Racking in millions of soundcloud plays and riding high on support from Porter Robinson and Flume – Swedish phenom Kasbo wraps up 2015 with his last original of the year “World Away”, just released on Odesza’s new imprint Foreign Family Collective. This cinematic production embodies the young artist’s sound: soulful, evocative, and melody-rich – moving from bass-heavy, synth-fueled sequences to airy atmospheres, all with raw energy that you can feel. Kasbo also joins Odesza on tour this month, with a virtually sold-out schedule across North America.
Los Angeles – catch Kasbo on Halloween performing @ HARD Day of The Dead
Get ready for some serious feels. Known for his superb handling of the low end, Kasbo is no stranger to the GDD feed. A laid back, almost haunting ballad spills out of your speakers and wraps you in a warm embrace. Piano chords, string melody and these soulful vox samples take you on a serious journey. Hats of to Kasbo on this magical little number. Give him a shout on Soundcloud and download this boy for free.
Vibe cultivator Gallant has seen a plethora of remixes on his new single “Weight In Gold” – and this new flip from On Planets is literally holds it weight with a melodic downtempo groove and even a live horn section. No more talking, just baby making. Press play.
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If you don’t know about the co-founder of Moving Castle and 1/2 of Hotel Garuda, Manila Killa, then you’ve come to the right place. The DC based producer consistently displays a cutting edge understanding of the indie dance world and his remix of The M Machine’s “Don’t Speak” continues this trend. Manila Killa displays his eclectic taste in music and diverse production skills successfully breathing a new life to the original mix. Expect the full package to come out on April 23rd on OWSLA, and make sure catch both artists on tour!
Los Angeles’ SIVIK is an artist who’s vision is to create music without boundaries. His airy tone and candid lyrics combine with the melodic, alternative, beat-ridden music to create a sonically diverse sound. Beginning initially with the song “High,” be on the look out for additional releases from SIVIK in the near future.
“‘High’ is about the beginning stages of attraction and lust when you first meet someone you’re into,” SIVIK says. “The following songs that will be released in this collection will describe what happens next….so look for that!”
Little by little, EP by EP, song by song, Roche Musique are turning 2015 into the year of French Funk. With artists FKJ, Darius & Cherokee leading the way, their brand of French Disco/G-Funk/Pop has been the sexy soundtrack thus far to 2015. Cherokee’s “Teenage Fantasy” EP is the label’s latest release & delivers more of Roche Musique’s signature sound including this heart melting remix by Glen Check.
DO NOT miss out on Cherokee’s brilliant “Teenage Fantasy” EP. [iTunes]
Leave it up to HONNE to take one of the sexiest jams from the past four months and sex it up even more. If “Bassically” by Tei Shi was the track that you seduced someone in the bedroom to, then the HONNE remix of “Bassically” is the track you seduced someone at the whiskey lounge to to get to the bedroom. It’s high level seduction on HONNE’s remix of Tei Shi.
Be on the lookout for Tei Shi’s “Verde” EP out April 14th. Pre-order at teishimusic.com.
Los Angeles’ rising talent, Mister Blaqk, has been keeping the local scene healthy with his stand out DJ sets, and occasional parties like his mimosa-fueled FEELS brunch event a few weeks back. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, he’s delivered the inaugural FEELS Tape, which marks the beginning of his new mix series, and it’s been keeping the vibe right on this holiday. In true FEELS fashion, Mister Blaqk kicks off the tape with slower, smooth jams before masterfully building up the energy with a diverse array of groove-driven house, and other surprises littered throughout. Enjoy the mix above and check out the tracklist after the jump.
Brooklyn songstress Janelle Kroll is a romantic force. She appears to be one who subscribes to the philosophy of “What good is a heart if you can’t wear it on your sleeve?”. Her music is honest & powerful. Don’t let the title of her new track “Sunny Days” fool you. She’s not here to boast about how love is all sunshine & puppy dogs. She’s here to talk about the post-breakup jackass you just can’t shake. The one you just can’t seem to quit. The one who keeps walking on your sunny days.
“Sunny Days” is a well crafted song, beautifully balanced with restrained energy & bursts of emotion in all the right places. It’s a slow jam heavy hitter. Gone are the days of the fragile breakup anthem. The IT’S-TIME-FOR-YOU-TO-FUCK-OFF-ALREADY anthem…that’s the future of breakup songs and “Sunny Days” is leading the way.
Philadelphia based producer Louis Futon has had quite an explosive 2014, but it looks like that won’t come anywhere close to what 2015 has in store. From a series of viral remixes and originals, alongside the announcement of becoming a solo artist, the New Year is shaping up quite nice.
To celebrate his first headlining tour kicking off in Australia this month – Louis Futon has reached out to aussie artist Just A Gent to remix his new single “Limelight” featuring H A Z E S. LF turns in one of his most impressive productions to date. He takes his future-bass-meets-trap stylings and takes things up a notch, with not a single dull moment from start to finish. The buildups are pleasant only to be met with unreal drops and breaks for a roller coaster of a ride. To honor the tour we have been allowed to launch this song with a limited FREE download for 72 hours. Then it will be stream only until it is officially released as part of a larger remix package set for an official release very soon.
Louis is also a gifting this track to his fans due to delay’s on the release of his much anticipated self-titled Louis Futon EP, which is now set for a January 28th release and will also be available as a FREE download. This will feature DRNUK, Sir Rock, Silk and More.
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