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!
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!
Most Los Angelians know Mike Brillstein as a legend. Whether consciously or not, anyone who’s ever been to a club where any good music was played has likely, nay definitely vibed out to one of Mike’s sets. With fine taste and a penchant for house music, he’s finally made a serious foray into the production world with his new alter ego “Brillstein“. After his two collaborations with Jesse Rose last year, he’s venturing off on his own with a six-track mini EP, Back To Bed, which sees its initial release on Play It Down next week.
In honor of our trek to the desert over these 2 weekends, our friend and the rising phenom MAKJ takes over this weeks GDD™ Guest Mix for a very special SAHARA Edition. In just 30 minutes, MAKJ takes you through some of the biggest names playing the festival and many of the pounding anthems you’ll hear roaring from the Sahara tent. This mix is not for the faint of ears, so listen and hold on tight!
MAKJ & Lil Jon – Let’s Get Turnt Up! (Radio Edit)
Martin Garrix vs. Outthere Brothers – Proxy Boom (MAKJ Edit)
JUSTICE – New Lands (Falcon Remix)
Daft Punk – Alive (Cresendo Edit)
ID vs. The Who – Baby O’Riley (MAKJ vs. Avicii Edit)
Sandro Silva vs. Dillon Francis & DJ Snake – Get Low Miraj (MAKJ Edit)
Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway – Wizard (Yellow Claw Trap Remix)
MAKJ & Henry Fong – Encore (Original Mix)
Calvin Harris vs TightTraxx – Summer (BeatBreaker Edit)
TST & Twoloud – Drop It Like This (Short Edit)
Calvin Harris ft Ayah Marar – Thinking About You (Short Edit)
Swanky Tunes vs. R3Hab – Feedback vs. Samurai Vs. Love Me Again (A&G Mashup)
David Tort vs Fatboy Slim – Jack It 69 (MAKJ Edit)
Alesso – Clash (Original Mix)
Waka Flocka Flame – Brick Squad Anthem (Original Mix)
It takes a babe to blog us into festival season, sometimes. Actress, model and music video muse, Victoria Geil, has this weekend covered for ya. The anxious excitement of the drive out to this magical world on the barren edge of nothingness… the total and unapologetic poolside maxing as the sunshine and liquors flow… the punctuated moments of elation… the epic naps that tie it all together.
It’s all here, ladies and gentlemen: this is Coachella, as told by a babe. If you’re a babe, you’ll love this. If you love babes, you’ll need this.
This three mixtape series is conveniently tailored for use from the moment you begin your pilgrimage to the desert, to the moment you return to your respective basecamps upon the fateful completion of that final Sunday set. Get it into you.
Then follow me for more, as we explore BABECHELLA 2: Party Vibes and BABECHELLA 3: Chill Vibes in playlists and commentary.
Justin Martin invades Exchange LA this Saturday for the second round of his residency and this time he brings the UK dirtybird Eats Everything with him for a special 8 hour b2b set! To get you ready for the long haul, we caught up with Eats about WMC and playing with Justin. We also got an exclusive ‘Reebeef’ of his for free download, so read what he had to say and grab the tune below!
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We’re less than a week away from WMC and our showcase with Sweat It Out Music! Today we feed the fire and bring you the exclusive premiere of Plastic Plates new original “Nothing Like You”, forthcoming on Club Sweat. This production is 100% vibes, with a funky house rhythm atop a beautiful vocal teasing throughout the track. As mentioned in the description “Bob Marley said that one good thing about music is that when it hits you, you feel no pain. ‘Nothing Like You’ epitomizes this. FEEL GOOD music at it’s best. Put this on, take your lover, (or lovers), and go smile and dance in a field.” Listen below and get down with yo bad self!
To get you ready for his debut performance @ EXCHANGE LA this Saturday, we bring you an exclusive promo mix by the one and only Seth Troxler. One of the top ranked DJs in the world rolls through Los Angeles this weekend and its gonna be one for the books… Listen below and don’t miss out on the show!
“Many people have asked me why and how I make the music I make. My surroundings have always molded how and why I make my sound.”
A GDD favorite and familiar, the Russian native Proxy has emerged back on the scene with a visual statement of the topical situation he lives in. This short film by Sean Robinson was shot in Proxy’s home city of Orekhovo-Zuevo in late Feb 2014, and gives a small insight into what makes Proxy the producer he is. Although a non-political insight into his world, it shows the pressure of his surroundings nonetheless. An elusive character, he invites us to take a subtle look into his life and what the man is about ahead of his Summer run of USA dates, and his new music forthcoming in mid 2014.
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
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