KDrew Remix) 
Miike Snow - Devils Work (Dirty South Remix) 
Tommy Trash - Cascade 
SmithAgentSmith - Jay-Z, Mya vs. Tommy Trash (Bootleg from Slow Your Roll Part Dos) 
Travis Porter - Ayy Ladies 
Ludacris - Jingalin' 
Knife Party - Bonfire 
Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Jay-Z - No Church in the Wild (SmithAgentSmith Cutline Bootleg) 
Knife Party - Rage Valley 
Dirty South & Thomas Gold - Eyes Wide Open 
Zedd - Spectrum 
Hardwell & Showtek - How We Do 
2 Chainz, Kanye West - Birthday Song 
Rihanna - Birthday Cake 
Madeon - Finale 
SmithAgentSmith - Lauryn Hill vs. Avicii/David Guetta (Bootleg from Slow Your Roll Part Dos) 
Leventina - Champagne Nights 
M-3ox, Heidrun - Beating of My Heart (Matisse & Sadko Remix) 
Tristan Garner - Punk 
Qulinez - Troll/Stars Align (Kaskade Mashup) 
Fedde Le Grand & Nicky Romero - Sparks 
Congorock - Agarta 
Congorock - Babylon 
SmithAgentSmith - J. Cole Vs Congorock (Bootleg from Slow Your Roll Part Dos) 
Tyga, Knife Party - Rack City In Maximal Unison (SmithAgentSmith Bootleg from Slow Your Roll Part Dos) 
Wale - Slight Work 
E-40 ft YG, Iamsu & Problem - Function 
Justin Bieber - Boyfriend 
Justin Bieber - Boyfriend (Dada Life Remix) 
Cicada, Third Party - Feel 
WolfGang Gartner - Red Line 
Steve Aoki - Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix) 
Milo & Otis - Friendly City 
Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Lil Jon - Turbulence (Oh Snap!! Trap Mix) 
French Montana, Drake - Pop That 
Schoolboy Q - Hands On the Wheel 
Ralvero - Rage 
Avicii - Sihouettes (Disco Fries Remix) 
Starkillers, Dmitry KO - Light it Up 
Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child 
Dubvision - All By Myself 
Alesso, Sebastien Ingrosso - The Calling (Acapella) 
Find Your Love - Drake (Calling - Spectrum SmithAgentSmith Bootleg From Slow Your Roll Part Dos) 
2 Reasons - Trey Songz (Cobra - Feel So Close SmithAgentSmith bootleg from Slow Your Roll Part Dos) 
Deniz Koyu - Bong 
Tiesto & Wolfgang Gartner - We Own the Night 
Usher - Scream 
Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound 
Str8jackets & Sam Obernik - Love and Oxygen (Dubvision Remix) 
Calvin Harris - We'll Be Coming Back 
Pnau - Unite Us (Tommy Trash Remix) 
Example - Changed The Way you Kiss Me (Acapella) 
Jerry Rekonius - Paranormal 
Wolfgang Gartner - Flexx 
Roscoe Dash - Good Good Night (Acapella) 
Young Jeezy - I Do 
Wiz Khalifa - Work Hard Play Hard 
Meek Milli - Amen 
Nicky Romero - WTF 
Cedric Gervais - Molly 
Cedric Gervais - Cedanie 
Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You 
Azealia Banks - 212 
Far East Movement Dirty Bass 
Machine Gun Kelly ft. Meek Milli - Wild Boy 
Driicky Graham - Snap Backs & Tattoos 
Otto Knows - Million Voices (SmithAgentSmith Transition) 
Justin Bieber - As Long As You Love Me 
Afrojack - Pacha On Acid (RL Grime Trap On Acid Remix) 
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, A-Trak - Heads Will roll (Kid Kamillion Trap Edit) 
Madonna - Girl Gone Wild (Avicii Remix) 
Tiesto & Showtek - Hell Yeah 
Deadmau5 - The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix) 
Sultan & Ned Shepard - Walls 
Porter Robinson - Language 
MADEin82 - Elevate 
Cash Out - Cashin Out 
Skrillex & Damian Marley - Make it Bun Dem 
Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie - Moombah (Munchi Remix) 
Chris Brown & Big Sean - Till I Die 
Alesso - Years

1 comment:

  1. this is such a dope post! THANK YOU! Did you get a chance to hear any of my new mixes?