GDD has decided to put a new spin on our weekly Dirts, and instead of pairing up internally we’re branching out and pairing up with artists. So every Thursday, hop on board with us and some of our favorite artists – where you’ll get your weekly dose of 100% free tracks from us and a cool little selection of music that gives you a bit of insight into the minds of the DJs and producers you know and love.
I’ve partnered up with none other than one of my best friends, probably one of the funniest and coolest dudes in the business, the #10 gentleman on my Sexiest DJs list: Max from Prince Club. He’s the DJ version of Tom Hardy and smokes more than a chimney, and because of that we present his top 5 tracks to smoke to. Click the jump to see some of my favorite free tracks of the moment, and check out Max’s favorite stoner jams as well. Enjoy!
Tis the season to get sprung, and I present you an hour’s worth of tunes to usher in this lascivious vibe. My selections hop across genres and delve deep into my musical collection, ranging from Skream to !!! to Classixx.
Best wishes & happy hunting.
Surprise! We thought it had been too long since we had a Free Willy Wednesday, so we’re popping back up to give you another free tune from our friend Willy Joy!
Willy teams up with fellow Chicago-ans Team Bayside High for this bonkers remix of the classic Basement Jaxx tune “Where’s Your Head At”. Easily the heaviest sounds either one has put out in recent memory, this is definitely for peak time only! At 75 BPM, the tune flips into a couple different styles but keeps the elephant-sized bass pumping throughout. Willy missed you guys and we hope you missed him! Stay tuned, more free music to come…
In anticipation for his debut EP on Always Never, Crywolf has continued along his recent path of free releases and dropped his first single from the EP for free download on his Soundcloud. The track, entitled “The Moon Is Falling Down”, is a valiant introduction into Crywolf’s EP, showing off the vibe and extension of Crywolf’s production styles. A haunting and soft melody aided by vocals from Charity Lane (who appears on his previous free giveaway, “Silence Pt. II“) drops into a crashing and cascading drop that brings a surprising adrenaline rush to the track.
You can listen to and download the track below, as well as purchase the whole EP on iTunes, Beatport, and pretty much every other place you buy music. Click after the jump to stream the rest of the tracks on the album as well!
With all the vitamin D fueled tracks coming out in time for the spring, it’s easy to forget about the downtempo genre and the existential soundscapes that come with it. Thankfully, Ghost Loft is here to sponsor your 3 a.m. music binge as the thoughts in your head get brought to life in the track, “So High.” The outpouring of emotion conveyed in this song creates this haunting chamber that plays host to the minimal piano chords and reverb drenched bass line. The panning of the vocals brings movement to the sound as you feel the kinetic energy of the song shift. Serving as an ode to a very important person, it’s relatable lyrics create a familiar environment for every listener to get lost in.
Up for this week’s edition of the GDD Guest Mix is Kloak, a good friend of mine who with the start of 2013 announced his new musical identity and direction. Having worked in past years under the pseudonym EMU, he shed his dark and deeper dubstep disposition to take a new, housier direction. With that of course comes a new name; thus Kloak was born. Combining a steady flow of new original tracks appearing with an expanded palette for a wide and rich spectrum of house and garage influence tracks, he’s been making strides as Kloak.
You can peep his exclusive mix for us via the SoundCloud stream below, it’s a fast paced juggle of house, garage, and other derivatives of the dancier end of bass music. Tracklist is after the jump, and be sure to stay tuned here at GDD for more from Kloak… oh and in the mean time go peep his own soundcloud here.
By golly, Los Angeles’s latest wonder children are at it again, and ‘Ride’ is quite the boogie machine from the age of funk. Fresh off the release of their EP ‘ Love Like This ‘ and their Hype Machine top 3 edit of Michael Jackson’s PYT; LA’s Bixel Boys are unveiling Ride, for free download. The song appropriates the sultry vocals of Ciara; and takes the hot and heavy R&B track and transforms it into a bouncy, bass fueled, house banger. The LA duo has plenty more in store and will be dropping new songs, limited edits and mixtapes through out the summer so be on the look out.
Spring gets a little help from The Knocks in bringing the world back to life as their new remix for Goldroom‘s, “Only You Can Show Me,” illuminates the world with it’s babbling basslines and syncopated synth chords, taking your BPM up to that of its own. An essential for any spring time playlist, this track is sure to liven up your days at the pool, parties on the lawn, as well as any celebration you have planned in the coming warmed-up months.
Lots of good music coming out of Leeds these days, as recently made evident by Transmission Collective member Wolf Cub, who has put together a fantastic remix of “Gold” from bursting Lancaster duo, Bondax. Premiering yesterday on XLR8R, Wolf Cub’s remix of the popular original track incorporates feel good chords and finds itself useful for your upcoming pool party and/or late night closing track. Stream below and download the 320 over on XLR8R. √+
A few weeks back I included a new favorite up and comer of mine in my Dirt selection that produces under the moniker, Jean Raw — a Los Angeles native that came under my radar and hasn’t left since. While I was crossing the country the past two weeks on the #GDDRV, the dude unveiled two new remixes of some unlikely candidates, but each showcases the inherent talent I heard in his remix of Sam Smith that I originally fell in love with.
I’ve been listening to Sly and the Family Stone since I was in diapers, but I never thought they could sound like this. Jean Raw digs deep and comes out with an incredibly soulful House tune that gets emotional at times. Bits of funk here and there as well. An incredible re-creation.
From a solemn, sentimental downtempo introduction, Jean Raw takes this top notch Rhye track into an uplifting, tasteful Deep House remix. It’s been on repeat for the better part of the day, and it’s not getting old.
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