The third installment in the Official HARD Summer Mix series features none other than House legend Felix Da Housecat and his signature brand of give no fucks dance music. With just about every genre of house represented in this mix, dig in and take a ride with a real OG as he gets you in the mood for the #pinkTENT vibes at #HSMF16. Catch Felix alongside other noteable House acts; Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, Andhim, Superflu, Justin Jay, Ardalan, and Will Clarke. Tickets still available at www.hardsummer.com!
The Australian electronic outfit, The Avalanches, have had plenty of time to craft a follow up album to their critically acclaimed Freshmen LP, “Since I Left You.” With rumors circulating in the press dating back to 2011 regarding their Sophomore production, it’s about time some music is finally starting to surface. With members coming and going in the 16 years that have elapsed since their first crack at it, it’s peculiar to see the group transition to a more hip-hop oriented vibe after the overtly house oriented, “Since I Left You.” Check out the visual treatment for the MF DOOM and Danny Brown single, “Frankie Sinatra,” and peep the vinyl preview via XL Recordings below! The vinyl is available for pre-order ahead of it’s July 8th release HERE.
The pathway to stardom hasn’t always been paved for the Baghdad born Motez, but uprooting to Adelaide certainly accelerated his curiosities and access to the dance music culture. With early roots listening to Jean Michel Jarre and an affinity for the abstract and out of the ordinary, Motez shaped his musical belief system on a rejection of predictability. His signature brand of dance music is a proper representation of his talents as a producer intent on leaving his own unique mark on the house music community. Currently celebrating 10 years of living in Adelaide, we recently got the chance to wrack his brain on the current political landscape plaguing Sydney nightclubs, how his tour setup is evolving, and what keeps his creative juices flowing. Continue Reading
One of the most venerable trio’s in the music business at the moment are set to bring their world renowned acoustic show to the Hollywood Bowl this weekend after an incredible two night stint at The Greek Theater some years ago. I was there when it first went down, and I’m glad this concept was expanded upon so more fans would have the chance to be touched by the music of Jono, Pavo, and Tony.
While I will not be in attendance this weekend, I can’t help but become enamored with the latest release off their Acoustic II LP, “No One On Earth.” Bone chillingly beautiful, and hauntingly graceful, I can’t help but dream about the good times that could have been this weekend. For those unable to make it as well, look out for the full Acoustic II LP released on June 3rd.
Once dubbed by Mixmag as their “Future Hero,” the UK based Denney returns to a label he holds dear to his heart. His latest EP, Visualize, is framed around the many different aspects of the night, he says “All the tracks were approached slightly differently when I was making them, I was aiming them for different parts of the night and inspired by different dance floors.” The title track, as premiered below, sets the tone with a house driven beat and heady vocals that would transcend any dance floor scenario. With a bit of an acid break at the end, “Visualize” kicks off his latest EP with a bang so be sure to cop when it’s released on May 27th on the legendary Crosstown Rebels.
It’s been a long time coming for Gotta Dance Dirty’s own Shae B, the featured vocalist behind Free Slice‘s recent rendition of Drake’s smash hit, “One Dance.” The trio crafts a unique twist to the current Billboard Hot 100 #1 with a little bit of Southern California funk and just the right amount of deep dance drive. Ripe for spicy Summer nights and cool enough for the day time heat, it’s hard to imagine a time you wouldn’t want these vibes around. So cop the free download and spread the love around!
DAVI is no stranger to the Crosstown Rebels sub-label, Rebellion. With his latest EP, Metropolis, slated to be released on May 20th, it brings about the final chapter to his historically inclined series on the London imprint. We are fortunate enough to bring you a little taste of what to expect with the exclusive stream of “Change Your Life,” the second track off the upcoming EP. Ripe for the late night, it’s a tale of letting go as much as it is a tune that helps you find yourself. With intergalactic synth arpeggios woven across the barreling bass line, DAVI brings you home without you ever having left in the first place.
The Summer season is upon us and the lineups are already lookin’ HOT! The Well LA just announced the first lineup of their Summer pool party series, WAVEY, and it just so happens to fall on Memorial Day. So take a load off and come beat the heat at The Mondrian with Todd Edwards, Juan Maclean, Thee Mike B, The Interns, and Coco Disco. It’s sure to be some good clean sexy fun…Tickets are $10 with RSVP so don’t miss out and follow the instructions HERE.
Maybe it was all the great bands at Coachella this past weekend, or maybe it’s the sweltering heat that’s found its way back to Southern California but by golly gosh it’s getting too damn hot for house music. We’ve decided to beat the heat with an early Summer edition of our Too Hot 4 House Music series featuring plenty of indie, alternative, rock, and some blues to keep you feeling cool and collected. Big ups to SoCal’s own Burger Records for some strong recent releases and shoutout to Black Pistol Fire and Dreaming Bull for tracks that have stood the test of time. The second half settles more in the indie, folk, singer/songwriter realm with additions from City & Colour, RY X, and Julien Baker as well as some R&B from JMSN and rising star Anderson Paak.
Timo Mass first heard “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five” in 2009 when his friend/agent, David Levy, was playing it for him in his house in Ibiza. For James Teej it was outside the studio with Mass right before a week long studio session took place. It’s the German countryside and “Chef Timo” has prepared a magical spread complete with top shelf wines. They had all of the multitrack from the original 1973 studio session master tapes, and the time was right. Teej later tells Billboard, “It probably still is to this day the most amazing and beautiful week’s of studio time in my life.” Continue Reading