“Many people have asked me why and how I make the music I make. My surroundings have always molded how and why I make my sound.”
A GDD favorite and familiar, the Russian native Proxy has emerged back on the scene with a visual statement of the topical situation he lives in. This short film by Sean Robinson was shot in Proxy’s home city of Orekhovo-Zuevo in late Feb 2014, and gives a small insight into what makes Proxy the producer he is. Although a non-political insight into his world, it shows the pressure of his surroundings nonetheless. An elusive character, he invites us to take a subtle look into his life and what the man is about ahead of his Summer run of USA dates, and his new music forthcoming in mid 2014.
We’re very lucky to be bringing you this exclusive… the UK native and bass friendly Shadow Child has finally crossed the pond to come perform in the US, and he’s making his Los Angeles debut at Exchange LA this Saturday night! Coming off his massive essential mix debut last weekend, what better reason then to talk with the legend himself about how this whole project came to be and what he has planned for the future? Not only we’re we able to get some great insights in the interview, but we also have a very special VIP download for you guys
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Crookers‘ “Heavy” has been on serious rotation since Phra unleashed it last month. Aptly named, the single due out March 23rd hits some lower than low spots, with an undeniable, eclectic Crookers bounce and NSFW second build. Prior to the release, Crookers has called upon Parisian producer, Donovans, for a remix of the bass-heavy tune, and he’s stuck with the #HEAVY vibe while adding some new flavor in as well. This isn’t the first time Crookers and Donovans have linked up either, as you might remember Donovans reworked Crookers’ “Hummus” back in 2011 for the Mad Decent release. Have a listen to the new one below. √+
Today we’re excited to give you the first look at the video for The Presets newest single “Goodbye Future”. Set inside a club with crazy time altering abilities the video shows us what clubs would have looked like with patrons from past, bringing us to question what exactly the 2 Aussies mean by goodbye future?
And don’t miss The Presets on tour this spring! More info after the jump:
Brighton’s aashton has solidified himself on my personal ‘ones to watch’ list as of late, boasting official remixes in 2013 for top labels Get Physical and Kitsuné along with an EP on the tasteful Body Work imprint. Next up in his release schedule is the Show You EP forthcoming on Loungin’ Recordings which puts aashton’s deeper House and Garage talents on display, with 2 originals and 2 remixes that round out one hell of a vibe.
Today we’re excited to share the second original from the release, “If I’d Known,” which teeters gracefully along the lines of deep and nu disco, with lighthearted synth work skipping nimbly underneath sexy sax riffs and emotive vocals that flip pitches for an effect that’s producing many feels over here. Have a listen below and check the rest of the EP & pre-order the 12″ here. √+
New York-based vocalist, Alison Valentine, will be releasing her anticipated debut EP, Swimming Pool Sounds, this spring after garnering some substantial buzz over the past year with support incoming from all directions including play on BBC Radio 1 and nice words from The Fader and Nylon Magazine. In advance of the EP release, Valentine has teased the first single, “Curious,” along with this remix below from longtime GDD™ favorite, Shinichi Osawa.
While you might remember past remixes and originals from Shinichi shaking your walls with his brand of Electro-meets-Rock madness, the remix he’s put together for Valentine’s “Curious” is all vibes, with shimmering Nu Disco synths and a thick bassline that rolls on throughout while Valentine’s vocals sit neatly atop. Keep an eye out for Valentine’s EP out this spring as well as more Disco-influenced productions from Osawa!
In celebration of announcing our upcoming WMC showcase w/ Sweat It Out! Records, we bring you the exclusive premiere of their own Indian Summer‘s new single “Aged Care” featuring Benjamin Joseph. This bouncy tune is carried by Joseph’s soulful vocals before winding into a jackin bassline and house groove that wont quit. Get in the Miami spirit with us, and check this one below!
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So excited to get some proper hangs in with the dude, Cassian, next month in Miami! Ahead of the big time Sweat It Out event down there in March (which you’ll hear more about today), Cass has sent over a brilliant rework of the Cajmere classic, “Brighter Days,” cutting up the ever-familiar vocal and repositioning it above a sea of hi hats and on-point, rolling House drums. The rework comes as Cassian’s second musical offering this week as he also just unveiled his official remix for Kraak & Smaak‘s “Love Inflation” which you can check out below and pick up next week on Jalapeño Records. √+
Dark and driving, this Les Professionnels remix of Kenna “Love Is Still Alive” is the perfect start to our Valentines’s Day. Kenna’s haunting lyrics cry out with a deep underlying beat urging us to celebrate today in the best way, by dancing. Grab the download and get hyped for some intimate moments with this one!
Hervé’s Cheap Thrills imprint is back with another edition of the artist-breaking compilation series, Fresh Meat, featuring 6 tracks from a collection of budding talent along with one from the label boss’ side project, Action Man. We’ve been asked to premiere UK House producer, Odysseus‘, tune from the March 3rd release, and with previous top notch releases on Black Butter and Moda Black, there was no way we didn’t want to be involved on this one.
Odysseus’ “Hypnosis” is an energetic House jam complete with an insanely catchy instrumental hook and crisp percussion. It’s got that indescribable UK feel that really gets the feet tapping with definitely enough bandwidth for the big room. Listen first below and pick up the full release in early March.