One of our favorite dirtybirds, Justin Jay, is currently finishing his last semester at University of Southern California, but that isn’t stopping him from releasing outstanding productions. His latest effort is a brooding remix of Disciples’ hit record, “They Don’t Know,” that takes a dive into the shadowy realms of deep house that were never fully explored by this gifted 22-year-old, until now. With this remix release on February 22nd via Pete Tong’s FFRR imprint on top of a forthcoming EP on Catz ‘n Dogz’ Pets Recordings, major upcoming gigs like Holy Ship!, and more, Justin Jay is prepping for an enviable last semester and a massive 2015.
Rising LA house/indie-dance artist SNBRN makes his Ultra Music debut with the release of “Raindrops”. In “Raindrops”, the Southern California native carefully balances warm piano chords and Kerli’s infectious vocals with an undeniably catchy synth hook. This expertly crafted interplay of melody results in a sublime piece of house music.
“6 months ago I met Kerli at a small studio in Venice Beach, California. We shared our stories, really got to know each other and came up with a concept that would evolve into the song you hear today. We wanted to create a song that would be powerful and moving yet also something you could really groove to. The lyrics really hit home for me and I’m so excited to finally share it with you guys. It was such an unbelievable experience to work with Kerli and create something so beautiful from nothing. The best things always take time; the wait was definitely worth it. I present to you RAINDROPS.” – SNBRN
Pat Lok continues to be the hardest working man in dance music. 2015 has picked up right where a very prolific 2014 left off. In early January, he kicked off the new year with his smash single “All In My Head“. And not to be outdone, he delivers his first remix of the year. His remix of “Hold Me” by Gold Fields is a jazzy House dazzler filled with warm throwback vibes. 2015 is lookin’ mighty good so far for Mr. Pat Lok.
Be sure to heart (♥) this song on Hype Machine & Pat Lok will personally come to your house & hold you. [Link]
New York based Disco Fries had a huge hit on their hands with “The Light” featuring Niko The Kid. This week, they released a barrage of remixes from a panel of some big names across the production spectrum. This remix pack truly gives the listener a little bit of everything, including deep house work from MANIK, a big prog-house edit from Tommie Sunshine & Halfway House, and a tough bounce remix from Bounce Inc. This whole collection really goes to show how well the original tune lends itself across genres, and you can stream and pick them all up Beatport. Enjoy!
Our man Figgy puts the booty in bootleg on his remix of “Often” by The Weeknd. It’s not often that an artist can take a track by The Weeknd & sex it up more than it already is. But Figgy is more than up for the challenge & handles his business with flair by layering the Radiohead classic “Everything In Its Right Place” over the sleazy R&B sounds of The Weeknd. The result is a charged up, double dose of raw energy that will surely have the dance floor dripping in sex.
Out now via Cut & Dry Records.
In case you missed it, we premiered the track last month on our 4th annual Holidaze Mix:
Los Angeles is home to several world-class producers that are on the rise, but there are few that are shaping the sound of tomorrow with as much style and authenticity as Lonely Boy. Heralded as a “Funk conductor, eclectic savant, and master of good vibes,” this Desert Hearts & RollingTuff-affiliated house music maestro has quickly become a local favorite, while also seeing support for his cutting-edge productions from underground luminaries like Lee Burridge. For his guest mix, Lonely Boy brings us his set from a recent performance at Studio 5 After Hours, so it’s a perfect example of what he can do behind the decks in a live setting. Featuring Adana Twins, Justin Martin, Groove Armada, Pete Oak, Tanner Ross, one of Lonely Boy’s own forthcoming jams, “Don’t You Think“ (Out on Desert Hearts Records 1/27/15) and more, this mix is a must-listen for those down with the deeper side of house music.
We kick off 2015 with our first GDD exclusive of the year, coming from the Aussie duo Playmode. They have championed releases on Sweat It Out, Nervous, Exploited, and Play It Down – and we are beyond excited to share with you their edit of FKA Twigs single “2 weeks”. The boys take the haunting vocals of the original and create a deep hitting groove fit for the club! Fans of Gorgon City, Jonas Rathsman, and Watermat will be all over this one… grab it for FREE below!
2014 was a pretty mental year for dance music, and it warms our hearts to see the sudden explosion of house music catching on here in America. With acts like Disclosure, Duke Dumont, and Clean Bandit getting Grammy nominations, it’s safe to say we’re in for a wild ride in 2015.
Here’s my 60 minute take on the last 12 months that features music from Oliver Heldens, Gorgon City, Maceo Plex and much more.
Best wishes in the new year!
Hot off the release of the super successful “Industry Analysis” and “Day Off” mix, The Interns have granted us one last Christmas wish. Uniting some of the best deep and soulful house tracks the boys could get their hands on, Black Christmas takes the listener on a musical voyage. The 4 minute saxophone intro sets the tone for a unique track lineup, featuring cuts from SOHN, Maceo Plex and many more. Download Black Christmas, strap in for an hour of vibes, and look out for more exciting stuff from The Interns in 2015. Tracklist after the jump!
aRod + BONES – Holidaze 2014 Mix
[0:00-30:15] • AROD
Wolf Saga ft. LYON – You Only Live Once
Chris Malinchak – Happiness (Soundstorm-Radio Extended Mix)
Rebecca & Fiona – Letters (HNNY Remix)
Paradis – Sur Une Chanson En Francais
Royksopp ft. Robyn – Monument Dance (Marcus Marr Remix)
Fairchild – I Just Want You
London Grammar – If You Wait (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
[30:16-59:59] • BONES
Karen Harding – Say Something (Zac Samuel Remix)
Low Steppa – So Real
Arches – Want You
The Weeknd – Often (Figgy Remix)
Jaust – We Need a New Life (Xinobi Remix)
Sam Smith – Like I Can (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Blonde – Higher Ground (KANT Remix)
Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo – Wicked Games Edit
aRod + BONES