Upon Access was only founded this year but already it is a label with a reputation for putting out great new music. Curated by Australian producer and DJ Made in Paris, the label’s next release is from brand new singing Somersault. He is a young producer who has come a long way from working as a funk guitarist to producing music played on international festival stages and securing hits in the Beatport Top 100.
Stampede goes first and is a slick and spacious deep tech cut with a writing synth line that snakes about above smooth drums. Smeared pads add real scale to the cut and help suck you right in to the midst of the spaced out groove. Finishing it off in style are some harmonious melodies that stick long in the brain. On the flip you’ll find It’s Erotic, another sensual groove that is rooted in deep and rubbery drums. This one has more textured synths and heavenly pads all adding up to a roomy tune that will make your hairs stand on end thanks to its subtly epic intentions. Somersault is sure to have secured another hit here with another fine release. The EP is already supported from the likes of Laurent Garnier, Oliver Schories, Sossa, DJ Karotte and more. Listen below!
Riding high off their mighty BBQ tour, the infamous Dirtybird clan has set their dials for full speed towards the 2nd annual Dirtybird Campout this weekend. The 3-day excursion secluded in southern California features summer-camp games and activities (you’re literally assigned a Dirtybird camp counselor), a comedy stage, after hours, endless BBQ, refreshments, and of course friends and familiar DJs from around the world.
One of the best things about the campout is the the musically-educated crowd it attracts. As a festival celebrating the Dirtybird sound, fans flock from all over with a positive easy-going candor that reflects the music that will carry all weekend long. Needless to say, vibes will be 10/10.
The Dirtybird campout has just officially SOLD OUT, but tickets may still be available if you know how to keep your ear to the ground. To get you ready for the madness, rinse through a selection of live sets from last years campout below!
With about two weeks left till the unveiling of a much anticipated compilation release from LA/Paris based house label, Homerun House, up to bat is Gerry Gonza and Ania Iwinska with “Let Me Dip.” This original mix encompasses popular 909 snare rolls with a sweet driving bass that is sure to steer the evening into a night we’ll make poor decisions to. It’s the second track out on the brand new label that is home to some of house’s heavy hitters including Loud Luxury and Slowbødy who we spoke of last June. Start counting down the days and cop this FREE DOWNLOAD below!
The weekend has arrived and so has new music! The mysterious and elusive Slowbødy strikes again with a sinister remix for Loukoko – a drum driven take that pounds atop grimey vocals from UK rapper Venor NRS. The product is ready for war and any hard-hitting set! Grab it below for FREE DOWNLOAD:
TGIF! Put some wiggle in your weekend with the little house heater “We’re All Friends” from NY to LA transplant Sean Glass and collaborator Jay Xero. Their little medley features a cheeky but infectious vocal from Rocko Rochee that dances atop a hypnotic groove all the way through. Sean told us “‘We’re All Friends’ picks up on the real spirit of house music – inclusion. House music is a color and gender blind community that simply seeks to connect.”
“I’ve been reading GDD for more than a decade, always admiring their tastes. Thankfully, I’ve since had the pleasure of playing with Bones, Tropicool, ARod, and becoming friends with Toks, Jonah and the whole crew. I’ve always been so much in sync with all of their tastes, so I’m really happy to have my production featured on the blog, and hopefully I’ll hear it in their sets soon!” – Sean Glass
Our GDD friend and familiar Craig Williams has put in overtime to make a name for himself in the techno-sphere, tallying up releases on Motorik, Nervous, Sweat It Out, NEST (OWSLA) – not to mention hosting numerous production tutorials on his YouTube channel and giving away serious tricks of the trade. His newest release “Believe It” just dropped this week on the Toronto-based imprint BADLQQK, and the Aussie held nothing back on this jackin’ techno heater. Here’s what he had to say about it:
I definitely went for a more minimal feel than before. I had been listening to a load of great classic producers like Robert Hood, cajmere and green velvet to name a few and i think the the house vibe just crept in. The song defiantly developed from choosing a select number of machines in the studio and just jamming out.
Since recovering from a severe car crash, the Parisian future-house aficionado Tchami has announced his own record imprint called Confession, celebrating its launch with a free compilation and releasing one track at a time. Today they just dropped a new one from the mysterious producer known as Malaa, and its all the hood inspired house you could want from the French phenom.
In case you missed the first release on Confession, it came from the low end stylings of French Canadian artist ANGELZ:
The Aussie house gangster Hey Sam is back at it with a dangerous club flip of Ayo Alex’s new single Want it featuring Juicy Jay and we were all over it before we even got the nod on this premiere… here’s what the young gun had to say about it:
“AYO Alex hit me up to do this remix and I jumped on it straight away as I’m a big fan of his original version but it’s a little too heavy for my DJ sets. My version is more stripped back, bassline driven and I’ve found it has plenty of impact in the clurrrbbb.. Also stoked that Uprise Music have let me release this for free download.”
Inspiration can strike at any time, whether in a positive or negative light. The mysterious young gun known as JOYRYDE has channeled his anger into his production and creating a beast of a track built on a fusion of bass house and hip hop, with piping energy all the way through. The result is Hari Kari, the Japanese term for a ritualistic suicide method of Samurai – but today that deadly act comes in the form of a free download. Listen to his words and grab it below!
“Yo Rydrz. someone made me feel not so happy a few weeks back and this record is the result.. When the world fucks with you CRANK THIS SHIT and HARI KARI those f**xx… Stay fresh team.. J” – JOYRYDE
Emerging as a dominant brand in Los Angeles, Minimal Effort will return this Halloween to create a haven for dance music connoisseurs with no boundaries once again. A certain commonality will exist between those in attendance, those that are performing, and the entities that may or may not be present. Three stages will be curated for your enjoyment and entertainment and hosted by some of the most extraordinary brands in dance music. A plethora of artists will provide sounds for your enjoyment, some of which will be known to many and some which might be unknown to all. Taking place at the magnificent Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, this is not going to be your ordinary Halloween event. For nearly 30 years, Belasco Theater was resurrected as a church and rumor has it that phantom footsteps were heard by members of the congregation coming from the stage as well as odd rustling sounds from back stage when the area was completely empty. A former organist tried to explain these sounds and believed that people actually heard a very elderly lady who lived under the stage who was “inherited” from the previous church. Occasional sightings of this woman eventually diminished and she did as well. Her true identity was never known and her spirit may still linger until this day. The sounds you hear might not be coming from the speakers, the essence you feel might not be from within, the spirit you embrace might not be your own. Get ready for the most magnificent and extravagant Minimal Effort yet and proceed with caution.