Amsterdam based Mike Mago has been making serious waves in the house realm, finding unison in deep basslines and future driven leads. His productions have caught the ear of vocal phenom AlunaGeorge, who’s got him on the official remix of her single ‘Supernatural’… here’s what he had to say about the opportunity:
“I was really honored when Aluna George asked me to do a remix. Been fan a AG for ages! I tried to keep the strength and smoothness of the original and to switch it into the style I’m known for. I know this is a really cliche thing to say, but when your remixing musicians you’re a big fan of, it really comes down to that accurate balance.” – Mike Mago
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On one rainy day in Birmingham, Chris Lake (Rising/Mau5trap) and Chris Lorenzo (dirtybird/food music) met in the studio and produced this edit of Chris Isaak’s classic jam Wicked Games. Once they got a hold of the acapella, they knew they had to build a track around it. Everything was recorded using live instruments and they used no samples except the acapella of course. The result is this “Lush” “vacant but absorbent” edit that is something even your mother could dance too. Grab it below for FREE DL!
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Pomo’s new EP, “The Other Day”, is comprised of eight beautifully crafted tracks, making the EP one of 2014’s finest. There are no throwaways here. The entire EP, from start to finish, is nothing short of an electronic masterpiece. Heart melting melodies that’ll have you slow dancing in front of the fireplace. Seductive funk paired with your favorite bottle of wine or whiskey. And deep, dirty Disco to get the blood flowing & the asses shaking. Stock up on firewood & spirits, lock yourselves inside for the weekend & keep the Pomo EP on repeat…it’s a house party for two.
Pomo – “The Other Day” EP is out now via HW&W Recordings.
Prep School Recordings and Ardency are proud to present: Kavsinky – Nightcall (Ardency Remix), released for free in anticipation of Ardency’s “Gradience” EP, forthcoming on Prep School Recordings in December 2014.
“A lot of the music that we grew up listening to focused almost exclusively on conveying emotion. The musicians that inspired us to produce our own records were those that created well constructed musical arrangements and provoked raw emotion. Kavinsky’s record “Nightcall” is a prime example of this. The song is simple but thought out and meaningful. Every part of it was made to convey the brooding emotion of his character. We wanted to stay true to our style while making a remix that did the original justice. Ultimately, the goal of our music is to stimulate emotion within our listeners; we want to make people feel.” – Ardency
It’s finally starting to feel like Fall around here. The falling leaves, the time change, the cool, crisp weather…nothing like some moody tunes to get you feelin’ all those Fall feels. The new FallGaze 2014 Mix by GDD’s own aRod will most certainly set the mood right for the new seasonal change. With tracks by FKJ, ODESZA, Dornik, Les Sins, Jungle, Flight Facilities, ZHU, Caribou & lots more, the sound of Fall is right here in one place…
001 FKJ – Open the Door
002 Tei Shi – Bassically
003 ODESZA – All We Need [ft. Shy Girls]
004 Becky Hill – Losing
005 Dornik – On My Mind
006 Les Sins – Bellow
007 Jungle – Lucky I Got What I Want (Kount Edition)
008 George Maple – Talk Talk
009 Bonobo – Flashlight
010 Flight Facilities – Two Bodies (HNNY Remix)
011 ZHU – Gun [CHVRCHES Cover]
012 Gorgon City – Imagination [ft. Katy Menditta]
013 Second City – What Can I Do [ft. Ali Love]
014 Say Lou Lou x Lindstrom – Games for Girls (Alex Metric Remix)
015 ETML – Too Late
016 Clean Bandit – Real Love [ft. Jess Glynne]
017 Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Lenno Remix)
What more can we say about our man Figgy? We’re on board with everything he does, so not only are we thrilled that his new EP “Missing You” came out this week, we’re also proud of & happy for the man himself for releasing the EP on his very own label, Cut & Dry. The EP is everything we’ve come to expect (and love) from Figgy. It’s four wonderful tracks filled with his trademark sound: multi-layered, rich, soulful tracks at a cruising speed no higher than 115bpm.
Get on board with the “Missing You” EP.
Infectious vocals, full-bodied basslines, and mesmerising hooks is the POOLCLVB way of business. Riding off a recent huge GDD guest mix, it’s dancefloor-primed house music has already been showcased on remixes for Motez, Kilter, Tube & Berger and Micky Kojak. Backed by the nostalgic and carefree inspiration from the 90’s, POOLCLVB keep it fresh & fruity, every time.
On their first journey off the back streets of Bondi Beach, POOLCLVB enlist the vocal prowess of Erin Marshall who delivers the word, some real warm love, to this bumping hooked-up instrumental. Here You’re Mine is a classic slice for the future sound of house music…already backed by, we warmly welcome them to the floor.
Listen below, and grab this when it drops on Halloween!
Julia Kwamya, aka GERMANS, is a well traveled artist living in Brooklyn, whose moody brand of Disco pairs perfectly with the style & sound of New York in the Fall. It’s a sound that is nostalgic but forward thinking. To help capture this sound on the GERMANS‘ 2013 tracks “Cruel” & “Wonderhow“, former Pains of Being Pure at Heart band member Kurt Feldman was enlisted to produce. The results were heavenly, the melodies were out of this world and admiration had begun to soar. This admiration included Dutch disco producer Auxiliary tha Masterfader (no stranger to us here at GDD). Back in 2013, he linked up with Julia via SoundCloud & asked her if he could remix “Cruel”. She said yes. He remixed the song. And the sounds of Brooklyn & Amsterdam collided. Fast forward to present day and the two are back at it again. With the signature warm synthesizer sound of Auxiliary tha Masterfader coupled with the other-worldly, moody melodies of GERMANS, this remix of “Wonderhow” will no doubt get some major feels going. The sound of Fall is here and it’s FREE to download.
Catch GERMANS live alongside French Horn Rebellion & AYER on October 17th at Glasslands Gallery. BUY TICKETS
Fresh off its premiere on The Magician’s Magic Tape mix series, Belgian duo Arches has released their new single “Want You” for FREE download!
Following the single “There’s A Place” and their recent remix for Kiesza’s “Giant In My Heart”, the boys wanted to give back to their fans a club tool inspired by their first set of shows across Europe. The Magician debuted “Want You” in his latest Magic Tape and again on his guest mix for BBC Radio 1 this past weekend.
It’s bass-laden piano driven melodies provide the perfect bed for the plaintive vocal. The breakdown brings a truly epic moment, bringing together darker synths and bass notes before the percussion welcomes back the compulsive groove.
As we’re inching closer to the business end of 2014, there’s a new label bubbling up out of Australia named October Records. The most recent release comes from label affiliate Frames who pairs up with Elizabeth Rose to provide a two-sided ‘Intentions/Anywhere‘ EP that shares a nice space somewhere between disco and house. Frames dims the lights on his ‘Late Night Dub’ of Intentions, which is a slow burner that morphs into a groovy acid number that’ll have bodies moving till last call. Check the track below and make sure you keep an eye out for these Australian kids as they’re gearing up for a spicy Summer.