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!
Troy Kurtz | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
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!
The Interns Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter | Download
Stock up on firewood & spike the eggnog…it’s time for Gotta Dance Dirty’s 4th annual HOLIDAZE MIX. One hour of fireplace jams & holiday funk courtesy of aRod + BONES.
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
American Horror Story fans rejoice as you listen to SNBRN’s inventive take on Melanie Martinez’s eerie hit “Carousel.” SNBRN displays a darker side of his infectious brand by effortlessly uniting theatrical instrumentation with a thumping deep bassline. This club-ready official remix is sure to keep you grooving all the way through the night.
“Been a huge fan of American Horror Story, so when I got asked to remix Carousel I couldn’t resist. With dark vibes and a deep baseline I wanted to take this remix to the grave and back. Hope you guys enjoy this tune because there’s no turning back now.” – SNBRN
From the looks of it, The Interns will be filing all of their TPS reports in a timely manner. The LA-based duo kicked off the project a month ago with the release of their first mix, “The Interns Present: Day Off,” which marked the launch of their bi-monthly mix series and amassed over 40,000 Soundcloud streams. Their newest feature is their monthly “Industry Analysis” playlist series, in which they have gathered 20 essential tracks that the average music consumer may have skipped over. The first edition contains gems from the likes of Booka Shade, Kidnap Kid, Lindsay Lowend, 16 Bit Lolitas, Tom Misch, Overjoy and more. Ranging from the realms of house music to future bass, “Industry Analysis 001″ has a little something for everyone. Enjoy above and if you haven’t already, have a listen to The Interns Present: Day Off below. The second installment of their mix series, “The Interns Present: Black Christmas,” will be released on Tuesday, December 16th, so stay tuned.
The Interns Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter