Formed in 2010, Canadian electronic band Purity Ring, is a genre-defiant duo that has already built a huge cult following with four singles and have yet to release their first album. Warping up influences from 90′s R&B, Trap, Rape-Gaze and lush dream pop… Corin Roddick’s stunning production and Megan James’ eerie vocals compose disturbing club lullabies that will leave you drifting in a daze. Continue Reading
When French label Institubes bit the dust in March of last year, Marble was birthed at the behest of Surkin, Bobmo, and Para One. A little over a year old now and the imprint has put out some of the most forward thinking releases in dance music. But perhaps the crown jewel is label boss Para One’s album ‘Passion’, which dropped today. Rumors of ‘album of the year’ are already swirling, just as they should be. It’s simply that good. The product is an amalgamation of all your favorite genres from early hip hop to techno, but it has timeless aspect to it that is something so foreign today where tracks have a shelf-life of a few weeks. You can purchase the album on iTunes.
Para One – Passion (Album Teaser) by Marble Music
Believe it or not, the already popular ‘Mercy‘ by Kanye West just got better. Remixed by the dark & twisted future-bass pioneers of the moment, RL Grime & Salva, this raved out Post-Apocalyptic Trap take on the single will without a doubt be a dance-floor killer this summer. Only available to stream at the moment. Enjoy!
It’s always a pleasure to hear a feel-good, optimistic track, and Flume‘s remix of “HyperParadise” is just that. As an up and comer based out of Sydney, and a Future Classic artist, Flume seems to be on his way to a successful career in music. With a style of combining electronic influenced sounds and hip-hop sensibilities, he creates great music that stands out among the rest. I’ve included a couple of bonuses including an older remix of his, and a video of his new collaboration with Anna Lunoe.
Lovely photo by Alexander Jacob.
Sorry for the brief Dirt hiatus folks. We’ve been all over the grid lately — Detroit, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, etc, but now we’re back on track and ready to bring you 10 tracks all for download each Thursday here on out. This week, I’ve teamed up with the youngest member of our family, Toks, for an eclectic collection of tunes that should tickle a bit of everyone’s fancy. Get into it. Continue Reading
My most recent music discovery is the beat maker from Frisco, Charlie Yin aka Giraffage, who specializes in dreamy, chilled-out jams. He has a hip-hop 808 feel to his tracks, but he brings in other ambient and textural sounds that fill in the gaps to provoke more of an emotional response. I really enjoy some of the mellower electronic music, and Giraffage hits the nail on the head with these blissful tracks after the jump.
Since the beginning of 2012, the Toronto-based Grandtheft has been sequentially treating its crowd to some cream-of-the-crop edits and remakes of tunes. Ranging from 128 to moombah, the 6-track bundle features DJ-friendly party versions of Duck Sauce, The Martin Brothers, Sinjin Hawke, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Skeet Skeet, and even Justin Bieber.
Detroit-born producer & fashion photographer, Jimmy Edgar, has been making beats for over a decade now. Snatching all kinds of influences from his city’s eclectic music scene, without a doubt one powerful element stands out from the rest… SEX. This is a man who titled a track ‘I Want To Be Your STD‘, and an album ‘XXX‘. Creating mystery and dramatic/sexual tension are the main goals in his sound. He even became celibate (not even engaging with his own person) for a period of time to create sexual energy around him turning him into some kind of vampire. Continue Reading
As if the EDM acts coming out of France weren’t killing it already, another French outfit called Club Cheval (Canblaster, Myd, Sam Tiba & Panteros666) is quickly making its mark in this competitive industry as one of the most radical acts of the moment. In the midst of their upcoming EP on Bromance Records, the four-piece monster group just released an exclusive preview in mixtape form for Dazed & Confused Magazine. The tape features their very first original track. Download free!
Track list after the jump! Continue Reading
photo by Alex Jacob
Tre and Steven N. Ewald on Dirt duty this week and we’re very excited to be coming at you with everything from melodic techno to intricately designed glitch beats on Tre’s end and some truly deep, deep sensuality with jacking chicago house thrown in to keep you on your toes from Steven’s end. Even a fan submitted, fan selected track from GDD Facebook on this week! Grab The Dirt #73 .zip and all tracks after the jump. And how ’bout that Dirt Babe?