GDD™ Morning Update: Skrillex, Detroit Swindle, AlunaGeorge

Skrillex does the Essential Mix
Detroit Swindle start HEIST Recordings
AlunaGeorge announce first North American Tour

Listen: Skrillex throws it down on the Essential Mix

It’s been a whirlwind year so far for Sonny Moore, better known to dancefloors as Skrillex and now’s the time for his Essential Mix return. The L.A. everywhere-man first handed in a mix to Pete Tongback in 2011, and his second run has been eagerly-anticipated by fans (and let’s face it, the detractors too). His new studio mix includes new music from Dog Blood (his high-octane, rave-ready collaboration with Boys Noize), Knife PartyAC SlaterAlvin Risk and Skrillex himself. Then there’sDisclosure’s When A Fire Starts To Burn, HARD Events ringleader Destructo and much more going down. Check out the Soundcloud embed below.

While this Essential Mix sees Skrillex on his own, some of his biggest sets of 2013 – at Ultra Music Festival and Coachella – have been alongside Boys Noize as Dog Blood. The pair is also headed to Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas this month. “For sure you can hear both of our styles, but really our intention is to create something new,” Alex Ridha told inthemix after Dog Blood’s first ever set at Ultra Music Festival Miami. “I don’t have a name for it. We went through every possible tempo, right up to 180 BPM.” Then there’s the yet-to-be-unveiled Diplo collaboration Jack U, which has the pair hitting the stage together for the first time in September as part of the 2013 Mad Decent Block Party tour.

During questions from the floor at the recent IMS Engage in Hollywood, Skrillex was asked about “the kickback” from an older generation of DJs and artists against his brand of dance music. “I think there’s so much criticism that’s great,” he told the room. “People love it, or they hate it. If you look at a painting in an art gallery, even if you hate it, at least it makes you feel something.

“You’ve got this new, loud, bombastic punk rock energy that’s coming in with electronic music, then you have the old-school techno, which comes from a different place and energy, even though it’s all electronic music. We’re all coming together – there wasn’t a Yuma tent [where underground house and techno names played] last year at Coachella, and now there is.”

Dog Blood – Untitled Demo
Knife Party – Power Glove (Adam F Edit)
Torro Torro x Astronomar – Go Deep
Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn [PMR]
Destructo – Higher [Boyznoize]
Blawan – Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage? (Skrillex Bootleg)
Jeremih x D’Angelo – F*** U All The Time x French Fries
Dog Blood – Middle Finger 2
AC Slater – Out Here [Trouble & Bass]
Sluggers – Rollex
Culprate – McFunk (feat. Torqux) [Inspected Records]
UZ – Trap Sh*t V13 (Justin Martin Remix) [Boysnoize Records]
Millions Like Us – Behind You [Inspected Records]
Skrillex – Leaving [OWSLA]
Deftones – You’ve Seen The Butcher (Mustard Pimp Remix)
Boys Noize – Excuse Me
Stephen Brown – Fuego (Ben Sims Remix) [Theory]
Branchez – Shake
A$AP Rocky – Wild For The Night (Dog Blood Remix)
Skrillex – Try It Out (feat. Alvin Risk)
Skrillex – Scary Bolly Dub [OSWLA]
Felguk – Loud Blue (12th Planet Remix)
Jeremih – 773 Love (Cashmere Cat Edit)
Alvin Risk – Put ‘Em Up (feat. Jason Aalon Butler)
Blood Diamonds – Barcode (The Widdler Remix)
Flux Pavillion & SKism – Jump Back (VIP) (feat. Foreign Beggars) [Circus]
Kendrick Lamar – m.A.A.d city (feat. MC Eiht) [Aftermath]
Sub Focus – Tidal Wave (Flosstradamus Remix) (feat. Alpines) [Mercury]
Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness (Dog Blood Edit)
Phonat – Ride The Prejudice [OWSLA]
Bro Safari & UFO! – Animal
Dada Life – Boing Clash Boom (Major Lazer Remix)
DJPJMADEDISTRACK! – Juke That Ass From The Back [Halstead Street Entertainment]
Leatherface – No Love For [Booty Call Records]
Orties – Plus pute que toutes les putes (Lecter remix) [Booty Call Records]
Valentino Khan – The Dip
Bro Safari – The Drop (Must Die! Remix)
Justin Martin – Ghettos & Gardens (Bachelors Of Science D&B Remix) [Dirty Bird]
Skrillex – Untitled DJ Tool
A$AP Rocky – LVL [Polo Grounds Music]

(Via inthemix)


Detroit Swindle start HIEST Recordings 

Detroit Swindle have announced details of their new label, HEIST Recordings.

The Dutch duo have spent the past 12 months DJing and performing their live show around the world, while notching up releases on Saints & Sonnets, Tsuba, Dirt Crew and Freerange in the process. The new imprint will launch on Monday, June 24th, with a two-track EP from Detroit Swindle entitled Break Up To Make Up. The label will be a platform for their own deep house fare, as well as that of “known and unknown artists that share their feel for dark, sweaty clubs.”

01. The Break Up
02. The Make Up

HEIST Recordings launches with Detroit Swindle’s Break Up To Make Up EP on June 24th, 2013.

(Via Resident Advisor)


More Remi AlunaGeorge announce first-ever North American tour 

UK future-pop duo AlunaGeorge have announced their first-ever North American tour in support of their full-length debut, Body Music, due out July 29th via Island. After touring the UK and Europe this summer, the pair will land stateside on August 30th for Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival before playing dates in Brooklyn, Toronto, Washington, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia’s Made in America festival. Consult the full schedule below.

AlunaGeorge 2013 Tour Dates:
06/20 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
06/22 – Newquay, UK @ Beach Break Live
06/29 – Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury 
07/02 – Troms Fylke, NO @ Hove Festival
07/06 – Amsterdam, NL @ PITCH Festival
07/12 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival
07/14 – Balado, UK @ T in the Park
07/17 – Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
07/19 – Dublin, IE @ Longitude Festival
07/20 – London, UK @ Lovebox
07/21 – Benicassim, ES @ Benicassim
07/27 – Hyeres, FR @ Midi Festival
08/02-04 – Katowice, PL @ OFF Festival
08/04 – Hertfordshire, UK @ Standon Calling Festival
08/07 – Ibiza, ES @ Ibiza Rocks
08/09-11 – Helsinki, FL @ Flow Festival 
08/15-17 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/23 – Leeds, UK @ Reading and Leeds Festival
08/24 – Liverpool, UK @ Creamfields
08/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading and Leeds Festival
08/30 – Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival
09/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made in America 
09/03 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
09/05 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/07 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
09/09 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
09/11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
09/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Ray
09/13 – Portmeirion, UK @ Festival Number 6
09/14 – Rochester Hills, MI @ St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
10/19 – Oxford, UK @ Gathering 2013
10/30 – Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves

Watch their booty-shakin’ video for “You Know You Like It”:


(Via CoS)