A couple of years ago, some friends took me to the famed weekly party, Low End Theory, to see one of the LA beat scene’s emerging artists, Astronautica. Although it was a while back, I still vividly remember her fantastic set, and it was this memory that spurred me to enlist her for our guest mix series. Since dropping her vibey Waikiki EP on Alpha Pup a few months ago, she’s been quiet on the release front, but she’s been staying busy with studio sessions in between tour dates. Now Astronautica delivers a smooth and eclectic mix of jams to help you get through the day in a positive way. If you’re around in LA this Friday, catch her live at The Do LaB event with Dimond Saints!
Last week, Treasure Fingers dropped a wobbly, club monster in the form of Honey Dip. While he reigned supreme for years at that top of the ‘nu-disco’ field, it appears he’s since disavowed his affiliation with the glazed genre and shifted efforts to making some manic house tracks, and we really couldn’t be any happier. Today, we’re premiering the Sluggers remix of said track. After gaining a bit of momentum with releases on OWSLA and Fools Gold, the Miami duo are quickly carving out a name for themselves. Enjoy their free download of Honey Dip below, and get hyped to hear more from these new kids on the block.
In celebration of dropping his Execution EP on Skrillex’s free release imprint, Nest, earlier this week, the future star, Champion, has given us a proper guest mix that would make his fellow UK brethren proud. Hailing from East London, this producer/DJ flexes his refined taste with an on point selection of the pumping, bassline-driven House that has been infiltrating America. With his stand out productions, DJ expertise, and new label, Formula Records, Champion is quickly gaining the trust of many around the world, and major players in the scene are taking notice.
Over the course of the last month, UK producer Hostage has given away a free track every week. As a consumer of dance music, that’s one hell of a great deal. We’ve been longstanding fans and supporters of Hostage for years, harking back to the golden era of banging bloghaus. He’s since shifted his focus to making tidy house cuts, all the while keeping faithful to his roots in bass music. Grab all four tracks below, and keep an eye out for the man because you never know when he’ll give away an EP’s worth of tunes away for free.
UK Bass/House frontrunner, Champion, has released his anticipated Execution EP today on Skrillex’s free release imprint, Nest, with two original tracks that feature an all new breed of bassline. You may have heard TEED play it at The Do Lab at Coachella, or possibly on BBC Radio 1, or maybe even in one of Four Tet’s recent sets, but however you listen to it make sure you’ve got enough low end. Download both √+ tunes below and keep an eye out on Wednesday for a brand new Guest Mix from Champion.
Right in time for the weekend is 71 minutes of pure vibes, cooked up fresh by Poupon. He’s recently relocated to Amsterdam, and the warmer Summer months must be treating him nicely. This mix is packed full of goodies, and it also includes a couple unreleased tracks by the man himself. Grab the free download & full tracklist below.
LA’s rising bass music specialist, GRiDWORK, has been brewing in the underground with his intricate, eclectic productions and stand out live sets. After seeing him open for OPIUO at a Do LaB event a couple weeks back, I was eager to hear some fresh tunes, and sure enough, he has delivered this remix of Emoh Instead’s “Why Can’t You (Say So).” GRiDWORK has transformed the song into a groovy, glitch-hop number that will surely be played out at transformational festivals across the country. Catch GRiDWORK live with jOBOT as Continuum at the 5 Points Gathering on Mt. Baldy this 4th of July weekend.
It’s an all Aussie affair today with this knocking club edit of Iggy Azalea, courtesy of Adelaide’s
Man of The Moment Motez. In preparation of a US tour that he’s announcing tomorrow, he’s giving away this ace edit of Azalea’s Fancy. In similar fashion to his ‘Gas Pedal‘ re-work, he relies heavily on his prowess of thumping basslines and jacking drums. There’s a nifty little half-time section in the intro that he re-introduces again in the second breakdown, and he even sneaks in a couple of air horns on the second drop just for good measure. Be on the lookout for Motez to be coming to a city near you this summer.
The Parisian duo known as ALESIA has broken through with their genre-defying style of dance music, and the world is has taken notice. With releases on OWSLA, Mad Decent, and more, ALESIA is also being recognized by well-respected tastemakers in the scene, while keeping their music fresh and forward-thinking. In their fantastic guest mix, which they’ve dubbed “I Call My Brother ‘Moon’ Cause He Shine Like One,” they offer a broad spectrum of styles and rhythms made cohesive with their harder, high energy vibe that will keep you on the edge of your seat – or off of it, for that matter. Enjoy the mix below and stay tuned for ALESIA‘s sophomore EP on OWSLA this Summer.
It’s been two years since Chi Duly‘s Balloons of Haus, the remix album that did victory laps around the internet with a cosign from The Weeknd himself. Since then, this Brooklyn-based artist has maintained a steady flow of crowd favorites, while cultivating his original sound. With an arsenal of remixes on deck, album co-production credits on the upcoming Shadows on Stars project, and a follow up to Balloons of Haus due late summer, he’s ready to take his career to new heights.
In celebration of Wacks Records‘ inaugural release, a split single from Chi Duly and Aloha, “Never Give Up/Soul Jam,” coming on Tuesday, July 8th, Chi Duly has put together a 22-track guest mix that bridges deep house with rap and R&B, making for a cool house party vibe. Additionally, he’s included two previously unreleased tracks for exclusive downloads (DL in tracklist after the jump), so be sure to grab those after enjoying the mix.