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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)

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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!

See them Saturday 9:35 – 1035 at the Gobi Stage

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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!

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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.

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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.

“Silver Screen” is out now via Perfect Driver.

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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.

Whitney Houston – How Will I Know (Forever Kid Antique Recut) by Forever Kid

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Our good homie and Miami native Damaged Goods has been making some serious waves in the south east… his newest release on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a direct prep for the festival season, with two massive originals “Fall In Love” and “Sunrise”. The anthemic chords and pounding basslines are sure to send you straight for the main stage. Fans of Dannic, Autoerotique and Deorro will be all over these tracks, so listen below and pick them up on Beatport!

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Bixel Boys will not stop until they’re sponsored by Nike #freelife, and then they’ll probably hit the ground running even faster. Their latest remix for Kayper is self-desribed as ‘Deep Booty Bass’ and we must oblige. Definitely a tool for DJs trying to make the ground shake and the booty break during their big room sets, while still keeping moody vibes. Have fun with this one, I know we definitely will.

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Our good homies the Bixel Boys have had a huge breakout year and cap it off with their follow up original EP Bring It On on the legendary NYC based Nervous Records. The title track ‘Bring It On’ is a marching band inspired monster – massive snares and cheer vocal chops tidal wave into a heavy drop of sinister brass band stabs and a bouncing bass line. The B-side ‘CPR’ carries a slower rate (113bpm and literally samples a cardiac monitor) with a warehouse feel of grinding techno/electro. The EP already has received support from the likes of Congorock, Kastle, LA Riots, Tittsworth, Jillionaire of Major Lazer, Harvard Bass, Adrian Lux, 3LAU and many more.

The remix savants have really made a recent change in their sound, with their most recent releases solely being banging underground tracks with big room viability. Listen below, and be sure to catch them over NYE weekend at SnowGlobe Music Festival December 29-31 in Lake Tahoe, CA.

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This week the second massive dance compilation from Global AIDS Fund organization (RED) was released, with many of dance music’s biggest names coming together to add their tracks and remixes to an album whose profits go towards helping end the AIDS epidemic around the world.

Dance (RED): Save Lives 2 sees the likes of big-league names like Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, R3hab, Tommy Trash, Benny Benassi, Tiesto and Deadmau5, along with a fine selection of trendsetters like Jesse Rose, Kaytranada, Gorgon City, Baauer and RL Grime.


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You can stream more of the tracks + check the full tracklist after the jump.

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