Today, Antonio Cuna, better known as the Brooklyn-based producer Sweater Beats, just released his That Feel EP, on Kastle‘s Symbols Recordings. On the EP, he showcases a fresh take on his R&B-leaning future bass sound swapping out samples for original vocals for the first time. Check out That Feel below and purchase it on iTunes.
In celebration of the release of That Feel, Sweater Beats has put together a GDD exclusive “15 Minutes of Timbo” mix highlighting select Timbaland-produced tracks that have greatly influenced his music. Additionally, we were able to chat with Sweater Beats about his experience as a musician growing up in the suburbs of Maryland, his vision for the new EP, what he hopes to accomplish with his career and more. See the tracklist for the mix and the full interview after the jump.
What happens when you take the silky smooth, sun-drenched vibes of Goldroom and put them in the hands of the Bixel Boys? Well, you end up with a sexy, big-booty, bass heavy version sure to make your grandma shake her rump. Both these acts of two of the hottest coming out of LA currently, and this is a testament to why. There is a free download in exchange for a ‘like’ below. Get amongst it.
Fresh from the WeDidIt crew is a new freebie from the homie RL Grime. “Because of U” leans to the softer side of RL’s production, putting the massive, elbows up vibes on hold while incorporating a beautiful, feel good vocal and bright synth work. Have a listen below and download over on the dude’s website.
We’ve got quite a treat for you this Sunday afternoon. Our friend, Jayko, just sent us over a remix of the Rudimental track “Baby” for us to give away exclusively to YOU! Fresh off his performance on our Wide Awake Art Car at Beyond Wonderland SF, Jayko has had a string of releases this year off labels such as Sweat it Out!, Straight Up!, and Temple Music Group. This remix does not disappoint blending a touch future house and bass over the classic Rudimental vocals. Grab the track for free below and enjoy!
Newly created Chicago based label, Them Flavors, recently uploaded their first release consisting of a fantastic three track EP. Equator Club brings a fresh blend of classic and future house sounds on the original track, while our friends Jayko & Ballast both deliver proper remixes on the more bass side of things. Stream the EP below and make sure to download a copy if you’re feeling the vibes!
Zander & Blair AKA Traveler continue to impress with this laid back, funk’d up remix of Mark Morrison‘s legendary tune, “Return Of The Mack.” The guys add a bit of Nu Disco vibe matched with their signature downtempo-style bass, but the kicker for me in this fantastic new rendition is the guitar. Twangy funk riffs are laid into it, making you actually forget that you’re inside of a Mark Morrison remix until the aptly placed vocal cuts bring you back to the Mack. Biggup fellas. √+
Artwork by Joyce Su
Since releasing his debut EP on Symbols Recordings, Druid Cloak has put out two other EPs, Athene’s Hollow and Bastion of the Sterling Thrones, while staying busy with touring and strong remixes/mixtapes. He now introduces his forthcoming offering, Return To The Grove, that accentuates his signature genre-defying sound.
Druid Cloak manages to infuse a human element into these intricate productions that range from smooth, sub-bass house to percussive downtempo. In addition to his tracks, the dirtybird-affiliated Kill Frenzy rounds out the release with a ghettofied remix of “Hearthstone.” Have a listen to Druid Cloak‘s Return To The Grove EP below and if you’re in town, come out to the Lyric Theatre tomorrow night, October 4th, for his Los Angeles debut performance (I’ll be there ).
Release Date: October 8, 2013
I remember hearing about the Trouble & Bass crew years ago when I was at college in southern Virgina, just starting to get into electronic music and captivated by their exotic heavy bass and dark gotham aesthetic. Now, years later, I am so happy to call all of them my friends and to celebrate their monumental 7th anniversary.
Drop The Lime, Star Eyes and AC Slater have been straight hustlin’ the past 7 years and with so many amazing releases, the best fucking parties I’ve been to in Brooklyn and a Culture Clash win under their belt, it’s clear that this crew dominates crypts to clubs. To celebrate they’ll be hitting the west coast to perform this weekend and have shared this dope mix from AC Slater to get you ready to rave to the grave T&B style.
The hip hop world has been bridged again by the killer production of LA’s own Pipes. Reaching north into bay area territory, The duo has taken the original vocal of Sage The Gemini’s “Gas Pedal” and created a bass driven techno track that even breaks into hard-style tempos. Fans of Boys Noize and Bromance Records will be all over this one, tis’ a big warehouse pumper for sure.
Los Angeles duo La’Reda has recently been signed to management with the lauded Interscope/CherryTree Records, and this week they’ve sent over a fantastic remix of fellow Angelenos and label signees, Sir Sly. This “Gold” remix has a very strong resemblance to the remixes that the buzzing DJ Snake has been pumping out as of late, hitting hard with downtempo bass but finding a beautiful balance with melodic vocals (see DJ Snake’s remix of AlunaGeorge). Keep La’Reda on your watch list. √+