After just hitting #1 on the Hype Machine charts earlier this week, Australian 2-man outfit, Indian Summer, are back at it with a remix for the soulful club record, “Protect,” from Modular People signee and GDD™ fav, Beni. Taking Beni’s original into dark, Techno-infused territory, Indian Summer create an engaging creepiness with their remix equipped with menacing stabs, pitched down vocals, and a half-time breakdown that sets up a dynamic second half of the tune.
Listen first below, and if you’re in Australia you can pick it up today, if you’re in the US, snag it next week.
Our buddy Doorly has been on another tear this summer — whipping up a GREAT new EP with the legend, Cajmere, for Cajual Records along with 5 new originals included in a new Toolroom Knights compilation, all while maintaining his annual summer residency at Ibiza Rocks. This week, the multifaceted producer continues his streak as we hear an exclusive preview of his new remix of Harry Romero‘s Ibiza anthem, “Tania.” Drifting the Balearic classic a little bit towards the deep end, Doorly creates a reimagined version that evokes a sense of late night/early morning play while preserving the original vibe of the early 00s House mover. This remix, along with two others from Taras Van De Voorde and Romero himself, will be available via Toolroom Records on July 28th.
Catch Doorly play alongside dirtybird boss, Claude VonStroke, this Saturday in Los Angeles at Exchange LA!
Los Angeles-based collective, RIS Labs, returns after a year hiatus with a vibey new EP from multi-instrumentalist, Give In, who we initially heard on our good bud, Eric Sharp‘s, Sharp Cuts Vol. I released on Win Records last fall. Entitled Slow Moves, Give In’s new release boasts 2 smooth, techy originals balancing incisive stabs with loungy atmospherics, creating a distinct soundscape that toes the light vs. dark line.
The EP also comes along with 2 remixes — one from Eric Sharp and the other from mysterious project, Beati Paoli, who leans far to the light side with sun-soaked synth chords and happy-hearted hum alongs. Listen to the latter remix below and snag Slow Moves next Tuesday, July 15th.
GDD™ favs, Vindata, recently hung out over at Nest HQ in Los Angeles and chatted about their inspiring hustle to get where they’ve gotten today. Check out the in-depth interview piece above!
UK Bass/House frontrunner, Champion, has released his anticipated Execution EP today on Skrillex’s free release imprint, Nest, with two original tracks that feature an all new breed of bassline. You may have heard TEED play it at The Do Lab at Coachella, or possibly on BBC Radio 1, or maybe even in one of Four Tet’s recent sets, but however you listen to it make sure you’ve got enough low end. Download both √+ tunes below and keep an eye out on Wednesday for a brand new Guest Mix from Champion.
Aussie outfit, The Aston Shuffle, self-released their Photographs album back in March which featured a host of solid vocal collaborations with the likes of Mayer Hawthorne, Joel Compass, and Kaelyn Behr along with their Australian summer Big Room smash, “Tear It Down.” Also featured on the record was a vibey vocal number titled “Back & Forth” featuring the lovely pipes of Elizabeth Rose, which has now been set up for a remix EP due out June 27th.
On the remix roster are GDD™ favs, Playmode, who complement TAS’ original with a cavernous bassline built for club play. Have a listen below.
Last weekend, the GDD™ crew took off to Palm Springs for the 2nd annual poolside festival, Splash House, where the grooviest of DJs converged for a weekend of sun-soaked tunes spanning across three venues — The Saguaro (where we spent most of our time), Hacienda, and the Hard Rock Hotel. With hundreds of Angelenos making the short drive on the 10E, Splash House proved that a summertime pool festival is not just a good idea, it’s a GREAT one. Big ups to LED and Goldenvoice for putting on a successful weekender. There’s no doubt that GDD will be back for every Splash House in the future.
Check out some of the colorful photos of the event below! Continue Reading
This Monday will see the release of the highly anticipated debut album from longtime GDD™ favorites and Techno/Electro mavens, Mumbai Science, on Lektroluv Records. The Belgian duo follow up years of quality releases like “Ancova,” “Gold,” and “Impact” with eleven new tracks under the guise of Deja Vu, staying true to their initial inspirations while allowing the lenient album format to let them color outside the lines a bit.
In advance of the record release next week, the guys have answered a few questions about Deja Vu and also kindly given us first listen on their slamming collaboration with Mixhell which definitely feels like a refreshing throwback to the late 2000s with a well-executed, converging rock meets electro vibe. Listen to “Vegas” and get some insight on the new album below.
GDD™ fav, Anna Lunoe, has released a 2-track EP today on Skrillex’s free imprint, Nest, and it’s quite the beast. The title track, “Bass Drum Dealer” or “BDD” for short, boasts some insane tribal percussion, a wicked halftime breakdown, and, of course, some √+ vocals from the Australian producer. The B-side, “Bad MF,” sees Anna Lunoe teaming up with Treasure Fingers for a West Coast House jam with pitched down vox and a mighty fine groove. As with all Nest releases, the tunes are available for free download via Nest’s Soundcloud. Get ready to hear this one out this summer. √+
The sun-drenched multi-pool party festival in Palm Springs known as Splash House is just over a week away, and you better believe we’re picking out our best swimsuits and packing up our sunscreen for the oasis event in the desert. Put on by LED and Goldenvoice, this year’s lineup boasts one of the best summertime vibes we’ve seen, and today, we’re happy to premiere a special Splash House Nite Edition mix from two dudes who know a thing or two about said vibes — LA duo, Bixel Boys.
See the full lineup here, buy tickets here and let this cultivation of tunes carry you into next weekend.
Lion King x Danny Daze – Circle of Drums (Bixel Boys Mufasa Edit)
Herve ft. Zebra Katz – Tear the House Up
Boot Action – Bosun
Sluggers – HYPR
Hunter Siegel – Waiting Up
Shiver – ID
Kayper – Out My Mind (Bixel Boys Remix)
Royksopp & Robyn – Do It Again (Moullinex Remix)
Ashton Shuffle – Tear It Down (Low Steppa Remix)
BANKS – Bedroom Wall (CRNKN Remix)
Disclosure & Friend Within – The Mechanism
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Bixel Boys – ??????