Our friends at The Well & Rhonda have teamed up for the latest edition of the Sounds From The Well mix series, with Rhonda co-founder and resident DJ, GODDOLLARS, selecting 73 minutes of grooves titled, Aiming For The Hips, Shooting From The Heart. The curation finds itself on multiple sides of the dancefloor, with bits of House, Disco, Deep, and Soul weaved nicely throughout.
Have a listen/download below, and if you’re in LA tonight, make sure to check out John Talabot, Shit Robot, GODDOLLARS, and more at Rhonda’s very special Valentine’s Day event.
After 8 years of keeping his artistry to himself, the legendary Paul Kalkbrenner has announced that he will be releasing a remix album featuring new renditions of tracks from his entire catalog. PK has called upon a select group of friends and esteemed peers to rework his productions, revealing GDD™ favorite, Vitalic‘s, remix for “Altes Kamuffel” today as the first of many forthcoming. What’s pretty neat about this release is that Paul wanted the remixers to choose the tracks that they personally wanted to work on, making for an even more exciting and passionate release. Check Vitalic’s remix below and keep an eye on Paul’s website for more info.
Hervé’s Cheap Thrills imprint is back with another edition of the artist-breaking compilation series, Fresh Meat, featuring 6 tracks from a collection of budding talent along with one from the label boss’ side project, Action Man. We’ve been asked to premiere UK House producer, Odysseus‘, tune from the March 3rd release, and with previous top notch releases on Black Butter and Moda Black, there was no way we didn’t want to be involved on this one.
Odysseus’ “Hypnosis” is an energetic House jam complete with an insanely catchy instrumental hook and crisp percussion. It’s got that indescribable UK feel that really gets the feet tapping with definitely enough bandwidth for the big room. Listen first below and pick up the full release in early March.
Black Butter is just a one-stop shop for audio gold. Repping guys like Gorgon City, Rudimental, and Kidnap Kid, the London-based imprint is undeniably at 100, and Kidnap Kid‘s upcoming Stronger EP due out March 3rd is keeping it that way. Just revealed this week is the title track and A-side to the two-tune EP — a rainy day House number with some emotional vocals that personally give me an incisive Karin Dreijer Andersson vibe. Check it out for yourself below. √+
Matthew Dear will be premiering the LIVE show for his burgeoning Audion project next Saturday, February 22nd at El Rey Theater here in Los Angeles. From what we understand, this is going to be one hell of a spectacle, with the brains behind Vita Motus (the visual design company responsible for Amon Tobin’s ISAM performance) creating a one-of-a-kind experience matching the sounds of Audion with state of the art lighting, which Dear describes as “a living, breathing fusion of leftfield techno, glowing LED lights and dazzling sound-reactive visuals that’s at turns disorienting, beautiful, and terrifying.”
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Following up some ace releases on both Main Course and OWSLA in recent months, Denver-based Wuki has announced an all-new download series titled WUKILEAKS, where he’ll be giving away one bootleg a week for the next 9 weeks. He’s kicked off the project today with a breaky, techy rendition of one of my all time favorite high school freak dancing songs — Mystikal’s “Shake Ya Ass.” Give the dude a like on Facebook to get it for free and keep your eyes on GDD for all weekly episodes of WUKILEAKS.
Recently sprouted NYC label, Lokal Legend, made themselves known in a big way last month with the debut release from Calgary-born vocalist, Kiesza, whose pipes (along with an ace House jam) brought “Hideaway” into the spotlight reaching the charts of Hype Machine and the kind words of Pitchfork simultaneously. Promised with the original mix was a forthcoming remix from Gorgon City, leading me to believe that they very well could have produced the original as well, but either way, it’s a ‘monster’ as advertised. The package will be available for purchase here March 23rd. √+
Bonus Original Mix!
This Monday, Finnish feel-good tunesmith, Lenno, will be releasing a remix EP for Never Stop — the 4-track EP that came out in early November on NYC-based imprint, Heavy Roc Music, run by The Knocks‘ B-Roc. On board for the remix release is the young gun and GDD™ homie, Durante, who has completely flipped the title track from Lenno, adding in thick, snarling Electro synth stabs to complement Lenno’s vibey Nu Disco style for a rework that highlights the inherent abilities of Durante while not fully giving up the mojo of Lenno’s original mix. Listen first below and look out Monday for the full release.
Really vibing on this one this morning. Nottingham singer-songwriter, Indiana, just unveiled her latest single, “Solo Dancing,” yesterday, premiering on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show as his sought after “Hottest Record.” A beautiful slice of Electro-soul, Indiana’s relevant lyrics and effortless vocals pour out over dark, rolling synths creating a well-rounded crossover jam. If you happen to be in London, check out her set tomorrow night at Oslo.
I usually hate pop-ups, but Jerome LOL‘s new video for “Deleted” from his recently released EP on Friends of Friends has me feeling a bit differently about them today. It’s very internet as you’d expect from the social media guru, with lots of crazy animations and funny videos from friends layering all over the screen. Check it out below and purchase the Deleted/Fool EP here.