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Los Angeles-based collective, RIS Labs, returns after a year hiatus with a vibey new EP from multi-instrumentalist, Give In, who we initially heard on our good bud, Eric Sharp‘s, Sharp Cuts Vol. I released on Win Records last fall. Entitled Slow Moves, Give In’s new release boasts 2 smooth, techy originals balancing incisive stabs with loungy atmospherics, creating a distinct soundscape that toes the light vs. dark line.

The EP also comes along with 2 remixes — one from Eric Sharp and the other from mysterious project, Beati Paoli, who leans far to the light side with sun-soaked synth chords and happy-hearted hum alongs. Listen to the latter remix below and snag Slow Moves next Tuesday, July 15th.

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Last week, Treasure Fingers dropped a wobbly, club monster in the form of Honey Dip. While he reigned supreme for years at that top of the ‘nu-disco’ field, it appears he’s since disavowed his affiliation with the glazed genre and shifted efforts to making some manic house tracks, and we really couldn’t be any happier. Today, we’re premiering the Sluggers remix of said track. After gaining a bit of momentum with releases on OWSLA and Fools Gold, the Miami duo are quickly carving out a name for themselves. Enjoy their free download of Honey Dip below, and get hyped to hear more from these new kids on the block.

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I’m heaps keen on the mysterious and effortlessly stylish act known simply as YNGCULT.  Introspective, soulful, and ever-so-funky… what more could you ask for here?  Oh, they play live.  And they just remixed this atmospheric, futuristic little beast originally by funk outfit Lettuce.  Keep your ears peeled, I expect very cool things, the situation is dripping with potential.

Check out the original after the jump!

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I always do love a funky acid house groove squelching out of a 303, today is no exception.  Sex Panther and FYOR have teamed up to breathe some new life into acid for the mainstage, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Afrojack’s classic “Pacha On Acid.”  With a nice amount of support already, it looks to be quite the secret weapon timed for the biggest festival stages– went pretty well when MAKJ dropped it into his Coachella sets, of course.  Look to hear plenty more of this one this season, and be sure to look good and wear it well while you do so in the latest by Sex Panther Apparel.  Oh, and +10 if you can guess where that sample’s from.  ;)

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Happy hump day kids!

We have a huge exclusive for you today, as we’re proud to bring you the premiere of AC Slater‘s remix to Motez “Own Up” – coming soon on Aussie imprint Sweat It Out. The already stellar original boasted jackin piano house with melodic chords and soulful vocals – but AC took it the club and gave it the “NIGHT BASS” treatment. The product is a bass heavy roller that perfectly executes its beefy overhaul while still delivering the uplifting tones of the original. Don’t just take our word for it – the remix already has gained support from the likes of Tchami, Annie Mac and the Bixel Boys… listen below!

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Aussie outfit, The Aston Shuffle, self-released their Photographs album back in March which featured a host of solid vocal collaborations with the likes of Mayer Hawthorne, Joel Compass, and Kaelyn Behr along with their Australian summer Big Room smash, “Tear It Down.” Also featured on the record was a vibey vocal number titled “Back & Forth” featuring the lovely pipes of Elizabeth Rose, which has now been set up for a remix EP due out June 27th.

On the remix roster are GDD™ favs, Playmode, who complement TAS’ original with a cavernous bassline built for club play. Have a listen below.

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The sun-drenched multi-pool party festival in Palm Springs known as Splash House is just over a week away, and you better believe we’re picking out our best swimsuits and packing up our sunscreen for the oasis event in the desert. Put on by LED and Goldenvoice, this year’s lineup boasts one of the best summertime vibes we’ve seen, and today, we’re happy to premiere a special Splash House Nite Edition mix from two dudes who know a thing or two about said vibes — LA duo, Bixel Boys.

See the full lineup here, buy tickets here and let this cultivation of tunes carry you into next weekend.

Tracklist:
Lion King x Danny Daze – Circle of Drums (Bixel Boys Mufasa Edit)
Herve ft. Zebra Katz – Tear the House Up
Boot Action – Bosun
Sluggers – HYPR
Hunter Siegel – Waiting Up
Shiver – ID
Kayper – Out My Mind (Bixel Boys Remix)
Royksopp & Robyn – Do It Again (Moullinex Remix)
Ashton Shuffle – Tear It Down (Low Steppa Remix)
BANKS – Bedroom Wall (CRNKN Remix)
Disclosure & Friend Within – The Mechanism
???? & ???? – ????? (Bixel Boys Remix)
Bixel Boys – ??????

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Catz ‘N DogzPets Recordings has just announced its third edition of Friends Will Carry You Home — the curatorial compilation series featuring the imprint’s fine family including Trikk, Nick Monaco, Kill Frenzy, Catz Eats Dogz (aka Catz ‘N Dogz vs. Eats Everything), and longtime GDD™ favorite, Danny Daze. The 18-track compilation will be released in three parts over the month of May and will host a treasure trove of some of the best House and Techno out there at the moment.

And speaking of top tunes, we are happy to premiere today the full preview of Danny Daze’s contribution to the compilation — a heady, atmospheric Techno mover titled “I Can’t Breathe,” which will be released in the third installment of the compilation on Monday, May 19th. Listen to the √+ track below and read on for the full tracklist and release schedule.

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Today, we have a special feature for the dirtybird-affiliated talent known as Worthy. He’s given us the premiere of his outstanding re-work of ODB’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” that brings a striking bass-heavy ghetto-tech sound to the classic tune. Additionally, we’ve conducted a quick Q&A to catch up with him about his forthcoming releases, this re-work, and his other future plans. Have a listen below and check out the Q&A after the jump.

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I’ve got to be honest here– it’s pretty neat to see your best buds produce music you really love, particularly when it’s one of GDD’s own.  The first time Tropicool played this out, I leaned over and asked him what the Hell this remix was.  You can imagine my delight when he replied, “an old analog Juno and some incredible stems.”  You sly bastard.

His signature touch of feel-good cosmic radiation we know from his mixtapes and Waves ≠ Raves series shines through into his production as well, which that fabulous, fat bassline punches over all the way through.  I’m not huge on disco, but I’m a sucker for a big sexy groove when I can get it, and this one’s got me hooked.  Pour yourself a glass of rum and tell people it’s iced tea, there’s no turning back now… the funk has been unleashed.

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