Crooked Colours are a live electronic trio, creating music that has one foot in the indie genre and one foot in a darker electronic realm. Comprising of Phil Slabber, Leon Debaughn and Liam Merret-Park, their sound has often been compared to a combination of English indie-rock foursome Alt-J and US electronic duo Crystal Castles. Today, we have the awesome opportunity to premiere their latest tune, “Steps.” Dark vox couple with a haunting soundscape to create a really epic neo-techno creation. Enjoy!
The Germany-based label, This Ain’t Bristol, has set out on a path less taken, as they’ve dedicated their curation to UK house music in a region where techno is king. In just a couple of days, they’ll be rounding out a trilogy of compilations with the release of Even More Selections, which features everyone from the label’s A&R Billy Kenny, to Mark Starr, to Fritz Carlton and several more up-and-coming artists who aim to help shape the future of dance music.
In celebration of the Even More Selections compilation release, we’ve been given the exclusive premiere of one of the tracks included – “Now” by Florida’s Mark Starr and Connecticut’s Lux Groove. Listen below to hear their beefy, ghetto-tech-esque stomper that we’ve been jammin’ to all week.
Check out the rest of Even More Selections after the jump, and pre-order it here, ahead of it’s Friday release.
Let the summer vibes rain down on your case of the Mondays… UK radio wizards Tough Love have given us the exclusive premiere of their newest release on their imprint Get Twisted – and a debut at that! Please welcome the hugely popular & immensely talented Purple Disco Machine. Having dominated Beatport Charts over the last year with a plethora of releases on every noteworthy underground label we are proud to have him join the family. ’Soul So Sweet’ is a summer anthem that is sure to stand the test of time form many years to come. Classic, uplifting, feel good are all words that could be used to describe the record, but we’ll let you listen close your eyes and imagine being on a sun lounger by the pool in ibiza & tell us if you’ve ever felt better!
Dom Dolla & Go Freek recently released one of the sickest tunes I’ve heard in a minute. “Define” is a vocal backed house slammer that beautifully defines the essence of the overlying label, Sweat It Out! Those vocal stabs and raunchy bassline just don’t quit. One Mr. Nicky Night Time is now joining the pack of remix artists, which boasts a nice collection (Cassian and Curses thus far). His take on the track takes full use of the vocals, chopping and sampling in a really cool way. The bassline drags slowly behind the vocals and jumps quick on the drops. Still can’t get enough of these vocals in either version. Stream this bad boy from Nicky Night Time exclusively here!
GDD™ favorite & burgeoning underground talent, Lonely Boy, has kept his momentum rolling strong through the first half of this year. His releases, like his Don’t You Think EP [Desert Hearts Records], I Like Disco EP [Futureboogie], his single, “Everything” [Armada Deep], and more, have been a pivotal force behind his recent success, and his buzzed about performances at Mixmag Lab LA, Camp Ego Trip’s Oasis In the Hourglass, and the Kitsuné 4th of July pool party serve to catalyze his organic rise to prominence.
As he moves into the second half of 2015, Lonely Boy brings us his most recent endeavor – this collaborative EP, High Maintenance, that he produced with his gifted friend, Giom, from across the pond. As a whole, this EP is a 3-track tech-house gem featuring “Am I Maintaining,” which we have the pleasure of premiering today, as well as London and LA mixes of “Devil’s Advocate.” Previously supported by the famed Lee Burridge, “Am I Maintaining” is four-on-the-floor heater that packs a serious low-end punch, and just a touch of disco for added personality. This is a stand out release from Lonely Boy & Giom, so check out this A-side and head over to Beatport to pick up the full release via Bunny Tiger Dubs.
Figgy is no stranger to the GottaDanceDirty feed. This producers dreamy tunes have a tendency to float just nice through the airwaves, perfect Summer jams. His latest remix is one of the official sort, for none other than ASTR. “Activate Me” has seen some noteable remix attention from the likes of Darkchild and LEFTI, but this one is something else. Super smooth synths dance atop the vocals, get ready for a nice ride.
Frames is about to give you some serious sounds to step to. Literally, Step2 is the latest release from the young producer, and we’re giving you the exclusive first listen. This one is a cool little crossover, house vibes at a little slower pace. An elegant yet tough bassline wrestles with a variety of sounds, so its a little tough to stay focused on one segment for too long. Doesn’t matter much to me, everything Frames throws at us is trying to force me out of my seat. Stream the track courtesy of Club Sweat below.. loud!
PWNDTIAC is a German producer with more talent than he has letters in his acronymic moniker. All jokes aside, his funk-laden style has definitely caught our eye, and we’re happy to premiere a track from his latest — The Beach EP. Synth pop and more futuristic house stylings collide in the two original tracks from PWNDTIAC, then get some fun support from Les Loups, Roisto and Heartpete. The latter is the reason I’m writing. Heartpete takes the original tune and turns it into a heavenly bass-centic arrangement. Check the track below & download for FREE!
We had the privilege of sharing Crown Ruff’s debut production “Yazz Claasics” a few weeks back. Today, the Los Angeles-based duo is back with their sophomore effort. “Fell For You” features some really soulful vocal samples and some really nice precussive arrangements — not to mention the booming bass line. If these first two tracks are any indication of what is to come from Crown Ruff, we can expect big things in 2015. Download “Fell For You” at Wavo.
A preview of our WMC week in Miami to come, we’re proud to premiere the forthcoming single “Pussé” from Toronto duo RYME. Their Pussé/Time 2 Bump EP is due out March 23 on BNR TRAX (sub-label of BoysNoize Records), and will also feature remixes from the likes of Don Rimini, Sinden, and Cosella. Pussé is jackin, ghetto, and energetic – symbolic of the duo’s love for Chicago House, Detroit techno, and Baltimore club for good measure. Listen below, and pick it up next week on BNR TRAX!
Early support: Anna Lunoe, Crookers, Busy P, Digitalism, Jack Master, Junior Sanchez, Proxy, Ben Mono, Parris Mitchell, and more.