Last week, GDD™ fav, Cashmere Cat, revealed the first single from his debut release, Wedding Bells, on LuckyMe Records in Scotland. “With Me” is an incredible sample of Future Bass and a prime example of the unbelievable music coming from LuckyMe as of late. Home to Hudson Mohawke, Baauer, S-Type, and many more artists known for pushing the increasingly thin lines between Instrumental Hip Hop and dance music, LuckyMe seems to be a perfect home to the ingenious styles of Norway’s Cashmere Cat. Stream “With Me” below and purchase it now on iTunes.
After introducing his metal-influenced side project, Gathering Darkness, with a new single, ”Serpent Of Old” featuring Ciscandra from Nostalghia, and releasing a Thump mini-documentary, Seven Lions follows up with his long-awaited remix of Royksopp’s “Running To The Sea” feat. Susanne Sundfør. In his remix, he takes listeners through an otherworldly journey lead by his deeply emotional and thematic production that draws more similarities to a movie score than a typical dance track. Seven Lions maintains his unwavering artistic integrity and continues to produce outstanding music. Listen to the remix after the jump.
This release is a first for both artist and label… a big day for both bi-coastal imprints with an appropriately big track to show for it. Based in New York and Los Angeles, brand new label collective The Big Hurt wasted no time pushing their first release, with social media pages being created only a few days ago. I would imagine it’s hard to keep the release contained, however, as the title track from Feral (formerly producing as In Transit) is a low-end bass weapon.
‘Haymaker’ relies on a mish-mash of stylings, from the oft-sourced ‘ethnic’ chimes to the pitch-shifts and pad-heavy grime stylings that have remained tried and true in the world of low end bass music. Listening to the EP preview is a further exploration of bass sounds, with clear experiments being done in song structure and hip-hop samplings. Though the fusion of the bass heavy stylings like grime and trap are nothing new, Feral is making clever little monsters. Intrigued to see what’s to come from bothy Feral and The Big Hurt.
You can stream the EP Preview and title track below, and purchase the EP here: Feral – Haymaker EP
Today, Santa Barbara’s Seven Lions releases an ominous new single, “Serpent of Old” featuring Ciscandra from Nostalghia, via OWSLA. Aside from playing numerous major festivals and touring across North America with Krewella this year, Seven Lions has released a pair of acclaimed hits – “Strangers” with Myon & Shane 54 and Tove Lo and “Fevers” with Minnesota and Mimi Page. He now adds to his 2013 repertoire with this latest offering where he swaps out a euphoric, uplifting vibe for a dark and heavy “moombahgoth” sound. Listen after the jump and purchase on Beatport or iTunes.
Druid Cloak‘s record label, Apothecary Compositions, has launched a digitally exclusive imprint, Apothecary Digital Reserve, with the Tail Snap EP release crafted by the Tuff Wax-affiliated T_A_M from Aberdeen, Britain. Running through an avant-garde fusion of grime, garage, and even juke, T_A_M delivers a strong, original offering fit for dark warehouse parties tucked away in an industrial district. Rounding out the EP, the Mixpak/Glacial Sound member, Murlo, and Bad Taste Records’ own Timbah both work their studio magic for stunning remixes. Hear the full tracks on the Tail Snap EP below and purchase on iTunes or Beatport.
If you were looking for a little pick-me-up on this Monday, then our buds at Main Course have just the treat for you. This free snack is compliments of LA’s rising talent Wood Holly, who delivers a thumping 808 bass demon in the form of Bowser. With early support from the likes of Worthy, Kill Frenzy, and the head honchos at Main Course, we figured you’d also like to enjoy this tasty bite.
After a little break off during Halloween festivities, we return into a new month and a new GDD guest mix. This week, we bring you the jackin bass-heavy sounds of Mob Serenade. The UK-based duo have been on a warpath of production that is seeing support from the likes of Laidback Luke, T. Williams, Doorly, Zinc, Roska, and more. ranging from the deepest to the biggest. I’ve been a personal fan of theirs since I first hear their tracks on Shadow Child’s RINSE FM show, and I couldn’t be happier that they we’re keen on doing a mix for us. This is an hour long of some of the best in UK house and the likes, so get ready to “smile and shake a leg” as they specifically put it! Welcome to November, and enjoy
Cause & Affect – Poppin
Low Steppa – Simples
Josh Butler – Keep Movin
Taneli – You (Taneli’s Tool Edit)
Disclosure – Help Me lose my mind Ft London Grammar (Paul Woolford Dub)
Crystal Fighters – L.A Calling (The Golden Boy Remix)
Eats Everything & Justin Martin – The Getup
Kry Wolf – Concrete
Disclosure – Grab Her
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo – I Refuse
Motez – Call My Name (Kry Wolf Remix)
Look Right Through (MK DUB 111)
Double 99 – Rip Groove
Breach – Jack
Javeon – Love song (Shadow Child Remix)
Mob Serenade – Inside Live
Mr Oizo – Flat beat
French Fries – Yo Vogue
Mob Serenade – Out of Time
Friend Within – The Renegade
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Seems Bristol may not be the only bass-built UK City to spawn true dirtybird talent. Midway up the little island the city of Birmingham is boiling its bins and splitting its subs with the sounds of Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo. Hannah & Chris kicked off their year with the mighty ‘Dappy‘, a crew favorite from Food recordings. Hannah has been red hot on tour throughout the UK and Chris is finally stepping out of the shadows of being a ghost writer for over 6 years, now working on several projects including Cause & Effect, collabs with Pete Graham and countless other productions. “Kneadin” has provoked more reaction than almost any other track in the sets of dirtybird this summer hitting a pinnacle at Hideout festival in Croatia when it was played 5 times in one day (over two events) by Justin Martin, VonStroke & Eats Everything! Listen below and grab it today on Beatport.
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Pete Graham is on deck for the next release on Shadow Child & Kry Wolf’s imprint, FOOD Music, and he’s called upon some good friends to collaborate with him on the 4-track EP. Specializing in bass heavy house, Pete calls upon the low end gods in the Friends EP, rattling the walls with lower than low basslines and thumping kicks. Studio partner Chris Lorenzo of Cause & Affect (who also collaborated with Graham on the popular Marina Gasolina refix) helps out on all 4 tracks on the release, with dirtybird youngster Mark Starr and fellow Brit, Marc Spence, each getting on a track. Preview all 4 big ones below. √+
Jacuzzi, a new 18-year-old producer out of Honolulu, Hawaii, has come through with a huge remix of Santigold’s “Disparate Youth.” As a classically trained pianist, he has been honing in his production skills over the past seven years with intricate compositions in mind. Even with his brief career thus far, it’s clear that he has garnered the attention of top players in the industry as he has been consistently called in for listening sessions at Kanye West’s Yeezus studio in Hawaii – Avex Studios – for rappers like Pusha T. In his “Disparate Youth” remix, Jacuzzi manifests his inventive hip-hop sound while drawing from his classical influences for fresh style. Check out the remix as well as his collaboration with Mr. Carmack, “Trigger,” after the jump.