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The growing bass house sub-genre seems to have a fresh new talent on its hands as HI-LO has come firing out the gates with a heavy first release, “Crank It Up.” With an almost big-room level energy, the track offers tribal rhythms that are matched with snarling, distorted synths that are supported by heavy low-end and a vocal sample to give it some character. A diverse crew of artists like Green Velvet, Diplo, Umek, Flux Pavilion, and more are already giving this jam some play time, so it’s bound to be heard on dance floors far and wide. Listen above and stay tuned for “Crank It Up” release on Mad Decent on June 25th.

It’s always great to see people using music as a platform for philanthropy or paying tribute to those who have passed away. Swiftly rising producer/DJ and key industry player, Sean Glass, has taken it upon himself to do both of those things with his outstanding new remix of Flight Facilities’ “Down To Earth.” Together with Glassnote Records, Future Classic, his own Win Music label, and Flight Facilities, Glass is dedicating this release to the Dan Fredinburg Foundation, which was created to help those affected by the devastating Nepal earthquake, and to celebrate the life of Dan Fredinburg, his good friend who tragically passed away while climbing Mt. Everest during the quake.

The remix itself is a warm, shimmering house cut driven by lush pads and a smooth, driving groove that serve as a perfect backdrop for the emotive vocals from the original. Its quality holds up to its great significance, and it’s an excellent contribution to a meaningful cause. Donate to the Dan Fredinburg Foundation here, listen to/download the remix above, and hear Sean Glass’ own words about the release:

“This is my favorite thing I’ve ever done. Flight Facilities are especially important to me, being my first signed artist. I look up to them as tastemakers and creators.

The remix release has been made even more special to me because of recent events. We lost a good friend whom I looked up to–Dan Fredinburg. This past weekend, we memorialized Dan in a series of very special ceremonies I am so grateful to have been a part of. It was my privilege to play this track out for the first time at the party Dan instructed us to have, should he not return.This week, there was another earthquake in Nepal.

They really need our help. We have launched the Dan Fredinburg Foundation and already raised $100k. It only made sense that while I put effort into spreading awareness for my remix, I use that energy to help the causes that are really occupying my mind and heart–rebuilding Nepal and #LiveDan.”

As Mysteryland USA steadily approaches its Memorial Day Weekend date, they deliver the second installment of their Music of Mystery mix from one of Brooklyn’s finest, Sweater Beats. In true festival fashion, this bass music all-star keeps the vibes high on his hour-long mix of jams from the likes of Falcons, Phazz, Hudson Mohawke, Sinjin Hawke, Sweater Beats himself, and more. Enjoy the mix and catch Sweater Beats live on the Webster Hall Presents Girls + Boys Stage at Mysteryland USA on Sunday, May 24th. Tickets for the fest are still on sale here, and you can check out the set times that were just announced here.

Taches Prints Of Whales

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from TÂCHES, but it seems like it’s for good reason. The mystery producer, who is known for his irresistible deep house grooves and iconic, anonymous branding, has come through with his first release in a few months. His latest, “Prints of Whales” featuring PB Kaya, displays TÂCHES’ refined sound, fusing dynamic synth work with edited vocal cuts and warm chords over relaxed, yet driving rhythms for a clubby gem. Watch out for TÂCHES making his way to the U.S. for a run of gigs in June and be sure to pick up this free download.

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One of the UK’s most exciting labels, Black Butter Records, is responsible for breaking some of the finest dance acts of today, such as Gorgon City, Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Kidnap Kid, and more. As a trusted source of everything from club & festival hits to tasteful, electronic-driven pop, this burgeoning platform is flourishing with an almost cult-like following in the UK and abroad, but especially in United States where their grip seems to strengthen with each release, affiliated artist performance, and label night. As of late, it seems as though they’re amplifying their efforts in the event sphere as they pushed Black Butter Records nights with Gorgon City’s recent tour, and now they’re set to kick up the vibes in Detroit with a massive party at Populux featuring Gorgon City, Kidnap Kid, and underground dons MK & Lee Foss (B2B) as special guests on Monday, May 25th – capping off the Movement weekend.

In celebration of Black Butter’s epic party to-be, we’ve put together a playlist to help get you in the mood for these Detroit happenings, and give you a better idea of what to expect, if you didn’t know already. Enjoy above and grab tickets to the Black Butter party here.