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splash house day one-5

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.

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mumbai science

This Monday will see the release of the highly anticipated debut album from longtime GDD™ favorites and Techno/Electro mavens, Mumbai Scienceon 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 Vustaying 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.

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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. √+

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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.

Tracklist:
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 – ??????

room8 visions of you

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. √+

Damian Lazarus

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

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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.

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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. √+

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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.

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friends will carry pets recordings

Catz ‘N DogzPets 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.

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