E.A.S.Y., aka Enferno and Shiftee yo, is a group comprised of two beat-smiths who are keeping things fresh with their productions, and live performance concept that merges DJ elements with drum machines, keyboards, and more. Having released two original singles and an official remix of A-Trak’s “Push” in recent times, they’ve been on their game, and they’re coming through with another stand out release. E.A.S.Y.’s latest, “Like That,” moves between mellow hip-hop-esque sounds and big, glimmering synths that drive the uplifting vibe over a a mid-tempo backdrop. Check out the song above. Buy it on Beatport or iTunes, or stream it on Spotify.
Newcomer Alessia Cara broke through with her addictive hit, “Here,” off of her Four Pink Walls EP, and now the official remixes for it are starting to surface. One of which that caught my ear comes from the 20-year-old Winnipeg-based producer, Vincent, formerly known as XVII. After releasing remixes of Meek Mill & Drake’s “R.I.C.O.” and Flume’s “Some Minds,” Vincent is keeping his momentum rolling into the last quarter of the year as he delivers this outstanding future bass rendition of “Here” that gives Alessia Cara’s vocals a backdrop of wobbly lush synths, and punchy low-end for club/festival use. Enjoy!
As we inch closer to the last quarter of the year, many artists are bringing their A-game for a strong finish. Some have been working tirelessly on albums all year, while others have been staying consistent with singles and remixes, but there are those who have been doing it all. For this week, I wanted to do a roundup of some of the stand out remixes that surfaced over the past handful of days. The Dirtybird don Claude VonStroke, funked up duo Soul Clap, electro-pop producers ROOM8, Anjunadeep affiliates Jody Wisternoff & James Grant, and France’s beat-smith, Nebbra, have all come forth with some remixes that are cutting through the noise, and keeping the dance music community happy and healthy. Check out Claude’s summery, jazz-infused rendition of Catz ‘n Dogz’ “Get It Right” featuring Tanika above, and check out the four other highlights after the jump.
Straight from the man himself:
In case you did not know, I have moved to Berlin.
I am focusing on Curses when it comes to the clubs and Safer At Night, but primarily out here working on a full length under my own name less DJ oriented.
The departure from DTL has been a heartfelt one.
I’ll return one day, but my head is not there right now. I found myself going through all the unreleased tracks though, and felt it sad to leave them to the dust.
So….from grimy bass vibes to rockabilly surf bits –
I have uploaded a handful of these demos 2008 – 2013 for all of you to enjoy.
DOWNLOAD ALL HERE
Today, Oliver Heldens, aka HI-LO, has emerged with a new edit of Da Hool’s 90’s classic, “Meet Her At the Love Parade.” In recent times, Oliver has included the track in his live sets and Heldeep Radio show, so it’s been making the rounds in fan discussions across the internet. On this HI-LO edit, he’s revitalized the original’s familiar synth work, and laid down both breakbeat and house rhythms to give the tune a bass-filled foundation that’s become a trademark touch of the new alias. Check it out below. The edit’s set for release on September 28th.
Grant Kwiecinski aka GRiZ has been on a musical warpath this year and has surprised fans by dropping a nine track mixtape, Chasing The Golden Hour PT. 1. The first of the multi-part series is being released on the artist’s own imprint, All Good Records. By drawing inspiration from the golden era of hip hop, the mixtape sees him retracing his roots – from early, J. Dilla and Hi-Tek influenced beats to progressive jazz fusion – vibes are high all the way through!
“I wanted to recreate the carefree good vibes you feel when it’s just about sunset on the perfect summer evening and everything is the most beautiful shimmering tint of gold. Chasing The Golden Hour is that magical moment, it is the cool breeze against your back, it is sweet summer swagger in music form. Enjoy the chilled out vibes :)” – Griz
Our favorite track “It’s Over (but it’s just begun) is featured below, and you can stream/download the entire album HERE.
Chasing The Golden Hour
1. Love Will Follow You ft. Russ Liquid
2. Summer ’97 ft. Muzzy Bearr
3. It’s Over (but it’s just begun)
4. Cabin Sessions ft. Exmag & Eric Bloom
5. Blue Vervain
6. Feelin’ High ft. Eric Bloom
7. Sexier Than Austin Powers
8. Sometimes The Truth Don’t Rhyme
9. The Moment Seizes Us
Upcoming Tour Dates
SEP 4 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO [SOLD OUT]
SEP 4 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO [SOLD OUT]
SEP 6 – Electric Zoo Festival – New York, NY
SEP 17 – Symbiosis Gathering – Oakdale, CA
SEP 18 – Kaaboo Festival – Del Mar, CA
SEP 24 – SKY SLC – Salt Lake City, UT
SEP 25 – Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ
SEP 25 – Life is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV
SEP 30 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
OCT 1 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
OCT 2 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
OCT 3 – Joy Theatre – New Orleans, LA
OCT 4 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX
OCT 7 – Duling Hall – Jackson, MS
OCT 8 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
OCT 9 – The International – Knoxville, TN
OCT 9 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
OCT 10 – Georgia Theatre – ￼￼Athens, GA
OCT 14 – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
OCT 15 – Venue 578 – Orlando, FL
OCT 16 – Music Farm – Columbia, SC
OCT 17 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
OCT 20 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
OCT 22 – Calvin Theatre – Northampton, MA
OCT 23 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
OCT 24 – State Theatre – Portland, ME
OCT 25 – Royale – Boston, MA
OCT 28 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
OCT 29 – Egyptian Ballroom – Indianapolis, IN
OCT 30 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween
OCT 30 – NOV 1 – Freaky Deaky – Bridgeview, IL
JAN 3 – Holy Ship 2016 – Miami, FL
CRWNS, a fresh 21-year-old producer/DJ, seems to be jumpstarting his ascent up the ranks of dance music’s elite. With two previous releases to his name, and now this latest offering, he’s cultivating his own sound within the low-end-focused sphere, and many are picking up on the authentic vibes that he always delivers. On his remix of Major Lazer & DJ Snake’s “Lean On,” CRWNS supports MØ’s vocals with a flurry of shimmering synths, which are complimented by arpeggiated melodies and vocal edits that help drive the mid-tempo rhythm. Download CRWNS’ remix here, and watch out for more from the young talent.
Ever since Louis Futon won me over at Coachella earlier this year, I’ve been keeping an eye on him. In the midst of several Gallant remixes, he surfaced with his own take on “Weight In Gold,” and he executed his rendition to perfection. On his remix, Louis Futon uses creative interplay between the song’s main elements and Gallant’s soulful vocals for a unique, R&B-tinged number that’s still getting love after hundreds of thousands of plays. Enjoy above and stay tuned for more outstanding tunes from Louis Futon.
This year, Sweden’s Kasbo has kept busy with a grip of new releases, including a smash remix of Vance Joy’s “Riptide.” Now Kasbo brings us another tune, and it happens to be an original that’s been dubbed “Again.” On the track, he blends piano chords with shimmering pads and melody-rich synth leads on top of a mid-tempo groove. Listen above and pick it up on iTunes.
Someone or something has been making a disturbance in the neighborhood… a STRANGER. In only the past few months, this mysterious producer has criminalized dance music as we know it, churning out severely low end driven house with elements of garage, bassline, breaks, fidget and ghetto tech. We finally caught the culprit, and sentenced him to the GDD™ Guest Mix, which he has delivered to us in the form of an hour packed with new originals and remixes and from himself and friends alike. Keep an out for Stranger, because you don’t know if he’s watching you.
1. Must Die – Imprint – Stranger & Petey Clicks Remix
2.Foamo – Without You
3.Skrillex & Millo & Otis – Stranger – Edit
4. Dusty Bits – Boss Bitch
5.Doctor Jeep & Tony Quattro -Torpedo
6.Stranger Ft Waka Flocka – House Party
7. RL Grime – Kingpin – Wuki Remix
8. Stranger & Bot – Lo Dat
9. My Nu Leng & Taki Nulight – BS3
10. Codes – HUSTLA
11. Mafia Kiss – It Began In Detroit
12. Stranger – ID
13. WUKI – Lip Pop
14. Stranger – Wait A Minute
15. Stranger – Shake Dat
16. Bor & Mar- Koma – Negative Remix
17. AC Slater – U Got 2
18. Chris Lake & Anna Luno – Stomper
19. NJOI- Anthem – Udachi Remix
20. Stranger – Then I Bounce
21. Petey Clicks – Trash
22. Stranger – Feel Like
23. Jack Beats – One Love – Got Some Remix
24. J Rabit – Give It To Me
25. Rico Tubs – Totem – Stranger & Petey Clicks Remix
26. Nause – The World I Know – UZ & Stranger Remix
27. 12th Planet & The Trickaz – Bless That – Stranger Remix
28. Dekline & Bad Zuke – My Desire – Dekline Remix
29. Stranger & Frank Royal – Get It
30. WUKI – ID