The Dirt returns after a week hiatus – we jive turkeys were too stuffed to type, click buttons & edit widgets. But we’re back in a big way with some hot new freebies courtesy of Tropicool + aRod. Lots of plush tunes by some big names in the game including Arcade Fire, the dynamic French Express duo of Perseus & Chris Malinchak, a rework of a classic by The Clash, a rework of a Motown classic, some folk house & lots more! Dig in and enjoy…
In the spirit of the season, the polar points align as AROD and BONES bring you the 3rd annual HOLIDAZE MIX. This time around we showcase tracks from the likes of Chris Malinchak, No Regular Play, Soul Clap, Hot Natured, Villa, CHVRCHES, Kidnap Kid, Route 94, Amine Edge & Dance, Jonas Rathsman, Mike Mago, and many more. The product is an hour long of soulful grooves that will warm any winter night, whether traveling to loved ones or finding your own path on the mountain slopes, let this be your compass and heartbeat to get you through safe and sound.
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Continuing on with the season of giving, I just discovered this little gem today while reading my daily soundcloud front page. The ever-classic “Finally” from Ce Ce Peniston has seen countless remixes over the years, and this latest version from Playless successfully revives the anthemic tune once again. The infectious bassline takes you into the deep end while melodic chords keep it soulfully afloat. Great holiday vibes, and FREE for all!
After recently landing the #9 spot on Billboard’s Next Big Sound, Prep School Recordings chief Dr. Fresch has just released his self-titled EP today for FREE! The 4-track EP features blends of deep disco, garage, funky and infectious basslines with 100% vibes all the way through. Our favorite track on the release “Float” is a stand-out single for sure, with hard hitting bass and dark deep tones that make this a favorite to the likes of Justin Jay, Azari & III, Tensnake, and Hot Natured.
As the holiday season continues to sneak up on us with colder temperatures and earlier sunsets, we’ve got a grip free downloads to keep your spirits up. In this 137th installment of The Dirt, we have an exquisite new edit from Maceo Plex, a 2013 touch up of TLC courtesy of Bixel Boys, a sexy new take on Marvin Gaye from Kygo, electro meets rock courtesy of Coyote Kisses and the very first Golden Pony original.
Fresh on the heels of their storming remix for The Magician’s ‘When The Night Is Over’ Arches are back again with an effortless revamp of 18-year old songstress Chlöe Howl‘s forthcoming single, ‘Paper Heart.’ Nothing unassuming about this one, you know you’re in for it when that first kick steadily beats in, meaty and driving. Not surprising given the pedigree of this supergroup.
No release details as of yet, but the original will be out December 9th, so have a listen below and ask Santa for it to surface sometime after that! And if you’re not up on Arches, get on up.
Earlier this month, we featured a news piece announcing Jamie Jones‘ return to his own label, Hot Creations, for the Planets, Spaceships EP — 4 new House cuts that have surely been going deep everywhere from DC-10 in Ibiza to Get Lost in Los Angeles this summer. With the EP finally seeing release on Monday, Jamie has snipped up some long previews of all 4 tracks, giving us a better idea of just how hot these tunes really are. Planets, Spaceships definitely brings me back to the early days of Hot Creations, highlighting a deepness and darkness while retaining a sense of melody and foot-tapping goodness. √+
It’s almost Halloween! To get the festivities going, our friends over @ Prep School Recordings just released the LA-based Wilks ‘Bring Me Home’ EP. The haunting vocals of Bria park are accompanied by Wilks deep basslines that turn sinister and sawlike (fans of Soulwax and Disclosure will enjoy). The B-side ‘Get It Poppin’ is a G house track in every sense of the term – Funky and deep, but ghetto and gangster. Listen to them both below, and pick up the EP today on Beatport!
It may be Fall in the States but down in Australia the Spring season is in full effect. And today we’ve got a double dose of Spring time Aussie love featuring Melbourne’s Owl Eyes and Adelaide’s Motez. Owl Eyes has geared up to release her new “Nightmixes” remix EP which features an all star cast of remixers (Playmode, The Aston Shuffle, Goldroom & Cassian, et al). One of the standout remixes from this red hot EP is the Motez remix of “Open Up”. Motez takes the sexy lullaby & flips it into Springtime dance mode. The Motez remix has hints of many genres from Deep House to Disco to Garage but in the end it’s just one big feel good House track made for dancing under the stars.
It’s been hard to ignore the success of The Chainsmokers. They’ve been climbing the hypeM ladders, and seem to be showing up everywhere. Their production is as crispy as your grandma’s apple fritter, and as clean as noxzema. Their most recent remix of Icona Pop featured below, already has the support from the likes of Tiesto & Felix Cartel. Fill her up.
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