In 4 short days, Digitalism will be kicking off their anticipated brand new live tour across the US with the first show on Tuesday night at the Independent in San Francisco. Coinciding with this new tour is a new mix from Jence and Isi, featuring some good ol’ Techno from guys like Zombie Nation, Sharooz, and Harvard Bass, as well as their new remix of Bloc Party’s “Truth” forthcoming on Toolroom. Listen below and head over here for full US tour schedule.
In the brilliant words of Big Sean, “Drop it to the floor, make that ass shake. Whoa, make the ground move, that’s an assquake.” Trap stars, Flosstradamus, enjoyed this verse from Ye’s “Mercy” so much that they used it as a sample in their latest freebie, downloadable now via Soundcloud. Pick it up below.
Dan Pearce AKA Eats Everything will be kicking off his EDIBLE Tour this weekend in the UK, and the lineups that the jolly gentleman has curated for the 4-date tour this month are nothing short of spectacular. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Catz N Dogz, T. Williams, and Richy Ahmed are just some of the talent joining Eats throughout May, including a blowout last tour stop in his hometown of Bristol. Additionally, included in this teaser video is another new collaboration between Eats and fellow dirtybird, Justin Martin, and it’s too damn good. I overheard that these guys have been making a number of tracks together in the past year, so I guess we’ll see how they end up getting released. I’m getting my hopes up for an LP. This one, “The Gettup,” will be released on dirtybird in early June.
Did you miss #FreeWillyWednesdays?? Our friend Willy Joy just hit 15K likes on his Facebook page, and in thanks he wanted to link up with GDD again and give away a new track to you guys!
This tune is called “Love Me Right”, and there’s a lot to love. Willy continues to defy easy categorization, taking elements of trap, hardstyle, dubstep, classic house and more to create this 75 BPM smasher. Chopped diva vocals disintegrate into electric squeals while military style drums knock out an unstoppable beat. Free Willy Wednesdays will never die, keep watching Willy for more free sounds and big tunes!
The homie, option4, out of Denver has just sent over a 2-pack of tunes this morning featuring his latest original “Do Work” along with a remix from GDD™ fav Bit Funk. The original tune is straight up solid Tech House with a big time bassline; a track that could’ve fit in nicely to a dirtybird compilation, no doubt. The Bit Funk remix strips away the bassline from the original and elevates the tune with a synth-drenched, uplifting feel. Extremely well-produced, we’re grateful that Option 4 has been kind enough to give both of these fantastic tunes away for free! Grab them below. √+
It’s no surprise to me that GRUM has strategically planned the end of his 3-year hiatus just in time for the rapidly approaching summer. His debut album, Heartbeats, was one of the best album releases of 2010, and we are confident that the groovy Leeds-based producer is coming back strong if this first single, ‘Everytime,’ is a touchstone for what’s to come. GRUM has a knack for making music for every hour of the day, and ‘Everytime’ represents that ability perfectly. The House tune is light and airy, fitting snugly into any daytime soiree, but it’s got some energy and soul to it that makes it well-equipped for latenight play as well. We’re happy to say that GRUM is back and the Everytime EP is available now on Beatport via his own label, Heartbeats. Keep an eye out for the full album late this summer. √+
Good news this morning from the Hamburg duo, Digitalism. The guys will be embarking on a brand new live tour starting next week in San Francisco, hitting a total of nine cities in less than two weeks. Jence and Isi reached back to their Rock roots for this US tour, booking smaller, live music venues like the Independent in SF, the Bluebird Theater in Denver, and the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles. Additionally, the guys have two upcoming remixes for Bloc Party and The Rapture on Toolroom, which leads us to believe that Digitalism is coming back to their Rock/Indie meets Electronic origins. Excellent.
Lauded Parisian imprint, Kitsuné, are back today with the second edition of Kitsuné America, featuring a compilation of 15 tracks from electrifying talent from the United States including Theophilus London, Toro y Moi, Gigamesh, Jim-E Stack, and many more. Incorporating a wide range of talent, Kitsuné “pushes yet again the boundaries of reason by gathering as ever a diverse and quirky selection of tracks which stick to no rules but their own.” In addition to this release, the Kitsuné family will be touring America in May, kicking off this week at Output in New York with Fred Falke and a DJ set from Foals. Full tour info after the jump. Pick up the compilation in the Kitsuné webstore and have a listen to the compilation mini-mix from Jerry Bouthier below.