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Virginia-bred and LA-based Petey Clicks has been on a tear since stepping out as a solo act. Signed to AC Slater‘s Party Like Us Records, Petey has been producing some bass nasty heat and continues to cross genre barriers like a BAWSE.

With “BAE”, the title track for his forthcoming EP, we hear a fresh chord progression, accented with some playful vox – all bundled together to make one solid, summer-toned bass tuneage.

BAE is out August 12th on Party Like Us Records. Listen to it here.

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From Long Beach to Hollywood to Santa Barbara, the Summer party scene in Southern California is a season like no other.  From sunset cruises up the coast to rooftop pool parties, nothing beats Summer party season in Southern California.  And these types of shindigs, of course, require the right kind of music to set the tone of the party.  One track that has perfectly encapsulated Southern California’s sophisticated Summer sound thus far in 2014 has been “Thinking About It” by Just Kiddin.  ”Thinking About It” is a shimmering ray of sunbeam House that has not only taken the West Coast by storm, it’s been charring speakers all around the world this Summer with support by world class artists like The Magician, Clean Bandit, Blonde & Annie Mac (just to name a few).  For a couple of dudes from Kettering of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England, Just Kiddin sure do know a thing or two about Summertime.

FFRR have teamed up with Eton Messy (along with Win Music stateside) on this brilliant release – “Thinking About It” is available NOW on Beatport for your downloading pleasure.

Press play.  Get tan.

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One of the biggest tracks of the HARD Summer weekend is a recent FREE giveaway from a young producer by the name of JAUZ. His single “Feel The Volume” was heard across the park on both days, played by the likes of Tchami, Hannah Wants, Kry Wolf and Mercer. This tune goes from zero to beast and has NIGHT BASS written all over it. Big ups Buygore for this freebie, and keep watch on JAUZ for more madness like this one…

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The deep sounds of Copenhagen’s KANT have landed our favorite remix on Blonde‘s new Higher Ground EP. The uplifting melodic original has summer written all over it, but KANT’s version unleashes all the feels – so much that it landed ‘Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune’ this month on BBC Radio 1. If you don’t already know his production, this track is like the the lovechild of Mark Knight and The Magician. Listen below, and grab it when itdrops on August 3rd.

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The homies at Boomrat are rounding up the homies over here for their neat, new DJ Bag playlist series, starting things off with BONES himself.  Tune in above, or head to their platform for the finest selections in bass heavy house and garage, from my main man, the booty rumbling Lord of Lowend himself.  Gonna toss this playlist on and go lay under a fan and think about cool parties I’ve been to.  Hump DAAAAYUH.

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Mexicali duo Thee Cool Cats are at it again this Summer, this week releasing their new collab Get Close To Me EP w/ (HARD Summer act) Vanilla Ace. The 2 artists have been surging the forefront of gangster house, but let the vibes run funky on this project for the Berlin based label Tropical Heat. Some familiar R&B samples are carried by beefed up basslines and serious grooves. Listen below and pick it up today on Beatport!

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After paying their dues behind-the-scenes in the underground, the impassioned and well-intentioned Desert Hearts (DH) crew has recently been gaining the clout that they deserve, yet they still remain as humble and focused as ever. Known for their vibe-heavy, community-oriented gatherings where the House, Techno, and love doesn’t stop, Desert Hearts is now widening its musical footprint as a record label with its first successful release from one of the DH masterminds, Mikey Lion, and his friend, Jonjo Williams. The pair have offered up a funky, groove-driven 2-track EP that highlights Wu-Tang Clan and James Brown influences in a modern dance floor-ready manner. Enjoy below and the EP can be purchased on Beatport.

Check out the official video after the jump as a bonus!
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As if the original and its first remix package wasn’t enough – Sweat It Out! and Motez are offering a very special giveaway remix to his newest single “Own Up”, coming from the mysterious collaborative project called POOLCLVB. This charts in as our personal favorite remix yet, and the response is an accordance with support from the likes of Claude Vonstroke, Oliver Heldens, Nina Las Vegas, Yolanda Be Cool, CRNKN and even Motez himself. Jackin and melodic, this remix delivers everything you’d want for a summer tune fit (ironically) for both the pool and the club. Listen and grab it below for FREE!

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Happy Friday! To get your weekend started, the Sweat It Out stalwart Danny T has just dropped his Take Me EP, and its the everything you could want from a summer house track. Don’t take my word for it, the Sweat It Out team’s description is gold:

“It’s like he rinsed himself in cool, washed himself in the future, cleansed himself with hotness and came out with an Ep of goodness like only someone who has such methods of hygiene could. 3 house cuts that bump like Chicago, wonk like London and sing like San Fran.”

The tracks already have support from the likes of AC Slater, His Majesty Andre, CRNKN, Yolanda Be Cool, Munnibrotherz and more. Listen below and grab em’ today!

‘TAKE ME’ FULL STREAM

‘TAKE ME’ EP TEASER

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Without a doubt, Jungle’s self titled debut album is one of 2014′s finest (see our review HERE).  Another artist having an equally amazing 2014 is Lxury.  And now…having heard that Lxury has remixed one of the standout tracks from Jungle’s oh-so brilliant album?  Well that just takes 2014 to a whole other level.  Lxury adds his signature wizardry to Jungle’s “Time”, turning the Electro Funk original into a blissful journey through synth utopia.

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