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It’s safe to say the Future house phenom Oliver Heldens is having the best year of life, and he only just graduated high school. The globe trotting wonder-boy has been on a warpath of releases while touring the globe: the massive originals ‘Gecko‘ and ‘Koala‘, remixes for Disclosure, Robin ThickeColdplay, Gregor Salto, and The Voyagers, and the massive new collab with Sander Van Doorn called ‘THIS‘. But that hasn’t fed his appetite… he’s teamed up with fellow dutch duo Mr. Belt & Wezol to bring you ‘Pikachu’, the next animal-themed original that rings true to his Heldeep Radio motto: Bringing the underground to the main stage. This one drops this Monday 11/3, so have a listen and pick it up after the hallo-weekend!

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Germany-based DJ/producer, Glastrophobie, is making a name for himself with his accessible, melody-driven deep house sound. With a slew of originals and hit remixes of James Vincent McMorrow’s “We Don’t Eat,” Anna Graceman’s “Words,” and more, this 23-year-old is shaping up to be a crowd favorite amongst his other emerging deep house counterparts as he brings his own distinctive touch to the genre. On his guest mix, Glastrophobie shows us what he’s all about, keeping a strong vibe and groove throughout with tunes from Claptone, Karmon, and Kolsch, amongst others, as well as a fantastic closing track – his own “Berlin 10214.” Listen/download below and keep watch as Glastrophobie continues on his ascent in dance music.

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Let me preface this by saying I fucking love Doc Daneeka. There is not a track he’s made I don’t like. As for Seven Davis Jr, “One” is an absolute GEM and I mean first “related track” that comes up on YouTube is “Deep Burnt” so you know dude is special.

The two have come together for the new single “What’s It Gonna Be?” from Daneeka’s new EP From Mine To Mistress . The single is precisely what makes the two of them so special, it’s a truly amazing collaborative effort. Doc Daneeka’s banging drums and combination of dark and light in chord progression along with SDJr’s soulful softness leave you all sorts of tingly in all the right ways. The video is just as good as the song, where Seven gets to exploit his weirdness and Doc Daneeka subtly makes his presence known by small interactions between the various worlds contained in the video. Oh, and there’s a very fun guest appearance from XXXY’s cat, why not really?

Doc Daneeka’s From Mine To Mistress EP comes out on Ten Thousand Yen on November 11th and contains four tracks. Preorder FMTM EP on iTunes


The promising Los Angeles-based musician, Christofi, makes his debut with the release of his remix of Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love,” created with fellow producer Glenn Michaels. Fresh out of college this year, Christofi opted out of taking up a “regular” job to pursue his dreams in the studio and behind the decks. Now he’s making his strong introduction to the world with this outstanding “future house” remix that features a blend of piano chords, synth riffs, and a hefty bassline built around the Mary J. Blige’s vocals. Listen/download above and stay tuned for more music from Christofi.
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The Dutch producer/DJs, Pep & Rash, have been enjoying massive support on their “future house” single, “Fatality,” and it’s now getting more buzz with this new Quintino edit. With the original tune already featuring big, melodic grooves and a peak-time vibe, Quintino was able to craft his own sound around the existing elements, bringing it further into festival-ready territory. Have a listen below and buy the edit on Beatport.

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New York City’s producer/DJ, Baltra, is making a strong introduction for himself with his mesmerizing new EP, The Vision, which is his debut on Curses‘ well-respected Safer At Night label. In honor of the release, we’ve enlisted this emerging underground talent for a showcase of the distinctive house and techno vibe that he, and the “Gotham”-based label have incubated in the basements, warehouses, and clubs in the city.  Weaving through tracks from his EP, and others from jozif, Secondcity, Dusky, and more, Baltra offers up a fantastic guest mix that’s definitely one to hold on to for those late nights/early mornings. Check out the mix below and find his EP, as well as the mix tracklist, after the jump.

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To kick off the Hallo-week and get you ready for the festivities this weekend, we’ve teamed up with HARD Day Of The Dead performing artist Thee Cool Cats for a quick-hitter interview and an exclusive download of their Electricano “Keep Ya Movin” remix. The G house duo from Mexicali has been flexing this one in their sets for awhile now and and we’re happy to be offering you the track for FREE…no tricks, just the treat!

GDD: You guys are making serious noise in the G HOUSE department. How did you guys decide that was the sound you we’re going to focus on?
Tony Edit: Well, it basically goes back to the way we grew up, being an 80’s baby I grew up listening to and admiring hip hop in the 90’s and 00’s, so musically speaking hip hop has always been big influence on me. Including back when both Gerry and I were making electro (shout out to GDD for actually posting a bunch of my old tracks I did with my boy Louie Fresco as Disco Villains during the electro and blog house days much love) Gerry had his own thing goin on as well. Then all of sudden the super Deep House scene started exploding down here in Mexico, you know like No.19 slow mo house, and that just wasn’t really a fit for either of us, one day we heard Amine Edge & Dance’s Goodie Goodies track and that sound just clicked for us, that was inspiration for our tune Hand on the Pump on CUFF (one of the first 3 tracks we ever worked on together in an actual studio) which has gotten an amazing spectrum of support from artists ranging from Pete Tong to Steve Aoki but for us it’s not about making Ghouse it’s about making music that will make you move and DANCE. If you check out our tunes and releases we keep our sound very diverse ranging from the banging bassy Ghouse we do on CUFF to the Nu Disco almost RnBish stuff on Nurvous/Tropical Heat to the Techy Housy stuff we are doing with Toolroom now, it’s all about making good music and having fun …..

Gerry: It wasn’t so much that we decided on it, we just really enjoyed making it and playing it out, it just fit our natural energy and attitude. Honestly for us Ghouse is a genre that we feel anyone can enjoy it’s just fun music to make and to listen to, so that motivates us even more.

GDD: What’s one thing in your production that really stands out as a THEE COOL CATS signature sound?
Gerry: It’s the driving energy they have in them and the raw sound of the tracks in general we try to make it sound as organic and natural as possible. We like for our music to be exciting and sound big. We want it to get out there and reverberate, have people moving and shaking.

Tony Edit: Attitude, Energy, Big Basslines and Quality, we want our tunes to be fun, to make you want to dance and to be that track with something new or fresh that you hear at a club or a show and to be like “man you remember that track that said this or that bassline that was woooahh”

GDD: You guys did a huge remix for Destructo’s “Party Up” EP, how did that all come to be?
Tony: Well, it was funny actually we found out he had dropped our track Grab The Wall ( SLEAZY G) at HARD summer from our boy Ben aka BIJOU from Phoenix (#HUSLTEGANG Lt. watch out for this dude he is making some serious tunes) and then a few days later we posted up the video and tagged him, then he messaged us on twitter saying he really liked our sound and that the track worked really well, so we sent him some more tunes and he started playing those out as well specifically Hand on the Pump and Don’t Kill My Vibe. He then asked us if we would like to remix his latest single and of course we liked the tune and felt we could make it bang a bit more so we jumped all over it.
Gerry: what Tony said ….. LOL

GDD: Day Of The Dead is coming up, how excited are you guys to make your HARDfest debut? What can we expect?
Gerry: Excited is an understatement. We’ve wanted to go to this festival for years but we never had the opportunity to go, so we used it as motivation and told ourselves we wouldn’t go until we played there. When we got the news it was crazy because we couldn’t believe we’d done it.
Tony Edit: #HUSTLEGANG

GDD: Whats the most embarrassing Halloween memory you both have?
Tony: Probably djing out here in Mexicali with Louie wearing Bloody Beetroots masks that were damn near impossible to breath in or see through, let’s just say it wasn’t the smoothest dj set we ever played. Super fun tho (shout to Sunsound for that one)

Gerry: Probably all the dumb costumes my mom used to make me wear to go trick or treating when I was young, in fact she told me last week she has this year’s ready for me to pick up lol

Thee Cool Cats: Just want to say thanks to everyone at GDD for always supporting us and having our backs, also thanks for this interview and we hope you guys really like this remix we are giving away, it has been killing in our sets for about 2 years now and we finally get to give it out to all the people that have always asked us about it …. Cheers

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The Kentucky boy Amtrac can’t be stopped… 2 weeks ago he lit up NIGHT BASS in downtown Los Angeles, has been direct support this fall on the sold-out KYGO North American and European tours – and still has found time to release an original collab w/ Kaskade, a FREE new remix and mix for Diplo & Friends that is too good to be true. Let your ears catch up below:

Amtrac’s newest remix for Shakka’s “When Will I See You Again” delivers all the feels, keeping a deep but soulful bassline below the haunting vocals and melodic house chords. Best part – its all yours for FREE download:


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On top of that, the boy just dropped a huge guest mix for Diplo & Friends on BBC 1XTRA , stacked with new originals, unreleased gold, and some of the best house music across the board. Grab that + track listing below!

TRACK LISTING:
Sharam Jey, Night Talk – The Future
Amtrac – Those Days (VIP Mix)
Cevin Fisher – The Freaks Come Out (Idiotproof Remix – Jesse Rose Edit)
Andre Crom, Martin Dawson – Ballistics
Endor – Hallelujah Anyway
ZDS – Dirtbag
Harry Romero, Doorly – The Truth
St. Lucia – Elevate (Kreap’s Throwback Vocal Mix)
Chambray – Parklife
Treasure Fingers – Honey Dip (SLUGGERS Remix)
Sammy Bananas – Money Time (feat. Antony & Cleopatra) [NY Strip's Piano Mix]
Herve Feat. Zebra Katz – Tear The House Up (Monsieur Monsieur Remix)
Nail – Optimus
Kiwi – The Mara (Duke Dumont Remix)
Elliphant feat. MØ – One More (Amtrac Remix)
Joey Negro Pres. Z Factor – Sounds In The Air (Soul Purpose Mix)
Amtrac – ?????

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Halloween came early for you kids, the yung dirty bird Justin Jay has gotta treat for you!

“Dirtybird’s 10 year anniversary is creepin up which is crazy. Can’t believe the label’s been doing its thing for 10-years. I wish I’d been in on it since I was 11, but I was getting down to jamz like this at the time so I can’t really complain. With Halloween coming up, this just had to happen….”Justin Jay

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Jesse Rose releases a LOT of music. Between his 12×12 series of last year, an LP and remix LP in early 2014, he’s pushed through the summer (pun about to be intended) with his summer single “Fly Tonight” as well as viral remixes of Rufus, The Acid, and of course, Oliver Dollar’s hit of the season, “Pushing On.”

Well, he’s back with another single this time, where he’s joined forces with the new and somewhat mysterious identity that is Trozé. It comes as very little of a shock that Jesse jumped on this tune – an infectiously simple and extraordinarily tongue-in-cheek rap about chocolate? How could one resist? Jesse lends his finely-tuned knowledge of bumping house vibes to the catchy vocal and there you have it. An absolute smash and a real stand-out house tune amongst the masses and masses of bassline house tunes that you can’t tell apart.

I dare you to not get this stuck in your head. It’s out on Monday on Jesse’s label Play It Down – which recently did a takeover of Radio1 (you can listen HERE) and just launched their DripFM channel “Community” which you can likely access the full download of “Chocolate” and other upcoming label gems.