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11 11 rules.  We’ve eagerly anticipated (read: tried hard not to give up on ever hearing) more from the duo that is Guy Gerber and Diddy.  We’ll never forget their groundbreaking first “Tourist Trap“, and of course, the Jamie Jones ‘Miss X’ remix of it.  This little diddy is currently trending its way up the Boomrat charts right up to the top.

Beautiful, haunting electronic music for “demented after hours minds” as Diddy once affectionately stated.  At one point he wanted to name the album Ketamine.  Never do ketamine.  The full length debut is slated for free release this summer.

At once a meeting of two worlds, and yet also a dismissal of those signifiers, 11 11 inverts the recent dialogue between the worlds of hip-hop and electronic music, eschewing simple radio friendly factory fare, for darker, richer, deeper soundscapes. 11 11 is not a project aimed at main-stages and masses, but outliers and after-hours.

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Deep and garagey, but still funky with all the feels – the easiest way to describe the production of the Denver based Option4. Following up remixes for Elizabeth Rose, Donell Jones and releases on Nurvous and Night Suppy, Option4 delivers a stellar take on James Curd & Luke Million’s new single with Nah Man! (of Parachute Youth) ‘Say The Words To You’. With accompaniment from Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP on the remix duty, our Denver boy held is own in delivering vibes fit for 2am. Listen below and pick it up today on Beatport!

LA – catch Option4 this Saturday, July 12th @ King King in Hollywood!

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Right in time for the weekend is 71 minutes of pure vibes, cooked up fresh by Poupon. He’s recently relocated to Amsterdam, and the warmer Summer months must be treating him nicely. This mix is packed full of goodies, and it also includes a couple unreleased tracks by the man himself. Grab the free download & full tracklist below.

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After a brief hiatus, the Kurtz & Bomber duo is back with the second installment of their Berlin Breeze mixtape series. Drawing from their influences that range from soulful house to banging techno, the hour long mixtape is a cosmic journey through a dynamic field of auditory bliss. With all cylinders currently firing, expect to hear the follow-up EP to their last acclaimed Work On Me EP that was released on the legendary Bedrock imprint.

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Better late than never! The Mexicali boys Thee Cool Cats have been on a warpath of releases in 2014 – this month dropping the massive ZIGZAGS EP on Rob Made’s UK imprint Sleazy G Recordings. The tracks on the EP are already supported by the likes of Amine Edge & Dance, Miguel Campbell, Tough Love and Destructo, while featuring a collab with diamn, edits by Sirus Hood,  and the cats themselves… listen below and grab it today on Beatport!

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Riding the success of his last EP for Armada Records, Amtrac is  back on remix duty for Australia’s Client Liason. His euphoric take on the track is complete with a cheeky amount of saxophone, uplifting strings and powerful vocals from the Melbourne outfit. Neatly placed chord stabs and a knocking bassline have this one jacking from start to finish, however it doesn’t lend itself to being overbearing. Expect the full digital release to be out soon, along with remixes from Com Truise and Knightlife. For those heading out to Las Vegas this weekend, you can catch Amtrac playing at EDC.

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As we plunge deep into Summer, BONES gives you his 6th installment to THE DEEP END mix series… concocted of house, garage, deep, bassline, tech, ghetto and anything low end friendly – this is an hour of the underground and the unknown. Summer is here kids, dive back into the abyss.

TRACK LISTING:
Jade Blue & Frequency – Lately
Filthy Rich, Ostertag – Smoking Mirrors (Original 9mm Magnum Mix)
Mak & Pasteman – Bodywork
Breach – Artis
Doorly – Thunderclap
Maff Boothroyd – Walking The Wire (SoulGroove Remix)
Tough Love – Love & Happiness
Volac – Fuck U
Disclosure – Apollo
Zinc – Show Me
Jess Glynne – Right Here
Celsius – Attrition
Thee Cool Cats & BONES – G Stack
Go Freek – We Can Ride (Torren Foot Remix)
Schoolboy Q – Studio (Wood Holly Bootleg)
Digitalism – Wolves (Riton Remix)
Zeds Dead & Twin Shadow – Lost You
Claude VonStroke – Sugar & Cinnamon (Justin Jay Remix)
Last Magpie – Pledge

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Like two crafty NBA all-stars, Pat Lok & Patrick Baker run the pick & roll (The Pat & roll?) to perfection on the new Pat Lok jam “Could Be Mine”.  Mr. Lok runs the point with style on this love song, setting up his teammate with precision House beats.  Mr. Baker capitalizes on the deep, late night groove by adding his signature smooth, seductive vocals, resulting in some championship vibes from two of the electronic underground’s most respected producers.

“Could Be Mine” is part of the all-star compilation Parables Volume Two, out now via Kastle’s Symbols Recordings.

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We couldn’t be more proud of our own, Tropicool. He just signed to Bond Music Group, taking the deep disco world by storm, and is about to head out on a sold out North America tour with the young prodigy, Kygo.  Tropicool just dropped off quite an amazing soundtrack, in the form of a mix, cleverly entitled ‘Moonrise Barometer’. It’s nothing short of silky-smooth, and self-proclaimed to ‘be for interstellar lays, moonlit poolside daze, and warm glistening rays.’ It’s deep, sexy, & feel good. Don’t sleep on this, and hopefully you’re lucky enough to catch one of the dates below!

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Over the weekend Pete Tong and his worldwide broadcast on BBC Radio 1 debuted a massive remix from the Toolroom Records head honcho, Mark Knight. The Basement Jaxx and their new tune, “Never Say Never,” was the poison of choice for Knight as he induces a whirlpool in the deep end with a bass synth medley thats dance floor ready at first chord. Get familiar, dance a bit, and cop it HERE.