Our friends over at Revel have started a new mix series entitled ‘Revel in Sound’ with the sole focus on showcasing their favorite sounds while serving up the emerging talent of tomorrow. This is a part of their holistic approach for all things culture, as Revel is a single curated platform where all things creative intersect, and more likely than not, are purchasable with a single click.
Curt Reynolds was raised on the sun-drenched beaches of San Diego and has been making an impact on the busy electronic music scene over the last year. With recent performances at Lollapalooza, Splash House, ME Cabo, Sound Nightclub and more, Curt Reynolds aka Ben Curtis, has had a sudden rise to recognition with a very promising future ahead. Now residing in LA, he brings funky, deep, and disco vibes that reflect his coastal upbringing and beach party mentality. You can find him sipping mezcal in the studio, smiling behind the decks and keeping people on their feet either poolside or late under the night shade.
The Boulder, Colorado boys Big Gigantic are back with yet another big, gigantic tune. The downtempo thumper features massive vocals from their friend, Angela McCluskey. Backgrounding the vox is the duo’s extremely solid production chops. The heavier sections feature a really tight synth and their classic saxophone sound. Really cool one from Big Gigantic, go download it now.
Following up two smashing remixes of Tame Impala and Louis the Child, we’ve got another one from Rambo V. The LA-based DJ/producer has been experimenting with a variety of sounds over the past year, and he’s landed an official remix for Pat Lok to continue the trend. Balearic vibes run consistantly through the majority of his productions, and this track certainly isn’t lacking them. Bouncy bass and creative vocal stabs make this one suitable for any dance floor. Download it now.
Toronto’s Loud Luxury are paving their way to the international stage with their groovy house sound that holds some serious weight. Following in the footsteps of acts like Gorgon City, Loud Luxury bring clubby vibes with accessibility that comes with an ear for great vocals, refined melodies, and chunky basslines. Inspired by the Netflix documentary, “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” the duo took a piece of Nina Simone’s truly timeless work, pitched it down, and created a hard-hitting groover fused with piano chords around it to stir up nostalgia. Enjoy/download!
Just before boarding Holy Ship! yesterday, Justin Jay dropped his addictive Fantastic Voyage House Party Mix, in celebration of his upcoming tour. With his tour announcement earlier this month, he unveiled his Fantastic Voyage brand/party concept, and filled us in on what we can expect – house party vibes, and a mix of forward-thinking music with songs too weird/quirky for festivals, and other tunes too cheesy for underground warehouses. Additionally, his “Friends,” vocalist Josh Taylor and guitarist Benny Bridges, will officially be joining him on select dates for live experimentation that you may have already gotten a taste of at Coachella, CRSSD, and more. We can’t wait for his LA date at The Roxy on Saturday, February 27th, especially after listening to this new mix. Listen above and head to his website for the full list of dates and tickets.
Insomniac’s Discovery Project project has been releasing some pretty slick tracks on the low. On top of giving budding producers the ultimate chance to play their events, they’re doing their due diligence in pushing the tunes. The latest is a club weapon from Grensta — simple yet effective. “Mistakes” offers an easy 4×4 intro and leads into an off-camber bass sequence that could crush any club. Stream now and grab the free download.
Klatch and Modus have teamed up to produce a track together. The LA and SD residents had been looking for an area of collaboration for some time now, and landed pleasantly on “Love This.” The track is a deep and grooving, with darker tech and house elements. It’s seen great feedback in clubs over the past weeks, and promises to be a sick addition to any set. Both of these guys are seasoned industry talents and should definitely be watched closely this year. Stream and download the track below.
With the return of the famed HARD Haunted Mansion at this years Day Of The Dead Music Festival in Pomona, the stage was set for a massively monster evening of music, and now the tunes are coming back to life. Wax Motif‘s set from the Mansion has been released for a free download from the good folks at HARD Events and it’s sure to bring those spooky vibes back from the grave. With plenty of unreleased material mixed in with some of the finest g-house and hip-hop, this set ain’t nothin’ to sleep on.
Mikey Lion and Sabo have just released their first studio collaboration together. Featuring two original tracks, ‘Into The Jungle’ and ‘Sally’, as well as remixes by Lonely Boy and Joyce Muniz, Into The Jungle puts deep and complex tribalistic drum patterns at the forefront of the mix, driving a unique tech-house sound that both Mikey and Sabo are known to champion. Really digging these strong vibes from the Desert Hearts crew? You’re in luck; the boys have just released a massive winter touring schedule for their City Hearts party. Check out the tour dates after the jump!
With a busy touring schedule, Desert Hearts figurehead, Mikey Lion, has remained a bit quiet on the release front, but he recently announced his third EP, The Big Cats, which he created with fellow Desert Heart and Berkeley native, Bengal. Just in time for Mikey’s upcoming Cityfox LA performance this weekend, and the Desert Hearts 3rd year anniversary, the first taste of this forthcoming offering comes with “Like That.” It’s a stripped down tech-house heater with full-bodied low end to drive the groove that punches through in between vocal samples, which give the track its character. Listen/download here. The Big Cats EP is out on October 27th.