Just over a week ago LA-massive Mad Decent dropped a five-flush remix pack of Elliphant‘s “Only Getting Younger feat. Skrillex” on their Soundcloud and like some of the best things in life that shit is free.99! Predictably all of the tracks are heavy hitters, ranging from big-room horn-heavy bounce vibes from TJR and Brazzabelle to the moombahton-tempo squaks of the Milo & Otis remix, to the sped-up DnB halftime version from DJ Vice & Justyle, to my personal favorite sort of experimental melodic trap/beats version from NGTMRE and Imanos. Regardless of what your style or taste is, this is a classic encompassing Mad Decent Party Pack that not only showcases a festival-ready range of styles but also a great look at some of LA’s biggest and baddest upcoming talents.
You can preview the whole pack below and download them over on the Mad Decent Soundcloud.
I always do love a funky acid house groove squelching out of a 303, today is no exception. Sex Panther and FYOR have teamed up to breathe some new life into acid for the mainstage, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Afrojack’s classic “Pacha On Acid.” With a nice amount of support already, it looks to be quite the secret weapon timed for the biggest festival stages– went pretty well when MAKJ dropped it into his Coachella sets, of course. Look to hear plenty more of this one this season, and be sure to look good and wear it well while you do so in the latest by Sex Panther Apparel. Oh, and +10 if you can guess where that sample’s from. ;)
Chris White (aka Whiiite) has cultivated his budding career right here Los Angeles, becoming an influential producer/DJ and impresario that helped build the local dance scene into what it is today. With this Whiiite project, he takes his career to new heights with a unique superhero graphic novel series that synchs up with each of his EPs to tell the epic story of Whiiite, his origin and powers, and the villains he faces – with each character having their own sound. From a genre standpoint, he boasts a deep catalog of heavy-hitting trap, electro-house, techno, and more that features his distinctive studio touch. As a DJ, he’s known for his high-energy sets that are as eclectic as they are captivating, and this guest mix is a prime example of that.
We all know Pharrell has been on the hot streak this year, and his recent collaboration “Aerosol Can” with Major Lazer has only fueled that fire. BUT – Tom Haverford would ask… is it a banger? The Miami native Damaged Goods has created the answer to that question with his newest remix. DG takes Pharrell’s witty vocal and sends it straight for the main stage with heart pounding drums and a pummeling bassline fit for the festival circuit. Listen and grab it for FREE!
In honor of our trek to the desert over these 2 weekends, our friend and the rising phenom MAKJ takes over this weeks GDD™ Guest Mix for a very special SAHARA Edition. In just 30 minutes, MAKJ takes you through some of the biggest names playing the festival and many of the pounding anthems you’ll hear roaring from the Sahara tent. This mix is not for the faint of ears, so listen and hold on tight!
TRACKLIST: MAKJ & Lil Jon – Let’s Get Turnt Up! (Radio Edit) Martin Garrix vs. Outthere Brothers – Proxy Boom (MAKJ Edit) JUSTICE – New Lands (Falcon Remix) Daft Punk – Alive (Cresendo Edit) ID vs. The Who – Baby O’Riley (MAKJ vs. Avicii Edit) Sandro Silva vs. Dillon Francis & DJ Snake – Get Low Miraj (MAKJ Edit) Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway – Wizard (Yellow Claw Trap Remix) MAKJ & Henry Fong – Encore (Original Mix) Calvin Harris vs TightTraxx – Summer (BeatBreaker Edit) TST & Twoloud – Drop It Like This (Short Edit) Calvin Harris ft Ayah Marar – Thinking About You (Short Edit) Swanky Tunes vs. R3Hab – Feedback vs. Samurai Vs. Love Me Again (A&G Mashup) David Tort vs Fatboy Slim – Jack It 69 (MAKJ Edit) Alesso – Clash (Original Mix) Waka Flocka Flame – Brick Squad Anthem (Original Mix)
I’ve always been a massive fan of Miike Snow and will never forget seeing them at Coachella back in 2012. Well, Christan has seemed to do what almost no one has done before, and play Coachella with 2 different groups. The latter being his new project with Style of Eye, entitled Galantis. For those that do not know, Galantis is a super group from Sweden with big room electro on the palate. Definitely hints of the infectious hooks we got so accustomed to back in the Miike Snow days. Don’t miss these guys out in the desert this weekend, as they put on quite a show!
Had the pleasure of listening to this jam in the studio as it took shape, and remember thinking what an amazing combo. Now, it has arrived at my door, and honestly a lot different than I remember. It always was special, but now its sexy, and the diamond is polished. Dig in below!
The Dutch producer/DJ, Oliver Heldens, gives us yet another ear-catching track that reinforces his signature sound. First it was “Gecko,” then it was his “Animals” remix, and now it’s this Robin Thicke remix that is bound for success. Oliver Heldens has taken Thicke’s vocals and some melodic elements from the original, and worked in his distinctive style of groovy house music for a club-ready rendition. This remix will be released on Beatport on Monday, March 31st.
Perfect Driver have been on fire thus far in 2014 & “Silver Screen” by Aaron Snapes is the perfect track to help keep the label on a good one. Reworking a classic can be tricky business but Aaron Snapes delivers an absolute dance floor bomb on “Silver Screen”, a modern revamp of Felix Da Housecat’s 2001 classic “Silver Screen Shower Scene”. ”Silver Screen” has already garnered massive support from acts like Chordashian, Dirtloud, Utah Saints, golfFFinch, Henry Krinkle, Clicks & Whistles, Dubfire (sorter), Droog, Bixel Boys, Codes, Russ Chimes, Riccardo Primavera, Tensnake, Larry Tee, Roger Seventy Two/TWR72, Damian Lazarus, Christian Martin, Roger Sanchez, Danny Tenaglia, Destructo, What So Not (Emoh Instead/Flume), Laidback Luke, Nick Catchdubs, Armand van Helden, Gorgon City (Rack N Ruin, Foamo), Justin Jay, Eric Sharp, Burn Unit…shall I go on?!? It’s the sound of the Underground on mile high stacks of speakers. LOOK OUT, MIAMI.
I stopped by a shoot in Los Angeles with my best bud Joakim, one half of Forever Kid, and threw a quick 10 questions his way. We chatted everything from street art to Eggo® Waffles, Kangaroo Court to who’s cute. They’ve also recut and rereleased the first remix they ever did, a classic by Whitney Houston, their way of looking back as they take the next big step. I love Whitney Houston.