Author Archives: aRod

ciara

With the popularity of acts like Wave Racer & What So Not reaching new heights, Trap, Bass & Jersey Club seem to be thriving in Australia.  Perth producers Night Cruise are also in it to win it on their Trap-style rejig of Ciara on their new track “Mah Party”.  It’s a fresh new take on the 2013 R&B slow burner “Body Party” that adds a little more sweat to give the song a Trap makeover, ‘Straya style.  Go to Night Cruise’s Facebook page, give’em a like & download “Mah Body” for free…it’s what Ciara would want you to do.

***This post was edited to include the Ciara remake which replaced a previously posted Destiny’s Child remake.***

aRod

tough love

TOUGH LOVE PRESENTS BRING THE HEAT VOL 01 is a fearsome four pack of instant House classics.  On their brand new EP, Tough Love somehow find a way to be equally dirty as they are classy.  They manage to mix emotion into House music that not many artists can balance the way they do, mixing the soulful & playful with the gritty & dark.  Tough Love do every genre well on BRING THE HEAT VOL 01, whether it’s House (Tech or Deep), Garage or Disco, this new EP will have an equally resounding effect on festival, club & warehouse dance floors everywhere.

BRING THE HEAT VOL 01 has already garnered MASSIVE support from some big kids on the block: Amine Edge, CAMEO, Dirty Channels, DJ Pioneer, DOORLY, Got Some, Hannah Wants, Kolombo, Low Steppa, Martin Ikin, MistaJam, Poupon, Prince Club, Robosonic, Sharam Jey, Sidney Charles, Sonny Fodera & more.

***TOUGH LOVE PRESENTS BRING THE HEAT VOL 01 is out TODAY via Get Twisted Records***

aRod

darius

The “Romance” EP by Darius is about as close to perfection as an Extended Play can get.  It’s five tracks of pure bliss, the perfect hybrid of Deep Disco, R&B & French House.  Artists like Moon Boots, Zimmer & Pat Lok have raved about it.  It’s almost impossible to pick a favorite track and it’s impossible not to listen to it over & over.  If you are in love or plan on falling in love anytime soon, I highly suggest letting Darius’ “Romance” EP be your guide to cloud nine.

“Romance” EP is out now via Roche Musique.

aRod

mr. falcon

Mr. Falcon have a brand new track out that will send you into space.  Mr. Falcon is made up of Philly maestros Blueshift & Ily.  They’re the most formidable Philadelphia duo since Dr. J & Moses Malone.  Mr. Falcon’s new track “Landing Lights” is an ominous, pulsating Deep Progressive track filled with spacey, after hours groove.  It’s cosmic, infectious & out of this world.

“Landing Lights” is out now via Nurvous Records.

aRod

silver screen

Perfect Driver have been on fire thus far in 2014 & “Silver Screen” by Aaron Snapes is the perfect track to help keep the label on a good one.  Reworking a classic can be tricky business but Aaron Snapes delivers an absolute dance floor bomb on “Silver Screen”, a modern revamp of Felix Da Housecat’s 2001 classic “Silver Screen Shower Scene”.  ”Silver Screen” has already garnered massive support from acts like Chordashian, Dirtloud, Utah Saints, golfFFinch, Henry Krinkle, Clicks & Whistles, Dubfire (sorter), Droog, Bixel Boys, Codes, Russ Chimes, Riccardo Primavera, Tensnake, Larry Tee, Roger Seventy Two/TWR72, Damian Lazarus, Christian Martin, Roger Sanchez, Danny Tenaglia, Destructo, What So Not (Emoh Instead/Flume), Laidback Luke, Nick Catchdubs, Armand van Helden, Gorgon City (Rack N Ruin, Foamo), Justin Jay, Eric Sharp, Burn Unit…shall I go on?!?  It’s the sound of the Underground on mile high stacks of speakers.  LOOK OUT, MIAMI.

“Silver Screen” is out now via Perfect Driver.

aRod

Anger

 

The West Coast may be full of sunshine & sandy beaches but San Diego boys Erick Solo & Sherdisco certainly know what it takes to put together dark, moody Techno.  Erick Solo & Sherdisco’s new track, “Anger”,  is textured, industrial Techno filled with deep analog funk & an innovative drum pattern.  With early support from acts like Modek, David Carretta, Workerpoor, Sharooz, Rob De Large, Starkillers, Posso & LooKas, “Anger” is breaking down Techno barriers & crossing over into big sets of all genres, right in time for festival season.

“Anger” is out now via Circuit Freq Records.

aRod

dirt147

The Dirt #147 comin’ at ya courtesy of Tropicool + aRod.  It’s a ten pack of tunes served sunny side up.  Be sure to sample them all then download all ten tracks for free!

Du Tonc – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
Russ Chimes – Motions
RAC feat. Karl Kling – Repeating Motion
Chordashian – Questions feat. Frances Rose
BANKS – Brain (AceLine Remix)
Holy Ghost – Bridge & Tunnel (Midnight Magic Remix)
Cut Copy – We Are Explorers (Larry Gus Remix)
The Weeknd – Drunk In Love (Beyonce Cover)
MØ – Say You’ll Be There (Spice Girls Cover)
Blondie – Rapture (LUXXURY Edit)

THE DIRT #147 .ZIP [10 TRACKS, 99MB]

The Dirt #147: Tropicool + aRod


Tropicool + aRod

let me fuse ep

Xander Milne’s debut EP “Let Me Fuse” is a House music lesson well taught.  The “Let Me Fuse” EP covers various House subgenres, blending classic sounds with modern new ones.  The A-side, “I Know You”, features Whiskey Pickle artist Abstrakt Audio.  The Xander Milne/Abstrakt Audio combo deliver a PROPER House track that’ll make you wish it was the 90s all over again.  Proper club tune.

If “I Know You” is the peak time club track, then the title track, “Let Me Fuse”, is its 4am counterpart.  It’s the late night track that will make you think twice about leaving the club & heading home.  ”Let Me Fuse” serves up jolts of Acid and flashes of Deep Electro, an excellent recipe for a late night energy boost.

***“LET ME FUSE” EP IS OUT FEBRUARY 25TH VIA WHISKEY PICKLE***

aRod

Lux Groove - Got Em

Lux Groove returns with his second official release entitled “Got Em”.  ”Got Em” is a head bobbin’, hand clappin’ piece of chunky house action.  It’s bass heavy with a bit o’ breaks harking back to the early/mid-2000s when drums were king & acts like Plump DJs & Stanton Warriors dominated the Electro Breaks/Bass scene.  Back then, every DJ from House to Progressive to Trance to Breaks would always try to work this style tune into their set.  Lux Groove is bringing the style back big time, making it more modern & giving it an updated Booty drum sound.  Get dirty on this one.

“Got Em” is out now via Perfect Driver Music.

aRod

new faces

Kitsuné are always on point with their compilation albums, bringing hot new talent to the forefront and their latest compilation, “Kitsuné New Faces”, is no exception.  One of the standout tracks on the compilation is “New Love” by Lxury.  Lxury burst onto the scene last year with his massive track “J.A.W.S.”, co-produced by a little duo named Disclosure.  This compilation may be titled “New Faces” but with over a million plays on his two original tracks, Lxury has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with.

“Never Love” is a more leftfield approach than Lxury’s previous two outings & the result is stunning.  The track is full of fluttering synths & pitched up, dreamy vocals.  When mermaids put on their headphones & go out for an early evening swim, I would imagine this is what they’d listen to.  Pure bliss.

Kitsuné New Faces out February 24.

aRod