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.
If you’re in LA this weekend, make sure to pick up tickets to Damian & Skream here, and read on for the interview below. Continue Reading
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.
LA producer, CRNKN, has released his first official EP this week on the free-release imprint, Nest, putting together six tracks as a concept EP with a diverse menu of genres that leans far from the music he was making just a year ago. The EP, The Clearing, shows a truly creative side of CRNKN that sets him apart artistically from his peers — a rare quality amongst the publish now/think later mentality that is the dance music community as of late. From Flume-ish chillout to Gesaffelstein-like Techno, CRNKN tells a story with The Clearing that has us fully entertained. Download the EP below and watch the very cool concept video for the EP as well. √+
The sunny festival known as Splash House is returning to Palm Springs next month, taking aim at poolside locations at Hacienda Beach Club, Hard Rock Hotel, and The Saguaro Hotel for a 3-day soiree featuring a yet-to-be-disclosed lineup. If it’s anything like the inaugural event last year, we’re looking forward to a host of top notch House and Nu Disco artists, all providing day and nighttime soundtracks to the desert weekender.
You can pick up tickets now, and stay tuned here for lineup announcements coming very soon.
Catz ‘N Dogz‘ Pets Recordings has just announced its third edition of Friends Will Carry You Home — the curatorial compilation series featuring the imprint’s fine family including Trikk, Nick Monaco, Kill Frenzy, Catz Eats Dogz (aka Catz ‘N Dogz vs. Eats Everything), and longtime GDD™ favorite, Danny Daze. The 18-track compilation will be released in three parts over the month of May and will host a treasure trove of some of the best House and Techno out there at the moment.
And speaking of top tunes, we are happy to premiere today the full preview of Danny Daze’s contribution to the compilation — a heady, atmospheric Techno mover titled “I Can’t Breathe,” which will be released in the third installment of the compilation on Monday, May 19th. Listen to the √+ track below and read on for the full tracklist and release schedule.
The video for the massive piano House jam, “I Wanna Feel,” from UK producer Secondcity has surfaced, and it’s lots of fun. The video follows a jolly man in a rad discomobile, dancing and making friends through all three and a half minutes. Have a watch and pick up the single on May 25th. √+
This Saturday, Mark Knight stops at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles on his Road To Ibiza tour, bringing his Toolroom Records label in tow with special guest Weiss. While Mark runs the main room, GDD will be running the downstairs gallery all night with sets from Troy Kurtz, Shae B, Coastin, and The Interns.
Pick up pre-sale tickets here.
Or RSVP for discount list at the door by emailing names to firstname.lastname@example.org before Saturday at 4PM.
Listen to some tunes you probably will hear on Saturday night…
Philadelphia duo, Louis Futon, have been nearly breaking the internet with their recent string of remixes, racking up hundreds of thousands of plays for their freshly revamped takes on topical hip hop jawns. Their most recent endeavor is a summery rework of Logic’s “Break It Down,” juxtaposing shimmering synth leads with a deep, bulbous bassline for a laid-back, feel-good anthem. The guys have made it available for free via Facebook before they announce details on their new EP, so grab the DL and keep an eye on Soundcloud for more info! √+
Wuki is back with the 5th installment of the Wukileaks series, this time taking on the 1996 classic from Freak Nasty called, “Da Dip.” We all know this one, but Wuki adds his signature flare in this “redip,” adding in that big time booty bass he’s got on lock. Download it here and stream below.