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Coming off of a hard hitting collaboration with Pistol Pete, the South London duo known as De$ignated is back with another free tune.  Today, the target is Banks and a killer cut from her latest album.  Their flip of “Warm Water” is careful to preserve the light and airy quality of the original track, while incorporating a lounge-y house bassline and timely “woo!” here and there.  Download the track below and be sure to keep an eye on De$ignated.

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GDD has teamed up with Healthgoth.com to bring you a definitive soundtrack for your workouts. We’ve enlisted some of our favorite DJs and producers to make mixes for you to blast in your headphones to help drown out the Top 40 and help you finish that last rep. The first mix comes correct from Philadelphia Street Bass God, Starkey, with an hour of grime and heavy bass to celebrate his new record, BA66, which just dropped on SMOG. Tune in and get to sweating.

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Prep School Recordings and Ardency are proud to present: Kavsinky – Nightcall (Ardency Remix), released for free in anticipation of Ardency’s “Gradience” EP, forthcoming on Prep School Recordings in December 2014.

“A lot of the music that we grew up listening to focused almost exclusively on conveying emotion. The musicians that inspired us to produce our own records were those that created well constructed musical arrangements and provoked raw emotion. Kavinsky’s record “Nightcall” is a prime example of this. The song is simple but thought out and meaningful. Every part of it was made to convey the brooding emotion of his character. We wanted to stay true to our style while making a remix that did the original justice. Ultimately, the goal of our music is to stimulate emotion within our listeners; we want to make people feel.” – Ardency

After the success of their track, ‘That’s Right‘, which came out earlier this year on Mad Decent, Wuki and Jesse Slayter have teamed up once again to energize The Weeknd’s lullaby, Often. And in an exciting turn of events, it appears that Bmore is making a solid push to come back into the lime-light. It warms my nostalgic heart to hear the sounds of yesteryear seamlessly merging with the production prowess of the the present, and I tip my hat to these guys who are pushing the boundaries of dance music. Also, major kudos to Wuki, whose banner year hasn’t stopped as Jack U just included 3 of his tracks in their Diplo & Friends mix that dropped earlier this week. Expect to hear a lot more from these guys in 2015.

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For over six years, the Brooklyn-based DJ/producer, Eelrack, has been pushing underground dance music through various projects and monikers, playing shows around the world and right here in the U.S. at clubs and festivals like EDC, Electric Forest, Burning Man, and more. After turning the heads of many label reps with his first single, “Space,” under this moniker earlier this year, he’s back with a guest mix featuring a flawless hour of tech-house to carry his strong momentum into the Fall season, and show us what he’s all about behind the decks. Listen/Download below and keep watch for more Eelrack music to come.

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Germany-based DJ/producer, Glastrophobie, is making a name for himself with his accessible, melody-driven deep house sound. With a slew of originals and hit remixes of James Vincent McMorrow’s “We Don’t Eat,” Anna Graceman’s “Words,” and more, this 23-year-old is shaping up to be a crowd favorite amongst his other emerging deep house counterparts as he brings his own distinctive touch to the genre. On his guest mix, Glastrophobie shows us what he’s all about, keeping a strong vibe and groove throughout with tunes from Claptone, Karmon, and Kolsch, amongst others, as well as a fantastic closing track – his own “Berlin 10214.” Listen/download below and keep watch as Glastrophobie continues on his ascent in dance music.

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The promising Los Angeles-based musician, Christofi, makes his debut with the release of his remix of Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love,” created with fellow producer Glenn Michaels. Fresh out of college this year, Christofi opted out of taking up a “regular” job to pursue his dreams in the studio and behind the decks. Now he’s making his strong introduction to the world with this outstanding “future house” remix that features a blend of piano chords, synth riffs, and a hefty bassline built around the Mary J. Blige’s vocals. Listen/download above and stay tuned for more music from Christofi.
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forgot about dre remix

niceFingers is a Los Angeles-based production duo, and they’ve just offered up an awesome remix of “Forgot About Dre.” The track begins by sampling the haunting violin melody from “Reqiuem For A Dream,” and suddenly gets a lot more interesting when the bassline from Dr. Dre and Eminem’s classic tune strolls in.  All of this madness crescendos and finally drops into a bass-heavy glitch-hop arrangement.  niceFingers do a really nice job of transforming these unique sounds into one cohesive work, and you can grab the download for free. Looking for more? I’d check out their latest album, “Dreamery.”  Six tracks, infinite vibes.

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New York City’s producer/DJ, Baltra, is making a strong introduction for himself with his mesmerizing new EP, The Vision, which is his debut on Curses‘ well-respected Safer At Night label. In honor of the release, we’ve enlisted this emerging underground talent for a showcase of the distinctive house and techno vibe that he, and the “Gotham”-based label have incubated in the basements, warehouses, and clubs in the city.  Weaving through tracks from his EP, and others from jozif, Secondcity, Dusky, and more, Baltra offers up a fantastic guest mix that’s definitely one to hold on to for those late nights/early mornings. Check out the mix below and find his EP, as well as the mix tracklist, after the jump.

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Joshua Garcia, aka Modus, has been on a steady ascent as a local artist here in Los Angeles, and he’s well on his way to becoming an international contender. Through his pumping techno/tech-house productions like his latest single, “There’s No Limit,” and consistent gigs at some of LA’s finest nightclubs, he’s been cultivating a loyal, like-minded fan-base, while shaping his distinctive sound by drawing upon influences such as Dusky, Umek, & Richie Hawtin. Modus is now stepping up his game with a new podcast series, Operandi Radio, and in celebration, we have an outstanding special edition of our guest mix series that will satisfy your needs for darker grooves.

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