Amtrac is at it again, this time bringin’ some extra heat to an already en fuego tune. The Bondax mega jam, “Gold”, gets a deep rave edit from GDD favorite Amtrac. With refashioned vocals & a deeper, darker vibe, Amtrac takes a bold approach to the song that puts his edit in a different class than some of the more recent (and very solid) remixes that have surfaced lately. Amtrac is one of the few artists who can put out an original, edit or remix that is equally effective at a festival as it is under the headphones laying in the dark…that’s probably why we just can’t get enough of his sound.
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By golly, Los Angeles’s latest wonder children are at it again, and ‘Ride’ is quite the boogie machine from the age of funk. Fresh off the release of their EP ‘ Love Like This ‘ and their Hype Machine top 3 edit of Michael Jackson’s PYT; LA’s Bixel Boys are unveiling Ride, for free download. The song appropriates the sultry vocals of Ciara; and takes the hot and heavy R&B track and transforms it into a bouncy, bass fueled, house banger. The LA duo has plenty more in store and will be dropping new songs, limited edits and mixtapes through out the summer so be on the look out.
A few weeks back I included a new favorite up and comer of mine in my Dirt selection that produces under the moniker, Jean Raw — a Los Angeles native that came under my radar and hasn’t left since. While I was crossing the country the past two weeks on the #GDDRV, the dude unveiled two new remixes of some unlikely candidates, but each showcases the inherent talent I heard in his remix of Sam Smith that I originally fell in love with.
I’ve been listening to Sly and the Family Stone since I was in diapers, but I never thought they could sound like this. Jean Raw digs deep and comes out with an incredibly soulful House tune that gets emotional at times. Bits of funk here and there as well. An incredible re-creation.
From a solemn, sentimental downtempo introduction, Jean Raw takes this top notch Rhye track into an uplifting, tasteful Deep House remix. It’s been on repeat for the better part of the day, and it’s not getting old.
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This week we drop back into the groove with Mexicali’s burgeoning deep house duo, Climbers. Their guest mix exemplifies how they have been making a name for themselves in the underground with their signature sound that includes a unique blend of “classic house percussions, emphatic bass lines, old school vocal sampling and atmospheric synth pads.” With a forthcoming OFF Recordings release and the launching of their own label with an original track and remix by Frankie Knuckles on the horizon, Climbers show no signs of slowing down.
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Spring can now officially begin. The new aRod SpringGlo 2013 Mix is here to set the mood for the entire Spring season. From deep disco to indie-electro, from big disco to UK + deep house, this mix runs the gamut on all your favorite genres. Lustful, sleazy, bouncy vibes from the MASSIVE track list (incl. Villa, Kastle, Russ Chimes, Classixx, Ali Love & Breach, just to name a few of the fantastic many). ENJOY.
Finnebassen, like many others, could not resist the tempting sounds of James Blake and decided to do an edit of the unstoppable track, “Retrograde”. In true Finnebassen fashion, he adds his signature smoothness to “Retrograde” and for nearly nine minutes, makes you feel like nothing else in the world matters except the silky sounds dripping out of your speakers.
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The Juan Maclean is a musician who deserves to be recognized for his perseverance in the music industry. After his band Six Finger Satellite was struck with tragedy early on in his music career, he was close to never again returning to the production side of music. If it wasn’t for James Murphy‘s words of encouragement for Maclean to dabble in the electronic industry years later, his budding electronic career may never have come to fruition. With such an extensive catalog of originals, albums, and remixes, it’s no wonder he knocks, “You Are My Destiny” out of the park. The echoey synth pattern creates a late night environment for Nancy Whang‘s vocals to thrive in while the percussion section stays perfectly on point. With a digital release coming on April 9th from DFA Records, be sure to take advantage of the limited edition white label currently available from the label as well.
Cassian is a name that most of you have become very familiar with here at GDD. This Auzzy and his insatiable dance music groove’s have consumed our attention in the form of a guest mix, and pretty much anything else his name is associated with. Anna Lunoe is a fellow mate from down under, and Touch Sensitive brings some Scotland vibes into this melting pot of a track. This particular remix has that four on the floor beat we have all come to know and love, along with some deep synth lines that bring it more into the realm of deep house. The original production was released on March 18th through Future Classic Records, but Anna Lunoe and Cassian have chosen to release this remix as a free download, so be sure to cop it while it’s hot!
• Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive – Real Talk (Cassian Remix)
“This is the ninth installment of the fixtapes presented by Solé Bicycles. A curated monthly mixtape series with the sole purpose to showcase our favorite artists’ tunes that both inspire and move them. Vibe with us as you ride off into the future.”
The Solé Fixtape Series is one of the dopest mixtape series the music world has to offer. Following in the footsteps of artists such as RAC, Oliver, Goldroom, Treasure Fingers, Viceroy and GDD’s very own Tropicool, Le Youth is the perfect addition to this super smooth list of artists. If you like your RnB creamy and your disco dreamy, then the Solé Fixtape Vol. 9 by Le Youth is the mixtape for you.
***Tracklist + exclusive download HERE.***
Besides being the vocals behind Disclosure’s hit single, “Latch,” Sam Smith has accrued a budding career and following behind his sexy and sensational vocals. His most recent release, “Lay Me Down,” had women and men alike swooning over his emotional performance on the single. The original was more of a bedroom classic, but Todd Edwards comes through with a dance floor edit to groove and spin your partner around the dance floor to. The sultry pipes of Sam Smith get slapped with a synth line of the deeper nature, a sound that’s all too unfamiliar from the UK songbirds collaboration with Disclosure. The original is available to buy on iTunes, but there is no word yet on this remix EP.