GLOWFest is a pretty wild music festival touring college campuses. Here, we get an inside look into the antics, situations and parties on the road they call their lives. And they’re looking to add to this team…
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We’ve teamed up with 23 year old up-and-comer David Dann to bring you something fun this morning: his entire debut full length album free to stream and download, for the next 24 hours. Now, you know I’m no fan of vocal or progressive house, but there are always the special exceptions for me. I’ve been into his remixes for a few months now, and the full length had me as soon as David had sent it over. The quality and attention to detail in his production, coupled with an intricate and infectious sense of melody, put him on my list of artists to watch– I’ll be very surprised if this young producer isn’t playing very big rooms full of many people in the near future. Grab his full 11 track album, including his collaboration with C.C. Sheffield, his 7 track remix pack, and the premier of his latest video; all right here, today on GDD™.
I made my way through Downtown LA’ s Chinatown and into what appeared to be my own personal, dusty, hipster hell– only to be delighted by a gentle and bemustachioed crowd, Goldenvoice’s usual top notch accommodations, and surprisingly chest-ratting bass. I ate well, drank well, caught M83, James Blake and Simian Mobile Disco and made it home happy.
Crosstown Rebels and Insomniac are again bringing us what was perhaps the finest night of last summer– Get Lost LA. In terms of deep house, it simply doesn’t get any better than this. And we of course have a pair of tickets for you to win for this special night downtown at Exchange LA.
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Each month, Resident Advisor releases the RA Top 50 Tracks Chart– DJs create and submit charts on RA all month, then the most charted tracks across all charts make up the monthly “chart of charts” so to speak. Most, although not all, of these tracks can be found on our beloved Spotify, which I’ve spent the last week digesting. Basically this means that every month we’ll have the ultimate Spotify playlist available for you to stream here, courtesy of these brilliant minds.
RA Top 50 – July 2012 (36 tracks, 4 hours)
This four track EP by Steve Huerta on Amadeus Records is sexy, deep house with a club-friendly demeanor geared for the summer. Throbbing bass, bubbly synths, intricate vocal work and sampling, spot-on grooves and percussion, filtered pad work. It takes you deep– very deep– but in a friendly sort of way that Steve is carving out as his signature. I’ve always loved what he does with the vocal samples that he combs the sonic world to find, and he’s got a hauntingly good sense of atmosphere that is at this point unmistakable. All wraps up nicely by an even deeper remix by Urulu, another favorite of ours. Everything these two put out just keeps getting better and better. I’m on board and hereby offer my unconditional endorsement.
Now, I don’t usually post unless something really strikes my fancy. Even more rare still will a mix inspire me to words. And the best part? It’s GDD’s very own Troy Kurtz today, absolutely nailing it with this mix he did with Panic Bomber, the first installment in their “Berlin Breeze” mix series. I’ve been consistently more and more impressed with what TK and Panic Bomber have been putting out of Miami since their deeper-than debut Never Sleeping. Life is good when it’s summertime and you can sit back and watch your colleagues and best friends become your favorite DJs in the world.
World-renowned turntable impresario, Klever, has put this infectiously feel-good summer anthem out on Main Course Media as their second release. You know that point in the night when it gets late and everyone is loose in the zone, when dancing gives way to a mass of bouncing and swaying? My favorite part of the night as well. Grab the free download after the jump. Discobelle just premiered Rinse FM’s Roska on the flip, which you can grab here as well, in all its signature future-bassy, grime-clappy goodness.