We’ve had an absolute blast curating the WIDE AWAKE Art Car Stage at New York and Chicago the past month, and this weekend, it’s time for the holy grail of Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas. We’ve put together a great lineup for this Saturday the 22nd, with sets from GDD™ homies like Wax Motif, Bixel Boys, Craig Williams, and Astronomar, who has put together a killer minimix to give you a taste of his set Saturday night. Download the mix below, and read on for the tracklist and full GDD™ stage lineup.
While it was a bit rainy and cold in Chicago for the midwest stop of Electric Daisy Carnival last month, it was still an absolute blast. We had the chance to see some great sets, including one from our friend Tittsworth who played the Bass Pod on that Saturday evening, and we’re happy to announce that he happened to record the entire thing and is sharing it with us all this morning. Featuring a grip of Tittsworth’s own bassy originals and remixes, this live recording should be a great mood-setter if you’re planning on turnin’ up in Vegas for EDC this weekend.
Gesaffelstein has put thousands of dollars into the music video for his new single “Pursuit” out today on Bromance, and it really shows. The video accompaniment to Gesa’s Techno tune is done impeccably well, creating an interest matched by a simultaneous uneasiness — making it difficult to look away until the very end. Watch it here and pick up “Pursuit” on iTunes.
While the London duo, SNAKEHIPS, still haven’t revealed their identities, their music is rapidly being recognized around the world, including a biggup from Flume and a spot on iTunes Top 15 Electronic chart for their maiden single, “On & On,” which we posted about back in April. As the guys announced on their Soundcloud, they’ve put together this little beat called “Make It” to tide us over until their next single, which I’m expecting to be a top 5 summer tune, no doubt.
GDD™ homie shae b. is back in action with a follow up to her first installment of her ‘stripped down‘ mixtape series, once again taking some of the best of the deep and arranging it very well. ‘stripped down pt. II’ features a sultry selection of Shae’s current musical interests including tunes from Danny Daze, Huxley, George Fitzgerald, and more. She’ll be coming along with us this month to play the GDD™ x Wide Awake Art Car at EDC Las Vegas, so if you’re out there, make sure to come by and check her out. Listen/download below and find the tracklist after the jump.
Luca Venezia is taking some time off his Drop The Lime project to focus on what he calls “New Gotham House” under his longtime side project moniker, Curses. He’s hitting the ground running with an unbelievable new 2-track EP due out on Marble June 24th, featuring “So Good” as well as a massive collaboration with Surkin, Para One, and Canblaster titled “Deep In The Night.” Preview “So Good” below and have a listen to the √+ guest mix that Luca put together for big time Curses supporters, Skream & Benga.
On deck for this week’s GDD™ Guest Mix is Los Angeles-based producer, Jean Raw, who has been churning out successful remixes over the past few months for names like Rhye, Sam Smith, and even Sly and the Family Stone. His musical selection tends to lean toward the emotional, sensual side of House music, bringing in deep, vocal vibes into much of this mix. If you’re into it, keep a close watch on this guy’s Soundcloud. Lots of potential in Jean Raw…
The last few months have been huge for Duke Dumont. With features on almost all of the main music outlets (spotify, beatport, itunes, Vevo to name a few) and tons of press and support from the likes of Steve Aoki, Armand Van Helden, Porter Robinson, Treasure Fingers, Switch, Clockwork/RL Grime, Todd Edwards, Amtrac, Calvin Harris, and Tommie Sunshine it’s really no surprise that Disclosure have recently joined the ranks of those in support of Dukes biggest track to date “Need U 100%” with AME.
Today on Sara Cox’s BBC Radio 1 live show, the Disclosure brothers were joined by none other than Sam Smith to perform this amazing cover of Duke’s classic tune. With ties to detroit techno, classic disco and and chicago house it’s awesome to see a fantastic track getting the recognition it deserves. Now, if we could only get it onto mainstream radio in the US….
Catch the live performance here - starts at 2:13:00
The duo donning Storm Trooper masks known as Lazerdisk Party Sex have put together a remix for GDD™ fav, Keys N Krates, for the forthcoming Treat Me Right EP out on Dim Mak Records June 11th along with additional remixes from Thugli and Grandtheft. Chad and Zack (of LDPS) utilize Moombah drums to open up a chopped, Pop-oriented vocal from Keys N Krates, creating a catchiness reminiscent of their big hit with Diplo, “Set It Off.” Preview it here first.