Author Archives: aRod

Julia

Julia Kwamya, aka GERMANS, is a well traveled artist living in Brooklyn, whose moody brand of Disco pairs perfectly with the style & sound of New York in the Fall.  It’s a sound that is nostalgic but forward thinking.  To help capture this sound on the GERMANS‘ 2013 tracks “Cruel” & “Wonderhow“, former Pains of Being Pure at Heart band member Kurt Feldman was enlisted to produce.  The results were heavenly, the melodies were out of this world and admiration had begun to soar.  This admiration included Dutch disco producer Auxiliary tha Masterfader (no stranger to us here at GDD).  Back in 2013, he linked up with Julia via SoundCloud & asked her if he could remix “Cruel”.  She said yes.  He remixed the song.  And the sounds of Brooklyn & Amsterdam collided.  Fast forward to present day and the two are back at it again.  With the signature warm synthesizer sound of Auxiliary tha Masterfader coupled with the other-worldly, moody melodies of GERMANS, this remix of “Wonderhow” will no doubt get some major feels going.  The sound of Fall is here and it’s FREE to download.

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Catch GERMANS live alongside French Horn Rebellion & AYER on October 17th at Glasslands Gallery.  BUY TICKETS
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aRod

jukely

New York City concert goers, you are in for a treat.  The concert app Jukely, a social concert discovery/recommendation service, is launching a fantastic new feature called Jukely Unlimited.  For only $25 a month, the feature allows music fans to attend an unlimited amount of concerts each month.  That’s right.  A small, fixed fee for unlimited use (and no penalties if you RSVP for a show & are unable to attend).  So far, 17 venues in NYC have partnered up with the service with more to come.  For many music lovers, whose constant frustration stems from not being able to afford ticket prices to multiple concerts every month, Jukely Unlimited is a godsend.

Jukely Unlimited will start off first in New York (and hopefully make its way out West).  Users can sign up now to be one of the first people to get access to this incredible new service: http://jukely.com/unlimited.

So let’s just do a quick recap of the awesomeness of Jukely Unlimited:  Once you sign up for a request and are selected, you’ll pay a $25 monthly fee & will be able to RSVP to an unlimited amount of shows from the list of concerts you receive weekly via email.  Attendance will only be limited by availability.  Although the 17 participating venues are being kept a secret for now, you can bet the concerts available through Jukely Unlimited will be the highest of quality.  And that’s it!  New York City, your concert prayers have been answered – sign up for early access now!

aRod

LG

Not too many producers have a remix resume like Stuart Price.  Whether it’s under his given name or his Jacques Lu Cont/Thin White Duke/Paper Faces monikers (to name a few), Mr. Price has put together some of dance music’s best remixes over the last 15+ years.  His stretch of remixes in 2002 to 2003 when he remixed Felix da Housecat, The Faint & Madonna b2b2b has to be considered one of the greatest ever.  Over a decade after that unparalleled stretch, he still has the magic touch delivering another finely crafted remix of London Grammar’s “If You Wait” under his Jacques Lu Cont alias.  In classic JLC style, he reels you in with pulsating beats & soaring vocals then elevates the energy levels for a heart racing, heart melting finish.

Euphoria levels: HIGH.

aRod

rave is king

Since it is technically a Thursday, what better song to do a throwback with than one of the biggest songs of the Bloghaus era: “Rave Is King” by Fukkk Offf.  Back in 2008, “Rave Is King” was dirtying up dance floors everywhere…whether it was a house party or an illegal warehouse, if you got a chance to chant the chorus to “Rave Is King” then your night was considered a success.  Fast forward to 2014 where excitement levels are electric as this Bloghaus classic gets revisited.  Fukkk Offf themselves offer up a sinister new re-edition of the track while Moonbootica, ModekaUtOdiDakT & PWNDTIAC each offer up 2014 versions of their own.  This motley group of gritty, sleazy, tripped out remixes has something for everyone.  IT’S ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND OVERDRIVE ALL OVER AGAIN.

RAVE IS KING.

“Rave Is King” Re-edition/Remixes are out now [BUY].

aRod

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Figgy eases us back into the Fall season with “You Were Mine”, the first track off of his new EP “Missing You”.  ”You Were Mine” has that special kind of mysterious energy that somehow manages to keep you moving while still making you feel completely laid back.  This slow burner House/soulful Disco tune is sure to ignite your spark…it’s the perfect lead track to get your fire going for Figgy’s new EP.

The “Missing You” EP will be out later this Fall on Cut And Dry.

aRod

ETML

19 year old Londoner ETML burst onto the scene last year with his UK smash “Bind Me”.  Since then he’s gone on to work with dance legends Basement Jaxx on one of 2014′s biggest dance tracks, “Never Say Never”.  And today ETML is back with another smashing original titled “Too Late”.  ”Too Late” is classic orchestral Disco with a modern UK kick.  It’s sexy, souful + uplifting…the perfect weekend track.

aRod

say lou lou

Alex Metric.  Such a well rounded chap.  In 2014 alone, he’s given us bounce House bangers like “Hope” & “My Heart Weighs A Ton”, he’s made us feel the groove with Oliver on “Galaxy” and he’s taken us intergalactic on his Electro/Disco/House collaborations with Yuksek (under their moniker The Alexanders).  Today he’s back, building up some of that old Indie street cred with a brand new remix of “Games for Girls” by Say Lou Lou.  It’s fun times on the dance floor on this Indie Electro remix & proof that when it comes to genres, Alex Metric knows no limits.  A well round chap, indeed.

aRod

Dornik
The glossy sounds of Summer are slowly starting to fade, making way for the moodier temperament of Fall.  And “On My Mind”, the brand new track from Dornik, is the perfect bridge for this seasonal change.  ”On My Mind” captures both the playfulness of Summer and the seductiveness of Fall.  Dornik’s brand of cosmic R&B will have you melting upon first listen.  It’s a dreamy, alluring sound that points toward the future while never forgetting its R&B influences from the past.  The obsession is real on this one.  Listen for yourself…

Forthcoming on PMR Records.

aRod

Jessica Wilde - Summer Dreaming
Get Twisted Records’ newcomer Jessica Wilde has written for Rudimental & Emeli Sande and has supported artists like Chipmunk & Ms. Dynamite.  Now it’s her turn to shine with her new release “Summer Dreaming”.  With its invigorating, eclectic vibes, “Summer Dreaming” packs about as much fun as you possibly can into less than four minutes.  Jessica Wilde’s vocals & stylish co-production (with Tough Love) shine bright on her genre bending Pop/Electro Soul/DnB debut.  Flexin’ that UK flair!

The original of “Summer Dreaming” is out September 21st via Get Twisted Records.  Remixes by Jaded and label chiefs Tough Love are out on Beatport October 6th.  Pre-order the original HERE.

aRod

here we go
“Here We Go” is the aptly titled new track by our good friend Betatraxx.  With its cheer punk chants & festival style energy, “Here We Go” is the perfect track to get your rave revved up & ready to go.  As a producer’s producer, Betatraxx is always testing the boundaries of genre, never afraid to add droplets of Bass, Acid, Trance & House whenever & wherever he so chooses and just as he does here on his new original track.  ”Here We Go” is a refreshing blast of genre bending future Electro.

Grab the free download below & get your rave engine started!

aRod