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.
Home boys TastyTreat and home girl Tribes have come together for one massive future jam. “Found Someone” is a vibey little number with some of the coolest synth work I’ve heard in a downtempo piece in some time. The drops undulate in waves and seem to carry you weightlessly through the composition. Tribes’ vocals suit the sound greatly; definitely keen to hear more from her. This one comes as the first of a three part EP. Don’t sleep on TastyTreat.
Recently, the LA-based house music maestro, Fritz Carlton, hasn’t had the best of luck as his laptop was stolen, but he’s making the most of his situation, turning negatives into positives with music. After dropping “Mohki” on the This Ain’t Bristol’s Even More Selections Compilation, he’s back to roll out the first installment, “Perspective,” of his Free Fritz Tuesdays series, which will bring more of his free tunes on a weekly basis. This new jam is a punchy 808-driven number featuring wonky synth work, a shuffling groove, and a quick rap sample to complete the bass-fueled track. Listen and download it here:
Blu J is back with a cheeky little house number. Tight percussive synths bop around over the breaky composition. Really digging the vocal samples from Raeon in this one as well; they fit really nicely into the track. This ones suited for the post festy season comedown, and can be downloaded for free via Toneden. Grab your copy now and look ourt for more from Blu J.
The Hawaii-born, LA-based producer, Mahalo, is coming through with his first official release on LAMP (Los Angeles Music Project), following the release of his successful debut EP on Sleazy Deep. This newest tune, “Wave Attack,” is a clubby tech-house groover with hints of G-house that round out the thumping track. With this being just his second official release, Mahalo is undoubtedly showing great promise. Listen below and download it here.