It’s The Dirt #141 brought to you by Steven N. Ewald + aRod. It’s a brand new year and we’re taking things up a notch. We’ve got a 12-pack of freebies from big hitters like Treasure Fingers & The Knocks, Chromeo, Salva, Dillon Francis feat. TEED and the latest French Express release from Lane 8. Plus plenty of other freshness from our GDD mates Traveler, a blissed out Chris Jylkke remix of a Lana del Rey “classic” & plenty of straight up HOUSE MUSIC to kick this year into gear. Strap in for this week’s wild ride…
Man, Pompeya has been commissioning some absolutely spot-on remixes for the singles from their debut LP, Tropical. After Fred Falke knocked “90″ out of the park and Jimmy Edgar took “Power” to a whole new level, the Russian quartet has roped in GDD™ favorites, Psychemagik, for a remix of “Slaver” that has me feelin’ some type of way. Fwonky (funky & wonky) basslines and lead synths steal the show, with breezy vocals providing a nice complement to the 7-minute groove. Very excited to hear the full Tropical Remix LP later this month. √+
Our mysterious friend has unveiled a new side project dubbed Saol Álainn last week, exhibiting a delicate, downtempo vibe paired with a very pleasant vocal. Easygoing and ethereal, “Nostroke” has found its way into my early morning listening playlist, seemingly becoming more catchy with every play. The single has been handpressed on a 7″ via No Recordings which you can pick up here if you dig what you hear below.
One of the standout tracks on Shy Girls’ new “Timeshare” EP is the poppy R&B ballad “Second Heartbeat”. And fresh out of the remix oven, we’ve got a warm, buttery disco biscuit courtesy of Karl Kling. Karl Kling’s electronic pop remix ups the tempo of the original and adds the perfect amount of disco, keeping the swoon meter on high.
After a huge response from the premiere of their single “Cold Nights” earlier this year, the Brooklyn-based duo Chordashian have been hard at work with forthcoming productions set to release from now into the new year. We have for you today their follow-up original entitled “Skyscraper Souls”, which takes the beautifully melodic vocals of Marie Seyrat from Freedom Fry and carries them along playfully deeper house chords all the way through. Fans of Tensnake and the French Express crew will be all over this one, so listen below and grab it for FREE!
The wait is over! Prep School Recordings has released today the debut EP from The Supertraxxe, the much anticipated 4-track release that crosses boundaries from Disclosure to Justice to Oliver and back again. The Supertraxxe’s funk-infused take on indie dance is fresh and infectious, pairing classic disco elements with modern synth grit. Get into the groove and see for yourself… support this young guns!
2013 has been a huge year for English alternative band, “Scanners.” This June marked the release of their long awaited third album, “Love is Symmetry” on Dim Mak Records. To follow up, 5 songs on the album have been chosen for 8 remixers to give their interpretation on Scanners. First off the Ep is Fei-Fei’s remix of the title track. She takes the song’s energy up a few notches with her invigorating, bass-heavy style. Next, Carpenter Brut’s electro spin does something similar on “Control” by including a heavy rock influence. T.W.I.N.S then takes “Mexico” and adds an indie dance vibe, resulting in a fun, playful beat. Then, “State of Wonder” gets a “hard bass” remix by Zeskulls. The intro keeps the good-feel vibes of the original tune, but then takes a quick turn as Zeskull’s signature wobbles takes the driving wheel. The 5th remix on the EP is another remix of “Control” by Boots N’ Pants. As you listen to this remix, let your mind and body get carried away with this relaxing, deep house groove. The energy picks up again with the second remix of “State of Wonder,” a pumping electro-house track tailored by Kevin Focus. Following next is a creative, beat-intensive, drum n’ bass remix by Aeronautica. Their expert sound design adds a unique touch to this remix of “Mexico.” Finally, the Remix Ep ends on a great note with Hiroshima Twinky’s take on “Control.,” a beautiful piece that is easy to fall in love with.
The hip hop world has been bridged again by the killer production of LA’s own Pipes. Reaching north into bay area territory, The duo has taken the original vocal of Sage The Gemini’s “Gas Pedal” and created a bass driven techno track that even breaks into hard-style tempos. Fans of Boys Noize and Bromance Records will be all over this one, tis’ a big warehouse pumper for sure.
It’s been over a year since the LA based band Mansions On The Moon have graced the internet with their panoramic electronic/pop/rock. The four members, each equally talented, bring back the element of live instrumentation to the electronic scene. Soulful vocals illuminated by reverb liven up this electronic soundscape. It’s easy listening meets spiritually enhancing lyrics in this enchanting metaphorical tale about an awe inspiring relationship.
Coming off the Ignant EP on Mad Decent and official remixes for Felix Cartal and Major Lazer, Swedish young gun The Reef has offered up a huge free heater in his version of Pusha T’s “Numbers On The Board.” Supported already by the likes of Diplo, Crookers and Astronomar, The Reef pushes the boundaries of genre labels creating a massive new sound for the club and even festival circuit. This one goes from hip hop to a hurricane and the download even includes a version with a 88-128bpm transition with Pusha T’s first verse. DJs and fans alike will be all over this…