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.
GDD™ favorite, Yuksek, will be heading across the Atlantic this week to kick off a 5-date North American mini-tour, with a DJ set alongside fellow Frenchman, DJ Falcon, at Private Label in Hollywood this Friday. As Pierre has launched his new label Partyfine this year and rumors have floated around about a new album in the works, we wanted to have a quick chat with the producer ahead of his set here in Los Angeles. Read on… Continue Reading
Over the past decade and beyond, the recent signee on Steve Angello’s underground-leaning X label, Trent Cantrelle, has been building a reputation not only as an artist with style and integrity, but also as an impresario with his popular parties such as his “Sounds Like” series. He follows up on his latest single, “Born” with Stacy Barthe, to bring us an exclusive Marquee Minimix featuring half an hour of house music handpicked with sophisticated taste. Listen/download the mix below.
Additionally, we were able to chat with Trent about releases on X, how he utilizes his parties artistically, his thoughts on losing the term “deep house,” and more. Check out the interview after the jump and if you’re in NY, see him live this Friday at Marquee NY.
To celebrate the kickstart of our partnership w/ LURE and iHeartComix, we wanted to catch up with the opening night headliner and our personal homie, Clockwork. This Sunday, October 13th, Clockwork joins Just Blaze, Franki Chan and our very own BONES to open up the new iHeartComix Sundays @ LURE. Now, we were going to ask some serious questions and be professional but thats boring and we’d rather have some fun for your own enjoyment (and keep it nice and quick for all you space cadets).
GDD: If you could have one more Alias, what would you go by and what style?
CW: I’d go by Henry C.K. and do stand up comedy
GDD: Name one celebrity you’d wanna go b2b with and why
CW: Rihanna so I could date her after the set
GDD:Favorite music to listen to when on the road?
CW: Anything with no words or drums
GDD: What’s the most embarrassing track you’ve ever played in a set?
CW: I had this edit of some track that had the cotton eye joe acapella over it and I didn’t mean to play it but I did and I hid under the table while it played
GDD: What’s the worst food you’ve ever eaten before a show?
CW: Had kangaroo before a show in sydney and it had me feelin some type of way the whole set
Got a good one for you this afternoon– The Knocks have gotten us this exclusive mix for USC Derby Days 2013, where they’ll be playing LIVE this Saturday at the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. If you’re yet to see The Knocks live, we’ve been fans of their completely live performance and work for a bit now on our end, as this mix is just a sample of what you can expect. Catch them, along with Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow and Dr. Fresch, for the fantastic charitable cause of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, by purchasing your tickets here:
Forever Kid are making moves. Tapped for an official remix of Capital Cities’ Kangaroo Court, these wild dudes waste no time throwing the infectious electro-pop original into high gear. As with the rest of their music, I find this tune to be addictive and endlessly re-listenable. The solos and the signature synth leads that Forever Kid are carving out make this remix a marked improvement upon the original. Kind of makes me want to kick down the door of a club and break into a synchronized dance with everyone on the dance floor in full animal costume. brb.
Prep School Recordings introduces new artist The Supertraxxe with their self-titled EP, coming via digital retailers on Tuesday, October 8th. 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. In celebration for the forthcoming release, we present you the first giveaway track entitled ‘Revival Pt. 1′ – fans of Oliver, Justice and Disclosure will be all over this one!
An album should be a journey in sound — a collection of songs arranged in a specific way, telling the story of the artist in a way that only he or she possibly could. This is exemplified perfectly in Romanian producer, Liar‘s, new album, Spirewards, out on Symbols Recordings today. From the opening track, “Western Digital,” to the closing “Edendrive,” Liar infuses much emotion into all 11 productions on the record, diving into deep, dark sonic crevices yet emerging back up to the surface for breaths of beauty throughout. Spirewards is naturally at home with Symbols Recordings — a label that embraces the evocative forms of electronic music through meticulous attention to detail.
To coincide with the album release today, Liar has put together an incredibly intelligent curation of sound, featuring a carefully selected track list with contributions of classics from Aphex Twin, Zomby, Burial, and many more. The musical intelligence of this producer is truly off the charts. I urge you to have a listen to this √+ mix and pick up the album today.
Forever Kid Fridays comes a day early today, and they’re after my own heart. In the years since the King of Pop has passed, we’ve seen plenty of hasty remixes leech their way up the blogs every August 29, his birthday. Today we have something different and special, a tasteful ode to the man and legend that was, and always will be. Forever Kid‘s signature dream-come-true styled synths reimagine these iconic riffs, bust their way through with flying kicks, and send us head first into the end, for that face-melting Van Halen solo we all know so well. They basically rocked out a 2013 pop anthem out of a 1983 pop anthem. I’m on listen #4. Rest in paradise, MJ.
This week’s GDD™ guest mix is something special.. we welcome Odysseus to the stage, offering up a much in demand exclusive hour for your audio enjoyment. The young gun has already landed releases with Moda Black, Grizzly and Cheap Thrills, has just remixed Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont (including Radio 1 support) and his forthcoming single has been picked up by Columbia. This guy is on fire and we’re lucky to have him for an hour of his craft – get your labor day weekend started right with this one below
1.ODYSSEUS – OVER YOU
2.ODYSSEUS – NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO (DARK HOUSE MIX)
3.ODYSSEUS – NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO
4.ZAC TOMS AND STANTON WARRIORS – BRING ME DOWN (ODYSSEUS REMIX)
5.ODYSSEUS – THE HOUSE OF MANY EMPTY ROOMS
6.ALEX METRIC AND JACQUES LU CONT – SAFE WITH YOU (ODYSSEUS REMIX)
7.DISCLOSURE – F FOR YOU (TEED REMIX)
8.ODYSSEUS – HYPNOSIS
9.ODYSSEUS – VORPAL
10.JOEL COMPASS – ASTRONAUT (GORGON CITY REMIX)
11.ODYSSEUS – USED TO BE MY FRIEND – (ONGAKU REMIX)
12.EATS EVERYTHING – VERTIGO