I don’t have that much energy nowadays, but Los Angeles-based techno junkie Modus gives it to me every time. His dark twists on big tracks really stand out in a monotonous river of medicre remixes. Tough tough european-style techno vibes durn Drake’s “Energy” into a dark club knocker. I’ve already heard this one being rinsed around town in Los Angeles, and I have no doubts that this one will be a staple for the forseeable future. Grab the latest from Modus for free below.
Wood Holly was responsible for one of the livest bootleg packs I have ever heard, so I’m always keen to see what he’s got in the pipelines. His latest is shockingly more on the dark side of things. Really haunting vocals, scratchy percussion and cool synths blanket the listener before that absolute vortex of a bass arrangement steals your soul. Can’t believe he’s giving this one away for free via Perfect Driver Records, grab it right now! Thanks Wood Holly!
Ever since one of our favorite dirtybirds, Justin Jay, dropped his Momentum EP on Pets Recordings just months ago, we knew it was going to be a fantastic year for LA native. In the midst of recent announcements for TomorrowWorld, Dirtybird Campout, CRSSD Festival, and Holy Ship 2016, Justin is coming through with his long-awaited collaboration with Chris Lorenzo that’s been dubbed “Storm.” Driven by both breakbeat and four-on-the-floor rhythms, this outstanding track showcases a hybridized sound featuring West coast and UK vibes for a perfect transatlantic offering. Listen to the track below and download it here via the tastemaker label, Black Butter Records.
After dropping his remix of Oh Wonder’s “Lose It” last month, Jerry Folk is back with a new original for those in need of a nu-disco groove. On “Futura,” Jerry fuses an array of synths, keys, edited vocal samples, and a driving rhythm for a smooth jam that evokes memories of a care-free drive down PCH in the summertime. Listen below and download it here.
The Summer season is ripe for The Interns as they return with the third installment of The Interns Present mixtape series, this time reviving the signature soul that pushed their debut tape to over 50,000 plays in it’s 8 month tenure online. It’s the sound that’s come to define their live sets as they’ve rocked pool parties at The Standard DTLA and Hotel Figueroa, respectively, post Spring solstice in 2015.
With a slot at EDC Las Vegas 2015 now in the books, and a handful of gigs up and down the California coastline, things are just starting to heat up for the boys and they’re not showing any signs of letting up!
As for ‘Wet Hot Los Angeles Summer’ you can hear the influence of many late nights on the dance floor and long days in the festival circuit. The mix is really an homage to the sounds that inspire them to get up and dance combined with the cult classic movie set to make its return later this year. It’s perfect for those looking for a spicy afternoon soundtrack or some late night fun as it offers some insight to the non-Angeleno’s on how to get after it, Southern California style. Listen above and download the mix here.
7/16 – VS w/ special guests @ Fais Do-Do – Los Angeles, CA
7/18 – Blended w/ aRod @ Lock & Key – Los Angeles, CA
7/24 – Conga Room w/ BONES – Los Angeles, CA
9/26 – GDD Boatylicious – Long Beach, CA
10/2 – Harlot w/ Bixel Boys – San Francisco, CA
Whenever a new Matt DiMona track ends up on my SoundCloud feed I’m always eager to give it a listen. There is something special about his aptly named “feel good house” brand that consistently keeps me coming back for more. His new remix of “Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea” by Los Angeles based indie rock band “XYLØ” is no exception. Matt DiMona effectively utilizes the gorgeous vocals and interlaces them with infectious chilled-out melodies, bass plucks, and pads. Be sure to grab the free download here.
Rothchild just unveiled a sparkling new remix for ROOM8’s tune “No Hard Feelings.” Disco house lovers take note, as this one brings wicked cases of dance fever. Shearing dance floor synths crescendo and roll throughout this production, with some punching bass to bring her home. The ethereal vocals float atop the midsections and create a dreamy vibe. Download it for free and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for more goods this producer.
The latest from Eau Claire is absolutely massive. She’s ventured to remix CAPPA and it’s really paid off. This free download is yours for the taking, so stream the track and grab it below. Want more? Make sure to check otu Eau Claire at Splash House in August! Here’s what Eau Claire had to say about her new remix:
“Remixing is often like working on a jigsaw puzzle; I love the challenge of finding the right mix that suits the original artist while infusing my own flavors. Without taking away from the emotion of her vocals, I wanted to rework Carla’s single into a summer ready anthem. After coming up with five different versions of “Killin’ It” I landed on this final version when all the pieces came together into one cohesive track. “
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It seems like Hunter Siegel can’t produce a bad track. High energy house tunes are his game, blending elements of the classic and future. His latest is a huge one featuring the vocals of Delaney Jane. “Still Waiting” carries a unique and mysterious vibe coupled with some hard hitting future stabs. Truly catered for the dance floor, this one can be yours for free. Download the track below, and look out for more heaters from Hunter Siegel.
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It’s always great to see people using music as a platform for philanthropy or paying tribute to those who have passed away. Swiftly rising producer/DJ and key industry player, Sean Glass, has taken it upon himself to do both of those things with his outstanding new remix of Flight Facilities’ “Down To Earth.” Together with Glassnote Records, Future Classic, his own Win Music label, and Flight Facilities, Glass is dedicating this release to the Dan Fredinburg Foundation, which was created to help those affected by the devastating Nepal earthquake, and to celebrate the life of Dan Fredinburg, his good friend who tragically passed away while climbing Mt. Everest during the quake.
The remix itself is a warm, shimmering house cut driven by lush pads and a smooth, driving groove that serve as a perfect backdrop for the emotive vocals from the original. Its quality holds up to its great significance, and it’s an excellent contribution to a meaningful cause. Donate to the Dan Fredinburg Foundation here, listen to/download the remix above, and hear Sean Glass’ own words about the release:
“This is my favorite thing I’ve ever done. Flight Facilities are especially important to me, being my first signed artist. I look up to them as tastemakers and creators.
The remix release has been made even more special to me because of recent events. We lost a good friend whom I looked up to–Dan Fredinburg. This past weekend, we memorialized Dan in a series of very special ceremonies I am so grateful to have been a part of. It was my privilege to play this track out for the first time at the party Dan instructed us to have, should he not return.This week, there was another earthquake in Nepal.
They really need our help. We have launched the Dan Fredinburg Foundation and already raised $100k. It only made sense that while I put effort into spreading awareness for my remix, I use that energy to help the causes that are really occupying my mind and heart–rebuilding Nepal and #LiveDan.”