Last year, I randomly discovered this emerging South East London duo, Howson’s Groove, and I was immediately taken in by their strikingly fresh, eclectic sound. After hearing their pair of EPs and remixes, I thought it was time for us to feature them in our guest mix series. Now Howson’s groove has delivered a captivating mix of Garage, House, and Post-Dubstep that sheds light on the increasingly sought-after UK sound. We’re looking forward to hearing more from this promising act. Enjoy!
One of Denver’s finest producer/DJs, option4, returns with his first release in three months – just in time for the Summer season creeping in. After dropping his Love Like No Other/Black Cats EP, along with other singles and remixes, earlier in the year, this house music specialist has been busy with studio work, touring, and building Denver’s underground dance music scene. option4 now gives the Donell Jones classic, “U Know What’s Up,” his own deep house vibe, making for a Summer anthem that is bound to be a staple in DJ sets far and wide.
Recognized as “the new sound of Miami,” the mysterious SLUGGERS are quickly emerging with their fresh style that has won them releases on OWSLA, Slow Roast Records, and now Fool’s Gold. Today, they’ve released two stand out tracks, “Courtesy” and “HYPR,” that serve as their membership to the Fool’s Gold Clubhouse. In celebration of this latest offering, the SLUGGERS have put together an eclectic, high-energy mix that runs through a spectrum of rhythms with tracks from the likes of Amtrac, Ballast, Worthy, Astronomar, and of course, some of their own original cuts. Enjoy the mix below and find the tracklist, as well as their Fool’s Gold Clubhouse release, after the jump.
LA producer, CRNKN, has released his first official EP this week on the free-release imprint, Nest, putting together six tracks as a concept EP with a diverse menu of genres that leans far from the music he was making just a year ago. The EP, The Clearing, shows a truly creative side of CRNKN that sets him apart artistically from his peers — a rare quality amongst the publish now/think later mentality that is the dance music community as of late. From Flume-ish chillout to Gesaffelstein-like Techno, CRNKN tells a story with The Clearing that has us fully entertained. Download the EP below and watch the very cool concept video for the EP as well. √+
In today’s frenetic war zone of DJs and producers and ghost-producers and managers and publicists and every other person clinging on to the
EDM machine, it’s pretty damn difficult to get noticed. For Astronomar, his brash and aggressive club music demands the respect it deserves. Back in a big, bad way is his 4 track Mutant Club EP, which dropped today on the Main Course imprint. Aside from releasing tracks on esteemed outfits like BNR & OWSLA, he’s been running the Main Course label with good pals Neoteric and Bot, who is featured on ‘Drama’ (my favorite from the package). Devoid of cheese, you’ll find drums thicker than redwoods and sound designs more manic than mental wards. And for the next month, all tracks are available for free download, so get to clicking.
Coming off of the release of their Summery All I Need EP on Perfect Driver, the rising LA-based duo, Casino Gold, delivers a proper groove-driven guest mix that balances the vibe between feel-good and deep. Weaving through their own tunes like “Sunbeams,” and tracks from Billon, Chordashian, Karma Kid, Playmode, Jonas Rathsman, and more, they’ve selected only the finest tunes for your listening pleasure. In the midst of this guest mix, Casino Gold has been in the lab working on productions, so keep an eye out for more quality music to come.
Our weary hearts are very susceptible to feels this time of year. Having just battled winter’s icy grasp, they are primed and ready for a warm embrace. This seasonal transition into a welcomed period of rejuvenation thus provides the leitmotif of Sprung Selections Vol. 2, and encourages the curious game of catching feelings.
Most Los Angelians know Mike Brillstein as a legend. Whether consciously or not, anyone who’s ever been to a club where any good music was played has likely, nay definitely vibed out to one of Mike’s sets. With fine taste and a penchant for house music, he’s finally made a serious foray into the production world with his new alter ego “Brillstein“. After his two collaborations with Jesse Rose last year, he’s venturing off on his own with a six-track mini EP, Back To Bed, which sees its initial release on Play It Down next week.
Philadelphia duo, Louis Futon, have been nearly breaking the internet with their recent string of remixes, racking up hundreds of thousands of plays for their freshly revamped takes on topical hip hop jawns. Their most recent endeavor is a summery rework of Logic’s “Break It Down,” juxtaposing shimmering synth leads with a deep, bulbous bassline for a laid-back, feel-good anthem. The guys have made it available for free via Facebook before they announce details on their new EP, so grab the DL and keep an eye on Soundcloud for more info! √+