With a big festival week on our hands, we went behind the emerald curtain and into the studio with Hook N Sling to watch him break down his recent remix of The Presets‘ “Fall”. From the synth leads to bassline, from buildup to the drop, watch (above) as the Aussie producer takes the original vocal and sends it straight to the main stage…
GDD favorites Pleasurekraft are back with a HUGE collab release with friends Jaceo and Vedic, unleashing the brutally infectious tech house their known for. Here’s what they had to say:
“On the heels of our “American Hustle” EP – we are back with our boys Jaceo & Vedic – this time on Bitten Records with our ’313 (Detroit Calling)’ EP. Named after the city’s area code – lyrically the track is an homage to the city’s resilience in the face of constant hardships – to give birth to a musical genre and movement that has touched the lives of millions around the world.
The flip side – “212″ is not actually named after New York City’s dialing code as one might suspect – but is rather the temperature (in fahrenheit) that water turns from a liquid into a gas (pretty fucking hot). The words – courtesy of the one and only Ray Winstone – from the incredible film “Sexy Beast” – underscore that hot feeling we’ve all experienced in our favorite neighborhood ‘sweat on the walls’ nightclub. Ok so maybe it wasn’t 212 fahrenheit in the club – but you get the point!”
Detroit’s Berlin-based Jimmy Edgar is on a mission to manifest dance culture on a level deeper than any bass can drop. Synthesizing his passions for esoteric philosophy and ‘90s club music, Edgar announces a new EP, label launch, and special projects with fellow multimedia mystics Machinedrum and Pilar Zeta.
The belgian dynamic duo Mumbai Science are back on the scene with another forthcoming 1975 EP on Lektroluv, this time creating a hilarious karaoke like video for the B-side single “Models.” Smiley face censored human beings dance atop uptempo light-hearted techno while an auto-type esque woman’s voice chants out the names of super models from around the world. A really funny video thats probably great for background visuals during sets, check it out above and look out for the release coming June 24th!
The clouds have finally broken as HARD maestro Destructo has finally dropped his much anticipated HIGHER EP today, being released on both OWSLA and Boysnoize Records (and making for one hell of a debut). CO-produced with U-Tern, The EP single features a special extended mix, along with 2 monstrous remixes from Tommy Trash and Brodinski, both flexing their styles respectively onto the already anthemic original. The package also includes the B side “2112″, which highlights Destructo’s obsession with technology and futuristic sounds as the bouncing bass ebbs and flows from beginning to end.
Listen below, and make sure to pick up the EP today on Beatport!
In the next installment of his Hot Sex giveaway series, Valentino Khan shows us an uptempo side of his production – perhaps an influence of his recent tour w/ The Bloody Beetroots? Or just his transformation into new genres? This is definitely a high-energy rollercoaster ride, even villainous in its tone! Listen for yourself and grab it below…
The Vancouver native Sleepy Tom has quickly made a name for himself with his viral remixes across the blogosphere and an especially wide supported take on Diplo’s “Set It Off”. Today, his debut original EP was just released worldwide on Fool’s Gold Records, already gaining support from the likes of A-Trak, Mat Zo, GTA, and Style Of Eye (to name only a few). I gave this a listen today and haven’t been able to pick a favorite – these are all seriously huge tracks that we can guarantee you’ll hear across the festival circuit this summer. Check them out below, and pick up the Currency EP today on Beatport!
Last summer the trifecta of Porter Robinson, The M Machine, and Mat Zo set out on a 2 month bud tour across North America, unleashing not only a wave of incredible music but also reflecting the energy fused from the 3 acts in unison. This 23 minute mini-doc depicts a great tale of life on the road, how everything comes together and how everything came to be.
ALSO – Big shout outs on this to our dear homies The M Machine on this tour who not only are still doing what we know them best for (5:36 – pedestrians hunting out good coffee) but also show everyone that they are their own roadies in every sense of the duty. PLUS – rockin the GDD shirt @ 9:16! When it all comes together, it made for a memorable summer tour that was like no other for these young and talented individuals.
One of our favorite Aussies has just written his main stage answer to the summer. The man, the myth Wax Motif has yet again created a monster; this soars into a buildup only to then let you flail across a grinding and winding bassline through the entire track. The cosmic-like breakdown then lets you catch your brain before then pushing you out into a melodic finish. Definitely worth the FREE download below….
It’s time for the weekend – and what better way to kick it off with a special HARD edition of The Dirt, bringing you (15) tracks to pump all the way through. We welcome the HARD bossman Destructo to the selection, along with his #2, mister D BELL himself and our very own BONES. Some of these you can download (where you see the DL link given), but some you just have to listen and wait because they’re either too good to be FREE or their quite frankily not even out yet. All in all, gems abound. Dig in, my weekend warriors.