Author Archives: aRod

clancy

It’s another tight & crispy dark raver from our man Clancy on his remix of “Float Away” by Yousef and The Angel.  Nobody does a big, deep, rumbling bass better than Clancy.  Ominous vocals cascading over a pulsating, trance-like beat, this one has all the makings of a throwback rave in the middle of a forest.  Rave away.

Out now via FFRR.

aRod

just kiddin

From Long Beach to Hollywood to Santa Barbara, the Summer party scene in Southern California is a season like no other.  From sunset cruises up the coast to rooftop pool parties, nothing beats Summer party season in Southern California.  And these types of shindigs, of course, require the right kind of music to set the tone of the party.  One track that has perfectly encapsulated Southern California’s sophisticated Summer sound thus far in 2014 has been “Thinking About It” by Just Kiddin.  ”Thinking About It” is a shimmering ray of sunbeam House that has not only taken the West Coast by storm, it’s been charring speakers all around the world this Summer with support by world class artists like The Magician, Clean Bandit, Blonde & Annie Mac (just to name a few).  For a couple of dudes from Kettering of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England, Just Kiddin sure do know a thing or two about Summertime.

FFRR have teamed up with Eton Messy (along with Win Music stateside) on this brilliant release – “Thinking About It” is available NOW on Beatport for your downloading pleasure.

Press play.  Get tan.

aRod

Till Sunrise

Goldroom is releasing a new track next week titled “Till Sunrise” and prior to its release, he is experimenting with a little project he likes to call The Premix.  Here are Josh’s own words in regards to his experiment:

“Basically, you can download the vocal stem on Soundcloud and make your own remix before the song is even out.  The premix is an experiment. Remixes are a big part of the creative world I live in, and it has always been important to me to give up-and-coming producers the chance to work with my songs unencumbered.”

We love the idea of The Premix.  Any chance to inject new life into the release process that also gives up & coming producers a chance to shine is something we’re on board with.  Fresh off the premix train is MyKill, our guy in SF who we love here at GDD.  One of the main reasons we love him: the dude’s not afraid to throw down some sax!  The smokey vocals on “Till Sunrise” (courtesy of Mammals) alongside some feel good sax make MyKill’s remix one smooth ride.

Also, be sure to check out MyKill’s latest orginal track, “Moonlight” (produced along with Walker):

aRod

Bondax_All-I-See

Bondax and Darius come together on the latter’s remix of the former’s track “All I See” and the result is a mid-Summer masterpiece.  Every track released between June and August claims to be a Summer classic.  But few can truly back up that claim.  Bondax have a proven track record when it comes to Summertime vibes.  And Darius has proven to be a mood setter for all seasons (his “Romance” EP is [hot] hands down one of 2014′s finest).  So naturally this artistic combination is a can’t miss for a proper Summer nights jam.  Darius eases back on the tropical booty wave of the original to give “All I See” a more smoothed out, balanced sound.  Darius softens the bursting vocals of the original, creating a more seductive feel to set the mood just right.  If you like to keep things close on the dance floor, then this is the song for you.

aRod

jungle x lxury

Without a doubt, Jungle’s self titled debut album is one of 2014′s finest (see our review HERE).  Another artist having an equally amazing 2014 is Lxury.  And now…having heard that Lxury has remixed one of the standout tracks from Jungle’s oh-so brilliant album?  Well that just takes 2014 to a whole other level.  Lxury adds his signature wizardry to Jungle’s “Time”, turning the Electro Funk original into a blissful journey through synth utopia.

aRod

motm

The artwork for the new single “Don’t Tell” by Mansions on the Moon perfectly encapsulates what it feels like when listening to the brand new track: it’s like floating through a turquoise/hot pink sky on a bed of cotton candy clouds.  It’s a celestial, euphoric Disco Pop, alterna-lectro tune that sets the table nicely for what the band has to offer in the very near future.  Mansions on the Moon will be releasing their self titled debut album this Fall.  And, if “Don’t Tell” is any indication on what the album has in store, then excitement levels are sky high.

Be sure to check out the information below on the band’s partnership with PledgeMusic:

PledgeMusic.com – Mansions on the Moon

“MOTM has partnered with Pledge Music to offer exclusive merchandise packages through an online pre-sale campaign which will help fund the album printing, production, and tour. With live shows, new music and more coming this year, 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for MOTM. Keep your eyes peeled for further updates.”

aRod

Trainwreck

Alright, here you go.  ”Trainwreck 1979″, the sweltering new single from Death From Above 1979, is just the wake up call you’ve been waiting for. No Disco fluff.  No Deep House snooze fest.  And no Big Room bullshit. Just that trademark DFA 1979 sound, complete with heavy bass fuzz, pounding drums & howling vocals that your ears have been longing for lo these many years.  The key missing ingredient for many current day rock bands is that they don’t know how to keep their edge when factoring in the dance element to their music.  This has never been, nor will ever be the case for DFA 1979.  ”Trainwreck 1979″ is a another kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-in-your-face Dance Punk classic.

Ten years after their first album, “You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine” was released, DFA 1979 will release their follow up album, “Physical World” on Septemeber 9th via Last Gang Records.  GET FIRED UP.

(Wait, does this mean we can hold out hope for follow up albums from Mylo and The Avalanches, too?!?)

aRod

flying high

Los Angeles producer (and GDD homeboy) Falcon Punch has teamed up with New York mystery producers PIXELATED on the brand new track “Flying High”.  Here’s what Avery Henderson, aka Falcon Punch, had to say about the song:

“This song has been in the works for a long time and finally came together when I teamed up with NYC based producers PIXELATED to finish it up adding guitar, bass and several other elements to tie it all together.”

And how beautifully it all does tie together.  The combination of soothing Baelerica & mesmerizing Nina Simone sampled vocals are sure to keep you in a trance for whatever journey you may be on.  Whether it’s a top down, cross-country drive, a sail across the sea or a plane ride above the clouds, this song will most certainly keep you “Flying High”.

aRod

mapei x happy accidents
Happy Accidents‘ new remix of “Don’t Wait” by Swedish artist Mapei is a song drenched with so much sweetness, it’ll make you wanna hug whatever listening device it’s being played on.  Fret not…this isn’t an annoying, off putting brand of sappy, sugar coated sweetness.  It’s an honest, sincere, no BS type of sweetness.  Happy Accidents take the soulful love & friendship anthem and steer it into power Pop territory on their fantastic Indie Disco tinged rework.  It’s the feel good song of the moment and, for the price of a Facebook like, it’s yours for FREE.  Press ‘like’.  Feel good.

aRod

cyclist - sunrise

Like his fellow countryman Pat Lok or like English producer Clancy, Cyclist is an artist who is both well respected by his peers along with most popular dance music blogs.  Like the aforementioned gentlemen, Cyclist’s production work is always of the highest quality.  On his latest track, “Sunrise”, he teams up with Canadian chanteuse Maiko, their second collaboration (“Shine” was the first back in 2013).  While certain dance fads may come and go, Cyclist defies labels & produces the type of music that will most certainly stand the test of time.  And “Sunrise” is no exception.  With its classic Disco Soul vocals & Deep Disco/Jazz fusion groove, “Sunrise” is the type of track that you never tire of.  ”Sunrise” should keep its place amongst your music collection for many Summers to come.

“Sunrise” is out NOW via Toolroom Records.

aRod