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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.
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
???? & ???? – ????? (Bixel Boys Remix)
Bixel Boys – ??????
Everything about ROOM8 is throwback in the best possible way — their sound, the way they personally describe their music, the artwork…everything. It’s like taking a ride back into the 80s on a flying keytar — soaring through the galaxy with New Wave synth riffs whizzing all around you. You’ll see what I mean in their new release out today on Win Music, teaming up with Canadian duo Electric Youth for the nostalgic A-side, “Visions Of You.” The title track is bundled up with the top notch B-side, “Geo,” and a pair of remixes from Plastic Plates and Miami Nights. Have a listen to all 4 below. √+
Ahead of his set this Saturday with Skream at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles, Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus shed some light on a number of interesting topical subjects, with a bit of info on his new album out next year, a busy summer festival schedule, and a positive outlook on the future of underground music.
Ahead of his anticipated set this Friday for the Los Angeles stop of the APEX North American Tour, dirtybird booty-mover and outspoken pizza enthusiast, Justin Martin, will be answering your questions on Reddit for a special edition AMA. He will be fielding your questions for an hour on Friday afternoon, beginning at 4:30PM Pacific Time and running until 5:30PM, so get inquisitive and start putting your questions together! The AMA will take place here on Reddit.
If you’re in LA this weekend and you haven’t already, make sure to pick up tickets to APEX which will host an ALL STAR cast of talent including Tale of Us, Joy Orbison, Danny Daze, Droog, Split Secs, and of course Justin Martin.