The production duo and young lovers known as Parker + Barrow have emerged today after over a year locked away in the studio to premiere with us this alluring take on War’s classic tune “Low Rider.” Her refined, sultry vocals tiptoe barefoot over driving, sculpted production which fans of Hot Creations or simply dead-sexy house music are advised to get ahold of early. I’ve heard a lot from them in the past year and been in and out of the studio with them while they’ve prepared a staggering amount of music for coming releases, and I can say that this song is at most a tease of what’s to come, albeit a very decent one. The mellow punctuation found here along with vocals built to drift in and out of your subconscious through the day for me immediately delivered the invite to “take a little trip with me…”
Have you got yours?
Hell of a year. Without further ado, and in no particular order, we present to you the past year.
GDD™ Best of 2014:
It’s your favorite time of the year, yet again– 2015 celebrations start in about 24 hours and you have no clue how you’ll be ringing it in.
This is what you read GDD™ for. I’d say Let’s Party NYE. Set in the gorgeous and epic (and Legendary) Park Plaza Hotel, you have one last chance to join me and a few of my closest friends for live sets by Blood Orange and Classixx, as well as DJ sets by GDD™ favorites (Thee) Mike B, Yacht, and yes, Blake Anderson from Workaholics. Make no mistake, this is the only celebrity DJ set I will endorse for 2015. Hopefully ever.
I rang up the organizers for #LetsPartyNYE to congratulate them on having a pretty cool name, and in doing so was able to arrange a 10% discount code for the GDD™ Extended Fam as a little holiday gift to us all. What’s more, they indulged, is that this sexy, three-stage soirée goes until 3AM, and each ticket comes with open bar. Easy, dear readers, easy…
Promocode GDDNYE gets you 10% and I look forward to seeing you workin’ that floor tomorrow night.
• TICKETS HERE.
Full disclosure: Simian Mobile Disco might be my favorite band. Who can really ever say?
I can say, however, that their live show included moments of sheer elation matched by dizzying confusion. How these two I’ve seen and heard so many times could produce an array of sounds so diverse and surprising is beyond my humble ears. And I’ve heard some things in my day. We were recently treated to the full-spectrum experience one night in Los Angeles: electronic soundscape meets very respectful krautrock turns all-out, churning analog techno filth.
I can also say that you, dear reader, owe it to yourself to go listen to their album and go see their live show, and I don’t say that about many acts. We can begin, for now, by reading more…
As a thank you to his Australian fans, and Triple J for the world’s first play of his smash, “Faded,” the burgeoning future star, ZHU, delivers a stand out rendition of CHVRCHES “Gun,” just ahead of his first appearances down under. This mystery producer has molded his pop-centric deep house sound into this dreamy cover featuring his airy vocal work crafted around guitar, synth keys, and a smooth groove. Take a moment and sink into ZHU‘s latest jam to keep the weekend feeling going strong.
Global Dance is throwing a massive party at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday and it’s space-themed. You’ll note the big names, of course, which should be a rocket-propelled good time, to be sure. But consider the bass on deck as well, most notably GDD favorite and reigning prince of transcendent low frequencies, Mr. Seven Lions himself. Read more for info and the official trailer.
The latest from our friends at ToneDen is a suite of compelling social features, building a clean alternate experience to attempting to stay in touch with your fans on a platform like Facebook. Sitting on top of the SoundCloud‘s features and functionality we know and love are a few no-brainer benefits that ToneDen has fired off for us:
1. If you get followed on ToneDen, you’re automatically followed on SoundCloud
2. Every post you make reaches 100% of your followers
3. You avoid competing against non-music related entities for attention
GDD is teaming up with our buds at THUMP to bring you a huge giveaway package in honor of Born Electric’s return to Avalon this Saturday. Win a VIP table for 4 plus some awesome swag from Pioneer and Born Electric after the jump!
When we teamed up with ToneDen, Icon Collective, and iZotope to announce our remix competition for our talented friend Madeaux’s single “whatchawannado,” we weren’t expecting to receive over 400 submissions.
We’re excited to announce that we were able to pick three winners for the competition, with the grand prize winner winning iZotope’s BreakTweaker Expanded and an hour long mentor session from LA’s Icon Collective, while our two runners up receive $50 each.
The grand prize winner is…
The UK-based beat-smith Eyesz! With his slow-paced and relaxed recreation of the track offering up a fresh, euphoric edge, we were love at first listen.
Our two runners up include Intrusive Thoughts…
And Little White Bird.
It was difficult picking through all the winners, and we couldn’t be more excited to have teamed up with ToneDen, iZotope, and Icon Collective to offer such an awesome opportunity. Congratulations to all the winners and great job to all those who entered! We’ll have more remix competitions in the future so stay tuned to look out for those.
Thank you again to all who chose to participate!
The homies at Boomrat are rounding up the homies over here for their neat, new DJ Bag playlist series, starting things off with BONES himself. Tune in above, or head to their platform for the finest selections in bass heavy house and garage, from my main man, the booty rumbling Lord of Lowend himself. Gonna toss this playlist on and go lay under a fan and think about cool parties I’ve been to. Hump DAAAAYUH.