A couple of years ago, some friends took me to the famed weekly party, Low End Theory, to see one of the LA beat scene’s emerging artists, Astronautica. Although it was a while back, I still vividly remember her fantastic set, and it was this memory that spurred me to enlist her for our guest mix series. Since dropping her vibey Waikiki EP on Alpha Pup a few months ago, she’s been quiet on the release front, but she’s been staying busy with studio sessions in between tour dates. Now Astronautica delivers a smooth and eclectic mix of jams to help you get through the day in a positive way. If you’re around in LA this Friday, catch her live at The Do LaB event with Dimond Saints!
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• At last, RL Grime‘s debut album is coming
• Desert Hearts launches imprint, Desert Hearts Records; Stream debut release from Mikey Lion & Jonjo Williams
• Stream Tessela‘s Upcoming EP for R&S
• Lunice is back in a big way with a new single
• Roni Size announces new album, Take Kontrol
• Watch RBMA’s Post-Sónar Mini-Doc, ‘Made in Barcelona‘
• xxxy Set to Return to Ten Thousand Yen
In celebration of dropping his Execution EP on Skrillex’s free release imprint, Nest, earlier this week, the future star, Champion, has given us a proper guest mix that would make his fellow UK brethren proud. Hailing from East London, this producer/DJ flexes his refined taste with an on point selection of the pumping, bassline-driven House that has been infiltrating America. With his stand out productions, DJ expertise, and new label, Formula Records, Champion is quickly gaining the trust of many around the world, and major players in the scene are taking notice.
• Richie Hawtin announces four-disc ENTER.Ibiza mix
• Apollonia head on North American tour
• Groovefest, a 7 day all inclusive festival in the Caribbean, features Skream, Wolf + Lamb + More
• Pioneer updates rekordbox
• John Talabot and Axel Boman announce Talaboman single
• Tiga‘s new track is a “Bugatti”
• Tricky announces new album, Adrian Thaws; stream the excellent ‘Nicotine Love’ here
• BBC to produce Daft Punk documentary
• OVERWERK Makes US Tour Debut and Releases “Exist”
• Watch a Brief New Documentary on the Recording of Simian Mobile Disco‘s ‘Whorl’ LP
LA’s rising bass music specialist, GRiDWORK, has been brewing in the underground with his intricate, eclectic productions and stand out live sets. After seeing him open for OPIUO at a Do LaB event a couple weeks back, I was eager to hear some fresh tunes, and sure enough, he has delivered this remix of Emoh Instead’s “Why Can’t You (Say So).” GRiDWORK has transformed the song into a groovy, glitch-hop number that will surely be played out at transformational festivals across the country. Catch GRiDWORK live with jOBOT as Continuum at the 5 Points Gathering on Mt. Baldy this 4th of July weekend.
The Parisian duo known as ALESIA has broken through with their genre-defying style of dance music, and the world is has taken notice. With releases on OWSLA, Mad Decent, and more, ALESIA is also being recognized by well-respected tastemakers in the scene, while keeping their music fresh and forward-thinking. In their fantastic guest mix, which they’ve dubbed “I Call My Brother ‘Moon’ Cause He Shine Like One,” they offer a broad spectrum of styles and rhythms made cohesive with their harder, high energy vibe that will keep you on the edge of your seat – or off of it, for that matter. Enjoy the mix below and stay tuned for ALESIA‘s sophomore EP on OWSLA this Summer.
• dirtybird takes their OG Bootylicous BBQ Series On The Road
• The Juan MacLean return with In A Dream
• Matrixxman to Release New EP for Kraftek; Stream the Title Track Now
• Stream the KiNK remix of DJ Zinc’s new single “Show Me”