GDD™ Morning Update: Caribou, Dixon, Fatboy Slim


Caribou Wins Essential Mix of the Year
Dixon Posts Our Wilderness mix
• Watch how Fatboy Slim created his crossover smash, “The Rockafeller Skank”


Caribou Wins Essential Mix of the Year

Caribou, real name Dan Snaith, has had his Essential Mix named as the best of 2014.

The Canadian was up against strong competition from the likes of Bicep, Ten Walls and Jon Hopkins, but Caribou managed to edge it.

The Essential Mix Of The Year 2014 was judged by Pete TongB.TraitsDanny Howard, last year’s winner Eric Prydz and dance music editors from Mixmag, Resident Advisor and XLR8R.

Listen to Caribou’s masterful Essential Mix in full below.

(via Mixmag)


Dixon Posts Our Wilderness mix


The German tastemaker and Innervisions boss has shared his first upload on Soundcloud.

(via RA)


Watch how Fatboy Slim created his crossover smash, “The Rockafeller Skank”


Watch a mini-doc about the biggest of the Big Beat classics.

Back in 1998, Fatboy Slim crafted a crossover smash by splicing rapper Lord Finesse with Just Brothers’ Northern Soul classic ‘Sliced Tomatoes’ and a dash of Duane Eddy’s surf guitar.

In the third episode of Behind The Sound — Bose’s trilogy of short films about key tracks from the last 15 years — Norman Cook recounts how he blended influences from punk, hip hop and house to create his signature sound on ‘The Rockafeller Skank’, and shows us inside the notebooks he used to catalogue every single breakbeat he knew.

Watch the episode below .

(via FACT)