Los Angeles’ rising producer/DJ, Justin Jay, has released his stand out remix of Claude VonStroke‘s single, “Sugar & Cinnamon,” as a part of the Urban Animal remix package, which also features the likes of Solomun, Dixon, Jimmy Edgar, Kill Frenzy, Photek, and more. In his remix, Justin taps into some of his more nostalgic influences for a funk-infused track complete with a bumpin’ bassline, quick guitar chords, and the original’s vocals on top. With HARD Summer in his sights, Justin Jay is prepping for a busy season of gigs and more fantastic releases. This remix is available for purchase on Beatport.
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Clancy continues to thrive as one of House music’s best mood setters. Whether it’s a one on one exchange with a beautiful stranger on a dark dance floor or a late night drive through the Hollywood Hills, the mood is always elevated when Clancy’s sounds are pulsating through the speakers. His latest track, “Take It Slow”, is another quality mood setter that gives you a feeling like you’re about to do bad things but makes you end up realizing that making wrong decisions & doing bad things were the right things to do all along.
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Central coast California producer Nathaniel Stevens, aka Ghostea, is a an excellent fit for the Perfect Driver Music crew. Perfect Driver are on a roll this year with a string of cutting edge, stylish & intelligent releases. Like their February release of “Got Em” by Lux Groove, Ghostea incorporates a much welcomed Breaks sound into his songs & the result is a refreshing new style that puts Perfect Driver well ahead of the curve.
The “Still Sippin” EP is full of deep, atmospheric breaks & smooth vocals (by Millie Mayz) and still packs a formidable punch. The “Still Sippin” EP is out now via Perfect Driver Music.
Been hyped on ZHU for ages. Been offered up my co-sign. Breakthrough Artist of 2014. The latest from him just solidifies his mastery of the elusive and fickle form of a deep groove in pop music’s sonic landscape.
As Jonah put it on NEST HQ:
“Once again, ZHU’s flawless vocals steal the show in the new single, but the House/Garage crossover groove lying underneath is also nothing short of spectacular. It’s artists like ZHU that are following just steps behind the Disclosure lads, manufacturing productions that live as perfectly on the dance floor as they do on mainstream radio.”
Debut EP Presale here, available 4/20 (lol sick).
Here for your listening pleasure is Gorgon City‘s latest production, “Here For You,” featuring that signature Gorgon thump and a garage-y bass synth line. They set the stage perfectly for an other worldly vocal performance from Welsh that brings about an air of summer versus their otherwise peak set club anthems. Available for pre-order, be sure to capture this pocket full of sunshine before the season enters full swing and be sure to bump on your way down to Indio this weekend.
Toronto’s Poupon was called upon to remix the theme song from the new computer animated film Rio 2. The remix EP just dropped this week on Atlantic records, and the prospect of doing a remix for a big label/children’s movie might seem a bit daunting, but Poupon stayed true to his guns and smashed it with sophisticated vocal chops, warm keys and classy low-end to keep it knocking. You can pick up the release on Beatport or iTunes.
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It’s another amazing round of hot new tracks courtesy of your boys Stevie Ewald + aRod. And when we say hot new tracks, we mean it. All ten tracks in The Dirt #151 are fresh out of the oven. And the best part? They’re all free for your taking. A brand new remix by The Twelves (of The Knocks, no less!)…yeah, that’s in there. New originals from Cyril Hahn, Gorgon City, Figgy & Cory Enemy? Those are in there, too. Plus heaters by our homies Panic Bomber and Huerta, Tchami, and a ridiculous anthem by Mayhem, Antiserum, Gents & Jawns.
Get’em while they’re hot.
• aRod’s .Zip [5 Tracks, 48MB]
• Stevie’s .zip [5 Tracks, 52.7MB easy]
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LA lost a good one when yung Urulu decided he wanted to move across the pond and settle up in the UK. After he launched his Amadeus imprint and released a handful of chart-topping EPs, it was time. Quite possibly at the forefront of the recent resurgence of 90s inspired bliss house, the groove has been his mantra. So on this hour long mixtape for the esteemed Deep House Amsterdam, you’ll see where his taste meets class, and his penchant for the yesteryear seems ahead of his time.
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Copenhagen’s very own KANT inserts his own feels in last years summer anthem from French production duo, Klingande and their wildly popular single, “Jubel.” At first listen it’s hard to recognize the track that marked the best of times last year, but the ripened saxophone vibes render the dormant nostalgia. A heavy wobble accompanied by a punchy bass lead echoes melodically as virtually unrecognizable vocals belt out the verse. Warner Music has the hook on the official release come May 12th, consider yourself warned!
March is a pivotal time for new releases with WMC and festival season in sight. Our GDD familiars THEE COOL CATS made their imprint for this month with their OOPS EP release today on Nervous Records, boasting a trifecta of funky driven tunes that slap deep on the low end. The boys once again execute soulful vocals atop powerful basslines that groove all the way through. See if you can recognize the inspirations behind “Love Parade” and “Oops”… Listen below and support this EP on beatport!
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