We’ve got all things Miami on our mind with WMC only a few short weeks away. Lock yourself into 10 downloadable tracks selected by Troy Kurtz and Toks.
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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Looking for a bit harder indie-electro version of The Knock’s catchy anthem ‘Comfortable’? Well, look no further. Ben Negative has put his personal spin on the track, receiving heavy support from The Knocks boys themselves. Listen to this one with headphones; your puny labtop won’t do the roaring, rolling bass any justice.
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. √+
We’ve made it to the better side of the week, and that calls for a reward. Continuing on our highlight of the GDD x Sweat It Out! WMC showcase to come, we bring a free download from the Sydney native and Sweat representative Danny T. With a very special rework of AlunaGeorge‘s haunting beautiful “Outlines”, Danny pushes deeper vibes into freak mode with this one. Fans of his Anna Lunoe Remix or Le Youth Remix (also below) with be ALL OVER THIS. Listen and grab it for free!
WMC – Catch Danny T at our GDD x Sweat It Out! Miami showcase on Tuesday, March 25th!
Always Never chaps SLDGHMR & Crywolf made their individual moves out to Los Angeles late last year; when you become roommates with a fellow musician, let alone one you share a label with, beautiful musical babies being created is a sort of inevitable result. If you’re a fan of Le Castle Vania’s electro-based label, of Crywolf’s emotive take on crashing progressions and knack for floaty female vocals, or of SLDGHMR’s powerful techno stabs then you’re gonna love their new collaborative effort.
My personal one to watch for this year is on a warpath of production and his newest creation doesn’t stray from that truth. The mysterious Parisian known as Tchami has spread his viral sound this year into some huge originals and remixes for the likes of Mercer, AlunaGeorge, Oliver and more. Today he dropped a preview to his forthcoming original “Untrue” and it is on another level of feels. I’ll just stop talking and you can just listen below…
WMC – Don’t miss Tchami @ HARD Miami!
After nearly 10 years of composing and playing guitar/keyboards for the band Lotus, Luke Miller, aka Luke the Knife, turns his diverse musical skills and experience towards the DJ booth to revive a more organic funk and disco sound in the scene. With his extensive catalog of remixes and re-edits, he has been building a brand fit for the modern dance floor, much like his groovy jam band roots. Luke now gives us a guest mix that packages his tasteful nu-disco style into an impressive feel-good offering that includes many of his own stand-out edits, along with great tracks like Classixx’s remix of Panama’s “Always,” and the Treasure Fingers remix of “Without You” by Dillon Francis ft. TEED, among others. Download/Listen to the mix below and don’t miss his DJ sets or live performances that incorporate guitar, keys, guest drummers, percussionists, and a saxophonist.
It’s undeniable that “I Got U” is rapidly establishing itself as the anthem of the soon to be sunny days, and with that title comes a jam packed remix package featuring the likes of French Express magician, Jonas Rathsman. The original track’s pumping back beat is toned down by the sultry ethereal house vibes of Rathsman, transforming it into more of a day dream than its pulsing predecessor. Check the whole package, out soon on iTunes, featuring remixes by MK, Tensnake, Bondax, and High Contrast.
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After giving us a fantastic guest mix and releasing a new edit of Just A Gent, Vindata comes through with their stand-out debut EP, …For One To Follow, out now on Symbols. From the catchy, goose-bump-inducing beginnings with “All I Really Need” featuring Kenzie May, to the pumping club-ready tune, “Exposé,” that closes out the 4-track release, the rising LA duo has produced this EP to perfection, proving that they are more than worthy of the acclaim that they have been receiving from around the world. With this being one of Vindata‘s first releases, you can expect a lot more of their forward-thinking music to come. Purchase Vindata‘s …For One To Follow EP on iTunes and if you’re in LA, come see them live, along with Kastle featuring Ayah Marar, Sweater Beats, and Lindsay Lowend, at the Symbols Showcase hosted at Sound Nightclub in Hollywood this Thursday, March 6th (Tickets). √+