GDD has teamed up with Healthgoth.com to bring you a definitive soundtrack for your workouts. We’ve enlisted some of our favorite DJs and producers to make mixes for you to blast in your headphones to help drown out the Top 40 and help you finish that last rep. The first mix comes correct from Philadelphia Street Bass God, Starkey, with an hour of grime and heavy bass to celebrate his new record, BA66, which just dropped on SMOG. Tune in and get to sweating.
What better way to start off the week than with a serving of French techno. The Fake Music label boss Yoann Feynman has teamed up with Monomotion to give us the banging ”Gaza”. Driven by a sinister bassline that would have fellow countryman Gesaffelstein proud, it takes a cinematic approach with a tension-building breakdown that begs for a Ryan Gosling car chase a la ‘Drive’. The Parisian based artists are crossing the pond to set up shop in LA in 2015, so expect to see a lot more from the Fake imprint.
2014 has been a busy year for Ghosts of Venice. After a string of releases as well as remixes for Mystery Skulls, French Horn Rebellion and even a very special Valentine’s Day guest mix for us – he’s back with “Make Your Move”: A track that reworks the 80′s original for the modern dance floor, backed with a music video that pays homage to his new home, Los Angeles.
Shae B had a tear of a summer dancin’ her way across pool parties from Hollywood to Palm Springs. Known for her fanciful beats and brilliant aura behind the decks, it’s a pleasure to premiere her latest mixtape “Stripped Down Pt. 3.” It features underground sounds and the tunes she loves to get down to packaged up nicely in a 50 minute mixtape that’s sure to funk your week up. It’s toe tappin’ and head bobbin’ at it’s finest with tunes by GDD™ Favorites The Bixel Boys, Doorly, Motez, and more in this lovely ray of sunshine of a mixtape. So go ahead and get down with your bad self and don’t forget to cop that free download, oh, and tell someone you love them today!
Ferdinand Weber has established quite the name for himself in the SoundCloud realm with his silky smooth remixes that glisten in the internet soundscape. Atlantic records and their signee Francesco Yates have summoned the budding talent from Berlin to tackle the new tune from Yates – who saw some studio time with Pharrell earlier this summer. It’s feel good vibes all around as a kick drum backbone accentuates the syncopated synths and a classy hi-hat drives the beat home. Slated for a 9/29 release – we’re happy to bring you the exclusive first listen!
Over the weekend of September 26th, one of the states’ most exciting new dance festivals, TomorrowWorld, will be descending upon Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia for three nights of revelry. This year, the festival launched their “Artists of Tomorrow” mix series to showcase forward-thinking artists that are expected to shape the future of dance music, and we’ve been given the exclusive premiere on this week’s feature from Anjunadeep’s Lane 8. In his mix, this Germany-based artist weaves together unreleased jams, and other groove-driven tunes from Jonas Rathsman, KiNK, Redlight, Shadow Child, and more. Enjoy the mix below and catch Lane 8 on the Anjunadeep stage at TomorrowWorld 2014.
Download the Lane 8 Artists of Tomorrow mix here and purchase tickets to TomorrowWorld 2014 here (21+).
Something must be in the water over in Australia. The Sweat It Out! boys are always nailing it with not only the originals but incredible remix packages to boot. We’re proud to bring you the exclusive Dom Dolla remix of Benson’s new jam “Hot Mess.” The original (as the Sweat promo dictates): “It’s wonky. It’s swampy. And yet somehow, kinda poppy. And Lex Famous kills it on vox.” Dom Dolla takes the pop driven original and creates a jackin bass heavy trip thats fit for the club. His remix is our fav by far and we’re lucky enough to be rolling out the premiere… fans of Gorgon City, Motez and Duke Dumont will be all over this one.
Funkmaster, Ghosts of Venice, has taken on Mystery Skulls‘ dark synth jam, “Paralyzed,” for a remix release on Warner Bros Records — transforming the shadowy, vocal-driven original into a sunlit spot flush with twangy guitar riffs and 80s-inspired synth work. The new look from Ghosts of Venice highlights his ability to see elements of a song that mesh well with his individual style (in this case it’s Mystery Skulls’ glossy vocals) while incorporating a new repertoire of components that launch “Paralyzed” into an entirely new realm of dance music.
Listen first below and pick up the remix package out on WBR tomorrow.
We’re seeing double vision on this Monday… last week we featured the NIGHT BASS native Petey Clicks‘ latest release on Party Like Us called “BAE”, and this week we kick things off with the exclusive premiere of his B-side to the EP “DO U”. Like his high energy sets, this tracks dances along a bassline and sends you into a spiral of jackin garage. The EP is already doing wonders with familiar faces, gaining heavy support and praise from the likes of Anna Lunoe, 12th Planet, Motez, The Bloody Beetroots, Herve, Sinden and many more. Listen below, and grab it tomorrow on Party Like Us!
Ministry of Sound has teamed up with Defected Records to re-release Oliver $ & Jimi Jules‘ spring smash, “Pushing On,” which has been ubiquitous since its March release — sitting snugly in Beatport’s #1 spot for a nice while in addition to massive Radio 1 support and a proper rinsing at clubs everywhere in Ibiza and beyond.
And speaking of Ibiza, Made To Play/Play It Down boss, Jesse Rose, has put together a lovely “Live from the Villa” remix to coincide with MoS’ August 31st release, equipped with a dramatic intro and a classic piano-based groove that easily transports the listener poolside on some sunny Balearic island. Have a listen to Jesse’s top notch remix below. √+