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.
This Monday, Finnish feel-good tunesmith, Lenno, will be releasing a remix EP for Never Stop — the 4-track EP that came out in early November on NYC-based imprint, Heavy Roc Music, run by The Knocks‘ B-Roc. On board for the remix release is the young gun and GDD™ homie, Durante, who has completely flipped the title track from Lenno, adding in thick, snarling Electro synth stabs to complement Lenno’s vibey Nu Disco style for a rework that highlights the inherent abilities of Durante while not fully giving up the mojo of Lenno’s original mix. Listen first below and look out Monday for the full release.
Today we are bringing you the premiere of the newest track off 2x DMC World Champion, DJ Shiftee‘s imprint Hot Mom USA!
Rx, the bass alias of house guru Alex Burkat dropped the catchy “Strike Ah Pose” and Lucid, a fresh face from Melbourne well versed in grime, hip-hop and bass, turned out this turnt up remix. With neon synths and camera shutter samples you’ll find it difficult to refrain from taking multiple selfies on the dance floor jamming to this tune. Dig it below and grab it when it drops officially on February 3rd!
Power duo, Arches, came onto the scene strong last year with their powerful Whitney Houston remix, and the collaborative project from Seba (Moonlight Matters) and Jochen (Sound of Stereo) is set for blast off in 2014 with a signing to Columbia Records for their debut single, “There’s A Place,” which was just premiered to the world via the lovely Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 this morning.
Taking inspiration from the earlier days of House music, Arches find a pleasant equilibrium between the classic sounds of dance music from their native Belgium along with a new age bounce that is unquestionably catchy. The big debut single will be accompanied by a B-side featuring the talents of vocalist Gustaph (of Hercules and Love Affair fame), making for one exciting introduction. Listen to “There’s A Place” below. √+
Electro/Techno brethren Bart B More & TAI have hit us with some huge releases over the past couple years, and are back in 2014 with a monster of a track called Alkaline. Resembling the high energy and ripping synths of their last collab “Spezi”, their follow up “Alkaline” is a roaring techno ride that will grace this year’s festival circuit from the likes of Boys Noize, Zombie Nation, Steve Aoki and more. We’ve been lucky enough to get the exclusive release, grab it below and hold on tight!
Also, be on the look out for TAI’s new EP called “Just Smile” coming out on Dim Mak February 11th!
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Treasure Fingers dropped off his amazing remix of Tatiana Owens‘s new track, Beautiful People, out earlier on T&A Records earlier today. It’s a quite bouncy disco-tech vibe with some amazing vocal work laced on top.
Turns out they extended their remix contest for the original track until January 14th, where the full Remix package EP, also featuring GDD bud, Them Jeans, will be released as well. Full Details HERE.