We’re very lucky to be bringing you this exclusive… the UK native and bass friendly Shadow Child has finally crossed the pond to come perform in the US, and he’s making his Los Angeles debut at Exchange LA this Saturday night! Coming off his massive essential mix debut last weekend, what better reason then to talk with the legend himself about how this whole project came to be and what he has planned for the future? Not only we’re we able to get some great insights in the interview, but we also have a very special VIP download for you guys
Today we’re excited to give you the first look at the video for The Presets newest single “Goodbye Future”. Set inside a club with crazy time altering abilities the video shows us what clubs would have looked like with patrons from past, bringing us to question what exactly the 2 Aussies mean by goodbye future?
And don’t miss The Presets on tour this spring! More info after the jump:
Brighton’s aashton has solidified himself on my personal ‘ones to watch’ list as of late, boasting official remixes in 2013 for top labels Get Physical and Kitsuné along with an EP on the tasteful Body Work imprint. Next up in his release schedule is the Show You EP forthcoming on Loungin’ Recordings which puts aashton’s deeper House and Garage talents on display, with 2 originals and 2 remixes that round out one hell of a vibe.
Today we’re excited to share the second original from the release, “If I’d Known,” which teeters gracefully along the lines of deep and nu disco, with lighthearted synth work skipping nimbly underneath sexy sax riffs and emotive vocals that flip pitches for an effect that’s producing many feels over here. Have a listen below and check the rest of the EP & pre-order the 12″ here. √+
I stopped by a shoot in Los Angeles with my best bud Joakim, one half of Forever Kid, and threw a quick 10 questions his way. We chatted everything from street art to Eggo® Waffles, Kangaroo Court to who’s cute. They’ve also recut and rereleased the first remix they ever did, a classic by Whitney Houston, their way of looking back as they take the next big step. I love Whitney Houston.
It’s been a while, you could say, since it was last possible to catch Audion (Mathew Dear’s Techno Alter Ego) on tour. In that time you may have discovered your love for techno, as he discovered a love for changing the way you receive Techno live. With a career expansive album in the works titled, “Audion X,” Mathew Dear has put together an evening long odyssey to accompany the immersive audio visual content from his forthcoming album. SUBVERTICUL will feature a custom stage setup that was built by Heather Shaw (of Amon Tobin’s groundbreaking ISAM tour fame), whose team has created a labyrinth sculpture based off the Audion “A” that pulses, spins, and grows in response to Audion‘s ever shifting rhythms. We recently had the chance to speak with Dear about what to expect this Saturday at the El Rey, how it all came together, and how it is all still coming together. Continue Reading
Up and coming producer, Kedd Cook, just dropped off his newest track entitled ‘Everybody Get Down’. Normally known for his unreal and tech-y DJ sets where he’s played along the likes of, well, everyone, has finally dropped his 2nd original track under the moniker Kedd Cook. We’re very excited for this producers up and coming work as he keeps snowballing with his crafts. This particular number is a deep track with amazing elements of 90s house and a sexy little vocal sample to keep feet moving deep into the wee hours of the morning.
As we put the cork in the sweet bottle that was 2013, dance music can toast to the New Year after having one of her finest years yet. Dance music has been stuck into the mainstream vein like never before, and the subsequent resurgence to underground sounds have been thriving across the globe. From the deserts to the beaches, festivals both new and old continue to pack sold out audiences, and there are no signs of slowing.
On behalf of the GDD™ collective, we’d like to say thanks for riding along with us. Whether you were with us from the beginning, or have only recently stumbled across our page, we’re honored to share our taste in music with you. We’ve humbly amassed a year’s worth of tunes and tallied up our favorite DJs and producers. This has certainly been the most difficult year for selections due to the awesome amount of great tunes that dropped, which is why most of the categories have expanded. It warms our hearts to see a host of our friends in the running this year, as well as all the fresh faces that broke through with massive years.
We hope that 2013 was a prosperous one for you, and we bid you all a Happy New Year.
Fred Falke is very simply put, a legend. For over a decade, he’s been pushing the creative boundaries of French House with a production rate that is envied across the industry. And while his singles and EPs would make an impressive resumé on their own, it’s Fred’s unbelievable repertoire of remixes and reworks that sets him miles apart from his contemporaries.
With a recent move to Los Angeles, Fred did some reorganizing, not only of his furniture but also his hard drives, and found a vault of remixes, edits, and bootlegs that will be surfacing to the public for the very first time right here on GDD™. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing heaps of previously unreleased (and some unheard) material, kicking off today with Fred’s edit of The Police which he first included in his Essential Mix in 2008.
Forever Kid are back at it again, and with each release they step it up a notch and continue to hit the mark. Every new remix is a fresh blast of cold air to the face, boldly doing whatever they want to classics that most up and comers wouldn’t dare touch, and that’s really the idea here. This remix is no exception, an artful splash of their tuned up aesthetic perfectly courting the familiar sonic stage; here’s its their signature “dream come true” overflow of retro snyths on top of Ce Ce’s powerhouse pipes. Always over the top in just the right dose, I find myself hitting the loop for a listen or ten on whatever I find in my inbox from them.
Also, got more info this week on the creation of the Forever Kid helmet and their ongoing collaboration with street legend Annie Preece on the design, to finally be built by the mau5head-maker himself.
Today, Antonio Cuna, better known as the Brooklyn-based producer Sweater Beats, just released his That Feel EP, on Kastle‘s Symbols Recordings. On the EP, he showcases a fresh take on his R&B-leaning future bass sound swapping out samples for original vocals for the first time. Check out That Feel below and purchase it on iTunes.
In celebration of the release of That Feel, Sweater Beats has put together a GDD exclusive “15 Minutes of Timbo” mix highlighting select Timbaland-produced tracks that have greatly influenced his music. Additionally, we were able to chat with Sweater Beats about his experience as a musician growing up in the suburbs of Maryland, his vision for the new EP, what he hopes to accomplish with his career and more. See the tracklist for the mix and the full interview after the jump.