To get you ready for our GDD x Sweat It Out Miami pool party, the label chiefs Yolanda Be Cool have offered up a little WMC secret weapon – their Sugar Man vs Mossi Mossi bootleg! Grab this one now for FREE DOWNLOAD and we’ll see you in South Beach
Don’t miss the Sweat It Out! Miami pool party on Friday, March 27th @ The Shelborne Wyndham Grand Hotel in South Beach, Miami.
Jesse Rose is not new to the label game. After initiating his first label Front Room over 10 years ago, he’s since seen the growth of two more labels: Made To Play and Play It Down. With Made To Play being a major facet during the 2009-2010 era of “fidget house” (as well as the home to REAL tropical house like Round Table Knights’ “Calypso”) and Play It Down making a name for itself amongst underground kingpins like Oliver Dollar, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Guti and more, you would think Jesse Rose would lie comfortably amongst his multitude of successes. But this is not the case, and now we see him restlessly launching his newest label venture: A-Sided. After announcing just over a week ago, we already know the first release is coming in the form of a collab between himself and Claude VonStroke, there’s two launch parties coming up in Los Angeles and Miami, and things are moving quickly.
We’re proud to be a part of the label’s launch party in Miami this year, a daytime jaunt with a stacked lineup of some of house music’s most highly-regarded heavyweights. Jesse Rose and Claude VonStroke will be doing an exclusive back-to-back set, and joining them are Junior Sanchez as his A-Sided pseudonym IMIURU, Roger Sanchez as S-Man, Oliver Dollar, Ardalan, Christian Nielsen, Brillstein and special guests.
Gotta Dance Dirty will be holding an exclusive contest for a chance to win up to 5 guestlist spots for you and your friends, as well as a line of tequila shots for all of you to be shared with Jesse Rose and Claude Vonstroke. All you have to do is tag your friends in the comments and we’ll pick a winner by Friday, March 20th.
Don’t forget you can also see A-Sided’s launch in Los Angeles on Friday at the infamous RHONDA party, and stay posted on the label’s Facebook and Twitter to get further announcements.
See you on the dancefloor.
UK house legend T. Williams has been creating quite a bit of buzz for his forthcoming EP. Today, he released a single with another legend, MJ Cole. Featuring a big bounce from Cole’s technical prowess on piano, this track is absolutely brilliant. Near perfect in it’s arrangement and percussive elements, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better representation of piano-driven UK house greatness. Keep your eyes pealed for the official ’Acoustic Treatment’ EP release on 4/12.
T. Williams Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter
MJ Cole Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter
Our favorite Parisian, Zimmer, paired up with fellow Frenchman, Pallace, for a new track titled “Saturday Love”. The track is an homage to classic piano House & a re-jiggle of the mid-80s Charelle classic of the same name. The result is both modern & throwback. Pool party goers & festival attendees will most certainly be praising the spiritual vibe of “Saturday Love” this sun-drenched season as Aria Lanelle’s vocals soar above many pool party dance floors & festival crowds this season in gospel-like fashion.
Here’s one dude who is about to have a busy week. Austin, TX local producer MSCLS has been on the come up for a bit over a year now, and is making some big strides. Coming off of a hugely successful Thump mix, he is giving away a free track to kick off SXSW. Simple samples and some groovy yet hard-hitting house elements all come together to make “Feel It” a huge tune. Grab the free download below, and click read more to check out MSCLS’ many appearances at SXSW.
MSCLS Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter | Free Download
Dirtybird’s young gun, Justin Jay, is moving up in the world as his debut Momentum EP on Catz ‘N Dogz’ trusted label, Pets Recordings, is finally out for all to enjoy. In the midst of his last semester at the University of Southern California, this gifted 21-year-old has been cranking out jam after jam in his bedroom, working alongside artists like Kill Frenzy. From deep, to tech, to carefree vibes, Justin’s 3-track Momentum EP shows how much he has matured over the last months, both personally and musically, and it’s excellent to see his musical sophistication shining through once again. Enjoy the EP below and pick it up on Beatport.
Get more insight into the EP from Justin Jay himself:
Toolroom has been on a tear with these Miami-centric releases, and we’re happy to snag a piece of the action. Today, we’re premiering a new track from Joeski – “This Is Acid.” This upbeat tune is exactly what it claims to be, acid house at its best. An infectious melody plays along with the crunchy synths, as the eerie vocals repeatedly ensure that this is, in fact, acid. Enjoy this one, and head over to Toolroom Records to listen to the rest of their Miami compilations.
Joeski Website | Soundcloud | Discogs
MONARCH, a new four-piece band featuring OneRepublic’s Brent Kutzle and Brian Willett, is on the come up with their vintage-yet-modern indie-electronic sound, as heard on their debut single, “Stay.” Although they’re not a side project of OneRepublic, they seem to hold the potential to swiftly rise up the ranks to stand next to their more established counterparts. Following the initial release of “Stay,” Monarch now releases a fresh rendition from LA-based producer/DJ, Vice. Known for his eclectic productions and live sets, Vice has recently experimented with groove-driven sounds, and he continues to do so on this club-ready house remix of “Stay.” Enjoy:
The burgeoning future house pioneer, Tchami, is getting back on his release schedule with the announcement of his forthcoming EP, After Life. Aiming to not only bring us music from the present, but also going beyond and blessing us with sounds of the After Life, the Parisian studio wizard is playing off of darkness and light with his evolving signature sound. This concept is exemplified by the EP’s title song, “After Life” ft. Stacy Barthe, that dives into brooding textures, which lead into a striking sequence featuring the familiar Tchami synth work. Along with the song, Tchami also released its captivating music video that takes you through a mysterious story surrounding a man who seems to be suffering from a troubled inner dialogue. Check out the track and the music video after the jump. Stay tuned for more Tchami coming soon!
After dropping his firing Zeds Dead collab, “You Know,” the Netherland’s house music phenom, Oliver Heldens, returns with something a bit unexpected. His newest single, “Melody,” shows Heldens exploring new frontiers in his own production world as he incorporates a string arrangement and piano-driven sequences on top of a satisfying groove. Now with this full release coming on March 16th, on top of his single, “Last All Night (Koala),” making waves on radio, Oliver is riding into his performance at Ultra Music Festival Miami with strong momentum.