Central coast California producer Nathaniel Stevens, aka Ghostea, is a an excellent fit for the Perfect Driver Music crew. Perfect Driver are on a roll this year with a string of cutting edge, stylish & intelligent releases. Like their February release of “Got Em” by Lux Groove, Ghostea incorporates a much welcomed Breaks sound into his songs & the result is a refreshing new style that puts Perfect Driver well ahead of the curve.
The “Still Sippin” EP is full of deep, atmospheric breaks & smooth vocals (by Millie Mayz) and still packs a formidable punch. The “Still Sippin” EP is out now via Perfect Driver Music.
Night Bass pioneer, AC Slater, has released a new 5-track EP today, giving the whole batch away for free as part of the brand new, free-release Nest imprint which will live within the walls of Skrillex’s Nest HQ. The EP, titled Back To The Floor, is jam-packed with club tunes, with bits of Garage, Bassline, Electro, and House all making for an energetic party release. Get ready to hear “Roll Up” in a lot of places you go. √+
The rising Los Angeles-based duo, Casino Gold, has released the excellent remix pack for their feel-good house anthem, “All I Need,” via Perfect Driver Music. Kicking off the package, our own Troy Kurtz gives us a striking deep house floor filler led by a huge, driving bassline paired with percussive/vocal accents. Ruff Hauser follows suit with a stand-out bass-heavy remix that incorporates an unexpected half-time breakdown, while Evil Twin offers up a piano-laden house groover. The Perfect Driver label head, Matthew Anthony, then closes out the pack in proper form with a more experimental interpretation that features unique synth work over up-tempo tribal rhythms. With these brilliant renditions, Casino Gold successfully revitalizes “All I Need,” just in time for Miami. Purchase the remix pack on Beatport.
The long awaited and much talked about collab between our boy RL Grime and Emoh aka What So Not has finally surfaced on soundcloud, and the result does not stray far from the rumors… this track is a monster that we can expect to slay the festival circuit starting this month in Miami. Sinister horns flare atop a “big bad bass line” and are teased with the melodic vocal chanting “tell me.” Listen first below!
WMC – Don’t miss What So Not performing @ our GDD x Sweat It Out! showcase on Tuesday, March 25th!
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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. √+
Lux Groove returns with his second official release entitled “Got Em”. ”Got Em” is a head bobbin’, hand clappin’ piece of chunky house action. It’s bass heavy with a bit o’ breaks harking back to the early/mid-2000s when drums were king & acts like Plump DJs & Stanton Warriors dominated the Electro Breaks/Bass scene. Back then, every DJ from House to Progressive to Trance to Breaks would always try to work this style tune into their set. Lux Groove is bringing the style back big time, making it more modern & giving it an updated Booty drum sound. Get dirty on this one.
“Got Em” is out now via Perfect Driver Music.
Crywolf and Ianborg partner up for a second time to release a massive free download upon the world. After the viral success of “Oceans” in 2013, the duo have gotten back together to successful effect once more. Their new track ‘Stay’ is an eloquent and emotional track, slow but heavy on the bass and distortion. With heavy kicks tactfully strewn across the track and piano melodies throughout, the track is carried by the crisp male vocals which cry out about love and loss. Crywolf is notably good at making tracks that build, crash, and melt like waves, and this one is far from an exception.
You can download the track from the pair below, and keep an eye out for Crywolf’s second EP on Le Castle Vania’s Always Never label which comes out later this year.
After dropping huge remixes for Rudimental, Ballast, and a new project called Solicitors – the Bay Area golden boy JAYKO stomps into 2014 with his solo POWAH EP on Chicago imprint Them Flavors. The 2 singles “Powah” and “Physical Things” deliver bass heavy garage, with the remixes covering the grounds of jackin house, wobbles, techno and booty tech. Something really for everyone in the house market – listen to the full EP below and support these up-and-comers!
Recently sprouted NYC label, Lokal Legend, made themselves known in a big way last month with the debut release from Calgary-born vocalist, Kiesza, whose pipes (along with an ace House jam) brought “Hideaway” into the spotlight reaching the charts of Hype Machine and the kind words of Pitchfork simultaneously. Promised with the original mix was a forthcoming remix from Gorgon City, leading me to believe that they very well could have produced the original as well, but either way, it’s a ‘monster’ as advertised. The package will be available for purchase here March 23rd. √+
Bonus Original Mix!
After his recent tour during Big Day Out Australia with Steve Angello, everyone’s favorite wild card Dillon Francis created a monster of a bootleg remix to Angello’s hit KNAS. Only being debuted on his Triple J Radio mix, this gem is a free giveaway also in celebration of his new single “Get Low” with DJ Snake. Festival season is just around the corner, so practice going ham with this one!
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