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Fresh Beats w/ Ricky Ryan & Shlomi B

Fresh Beats w/ Ricky RyanIt seems like forever since we offered an exclusive to the bringthebeats crew. Thanks to everyone who’s remained tuned into what we do on Facebook and Twitter and have continued to check in here with the faith we’d provide another mix made with all of you in mind.

After such a long break we figure there’s no better way to resume Fresh Beats than with two of the freshest of all, Ricky Ryan and Shlomi B.

Even though our club nights are fewer and farther between, the availability of great tunes sure hasn’t diminished. Progressive house continues to evolve, and maybe sounds better today than ever before. The constant flow of incredible tunes coming from Ricky is excellent proof.

I’m amazed how month after month he puts together press worthy compilations and of course the selections we heard from Ricky at the MOB Festival were absolutely mind bending. It’s a testament to the passion and skill of the producers creating this audio gold because let’s face it; they can’t be making a lot of money from the studio or booth these days.  Just like Ricky’s motto, it’s all made strictly for the love, and that’s amazing for you and me.

Hope you enjoy my new mix broadcasted xclusively on bringthebeats. From deep n’ gentle beats to bright n’ funky anthems, a mix of fruity loops from the Caribbean republic of Samana! – ricky ryan

Fresh Beats w/ Shlomi BMusic that’s made to be heard, not to earn, comes from the heart. These grooves are pure and organic, unlike the synthetic stuff produced with only fame on the brain.  Shlomi B is a guy who definitely follows Ricky’s motto.  This mix was sent to us with no time frame to be released, no expectations on how we’d put it out there or if we would at all.  He just said he made it special for us, do what you’d like with it. That’s strictly for the love.

Shlomi delves into some classic house vibes within a deep, soulful tech-house groove.  The pace is perfect from the first track to the last. It’s an ideal mix to have bringthebeats’ name on it and we’re incredibly appreciative it does.

 

Fresh Beats w/ Shlomi B

I set myself up for disappointment in so many ways. I’m the type of guy who’ll forever gravitate toward the underdog. I’ve always thought David was so much cooler than Goliath. In music, in sports and pretty much everything else in life, I’m on the side of the little guy every time.

To me, it’s not whether you win or lose; it’s definitely how you play the game. When it comes to the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, there are so many dudes that have no clue what this means. It blows my mind to read that people have been caught stuffing the ballot… several times!! I totally understand money can be generated by making this list, but is it worth the minimal wealth to compromise your integrity AND legitimacy?

Not as drastic, but definitely just as cheesy are the relentless “Vote for me!” messages that litter our email this time every year. I’m totally cool with a DJ sending out a reminder that the poll is open, but a campaign style attack on the inbox is incredibly weak in my opinion. And for DJ Mag to make a “Vote for me!” downloadable kit just confirms how far this scene has slipped pass me over the years.

I’m gonna stick to listening to the underdogs of the underground no matter who makes the list. DJs like Shlomi B are the kind of artists I’ll support until the end of my time. He’s the type of person who sends music our way just to have it heard and for the love of putting it all together. There are no strings attached when listening to these beats and that’s just one of things I like most about guys like Shlomi. His mix will explain the rest.