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The Exceeder phenom Mason has been on a tear lately with a revival in house cuts, and his first release for 2017 is no substitute. He’s teamed up with our favorite Aussie gang from Sweat It Out to bring you his Everybody EP on their sub-imprint Club Sweat. Here’s what the boys had to say about the tunes and the dude himself:

“He’s one of our regulars.”
Joe The Bar Tender – said about Tom, a guy seen often at the bar.

“See him out here all the time. He’s a local.”
Sarah The Surfer – said about Jason, a guy that surfs at her local break..

“She’s here all the time.”
Grace The Fruiterer – said about Jacky, a girl that buys fruit from her all the time.

“He’s at the top nearly all the time.”
Johnny The Beatport Dude – said about MASON.

NOW – while these all may be hypothetical statements based on imagined conversations rather than actual conversations, imagination can often be based on truth and for sure, our boy MASON, Holland’s sweatiest export, is what one might call a Beatport chart hustler, a guy that hits that Top 100 on the reg – a guy that makes tunes as well as Germany makes cars, a guy that’s had number ones and countless top 10s and top 100’s – a guy that has an EP right here, right now, on our beloved CLUB SWEAT.

so….without further adieu.
Here are two little puppies that will no doubt be doing what he does…….Johnny The Beatport Dude – u know what we mean.

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Our buds over at Main Course kick off the new year with SNACKS 17, a massive compilation from some of the best rising talent in the scene. Packed with everything that’ll hit from your house to the club to the rave, it’s weapon ready across the board. We we’re happy to get the green light on premiering LA native Chris Bushnell‘s lead off track “Whistler”, and believe us – it gets things pumping real quick. We caught up with the man himself, who filled us in on how the song came to be:

My style is tough to define. I like that. Whistler’s just another example of this. I started the track in a Chicago airport after sleeping through boarding and missing my flight. Seven failed stand-by attempts later, and I’m wonk-ing the fuck out in an empty delta terminal with blood coming out of my ears…

The question is “how would you describe the song”… It’s wonky. It’s energetic. It’s unstable at points. It’s purposely basic. The vocal is borderline dumb, and to many, the drop sounds out of key… I’m cool with all of these because whatever you wanna call it, it sounded different and got me moving. That’s all I really care about. So enjoy this one and the rest of SNACKS 17.

Listen and grab the (week-long) FREE DOWNLOAD below!

Pick up the full Main Course SNACKS 17 compilation on all DSPs:
iTunes | Spotify | Amazon | Beatport

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21-year-old Swedish producer Kasbo has been building a steady fanbase with non-stop remixes this year leading into his recent single “Call”. He’s doing a very exclusive run of 2 US dates over the New Year weekend including a stop at SnowGlobe music festival in Lake Tahoe, California and to celebrate, he’s shared his first mix ever. The 40 minute collection of tracks features some of his favorite tracks right now and a majority of his own originals and remixes including an unreleased original to finish it off!

Catch Kasbo in the US over the holidays:

SnowGlobe Music Festival – Lake Tahoe, CA | 12/29
Decadence Music Festival – Denver, CO | 12/30

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Can’t end the year without a little more sweat! Our aussie brethren label Sweat It Out has dished out the Club Sweat Workout Series Volume 2, the follow up compilation featuring some young guns from our side of the planet – a devilish medley of bass driven belters and upfront house music. Here’s what the Sweat crew had to say about the release:

Hard to believe Sweat It Out began nearly 9 years ago (feeling old – ouch). At the time, we debated whether the origin of the name was because we used to eat hot thai food on a Tuesday with the goal of sweating out the weekend (weird that we didn’t think this should have been done on a Monday but I digress), or whether it was because of the amount of sweat AJAX would let out whilst dj’ing.

What we did agree on was a love of sweaty basements and music for such surrounds. Our WORKOUT SERIES epitimises exactly that.

Here we present 5 tunes that are made for clubs of around 200 people, with sweat dripping off the ceiling and heads turned slightly sideways. Shall we say, where we feel most at home.

Big love to SMALLTOWN DJs, RUMPUS, J.WORRA, COSELLA, FROM DROP TILL DAWN, LYNDON KIDD, and last but not least, BRILLSTEIN – you all killed it!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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:

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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

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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.

Listen below, and grab it on Beatport here

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