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Just before boarding Holy Ship! yesterday, Justin Jay dropped his addictive Fantastic Voyage House Party Mix, in celebration of his upcoming tour. With his tour announcement earlier this month, he unveiled his Fantastic Voyage brand/party concept, and filled us in on what we can expect – house party vibes, and a mix of forward-thinking music with songs too weird/quirky for festivals, and other tunes too cheesy for underground warehouses. Additionally, his “Friends,” vocalist Josh Taylor and guitarist Benny Bridges, will officially be joining him on select dates for live experimentation that you may have already gotten a taste of at Coachella, CRSSD, and more. We can’t wait for his LA date at The Roxy on Saturday, February 27th, especially after listening to this new mix. Listen above and head to his website for the full list of dates and tickets.

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Insomniac’s Discovery Project project has been releasing some pretty slick tracks on the low.  On top of giving budding producers the ultimate chance to play their events, they’re doing their due diligence in pushing the tunes.  The latest is a club weapon from Grensta — simple yet effective.  “Mistakes” offers an easy 4×4 intro and leads into an off-camber bass sequence that could crush any club.  Stream now and grab the free download.

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Bobby Nourmand has been not-so-silently releasing some slamming deep house productions on his own accord over the past two years.  His smooth production style really sets him aside from alot of the talent coming out of LA, enough so that the Magician’s Potion label came knocking for a track.  “S M O K I N J O E” is a midtempo animal of a tune, echoed vocals floating over deep bass and synth stabs.  This is probobaly my favorite release from Bobby thus far.  If you’re digging the track, you’re in luck.  He’ll be playing alongside The Magician and The Aston Shuffle at Exhange LA on February 26th.  You won’t want to miss it, so grab your tickets for the show here.

Coming off of their debut album last year, LA-based Nadastrom is picking up right where they left off. Known for pioneering Moombahton and more, this duo has a reputation for pushing boundaries, and in recent times, they’ve been moving deeper in the house music realm with a refined sense of style and cosmic inspiration. Their explorations have taken them to his two-track offering, “Jupiter” & “Chivas,” that brings a fusion of stripped-down, deep driving grooves, ethereal synth work, and a soulful, psychedelic feel that ties it all together. Much like the other releases on Sabo’s outstanding Sol Selectas label, these sounds have been tested and proven on desert dance floors and beyond (watch the Burning Man video after the jump), so have a listen above and pick up the release on Beatport.

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With the coming of 2016 brought fantastic news that the famed Berlin supergroup, Moderat, consisting of Modeselektor and Apparat, would release their third studio album, aptly titled “III.” Known for their haunting post rave electronic masterpieces, “Reminder” serves as, well, a reminder of what three talented musicians are capable of producing in the currently watered down musical landscape. Emotions flare as synths swell and sirens sound the alarm inside your mind that this is what music is supposed to feel like. April 1st is when you can expect “III” to hit the shelves, you best believe we will be waiting.

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It’s not very often I come across a song that makes my jaw hit the floor, but this monster from Billy Kenny & Wongo hits all the right spots. The sound design is to be rivaled by none as swirling sub bass envelops your ears and airy synth pads tantalize the mind. Minimal vocals scattered throughout tie a nice little bow on the formidable package that is sure to be one of the stand out house tunes of Winter 2016. So whatcha waitin’ for…head on over to BeatPort and cop this bad boy right this moment! Purchase HERE.

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Fred Falke‘s latest release is getting a proper remix package and we’ve got a taste of what’s to come with the premiere of Amtrac‘s take on the iconic producer’s latest original. Featuring LA indie mainstays, Elohim and Mansions On The Moon, the remix from Amtrac channels their ebullient vocals and haunts them with his brooding synth lines. Ripe for the late night, this essential tech house tune will be available on February 26th via Pantheon Musique and will include remixes from Chrome Sparks, Oliver, Ferdinand Weber, FDVM and Wielki.

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With blue hair and red-hot rave weapons, Eve Speciall is apparently out to steal your girl.  The LA-based DJ often splits time between the states and places overseas, namely Tokyo.  She’s an extremely talented technical DJ, and throws it in your face all over the course of this hour-and-fifteen-long “moodtape.”  From Kendrick Lamar to Rufus, this one has feels for pretty much everyone.  Grab the free download now so you can play it for you lady friends in the whip.

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Cabrillo’s new record entitled ‘Dancing For Myself’ was released today via rising UK Collective, We Are The Network. The record builds up nice and slow around a female vocal sample that has old school UK House written all over it. Once we are hit with filtered sub bass we know the party is about to start. Following the drop, a playful combination of hi hats, egg shakers, and a thick bassline/melody will take the listener on a cosmic journey to house heaven. The sassy vocals come back into play later in the track and pair up nicely with Cabrillo’s playful bassline.  

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TGIF! Put some wiggle in your weekend with the little house heater “We’re All Friends” from NY to LA transplant Sean Glass and collaborator Jay Xero. Their little medley features a cheeky but infectious vocal from Rocko Rochee that dances atop a hypnotic groove all the way through. Sean told us “‘We’re All Friends’ picks up on the real spirit of house music­­ – inclusion. House music is a color and gender blind community that simply seeks to connect.”

“I’ve been reading GDD for more than a decade, always admiring their tastes. Thankfully, I’ve since had the pleasure of playing with Bones, Tropicool, ARod, and becoming friends with Toks, Jonah and the whole crew. I’ve always been so much in sync with all of their tastes, so I’m really happy to have my production featured on the blog, and hopefully I’ll hear it in their sets soon!” – Sean Glass