Crookers‘ “Heavy” has been on serious rotation since Phra unleashed it last month. Aptly named, the single due out March 23rd hits some lower than low spots, with an undeniable, eclectic Crookers bounce and NSFW second build. Prior to the release, Crookers has called upon Parisian producer, Donovans, for a remix of the bass-heavy tune, and he’s stuck with the #HEAVY vibe while adding some new flavor in as well. This isn’t the first time Crookers and Donovans have linked up either, as you might remember Donovans reworked Crookers’ “Hummus” back in 2011 for the Mad Decent release. Have a listen to the new one below. √+
BIG 1 this Saturday as Shadow Child makes his debut Los Angeles performance along with UMEK and Groovebox at Exchange in DTLA and our very own BONES opening up the room. The night should be filled with all the House, Techno, and Bassline you can handle, and we’re happy to announce that we will be giving away an UMEK package including tickets, CD, merch, and a meet&greet with the stalwart producer.
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After giving us the stream a few weeks back to his title track for the Stronger EP released last week on Black Butter Records, Kidnap Kid has posted up the B-side titled “Like You Used To” to the A+ release. Vocal-laden and emotional, “Like You Used To” is a beautiful production from the UK producer, leaving the dance floor behind and including all of the qualities of a top notch headphone song. Check out “Stronger” here and stream this easy listening jam below. √+
Here we are in the 3rd week of WUKILEAKS — the 9 part bootleg download series brought to you by the talented and oh-so creative, Wuki. After setting his sights on Mystikal and Telefon Tel Aviv the past 2 weeks, the Colorado-based producer has now drifted into the Pop realm for his third giveaway, adding a booty-shaking, breaks vibe to Mariah Carey’s 2005 jam with Jermaine Dupri, “Shake It Off.” To be honest, I hadn’t heard the original from Mariah in years and this revamp from Wuki is currently bringing back some sweet, sweet high school memories for me. Download here and stream below! √+
This Saturday, the legend known as Danny Tenaglia will be playing an extended set at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles. With 30 years of DJing under his belt, Tenaglia is one of the most preeminent working DJs of all time, and we’re excited to see what he has selected to play for us this weekend.
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And have a listen to this Boiler Room mix from Danny originally broadcasted from his loft in Long Island!
Brighton’s aashton has solidified himself on my personal ‘ones to watch’ list as of late, boasting official remixes in 2013 for top labels Get Physical and Kitsuné along with an EP on the tasteful Body Work imprint. Next up in his release schedule is the Show You EP forthcoming on Loungin’ Recordings which puts aashton’s deeper House and Garage talents on display, with 2 originals and 2 remixes that round out one hell of a vibe.
Today we’re excited to share the second original from the release, “If I’d Known,” which teeters gracefully along the lines of deep and nu disco, with lighthearted synth work skipping nimbly underneath sexy sax riffs and emotive vocals that flip pitches for an effect that’s producing many feels over here. Have a listen below and check the rest of the EP & pre-order the 12″ here. √+
New York-based vocalist, Alison Valentine, will be releasing her anticipated debut EP, Swimming Pool Sounds, this spring after garnering some substantial buzz over the past year with support incoming from all directions including play on BBC Radio 1 and nice words from The Fader and Nylon Magazine. In advance of the EP release, Valentine has teased the first single, “Curious,” along with this remix below from longtime GDD™ favorite, Shinichi Osawa.
While you might remember past remixes and originals from Shinichi shaking your walls with his brand of Electro-meets-Rock madness, the remix he’s put together for Valentine’s “Curious” is all vibes, with shimmering Nu Disco synths and a thick bassline that rolls on throughout while Valentine’s vocals sit neatly atop. Keep an eye out for Valentine’s EP out this spring as well as more Disco-influenced productions from Osawa!
So excited to get some proper hangs in with the dude, Cassian, next month in Miami! Ahead of the big time Sweat It Out event down there in March (which you’ll hear more about today), Cass has sent over a brilliant rework of the Cajmere classic, “Brighter Days,” cutting up the ever-familiar vocal and repositioning it above a sea of hi hats and on-point, rolling House drums. The rework comes as Cassian’s second musical offering this week as he also just unveiled his official remix for Kraak & Smaak‘s “Love Inflation” which you can check out below and pick up next week on Jalapeño Records. √+
The second installment of Wuki‘s 9-part download series, WUKILEAKS, is out today, and this time the Denver-based producer takes on an old inspiration with Telefon Tel Aviv‘s “My Week Beats Your Year,” touching up the 2004 tune with a more club-friendly vibe. Wuki chops up the original and rearranges it nicely into a breaks meets glitch rework, taking Telefon Tel Aviv to a level that I’d never imagined. Give him a like on Facebook to download and stream below!
It’s pretty impressive that London production duo, letthemusicplay, have kept their identities sealed for this long. Working with folks like UTRB, Todd Edwards, Alex Gopher, John Dahlback, RAC, Joe Goddard, and more, it’s quite obvious that whoever is behind this has some pull, so it’s admirable that the guys, or girls, have stuck to the original ethos of the project and have truly let the music play.
Following the release of the remix EP for “Our Town” today on Greco Roman, letthemusicplay will release their latest single “Bright” a week from today on Junkdog Records along with a wild remix from GDD™ favorites, Psychemagik, who have recently made their way into the deep end with a signing to Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels. While the title and lyrics might lead you to believe you’re in for a sunny tune, you may find yourself in the darkness with this one. Give it a listen below.