Been hyped on ZHU for ages. Been offered up my co-sign. Breakthrough Artist of 2014. The latest from him just solidifies his mastery of the elusive and fickle form of a deep groove in pop music’s sonic landscape.
As Jonah put it on NEST HQ:
“Once again, ZHU’s flawless vocals steal the show in the new single, but the House/Garage crossover groove lying underneath is also nothing short of spectacular. It’s artists like ZHU that are following just steps behind the Disclosure lads, manufacturing productions that live as perfectly on the dance floor as they do on mainstream radio.”
Debut EP Presale here, available 4/20 (lol sick).
Here for your listening pleasure is Gorgon City‘s latest production, “Here For You,” featuring that signature Gorgon thump and a garage-y bass synth line. They set the stage perfectly for an other worldly vocal performance from Welsh that brings about an air of summer versus their otherwise peak set club anthems. Available for pre-order, be sure to capture this pocket full of sunshine before the season enters full swing and be sure to bump on your way down to Indio this weekend.
Night Bass pioneer, AC Slater, has released a new 5-track EP today, giving the whole batch away for free as part of the brand new, free-release Nest imprint which will live within the walls of Skrillex’s Nest HQ. The EP, titled Back To The Floor, is jam-packed with club tunes, with bits of Garage, Bassline, Electro, and House all making for an energetic party release. Get ready to hear “Roll Up” in a lot of places you go. √+
TOUGH LOVE PRESENTS BRING THE HEAT VOL 01 is a fearsome four pack of instant House classics. On their brand new EP, Tough Love somehow find a way to be equally dirty as they are classy. They manage to mix emotion into House music that not many artists can balance the way they do, mixing the soulful & playful with the gritty & dark. Tough Love do every genre well on BRING THE HEAT VOL 01, whether it’s House (Tech or Deep), Garage or Disco, this new EP will have an equally resounding effect on festival, club & warehouse dance floors everywhere.
BRING THE HEAT VOL 01 has already garnered MASSIVE support from some big kids on the block: Amine Edge, CAMEO, Dirty Channels, DJ Pioneer, DOORLY, Got Some, Hannah Wants, Kolombo, Low Steppa, Martin Ikin, MistaJam, Poupon, Prince Club, Robosonic, Sharam Jey, Sidney Charles, Sonny Fodera & more.
***TOUGH LOVE PRESENTS BRING THE HEAT VOL 01 is out TODAY via Get Twisted Records***
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.