SNBRN has finally returned after a nationwide spring tour with his followup to “Raindrops” released back in January with an inventive remix of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing”. SNBRN has truly done it again on this one, taking an alternative angle when approaching the original song. Sampling Marvin Gaye’s lyric “just grab a hold of my body and mind” and looping it over a perfectly crafted punchy bass has created an undeniable festival house anthem. Be sure to stream the track below and head over to Beatport to grab a copy!
Our man in Amsterdam, Auxiliary Tha Masterfader, is back with a brand new original for your Disco delight. “Feel About U” is laid back & luscious…it’s the type of track that’ll be echoing through the skyscrapers at our next rooftop pool party in downtown LA. The vocal chops are sunny & soulful and the synths are creamy, glittery goodness. Nobody serves up delectable Disco quite like our man Auxiliary Tha Masterfader. Hats off, Aux!
“Feel About U” is out NOW via Animal Language. Animal Language label head, Mason, did a remix of “Feel About U” – be sure to check that one out, too. If Aux’s original goes down like sangria then Mason’s remix is the mojito to his sangria. A double dose of refreshing! [BEATPORT]
We kick off the #MDW2015 with a special edition of the GDD™ Guest mix, brought to you by the New York native Tony Quattro – whipping up a massive hour of bass heavy house and jackin appeal. Get ready to dig deeper, as Tony features forthcoming singles and collaborations with the likes of Bot, Stanton Warriors, and even some still a mystery! Grab this one below and kick the holiday weekend off proper.
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The growing bass house sub-genre seems to have a fresh new talent on its hands as HI-LO has come firing out the gates with a heavy first release, “Crank It Up.” With an almost big-room level energy, the track offers tribal rhythms that are matched with snarling, distorted synths that are supported by heavy low-end and a vocal sample to give it some character. A diverse crew of artists like Green Velvet, Diplo, Umek, Flux Pavilion, and more are already giving this jam some play time, so it’s bound to be heard on dance floors far and wide. Listen above and stay tuned for “Crank It Up” release on Mad Decent on June 25th.
It’s always great to see people using music as a platform for philanthropy or paying tribute to those who have passed away. Swiftly rising producer/DJ and key industry player, Sean Glass, has taken it upon himself to do both of those things with his outstanding new remix of Flight Facilities’ “Down To Earth.” Together with Glassnote Records, Future Classic, his own Win Music label, and Flight Facilities, Glass is dedicating this release to the Dan Fredinburg Foundation, which was created to help those affected by the devastating Nepal earthquake, and to celebrate the life of Dan Fredinburg, his good friend who tragically passed away while climbing Mt. Everest during the quake.
The remix itself is a warm, shimmering house cut driven by lush pads and a smooth, driving groove that serve as a perfect backdrop for the emotive vocals from the original. Its quality holds up to its great significance, and it’s an excellent contribution to a meaningful cause. Donate to the Dan Fredinburg Foundation here, listen to/download the remix above, and hear Sean Glass’ own words about the release:
“This is my favorite thing I’ve ever done. Flight Facilities are especially important to me, being my first signed artist. I look up to them as tastemakers and creators.
The remix release has been made even more special to me because of recent events. We lost a good friend whom I looked up to–Dan Fredinburg. This past weekend, we memorialized Dan in a series of very special ceremonies I am so grateful to have been a part of. It was my privilege to play this track out for the first time at the party Dan instructed us to have, should he not return.This week, there was another earthquake in Nepal.
They really need our help. We have launched the Dan Fredinburg Foundation and already raised $100k. It only made sense that while I put effort into spreading awareness for my remix, I use that energy to help the causes that are really occupying my mind and heart–rebuilding Nepal and #LiveDan.”
Our friends at Discobelle Records just dropped their latest — this one from Caotico. A nice balance of lighter disco and darker styles come together to make this a really interesting track. The futuristic vox sampling is nice, as well as the melodic plucking sounds. All in all, a really solid track from a really solid label. Stream it / buy below, and stay up on Caotico.
AND FOR YOUR VISUAL PLEASURE AS WELL, WE’RE EXCITED TO PREMIERE THE STYLISH NEW VIDEO FOR “GONE”. JUST LIKE THE SONG, THE VIDEO IS FORWARD THINKING AND FRESH. PEEP THE DOPENESS BELOW…
ØRKA is a new artist you’re going to remember. Smooth balearic indie vibes describe this Miami-based artist, and his latest is a killer. “Phantom” is a slow burner, drawing heat from the strumming strings and raspy-yet-concise vocals. We don’t know too much else about ØRKA other than the one other release he’s has given us — “Tell Me.” Download both for free at his Soundcloud page, and keep an eye on this guy.
Goldroom has been evolving like crazy over the past year. With the rolling out of his live act, as well as the huge reception of his tunes, this project is becoming massive. Arguably his most popular tune, “Embrace” is definitely a crowd favorite, and he’s just released a new version with George Maple on vocals. The two actually had originally the track together, so what we’re really hearing is the track coming to fruition. Such a beautiful track, make sure to buy it below.
“Getting the chance to release music through Snapchat gave me the perfect opportunity to show everyone the version of Embrace that I’ve always heard in my head. George Maple and I actually wrote Embrace together, so having this come full circle, and to have her singing on the song, feels like a dream.”
Goldroom Tour Dates:
05/21 – San Francisco, CA @ San Antonio Recreation Area
05/23 – Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle
05/24 – Bethel, NY @ Musteryland USA
06/04 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa 2015
06/25 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
07/11 – Chicago, IL @ Mamby On The Beach
07/16 – Scranton, PA @ Camp Bisco
07/31 – Montreal, Canada @ Osheaga 2015
08/09 – Palm Springs, CA @ Splash House
08/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest 2015
09/04 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo
11/21 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital
We’re so happy to have the guest mix series back in full swing, as we continue to bring you music from the best rising talent across the globe. This week we welcome a young gun out of San Francisco to the spotlight – Slaptop. The house driven producer has caught serious traction by way of his singles “Sunrise” and “Distraction“, along with remixes for ZHU, Jaymes Young, and a recent bootleg of Fetty Wap’s anthem “Trap Queen“. The In the coming months you can catch him at HARD Summer in LA, Lollapalooza in Chicacgo and the Mad Decent Block Party on select dates. We’ve given him the reigns for the next hour, so without further ado, please welcome Slaptop to this week’s GDD™ Guest Mix.
Everything – Lonely Boy
Like I Can (Jonas Rathsman Remix) – Sam Smith
Hopelessly Coping (Gorgon City Remix) – Wilkinson ft. Thabo
Hold Me Up (Slaptop Remix) – Conrad
From the Basement to the Roof (Oliver Remix) – Club Cheval
King Tong – Sluggers
Chest – Chris Lake
Trap Queen (Slaptop Remix) – Fetty Wap
Fearing Love (Club Mix) – Serge Devant & Damiano feat. Camille Safiya
Chinatown – Slaptop
Something About You (Slaptop Remix) – Hayden James
What Kind of Man (Nicolas Jaar Remix) – Florence and the Machine
Mimoun Marhaba – Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & Floating Points
Right Here (Hot Since 82 Remix) – Rudimental
Pepper (Monkey Safari Remix) – Marc Houle
Week 3! We’re back with a new horoscope reading from Main Course‘s Astronomar…. each week we are will giveaway a new track from the label, while Astronomar and special guest Hasse De Moor personally gives astrological readings for DJs & producers alike. Today we’ve got a raved up bootleg on Boogie’s hood anthem “Oh My” – grab it below via ToneDen and prepare to be mesmerized by your weekly horoscope reading!
Boogie – Oh My (Astronomar Bootleg)
Astronomar’s Horoscope Readings #3
Your social activity was crazy last week; keep up the good work!
Don’t forget that legends need to eat too. If you are going to bootleg a classic track, at least buy the original off Beatport.
You’ve accomplished a lot so far this year! Remind your followers with a #TBT post.
If your guest list gets messed up this coming weekend, don’t even trip. Just accept the GA wristband; your boys will sort you out once you’re in the club.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach an old DJ how to reach younger fans with Internet humor. Don’t hesitate to share memes with your older DJ pals; they’ll thank you for it later!
Switch it up this week. Take a Lyft to the club instead of an Uber.
As we age, our tastes mature and you want your hospitality rider to reflect that. Jazz up your rider with a wine & cheese spread.
As always, communication is everything; even with your fans. You should take a moment to respond to all of your fan mail in your Soundcloud inbox… Wu-Tang is for the children! (Sooooooooo!)
Presentation and accessibility go a long way. Make sure your Soundcloud metadata is on point.
If you’re in a group chat with a bunch of DJs you don’t know very well, use some reserve when expressing your thoughts on your others; disaster is only a screenshot away.
Time to update your press kit!
Keep in mind that every big promoter started out as an intern handing out fliers in front of nightclubs. Be polite and say “no thanks” to the kid trying to give you a flier for Lightning In a Bottle as you leave the club this week; he may be booking you for a show in a few years.