For anyone still hating on Skream because he’s not making only Dubstep anymore, shut up. Just shut the fuck up. His new track, “Rollercoaster,” just premiered today with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, featuring Sam Frank and a vibe that is 100% fit for a cocaine-sponsored 80s roller disco. “Rollercoaster” illuminates two important things about Skream: 1) his inherent ability to accept inspiration from multiple sources and create music in all forms and 2) his ballsy-ness for just doing what he wants to do musically. Big up Ollie we’re down with it. √+
All Dom Wrong is the newest solo project from New York based DJ, producer and Plant Music Label owner Dominque Keegan. Last month he released this soulful homage to 90′s house with amazing vocalist Amy Douglas and we don’t know how we missed it! The 6 track EP features 5 great remixes from Aashton & Swift, Trap Avoid and Kasper Bjorke plus two dope dubs, make sure to grab it here!
Boston based trio, SPF 5000, recently released the “Make Love To Me EP” + Remixes on Knight Time Records and I’ve literally been grooving to it all night. The original is a hot slice of disco dance meets electro pop with amazing suggestive vocals that just beg you to get down and dirty. And the remixes are equally dope, with my favorite being the darker techno stylings of the Galactic Nights Raw Remix. Get on it!
Another week brings you another set of 10 free downloads from us at GDD, but this time around it’s the always tasteful aRod, and myself, Toks, on Dirt duty for our 126th edition. As per usual, we have a little something for everyone, so head after the jump to grab some quality music to compliment your weekend – we know you’ll need it.
Night Drive are a duo whose name perfectly encapsulates not only their sound but also their mission. Their sound is a non-stop expedition into the future of electro pop. And if recalibrating the future of electro pop is their mission, then the future looks bright (neon bright). On their new track, “Sea of Light”, Night Drive fuse together all the right elements of disco, electro + new wave to create another plush piece of future electro pop. To help lend a hand to the mission, Night Drive have also enlisted another agent, Treasure Fingers, whose remix expedition takes us on a dreamy, retro-futuristic synth pop ride.
Additional “Sea of Light” remixes by Justin Faust, Kulkid and Elektromekanik will be out August 27th followed by the release of their self titled debut EP on September 3rd via Robot Dance Records. And don’t miss out on their U.S. tour with Tesla Boy, Gold Fields and Rush Midnight (dates listed below).
In the meantime, catch a glimpse of the future…
This has been a strong summer for UK based Alex Metric, who’s spent his time touring all over the world playing out the biggest festivals in the industry to collaborating with some of the biggest names in the game for his new hit single. His unpredictable and insatiable sets at HARD Summer were some of our staff favorites and quite the musical expeditions. With roots and influences spread throughout the early days of the electronic industry, his eclectic taste and style surely shines through in his music. For those who haven’t had a chance to catch Alex this summer be sure to checkout his latest August DJ Mix and without further adieu:
From living with no hot water or cell phone after a commercially unsuccessful first album to being named Rolling Stone’s “Best Secret Weapon” in 2011, writing eight #1 singles in the year alone, Bonnie McKee‘s career appears to be taking on new direction. As she bursts into the pop music scene for round two, business mixes with pleasure as her boyfriend Oligee (1/2 of Oliver) teams up with his musical other half, U-Tern, to remix her hit single, “American Girl.” The product of this talented power couple is a club anthem set to have you shuffling at the dance breaks and belting the lyrics when the chorus hits. The original by McKee is available to purchase on iTunes.
This song goes out to all the beautiful girls courtesy of Fool’s Gold Records and the Brooklyn production duo, Party Supplies. It’s nothing too complicated, then again, love doesn’t need to be. It’s the quintessential jam to help you groove down the street as all the gorgeous girls stroll past, and for the ladies, the perfect tune to compliment a good hair day. A confidence boost and pick me up all at the same time packaged up in a free download for your listening pleasure.
“Call My Name” is the first track off LBCK’s soon-to-be released album The Goods. If “Call My Name” is any indication of what’s in store for the new album, then disco funk fans should be in for a treat. On “Call My Name”, it’s evident that LBCK appreciate the value of a slow, funky, repetitive groove (Tiger & Woods are another fine example of disco funk duos who have elevated the repetitive groove into an art form). Repetition can be a slippery slope when it comes to production. If it’s done wrong, the listener will label the track as a snooze fest. But when the repetitive groove is done correctly, the listener can be mesmerized. Such is the case on “Call My Name”. It’s a slower brand of soulful disco funk that is a bit of a change from their prior, more upbeat work. But LBCK fans need not worry…it still packs that same funky punch that’ll leave you hypnotized.
LBCK’s debut full length album, The Goods, is out August 27th via Hall of Fame Records. In the meantime, grab the FREE download of “Call My Name” + add some funk to your day…