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With the return of the famed HARD Haunted Mansion at this years Day Of The Dead Music Festival in Pomona, the stage was set for a massively monster evening of music, and now the tunes are coming back to life. Wax Motif‘s set from the Mansion has been released for a free download from the good folks at HARD Events and it’s sure to bring those spooky vibes back from the grave. With plenty of unreleased material mixed in with some of the finest g-house and hip-hop, this set ain’t nothin’ to sleep on.

The new LA duo, THEY., are kicking things off strong with their fusion of hip-hop, R&B, and dance on their debut NU Religion EP. With a co-sign from Beats 1’s Ebro Darden and ZHU, they’re already positioned for a bright future, and they’re further proving themselves with this release, which comes on ZHU’s Mind of a Genius label. One track off of the EP that we wanted to highlight is “Motley Crue,” as it’s a laid-back, beat-driven track that features a hook with an ode to LA’s Sunset Boulevard, as well as some more aggressive verses, appropriate for the track’s title. Listen above and check out the full EP after the jump. It’s available for purchase on iTunes.

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As this warm summer week comes to a close and the weekend begins, The Interns deliver their third Industry Analysis for another showcase of the sounds that they would put their money behind – if they were betting men.

Featuring everything from mood-elevating, feel-good vibes to ominous late-night thunder, this edition of the playlist series is a trip to the desert and back with an eclectic array of genuine talent that The Interns believe in, including both up-and-coming and more established acts. Enjoy the playlist above, and if you haven’t already, listen to their latest mix, “The Interns Present: Wet Hot Los Angeles Summer” below and/or download it here.

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It seems that Wax Motif is on to something massive. His first single “Krush Groove” on his forthcoming TRUE JOY EP for Mad Decent hit the interwebz hard and is being supported by pretty much everybody – then today just dropped a VIP dub + instrumental of his next single “Your Eyes ft. Totem” ahead of it’s vocal driven release. The vibe on this one is way more hip hop spirited yet anthemic in strength, ringing true to the Mad Decent mantra. Grab the freebies below, and be on the lookout for the rest of the TRUE JOY EP dropping August 14th!

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For over 2 years, London’s 20-year-old producer/multi-instrumentalist, Tom Misch, has been bringing his jazz-infused beats to the masses, and in the process, he’s built a legion of followers who prefer more of a downtempo, soulful vibe. His Beat Tape 2 is on the way, and he’s given us the first taste of it with his new single, “In The Midst Of It All” featuring Sam Wills. The song sets a great tone for the release, as it features a blend of chimes, strings, guitar, and laid-back percussive work to support Sam’s croons that complete the beat-driven gem. Have a listen above and watch a behind-the-scenes video about the making of the Beat Tape 2 after the jump. Pre-order the Beat Tape 2 here.

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Elusive duo Foreign & Domestic have delivered another gem on remix duty, this time flipping ATL rapper Ca$h Out’s single “Go Get That Dough” w/ Snoop Dogg. Listen to what they had to say about it and grab it below for FREE:

We have a lot of friends in the industry working with hip hop guys and one of them is working with Ca$h Out… We actually got turned onto him through Heroes x Villains’ noisey playlists on soundcloud. We listened to some of his stuff and this track in particular was a free giveaway of his so we decided to bootleg it. We kept it true to the original and just added drums and kept the original bassline intact, making it into something we like for our sets. – F&D

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We like to consider ourselves Zhu connoisseurs here at GDD, yet somehow the Grammy nominated producer keeps on surprising us.  Like Kaytranada before him, Zhu has become the latest big name producer to collaborate with GoldLink.  With his own project originally based around the motif of anonymity, it seems fitting that the up-and-coming rapper would find himself aligning with the Zhu camp. The track, a reworking of “Paradise Awaits,” is tailored to accommodate both a stunning verse from GoldLink, and more Zhu vocal work.  Production, falsetto, Sisqo covers, is there anything this dude can’t do?

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The HARD family is at it again – Destructo and Wax Motif take Warren G’s 90s hip hop anthem Regulate and grind out a G-House driven heater fit for the club. The production duo keep the integrity of the highly credited original, while adding elements of techno techno, deep house and hip hop making it a whole new beast. Fans of Oliver, Duke Dumont, and Alex Metric will be all over this one…. listen below!

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The Three 6 Mafia chief Juicy J has been added to the #Future1Hundred roster – the soundcloud slaying Whiiite delivers his next flip on the outspoken rapper’s new single ‘Low’. The LA based producer has taken the internet by storm this year giving away a series of remixes for some of the biggest tracks old and new – and this one is no substitute… Grab it below for FREE DOWNLOAD!

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From the looks of it, The Interns will be filing all of their TPS reports in a timely manner.  The LA-based duo kicked off the project a month ago with the release of their first mix, “The Interns Present: Day Off,” which marked the launch of their bi-monthly mix series and amassed over 40,000 Soundcloud streams. Their newest feature is their monthly “Industry Analysis” playlist series, in which they have gathered 20 essential tracks that the average music consumer may have skipped over.  The first edition contains gems from the likes of Booka Shade, Kidnap KidLindsay Lowend16 Bit Lolitas, Tom Misch, Overjoy and more.  Ranging from the realms of house music to future bass, “Industry Analysis 001″ has a little something for everyone. Enjoy above and if you haven’t already, have a listen to The Interns Present: Day Off below. The second installment of their mix series, “The Interns Present: Black Christmas,” will be released on Tuesday, December 16th, so stay tuned.

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