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We kick off this festive Tuesday with a new weekly series from Main Course mogul Astronomar…. introducing his Horoscope Readings – each week we will giveaway a new track from the label, while Astronomar and special guest Hasse De Moor personally gives astrological readings for DJs & producers alike. Our first track is Astronomar’s rework of Armand Van Helden’s classic “Work Me! (Gadamit)” – grab it below via ToneDen and prepare to be mesmerized by your weekly horoscope reading!

Armand Van Helden – Work Me! (Gadamit) (Astronomar copycat re-drum)
I love the original track so much, but wanted a beefier version for the club.. so I made an edit mimicking all the sequencing, but added some heavier drums.. enjoy!

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Astronomar’s Horoscope Readings #1:

Scorpio:
You may feel like collaborating, but finishing solo projects might be the thing that will maintain a balance in your output

Capricorn:
Be grateful.
The sting from a hair being pulled out by a wristband is a small price to pay for a night of free partying.

Libra:
Stay humble; don’t become a dick just because Skrillex played your remix at Ultra main stage.

Leo:
Take a moment to realize what side of the fence you are on.
The DJ booth if for the DJ. If you aren’t DJing or the DJ’s manager you have no business in the booth.

Aries:
Take your chances; You will never know if he’s down to repost your new track if you don’t ask him.

Cancer:
Take note of the liberties you’ve earned while social climbing ; just because you know the promoter doesn’t mean you can ask for a +4 one hour before the club opens. Thats just rude and you know better. This isn’t your first rodeo.

Aquarius:
Patience is key, people will respond to your promos.

Virgo:
Maintaining a balance is really important for you this week.
It might be a good idea to have a glass of water between every double shot of Fireball.

Pisces:
If it is uniformity you seek, maybe cutting in line because you “know the DJ” isn’t a good look. Keeping things in order will bring a certain level of peace to your life.

Taurus:
Communication is vital for you this week.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to your favorite DJs for feedback on your new track.

Gemini:
Get to know people! You don’t want to be asking yourself; “Does he really want to bootleg my track, or does he just want my stems?” The answer should be obvious if you know the person asking.

Sagittarius:
Be driven but don’t force it; asking people at the club to follow you on Soundcloud is a no-no!

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If you’ve attended a Desert Hearts party, consider yourself lucky.  This Southern California music and arts collective has had a phenomenal year, putting on a handful of the most talked-about shows and festivals around. What do you get when you take the elated, carefree vibe of early Coachella days and cross it with a brazen step forward in electronic sound? Desert Hearts. The mix we’re bringing to you exclusively is a stand out B2B set including an on point selection of deep/tech from Deep Jesus and Marbs. This release is in celebration of their performance at Minimal Effort‘s NYE event at Lot 613 in LA (Tickets), which features the rest of the Desert Hearts crew, as well as DJ T., Three, & Fur Coat.  Enjoy the mix, see you on NYE!

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Kiwi is a name you’ll want to remember in the coming year.  Amongst the company of Duke Dumont and Jax Jones, this up-and-coming producer completes the trio that is Blase Boys Club.  Of English roots, Kiwi has a widespread expertise house, techno and everything in between.  His latest 2-track project, The Mara EP, has received much love from the dance music community, a testament to his unique style and sound.  Duke Dumont’s own remix of the title track, “Mara,” has even gone on to be nominated for DJ Magazine’s “Best of British” award for best remix.


We’re proud to bring you all the latest from Kiwi, a an exclusive mix for GDD.  Get lost in his unique sound and explore some of his favorite jams, a great way to spend a half hour.

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At the tender age of 19, XO has begun a budding career as a multi-faceted producer, songwriter, and DJ out of the UK. His sound, forward; his lyrics, relateable; vibes, on point. It’s exactly what I’ve come to expect out of the UK at the moment, illustrious coupled basslines with diverse percussive arrangements that accentuate the featured vocalist. For his debut EP, “Through The Night,” a three track feature takes place with a credible range of tunes from sultry sub-soul to to hustling UK garage that is reassuring for his Freshmen release. We got the chance to exchange words with XO after “Through The Night” was released on December 1st where his affinity for Justin Timberlake comes to life, his highlights from the year as a newcomer are revealed, and some possible projects for 2015 divulged.. dig in! Continue Reading

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Our next GDD exclusive comes from Toronto-based duo Loud Luxury, offering up their new original “Give That”. A Jazzy Sax section breaks down into into deep grooves fit for the club – this one sends you straight to the underground. Future house phenom Oliver Heldens premiered its first play in his Heldeep Radio podcast, and we’re excited to be giving you the exclusive release for FREE download… listen and grab it below!

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One of our favorite things is exposing fresh talent to the blogosphere by way of our ears to yours. Today we’re happy to introduce to you to Small Talk, a young producer out of Northern California. He’s already championed remixes for Jamie XX and Pablo Nouvelle, bringing a jazzy, dark and techy feel to his house origins. Fans of Detroit Swindle, Four Tet and Kidnap Kid will be really into this sound. Listen and grab it for FREE below!

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This Monday will see the release of the highly anticipated debut album from longtime GDD™ favorites and Techno/Electro mavens, Mumbai Scienceon Lektroluv Records. The Belgian duo follow up years of quality releases like “Ancova,” “Gold,” and “Impact” with eleven new tracks under the guise of Deja Vustaying true to their initial inspirations while allowing the lenient album format to let them color outside the lines a bit.

In advance of the record release next week, the guys have answered a few questions about Deja Vu and also kindly given us first listen on their slamming collaboration with Mixhell which definitely feels like a refreshing throwback to the late 2000s with a well-executed, converging rock meets electro vibe. Listen to “Vegas” and get some insight on the new album below.

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It’s about to be my first summer in Los Angeles and I’ve quickly come to realize that four on the floor all day long can get a little toasty. I’ve been digging through the SoundCloud archives to find some indie tunes that tickle my fancy and I’ve started to see a different side of the musical spectrum again. I’ve put together a playlist with some rock and alternative vibes that’ve left me quite tantalized as of late. From California locals, to Auzzie jam bands, and various talents that have cooled me off for the first couple heat waves that hit LA County, the goal is to feature new talent that’s ripe for the Summer season, so check back weekly and consider this your musical A/C unit for the coming months!

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The double decade career spanning DJ Dan has just released an album fit for the funkiest of nights and it’s totally in tune with the sounds that raised him. Just in time for the weekend, we’ve got his personal remix to the title track off the project, “Nothing But A Party,” and it’s nothing short of perfection. A pumpin’ house beat with killer disco kicks, you’ll get lost on the dance floor as this whirlrwind of a tune takes you full sail into the upcoming three day weekend. Head to his facebook page for the free download and check out the rest of the LP here!