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!
Ese’ & Zain on
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
TGIF! Our good buddy FYOR gave us the exclusive on his new original ‘Bump N Grind’ – a big room monster with an anthemic build into a massive wave of acid stabbing chords. Festival season is around the corner, get after it.
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?
After recently winning Dim Mak’s Autoerotique WTF Remix contest, the Miami native and Overthrow brethren Damaged Goods jumped right back on the chains and took on Kaskade‘s newest single “LLOVE”. For those who love the melodic tones of the original but wanted it rougher on the edges – this version takes an anthemic build up and drops you straight into a hard hitting pipeline. Eat your heart out.
Damaged Goods on
Out on 12/12/12 comes another massive release from Kindergarten Recordings, one of the best small imprints for rising electronic talent. This time around they have found a young Canadian producer by the name of Conro.
With a background in classical violin and piano, his influences shine through and give Conro a unique melodic sound while also staying true to the hard electro style that Kindergarten has come to represent. And if you are wondering why “Axiom” sounds a bit familiar…it was one of the unidentified tracks in Wolfgang Gartner’s sets during his Love & War tour this past fall.
I was truly taken aback when I first heard Mosh‘s full-length album Monarchy. I felt like I had time-traveled back to 2007, when French electro acts like Justice and SebastiAn ruled the roost. I remember after Cross dropped a plethora of people began to experiment with DAWs, attempting to recreate those magical rock-inspired French grooves. Now nearly five years later, Mosh has succeeded where most have failed.
Mosh’s album Monarchy is a true full-length album. Mosh has not only managed to make Monarchy listenable in its entirety, but has also made it enjoyable from start to finish. Monarchy encapsulates everything that made 2007 seem so special, throws it into a blender and serves it up cold. The album really has it all: hip-hop inspired house beats, dark distorted bass lines, head-nodding grooves, and most importantly, power.
Mosh was also kind enough to put together an exceptional mix just for you. Both his album and the mix are available for FREE download below.
Grab Monarchy and Mosh’s exclusive GDD mix after the jump!
Our buddy Clockwork graciously put up all 14 individual bootlegs from his 15K pack for FREE on his Soundcloud last night as a big thank you to his fans around the globe. If you’ve seen any of his sets over the past few months (including his most recent US tour with Dillon Francis on the Wet & Reckless Tour), you’ll definitely recognize a handful of these secret weapons now released for public consumption. Download all below and give this dude a “Like” on his Facebook to show your gratitude.