This week’s GDD™ guest mix is something special.. we welcome Odysseus to the stage, offering up a much in demand exclusive hour for your audio enjoyment. The young gun has already landed releases with Moda Black, Grizzly and Cheap Thrills, has just remixed Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont (including Radio 1 support) and his forthcoming single has been picked up by Columbia. This guy is on fire and we’re lucky to have him for an hour of his craft – get your labor day weekend started right with this one below
1.ODYSSEUS – OVER YOU
2.ODYSSEUS – NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO (DARK HOUSE MIX)
3.ODYSSEUS – NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO
4.ZAC TOMS AND STANTON WARRIORS – BRING ME DOWN (ODYSSEUS REMIX)
5.ODYSSEUS – THE HOUSE OF MANY EMPTY ROOMS
6.ALEX METRIC AND JACQUES LU CONT – SAFE WITH YOU (ODYSSEUS REMIX)
7.DISCLOSURE – F FOR YOU (TEED REMIX)
8.ODYSSEUS – HYPNOSIS
9.ODYSSEUS – VORPAL
10.JOEL COMPASS – ASTRONAUT (GORGON CITY REMIX)
11.ODYSSEUS – USED TO BE MY FRIEND – (ONGAKU REMIX)
12.EATS EVERYTHING – VERTIGO
Our good homies DJ Skeet Skeet aka Yung Skeeter & Wax Motif have teamed up to do a colossal 2-track EP and we’re getting the exclusive sneak-premiere of the EP’s diabolical techno b-side called “Hush Hush” before its released tomorrow on Dim Mak Records!
Producers YUNG SKEETER and WAX MOTIF join forces on the 2-track release “Next To Me.” Two monstrous sounds collide on this release, packing a double punch with tracks “Next to Me” featuring Nevaeh and “Hush Hush,” bringing forth music that is as brisk as it is fiery hot. “Next To Me” takes listeners on a new high built with an aggressive electro crunch smoothed out by airy female vocals. “Hush Hush” delves into deeper house territory with a pinch of the trademark Dim Mak electro sound.
Wax Motif on
Yung Skeeter on
Forever Kid are at it again. This week’s Forever Kid Fridays features another big remix, this time of the dance classic Can’t Get You Out of My Head, by uberbabe Kylie Minogue. Our first installment of the series saw Forever Kid’s Beegees remix quickly ascend the ranks of Hype Machine to #1, and I expect nothing less from this one. Bold, layered synthwork accents Kylie’s ethereal and eternally sexy vocals in a hugely haunting way. At first listen you’re transported to the crescendo of a mainstage set from a festival in a dreamy retro-future. And there’s a killer solo at the end. Stay tuned and #RefuseToGrowUp.
Today we have an exclusive premiere straight from the UK Underground! Out on September 23rd on the famed MTA Records is the newest EP from British duo Torqux ”So Divine” with vocals by Tiffani Juno. Joining the package is this rad remix by Jus Now, another duo who bring the flavors of both Trinidad AND Bristol to produce this fun, caribbean riddim inspired Drum’n'Bass. Check out both the remix and original below and make sure to pick them up officially on September 23rd!
Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo AKA The Bloody Beetroots ignited the dance music community this summer when it was announced that the gritty Dance Punk frontman had somehow found a way to team up with living legend Paul McCartney through mutual friend, Youth, in a London studio. The nearly unbelievable crossover single matches anthemic stadium rock riffs with Rifo’s inescapable dance mettle — a possible sign of the times for the rapid bridging of old and new music culture.
Rifo didn’t just stop with McCartney. The Bloody Beetroots’ new album, HIDE, out on Ultra Music on September 17th will feature an unheard of amount of top-tier collaboration, including legendary team-ups with Peter Frampton, Tommy Lee, Theophilus London, Penny Rimbaud, and more.
Before the highly anticipated release, however, Ultra is opening the door to some remixes of the album’s most buzzing track tomorrow, and GDD™ favorite Riva Starr has put together a raw, House’d up remix which we get to premiere for you today. Riva keeps Paul’s vocals in there (how could you ever take them away??) and throws in a nice bassline speaking to Riva’s SNATCH! style. Pick up the remixes tomorrow and get HIDE September 17th.
Forever Kid are up to no good. In celebration of last week’s Beegees remix quickly reaching #1 on Hype Machine, the boys flipped their helmet on to nightmode (+ a Go Pro they installed in it, of course), made a quick stop at Costco, then took off for a bit of stealthy night mission trouble. 300 rolls of toilet paper and 15 cans of shaving cream later… and hmm what’s that new sound at the end? We’ll find out next week on Forever Kid Fridays. #RefuseToGrowUp
Forever Kid is a feeling… a dream-come-true back to times when things were simple, free, and more fun. Influenced as much by the soaring solos of rock ‘n’ roll as by pounding big-room anthems, these two childhood friends from Sweden have come together to bring you Forever Kid Fridays on GDD™. We’ll have an exclusive throwback remix or original every other Friday, and it looks like some antics to be found in between. Today we have their big, crunchy remix of the Bee Gees classic, Tragedy. It’s Friday kiddos– have some fun with this one.
There is not much I can say about Loco Dice without waxing poetic about the man. He is a fucking absolute legend and in complete honesty seeing him for the first time changed the way I appreciate, enjoy, evaluate, and interpret dance music. I’m not even kidding.
His impeccably-chosen selection of tracks for his most recent compilation “Loco Dice In The House” is out now on Defected, which has allowed for both the label and the artist to extend their reach past what individually may have tied them to a particular sound or style. Traversing across a wide array of music, from older productions, his own work, tracks via his label Desolat, brand new tunes, and influences from hip-hop to Detroit techno, Loco Dice continues to solidify his identity as a master storyteller. Every step in the process of curating and mixing a compilation is one Dice pulls off with immense accuracy: from the track selection, to the order, to the piecing and mixing and layering. Loco Dice is one of the best at compelling you to dance, and to never stop dancing.
In liu of the 2-Disc compilation, as well as his full-flexed weekly party USED+ABUSED in Ibiza, I sent over a few questions to Dice to answer. I’m incredibly happy he found the time to talk to us amidst his unrelenting tour, promo, and residency schedule, and without further ado here is out chat with one of GDD’s all time favorites (not to mention #8 on our Sexiest DJs list): Loco Dice.
Italian Tech and Deep House duo, Supernova, have been up to some big things lately. Most recently they have remixed the tropical tech sound of Ninetoes‘ “Finder” into a delectable deep tech anthem and we’ve got the exclusive on the premiere! Full of grooves but maintaining the uplifting steel drum melody of the original with a slight, darker reverb, this track is definitely going to be one to add to your summer playlist. Such a jam! Make sure to grab it when its released on Aug 1st on Kling Klong!
Bass lord AC Slater has a new EP coming out next Tuesday on his championed Trouble & Bass imprint, and he’s taken some pages out of his 2008/2009 handbook to put together 4 new originals that have a reminiscent AC Slater sound while adding a contemporary 2013 twist. Today, we’re happy to premiere one of these new tunes titled “Gunplay,” which has undeniable similarities to the wobbly Electro that giants like AC and Jack Beats used to pump out across the blogosphere back in the day. Perhaps our friend AC is predicting a renaissance with Return of the Underground, and we’re into it.
Massive support for the EP already in from Skrillex, Congorock, 12th Planet, Zinc, BBC Radio 1, Rinse FM…basically everyone. Get it. √+