Our Denver based brethren Option4 has plunged into 2014 with a huge debut EP on Nervous records, even landing the front page of Beatport this week with its exclusive release. The two tracks “Love Like No Other” and “Black Cats” embody jackin deep house with a soulful garage backbone. Fans of Azari & III, Gorgon City and Dusky will love these tracks, so listen below!
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It’s The Dirt #141 brought to you by Steven N. Ewald + aRod. It’s a brand new year and we’re taking things up a notch. We’ve got a 12-pack of freebies from big hitters like Treasure Fingers & The Knocks, Chromeo, Salva, Dillon Francis feat. TEED and the latest French Express release from Lane 8. Plus plenty of other freshness from our GDD mates Traveler, a blissed out Chris Jylkke remix of a Lana del Rey “classic” & plenty of straight up HOUSE MUSIC to kick this year into gear. Strap in for this week’s wild ride…
On the title track of the new “All I Need” EP, Casino Gold made an interesting & bold choice to use the same song to sample from (“If This World Were Mine” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell) that Chris Malinchak used on “So Good To Me”, a song that reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart in 2013. While it’s a bold choice using the same song to sample, it is, after all, a classic song & it is Marvin Gaye. In the end, the gamble paid off & the track was featured in the leadoff spot of The Magician’s most recent Magic Tape #38. For those familiar with The Magician’s seminal mixtape series, you already know that being the lead track on a Magic Tape is a spot generally reserved for THE hottest new tracks. Past Magic Tape openers include “Do You Believe?” by Poolside, Plastic Plate’s remix of “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele, “Gopherit” by Moon Boots & various sexy new releases by French Express bossman Perseus. The opening track on a Magic Tape is certainly something to be proud of.
The soulful & soaring Deep House sound of “All I Need” coupled with the more sunshine infused Deep Disco sounds of “Your Love” make this two-sider an absolute must have. House lovers & Disco lovers…dance floors & bedrooms – Casino Gold have created a crossover smash . Casino Gold, we like where you’re headed in 2014.
“All I Need” EP is out now via Perfect Driver Music (with an unbelievable remix package on the way!).
MK does it again! The remix legend has struck gold once more with Sam Smith‘s “Money On My Mind” premiering today by the lovely Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, chopping up the angelic vocals from Smith and laying them atop big piano chords, a multitude of hi hats, and solid, padded basslines. If you’re heading down to BPM next week, make sure to catch Marc next Friday for The Modern Love Affair event! √+
One of the best records of the second half of the year – Monkey Safari’s ‘Coming Down (Hi-Life)’ – got a little reworking from God-tier festival headliner Tiesto and French Express label mate Jonas Rathsman and surprise, surprise, I just can’t get enough of one of them. Have a guess at which… Go on.
This one is forthcoming on Ministry of Sound, so keep an eye on their channels or follow Jonas himself for any updates on release date!
Our aussie lads Cut Snake have dove into the deep with their latest remix for Mikky Ekko’s “Kids” and we couldn’t have asked for a better plunge. The rolling bass line and deep chords carry Mikky’s haunting vocals into a serious warehouse feel. Fans of Hot Creations and Future Boogie will be all over this one – listen below and grab it for FREE!
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Throughout the past week Eric Sharp‘s ‘Sharp Cuts Remixed EP’ has slowly been coming to life online. With one or two tracks being unveiled daily, it seems like the best is still to come with the full 10 track EP dropping on Tuesday the 17th on recently Grammy Nominated Win Music. Today we’re happy to bring you the next remix off the EP also available for free download!
Like their namesake, the mysterious duo Beati Paoli’s remix of Eric Sharp & Give In’s “Never Was Enough” is deep, dark and and perfect for late night club sets shrouded in fog and low lighting. Listen to all the remixes below and grab the download’s from Win Music!
If NYC duo DKDS haven’t made their way onto your radar just yet, don’t worry, but let this mix be a nice little introduction for you. Two cousins sharing a passion for House and Techno, DKDS started only in the past couple of years and the guys have seemingly just started working on originals within the past 6 months, hanging under the wing of T&B bossman Luca Venezia and his √+ project, Curses.
The guys have been announced to play Verboten‘s New Year’s Eve event at a massive warehouse location in the city, joining up with Eats Everything, Star Eyes, and a special guest to be announced closer to the event, and to give us a preview of their set, DKDS have put together the most recent installment of Verboten Transmissions, featuring over an hour of some jackin’ tunes that are putting me in a warehouse vibe for sure.
We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on these guys in 2014…
Taking us back to the year 2000 with a deep house twist, 21 year old Shmallen brings us this sexy cut featuring a sample from Destiny’s Child “Independent Woman.” The pop ballad gets a full makeover with a faster vocal, heavy reverb and Shmallen’s reworked deep bassline that makes this one perfect for the dancefloor! Grab the DL below:
Our good buddy & hometown Orange County hero, Kedd Cook, just dropped off his newest single entitled ‘Don’t Talk, Listen‘ accompanied by a stellar winter mix. This kid crushes on the tables, knows how to throw quite the party, and we’re more stoked than ever that he’s starting to produce more. Flawless taste, some nice snares, and deep tones make this a truly special experience inside and out. Get lost in his curated oblivion of sounds.
Tracklisting after the jump