At the ripe age of 38, Parov Stelar‘s wisdom and experience have guided him to create some of the best sounds in the music industry. Electro swing is one of the more intoxicating genre’s in the electronic spectrum as the four on the floor beat intermixes with heavy syncopation and live instrumentation. As the industry progresses it’s almost inevitable for it to head in the electro swing direction. This Nico Pusch bootleg features pumping piano chords that preface the trumpet fanfare being belted out in the chorus as Nico Pusch puts his own original flair into the song.
His new solo project has finally made its debut on Lektroluv Records – the EP including three electro monsters that fans of The Subs, The Bloody Beetroots or Gtronic will most definitely love. The fourth track, ‘For Those About To Funk’, closes the EP in true slo’mo style and sounds like something Daft Punk would make after being locked in the studio with nothing but Red Bull and a Slayer record. WOWZERS.
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After the slaying the Miami masses during WMC this past month, our GDD fav Hot Mouth returns back to the west with the 7th installment of his signature podcast and his final date for the ‘Spring Time Sizzler.’ He concludes the tour in Santa Ana TONIGHT @ The Yost Theater and then next Tuesday @ Dim Mak Studios w/ Felix Cartal & Friends. Make sure to grab the mix below to get you through to the weekend, and if don’t miss these final shows before its too late!
C2C is a four member deep french turntable group that has been around since ’98, winning everything from the World DJ Championships for Disco, to the European Border Breakers award in 2013 for best new European music act. With only one official album out in 2012, they have remained relatively quiet on the production front. This remix is for Vitalic’s “Fade Away” EP coming out on March 25th and it features their signature disco bounce and electro edge that creates a sublime environment to let loose and dance to. For those unfamiliar with this group, you might know them best from their track that’s being used on a Dr. Pepper ad running right now, or their name as featured on the Coachella lineup this year.
Not only do Evan and Mike of Toronto duo, Torro Torro, make the best gifs in the game for their seasonal mixtapes, they also curate one hell of a tracklist. After racking up a ton of attention this week with their Beatport-charting remixes for Zedd and Zed’s Dead (both included in this mix), Torro Torro have put together a pumping selection of new tunage — GTA’s “Hit It,” Diplo & DJ Fresh’s “Up (Earthquake)”, and ETC!ETC!’s “How You Like Me Now” to name a few. The guys are having a busy March along with the rest of us, hitting SxSW and Miami along with a string of West Coast gigs peppered throughout. Catch all of their tour dates here and grab the mix below!
Our nearby friends Ese’ & Zain have served up a double-feature on fellow San Diego natives Hyena – delivering two versions of their new original “Wander” (which features Dave Keuning of The Killers). The ‘Rave With A Broken Leg’ Mix is fit for the big room favor, pounding anthemic chords on top of a stabbing bassline. The ‘Smoove But I Can Move’ Mix’ is more light hearted, dancing an almost steel drum-like lead atop the haunting melodic vocals. Grab them both for FREE below!
Le Castle Vania‘s label Always Never is back this year with a brand new artist added to their roster, a young North Carolina chap under the name Crywolf. In anticipation for his upcoming 5-Track ep, Ghosts released later this spring, Crywolf is giving away his latest collaboration with Ianborg away for free download via his Soundcloud.
Give a listen to the track below, it’s a dope little tune that Crywolf lends his own very nice vocals to. Lots of really winding melodic builds that crash into an eerie but captivating breakdown. Proper dark & deep ocean vibes. And make sure to keep a look out for his Ghosts EP out soon on Always Never.
The boys over at Solé have taken us on yet another musical journey. If Lionel Richie was fueled by propane, sported reebok pumps and night crawled the mean streets of Venice, you’d end up with something that sounded a little bit like, well… let’s just say we were lucky enough to capture the radness in this month’s Fixtape. Solé Bicycle Co. is pleased to present this month’s Fixtape, from LA’s own,Oliver, the electro-funk super group of Oliver Goldstein & Vaughn Oliver. They’ve been making waves with their deep undertones, infectiously funky riffs, and intergalactic space beats, sure to make your mother shutter. Whether you prowl dark alleys hanging out in various voodoo circles or spend your free time spreading funky mayo on your friend’s sandwiches, this Fixtape is for you. Strap on your helmet and chuck the deuce, because you’re on the highway to hell.
Download it HERE
Seems everyone is in the giving mood this month – our LA friend & familiar Hot Mouth has just given away Peacetreaty’s remix of the big room electro monster “Totally Worth It” on his soundcloud. The PT boys put a sinister twist on their version with piping stabs that slap both the electro and techno categories in the face. Tis the season?