Hip-hop


Another week brings you another set of 10 free downloads from us at GDD, but this time around it’s the always tasteful aRod, and myself, Toks, on Dirt duty for our 126th edition. As per usual, we have a little something for everyone, so head after the jump to grab some quality music to compliment your weekend – we know you’ll need it.

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DJ Snake has been on a remixing tear lately, taking on Duck Sauce, AlunaGeorge, and as of this morning, Major Lazer. The Parisian producer has a very distinct style of bass, using elements of Hip Hop beats with bleepy Electronic leads, and Snake’s remix of Major Lazer’s “Bubble Butt” available for stream today is a prime example. “Coming soon” reads in the description on Soundcloud, so maybe we’ll be seeing an official “Bubble Butt” EP out soon?

Our LA friend Marvel The GR8 just finished a visually killer music video and we’re giving you the exclusive premiere to his new single ‘Mollywood’, directed by Adam Leao (co-creator of the 12th Planet docmentary SMOG CITY). Cut-up like a bad reception, staggered channel, out of focus video reel, the young gun Marvel The GR8 takes us a trippy flow that gives off a Yeezus-meets-Danny Brown vibe. Scope it…

GR8 HATS
For all you on your cap game, make sure to check out his official store, we’ve been reppin his GR8 emblem hats all year!

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If your Summertime is filled with naked Sundays, sexy pillowfights, sunbathing topless on an exotic vacation or just feeling sexy while doing (and wearing) nothing at all, then FORTY SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN is the mix for you.  From new wave R&B to sunset disco to deep house, this mix will set your Summer mood right.  ENJOY

***Extra special shout out + thank you to:
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Stefan Merriweather [http://stefanmerriweather.com/]
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Laura Ava [http://instagram.com/laura_ava]
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…for their fantastic collaboration on the cover art photo.***
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It’s been a very, very good year for the skinny-white-boy producers of the world. At the top of the pile shines one in particular: RL Grime (who is currently on tour with a bunch of other skinny white dudes. Brilliant.) Henry Steinway won our artist of the year in our 2012 recap and, judging by the past seven months since then, is on a warpath to take the title once again at the end of 2013. His latest EP High Beams, out today on Fool’s Gold, was a long awaited package from the wunderkid and is a bonafide selection of club weapons at their most volatile.

Read the review & purchase/stream the EP after the jump.
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Phazz is my favorite new discovery. After hearing a very awesome mix from Soulection’s Sasha Marie, I noticed that his tracks within the mix were the ones that stood out to me. He’s got a real aptitude for warping and pitch-shifting vocals, it’s not an easy task but he pulls it off almost effortlessly. I’m very glad he’s sort of re-routed himself into a more soulful R&B vibe, his latest remixes are (in my opinion) his best work and should that trajectory continue I am very excited by what dude has to offer in the future. You can grab his most recent remix, a wonderful remix of Ryan Leslie’s “Addiction” for free on the Soundcloud box below. Oh, and stay tuned for an upcoming exclusive from Phazz right here on GDD ;)

This week amidst the big room festival noise everyone is gravitating towards, we present you with a crispy alternative to get your weekend started, whether traveling to Vegas or just holding it down on the home front. The Mexicali/Indio duo known as Thee Cool Cats take the reigns on the GDD guest mix, dropping us an hour of G house (which if you didn’t already known stands for gangster house – a funky deep house backbone with a thugging hip hop spirit.) These dudes are on the come up and have forthcoming releases on NYC’s Nurvous Records and Amine Edge‘s new label CUFF. I’ve been supporting them since day one in my sets, and these tracks go off huge for any crowd. Listen below and get ta’ groovin.

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2. Sharam Jey, Sammy W & Alex E – SWAG! (Original Mix)
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4. Thee Cool Cats – Got Body (Original Mix)
5. Marco Violent – Coach (Original Mix)
6. Blond:ish, Climbers – Town Joker (Thee Cool Cats Remix)
7. Jamie Antonelli – Divine (MK Remix)
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9. Tough Love – Murder One (Original Mix)
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11. Thee Cool Cats – Vacate (Original Mix)
12. Thee Cool Cats – Hand On The Pump (Original Mix)

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We’ve been long time supporters of our good friend BetaTraxx, an L.A. producer who’s always been able to stay one step ahead when it comes to producing quality techno + electro.  Following a similar philosophy as Boys Noize, BetaTraxx doesn’t set out to make cookie cutter, DJ-friendly, conventional dance music.  He challenges himself to produce music that sets itself apart from the mainstream and, in the process, has come up with his own classical-inspired, synth-heavy brand of techno + electro.

Fresh off his “Rocktronica” collaboration with Chuckie & the one & only Slash, we find BetaTraxx showing off more of his diversity with a couple of genre hopping remixes of Wiz Khalifa & The Killers.  Big artists.  Big remixes.  BetaTraxx knows how to have fun with the big boys!  Grab the two FREE downloads below and get loose.
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Continuing the abundance of giveaways as weather gets warmer, we have another summer heater for your vibe cultivation. Our SF friends WhiteNoize did a remix of their favorite classic Reggae/Hip-Hop track “Here Comes The Hotstepper.” You know you’ve sang the chorus to this at some point in your life! The boys put it through the chop shop and out pops an uptempo house groove that breaks down into the original and back out again. NAAAAA NA-N-NA-NA, NA-N-NA-NA, NA-N-NA-NA-NANA-NANA!

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