Downtempo

With all the vitamin D fueled tracks coming out in time for the spring, it’s easy to forget about the downtempo genre and the existential soundscapes that come with it. Thankfully, Ghost Loft is here to sponsor your 3 a.m. music binge as the thoughts in your head get brought to life in the track, “So High.” The outpouring of emotion conveyed in this song creates this haunting chamber that plays host to the minimal piano chords and reverb drenched bass line. The panning of the vocals brings movement to the sound as you feel the kinetic energy of the song shift. Serving as an ode to a very important person, it’s relatable lyrics create a familiar environment for every listener to get lost in.

The second single from Kastle‘s highly anticipated debut album comes in the form of “Make You Stay” — a half time collaboration with LA producer JMSN whom Kastle remixed last year. It’s a sexy, soft ballad, with crisp percussion, harmonic vocals, and one killer keyboard solo from big K. Pick this single up on Symbols Recordings April 9th and keep an eye out for another collab between these two on Kastle’s album.

Yours Truly and Adidas have brought together WeDidIt’s Shlohmo, and Jeremih, to create an original production for their “Songs From Scratch” segment. By now you may have heard Shlohmo’s remix of Jeremih entitled, “Fuck U All The Time,” and I’m sure that had some bearing on the decision to get these two in the studio together.

Based off the ‘making of’ video that aired a little over a week ago, Shlohmo laid down the track first and then the vocals and bars from Jeremih were added. The artwork was commissioned by Saiman Chow and to thicken this plot up a little bit, Shlohmo and Jeremih will be performing together on April 5th and 6th in San Francisco.

Yup.  It’s Valentine’s Day.  You can love it or you can hate it.  Regardless of your feelings towards V-Day, there is one true universal love I think we can all agree on: MUSIC.  The music brought forth to you today on The Dirt #106 is music inspired by sex + love + beauty and everything that little heart ♥ symbol represents.  Let The Dirt #106 be your soundtrack to this Valentine’s Day and more importantly, this Valentine’s Night.

The Dirt #106 features a hot new Julio Bashmore remix of “Suit & Tie” by JT plus some serious gettin’ down jams by Flume, James Blake and Jessie Ware along with some under-the-cover remakes of classics by Foreigner & TLC.  Of course a SLOW JAMZ compilation just wouldn’t be complete without a little somethin’ by The Weeknd.  

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GDD’s own Tropicool delivers a warm musical mosaic comin’ in hot & bothered sure to tickle the fruit of your loins and tease the audible palate with euphoric tones, smooth rhythms, & sexy funk. Whether your pouring warm cream over them curvaceous twin nippily peaks or dripping hot wax all over that sweet, sultry V, these hand-crafted, carefully selected tunes will metamorphasize you into a modern day Don Juan El Capitãn. Be careful, they may fall in love.

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ShagSelections:
Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune
Crazy P – We Can Only Be (Wolf & Lamb ft. Slow Hands)
Tropics – Pop Up Cinema
Chromatics – Kill For Love
Grimes – Genesis
Major Lazer – Get Free
Metronomy – Corinne (Benoit & Sergio Cover)
Pillowtalk – Sunny
Fleetwood Mac – Gypsy (Gardens & Villa Cover)

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Ninety-nine.  We’re one Dirt away from that magical century mark.  But before we get there, The Dirt #99 is what’s happening NOW.  It’s the latest killer tracks all in one place: a Jesse Rose remix of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver” (with female vocals!), The Chromatics covering New Order, a MASSIVE Italo/French House remix of Estelle’s classic “American Boy”, a new GLOVES remix, a new Monarchy track, that Disclosure remix of Artful Dodger (the exclamation point on a stellar year for the Disclosure boys) and more.  Peep the tunes below + grab that hot (FREE) ten pack of tracks!  And don’t forget your 99 Red Balloons on the way out…

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Last week, Pierce Fulton posted this remix of Mutemath’s “In No Time” and it’s a real change of pace. Slower than Pierce’s past work, the remix is a sublime combination of spacious vocals, subtle drums and melodic synths with an almost chime-like quality.  This is one of those tracks that just makes me feel like everything is right with the world, and a perfect fit for late-night lairs or early morning chill sesh’s, grab it below!

Berklee College of Music graduate, Matt Lange, might just be one of the next best producers to look out for in my personal opinion. Piqued by his inclusion in Usher’s remix EP on RCA, I investigated Matt Lange and his back catalogue, and I was astonished not only by the amount of work this guy has put out already but the extreme diversity of his sound production. His focus is seemingly similar to that of Seven Lions; morphing Trance, Progressive House, Dubstep, and Glitch in a way that shouldn’t sound good but really, truly does. I encourage you to check out all of his tunes over on Soundcloud, and make sure to give a listen to this incredibly sultry remix of ‘Numb’ below. √+

That’s right, the Waves ≠ Raves compilation is back. Grab a cocktail with Poseidon and let these tropical and smooth selections warm your soul.

“The waves ≠ raves consists of hand-picked gems that inspire us, tickling and tempting our creative juices. Some are old, some are new, but it is what we are listening to now. They are groovey, flowing, and sun-kissed just like that perfect wave. They are uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They sound the best with a babe in one hand, a cold brewski in the other, and the sand beneath your feet. Stay Dreamy.”

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We kick off this first week of november with a long awaited release from the phenom AMTRAC – his newest single EP ‘Those Days’ along with 3 successfully diverse remixes from Kreap, Drel, and the infamous summertime wizard Viceroy. Each take the haunting yet soulful vocals and provided awesome renditions of the disco house spirited track, but I still favor the original mix for its big piping bassline and club fitting house appeal.

Listen to the (4) versions below, and grab them all for FREE!

AMTRAC – THOSE DAYS by AMTRAC

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