It takes a babe to blog us into festival season, sometimes. Actress, model and music video muse, Victoria Geil, has this weekend covered for ya. The anxious excitement of the drive out to this magical world on the barren edge of nothingness… the total and unapologetic poolside maxing as the sunshine and liquors flow… the punctuated moments of elation… the epic naps that tie it all together.
It’s all here, ladies and gentlemen: this is Coachella, as told by a babe. If you’re a babe, you’ll love this. If you love babes, you’ll need this.
This three mixtape series is conveniently tailored for use from the moment you begin your pilgrimage to the desert, to the moment you return to your respective basecamps upon the fateful completion of that final Sunday set. Get it into you.
Then follow me for more, as we explore BABECHELLA 2: Party Vibes and BABECHELLA 3: Chill Vibes in playlists and commentary.
The vibemaster, Goldroom, has unveiled a new remix for Danish songstress, MØ, today, adding his characteristic, summery sensibilities to “Don’t Wanna Dance.” The remix comes along with a brand new spring/summer tour schedule, with a few DJ sets preceding six anticipated live sets going into the end of June. Stream the remix below and catch all tour dates after the jump.
Had the pleasure of listening to this jam in the studio as it took shape, and remember thinking what an amazing combo. Now, it has arrived at my door, and honestly a lot different than I remember. It always was special, but now its sexy, and the diamond is polished. Dig in below!
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It’s another amazing round of hot new tracks courtesy of your boys Stevie Ewald + aRod. And when we say hot new tracks, we mean it. All ten tracks in The Dirt #151 are fresh out of the oven. And the best part? They’re all free for your taking. A brand new remix by The Twelves (of The Knocks, no less!)…yeah, that’s in there. New originals from Cyril Hahn, Gorgon City, Figgy & Cory Enemy? Those are in there, too. Plus heaters by our homies Panic Bomber and Huerta, Tchami, and a ridiculous anthem by Mayhem, Antiserum, Gents & Jawns.
Get’em while they’re hot.
• aRod’s .Zip [5 Tracks, 48MB]
• Stevie’s .zip [5 Tracks, 52.7MB easy]
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As a rock band whose style is heavily influenced by dark, synth-based, big bands of the 80s, it makes perfect sense for The Penelopes to remix their heroes, The Cure. The Penelopes’ exquisite remix of “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure is so full of sunshine & bounce that even the most pale, sun deprived Goth wouldn’t think twice about putting on their best black swimsuit & frolicking in the sun while dancing to this one. Don’t forget that SPF 100 & waterproof mascara!
The Penelopes have a big 2014 lined up with a brand new single coming out in mid-April along with an accompanying video & hot remix package. Can’t wait for that! Until then, enjoy this heavenly new remix…
The Cure – Just Like Heaven (The Penelopes Remix)
Our very own Tropicool has released his latest tape which might be his smoothest musical mosaic to date. Tropicool is known for his extensive and carefully curated tracklistings always curating a very special & intimate vibe with just the right amount of funk. This tape in particular transitions from funk, into piano driven sexy house, and ends with some very deep tones sure to have you swimming in your own puddle. Deeper than his previous work, but just as infectious, this one is perfect served with a whiskey and reserved for an intimate occasion. Enjoy responsibly.
The Knocks are on fire. Their newest single ft. Connie Mitchell of Sneaky Sound System is an electro pop hit we’re dying to see live. Filled with infectious hooks, driving basslines, and of course Connie’s signature sexy vocals, we’re quite mesmerized. Out February 18th on Neon Gold Records.
Our friends over at Sole Bicycles Co. have teamed up with Aussie lords, Miami Horror, to feature one hell of a remix contest. The winner will not only receive a custom 1 of 1 Miami Horror X Solé Bicycle, but will also be officially featured on the gang’s digital release on their Remix EP. The song is ‘Real Slow’ and it features some quite sexy vocals and euphoric tones perfect for sipping a cocktail poolside.
Full Contest Details + Stems Can be Found HERE
Also be sure to check out Miami Horror’s Latest mixtape:
On his latest remix, Cyclist gives us a glimpse of himself that we normally don’t get to see. On his remix of Joshua Collins’ track “To The End”, Cyclist shows off a love for 70s AM Rock with this magnificent six minute soft rock jam. It never hurts to embrace your inner Steely Dan or channel your stoner pals the Doobie Brothers as Cyclist does here, jamming like it’s the 70s & getting lost in the groove. Waaaaay cool, man.
“To The End” EP is out now via On The Fruit Records + the Cyclist remix is available HERE for free.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years since Klaxons dropped tunes on us like “Gravity’s Rainbow” & “Atlantis to Interzone”, paving the way for The Bloghaus Movement last decade. Their new studio album (the band’s third and first since 2010), is set for release this Spring and will feature powerhouse acts like Chemical Brothers, James Murphy & Erol Alkan. With collaborations like those, Klaxons‘ message is clear in 2014: these guys are not messing around. Furthering this notion is the group’s hiring of red hot duo Gorgon City (whose current song “Ready For Your Love is #4 in the UK) to produce the new album’s first track. The song, “There Is No Other Time”, is a pounding piece of Indie Dance Pop that is sure to piss off their crazy core fans (just check out the scathing comments already) but will most certainly win them plenty of new ones. Klaxons are back. Tell your friends.
“There Is No Other Time” is out March 23rd via Akashic Records.