After a little break off during Halloween festivities, we return into a new month and a new GDD guest mix. This week, we bring you the jackin bass-heavy sounds of Mob Serenade. The UK-based duo have been on a warpath of production that is seeing support from the likes of Laidback Luke, T. Williams, Doorly, Zinc, Roska, and more. ranging from the deepest to the biggest. I’ve been a personal fan of theirs since I first hear their tracks on Shadow Child’s RINSE FM show, and I couldn’t be happier that they we’re keen on doing a mix for us. This is an hour long of some of the best in UK house and the likes, so get ready to “smile and shake a leg” as they specifically put it! Welcome to November, and enjoy
Cause & Affect – Poppin
Low Steppa – Simples
Josh Butler – Keep Movin
Taneli – You (Taneli’s Tool Edit)
Disclosure – Help Me lose my mind Ft London Grammar (Paul Woolford Dub)
Crystal Fighters – L.A Calling (The Golden Boy Remix)
Eats Everything & Justin Martin – The Getup
Kry Wolf – Concrete
Disclosure – Grab Her
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo – I Refuse
Motez – Call My Name (Kry Wolf Remix)
Look Right Through (MK DUB 111)
Double 99 – Rip Groove
Breach – Jack
Javeon – Love song (Shadow Child Remix)
Mob Serenade – Inside Live
Mr Oizo – Flat beat
French Fries – Yo Vogue
Mob Serenade – Out of Time
Friend Within – The Renegade
Mob Serenade on
Seems Bristol may not be the only bass-built UK City to spawn true dirtybird talent. Midway up the little island the city of Birmingham is boiling its bins and splitting its subs with the sounds of Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo. Hannah & Chris kicked off their year with the mighty ‘Dappy‘, a crew favorite from Food recordings. Hannah has been red hot on tour throughout the UK and Chris is finally stepping out of the shadows of being a ghost writer for over 6 years, now working on several projects including Cause & Effect, collabs with Pete Graham and countless other productions. “Kneadin” has provoked more reaction than almost any other track in the sets of dirtybird this summer hitting a pinnacle at Hideout festival in Croatia when it was played 5 times in one day (over two events) by Justin Martin, VonStroke & Eats Everything! Listen below and grab it today on Beatport.
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Twin Turbo, the baby brother to Tiga’s legendary Turbo imprint, readies their next release with Phil Kieran. Kieran oozes class on this EP with carefully pitched sonic noises and the kind of tight percussion that’s fit for a dark warehouse. This package sees the re-release of Saturdays, a track that made its rounds on the festival circuit this summer after it saw a release on the Turbo Miami Lifestyle compilation in March. The standout track for me on the release comes from the Polish duo Catz ‘N Dogz, whose take on Saturdays is a chunky, behemoth of a track that left me with sweaty palms and a mildly uncomfortable feeling of nausea and slight euphoria, which is exactly what you want in a techno track. Pick up the full EP when it drops on November 18th.
Coming off of a big summer touring, Anabatic Records boss, Worthy, has put two tracks together for the Flashin EP that has been bumping across dancefloors for the past few months. The title track “Flashin” hits big with the 808s while the B-side, “Trinidad,” incorporates some steel drum vibes along with a sinister, deep bassline. The EP has already been biggup’d by an all-star crew including everyone from DJ Hell and Shadow Child to Brodinski and Zed’s Dead. Pick it up on Beatport today.
Pete Graham is on deck for the next release on Shadow Child & Kry Wolf’s imprint, FOOD Music, and he’s called upon some good friends to collaborate with him on the 4-track EP. Specializing in bass heavy house, Pete calls upon the low end gods in the Friends EP, rattling the walls with lower than low basslines and thumping kicks. Studio partner Chris Lorenzo of Cause & Affect (who also collaborated with Graham on the popular Marina Gasolina refix) helps out on all 4 tracks on the release, with dirtybird youngster Mark Starr and fellow Brit, Marc Spence, each getting on a track. Preview all 4 big ones below. √+
Kulkid‘s back catalogue of remixes is intriguing to say the least. Taking on tracks like Mumford & Sons’ “I Will Wait,” Bon Iver’s “Flume,” and Brandy & Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine,” the French producer seemingly has no fear of transforming any track to make it his own. After racking up hundreds of thousands of plays all over his bountiful Soundcloud page, Kulkid has released his first original track today titled “U Were The One,” exhibiting a Shadow Child-esque House vibe that could easily see release on a label like Food Music had he not been gracious enough to let it loose for free via XLR8R. You’ll want to keep watch on this guy. √+
GDD™ favorite and ultimate legend, Green Velvet, has released his 7th studio album as Green Velvet today on his own Relief Records, boasting 13 new collaborations with established and budding talent. Guys like Riva Starr, Harvard Bass, Oliver $, and our mate Craig Williams lend their expertise to the LP in addition to new names like Boooox, Saso Recyd, and Zcarab, who all won their way into the studio with Curtis through a worldwide production contest.
Chicago House, Techno, and Acid are all prevalent in Unshakable, calling upon lasting influences while injecting new sounds for an incredibly balanced record. More than 20 years after “Coffee Pot,” Green Velvet proves his relevance without fail. What cannot be shaken will remain…
Preview collabs with Oliver $ and Craig Williams below and snag the LP on Beatport.
Budding London via Leeds duo, Wayward, really struck a chord with me this morning with their new single, “Love Jones,” due out on Aesop in early December. Utilizing legendary Motown artist and Temptations co-founder, Eddie Kendricks’, velvety falsetto vocal sample from the 70s jam, “Keep On Truckin’,” Wayward create an emotional, lovelorn House tune equipped with piano melodies that really tug on the heartstrings. While using a timeless Motown vocal sample can, in many cases, be used as a crutch, Wayward complement Kendricks in a classy, beautiful way in “Love Jones.” Absolutely check this one out. √+
It may be Fall in the States but down in Australia the Spring season is in full effect. And today we’ve got a double dose of Spring time Aussie love featuring Melbourne’s Owl Eyes and Adelaide’s Motez. Owl Eyes has geared up to release her new “Nightmixes” remix EP which features an all star cast of remixers (Playmode, The Aston Shuffle, Goldroom & Cassian, et al). One of the standout remixes from this red hot EP is the Motez remix of “Open Up”. Motez takes the sexy lullaby & flips it into Springtime dance mode. The Motez remix has hints of many genres from Deep House to Disco to Garage but in the end it’s just one big feel good House track made for dancing under the stars.
Nashville newcomers, Basecamp, burst onto the scene late this summer with the R&B infused single, “Emmanuel,” which saw widespread support from artists and press alike. Outlets across the board compared the profound, fervent vocals and glitchy, percussive production to that of SBTRKT and Sampha — rightly so as “Emmanuel,” and the other 3 tracks on the debut self-titled EP, scream out to be played live in every way.
As with any great release come great remix packages, and today, we’re happy to premiere our friend Them Jeans‘ deep, dancefloor-ready remix of the breakout single. He’s found a beautiful balance of utilizing the blissful vocals from the original while kicking up the tempo to a nice, grooving 124BPM. Give it a listen below.