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.
T.Williams is on the brink of explosion. The PMR Records artist will be touring as direct support to Disclosure on their US tour this fall, and his first original release of the year will be out this month. The Feelings Within EP boasts 4 fantastic tracks exhibiting pure musicianship and an on-point crossover between Garage and House that competes at the same level as the Lawrence brothers. Watch out world. √+
This hot season is winding down but that doesn’t mean the music is cooling off at all… Our aussie friends Yolanda Be Cool have given us the exclusive premiere on their version of Indian Summer’s pumping track “Grand Rapids”, off their recent release Foreign Formula on Sweat It Out! music. The YBC duo loved the original so much they wanted to ‘Rechunk’ that would fit perfect into club sets… DJs don’t sleep on this one!
Salt Lake City’s budding producer, Xian, has released a preview of his new track, “Feels,” via the fresh San Francisco-based label, Dusty Records. After putting out his Lifted EP and a number of remixes in the past four months, he is back with an addictive original. Xian keeps things smooth, bassy, and soulful in his vocal-tinged, future-garage-esque tune. Check it out below, and if you dig it, you’re definitely going to want to have a listen to some of his other music after the jump. Can’t wait for this one.
Walter Ego’s new EP on MadTech, the Heaven EP, is out next week on August 5th, and it’s house-y garage-y goodness. The title track opens up the EP is soulful and warm, big garage vibes, bubbly pads, and soft organs in the background. It has a nice little shift towards the end, sharper drums and slightly more aggressive pads take it to an interesting new level. ‘Grab Somebody’ is a little bit more energetic, the combination of jazz-influenced hi hats and cuts of acid with what could almost be a xylophone on the chord progression deliver a fascinating and danceable house tune. The last track Jam Roll (For Love) takes things to a deeper and darker place, much more moody synths and pulsating bass. All three are solid in their own right, MadTech really nailed the choices, making the Heaven EP a memorable listen and a great asset for many a variety of DJ crates.
On Monday I hopped back on my favorite social media platform, Twitter, and got to chatting with MadTech Records (specifically James, who heads the label) and the latest artist on their top-notch and busy release schedule, Walter Ego. The boys and I discuss the artistic process, our influences and current musical explorations, food, and much more. You can check the interview behind the jump.
As we lie in the heart of summer, BONES brings us the 4th installment of THE DEEP END, another refreshing hour of the underground to quench the heat of the season. Featuring new and classic tracks from the likes of SBTRKT, Torren Foot, Hot Since 82, Justin Martin & Eats Everything, Dusky, MK, Pleasurekraft, Mark Starr, Louie Fresco, and many more…
TRACK LISTING HERE
*Don’t miss BONES @ HARD Summer Music Festival, performing Saturday (Aug 3) on the SUMMER STAGE and Sunday (Aug 4) on the MAIN STAGE!
Coming off a huge Radio 1 Essential Mix debut and a widely supported Dirtybird anthem for 2013, Ben Westbeech aka Breach has finally dropped the Jack Remixes EP today, landing a huge release on Atlantic Records. Our GDD familiar and fellow UK native Low Steppa (aka Will Bailey) wanted to add to the excitement with his own VIP edit, jazzing up the original with some more funky-ness to the bunch. Grab it for FREE below, and pickup the Remix EP out now on iTunes and Beatport!
NEW – WATCH THE JACK MUSIC VIDEO!
I spent a long eight years living in New Jersey, and to be honest I expected very little to come out of the Garden State as far as talented and forward-thinking dance artists were concerned. Only just this year, I’m starting to think I was wrong. Enter Jaw Jam, a NJ residing young producer. With intelligent synths and basslines, Jaw Jam has carved a clever little sound that fits well with the San Francisco label Symbols.
The No Sleep EP features three tracks that while skittering across different sounds and influences still maintain a coherence and uniqueness. The title track sounds oddly as if a 1920′s pre-”talkie” tune was revamped for the new millenium, ‘Can’t Recall’ carries an infectiously simple house vibe right into my favorite track of the EP, ‘Long Night’. The synths and calculated bassline on ‘Long Night’ will stick to your ribs and keep you bouncing, which is exactly what you want with a simple beat-based record.
The EP comes out on Symbols Recordings next Tuesday, July 2nd, but you can stream it below. You can find a free DL of ‘Long Night’ if you roam the interwebs a bit
The haunting and melodic vocals of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” has seen countless remixes even still since last year, and we have managed to find another gem among the masses. UK up-and-comer Maff Boothroyd has just released his special rework for FREE on his soundcloud, after quickly reaching his ’1000 listens’ goal. His powerful deep basslines and garage house appeal landed him with our GDD supported friends Maison Records and we’ve been playing out many of their tracks in our sets across the pond. Grab these baby below and be on the look out for more!
¡BONUS! MAISON RECORDS GUEST MIX
For this week’s Artist Collab series for The Dirt, I’m very excited to be teaming up with one of the baddest DJs on the planet, Anna Lunoe. Along with her sorcery on the decks, Anna is a phenomenal producer, she has serious remix game, her apparel line rocks, she kills it all across social media & pretty much dominates at life.
Check out Anna’s picks of some of her hottest tunes of the moment and what she has to say about them. Together we bring you a 10-pack of ultra cool, hot new jams, a handful of which you can grab for FREE!