The Bixel Boys, BONES, and The Interns are storming SF early next month for the Gotta Dance Dirty Takeover at Harlot SF! Ahead of their play, The Interns have crafted a club heavy mix for Harlot SF’s weeSpin channel featuring a lot of tunes they like to play out in a given night. Full tracklist after the jump and don’t forget to RSVP if you’re comin’ out for this legendary evening of debauchery HERE.
Word on the street is that it’s Fall, and f*** that makes us sad. Summer 2015 was 10/10; so many great shows, festivals, house parties, beach seshes, hikes, drives, trips, flights, you name it we did it! With all those activities in the rear view mirror, we found it fitting to name the tunes that defined our Summer. We voted on the top 10 tracks released after March 1st that will forever send us right back to the peak of Summer 2015, and let us just say…it wasn’t easy. So without further adieu…
Tis the season for dark and moody electronic productions and Destructo delivers a mega tune just in time for his famed Fall Festival, HARD Day Of The Dead. He takes the Marshall Mather’s line “nobody listens to Techno” and adds a chugging bass line with heavy acid synths and the iconic kick snare combo to bring this monster to life. More of an homage to all the people who stuck with him while he did what he believed than a true techno tune, but that won’t stop it from getting plenty of air play this season, just you wait.
It’s jusssst about the end of Summer and Le Youth decided to squeak in one last anthem before the sun sets for good on the Summer season. It goes deeper than your favorite pool party and packs more heat than the best day at the beach. Catch Le Youth b2b Goldroom at this year’s CRSSD October Festival in San Diego and hear more of what these two Summer dons have cookin’ up!
The past month or so has seen a rise or decline in some of the biggest players in the digital music landscape. Apple Music launched, SoundCloud is…transitioning, SFX (the owners of Beatport) are in the midst of a fire sale, Tidal came and went, Spotify is plotting along, and Vinyl is on the rise (again!). Interesting times, to say the least. Below we have divided our online habits into three categories: Streaming (Paid), Streaming (Free), and Purchasing, in order to better evaluate the current state of the industry and also to offer our thoughts and aspirations for where things might go.
The productions of Craig Williams go a long way in my MP3 library – his remixes are known for taking dance pop anthems and morphing them into techno laced dance floor stompers. A hefty trait to be known for, to say the least. His latest is no exception taking Duke Dumont‘s 2015 fanfare “The Giver” and reducing it into it’s simplest four on the floor counterpart. Ripe for anytime past midnight, it’s sure to bring the ruckus to any club or festival setting.
DJ Dodger Stadium are back with a brand new track + visuals to suit and the result is another smash hit for the forward thinking Body High label heads. The simplicity of the vocal tracking on DJDS records is what strikes me as so refined, (thanks Jerome LOL) and you can really feel the idea become a song in that regard. “You don’t have to be alone,” starts out as just words and becomes a feeling invoked sonically through progressive piano riffs and mind bending synth stretches complete with sporadic yet well placed percussive patterns (thanks Samo Sound Boy). It’s intrinsic in its nature, something we first heard from their debut LP and is more refined in their second run at production.
The visuals complete the package with courtesy of Directors Daniel Pappas and Nick Walker. Pappas is responsible for a majority of the visual treatment from “Friend Of Mine” and is complimented by Walker’s portfolio of video work for FKA Twigs, Beyonce, and Freddie Gibbs. I’m sure there are a lot of interpretations available as well as people who would say I’m thinking too much, but for me, the video represents a sense of disconnect from the city/suburban life and a reunion with the primordial relationships we developed with Mother Earth and others who cherish it’s sacred nature. Also, it could just be some dogs having a bomb ass day. Either way, the message is clear, you don’t have to be alone.
Well well well, it looks like the Fantastic 4 are real after all! Monkey Safari have paired with some BIG names for the release of their latest remix EP featuring their cosmic new tune, “Walls.” Perfect for staring at the clouds, or you know, generally existing, the German duo delivers a reaffirming anthem to help guide you to the light of the dance floor. The fun doesn’t stop with the Original Mix, though, as three House music heavy-weights interpret the tune to their own taste.
Another weekend of hanging with friends in Los Angeles and talking about how f***ing hot it is as sweat drips ever so distastefully from your already over saturated brow line. Keep it cool on us this weekend, though, as we provide a new Too Hot For House Music: Summer Breeze edition, because nothing beats the slightest glimmer of some wind on your face as the sun reminds you who reigns supreme this weekend. There’s plenty of non house music vibes to go around with garage rock, surfer blues, UK indie, 70’s soul, and downtempo/RnB all properly represented in this weeks playlist. So dig in, give thanks, and stay breezy y’all.
Aptly described as “Motopony with a little stank on it,” Lonely Boy delivers a disco delight ripe for the summer season. Featuring Lonely Boy’s stimulating synths and one funked out bassline, he makes sure to leave room for the Motopony vocals to walk it out. Reminiscent of Modest Mouse on a spicy one, add this to your sunny day playlist and let the good times roll.