2014 running out, and all we can look forward to is the new year – awaiting what new artists, albums, and tracks will emerge. Well, we’ve discovered a gem to keep your ear on. We present to you Foreign & Domestic, a mysterious new project driven by the G House and Ghetto-tech movements. We can’t say much about their identity, but we can tell you they are ready for 2015 with a barrage of new music – 9 originals and 4 remixes right off the bat. If the most anthemic of hip hop and the deeper depths of bass house were locked in a room, the resulting product would be this project. Their December mini mix showcases all 13 tracks, and you can download the Tiga ‘Bugatti’ and Diplo/Alvaro ’6th Gear’ remixes here too! Grab em below, and watch out for Foreign & Domestic as the new year unfolds…
tiga – bugatti (foreign & domestic bootleg remix)
bobby shmurda – hot nigga (foreign & domestic bootleg remix)
foreign & domestic – clothes, bankrolls and hoes (original mix)
foreign & domestic – all we want (original mix)
foreign & domestic – like dat (original mix)
yellow claw – legends (foreign & domestic bootleg remix)
foreign & domestic – smoke things (original mix)
foreign & domestic – the way (original mix)
foreign & domestic – no coming back (original mix)
foreign & domestic – don’t stop (original mix)
diplo, alvaro feat. kstylis – 6th gear (malik mustache vs. foreign & domestic bootleg remix)
foreign & domestic – batou (original mix)
foreign & domestic – flak jacket (original mix)
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It’s been solid 2014 for the Philly-based phenom Louis Futon – he’s championed remixes for the likes of Mos Def, Wiz Khalifa, and Future, along with chart-topping originals ‘Mojito‘, ‘Sir Rock‘ and the recent ‘Cold Love‘ with Jay Alexzander. Our boy isn’t leaving the year without giving you a taste of whats to come for 2015… his forthcoming ‘DRNUK’ just dropped on soundcloud and has passed 60k plays in only 48 hours.
The vibes ride high in this ambient downtempo journey through what feels like an intoxicated trip of melody, percussion and a distant Drake vocal sample from P. Reigns original ‘DNF’. Listen below and get lost down the bottle, then wake up next year when it drops for free download…
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New York natives Solidisco are back on the scene with trifecta of funk, dropping (3) FREE tracks in their Ready Look Choose giveaway EP. Used throughout their DJ sets this year, the EP is a fun handful of high energy disco house tracks, as well as a great way to close out the year for the duo. Enjoy!
BOOM! Back by popular demand Thee Cool Cats deliver their follow up release on Sleazy G – this time it’s with their homey Bijou sampling some current heavyweight business to bring you their Ball Out EP. Hard hitting as always the Sleazy G business kicks off with ‘Ball Out’, a booty shaking slab of house music with killer hits, floor smacking bass and sampling the heavy Bobby Smurda! ‘Shut Up’ comes in hot with cool hits, smacking synth stabs and that infectious bass throughout with thee killer cool cat sound. The EP is already being supported from the likes of Amine Edge & Dance, Destructo, Worthy, Golf Clap, Sharam Jey, Sander Kleinenberg and many more… listen below and pick it up NOW on Beatport!
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After almost a year of reclusion from releases, the funk driven phenom Griz is back on the beats with a forthcoming album and a new single to get to kick it off. The track features soulful vocals from Orlando Napier, carried by a genre-bending groove that covers the spectrum from jazz, blues, rock and electronic. And the man himself was so excited to share it with his fans he had to include a little note about it:
“FINALLY!!! I am so so so so so stoked to release new music! It has been such a busy year and I am very proud to finally give you guys a listen and free download to my first single “A Fine Way to Die” featuring my good compadre Orlando Napier! Between recording horn lines, drums, writing guitar lines, and recording the most killin vocals, this song took a full year to make. I really hope you guys enjoy this monster of a tune!!! Get the funk down!”
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The Miami based Sluggers have brought a classic back from the dead and created a monster. The anthemic “Get Yourself High” by The Chemical Brothers has helped paved the way in electronic music today, and Sluggers pay homage in their new version. Keeping the spookiness of the original, they add a dark and techy feel with a rolling bassline and that compliments the techno driven lead and “chemical” stabs. Listen below, and be on the lookout for when the download drops!
Option4 is man of many hats, but he’s proved to us this year that he wears the remix cap on tight – we’re excited to bring you the exclusive premiere of his latest flip on Norwegian band Kid Astray‘s new single “Back To The Ordinary”. Keeping the integrity of the indie pop driven original, Option4 delivers just enough deep end and the result is a subtly jackin bassline and haunting lead. This has winter vibes written all over it, so listen below and bundle up to this one!
Continuing today in the season of giving, we have for you yet another FREE download from the likes of up and comers Good Life. They recently had us swoon with their cover of Calvin Harris, and this time they bring deep tropical vibes to the house anthem ‘Show Me Love’. Fans of Booka Shade, Thomas Jack and French Express will be all over this one – listen
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To celebrate his day of birth, the Vancouver based Pat Lok offers up a deeper flip of Usher’s anthem “Yeah”. The original’s vocals got any party started, and with the house vibes delivered on this version it’ll be sure to keep it going into the afterhours…
Today is my birthday so I wanted to give you something as a small token of my appreciation – this flip of Usher’s club classic. Thank you so much for all your support this year and hopefully you’ll stick with me for what comes next. 2015 is shaping up to be very exciting and I look forward to seeing you on a dancefloor soon! - Pat Lok
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Riding a tremendous response to his Wicked Games Edit, the UK to LA house mogul Chris Lake continues to celebrate the season of giving with another FREE download for your arsenal. When he heard the new Prince record FUNKNROLL, he fell in love and set out to make something he could play in the clubs. Think jackin house with a dirtybird vibe. The result is this uptempo energetic flip – bubbly, fat, and fit to bring down the house. The legendary Prince gets an infectious edit guaranteed to make your booty pop!
OOKAY – OHHH!!!!!!! This is so sick!!
Umek – Hell of an edit!! I will play this big time
Glenn Morrison – Love it man and full support on my end. Really fresh feel on this one.
Mark Knight – This is wicked dude.!!!
Prok & Fitch – Nice, thanks dude. These sound like proper Lakey beats:-)
David Guetta – Very cool, thank you. DG
GTA - wooo!! wow this edit is awesome!
Kaskade – Oh man I REALLY love this! thanks for sending
Oliver heldens- Awesome! can I put this in my radio show ?
Michael Woods - thank you sir! hope you don’t mind me slipping this in me podcast? It’s rude! Put as my #1
AN21 – Love it! Putting it in size radio
CHRIS LAKE ORIGINS TOUR 2015
JAN 16 – Bijou – Boston, MA
JAN 17 – Avalon – Los Angeles, CA
JAN 23 – Flames Central – Calgary, AB
JAN 24 – Celebrities – Vancouver, BC
JAN 31 – Mixx @ Borgata – Atlantic City, NJ
FEB 06 – Cielo – New York, NY
FEB 14 – Audio – San Francisco, CA
MAR 20 – U Street Music Hall – Washington DC
+ MORE DATES TBA
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