Finally we get to see some original content from the legend that is Jerome LOL! His brand new EP, Deleted / Fool, on home label Friends of Friends sees its release next month (February 4th to be exact) but today he’s just shared the first single from the EP, featuring the beautiful vocals from Angelina Lucero. Some of you may recognize Lucero from her appearance on Jerome’s previous venture, the Changes LP from LOL Boys.
“Fool” is a developed sense of self from Jerome, an elaboration upon his signature weirdness that places him in a category of producer all his own. Although this is a sort of new sound for Jerome, it’s very much still him. With heavily laden bass drums with skittered snares and chimes rising subtly above them, the track is a heavy clanker with heavy techno leanings, until Lucero’s vocals come in, surprisingly taking things to a simultaneously warmer and haunting place. And in very true-to-form Jerome LOL fashion, he’s got a brand new website up where you can trip out for six minutes with the track. Uh, I think ‘jerry-built’ would be an applicable pun here.
Stream the new track below, and if you want to preorder the whole EP (psst… I listened to it and it’s very good) you can do so by clicking HERE.
Jesse Rose makes a lot of music. After successfully completeing a twelve-month release plan over the entirety of 2013, his third studio album drops next month. But even that isn’t enough for the veteran house producer and DJ. Today he dropped a bomb on the internet, announcing that for the next twelve days he’d be giving away an additional twelve tracks, the lot of which he’s appropriately calling The Free Twelve Inches.
The tracks are available for streaming on Soundcloud through his label Play It Down, but all you’ve got to do to get the tracks for yourself is head over to his official Facebook page and click on the “Download Music” tab. If you’re a fan of his page, you’re two clicks away from a handy little .zip folder of twelve fantastic selections of Jesse Rose tracks, from instrumentals to remixes to plenty of original works.
The Free Twelve Inches is available for download until January 27th. Access them HERE.
Ah, another year, another round of Gotta Dance Dirty’s roundup of the year’s ‘sexiest’ DJs from NYC’s very own Three Wise as well as yours truly. What started as a joke turned in to a mini internet frenzy and more importantly ignited a discussion of to what makes a DJ ‘sexy’. 2013 was a big leap for dance music, and aiding this leap was a fine selection of boys and girls who in different forms and ways got the world excited about music. It’s more than just looks, it’s more than how many groupies want to send you naked snapchats. So much more. To be a sexy DJ you have to ultimately hold your own, to be identifiable and recognizable amongst the masses as someone predominately good at their job, have their own sense of fashion, humor, and philosophies, someone who is confident in who they are and what they are capable of. In this sense, we’ve gathered our favorite ten DJs that have made an imprint on us this year, sparked a sense of excitement and wonder in our eyes, ears, and hearts.
So without further ado you can find our selection of the ten sexiest DJs of the year after the jump, my selections in BLUE and Three Wise’s in RED.
O&A, the legendary combination of Louis Osbourne and Jamie Anderson, have been riding steady under the riptide of house music, maintaining the stream of pure, danceable tunes that act as precise club weapons across the globe. I’d expect nothing less of a duo where each of them have lived and breathed music from birth. Their tracks on home label Play It Down are almost confoundingly simply and thusly extremely effective. In cooking, adding fat is said to add flavor, and in the case of O&A it is the same. Fat tracks with a Chicago influence are the bread and butter of house, able to be mixed and added and interpreted by DJs and fans alike.
I’ve managed to catch the fine gentlemen just before the holidays, and since all three of us were feeling generous (tis the season) we’ve managed to package up a lovely little exclusive interview and 70 minute mixtape for your pre-Christmas pleasure. So while you’re on a plane, train, or car to head home for the holidays, press play and bump this away to your heart’s content.
You can check out O&A’s latest EP on Play It Down here: O&A – BASEMENT BEATS EP
INTERVIEW AND MIXTAPE AFTER THE JUMP!
This week the second massive dance compilation from Global AIDS Fund organization (RED) was released, with many of dance music’s biggest names coming together to add their tracks and remixes to an album whose profits go towards helping end the AIDS epidemic around the world.
Dance (RED): Save Lives 2 sees the likes of big-league names like Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, R3hab, Tommy Trash, Benny Benassi, Tiesto and Deadmau5, along with a fine selection of trendsetters like Jesse Rose, Kaytranada, Gorgon City, Baauer and RL Grime.
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You can stream more of the tracks + check the full tracklist after the jump.
This release is a first for both artist and label… a big day for both bi-coastal imprints with an appropriately big track to show for it. Based in New York and Los Angeles, brand new label collective The Big Hurt wasted no time pushing their first release, with social media pages being created only a few days ago. I would imagine it’s hard to keep the release contained, however, as the title track from Feral (formerly producing as In Transit) is a low-end bass weapon.
‘Haymaker’ relies on a mish-mash of stylings, from the oft-sourced ‘ethnic’ chimes to the pitch-shifts and pad-heavy grime stylings that have remained tried and true in the world of low end bass music. Listening to the EP preview is a further exploration of bass sounds, with clear experiments being done in song structure and hip-hop samplings. Though the fusion of the bass heavy stylings like grime and trap are nothing new, Feral is making clever little monsters. Intrigued to see what’s to come from bothy Feral and The Big Hurt.
You can stream the EP Preview and title track below, and purchase the EP here: Feral – Haymaker EP
It takes a special kind of person to pull a feat like releasing music every 12th of the month on the dot for a whole year, and house producer and champion Jesse Rose is just that kind of special person. November means the second to last in his 12×12 series, this time seeing him parter with Australian-based Playmode and Cool Kids’ cool kid Chuck Inglish on vocals. It’s ‘g-house’ without any of the overdone ‘g-house’ formulas.
Jesse’s new 12×12 is out exclusively on Beatport now, but you can stream it below, and hop over to his Soundcloud page to check out the rest of the 12×12 series.
Samo Sound Boy, along with his label Body High, is an indispensable asset to LA’s dance culture and generally the world of dance music in itself. Bringing all of the originality, honesty, and quality of the underground scene and none of the surliness and elitism that it oft comes with, Samo and Body High continue to curate and create what can simply be described as cool shit.
By the way, Samo + Jerome LOL are playing a party in Hollywood tonight. You should go.
Kastle is one of those people in my life that I’ve come to appreciate every little thing he does. To the point where every time a text shows up on my phone from him, I know it’s going to be good. So when he shot one over saying I’m going to love the new artist he was about to release on his label Symbols, my interest was more than piqued. Little did I know how much that interest would explode upon hearing his latest signee: Lindsay Lowend. Young and full of a sort of weirdly-fantastic effervescent charm, Lindsay Lowend quickly rose to be my favorite upcoming artist.
I talked to Lindsay Lowend a couple weeks ago following the release of his EP Wind Fish on Symbols, dude is easily the most well-spoken guy I’ve ever interviewed. Perfect grammar. *Angels Singing* Since he explains everything you want to know so well, without further ado just click the jump to read the full interview.
Last week on Play It Down, the UK-based label from Jesse Rose, two very talented gentlemen by the names of Doc Daneeka and Nick Hook came together on a brilliant collab track called ‘Jacking Dogs’. Doc and Nick are two extremely multi-faceted guys in the industry, both dipping their fingers in multitudes of genre and talent pots, and more importantly doing it with all sorts of style and grace. ‘Jacking Dogs’ is their first collaboration together, and with such comes with a new pseudonym: Doc:Hook.
‘Jacking Dogs’ is smooth, infectious house music, keeping with the classic Play It Down vibes whilst remaining as interesting and fresh as can be. For now it’s out exclusively on Beatport, and you can stream and purchase it below: