One of the best records of the second half of the year – Monkey Safari’s ‘Coming Down (Hi-Life)’ – got a little reworking from God-tier festival headliner Tiesto and French Express label mate Jonas Rathsman and surprise, surprise, I just can’t get enough of one of them. Have a guess at which… Go on.
Our aussie lads Cut Snake have dove into the deep with their latest remix for Mikky Ekko’s “Kids” and we couldn’t have asked for a better plunge. The rolling bass line and deep chords carry Mikky’s haunting vocals into a serious warehouse feel. Fans of Hot Creations and Future Boogie will be all over this one – listen below and grab it for FREE!
It’s always a good day when I get new music from our pals, Traveler. “Drift” is the latest offering out today for free download from the duo, evoking a sense of pure bliss with a perfectly chilled-out, West Coast vibe. Production is clean and on-point, and it’s clear that Traveler has really fallen into their own signature sound. With a grip of new music in the bank right now, expect to see some more new stuff from these guys here in coming weeks. √+
Normally when you drink Champagne it’s to celebrate, to be bubbly and vivacious, but Blackedout murders out the champagne poppin’ mentality with a downtempo spacey edit that puts a dark twist on the celebratory nectar. Letting the track breathe reveals a layered climax of pulsating spacey synths and soothing sub bass that is sure to get you twisted on the track. Following up the release of his self titled debut EP, Blackedout is making a rather mysterious name for himself, darkness being the main motif for this up and comer out of NY.
Throughout the past week Eric Sharp‘s ‘Sharp Cuts Remixed EP’ has slowly been coming to life online. With one or two tracks being unveiled daily, it seems like the best is still to come with the full 10 track EP dropping on Tuesday the 17th on recently Grammy Nominated Win Music. Today we’re happy to bring you the next remix off the EP also available for free download!
Like their namesake, the mysterious duo Beati Paoli’s remix of Eric Sharp & Give In’s “Never Was Enough” is deep, dark and and perfect for late night club sets shrouded in fog and low lighting. Listen to all the remixes below and grab the download’s from Win Music!
If NYC duo DKDS haven’t made their way onto your radar just yet, don’t worry, but let this mix be a nice little introduction for you. Two cousins sharing a passion for House and Techno, DKDS started only in the past couple of years and the guys have seemingly just started working on originals within the past 6 months, hanging under the wing of T&B bossman Luca Venezia and his √+ project, Curses.
The guys have been announced to play Verboten‘s New Year’s Eve event at a massive warehouse location in the city, joining up with Eats Everything, Star Eyes, and a special guest to be announced closer to the event, and to give us a preview of their set, DKDS have put together the most recent installment of Verboten Transmissions, featuring over an hour of some jackin’ tunes that are putting me in a warehouse vibe for sure.
We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on these guys in 2014…
Don Diablo & CID swap out their big-room sound for groovy vibes in their debut release on Steve Angello’s X label. Previously premiered on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Selection last week, “Got Me Thinkin’” takes on booty bass characteristics with a bumpin’ kick-driven bassline and percussive accents. Don Diablo & CID have taken things a bit deeper for a club-ready offering. Have a listen after the jump.
Taking us back to the year 2000 with a deep house twist, 21 year old Shmallen brings us this sexy cut featuring a sample from Destiny’s Child “Independent Woman.” The pop ballad gets a full makeover with a faster vocal, heavy reverb and Shmallen’s reworked deep bassline that makes this one perfect for the dancefloor! Grab the DL below:
To get in the spirit of their performance tonight @ the DIM MAK HOLIDAY PARTY and final Dim Mak Tuesday of the year, I grabbed another quick-hitter interview from the Mexicali based duo Climbers. We wanted to touch base on their recent successes and shows, and specifically tonight in LA. The two members Jay Blakk and Kiko deal respectively answered the questions taking turns, but kept it right to the point which is what we all like… enjoy
GDD: You guys are from Mexicali… has there been a strong influence in where your from that shaped the music you produce and DJ? Or where has your inspiration come from?
Jay Blakk – Well I think some has come from Mexicali, because here when we started the scene was all about bringing the best music and quality, in terms of mixing. So, it was harsh but also so powerful because it brought out the best in you. And obviously from the promoters that took chances and brought incredible acts that were giving us a new perspective of electronic music.
GDD: You recently released “House Arrest” on Turbo Recordings TWIN TURBO label. How did the connection come to be with Tiga and what was that like?
Kiko Deal – Well we respect and love Tiga’s music, so our manager sent the track to Tiga and he loved it so it was a quick choice for them to sign it.
GDD: Your Winter tour is already underway… what are you excited about most playing in the US and what do you think will differ from performing in Central America?
Jay Blakk – Well we just played in Detroit and Denver and the second leg is still to come, we already saw differences is the weather obviously, but what we are loving is that the people are eager to hear our music and especially music that does not come often on the radio. They are willing to go out in the cold to hear the music they loved and we got a lot of respect for that.
GDD: You’re playing tonight alongside our mutual friends Thee Cool Cats @ Dim Mak Studios. Can we expect a higher energy in your set because you get to play with friends? Or what does that do you for your guys night?
Kiko Deal – Playing with those guys will be great. But when we play with friends it doesn’t change the perspective of our sets, it only includes a higher level of confidence since you’re with friends. But at the end of the day the most important thing is the audience and how to interact and connect with them, with the music we love and play.
GDD: What’s the one thing you HAVE to do/see while you’re in LA?
Jay Blakk – A Lakers Game.
Kiko Deal – Going to the Roxy Theatre.
Our good buddy & hometown Orange County hero, Kedd Cook, just dropped off his newest single entitled ‘Don’t Talk, Listen‘ accompanied by a stellar winter mix. This kid crushes on the tables, knows how to throw quite the party, and we’re more stoked than ever that he’s starting to produce more. Flawless taste, some nice snares, and deep tones make this a truly special experience inside and out. Get lost in his curated oblivion of sounds.
Tracklisting after the jump