It’s finally starting to feel like Fall around here. The falling leaves, the time change, the cool, crisp weather…nothing like some moody tunes to get you feelin’ all those Fall feels. The new FallGaze 2014 Mix by GDD’s own aRod will most certainly set the mood right for the new seasonal change. With tracks by FKJ, ODESZA, Dornik, Les Sins, Jungle, Flight Facilities, ZHU, Caribou & lots more, the sound of Fall is right here in one place…
001 FKJ – Open the Door
002 Tei Shi – Bassically
003 ODESZA – All We Need [ft. Shy Girls]
004 Becky Hill – Losing
005 Dornik – On My Mind
006 Les Sins – Bellow
007 Jungle – Lucky I Got What I Want (Kount Edition)
008 George Maple – Talk Talk
009 Bonobo – Flashlight
010 Flight Facilities – Two Bodies (HNNY Remix)
011 ZHU – Gun [CHVRCHES Cover]
012 Gorgon City – Imagination [ft. Katy Menditta]
013 Second City – What Can I Do [ft. Ali Love]
014 Say Lou Lou x Lindstrom – Games for Girls (Alex Metric Remix)
015 ETML – Too Late
016 Clean Bandit – Real Love [ft. Jess Glynne]
017 Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Lenno Remix)
Bearson must be feelin sprung lately with these sensual edits and originals. This time James Bay receives the remix treatment to his tune, “Let It Go” that features some healing harpsichord and finger snapping to compliment the delicate cymbals. Next Wave Records is on a melodic tear lately, stay tuned for what’s to come!
As the days get shorter and summer winds down – mellowed out house tracks take over my state of mind. This new Beshken jam feat. the lovely Soraya is the perfect tune to turn down to. It’s rhythm and house with vocals that undress you accompanied by groovy synth pads to decompress your daily grind. Out now on Next Wave Records, this is definitely the track to take on the Fall season.
The LA mystery man Whiiite just dropped a little spin on Lana Del Rey’s ‘Shades Of Cool’ and it’s got a refreshing summer hip-hop vibe. The haunting vocals of Lana get flipped, cut up and laid into an energetic production with a killer drum line that carries all the way through. Here’s what he had to say…
“Was vibing on Lana Del Rey’s New album on a flight from Chicago to LA and heard Shades of Cool. Started messing with a beat on the flight and this is where we ended. Hope you all enjoy. As always truly thankful for all your support… spreading the word about our project, reposts, retweets, etc. Much Love”
A couple of years ago, some friends took me to the famed weekly party, Low End Theory, to see one of the LA beat scene’s emerging artists, Astronautica. Although it was a while back, I still vividly remember her fantastic set, and it was this memory that spurred me to enlist her for our guest mix series. Since dropping her vibey Waikiki EP on Alpha Pup a few months ago, she’s been quiet on the release front, but she’s been staying busy with studio sessions in between tour dates. Now Astronautica delivers a smooth and eclectic mix of jams to help you get through the day in a positive way. If you’re around in LA this Friday, catch her live at The Do LaB event with Dimond Saints!
As far as debut singles go, “L O N E R” by Marz Leon, is a gritty, confident piece of work that has all the makings of a seasoned veteran. Marz Leon is a Los Angeles producer who has chosen to embrace the realistic attributes of her city rather than focusing on its pretense and the result is a powerful, dusky slice of Electropop noir. “L O N E R” has a dark, sexy, cinematic attitude & sound reminiscent of artists like Portishead, Morcheeba & Sneaker Pimps. It’s the type of attitude & sound that is sorely missing from popular music today. Marz Leon, show us the way back…
The open-format DJ turned producer, Politik, comes through with a chilled-out remix for the emerging indie-electronic group, Broods. He’s transformed the hit single, “Bridges,” with a variety of new rhythmic and melodic elements, including chopped and screwed vocal work, that make for a vibey head-nodder. Politik‘s rendition brings a cool feel that adds to the diversity of the existing remixes by L D R U and ASTR.
The White Light mixtape series, spearheaded by Neoteric and Matty C, is the perfect ambiance for the space and time after the after-party. Like a soft pillow for your ears, the White Light mixes have been curated by top selectors such as Daniel Avery, RAC, Soul Clap, and many others. Celebrating 100 editions of the mix series, they’ve prepped the The Centennial Collection, which is a downloadable album containing 16 edits and tracks from the White Light Alumnus. Grab the entire collection, as well as the 100th volume of the mix series below. Continue Reading
Is there anybody out there right now making smoother music than FKJ? Whether it’s remixes of contemporary artists , remixes of artists from the past or original work of his own, FKJ’s brand of silky smooth, soulful electronic music is absolutely sublime. FKJ adds to his list of majestic tunes with his remix of the 2005 classic “Hurry On Now” by Alice Russell. Here is what FKJ had to say regarding how he came about remixing her:
“I was streaming some Alice Russell tracks and found out that this acapella was available…completely felt in love with it and remixed it straight away. So here is my interpretation.”
Sir, Pat Lok, the magician from the north west has delivered quite a beauty all too unique to pass up. This pitched down single featuring the vocals of alo. has all the bells and whistles to make you move a bit faster than, well, slow… Enjoy below.