NYC based psych-pop trio American Royalty had an eventful 2013, releasing their popular Prismatic and subsequent Prismatic Remixes EP’s, the latter featuring Jerome LOL, Kaytranada, Urulu, Romaj and Drop The Lime. With a similarly large 2014 ahead, the band ( Marc Gilfry, Billy Scher and Matt Ungson) are performing a headline show at Brooklyn’s Baby All Right on Thursday 13th February, accompanied by Ghenis Hans. As a precursor to the show, American Royalty have remixed fellow Brooklynites Body Language, chopping up their jam “Well Absolutely” with signature American Royalty percussion. You can listen to the remix via THUMP HERE, and grab a free download of the stellar effort over at the band’s Facebook page.
After dropping huge remixes for Rudimental, Ballast, and a new project called Solicitors – the Bay Area golden boy JAYKO stomps into 2014 with his solo POWAH EP on Chicago imprint Them Flavors. The 2 singles “Powah” and “Physical Things” deliver bass heavy garage, with the remixes covering the grounds of jackin house, wobbles, techno and booty tech. Something really for everyone in the house market – listen to the full EP below and support these up-and-comers!
Australian indie-dancers, RÜFÜS DU SOL (formerly RÜFÜS), have announced their first US headline tour today, much to the enjoyment of many here at GDD. After releasing the incredible debut album, Atlas, last year, the trio have really set themselves apart as real players in the indie/dance crossover market, as evident in this 15+ date tour of America with invitations to both SxSW and Miami in March.
Preceding the momentous jaunt of North America is a new EP from the guys out today on a favorite imprint of ours here at GDD, Sweat It Out! 4 tracks comprise the Desert Night EP, with two originals from RDS and a pair of remixes from two producers who are absolutely nailing it at the moment, Symbols boss Kastle and WeDidIt’s Groundislava.
Preview Kastle’s dark, Garage-esque take of the title track, “Desert Night,” below and click the jump button for all of RÜFÜS DU SOL’s March tour dates.
RÜFÜS DU SOL ON TOUR:
*Denotes headline tour date
3/7 San Francisco, CA – PopScene @ RickShaw Stop*
3/8 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex*
3/11 San Diego, CA - Bang Bang*
3/12 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/13 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/14 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/15 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/19 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar*
3/20 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club*
3/21 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s*
3/22 Portland, OR – Holocene*
3/26 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom*
3/27 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
3/28 Miami, FL – Winter Music Conference
3/29 Miami, FL – Winter Music Conference
3/30 Miami, FL – Winter Music Conference
4/4 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge*
Our Denver based brethren Option4 has plunged into 2014 with a huge debut EP on Nervous records, even landing the front page of Beatport this week with its exclusive release. The two tracks “Love Like No Other” and “Black Cats” embody jackin deep house with a soulful garage backbone. Fans of Azari & III, Gorgon City and Dusky will love these tracks, so listen below!
The homie AC Slater goes Garage with his latest offering released today on his own imprint, Party Like Us. Low, rumbling basslines and clean percussion characterize the three-track Night Moves EP, with AC exhibiting a movement away from big time bangers and more into the realm of dark, grimey warehouse vibes. “So Sweet” has to be my favorite track from the release, featuring high pace vocals from collaborator Megan Thomas that really stand out above the wonky sub bass. Preview the EP in full below and pick it up here. √+
It may be Fall in the States but down in Australia the Spring season is in full effect. And today we’ve got a double dose of Spring time Aussie love featuring Melbourne’s Owl Eyes and Adelaide’s Motez. Owl Eyes has geared up to release her new “Nightmixes” remix EP which features an all star cast of remixers (Playmode, The Aston Shuffle, Goldroom & Cassian, et al). One of the standout remixes from this red hot EP is the Motez remix of “Open Up”. Motez takes the sexy lullaby & flips it into Springtime dance mode. The Motez remix has hints of many genres from Deep House to Disco to Garage but in the end it’s just one big feel good House track made for dancing under the stars.
Todd Edwards is a G. Besides his obvious accolades like working with the robots on multiple albums and releasing scores of singles and remixes in his 20+ year career, his vocal reconstruction technique in productions (along with another G, Marc Kinchen) has truly set him apart over the rollercoaster ride of dance music in America since the 90s. To call Todd Edwards an innovator would be absolutely spot on, which is why the reputable XLR8R asked him to put together an hour long selection for their new mix series, Innovators.
This is honestly one of the better mixes that I’ve heard in a while, and the high number of quality unreleased tracks that Edwards has included in here is just splendid. Get it on ya. √+
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 marks the 10-year anniversary of Toolroom Records — the UK-based imprint founded by the legendary Mark Knight. To celebrate the seminal benchmark in the label’s history, Toolroom has gone back through the years and handpicked 100 tracks from the back catalogue for a historical compilation of massive proportions.
Additionally, Toolroom has selected a number of all-star singles to re-release along with remixes, including this 2006 smash from Dave Spoon titled “At Night.” Spoon, now known to most “new” dance fans as Shadow Child, has called upon fellow Brit T.Williams to help him remix the Electro/House/Tech crossover hit, adding in a fresh bassline and some Garage percussion.
Find a ton of great content on Toolroom Ten here, and have a listen to the new remix below.
Kastle’s newest remix on Minds On Fire Records takes on UK’s Youan and his single “Your Trust” released on the Your Trust EP. Youan is someone Annie Mac featured in her FMM segment the other week, now this Kastle edit flips the original upside down adding a heavier lead synth and bassline that brings about more balance to the piece. Originality makes this house edit uncharacteristic of Kastle’s normal downtempo sound, but nonetheless he delivers the same fashionable vibes to get your freak on. The killer combination of Youan’s vocals shows what happens when two budding UK producers pair up to get you vibin’ on the dance floor.