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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
Toolroom has been on a tear with these Miami-centric releases, and we’re happy to snag a piece of the action. Today, we’re premiering a new track from Joeski — “This Is Acid.” This upbeat tune is exactly what it claims to be, acid house at its best. An infectious melody plays along with the crunchy synths, as the eerie vocals repeatedly ensure that this is, in fact, acid. Enjoy this one, and head over to Toolroom Records to listen to the rest of their Miami compilations.
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The Long Beach City Kids, aka LBCK, have been taking their brand of funk and soul-infused electronic music far and wide, gaining the trust of thousands for their consistent flow of jams like their contest-winning remix of Galantis’ “Runaway (U & I).” Today, they’ve given us the premiere of their latest effort, a re-imagination of Montell Jordan’s classic, “This Is How We Do It, that showcases their groove-driven, nostalgic sound that works perfectly in a modern context.
In celebration of the release, LBCK gives us some of their own words about their remix, “This tune is a certified classic — one of those jams you just have to vibe to. We’ve been playing this one since we were kids and have always thought it would be cool to throw some more contemporary funk stuff underneath the vocal. Kept it minimal and selective with the bass following the original progression. This is one to roll slow to.”
Munk is a German producer who has been growing steadily over the past years. Roots in deep house and disco keep his tracks light and refreshing, and his work for Paradisko and Final DJs is really impressive. Deep groove and spaced out vibes run throughout this production, with a nice chiming melody to keep you engaged. Throw in a nice fat bass line and you’ve got a sick one for the dance floor. Stream the track above, and make sure to look out for more from Munk.
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Whitney Fierce is a name that you’ll want to be remembering. A member and touring member of Hercules & Love Affair, she’s no stranger to high class musicianship. She’s taken her well-rounded musical influence to the decks for a solo effort, lead today by the first single off of the forthcoming “Broken Car Window” EP. “The Night Air” lies on the darker side of the deep house spectrum, showcasing skillfully crafted percussion elements and a devious bass line. An accompanying remix from Eric Sharp lightens things up a bit, reworking the track with jackin’ house flair. The release is capped off with a launch party at Golden Box in Hollywood tonight, the 24th. She will be joined on the decks by Eric Sharp, Bystander, Give In and Londonbridge — RSVP here.
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