It’s the last monday of January! Don’t let the cold and the beginning of the week get you down – we’ve got something special to warm you up… the NY based Chordashian has given us the green light to give you guys first their much anticipated new original “Cold Nights”. Graced with a proper house backbone and touches of disco and vibes upon end, this one is sure to get you through your workday wherever you are. Don’t sleep on this one, wake up your week.
Los Angeles producer/DJ Steve Huerta is back again with an impressive two track EP that just came out on the petFood imprint. Drawing from where he left off after his collaboration with Prince Club, ‘Do Good To Me’ follows a similar suit with tight percussion, swirling pads, nifty vocal stabs and a punchy square bassline. The second track on the EP ‘Revenge’ has all the characteristics you’d want for a set-starter, roof-top pool party, or a sunrise serenade. You can pick up the EP on Beatport.
In another tasteful move, Claude VonStroke and the dirtybird imprint have launched a new release dubbed dirtybird Players, “a showcase of all the key artists and upcoming talent on the label” and “an up-front taste of the full length compilation and world tour coming this Spring,” according to head bird, Claude VonStroke. In this 3-track sampler, we hear tracks from the young bird, Justin Jay, the OG bird, Worthy, and a third track from Birmingham duo, Cause & Affect, which CvS actually played out for weeks as an unmarked demo before actually realizing who it came from. All three tracks, as you can imagine, are √+, so preview now and pick it up on Beatport next Wednesday the 23rd.
Toronto gentleman Poupon is trekking back over to the states for a quick US tour after kicking off his new residency at Velvet in Montreal on the 12th.
In celebration and anticipation of the upcoming shows, Poupon has released his newest version of his mixtape series “Cooked Up”. Cooked Up Volume 7 keeps with the tradition of the previous mixes by putting together the latest and greatest across the range of house music. Keep an ear out for new tracks from producer friends Forrest, Urulu, and Cyril Hahn, along with tracks from Poupon’s upcoming releases: an EP on Detroit imprint Incorrect Music, a collaboration with Prince Club on the legendary Nervous Records, and a collaboration with French DJ/producer D.FINE.
Listen to & download the mix below and be sure to check out Poupon if you’re local!
Kicking off our guest mix series in 2013, we have the pleasure of hosting a GDD™ favorite, Ardalan, who currently resides in the beautiful city of San Francisco. With numerous floor filler tracks out on prominent labels such as dirtybird, he has consistently shown his prowess and raw artistic ability in the studio. Ardalan’s musical talent certainly carries over when he’s behind the decks, and this guest mix (recorded live) showcases his impressive DJ capabilities and exquisite taste for booty shakin’ beats. Be prepared for an hour of enlightening grooves that serve as a foundation for his sound for the rest of the year.
“New York’s premier beat-blaster,” CRISP, comes through with a special treat to kick off 2013 in proper fashion. By evolving from his previous methodology for creativity, he has brought new life to his artistic music production on his Born Again EP. With a different story of inspiration behind each track on the EP, there is depth and soul to the diverse sounds that stem from the 90s and blossom for the new age of dance music. After the jump, you’ll find the words from CRISP himself giving insight into those stories of inspiration. Read up and enjoy the music.
Bass Squad will be throwing a release party on January 24th in NYC celebrating this release as well as releases from New York’s Figgy(Symbols Recordings) and Creamdream. Details announced shortly here!
A sure rising star out of New York’s underground dance music scene, Figgy, has come through with an impassioned effort on his 4-track For The One EP released via Symbols Recordings. For The One boasts an old school house vibe with a modernistic flare that maintains originality and an unconventional appeal that shines through on each club ready track. Figgy and the rest of the Broke City crew are quickly making a name for themselves with a keen sense of style that is not found elsewhere. Be on the look out for them in 2013. Preview the For The One EP below and purchase on Beatport or iTunes.
It’s that time of the year, and the magical collaboration between opposite ends of the GDD spectrum join forces once again to create a special hour of magical vibes and seasonal grooves – perfect for traveling, lounging, love-making, acting out or giving in, starting the evening or winding it down. However you spend the holiday this year, let this mix set the ambiance to your festivities. Enjoy.
Last month we caught up with Eats Everything in our exclusive interview and the tremendous year he’s been having – as one of our top breakthrough artists from 2012 and a personal favorite of mine, it’s only fitting that he would cap off the year with his studio essential mix debut for BBC Radio 1 (Yes I know he’s done a live one) doing an ‘Edits Everything Special’ of the legendary 2 hour mix series. Educate yourself with some of the best music out there – most of which is from the man himself. Dig in.
Ninety-nine. We’re one Dirt away from that magical century mark. But before we get there, The Dirt #99 is what’s happening NOW. It’s the latest killer tracks all in one place: a Jesse Rose remix of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver” (with female vocals!), The Chromatics covering New Order, a MASSIVE Italo/French House remix of Estelle’s classic “American Boy”, a new GLOVES remix, a new Monarchy track, that Disclosure remix of Artful Dodger (the exclamation point on a stellar year for the Disclosure boys) and more. Peep the tunes below + grab that hot (FREE) ten pack of tracks! And don’t forget your 99 Red Balloons on the way out…