Tomorrow is the 4th of July here in the US, which means pool parties, beach days, and backyard BBQs — all of which require great music to make it a great holiday. Coincidentally, the Londoner, Mighty Mouse, just sent over his July mixtape and it has the perfect playlist for at least one hour and ten minutes of your festivities tomorrow if you’re here in America. If not, well, it’s just a good summer mix to add to the collection. He’s included all sorts of goodies from Poolside, Auxiliary tha Masterfader, Gigamesh, Digitalism, and more. Download it below and happy 4th! Continue Reading
The Dirt #78 is all wrapped up and ready to go courtesy of aRod + Steven N. Ewald. This week’s Dirt brings you Summertime in various ways. While the aRod selections may be better served during the day while tannin’ that ass, Mr. Ewald’s tracks take you deep into the Summer night as you’re shakin’ + slappin’ that ass. It’s a soundtrack fitting for how your Summer days and nights should unfold. Cocktailing, beach frolicking + making out in the sand during the day followed by gritty, dirty, grind it out dance parties until 5am. If that sounds like your Summer agenda, then The Dirt #78 brought to you by aRod + Steven N. Ewald is just what you need.
Seth Haley AKA Com Truise is far from your average electronic music producer. A member of the Ghostly International family, Com Truise has gone through multiple styles, sounds, and pseudonyms for the better part of the decade; taking influence from the brilliance of Joy Division and New Order. Over the years Haley has developed a sound which he describes as “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk,” and after 3 EP releases, he’s gathered up 13 additional tracks that have either gone unreleased or used only as demos — until now. Continue Reading
Now THIS is the disco I’ve been searching for. Dutch disco producer Auxiliary Tha Masterfader is serving up a brand of disco with some serious attitude. If people would just shut the fuck up already about EDM, Swedish House Mafia & Paris Hilton and focus on something actually worth talking about, you know like good disco music…then maybe guys like Auxiliary tha Masterfader & his fantastic new Electric Disco EP would get the exposure + notoriety they deserve.
The Electric Disco EP is disco with balls. It’s edgy enough for a 4am late night drive yet still maintains a solid dance floor vibe throughout with elements of classic disco, italo, synth pop, new wave + 80s funk. It’s well produced, multi-layered, modern/retro disco at its finest.
The Electric Disco EP (also featuring reworks by the always brilliant Cosmonauts) is available now exclusively on Beatport via On The Fruit Records and will be available everywhere July 2nd.
One glance at the tracklist below and you’ll realize that this mixtape has a different kind of dirty dancing to offer up. It’s a mix full of seductive Summer sounds that will accompany you during those times when a bad decision is the right decision. It’s Summertime mystery + sunshine bliss…laid back, sexed up vibes wrapped up + ready to be the soundtrack to your sleazy Summer.
Ellie Goulding – High For This [Weeknd Cover]
Jai Paul – Jasmine
Vanilla – Still Love U
Kindness – House [Them Jeans Remix]
The KDMS – Your Love is Right
Beach House – Lazuli
Goldroom – Fifteen [Freak You Remix]
Touch Tone – Home Away From Home [Benedikt Hammer Remix]
Justin Martin – Don’t Go
Slow Magic & Beat Culture – Once
Paradis – Je m’ennuie
Van She – Jamaica
Chromatics – Back From The Grave
M83 – Reunion [Naked & Famous Remix]
Los Angeles-based folk/electronic band, DWNTWN, have just put out their latest single, ‘See My Eyes,’ on the most recent Kitsuné America compilation, and today, the duo from Caen, France known as BeatauCue have added their own spin on the original. It’s a beautiful take on DWNTWN’s production — reminiscent of something that Kaskade might play to thousands of happy fans just before sunset. If you’re in LA, DWNTWN will be playing live on June 25th at Bardot in Hollywood, so head on over to their Facebook for ticket information as well as the latest on all of their releases including their next EP which will feature four new original tracks.
My most recent music discovery is the beat maker from Frisco, Charlie Yin aka Giraffage, who specializes in dreamy, chilled-out jams. He has a hip-hop 808 feel to his tracks, but he brings in other ambient and textural sounds that fill in the gaps to provoke more of an emotional response. I really enjoy some of the mellower electronic music, and Giraffage hits the nail on the head with these blissful tracks after the jump.
GDD™ takes great pleasure in introducing you to Main Course, a label, PR firm, and all-around fantastic concept with the aim of “releasing high quality music for free to those that will listen.” While this may seem generous beyond belief, don’t forgot that the releases “are also available for puchase via Beatport, and iTunes for those who want to support the artists financially.” They say “more than anything, we just want the music to be heard and shared with everyone.” What a lovely bunch of lads they are!
Their first release comes from enigmatic young upstarts known only as The Slow Waves. The EP offers up two distinct offerings. The A-side, Underbelly, reminds me of melancholic New Order sans vocals. Undertow makes me think of Explosions in the Sky, if Explosions in the Sky were from Malibu instead of Texas. Have a listen to the tracks after the jump, download for free, and if you and your credit card are so inclined throw the artists a bone or two and purchase these two quality tunes! Also check out the stellar video for Undertow! Continue Reading
Start the weekend early with this uplifting new remix of Futurecop!& Keenhouse‘s ’The Only Way’ from Brooklyn’s GRVRBBRS. Jovial synth leads married with breezy vocals make this one a must-add to that Sunshine Playlist that you’re putting together. Pick up The Adverntures of Star Pony EP on iTunes here!